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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 Cottage du Jardinier: Loches Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 64791ha
Draped in pretty wisteria 'The Gardeners Cottage' contains three bedrooms, made up of one twin, one double and a single plus a fully equipped shower-room and open plan kitchen/living area.
The Ground Floor has a wooden stable-door leading onto the courtyard and double doors opposite onto the cottage's own terrace with BBQ table, chairs and parasol. The living/dining area has a table and chairs plus a comfortable sofa for watching DVD’s on the TV or listening to the CD stereo. The integral kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A washing machine is available by arrangement. A twin bedroom and a fitted shower-room, with toilet, basin & electric towel rail complete the ground floor layout.
The First Floor is up steep wooden steps on a beamed mezzanine floor where there is a double bed & chest of drawers. Three further steps lead on to a single room with a velux window & oak beams that is ideal for an older child. All rooms have full electric central heating
Bedroom 1 is an airy ground-floor room painted yellow and white with a tiled floor. It has two single beds plus a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 is on a mezzanine floor with a low pitched ceiling and a comfortable double bed. It has a chest of drawers and a bedside table and lamp.
Bedroom 3 has a 'Wendy-house' door entrance with a single bed and is decorated especially for a child....moreless
The shower-room is a compact but newly fitted room with a broad-headed shower unit, toilet, basin, mirror and an electric heated towel rail....moreless
The 12x6 heated swimming pool has three wide, non-slip steps that are ideal for children and easy access. The pool, kept at an inviting 28 degrees, is fully alarmed to current French standards. The sun-loungers and deck-chairs by the pool are also for communal use. Please bring your own towels for the pool and hot-tub/jacuzzi areas. The jacuzzi is situated in the courtyard and is kept at a constant 38 degrees. The swings and slide are situated in a nearby orchard and are for communal use. The bikes are for hire at 10 euros per bike per day. Travel cot or high-chair available on request at no extra charge....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Large selection of DVD's available to hire at nominal charge....moreless
Early Spring Mar 14 - Apr 17, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring Apr 18 - May 15, 2015 7 night min stay
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 per week at other times. See website Loirefishingholidays.com for full info.
Cleaning at end of stay 40 euros if you choose not to leave cottage as you found it.
Dinner on arrival, or any other night, is available on request.
25% deposit required on booking is non-refundable. Balance must be paid in full 6 weeks prior to start of holiday. There is a refundable Security/Damage deposit of 100 (pounds/euros) payable at the same time. No deposit needed for nightly B&B stays in cottage (when available) or in Moulin Suite (85 euros for 2 adults) or 125 euros (2 adults + 2 children).
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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.