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Mediaeval riverside home in southern Loire Valley

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Kitchen and livingroom
La Grange aux Dimes
Bike race through village
Our chickens are part of the family
Garden bounty from our potager
Groundfloor bedroom
View from kitchen window
Our region is rich in sunflowers
View across the river from the house
Kids playing on the river
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Overview
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Angles sur l'Anglin, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Welcome to La Grange aux Dîmes, St. Pierre-de-Maille.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>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. <BR><BR>The house has recently undergone extensive improvements to make it energy-efficient - for the first time in 600 years<BR><BR>Light and air... Read more
About the Owner, Joyce S
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 82 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL335551
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Joy-trave...
Brevard, North Carolina
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173 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 for a stay in August 2015

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 over the river and we watched privately from the upstairs window - a real treat! This place is a great value for what they offer.

We had a small problem upon arrival that was quickly handled by the owners who live in a small apartment next door to the house. They are very interesting people and added to our enjoyment of the house, welcoming us with a shared bottle of wine. About a week into our visit, the power went out for several hours due to a bad thunderstorm. Otherwise, we had a delightful visit.

The house is comfortable with lots of room for approximately 6 people. There is a nice bedroom upstairs with lovely river views and an adjoining bedroom (also with a river view) with a connecting bath. The floors upstairs...

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

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KerrieE20...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in September 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 unwind. The river is literally outside your front door and our favorite part of the day was sitting with the windows open with our coffee and just listening to the water.

The house is rustic so we felt that we had a true 'French' experience. The neighborhood is very quiet and everyone we met was lovely. We were able to eat the veggies growing in the garden, and we also took a nap beside the river - there is a private section of river that is attached to the garden that you can use without being disturbed by anyone.

We absolutely loved our stay here, and highly recommend our hosts Joyce & John. They were very generous and did everything to help us.

Thank you very much Joyce & John, we hope to come again one day...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • 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
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Fees
  • Cleaning: £66 / stay - Fee
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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<BR><BR>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 ho... more
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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