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Loir Valley-farmhouse on beautiful extensive private property

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 big main rooms, 2 large baths, private pool and garden.

A 300 year old farmhouse with lots of charm, wooden beam ceilings, huge fireplace, piano, stereo, television and dvd (home cinema), unlimited internet and all basic appliances.

Equipped to sleep 6 very comfortably. Can sleep 8. Tables, chairs, dishes, sofas, for 10 or more.

Set in our 150 acre property surrounded by extensive woods, the Basse Cour has a large private garden and pool area.

We are situated on the Loir river, near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley, a wonderful zoo, amazing trogledights, near fortified medieval town of Durtal and Bazouges with its 12C church, 25 minutes from the fun town of Angers, 2 hours from La Baule and equal distance from Saint Malo. 40 minutes to the LeMans racetrack.

There are several local golf courses, including the beautiful Baugé Golf.

Kayak and bicycle rentals are possible nearby and there is tree climbing, zip-lines, sailing and more to keep all age groups busy.

If you're looking for cultural interests, you are in the heart of it...there are several amazing abbeys: Fontevraud- where King HenryII, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son Richard the Lion Hearted are buried, and the Solesmes Abbey, famous for their Gregorian chants. a17th C apothecary, 19th C watermills that still function, music festivals, and more…

We are happy to help you with general information and reservations you may need but can also just “stay out of your hair”. Whatever makes you holidays the best for you!

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Mary Pochez
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2018

About Mary Pochez

I grew up in Los Angeles and arrived in france at the age of 21. Met my french husband and have been here ever since! After many years of being Parisien, Xavier and I haved moved permanently to our country home, Château de La Barbée.

Mary Pochez purchased this farmhouse in 1600

Why Mary Pochez chose Sarthe

The 'Basse Cour' is one of the farms on our extensive property. It was our country home for many years until moving into the chateau. The house does not feel like a 'rental property' but a home full of warmth and charm. And it has all the modern necessities, comforts, appliances, and internet.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our extensive private property includes woods and river where you are free to wander and go fishing. A very beautiful (and tuned)grand piano, the cellar has lots of frogs, the water fountain makes a very zen 'trickle' sound, perfect for reading and relaxing,. The huge fireplace is wonderful if it gets chilly in the evening, big bathtubs for a relaxing hot bath, home cinema and many satellite channels and dvd's. And if you should have the desire to adventure beyond this slice of paradise, there are many cultural, historical, and culinary interests in our region, that I am happy to help you organise, if you wish. I also have cooking courses in the chateau that you are welcome to sign up for: .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chère Mary !

Je n'ai pas de page Facebook donc je vous mets ci-dessous notre appréciation sur votre gîte.

Bonne continuation à vous.

Très cordialement.


Nous avons loué cette "ferme" avec des amis et nous étions tous ravis de notre we : le lieu a un charme fou, la maison se réchauffe à toute vitesse grâce à la grande cheminée de la salle à manger qui tire parfaitement bien et grâce au poêle du salon qui pourrait semble-t-il chauffer à lui tout seul l'ensemble des lieux. Les lits sont très confortables, le parc (avec roseraie et orangerie) est magnifique. Nous nous sommes dit qu'il faudrait revenir au printemps, pour profiter encore plus des fleurs et pour goûter à la piscine. Le charme et la gentillesse de la propriétaire a couronné le tout. Merci Mary !
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in the Sarthe in the Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Nice large bathrooms with WC's. No walk-in showers for handicapped but can supply special pivot chair to help get in and out of bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , see photo, crib can be added.
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Beds can be made into a kingsize bed + extra bed possible.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , 2 full sized beds that make an xtra large 2m40 when together
  • We have extra baby cribs and a day bed that can be added to any of the rooms. Plus an enormous and comfortable sofa.
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Loir Valley-farmhouse on beautiful extensive private property
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Rustic charm

  • 4 of 5

We loved the rustic charm, peace and quiet, and history of this property.

The owners couldn't be more helpful and allowed us to explore their extensive grounds at our leisure.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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An amazing holiday for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

We (including our two teenage daughters aged 14 and 17) had an amazing 2 week holiday experience at the farmhouse in August 2015.

Mary and Xavia were perfect hosts, warm and friendly and on hand if we had any questions. We were encouraged to explore their extensive beautiful grounds. They even have their own chapel. The woods are lovely to walk around and at the rear end of the chateau is the Loire River which we had a swim in one day. If you stroll down the rose garden, cross one of the fairy tale bridges there is a beautiful orangery with a piano residing inside which can be played (our daughters play the piano so it was a magical experience). Izzy (their dog) is the friendliest dog we have ever met and she would often accompany us all on one of our walks and occasionally we would also see Juliette (their cat).

The farmhouse was bigger than we expected from the photos and had everything we needed. It is tastefully decorated and clean. The main lounge has double doors which we would open early morning and gave us another lovely view not shown in the photos.

The village Bazouges-sur-le-Loir is only a short drive away and la Fleche was the main town we visited for the supermarket. We visited Angers which has a New Orleans influence, Saumur initially to see the Troglodytes but we also went into the pretty town for lunch. Worth a visit. Paris is under 3 hours. We parked just outside of Paris at Chateau de Vincennes with no problems accessing the subway from here and no parking costs.

I would recommend this property to all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect getaway, a true hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful farmhouse for 2 weeks and immediately wished we could have stayed longer. It's very green, peaceful, charming and private. Only a short drive (some only 5-10 minutes, some places 15-30) takes you to local markets, castles, a beach (small charming lake), vineyards, a zoo, botanical gardens and lots of other fun, interesting or practical places.. Our 2 young children loved the house, the garden, the pool, the fantastic surroundings and of course feeding the donkey and the horse carrots everyday. The house has all the basics you need, a beautiful fireplace and a true historic value & feel.. Mary & Xavier (The owners) are absolutely lovely, very flexible and helpful in every way.

We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons apprécié notre week-end; et nous gardons cette adresse pour y revenir.

Maison de caractère, et très agréable.

Mary est une personne très avenante.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un vrai bonheur

  • 5 of 5

Au milieu d'arbres centenaires et entourée d'un somptueux jardin se dresse la merveilleuse "La basse cour" qui a gardé toute son authenticité, son charme et son caractère d'époque. Merci à Mary de son accueil et surtout d'avoir su préserver et de faire partager cet endroit exceptionnel.

Tout est fait pour rendre le séjour agréable autour d'un barbecue dans le jardin, devant un feu de cheminée le soir ou dans la piscine la journée.

Philippe et Adriano

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a truely lovely holiday at LaBasseCour. The house is full of character and the garden and grounds of the Chateau really relaxing away from the crowds.

Much to our dogs delight we had several close encounters with deer as we walked in the woods right next to the house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bazouges sur le Loir
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
La Baule
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Angers, Sable, Le Mans or La Fleche
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Situated right on the Loir river near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley, nice restaurants, bike paths, the excellent golf course in Baugé and a wonderful zoo (La Fleche). 25 minutes from the fun town of Angers, 2 1/2 hours from Paris and equal distance from seaside : Saint Malo and La Baule.

There is also conoe-ing, fishing, tree climbing, zip-lines, sailing, and many cultural and other activities for all ages in our region.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.93
Refundable Damage Deposit £312.5

Please note there is a mandatory 100 € linens and cleaning fee. This is a one time fee. It is on top of the rental fee and includes all house linens and beds are made up. I quote this separately because renters that stay more than 1 week only pay this 1x.
Full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival date and 350€ security deposit and 100€ cleaning fee upon arrival.
Cancellations: 30€ fee will be charged for cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival. For cancellations 30-60 days prior to reservation dates a 25% fee will be charged and for cancellations less than 30 days prior to reservation dates, a 50% fee will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.