Manoir De Levesque

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Sleeps: 15 - 18 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved

Overview

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In a beautifully secluded part of the Loire Valley, surrounded by countryside dotted with wineries, this 17th-century Manor House offers the perfect retreat within striking distance to some of the gems of this wonderful region.

Exposed beams, original stone walls and rustic fireplaces speak of the manoir’s history, while modern amenities and furnishings offer guests comfort and warmth. Four spacious bedrooms in the Manor House accommodate up to eight guests, while the adjoining, newly renovated cottage, ideal for a family with children, sleeps an additional seven across three bedrooms. For larger parties, a gite can be requested for an additional three guests, allowing up to 18 guests to stay over the three homes.

Perfect for a pampering holiday or perhaps a unique hen party, the owners can arrange for an in-house masseur to make the most of the massage table in one of the beautifully designed bathrooms for a moment of pure relaxation accompanied by music.

Fantastically secluded with glorious grounds and a heated salt-water swimming pool, spend the days relaxing in the outdoor lounge followed by an evening dining al-fresco by the barbecue and playing your favourite tunes on the duke box, sipping wine from the neighbouring vineyards – you may never want to leave! 

Despite this private setting, just a few minutes by car brings you to the local historic town of Doué la Fontaine, well known for being the rose capital of Europe. Just outside you will also find the Bioparc, an animal park in a troglodyte site which provides an immersive experience amidst lush vegetation and waterfalls.

It’s just under a 30-minute drive to the vibrant town of Saumur, resting on the Loire River, with its excellent shops and restaurants, the famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale château, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes.

That said, you needn’t travel far to experience the true character of the Loire Valley with Manoir De Levesque’s historical architecture and 17th century charm.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The 15-guest prices include the Manor House and the adjoining stone cottage, the 18-guest prices also include the additional gite sleeping 3 guests (the gite is subject to availability only and must therefore be requested and confirmed at the time of booking)
  • It's worth noting that the gite is not suitable for young children or guests with reduced mobility. Please also note that the Manoir has an open staircase (the Cottage is most suitable for families with children)
  • The mobile signal at the property is weak so there is a telephone guests can use in the main house, payable locally
  • The owner may very occasionally occupy the small gite, however guests' privacy is not affected and only the driveway and car park are shared areas

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool BBQ Cable TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

1) Manor House + Cottage + Gite* (sleeps 18)
2) Manor House + Cottage (sleeps 15)

*Please note that the gite is subject to availability only and must therefore be requested and confirmed at the time of booking.

Manor House

The Manor House sleeps 8 people and has four en-suite bedrooms (2 double 160cm x 195cm, 1 double 160 x 198cm, 1 twin 85cm x 185cm each). There is also a kitchen which includes a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, oven, hob and coffee machine. An iron and ironing board can be made available on request. Please note there is an open-sided staircase.

Cottage

The adjoining Cottage sleeps up to 7 people and has three bedrooms (1 family room (with 2 single beds 85cm x 185cm and 1 single bed 135cm x 185cm), a double bedroom (160cm x 195cm) and a twin bedroom with 2 singles 80cm x 180cm). The twin bedroom is on the ground floor and is suitable for for guests with reduced mobility. The other bedrooms are on the first floor.

It has a delightful kitchen complete with microwave/oven, dishwasher and hob. There is a comfortable and spacious sitting/dining room with French windows leading out onto the private terrace, garden, and salt water swimming pool beyond.

Downstairs there is a wet-room with the twin bedroom next door. Upstairs, both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms.

The cottage is centrally heated for cooler weather during the winter months.

The cottage is the most suitable accommodation at Manoir De Levesque for families with children.

Gite (on request and subject to availability only)

The property also offers an adjoining smaller studio gite which sleeps 3 people (1 double bed 155cm x 195cm and 1 single bed 90cm x 185cm) which can only be booked in addition to the Manor House and Cottage. Please note the gite has an external staircase and is not suitable for small children or guests with reduced mobility.

Outside Grounds

- Heated salt water swimming pool (5m x 9m, depth: 1.5m) with safety alarm
- Sun Loungers
- Patio Furniture
- Private garden
- Communal garden
- Terrace/patio
- Barbecue
- Trampoline
- Badminton
- Boules
- Parking

Facilities

- Satellite TV with international channels
- Netflix
- Radio
- Massage table
- Hairdryers on request
- Books and games

Location

About the surrounding area of Manoir De Levesque
<1hr to Airport Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Manoir De Levesque is in a beautiful and secluded setting in the Maine-et-Loire department of the Loire region, only 5km from the local town.

The owners co-own some of the neighbouring vineyards and tours and private wine-tastings in a studio can be arranged. Bread delivery can also be arranged three times a week, as can wine and beer delivery! The owners have three bikes that can be hired in order to explore this wonderful region.

It's just 5km from the town of Doue La Fountaine, a commune steeped in history and known as the rose capital of France, within a region reputed to be the number one producer of the flowers in Europe, exporting them since the 18th century.

Within 4km sits the famous Bioparc of Doue la Fontaine, an animal park located in a shelled sedimentary rock quarry, providing a unique and immersive experience amidst lush vegetation, watered by numerous waterfalls.

The vibrant town of Saumur (26km), resting on the Loire River, has a reputation for its excellent restaurants, its famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the fairy-tale château, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes. Other highlights nearby include a visit to the Fontevraud Abbey (36km) or the fascinating Troglodyte caves in Rochemenier (10km).

Heading north, cross the Loire River and you’ll reach the city of Angers (46km) on the River Maine with its magnificent 13th century castle and vibrant cultural and student vibe. Explore the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, full of cafes and restaurants and visit the largest tapestry in the world.

There are plenty of hiking routes in this area or you can hire bikes to follow some wonderful trails both locally and further afield such as parts of the Loire à Vélo, a cycle route which follows the Loire river.

The Manoir is around 3 hours drive from Paris, or the TGV takes 1.5 hours to Angers (46km), either from the centre of Paris (Montparnasse) or directly from Charles de Gaule airport. The Chateau is then 40 mins drive from Angers and car hire is very easy from the station.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Angers

(57km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(250km)

Nearest Town/City Doué-la-Fontaine

(5.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Super U - Doué-la-Fontaine

(4.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Doué-la-Fontaine

(5km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saumur

(24km)

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
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Xmas/NY

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Trampoline
  • Bikes
  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Helicopter rides available with a takeoff or landing at the Manoir.
  • In-house Massage Available
  • Beer/Wine and Bakery Delivery Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

- Wine-tasting
- Local beer tasting
- Wine delivery
- Bakery delivery (3x weekly)
- Bike rental (x3)
- Private chefs/caterers can also be arranged (please note that there is an extra fee payable to the owner if chefs/caterers are used in the chateau and advance notice of at least seven days should be given to the owner)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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.

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €250 per week for oil central heating, paid locally. Wood is provided free of charge.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday from end-June to beginning of September. Flexible during all other periods.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Pool towels may be hired at an additional cost, paid locally.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approximately mid-May to mid-September (subject to weather). It is possible to extend this period through to October, subject to weather conditions.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that bookings for up to 15 guests include access to the main house and cottage only. The separate gite sleeping up to 3 additional guests is only available for bookings of 16-18 guests and subject to availability.
Internet access? Internet is delivered by satellite and provides a UK IP address (BBC iPlayer works). When it works it works well but sometimes it is unpredictable, therefore it is not guaranteed.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pool opening dates? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Hen parties, celebrations and other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag parties and weddings are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs If guests wish to use a chef or catering service in the chateau there is an additional catering fee payable locally - please enquire for further details.
Other Ts and Cs A telephone in the main house can be used for incoming and local outgoing calls (payable locally) as mobile coverage in the property is weak.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £5,286
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £5,326
Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,443
May 30th 2020 - May 29th 2021 £5,326
May 29th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 £5,326

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £6,119
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £6,119
Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £3,277
May 30th 2020 - May 29th 2021 £6,348
May 29th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 £6,348

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €5,950
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €5,995
Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,750
May 30th 2020 - May 29th 2021 €5,995
May 29th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 €5,995

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €6,888
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €6,888
Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,688
May 30th 2020 - May 29th 2021 €7,145
May 29th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 €7,145

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $6,617
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $6,667
Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $3,059
May 30th 2020 - May 29th 2021 $6,667
May 29th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 $6,667

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $7,660
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $7,660
Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $4,102
May 30th 2020 - May 29th 2021 $7,946
May 29th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 $7,946

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

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Reviews

  • Surpassed our expectations!

    Posted by Neuville on 02/06/2018

    The Manoir was spacious, comfortable, well equipped, and set in idyllic surroundings with a wonderful pool. The custodians were very helpful and responsive to all our queries and requests. The welcome pack was generous and useful.

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