3 Quality Gites, Big Heated Pool, Spa & Carp Fishing Lake in 15 Acres - Le Cottage du JardinierMultiple rentals available (13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Le Cottage du Jardinier: Centre-Loire Valley 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
About the Property
1, 3 & 3 bedroom self-catering cottages with shower-rooms, sleeps 12
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.
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Additional information about rental rates:
- 38 m²
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Bed & Breakfast
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- 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
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Filtered Water
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Swing
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
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.
Other Activities: micro-lighting
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We moved to France with our then 6-year-old daughter Saskia in 2005 after falling in love with Le Moulin de Boutineau a year earlier, a wreck of a watermill and overgrown grounds left abandoned for 10 years. It was a huge step and massive change to permanently leave rural Leicestershire in England for a French countryside lifestyle near the medieval market town of Loches in the beautiful Loire Valley, but we have never regretted it for a moment (well possibly for one or two moments during the lengthy restoration work when some thought we were completely mad!). However, we had a vision of what it all could be and thankfully our guests - many of whom keep returning - seem to love it too.
Why the Owner Chose Perrusson, France:
"It's just all so much better than in the photos - they can never quite convey the lovely atmosphere of the place" is probably the comment we have heard from our guests most often over the years. Our aim was always to offer a really good quality holiday cottages where the men had an option to carp fish - and catch big ones - close-by on a picturesque lake, but it would still be a great holiday for their wives/partners/family & friends who would enjoy the sunshine, large pool, BBQ's, lovely grounds and nearby town and chateau's equally as much.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful grounds - a wonderful specimen carp-fishing lake with 12 acres of accessible, peaceful woodland, mature trees, orchards and streams shared with kingfishers, buzzards, red squirrels and deer. The clear air and warm, starry night skies with owls but no light pollution. We added the sparkling 12x6 metre heated swimming pool and can provide that special bottle of much-underrated Loire wine that makes an evening meal in the courtyard a perfect memory for so many of our visitors.
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Relax in the beautiful heated swimming pool
The Gardeners cottage has a rustic terraced garden
Welcome to Le Moulin de Boutineau
The charming flower-filled courtyard at Le Moulin
Stunning views across the tranquil lake
Le Chaumiere Des Pecheurs kitchen and dining area
Twin bedroom in the Pecheurs cottage
The Jardinier cottage from the orchard
A twin bedroom in the Gardeners Cottage
The FouraPain seen from the courtyard
Interior of the Bread Oven cottage
Picnic and relax on the lake island
Le Chaumiere des Pecheurs cottage exterior
Le Four a Pain - The romantic Bread Oven for two
The beautiful grounds and lake from the air
Relax in the spa kept at 38 degrees
Catch a memorable carp at Le Moulin lake
Pecheurs upstairs double bedroom
A tranquil setting by the Mill pond
Interior of the Jardinier cottage
Child's single in Jardinier cottage
The intimate dining area in the Bread Oven
The kitchen in the FouraPain
Walk paths around the 15 acre grounds
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