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Small boutique Hamlet in a quiet pool.

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint-Épain

Small hamlet with a pool, south facing and very bright calm

'The Picaults' is a small hamlet located 3 km from the village Saint Epain in the Manse Valley. A true haven of peace in the fields.

3 houses:

Farmhouse - stone house very well equipped with a 25m2 kitchen with fireplace, veranda ideal for breakfast in the sun, lounge / dining room of 50m2 with 5 meter high ceilings and large fireplace, a sun terrace with view in ruins, terrace in the shade with view over the fields. Two bedrooms with fireplaces. Upstairs loft with sofa bed, two single beds, toilet, bedroom with double bed. Outdoor shower in the bamboo.

House Semi-Troglodytique - Entrance, large kitchen open to dining room, living room with fireplace, dining room troglodyte, bathroom with shower, a bedroom with fireplace (not usable), bedroom with loft, bathroom with bath.

'Little House' - A room with fireplace.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Small boutique Hamlet in a quiet pool.
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Dirty, unhealthy place, unreliable owner and disappointing renting website.

  • 1 of 5

A Group OF 4 families who have been travelling together for 11 years. This one has been the worst place we have ever rented. The troglodyte house was so humid that breathing was unbearable. The mattress was full of moss and so wet that we decided to take it away from the bedroom. The owner, Mrs Grieco, asked us to buy a mattress in the IKEA in Tour, which we did though she hasn't paid it to us yet!!! Anyway we could not place the new mattress in the bedroom as it was impossible to breathe there, so one of the couples slept in the mattress on the floor sharing their children's bedroom.

That is not all. We paid a cleaning fee but when we arrived we had to clean the house as it was really dusty. Not to mention the thousands of spiderwebs everywhere (I know it is a country house but finding one inside the oven was a quite striking experience). We hoovered all the bedrooms and cleaned the fridge which was dirty and with water and insects in it. The toilets needed some cleaning too.

When I informed the Lady about our situation she apologised and blamed the cleaner. I asked her to reimburse us part of the accommodation, the cleaning fee and (obviously) the mattress we paid in Tour (very funny to go to IKEA on our holidays). She hasn't fulfilled any of my requirements. It has been impossible to get in contact with her since we left the property and looks like we have spent 130€ on a mattress we don't own... I have reported the situation to Homeaway and the answer I got is that they kind of mediate but cannot take any action as the contract is between the owner and us.... What kindn of protection do they offer? Mrs Grieco has not answered any of my mails nor calls and I have informed HomeAway and still they have not done anything (to my knowledge) to solve the problem. I sent both the owner and HomeAway pictures to document our complaint but I cannot uoload them myself tonwarn other customers. Obviously I will not use this site any more and won't recommend it to any of my friends. Mrs Grieco has a beautiful place which is not suitable for renting purposes. I really feel frustrated and cheated. Don't rent it!!! Use sites that allow travellers to upload their own pictures!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super week-end en groupe

  • 5 of 5

Très chouette location, au charme rustique, idéale pour un grand groupe avec enfants. Nous étions 5 familles avec des enfants de 2 à 10 ans et nous avons passé un super we de 3 jours. Le fait de disposer de plusieurs maisons permet à chacun d'avoir son espace, en particulier séparation adultes/enfants le soir. Grands espaces intérieurs, grand terrain extérieur, le tout très bien entretenu. En terme de logistique il y a tout ce qu'il faut. Très calme. Piscine agréable bien que non chauffée. Propriétaires charmants non présents mais disponibles au téléphone. Accueil par un couple du coin également fort sympathique.

Nous recommandons cette location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Au top!!!

  • 5 of 5

Un gite parfait, au calme en pleine campagne, avec une grande piscine et de nombreux couchages : au top pour un weekend entre amis! Propriétaire très sympathique, 3 maisons pleines de charme avec pierres apparentes, de nombreux petits espaces où tout le monde trouve son bonheur, cet endroit est LE lieu idéal où passé un weekend ensoleillé, nous recommandons sans hésitations!!!

Le seul bémol, le mini réfrigérateur ne permettant pas de stocker toutes nos glaces et la grande quantité de glaçons nécessaire à la réalisation de nos mojitos! ;) ...un détail!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon week-end dans cette jolie propriété!

Les maisons sont propres et bien entretenues. La cuisine est nickel, toute équipée, parfaite pour accueillir des groupes nombreux!

On se sent tout de suite comme chez soi et la la piscine est top.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saint Epain
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Around Tours
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Noyant/ Saint Maure
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Visit the chateaux of the Loire. Azay Le Rideau 17km, 30km Villandry

Visit the wine cellars of Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur and Vouvray.

Walks in the forest Montgoger, the cave habitat trails in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Épain, Indre-et-Loire

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £446
Linge de Maison £45
Ménage £71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Épain in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • - Outdoor Shower
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    - Bath (no shower)
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
    - Toilet
    - Toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Games
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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