Gite near Doue la Fontaine, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire
The gite is set in a courtyard with a large garden set aside for your private use. Outdoor living during the long summer months is superb here.. relax and enjoy the wonderful views and sunsets. Inside the gite you will find all that you need, on one level. In typical french style the lounge and dining room are on. There is a fully equipped kitchen area, 3 bedrooms and shower room with separate WC. In the area there are chateaux, gardens and vineyards to visit. The area is excellent for cycling. For the young at heart there are the delights of Puy Du Fou, Futuroscope and the conservation minded zoo at Doue la Fontaine.
About the Owner
After 35 years as an infant teacher I decided, with my husband Bill that it was time for a change. After many enjoyable holidays in France we decided to come and live here permanently. We fell in love with the Loire valley and have now been here for 8 years. We enjoy welcoming our visitors to Le Cerisier and doing what we can to make your holiday enjoyable. We look forward to meeting you!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Many thanks for a delightful week. You have been very kind and provided everything we wanted, including a delicious meal on our arrival. Hope to see you again.
Many thanks for the peace and tranquility of Le Cerisier. Your hospitality made us feel so very welcome.
Had an amazing holiday. The peace and quiet were so welcome... we shall be back for a further chill-out!
From the Owner
“We looked at many houses but kept coming back to this one. We love the peace and quiet and rural location. Driving around here is a pleasure and journeys are easy and we can quickly get to towns for the shops and to woods for long walks with our new wolfhound, George and cocker spaniel, Cassie. There is space to breath and live a relaxed lifestyle. We have made many friends both english and french and are enjoying our retirement to the full!”
Activity and Interests
The Vendee coast is about 2 hours away.
Distance from ports -
Calais - 565kms
Le Havre - 396kms
Caen - 315kms
Nearest airports -
Tours and Poitiers -each 90mins away(car hire essential)
Doue La Fontaine 15kms
Chateaux of the Loire are world famous in history, stories and for their outstanding architecture. We are ideally placed for visits to Usse - the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty, to Chinon - a fortress chateau with links to Joan of Arc and at Fontevraud the plantagenet tombs of Richard the Lionheart, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine lie in the beautifully restored abbey.
Saumur, Montsoreau and Montreuil Bellay are within easy distance and are pretty towns to explore. More local is the fascinating troglodyte village of Louresse-Rochmenier.
The annual rose festival at Doue la Fontaine is held within the underground cave system. Troglo-dining can be experienced in local underground restaurants where you can try the regional speciality of mushrooms.
If gardening is of interest, you will be amazed by the variety of styles to be experienced; Villandry with its immense potager and box parterres, Maulevrier - a Japanese inspired garden and Chemille - displaying herbal and medicinal plants.
At Doue La Fontaine the very conservative minded zoo is set in old caves and boasts the biggest aviary in Europe.
As always in France the local markets are worth a visit whether to admire the colours and variety or to be tempted and buy. Good supermarkets are situated in Vihiers and Doue.
There are open-air pools to visit nearby, rivers and lakes to sit and picnic by. The landscape is perfect for cyclists, walkers and bird-watchers.
For lovers of good wine there is a signposted drive through the vineyards and many places to stop and sample the delights of the local production.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Our usual changeover day is Saturday (departure by 10am, arrival from 4pm)
We are happy to accept guests on other days if required.
Notes on prices:
Discounts are available for single couple occupancy and long lets at any time of year.
We require a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £100 cash is required on arrival. This will be returned to you within 2 weeks of your departure.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Le Cerisier is an easy drive from most of the ports and being south of the Loire enjoys good weather with lots of sunshine in the summer and early autumn. It is a beautiful and peaceful location and yet is within easy reach of many attractions. We are always available to help our guests in any way we can, but we also respect their privacy.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom has a shower and a washing machine. Separate toilet.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 and 3 with twin beds There is also a sofabed in the lounge
- Notes on accommodation: We are happy to cook for you on arrival and at any time during your stay - menu available when booking. A welcome pack of a few essential items is included in the rental price. Outside: You will have private use of a large garden at the front of the gite with views across the countryside. There is a patio and a built-in barbecue for al fresco dining with tables, chairs and parasols. For the energetic there is a table tennis table and other outside games including boules and badminton. If you just want to relax you can stretch out on one of the sun loungers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided. These can be changed weekly.