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Sophia

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Charming 300yr Old Farmhouse with Heated Pool in Countryside.

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

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Overview

Ambillou-Château Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6.

The Granary is a spacious house tastefully renovated to a good standard keeping many original features, oak beams, stone fireplaces. There are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. One room consists of one king bed, the second room consists of a King and two single beds. Both bedrooms have separate entrances. The kitchen is well equipped and will accommodate 6 persons at the table. The lounge has a comfortable suite, TV, and a door to the garden. There is a terrace, a vine-covered BBQ terrace and a door which leads to the heated pool, which is set in a sunny spot with a terrace and sun loungers. The large garden will accommodate everybody, children playing and others relaxing with a glass of local Anjou wine. There is plenty of off road parking for your vehicles. The house is set among vineyards and farmland and well placed for you to explore the Loire. Not far restaurants and places of interest and local events, and also wine tasting if you wish.

Keywords: House, heated pool, gite, apartment, accommodation, self-catering, family friendly, the Granary.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sophia (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Sophia

We have enjoyed renovating this old farmhouse, delightful tuffeau stone property to it's present state.

Sophia purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Sophia chose Maine-et-Loire

Having visited this part of France many times, we fell in love with the area and were lucky to find this farmhouse to renovate.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We enjoy the tranquility of being in the pretty French countryside while being able to access charming towns like Angers and Saumur.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming 300yr Old Farmhouse with Heated Pool in Countryside.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Fab Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic Gite in the middle of the gorgeous French countryside. We stayed here for 2 weeks with our 3 kids aged 5, 7 and 9 - so intensity is full on! Like most professional couples it usually takes until the second week of a holiday to truly relax and come off the work email/social media 'grid'. If you stay here you'll find yourself totally chilled with 48 hours. You wake up everyday to the sound of birds singing and the place is surrounded by wheat and sunflower fields in full bloom - heaven. The pool is great and perfect for kids as the deep end is fine for them. There's a swing, a trampoline and lots of space for them to run around and explore. The family who live there are lovely. They showed our kids their 2 bunnies and brought them up to their garden to pick strawberries and vegetables for dinner etc. The family are very hospitable while entirely respecting your privacy - i.e. they're easy to be around. There's lots to do in the area for kids with zoo/botanical garden/water park/chateaux etc etc but the kids were perfectly happy hanging out around the house or going on a cycle. You will need a car with sat nav for sure but it's very easy to drive around the area including to Angers and Saumur as traffic is light. It's a beautiful authentic Gite and the family immediately tended to any needs we had. There's a lovely boulangerie and creparie in Brisac Quince and likewise Doue La Fontaine - both nearby. Likewise the supermarket is 10 mins drive so all easy. It was a little sad to leave which is always a testament to a great place and great people - book it!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Washington, NY
5

Charming gite and great base for exploring Anjou

  • 5 of 5

My family of six stayed in the Granary for two weeks in July 2013 and loved it. La Seigneurie is set amid beautiful farmland in the countryside of Anjou. It is very quiet and peaceful; the only sounds you hear are the birds singing and the occasional distant hum of a tractor. We very quickly fell into a relaxing pastoral rhythm - leaving the "outside world" behind.

There is much to do in the area - exploring the many local chateaux, the cities of Saumur and Angers, the troglodyte dwellings, the Loire river itself. If you have children, there are nearby amusement parks as well. You can also relax in the pool at La Seigneurie, play games on the grounds (bocce, table tennis) and go for walks in the countryside.

The Granary easily accommodated the six of us. The entire property is well maintained, with modern conveniences, but still maintains the charm of a 350-year-old farmhouse. Antony and Sandy are delightful hosts. They will make you feel at home and will have many suggestions for things to do in the area. They are always available but they are not obtrusive.

There are laundry facilities on site and you can shop for groceries in Gennes or Doue la Fontaine, both of which are a short drive away

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, we could not ask for more.
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Rustic

  • 4 of 5

Nestled on the outskirts of a small hamlet surrounded by farms producing a variety of produce, the generous accommodation (The Granary) is dated but clean and spacious with a lovely rustic farm stay feel. The modern pool is set in a sunny position and can only be entered through a lockable door making it child safe. While the pool and BBQ area were shared with the (two) other (smaller) rental properties on site, at no time was their a feeling of overcrowding. In fact, we had the pool to ourselves each time we wished to use it. The Granary also benefits from a lovely outside seating area. Tony and Sandy are great hosts. Even though they were only next door, you don't really know they are there but were eager to provide advice and tips, when asked.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, this is what we are working for, happy holidays.
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Princeton, NJ USA
5

Exquisite!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at La Seigneurie in the 2-bedroom Apartment, overlapping our stay with family who stayed in the Granary. Both places, and the grounds in general, are clean, well-maintained, and yet "typical"l; that is, the accommodations are modern, without sacrificing the charm and history of the structures.

Sandy and Antony are lovely hosts - friendly and helpful, but never obtrusive. We felt as if the entire grounds were ours. Enjoy the pool, the cookout grill, several outdoor eating areas, even the game room (table tennis).

The property is well situated for visiting the sites of both Anjou and Tourraine: within 30-40 minutes drive of Angers and Saumur,- each with so much to see and experience - Brissac, Montreuil-Bellay; Fontevraud, Montsoreau are about 60min, and a little farther (in the 90minute range) are Chinnon, Usse. Tours (and therefore Amboise, Chennonceau, Langeais, Vilandry,etc) is also 90min (autoroute) by car, or you can take the SNCF from Saumur (free parking!) and get there in less than an hour.

In early July, the sun sets about 22:50 and the sky is crystal clear at night. The surrounding countryside is peaceful, and the sunflower and poppy fields not to be missed!

I'm a runner and did not lack for variety of routes in the 5 - 18km range.

The town of Gennes - 9km away - has all your logistical needs with a Super U and gas station. Try kayaking on the Loire from Gennes, also with Canoes d'Anjou. Doue la Fontaine has a nice market on Mondays, and the Angers market is on Sundays.

France is very family-friendly with reduced or free admission to nearly all sites and modes of transportation for children under 18; visiting lots of chateaux and museums will not break the bank!

Highly recommended for the location in general and the specifics of La Seigneurie. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aleta, we could not ask for a better review. Sandy & Tony Hall
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Seminole, Fl USA
5

A superb visit to the French Countryside!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to find La Seineurie offering a spacious Gite in the

French Countryside near Saumur . . . a town we had previously visited.

After viewing the website www.loireholiday.net we reserved the

Granary for our 17 day stay. Having the second bedroom, each with

private bath on the second floor, allowed for comfort when we had

family join us for the first week of our visit. We grocery shopped

in the nearby town of Doue la Fountaine and prepared most of our meals

in the spacious country kitchen and enjoyed sitting in the garden

after dinner.

The location of La Seineurie is ideal for visiting nearby villages

including Angers, Montreuil-Bellay, Saumur and many of the historic

Chateaux that dot the countryside. We desired to be in the French

Countryside and were aware that not having French could present a

problem but our hosts and owners are from the UK and were very helpful

in advising us during our stay and after a few days we adjusted to not

having an Englsh speaking channel or the BBC on television.

We would highly recommend having a GPS . . . even though the roads are

well marked it helps to set your destination ahead of time and enjoy

the wonderful countryside! We traveled late September and returned

early October to the US . . . a perfect time in the Loire Valley. We

were there during the grape harvest, the apples were being harvested,

the corn fields were all golden with color and mild temperatures with

little rain, just one day after the next with blue skies. The only

difficulty we had was with email . . . WIFI locations are very

limited. Our hosts had WIFI but it was only available within their

residence and not available in the Granary. We would compose an

email on our IPAD and when it was convenient would sit at their table

and forward the email.

The website photographs are a true representation of this lovely

location in the Loire Valley . . . you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed Donna & Howard's visit with us this year, and pleased they enjoyed their stay. The wifi is not available as they mention but we do have connection for a laptop in the gite. Sandy & Tony Hall
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Tours (100kms) or Nantes (150kms)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ambillou Chateau
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Dieppe
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Angers
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A 85
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Doue La Fontaine
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Pornic
Car: necessary

Visitors can enjoy a peaceful or lively holiday with lovely restaurants to try, numerous chateaux to visit, historical monuments, vineyards to explore, troglodyte caves nearby to visit and typical French charming villages to discover. Also the Cadre Noir Equestrian Centre at Saumur if you like horses is well worth a visit. Or a balloon ride over the Loire. Not far away are some good theme parks for all ages. Good shopping at Angers.

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Rates & Availability

Ambillou-Château Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$111
$669
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$111
$580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$89
$446
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$89
$446
 

Additional information about rental rates

For the success of your stay, a rental agreement containing the general rules , rates, deposits, arrivals / departures , reservations and our services will be approuvé.Il is available on request .
A CHECK DEPOSIT IN THE AMOUNT OF THE RENTAL WILL BE REQUIRED ON ARRIVAL .

We hold a 30% deposit to confirm the reservation and the rest of the rent upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ambillou-Château Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Bed (1), Child Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is access to a large grassy field for football (soccer), badminton or other outdoor games.

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