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Maison La Douve, Saumur

Holiday home

Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

  • Beautiful, traditional, high-quality townhouse
  • Excellent location in the heart of Saumur
  • Easy walk to all amenities including restaurants and cultural events
  • Charming courtyard and dining terrace
  • Broadband internet and parking

Ref.49017

Sleeps6

Bedrooms3

Bathrooms3

Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Introduction

Maison La Douve


A lovely, centrally-located townhouse in the heart of fantastic Saumur - the prettiest town on the banks of the Loire river.
Just a few streets away from the pedestrian district, this property offers an ideal base from which to discover the restaurants and culture of the famous old town.

Recently renovated by an architect with original stone work and many original features throughout including stunning wooden framework and beamed ceilings.

Very spacious accommodation over three floors; ground floor with open-plan living and dining area and kitchen. Broadband internet and TV with DVD.

Three upper-floor bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.

Charming exterior courtyard with dining terrace, table and chairs and BBQ.

Saumur is one of the most charming towns in the whole region. Not too big, not too small. You'll find all amenities there and be spoilt with the choice of café bars and restaurants. Numerous cultural events and fetes during the summer. Great views from the famous château. Well-known riding school has annual shows in July.

Residents parking pass giving free parking at all times, just a few minutes from the property.

Please note; this property has no pool!

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Accommodation details

Holiday home


Entrance with stone spiral staircase.

Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and lounge area;
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher and microwave. Dining table and chairs
Sofas and chairs. Large open fireplace. Flatscreen TV and DVD.

Broadband internet.

Utility room with washing machine.

Stone spiral staircase to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite bath / shower and hand basin.

Separate WC.

Stone spiral staircase to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 3, double with flatscreen TV and ensuite shower and twin hand basins.

Separate WC.

EXTERIOR;

Courtyard with dining table and chairs, BBQ.

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Rental rates


From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
29/09/2018 22/12/2018 October - mid-December € 790 £ 710 $ 916
22/12/2018 05/01/2019 Christmas & New Year € 1,100 £ 989 $ 1,275
05/01/2019 01/06/2019 January - May € 950 £ 854 $ 1,101
01/06/2019 29/06/2019 June € 1,150 £ 1,034 $ 1,333
29/06/2019 31/08/2019 July & August € 1,350 £ 1,213 $ 1,565
31/08/2019 28/09/2019 September € 1,150 £ 1,034 $ 1,333
28/09/2019 21/12/2019 October - mid-December € 950 £ 854 $ 1,101
21/12/2019 04/01/2020 Christmas & New Year € 1,350 £ 1,213 $ 1,565
Refundable Security Bond € 500

Location

Saumur


The property lies in the heart of the old town of Saumur. All amenities on the doorstep.
Saumur lies equidistant between Angers and Tours (both worth a visit) and is approximately 2 hours from Paris.

Saumur is one of the most charming towns in the whole region. Not too big, not too small. You'll find all amenities there and be spoilt with the choice of café bars and restaurants. Numerous cultural events and fetes during the summer. Great views from the famous château. Well-known riding school has annual shows in July.

Within easy driving distance there are châteaux, each with their own style and charm - from the medieval period through the 19th century.

Writers and painters have been inspired by the castles of the Loire, with the Château d'Ussé being one of the most famous as it was the inspiration for Charles Perrault's folk tale of Sleeping Beauty.

Chinon, its castle overlooking the Vienne and the old town make for a lovely day excursion.

The 12th century Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is where Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son, Richard the Lionhearted, are buried.

Saumur has a 9-hole golf course and Fontevraud's 18-hole course is in a beautiful location.

Horse riding, canoeing on the Loire, tennis, biking and more are all available close by. Bike and canoe rentals are easy to arrange.

Don't miss the Vegetable Market Sunday mornings in Montsoreau for a taste of an authentic French market. Relax on the terrasse of the local cafés bordering the Loire River while reading La Dame de Montsoreau - Alexander Dumas' celebrated heroine.

The elegant church built in the 12th and 13th centuries in nearby Candes-Saint-Martin is exquisite.

Caen ferry port - 3 hours. Saint-Malo ferry port - 3½ hours. Calais - 5½ hours.

Reviews

Feedback from previous guests

We had a great week at Maison La Douve - our thanks to Elisabeth. The house was extremely attractive as well as comfortable, with lots of interesting paintings and furniture, and in a lovely street which was perfectly situated. We loved being able to eat out in the pretty courtyard every day.
We had never been to the Loire before and all thought Saumur and the area wonderful - we enjoyed walking, wine tasting, exploring, visiting sites (Villandry gardens and Fontevraud Abbey were two highlights) as well as a glorious morning meandering down the river itself on an old dredging boat (trips run by “Reves de Loire” and highly recommended).

Fiona Holmes - UK




Maison La Douve is a delightful and beautiful property located in the lovely old town of Saumur.
We stayed for a week and could not have asked for a nicer place to stay in.
The property like so many town properties is hidden behind a large door on a quiet street a stones throw from the town centre,
When you go through the big door you step into a magical courtyard and walk up to the front door of this ancient property.
Inside the house is beautifully furnished and decorated from top to bottom and albeit a small kitchen it is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a self catering vacation.
Lovely comfortable beds and amazing showers all complete the comfort of this delightful property.
The owner lives close by and is very friendly, helpful and eager to please but at the same time not in the slightest intrusive.
Many many things to do in and around Saumur to numerous to mention.
Maison La Douve a true gem. Thank you to the owner and Thank you Pure France.

Cameron and Magy (Shropshire, UK)




The property was conveniently situated near the town centre (3 minute walk) and the house was full of character and charm. The furnishings, decor and equipment were all high quality and it really felt like we were staying in a home rather than just a house. The courtyard was great to sit in and the top floor bedroom was wonderful. There was plenty to see in the local area including bike rides along the river Loire, châteaux and cave dwellings - this was a great base for our holiday and a wonderful place to come home to at the end of the day. Elisabeth (the owner) was very friendly and helpful. We'd love to come back to Maison La Douve again.

The Head family - UK




We loved the house - excellent and beautiful decor. We really enjoyed the region and the town. A special week. Merci beaucoup.

McIver family , Northern Ireland




A wonderful week - beautiful, comfortable house and lovely town and region. Gardens at Villandry superb, and excellent wine-tasting at Gratien & Meyer. Madame Mouret could not have been more helpful and welcoming. Merci beaucoup!




A beautiful house in a town with a lot of character and a lot to see. Thank you for being such a welcoming landlady.

The Bowmans




We stayed in Maison La Douve in Saumur through Pure France and were very pleased with both the high standard of the property and your excellent service.

Fogarty family




We had a wonderful stay in Saumur and would like to provide a very complimentary review of the property for Madame Mauret who was a very charming and considerate host.

Fogarty family - Australia




Beautiful house, wonderful weather, so many interesting places to visit, plus a day cycling along the river and through the Loire Valley. Just perfect. We have enjoyed out holiday so much and are sad it is nearly over, but we have many lovely memories to take home with us. 
Very special place that perhaps we will come back to one day. Thank you!

UK




We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. It is in a great location and we have enjoyed sampling many of the local restaurants. Villandry is definitely worth a visit. We’d love to come back some time.

Gill & David, Horsham




Holiday home near Saumur, Pays de la Loire

Holiday home near Saumur, Pays de la Loire

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Living room in Loire holiday home

Kitchen in Loire holiday home

Kitchen in Loire holiday home

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Bedroom in Loire holiday home

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Stone staircase in Loire holiday home

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Bedroom in Loire holiday home

Bedroom in Loire holiday home

Bedroom in Loire holiday home

Bedroom in Loire holiday home

Bedroom in Loire holiday home

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Bathroom in Loire holiday home

Bathroom in Loire holiday home

Bathroom in Loire holiday home

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Bedroom in Loire holiday home

Bathroom in Loire holiday home

Bathroom in Loire holiday home

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Bedroom in Loire holiday home

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Bathroom in Loire holiday home

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Kitchen in Loire holiday home

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Living room in Loire holiday home

Living room in Loire holiday home

Kitchen in Loire holiday home

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