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

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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, (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.

COMMENTS AND REVIEWS FROM GUESTS

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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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...

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

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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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: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : next to the church at 500 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 220 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Baugé at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saumur at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Saumur or Beaufort en Vallée at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several in Les Rosiers sur Loire and Saumur at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Baule at 220 Kilometres Car: not necessary

GETTING THERE

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/

FLY :

- 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.

TRAIN

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

BUS

- 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/

BOAT / DRIVE

- 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

CAR HIRE

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

THE REGION

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.

ZOOS:-

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

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

GARDENS :-

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
LOW 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£355
£520
 
 
LOW 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£375
£595
 
 
MEDIUM 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£405
 
 
HIGH 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
PEAK 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
HIGH 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
MEDIUM 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£405
 
 
LOW 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£375
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £2 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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 85 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, There is a cloackroom with WC and basin off this room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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