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5 Star Luxuriously Appointed Gites With Heated Covered Pool - Bouleau4 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Description

Bouleau4 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bouleau4 (Birch) was built in 1786 and is now a lovely spacious 2 bedroomed gite ideal for 2 couples or a couple and 2 children. The property is all on one level with only one step up to the front door. As with all our accommodation it is finished to a very high standard.

Accommodation

As you enter the gite there is a well appointed kitchen area with electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridgefreezer. There is an open plan living area with leather sofa and armchairs, satellite TV, DVD/CD player,iPod dock, free WiFi as well as a dining table and chairs.

The first bedroom contains a King sized bed, wardrobe and bed side cabinets.

There is a large bathroom with a freestanding bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

The second bedroom has a large double bed or 2 twin beds, wardrobe and bed side cabinets; there is a shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

Outside there is a terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ.

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About the property

FR6630

We have carefully and thoughtfully converted 18th century buildings to provide unique and interesting accommodation. All our gites are furnished and finished to an excellent standard, with high quality sofas, beds, linen, towels and kitchenware. They are all equipped with Hansgrohe showers, Bosch dishwashers and ovens and Weber barbecues. Our heated and covered swimming pool has a fully retractable roof and the surrounding terraces and lawns have ample loungers and shade. The outdoor games area has table tennis, boules, swingball, badminton and a children play area. Our indoor games room has a pool/snooker table, table football and an extensive library area from which you are welcome to borrow books or DVDs. There is a multi gym and x-trainer for the fitness enthusiasts. From magnificent chateaux or a state of the art theme park to the calm serenity of the Brenne Regional Park, all these and more within easy driving distance.


Property Manager
Marie and Marc Van Lul
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Marie and Marc Van Lul

My husband and I were living in Lyon - France. After many years travelling everywhere around the world for business, we decided to look for a new place to live in the peaceful French countryside. And we have fallen in love with this fabulous piece of land, with lovely houses, trees and people. I am a native of this area and I enjoy a lot sharing about history, culture and nature of this beautiful region. My husband has sold his HR consultancy and doesn't work anymore. I was holding a senior management position in an international company. I speak English, German, Spanish and French; I am now a consultant for international development. We are now extremely happy to live at La Richaudière with our cat Penelope, our 5 ducks on the lake, farmer's horses in our field, red sqarrels and birds from the Brenne Park.

Marie and Marc Van Lul purchased this villa in 2010

Why Marie and Marc Van Lul chose Indre

Our gites are located in a lovely unspoilt region of France however we are still well located for all the main tourist attractions of the Loire.

What makes this villa unique

All of our gites are very spacious and equipped to a very high standard. As an example we have invested in sumptuous mattresses and bed linen to ensure that all of our guests are able to enjoy a great night's sleep.

Within our 12 acres there is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy or to join their neighbours if they would prefer. The gites are well located for the many attractions that the region offers. Within an hour's drive you can reach many of Loire chateaux, Tours and Futuroscope as well as enjoy many activities for all the family.

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Notes

Changeover day is Saturday in high season (June, July, August). Otherwise changeover day can be flexible. Arrival time is from 4 to 8pm; earlier or later arrival by prior arrangement. Departure time is 10am max.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Bouleau4 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)in Murs in Centre

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Set up can be with on double bed or to single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All bed linen, bath towels and house linen are included. The large gites are centrally heated and have log burning stoves, making them all suitable for winter use. Smaller gite has electrical heating system. We can provide cots/mattress and highchairs on request, however we do not provide duvet or pillows for the cots; changing mats, baby bath seat, steps available. Saule and Chene although completely separate share a large atrium as an entrance making them particularly well suited for large parties of up to 14 people. Welcome pack including Loire wine, local cheese and fresh bread, milk, orange juice, coffee, tea, sugar, and essentials - kitchen roll, toilet paper, soap, washing-up liquid. Price is including electricity and use of logs for wood-burning stove when appropriate. Laundry room with 2 washing machines, irons and iron table. English and French DVDs available free of charge. Extensive library of English and French popular books. Outside: Each gite has its own terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ. Our heated and covered swimming pool (11m*5m) has a fully retractable roof when it's very sunny and hot, and the surrounding terraces and lawns have ample loungers and shade. The outdoor games area has table tennis, boules, swing-ball, badminton and a children play area. Our indoor games room has a pool/snooker table, table football and an extensive library area from which you are welcome to borrow books. There is a multi gym and x-trainer for the fitness enthusiasts. There is a lake in our property with Brenne fishes in it; nice walk around the lake is very pleasant in the evening during summertime, enjoying lovely view at sunset. Private parking area. Adults and children bikes hire available free of charge (including baby trolley and small bike with stabilizers). We are offering Loire Valley wine tasting with a local sommelier, in July and August, and some local specialties to eat with. Easter Sunday: Eggs hunting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Delightful hosts, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Marie and Luc in Villa Bouleau 4 July 2015. Marie provided such a hearty welcome on arrival, showing us all around the property and making sure we were comfortable with everything. Property listing was very accurate. They even had a very nice bottle of wine and some treats left in the fridge for us, which was much appreciated after a long drive from Nantes on a very hot day. Marie was back later to make sure we were comfortable and settled in well. Marie and Marc were available throughout our stay for anything we might need and were very friendly but never intrusive. There was an abundance of information provided about the whole region in the barn. The children were thrilled with all the entertainment provided with toys, bikes, fusball table, pool table etc. and most especially the pool. The standard of cleanliness in the gite was 5 star, as was the level of upkeep of the property. Towels and bed linens all spotless and in lovely condition. Beds all very comfortable. The region was experiencing an intense heatwave while we were there and despite temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees, our gite remained quite cool and comfortable even without AC! One of our children was sick with a fever, which Marie spotted and let us know she was happy to make a doctors appt. We were so touched when not only did she later make an appointment for the doctor, she left her own personal visitors to bring my child and myself 20 minutes drive to the doctor, came in to provide french-english translation, brought us to the pharmacy, again went above and beyond with the pharmacist making sure I understood all the medications and instructions. I will always remember that, in a time of worry she was so kind!! I would not hesitate to recommend this property and look forward to a return visit in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start, when we were greeted by the very friendly owners, Marie and Marc, this has been by far the best gite/villa holiday we have experienced.

There were four adult members in our group, and we rented a two-bedroom gite with all accommodation being on the ground floor.

Plus points:

• Great location - Easy to find; close to some wonderful places of interest; fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

• Very well-appointed gites - Marie and Marc have thought of everything, including free Wi-Fi and Sky TV, with lots of our English channels. Our gite was spacious and very comfortable. Many unexpected extras in the kitchen, like a food processor, garlic press, a good selection of PYREX ware, IKEA storage containers for food, and many more items. Also, I needn’t have brought things with us such as washing-up liquid, liquid hand soap for the bathrooms and kitchen, dishwasher tablets, or lighter tablets for the BBQ - because all of these things were already provided.

• Welcome pack - Tea, coffee, sugar sachets, mini breakfast cereals. Fresh milk, butter, eggs, delicious local goats cheese, bread, and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge - a lovely way to begin our stay!

• Own outdoor space - We had a very pretty paved patio area, which was covered by a wisteria-laden pergola, and was furnished with a mosaic table, four chairs, and a parasol. Next to the main patio area, we also had a second patio area for the BBQ, and additional outdoor seating space.

• Heated swimming pool & pool-side shower - This was a real treat! - a warm shower before getting into an equally warm swimming pool. The pool has a large and high-ceilinged glass housing, which is electrically operated to open and close it according to the weather. This means that the swimming pool can be used every day.

• Comfortable sunbeds - situated on the large lawned area around the swimming pool. Also, there are parasols beside the sunbeds.

• Well equipped-games room - Including a pool table, table football, ……….

• Play areas for both children and the older-but-young-at-heart - There are two swing areas - one for children up to the age of ten, and another for the over tens and adults. There is also a boules pitch ……………….

• Laundry facilities - situated in the games room.

Negative points: There are none! We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked to go back there next year - what more can I say!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great accommodation and friendly, thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a great fortnight at Clos de la Richaudiere.

The gites are spacious, clean and well equipped, with sun terraces for relaxing and eating outdoors with own BBQ.

The property is located in a quiet rural location a few miles from local villages and towns with a large shared swimming pool which was well used!

There are plenty of things to do / visit within an hours drive - the many chateaux built in the Loire valley, Futuroscope park, canoe / kayak on the local rivers, walking / cycling as well as lazing by the excellent pool or using the on site activities - bikes, table tennis, badminton, table football, etc

Marie and Marc have been perfect hosts, supplying a small welcome pack and ensuring that everything has worked ok. They organised a food and wine tasting one evening with a local sommelier which was fantastic and all the restaurant recommendations we tried were well worth the visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great for young children

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Bouleau, and it's the only place that we've ever come back to for a return holiday. We have 2 boys, 5 years and 2 years old, and certainly for this age group the property is fantastic.

The main draw is the covered pool, which is well maintained and warm, which is an important factor for us. The trouble with uncovered pools is that young kids can get cold if it's cloudy and there is even a light breeze. Not the case with this pool. Other facilities include bikes, and a trailer is available which will seat two small children. This is great for cycling the quiet roads to the nearby villages, and it's only 1.5km to the nearest, so you can make the journey as long or as short as you wish. It's a great way of exploring this rural interior. The property also has swings., slide, and a games room for older kids. I honestly can't think of anything further that I would need for my two.

The accommodation itself is really furnished to an excellent standard, and it's spotlessly clean. The bathroom fittings in Bouleau (for example) are what you'd expect from 5 star accommodation. All the kitchen equipment you need is there, and a really nice terrace on which to sit outside.

During our stay we went to two lakeside beaches, both were excellent, and had sand, shaded areas under the trees, and were very family oriented. Both are within about 30 mins drive. Both really nice days out. Beauval zoo is also a highlight, really good. As is the old city of Loches. In short, there's plenty to do for a family, and we didn't even get time to visit any chateaux.

Marie and Marc are both excellent hosts. They are non-intrusive, but always available if you need help. I could not fault their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Week in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying in the 2 bedroomed apartment - Bouleau. It was really well equipped and was very comfortable and spacious.

The grounds and setting of the property were also excellent with losts of space for activities including cycling and the pool area was great as well

All in all we had a great holiday here and would recommend it to anyone – we will certainly be back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location and facilities were second to none.....especially for families! The accommodation was excellent and everything was thought of for the children, with swimming pool, outside play areas and inside play room. Local activities were easy to find and within a short distance. Will definately go back here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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