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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 October 16, 2016

We spent a wonderful week in this lovely renovated home, it has been done extremely well and in a quiet village within travelling distance of chateaus.

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Resort674700
Management response:Responded October 17, 2016

thanks very much for the review - glad you like the peace & quiet - but close to everything the Loire Valley has to offer. Do visit again. Thanks Mark

Reviewed September 9, 2016

We stayed in this wonderfully renovated Gite in late August 2016. Booking was easy and Mark (the owner) was easy to deal with, the information we received before we went was excellent and the Gite was easy to find. The welcome was great and gave...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Ben E
Management response:Responded September 9, 2016

Wow - what a great review - I am glad you liked the gite - we have worked hard to make sure it is of high standard - the photos definitely don't lie! Having only just bought the badminton / swing ball, I am glad...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We've just returned from 2 1/2 weeks in France during which time we stayed for a week at this lovely rural gite. It is peacefully situated in a small hamlet with only an occasional passing car. The spotlessly clean accommodation couldn't be faulted. It has...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank T C
Management response:Responded August 22, 2016

Hi Thank you for the great review - glad you enjoyed your stay at our gite! I would completely agree that if you want a fantastic peaceful holiday close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer, then our gite ticks all the boxes....More

Reviewed August 10, 2016

We have just returned from two weeks at this lovely gite. We were three couples and did worry if the gite would be big enough. We had plenty of space, all the rooms are large especially the kitchen/dining room, where we spent many happy evenings...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Annette E
Management response:Responded August 10, 2016

Thanks for the lovely review - as you say the gite has plenty of room for six adults. We have made sure that when modernising the gite, we have still kept a lot of the original features. I am glad you enjoyed the area -...More

Reviewed July 24, 2016

Spent two weeks in this beautifully appointed gite. High spec kitchen and shower rooms, comfortable lounge and idyllic setting. Lots to see within a short driving distance. Recommended.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank B9048IPgarys
Management response:Responded July 26, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it - we have worked hard to make the gite a home from home, but making sure we keep as many of the original features as possible.

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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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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