Reference: 49017

Holiday home, Maison La Douve.

Holiday rental in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | sleeps 6

Introduction

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!


Accommodation details

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

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
05 Jan 01 Jun Flexible 4 nights € 136 € 950
01 Jun 29 Jun Flexible 4 nights € 165 € 1,150
29 Jun 31 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 1,350
31 Aug 28 Sep Flexible 4 nights € 165 € 1,150
28 Sep 21 Dec Flexible 4 nights € 136 € 950
21 Dec 04 Jan Saturday Weekly - € 1,350
2020
04 Jan 30 May Flexible 4 nights € 136 € 950
30 May 27 Jun Flexible 4 nights € 165 € 1,150
27 Jun 29 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 1,350
29 Aug 26 Sep Flexible 4 nights € 165 € 1,150
26 Sep 19 Dec Flexible 4 nights € 136 € 950
19 Dec 02 Jan Saturday Weekly - € 1,350
Refundable security bond€ 500
  • 10% discount in 2019 offered for up to 4 guests only.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance and refundable security bond due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 4:00pm on your day of arrival day to 10:00am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
  • Residents parking pass giving free parking at all times, just a few minutes from the property.

Tourist Tax
Where applicable, Pure France is required to collect and remit local government tourism taxes on behalf of our property owners. These taxes are calculated and collected from guests at the time of booking. Pure France then remits collected taxes to the applicable tax authority on the property owners' behalf.
For this property tourist taxes are due between 01 January and 31 December and will not exceed € 2.30 per adult per night.


Location

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.

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


Customer Reviews

Fiona Holmes - UK
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).

Cameron and Magy (Shropshire, 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.

The Head family - 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.

McIver family , Northern Ireland
We loved the house - excellent and beautiful decor. We really enjoyed the region and the town. A special week. Merci beaucoup.

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

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

Fogarty family
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 - Australia
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.

UK
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!

Gill and David, Horsham
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.

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Lucy - Orangeville, Canada
Maison La Douve is a perfect pied a terre for visiting the Loire Valley. This charming home is lovingly decorated in true French style-contemporary and old side by side in harmony . The kitchen is very well equipped , all the bedrooms simply beautiful (especially the third floor retreat), the bathrooms so unique and luxurious and the courtyard lovely! We appreciated the separate, easy to use laundry facilities as well as the secure parking space. Elisabeth was so helpful and friendly and provided us with lots of information about Saumur and the area. Pure France and Elisabeth gave us a truly wonderful experience. Merci beaucoup.


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