3 bedrooms, 2 big main rooms, 2 large baths, private pool and garden.
- english, french, german, spanish, italian
About Mary Pochez
I grew up in Los Angeles and arrived in france at the age of 21. Met my french husband and have been here ever since! After many years of being Parisien, Xavier and I haved moved permanently to our country home, Château de La Barbée.
Mary Pochez purchased this Farmhouse in 1600
Why Mary Pochez chose Bazouges-sur-le-Loir
The 'Basse Cour' is one of the farms on our extensive property. It was our country home for many years until moving into the chateau. The house does not feel like a 'rental property' but a home full of warmth and charm. And it has all the modern necessities, comforts, appliances, and internet.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Our extensive private property includes woods and river where you are free to wander and go fishing. A very beautiful (and tuned)grand piano, the cellar has lots of frogs, the water fountain makes a very zen 'trickle' sound, perfect for reading and relaxing,. The huge fireplace is wonderful if it gets chilly in the evening, big bathtubs for a relaxing hot bath, home cinema and many satellite channels and dvd's. And if you should have the desire to adventure beyond this slice of paradise, there are many cultural, historical, and culinary interests in our region, that I am happy to help you organise, if you wish. I also have cooking courses in the chateau that you are welcome to sign up for: www.lavieduchateau.com .
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
We loved the rustic charm, peace and quiet, and history of this property.
The owners couldn't be more helpful and allowed us to explore their extensive grounds at our leisure.
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.
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!
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
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.
Situated right on the Loir river near the famous chateaux of the Loire Valley, nice restaurants, bike paths, the excellent golf course in Baugé and a wonderful zoo (La Fleche). Terra Botanica is also very fun for children and adults alike: https://www.terrabotanica.fr/en/
Also in la Fleche there is a big lake with a sandy beach and lots of entertainment for children. They even sell churros :) http://www.ville-lafleche.fr/sports-loisirs/base-de-loisirs-de-la-monnerie/
35 minutes from the fun town of Angers, 2 1/2 hours from Paris and equal distance from seaside : Saint Malo and La Baule.
There is also conoe-ing, fishing, tree climbing, zip-lines, sailing, and many cultural and other activities for all ages in our region.