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Le Moulin de Boutineau and its three charming fully restored cottages (for gites or chambres d'hotes) lies in the tranquil countryside heart of the Loire Valley - but is not remote, just 2 kms from the famous medieval town of Loches, with its own chateau, restaurants, café’s, bars, shops and lively twice-weekly market. Spend idyllic family days relaxing around a sparkling 12x6 metre heated swimming-pool with nearby children's play area or explore the 15 acres of magnificent tree-lined grounds, fields and woods surrounding this peaceful 17thC watermill. If you want to fish there are carp (15-40lbs) in a glorious private two acre lake. The three delightful oak-beamed cottages sleeping 6, 4+1 and a romantic 2 can also accommodate an exclusive party of 12 and all have their own garden/patio and BBQ area, as well as cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, TV/DVD/stereo CD, full central heating and access to washing/drying facilities, the swimming pool, hot-tub, bicycles, petanque court and table-tennis.
Fishing at Le Moulin de Boutineau: There is a glorious, private two acre lake where you can fish for carp (mirror & common 15-40lbs) plus roach, tench and others. It has level, easy walking access around the entire perimeter which is lined with a wide variety of mature trees, flowers and the abundant wildlife includes kingfishers and red squirrels. It is an idyllic, tranquil setting for fishing. There are six marked swims (max. 4 anglers) and we also have a range of all the correct carp fishing equipment for hire as well as a selection of quality baits available. Our beautiful, pristine fish will give you quite a fight, but are just for catching, photographing and releasing again - NOT for eating!!
Cost of Fishing: During the peak 2014 holiday season from 12 July to 30 August the cost is 160 euros per angler per week or 50 euros per day. During the rest of the rental season (1 March to 12 July & 30 Aug to 8 Nov) the special price of a weeks fishing rights is only 80 euros per angler per week, making it a great combination of value, comfort, accessibility and privacy. Please contact us for details on our special loire fishing holidays website which has much more information and many photographs of the fish and lake.
Le Chaumiere des Pecheurs: Loches Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 64791ha
'The Fishermans Cottage' has a beautiful ancient vine decorating the stone frontage and contains three bedrooms, two doubles, one twin plus a fully equipped bathroom, kitchen and living/dining area. All rooms have full electric central heating.
The Ground Floor has double doors leading out onto the pretty main courtyard and the living/dining room contains a table, chairs and comfortable seating area, plus a TV for watching DVDs and a CD stereo. The adjoining open plan kitchen is fully equipped with all you will need for a group of six people. The ground floor is completed by a double bedroom, also with double doors leading onto the courtyard.
On the First Floor, the main bedroom has oak beams and a countryside view and contains an attractive double bed, while the other beamed bedroom has a view across the mill-pond and an orchard at the rear. The bathroom is fitted with a bath/shower, toilet and washbasin. There is a private patio area outside with a BBQ, table, chairs and parasol.
Bedroom 1 is spacious, painted blue & white with natural old wooden beams and floor and has a modern electric radiator. The double bed is an attractive wooden frame with comfortable mattress. The room also contains a wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and 2 bedside tables and lamps.
Bedroom 2 is also spacious, painted primrose & white with natural wooden beams and floor and a modern electric radiator. There are two single beds which can be made up as a double, a bedside table and lamp, plus a wardrobe and shelves.
Bedroom 3 is painted terracotta and white with wooden beams and a cream tiled floor and has a modern electric radiator. There is a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, plus a fitted wardrobe with shelves and louvre doors. This ground-floor room also has its own key and double door exit onto the courtyard if required....moreless
The roomy first-floor bathroom is tiled and fully equipped with a bath/shower and shower door as well as a toilet, basin, mirror and electric heated towel rail....moreless
The children's swings, slide, table-tennis table and petanque court etc are for communal use in the orchard near the large heated pool which measures 12x6 metres with three wide non-slip Roman-style steps leading in which are also ideal for children. The pool is kept at an inviting 28 degrees, is alarmed and meets all current French safety regulations. It is for the communal use of all guests, as are the sun-loungers, two large parasols and deck-chairs provided. The six-person jacuzzi/hot-tub spa is situated in the courtyard and is available for guests use and is kept at a constant 38 degrees. Please note it is necessary to shower off any creams or moisturisers before using the jacuzzi, and please bring your own beach towels for the pool or jacuzzi areas. The bicycles are available to hire at 10 euros per bike per day. Travel cot and high-chair available by request at no extra charge....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Wide selection of DVD's for hire for a nominal fee....moreless
Early Summer May 16 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
High Season Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn Oct 3 - Nov 13, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Changeover day is SATURDAY.
Carp fishing on the Moulin lake is 180 euros per angler per week in High Season or 90 euros per angler pw at other times. See Loirefishingholidays.com website for more info.
Housekeeping/Cleaning at end of stay 50 euros if you choose not to leave cottage as clean & tidy as you found it.
Dinner on arrival, or any other night, is available on request.
25% of the cottage price is payable on booking. This initial payment is non-refundable. Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of holiday. A refundable Security/Damage deposit of 100 (pounds/euros) is also due at the same time. There is no deposit needed for a B&B nightly stay in a cottage (when available) or in the Moulin Suite (2 adults - 85 euros) or (2 adults & 2 children - 125 euros).
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Le Moulin de Boutineau lies in Indre-et-Loire, part of the 'Centre' region of France. This is the royal historical heartland of Touraine renowned for its fine wines, delicious goat's cheese and near-perfect French accent!
The nearest major supermarket and superb patisserie are just 5 minutes drive while equally close, Loches (just 2kms away) with its maze of cobbled streets, dungeon & chateau is a magnificently preserved medieval town with big, colourful country markets every Weds & Sat with amazing selections of cheeses, breads, pastries, sausages and fresh local produce.
Most of the prettiest and most rewarding Loire chateaux are within 30 minutes drive including Chenonceau, Chinon, Valencay, Villandry, Amboise, Usse and Azay-le-Rideau and many hold summer 'son et lumiere' or music shows.
Also within easy reach are golf, tennis, horse-riding and walking or cycling in the beautiful Indre valley or extensive Loches Forest, while the zoo with its pandas at nearby St Aignan is arguably the best in France.