Old stone farmhouse located in a great area, surrounded by sunflower fields and farmland

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £1803-£2288
Pool: Yes
Type: Farmhouse
Property Ref: LES3072


General Description

Create cherished family memories in this charming home near the 17th-Century town of Richelieu in the southern part of the beautiful Loire Valley.

The lovely owners of this old stone farmhouse have created a warm and welcoming place ideal for relaxing holidays with family and friends. With six sweet bedrooms, including a spacious family bedroom, two new bathrooms and a comfortable living room with an open-fireplace, this has been their much-loved holiday escape for many years.

Step outside to find a hidden corner in the pretty gardens, dine with family and friends al-fresco in the shade of the covered terrace or relax by the heated swimming pool. Just by the pool is also an old barn which has been brilliantly converted to a games room where you will find children's toys and games, table-tennis, table-football and badminton. That said, you may prefer a leisurely game of French boules in the courtyard before retiring to a secluded spot for a glass of local wine.

Surrounded by sunflower fields and farmland, the home also backs on to woodland filled with beautiful butterflies and birds. You can stroll down the road to the village bakery to bring back your morning croissants before exploring for the day. There are some lovely bike routes and walks nearby; you can cycle about 10 km to Richelieu for nice restaurants, shops and a stunning historical park as well as the French weekly market.

Further afield explore the fairy-tale castle, sample wines in caves or canoe along the Vienne River in historic Chinon, spend the day by the Loire River in stunning Saumur or head towards Tours or Blois, together with a visit to one of the spectacular chateaux that the Loire valley is so famous for.

With the brilliant Futuroscope Park within half an hour, tree-top adventures and horse-riding nearby plus La Brenne Nature Reserve a little further, this is a fantastic location with activities for young and old across the wonderful Loire Valley.

Accommodation Facilities

House Interior - sleeps 8 adults + 2 children (up to the age of 8).

Ground Floor:
- Kitchen-breakfast room (24.8m2).
- Living room (50m2) with open-fire.
- Double bedroom (14.4m2) with super king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom (4.9m2). Door leading to outside.
- Separate WC.
- Office area.

First Floor:
- Double bedroom (12.1m2) with double bed (4x6’).
- Single bedroom (9.7m2) with single bed and sink.
- Double bedroom (9.6m2) with double bed (4x6').
- Double bedroom (14.3m2) with super king-size bed.
- Family bedroom (35m2) with a double bed (4x6’) and two small single beds (only suitable for children up to the age of 8) plus a sink.
- Shower room with WC (6.2m2).
- Separate WC.

Outside Grounds:
- Private heated swimming pool (8mx4m, max depth 2+m), fenced off with gate and safety ledge. Full width steps to shallow end. Open approx. early May to mid-October, weather dependent.
- Solar powered shower.
- Covered front terrace for al-fresco dining.
- Back terrace with table and chairs.
- Garden.
- Barn/Games room with table-tennis, table-football, badminton and toys.
- Boules in courtyard.
- Barbecue.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot and highchair available on request.
Arrival time: 4:00 p.m.
Heating costs included. There are electric heaters in all rooms. Bathrooms have underfloor heating. There is a large open fire in the sitting room with log store in the barn.
Linen and towels included (including pool towels).
End of stay cleaning included. However guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Smoking not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
No pool heating charge. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
The pool is open and heated from approximately early May to mid-October, dependent on weather.
Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events are not permitted.
The maximum number of guests is 10, made up of eight adults maximum and two children up to eight years (who can stay in the family room).
Wi-Fi connection included.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

This property is located in the Loire Valley in the southern part of the Indre-Loire department, near the border of Vienne. On the edge of a village, you are surrounded by countryside and farmland with sunflowers in the summer months. Spot butterflies and rare birds in the woodland that backs on to the house. This area is especially great for walking and cycling along the surrounding roads straight from the house. There are also fishing opportunities nearby.

You can stroll into the small village where you will find a bakery for your morning bread and pastries and there are two local restaurants within a 2-3km drive, with more a little further.

You can cycle or drive to nearby Richelieu (10km) quite easily where you will find a greater variety of restaurants, supermarkets and shops as well as a wonderful French weekly market. Here you will also find tennis courts and a historic park with a mini-zoo and children's playground. Across the summer there are some great events taking place.

Just further north, resting on the banks of the Vienne River, is the medieval town of Chinon (32km). Follow the winding streets full of little shops and restaurants up to the castle and appreciate the history all around you. It's also a wine producing town so be sure to stop off in one of the town's caves where you can sample some local produce! Hire canoes for a leisurely afternoon by the river.

There are some fantastic activities around the region from golf within an hour near Saumur or Fontevraud, horse-riding in the local countryside and both hiking and cycling routes nearby. Keen cyclists can head up to the Loire River and follow parts of the long Loire à Vélo trail along the riverside.

The Saint Benoit Aventure (42km) tree-top climbing centre is a must for those seeking adventurous activities such as zip-lines, monkey bars and swings.

The fantastic Futuroscope park (43km) is just half an hour away; a great day out for all the family with various amazing attractions and theatre shows. For a quieter time La Brenne nature reserve (97km) is worthy of a visit to the south-west with over 1000 ponds/lakes and an impressive amount of flora, fauna and wildlife, especially birds and butterflies. Bird lovers may also enjoy the spectacular shows in Chauvigny (50km) with birds from all over the world flying around the ruins of the castle.

Tours (65km) is a wonderful place to visit not only for its fascinating history but also high-end gastronomy with some amazing markets across the city. Combine with a visit to one of the archetypal castles in this part of the valley including Château de Villandry (55km), Château Royal d'Amboise (85km) and Château de Chenonceau (78km).

A little further but worth the drive is Château de Chambord (138km) which should be combined with a visit to the utterly beautiful town of Blois (127km) on the Loire river.

For further exploring, head north-west to Saumur (67km), also resting on the Loire River, it has a reputation for its excellent restaurants, its famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale château, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes. Combine with a visit to the Fontevraud Abbey (53km) or the fascinating Troglodyte caves in Rochemenier (79km).

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Poitiers Biard/Tours Val de Loire (48km/68km)
Nearest Ferry port: Caen Ouistreham/Calais (320km/585km)
Nearest Village: 500m
Nearest Shop: Bakery (500m)
Nearest Restaurant: 2-3km
Nearest Supermarket: Petit Casino (6km)
Nearest Town/City: Richelieu/Chinon (10km/32km)
Nearest Golf: Golf de Loudun-Fontevraud (47km)
Nearest Train Station: Gare de Chatellerault (20km)
Nearest Tennis: Richelieu (10km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Walk to Village
<1hr to Airport
Tennis Nearby
Cycling
Horse Riding
Fishing
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

There are some fantastic activities around the region with horse-riding in the local countryside and cycling routes nearby.

In nearby Richelieu (10km) there are find tennis courts and a historic park with a mini-zoo and children's playground.

You can hire canoes or kayaks in Chinon (32km) or head up to Saumur (67km) for more water-play on the Loire River.

Discover fairy-tale like castles across the Loire Valley from nearby Chinon (30km) to the most famous châteaux near Tours including Château de Villandry (55km), Château Royal d'Amboise (85km) and Château de Chenonceau (78km).

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1803
High Season: £2288

Security deposit: €800 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby

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