Large family gite set in the grounds of Manoir de la Foulquetiere
The Main Gite is a lovely self contained house set within the grounds of Manoir de la Foulquetiere and located opposite the Manoir, across the courtyard and gardens. The gite offers luxurious self catering accommodation for 6-8 adults, having three large double bedrooms each with en suite bathroom. There is also a sofa bed in the sitting room, which could sleep a further two adults. Additional single beds and a travel cot and high chair are also available for guests’ children. The gite has been carefully renovated and retains its period charm, featuring the original oak beams and stonework. It is furnished with beautiful French antique beds, mirrors and chandeliers whilst offering all of the comforts of modern living. The gite has direct access to the garden and also has a terrace to the rear, which is furnished with a vintage table and chairs.
The sitting room has a large open fireplace, a contemporary double sofa bed, which seats four adults, and two vintage chairs as additional seating. The room features double doors that offer direct access to the terrace and gardens. There is a stunning spiral staircase that leads to the first floor and two further bedrooms.
The kitchen has everything that guests could need to self cater, including an electric oven and induction hob, refrigerator, kettle, toaster and utensils. There is a kitchen table and chairs.
The gite has a conservatory that offers a large dining space for guests to enjoy in every season. The conservatory is double glazed with glass that keeps the room cool in summer and warm in winter. The room features a built in barbeque with rotisserie and food preparation area as well as a large dining table and chairs.
There is a downstairs loo and basin adjacent to the conservatory.
The Four Poster Bedroom
The double bedroom downstairs features a beautiful four poster bed, dressed with delicate antique French drapes. There is also a vintage dressing table and chair, chest of drawers and bedside tables. The room features lovely French doors that offer direct access to the gardens. There is an en suite bathroom featuring a shower, bath, loo and basin.
The Blue Bedroom
The blue bedroom offers romantic accommodation, featuring a stunning roll top bath within the bedroom itself. The room is decorated with beautiful blue French textiles and features a white brass double bed, a vintage chest of drawers and a table and chair. The blue bedroom has lovely views over the Manoir’s gardens and surrounding countryside.
There is a loo and basin adjacent to the blue bedroom.
The Master Bedroom
The Main Gite’s master bedroom is a very spacious room that features a beautiful antique carved French bed dressed with a coronet and drapes. The room is furnished with a traditional French armoire, chest of drawers and crystal chandelier. There is also a private seating area where guests can relax. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room with loo and basin. Due to the large size of this room, it can also be used as family accommodation and two additional single beds can be provided for small children.
The gite and grounds are absolutely fantastic. We were warmly welcomed by Rosemary and Richard and given as much help with navigating the local area as we needed during our stay. It was a lovely peaceful place to be and the facilities in the gite were superb. There is plenty to do locally but we enjoyed just relaxing in the lovely garden. Nice to have friendly animals to share the facilities with too!
All in all, the best family holiday that weve ever had and were looking forward to returning next year.
Thank you Rosemary and Richard for all of your care and attention!
John from Stoke on Trent
Stayed 19 Jul 2014 with Family
The Gite is tremendous and Rosemary and Richard with Daisy could not have been more helpful. The area is quiet but that was just what we wanted for the children to run around safely and have a swim. A restaurant /Bar 5 minutes walk away was an excellent break for an early evening aperitif. The Tennis courts and the Pedelo the children also enjoyed.
We had a great time and so easy with Villarenters
Muriel from Paris
Stayed 29 May 2014 with Friends
Gîte très agréable avec tout le confort et léquipement. Grand jardin et espaces verts. Gentillesse des dhôtes
Peter from frome
Stayed 03 Aug 2013 with Family
We have just returned from 2 weeks staying at the gite - and none of us wanted to come home. The house is lovely - antique furniture, attractively decorated rooms and plenty of bathrooms (all bedrooms are en suite which, with 2 adults and 3 teenagers, was invaluable). An indoor BBQ in the conservatory/dining room was great fun. I think what we enjoyed most was the grounds, which are heavenly - huge gardens, beautifully planted with shrubs and trees, so that the view from every window is glorious. The chapel and the manor itself are perfect. There is a boating lake that was enormous fun, and a 5 minute stroll away is a very good bar/restaurant beside a lake where there are pedaloes for hire. The swimming pool in the grounds was great...made me feel I was fighting off the croissants! There is masses to do nearby. We avoided the really big, famous chateaux (couldnt bear the idea of braving enormous queues!) but found lots of smaller ones nearby, all beautiful and fascinating - eg Loches with its medieval citadel, Montresor, Valencay and Selles sur Cher which was intriguing because of its vast dilapidation...a great crumbling ruin, half furnished. There are many markets and small villages and towns to potter around in, an enormous zoo nearby...though often what we wanted to do was sit in the garden of the gite and read, and wish we lived there! The hosts were wonderful - helpful about local attractions/shopping hours etc, and fascinating to talk to. The dog and the two pigs were added attractions...and you can buy milk straight from the cow at the neighbouring farm. A heavenly holiday...we really didnt want to come home!
Berton from Bedford
Stayed 24 Oct 2012
We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Manor and I would recommend it to anyone. The location of the Manor is ideal for those wanting to tour the Loire Valley, the Chateaux, and the Loire wine country. Richard and his staff were very gratious and friendly they went out of their way to help us, especially the first day when we arrived very late.
Matthew from Dubai
Stayed 07 Jul 2012
The Large family gite in Manoir de la Fouquetiere was outstanding. The whole complex was rich in history and tranquility and has been tastefully renovated. The owners were extremely helpful and made our stay relaxing. Filled with interesting antiques and comfortable sitting areas, the gite was warm, clean and offered our family of 6 lots of space.
There are a large range of books and activities in the gite, but the outside areas were a favourite with the pool, swing, forest area, grassed areas, lake for fishing and keeping up with the cats, pigs and dog.
We enjoyed the nearby dairy and the camping area across the road (5 mins walk) that proved to have a gourmet restaurant an extensive playground and large lake for boating and fishing.