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Loire Valley cottage near Saumur, peaceful but close to village amenities.

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Nov-2016
Cottage in Vernoil le Fourrier near Saumur, Loire Valley - Tranquil setting within easy reach of all amenities and Loire Valley attractions.

Les Volets Bleus is a renovated former farm workers' cottage. There is a dining kitchen leading through to a large living room with patio door and window looking out to garden and fields beyond. There is also a downstairs shower room and toilet. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. There is a spacious modern bathroom with corner bath and separate shower cubicle. We have a large enclosed garden looking out over fields and orchards. There is garden furniture for eating outside or simply relaxing, and there are three adult bikes available for guest use. From here you can explore all that this region has to offer. Lovely market towns, chateaux, rivers, lakes, walks, bike rides and so much more.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a beautiful spot. We enjoyed a two week holiday and were able to relax and unwind in real comfort and tranquillity"



"Our first holiday in France! It will not be our last, we expect to return to Les Volets Bleus next year. Thank you so much!"



Les Volets Bleus was ideally located for sight seeing. We loved relaxing in the garden and taking walks in and around the local area. We were spoilt for choice in which markets or antique fairs to visit and the cottage was so well equipped it was a real home from home.
Jan 2015
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11 Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautifully clean. Tastefully decorated so very relaxing. Everything you need for cooking.

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at this fantastic Gite. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Chateaux, markets are a lot of fun. Great cafes to enjoy a coffee and soak up the French way of life. Scenery with the vineyards is amazing. Everyone was so friendly even though we were not great with the French language. Would highly recommend Les Volets Bleus.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A haven of peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say! After 45 yrs. of staying in gites and cottages in France and Britain, Les Volets Blue has to be the best yet. We wanted for nothing, the cottage is so well equipped that when we book next time we shall stay for longer. It was also very handy having the "Super U" just outside Vernoil and that was very comprehensive too. The cottage was clean and tidy, but most of all very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed walking around the area in the evening when it was a little cooler. We went to so many lovely places in the Loire and will have many happy memories. Hope to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Totally Chilled

  • 5 of 5

The house was situated in a rural and remote position, just as we wanted. Everything in the house was of good quality and we didn't want for anything in terms of kitchen equipment and comfort.

There were lots of places to visit within a comfortable drive. Of particular note was the Parc du Rille (about 15 mins. drive) which is a superb picnic site with a live steam railway, all along the lake. Also the market in Chinon and the chateau Chenonceau.

All in all an excellent relaxing break and we would certainly recommend this location to other holidaymakers. If we visit this area again, we would love to book this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet secluded property, ideal retreat to rural French life

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is located a little off the beaten track but in easy drive of Loire tourist spots. Property was basic, clean and tidy. Bikes useful for trip to the Boulangerie each morning, or the Super U in the village. Plenty or other cycling routes nearby but very hot the week were there so didn't take great advantage of that. BBQ basic but effective for al fresco evening meals, cottage stayed usefully cool when outside temperature was 30C+.

Lack of internet may frustrate some, delight others.

Bedroom arrangement upstairs means would suit families or good friends... You have to cross the main bedroom to reach bedroom two, and again from bedroom two to the bathroom.

If you are looking for a quiet time in rural France this is ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent gite in beautiful rural location

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this pretty property. We love the location - it's tranquil and private whilst being perfectly located for all that the area has to offer. The gite is very comfortable and has everything needed for a great holiday. We would not hesitate to recommend the gite and the very helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Les Violets Bleus - A very pretty property in an excellent location with great facilities

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Les Violets Bleus. We have holidayed in France in various regions for the last five years and this property has provided the most tranquil experience and the best facilities we have found to date. It was very clean, comfortable and thoughtfully laid out and the owner very helpful and supportive .

We visited the market in nearby Montsoreau and in Richelieu to the south. Chinon, Chenonceau and Angers provided the historical attractions of this part of the region on this visit. The great facilities in the kitchen provided the means to produce some wonderful meals from the local produce we bought at the markets.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone and would very much look forward to a return visit at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Travel:

Ferry ports are easily accessible - 250km to Caen, 550km to Calais. Tours and Angers airports both within a 1 hour drive where car rental is available.

Car essential

Distances:

It is 3km to nearest village with bakery, supermarket, bars, pharmacy, restaurant, medical centre and local church.

23km to Saumur, 70km to Tours, 55km to Angers, 33km to Chinon, 45km to Azay le Rideau, 77km to Le Mans, 30km to Langeais, 110km to Puy de Fou

Further Details:

Cottage is within a 5 min car journey to the local village with all amenities. Bourgueil is a 20 min drive away through forest and vineyards which has a lively weekly market and regular brocantes/vide greniers; also many small chateaux with wine tasting opportunities. Saumur is situated approximately 23 km away with it's chateau, retaurants, museums and Le Cadre Noir. The main tourist attractions of the Loire Valley are all within easy reach.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Initial booking will require a non-returnable 25% deposit with remaining 75% fee due 60 days before holiday arrival date.



Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival after 2.00pm and departure by 10.00am. Should this not be suitable we may be able to be flexible. Please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs modern spacious bathroom with toilet, corner bath and separate shower cubicle. Downstairs shower/utility room with shower cubicle. Separate toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Large open plan room with exposed oak beams and doors leading to bedroom 2 and main bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no smokers and no pets. Outside: Large enclosed garden which looks out over open countryside beyond. The surrounding fields are often planted with sunflowers during the summer months. There is garden furniture for dining outside, a large parasol and a barbecue. In addition, there are reclining chairs, various garden games and three adult bikes which guests are welcome to use. Covered parking is located within the garden area. To one side, there is a typically French barn and some pretty pigsties upon which grows an ancient vine. Help yourself to our very own grapes if you are holidaying in late summer; they are delicious! Utility Room: The utility room hosts the washing machine, separate shower cubicle and hand basin. Door through to separate toilet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided weekly. For holidays in excess of one week, additional cleaning arrangements can be organised for an extra fee. Please enquire.

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