La Lune Frenchdreamcottages
Les Frippieres Loire Valley
Liz and Ken Mason
- english, french
About Liz and Ken Mason
We are both originally from Ireland but lived in England for all of our married life. After ending our careers Liz as a nurse and mine in business we decided to purchase Les Frippierers in 2005 and to start a new period of our life here in France.
Liz and Ken Mason purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Liz and Ken Mason chose Chaumussay
We offer 3 different properties each with it's own individual style and layout, all fitted to a high standard. The cottages are set in just over a acre of award winning gardens and each property has it's own private piece. We only offer the cottages to adults and therefore the ambiance is quite and peaceful, set in part of the garden is our heated swimming pool which you can sit beside or just visit from your own garden and cool down Time, care and effort have been spent with selecting the right contents for each beautifully furnished home to make them as perfect as possible. They all have china, plenty of glasses (very essential!), pots and pans etc., a large fridge with separate freeze compartment, gas fired oven and 4 burner hob, washing machine, dish-washer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, iron and cold box for food shopping and picnics. A hand towel and tea cloths are provided for the kitchen, along with a cleaning sponge, washing up liquid, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. We also supply you with tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and a bottle of fizz to get you holiday started.
What makes this Cottage unique
Variable change over days out of season Air conditioning available Private Gardens Adults only Cottages Welcome packs
Pool / Spa
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Beautiful well equipped peaceful , relaxing
Ken was great , looked after us , the red folder of advice was an essential thing for us , as we have not been to this region before ,.
it is a beautiful cottage in gorgeous grounds with a small pool , if you stay here you need to be prepared to drive , as there is no bar or restaurant in walking distance , as long as your happy with this it’s perfect for you , the Loire Valley vineyards of real, are 40 miles away , through lovely country side , there are numerous markets , selling cheese , chickens ( cooked) meats cured , clothes bread , veg , flowers etc the cheese is much cheaper in super market , all local or between 20 min to 45 min away
The red wine we bought from the vineyards was something else ! Absolutely divine , but if you want cheap wine to take home super markets are the best place to get this
Amboise is a must it was such a lovely place we got a good feeling there had great galette which is savoury crepe with fillings ! Delicious ! Highly recommend
The chateaux de Chenonceau is a must it took us 3 hours to get round with audio guide taking our time and beautiful gardens , Chenin was nice so too Loches
Le grand pressigny was the local area to the cottage with bakery , small shop , chemist , florist , tourist info , paper shop and 2 bars , which appeared to open on alternate days , one does pizza and grill the other does not do food
The restaurant grand ma was lovely food and she will help you order if your french is not so good ,
In other regions we have had some problems with the french when we tried to talk french to them and did not quite get it right , in some cases rudeness , but here everyone has been lovely , just say bonjour to everyone and they are very helpful and polite , this is the best region we have visited yet and we are definitely coming back
Thanks Ken !
Cottage was clean, well equipped, in a good location and was exactly as described
Nice welcome pack on arrival, interesting local towns with nice restaurants
Thoroughly relaxing and our hosts Liz & Ken couldn't be more helpful. A place to re-charge the batteries, drink wine and fill up on bread, cheese and fine meats.
A very pretty rural gite
A lovely gite and we were well looked after by Ken and Liz. Although the weather wasn't as good as we expected we enjoyed going round the various villages, markets, chateau and gardens. We recommend it for anyone who wants a relaxing and peaceful holiday.
Charmining detached cottage,quiet with your own space in superb surroundings with everything we need
We stayed for two weeks in June weather great.Location excellent with plenty of markets,Cathedrals & Chateaux's to visit with one hour driving & at the end of the day return for a lazy swim in the heated pool.The location is very quiet & peaceful in a small hamlet of 4/5 cottages.I have 2 grandchildren but no children is good. We never eat out although Ken told us of good restaurants in the area .Barbecues or cooked chicken & potatoes form the markets with salad was our choice which is what we have done for the past 11 years visiting all regions of France.This is the best cottage,location & owners we have had in11 years.Ken & Liz keep a low profile ,which makes you feel the place is your own, but if you need any help with anything they cannot be more helpfull.The gardens are excellent thanks to Kens loving care with bees & butterflys are a bonus.
Many thanks both of you and we look forward to seeing you both again next year.
Ken and Liz
Beautiful cottage and gardens in peaceful location
Highly recommend these beautiful cottages in a peaceful rural location with wonderful gardens. Very lovely owners who care about ensuring your stay meets your expectation. Intelligently and tastefully furnished, La Lune is chocolate box pretty with the most comfortable king size bed I've stayed in away from home. The small kitchen is perfectly equipped and we cook most nights (it's France - the produce is wonderful) however there are also excellent local restaurants. Do go to L'Image in Preuilly sur Claise, owned by two brothers and a wife. The food is outstanding and the owners so friendly they spent time with us even though our French is poor. So much to see and do near Les Frippieres, please visit the remembrance centre in Maillè, where 124 villagers were killed during the second world war. A tragic story told on a film avaliable in many languages told by the survivors, it is a little known story and again the staff will spend time with you. Of course the chateaux's and wineries are excellent and Les Frippieres is the perfect Base. We don't tend to go back to places but certainly would here.
Many thanks for your wonderful review and we hope to see you here again at sometime in the future.
And we wish you every success with your new life and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Ken and Liz
Recreational opportunities abound in the region. Biking on the almost traffic-free country roads alongside the wide rivers, privately-owned châteaux and red-roofed villages, certainly qualifies as one of the most delightful activities. The many rivers which honeycomb the area, from the Creuse to the Gartempe to the Anglin, will be of special interest to swimmers and those who enjoy fishing. Bird watching is especially well-rewarded in the Regional Park of the Brenne, a wildlife refuge. For those who would like to be a little more energetic why not borrow our bikes and try one of the easy local bike rides and of course there are plenty of local walks, we also have local stables and tennis courts. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by Golf Courses which are underplayed for most of year, our nearest is just 15 mins away.
Other Activities: Bird Watching, Chateaux
Golf: We are lucky enough to be surrounded by quality golf courses that are not only quiet but affordable. Our nearest club is the 18 hole Golf du Connetable at La Roche Posay, just 15 minutes away and is a challenge for all standard of golfers. This ‘Woburnesk’ course is set amongst conifers with oaked lined fairways, wildlife is plentiful Red Squirrel’s abound and don’t be surprised to see the odd Stag or Boar running off into the forest. Golf de La Roche Posay
At Loches we have the 9 hole Golf Loches Verneuil which has been built in association with St. Andrews. Golf Loches Verneuil
Just outside Chatellerault is the Golf du Haut Poitou, here we have both a 9 and 18 hole course set around a large lake, again the 18 hole course is a challenge to all. Golf du Haut Poitou
A bit further out is the Golf du Manoir de Beauvoir, this beautiful course is set in the grounds of an old 19th centaury Victorian style manor which is now an hotel. Golf du Manoir de Beauvoir