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Le Grenier at Les Mortiers

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The house

Gite Le Grenier at Les Mortiers is a three-star approved, self catering property in the Loire Valley where you can enjoy rural life, watching hen harriers and buzzards, even fresh vegetables and fruit as they grow. There is a private courtyard, with bbq, a fantastic decked area overlooking the unspoilt countryside, plus access to the gardens.

1 double bedroom and a small bedroom with two single beds.
Sleeps 2—4.
The Grenier is suitable for a young family or couples and can be combined with The Grange or Poppas for a larger group.
Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and vanity unit.
Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, full oven and induction hob.
Garden furniture, barbecue and parasol.
Private garden area and walled courtyard.
Secure decked area overlooking the countryside.
Child friendly Pack.
Free Wi-Fi Internet access.
iPod dock.
DVD player.

Other information
Access to the Grenier is by steps.
Fresh cotton bedlinen and tea towels included (changed each week).
Washing machine for your use.
Room to play, relax and explore, the spacious grounds are perfect for boules and badminton.
A safe environment at the end of a private drive.
We are happy to stock your cupboard with a first shop ready for your arrival.
Comprehensive collection of Tourist Information.
Restaurant and event bookings.

Included in the price
Wi-Fi Internet access.
Welcome basket, tea, coffee wine and local goodies.
Garden produce when in season.
Kitchen and bathroom essentials.
Environmentally friendly washing and cleaning products.
Electricity, water and gas.
Pool heating from late March to early November.

Facilities

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

Surroundings

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The Grenier is set at the end of a private drive and surrounded by fields where our neighbouring farmer keeps his ponies and donkeys. It is one of three properties at Les Mortiers (our home), which was once a 34 hectare farm.

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

Restaurants, food & wine

The Loire Valley is renowned for fresh produce and a wide selection of wines to go with it. We are happy to give recommendations for vineyards and restaurants which we know at the time of your visit will be particularly good.


Activities

Well suited for the Loire chateaux. 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.

Weekly village market
Two market gardens locally
Locally grown asparagus and strawberries are specialities fo the area.
Excellent restaurants within easy reach
Owners happy to share their wide knowledge of local wine and vineyards

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park

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Additional price info and offers

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.


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

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Visitors of Le Grenier at 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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