Julia Mulder & Johan Paardekooper

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
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Fontaine-Milon Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Our renovated farmhouse includes 3 gîtes, sleeping 16 in total (2x4 and 1x8)

The estate of L'Isle covers 1.6 hectares which is bordered by a small river. The grounds are home to countless fruit trees and rose bushes, a vegetable garden, two large grassed areas, a pond, a boules pitch and an impressive beach volleyball court. You can choose whether to just laze about, walk, play badminton, football, boules or of course volleyball. You will find peace and quiet, sun and shade, lounger and hammock, plus plenty of space for parking and activities. With a bit of luck you’ll also see deer around the grounds.

The buildings themselves are a very old farm, built in the traditional style and renovated and modernised without sacrificing any of the original character and charm. The walls are half a metre thick, constructed of tufa, with oak-beamed ceilings. Central heating throughout and the renovated and insulated slate roof means the house is pleasantly cool in the summer and warm in the winter, whilst the convenience of the modern features ensures your comfort.

Loire River: The Loire River is the longest river of France, rising in the southern Massif Central and flowing north and west for 1,020 km to the Atlantic Ocean. The most famous part of the Loire river valley is the château region— the 150 km section of the valley, between Angers and Blois—once home to France's kings, and now a striking reminder of the spacious, courtly lifestyles of the 15th and early 16th century aristocracy. In addition to Châteaux, this part of the Loire also contains attractive cities and towns, some charming countryside, art treasures, and delicious cuisine.

Ranked one of the top 10 places to go cycling in France, the Loire River area is a must do. Most of the Loire River runs through flat plains, rolling meadows, and in very low populated country side. Thanks to this simple terrain, cycling the Loire River in France can be achieved by even the most novice of bike riders. If you would like to try it, just for one day, we can provide you with bikes and maps.

Castles and Gardens: Everybody knows that the Loire Valley is home to some of the most beautiful French castles and gardens. The most famous castles, like Amboise, Blois, Chambord, and Chenonceaux are maybe too long a drive from our estate, but that still leaves plenty of others to discover. Within one hour drive you can find the castles of Montgeoffroy, Baugé, Angers, Brissac, Saumur, Le Plessis-Bourré, Montsoreau, Fontevraud, Ussé, Langeais, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, and Villandry. Villandry is one of our favourites. Best known for its gardens, a French archetypal potager, a kitchen garden, elevated to a regal plain and Frenchified to the maximum, with its seemingly endless geometric parterres edged in immaculately clipped boxwood. But the potager forms only part of what in fact is a painstaking and loving restoration of the gardens of a Renaissance château, fraught with romantic symbolism and amenities, features designed for pure pleasure and an absolute joy to take a stroll.

Wine: The Loire Valley is also home to some fifty wine regions including Anjou, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Coteaux de l'Aubance, Coteaux du Layon, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Saumur-Champigny, Savennières, Touraine and Vouvray. All of these are within an hour’s drive of our house and we’ll be happy to take you a local grower if you would like to sample the range available. White, rosé and red, sparkling or still, and a couple of very famous dessert wines are all produced locally and with great care. We can take you to small, family businesses or bigger and more famous enterprises. Every week we organise a tour at Domaine de la Tuffière or one of the other vineyards nearby. We can also provide you with a map so you can discover the wine regions yourself.

More Details

Details for Tournesol 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

We have two gîtes accommodating four people: La Rose and Tournesol. On the ground floor, the gîte has a charming living room, a well equipped kitchen, French windows opening onto the patio and a toilet. On the upper floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom with a second toilet. Both bedrooms have comfortable twin beds which can be fixed together to make a double if required. The gîtes are equipped with a TV/DVD player and WiFi. The gîtes are individually decorated in traditional style. Tournesol has a beautifully renovated mantelpiece, with a big kitchen stove on the one side and a wooden stove on the other.
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Julia Mulder & Johan Paardekooper (Owner)
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Speaks dutch, french, german, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nantes
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Nantes
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Angers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A11-A85
Nearest Beach
175 Kilometres
Pornic
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Baugé
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Baugé
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Cornillé-les-Caves
Car: necessary

L’Isle is part of the village of Fontaine-Milon, which is to be found in the western part of the Loire valley, the bountiful region of France between Le Loir and La Loire. We are 25km east of Angers, 70km south of Le Mans and 40km north west of Saumur.

The Loire valley is justly named La Douce France (sweet France). The rich and noble have been coming here for centuries to enjoy the gentle climate and the fertile land. Neither too hot nor too cold, not too wet or too dry. The glorious landscape is full of châteaux and stately homes, fortified manor houses, monasteries and cathedrals amongst the vineyards, orchards, woods full of game, meadows and pasture land, sunflowers and maize. There are beautiful gardens and kilometres of twisting caves. The local stone, tufa, has been quarried here for centuries and the caverns this has left behind are ideal for growing mushrooms or storing great wine. We'll be happy to take you a local grower if you would like to sample the local wines.

Other Activities: Beach volleyball, boules, canoeing, gliding, wine tasting

Golf: There are four golf courses very close to L’Isle and plenty a bit further away. All golf courses have 18 holes:

• Golf d’Avrillé: http://ahamadache.chez-alice.fr/clubs/avrille1.htm

• Golf Club d’Angers: http://www.golfangers.com/

• Golf de Baugé: http://www.golf-bauge.fr/

• Golf d’Anjou: http://www.anjougolf.com/

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Fontaine-Milon Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • These rates include bedding, water, electricity and tourist tax, but do not include gas or any other services required. A deposit of € 150 is required with your reservation. The costs of gas and possible damage will be deducted from your deposit, the balance of which will be transferred to you on the day of departure. The rent is due for payment two weeks before the start of your holiday. If you leave the holiday home in a proper state, we do not charge cleaning costs.

    During the high season and school holidays our rental periods run per full week, from Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning. For the remainder of the year, other arrangements are possible.

Amenities

Amenities

Fontaine-Milon Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Sand Box
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Since August 2012 we have a heated swimming pool in our garden. Our garden is also home to a fine beach volleyball court with a professional net and markings. The court is surrounded by a hedge which catches most of the balls. Of course it can be used to play badminton too. A music installation & seats for spectators completes the atmosphere. As well as our swimming pool and our volleyball court we have installed a boules pitch so that our guests can enjoy the French national sport; jeu de boules or pétanque. Situated between the fruit trees, it is the perfect place to pitch a ball, and for the beginners amongst you we have sets of balls you can borrow. It is an especially good spot to be a spectator; for naturally the best shots are the ones called by the bystanders with a glass in their hand! For cyclists or hikers we have plenty routes available starting at or near the house. And if you want a nice rest in the shade, after all these activities, we have several hammocks available