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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 Four a Pain: Loches Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 64791ha
'The Bread Oven' is a romantic, picturesque old stone building set away on its own complete with masses of character, including oak beams, a terracotta tiled floor and the beautifully restored original oven. No, you don't have to cook in it, just turn on the feature lighting! Outside, the lovely terrace/garden is centred around a mysterious 'roll-right stone' and has a BBQ, table, chairs and parasol.
The Ground Floor has a picture window overlooking an orchard and the swimming pool and the comfortable living/dining area has a cafe table and chairs and a sofa to watch DVDs on TV or listen to the stereo CD. The adjoining kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. The shower-room is compact and newly fitted.
Set above on a galleried wooden mezzanine floor, up some fairly steep steps is a double bed with a window overlooking a magnificent, mature walnut tree. The cottage has full electric central heating and is an ideal and extremely popular choice for two people.
The shower-room, complete with basin, mirror and toilet is heated by a modern electric towel-rail....moreless
The communal heated swimming pool is kept at an inviting 28 degrees, measures 12x6 metres and has three wide non-slip steps for easy shallow-end access. There are sun-loungers and deck-chairs for your use. The jacuzzi/hot-tub spa is in the main courtyard and is kept at a constant 38 degrees. Please bring your own towels for the pool and jacuzzi areas. The bicycles are for hire at 10 euros per bike per day....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Wide selection of DVD's available to hire for a nominal charge....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 per week at other times.
Housekeeping/Cleaning at end of stay 30 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.
A deposit of 25% of the cottage price must be paid when booking. The balance and a refundable Security/Damage deposit of 100 (pounds/euros) MUST be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date. Nightly B&B bookings in our cottages (when available) or Moulin Suite ( are 85 euros - 2 adults) or 2 adults + 2 children (125 euros) and do not require a deposit.
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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.