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Pretty gite in small hamlet, close to La Chartre, with views over the valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Countryside gite close to La Chartre sur le Loir, Pays de la Loire, France - Tranquil Location Next to the Jasnieres Vines

La Petite Grange is set in its own grounds overlooking a lovely valley. It has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard and provides a comfortable and relaxing environment to enjoy the surrounding countryside and an ideal base from where to explore all the attractions the region has to offer.

It is ideally located in-between Le Mans and Tours and a few minutes away from the lovely villages of Lhomme - the capital of Jasnieres, the local white wine, and La Chartre-sur-le-Loir - famous for its connections to the 24 hour Le Mans race.

The pretty cottage has a relaxing patio area overlooking the enclosed garden and field and valley behind. It's the ideal area in which to unwind whilst enjoying a barbecue and a glass of the local wine.

The owners, Jim (English) and Ophélie (French), live next door and are readily available to provide any assistance, advice or help if you require it.

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About the Owner

James Marchant
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About James Marchant

Jim's a Brit, Ophélie is French and their two daughters are Franglais.

We have been living in France for 12 years and whilst Ophélie works in Le Mans, Jim works from home, next door to the gîte, so will always be available if any help is ever required.

James Marchant purchased this cottage in 2006

Why James Marchant chose Sarthe

We bought this property shortly after we bought our house next door. We realised straight away that it would make the perfect little gîte.

We fell in love with the area straight away. The location is great for travelling back to the UK and it has a nice mix of rurality whilst not being too far from the big towns of Tours and Le Mans.

It is a peaceful part of France but within easy driving distance of the more popular tourist areas of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley. And that's not to say there aren't plenty of things to see and do locally!

The gîte is situated in a very small hamlet and our neighbours are very friendly yet suitably discreet!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely gite, having excellent facilities and spotlessly clean. The hosts are very helpful and unobtrusive and do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable.

The cycling is excellent (with a super little cafe on the outskirts of town) and not too hilly. We have been using French gites for many years, and this is undoubtedly one of the best, particularly the outside space and BBQ area - we are looking forward to our return visit. Highly Recommended.
Sep 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely gite, having excellent facilities and spotlessly clean. The hosts are very helpful and unobtrusive and do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable.

The cycling is excellent (with a super little cafe on the outskirts of town) and not too hilly. We have been using French gites for many years, and this is undoubtedly one of the best, particularly the outside space and BBQ area - we are looking forward to our return visit. Highly Recommended.
Sep 2015
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15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

The Gite was marvellous l would recommend anytime and so were Jim and Ophelia

  • 5 of 5

It was done with the upmost taste couldn't fault a thing we enjoyed ourselves cherries in the garden homemade wine and jam what's more fresh chicken eggs couldn't go wrong we thank them so much for our stay we do hope to come again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection in La Petite Grange Lhomme

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend here with our dog Fly and it was truly fantastic, a beautiful and extremely well equipped Gite, the owners were perfect hosts and so helpful, we could not have asked for anything more, Jim and Ophélie were brilliant along with their daughters who spent hours with our Border Collie, we can’t thank you all enough. The location is set in a lovely quiet area with small winding country roads to explore and walk, the Gite was very modern and has everything one could need, really high quality and superb with fantastic lawned gardens.

Thank you so much Steve, Sarah and Fly

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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East Sussex, uk
5

Every detail thought of - perfect

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful location in beautiful countryside. Comfortable gite with private garden for relaxing. Ophelie and Jim could not do enough for their guests, from homemade jam, aperitif and eggs to the offer of bikes to borrow. Plenty of books, mags and DVDs if you want to stay in along with a fully equipped kitchen. La Chartre is close by, which is a lovely town. Hens visit the garden daily, which is a delight. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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LONDON
5

Brilliant gite,wonderful positioning

  • 5 of 5

Just back from two wonderful weeks in this lovely gite,beautiful surroundings and positioning for visiting towns and cities was brilliant.The gite was spotless and everything was there that you could need.James and Ophelia were so helpful recommending places to go and one night phoning a bar to see if the fooball was on there for us.The garden was lovely, enclosed if you had small children and a bonus the hens would visit several times a day.I would highly recomend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A stunning gite set in beautiful countrysde

  • 5 of 5

La Petite Grange is a very clean and well equipped gite set in beautiful countryside. Owners Ophélie and Jim made us feel very welcome. Fresh eggs and homemade jam accomplished with a very welcoming Epine which was very nice. I have and would recommend a visit and you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Wonderful gite in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning gite! Beautifully restored and refurbished by the owners, Jim & Orphelie. Tastefully furnished, comfortable and spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need, a real home from home. We had a very laid back week at La Petite Grange after attending MotoGP at Le Mans. It is situated in lovely French countryside with lots to do and see in the surrounding areas and local supermarkets, restaurants and bakeries within a couple of minutes driving distance. Jim & Orphelie were very welcoming providing fresh eggs from their lovely brood, homemade jam and wonderful Epine!! Overall, a highly recommended lovely holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We bought this property shortly after we bought our house next door. We realised straight away that it would make the perfect little gîte. We fell in love with the area straight away. The location is great for travelling back to the UK and it has a nice mix of rurality whilst not being too far from the big towns of Tours and Le Mans. It is a peaceful part of France but within easy driving distance of the more popular tourist areas of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley. And that's not to say there aren't plenty of things to see and do locally! The gîte is situated in a very small hamlet and our neighbours are very friendly yet suitably discreet!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lhomme at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Château du Loir at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A28 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lhomme at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marçon Lake beach at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If wine tasting is of interest to you we have lots of

vineyards right on our doorstep. And we're proud to say

we are affiliated with the Vignobles et Decouvertes

association which represents the local wines and vineyards.

Jasnieres is our local label, a reputable white made from

the chenin grape. It isn't too well known, but rather a well

kept secret. The vines are just a two minute walk away

and there are many friendly winegrowers happy to give you

a tasting just a short drive away.

Coast/Beach:

The lake in Marçon, 10 minutes drive away, has a highly recommended beach, with water slide and lifeguard during summer period. All types of water-sports (non-motorized) are available including boating, yachting, canoeing, fishing. There is a large children's playground and BBQ area next to the beach and also a cafe/restaurant so it is an ideal way to spend a nice family day.

Travel:

Tours Airport is approximately 40 minutes away and the Channel ports are 2.5 (Le Havre) to 4.5 (Calais) hours away. Car hire is available at Tours Airport.

Further Details:

The Gîte has been awarded 3 stars by Atout France.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£358
for 7 nights
£358
 
 
July & August
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
September to December
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
From
£72
£358
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
From
£72
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

CAUTION:
Veuillez noter que nous vous demanderons une caution de 100 euros lors de votre arrivée, qui vous sera retournée à votre départ après vérification du gîte.
Pour les locations à la semaine en haute saison le jour d'arrivée et de départ est le samedi, pour d'autre dates nous consulter
Les arrivées se font à partir de 16h00 et les départs au plus tard à 10H00.
Taxe de Séjour est inclue dans le prix
Les draps, serviettes de toilette et torchons sont inclus dans le prix.
Electricité incluse
Poêle à bois. une petite réserve vous est fournie à l'arrivée, pour le bois supplémentaire il vous sera demandé une participation supplémentaire, nous consulter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with wc is situated between the two bedrooms on the first floor.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms - a double & a twin & cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a cot Bedroom 2 has two single beds Sofa Bed in lounge provides an extra place

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • Outside: The private grassed garden is of a good size and is completely enclosed. An elevated patio is furnished with table and chairs and sun loungers. A barbecue along with all the utensils are available for your use. As is a ping-pong table and other leisure equipment to help build up an appetite. There are very pleasant walks and bike rides to be had from the doorstep along quiet roads and tracks. And the vines are never far away. Utility Room: Utility room houses the washing machine and provides plenty of space for storage. Also where you'll find the darts board, ping pong table, and bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided at no extra cost.