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La Grange à Les Mortiers

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The house

The Grange at Les Mortiers near Parcay Les Pins is detached house, equipped to a high standard and cared for by resident owners. It is one of the three properties situated at Les Mortiers, formerly a farm of 34 hectares..
We have been awarded 4* rating for The Grange and our second gite Poppas, with 3* stars for The Grenier our smaller property.. This is the new official rating system awarded by the French Ministry for Tourism.

The relaxing living room has a wood stove, which runs the central heating, and three comfortable sofas. From here the french windows lead to a west-facing enclosed garden, which is a wonderful place to watch the sunset. There is a separate dining room as well as a separate fully-fitted kitchen. A dishwasher, plus a good supply of cooking utensils, cutlery and porcelain ensures the minimum of work during your stay here.

The equipment includes full oven and hob, fridge/freezer, central heating, air conditioning units, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, choice of winter and summer duvets, barbecues and garden furniture. If you need a special item to cook a favourite meal or a cup of sugar, then we are next door and happy to help.

Les Mortiers is an eco-friendly zone and we do our best to minimise impact on our beautiful environment.
A welcome basket, with wine, is offered to all guests.

Fresh eggs from our chickens and garden produce when available.

There are no extra charges for electricity, gas or heating. Bed and kitchen linen are also provided free of charge and all beds are made ready for your arrival.

A special Infant package is available to help you travel light! All the items you think you might need for a young child whilst on holiday.

Facilities

  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Historic building
  • Ecological
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Vegetable garden
  • Fenced garden
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath
  • Airconditioning
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool

Surroundings

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Surrounded by fields occupied by the horses and donkeys of our neighbouring farmer. Beautiful sunsets from the garden and clear skies at night for star gazing. A heated 12 metre swimming pool with views over the open countryside.

We are in gentle rolling countryside with both open fields and forests. There are good routes for off-road cycling through the forests and to the lakes. There are some lovely walks around the nearby lakes. We keep a supply of local maps for our guests.

Within easy reach are the lakes of Rille and Hommes, which are ideal for walking, picnics and bird-watching. Both have children’s play areas.

The village of Parcay Les Pins is aa short walk or cycle ride away.

  • Rural
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

Local cafe/bar in the village about 10 minutes walk away.
Grocery store in the village
Weekly village market
Two market gardens locally
Locally grown asparagus and strawberries are specialities of the area.
Excellent restaurants within easy reach
Owners happy to share their wide knowledge of local wine and vineyards

Well suited for the Loire chateau. Within one hour from Les Mortiers you can visit 18 châteaux and the nearest one at Giseux is just a cycle ride away.
Regular food markets, particularly good are Langeais (Sunday), Bourgueil (Tuesday), Chinon (Thursday) and Saumur (Saturday).
The perfect location for a cycling holiday with forest tracks and quiet roads.
Parcay Les Pins has a sculpture museum dedicated to Jules Desbois, with works by Camille Claudel, (contemporaries of Rodin) and regular visiting exhibitions.


Activities

Enjoy our 12m swimming pool with solar shower and a large areas of decking, either south facing sun-deck or in a shady place under a tree.

The pool abri (cover) can change the outdoor pool to an indoor pool to suit the weather. This extends the season of the heated pool for swimming from mid-March to early November. The pool is cleansed by a salt system which is kind to young and sensitive skins.

Within easy reach of Loire Valley Chateaux - there are 2 chateaux under 10 minutes drive from here and another 15, all less than 1 hour away.

Local markets to visit almost every day
Wine walks and wine tasting by arrangement

Large tourist information resource for guests

Cycles available for guests

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Further remarks

The Grange accommodates up to 4 people in comfort.


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Additional price info and offers

Prices from 560 tot 1550 euros per week, fully inclusive.
Beds made ready for your arrival
Charcoal for first barbecue
Welcome basket offered in the price, includes tea, coffee, milk, sugar, jam /marmalade, eggs and a bottle of wine.
Towels optional - family basket 10 euros


Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Price towels perp person (optional) € 3.00

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Mike and Jean Brookes has last updated the calendar on 05 Jan 2019

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Visitors of La Grange à Les Mortiers evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

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Visited in May 2017

Quintessential character French gite with all home comforts“
We stayed at Poppas gite in Les Mortiers for a long weekend in mid May as a stopover on our way home from Charente Maritime.

What a perfect location and ambience; for couples, families, active holidays (especially cycling), house hunting etc Jean and Mike are perfect hosts. They have lived and operated their gites in France for nearly 20 years so they have thought of everything, can advise on the best restaurants, places to visit and the vineyards worth visiting. Their wine knowledge is excellent. Our gite was charming, fully equipped for comprehensive cooking, seats for everyone at dining table, in salon and outside. Bikes available for a nominal €1 an hour so there is no need to hike a car full of bikes with you. The village is really within walking/bimbling on a bike distance. We had a lovely day out in Saumur, Saturday was market day, lunch at a very reasonably priced character restaurant Mike recommended, and visited a local winery he suggested on the way back.

The weather had been superb, but for our weekend was unusually cold with some rain but it didn't affect our stay. I swam every morning in the gorgeous large heated and covered pool, but the cover is not claustrophobic (like many I've seen on pools) so no getting chilly if the weather is inclement. The sides can all be slid back so in hot weather (the norm!) it's open air but still some protection from the sun, I burn so badly as I'm very fair, and perfect for children and babies.

The journey to Normandy/Brittany ports is very easy, so more holiday time!

Thank you Jean and Mike for a restful weekend, we will be back for far longer next time. We are keen cyclists and you would be a perfect base.”

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Comment from Mike and Jean Brookes

We are looking forward to your return soon so you can explore more of the lovely cycle routes around here.

Visited in October 2016

Un accueil très sympathique de la part de nos hôtes, le logement correspondait à ce qui était annoncé, un emplacement idéal pour rayonner entre châteaux et vignobles avec des hôtes très à l'écoute. A recommander. Un beau panier garni et de gentilles intentions nos attendaient dans ce gite très coquet et bien aménage, de tomates cerise du jardin, de vélos pour petits et grands et le sourire de nos hôtes. Afin, les enfants ont particulièrement apprécié la piscine qu’il on pratique a toute heur de la journée. Un vrai plaisir partage, voile ce que fut votre gite - on vous en remercie chaleureusement!

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Comment from Mike and Jean Brookes

Merci, un vrai plaisir.

Visited in September 2016

In het land der kastelen is de Loirestreek de absolute topper. Wie hier met de fiets op ontdekking gaat kan volop genieten. Wij bewoonden in Les Mortiers het appartement "Poppas". Voorzien van alle gemakken is het zeker geschikt voor twee personen, maar met wat goede wil ook voor 4 personen, Het onderkomen maakt deel uit van een boerderij, waar de eigenaar/eigenaresse zelf al bijna 20 jaar wonen. Men beschikt ook over een heerlijk zwembad. Naast "ons huis" verzamelen zich zo'n 100 mussen, die 's morgens en 's avonds bij elkaar komen om luidruchtig met elkaar te kwetteren. Gezelliger kan haast niet!

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Comment from Mike and Jean Brookes

We loved your stay with us and look forward to your return in 2017.

Visited in June 2016

We unexpectedly arrived early at Jean & Mike's and were met with a warm welcome regardless. We were absolutely satisfied with our apartment. It was more than we had expected as we had been given an upgrade due to availability, which was very generous.

We stayed in Poppas and we felt completely at home. There was a wonderful welcome basket provided, with wine, local eggs, tea, coffee etc which was filled with more than enough supplies to last for our stay. The beds were incredibly comfortable, and I absolutely loved the beautiful quality of the linen (with top sheet) provided.

Our boys loved the swimming pool and the gardens were a peaceful refuge from long days driving. We will heartily recommend Jean & Mike's and could not fault a thing. They were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to offer advice if we needed it and we are already dreaming of our next escape to France which will include a stay with them. Thank you both for sharing your wonderful property.

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Visited in October 2015

Have had two wonderful weeks at Les Mortiers. The weather ha been pretty good, especially for October with some really hot sunny days - so nice to still be able to sit outside. A lovely peaceful setting to chill out - just what we needed. Will miss Misty's regular visits!! We'll be back!!

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