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Mediaeval riverside home in southern Loire Valley

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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Angles sur l'Anglin, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Welcome to La Grange aux Dîmes, St. Pierre-de-Maille.

Our riverside home in France provides a peaceful retreat in which to dream, think, write or simply relax. Overlooking a millpond on the Gartempe River, a tributary of the mighty Loire, we are serenaded by amorous toads & frogs, ducks and moorhens against the steady backdrop of water pouring over the weir.

Solidly built by the Bishops of Poitiers in the early fourteen-hundreds as a tithe barn, the house has massive foundations with walls several feet thick. It retains its medieval ambience with exposed oak beams and an elegant cherry-wood staircase built in the local style.

The house has recently undergone extensive improvements to make it energy-efficient - for the first time in 600 years

Light and airy, it enjoys stunning views across the river. Our garden runs down to t...
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Listing #HL335551
About the Owner
Joyce S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
Reviews from our community
Write a ReviewReviews (2)
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We spent almost 2 weeks here in the summer and were very comfortable. There were cool breezes from the river just across the drive and we could hear the waterfowl and the river through the open windows. The first night we arrived, there were fireworks...More

Thank Joy-traveler
Management response:Responded 16 February 2016

Thank you so much for these kind words, which are much appreciated. John & Joyce

Reviewed 6 October 2014

My husband and I stayed for a week as part of our big UK & Europe trip, and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and beautiful place. The house is huge (for a couple) so we had plenty of space to stretch out and...More

Thank KerrieE2014
Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 6:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
Bedrooms
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Fees
  • Cleaning: £67 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
we add a 100 euro cleaning charge plus a refundable 300 euro security deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Weather in this area is among the sunniest in France. According to the below article, 'The region's climate is mild and sunny, with less than 900 mm of precipitation per year. Average temperatures can vary from 20 °C in summer to 5 °C in winter. In the summer people come from all over Europe to enjoy the sun and the local delicacies in particular the local seafood.' What you get is the best of French country living while only 80 minutes from Paris by TGV: http://www.poitou-charentes-vendee.com/charentemaritime/charentemaritime_introduction.htm

Medical & Dental: There is a doctor and dentist in St. Pierre, both half way up the hill towards Angles-sur-l'Anglin. They are excellent and the doctor and nurse make (inexpensive) house calls. The nearest hospital is in Chatell...
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Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Poitiers: 55.0 km
Railway: Chatellerault: 30.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 180.0 km.
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