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Les Mousseaux Villa, Sleeps 18

Family-friendly villa in Doué-en-Anjou

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Doué-en-Anjou, Pays de la Loire, France
  • 18 guests
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 8 bathrooms
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • TV
  • Arcade/game room

What’s around

  • Loire Valley - 1 min walk
  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park - 1 min walk
  • Bioparc de Doué la Fontaine - 40 min walk
  • Le Mystère des Faluns - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Rochemenier - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km

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About this villa

In a beautifully secluded part of the Loire Valley, surrounded by countryside dotted with wineries, this 17th-century Manor House offers the perfect retreat within striking distance to some of the gems of this wonderful region. Exposed beams, original stone walls and rustic fireplaces speak of the manoir’s history, while modern amenities and furnishings offer guests comfort and warmth. Four spacious bedrooms in the Manor House accommodate up to eight guests, while the adjoining, newly renovated cottage, ideal for a family with children, sleeps an additional seven across three bedrooms. For larger parties, a gite can be requested for an additional three guests, allowing up to 18 guests to stay over the three homes. Perfect for a pampering holiday or perhaps a unique hen party, the owners can arrange for an in-house masseur to make the most of the massage table in one of the beautifully designed bathrooms for a moment of pure relaxation accompanied by music. Fantastically secluded with glorious grounds and a heated salt-water swimming pool, spend the days relaxing in the outdoor lounge followed by an evening dining al-fresco by the barbecue and playing your favourite tunes on the duke box, sipping wine from the neighbouring vineyards – you may never want to leave! Despite this private setting, just a few minutes by car brings you to the local historic town of Doué la Fontaine, well known for being the rose capital of Europe. Just outside you will also find the Bioparc, an animal park in a troglodyte site which provides an immersive experience amidst lush vegetation and waterfalls. It’s just under a 30-minute drive to the vibrant town of Saumur, resting on the Loire River, with its excellent shops and restaurants, the famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale château, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes. That said, you needn’t travel far to experience the true character of the Loire Valley with villa’s historical architecture and 17th century charm. villa is in a beautiful and secluded setting in the Maine-et-Loire department of the Loire region, only 5km from the local town. The owners co-own some of the neighbouring vineyards and tours and private wine-tastings in a studio can be arranged. Bread delivery can also be arranged three times a week, as can wine and beer delivery! The owners have three bikes that can be hired in order to explore this wonderful region. It's just 5km from the town of Doue La Fountaine, a commune steeped in history and known as the rose capital of France, within a region reputed to be the number one producer of the flowers in Europe, exporting them since the 18th century. Within 4km sits the famous Bioparc of Doue la Fontaine, an animal park located in a shelled sedimentary rock quarry, providing a unique and immersive experience amidst lush vegetation, watered by numerous waterfalls. The vibrant town of Saumur (26km), resting on the Loire River, has a reputation for its excellent restaurants, its famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale château, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes. Other highlights nearby include a visit to the Fontevraud Abbey (36km) or the fascinating Troglodyte caves in Rochemenier (10km). Heading north, cross the Loire River and you’ll reach the city of Angers (46km) on the River Maine with its
magnificent 13th century castle and vibrant cultural and student vibe. Explore the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, full of cafes and restaurants and visit the largest tapestry in the world. There are plenty of hiking routes in this area or you can hire bikes to follow some wonderful trails both locally and further afield such as parts of the Loire à Vélo, a cycle route which follows the Loire river. The Manoir is around 3 hours drive from Paris, or the TGV takes 1.5 hours to Angers (46km), either from the centre of Paris (Montparnasse) or directly from Charles de Gaule airport. The Chateau is then 40 mins drive from Angers and car hire is very easy from the station. 1) Manor House + Cottage + Gite\* (sleeps 18) 2) Manor House + Cottage (sleeps 15) \*Please note that the gite is subject to availability only and must therefore be requested and confirmed at the time of booking. Manor House The Manor House sleeps 8 people and has four en-suite bedrooms (2 double 160cm x 195cm, 1 double 160 x 198cm, 1 twin 85cm x 185cm each). There is also a kitchen which includes a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, oven, hob and coffee machine. An iron and ironing board can be made available on request. Please note there is an open-sided staircase. Cottage The adjoining Cottage sleeps up to 7 people and has three bedrooms (1 family room (with 2 single beds 85cm x 185cm and 1 single bed 135cm x 185cm), a double bedroom (160cm x 195cm) and a twin bedroom with 2 singles 80cm x 180cm). The twin bedroom is on the ground floor and is suitable for for guests with reduced mobility. The other bedrooms are on the first floor. It has a delightful kitchen complete with microwave/oven, dishwasher and hob. There is a comfortable and spacious sitting/dining room with French windows leading out onto the private terrace, garden, and salt water swimming pool beyond. Downstairs there is a wet-room with the twin bedroom next door. Upstairs, both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms. The cottage is centrally heated for cooler weather during the winter months. The cottage is the most suitable accommodation at villa for families with children. Gite (on request and subject to availability only) The property also offers an adjoining smaller studio gite which sleeps 3 people (1 double bed 155cm x 195cm and 1 single bed 90cm x 185cm) which can only be booked in addition to the Manor House and Cottage. Please note the gite has an external staircase and is not suitable for small children or guests with reduced mobility. Outside Grounds - Heated salt water swimming pool (5m x 9m, depth: 1.5m) with safety alarm - Sun Loungers - Patio Furniture - Private garden - Communal garden - Terrace/patio - Barbecue - Trampoline - Badminton - Boules - Parking Facilities - Satellite TV with international channels - Netflix - Radio - Massage table - Hairdryers on request - Books and games Security deposit: €1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. Arrival time: 4.00 p.m. Departure time: 10.00 a.m. Energy costs included?: Yes. Heating costs included?: Extra €250 per week for oil central heating, paid locally. Wood is provided free of charge. End of stay cleaning included?: Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security
deposit. Changeover day: Saturday from end-June to beginning of September. Flexible during all other periods. Linen & towels included?: Yes, excluding pool towels. Pool towels may be hired at an additional cost, paid locally. Pets welcome?: Not allowed. Smoking Allowed?: No. Other Ts and Cs: The pool is open approximately mid-May to mid-September (subject to weather). It is possible to extend this period through to October, subject to weather conditions. Other Ts and Cs: Please note that bookings for up to 15 guests include access to the main house and cottage only. The separate gite sleeping up to 3 additional guests is only available for bookings of 16-18 guests and subject to availability. Internet access?: Internet is delivered by satellite and provides a UK IP address (BBC iPlayer works). When it works it works well but sometimes it is unpredictable, therefore it is not guaranteed. Other Ts and Cs: A telephone in the main house can be used for incoming and local outgoing calls (payable locally) as mobile coverage in the property is weak. Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pool opening dates?: No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures. Other Ts and Cs: Hen parties, celebrations and other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag parties and weddings are not permitted. Other Ts and Cs: If guests wish to hire a private chef or catering in the chateau, a catering fee is payable to the owner and at least seven days notice should be given. Please enquire for further details. Other Ts and Cs: If guests wish to use a chef or catering service in the chateau there is an additional catering fee payable locally - please enquire for further details. Other Ts and Cs: A telephone in the main house can be used for incoming and local outgoing calls (payable locally) as mobile coverage in the property is weak. Wine-Tasting Available Chef/Cook Available

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Loire Valley - 1 min walk
  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park - 1 min walk
  • Bioparc de Doué la Fontaine - 40 min walk
  • Le Mystère des Faluns - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Rochemenier - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km
  • Ecole Nationale d'Equitation - 14.2 mi / 22.8 km
  • Wine Cellar Louis de Grenelle - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • Cavalry Museum - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Veuve Amiot - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Bouvet Ladubay - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km

Getting around

  • Angers (ANE-Angers - Loire) - 46 min drive
  • Montreuil-Bellay Station - 18 min drive
  • Brion-pres-Thouet Station - 22 min drive
  • Saumur Station - 23 min drive
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Doué-en-Anjou, Pays de la Loire, France

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The villa

Key facts

  • Non-smoking
  • Heating

Bedrooms

  • 7 bedrooms

Bathrooms

  • 8 bathrooms

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Arcade/game room

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 18
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Parties and events are allowed on site.

Also known as

  • 7 bedroom Villa sleeps 18 with Pool
  • 7 Bedroom Villa Sleeps 19 With Pool
  • Les Mousseaux Villa, Sleeps 18 Villa
  • Les Mousseaux Villa Sleeps 18 with Pool
  • Les Mousseaux Villa, Sleeps 18 Doué-en-Anjou
  • Les Mousseaux Villa, Sleeps 18 Villa Doué-en-Anjou
  • 5049838

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Auberge Bienvenue (2.2 mi), Primavera (2.3 mi), and La Ville (3.2 mi).
  • Les Mousseaux Villa, Sleeps 18 has an arcade.