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A spacious and detached Loire Valley Cottage - Character and comfort

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, free WIFI, ideal for cycling and touring Loire chateaux & vineyards

A beautifully presented holiday home tucked away in a small village with Boulangerie and Chateau. Well appointed and enjoys a private south facing garden.

With a vast open plan ground floor and two huge bedrooms with king sized beds, it is ideal for two couples or a family.

Period features have been retained with constant renovation keeping the interior modern and more than comfortable. Free WIFI, UK & French tv.

Modern fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and hob.

The living/dining area has 2 comfy sofas, woodburner and dining table and chairs.

Outside there is a large, south facing private garden with bbq, table and chairs and sun loungers. Ideal for relaxing in the sun with a glass of the local wine!

Close to everything, but miles away from anywhere - enjoy this peaceful retreat, but be within easy reach of famous Loire Chateaux, vineyards and large market towns.

With marked cycling & walking routes, lakes with beaches, outdoor swimming pools and theme parks it's a great place for families.

The area is a paradise for cyclists and adult bikes are available for hire.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Alison

Hello! L'Ancienne Cure and Le Noyer are owned by Jon & Ali, originally from Derbyshire and Worcestershire in the UK, now permanently based in France.

We left our previous lives behind in 2004 with the aim of setting up a holiday business in France. We spent five months working as Chalet Hosts in the French ski resort of Morzine - to improve our French, our skiing and our cooking - then returned to the Loire!

We have 2 self catering cottages and also run catered cycling holidays from our home at Gue de Ray.

Alison purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Alison chose Breil

We used to holiday in France every year and fell in love with the Loire Valley. It's close enough to the UK for a long weekend break, but being further south it benefits from much better weather and is so spacious!

There's so much to see and do within a short drive - vineyards, stunning chateaux, fantastic weekly markets, well marked cycle routes etc. We're still finding new things to see/do after 10 years!

What makes this cottage unique

L'Ancienne Cure is in a quiet country village which has its own bakery/shop and chateau! Marked cycle routes run right past the door.

It has been tastefully renovated, retaining many period features and really is a place to get away from it all, relax and enjoy this beautiful area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Notre maison est vraiment charmante. Nous avons bien profité de ce moment et merci pour le vin. Nous avons adore!!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Breil in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Heated Towel Rail
  • Ground-floor bathroom with large walk-in shower and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed and space for a cot. Bedroom 2 has a king sized bed and one single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Outside: The large south facing garden is secluded and fully enclosed and has sun loungers and BBQ. There is also a barn where you are able to store bicycles securely if you bring them with you. There is off street parking for 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality bed linen is included in the rental price. Please bring your own towels, although these can be provied on request for a small supplement. Other: There is a large barn that can be used for storing bicycles.


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A spacious and detached Loire Valley Cottage - Character and comfort
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Leisure and lounging in the Loire

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous holiday,from start to finish.The property was immaculately clean and finished to a high standard,exactly as advertised. The rooms were larger than I'd expected.

So peaceful and relaxing. Couldn't fault the hosts,Ali and Jon, who were so friendly and helpful.Particularly enjoyed being able to go for bike rides - the area is ideal for leisure cycling.I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and will be booking again myself for this year as there are still places I would like to explore.Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased you had a great time and the cottage lived up to your expectations! It certainly is a fantastic area for leisure cycling, flat open roads with very little traffic and there's so much to see. Would love to see you back here, thanks for being a great guest.
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We were spoilt with both the weather and the facilities. Everything you could want in a gite was supplied including a welcome bottle of wine. The welcome information pack was one of the most informative we have seen, and we have holidayed in the area for years.

The bed was very very comfortable and the garden quiet and peaceful.

Parking next to the barn can be a little tight, and a number of people walk past the gite in the evening. Nothing too bad but they like to say good evening if the kitchen door is open. definitely a return booking.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Marie! So pleased you had a lovely time in the gite and good to hear that the info pack was useful and the beds comfortable (new mattresses this year!). You're obviously welcome back any time.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Parcay les pins
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Parcay les pins
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We also offer fantastic, self guided cycling holidays in the Loire Valley from our home (10 minutes from L'Ancienne Cure). More details can be found on our website.


A car is recommended to fully appreciate the area. The nearest airport is Tours, 55km away. The ferry ports of Calais and Boulogne are about 4.5 -5 hours drive, Caen 3 hours and Le Havre 3.5 hours.


There is a bakery/shop in the village, with larger supermarkets only 5km at Noyant. The lovely riverside town of Saumur is 25km south, and the cities of Tours, Angers and Le Mans are approx. 50km

Further Details:

You can spend a holiday with us and not have to travel more than 15 minutes for a wide range of activities. Living locally, we can book events on your behalf or provide you with further information so you can make the most of your stay.

Activities include: Wine tasting, reds, whites, roses and sparkling varieties. Local markets on five days of the week. Pony Treking at Chateau de Gizeux. Marked and traffic free cycling routes with bike hire available. Lakes with beaches, restaurants, walks and canoeing. Tennis in the local village. Golf at Chateau de Sept Tours and Bauge. Marked walks through forests, open countryside and along rivers. Bird Watching at Lac du Rille. Sightseeing at the smaller but more local chateaux. We are also in the middle of a triangle that has the cities of Le Mans, Tours and Angers at each of the points. One week is, quite simply, often not enough!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Breil, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit is required to confirm the booking, with the balance due 10 weeks prior to arrival. A £150 refundable security deposit is also required with the balance.
For stays mid July to end of August a mandatory cleaning charge of £35 is added.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday in the peak season. Outside of main season we may be able to offer alternative changeover days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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