Maison de Maître, Saumur, Loire Valley

Sleeps 8

From €8,750 - €10,625 per week

This completely restored Nineteenth Century manor house is located in Saumur, the jewel of the Loire Valley and a great base from which to explore this beautiful part of France.  Set far back from the main street, the house is a perfect haven of calm and tranquillity, yet only five minutes’ walk to all the local shops and great restaurants.

The entrance to the house is through an automatic gate directly into a private garden filled with beautiful white flowers and herbs, a heated pool, an outdoor shower and a barbecue area.    There are plenty of terraces for eating al-fresco or for a leisurely drink in the shade before going out.

The accommodation consists of a wonderful master bedroom suite, two kingsize guest rooms sharing a bathroom and a further kingsize bedroom and bathroom.   It should be noted that the bedroom layout is quirky befitting an original townhouse.  The large sitting room has two seating areas, a glass tiled floor and an Erard 1900 Baby Grand piano.  The furnishings are all white to emphasise the light pouring in from the tall windows and the exposed stone walls.

Across the courtyard is the separate Pool House where there is a daybed, small kitchen, eating area and a loft with a queen size bed. Here there is a further flat screen television and cordless telephones plus walkie-talkie communication to and from the main house.  It is used on a day to day basis for its fridge to have cold drinks by the pool  – the perfect place to retire to for an afternoon siesta to escape the heat.

The bedrooms all have extremely good and effective air conditioning and the owner of the house provides an extensive and efficient concierge service.  There are three excellent chefs who have worked recently for guests in the house and nothing is too much trouble to organise.

There is so much to do in and around the beautiful and historic town of Saumur – great restaurants, châteaux to visit, wine tours, trips up the Loire.   Located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, you are surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself along with many others producing some of France’s finest wines.

Price Guide 2020:

€8,750 per week for 6 people
€10,625 per week for 8 people
If accommodation for 2 more people required, please ask Sarah
Air conditioning included in summer months
Heating included in winter months

Sleeps:  8 (no children under 12)

Main House, Ground Floor (all open plan):

  • Dining Area and Breakfast Room
  • Large kitchen with professional La Canche cuisiniere, 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines, 2 dryers, fridge, freezer, bio fresh and American appliances
  • Cloakroom
  • Reading area with fireplace

Main House, First Floor:

  • Salon with 2 fireplaces

Main House Second Floor:

  • Master Kingsize Bedroom, walk-in cupboards, seating area with flat screen TV and
  • Ensuite Bathroom with claw foot tub, separate walk-in shower and fireplace
  • Above the master bedroom is a further Kingsize Bedroom with 2 sofa beds (note:  this room has a low beam in the middle of the room)
  • Bathroom with shower, WC and ample storage space

Further staircase from Salon to:

  • 2 Kingsize Bedrooms
  • sharing Bathroom with shower and WC
  • Fully equipped Gym with TV

Pool House:

  • Daybed
  • Small Kitchen
  • Eating Area
  • Loft with Queen size bed and shower
  • Maid service 3 hrs per day (2 maids 10-11.30am) Monday to Friday
  • Daily Garden and pool maintenance
  • Full concierge service
  • Babysitting, chefs, waiters, further maid service etc. all on demand and at extra charge
  • Saltwater Swimming Pool (heated)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Fully equipped Gym in Pool House
  • Air Conditioning throughout bedrooms in Main House and in Pool House
  • 13 ceiling fans throughout the house
  • Barbecue
  • Indoor/outdoor Music System
  • Satellite TV, DVD player
  • Cot and high chair
  • Computer, printer, fax and WiFi
  • Alarm system
  • Free parking directly outside house on street

There are numerous activities in and around Saumur including the following:

  • Château de Saumur
  • Museums
  • Cinema
  • Theatre
  • Saturday market
  • Ballooning, parachuting
  • Private Airport
  • Golf course
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Plenty of shopping and antiquing
  • One of four Equestrian academies in the world
  • Le Carde Noir
  • Distillery
  • Zoo, Parks
  • Loire Boat tours
  • Saumur is 1.5hrs from Paris by TGV
  • Chinon 44 km
  • Angers 67 km
  • Poitiers (Airport) 89 km

Please note that the map is only a general indicator of location

What Sarah thinks:

“We are delighted to be able to offer such a beautiful property in the heart of this historic town and special region of France.  The owner lives nearby and will make sure you have a fabulous stay.”

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