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from 1 to 7 bedrooms, plus holiday complexes, and in combinations can cater for
really large groups. Set in Rural tranquil surroundings allowing you to unwind
in a truly relaxing atmosphere, yet both on site and nearby are all the
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Farmhouse Doue la Fontaine
Farmhouse in tranquil
location near Saumur in the Loire Valley
Exclusive use of HEATED Swimming
Pool, Tennis Court & Games room
3 Ensuite Bedrooms -
sleeps up to 6
Property Ref: FR167
To check availability/prices or if you have any queries contact us
with no obligation whatsoever.
Farmhouse near Doue la Fontaine is situated in a tiny hamlet on the
borders of the Maine et Loire and Poitou Charentes Departments of France.
This Loire Valley self-catering Farmhouse offers peaceful and relaxing
accommodation for longer stay and get-away breaks in a quiet area surrounded by
vineyards and farmland but also cater for those wanting sporting or more active
holidays. The property boasts a private heated swimming pool and games
room as well as their own private tennis court which is available free of charge
to their visitors.
Local wine tasting, and nearby chateaux, fishing, cycling,
horse-riding, and much more as well as good food, wine and very comfortable
accommodation makes us an ideal choice.
KITCHEN - BREAKFAST ROOM - Fully
equipped with:- double bowl sink; fitted floor and wall units; pine dresser; lpg
gas cooker with grill and auto-timer; microwave; dishwasher; very large upright
fridge-freezer; small items such as toaster, coffee perculator etc; good quality
cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils; wine rack; vegetable rack.
21" flatscreen TV.
Dining table seats 6. French doors open out onto back
garden and pool area. Side door opens to courtyard for washing line
Room off Kitchen houses WASHING MACHINE AND full size BATH with shower
LOUNGE / DINING ROOM - Dining Table; 2 dressers one
housing extra cutlery, crockery and glassware. 2 x 3 seater sofas; coffee
table; glass-fronted log burner; Satellite TV ( 19" flatscreen) and DVD
TV LOUNGE - 2 x 3 seater sofas; coffee table; glass
fronted log burner; Satellite TV ( 37" flatscreen) and DVD player.
with en-suite SHOWER, HAND WASH-BASIN AND WC. (2 further bedrooms
Twin beds or can be zip-linked to make superking double, Bedside
tables and lights, 2 wardrobes; 2 chest of drawers, Windows looking out onto
back garden. Floor standing fan.
BEDROOM 2 & BEDROOM
3 - both with en-suite shower, wc and whb (all separate). Both
bedrooms have good quality pocket-sprung 3' twin beds or zip-linked super king
double, small wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bedside lights.
GAMES ROOM (in barn) - Table tennis, darts board and basketball net; also
contains outdoor games equipment.
OUTDOOR GAMES - Junior cricket, boules,
INDOOR GAMES - Monopoly, Scrabble, Articulate,
Trivial Pursuits, Cards and Jigsaws.
BOOKS - Many interesting
books about the locality, it's history and natural history.
SWIMMING POOL - 10m x 5m with roman steps. Depths from 1m - 1.7m. Pool
heated to 28į Celsius from May to September. Underwater lighting.
Some pool inflatables usually supplied. The owners like to cover the pool every
late evening, which in conjunction with the heat pump, will keep the pool up to
GARDEN & POOL FURNITURE - Picnic tables, a sun
lounger for each person, sun umbrellas, lounger side tables and a swing chair;
TENNIS COURT - Free unlimited use of the
USE OF A COMPUTER IF REQUIRED
No children aged between 2 and 4
04 May - 31 May
- 28 June
29 June - 30 August
31 August - 13 Sept
14 Sept -
Prices are in
sterling per week.
Prices include hire of bed linen, house
towels but you will need to bring pool towels with you.
Security deposit of
£150 - this is fully refundable if no damage to property and left in
a clean and tidy condition.
Discounts are available to those willing to
provide their own duvet-covers, pillow-cases and sheets. Duvets, pillows,
mattress-protectors, flanellette-undersheets, and pillow-protectors will all be
provided fitted and free of charge. Where clients do not possess their own
superking or single bed-linen then duvets to suit clients own duvet-covers will
be provided (free of charge) wherever possible. Please ask for more details.
I do ask that guests donít play music or radios outdoors.
The option of
superking-size beds is available to adult couples or adult singles but not to
those under 18 years of age.
We are situated amongst vineyards, farmland and wild
countryside in a tiny hamlet between the modern town of Doue la Fontaine (7
miles), the mediaeval, beautiful but very small town of Montreuil-Bellay (8
miles) and the market town of Thouars (10 miles). All have weekly markets. Our
local village is Bouille-Loretz, 1.75 miles, with bakery, butcher, tabac bar,
corner-shop, doctor and church. We share a quiet rural location with
a sprinkling of other houses and offer you the ideal place to relax.
in the Loire Valley on the borders of Western loire and the
More information of the Vendee beaches, attractions, activities,
lakeside beaches etc available at the top of this page in the links box to the
THINGS TO DO
BEACHES - Les sables D'Ollone
and La Rochelle are under 2 hours drive.
Tennis - We have
our own acrylic court for your use, free of charge. However, there are local
clubs with courts, including covered courts, which you can
Golf - Several courses between 30 - 55 minutes drive
away - Saumur, Brissac-Quince; Bauge; Loudon (near Fontevraud) and Cholet.
All are open to the public, in good condition, and bookings can usually be done
a day or so in advance. We can book your tee times for
Cycling - Our surrounding area is very
Walking - We have the published walks from many
local tourist offices here for you to borrow. You can also find walks straight
from our premises and we can supply you with local
Swimming - We have our own 10m x 5m heated outdoor
pool (May - September). There are heated outdoor and indoor pools in most of our
Horse Riding - There are riding
stables/schools locally. The National Riding School is near Saumur. You
can visit and see the horses being trained for the military as well as dressage
and 'shows' put on for public.
International 3 Day Event is held at Verrie
near Saumur in May each year.
Activity Centres - Mainly
for the younger members of the family. Our nearest is at Massais, 20 minutes
Climbing - There are some excellent rock faces 20
minutes away, but there is no instruction - bring your own
Fishing - Local lakes and rivers for fishing. Also
PESCALIS, and international fishing centre for all kinds of fishing is about 45
Go-Karting - International Circuit for adults and
children, 20 minutes drive.
Squash & Badminton: -
available at a small sports centre in Thouars - 10 miles from us. This centre
also has 2 half-size electronically controlled ten pin bowling
PUY DU FOU - Day Shows: Historical and
ecological theme park with many spectacular shows - 4 outdoor and 1 indoors, as
well as many smaller shows. Enormous fun for adults and children. Just under one
hour drive away. Vikings, Roman Gladiators and Chariot racing, the court of
Cardinal Richelieu, dozens of birds of prey flying around just above your head
to the music of Wagner and Tchaikovsky and more.
Night Show: starts when it
gets dark for nearly 2 hours and each scene traces the history of the Vendee
from mediaeval times through to the end of the 2nd World
FUTUROSCOPE - North of Poitiers (1h 10mins) 10
cinemas - light and sound extravaganza. 'A good day out for all but the very
young.' Almost impossible to do it all in one day during the summer holidays
when it will be very crowded.
Chateaux - Architecturally
stunning and steeped in history, found throughout the Loire Valley. Many of the
most famous ones are accessible within 30minutes - 2 hour drive. Most are open
Wine Tasting - Available all over the area and
open all year. Our local viticulturist speaks English and has up to 12 different
Anjou wines to taste. Just beyond our Anjou area are the Saumur, Saumur
Champigny, Touraine and Chinon wine areas.
Saumur is particularly famous for
its sparkling wine 'Saumur Brut' and around the area for 'Cremant de Loire'. It
is the second largest producer of sparkling wine after Champagne, and you can
visit the Sparkling wine houses of Saumur and see the whole process including
the freezing of the sediment in the neck of the bottle, the removal of this
and the final corking and wiring.
Zoo - conservation
zoo breeding endangered species at Doue la Fontaine (8 miles). Beautifully
landscaped in a large quarry the animals have large enclosures, mostly in pairs
as the zoo is part of a world-wide organisation trying to breed endangered
species, including snow leopards. Very close observation points allow really
closeup views of the animals in their natural surroundings.
- The area has an abundance of bird life including many types of birds
of prey as well as hoopoes.
Troglodyte Caves - Caves and
underground dwellings ti visit particularly around Doue la Fontaine and
Roses - Famous in this area and grown for export.
At Doue la Fontaine there is a garden of 1000 different roses and several rose
growers in the area where you can look and buy.
- This area is the largest growing area in France. In Saumur there is a
museum with the mushrooms growing live, which is very popular with the
Other Attractions Include:Silkworm farm; watermills/windmills; local
markets; military tank museum; museum of satellite communication; the home of
Cointreau, and many more
We have airports at: Km
Ports: St Malo - 185 miles (approx), Caen
- 197 miles (approx), Le Havre - 220 miles (approx) and
Calais - 260 miles (approx)
Contact us for discounted ferry