About this listing
Two light rooms with views over the gardens in a quiet country setting with just the sounds of a range of birds.
Located in the rose growing area of France and just 20 mins away from stylish Saumur on the Loire river.
- Lovely Loire valley country home -
A light comfortable home in Doue La Fontaine - the rose growing capital of France. You are only 20 mins from stunning Saumur and the Loire river, 40 mins from Angers and 60 mins from the big city of Tours.
The 2 bedrooms face onto the gardens and are approx 300 x 430 and 360 x 430.
There is a large garden in a beautiful and peaceful area with fields of sunflowers and roses all around, in season. Doue has all the main facilities, troglodyte caves and a famous eco-zoo. We are English speaking. Katie is a Cordon Bleu cook.
A tranquil and safe area.
The area is excellent for cycling, for walks, for wine tasting, horse riding and for viewing the chateaux . Historic commune of Chinon is not far away with its famous medieval castle. Unwind in this central gentle area.
Also available a TV and WIFI. Table tennis. Free phone calls to North America and Europe. You can see more on the website : (website hidden)
Rates are per room per night.
Hope to see you soon !
Access to all amenities
Interaction with Guests
We will be here to help in any way and to give you local information
Doue la Fontaine is a delightful town with troglodyte caves and a nationally famous eco zoo.
Doue is also the centre of the rose growing industry in France, so expect plenty of rose growing areas along with fields of sunflowers.
Close by is a public swimming pool and sports facilities plus excellent horse riding and cycling opportunities
You need a car. Plenty of parking included with the house.
For flights, Ryanair flies to Tours and in the summer there is an excellent BA service to Angers from the City of London airport
Other Things to Note
Lots of things to see. Should visit historic Chinon and Fontevraud ( where Richard 1 ) is buried
Saumur is the home of equestrian activities and the Cadre Noir
Max two people per room
No pets please
No smoking in the house please
Wonderful visit with a charming couple. House and room were bery comforatble.
Doue is a good spot for visitng the Loire region.
Food and hospitality were excellent
Highly recommended !!
this place is great for couples or Families as a good "home base" to visit the West of the Loire valley.
This place is beautiful is several aspects.
Beautiful location (Rose fields all around the area), beautiful house surrounded by nature (green all around), and most important amazing people. Katie & Malcolm went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Thank you Katie & Malcolm for a great time.
We had a great time staying with Malcolm and Katie. The house is in excellent conditions. Moreover, the area is perfect if you want to visit the castles nearby (Chinon, Saumur, Angers, etc) with many small roads decorated with sunflower and rose fields.
Malcolm and Katie are terrific hosts. They are very open, helpful and friendly. Also, do not hesitate to include at least one meal with them in your plans. Katie is an incredible cook!
Lovely place and very friendly people. Excellent food, calm atmosphere. Very clean and safe.
About the Host, Malcolm
I have worked extensively in the publishing business in the UK and North America and have recently retrained to teach English to foreign students. I like current affairs, history, music and travel. Last year I published a magazine on Shakespeare.
My wife Katie is a really good & enthusiastic cordon bleu trained cook and loves to learn new recipe ideas. She has worked in Scotland, England and Denmark. She also likes teddy bears!
We are now enjoying living in France and welcome meeting new guests.