Manoir de la Fosse Morin largest independent 3 room apartment
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Lovely family-friendly property in a great location
We stayed for 16 nights with our 4-year-old son, and couldn't have felt more at home. The owners, Marie Claude and Michel were very welcoming and helpful, and we also had linguistic help from their son and daughter, who both live nearby. They thoughtfully dug out old toys that were age-appropriate for our son.
All the rooms are spacious (more so than you can tell from photos), well-furnished, and full of character. Importantly for us, the kitchen is very well equipped, with everything you'd need for holiday cooking. Thank you for the home-grown onions, garlic and herbs - we made good use of them! The garden is very large, and has a range of seating options. We loved sitting out at the end of a day's sight-seeing. Another thing worth noting is that the location is very quiet at night.
Despite the quiet, the house is only a short walk (2-3 minutes) to the main facilities in Ballan. There's a cafe/bar where we enjoyed coffee on market days, a couple of boulangeries (we went to the closest one, which was very friendly and open every day). There are two playparks within easy reach, both of which our son enjoyed. There are two supermarket options - one is a 7-8 minute walk, and the other (larger) is a 5-minute drive.
The house is very well located for exploring Touraine. The proximity of the autoroute helps, but the road connections are good in all directions. A lot of the major chateaux are within easy reach, plus many smaller ones that we enjoyed just as much (e.g. Champchevrier, Cing-Mars, Gizeux, Saché). In addition, Tours is just a 12 minute train ride.
Many thanks, Marie Claude and Michel, for making us feel so at home, and for helping us have a fantastic holiday.
A beautiful apartment in a rural setting
We really enjoyed our stay here! The apartment was very spacious, well equipped and peaceful. The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful! Located in a small community close to shopping and not far from Tours.
Hello Virginia, We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay, it is our wish and we thank you.
We keep an excellent memory and are ready to welcome you again. Yours truly. Michel and M.Claude.
Delightfuly charming house in peaceful and quiet village
Friendly and very welcoming greeting upon arrival by Marie Claire and Michael. Our hosts remained friendly and helpful throughout our entire stay of 6 nights.
The house was delightful and the rooms were very spacious. All aspects of the house overlooked lovely grounds.
All amenities were provided and we enjoyed a very comfortable stay.
Ballan-Mire is limited with restaurants and cafes. We arrived on Sunday and found the village deserted.
A good supermarket and several bakeries were available.
A truly great place to visit the many and varied Chateaux in the region.
We loved our stay and would love to come back again another time.
Rodney et son épouse très sympathiques et discrets. Nous les accueillerons
à nouveau avec plaisir !
A wonderfull stay in a beautiful house.
Placed in an old fine garden this appartment in a 200 years old house is ideal for exploring the Loire valley for example by train. Ten minutes by train will take you to Tours,30 minutes to Chateau de Chenonceau or Chinon during the fertile landscape with small forrests and wine fields.
The appartment is very well equiped with comfortable big rooms, furnished with classical french furnitures, interesting paintings and drawings. A library with books of history and art as well as books and games for children add to the cosiness of this fine appartment.
The hostess and host are very sympathic and helpfull.
Merci Bente d'avoir apprécié notre maison à laquelle nous sommes très attachés. Nous portons une grande attention au confort de nos hôtes.
C'est avec plaisir que nous vous accueillerons à nouveau.
Nous espérons que votre retour c'est bien passé sans trop de fatigue !
Au plaisir de vous revoir. Marie Claude et Michel.
Very large, comfortable peaceful getaway
The owners were on holiday for all but one full day of our stay but Damien, Their son greeted us when we arrived at this charming manor, and was very friendly and thorough in his instruction and detail. We absolutely loved it. Found the beds very comfortable, the space larger than we had imagined felt like a home, the shower and endless hot water were fabulous, and the property so relaxing. Ballan Mire is a wonderful base to explore from. Few restaurants in town but wonderful patisseries, Cheese shop, butcher and large grocer all within walking distance. Also restaurants just a short drive outside of town. Michel and Marie Claude were so warm and friendly when we finally met and we highly recommend this gite for anyone seeking a peaceful getaway in an adorable walkable town in the beautiful countryside just outside of Paris (one hour on the TGV from Montparnasse)
Bonjour Normand !
Nous espérons que vous avez bien terminé votre séjour en France et
bien rentrés aux Etats Unis.
Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour dans notre
maison que nous aimons partager.
Ce sera avec grand plaisir que vous nous accueillerons à nouveau.
Damien se joint à nous pour vous adresser notre bon souvenir.
Marie-Claude et Michel.
The apartment was in a beautiful traditional old house with lovely big garden to play/sit in. The owners were really friendly and helpful. The place had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location is nice with local shops very close and not far to travel to some interesting Chateaux, the river and the town of Tours.
I will definitely be recommending it to others!
Bonjour Gillian, Effectivement nous sommes soucieux du bien être
de nos hôtes.Merci. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de vous, nous
vous accueillerons à nouveau avec plaisir.
Cordialement. Michel et Marie Claude.
IDEAL LOCATION FOR VISITING castles of the Loire GOLF PRACTICE. (GOLF TOURAINE A Ballan MIRE)