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Beautiful Lakeside Retreat



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 12. 5 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

The Loire Valley isn’t known as the garden of France without good reason. Vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see producing exceptionally fine wines and local produce is in plentiful supply growing alongside the majestic Loire River as it snakes its way to the Atlantic Ocean. This really is a very special area indeed.

Allee De Mesnes is a truly beautiful country retreat set in an elevated position overlooking its own 7 acre lake. Nestled in almost 50 acres of mature gardens and woodland the house is able to accommodate up to 12 guests and is very well placed for all of the major attractions that the area has to offer including the famous Loire Chateaux and vineyards.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

4 Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Northampton, England

Complete relaxation.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting, comfortable house, good fishing, no wifi, just what we wanted. Ideal place to switch off and slow down. There are no local facilities unless you get into the car but we knew that and took supplies accordingly, there is a bakers and small shop about 10 minutes away. Plenty of nice walks from the house and wildlife around. If you like peace and quiet and nature you will love it, if you want lively activities and lots of people probably not.

My only negative is that the bed was not very comfortable, nothing that a new mattress wouldn't fix.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay sounds like you had a lovely time. If you could let me know which bed you stayed in I will get the mattress checked out and replaced as necessary. We look forward to welcoming you again. John
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Very pleasant stay in the Loire region

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a splendid first week of May with our 2 families (4 adults, 6 kids). A beautiful house and lovely outside near to a small lake. The terras has been build as a balcony enhancing a lovely view on the small pond. The great fire place and the spacious livingroom made it not hard at all for sheltering the cold of the evening in the period of the year. Kids were completely occupied by fishing and floating on the water or sneaking around to what seemed to them being the forests of Nottingham... A review cannot be taken serious without any critical remark. For summer periods a parasol would do and also 2 bed chairs available can lead to some argument... The kitchen equipment in terms of pans (size, number and quality) could be better. You see, nothing that stands in the way of a joyful stay at this remarkable place.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for your review, im really glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have 3 young boys and they love exploring outside and being free. I note your points regarding the pans and parasol etc and will make the necessary arrangements. Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you sometime in the future Regards John.
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Milton Keynes


  • 4 of 5

Hidden away in the rural forest of the Cher this is the ideal get away from it all holiday. The house is well furnished and obviously cherished by John the owner. The kitchen is well equipped. The log fire was the source of many happy evenings roasting chestnuts and playing Ludo!

The lake! A super plastic boat was provided that gave the kids hours of fun as did the fishing. There are obviously monsters in the lake buy far to sensible to be caught by us amateurs. However the six inch rudd and catfish are easy and formed the basis of a week long competition as to who could catch the most.

The woods teamed with wildlife, otters, wild duck, peacocks and goats. We heard wild boar but no sightings.

Confortable, welcoming and ideal for a relaxing holiday yet within easy reach of the Zoo, quaint St Aignan with a good restaurant and the castles of the Loire and Cher. Tours is not too far away if you need a city.

Would we visit again - almost certainly!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison spacieuse et cadre enchanteur

  • 4 of 5

Location très propre et bien entretenue. Maison, terrain et lac permettent

à tous les occupants d'avoir de bonnes vacances. Lieu très intéressant

à proximité des châteaux de la Loire et du magnifique Zoo de Beauval.

Manque la télévision pour les soirées et enfants.

Famille Coquillat

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Prices and Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Dining Area


  • limited accessibility


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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Portable wifi hotspot