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Charming Town House in Historic Part of Saumur - Perfect Location!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This bijou townhouse is ideally located in the centre of the historic area of Saumur. It has been sympathetically renovated, highlighting the unique atmospheric features of a tuffeau home. All bathrooms have been newly installed with a contemporary style using the Asian-inspired 'wet rooms' or 'douche Italienne'. The kitchen is well appointed with new appliances including the retro-style Smeg refrigerator and range-style stove. The master suite has a walk-in wardrobe (closet) and large en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms are spacious and have dedicated bathrooms. The whole house is light and airy and features a beautiful walnut staircase, original fireplace and oak beams. There is a walled courtyard with garden furniture, ideal for eating or drinking al fresco.

Step outside the door of the garden and walk up to Place St Pierre for an apperitif, lunch or dinner from the array of cafes and bistros. Our local boulanger (bakery) is also here for that morning croissant. If you have forgotten any groceries, there is a local supermarket less than 5 minutes walk away or for a bigger shop, the hypermarket is less than 5 minutes drive away. Saumur also offers some unique boutiques and antique shops and there is always the food market every Saturday morning.

This townhouse is ideally located for exploring the area, whether it be on foot or by car. There are numerous chateaux within an hour's drive away as well as a plethora of vineyards, most of whom open their doors for wine tastings and special events. The town itself holds numerous events throughout the year and the Tourist Office is a great resource to all that is going on in the area.

Other activities include balloon rides, canoeing down the Loire River, cycle rides as well as the spectacular Cadre Noir (horse dressage), which Saumur is famous for. The area is perfect for a relaxing vacation or for keeping you busy - whatever you are in the mood for doing.

So relax in our lovely home! It is the perfect setting for an enjoyable vacation.

Keywords: Charming Townhouse in the historical centre of Saumur in walking distance to the Chateau and Place St Pierre.

Our townhouse now has wifi.

More Details

Owner
Madeleine Douglas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Madeleine Douglas

My husband and I originate from England but have lived in various places throughout the World, namely, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Philadelphia and Shanghai. We have two children and love to spend our time as a family in interesting and relaxing locations. One of these close to our heart is the beautiful Loire Valley area and in particular, Saumur. We have been travelling to Saumur for nearly 20 years now and never tire of its friendly atmosphere and way of life. We continue to explore the area each year and as our children have got older, there are more and more things to discover. We hope you will enjoy our home which is so ideally situated and which we have lovingly renovated in a contemporary style blending old with new, which we feel enhances its charm. We hope you agree.

Madeleine Douglas purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Madeleine Douglas chose Tours Area

We had our first holiday together as a couple in Saumur, so this charming town holds many special memories for us. We held our wedding reception in this area and our daughter was baptized here as well. But this is not the only reason why we love to return to Saumur and the surrounding area. It has the ability to be totally relaxing and a great place to ponder all the happenings of the year while enjoying good food, atmosphere and the spectacular wines of the region.

What makes this townhome unique

To be able to just walk to select your breakfast from the local boulangerie, or give the children that task! To be able to amble through the quaint cobbled streets which lends itself as our neighbourhood, or to walk to the market on a Saturday morning are just a number of pleasures you can enjoy from our doorstep. Our daughter loves to watch the cheval en calèche (horse-drawn carriage) that passes by our door in the summer. In the evening the 'clop' changes just at our doorway as they look forward to finishing for the day. We can go to Futuroscope, the zoo or the newly opened Terra Botanica and be back in time for dinner in the charming walled garden. The children can go to bed and we can enjoy a glass of wine while people watching from our balcony.

Amenities

Saumur Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wetroom with two basins
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofabed in the spacious lounge area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All bathrooms are new and decorated in a contemporary Asian style including two luxurious wet room showers and walk-in Master Closet/Wardrobe

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Town House in Historic Part of Saumur - Perfect Location!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

We agree that the Saumur house is in the perfect location. It was just right for quick shopping.

  • 5 of 5

After entering through the small courtyard overhung with a beautiful trumpet vine, you appreciate how the house fits in the historic surroundings. On three levels linked with an exceptional wooden staircase, we admired how stylish contemporary plumbing and appliances were used to enhance the high ceilings of 100 years ago.

Our party of five retirees was most comfortable here and made good use of the excellent food shopping within a five-minutes walk. Saturday morning at the Place St. Pierre was not to be missed. Bought super-fresh small Dover sole and rabbit thighs as well as delicious local melons.

Owner was most responsive and courteous in all communication. Gives you helpful advice and good lists of restaurants and nearby sights.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we love the property for the exact same reasons! Glad you enjoyed your time there.
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

The location was great for us. Pick up fabulous pastry during the morning jog and finish the dinner wine without designated driver worries. Street noise was minimal beyond early morning street cleaning. House stayed surprisingly cool during several days of 90+ F temperatures. We had one morning without hot water and the owner was remarkably responsive in having the matter remedied. Plenty of hot water thereafter. Loved having the kitchen and patio to cook up meals from the market instead of just gawking at the produce. (My first attempt at quenelles was I thought pretty terrific.) The house is clean, adequately furnished and in good condition. Solid wifi. Closet space is ample on the top floor but otherwise limited. Overnight garage parking is very inexpensive and street parking was generally available. Would be happy to rent the property again; felt it was a reasonable value. Thank you Madeliene for making it ours for a week.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed it. That's exactly what we love about where our house is and yes the natural stone makes it cool in summer in warm in winter! Again apologies about the lack of hot water one morning, glad we got it resolved quickly.
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5

Fantastic Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in Saumur at the lovely Homeaway from home! We had everything we needed in a comfortable and convenient location. Just a few steps away from Place Saint Pierre where the Saturday market takes place as well as a bunch of great restaurants. We hardly ventured away from there for dinner. Thanks Madeleine for allowing us to experience this special place!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed it as much as we do. Ambiance and location was one of the key reasons for us choosing the property. Thank you for your review.
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Four good friends in Saumur

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a house to fit 2 Singles and 1 couple and guess what we found? The perfect place in the middle of the charming town of Saumur. The house was well equipped with comfortable beds , modern bathrooms and tastefully designed. The kitchen fully suited our needs as we are avid cooks. We loved the market and being able to pop up the road to one of the many Bistros for a coffee or a glass of wine. Shopping was an easy 5 minutes away by car. There were many places to visit, there was never a dull moment! We had lots of fun and truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Holiday Stay in Saumur

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better holiday than the one we had at this superb home in the heart of Saumur. Everything was exactly as described on the site and the pictures highlight what really exists inside a typical French home. And what a charming home it is from the delightful French bedrooms and modern bathrooms, to the tall ceilings and original window casements with shutters. In addition, the kitchen was fully stocked with all you need to cook at home, but why bother when there is the sweetest courtyard to eat in with delicious foods from the Saturday market 2 streets away. It was easy to book and even easier to locate and enjoy. Thank you for a truly delightful holiday. Saumur and the surrounding area is not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. Well equipped. Very spacious. A lot of stairs, but it gave you a bit of space so you didn't feel right on top of each other. Large living room and half bath on first floor. Kitchen , dining room and one bedroom with bath on second floor. Third floor had two bath and 2 bedrooms. Had cocktails in the evening on the enclosed patio. Walk to downtown, restaurants etc. Parking in under ground garage one blk away. Very reasonable rates. We sightseers took off in a different direction every day in the car. Way to much to see and do in just one week! Would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Wine-tasting area, Many Chateaux of the Loire within walking and driving distance. Cadre Noir (largest horse dressage in the area) on the same road. Fantastic location for a true French experience.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.