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Celia Fernandez

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Loire Valley Castles-Saumur-Anjou: charming gite with Spa and swimming pool

7 Reviews
People16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Blou - 'La Chambre au Pré'

Well-being and cultural stays in a gite decorated in a 'chic countryside' style

Discover France and Loire Valley Castles from our gite located in the charming village of Blou, 12 km away from Saumur in Maine-et-Loire and at the heart of the Natural Regional Park Loire Anjou Touraine, of which Loire is rated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Olivier and Celia welcome you at 'Le Bonheur est dans le pré' estate (' happiness is in the meadow') in a character home fully built in Tuffeau stone, in the heart of 4 ha of natural meadow. It will be our pleasure to share with you our passion for France, cultural sites of Val de Loire, French gastronomy and wines.

The estate is located in a quiet area in the countryside of Saumur, and only 2 km away from the shops, supermarkets and restaurants of the city of Longué-Jumelles!

You will be able to enjoy the estate's activities:

- Well-being area with sauna and Jacuzzi (Spa) to laze in a heated water of 38° (starting from November 2012).

- Swimming pool (starting from spring 2013).

- Bakeries’ delivery upon request. The baker can deliver bread, croissants and further pastries starting from 7:30 a.m., every morning in a 'bread-box' placed at the entrance of the gite (you go for your delivery when you want and you pay the baker directly at the end of your stay).

- Breakfast-baskets with marmalades, home-made yoghurt and cakes, fruits, fruit juice, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate (out of school holidays periods)...

- Lunch-baskets (out of school holidays periods)

- VIP welcoming with a bottle and flutes of champagne upon arrival.

- Bath linen rental (including a large and a smaller towel).

- Walks in the meadows of the domain...

- Hammock on the terrace of your gite.

You will stay at the 'Le Bonheur est dans le pré' estate, in the semi-detached gite named 'la Chambre au Pré' which is found completely at street level.

You will have an equipped kitchen (induction cooker, oven, microwave, small refrigerator...), a living room with a flat screen television, two cosy bedrooms and a shower room with shower, toilets and double bowl sink at your disposal.

Outdoors you will enjoy a large terrace with arbour and hammock, and a garden with view of the meadow.

The decoration of the place, in a 'chic countryside' style, is a picture of authenticity.

The gite enjoys a surprising natural and cultural setting. It is the ideal place to discover the famous Loire Valley Castles, to cycle along the Loire, royal river, to visit the troglodyte sites and the cultural sites such as the Fontevraud Abbey, the vineyards of Saumur, Bourgueil and Layon, the Cadre Noir, the French National Horse Riding School in Saumur, Angers and its famous tapestry of apocalypse, the botanical park Terra Botanica, (leading region for botanica in Europe), the Zen park of Maulévrier, Doué la Fontaine zoo and rose garden, the Puy du Fou park or the Futuroscope...

Detailed description:

- Kitchen

South oriented, the kitchen directly opens on the terrace and the garden. It is fully fitted with induction cooker, large electric oven, micro wave, coffee machine, toaster and all necessary to your stay (oven dishes, tart and cake tins, salad spinner, saucepans and stoves, cutlery and peeler, tea and coffee cups and plates, water and wine glasses) . The crockery is in a 'family home' style. The table is laid in front of a large white dresser made-to-measure with the interior shutters of a house of Anjou, a decoration with lots of charm...

- Sitting room

Place of conviviality, it opens on the living area and the large Nottingham couch, a touch baroque, will surprise you by its softness. A little relaxing moment with readings over Anjou and the flat screen television.

- Parental bedroom

The glazing in a 'loft studio' style lets enter a gentle light. The ecru curtains and the pleated quilt give a romantic tone to the bedroom. The bed of 160 cm is high quality to guarantee you blissful nights.

- Further bedroom

Two single beds are waiting for children of friends. The colours are in ecru tones, and cream and linen give an atmosphere of softness, for relaxing holidays in Anjou.

- Shower room

In white and blue tones, it has a large double bowl sink unit, a shower and a toilet.

- Garden

The terrace is shaded by a beautiful tree and the garden furniture will allow you to spend great evenings. The garden opens directly on the meadow.

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Tourism in Val-de-Loire:

Markets

On Saturdays, we suggest you the market of Saumur, on St Peter's, La Bilange and Republic squares, a big and lively market, under big trees.

On Mondays takes place the market of Rosiers sur Loire, and it is very close to the gite (10km), it is small but you can find good local produce and cheeses there. We can also recommend you one of the pork butcher's of the village to savour the famous 'Rillauds' of Anjou and delicious 'rillettes'. If you are looking for a larger market, you will find what you're looking for on Mondays in Doué la Fontaine (20km). On Wednesday we recommend the Beaufort-en-Vallée one, where there is an excellent fishmonger.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Celia Fernandez (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bonjour,

Nous avons bien apprécié le séjour dans votre location.

Nous gardons votre adresse pour un prochain séjour
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Loire Valley Castles-Saumur-Anjou: charming gite with Spa and swimming pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews
5

Fabuleux séjour en famille !

  • 5 of 5

Juste parfait, accueil chaleureux, maison spacieuse, conviviale très bien adaptée à tous (enfants, grands-parents, couples), décoration raffinée.

Le bonheur est vraiment dans le pré avec le cadre et les animaux ... adorables.

Un grand merci et à bientôt !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

parfait

  • 5 of 5

Gite très agréable et très bien bien pensé. Les chambres du gite principal sont hyper spacieuses , et chaque famille a réellement son intimité (toilettes, salle d'eau, et sas anti bruit!). Les équipements sont d'excellente qualité, les finitions bien faites et la deco a été pensée dans les moindres détails. L'environnement est simple et magnifique, et les petits animaux environnants ont fait la joie des enfants tout le week end! Accueil très agréable, et la grande souplesse dans les horaires accordées par les propriétaires rajoute une certaine détente au séjour. Seul petit bémol nous concernant, si la qualité du petit gite est indéniable, elle ne propose pas pour autant le même luxe (taille et intimité) que sur le gite principal pour les chambres.

Tres bon séjour , et un grand merci aux propriétaires pour leur accueil!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Excellente adresse !

  • 5 of 5

J'ai eu la bonne intuition de louer ce gîte pour réunir mes meilleurs amis pour mon anniversaire. Nous y avons passé un très bon week-end. Le gîte est très confortable et le fait que chaque chambre dispose de sa salle de bains est un vrai plus lorsque l'on est nombreux. L'environnement est très calme, propice au repos comme à la fête car on ne gêne personne. Cerise sur le gâteau : le pain et les croissants livrés sur place par le boulanger le matin... Le bonheur !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux de vous avoir reçu, et que vous ayez pu avoir une belle fête pour votre anniversaire et de merveilleux souvenirs au Bonheur est dans le Pré … Au plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau pour fêter d'autres années !
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Très agréable week-end

  • 4 of 5

Gite très agréable, avec une décoration soignée. Piscine, sauna et spa très sympa. Le seul point négatif a été que le spa était froid le dimanche matin. Sinon dans le gîte il ne manquait rien, la literie confortable. Un bel endroit pour passer un bon moment entre amis ou en famille. On y reviendra.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pascaline , Ce fût un plaisir de vous accueillir au printemps. Nous avons réglé le chauffage du Jacuzzi afin qu'il soit à 39° de bonne heure le matin ! Merci pour vos remarques, elles nous sont précieuses pour offrir un séjour de qualités aux souvenirs inoubliables ! Nous serons ravis de vous accueillir une prochaine fois. Célia
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5

Génial ! Allez y sans aucune retenue.

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons juste de séjourner une nuit dans ce gîte vraiment super. Le seul regret que l'on puisse avoir, c'est de n'en avoir profité qu'une seule nuit. Car ce gîte est vraiment très agréable, très fonctionnel, super bien décoré, très propre. Tout à l'intérieur est de très bonne qualité et l'extérieur calme, en pleine campagne, avec le chant des oiseaux comme seul bruit. Très bien situé pour visiter les chateaux de la Loire et les environs. La propriétaire est de très bon conseil et très accueillante. Une location à recommander largement , pour tous. Parfaite avec des enfants, car ils peuvent jouer dehors sans danger.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Une location parfaite pour découvrir l'Anjou

  • 5 of 5

Un gîte encore plus joli au réel qu'en photo, une décoration soignée, un environnement silencieux et dégagé, des propriétaires sympathiques, bref, tout pour plaire.

Cette location ne peut qu'être vivement recommandée, tous âges confondus.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Angers
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Longué Jumelles
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
St Lambert des Levée
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Longué Jumelles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Longué Jumelles
Car: recommended

In Saumur, you can visit the Cadre Noir, enjoy the gourmet restaurants and the sunny squares with their wine bars. Ideal for walks on the edge of the Loire, or boat trips. Our gite is also located only 2 km away from Longué-Jumelles with its shops and supermarket, its stroll of the old wash houses and its mill to visit.

Of course, you can also enjoy your holidays in Saumur to discover the treasures of Anjou: troglodytes’ sites of Louresse-Rochemenier and Turquant, Fontevraud abbey, Doué la Fontaine zoo, the charming villages. From Saumur, take the time to visit Chinon and Candes-St-Martin. Finally, the Loire Valley Castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois, Cheverny, Clos Lucé, Chaumont, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Chinon, Brézé, Saumur, Angers...

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Blou, Maine-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Septembre
6 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£216
From
£424
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,255
 
 
Octobre
3 Oct 2016 - 19 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£216
From
£294
Fri,Sat
£944
 
 
Vacances de Toussaint
20 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£216
From
£424
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,255
 
 
Touassaint-1er Novembre
28 Oct 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£723
for 3 nights
From
£355
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,688
 
 
Novembre-Décembre
3 Nov 2016 - 9 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
£216
for 1 night
From
£216
From
£329
Fri,Sat,Sun
£944
 
 
Week-end 11 Nov
10 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,236
for 3 nights
From
£412
 
 
Nov-Décembre
14 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£381
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£329
Fri,Sat,Sun
£944
 
 
Décembre Noel/N An
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,688
for 7 nights
£1,688
 
 
Janvier-Février-Mars
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£294
for 2 nights
From
£147
From
£294
Fri,Sat,Sun
£944
 
 
Avril 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£216
From
£433
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,255
 
 
Pâques et Mai 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£649
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£433
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Juin 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£216
From
£433
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Juillet 2017
3 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,904
for 7 nights
£1,904
 
 
Août
29 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,164
for 7 nights
£2,164
 
 
Aout 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,904
for 7 nights
£1,904
 
 
Tarif Standard
2 night minimum stay
£17
for 2 nights
From
£9
£9
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Forfait ménage en sus 120€ pour les séjour à la semaine et 80€ pour les week-end.
Personnes supplémentaires, au de là de 8 : 25€ par personnes (à comptabiliser une seule fois pour la durée du séjour)
Option location de draps 5€ par personne
Option location de serviettes 3€ par personne

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blou in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Shower Enclosure
  • It is spacious, with a double bowl sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are two small spaces, where everything has been planned for the highest comfort. In the master bedroom, there is a good quality bed of 160 cm, with two side tables and a large mirror. The second bedroom has 2 single beds. A large cupboard is at your disposal in the main room to store belongings during your holidays.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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