Manoir De Levesque
Villa with 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and private pool in Doué-en-Anjou, France
From £2,650 per week
Villa to rent in Doué-en-Anjou, France
In a beautifully secluded part of the Loire Valley, surrounded by countryside dotted with wineries.
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Villa overview - owner's description
In a beautifully secluded part of the Loire Valley, surrounded by countryside dotted with wineries, this 17th-century Manor House offers the perfect retreat within striking distance to some of the gems of this wonderful region.
Exposed beams, original stone walls and rustic fireplaces speak of the manoir's history, while modern amenities and furnishings offer guests comfort and warmth. Four spacious bedrooms in the Manor House accommodate up to eight guests, while the adjoining, newly renovated cottage sleeps an additional seven across three bedrooms. For larger parties, a gite can be requested for an additional three guests, allowing up to 18 guests to stay over the three homes.
Perfect for a pampering holiday or perhaps a unique hen party, the owners can arrange for an in-house masseur to make the most of the massage table in one of the beautifully designed bathrooms for a moment of pure relaxation surrounded by candles and music. Weddings can also be arranged with wonderful grounds suitable for a memorable outdoor reception tailored to your needs.
Fantastically secluded with glorious grounds and a heated salt-water swimming pool, spend the days relaxing in the outdoor lounge followed by an evening dining al-fresco by the barbecue and playing your favourite tunes on the duke box – you may never want to leave!
Just a few minutes by car brings you to the local historic town of Doue la Fontaine, well known for being the rose capital of Europe. Just outside you will also find the Bioparc, an animal park in a troglodyte site which provides an immersive experience amidst lush vegetation and waterfalls.
It's just under a 30-minute drive to the vibrant town of Saumur, resting on the Loire River, with its excellent shops and restaurants, the famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale chateau, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes.
That said, you needn't travel far to experience the true character of the Loire Valley with Manoir De Levesque's historical architecture and 17th century charm.
1) Manor House + Cottage + Gite (sleeps 18)
2) Manor House + Cottage (sleeps 15)
The Manor House sleeps 8 people and has four en-suite bedrooms (3 double, 1 twin). There is also a kitchen which includes a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, oven, hob and coffee machine. An iron and ironing board can be made available on request.
The adjoining Cottage sleeps up to 7 people and has three bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin, plus an additional bed by arrangement). It has a delightful kitchen complete with microwave/oven, dishwasher and hob. There is a comfortable and spacious sitting/dining room with French windows leading out onto the private terrace, garden, and salt water swimming pool beyond. Also downstairs there is a wet room with twin bedroom next door. Upstairs, you'll find two roomy and comfortable bedrooms, one with double bed and en suite shower room, and the other has triple beds and another en suite shower room.The cottage is centrally heated for cooler weather during the winter months.
The property also offers a smaller studio gite which sleeps 3 people (1 double bed and 1 single bed) which can only be booked in addition to the Manor House and Cottage.
- Heated salt water swimming pool
- Satellite TV with international channels
- Massage table
- Hairdryers on request
- Sun Loungers
- Patio Furniture
- Beach Towels
- Private garden
- Communal garden
- Books and games
Manoir De Levesque is just 5km from the town of Doue La Fountaine, a commune steeped in history and known as the rose capital of France, within a region reputed to be the number one producer of the flowers in Europe, exporting them since the 18th century.
Within 4km sits the famous Bioparc of Doue la Fontaine, an animal park located in a shelled sedimentary rock quarry, providing a unique and immersive experience amidst lush vegetation, watered by numerous waterfalls.
The vibrant town of Saumur (26km), resting on the Loire River, has a reputation for its excellent restaurants, its famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale chateau, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes. Other highlights nearby include a visit to the Fontevraud Abbey (36km) or the fascinating Troglodyte caves in Rochemenier (10km).
Heading north, cross the Loire River and you'll reach the city of Angers (46km) on the River Maine with its magnificent 13th century castle and vibrant cultural and student vibe. Explore the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, full of cafes and restaurants and visit the largest tapestry in the world.
There are plenty of hiking routes in this area or you can hire bikes to follow some wonderful trails both locally and further afield such as parts of the Loire a Velo, a cycle route which follows the Loire river.
The Manoir is around 3 hours drive from Paris, or the TGV takes 1.5 hours to Angers (46km), either from the centre of Paris (Montparnasse) or directly from Charles de Gaule airport. The Chateau is then 40 mins drive from Angers and car hire is very easy from the station.
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Prices and availability
Updated 19 October 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 14 November 2018 - 28 June 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 29 June - 6 September 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 7 September 2019 - 26 June 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 27 June - 4 September 2020: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 5 September 2020 - 19 October 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£870.06 per booking, paid locally
7 bedrooms, Sleeps 18
TV, Satellite / cable
Central heating, Open fire
Hen or stag groups