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Magnificent Farmhouses & Pool with Cover in the Loire Valley ideals for families

Bedrooms 8
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Magnificent Farmhouses in Disse-sous-le-Lude, La Fleche, Pays de la Loire, France - A Calm And Tranquil Place, So Peaceful The Nightingales Can Be Heard But Close To All The Amenities

There are three houses that can be rented separately out of high season or as a whole for large family and friends holidays and gatherings. La Rosetta sleeps 8 adults with cots and childrens' camp beds. Isabelle sleeps 6 with an extra sofa bed and cots. Bella sleeps a couple, so please look carefully at our charges displayed which out of 'high season' refers to our 'four bedroom' rate, so if you need 5 bedrooms then add 25%. If you just want the three bedroom then reduced by 25%. So now the fun bit.

The houses date back to the 15 century and was part of the Chateau La Mortier. The Friars lived here and milked the cows and produced the cheese and vegetables for the Chateau.

Rosetta has old beams and roses by the kitchen window; Isabelle is more modern in style and has a granny apartment making the fourth bedroom with separate lounge and galley kitchen. Both houses have their own settings overlooking a valley.

The houses are furnished with an eclectic combination of modern and antique furniture. The kitchens are modern and well equipped including fresh herbs & spices and have large comfortable lounges with satellite TV and WiFi. The houses have french windows that open onto private south facing terraces. Bedrooms are with a combination of double and twin beds and memory mattresses as a comfortable nights sleep is of paramount importance in our opinion. There are five modern bathrooms with a combination of baths and showers upstairs and downstairs.

Outside there are landscaped gardens and established walnut, fig and fruit trees and lawns, The very large terraces are surrounded lavender and roses with shady pergolas of wisteria and vines with two large outdoor tables, chairs and parasols for outside dining with an awesome double outdoor charcoal BBQ and the original bread oven has been carefully restored and fit for service to those inspired bakers/outdoor chefs. The terrace outside Rosetta will easily accommodate 20 plus so however large the party you can eat together alfresco and if you are there at the right time, listen to the Nightingales sing late into the evening.

The pool is securely gated in the lower terrace with a sloping path suitable for some one with impaired mobility. The pool terrace has an outdoor shower and an 11 by 5m swimming pool with a telescopic cover so you can swim whatever the weather with the cover open or closed. The pool is salt water and the temperature never drop below 29 and is usually maintained at 31-32 degrees and because of the top it is especially clean. There are sun beds and parasols available.

More Details

Michelle Procter-Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks the house was lovely and very well equipped, the children loved the pool and table tennis.

Just wanted to say that you have a beautiful house. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time & felt at home as soon as we got there. You have done a fantastic job of creating an amazing holiday home.

Best equipped kitchen we have stayed in! Lovely house as well.

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your wonderfully converted farmhouse. Rooms comfortable, and enhanced by a beautiful orchids. Downstairs roomy and well equipped. The depth of the pool was ideal for the youngest and the oldest who both needed to be in their depth, and it was in constant use in all weathers. We were lucky most of the time and only had 2 wet days when I enjoyed painting an interior, through from the lounge, including your splendid mirror and of course the beams.

We had a great week thanks – the gite was lovely and we had a lovely relaxing time...the kids loved the pool and table tennis.
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the Dissé-sous-le-Lude around the Sarthe

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 23 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower
  • All bathrooms are modern and heated. All upstairs bathrooms have a bath and shower and toilet. All downstairs bathroom have large walk in power showers and toilets. Toilet paper is supplied. Towels are supplied free of charge.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Three properties accomodating 2 to 21 as required Notes on bedrooms: All the rooms have a combination of double or two single beds with memory foam mattresses and linen is provide. The master bedroom in La Rosetta has a cot. In Les Isabelle there is a sofa bed in the lounge. Additional cots/futons are available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both houses have been refurbished to a high specification. La Rosetta has a large open planned entrance hall from which the kitchen and lounge lead off: the kitchen is super large capable of catering for 21 with range cooker and the lounge is comfortable with leather sofas and a wood burner. Les Isabelle is open planned with kitchen, diner and lounge with the original fireplace and leather sofas one being a sofa bed. Satellite TV's and free WiFi, a library of books and board games as well as cards & card tables are available in both houses. All bedrooms are a combination of double or twin bedded rooms and mattresses are memory foam for a comfortable night’s sleep, there are extra cots on request. All bed linen is provided. The upstairs bathrooms are modern with a bath and above bath shower and downstairs are large shower rooms with a walk-in power showers. All towels are provided and emergency toiletries are available. There is a shared laundry room with washing machine. Outside: French windows open onto private south facing terraces with large outdoor tables and parasols. The terraces have views over the valley. Les Isabelle terrace overlooks the lower pool terrace. The pool is single depth, 11x5m saltwater pool with a stepped roman end & swim jet. It is heated with a solar blanket and top, water temp. is 30+ degrees by June. The roll on/off enclosure allows you to swim either with the covers on or off or partially on, whatever the weather. The pool terrace with outdoor shower is a sun trap and sun loungers and parasols are provided. In the garden there is a combination of walnut, fig and fruit trees for guest’s consumption. The gardens have been newly laid with lawns and modern grass & bamboos beds and roses, in keeping with the regions love of ‘La Rosa’. There is an outdoor table tennis table and BBQs. Bikes are also available FOC. Utility Room: The Laundry Room houses the washing machine, rotary clothes driers, iron and the ironing board etc. as well as a full complimentary range of cleaning equipment and cleaning products for the convenience of the guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen plus 1 hand & bath towel per guest. More towels and linen are available at a small charge. The house is expected to be left in a clean and orderly state, it is professionally cleaned before and after each let. A house clean service is available.


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Nice location, but make sure details are taken care of

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The house is situated in the province. The two major cities are 30-40 minutes drive from the house. There are some nice castles worthwhile visiting in the neighborhood.

The house itself was well equipped with what you need when traveling with a large group of people. The swimming pool is a total plus. However, make sure to get the details right with the landlord. In the description it says the house is wheelchair accessibile. This is not the case as we found out the hard way. This was disappointing because in the pre-communication we specifically asked about this. Upon arrival 5 people first had to spent 2,5 hours cleaning the house. There were dead bugs everywhere and the floor was just dirty with dust as the furnitures where. After some strong requests the landlord took on the job to make the beds. We were with nine people and initially located in the two small apartments next to the main house. We really don't see how we would ave been able to join our week as a 9-persons family. The dining table would not have been big enough, the kitchens were very small and there were not enough beds - meaning some had to sleep on sleeping couches in the living rooms. After some phone calls we could access the main house, which was well suited for larger groups. The husband of the owner who spent a few days at the same location, went into the smaller apartment.

So all by all: make sure you have detailed confirmations - although that doesn't mean the information provided is correct persé - and the place is NOT wheelchair accessible. The swimming pool is a total plus. The location is very quiet, but that is the charme of Le Lude. When you have access to the whole property you can easily stay with 12 people. The available BBQ, tennis table, bikes (if the tires are not flat) and kitchen-equipment will help you to have a great stay at this charming house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last September and had such a wonderful holiday. Easy to get to, we flew Stansted- Tours and had 45 min drive to the property via a supermarket from airport and the property was gorgeous. We stayed in L'Isabella, it was so nice to have a well equipped kitchen to cook all the amazing food we found in the local markets. Weather was great, swam everyday even one cloudy day when we kept the top on. Thank you so much Michelle

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Mxx
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The property was perfect for our large group.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what it purported to be. The owner was great to work with. The property was clean and tidy. Everything you needed was there on the property. The pool was great after a day sightseeing. A perfect get away from everything

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Michelle
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Wonderful 2 Weeks with Family & Friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Les Blotinieres for 2 weeks. Our family and friends, thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and the accommodation was excellent and suited the 10 adults and 10 children for the 1st week admirably. The swimming pool was outstanding - so much so the children did not want to leave the farm houses so we spent most of that week in and around the pool. We thought the houses were very well equipped for the number of people there and we particularly liked the endless supply of hot water (essential with 10 children!) and the kitchen spice draw.

On the 2nd week we were 16 adults The friends that joined us for that week were really impressed and although the properties could sleep 21, sixteen adults could fit in most comfortably and each couple could have some privacy but enjoy the communal meals on the large terrace. All our friends thought that the location was perfect and an ideal base for visiting the many sites & attractions in the area.

The owner was most helpful and the instructions and suggestions for restaurants and locations to visit was very useful.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect farmhouse in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Les Blotinières in the Loire Valley. We went with three generations of family and everyone had a great time from the kids right up to the grandparents! We really enjoyed sitting outside on the lovely patio amongst the lavender having evening drinks and long dinners in front of the gorgeous stone farmhouse. The house gave us a great opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside and we really enjoyed seeing some of the less well known chateaux that were close to the property. The farmhouse was very well equipped with everything we needed and the pool is a lovely setting. We couldn't get the kids out and again lovely long afternoons enjoying the sunbeds by the pool. I would definitely recommend the house to anyone wanting a lovely, relaxing holiday in the French countryside. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week in a beautiful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We went to the farmhouses in Le Lude for a family get away and could not have been more pleased. The farmhouses were spacious and airy, beautifully decorated and had everything that we needed for a fantastic week away.

The house is a pleasant cycle ride from town which had the shops we needed and a wonderful little bakery. We were a short drive from wine tasting heaven and the bigger towns with plenty of restaurants and shopping.

We went with young children and there were plenty of parks and a small waterpark close by. They loved the swimming pool which we could use even on a cooler day, by keeping the cover over, it was perfect.

The local golf course kept some of the chaps entertained while we relaxed and went for country walks.

There was everything we needed in a quiet spot and beautiful surroundings, and enough beds and space to sleep the extended family and friends, which is usually a big ask! The owners were wonderful and extremely helpful throughout and the houses were immaculate.

We are excited to return in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Disse sous Le Lude
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Le Mans
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Le Lude
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
La Fleche


The nearest Airport is Tours, the following airports are all about 2.5 hrs away - Nantes, Paris Orly, Poitiers, Dinad. To drive it is about 280 miles from Calais about a 5.5 hr drive, or about 2.5 hrs from the ports of Caen, Le Harve or St Malo


A half a mile walk to from Dissé-sous-le-Lude by the little river; or 5 miles into Le Lude, on gentle undulating roads. About 8 miles to La Fleche and there is a dedicated cycle route. The nearest big cities are Tours, Angers, Le Mans and Saumur all about 25 miles away.

Further Details:

There are many great restaurants nearby from the magnificent Quatre Saison by the river in La Fleche to the restaurants built in caves around Saumur to our gastronique La Renaissance in Le Lude & Domaine de la Courbe just outside Le Lude. This area is known as the Garden of France. Every town hosts a market where great seasonal food can be sampled and bought: Le Lude on Thursday, and Wednesday and Sunday in La Fleche where you can enjoy a coffee and a croissants looking onto the market and its colourful array of fresh local produce. The area is renowned for its wines – rosé and white either still and sparkling and some very good reds. Wines from the little known Jasinières appellation to the better known regions are all within an hour’s drive. For the cultural orientated, the chateaux and rose gardens are breath taking, some with a story attached such Chateau D’Ussé and Sleeping Beauty, others built to accommodate kings and lords and their sporting parties. This was once part of England and there is plenty of history to be seen for those interested. There are a number of musical and food festivals over summer at various Chateaux such as ‘Le Weekend des Jardiniers’ at Chateau Le Lude in the beginning of June and the 'Spectaculars' in the neighbouring Chateau at Baugé. There is horse racing at Ecommoy and Saumur: the Cadre Noir (the National French Horse Riding School) have open days where they demonstrate their training techniques and they host World and European Equestrian Events. In mid June Le Mans 24 racing takes over the region but there are many other motor races organised such as vintage cars rallies and tours. The Tour de France also comes through Le Lude. There are nature reserves and woods with wonderful walks and rides; some of these reserves combine natural lakes with swimming and pedalos for the children such as Lac Rille. There are parks involved in breeding endangered species as well as hosting some amazing displays particularly at the Zoo La Fleche.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse around the Dissé-sous-le-Lude,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September-La Rosetta
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Please note that the rate outside the peak holiday season is based on La Rosetta which is the four bedroom house. The other houses (one bedroom or three bedroom) are available prorated at the rates shown. Please call to discuss. Kind regards Michelle

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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