PRICE REDUCED CHARMING SPACIOUS BARN ABOUNDING WITH CHARACTER IN PRIVATE ORCHARD

Vikki Kaasikmae

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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PRICE REDUCED CHARMING SPACIOUS BARN ABOUNDING WITH CHARACTER IN PRIVATE ORCHARD

Brain-sur-Allonnes Barn Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom gite sleeps up to 8. 2 bathrooms. Prices reduced for 2014

*PRICES ARE NOW REDUCED FOR 2014*. Approached from the road over a stream, Le Vieux Cerisier is set in its own private, orchard garden with parking spaces and private pool.

Le Vieux Cerisier is a newly converted barn, renovated to a very high standard with an abundance of charm and character, the spacious rooms offer a large well equipped kitchen/diner, separate lounge with French doors leading onto the patio and garden.

There is a downstairs bathroom/toilet suitable for wheelchair access.

A gallery staircase leads to the three bedrooms, a bathroom with shower-bath and wash basin. There is also a separate toilet.

Also available are paddocks. Very handy for anyone attending events in Saumur.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Vikki Kaasikmae

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We have lived in France for the past eight years.

Before that, we lived and worked in England.

Vikki Kaasikmae purchased this barn in 2005

We have travelled extensively throughout France over the years and decided to move here, with our son, at our earliest opportunity.

It took a long time to find our home with over forty viewings of other properties. Finally, we found our ideal home here. It is out of the way and quiet, yet within easy reach of the local village and the larger town of Saumur.

This area has an abundance of attractions within an hours drive. You will find it hard to get bored if you want to 'get out and about'.

We transformed this once sorry, old barn into the now spacious, comfortable, well equipped, high quality gite that it is today.

Because we were always critical of other gites that we had stayed in over the years, (most were not very clean, some had very little equipment and some owners were not very nice or helpful,) we conciously decided that we would make our gite, one that we would like to stay in and we would be owners that are approachable and helpful.

We have seen many gites, but, we believe our's is the best!

See the reviews.

Our gite is very spacious, many say that, 'The pictures don't do it justice.' We have made it comfortable, homely and it is tastefully decorated, old charm with the rustic beams on display, but, is up to date with modern equipment and all that you may need for your holiday.

The orchard garden with the pool is a delight. Private, for your use only, it is fenced and gated and is safe for children.

The gite is scrupulously cleaned after our guests leave, so there are no worries when you arrive.

We will always try to help and advise where we can regarding the local area or any problems that may crop up.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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PRICE REDUCED Charming spacious barn abounding with character in private orchard
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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PRICE REDUCED Charming spacious barn abounding with character in private orchard
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Brain-sur-Allonnes Maine-et-Loire
5

Delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely, relaxing fortnight staying in this gite. The photos did not do it justice. The owners are very welcoming and on hand for any questions, local info etc. The gite and garden are beautifully clean and well kept. Our kids loved the pool, which was cleaned regularly.
The area is definitely worth a visit, we were never short of activities/visits to keep our three children entertained (ages 5, 12, 14). We would recommend this gite without hesitation. Thank you Kim & Vikki for your hard work in making this such an enjoyable holiday.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie and family.
It is our pleasure to ensure that our guests are comfortable and do not need for anything that we can help with.
Katie recommends our gite 'without hesitation'!
Why wait? Make a booking.
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Brain-sur-Allonnes Maine-et-Loire
5

Beautiful gite with charming owners

  • 5 of 5
We have recently enjoyed an excellent week at Le Vieux Cerisier! The greeting on arrival was very welcoming and friendly and the gite lived up to and exceeded our expectations. It really is immaculate and the cleanest gite we have ever stayed in! Vikki, Kim and Lewis were so friendly and kind and made the holiday even better. The welcome pack on arrival was a great idea and to have lovely fresh flowers in the gite was another lovely touch. We also enjoyed an excellent meal which was planned and cooked by Vikki and Kim and was excellent value for money-we had a lovely evening with lots of extra little touches to the meal which made our final evening at the gite extra special-thank you so much to all of you for looking after us so well and making our holiday in the Loire so perfect. We hope to return one day and would recommend this gite -it really is perfect. Sue, Pete, Amelia and Jonathan Brooks, Anne and David Hampshire
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
We have stayed at many, many gites ourselves, over the years, and when we decided to open our gite, we looked back on our experiences and made sure that the criticisms of and faults that we encountered in other gites were not present in ours.
We have ensured that our gite is welcoming, comfortable and cleaned scrupulously at every change over.
As Sue, Pete, Amelia and Jonathan and Anne and David mentioned, our gite is very reasonably priced too.
It really does make us proud and happy to recieve such complimentary reviews.
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Brain-sur-Allonnes Maine-et-Loire
Bolton
5

The cleanest and most comfortable. the VERY BEST

  • 5 of 5
Review;

We were impressed from the prompt reply to our initial enquiry, to the time that our hosts waved us goodbye.

We found the gite immaculately clean, with fresh flowers to greet us when we arrived and a few groceries were thoughtfully provided to get us going until we went shopping.

The accomodation itself was, again, clean, comfortable and relaxing. Quite beautifuly rustic without compromising comfort or modern requirements. (TV internet etc.) It is so much more spacious than the pictures on this web-site would have you believe. The kitchen was well equiped too, we didn't lack anything.

The lawned garden of the gite is delightful, with fragrant roses and vines around the doors, cherry, pear and plum trees, tables, chairs and sun-loungers, and the pool which was lovely to cool off in.

The gite is situated ideally for exploring the local, many and varied sites. During our two week stay, there was something to do every day within an hours drive. However, we chose not to venture out every day, as we were very happy to laze about the gite, relaxing in the garden.

Our hosts were charming and very helpful without being intrusive. When we needed anything like suggestions for places to visit, directions etc., they were there and happy to help.

We would highly recommend this gite for anyone to stay in for relaxing or as a base to explore this delightful part of France.

We have stayed in many gites in France over the years. This one is by far the cleanest and most comfortable. In short, the VERY BEST.

Thanks for a wonderful holiday!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! "The VERY BEST" This review is testament to what we try and succeed to offer our guests.
It is wonderful to know that our efforts are appreciated and our guests have a holiday to remember fondly.
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Brain-sur-Allonnes Maine-et-Loire
5

A fabulous holiday in France

  • 5 of 5
We spent a pleasant and peaceful holiday in a small corner of paradise. The house is very comfortable, cozy, functional and attention to detail (even fresh flowers were a pleasant surprise). We enjoyed a beautiful garden.
We strongly recommend to come by Kim and Vikki, in their magnificent home you can enjoy a really fantastic holiday! They are very hospitable, helpful and kind.
The house is located in a quiet but strategic place. You can easily reach the most beautiful places in the Loire Valley.

Giovanni e la sua famiglia.

Verona - Italy
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even though we try so hard to ensure our guests have as pleasant a stay with us as possible, we are humbled by this fabulous review.
Below is part of an email we recieved from this family, shortly after they arrived back in Verona.

"We wish you all happiness and good fortune for your tourist activity you are doing with great professionalism and skill."
Best regards.
Ciao.
Giovanni e la sua famiglia.
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5

Excellent gite

  • 5 of 5
This gite was excellent, the owners kim and vikki were very welcoming and hospitable.The welcome pack of bread, milk, jam, eggs, wine etc was a surprise, and the property was spotless.The property was extremely well equipped, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Yours sincerely the Bastin Family.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: ;-)
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Brain-sur-Allonnes Maine-et-Loire
Stafford
5

Fabulous Gite

  • 5 of 5
Property has been furnished to a very high standard, everywhere was lovely and clean and very comfortable. Location is brilliant for site seeing Chateau's and vineyards and much more or just purely for chilling out. It even has a lovely swimming pool! Kim and Vikki were the perfect hosts, the only bad thing was, that we took our own black cloud to France with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We do all we can to make our guests stay as comfortable as we can, but, even with the greatest will in the world, we couldn't do anything about the uncharacteristic weather, sorry!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A85 Junction 3
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
River beach at Saumur
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Allonnes
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Allonnes
Car: recommended

Ideally situated in the beautiful Loire Valley near the historic château town of Saumur, home of the world renowned Cadre Noir and National Cavalry School . Local attractions within easy reach include; châteaux, abbeys, museums, excellent vineyards/cellars with tasting, many markets, canoeing, boat trips, horse riding, carriage trips, fishing, picturesque gardens, woodland and riverside cycling and walking tracks, parachuting microlite trips from Saumur aerodrome, zoos, adventure park, go karting, troglodyte villages, and many pretty historical towns. Or see the gorgeous surrounding area by taking a serene hot air balloon trip.

The local flora and fauna is a joy to discover with deer, wild boar, buzzard, heron, egret and hoopoe a regular sight. Within a mile is a small supermarket, butcher, baker, restaurant, bar, bank, doctor, pharmacy and dentist.

There's something to do everyday or just relax in the sun, by the pool, with good food and wine.

Local large towns and travel times are;

Saumur; 15 minutes, Angers; 40 minutes, Tours; 50 minutes, Le Mans; 1 hour 15 minutes, Poitiers; 1hour 30minutes. Nantes; 1hour 30 minutes.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Brain-sur-Allonnes Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 1
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£895
£3,400
 
 
Summer 2
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£755
£3,000
 
 
Autumn to Spring
Sep 27 2014 - May 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
£84
£590
£2,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £350
Notes Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified, British Pounds or cheque in Euros payable in France. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
Additional information about rental rates; These prices are per week for up to five people. An additional £90.00 per person per week will be charged, over five people.
To reserve the gite The Client should make a deposit of 25% of the total accommodation price within 10 days of the provisional booking. The balance of the rental fee is due 8 weeks before the commencement of your stay, or, with the booking form if the booking is made less than 8 weeks before the commencement of your stay. Cheques, Building society cheque, Bankers draft or PayPal are accepted.
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Amenities

Amenities

Brain-sur-Allonnes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , kiddie bath and wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is a ground floor wet room with wheelchair access.
  • There is easy wheelchair access to the whole of the ground floor including the large wet-room, which has a shower, wash basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 double , third bed or cot if required, upon request.
  • The master bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom will sleep four people, a double and single bed with a single available upon request, the third bedroom has one single bed, and a double bed/settee is available in the lounge. A cot is also available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is easy wheelchair access to the whole of the ground floor including the large wet-room which has a shower, wash basin and toilet. The first floor is accessed via a 15 step staircase. Stabling and paddock facilities are available upon request. The gite sits within it's own orchard garden with a small stream running along side. A refreshing above ground pool is provided.
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