Our Little House has been newly renovated and is
adjacent to our own stone house which is described below. The Little
House will sleep two comfortably but there is a couch in the living room
that can be used for a third person. There is a large upstairs with
another pull-out couch that could be used for two more people but with
no bathroom upstairs. There is one bathroom with shower downstairs and
another wc that is in a small building at the back of the courtyard.
This house can be booked at a rate of 280 euros per week in May, June,
September and October. Rates for July and August are 350 euros per week.
Photos of the Little House can now be
seen by clicking on the link. There is a large terrace with patio
furniture, parking across the street, access to bicycles, barbecue, maps
and other information. Rental is usually a 7 day minimum.
Our own 3 bedroom stone home is located 7 kilometres
from Saumur. Built in 1826, the house features a large private
courtyard, caves, 3 comfortable bedrooms (one with an ensuite bathroom)
each able to sleep two people, a living/dining room, a modern kitchen
with a dishwasher, an upstairs wc, another shower, a washer and dryer,
patio furniture, seven bicycles and secure parking across the street in
a garage. Photos of this house can be seen by clicking on Photos
of the Big House. As we are living in this house it
is not available for rental except under special circumstances.
The village is in an area of vineyards so finding wine
to taste is a matter of walking down the street. A walk through
the vineyards will take you to the Église de Parnay which dates from the
11th century. There is a large market in Saumur on Saturdays and a
smaller one in Montsoreau on Sundays. Montsoreau also holds a large
"Marché aux Puces" (flea market) on the second Sunday of every month.
Nearby is the Abbaye de Fontevraud where the Ducs of Anjou and English
monarchs, Richard the Lion-hearted and Henry II, are buried along with
Eleanor d'Aquitaine and Isabelle d'Angoulême. The Château de
Saumur features three museums. Saumur is the home of the National
Equitation School where the Cadre Noir is resident. Tours and Angers are
about an hour away by car. Le Mans and Poitiers are a little further
(one and a quarter hours each).
Rental of the Little House is by the week with May,
June, September and October being low season and July and August being
high season. Long term rentals are possible with different
terms. Please refer to the Rates pages for the rates for the Little
House. Rates for the Big House are negotiated. Rental during
the winter months is at the same rate as low season but you may well be
asked to pay a supplement for firewood. Both houses are non-smoking
If you are interested in renting the Little House known
as Chez Adorée between the months of May and October, please contact:
To check availability of the Little House go to our Calendar. You may
also view some pictures of the Loire Valley Little House by clicking on
Little House Pictures. You can go
to Big House Pictures to see its
Simply Spoken Home Page