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3 restored country barns with heated pool in the Loire Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 or 2 shower room each, sleeps 5

Catherine and Jean-François welcome you in three newly colourful restored barns, grouped round the courtyard of a large country house: LIris, le Tournesol and la Pivoine (blue, yellow and red). A very nice heated swimming pool is running now !( 26 degrees )

Come and enjoy the local wines and have a chat about the Loire Valley! L'Iris sleeps 5 in 2 double and one single rooms, Le Tournesol sleeps 5 in 1 double and 1 twin bedded rooms, and one single. The Pivoine (sleeps 5 ) 3 bedrooms (one double and a single), and a large ensuite double room with sofa, very nice shower room (with washing machine), separated toilets and an other small shower room and toilets. All the barns have beamed ceilings, are furnished with rustic furniture, and have central heating. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

For further informations, please ask us.

the three living livingroom have been renoveted in 2017

We are well positioned to visit all the chateaux of the Loire, too many to mention individually. Water sports at Lac de Maine in Angers. Wine cellars (vins mousseux, vins d'Anjou, cabernet), golf, canoeing, good restaurants. Cointreau factory (famous orange liqueur), swimming pools nearby, football pitch, tennis 100m. Futuroscope at Poitiers. Cadre Noir (prestigious Cavalry School), beautiful zoo at Doue La Fontaine, miniature chateaux parc at Amboise; also there Clos Luce, Manor house of Leonardo de Vinci. Abbey of Fontevraud where you can see the tombs of Richard the Loin Heart and Alienor of Aquitaine. There are historic sites everywhere with only a few miles in between.And now Terra Botanica a famous leisure park in Angers.

More Details

Meillac Catherine
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Meillac Catherine

We try to do our best for our guests feel like home. Beds are made at arrival , shower gel, shampoo and soap in the shower room !

During the high season , welcome aperitif on sunday evening 6.30pm with all our guests in our garden.

Rosé de Loire ! and homemade cake !

Meillac Catherine purchased this house in 1999

Why Meillac Catherine chose La Bohalle

We fell in love with this house located close to the Loire and continue to remove it each year .

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time staying in the Loire valley. We found L’Iris to be very comfortable and a really good base for exploring the region. We particularly liked:

Eating in a troglodyte restaurant

Kayaking on the Loire

Swimming at the Lac du Rillé

Eating at the Toque Blanche

Seeing the Musée des Blidés

Walking in le Forêt de Chandelais

Seeing the old centre of Angers

Drinking Côtaux du Layon

Please thank Martine for us for her good advice on food, wine and places to visit.

Thank you very much indeed.

Best regards,

The Enzer family
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Bohalle in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin 1 single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
two wash machine in the cellar for the Iris and the tournesol and private wash machine in the Pivoine.


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3 restored country barns with heated pool in the Loire Valley
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
Saarland, Germany

What a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

- the description was accurate

- the property was clean, well maintained

-extremely good customer service by the owners

- I would recommend this place wholeheartedly

- tennis is nearby and not expensivel

- the restaurant recommendations by the owner were superb

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Drachten / The Netherlands

Charming gite, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful surprise in the calm Loire area. Everything you need during a holiday is available. Tastefully decorated gite, lovely garden. Bicycles, game room, beautifully located swimming pool. Welcoming and attentive hosts, much-appreciated aperitif on Sunday with other guests. Lots to do and see in the area. Thank you Catherine and Jean Francois for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Fantastic week

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property .. everything is yellow in the hire we stayed in which adds to its charm ...pool is great to cool off in on a hot day. Ideally situated for cycling in the loire valley and to visit angers and saumur .owners invite you to aperitif evening on the Sunday which is an ideal opportunity to meet other families staying in the adjoining gites .....and the food and wine are spectacular !!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Herne bay

Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a family of 3 and stayed in the tournesol.

The accommodation was amazing, the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you needed and things you didn't need(which was nice) the bedrooms were large and very comfortable.

The games barn was a real treat, we spent lots of time with my son playing table tennis and badminton.

The bikes you can use are really good fun we went out on a nice ride around the local area with our son and the daughter of one of the other families staying at the same time and before we new it we was out for over 2hours.

The swimming pool was very well maintained and was lovely to use although we only used it a couple of times as we were out exploring the Loire region.

The owners are very welcoming and the get together they have on the Sunday with the other guests is great, it breaks the ice and makes for an enjoyable week with the other guests.

We couldn't of asked for anything else from this holiday, great location, great property, great owners and met some lovely families during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at La Bohalle. Catherine and her husband are great hosts (thank you for the tasty apéritif on Sunday!) and the gîte Pivoine is clean, spacious, and well furnished.

The heated pool was wonderful for our daughter who became fast friends with other kids staying in the other gîte. They played ping pong in the barn and enjoyed the playground and skate park across the street. The village next door (5 min drive) has a bakery, a pharmacy, a café, and a small market. The next town over has a big supermarket. Anger is very close and easy to get to. We would gladly come back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

After a long trip from Ireland, we arrived about 21:45, and were warmly greeted by Catherine and her husband, who provided us with a tour, and a bottle of wine, despite the late hour!

The following evening we were invited to join them and the other guests for lovely home made food and drinks.

we stayed in the Pivoine barn, 2 adults and 3 teenagers, and it was more than spacious enough for us all!

We spent hours in the lovely swimming pool, borrowed bikes to cycle to near by villages, and enjoyed table tennis tournaments in the evening!

The location is stunning, the Loire itself runs a two minute walk across the road. There are many beautiful towns and castles to visit, but the kids felt their favorite day was when we stayed at the barn, swam, read, and went on bike ride.

It is so beautiful and peaceful here, and the Melliacs are lovely hosts, I would love to be back there now!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

La bohalle is a small village on the touristic road between Angers and Saumur along the river La Loire.

It is 15km from Angers and 35 from Saumur.

The River Loire is just 1 minutes by foot the UNESCO's Loire Valley World Heritage site commences nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Bohalle, Pays de la Loire

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.19
Pet Fee £0

Departure before 10am. Arrival after 4pm.
All is included : bedlinen and towels.
Changeover day We have identified Saturday as our normal changeover days. However, we aim to be flexible and, if that's difficult, contact us with your needs.
During the high season, the Tournesol is 620 Euros per week, the iris 570 and the Pivoine 670 all included except the cleaning at the end of your stay.

Pay at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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