|La Varenne||Self Catering||Saturday||3||7||2|
Extended spacious house in quiet rural setting in the heart of the Loire Valley.
La Varenne is situated close to the quiet village of Gizeux with all amenities (boulangerie, bar, boucherie/general store and Chateau.
La Varenne offers spacious modern accommodation with south facing garden ideal for sunbathing and evening bbqs.
We are within easy driving distance to the famous Chateaux of Villandry, Usse and Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau and the wine towns of Bourgueil, Saumur and Chinon, and only 50 mins south of La Mans. Local Chateaux of Gizeux and Breil are well worth a visit.
Plenty of off the road parking in front courtyard. Fully enclosed garden so safe for children.
Our changeover day is Saturday during high season (June, July & Aug), but we can be more flexible at other times of the year.
Split level kitchen/dining area with original oak beams and logburner.
Well equipped with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge, and with washing machine and 2nd fridge-freezer in utility room which then leads on to the south facing terrace and rear garden.
Large comfortable lounge has beamed ceiling and logburner. French doors open onto the terrace and garden.
Television (UK satellite) and dvd player.
Twin bedded bedroom on ground floor.
Upstairs - large main bedroom with king size bed and single bed and 2nd bedroom with double bed.
Ground floor - shower room.
First floor - family bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower.
Logburners in kitchen and lounge, storage and electric heaters.
English tv, dvd and cd players.
Large courtyard to front of property with plenty of parking and gates. South facing terrace to rear of property, perfect sun trap and ideal for bbqs.
Large grassed area all garden enclosed so safe for children.
Plenty of parking in courtyard.
Suitable for all ages, but not really suitable for wheelchair users or with restricted mobility due to the split level kitchen/dining area.
We moved to France in 1993 with our two young daughters and successfully ran a Holiday Gite/B&B business in nearby Parcay-Les-Pins for 10 years. La Varenne is our 3rd property in France and as we now live and work back in the UK we offer our home so others can enjoy this lovely area.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||Loire is a great holiday destination in a beautiful part of France. An easy 2.5hr drive from Caen. Being in the heart of the Loire makes La Varenne an ideal base to explore the vineyards and chateaux and amazing towns and villages along the Loire.
The local Chateau in Gizeux is well worth a visit and also nearby Chateau du Lathan (Breil) but we are in easy reach of the more famous Chateaux such as Villandry with its spectacular gardens, Usse (the inspiration for the fairy-tale castle in Sleeping Beauty), Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Chinon and Saumur and many more.
Wonderful local markets and restaurants.
|Unique benefits of property||Restored in 2005, spacious accommodation with original oak beams and logburners, restored to a high standard La Varenne is perfectly situated in a peaceful rural location.|
The main reasons for holidaying in this area is the amazing Chateaux, already mentioned above and each one offers something slightly different, and of course the excellent wines of this region. Saumur is home to the many sparkling wine distillers, well worth a visit, especially in the summer months when Gratien & Meyer host jazz evenings on the terrace high above the Loire.
The drive along the Loire never fails to disappoint with its quaint villages and cave dwellings.
Plenty for families too, with Zoos, theme parks and lakes for water sports.