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Restored Blacksmiths in Grounds of Chateau with Swimming Pool - The Blacksmith Cottage

 The Blacksmiths Cottage
  • ID: 94
  • House
  • Weekly £ 650 - £ 750
  • Bedroom(s) 2
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bathroom(s) 2
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Restored Blacksmiths House, Large grounds, Swimming pool, 15 minutes from Saumur, Sleeps 4 - 8


A restored blacksmiths cottage with lots of original features nestled amongst vineyards, apple orchards & sunflower fields Private garden in large Chateau grounds. Swimming Pool. Sleeps 4 - 8.


The Blacksmith's Cottage is set in it's own private grounds next to the Chateau,retaining many of the original features. All the rooms have retained kept lovely terracotta floors, oak beams and the original huge stone fireplaces are still there in the salon and the kitchen/dining area.

All the rooms are furnished in antique rustic country French furniture in keeping with the style and age of the cottage. Sleeps 4 to 8 plus cot with 2 double bedrooms.

The entrance to this typically French Provincial Farmhouse which has a very cottage feel is through a lovely rustic hall leading to a large kitchen. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and washing machine as well as all the other usual facilities. Also in the kitchen is beautiful original tuffeau stone fireplace (logs are provided) where once the iron was heated to make the shoes for the horses,

Leading from the kitchen is a large dining area.

After a days sight-seeing or sunbathing relax in the Salon with a TV, video, DVD and stereo plus the original tuffeau stone fireplace (logs provided). The salon has two large sofa/beds. The rooms are large and spacious with original oak beamed ceilings with antique rustic country French furniture.

Both bedrooms are in the eaves of the cottage both having beautiful exposed solid oak beams. The master bedroom has a double bed and sofa/bed, the second bedroom has a double bed with an additional single bed.

Downstairs is a large shower room with WC and a bathroom with WC upstairs.

There is a large flagged outdoor eating area with BBQ and enclosed garden. Off the flagged outdoor area is a garden room with a french day bed for quiet reading in the shade.

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

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 is within the grounds.


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): 2 ( 8 Sleeps )
  • Cot: 1
  • Double Bed and Single Bed: 2
  • Sofa: 2
Bathroom(s): 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Showers: 2
  • Wash basins: 2


  • 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


  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • Village

General facilities

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

Indoor facilities

  • Cooker
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Badminton
  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture
  • Swings
  • Trampoline


  • Linen extra
  • Towels Extra


Car is essential
  • Private Car Park


Local activities:

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


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Rate summary - £ 650 - £ 750 - 7 Nights -
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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 £100, paid with balance.

Out of season by arrangement. Heating charge may be applicable.

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