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Heart of the Loire Valley blends modern & original

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Original Features Meet Modern Conveniences Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, our 3-bedroom gite has undergone a complete transformation since we bought it in 2012. Once a rundown ruin, it’s now a cozy and comfortable home that combines original charm and character with modern conveniences. When you walk through the front door you’ll immediately notice the restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams. But you’ll also notice modern soft furnishings, a 32-inch LCD television, and good lighting. Picture yourself the next morning, lounging on the large sofa, sipping coffee in front of the warm fire! If you’re the kind of person who likes to remain plugged into the world, then you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi and a television equipped with UK FREESAT and DVD player, al...Original Features Meet Modern Conveniences Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, our 3-bedroom gite has undergone a complete transformation since we bought it in 2012. Once a rundown ruin, it’s now a cozy and comfortable home that combines original charm and character with modern conveniences. When you walk through the front door you’ll immediately notice the restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams. But you’ll also notice modern soft furnishings, a 32-inch LCD television, and good lighting. Picture yourself the next morning, lounging on the large sofa, sipping coffee in front of the warm fire! If you’re the kind of person who likes to remain plugged into the world, then you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi and a television equipped with UK FREESAT and DVD player, allowing you to watch all the UK channels whilst in France! The large and airy kitchen is equipped with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and all the cookware you could need. There is also an oak dining room table that comfortably seats 6 people. As one of our past guests said: “I adored the huge kitchen dining room. The cooker is just fabulous. We happily bought local produce and cooked most evenings - the facilities were so good.” If you’d like to know where to find that local produce, we can help direct you. We also have a peach tree in the garden and you’re welcome to help yourself, when in season. And, a short walk away, are acres of apple orchards. You can’t help yourselves to those, but we’ll tell you where to buy them! In fact, we’ll answer any questions you have about the local area, from the best wine tours to the local family restaurants. My parents, John and Cynthia, live around 10 minutes away and we provide you their phone number should you have any questions. Don’t worry; they’ll leave you in peace during your stay! Bedroom and Bathroom Configuration Our gite has three bedrooms, one downstairs, and two upstairs. Bedroom one is located on the ground floor, with king bed, oak furniture and an en-suite bathroom containing a rain / massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. This downstairs bathroom can also be accessed from the lounge (both doors have their own keys!) Bedroom two is located on the first floor, with a king bed and plenty of storage. It benefits from being a dual aspect room, with original oak beams, stretching from the front of the house to the back. Bedroom three, located across the sunlit hallway, has two single beds, and original oak beams. Both the second and third bedrooms have a Juliet balcony, adding to the character of the gite, and provide views over the church, village allotments, and surrounding countryside. These are false balconies named after Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. With the windows open they have the appearance of balconies. The upstairs bathroom has a rain / massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. The Outside Space Outside is a private courtyard and garden, including our very own peach tree, which you’re free to pick from! On sunny days the garden is bathed in sunlight throughout the day, with the patio offering some welcome shade in the afternoon. In the summer, as the day draws to a conclusion, sit yourself down on the patio furniture, pour a glass of something cool, and unwind in peace whilst your partner starts the BBQ! We provide utensils, fuel and matches. Beyond La Pellerine We are ideally located in the heart of the Loire Valley, just 28 miles from Tours, and 20 miles from Saumur. The region has plenty to keep your entire group entertained. For the culture vulture we have wine tours, historic chateaux, and the famous Loire River, and more. If you have a more active side, there are some interesting walks and bike rides from the gite. We love sharing our local knowledge with all our guests. If you have any questions about the historic sites, wine tours, restaurant recommendations, local markets, and more, please let us know. We’re happy to discuss your plans and advise on the best options for your group! To summarise the key points are: * Quiet village location. * Comfortable lounge with log burner, original beams, terracotta floor tiles and seating for six. * Large airy kitchen / diner with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and a large oak table that comfortably seats six. * 1 ensuite king downstairs. * 1 king, 1 twin and shower room upstairs. * Free Wifi / UK FREESAT. * Secure parking for 2 cars. * Close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer. * Linen / towels / power included. More
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About the Owner
Mark P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:83%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
My parents live locally to the gite, so they will be there to meet and greet you when you arrive at the gite. Having lived in the Loire Valley for many years, they have a wealth of information that they can pass onto our guests. I am always happy to chat on the phone, or by email to answer any questions / concerns guests may have.
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed at this lovely house during the May half term. The house is excellently equipped- very comfortable for 6 of us with plenty of space. The fireplace came in very handy due to the bad weather. But despite that we had a really wonderful...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Meera J
Management response:Responded August 10, 2016

Glad you enjoyed the stay - even if the weather wasn't great - but that log burner warms the gite up quickly.

Reviewed April 2, 2016

perfect rural retreat within easy distance of Loire wine areas, Châteaux and main towns. Well equipped, comfortable accommodation with large kitchen dining area, sitting area with log-burner and 3 good sized bedrooms.

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Ross W
Management response:Responded April 2, 2016

thank you for the review - I am glad you enjoyed the gite.

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Reviewed October 19, 2015

Myself and my husband stayed in this amazing gite in September. The photos and description do not do it justice I feel. There was a huge amount of gites we could have chosen from - but we are so glad we booked Le Peche. The...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank biancame
Management response:Responded January 9, 2016

I am glad that I was able to answer your questions before your trip and that my parents were able to help when you were at our gite. This is our first year, so having such a positive impact on your holiday is fantastic -...More

Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a lovely week relaxing at the Gite It had everything we needed and more including good WiFi (very useful for planning trips) and english TV. The garden is quite private and we enjoyed spending the warm evenings outside with a glass of wine...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank BusinessUser1
Management response:Responded January 9, 2016

Wow - thank you for this amazing review - we glad you liked it - having spent many hours renovating the gite it is glad to know that you enjoyed your stay.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The gite is on the edge of the small village of La Pellerine. BR> Ten minutes by car from the gite, is the small market town of Noyant, that has a number of excellent restaurants, banks, shops and a market on Friday. Most of the local villages have great restaurants that do very reasonably priced lunches, which you can cycle / walk or drive to. For those of you who like a swim or have children, there is an open air pool at Noyant - open during the summer months, as well as numerous safe man made lakes that have beaches - for example at Bourgueil - thirty minutes from the gite.
Getting around
Although you can stay at our gite without a car, you will have a far better holiday if you have a car, as there is little public transport in the area where the gite is located.
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