|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Our 1 bedroom gite occupies the first floor renovation of an existing barn and offers bright and spacious accommodation. There is a large open-plan living area with modern kitchen area (oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher), dining table, comfortable sofas (1 sofa bed), DVD player, CD player, i-pod dock.
Double bedroom with wash basin. Bathroom with bath/shower, wc. Separate single bed suitable for small child.
BBQ and pool which is shared with owners only. Spacious garden in which to relax
Beautiful gite that was immaculately clean on arrival and well equipped with access to pool and gardens.
David and Lorna were lovely hosts - available without being instrusive.
Decided to stay in the Loir valley rather than driving further south to discover a different area of France. So glad we did so as the area is beautiful and there is plenty to visit within a reasonable driving distance.
Would happily return to L'Orliarliere and would heartily recommend staying here.
Only complaint is that a week passes by too quick!!
La Chartre s/Le Loir is a vibrant town which has most of the facilities required to enable visitors to enjoy their stay in the area including a varied selection of restaurants, bars, and shops.
The town has a historic link with the Le Mans 24 Hours when teams such as Aston Martin, Ford and Porsche used to garage and prepare their cars for the famous race at the Hotel de France located in the town square.
Today, during the event each June the town still gets caught up in the atmosphere of this unique event when some pretty exotic machinery can be spotted in the square. Also, during the bi-annual
Le Mans Classic (next held 2016) the town becomes a focal point for many historic racing enthusiasts and their cars!
The newly refurbished Hotel de France is a great place for lunch or evening meal, or to just sit with a coffee or beer watching the world go by.
The main attraction in Marcon is Lac de Varennes (www.ville-marcon.fr) a marvellous recreational complex on the edge of the village. Facilities cover some 70 hectares including a 50 hectare lake with sailing, beach, picnic areas, tennis, archery.
There are also numerous marked walking and bicycle trails in the area, including the magical Forest de Bercy. The local tourist office in La Chartre (www.vallee-du-loir.com) will have all the information to assist you make the most of your stay in the lovely Vallee du Loir.
Tours, the attractive capital of Touraine, is a 40 min drive. The town has a feel of a mini Paris and has lots to offer the visitor. The cathedral is well worth a visit as well as numerous museums, galleries, restaurants and quality shopping to satisfy most visitors. The Old Town centred around Place Plumereau with its many restaurants and boutique shops is a great place to start.
Also within an easy 40min drive is Le Mans, making the Loir valley a popular place to stay for visitors to the famous Le Mans 24hr race, as well as other motor sport events held at the Sarthe circuit.
The Plantagenet City is a must see as well as the cathedral. There are always numerous art and cultural events held throughout the year.
Most of the famous towns of the Loire Valley are within easy reach, including Amboise with its magnificent Chateau which dominates the town and is the best vantage point to view the River and surrounding countryside, Saumur, with its chateau, wine museums and the Cadre Noir and Blois with its Royal Chateau, museums and historic centre. Other popular chateau such as Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Chenonceaux, Cheverny, Chambord are all within easy reach.
Closer to home you can take the route from La Chartre following the Loir east towards Vendome and visit the ancient Troglodyte settlement of Troo, and on the same route the lovely village of Lavardin, a designated 'Plus Beau Village de France', and on to Vendome itself, a lovely town of art and history.
There are also various Routes des Vignobles in the area where you can sample local wines such as Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir.
From L'Orliarliere you are ideally located to explore the delightful Sarthe countryside and the tranquil Vallee du Loir as well as the more famous attractions of the Loire Valley itself
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
|Stay tax||£1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
Maximum occupancy 3 persons. Third person (over 2yrs) charge £50 per week. Cot £20. All bedding and linen included.
Laundry facility on site. Please note pool open subject to weather conditions and is shared with owners.
LOW SEASON WEEKEND RATE £150.00. Weekly Rentals normally SAT-SAT