|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
A 300 year old farmhouse with lots of charm, very private garden and pool, wooden beam ceilings, huge fireplace, piano, stereo, television+dvd(home cinema), unlimited internet and all other necessary appliances. Equipped to sleep 6 very comfortably. Can sleep 8. Tables, chairs, dishes, sofas, for 10 or more. On 150 acre property surrounded by woods, lawn with private pool and garden, situated on the Loir river. Near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley, a wonderful zoo (La Fleche), amazing trogledights, near fortified midieval town of Durtal and Bazouges with its 12C church, 25 minutes from Angers, 2 hours from La Baule and equal distance from Saint Malo. 40 minutes to the LeMans racetrack. Kayak and bicycle rentals possible nearby. Several local golf courses... and more.
I grew up in Los Angeles and arrived in france at the age of 21. Met my french husband and have been here ever since! After many years of being Parisien, Xavier and I haved moved permanently to our country home, Chateau de La Barbee.
Mary Pochez purchased this farmhouse in 1600
The 'Basse Cour' is one of the farms on our extensive property. It was our country home for many years until moving, grudgingly into the chateau. The house does not feel like a 'rental property' but a wonderful home full of warmth and charm. And it has all the modern necessities, comforts, appliances, and internet.
Our extensive private property includes woods and river where you are free to wander and go fishing. A very beautiful grand piano, the cellar has lots of frogs, the water fountain makes a very zen 'trickle' sound, perfect for reading and relaxing,. The huge fireplace is wonderful if it gets chilly in the evening, big bathtubs for a relaxing hot bath, home cinema and many satellite channels and dvd's. And if you should have the desire to adventure beyond this slice of paradise, there are many cultural, historical, and culinary interests in our region, that I am happy to help you organise, if you wish. I also do a cooking school in the chateau that you are welcome to sign up for: www.lavieduchateau.com .
Chère Mary !
Je n'ai pas de page Facebook donc je vous mets ci-dessous notre appréciation sur votre gîte.
Bonne continuation à vous.
Nous avons loué cette "ferme" avec des amis et nous étions tous ravis de notre we : le lieu a un charme fou, la maison se réchauffe à toute vitesse grâce à la grande cheminée de la salle à manger qui tire parfaitement bien et grâce au poêle du salon qui pourrait semble-t-il chauffer à lui tout seul l'ensemble des lieux. Les lits sont très confortables, le parc (avec roseraie et orangerie) est magnifique. Nous nous sommes dit qu'il faudrait revenir au printemps, pour profiter encore plus des fleurs et pour goûter à la piscine. Le charme et la gentillesse de la propriétaire a couronné le tout. Merci Mary !
Nous avons apprécié notre week-end; et nous gardons cette adresse pour y revenir.
Maison de caractère, et très agréable.
Mary est une personne très avenante.
Au milieu d'arbres centenaires et entourée d'un somptueux jardin se dresse la merveilleuse "La basse cour" qui a gardé toute son authenticité, son charme et son caractère d'époque. Merci à Mary de son accueil et surtout d'avoir su préserver et de faire partager cet endroit exceptionnel.
Tout est fait pour rendre le séjour agréable autour d'un barbecue dans le jardin, devant un feu de cheminée le soir ou dans la piscine la journée.
Philippe et Adriano
We had a truely lovely holiday at LaBasseCour. The house is full of character and the garden and grounds of the Chateau really relaxing away from the crowds.
Much to our dogs delight we had several close encounters with deer as we walked in the woods right next to the house.
La Basse Cour is a magical place to have as a base for exploring the Loir Valley.
As a complete opposite to previous experiences the property is a lot bigger and more impressive than the pictures in the advert would indicate. There seemed to be endless rooms for the children to explore and so much for them to do.
The house is set in the grounds of the owner's chateau and there is a real feeling of space and privacy. There is just under a 1000 acres of grounds and forest to explore should you wish!
The property has a number of gardens and the pool was immaculate as the gardener inspected and treated the pool daily as required. There is an orangery and rose garden to look at in fact there is so much to do and look at without having to get into your car. The children who were 8 and 6 loved walking down the seemingly endless drive on their own to feed Hector the donkey.
Mary the owner could not be more helpful and really helped to make our two weeks there memorable. The house has all mod cons and the master bedroom even has a grand piano and telescope in it! The house was spotless and cleaned throughout our stay. The property had real character and felt very homely.
The area has so much to see, there seems to a chateau around every corner and there are great shops and restaurants near by. The zoo at La Fleche which is 15 minutes away was fantastic and the children said it was just like the one at La Palmyre.
It is difficult to convey just how impressive the property is and the real character and charm of the house and the surrounding area. We would thoroughly recommend this property which would be suitable for both familyies and couples.
We spend a wonderful two weeks in and around this old farmhouse.
We found ourselves immersed in a delightful and warm atmosphere.
The house is large, very comfortable and well equipped. The good taste of the owners is shown in all details.
The owners are lovely, interesting and hospitable people. They go the extra mile to help with questions and planning activities.
The courtyard is ideal for undisturbed eating, drinking, reading or sleeping under the Persian sleep tree.
The area is quiet and perfect for trips along the rivers, walking, or cycling along a railroad path.
We loved our stay here and would definitely stay again. The house is larger than I expected and the bedrooms were all comfortable and welcoming. The whole place has the true feeling of an old French farmhouse with a huge fireplace, authentic terra cotta tile floors and thick stone walls. The courtyard is totally private and quiet and is great to sit out in for morning coffee or evening wine with friends. The kitchen is very well stocked with anything you need for cooking (we cooked many meals there) and the bathrooms are pretty and modern with large showers and plenty of hot water. The owners are delightful and were completely helpful whenever we had questions or needed anything during our stay. A great place to stay while exploring this beautiful area.
Situated right on the Loir river near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley (Maine et Loire ) and a wonderful zoo (La Fleche). 25 minutes from Angers, 2 1/2 hours from Paris and equal distance from seaside : Saint Malo and La Baule.
Situated right on the Loir river near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley (Maine et Loir ) and a wonderful zoo (La Fleche). 25 minutes from Angers, 2 1/2 hours from Paris and equal distance from seaside : Saint Malo and La Baule.
There are wonderful bike paths nearby, conoe-ing, fishing, endless cultural and other activities for all ages in our region.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€350|
Please not that there is a mandatory 150 € mandatory cleaning fee. This is a one time fee. It is on top of the rental fee and includes all house linens and beds are made up. I quote this separately because renters that stay more than 1 week only pay this 1x.
50 % payment is due 30 days prior to arrival date and full payment (+350€ security deposit and 150€ cleaning fee) upon arrival.
Cancellations: 30€ fee will be charged for cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival. For cancellations 30-60 days prior to reservation dates a 25% fee will be charged and for cancellations less than 30 days prior to reservation dates, a 50% fee will be charged.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.