La Touche – Gîte 1
La Touche – Gîte 1 - From £820 - 995 per Week
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La Touche is a group of three luxury gîtes, a pigeonnier and a large barn set around a big courtyard as part of the former manorial hamlet of Courleon. It is in a beautifully rural setting, with surrounding fields and woods, and has its own pool in a quiet separate and secure courtyard.
All the buildings have been beautifully and sympathetically restored and are furnished comfortably and tastefully.
Gite 1 at a glance:
- 3 bedrooms, sleeping 5
- Ground Floor: Salon with large fireplace; kitchen/diner; twin bedroom.
- First Floor: double/twin bedroom; small single or twin bedroom; bathroom; separate WC.
- Heated outdoor pool.
The nearby village of Gizeux with its pretty Chateau also has local shops and a bar. A little further away at Vernoil le Fourrier, there is a very good supermarket, and there are lively local traditional markets particularly in Bourgueil (Tuesday mornings), Saumur (Saturday mornings) and Langeais (Sunday mornings).
There are also swimming lakes with tennis and other activities within 20 minutes drive of La Touche and about 20 minutes to the south is the Loire itself, where again there are swimming and canoeing possibilities. Golf is not only well provided for in the area but you can also play without membership and the courses are very good.
There is a host of different restaurants within 20 minutes with prices ranging from £7.00 to £20 for 4 courses with wine.
One of the most famous aspects of the Loire is its chateaux. Many are within easy reach of La Touche particularly at Saumur, Tours, Villandry, Amboise, Chenonceaux (which spans the river) and Azay le Rideau.
There is a fantastic zoo not far from La Touche at Doué la Fontaine. Everyone who visits says it is one of the best zoos they have ever seen and it is very popular with children. It’s set in a large old quarry and the animals have lots of space.
La Touche is only a short drive to four different appellations: Bourgueil; St Nicolas de Bourgueil; Saumur and Saumur Champigny, with their peppery reds and easy drinking whites. A slightly longer drive will take you to Vouvray and Montlouis with their delicious lemony whites, or to Layon with its superb sweet wines rivaling anything in the south.
- Swimming Pool - Heated
- Swimming Pool - Shared
- Linen Included
- Washing Machine
- Children Welcome
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for Seniors