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The space

Restore your soul in this 19th century house in a supremely comfortable setting.

In the heart of the Anjou wine growing area is a pocket of calm in a tiny village in the Loire valley; La Fosse de Tigne
Hidden in that pocket is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast; La Maison Haute.

La Maison Haute is owned and run by Elizabeth Boorn.
From growing up in a seaside suburb of Melbourne Australia, through restoring old ruins in the Dordogne and working in cinema in Paris. Liz has created an idyll of calm where she shares her passion and enthusiasm for the countryside, good food and wine.

Step out of your hum drum life into another world where, history and art regain their importance. The good life! This place has a magic that brings peace and warmth. "La Maison du Bonheur".
The house is also available for rental as a "gite".
As well as the 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dining room and fully equipped kitchen there is a very comfortable living room where one can watch cable TV and listen to music, play board games etc. there is also WIFi internet connection. the outside terraces, barbecue and large garden give plenty of space for outdoor activities . The heated swimming pool was completed in June 2012 and is open from May until end of September (weather permitting).


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Heating

Prices
Extra people £18 / night after 7 guests
Cleaning Fee £36
Weekly Discount: 24%
Weekend Price £145 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The house is in fact 2 houses joined together so there are several different levels and quite a few stairs.
Potential for noise - The church bells ring at 7am, 12h30pm and 7pm.
Pet(s) live on property - I have a lab/retreiver and a cat.
Some spaces are shared - The pool is situated the very large garden of the house next door (where I reside))

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
September 2017
We had a fantastic stay with Elizabeth. It's a charming property in a great location, and we can't wait to come back. Thanks for a lovely experience

Nigel User Profile
September 2017
Elizabeth's place was full of charm and character. We had a fantastic time and really appreciated the opportunity to stay in such a delightful house. Lounging by the pool in idyllic surroundings made for a very relaxing holiday. Elizabeth was extremely welcoming and gave us many tips on places to visit. We did find the early bell ringing from the church nearby a little intrusive but overall we would highly recommend staying here.

Sonja User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. We - 6 adults (parents and brother of my husband and a very close friend) - rented Liz house as gite for three weeks. When my husband and me arrived (earlier than announced) Liz cat Duchess immediately said hello and make friends with us for the rest of our stay :) Then Liz opened the door to heartly welcome us. She showed the house, explained all needed and also left us some really tasty wine! The bedrooms were nice prepared for us and the baths were clean. We chose the big room with the balcony and enjoyed our first night there with good wine under sparkly stars. The architecture of the house is just funny and first you're a bit confused but get used to it after the first one or two days. Also the house is like you going on a treasure hunt: Every day you find something new interesting (books, games, things…). To use the pool it's a few meters through the garden of the house where Liz live. Don't forget to say hello to Heidi, her lovely dog ;) the pool and garden is just like heaven. So relaxing and I wished I was able to used it more often but we also had some colder and rainy days and also went on day trips very often. One little improvement tip of "longstayers" like us: It's for the dining room or the little terrace outside. There are three very comfortable bast chairs (ok there were four, but we accidentally broke one of them. :( So sorry!), the other "normal" chairs were not that comfortable for a long night talk outside or playing cards. But honestly I have to tell we also nearly never used the very comfortable chairs at the pool instead. Like someone wrote in a previous review there is some dust here and there in the common areas and some of the kitchen utensils seemed not to be used for a while, but this was no big deal at all. We're not that picky. And we knew nearly nobody cooks there very often because it's not rented as a gite but more often for b&b. So don't worry! :) The village is just cute, ideal to just relax or take a walk. Highly recommend to stop by at one of the endless wine yards around (or just go directly to Liz neighbor). With a car you have several options to explore the region and you won't get bored. Liz is just great! She is such a passionate, warm, outgoing and lively person. Always there and happy to help. You just had to love her! :) She always communicated very fast and also gave some very good tips, f. e. a very good restaurant and she also organized an awesome wine tasting at her neighbor for us (we bought many liters for home there). Even she just lived "next door", it never felt too close or something like that. Liz...

Jonathan User Profile
June 2017
Lovely house in beautiful region - we were there for three weeks. Elizabeth was brilliantly accommodating, and a wealth of local knowledge and recommendations. Only disadvantages for us: firstly that the garden and lovely pool was across the courtyard in the main garden so we had to be careful getting the dog there. Secondly there was a disagreement between our dog and the resident dog, but this was soon resolved by Elizabeth - who was proactive with all queries. Great house, great vineyard next door, great location - would recommend.

Sharon User Profile
October 2016
Thank you Liz for making us so welcome in you wonderful home. We all had such a lovely relaxing week and loved meeting you and Heidi. Enjoyed the pool and garden even so late in the season. Plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area and found some wonderful restaurants and wines. Hopefully will be back one day.

Femke User Profile
September 2016
What a wonderfull house! A real french countryhouse! We rented the entire house for 2 weeks, just the two of us and invited people to come over for a few days. The house is typical french with a beautiful garden, a nice swimmingpool, a bbq and a lot of chairs to sit/lay on. It was well organised, very clean and a lot of space. The hostess/owner of the house, Liz, is a very kind and fun aussie. She offered us tomatoes from the garden and her homemade jelly! She is there for a chat, but will leave you alone for your privacy. The surrounding is beautiful, and very quiet. There is not a lot to do in the near vicinty, just lay back and relax! Within a 5-10 minute drive you can find a good supermarket, a bucher, a bakery etc. Next door is a good wine house, where Liz can organize a wine tasting if you like. Larger cities are within a 45 minute drive, which is recommended! Nantes is fantastic! We have busy lives, and were really looking for a relaxing holiday, with good food and wine. This was everything (and more!) what we found at this house. I can really confirm that the reviews before me, are correct. Thank you Liz!

Anthony User Profile
August 2016
Very welcoming and a lovely quiet village with a vineyard next door within 30min drive of several interesting towns and chateau such as Angers and Saumur.

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Elizabeth User Profile

I am an Australian woman who has been living in France since 1975. I have 2 grown-up children who are now married and have their own families - son and 4 children in Amsterdam and daughter with 2 children, living nearby here. I spent my first 15 years living in the Dordogne area restoring old stone houses with my partner. I moved from there to Paris where I had a very interesting, exciting and adventurous time working in the French cinema industry as a production coordinator. During that time, I found my 15th century house in Anjou which was dearly in need of some love and care, so over the years I've been restoring, renovating and generally having a great time bringing the house back to the land of the living. When I decided to retire I was able to acquire the adjoining property which has now been converted into a comfortable and I hope, hospitable haven for people who enjoy the history and architecture of "old" europe, good food and wine ....

Languages: English, Français, Nederlands
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