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Near Saumur, great for visiting, wine, cycling & relaxing.Family & Pet friendly - The Barn ( La Grange )

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Barn ( La Grange )

This is a great property to relax in & enjoy with family & or friends. Ideal for time togeather as well as have space on your own. It’s generous proportions make it ideal for a group yet still cosy enough to appreciate for just a few people. My husband and myself have lived in this house and taken great pleasure in it’s proportions.

The generous sized Kitchen is great to cook and eat in ( What I would call a very sociable kitchen) you can cook in peace, share the cooking with others comfortably, or just socialise whilst you are doing it. It has everything you will need.

Adjacent is the downstairs bathroom & a wide hallway leading into the dining room /entrance hall with it’s double height doors and galleried landing. Large enough for everyone to eat in or just to be used for a room to gather in. There are 3 downstairs bedrooms ( 1 ensuite )

Upstairs is the amazing lounge, comfortable & spacious, with it’s practical little kitchenette & doors to the fabulous roof terrace. The master &

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About the property

House, cottages & heated pool

La Roche a Vent is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Loire Valley, close to the river Loire and the Lovely tourist town of Saumur, known for it's beautiful Chateau it's wines charm and history.

La Roche a Vent comprises of a tastefully converted stone barn ( La Grange ) , which has been made into a stunning home away from home and cottages. Le Poirier is a three bedroomed spacious, but also cosy cottage which has been transformed from part of the original farmhouse.The properties can be rented individually or togeather. They share a 10 x 5 m heated swimming pool. Why not come and share in the beauties, culture and food of this wonderful area which has so much to see and enjoy. From it's excellent wines to it's stunning chateaux towns and pretty villages with their local markets and begin to understand why this area is a world heritage site.

The Barn ( La Grange )

This sympathetically and lovingly converted stone barn has kept it's character whilst providing a modern interior catering for every need .It has a huge Kitchen with central Island and granite worktops and table and chairs. Features include a hob, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and wine fridge. There is an enormous galleried dining room with room to seat everyone ( also possible to arrange this flexible space to accommodate others around the large dining table if renting more than one property ) Stairs to first floor gallery depart from the dining room.The Stunning very high ceilinged sitting room with huge exposed beams & impressive central fireplace is on the first floor it is very comfortably & stylishly furnished with sofa's & has lovely views. It has a TV with freesat channels, DVD etc.There is a small kitchenette off this room with Fridge, Sink, Kettle etc for your convenience . The siiting room leads to a large furnished roof terrace with the same great views ( a sundowner here is a must ) There are 6 bedrooms, 3 are uptairs, 3 downstairs. The spacious full hight, master bedroom is upstairs & has a 5 foot bed, a single bed & a sofa, an ensuite bathroom with bath & separate shower, a walk in wardrobe & a balcony looking out to the garden & towards the swimming pool. There is a further ensutie room on the first floor ( the ensuite has shower toilet and basin ) the room has standard double bed, a walk in wardrobe & a door to the roof terrace. The other bedroom on the first floor has twin beds. A separate toilet faces this room. There is a large mezanine ? gallery, which is also full hight, has seating it looks down over the dining room and out through the stunning double height barn doors.On the ground floor there is another ensuite bedroom ( the ensuite has walk in shower toilet & twin basins ) there is a super kingsize bed ( this can be converted to two single beds ) The room and bathroom have extra wide doors suitable for a wheelchair. Also on the ground floor is a double room with extra single bed & door to outside. There is one further smaller bedroom with double bed. Opposite this room is the downstairs shower room with walk in shower , toilet and basin.

In addition to the roof terrace there is a large furnished terrace outside the kitchen facing towards the garden & heated swimming pool. There is a brick barbeque on this terrace. The 10 x 5m heated swimming pool is heated, fenced and gated.

Le Poirier

This is a popular 3 bedroomed house with large farmhouse style kitchen. It has a central pine table and chairs a cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge/ freezer and a well equipped cuboards. There is a comfortably furnished sitting room with open fire, sofa and chairs, TV, DVD, Freeview box. There is a staircase to the first floor ensuite bedroom from this room. The bedroom has double & single beds. The ensuite has a shower, toilet & basin.

There are two futher bedrooms & a bathroom with separate toilet on the ground floor. One room has a double & single beds and the other a large single & single beds. The downstairs bathroom has a shower and basin & next door a separate toilet. Outside there is a decked furnished south facing terrace with brick barbeque. This property shares the heated pool.

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John and Patricia Hargreaves
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About John and Patricia Hargreaves

My name is Patricia and my husband is called John, we own the property and along with our border collie, Milo, we live on site in another cottage in the grounds. Neither John or me had dogs as children, we inherited one years ago from someone who was moving away and was unable to take the dog and we became hooked. Milo has the ability to be able to make a friend of people even if they don't like dogs, often we notice that within a very short time they are throwing a ball for him, and Milo is only to happy to play, he has found dog heaven here. We manage the property ourselves. We like to make our guests feel welcome and create a happy atmosphere being there when needed but not if you don't. We are both originally from the north of England but also lived for a while in the south just prior to moving to France. I am a qualified nurse and John was in Banking. My full time job now is looking after the properties but I contribute to the local community by running an English class in our village weekly. When I first came to France a I went and studied at the University in Angers to learn French. John was still working in the UK at the time, coming over as often as he could. It was very hard until John moved over here permanently.

John and Patricia Hargreaves purchased this barn in 1994

Why John and Patricia Hargreaves chose Le Thoureil

We know you are going to love the location of this property just as much as we do. We are close to the river and are situated in a world heritage site. It is a lovely area with loads to see and do as it's a prime tourist location with Saumur just a few miles away but equally lovely just to relax. John used to come to the area with his family as a child and wanted to bring me here. When he did, to me also it seemed like the perfect spot, we still love it here and know that you will too.

What makes this barn unique

We fell in love with the area first and when the agent showed us this property we loved it. It was in a rough state but it's lovely mellow stone, it's immense possibilities and potential, it's quiet yet completely accessible location, It's charm and character and it's beautiful spot. We were determined to make this our home but also realise our dream to make this a place people loved visiting.

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Nightly rate applies to the first two nights of a short break, additional night 100€


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Le Thoureil in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 ( En suite ) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 1 Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroon 4
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Toilet and basin only
  • There are a total of 4 bathrooms in The Barn ( La Grange ) Three of these bathrooms are ensuite ( two are the ensuites of upstairs bedrooms ( Bedrooms 1 / Master & 2 ) One is the ensuite of Bedroom 4, downstairs. The Fourth bathroom is downstairs and has a walk in shower, a toilet & a basin. On the 1st floor there is an additional separate toilet. There is a full description of each ensuite bathroom in the bedroom descriptions.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 Master with en suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 with en suite - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , opposite separate toilet
    Bedroom 4 En suite) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , adjacent to family bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Opposite family bathroom
  • Bedroom 1 Is huge airy room with cathedral ceiling. It has King Size & Single beds and a Sofa. The ensuite bathroom has a bath & separate shower, toilet and basin. There is also a walk in wardrobe. There are double doors onto a large balcony which captures the morning sun & looks out over the garden & towards the swimming pool. Bedroom 2 Has a Double bed. There is an ensuite shower room with toilet & basin. There is a door onto the sunny roof terrace with lovely views. Bedroom 3 Is a Twin bedded room. The separate toilet is facing. Downstairs Bedroom 4 Is a large room with a Super King Size bed. The ensuite bathroom has walk in shower, toilet and twin basins. Both the bedroom & bathroom doors are extra wide to accommodate a wheelchair. Bedroom 5 Has Double & Single beds. It has a door to the outside. There is a bathroom just next door. Bedroom 6 Is a smaller double bedroom. The downstairs bathroom facing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is an area rich in culture, history & tradition. Known for it’s famous & beautiful chateaux, lovely towns & villages, it’s river & beauty. Added to this are the warm summers, friendly people, great tourism & good markets. All of this is only 3hrs from the nearest channel port, We have a vineyards you can visit within 5 minutes . If you just want to relax there’s the beautiful countryside. Cycling around here is a joy. Off the beaten track the roads are quiet.If you want great restaurants, look no further there are great ones very close by. Saumur is a very pretty tourist town with a bustling market on Saturdays. Then there’s Chinon, Angers & many more towns. Even Paris is doable in a day by train.If theme parks interest you or your children, Puy de fou & Futuroscope are close enough for a day out. Or visit the Bioparc / zoo at Doue la Fontaine, which is a delight & winner of conservation awards. There is something here for everyone.


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The Barn ( La Grange )
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Séjour agréable à la campagne

  • 3 of 5

Un petit coin très agréable dans la campagne à 1 km de thoureil, 20 km de saumur. Accueil très sympathique.

Le gîte le poirier est conforme à notre attente sauf en terme de literies qui a notre avis aurait besoin d être changée. Matelas trop mous.

Il serait bien également de prévoir des petits stores dans la 2ème chambre du bas pour ne pas être réveillé dès 6h le matin.

Là cuisine et le salon sont agréable on y trouve tout le nécessaire pour cuisiner même en vacances.

La terrasse plein sud est super agréable, le temps ne nous a pas permis de nous baigner malgré la belle piscine.

Séjour très agréable, de belles randonnées à gennes et aux alentours.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Authentique, reposant

  • 5 of 5

Gite tout a fait conforme à la description , dans un cadre calme et reposant pour un wk entre amis. patricia et john sont très accueillants, on a bien apprécié le salon du haut avec la cheminée centrale.

Une belle grange rénovée avec gout respectant le bois et le tuffeau .

Il ne faisait pas assez chaud pour se baigner dans la piscine.

Découverte de la région des bords de loire à moins 1/2h de saumur.

On conseille vivement son gite rapport qualité prix.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Angers 1/2hr,Tours/Nantes1.5 hrs, Paris car/train
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Le Thoureil
Nearest Ferry
290 Kilometres
St Malo /Caen, Calais 5hrs
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Saumur/Angers / Bauge/ Avrille
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Saumur / Angers or local La Menitre/ Les Rosiers
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A85 / A11
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Le Thoureil
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
The coast is 2hrs away
Car: necessary