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Relaxing 4-6 Person Gite with Pool in Rural Loire, France

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A lovely rustic traditional stone-built property situated in peaceful rural Loire Valley. Sleeps 4-6 persons (1 Double bedroom and 1 Family room). On the ground floor there is a small double bedroom, a bathroom (shower only), a kitchen with a dining area and a lounge. On the first floor, there is a large family room with a king-sized bed and two single beds which convert into a seating area if not in use. Please note that the upstairs bedroom does not have a door, and is accessed via the main staircase in the lounge downstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a microwave, gas hob and oven, toaster, hob-kettle, and fridge with a small freezer compartment. There is seating for up to 6 people. The bathroom has a shower only (no bath) and also has a washing machine for guests. The lounge has two sofas (1 sofa-bed if required), a wood burner for off-peak season, a TV and DVD player, and plenty of DVDs and books for use by guests. The property has free wi-if.

Outside, the property is situated on what was once a farm - and is positioned opposite the main farmhouse which is also a holiday home. The property has a small patio area at the rear with a table, chairs and a BBQ in season. There is also a large orchard and playing field at the rear of the property for games. There is a swimming pool during the summer season, which is enclosed, and equipped with sun loungers, a seating area and an outside shower.

The property is a 10 minute rural walk to the nearest village, Le Guedeniau, where there is a local bakery (and sweet shop!), and a bar/restaurant. The nearest town, Bauge, is a 5-10 minute drive away, where there are supermarkets, a town centre, Chateau and town square, bars, shops, golf course and banks etc.

Larger cities such as historic Saumur and Angers, are a 25-30 minute drive away which boast some beautiful Chateaux and great shopping areas.

Local to the property (a 20 minute walk or a 3 minute drive) is the Chandelais forest which is lovely for cycling and walking. There is an adventure sports centre 5 minutes drive away, which has a great tree-climbing facility that is very popular for children and teenagers, and there are also a number of local very reasonably priced horse-riding centres which the property owners can provide contact details for.

For wine-lovers, the Loire area has some fantastic wines and there are a number of vineyards within the local area.

For car-lovers, Le Mans is a 40 minute drive away, which boasts the 24 hour Le Mans race circuit and museum.

This property usually has a Saturday-Saturday change-over during Peak Season.

More Details

The Samways Family
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About The Samways Family

The properties, a main farmhouse ('Le Petit Cabaret') and a smaller gite ('Les Cabarets'), are owned by the Samways Family, and we have had the property as a holiday home for nearly 20 years. All four generations have enjoyed staying over the years. We love the peace and quiet and privacy that the rural setting provides, but equally, the property is within a short walk or short drive to plenty of attractions to keep both small children (lizard hunting on the farm, swimming etc.) and teenagers (tree-climbing centre, cycling etc.) entertained. The Owners will be more than happy to recommend places to visit and see (including some fantastic restaurants). We have a local point of contact for times when we are not out in France, in case guests need any on-site issues or queries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Baugé-en-Anjou in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • swimming


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Relaxing 4-6 Person Gite with Pool in Rural Loire, France
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely rural property

  • 5 of 5

This gite suited our needs perfectly. Rural, surrounded by beautiful agricultural land and very quiet for a real unwind. Loads of space for playing family games outdoors and a fantastic pool solely for use by the gite's occupants. The kitchen was well catered for; a home from home. Comfy sofas and beds. Easy parking. Nearby town of Baugé was an interesting place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfectly beautiful Gite with loads of rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family holiday and even accommodated 2 adult friends also who joined us for a few days. Very clean and comfortable. Whilst quite basic and small, the kitchen had everything we needed for our stay (even a lovely welcome basket on arrival with local wine, chocolate and basic provisions!) and a BBQ outside which we frequently made use of. The Gite is set in a beautifully quite, rural location which is incredibly relaxing. Of course the pool was amazing (and actually even better than it looked on the web site); again with everything we needed (sun loungers, inflatables for the kids) and was regularly cleaned by the owners lovely local contact. Turning right out of the front door and we were instantly in a sunflower field, perfect for walking our little dog. Turning left took us to the quiet road which led (a 10 min walk) into the charming local village complete with bakery where we were able to get fresh bread every morning. Behind the property, as well as the pool is a vast garden area and orchard, perfect for the children to run around in. Despite it being very rural, we were never far away from things to do (larger towns, castles of the Loire, a local forest, Parcour (like a very large and exhilarating Go Ape), winery......... we will definitely be making a return visit as after 2 weeks have only just scratched the surface! We were also lucky enough to meet Heather (the family owner of the Gite), who had been so helpful on the run up to our stay (even booking an appointment at a local vet for us to attend with our dog before we returned to the UK). Overall this has been an amazing family holiday which we will remember with fondness and will most certainly repeat! Thank you Heather!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Angers Marce (Local Airport, holiday season only)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Brocard (10 min walk) or Le Ranch (20 min walk)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bauge, large 18 hole course
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
La Fleche (local train stn) or Anger (Main line)
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Brocard (lunch only) or Le Ranch

There is an excellent internationally recognised Bio-Park zoo about 30 mins drive from the property which has breeding programmes and the largest aviary in Europe. Well worth a visit.

A fantastic Tree Climbing Centre 'Parcours' is just 5 mins drive away and great for all ages.

There is a good Mushroom Museum and information centre locally which the property owners have visited several times.

Le Brocard, the local restaurant, does a fantastic 4 course lunch for 12 euros, and its within walking distance home!

There is a beautiful forest nearby called Le Chandelais, which is great for picnics, walking and cycling. Cycling in the area is great for all ages and abilities as much of the area is flat. Some years, the Tour de France runs through the village of Le Guedeniau.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Baugé-en-Anjou, 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
Peak Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £1.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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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