A 300 year old farmhouse with lots of charm, wooden beam ceilings, huge fireplace, piano, stereo, television and dvd (home cinema), unlimited internet and all basic appliances.
Equipped to sleep 6 very comfortably. Can sleep 8. Tables, chairs, dishes, sofas, for 10 or more.
Set in our 150 acre property surrounded by extensive woods, the Basse Cour has a large private garden and pool area.
We are situated on the Loir river, near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley, a wonderful zoo, amazing trogledights, near fortified medieval town of Durtal and Bazouges with its 12C church, 25 minutes from the fun town of Angers, 2 hours from La Baule and equal distance from Saint Malo. 40 minutes to the LeMans racetrack.
There are several local golf courses, including the beautiful Baugé Golf.
Kayak and bicycle rentals are possible nearby and there is tree climbing, zip-lines, sailing and more to keep all age groups busy.
If you’re looking for cultural interests, you are in the heart of it…there are several amazing abbeys: Fontevraud- where King HenryII, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son Richard the Lion Hearted are buried, and the Solesmes Abbey, famous for their Gregorian chants. a17th C apothecary, 19th C watermills that still function, music festivals, and more…
We are happy to help you with general information and reservations you may need but can also just “stay out of your hair”. Whatever makes you holidays the best for you!
Que du bonheur !!
“De retour 2 ans plus tard (c'est une adresse qui était restée dans nos mémoires et qui vaut le voyage !) , nous avons une nouvelle fois apprécié le charme hors pair de cette maison pleine de caractère et la gentillesse de Mary. Nous avons pleinement profité du superbe jardin, des nombreux jeux mis à notre disposition, du barbecue, des feux de cheminée et surtout du domaine, du calme et de la nature environnante. C'est un lieu qu'on n'oublie pas.....”
The perfect getaway, a true hidden gem
“We stayed in this beautiful farmhouse for 2 weeks and immediately wished we could have stayed longer. It's very green, peaceful, charming and private. Only a short drive (some only 5-10 minutes, some places 15-30) takes you to local markets, castles, a beach (small charming lake), vineyards, a zoo, botanical gardens and lots of other fun, interesting or practical places.. Our 2 young children loved the house, the garden, the pool, the fantastic surroundings and of course feeding the donkey and the horse carrots everyday. The house has all the basics you need, a beautiful fireplace and a true historic value & feel.. Mary & Xavier (The owners) are absolutely lovely, very flexible and helpful in every way. We will definitely come back!”
- Isabel F.
Un vrai bonheur
“Au milieu d'arbres centenaires et entourée d'un somptueux jardin se dresse la merveilleuse "La basse cour" qui a gardé toute son authenticité, son charme et son caractère d'époque. Merci à Mary de son accueil et surtout d'avoir su préserver et de faire partager cet endroit exceptionnel. Tout est fait pour rendre le séjour agréable autour d'un barbecue dans le jardin, devant un feu de cheminée le soir ou dans la piscine la journée. Philippe et Adriano”
- Philippe et Adriano
“Nous avons apprécié notre week-end; et nous gardons cette adresse pour y revenir. Maison de caractère, et très agréable. Mary est une personne très avenante.”
- Anne-Gaëlle P
A wonderful place to be
“We spend a wonderful two weeks in and around this old farmhouse. We found ourselves immersed in a delightful and warm atmosphere. The house is large, very comfortable and well equipped. The good taste of the owners is shown in all details. The owners are lovely, interesting and hospitable people. They go the extra mile to help with questions and planning activities. The courtyard is ideal for undisturbed eating, drinking, reading or sleeping under the Persian sleep tree. The area is quiet and perfect for trips along the rivers, walking, or cycling along a railroad path.”
An amazing holiday for all ages
“We (including our two teenage daughters aged 14 and 17) had an amazing 2 week holiday experience at the farmhouse in August 2015. Mary and Xavia were perfect hosts, warm and friendly and on hand if we had any questions. We were encouraged to explore their extensive beautiful grounds. They even have their own chapel. The woods are lovely to walk around and at the rear end of the chateau is the Loire River which we had a swim in one day. If you stroll down the rose garden, cross one of the fairy tale bridges there is a beautiful orangery with a piano residing inside which can be played (our daughters play the piano so it was a magical experience). Izzy (their dog) is the friendliest dog we have ever met and she would often accompany us all on one of our walks and occasionally we would also see Juliette (their cat). The farmhouse was bigger than we expected from the photos and had everything we needed. It is tastefully decorated and clean. The main lounge has double doors which we would open early morning and gave us another lovely view not shown in the photos. The village Bazouges-sur-le-Loir is only a short drive away and la Fleche was the main town we visited for the supermarket. We visited Angers which has a New Orleans influence, Saumur initially to see the Troglodytes but we also went into the pretty town for lunch. Worth a visit. Paris is under 3 hours. We parked just outside of Paris at Chateau de Vincennes with no problems accessing the subway from here and no parking costs. I would recommend this property to all ages.”
- Liz C.
“We had a truely lovely holiday at LaBasseCour. The house is full of character and the garden and grounds of the Chateau really relaxing away from the crowds. Much to our dogs delight we had several close encounters with deer as we walked in the woods right next to the house.”
- Trevor C.
An amazing holiday home.
“La Basse Cour is a magical place to have as a base for exploring the Loir Valley. As a complete opposite to previous experiences the property is a lot bigger and more impressive than the pictures in the advert would indicate. There seemed to be endless rooms for the children to explore and so much for them to do. The house is set in the grounds of the owner's chateau and there is a real feeling of space and privacy. There is just under a 1000 acres of grounds and forest to explore should you wish! The property has a number of gardens and the pool was immaculate as the gardener inspected and treated the pool daily as required. There is an orangery and rose garden to look at in fact there is so much to do and look at without having to get into your car. The children who were 8 and 6 loved walking down the seemingly endless drive on their own to feed Hector the donkey. Mary the owner could not be more helpful and really helped to make our two weeks there memorable. The house has all mod cons and the master bedroom even has a grand piano and telescope in it! The house was spotless and cleaned throughout our stay. The property had real character and felt very homely. The area has so much to see, there seems to a chateau around every corner and there are great shops and restaurants near by. The zoo at La Fleche which is 15 minutes away was fantastic and the children said it was just like the one at La Palmyre. It is difficult to convey just how impressive the property is and the real character and charm of the house and the surrounding area. We would thoroughly recommend this property which would be suitable for both familyies and couples.”
- The Francophiles
Wonderful Old French Farmhouse
“We loved our stay here and would definitely stay again. The house is larger than I expected and the bedrooms were all comfortable and welcoming. The whole place has the true feeling of an old French farmhouse with a huge fireplace, authentic terra cotta tile floors and thick stone walls. The courtyard is totally private and quiet and is great to sit out in for morning coffee or evening wine with friends. The kitchen is very well stocked with anything you need for cooking (we cooked many meals there) and the bathrooms are pretty and modern with large showers and plenty of hot water. The owners are delightful and were completely helpful whenever we had questions or needed anything during our stay. A great place to stay while exploring this beautiful area.”
- Chip L.
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