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This was a great house to rent for a two-week stay in the Loire Valley. While 1.5 hours from the big chateaus on the eastern end of the valley, it was very convenient to Saumur and Tours. The quiet neighborhood was a pleasure and we enjoyed driving through the countryside on our day trips to chateaus and cathedrals. The house was well furnished and had everything we needed, including English TV channels. It doesn't have heat, though, and our first few nights were pretty cold, but the portable electric heaters kept us comfortable. We also enjoyed relaxing out in the backyard when the weather warmed up. The wi-fi was up and down for no apparent reason, which was a minor irritation. Nigel, who serves as the property manager, was very helpful and delightful to talk with. It was a relief to have an English-speaking contact just a phone call away.
The nearby town of Mouliherne was a bit of a disappointment as the one restaurant wasn't open until June, but we found restaurants in other towns nearby. The Super U supermarket in Longue Jumelle (14 miles away) was fabulous and we enjoyed fish & chips night with British expats at the Cafe Musee in Parcay le Pins. The Wednesday market in Bourgeil is a good one, about 30 miles away. We loved our time in the Loire Valley!