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French Family Retreat

St Gervais Les Trois Clocher, Aquitaine, France
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Historic characterful 18th century village house with large garden and pool, on the edge of the Loire Valley - sleeps up to 10 + dogs.

A welcoming shabby chic historic house in the village centre with original features and large garden with pool for up to 10 guests - plus dogs.

Situated on the boarders of the Loire valley and the Vendee this 18th century house is in a peaceful village surrounded by sunflower fields, farms and vineyards. The village is 15km from the medieval town of Richelieu and Chatellerualt a lively town for summer concerts and outdoor markets. The village itself has a shop restaurant and there is a small Saturday market.

You can stroll down the road to the village bakery to bring back your morning croissants before exploring for the day. There are some lovely bike routes and walks nearby; you can cycle about 10 km to Richelieu for nice restaurants, shops and a stunning historical park as well as the French weekly market.

Further afield explore the fairy-tale castle, sample wines in caves or canoe along the Vienne River in historic Chinon, spend the day by the Loire River in stunning Saumur or head towards Tours or Blois, together with a visit to one of the spectacular chateaux that the Loire valley is so famous for.

With the brilliant Futuroscope Park within half an hour, tree-top adventures and horse-riding nearby plus La Brenne Nature Reserve a little further, this is a fantastic location with activities for young and old across the wonderful Loire Valley.

The house has exposed limestone walls and heavy oak beams. The living room and kitchen have log burners.

There is a very large private garden and a 8m x 4m heated swimming pool. The pool is fenced for the safety of small children. There are plenty of sun loungers and also tables and chairs for eating outside. There is also a trampoline and swings in the garden for the children.

There are 5 separate bedrooms,4 doubles each with a single bed as well and 1 twin room. There is 1 family bathroom and a separate shower room. This property has rustic and homely character, rather boutique chic.

There is a well equipped kitchen with a oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster and washing machine.

The living room has a range of games and a TV/DVD as well as a CD player.

There is private off road parking for up to 4 cars. There is also a private courtyard garden at the front of the house.

7 night stays with a Saturday changeover day. Available for bookings between June and September only. June and September offered at £1300 per week and July and August £1500 per week.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Potiers / Tours