We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heart of the Loire Valley blends modern & original

14 reviews
Save
Comfy lounge with restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams.
Lounge with UK FREESAT, 32' LCD TV and free WiFi, so you can keep in contact with home.
Beautiful poppies in the fields near our gite.
1 of 27Comfy lounge with restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams.
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Gites
Original Features Meet Modern Conveniences Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, our 3-bedroom gite has undergone a complete transformation since we bought it in 2012. Once a rundown ruin, it’s now a cozy and comfortable home that combines original charm and character with modern conveniences. When you walk through the front door you’ll immediately notice the restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams. But you’ll also notice modern soft furnishings, a 32-inch LCD television, and good lighting. Picture yourself the next morning, lounging on the large sofa, sipping coffee in front of the warm fire! If you’re the kind of person who likes to remain plugged into the world, then you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi and a television equipped with UK FREESAT and DVD player, al...Original Features Meet Modern Conveniences Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, our 3-bedroom gite has undergone a complete transformation since we bought it in 2012. Once a rundown ruin, it’s now a cozy and comfortable home that combines original charm and character with modern conveniences. When you walk through the front door you’ll immediately notice the restored inglenook fireplace, log burner and original oak beams. But you’ll also notice modern soft furnishings, a 32-inch LCD television, and good lighting. Picture yourself the next morning, lounging on the large sofa, sipping coffee in front of the warm fire! If you’re the kind of person who likes to remain plugged into the world, then you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi and a television equipped with UK FREESAT and DVD player, allowing you to watch all the UK channels whilst in France! The large and airy kitchen is equipped with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and all the cookware you could need. There is also an oak dining room table that comfortably seats 6 people. As one of our past guests said: “I adored the huge kitchen dining room. The cooker is just fabulous. We happily bought local produce and cooked most evenings - the facilities were so good.” If you’d like to know where to find that local produce, we can help direct you. We also have a peach tree in the garden and you’re welcome to help yourself, when in season. And, a short walk away, are acres of apple orchards. You can’t help yourselves to those, but we’ll tell you where to buy them! In fact, we’ll answer any questions you have about the local area, from the best wine tours to the local family restaurants. My parents, John and Cynthia, live around 10 minutes away and we provide you their phone number should you have any questions. Don’t worry; they’ll leave you in peace during your stay! Bedroom and Bathroom Configuration Our gite has three bedrooms, one downstairs, and two upstairs. Bedroom one is located on the ground floor, with king bed, oak furniture and an en-suite bathroom containing a rain / massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. This downstairs bathroom can also be accessed from the lounge (both doors have their own keys!) Bedroom two is located on the first floor, with a king bed and plenty of storage. It benefits from being a dual aspect room, with original oak beams, stretching from the front of the house to the back. Bedroom three, located across the sunlit hallway, has two single beds, and original oak beams. Both the second and third bedrooms have a Juliet balcony, adding to the character of the gite, and provide views over the church, village allotments, and surrounding countryside. These are false balconies named after Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. With the windows open they have the appearance of balconies. The upstairs bathroom has a rain / massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. The Outside Space Outside is a private courtyard and garden, including our very own peach tree, which you’re free to pick from! On sunny days the garden is bathed in sunlight throughout the day, with the patio offering some welcome shade in the afternoon. In the summer, as the day draws to a conclusion, sit yourself down on the patio furniture, pour a glass of something cool, and unwind in peace whilst your partner starts the BBQ! We provide utensils, fuel and matches. Beyond La Pellerine We are ideally located in the heart of the Loire Valley, just 28 miles from Tours, and 20 miles from Saumur. The region has plenty to keep your entire group entertained. For the culture vulture we have wine tours, historic chateaux, and the famous Loire River, and more. If you have a more active side, there are some interesting walks and bike rides from the gite. We love sharing our local knowledge with all our guests. If you have any questions about the historic sites, wine tours, restaurant recommendations, local markets, and more, please let us know. We’re happy to discuss your plans and advise on the best options for your group! To summarise the key points are: * Quiet village location. * Comfortable lounge with log burner, original beams, terracotta floor tiles and seating for six. * Large airy kitchen / diner with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and a large oak table that comfortably seats six. * 1 ensuite king downstairs. * 1 king, 1 twin and shower room upstairs. * Free Wifi / UK FREESAT. * Secure parking for 2 cars. * Close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer. * Linen / towels / power included. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
Show more
About the Owner
Mark P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2015
Write a reviewReviews (14)

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 4 October 2017

From Booking to Leaving our experience was an enjoyable one. Mark was very prompt when replying to questions and confirming the booking. The Gite is very well equipped which helps on the not so nice weather days. The location is ideal for going to a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Chris G
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the review - glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed the gite - as you say the gite is close to the major motorways of the region, BUT far enough away to be nice & peaceful. Do come back again -...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Beautifully decorated, furnished and equipped, Le Pêcher is a real joy of a gite, in a very quiet village. Very welcoming to return to, after a day's sightseeing along the Loire (great chateaux and pretty towns within a reasonable distance) – and equally welcoming to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank TomorrowTheWorld2017
Management response:Responded 10 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed the gite - the patio is new addition for 2017 - really nice place to sit & have a glass of the local red - do come back anytime!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Enjoyed a Plantagenet trail from Angers to Chinon and Fontevraud. Patisseries in Noyant excellent. Very relaxing.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Y2950AElinda
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Glad to see you had a great time in the Loire Valley & our gite - will definitely add the Plantagenet trail into our online Welcome Book - do come back. Mark

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Such a well appointed gite for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Lots of places to visit, especially the Plan d'Eau at Hommes for a wonderful day at the beach. A pleasure to relax back at Le Pecher after a day's outing.

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank paulsummers2
Management response:Responded 3 July 2017

Really glad you enjoyed the gite and the surrounding area - the Loire Valley is a fantastic place to visit for young & old - do come back!

Reviewed 1 November 2016

We booked at short notice, but nothing was too much trouble. It was great to stay in a well furnished and appointed Gite with very comfortable beds. The wood burner made for cosy evenings with a glass of wine after our 2 year old grand...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank thetwotoys
Management response:Responded 11 November 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay - totally agree that the log burner is great for sitting down in front of and enjoying a glass of the local red. As others have mentioned the gite is close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer....More

See more reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent a wonderful week in this lovely renovated home, it has been done extremely well and in a quiet village within travelling distance of chateaus.

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Resort674700
Management response:Responded 17 October 2016

thanks very much for the review - glad you like the peace & quiet - but close to everything the Loire Valley has to offer. Do visit again. Thanks Mark

Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed in this wonderfully renovated Gite in late August 2016. Booking was easy and Mark (the owner) was easy to deal with, the information we received before we went was excellent and the Gite was easy to find. The welcome was great and gave...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Ben E
Management response:Responded 9 September 2016

Wow - what a great review - I am glad you liked the gite - we have worked hard to make sure it is of high standard - the photos definitely don't lie! Having only just bought the badminton / swing ball, I am glad...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016

We've just returned from 2 1/2 weeks in France during which time we stayed for a week at this lovely rural gite. It is peacefully situated in a small hamlet with only an occasional passing car. The spotlessly clean accommodation couldn't be faulted. It has...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank T C
Management response:Responded 22 August 2016

Hi Thank you for the great review - glad you enjoyed your stay at our gite! I would completely agree that if you want a fantastic peaceful holiday close to all that the Loire Valley has to offer, then our gite ticks all the boxes....More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have just returned from two weeks at this lovely gite. We were three couples and did worry if the gite would be big enough. We had plenty of space, all the rooms are large especially the kitchen/dining room, where we spent many happy evenings...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Annette E
Management response:Responded 11 August 2016

Thanks for the lovely review - as you say the gite has plenty of room for six adults. We have made sure that when modernising the gite, we have still kept a lot of the original features. I am glad you enjoyed the area -...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

Spent two weeks in this beautifully appointed gite. High spec kitchen and shower rooms, comfortable lounge and idyllic setting. Lots to see within a short driving distance. Recommended.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank B9048IPgarys
Management response:Responded 26 July 2016

Glad you enjoyed it - we have worked hard to make the gite a home from home, but making sure we keep as many of the original features as possible.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
See more amenities
Availability
December 2020
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
January 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
February 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
March 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
Map
+
About the neighbourhood
The gite is on the edge of the small village of La Pellerine. BR> Ten minutes by car from the gite, is the small market town of Noyant, that has a number of excellent restaurants, banks, shops and a market on Friday. Most of the local villages have great restaurants that do very reasonably priced lunches, which you can cycle / walk or drive to. For those of you who like a swim or have children, there is an open air pool at Noyant - open during the summer months, as well as numerous safe man made lakes that have beaches - for example at Bourgueil - thirty minutes from the gite.
Getting around
Although you can stay at our gite without a car, you will have a far better holiday if you have a car, as there is little public transport in the area where the gite is located.
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Still can't find what you're looking for?
More Beach destinations:
More Food & Wine destinations:
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL2226617553