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
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.
Lovely gite very spacious and well equipped set in large garden grounds shared with one other giite but each has its own privacy, Ideal for quiet holiday as set in rural surroundings, we were all cycling so the country lanes with fields of sun flowers suited us, there are some pretty villages within a short drive and the larger towns of Saumur and Chinon are worth a visit. Noyant is the closest village for shopping there is a lovely pattisiere and a friendly cafe/bar. We would definitely return to le Bois.
Bev from Lightwater
Stayed Aug 2014 - 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 -)
Tony from southport
Stayed Jul 2014 - 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
Katie from Canberra
Stayed Sep 2013 - 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.
Nick from Stockport
Stayed Aug 2013 - 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.
Bev from Lightwater
Stayed Aug 2013 - 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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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.......
The property has been modernised and furnished to an exceptionally high standard and benefits from a fully equiped kitchen complete with farmhouse kitchen table with log burning fire, sumptuous leather settees and chair in the lounge with full Sky TV available in the lounge and master bedroom. Each bedroom has a double bed with a high quality matress and very comfortable pillows! 2010 saw the installation of a large above ground pool and free wireless internet and a telephone with unlimited free calls to many international destinations.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Fishing Flying Golf Horse Riding
Sailling Sports Center Swimming Tennis Wind Surfing
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.
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