About the property
- Apartment484 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Adult Only romantic cottages in the Loire Valley with private Gardens
Until recently this was our residence during the Summer and has been fitted to a high standard . Le Ciel Bleu, our self contained fully air conditioned luxury studio apartment set in what used to be the hay loft of our 300 year old ‘Grange’. Still retaining all the rustic charm of our other cottages with its oak beamed ceilings but fitted with all the modern conveniences.
The 50m2 studio spacious with a fully fitted a kitchen area, fully tiled marble shower room, there is a King size bed, 2 seater settee and air conditioning is avaiable . Outside there is a private terrace area with BBQ set next to our fish pond with table, chairs.
You also have a private area by our heated swimming pool with sun loungers.
Liz and Ken Mason
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Liz and Ken Mason
We are both originally from Ireland but lived in England for all of our married life. After ending our careers Liz as a nurse and mine in business we decided to purchase Les Frippierers in 2005 and to start a new period of our life here in France.
Liz and Ken Mason purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Liz and Ken Mason chose Chaumussay
We offer 3 different properties each with it's own individual style and layout, all fitted to a high standard. The cottages are set in just over a acre of award winning gardens and each property has it's own private piece. We only offer the cottages to couples and therefore the ambiance is quite and peaceful, set in part of the garden is our heated swimming pool which you can sit beside or just visit from your own garden and cool down. spa pool jacuzziswimming pool terracecottages and swimming pool Luxury Gites for 2 in the beautiful Dordogne Domaine de Fumel The 14m x 7m swimming pool has a deep end of 2.2m and a shallow end of 0.9m with roman steps. It is near the edge of a gentle grass slope and benefits from pastoral views and inspiring sunsets. Plenty of sun beds are provided around the pool, which is diligently covered every night to retain the solar gain in temperature. Time, care and effort have been spent with selecting the right contents for each beautifully furnished home to make them as perfect as possible. They all have china, plenty of glasses (very essential!), pots and pans etc., a large fridge with separate freeze compartment, gas fired oven and 4 burner hob, washing machine, dish-washer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, iron and cold box for food shopping and picnics. A hand towel and tea cloths are provided for the kitchen, along with a cleaning sponge, washing up liquid, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. We also supply you with tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and a bottle of fizz to get you holiday started.
What makes this Apartment unique
Vairable change over days out of season Air conditioning available Private Gardens Adults only Cottages All inclusive no surcharges or Taxes Welcome packs
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very pleasant, owners very helpful and friendly. Second visit but still plenty to do and see.
Top quality, very pleasant surroundings.
A perfect short break
We stayed for 4 days, and had a lovely time. Ken was a great host, informative, friendly and accommodating.
The Gite was clean, had everything we needed, and comfortable. The location was fabulous. The only noise came from birds and insects. No traffic, no planes, nothing. It was very relaxing. The Pool was clean and cared for, and the grounds were beautiful.
It may seem that it's a bit remote, but, it's actually not far from a number of towns and villages, and we found things to do every day, (mind you, one of those days was 'sit by the pool and do nothing' but that was our choice). Plenty of sights to see, walks to take, market towns to visit.
If you are thinking of going, and like your vacation spots quiet, charming and relaxing, you won't be disappointed.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we hope to see you both again when you need the batteries recharged.
Ken and Liz
Peaceful and relaxing
We stayed for a week at the beginning of August and, having read some reviews were expecting something special. We were not disappointed! Quietly tucked away in lovely countryside yet within easy reach of a number of interesting towns and villages. The accommodation was first class and Ken and Liz very welcoming and helpful. What made it for us was the immaculate swimming pool. We have never before seen one so well kept and clean. It was shared but most days we were the only ones using it so seemed like ours alone. It is now on our favourites list - we will return!
Peaceful and comfortable stay in the middle of rural France
Thoroughly enjoyed our week in and around this charming cottage (Ciel Bleu) set above the owners' home with two other cottages. Facilities as described. Bed was extremely comfortable. Additional facilities to note: CD player, barbecue, washing line and pegs, washing machine, torch (for steep steps to front door) and binoculars to appreciate the most amazing starry skys. One of the holiday higlights! BBC TV on small screen for those who want it. We were abe to borrow a golf umbrella and a cool box at one stage. I noted that on my ipad and iphone the wifi was not fast enough to watch even short youtube clips which was not at all an issue for us but may be for others. Wifi extended from indoors to (allocated but not entirely private) lovely outdoor dining area but not to the pool area. Hosts Ken and Liz had a finely tuned balance of accommodating hospitability without being intrusive. Country lanes to get everywhere had hardly any traffic and endless rolling hills and sunflower fields. Gorgeous. Would be very keen to stay there again. Thanks!
Peaceful, relaxing, excellent facilites
The property is very well-maintained and in fantastic countryside. My main objective was to unwind and relax in nice surroundings while still having the option to do internet-based work if necessary (it was!). Liz and Ken were excellent hosts, giving me space while also being supportive and full of information.
A great find deep in the Loire Valley
We had a great week at this property. Ken and Liz made us feel very welcome whilst also letting us find our own feet. All the recommendations were great. We had a lovely mixture of relaxing in the sun at the pool and exploring the area. It really is a hidden gem.
Many thanks for your very ind review, we re always glad when guests leave and feel that they have had a great time.
Maybe we can welcome you back in the future at sometime.
Ken and Liz
Recreational opportunities abound in the region. Biking on the almost traffic-free country roads alongside the wide rivers, privately-owned châteaux and red-roofed villages, certainly qualifies as one of the most delightful activities. The many rivers which honeycomb the area, from the Creuse to the Gartempe to the Anglin, will be of special interest to swimmers and those who enjoy fishing. Bird watching is especially well-rewarded in the Regional Park of the Brenne, a wildlife refuge. For those who would like to be a little more energetic why not borrow our bikes and try one of the easy local bike rides and of course there are plenty of local walks, we also have local stables and tennis courts. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by Golf Courses which are underplayed for most of year, our nearest is just 15 mins away. Other Activities: Bird Watching, Chateaux Golf: We are lucky enough to be surrounded by quality golf courses that are not only quiet but affordable. Our nearest club is the 18 hole Golf du Connetable at La Roche Posay, just 15 minutes away and is a challenge for all standard of golfers. This ‘Woburnesk’ course is set amongst conifers with oaked lined fairways, wildlife is plentiful Red Squirrel’s abound and don’t be surprised to see the odd Stag or Boar running off into the forest. Golf de La Roche Posay At Loches we have the 9 hole Golf Loches Verneuil which has been built in association with St. Andrews. Golf Loches Verneuil Just outside Chatellerault is the Golf du Haut Poitou, here we have both a 9 and 18 hole course set around a large lake, again the 18 hole course is a challenge to all. Golf du Haut Poitou A bit further out is the Golf du Manoir de Beauvoir, this beautiful course is set in the grounds of an old 19th centaury Victorian style manor which is now an hotel. Golf du Manoir de Beauvoir
Rates & Availability
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Payment can be made by Credit Card. Short and weekend breaks by arrangement. Change over day normally Saturday, but we can be flexible