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We had a wonderful week in this charming house. The riverside location was beautiful with a view over trees. The house is on a cycle route we cycled in both directions down lovely quiet lanes and riverside trails followed by evenings by the fire. The house was well appointed with everything we needed. A wonderful holiday in a quiet and peaceful location, we would definitely return.
This home exceeded all our expectations. Our mouths dropped when we were shown around the house. It is a truly amazing, rural property. One of a kind. 7 of us (3 adults, 4 children aged 11 – 13) stayed here from 11.8.18-18.8.2018. We were blessed with glorious weather, so opted out of the spa facilities, but you can decide whether to use these, before or even during your stay. The owners are extremely flexible.
The swimming pool and outdoor area was the jewel in the crown. The photos do not do it justice. Our children loved the deep swimming pool as it offered diving opportunities that most pools do not give. We didn’t find it dirty and it was cleaned daily by a pool robot. Ample sun beds, lovely wicker dining furniture and beautiful, clean patio area. It was very difficult to drag the children away from the house. The games room was fantastic – table tennis, table football, lots of board games, bar and fabulous seating area, so we could enjoy it as a family. There was also Netflix for family movies.
The garden is huge. There’s a lovely walk through the garden to reach the river. We fished here and probably could have launched the canoe if we had taken it. We had an evening campfire and toasted marshmallows as the sun went down. Star spotting without light pollution. Perfect!
There are 6 bedrooms. 3 of these have been renovated, two had en suite bathrooms. The other 3 bedrooms are to be renovated, but were still lovely, charming rooms. These shared a family bathroom, but this still worked fine for us.
The owners are a very friendly, approachable family working hard to renovate this property fully. They were very quick to respond to any queries.
The local town, Durtal, is approximately 5 minutes drive away. There’s a beautiful chateau, boulangerie, supermarket and Tourist Information Centre.
We could not recommend this place highly enough and it must be seen to be believed. Would love to come back, perhaps in winter so we could enjoy using the huge dining room fire.