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Loire Riverside Cottage Between Angers, (30mins) And Saumur, (15 Mins)

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Charm And Character Have Been Retained In This Delightful Cottage

This charming cottage borders the road which runs alongside the Loire River, (with astounding views). Situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The accommodation comprises a very comfortable lounge with two sofas, UK and French digital television. Ipod / Iphone charger and player.

High Speed WIFI internet access included.

THE WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN with dishwasher, microwave / grill, oven and hob plus washing machine and refrigerator. A wide range of cutlery and utensils are provided enabling you to take advantage of local delicacies such as Sea food, Oysters and Snails. Various glasses for wine degustation are in the dresser. Tea towels, oven gloves and apron are included.

BATHROOM with bath and shower over. Hand and bath towels are provided together with shower and bath mat.

TRADITIONAL IN DESIGN - the cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms in tandem, (one of the bedrooms has a cloakroom).

GARDENS - two gardens for dining and relaxing. The flower garden is ideal for breakfast with morning sun and shade in the afternoon, whilst the vegetable garden is in shade in the morning with afternoon sun.

ALL BED LINEN, house towels and bath mats within the rental price. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and separate WC. There is a WC and wash basin off bedroom 1.

A cot, high chair, changing mat and child stair gate are available on request.

The property is strictly no smoking, although you are welcome to smoke in the garden. No pets.

All services are included with the exception of the central heating for which there is an additional charge for stays longer than one week from October to March.

We ask for a £150.00 refundable damages deposit to be paid with the rental balance.

CHECK IN from : 16H00

DEPARTURE before : 11H00

We may be able to accommodate earlier and later check / departure time. Please contact for more details.

Taxe de Séjour - Local Stay Tax : (0.50euros per person per night). To be paid on arrival.


A LOVELY COTTAGE WITH BAGS OF CHARACTER. Great communication with the owner, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended. Mr. and Mrs S and family - September 2014

WE, A NORWEGIAN AND GERMAN COUPLE, spent an awesome weekend in this lovely cottage which has welcomed us with a bottle of a tasty Saumur cremant. It was a perfect choice for us, well equipped and clean. We enjoyed the indian summer in the two gardens. The location is perfect for trips to explore the beautiful region, for which one weekend was too short. Communication was perfect, questions were answered promptly. We appreciate very much that you have a sense of your visitors needs, and that you consider for example also guidance to handle emergency situations (which we fortunately did not need).

Mr B. and friends - Septembre 2014

THE PROPERTY WAS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED and very comfortably furnished, with a very good kitchen equipped with all utensils. It is a 10/15 minute drive to shops and restaurants but their is a very good local boulangerie within walking distance. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, with long walks by the river, the chance to relax in the garden with home cooking and a base to explore the Loire valley, then its perfect. Mr M. LATVIA - Aout 2014

A LOVELY COTTAGE with bags of character. Great communication from Colin, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended experience. Mr and Mrs S. and family - Juillet 2014

NOUS AVONS PASSE UN TRES AGREABLE SEJOUR dans leur charmante maison au bord de la Loire. Le temps a été avec nous et nous avons pu profiter de l'agréable jardin et des arbres fruitiers (mirabelle et framboise). La maison est très bien équipée, et nous avons été accueillis avec une belle bouteille de Saumur. Tout était parfait ! Merci Mme. D er amis - juillet 2014

We (two couples) stayed in the cottage for a wonderful week in June. The setting is great if you want a quiet, relaxing place that is a short drive from culture and excitement. We had a wonderful time cooking in the well equipped kitchen and eating in one of the two delightful gardens. Angers and Saumur are a quick drive away (we didn't try use public transport but there is a bus stop a stones throw from the front door) and a boulangerie(sp?) a few minutes walk along the river-sode path.Mr D. and Friends - Juin 2014

WE HAD A LOVELY TIME at Riverside Cottage - it is a very comfortable place to stay, full of French country charm. Our hosts Colin and Myriam were very helpful and quick to respond to our enquiries. Spring was definitely a great time to be there - with the gardens in full bloom! Mr. P - AUSTRALIA - mai 2014

THE COTTAGE WAS IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION, right on the banks of the Loire. When we stayed, it was a bit chilly in the old stone cottage, but I can imagine it would be perfect in slightly warmer weather. Colin was very easy to contact, and kindly offered to provide us with an extra heater. The gardens are lovely - we unfortunately didn't get time to take advantage of the rhubarb! We would definitely recommend this place for those wanting to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Loire and for a relaxing getaway. Mme. A. - avril 2014

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Clément-des-Levées in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • There is a family bathroom on the ground floor and a small cloakroom off bedroom 1 with WC and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , There is a cloackroom with WC and basin off this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Single bed and cot are available by request.
  • The Cottage has two double bedrooms, One with an en-suite cloakroom with WC and wash basin. A cot and highchair are available on request at no additional charge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Loire Riverside Cottage Between Angers, (30mins) And Saumur, (15 Mins)
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

A delightful cottage and gardens.

  • 5 of 5

An old stone cottage built beside the road and across from the Loire River. Walk down the steps to a small pretty garden with lounging chairs and other seating. It allows the sunlight to shine into the kitchen and provides a pleasant aspect to look out the window. Another garden on the other side of the house ensures serenity morning and afternoon. It was nice to be able to hang out our washing on the line for natural drying. We enjoyed every moment and our hosts Myriam and Colin were very friendly and greeted us with a bottle of sparkling white wine. Colin provided us with lots of information and special places to see and do around the Loire Valley. There was a compendium with all necessary information and phone numbers, including in case of medical emergencies. Great location to the west side of the Loire Valley. Both bedrooms were upstairs and very comfortable and having an upstairs toilet and sink a great bonus. The kitchen was well stocked and extra tea and coffee there if we had need of them. English channels on the large television was a lovely surprise for overseas travellers who rarely get English stations. The interior was beautifully and tastefully appointed. The internet was great the whole time we were there. No complaints about this property and a big thank you to Myriam and Colin for their hospitality

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A jewel.

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful and comfortable. It has everything you need and more. Sofas and beds are big and comfortable. The house is cool in the hot weather and located in a quiet convenient location. We would definitely return which is not something we do regularly. The owners where helpful and on the end of a phone if you needed anything. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented clean property with plenty of charm.

  • 4 of 5

Overall a lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay both at the cottage and on the Loire. The cottage was very well appointed and perfect for our short break

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Myriam and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage.
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Myriam and Colin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Myriam and Colin

Passionate about France, good food, simple living, design, plants and gardens. I studied in nearby Angers, (the centre of horticulture in France) some 20 years ago.

Travelling and the discovery of alternative ways of seeing and thinking. I have worked as a guide for botanical and garden tours and if I have a specialism it is in Indian Ocean flora.

We have let the cottage for the last 5 years. We live a short distance from the cottage, so you have the Independence of not having the owner on site but I will be more than happy to fill you in on whats happening in the area...

Myriam and Colin purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Myriam and Colin chose Saint-Clément-des-Levées

The cottage is located in a small village which has a fabulous boulangerie within a short walk, where you can buy your morning bread and croissants. Situated 15 minutes from historic Saumur and 40 minutes from Angers. A Traditional cottage with modern comfort.

What makes this cottage unique

Riverside Cottage is situated in a small town 15 minutes from the historic town of Saumur. The cottage has 2 gardens for relaxing and dining al fresco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very characterful house. We loved the bird boxes! Thank you. Mr. et Mrs R and family - FRANCE
Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Kilometres
next to the church
Nearest Ferry
220 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Saumur or Beaufort en Vallée
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Several in Les Rosiers sur Loire and Saumur
Nearest Beach
220 Kilometres
La Baule
Car: not necessary



- The property is situated 20 metres from a bus stop with 4-6 buses, Monday to Saturday running between Angers and Saumur. These buses often coincide with mainline train departures from Angers to Paris and Saumur to Tours.

Timetable Route 04 : http://www.anjoubus.fr/


- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Manchester (T3) and Dublin Airport to Tours.

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Edinburgh and Birmingham to Poitiers.

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Liverpool East Midlands, Dublin and Bournemouth to Nantes.

From Nantes airport you can hire a car or travel by train to Angers or Saumur. Tours and Poitiers are just an hour from the cottage and Nantes, 1 hour 40 minutes away.


- Eurostar from St Pancras, London to Lille and Lille to Angers ot Tours and then Saumur.


- The cottage is on bus route 04 running from Angers to Saumur. Many buses coincide with train arrivals / departures. Timetable Route 04 : http://www.anjoubus.fr/


- Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to La Harvre and Caen are good routes being just 3.5 hours away. Calais and Boulogne are about 6hours drive from the cottage


- The major car rental firms are represented in Saumur and Angers.


Riverside Cottage / St Clément des Levées is situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The fertile land north of the Loire River is used extensively for market gardening nurseries, fruit orchards and gardens and is referred to as 'The Garden of France'. South of the Loire River is predominantly vineyards with some 29 distinct appellations.

There is something for people of all ages :-

LE PUY DE FOU - http://www.puydufou.com - a day out for the whole family and evening spectacle / theatre.

FUTURSCOPE - http://www.futuroscope.com - which appeals to 'children' age 2 to 100 years old.


DOUE LA FONTAINE a world class zoo - http://www.zoodoue.fr (30min drive)

LA FLECHE - http://www.zoo-la-fleche.com (1 hour drive)


VILLANDRY- www.villandry.fr (1 hour drive)

CHAUMONT SUR LOIRE - http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr (1,5 hour drive and worth it!)

why not stop off en-route at Leonardo da Vinci's last residence at the CHATEAU CLOS LUCE - http://www.vinci-closluce.com

TERRABOTANICA - http://www.terrabotanica.fr (40 minute drive)

PARC ORIENTAL MALEVRIER - the Oriental Gardens at le Parc Oriental, Malévrier : http://www.parc-oriental.com (40 minutes drive)

The many Châteaux of the Loire, rose gardens, river trips, horse riding, golf, cycling and much more, which is why visitors to this region return year after year, finding something new on each visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Clément-des-Levées, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
LOW 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
HIGH 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
PEAK 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
HIGH 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
LOW 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £1.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

During the cooler months central heating is available and is charged locally, ask for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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