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Elizabeth & Garth Boothroyd

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french

Les Aubepines, luxury farmhouse with jacuzzi and pool

12 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Indre-et-Loire Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

7 bedroom farmhouse sleeps 12-18 with hot tub and solar heated pool

Les Aubepines has uninterrupted views of the surrounding rolling farmland. It has a large entrance hall/cloakroom, with a fully equipped kitchen diner off of this. There is a utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and auxiliary sink, leading from this is the ground floor bathroom, with shower over the bath. The lounge is fitted with a large wood burner, 2 quality sofas and armchairs one of the sofas is a double fold down bed, satellite TV, Hi Fi and has French doors leading out on to the extensive covered terrace and gardens. Off of this is the large master bedroom with en-suite shower room and this also has French doors leading out onto the terracing. The first floor has 2 twin bedded rooms, 2 double,1 of which is fitted with a vanity unit and another a family suite which has 1 double bed, pair of bunk beds and also a cot. There is a shower room attached to this. There is a children's bedroom fitted with bunk beds and a cot . The 1st floor bathroom has a shower over the bath. The Hot tub & swimming pool both have large decked surrounds.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Elizabeth & Garth Boothroyd (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Les Aubepines, luxury farmhouse with jacuzzi and pool
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The gite was great. We were met by Garth on arrival and he explained all about the gite and the local area. It was exactly as the website described, very clean, modern and well maintained. The pool and hot tub was superb. Garth cleaned the pool every other day and answered any questions regarding places to visit. Neighbours were friendly and you were not overlooked by anyone. You are surrounded by farms, but only 5 minutes away from the nearest town which has a supermarket, petrol station and a few restaurants. Within 25 mins there is Loches, which has a large supermarket, a varied choice of restaurants, good local market and a few sights. Tours is just over 30 mins, this has everything, local wine makers (Vouvray is Superb) and a lake beach. You are surrounded by Chateaus and local villages which are very picturesque.

In summary this is a great place to stay to relax but you are very close to a lot of attractions. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Peace perfect peace!

  • 5 of 5

Les Aubepines is a beautiful gite surrounded by lovely views of the French countryside. It is so quiet and peaceful. The gite itself was immaculate inside with lovely furnishings. We had two families holidaying together and found that we had plenty to keep us occupied e.g with the pool, hot tub and games etc or even watch a DVD. It was nice to meet Garth, the owner, who was on hand to help with any problems. We would certainly holiday there again as a week was much too short to explore the area. Highly recommend this gite.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Peaceful, bright home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house near some wonderful places to visit. Peaceful and clean. We barbequed every night and loved spending time in the garden. The owner Garath was very helpful and there was plenty of kitchen utensils. Bring your own board games for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Fantastic for families

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant.That's how we all felt about our stay at this lovely property.All of our children and grandchildren came, which came to a total of 15.The house is spacious enough to cope with that number without having the feeling of being overcrowded.The garden is large and interesting enough to keep young children occupied when they were not in the pool.In short we enjoyed the whole experience of staying here.I would highly recommend this location for a relaxing holiday.The central location of this property makes it easy to visit the rest of the Loire.If you want a french holiday with pool and hot tub where you can count the stars with a glass in your hand.This is the place for you.Fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Perfect location for exploring the Loire region.

  • 4 of 5

Les aubepines was a very nice property located in a lovely part of France. There was something for everyone be it the pool or the gardens that the kids really enjoyed or the hot tub for the adults!

Location was ideal for us to explore the surrounding towns and villages and to sample the many local markets.

A very nice time had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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4

Summer in the Loire

  • 4 of 5

A clean and comfortable home with a pool and hot tub enjoyed by all the family. We had a great en-suite downstairs though the single bathroom for four upstairs rooms with squeaky floors disturbed the younger ones. There seemed enough space for the 12 of us and there was lots of glasses, cutlery and crockery. The wi-fi worked.

Of course, you need a car or bike as Les Aubepines is quite isolated though within 45 minutes' drive of several top chateaux, vineyards and Tours.

Garth was very helpful, the garden and pool well kept and almost 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments, would just like to point out that there is another full size bathroom on the ground floor as well as the 2 the reviewer has mentioned. Will investigate the squeaks!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
La Chappelle Blanche St Martin & Ligueil
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Loches Verneuil Golf course just 25 minutes drive
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Port de Piles
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 25, A10/E05
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ligueil & La Chappelle Blanche St Martin
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Chemille sur Indre
Car: necessary

This is an excellent area for châteaux, including Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Chenonceau, Villandry, Langeais, Blois, Chambord, Rigny Ussy (apparently the inspiration for 'Sleeping Beauty'), Valencay and Montresor. Some châteaux also perform Son et Lumiere shows during certain evenings of the holiday season. Futuroscope - An excellent day out for all the family, about 50 minutes away, it gives you the magic of 3D, virtual reality simulator rides and circular cinemas together, with a glimpse into the future of communication technology. Loches is nearby, with dungeons to visit as well as the château, busy markets on Saturday and Wednesday and several night markets taking place in August. Descartes - Once home to the philosopher René Descartes, boasts an excellent selection of activities including tennis, canoeing, crazy golf, fishing and a heated outdoor 25m swimming pool complete with children's pool, play area, flumes and café. Sunday Morning is market day worth a visit.

Other Activities: Historic châteaux and vineyards

Golf: Loches Verneuil Golf course just 25 minutes drive

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Rates & Availability

La Chapelle-Blanche-Saint-Martin Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$531
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,508
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$491
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,123
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$391
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,592
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
End of season
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$464
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,388
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$398
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,791
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $332

Rates are on basis of how many people.
i.e. low season £1300per week for up to 12 people
£1890 per week for more than 12 people up to 18

High Seasons £1890 per week for up to 12 people
£2600per week for more than 12 people up to 18

Christmas period is £1890 per week for up to 12 people
£2600 per week for more than 12 people up to 18.

•Weekend rates are negotiable as are longer stays depending o

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Indre-et-Loire Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En suite shower with WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bed can be split
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Vanity basin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 child bed , 1 baby crib , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , En suite shower room
  • There is also a good quality bed sofa in the lounge and in addition there are 2 cots available if required
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a second 4 burner cooker in the utility room

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