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Loire Valley Castles-Saumur-Anjou: charming gite with Spa and swimming pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Well-being and cultural stays in a gite decorated in a 'chic countryside' style

Discover France and Loire Valley Castles from our gite located in the charming village of Blou, 12 km away from Saumur in Maine-et-Loire and at the heart of the Natural Regional Park Loire Anjou Touraine, of which Loire is rated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Olivier and Celia welcome you at 'Le Bonheur est dans le pré' estate (' happiness is in the meadow') in a character home fully built in Tuffeau stone, in the heart of 4 ha of natural meadow. It will be our pleasure to share with you our passion for France, cultural sites of Val de Loire, French gastronomy and wines.

The estate is located in a quiet area in the countryside of Saumur, and only 2 km away from the shops, supermarkets and restaurants of the city of Longué-Jumelles!

You will be able to enjoy the estate's activities:

- Well-being area with sauna and Jacuzzi (Spa) to laze in a heated water of 38° (starting from November 2012).

- Swimming pool (starting from spring 2013).

- Bakeries’ delivery upon request. The baker can deliver bread, croissants and further pastries starting from 7:30 a.m., every morning in a 'bread-box' placed at the entrance of the gite (you go for your delivery when you want and you pay the baker directly at the end of your stay).

- Breakfast-baskets with marmalades, home-made yoghurt and cakes, fruits, fruit juice, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate (out of school holidays periods)...

- Lunch-baskets (out of school holidays periods)

- VIP welcoming with a bottle and flutes of champagne upon arrival.

- Bath linen rental (including a large and a smaller towel).

- Walks in the meadows of the domain...

- Hammock on the terrace of your gite.

You will stay at the 'Le Bonheur est dans le pré' estate, in the semi-detached gite named 'la Chambre au Pré' which is found completely at street level.

You will have an equipped kitchen (induction cooker, oven, microwave, small refrigerator...), a living room with a flat screen television, two cosy bedrooms and a shower room with shower, toilets and double bowl sink at your disposal.

Outdoors you will enjoy a large terrace with arbour and hammock, and a garden with view of the meadow.

The decoration of the place, in a 'chic countryside' style, is a picture of authenticity.

The gite enjoys a surprising natural and cultural setting. It is the ideal place to discover the famous Loire Valley Castles, to cycle along the Loire, royal river, to visit the troglodyte sites and the cultural sites such as the Fontevraud Abbey, the vineyards of Saumur, Bourgueil and Layon, the Cadre Noir, the French National Horse Riding School in Saumur, Angers and its famous tapestry of apocalypse, the botanical park Terra Botanica, (leading region for botanica in Europe), the Zen park of Maulévrier, Doué la Fontaine zoo and rose garden, the Puy du Fou park or the Futuroscope...

Detailed description:

- Kitchen

South oriented, the kitchen directly opens on the terrace and the garden. It is fully fitted with induction cooker, large electric oven, micro wave, coffee machine, toaster and all necessary to your stay (oven dishes, tart and cake tins, salad spinner, saucepans and stoves, cutlery and peeler, tea and coffee cups and plates, water and wine glasses) . The crockery is in a 'family home' style. The table is laid in front of a large white dresser made-to-measure with the interior shutters of a house of Anjou, a decoration with lots of charm...

- Sitting room

Place of conviviality, it opens on the living area and the large Nottingham couch, a touch baroque, will surprise you by its softness. A little relaxing moment with readings over Anjou and the flat screen television.

- Parental bedroom

The glazing in a 'loft studio' style lets enter a gentle light. The ecru curtains and the pleated quilt give a romantic tone to the bedroom. The bed of 160 cm is high quality to guarantee you blissful nights.

- Further bedroom

Two single beds are waiting for children of friends. The colours are in ecru tones, and cream and linen give an atmosphere of softness, for relaxing holidays in Anjou.

- Shower room

In white and blue tones, it has a large double bowl sink unit, a shower and a toilet.

- Garden

The terrace is shaded by a beautiful tree and the garden furniture will allow you to spend great evenings. The garden opens directly on the meadow.

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Tourism in Val-de-Loire:


On Saturdays, we suggest you the market of Saumur, on St Peter's, La Bilange and Republic squares, a big and lively market, under big trees.

On Mondays takes place the market of Rosiers sur Loire, and it is very close to the gite (10km), it is small but you can find good local produce and cheeses there. We can also recommend you one of the pork butcher's of the village to savour the famous 'Rillauds' of Anjou and delicious 'rillettes'. If you are looking for a larger market, you will find what you're looking for on Mondays in Doué la Fontaine (20km). On Wednesday we recommend the Beaufort-en-Vallée one, where there is an excellent fishmonger.

More Details

Celia Fernandez
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


Nous avons bien apprécié le séjour dans votre location.

Nous gardons votre adresse pour un prochain séjour
Aug 2012
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Blou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    - shower
    - shower
  • It is spacious, with a double bowl sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are two small spaces, where everything has been planned for the highest comfort. In the master bedroom, there is a good quality bed of 160 cm, with two side tables and a large mirror. The second bedroom has 2 single beds. A large cupboard is at your disposal in the main room to store belongings during your holidays.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Loire Valley Castles-Saumur-Anjou: charming gite with Spa and swimming pool
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Gite très bien aménagé, propriétaire très accueillante et disponible

  • 5 of 5

Jolie et grande longère donnant sur un pré paisible, idéal pour passer un très bon moment entre amis

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Gîte de très bonne qualité

  • 5 of 5

Très bonne prestation, de l'accueil aux volumes. Si vous recherchez pour un grand groupe un endroit calme, idéal pour les grands, les ados et les petits.

Pour les amoureux de la compagne. On reviendra!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Fabuleux séjour en famille !

  • 5 of 5

Juste parfait, accueil chaleureux, maison spacieuse, conviviale très bien adaptée à tous (enfants, grands-parents, couples), décoration raffinée.

Le bonheur est vraiment dans le pré avec le cadre et les animaux ... adorables.

Un grand merci et à bientôt !

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gite très agréable et très bien bien pensé. Les chambres du gite principal sont hyper spacieuses , et chaque famille a réellement son intimité (toilettes, salle d'eau, et sas anti bruit!). Les équipements sont d'excellente qualité, les finitions bien faites et la deco a été pensée dans les moindres détails. L'environnement est simple et magnifique, et les petits animaux environnants ont fait la joie des enfants tout le week end! Accueil très agréable, et la grande souplesse dans les horaires accordées par les propriétaires rajoute une certaine détente au séjour. Seul petit bémol nous concernant, si la qualité du petit gite est indéniable, elle ne propose pas pour autant le même luxe (taille et intimité) que sur le gite principal pour les chambres.

Tres bon séjour , et un grand merci aux propriétaires pour leur accueil!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Excellente adresse !

  • 5 of 5

J'ai eu la bonne intuition de louer ce gîte pour réunir mes meilleurs amis pour mon anniversaire. Nous y avons passé un très bon week-end. Le gîte est très confortable et le fait que chaque chambre dispose de sa salle de bains est un vrai plus lorsque l'on est nombreux. L'environnement est très calme, propice au repos comme à la fête car on ne gêne personne. Cerise sur le gâteau : le pain et les croissants livrés sur place par le boulanger le matin... Le bonheur !

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux de vous avoir reçu, et que vous ayez pu avoir une belle fête pour votre anniversaire et de merveilleux souvenirs au Bonheur est dans le Pré … Au plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau pour fêter d'autres années !
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Très agréable week-end

  • 4 of 5

Gite très agréable, avec une décoration soignée. Piscine, sauna et spa très sympa. Le seul point négatif a été que le spa était froid le dimanche matin. Sinon dans le gîte il ne manquait rien, la literie confortable. Un bel endroit pour passer un bon moment entre amis ou en famille. On y reviendra.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pascaline , Ce fût un plaisir de vous accueillir au printemps. Nous avons réglé le chauffage du Jacuzzi afin qu'il soit à 39° de bonne heure le matin ! Merci pour vos remarques, elles nous sont précieuses pour offrir un séjour de qualités aux souvenirs inoubliables ! Nous serons ravis de vous accueillir une prochaine fois. Célia
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Longué Jumelles
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
St Lambert des Levée
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Longué Jumelles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Longué Jumelles
Car: recommended

In Saumur, you can visit the Cadre Noir, enjoy the gourmet restaurants and the sunny squares with their wine bars. Ideal for walks on the edge of the Loire, or boat trips. Our gite is also located only 2 km away from Longué-Jumelles with its shops and supermarket, its stroll of the old wash houses and its mill to visit.

Of course, you can also enjoy your holidays in Saumur to discover the treasures of Anjou: troglodytes’ sites of Louresse-Rochemenier and Turquant, Fontevraud abbey, Doué la Fontaine zoo, the charming villages. From Saumur, take the time to visit Chinon and Candes-St-Martin. Finally, the Loire Valley Castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois, Cheverny, Clos Lucé, Chaumont, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Chinon, Brézé, Saumur, Angers...




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $990.47
Stay tax $1.24 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Options possibles
Attention elle sont intégrées au tarifs Abritel, si vous ne les souhaitez pas (ou l'une d'elle) je peux les retirer.

Forfait ménage final : 120€
Forfait accès libre à l'espace détente (sauna +jacuzzi): 150€ pour le séjour
Location de draps : 8€ par personne

La caution de 800€ peut aussi être envoyée par courrier afin de vous éviter qu'elle soit débitée.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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