|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Catherine and Jean-François welcome you in three newly colourful restored barns, grouped round the courtyard of a large country house: LIris, le Tournesol and la Pivoine (blue, yellow and red). A very nice heated swimming pool is running now !( 26 degrees )
Come and enjoy the local wines and have a chat about the Loire Valley! L'Iris sleeps 5 in 2 double and one single rooms, Le Tournesol sleeps 5 in 1 double and 1 twin bedded rooms, and one single. The Pivoine (sleeps 5 ) 3 bedrooms (one double and a single), and a large ensuite double room with sofa, very nice shower room (with washing machine), separated toilets and an other small shower room and toilets. All the barns have beamed ceilings, are furnished with rustic furniture, and have central heating. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
For further informations, please ask us.
We are well positioned to visit all the chateaux of the Loire, too many to mention individually. Water sports at Lac de Maine in Angers. Wine cellars (vins mousseux, vins d'Anjou, cabernet), golf, canoeing, good restaurants. Cointreau factory (famous orange liqueur), swimming pools nearby, football pitch, tennis 100m. Futuroscope at Poitiers. Cadre Noir (prestigious Cavalry School), beautiful zoo at Doue La Fontaine, miniature chateaux parc at Amboise; also there Clos Luce, Manor house of Leonardo de Vinci. Abbey of Fontevraud where you can see the tombs of Richard the Loin Heart and Alienor of Aquitaine. There are historic sites everywhere with only a few miles in between.And now Terra Botanica a famous leisure park in Angers.
We had a wonderful time staying in the Loire valley. We found L’Iris to be very comfortable and a really good base for exploring the region. We particularly liked:
Eating in a troglodyte restaurant
Kayaking on the Loire
Swimming at the Lac du Rillé
Eating at the Toque Blanche
Seeing the Musée des Blidés
Walking in le Forêt de Chandelais
Seeing the old centre of Angers
Drinking Côtaux du Layon
Please thank Martine for us for her good advice on food, wine and places to visit.
Thank you very much indeed.
The Enzer family
- the description was accurate
- the property was clean, well maintained
-extremely good customer service by the owners
- I would recommend this place wholeheartedly
- tennis is nearby and not expensivel
- the restaurant recommendations by the owner were superb
After a long trip from Ireland, we arrived about 21:45, and were warmly greeted by Catherine and her husband, who provided us with a tour, and a bottle of wine, despite the late hour!
The following evening we were invited to join them and the other guests for lovely home made food and drinks.
we stayed in the Pivoine barn, 2 adults and 3 teenagers, and it was more than spacious enough for us all!
We spent hours in the lovely swimming pool, borrowed bikes to cycle to near by villages, and enjoyed table tennis tournaments in the evening!
The location is stunning, the Loire itself runs a two minute walk across the road. There are many beautiful towns and castles to visit, but the kids felt their favorite day was when we stayed at the barn, swam, read, and went on bike ride.
It is so beautiful and peaceful here, and the Melliacs are lovely hosts, I would love to be back there now!!
Wonderful host, apéritifs on Sunday were delicious and a marvellous way to start the week. Beautifully clean property and pool. We stayed with our 3 children (aged 12, 10 & 6) in Iris, and although small, it was perfectly suitable and didn't feel small at all. Lovely cool rooms in the summer. Pool was fantastic, kids loved it. Peaceful and quiet area; short walk to the river. Excellent place for riding the bikes along quiet country roads and plenty to do and see around the area. Highly recommended indeed!!!!
We stayed in Le Pivoine with our 2 kids and my mother-in-law. It was perfect. The boys had the loft with a bed and their own room and my mother-in-law had the other single room all to herself. We enjoyed the ping-pong and bikes to ride. Everything was clean and the restaurant suggestions were great! We would definitely recommend this to friends.
We stayed in the Iris and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment very clean and was well equipped if a little small for our liking. The property is truly only metres from the Loire in a quiet area. with the most spectacular sunsets over the river. The pool was a major bonus as we all enjoy the water. It was very clean and well kept with sunbeds and chairs around it. The property is enclosed and would be very safe for children, there is also a Barn with games and bikes etc to keep them occupied, it also has WiFi. The weather was at times very hot and heat in the bedrooms at night was sometimes an issue.
M et Mme were very friendly and helpful, with lots of advice on places of interest. Their "Aperitifs" on Sundays were very enjoyable and a good way to get to know other guests. During our time there were other families from Holland, Sweden. England and Denmark so it had a very cosmopolitan feel.
It is extremely well situated to tour the Loire area, we visited many towns and Chateau and also Doue Zoo and Pouy de Fou which were well worth while. The home of Leonardo Da Vinci, Clos Luce, was very interesting.There are nice restaurants, and a local market and numerous supermarkets all within easy reach. We spent a lot of time in Saumur which is a lovely town with a Chateau which is worth a visit and they do a "Spectacle" which was very well done.
All in all we had a very enjoyable holiday and would love to return for a second time though this time we would go for a bigger gite. We would be very happy to recommend it as a good holiday location.
We can strongly recommend this location in la Bohalle. The hosts are very welcoming and friendly. We really appreciated their welcome aperetif. The swimming pool and the playing room are just perfect for children (and adults) in all ages. The place is clean, the beds are done when you arrive and you find everything you need in the appartment (including tv, dvd, washing machine, barbacue etc).
There are a lot of castles, caves, wine yards and other things to see in this area, you do need a car. The village is very small, the closest boulangerie/ bakery is 6 km away, but you can borrow a bicycle from the hosts and go there in 20 minutes to get bread. We did not go to restaurants for dinner, but had wonderful barbecues with other guests.
We spent more than 3 weeks in France - the week in la Bohalle was the best.
La bohalle is a small village on the touristic road between Angers and Saumur along the river La Loire.
It is 15km from Angers and 35 from Saumur.
The River Loire is just 1 minutes by foot the UNESCO's Loire Valley World Heritage site commences nearby.
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Feb 2 - May 31
Jun 1 - Jun 30
Jul 1 - Aug 31
|Refundable damage deposit||€100|
Departure before 10am. Arrival after 4pm.
All is included : bedlinen and towels.
Changeover day We have identified Saturday as our normal changeover days. However, we aim to be flexible and, if that's difficult, contact us with your needs.
During the high season, the Tournesol is 600 Euros per week, the iris 550 and the Pivoine 650 all included except the cleaning at the end of your stay.
Pay at arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.