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Adult Only 5 * Romantic Cottages set in private garden heated pool Loire Valley - La Lune

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Adult Only romantic cottages in the Loire Valley with private Gardens

With over 100 5 * reviews Ken and Liz Mason are the resident owners of three 350 year old self catering romantic stone cottages with beamed ceilings and Terracotta floors, set in an acre of award winning gardens with its own private swimming pool nestling on the edge of a lovely French hamlet surrounded by open fields in the heart of the Loire Valley. To maintain the tranquillity of the setting and to ensure total relaxation during your holiday with us we only accept adults.

Each cottage has its own private area of garden, we have tried to broaden the range of plants in the garden so that no matter what time of the year you chose to visit there will be plenty to look at.

Look at our own web site: www.frenchdreamcottages.com

There are too many flowers and shrubs to mention but we do have many types of clematis, honeysuckle, rose, grape vines, jasmine, sweet pea, laveteria and lavender. If you enjoy home cooking, our herb garden provides you with a multitude of herbs.

For those that are interested in food we have numerous Restaurants in the area ranging from those were a good 3 course lunch with wine can be had for about €13 to Michelin Starred Restaurants which are obviously more expensive but certainly better value than would be expected in the UK.

The region is home to the finest goat’s cheese producers and winemaking has been deeply rooted here for centuries. This area is simply known as France’s ‘Bread Basket’

Nature: Wild Life abounds in the area with its many Rivers and Forests, nearby is the regional park La Brenne, an area of some 166,000 hectors with over 2000 man made lakes of various sizes.

An amazing diversity of natural habitats is responsible for an abundance of wildlife of which the best know are the: Purple Heron, Black necked Grebe, wetland warblers, Bittern, March Harrier, Whiskered Tern, Short-toed eagle together with water birds to numerous to mention. In the surrounding forests you can find many species of Deer and Wild Boar.

In our own gardens we have done everything we can to encourage wild life and we have numerous species of birds such as, Red Leged Partridge, Black Redstart, Fieldfare, Cirl Buntings, Great, Blue Tits, Sparrows, Swallows, House Martin, Kestral, Fly Catchers and numerous types of owls to mention just a few. We also have a number of Red Squirrels that visit the garden on a regular basis.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage La Lune , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

La Lune has been described as our ‘chocolate box cottage,’ as you will see from the photographs. Set at the rear of the gardens it is very private, ideal for those who want a quite romantic holiday. The cottage has a living/dining room with traditional Louise XIV furniture, candles and a wood burning stove. The cottage has a fully fitted kitchen, there is also a shower room with toilet and basin.

The bedroom with its king size bed has French windows which lead directly onto a private terrace and garden area which has sun and shade all day long there is garden furniture, sunbeds and a private BBQ.

We are often asked what is upstair there are windows, the answer is nothing, the windows are access to the loft and the water heater.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are both originally from Ireland but lived in England for all of our married life.

After ending our careers Liz as a nurse and mine in business we decided to purchase Les Frippierers in 2005 and to start a new period of our life here in France.

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Speaks English, French

44 Reviews

4.9
based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

berkhamsted
5

A Heavenly Week Away

  • 5 of 5

As I normally lead a hectic London life surrounded by people and the pressure of deadlines, I found my recent week in La Lune a veritable paradise. The cottage has a beautiful decor, all the facilities you could need and is clean and well-maintained. As I greatly needed to just be, instead of always doing, I very much enjoyed the peaceful tranquility of the secluded gardens and the lovely pool, and the scent from the lavender and roses outside was just intoxicating! Liz and Ken are very generous and accommodatingly friendly hosts who helped me whenever there was something that needed dealing with i.e. dropping off at the shops in Le Grand Pressigny, booking of taxis etc. The only downside was some slightly cloudy days as well as one whole day of rain and thunder. A week away in their cottage really did the trick and I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. I will be telling my friends about it and am planning to return myself next year!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cottage in beautiful rural location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying in La Lune. The cottage quaint and well equipped with a very comfortable and large bed. The gardens were beautiful and the pool was clean and a nice temperature.

The cottage is located within a short drive of some of great attractions (the Brenne national park and some nice chateau and towns) and within fairly easy reach of some of the Loire's more well known attractions. We also enjoyed walks from the doorstep through the local and very peaceful countryside.

Ken and Liz were excellent hosts - would love to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Looks lovely till you step inside

  • 3 of 5

Gardens pretty and well maintained. Pool looked well maintained , we did not use it ourselves but those who appeared to enjoy it.

The cottage itself looked lovely however when we stepped inside the first thing we heard was the dehumidifier humming in the bedroom. It never switched off unless it was full, which was daily and we emptied litres of water each time. The damp problem was evident throughout the cottage: in the bedroom there was cracked rendering, in the kitchen the salt that we had taken with us was solid after three days and as the week went on it became more and more difficult to strike a match to light the cooker rings, the dishwasher tablets had gone soft inside their soluble plastic wrapping, and the bathroom floor was damp for the entire week after the first use of the shower.

The owners were very pleasant and helpful, but never managed to get the wi-fi working for us all week.

There were very very few attractions nearby, and the nearest Loire chateau is at least an hour away. We found enough things to do and places to see during our week, but finding more would have led to long drives every day.

We would not be happy to recommend this cottage to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In 12 years we have never had a review like this, they say that you can please some people some of the time but not everyone apparently. I would suggest anyone reading this and taking any notice should read the comments of the honest people who stayed the week before and after and then judge for themselves Lovely Cottage in beautiful rural location Les Frippierers, Chaumussay, France, 37350, France (75877) Date of Stay 25 June 2016 Helpful votes:0/0 We had a lovely week staying in La Lune. The cottage quaint and well equipped with a very comfortable and large bed. The gardens were beautiful and the pool was clean and a nice temperature. The cottage is located within a short drive of some of great attractions (the Brenne national park and some nice chateau and towns) and within fairly easy reach of some of the Loire's more well known attractions. We also enjoyed walks from the doorstep through the local and very peaceful countryside. Ken and Liz were excellent hosts - would love to return someday! Cosy and quaint Les Frippierers, Chaumussay, France, 37350, France (75877) Date of Stay 15 June 2016 Helpful votes:0/0 Although the weather was horrendous and totally unseasonal we were warm and cosy in front of the log burner. The cottage had everything we needed to make for a comfortable stay. The weather did not stop us from enjoying days exploring this little known area and discovering the chateaux, villages and town of the eastern Loire valley. Thank you Ken and Liz for welcoming us.
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Cosy and quaint

  • 4 of 5

Although the weather was horrendous and totally unseasonal we were warm and cosy in front of the log burner. The cottage had everything we needed to make for a comfortable stay. The weather did not stop us from enjoying days exploring this little known area and discovering the chateaux, villages and town of the eastern Loire valley. Thank you Ken and Liz for welcoming us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in tiny hamlet far far away from the hustle and bustle. Well equipped, and tastefully and comfortably furnished. The owner is helpful and easygoing. We'd certainly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to spend a week in this lovely part of rural France.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your wonderful review, you are the perfect guests and are welcome back any time. Best wishes Ken and Liz
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5

Comfortable, relaxing & very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at La Lune having enjoyed our honeymoon there in June last year. We enjoyed an Autumn holiday this time and as before enjoyed peace & tranquility, the Autumn colours in the sunshine were quite outstanding.

Ken & Liz were as always helpful, nothing being too much trouble and we enjoyed their company around the firepit on a unseasonably mild November evening.

This part of France for us, is the land where time stands still and for that reason we will return. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. Malcolm & Debbie Eustice

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mal and Debbie, Thanks so much for the review and your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself on your second visit. We look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future, hope all the building work goes well. Best wishes Ken and Liz
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Location

From the Owner

We offer 3 different properties each with it's own individual style and layout, all fitted to a high standard. The cottages are set in just over a acre of award winning gardens and each property has it's own private piece. We only offer the cottages to couples and therefore the ambiance is quite and peaceful, set in part of the garden is our heated swimming pool which you can sit beside or just visit from your own garden and cool down.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers/Tours at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Roche Posay at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chatellerault at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Maure de Touraine at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : River Beach Chambon at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Recreational opportunities abound in the region. Biking on the almost traffic-free country roads alongside the wide rivers, privately-owned châteaux and red-roofed villages, certainly qualifies as one of the most delightful activities. The many rivers which honeycomb the area, from the Creuse to the Gartempe to the Anglin, will be of special interest to swimmers and those who enjoy fishing. Bird watching is especially well-rewarded in the Regional Park of the Brenne, a wildlife refuge. For those who would like to be a little more energetic why not borrow our bikes and try one of the easy local bike rides and of course there are plenty of local walks, we also have local stables and tennis courts. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by Golf Courses which are underplayed for most of year, our nearest is just 15 mins away.

Other Activities: Bird Watching, Chateaux

Golf: We are lucky enough to be surrounded by quality golf courses that are not only quiet but affordable. Our nearest club is the 18 hole Golf du Connetable at La Roche Posay, just 15 minutes away and is a challenge for all standard of golfers. This ‘Woburnesk’ course is set amongst conifers with oaked lined fairways, wildlife is plentiful Red Squirrel’s abound and don’t be surprised to see the odd Stag or Boar running off into the forest. Golf de La Roche Possay

At Loches we have the 9 hole Golf Loches Verneuil which has been built in association with St. Andrews. Golf Loches Verneuil

Just outside Chatellerault is the Golf du Haut Poitou, here we have both a 9 and 18 hole course set around a large lake, again the 18 hole course is a challenge to all. Golf du Haut Poitou

A bit further out is the Golf du Manoir de Beauvoir, this beautiful course is set in the grounds of an old 19th centaury Victorian style manor which is now an hotel. Golf du Manoir de Beauvoir

Availability

Rental rates

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Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£95
for 1 night
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£95
£575
 
 
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
£640
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
£640
 
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
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£95
£575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment can be made by Credit Card. Short and weekend breaks by arrangement

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Facilities

From the Owner

Air conditioning available Private Gardens Adults only Cottages All inclusive no surcharges or Taxes Welcome packs

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 50 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All on Ground Floor, there is no upstairs to this cottage

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, King Size Bed
  • All on Ground Floor, there is no upstairs to this cottage

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 1. All bookings are on a weekly basis & are from Saturday to Saturday, except by prior arrangement. 2. Last minute shorter breaks may be available. Please call for details. 3. Pets considered out of season. 4. Cottages to be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. 5. WE SUGGEST GUESTS HAVE COMPREHENSIVE HOLIDAY INSURANCE TO COVER ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, DUE TO FRENCH LAW WE CANNOT RECOVER FROM OUR OWN INSURANCE

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