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3 restored country barns with heated pool in the Loire Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 or 2 shower room each, sleeps 5

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.

the three living livingroom have been renoveted in 2017

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.

More Details

Meillac Catherine
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Meillac Catherine

We try to do our best for our guests feel like home. Beds are made at arrival , shower gel, shampoo and soap in the shower room !

During the high season , welcome aperitif on sunday evening 6.30pm with all our guests in our garden.

Rosé de Loire ! and homemade cake !

Meillac Catherine purchased this house in 1999

Why Meillac Catherine chose Maine-et-Loire

We fell in love with this house located close to the Loire and continue to remove it each year .

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

Best regards,

The Enzer family
Nov 2007
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La Bohalle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin 1 single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
two wash machine in the cellar for the Iris and the tournesol and private wash machine in the Pivoine.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

3 restored country barns with heated pool in the Loire Valley
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Saarland, Germany

What a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

- 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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay; value for money!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review , we are glad you enjoy your stay in the Iris.
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Anacortes, WA

Great location and wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review.We are glad you enjoy your stay ! We hope to see you an other time .
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Very Enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming location, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

La Bohalle House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
medium season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $217.89
Pet Fee $0

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 620 Euros per week, the iris 570 and the Pivoine 670 all included except the cleaning at the end of your stay.

Pay at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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