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Heart of the Loire Valley blends modern & original

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Original Features Meet Modern Conveniences Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, our 3-bedroom gite has undergone a complete transformation since we bought it in 2012. Once a rundown ruin, it’s now a cozy and comfortable home that combines original charm and character with modern conveniences. When you walk through the front door you’ll immediately notice the restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams. But you’ll also notice modern soft furnishings, a 32-inch LCD television, and good lighting. Picture yourself the next morning, lounging on the large sofa, sipping coffee in front of the warm fire! If you’re the kind of person who likes to remain plugged into the world, then you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi and a television equipped with UK FREESAT and DVD player, al...Original Features Meet Modern Conveniences Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, our 3-bedroom gite has undergone a complete transformation since we bought it in 2012. Once a rundown ruin, it’s now a cozy and comfortable home that combines original charm and character with modern conveniences. When you walk through the front door you’ll immediately notice the restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams. But you’ll also notice modern soft furnishings, a 32-inch LCD television, and good lighting. Picture yourself the next morning, lounging on the large sofa, sipping coffee in front of the warm fire! If you’re the kind of person who likes to remain plugged into the world, then you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi and a television equipped with UK FREESAT and DVD player, allowing you to watch all the UK channels whilst in France! The large and airy kitchen is equipped with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and all the cookware you could need. There is also an oak dining room table that comfortably seats 6 people. As one of our past guests said: “I adored the huge kitchen dining room. The cooker is just fabulous. We happily bought local produce and cooked most evenings - the facilities were so good.” If you’d like to know where to find that local produce, we can help direct you. We also have a peach tree in the garden and you’re welcome to help yourself, when in season. And, a short walk away, are acres of apple orchards. You can’t help yourselves to those, but we’ll tell you where to buy them! In fact, we’ll answer any questions you have about the local area, from the best wine tours to the local family restaurants. My parents, John and Cynthia, live around 10 minutes away and we provide you their phone number should you have any questions. Don’t worry; they’ll leave you in peace during your stay! Bedroom and Bathroom Configuration Our gite has three bedrooms, one downstairs, and two upstairs. Bedroom one is located on the ground floor, with king bed, oak furniture and an en-suite bathroom containing a rain / massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. This downstairs bathroom can also be accessed from the lounge (both doors have their own keys!) Bedroom two is located on the first floor, with a king bed and plenty of storage. It benefits from being a dual aspect room, with original oak beams, stretching from the front of the house to the back. Bedroom three, located across the sunlit hallway, has two single beds, and original oak beams. Both the second and third bedrooms have a Juliet balcony, adding to the character of the gite, and provide views over the church, village allotments, and surrounding countryside. These are false balconies named after Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. With the windows open they have the appearance of balconies. The upstairs bathroom has a rain / massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. The Outside Space Outside is a private courtyard and garden, including our very own peach tree, which you’re free to pick from! On sunny days the garden is bathed in sunlight throughout the day, with the patio offering some welcome shade in the afternoon. In the summer, as the day draws to a conclusion, sit yourself down on the patio furniture, pour a glass of something cool, and unwind in peace whilst your partner starts the BBQ! We provide utensils, fuel and matches. Beyond La Pellerine We are ideally located in the heart of the Loire Valley, just 28 miles from Tours, and 20 miles from Saumur. The region has plenty to keep your entire group entertained. For the culture vulture we have wine tours, historic chateaux, and the famous Loire River, and more. If you have a more active side, there are some interesting walks and bike rides from the gite. We love sharing our local knowledge with all our guests. If you have any questions about the historic sites, wine tours, restaurant recommendations, local markets, and more, please let us know. We’re happy to discuss your plans and advise on the best options for your group! To summarise the key points are: * Quiet village location. * Comfortable lounge with log burner, original beams, terracotta floor tiles and seating for six. * Large airy kitchen / diner with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and a large oak table that comfortably seats six. * 1 ensuite king downstairs. * 1 king, 1 twin and shower room upstairs. * Free Wifi / UK FREESAT. * Secure parking for 2 cars. * Close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer. * Linen / towels / power included. More
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About the Owner
Mark P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
My parents live locally to the gite, so they will be there to meet and greet you when you arrive at the gite. Having lived in the Loire Valley for many years, they have a wealth of information that they can pass onto our guests. I am always happy to chat on the phone, or by email to answer any questions / concerns guests may have.
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

From Booking to Leaving our experience was an enjoyable one. Mark was very prompt when replying to questions and confirming the booking. The Gite is very well equipped which helps on the not so nice weather days. The location is ideal for going to a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Chris G
Management response:Responded October 4, 2017

Thank you for the review - glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed the gite - as you say the gite is close to the major motorways of the region, BUT far enough away to be nice & peaceful. Do come back again -...More

Reviewed September 9, 2017

Beautifully decorated, furnished and equipped, Le Pêcher is a real joy of a gite, in a very quiet village. Very welcoming to return to, after a day's sightseeing along the Loire (great chateaux and pretty towns within a reasonable distance) – and equally welcoming to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank TomorrowTheWorld2017
Management response:Responded September 10, 2017

Glad you enjoyed the gite - the patio is new addition for 2017 - really nice place to sit & have a glass of the local red - do come back anytime!

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Enjoyed a Plantagenet trail from Angers to Chinon and Fontevraud. Patisseries in Noyant excellent. Very relaxing.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Y2950AElinda
Management response:Responded August 16, 2017

Glad to see you had a great time in the Loire Valley & our gite - will definitely add the Plantagenet trail into our online Welcome Book - do come back. Mark

Reviewed July 3, 2017

Such a well appointed gite for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Lots of places to visit, especially the Plan d'Eau at Hommes for a wonderful day at the beach. A pleasure to relax back at Le Pecher after a day's outing.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank paulsummers2
Management response:Responded July 3, 2017

Really glad you enjoyed the gite and the surrounding area - the Loire Valley is a fantastic place to visit for young & old - do come back!

Reviewed November 1, 2016

We booked at short notice, but nothing was too much trouble. It was great to stay in a well furnished and appointed Gite with very comfortable beds. The wood burner made for cosy evenings with a glass of wine after our 2 year old grand...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank thetwotoys
Management response:Responded November 11, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay - totally agree that the log burner is great for sitting down in front of and enjoying a glass of the local red. As others have mentioned the gite is close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
The gite is on the edge of the small village of La Pellerine. BR> Ten minutes by car from the gite, is the small market town of Noyant, that has a number of excellent restaurants, banks, shops and a market on Friday. Most of the local villages have great restaurants that do very reasonably priced lunches, which you can cycle / walk or drive to. For those of you who like a swim or have children, there is an open air pool at Noyant - open during the summer months, as well as numerous safe man made lakes that have beaches - for example at Bourgueil - thirty minutes from the gite.
Getting around
Although you can stay at our gite without a car, you will have a far better holiday if you have a car, as there is little public transport in the area where the gite is located.
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