A Litte bit about
A series of four luxury gîtes set around a beautiful courtyard, part of the former manorial hamlet of Courleon. The gîtes have been beautifully and sympathetically restored, all from the local Loire stone ‘tuffeau’. La Touche is situated just 20 minutes from the River Loire with castles and vineyards and sits in tranquil surroundings of fields and woods with views south-westward towards Courleon with its church spire set amidst graceful poplar trees. With its private pool and lush surroundings La Touche is the perfect for families or friends to come and relax, enjoy the weather and good food.
Anneli and Jamie have recently taken over La Touché from Peter and Penny who have spent the last 20 years restoring La Touché. Jamie and Anneli now live there all year round and have made it their home so are always on hand to help guide or make your stay more comfortable or just enjoy an evening drink with. They live in the main farmhouse just over from the courtyard and will welcome you on arrival; they look forward to greeting you.
What our clients say...
Stacia and AndyLondon, England
La Touche is one of the most magical places we've ever been. Peter and Penny were the most personable, gracious and lovely hosts we could ever imagine having. Our time at the La Touche adorable little gîte/cottage will always be cherished as one of our most relaxing and favourite holidays! Thanks, P&P!
Elaine and IanCornwall, England
This charming property located in the most beautiful countryside, is set amongst delightful gardens and with a lovely swimming pool which we enjoyed every day. Local smart towns were easily accessible by a 20/30 minute drive for good restaurants and of course the flat countryside is ideal for cycling. Peter and Penny are fabulous hosts; they were both welcoming, friendly, courteous and were very helpful with suggestions for places to visit. They both ensured we had all we needed yet gave us privacy to do as we pleased. The verdict from our children - Best Holiday Ever! Endorsed by us. Huge thanks to great hosts.
Erdmute EickerMünster, Deutschland
Was für ein zauberhafter Ort! Unvergessen sind unsere Aufenthalte in einem der Gîtes von La Touche. Auf einer leichten Hochebene gelegen, umgeben von weiten Feldern, Obstplantagen und endlosen Wäldern liegt die kleine Ansammlung von alten, mit viel Liebe restaurierten und sehr geschmackvoll und komfortabel eingerichteten Steinhäuschen. Peter und Penny, die Gastgeber, sind sehr herzlich, entgegenkommend und hilfsbereit, aber sorgsam bemüht, die Privatsphäre der Gäste zu wahren. Sie haben hier einen wunderbaren Ort mit einer Atmosphäre geschaffen, in der man sich nur wohlfühlen, das Leben leicht nehmen und die Ferien in vollen Zügen genießen kann. Frühstück auf der Terrasse mit Blick auf den schön bepflanzten Innenhof, abends einen der guten Loireweine verkosten, den Blick schweifen lassen und einem fantastischen Sonnenuntergang über den Feldern zusehen, Schlösser und idyllische Dörfer besichtigen, Rad fahren, in den Pool springen, vielleicht einem Konzert in der Scheune von La Touche lauschen und, und, und. Dieser Ort zieht uns immer wieder unwiderstehlich an!
Un hameau charmant au milieu d'un environnement d'espace et de lumière à proximité de lieux historiques passionnants. Idéal pour se reposer et surtout pour se ressourcer agréablement en compagnie de charmants hôtes qui vous font oublier le temps, les Anglais ont le goût et l'art de la réception
Pamela and AndrewSurrey, England
This beautiful cluster of picturesque gîtes is the perfect place to base yourself for a holiday in the Loire Valley. The exquisitely restored old farm buildings are set in beautiful countryside, and equipped with everything. The hosts Peter and Penny offer the ultimate in friendly, helpful hospitality. Excellent swimming pool, and bikes available to borrow. There are charming villages nearby, as well as dozens of imposing chateaux within easy drive. We've stayed at La Touche before, and we come back because it is such a great place to chill out.
Karen and DonCanada
LA Touche provided us a beautiful rural setting for an extended family vacation in Loire Valley. Three families used 3 of the gîtes for a together but separate holiday. Each gîte had a private feeling and was clean, cosy and welcoming. We felt at home. The kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfy and bathrooms modern. The pool/garden area was a great place for relaxing and just enjoying.. The location was very good for touring the Loire Valley chateaux, wineries, and small French towns. Great walks in the country and nearby forests. The hosts, Peter and Penny, were most helpful and Peter takes breakfast orders which are delivered to your door each morning. Excellent breads, croissants, pain aux raisin etc. are all wonderful. We highly recommend a stay at La Touche and hope to return before too long. Thank you.
Chris and RosieCroydon, Surrey
Peter and Penny were so very welcoming to their delightful and charming La Touche. It has everything from lazing by the heated pool, long walks in the forest, to soaking up the local rich history. Expect a baguette on your doorstep each morning care of Peter's early morning shopping. We'll be back
Dave WestonChichester, United Kindom
We had an extended international family celebration at La Touche which we enjoyed very much. My two brothers from Canada were there with their families and my family too. The great thing was that each family had its own Gîte so we were together and yet had space. How often does tension hit family get togethers? Not so for us at La Touche!