Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and swimming pool in Varennes-sur-Loire, France
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Villa to rent in Varennes-sur-Loire, France
Villa overview - owner's description
This elegant C15th Manoir, partially moated and set in the centre of 52 acres of beautiful park and fields, has been lavishly decorated with exquisite antiques, custom sofas and chairs.
This elegant C15th Manoir, partially moated and set in the centre of 52 acres of beautiful park and fields, has been lavishly decorated with exquisite antiques, custom sofas and chairs, Persian carpets, Chinese porcelains and oil paintings. A 15th century gigantic working fireplace warms the evenings and the private exclusive large swimming pool cools you during the day.
Flowers grace every room and meals can be provided by two New York chefs, though if you feel like stepping up to the plate (or the stove) yourself the kitchen is kitted out with every modern convenience and stocked with all herbs, spices, vinegars and oils.
Take a ride out into the countryside on the bikes provided or fire up the BBQ in the garden - either way, you'll be in a calm, relaxing and carefree atmosphere for children and adults alike. The nearby city of Saumur provides nightlife and and a great range of dining options, and Tours and Angers are only 50 minutes by car for a bigger city experience. The train station in Saumur is only 12 minutes from the house, which itself is a mere two hours from Paris.
The Manoir has a large entrance hall with floor to ceiling decoration and Chinese porcelains. This leads to the large dining room and living room with four sets of French doors opening onto a beautiful terrace, just a few meters from the secluded swimming pool.
The kitchen has been set up by professional chefs - all appliances are provided as well as a large array of fresh herbs and spices, a variety of vinegars and choice of fresh oils. The bedrooms are plush and the American queen size beds are new and incredibly comfy. One bedroom, the Plum velvet room, contains a 4-poster bed and small en-suite with tiled shower, toilet and sink.
The other two bedrooms share the largest of the bathrooms, with comes with a beautiful, large claw-footed tub and shower. The swimming pool is 5x10 metres, and is lined in a solar warming lining which is a slate blue gray.
Wood is provided for the fireplace, (though there's also central heating) and linens and towels for the bathrooms and pool are provided, along with soaps and shampoos of a high quality.
The 5 acre walled home is set in the centre of 52 acres and is partially moated with fish. Wildlife, birds and butterflies are abundant due to the glorious flower gardens.
The village is a quick eight minute walk from the house, where you'll find a grocery store, a bakery, newsagents, a service garage along with two restaurants and bars. Tennis is only fifteen minutes away, with bike paths, walking trails, and a golf course all within half an hour. Canoeing and river cruises are available as well as the opportunity to explore some splendid Chateaux and churches.
The owners, Steven and Bruce, have been in the service business for 30 years both in France, England and New York City. Meals may be provided at an extra charge with two days notice. A large selection of menus are available to choose from. Bruce cooks mouth-watering dishes while Steven will attend to your table - though whether that's outside under the large tree in the shade or in the dining room is up to you! Dining music is provided as well as a large library of other choices of music. Candle light and fresh flowers everywhere make Manoir Anoir rich in every detail.
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Prices and availability
Updated 17 August 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 1 July - 27 October 2017: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 28 October 2017 - 5 January 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 6 January - 2 February 2018: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 3 February - 30 March 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 31 March - 26 October 2018: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 27 October 2018 - 4 January 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 5 January - 1 February 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 2 February - 29 March 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 30 March - 25 October 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 26 October 2019 - 3 January 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£909.92 per booking, paid locally
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable
Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional