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Overview

Le Bois is a 250 year old farmhouse set in a small hamlet close to the village of Meigne le Vicomte which has recently been totally refurbished to an exceptionally high standard by the owners. In 2010 a large above ground pool (20 X 12) was added to the south facing aspect as well as free wireless internet and free telephone calls internationally. The property comprises of 3500 square feet of accommodation as follows.

The kitchen has a very large authentic farmhouse kitchen fully equipped with all modern conveniences being dominated by a full height tuffeau stone fireplace with superb log burning stove and a matching shaker style kitchen table and 6 chairs. Accessed via the kitchen is a large utility room providing access to the rear garden complete with a large sink, washing machine/tumble drier and separate WC off this room. There is a substantial lounge which is well equipped with two large leather settees and separate chair. There is a large screen TV with Sky TV and a DVD player, Mini HiFi and iPod docking system. Like the kitchen the room has a feature fireplace and large wood burning stove with three double patio doors looking out over the rear gardens.

Upstairs the property benefits from three large bedrooms (master bedroom ensuite) being the master bedroom with Kingsize bedas well a double anda twin bedroom. Each room benefits from fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. There is a large main bathroom which comprises of a large shower cubicle and separate bath. To complete the upstairs accommodation there is a mezzanine floor which has a large bed settee which is large enough for two adults to sleep comfortably.

Outside the property is set in 2 acres of land, which is mainly laid to course lawn, and for your enjoyment a large 6 seat hardwood table set with an oversize parasol is situated close to the kitchen door together with a Stainless Steel charcoal BBQ set. In the barn guests will find two cycles for their use during the visit with the village being an easy, flat ride suitable for all ages. there is a new above ground pool measuring approximately 20 X 12 X 4 which has a solar cover and comes with a volley ball net for your added enjoyment. The pool is fully filtered.



What do do in the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is an area renowned for its natural beauty, pretty villages and magnificent Chateaux. It also goes without saying that in France food and wine are equally as important to the locals as their heritage.

Le Bois is located close to the main routes travelling in all directions and most locations can be reached within a 15 to 30 minute car journey. The towns of Tours, Angers, Saumur, Le Mans and Le Lude are all within easy drive and provide quality shopping, historic interest, pavement cafes and a variety of quality restaurants. Walking, cycling and water sports are all available close to the property and on site we provide two cycles for use by our guests. The area’s most famous historic sites are the various Chateaux which line the banks of the Loire
River. Most notable of these are Saumur, Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau and Ambois. For children and adults alike there are three local zoos, each with its own unique way of presenting the animals!

For the golfer the area has many local golf courses within an hours drive, with nearest at Bauge being a renowned competition course. Discount tickets are available both locally and via the internet.

For our guests convenience we have provided a book pack with a large selection of leaflets and suggestions for the local attractions.

Summary:

Traditional fully modernised farmhouse furnished to an exceptionally high standard. 3 large bedrooms, ensuite with substantial kitchen & lounge with log burners, large pool and free WiFi Internet

Facilities

Property type: Gite

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Seperate room adjoining the master bedroom, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 7 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Pets (By special arrangement with the owners. No bookings can be accepted without first gaining authority with the owner.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
12th April 2015 to 30th May 2017 3
1st June 2017 to 11th April 2018 3

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st March 180 Days 0%
1st April to 30th June 180 Days 0%
1st September to 31st October 180 Days 0%
1st November to 30th November 180 Days 0%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 10%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Booking supplement for those rentals that are less than 7 days in duration. This supplement covers the additional cost of cleaning and laundry for a short stay. All year Booking length: Duration less than 7 days £68.63 per booking

Paid with booking

Winter Heating Surcharge 1st January to 31st January N/A £8.67 per night

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Winter Heating Surcharge 1st February to 28th February N/A £8.67 per night

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Winter Heating Surcharge 1st March to 31st March N/A £8.67 per night

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Winter Heating Surcharge 1st October to 31st October N/A £8.67 per night

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Winter Heating Surcharge 1st November to 30th November N/A £8.67 per night

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Winter Heating Surcharge 1st December to 31st December N/A £8.67 per night

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Towel rental for each member of the party - FREE All year N/A £0.00 per booking

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Logs for both Wood Burning fires 1st January to 31st January N/A £28.90 per week

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Logs for both Wood Burning fires 1st February to 28th February N/A £28.90 per week

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Logs for both Wood Burning fires 1st March to 31st March N/A £28.90 per week

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Logs for both Wood Burning fires 1st October to 31st October N/A £28.90 per week

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Logs for both Wood Burning fires 1st November to 30th November N/A £28.90 per week

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Logs for both Wood Burning fires 1st December to 31st December N/A £28.90 per week

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Travel cot & high chair All year N/A £0.00 per week

Paid with booking

Pet Supplement - by prior agreement with the owners All year N/A £54.18 per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 5km
  • Shopping: 5km
  • Village: 2km
  • Train: 40km
  • Golf: 15km

Reviews

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18 out of 18 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 02 August 2014 with Family
Our second stay at Le Bois and already talking about a third. Our group consists of mum and dad and two daughters aged 12 and 10, and our pet dog Tilly. Its a beautiful house that suited us all, it has a beautiful garden with beautiful views. The house has everything you need to make your holiday relaxing, the second you arrive you feel just happy to be there and calm. We were lucky with the weather and so were able to use the pool almost everyday, the pool is very well maintained and clean. Everyone you meet connected with the house is beyond helpful, we totally recommend Janices cooked meals too! We had the pleasure of the owners company next door for the week and are desperately trying to persuade them to let us move there ha ha -)
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Stayed Thursday 03 July 2014 with Friends
Perfect place to stay All facilitys are available in the property and great quiet location very well maintained and very clean We were visiting Le Mans Classic and found it perfect Yes we would book again without doubt either as a family or with friends. Many thanks for a great stay
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Stayed Saturday 28 September 2013 with Family
I was very sad to leave Le Bois, a renovated farmhouse in the Loire valley. It was palatial so we could all spread out with luxurious couches, plenty of space in the bedrooms, an excellent kitchen (induction cooktop!) and separate laundry. Everything we could possibly need was here and it was renovated to the highest standard. Additionally the house was set in a generous block so you had complete privacy. Slept like a baby each night. The only downside was it was hard to find in the GPS (difficult to find on a map as the roads are unnamed) but the property managers met us in "town" and guided us to it. A more detailed map with landmarks and an exact lat/long would be helpful. Also it seemed like all the chateaux were a long way away, so lots of driving involved. Be sure to stock up on groceries before you arrive as the local town is pretty dead else you will end up having a "Withnail and I" experience. But Le Bois will remain in my memory forever as one of our most comfortable and enjoyable holiday stays.
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Stayed Saturday 24 August 2013 with Family
This was our first experience of renting a gite, so some of this may be obvious to more seasoned renters. The property was well maintained, well appointed and well decorated. Lovely exposed beams, fire, and comfortable leather settees. The large kitchen had all the necessary appliances and utencils we could have needed.There is one other rental property on the site. Whilst this is next door, none of the windows overlook the other property and the positioning of the outdoor furniture ensures privacy to all. The nearest village is walkable but doesnt contain very much. Everything else is really a drive (cycling could be an option). The gite is set in open countryside and is wonderfully quiet. The only reason I marked down the area was because we travelled with 2 teenage kids and after a week they were starting to get a bit bored (even with the free wi-fi), but I would think for younger children the place would be a great adventure with swings, badminton, pool etc. We relied on the DVD collection available at the gite, which was a bit of a mistake as it was raher limited. I really think the property would benefit from the availability of some bikes. I understand that the owner may have concerns over the cost/maintenance of these but I would have gladly paid a surcharge (and a deposit) to have bikes available.
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Stayed Saturday 03 August 2013 with Family
We loved Le Bois, its a gorgeous home, which has been furnished in a very tasteful and thoughtful way. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need, sofas are huge luxury leather, beds extremely comfortable, we never ran out of hot water, the gardens are beautiful and the views beyond lovely. The children enjoyed the big trampoline and the pool (bit chilly for wimpy grown ups when we were there), and the dog thought all her Christmases had come at once. Its probably the first holiday weve had where we all wanted to stay! Recommend getting Janice to cater a couple of meals whilst youre there, everything delivered to your door. It is very rural so if you want buzzy restaurants (which we didnt) youll need to get in the car. Cant wait to return.
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Stayed Monday 03 June 2013
A beautiful property, which has everything one could possibly expect to find for a most enjoyable stay. A problem with hot water was rectified quickly and efficiently.
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Stayed Saturday 06 October 2012
Spent just on a week at this lovely Gite. Le Bois has all you need for a very comfortable stay- very spacious will all the conveniences and finished to an excellent standard. Even when the weather made outside activities impossible there was plenty of room inside to spread and relax. Pool, swings and space to run and play make Le Bois ideal for families. We had a great time there and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it. As we were the only ones staying there it was also incredibly quiet. I also found the owner great to deal with when I was booking.
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Stayed Saturday 21 July 2012
A fantastic Gite, where we had our best ever holiday. Peter & Robert were very helpful when we had extra guests arrive for a weekend. On a slight negative side, the pool should be described as a large paddling pool as it certainly isnt big enough for swimming. Also, this is the first Gite weve stayed at where there was no welcome pack and no information on local amenities, markets, restaurants etc. However, we plan to return next year to this wonderful Gite in its perfect setting.
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Stayed Saturday 14 July 2012
We had a short stay at the property in July 2012. We were impressed at the perfect blend of modern and old and the quality of the furnishings. The information available about the villa and area was excellent and the lovely caretakers ensured we had a very nice stay. The children loved the vast garden and crop areas nearby as well as the new play equipment on site. Very relaxing and peaceful and not too far from the Loire Valley tourist attractions.
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Stayed Friday 28 May 2010
This is our second visit to Le Bois and we noticed that the owners have continued to improve the facilities sinceour visit last year including the addition of a wide screen TV and Sky television. We arrived a little late in the day and it was lovely to find a welcome pack of tea and coffee waiting for us. The property is very well appointed and, as with our last visit, thebeds were so comfortable we missed breakast on more than one occasion! Once again we were blessed with lovely weather during our stay and visited the Sunday Market at Langais which is a truly wonderful experience and allowed us to purchase our fresh fruit and vegetables for our visit. Saumur and Le Mans are both lovely places to visit given both sight seeing and shopping opportunites tigether with many lovely pavement cafes. We just love this property so much and cannot recommend it highly enough as a quality self catering accommodation at an affordable price. Looking forward to our third visit!
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Stayed Wednesday 24 February 2010
This is a wonderfully restored house with all modern amenities. Superbly spacious yet warm. Located in a wonderful, quiet, rural setting, but close to many many wonderful attractions in Saumur, Amboise, Chanonceaux, Tours, Fontevraud, etc. etc. The beds are new and very comfortable. Bathrooms are large and well appointed. Excellent value for the money. A gem! As they say on Ebay: A++++ Would rent again!!!
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Stayed Sunday 05 August 2007
Beautiful gite in a superb location. Loved it!
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The property is in great condition and the photos do not do it justice! Its quite secluded, which is great if you want some privacy and tranquility. The owner is wonderful to deal with and will provide you with all the information you need to make your stay enjoyable. A truly A+ experience, and I wouldnt hesitate to come back!
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We loved the property. The owner and managers were extremely nice and very helpful with giving us local information and assistance. The only caution we would add for anyone considering renting this property is to b sure you understand that there are two rental units on the property. Thus, if your expectation is to be alone on the property, you may wish to confirm that. We were alone as expected, and it was terrific. The house was extremely comfortable and charming. The outdoor areas offered great country views and sunsets. The location was perfect and was within an hour drive of literally every Loire site we wanted to visit. We highly recommend this property. The Lonis/Bessick Family July 2011
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The property is as in the photos - a lovely restoration/modernisation of an old stone cottage. Its very spacious with everything needed and in all of good quality. While there is a village about 8 minutes drive away, wineries, good restaurants are generally over half an hour away and the most famous tourist attractions (e.g. Villandry, Chenonceaux) are 45-90 minutes drive away. We were happy to curl up with a book in front of the fire and enjoy relaxing as that was our primary goal for the holiday. Points to note: the lounge room fireplace smokes the house out when it is windy and so is really unusable in such conditions (the kitchen one is fine) to cycle to the next village you have to share the road with enormous trucks and it is difficult to quickly pull off so it is not quite the relaxing journey you may imagine (tiny local roads are fine) youre in the countryside so the power does go off at times (the area apparently is being worked on). However, these are little things in context - we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend it. The owner and manager are both very responsive if necessary during the stay.
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A very comfortable cottage in an extremely peaceful location. It is about 45 minutes to any of the châteaus on both sides of the Loire, but on very quiet and easy roads. There is a very comfortable double bed [which was important to me as I have a bad back], and there was a good WiFi connection and the free UK calls facility was very useful.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Bois. The facilities were clean and comfortable. The gite was set in its own grounds in the middle of nowhere, which was just what we wanted. A new above ground pool was available to use which was lovely at the end of a very hot day. we would happily recommend Le Bois to our friends
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Spacious well equipped accommodation furnished to a high standard. Due to being the first rentals of the new season we did have a few teething problems i.e no satellite signal, unable to use brand new hob etc but caretakers did their best to help out. Gite is in lovely rural away from it all setting but also not too far from other places of interest. Loved the Master bedroom sky-light window giving the effect of sleeping under the stars! Overall good value for money and I would recommend to a friend
Owner reply:

Thanks to Tracey providing this feedback. We have provided suitable pans for the new hob (induction system) and upon inspection found the Sky amplifier wires had been moved around by a previous visitor causing this problem. The problem is now fully corrected and the information was greatly appreciated as this ensures future guest benefit from the amendments made. Thank you Tracey and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

2 other reviews
Mair & Leighton Davies - East YorkshireWell what can you say about Le Bois? If you’re looking for a quiet peaceful and tranquil holiday – you’ve found it yet you are near enough to many beautiful Chateaux, typically beautiful French towns with much to do, and generally no more than 45 minutes from the gite. The Loire Valley is one of the nicest places we have ever been to and as for the gite you will want for nothing.We will certainly be back again.
Jackie & David Questa – YorkshireLovely home with everything from tasteful furnishings and well equipped kitchen facilities to a great selec tion of books and even IPod speakers! Plenty of room inside and out all just made for a relaxing family holiday. Location is ideal for all the attraction of the Loire attractions Kayacking on the Loire is a must! We will certainly be back again next year and the next year.......

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About the owner
Loire Valley Gites is the name used to offer our properties - Le Bois & Le Bûcheron - in the fabulous Loire Valley for rental. Having fallen in love with this area some 10 years ago we spent a considerable amount of time finding the right property. Once we had purchased Le Bois we began a complete renovation which was completed in May 2009. The property is our second home and as such is decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard.
Owner score 1009
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: September 2009