The 15th Century Guest house at Manoir des Rosiers: la maison du manoir.
In the grounds of a manor-house surrounded by lavanders and roses, la Maison is a solid stone-house, possibly the original stable, entirely renovated, furnished with antique French furniture.The gite has one double bedroom with antique four poster bed and one twin bedroom both with a bath in the room and ensuite WC. The is also a downstairs shower room. A newly fitted kitchen with dining area. A large living room with a huge stone fire place (logs supplied).Guest have shared use to the heated pool (May /September) to the large garden and the hot-tub. Shared access to home cinema in a separate building.
A short drive from the river Loire the Manoir des rosiers is set on the edge of a small village in tranquil countryside. The are many historic sights localy such as troglidite caves, chateauxs and vin yards. Good restaurants can be found within a 15 minute drive. The legendary Loire, listed as World Heritage by Unesco is the europes's last untamed river. Tuffeau stones and slate have lent their nuances to the somptuous buildings that stand on its banks. Discover the chateaux, Renaissance homes, medieval fortresses: kings, artists and authors all had the right idea. Saulmur, angers, Brissac, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Chinon, Tours...all of these references to the past make the Loire an out-of-ordinary river.
The very highly regarded vineyards of Coteau-xdu-Layon, Anjou-Brissac, Saumur-Champigny, Chinon, Vouvray, are within easy access and local growers are always very pleased to welcome visitors for a tasting.
La Maison (property 26818) and the annex le Petit Pavillon (property 80333) can be rented together or individually depending on party size.
Very good property and well worth the expense. Fantastic pool and hot tub set up along with a great movie theatre.
Maia and Frederic were very friendly and gave us a very warm welcome. The property and all the facilities were of a high standard and there was enough to do in the surrounding area. We would love to return one day.
We found the gite a beautiful place to stay for a few days - very tastefully decorated and well appointed. Our hosts made us feel very welcome too. I would certainly recommend this destination to others.
Very pretty property.
Fabulous hosts and wonderful dinners, would not hesitate to reccommend
We had a lovely time! The gite was beautiful, and Rosemary was really welcoming, and very helpful! In addition, her cooking was excellent, and we really enjoyed our dinners in the "big house".
A minor (in the context of an otherwise splendid property) observation is that if you have a small child, you may be concerned about the very easy access to a bath with running water in the bedroom, and also the stairs - which are quite steep, and a little slippery (especially if wearing socks!). If you have a travel safety gate, it may be worth taking this with you, to put at the top of the stairs.
Apart from this, I would definitely recommend the property (and Rosemary as a wonderful host).
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Le Manoir des Rosiers is a great base to explore this part of the Loire Valley.Many Thanks to Maia for all of her advice and information.11thSeptember 2010
Thank you Maia and Frederic for being such lovely hosts.We have had a lovely relaxing stay, enjoyed the local chateaus and towns.I think you may see us again.29th August 2010
It was lovely to borrow the bikes and ride up to the bakery in the morning.We had plenty of barbeques.All in all, a very relaxing holiday.13th August 2010
The gite is very comfortable and our daughter has had lots of fun in the pool. Thank you Maia for your kindness and hospitality. We have had a wonderful time and hope to visit again. 17th July 2010
what a wonderful week ! A fantastic gite in beautiful surroundings.We couldn't have wished for a more relaxing and enjoyable holiday.Frederic and Maia are wonderful hosts and we thank them for their hospitality.
About the owner
Maïa, a former tourguide and her husband Frédéric have escaped from a more hectic life in Paris to the peaceful Loire countryside.
They are experts at looking after you and they are just next door, discreets but always on hand if you need them.
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