Maison Pierre-Louis

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Maison Pierre-Louis is an elegant and richly appointed home emphasizing comfort, quiet and luxury, with a team of passionate caterers who are specialists in providing personalised dining experiences.

This 15th Century home is rich in an old world rustic charm, with many unspoilt period features, including the grand stone fireplace, Persian rugs, ornate chandeliers and a treasure trove of antique furniture and artworks. This mansion is a place to come together and appreciate the simple joys that we leave behind in our fast paced modern lives. Sing together round the baby grand piano, relax with a good read in the vast library, or take a stroll on the 52 private acres of gorgeous Loire countryside.

Start each day of your stay with breakfast at sunrise on the large West terrrace, and close with cocktails and dinner on the East lawn on a warm summers eve. Maison Pierre-Louis is less than a kilometer from the nearby village of Varennes-sur-Loire with its bakery, mini superette, bar and tobac/newstand. The kitchen has been set up by a Bruce, a New York chef who is available to prepare dinners when you simply wish to relax.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is no access to the swimming pool that is on site.
  • You will need a car as the house is rather isolated out in the countryside.
  • This property is only open for rental to adults.

Property Features

Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site

Maison Pierre-Louis has 3 doors leading outside. The west leads from the kitchen and entranceway onto a large stone terrace overlooking the courtyard and Manoir.

The living room / salon has a west facing door also. Off of the dining room, to the east, one goes out onto the grass lawn, overlooking acres and acres of private estate. Dining on both sides of the home.

Highlights of the interior include:

- THE KITCHEN is large and beautifully equipped with large refrigerator, 4 burner stove (gas), electric oven, micro wave, toaster oven, tea kettle, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishwasher, instant hot water and washing machine. THE
- ENTRANCE WAY is wonderful for reading with it's own library, open windows and comfortable seating.
- THE DINING ROOM is large and rich in decoration with antiques and Chinese rugs. Windows facing east and west.
- THE SALON with it's enormous 15th century working fireplace (with wood for burning in the cool months at no extra charge), with it's selection of thousands of books, wonderful music selection and large selection of CDs. The baby grand piano is well tuned too.
- THE LARGE ENSUITE BEDROOM is appointed with a large armoire, plenty of hangers, reading lamps, beautiful oil paintings and of course an extremely comfortable new bed. 4 pillows and lovely linen. THE BATHROOM actually has a large shower, no bath, but has pedestal sink and toilet, lovely soaps, hairdryer, good lighting and thick towels and plenty of them. The home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- OUTSIDE FACILITIES
There is a new BBQ, for briquettes, not gas.  We have all necessary tools to cook up a dream BBQ also. We supply, free of charge, briquettes and fire starters.

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Pierre-Louis
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Maison-Pierre Louis is located 12km east of Saumur in the Loire Valley and only 1km from the Loire River.

Saumur with it's train station ( 1 1/2 hours from Paris) and lovely restaurants is located directly between Tours and Angers (both 1 hr by car) and is in the heart of the Loire Valley Château region. Many world famous château are found only minutes from this property.

The immediate region offers fishing, golfing, boat cruises on the Loire, summer Opera and theatre, not to mention the world famous Equestrian Cadre Noire. And, for those quiet moments on the country side, guests have use of lovely bicycles, for your pleasure, at no charge.

The owners are on the grounds to offer help in exploring the region or making reservations at our prime choice of restaurants

Maison Pierre-Louis is a 2 hour drive from Paris airports.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Tours

(51-60 km)

Nearest Ferry port St. Malo

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Train Station Saumur

(12 km )

Nearest Village Varennes-sur-Loire

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Town/City Saumur

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Supermarket

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Shop

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Beach Loire River

(2 km)

Nearest Golf St. Hilaire

(15 km)

Region

A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Property host

Maison Pierre-Louis has a kitchen set up for serious chefs. Whether preparing meals inside or on the BBQ, on the west terrace or east lawn, or in the magnificent dining room, eating together with friends and family is a lovely experience here.

For the evenings, if you wish to have meals prepared for you and served to you, staff are available. Bruce is an experienced New York chef with an international repertoire and focus on traditional French cuisine. Steven prepares mouth watering desserts. Wines from the region are served and mouth watering exquisite American Cocktails can be ordered.

A divine choice of meal selections are on offer, depending upon availability of fresh foods and time of year. We charge differently for different menu selections but the average 4 course meal is around 40 euros per person, wines included. Special attention can be put on special diets. Bruce's cuisine is absolutely delicious and far from nouvelle.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time Any time after 5.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Pets welcome? No.
Linen & towels included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Yes
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 3 nights, except May to end of September when 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag//hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 £527 £712 £896 £1,228
Apr 27th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - - £1,228
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £527 £712 £896 £1,228
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £527 £712 £896 £1,228
Apr 25th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - £1,228
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 £527 £712 £896 £1,228

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 €583 €768 €952 €1,358
Apr 27th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - - €1,358
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €583 €768 €952 €1,358
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €583 €768 €952 €1,358
Apr 25th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - €1,358
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 €583 €768 €952 €1,358

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 $656 $840 $1,024 $1,527
Apr 27th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - - $1,527
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $656 $840 $1,024 $1,527
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $656 $840 $1,024 $1,527
Apr 25th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - $1,527
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 $656 $840 $1,024 $1,527

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Owner Name
Steven Guderian

How long have you owned the property?
15

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The beauty of the buildings with their turrets, partially moated and beautiful gardens all set on 17 ha ( 52 acres).

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Many including the arrival of King Louis XIV when he was a young man. The earliest dates for the site are around 1150.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes we have and expect many more. As we worked in the very high end of the market in New York City, confidentiality is of the utmost importance.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
A 425 pound man that wanted to sleep in the antique four poster bed. It held him well.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? See château and go to the Cadre Noire equestrian shows.
Really eat? Local cuisine is easy to find, inexpensive and delicious.
Really see? See the lovely caves filled with wines and taste the wines.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
One week is never enough. We do not have to sell the property but guest who arrive for 1 week (always) wish they had booked for 2. Some book for up to a month!

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Reviews

  • A Charming Place!

    Posted by David on 30/06/2018

    Lovely house in a perfect setting, with charming hosts. Would definitely return!

  • Fabulous!

    Posted by Fiona P on 24/03/2016

    What a wonderful experience, from the warm welcome by the hosts, Steven and Bruce, to the fabulous environment they have created in this lovely home. Everything we could possibly want for a restful and comfortable stay was provided, imagine being curled up on an extremely comfortable sofa, in front of a crackling fire, listening to music from the huge collection of CD's flicking through books from the extensive library.

    We also took advantage of Bruce and Steven's superb culinary skills and had dinner prepared and served to us one evening, champagne and canapés in front of the fire followed by a 4 course meal in the dining rooms with paired wines and a selection of liqueurs and chocolates with coffee.

    A truly 5 star experience, we would have no hesitation in recommending this and will certainly be returning.

    Thank you Steven and Bruce so much for sharing this magical home with us!

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