Camere da letto
Ann Palmer owner
- inglese, francese
- Ultimo aggiornamento del calendario:
- 12 dic 2018
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A Charming Cottage in the Loire Valley
My 7-day holiday in the Loire Valley with accommodation at Maison d'Oiseau was fabulous. The cottage was charming, comfy and so spacious for three adults - Grand-mère, Papa, Maman - and one busy toddler! I had come from Canada to join my son and his family who live in Bordeaux. We left the busy city and had a relaxing stay in our wonderful gîte. Thank you so much, Ann Palmer, for this delightful get-away which proved to be a highlight of my five-week vacation in France. My daughter-in-law is a great cook and was thrilled with the well-equipped country kitchen. My grandson loved having the yard to play in and my son, who is a sommelier, took advantage of the location for wine tours including a visit at the neighbouring Domaine Vincent Lacour. Each day, we had an outing as there is so much to see and do in this area. But most of all, it was so good to just spend time together either inside the cottage or outside at the picnic table or on the lounge chairs under the stars at night. I am so glad that I found this gem listed on the Internet and was able to stay there with my family.
We are delighted you have enjoyed your holiday so much, it is a great pleasure for us to be able to provide a home from home where you can relax and be able to visit the wonderful countryside, the attractions of the Loire Valley including wineries and chateaux, and if you enjoy cooking our kitchen facilities enable you to make the most of the great french markets which are close to us. We welcome visitors from across the world in this very french little hamlet where our neighbour still makes traditional wines, and across his vineyard you can see the Chateau where the french Kings went hunting. We hope you will come again!
Christmas in France
We had a wonderful, quiet 10 day stay over the Christmas holiday. Everything about the property was as advertised or better. We chose to cook our own meals and the kitchen was stocked with anything and everything we needed. The cottage was well heated and we used the wood stove daily Our only activities were driving around the countryside, visiting historic sites and wineries. The owner responded quickly anytime we had a question or concern. The cottage was very well built, clean, stocked, equipped and well maintained. If the opportunity were to arise we would return and recommend the property to anyone who asks about it.
Perfect holiday home for our young family
We have just enjoyed a great week at Maison Doiseau with our two young boys, aged three and one.
The cottage was lovely and full of little touches that made holidaying with little people that bit easier. The huge, secure garden with swings and lots of trees was great for hide and seek. There was also enough space for the boys to play inside when the weather was a bit too warm for them.
The cottage itself felt really homely with everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including highchairs, plates and cutlery for the children and a great outside eating area. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious and the kitchen was really well equipped.
The location was brilliant. We found a few walks from the cottage which led to a stream and little bridge in the woods - perfect for hot afternoons. We also walked through the vineyard which was lovely. Highlights for us were a trip to Chenonceau, the aquarium near Amboise and the three year old loved 'Mini Chateaux' great value for money for a three year old with lots to explore and unlimited turns on the couple of rides they have there.
The owner's son and daughter in law stayed next door and made us feel extremely welcome. All in all would thoroughly recommend!
Only thing we would change would be a few more tumbler glasses in the kitchen please.
Thanks for a lovely stay.
Very nice property - exactly as described. Would happily recommend this
property. Chenonceau was amazing and even allowed us to take our dog!
As did the garden festival at Chaumont. (Well worth a visit.)
Anne was very helpful, as our booking was very last minute.
I am so pleased you enjoyed staying in our lovely cottage, our home when we are in France. Very happy to fit in our last minute guests! We are only 4 minutes drive from the wonderful Chateau de Chenonceau which is a must for anyone visiting our cottage. Dogs welcome! Thank you! Ann
Fantastic and homely cottage
We had a wonderful time in Maison Doiseau for many reasons. On arrival we felt immediately at home as the house is equipped with everything you could think of needing. Ann had sent us such precise and detailed information about the property, the surrounding area and what to expect that we were at ease immediately. We had no questions and no problems as everything was so clear and straightforward. The kitchen has dried food stuffs in the cupboards so we had no need to panic about not having the basics for cooking. This was a real gam changer!
The house is excellently located and we had a wonderful time exploring the Loire valley. We made full use of the bicycles in the garage and this made for some lovely bike rides throng the vineyards. We would recommend visiting the winery of Antoine Simoneau very nearby for some fun wine tasting and for delicious white wine we went to Vouvray to Domaine Jean-Claude et Didier Aubert.
Although this house is fantastic, I feel I should explain my 4* rating. The decorations of the house is rather outdated. This did not affect our stay at all and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxed break either in a small group of friends (as we were) or a family, however, if you set looking for a modern newly renovated house then this is not the house. I would however say that when renting, it is rather nice not to have to worry about being somewhere pristine and characterless and walking around on tip toes so it was perfect for us!
Thank you Ann for such a fantastic trip. Our holiday wouldn't have been the same!
Thank you Alice, so pleased you enjoyed the cottage so much, and glad the information was so useful. The decorations are of course in keeping with the period of the cottage which is rustic with stained beams. Furnishings and carpets have been replaced this year. We do want people to feel at home, indeed this is our home in France, we spend three months of the year here ourselves. We hope others will enjoy their stay as much - Ann and John
Wonderful inviting property!
We had a lovely stay at Maison Doiseau. It was a great location for experiencing the chateaux of The Loire Valley. The cottage was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and easy to access with the directions given and our GPS system. We would certainly visit again.
Many thanks it is a great pleasure to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay; we love our cottage and always hope it will be a home from home for people coming to stay and that they will enjoy the lovely countryside and chateaux nearby.
Altre informazioni sui prezzi
Prices include heating and light, cooking and water, logs for the wood burner are £20 a week and can be paid at the time. You can save on costs by bringing your own linen