View of Poplar House (1 / 24)

Dining al fresco at Poplar House (2 / 24)

Poplar House (3 / 24)

Orchard Cottage with Poplar House in background (4 / 24)

The heated outdoor pool - so worth it on a hot day! (5 / 24)

Poplar House kitchen - seats 8 comfortably and more if required (6 / 24)

Lounge (7 / 24)

Poplar House kitchen showing main entrance (8 / 24)

Bedroom 4 above lounge - can be configured as twin or super king (9 / 24)

Main bedroom with en suite shower room. King-sized bed. (10 / 24)

Main bedroom with en suite shower room. King-sized bed. (11 / 24)

Bedroom 2 downstairs. Works best as a twin but can be super king too. (12 / 24)

Bedroom 3 downstairs. Bed can be twin or super king. Doors open to patio. (13 / 24)

We call this the 'bread oven' bathroom for obvious reasons! (14 / 24)

The lake in summer (15 / 24)

Somewhere to relax at the far end of the lake. (16 / 24)

The calm of the lake - a lovely place to relax (17 / 24)

A hammock for chilling (18 / 24)

Chateau de Brissac - approx. 30 minutes away (19 / 24)

Nearby vines and views (20 / 24)

The garden at Chateau de Villandry - our favourite (21 / 24)

Chateau du Rivau - great gardens for kids (22 / 24)

A typical market - this is at Saumur (23 / 24)

We're surrounded by fields of sunflowers (24 / 24)