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Gites & Chambre d'hote/B&B in the Loire Valley near Centre Parcs & Puy du Fou

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartments and B&B Loire Valley, France - Situated Close To The Chateau And Vineyards Of The Loire

Situated south of Saumur and the Loire valley between the market towns of Thouars and Loudun. La Grande Maison rests in three acres of wooded grounds on the river Dive with easy access to Center Parcs, Puy du Fou, Futurescope and the famous wine regions and Chateaux of the Loire Valley. La Grande Maison is a collection of Gites and a large manor house with B&B accommodation that includes a ballroom for events and weddings with accommodation ranging from 1-20 people. We have rooms for 1 or 2 people as well as family suites with 2 or 3 bedrooms for up to 6 people in the main mansion at La Grande Maison. Breakfast can be reserved and we have a kitchen and bbqs available so B&B guests can also cater for themselves if they wish. We have a 2 Bedroom Gite and a 1 bedroom Gite perfect for family's. All our guests have the use of our 3 acre garden that leads down to the river Dive. We have a large 40m2 salon with pool and table tennis and in the garden badminton and a swimming pool. In the summer we offer evening meals once or twice a week in the old wine press or in the Orangery. Contact us with your accommodation requirements and we will get back to you with a proposal. We look forward to welcoming you to La Grande Maison very soon.

Our Accommodation

The 1 Bedroom Gite

2 Adults + 2 Children

Double Bedroom

Dressing Room

Living room (2 beds can be added for Children)



The 2 Bedroom Gite

4 Adults + 2 Children

Double bedroom (Extra bed can be added for a child)

1 Twin bedroom (Extra bed can be added for a child)

Living Room/Kitchen dine (With double sofa bed)

Shower Room/Toilet

1 Double Room with en-suite

2 Adults + 2 Children

Double Bedroom

Shower Room

2 Bedroom Suite with en-suite

2 Adults + 2 Children

Double Room

Twin Room

Shower Room/toilet


3 Bedroom Suite with en-suite

6 Adults or Children

1 Double Bedroom

1 Twin Bedroom

1 Bedroom with double and single Bed

Shower Room/Toilet


All our guest also have use of a separate kitchen as well as bbqs in he garden.

Baby Cots are available free of charge but need to be reserved in advance.

Any other questions about the accommodation please get in touch.

More Details

Ben Mitchell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Ben Mitchell

Your hosts are Ben & Billie.

Ben Mitchell purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Ben Mitchell chose Saint-Laon

We fell in love with La Grande Maison the second we first set our eyes on her.

La Grande Maison was the Chateau of the Count de Sanzay and later the Count de St Laon.

We have lovingly restored this amazing house and grounds and now have two gites and B&B rooms that sleep upto 20 people as well as a ballroom that we use for weddings and parties.

We have just finished restoring the Orangery and balcony that was built in 1890 by the botanist Olivier J Richarde

What makes this cottage unique

We have an excellent local knowledge and can point you towards the delights that the Loire valley has to offer.

We have a wine guide that will take you around some of the finest vineyards and we can offer bike hire as well.

We have the river at the end of our land for swimming fishing painting or just relaxing.

We are in easy reach of Center Parcs, Futuroscope, Puy du Fou and the delights of the wines and Chateaux of the Loire

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 2nd visit to La Grande Maison was as good if not better than last year. With 4 friends in tow this time, we BBQ each night, enjoying epic table tennis, pool & jenga contests with wine from our trips to Loire vineyards and mouth watering delights from local markets. The charm of La Grande Maison Starts from the moment you arrive. The 2 bed gite is well equip for 2 couples. A spacious bathroom and lovely shower. The BBQ is great for outdoor dining. Things to do...Highly recommend Alain for wine tours. He will pick you up from the gite. Chinon and Saumur make nice day trips.

A beautiful grand house with B&B and adjacent Gites for rent. I recommend the wine tasting trip and relaxing by the river at the end of the huge garden. A warm welcome and family friendly atmosphere, lots to do and places to see in a great region. We had the best weekend staying in one of the Gites-Thank you

Our Hosts Ben and Billie treated us like part of the family and the hospitality was tremendous.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Laon in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with toilet. extra toilet of lounge
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , We can add a baby cot.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , We can ad an extra bed or make up the sofa bed in Lounge
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 - 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Double bed views over corn fields and the village of Ranton Bedroom 2. Twin Beds same views as Bedroom 1 Sofa bed in lounge, spare single beds and cots available
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outside: Guests have full use to the grounds at La Grande Maison. There is a games room with pool and table tennis. There is a swimming pool or you can swim or fish in our river. There is a summer kitchen for BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen included. Other: The 2 Bedroom Gite, built in about 1860 was originally the Mayors Office for Pas De Jeu. The gite has a contemporary feel with a selection of nice pieces including antique French beds.


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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Relais de le Dive
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Relais de le Dive
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Moncontour Swimming Lake

Special interest holidays:

La Grande Maison has a 60m2 ballroom ideal for weddings and parties.

We have additional accommodation that can sleep up to 20 people.

We run regular singing and choir courses.


The beaches of the Vendee, Brittany and la Rochelle is an easy 2 hour drive away.

There is a swimming lake with water skiing and kayaking 6 miles away.

You can also try some wild swimming in our river at the bottom of the garden.



Poitiers 40 minutes

Tour 50 minutes

Nantes 1 hour 30 minutes


Dieppe 5 hours

Cherbourg 5 hours

St Malo 4 hours

Calais 6 hours


London-Poitiers 6 hours


The market towns of Loudun & Thouars are 15 minutes away.

Saumur and Chinon are both half an hour away

Further Details:

There is a market near by most days of the week

Supermarkets are 15 minutes away.

There are many excellent and reasonable restaurants near by and we do table d'hote once a week


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Laon, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed with a 30% deposit with the remainder paid on your arrival. Please contact us for booking information.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are Saturday.
(please enquire regarding other change over days)

Departure 11-00am

Arrival 4-00pm

Notes on prices:
15€ supplement for extra bed if required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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