|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
La Forge, as its name suggests, is a beautifully converted forge. While retaining old-world charm, emphasis has been placed on providing all the modern conveniences expected today. Care has been taken to combine comfort and practicality.
Upstairs are two twin rooms each with a hand basins. There is also a large walk-in shower room and separate WC.
This gite offers a large open-plan downstairs area which includes a lounge with UK television, a dining area, with table and chairs and a large modern kitchen with a full oven with 4 hobs. There is a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, a full range of utensils, cutlery, glass-wear and crockery. Please note that all kitchen linen as well as bed-linen is provided. There is wifi available throughout this gite.
The south side or front of the gite gives on to a mature fenced garden and next to the gite is a dedicated garage.
The other side of the gite gives onto a courtyard where the 6 by 12 metre heated pool is located.
Les Volets Rouges comprises two beautifully restored gites located near the historic town of Saumur. They are set in the heart of an area famous for its beautiful historic buildings and for its wine. It is an ideal place for young families who like a holiday which mixes lolling around the pool with bike rides across the gentle undulating terrain that typifies this picturesque valley. The gites are located in a stunningly beautiful area only 3 kms from the Loire itself - now a Word Heritage site. While boasting a wonderful tranquil setting they are located within walking distance of a nearby town with breadshops & supermarket they are also only 13 km from Saumur itself.
~ Our second visit to Les Volets Rouges was every bit as enjoyable as the first. Lots of fun and relaxation in the pool. Looking forward to our 3rd visit. Great hospitality from Mark, Judy, Emma, Matthew & Caillou the yorkie.
PS: We enjoyed playing football with the other family.
~ It was lovely to have both the gîtes and have the whole family together in such lovely surroundings. Thanks Mark for putting the extra tables on the terrace so we could all BBQ together. There was so much room for the kids to run around and the fact that it was all fenced meant that we could relax and watch the children.
Guests first email us to enquire about availability. Once availability has been confirmed by us a second email will be required to confirm booking. We then confirm the accommodation is held for the guests, ask them to complete and return a booking form and we provide bank details which enable a £150 deposit to be paid by way of bank transfer. Or pay by credit card via Owners Direct a charge of 2 % will be added to the cost of the booking. Balances, including a £200 damage deposit, we require, once again by transfer, 6 weeks prior to rental date.
Our normal changeover day is Saturday arriving after 1600 hrs and departing at 1000 hrs. Outside the main season we can be more flexible.
Notes on prices:
Extra week discount
2 person occupancy discount £20
£40 off 2nd & 3rd weeks
Weekend (2 nights) = weekly price divided by 2
Extra night = weekly price divided by 7
Cleaning service available payable locally.
Group Booking Offer
Book both gîtes for a £20 reduction.
The gite was very well presented, and the hosts Judy and Mark welcoming. We've stayed in a number of gites over the years and this one would be high on our list to return to in the future. Everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay with the added bonus of a pool. In the countryside but within 5 minutes of Allonnes with its facilities including a very good supermarket. Plenty of opportunity for cycling and walking in the beautiful countryside.
We went along wih son, daughter-in-law and two young grandsons. The accomodation was fantastic and very comfortable. The pool was excellant and we had close on sole use of it, much to the boys' delight. Mark and Judy are ideal hosts; ensuring we had everything we needed without being over intrusive. Mark's wine tasting was well chsen and displayed grea local knowledge. A anrtastic holiday which we look to repeat.
Mark and Judy were very helpful and friendly owners that made you feel comfortable and welcome in their property. We visited "out of season" in October, but there was still plenty to do in the area. We enjoyed cycling the path along the Loire river, and visiting the many chateaux and charming towns in the area. It was also fascinating to visit the vineyards, and taste the wine they produced.Quite perfect!
Fantastic gite in a wonderful edge of village location. Handy for local amenities and for all major attractions around and about. It is little wonder that a lot of Mark & Judy's business comes from repeat custom- highly recommended !
Judy and Mark really do provide an excellent service. They are friendly but not intrusive. The pool was the highlight for our children as was the vast amount of space for them to play. The gites included everything we needed (although a sofa in la forge would have been ideal rather than individual chairs). The location of the gites was perfect for us to explore the area and see various sites. Thank you both for a fantastic week. We hope to come back in the future! Regards Laura and family
Great tips from the owners as to where to visit and to eat, not to mention the wine recommends. Local knowledge even extended to organising emergency dental treatment for one of our number through their network of contacts.