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Beautiful Stone Farmhouse

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stone Farmhouse in St Michel et Chanveaux, Maine-et-Loire, Pays De La Loire, France - Quiet Rural Location On The Edge Of A Lovely Forest

4 bedrooms to sleep 8 people. Situated in a tranquil rural setting at the end of a 3/4 mile no through road. The property has been fully renovated to retain the original oak beams, exposed stone walls and oak / quarry tile floors. Large and fully equipped oak kitchen and separate fully equipped utility room. Stunning 2 acre garden with orchard and wood. ..........................................................................

Andy & Fiona McWilliam
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Andy & Fiona McWilliam

La Miniere was our family home for the four years that we lived in France. We spent a full year renovating the house from scratch, and have retained many of the original features, such as the huge oak ceiling beams and original quarry tiles. Our children spent their early years at the local school and through this we made many friends, both French and English. The house really is in a lovely location, with no noise or light pollution - very quiet and peaceful.

Andy & Fiona McWilliam purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Andy & Fiona McWilliam chose Maine-et-Loire

We bought La Miniere after stumbling across it almost by accident and fell in love with the house and the area immediately. We had come to France to live and really could not have found a more beautiful place. It is in a lovely area with lots to do and see, and is close to the northern sea ports for easy travel back to the U.K.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the peace and quiet, and the lovely hot summers of course. The beach is only an hour away, but there are also swimming lakes close to the house. We walk and cycle in the forest, and love to visit the many markets in the area, such as Chateaubriant each Wednesday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have all enjoyed our stay at La Miniere, creaky floors and all. After a busy days exploring the local area and beyond it was lovely to return to the peace and quiet. We all loved Dinan. The welcoming party of Ginger and friends made us feel really at home. We wish we could spend more time here, so watch out we may be back! September 2014

'What a lovely home! You've thought of everything to make families welcome. We've had a lovely relaxing time in the garden and visiting Chateaubriant and Angers. Pouance offered the boys a welcome cooling dip at the local lake 'Camping Municipal'. The many lizards kept the boys entertained for hours as did 'Ginger'. What a lovely dog - joining us on our evening strolls' August 2014
Nov 2013
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Rennes / Nantes / Angers
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Challain La Potherie
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
St Michel et Chanveaux
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
La Baule
Car: necessary


Approximately 1 hour drive to nearest beach. There are several inland lakes that are equipped for swimming with lifeguards and refreshments in the summer months.


Rennes - 1 hour

Angers - 1hour

Nantes - 1 hour

Caen - 3 hours

St Malo - 1 hour 45 minutes

Le Harve - 3 hours 45 minutes

Calais/Bolougne - approx. 6 hours


Challain la Potherie - 3 miles bakery, bar, chateau, small convenience store

Pouance/Cande - both a 10 min drive Super U, doctors, shops, bakeries, butchers , bars, Lidl, weekly markets

Chateaubriant - 20 minute drive, several Hyper-markets, all facilities, weekly market


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Challain-la-Potherie in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room with W/C and basin. Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and W/C. Downstairs W/C with basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , En Suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed. Bedroom 2 - double bed. Bedroom 3 - twin beds. Bedroom 4 - twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outside: 2 acre lawn garden, orchard, many other fruit trees, gravel terrace for outside dining, enclosed slate "piggery" with seating. Swing and slide in garden. Large family BBQ. Utility Room: Range of utility units, sink, back up fridge/freezer, washing machine. Cloak/wet room with separate W/C and basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided. House is cleaned on changeover, however, we expect the house to be left in a clean and tidy condition on departure. Other: Entrance hall with leather sofa, table and carver chairs.


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Challain-la-Potherie, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Security deposit £200 (refunded by post within 2 weeks of inspection)
Refunds subject to owner discretion. Please contact us.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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