Is there shopping nearby?
- We are fortunate to have a number of supermarkets 5 mins away, including a large “Super U” which offers excellent choice. The complex includes a pharmacy, shoe repair service, restaurant, tabac and florist. There is also an ATM and post box inside.
- We also have Aldi, Lidl 5 mins away and Carrefour, 15 mins from us
- For larger shopping centres, Angers (approx 35mins away) and Saumur (approx 20mins) provide an excellent range of shops, department stores and restaurants
Is the swimming pool heated? How long/deep is it?
The pool is comfortably heated but not to bath temperature! It is 12m x 6m and the depth ranges from 1.20m at the shallow end to 2.10m at the deep end.
Can we arrange private wine tastings/vineyard visits?
Our local sommelier, Thierry Berson has a wonderful shop –“ATOUT VINS” in Place Saint Pierre, just off the main square in Doué la Fontaine. He speaks excellent English and can arrange tastings for groups, either on-site or at some of the local vineyards. Please see LOCAL WINES page for further details.
Do you provide catering facilities?
We offer various dining options including catered family meals/bbqs or a la carte menus. We are happy to discuss this with you beforehand or during your stay.
Is it possible to do a day trip to Paris?
Paris is 3 hours by car or 1½hrs by train from Angers or Saumur by TGV. Tickets can be booked by telephone or Internet (www.voyages-sncf.fr) or directly at the stations. There is a station car park at Angers.
Are the properties and grounds children-friendly?
Children are very welcome and we take care to provide a safe environment for the little ones. Our properties offer stair gates where necessary and the grounds can be secured to prevent access outside the grounds. The pool area is set in a closed walled garden that can only be accessed via a heavy gate.
You will find plenty of toys/books/games in each property and small bicycles, in varying sizes, as well as helmets, for outdoor use.
We provide cots, bedding and high chairs free of charge.
Is there internet access?
All properties have free WIFI internet access. A code will be provided during your stay. Due to our rural location, we are unable to provide stronger or faster access.
Are there BBQ facilities?
All properties have their own BBQs and utensils for alfresco dining!