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The Court of Pierres pretty cottage with great views

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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
gillian s
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

Just back from our stay in France. Unfortunately our stay at this lovely gite was only three nights. A wonderfl friendly welcome from Gillian and Tony awaited us. The gite was by far the nicest we have ever stayed in. Set in a quiet country...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

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Reviewed 27 July 2019

We had a great time, the owners are very helpful and live in the next door house. There is also a supermarket a 5 minute drive away and a lake for swimming just 15 mins drive away in Hommes (although believe it is only open...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank John E
gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your comments are much appreciated. Regards Gill

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2019

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Date of stay: June 2019
gillian s, VR Owner at La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone who plans to visit local wineries?YesNoUnsure
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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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