Soudan, France

Soudan, France
Price on request
Listing ID: ASH871
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 8
Parking: 1
October 20, 2012

Three Gites, Two Cottages and owners accommodation with Pool in Tranquil Setting

Enjoy the peace of ‘Le Four Rouge’, situated on the edge of a quiet farming hamlet, surrounded by french countryside.

At Le Four Rouge we have three adjoining gite properties in our barn conversion, one of which sleeps 4 and the other two sleep 5 people, plus two detached cottages sleeping 2 or 6 people. Our largest cottage has ground floor accommodation suitable for guests with restricted mobility.

Our properties are stone built with tiled floors and are open plan in design with many internal beams exposed in order to add to their rustic charm. Three of them have wood burning fires for warmth on cooler evenings. They all have their own outside area with patio furniture and barbecues.

There is a shared ‘figure-of-eight’ shape pool and plenty of space for play or quiet relaxation. In the grounds we have a well equipped children’s play area with swings, slides, climbing frame and sand-pit. There is a boules track and a further acre of field is available for ball games. There are chairs and tables located around the grounds, some in the sun and some under the cool shade of our two large oak trees.

The terraced swimming pool is 11m x 7m and has a constant depth of 1.20 m. It is fully fenced and gated in accordance with french regulations.

We also have plenty of games, toys, books and videos for children and adults of all ages.

Le Four Rouge provides an ideal base for touring the famous vineyards and chateaux of the Loire. There are nearby forests and lakes with safe man-made beaches, providing swimming, watersports and cycling and walking trails. Golf and fishing are also popular in this area. The coastal resort of La Baule, with its 5km long sandy beach, is approximately one hours drive away.

Accommodation at The Cottage

A spacious 3 bedroom/2 shower room detached cottage. Once the farm’s cider house this cottage has been converted to provide spacious and airy accommodation. It is open plan in design with beamed and vaulted ceilings with floors tiled throughout. It has full gas central heating and additional wood burner in the lounge for the winter months. Hot water is instant and plentiful.

Two bedrooms are on the ground floor and thus well suited for persons of restricted mobility.

Ground floor

• Kitchen – fitted and includes a fridge freezer, gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave oven, kettle and toaster. French doors open onto the terrace and garden which is south facing thus benefiting from ‘all day sun’. Two low steps lead into the sitting room.

• Sitting room – the original brick built fireplace provides the focal point in this room, which is comfortably furnished in a modern but traditional style enhanced by subtle lighting. A music system C.D, television (french and UK channels) and video are available for your use. The sitting room has French doors opening onto the garden and terrace.

• Bedroom 1 – a double room with ensuite shower room.

• Bedroom 2 – has full sized twin beds and is adjacent to the ‘family shower room’.

• Mezzanine – is bright and airy with a double bed


The garden and terrace which has a barbecue and patio furniture.

On site laundry room with sink, washing machine, iron and board.

There is an allocated covered parking space to the front of the property.

Owners Accommodation

Lounge, Kitchen Living Room, 2 D. Bedrooms, En suite, family bathroom, garage / workshop, wood granule burning central heating

Accommodation at Baker’s Cottage

The old bake house with the adjoining bread oven (from which our property takes its name) now provides cosy accommodation for two people. It is essentially a one up one down cottage.

Ground floor

  • Kitchen / sitting / dining room – with fridge, gas cooker, kettle, toaster and microwave, dining table and appropriate crockery and glass wear. The wood burning fire keeps the cottage cosy during the cooler months, and provides a focal point to the room throughout the year. A mini-system C.D player, television  (french and UK channels) and video are provided.

First floor

  • Double bedroom – with ensuite shower room


The cottage is flanked by a small lawned area and the old pig sty which now provides a perfect walled cobbled yard for quiet evening barbecues!

On site laundry room with sink, washing machine, iron and board.

Accommodation at The Willows

This property is ideal for two adults and up to three children (plus baby in cot) and has traditional terracotta floor tiles, wood paneling, exposed beams and stone work which add to its rustic charm.

Ground floor

  • Kitchen / sitting / dining room – there is a television (UK and French channels) and video player, CD player with seating for five. The kitchen is well provided for in respect of utensils and crockery and has a large extendable dining table.  A fridge freezer, gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle are provided.
  • Shower room – and W.C. with hand basin and shaver point.

First floor

  • Bedroom 1 – sleeps 2 in a double bed
  • Bedroom 2 – sleeps 2 in single twin beds
  • Bedroom 3 – sleeps 1 in a single bed
  • Separate WC – with hand basin

Cot and high chair available.


The front door leads onto the gravelled terraced garden area with table and chairs. It looks out over the gardens, play area and swimming pool.


Accommodation at The Limes

Two bedroom mid-terraced property sleeping up to 4. The Limes accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Kitchen / sitting / dining room – has a fully tiled floor furnished with rugs, wood paneling and exposed beams. The kitchen area is well equipped with crockery, utensils and glass wear and has a gas cooker, toaster, microwave and fridge freezer. A music mini system cd/radio cassette and television (UK and French channels) and video are provided.

First floor

  • Bedroom 1 – with a double bed
  • Bedroom 2 – sleeping 2 in full sized single beds
  • Shower room – with wc and basin, shaver point.

Cot and high chair available.


The front door leads onto a gravelled terraced area with table and chairs. It looks out over the gardens, play area ans swimming pool.

On site laundry room with sink, washing machine, iron and board.

Accommodation at The Hollies

Our larger two bedroom gîte sleeps up to 5. This gite benefits from a semi-private garden area for your sole use, with table and chairs.

Ground floor

  • Kitchen / sitting / dining room – open plan ground floor provides an attractive corner set wood burning fire.  There is ample seating, and rugs on the tiled floor, a CD/cassette player and television (UK and French channels) and video are provided. In the kitchen area there is a fridge freezer and full sized gas cooker plus microwave, toaster and kettle. It is appropriately furnished in respect of utensils, crockery and glass ware.

First floor

  • Bedroom 1 – with double bed
  • Bedroom 2 – with double bed and additional child’s bed
  • Shower room – with toilet and basin with razor point above.

Cot and high chair available


The door opens onto a small terrace with patio furniture and barbecue leading onto the lawned garden and flower bed, with views over fields. Access to swimming pool boules track and playing field.

On site shared laundry room with sink, washing machine, iron and board.

About Soudan in Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire

Le Four Rouge is found in a small farming hamlet looking out over open farmland in the picturesque Western Loire approximately 1 hour 45 mins from the port of St. Malo. It provides a quiet rural location yet we are just 3km from the market town of Chateaubriant with its 12th century chateau and 1.5km from our local village store, church, boulangerie and bars. Providing an ideal base for touring the famous vineyards and chateaux of the Loire, an approximate 45 minute drive leads you to the “muscadet” wine-growing area situated around Nantes incorporating many kilometres of sign posted scenic drives.


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