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La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views

43 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
1 night minimum
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Set within a relaxed rural environment yet only 3-4 minutes drive ,or a pleasant 20 minute walk, to the nearest town which has 2 bars one with a lunch time restaurant. There are a variety of shops and businesses in the village including, a boulangerie, hairdressers, Artisan Chocolatier, pharmacy and a GP surgery. There is a bar restaurant in Parcay which is about 5 minutes drive away that opens daily. On Monday and Wednesday evenings products can be bought direct from the local organic farm shop. Recently refurbished to a high standard this self-contained dwelling adjoins the owners own farm house and can comfortably sleep 4-5 people. La Cour de Pierres is laid out over 2 floors of a tower which gives a dual aspect over the courtyard on one side and rolling fields and woodland on the o...Set within a relaxed rural environment yet only 3-4 minutes drive ,or a pleasant 20 minute walk, to the nearest town which has 2 bars one with a lunch time restaurant. There are a variety of shops and businesses in the village including, a boulangerie, hairdressers, Artisan Chocolatier, pharmacy and a GP surgery. There is a bar restaurant in Parcay which is about 5 minutes drive away that opens daily. On Monday and Wednesday evenings products can be bought direct from the local organic farm shop. Recently refurbished to a high standard this self-contained dwelling adjoins the owners own farm house and can comfortably sleep 4-5 people. La Cour de Pierres is laid out over 2 floors of a tower which gives a dual aspect over the courtyard on one side and rolling fields and woodland on the other. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen and lounge diner. The shower room is also on the ground floor. The lounge has English satellite TV, DVD and access to wireless internet.The kitchen has a range of units and ample work-surfaces with fridge with freezer compartment, gas cooker and microwave. A washing machine is available for the use of guests and there is a clothes line in the garden. On the first floor there are 2 spacious bedrooms each with a lounge area. Bedroom 1 with en-suite has a French style double bed and a sofa and coffee table. Bedroom 2 is a family room with a double bed, a single bed and built in wardrobes and an armchair. The gite is ideally suited to 4 people but can accommodate up to 2 extra children. The bedrooms can be arranged to suit guest requirements by request La Cour de Pierres has a pleasant private garden area with garden furniture, and a barbecue for our guests. The farmhouse is set in 1.8 hectares of farmland adjacent farmland and is ideal for those who enjoy walking and cycling with forests and open countryside close by. 4 cycles are available for the use of guests free of charge and at own risk . Chickens provide fresh eggs for purchase if visitors wish. The dogs provide a friendly welcome and the horses add to the view. Throughout spring and summer many birds can be located in and around the property and during the night the resident owl adds its voice to the gentle nocturnal sounds of the countryside. There is open air swimming, 10 minutes by car in Noyant and further afield in Le Lude which are available throughout July and August. Indoor pools are available during the rest of the season. There is a mini beach and indoor pools in Saumur. The property is ideally situated for those wishing to enjoy the 'degustation de vin', sample the local wines from the nearby vineyards of Bourgueil and Saumur along the wine trail or visit the chateaux of Saumur, Amboise, Villandry and many more. For those wanting a little more action there are many organised attractions nearby including canoeing down the Loire, horse riding, Terra Botanica, Zoos and the Troglodyte caves. La Cour de Pierres offers the warm, friendly atmosphere of informal farmhouse living where proprietors, Tony and Gillian Stone are available to give helpful advice on local amenities and attractions. Well behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement of the owners. .More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place, Gillian and Tony made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble, even with 3 very large dogs taking over the place. We even got our horse fix with Gillian encouraging me to groom one of her lovely horses. Fantastic...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

It was a pleasure to have you all visiting us. Such well behaved dogs and the owners weren't bad either! You left the property lovely and clean so thank you and I do hope we see you back again Gill

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Lovely gite, very well equipped and with friendly owners on site. Perfect for visiting the wineries and chateaux of the Loire Valley. We would love to return for a longer stay next time.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Said B
gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you, we would love to welcome you back!

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a week here as a family, our first family trip to France, and we could not have picked a better place. The cottage was lovely, clean and well looked after. It had everything we needed and the garden was a great space for...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Good location - out in the countryside away from any hustle and bustle but only a short cycle or drive to all amenities. Saumur, Chinon and many other lovely towns and villages with great markets, castles etc are all within easy reach by car as...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

thank you

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Lovely gite in rural setting near forests but only a short drive to many attractions - towns, castles, abbeys and vineyards. We had a great time and the hosts could not have been better - very helpful when needed, and gave us our space so...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth H
gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you Elizabeth. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests Gill

About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
Gill and Tony are on hand during your stay and can help with any problems, advise on places of interest to visit and which is market day in the local town. The amount of interaction is determined by the guest and their requirements. If advice or information and help with anything is required then we are more than happy to provide it, if you wish to be self sufficient then this is also good.
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About the neighbourhood
Very close to the small market towns of Bauge, Noyant and Vernantes, with the larger Market town of Saumur only 20 minutes away. Saumur has a large Saturday market where fish, local produce and artisanal goods can all be purchased. There is also a small market on Wednesdays on the island in the middle of town. Local markets are available throughout the week in one of many of the neighbouring market towns where local cheeses, meat, vegetables and wines are all available for purchase. Tours has a spectacular market located in areas across the town centre and is well worth a visit. The museum of Jules Debois, famous french sculpture is just 5 mins drive away.The village of Vernoil is just a 5 minute drive or 20 minutes walk through the the apple orchards and in the village you can find the bo...
Getting around
A car is essential to stay at the property but once you have arrived bicycles are available for the use of guests. There are 4 on hand at all times but it may be possible to provide an 5th on request. Please note that all cycles are for adults.
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