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Lovingly Restored Lodge in Grounds of Chateau with Swimming Pool - The Coachman’s Lodge

 The Coachmans Lodge
  • ID: 89
  • House
  • Weekly £ 1,250 - £ 1,450
  • Bedroom(s) 6
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bathroom(s) 2
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Lovingly restored servants lodge, Large grounds, Swimming pool, 15 minutes from Saumur, Sleeps 2 - 14

Summary

The Coachman's Lodge has been lovingly restored into a luxurious holiday home in the heart of France. 15 minutes from Saumur. Large Grounds with Swimming Pool. Sleeps 2 - 14.

Description

The former servant housing has been lovingly restored to a standard somewhat more luxurious than that of it's earlier inhabitants would have been used to. Once the coachmen would reside here to ferry their nobility to their destination. Today life is much more relaxed.

The Lodge will particularly suit families holidaying together, whilst being large enough to retain individual privacy. The Lodge sleeps up to 14, cots and high chairs are available.

The accommodation resides within the walled garden of the Chateau des Barres and makes a pleasant and secure environment for children to play. The house is conveniently located within the grounds but are self enclosed for privacy.

The chateau is located on the periphery of the village and forest, nestling amongst vineyards, apple orchards and sunflower fields giving access to wonderful scenic walks around this typically French Provincial village. From here you will be able to walk to the supermarket, boulangerie (lovely hot fresh bread daily plus local delicious pastries) and other usual conveniences. You are welcome to make use of our private picnic area located 1 km away in an undisturbed forest area.

THE KITCHEN, SALON AND DINING ROOM
The lodge has been tastefully furnished with local antiques and completed with modern conveniences. We have taken care to conserve the many natural features within the Lodge, particularly the exposed masonry and oak beams. The interior has a rustic country theme which we think is in keeping with it's character.

The entrance to the lodge is via the kitchen, formerly used to provide the residents with their all important daily bread. We have retained the original oak beams and an antique free standing pine dresser and cupboards to give the feeling of a traditional French country kitchen. A dishwasher and washing machine have been provided as well as all the other usual facilities.

The salon opens directly onto the garden via french windows and has a TV and DVD player. The arched entrance through which the carriages would enter the building now holds many large beautifully crafted stained glass windows. The room is arranged so that all the residents have space to eat together if desired and also there are large sofas to relax after a hard days sight seeing.

BEDROOMS 1 TO 6
There are 6 comfortable bedrooms - 2 king size, 2 double, 1 with 3 single beds plus cot and 1 with bunk beds suitable for children. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are on the first floor, bedrooms 3 to 6 are on the second floor with bedroom 6 having an en-suite bathroom.

Each room has its own clothes hanging facility or chest of drawers. The rooms are luxuriously furnished with many antiques some of which may be purchased if you so desire, all are large with high ceilings giving a light spacious feel to the Lodge.


BATHROOM, SHOWER ROOM AND SEPARATE TOILET
On the second floor there is a large family bathroom with a large corner bath ideal to relax in at the end of the day. On the first floor is a shower room which has been built on the spot where once the bread oven resided. There is also a separate toilet.

HALL A AND B
If you still would like to relax there are two additional seating areas with music system on the second floor. One outside the main bathroom and the other between bedrooms 3 and 5, this overlooks the gardens to the front of the Lodge and is a lovely spacious area with exposed beams.

OUTSIDE
There is a separate play and camping area with badminton and racket ball and there are skittles and a paddling pool for smaller children.

THE POOL
We have a beautiful 12 metre by 6 metre pool to the rear of the Chateau, heated to a comfortable 26 degrees throughout the summer. Access to the shallow end is via Roman steps. The pool has an all round one meter deep shelf making the entire pool safe for all the family.

Around the pool is a 4 metre sunbathing patio with table tennis and a solar shower for use before and after bathing. The whole swimming pool area is surrounded by a garden to ensure shelter and privacy. The pool also has a security perimeter fence with a large lockable gate, keys ensure security and safety of all guests.

The pool is open all day from 10.30am to 7pm with adult swimming from 6 - 7pm. The opening times allow for essential cleaning and maintenance to be carried out to retain the pool to a high standard.

Parking
Parking is within the grounds.

Map

Address: Vernoil-le-Fourrier, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 47.3871139 / 0.07962399999996705
Market Vernoil-le-Fourrier 10 minutes

Area description

Only 15 minutes drive from the Chateau is the historic town of Saumur famous for it's fairy tale Chateau, Cadre Noire and The National Riding Academy. The town is built primarily of the local tuffeau stone which gleams bright white in the strong summer sun. The region is between 80 and 150 kms inland ensuring warm dry weather in the summer.

The Chateau of Saumur boasts panoramic views along the Loire valley. The town is an interesting mixture of modern shops, paved walkways, markets and an old town where the streets are surprisingly steep upto the Chateau that sits above the town. It is renown for its sparkling white wines and is the largest producer of mushrooms in France, which are grown in the limestone caves which surround the town. It is also the home of the elite French Cavalry Regiment the Cadre Noire and the L'ecole Nationale the national school of equitation.

The region has become one of the most popular in France with many superb restaurants, most within easy driving distance. There are many activities to suit all tastes, horse riding, cycling, swimming, walking and watersports.

The immediate area offers lovely villages, market towns and superb countryside suitable for families with children of all ages. Futuroscope is only an hour and a half away with many theme parks, zoos and natural attractions all within one hours drive.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: House

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 6 ( 14 Sleeps )
  • Cot: 1
  • Double Room: 2
  • Double Room with en-suite: 1
  • King Bed: 1
  • Triple Room: 1
  • Twin Room: 1
Bathroom(s): 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Separate Toilet: 1
  • Showers: 3
  • Wash basins: 3

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural

Views

  • Garden
  • Village

General facilities

  • Electricity
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply

Indoor facilities

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Highchair
  • Television
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Badminton
  • Garden Furniture
  • Swings
  • Trampoline

Services

  • Linen extra
  • Towels Extra

Access

Car is essential
  • Private Car Park

Activities

Local activities:

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting

Availability

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Rates

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Rate summary - £ 1,250 - £ 1,450 - 7 Nights -
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Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Linen and towel available for all rooms. Please note linen and towels are charged for at a rate of
£20 per double/kingsize bed (this includes sheet, pillow cases and duvet cover)
£10 per single bed (this includes sheet, pillow cases and duvet cover) or cot sheet and blankets.
£10 per towel (bath, hand and pool towels are available).
Please note on the booking form if required. These will be payable with the balance 8 weeks prior to holiday commencement.

Decorative quilts and quilted pillow cases are used in the chateau for presentation purposes. These are not to be used solely without hired or clients own sheets and covers.

25% deposit on booking. Balance and damage deposit are due 8 weeks prior to holiday as one single payment.

Payment may be in £ sterling, international bankers draft or bank transfer.

Breakage/damage deposit £250 for Coachman's Lodge. Paid with balance.

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Owner

  • Deborah Eastwood
  • Phone #1: 0681533904
  • Phone #2: 0683021322