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Luxury gite cottage & pool, in 2 acres, close to Saumur. Relax & explore Loire

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Heart of the Loire Valley - Peaceful location. Ideal touring base close to Saumur, Bauge & Le Mans.

Our cottage is situated on a country lane. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and quiet country lanes. There are so many villages and country lanes to explore –either on foot or by bicycle. Close to La Flèche,Bauge, Saumur, Anger, Le Mans

Our lovely cottages are to be found on our 2 acres of land with open countryside all around us, which means there is always lots of wildlife to hear and see. The summer brings such a great range of butterflies and also dragonflies to the garden.

We are a short drive away from the Loire river and its many stunning towns and villages, such as Saumur, Chinon, Bourgeuil, Montsoreau, Villandry, Chenonceau, Amboise, Fontevraud Abbey to name but a few - what an ideal location to explore one of the prettiest and most stunning parts of the world!

We have 2 charming holiday rental cottages for you to enjoy, each have their own individual charm and private space to relax. Our Fleur de Lys Cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 4 people. Our Coquelicot Cottage has one bedroom and sleeps 2 people. We would be delighted if your party of 6 would like to visit. Each cottage has been lovingly restored to a high standard that combines both character and comfort - we are confident that you will leave feeling relaxed and recharged.

We have got a pool so you can relax and cool down on those hot summer days.

Don't forget the Le Mans 24 hour race in June, and the Classic 24 hour in July. The Tour De France often passes nearby in July

Classic Grand Prix car race in Puy De Notre Dame is a great spectacular also late July.

The vines are ripe for harvest some time September through to October, many fairs and occasions occur throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

Don't miss your opportunity to take home some great memories.

More Details

Owner
Carol Mills
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2017

About Carol Mills

We are Carol & Carl Mills and are from the UK. One of the first things we did when we first met, was to go on holiday to the Loire Valley. We fell in love with this wonderful part of France, as well as with each other. We loved the region so much, we decided to buy our French home in the Loire Valley. We called it Notre Petit Coin, ‘our Little Corner’ of France. We really love sharing our little secret corner of the Loire and allowing our special guests to explore the many exciting sides to the Loire region.

Carol Mills purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Carol Mills chose Clefs

When we found Notre Petit Coin, we were swept away with the setting, the open space, the lovely character houses, the peacefulness, yet we were still close to some lovely main towns. On top of that, we were in the middle of the Loire Valley with all its wonderful attractions and beauty.

We love the pace of life, the choice we have each day - whether to stay at home, go out for a bike ride, discover some new vineyards, watch the Le Mans

24 hour car racing, visit another chateau, go shopping, watch the Cadre Noir horses in Saumur, have a long lunch in one of the many restaurants or a picnic in the sunshine or stroll alongside the Loire River .....

We know you are going to be delighted too.

What makes this cottage unique

We have taken time to prepare the cottages to ensure our guests can thoroughly enjoy their stay, relax, unwind, explore. You will find that we have worked hard to ensure you have luxurious standards, without losing the real character of such lovely properties. Our aim and vision is to ensure that our guests’ expectations are exceeded when they come to stay at Notre Petit Coin. So we have given a lot of thought and taken a lot of time preparing our homes in readiness for you to discover our little corner of France too – we know you will be delighted and will go away feeling that you have had a relaxing and enjoyable time in such a wonderful part of the world.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to Notre Petit Coin soon.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clefs in Clefs-Val d'Anjou

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 -
  • Modern showers with a great power for a refreshing wash
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Characterful cosy bedroom with lovely comfortable bed and linen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will be delighted when you come to stay at Notre Petit Coin. We offer you a home from home experience in a charming and quaint cottage, that is furnished and decorated to the highest standard. You are also going to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and peacefulness - so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. We provide all linen, towels and tea towels for you. We also have wifi so you can stay in contact with your friends & family whilst you are away. Outside: Our cottages are set in our 2 acres of garden which are surrounded by uninterrupted countryside views. You have your own private garden area with table & chairs as well as a BBQ, so that you can enjoy dining or drinking the 'vineyard find of the day' or just sitting and relaxing outside listening to the birds. There is also a sun lawn that you are free to enjoy too, with sunbeds for that extra relaxing time. We also have a petanque (boules) court and you are very welcome to use our boules and play a few games

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Luxury gite cottage & pool, in 2 acres, close to Saumur. Relax & explore Loire
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
5

Lovely relaxing family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful 10 day holiday at Fleur de lys cottage. We travelled with our young family on the Euro tunnel and found the drive pretty good and straightforward.

When we arrived at the cottage we were wowed by how beautiful it was. Both the cottage and gardens exceeded all our expectations.

Carol and Carl were very friendly and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. They gave us information on the local area which was a great help. We would certainly recommend a visit to Villandry Chateau and gardens and a trip to Saumur. Our favourite place was the beautiful beached lake at La Flèche which is the perfect spot on a hot a summers day.

We spent lots of time enjoying the sun in gardens around the cottage, our young daughters loved the swimming pool, playing in the gardens and watching the cows in the next field!

This was the most relaxing family holiday we've had. It was so peaceful staying in the countryside, but being only a short drive from supermarkets, patisseries etc meant we could enjoy an easy home from home holiday which included lots of bbqs.

Our daughters loved their first adventure to France and want to come back again!

Thank you for a really lovely holiday, we just wish we were still there!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. You were such a lovely family and it was so nice to see you all enjoying yourselves - in the pool, in the garden, playing boules, relaxing outside. You liked going to the beach in La Flèche too and Super U too! We're very happy that this was such a special holiday for you and your lovely family. Please come back soon.
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5

A very comfortable and well equipped gite surrounded by beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to get away from it all whilst staying in a very well equipped and comfortable property, then Notre Petit Coin is for you. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with fabulous views from the large garden there is an air of peace and tranquility surrounding the gites. There are several secluded shady spots with seating areas to be found in the garden and an above ground pool to cool down in on a hot day.

Carol and Carl are very welcoming hosts, friendly and informative, but not intrusive.

The nearest town, La Fleche, has a choice of supermarkets, places to eat and a bustling market on a Wednesday.

Saumur and the Loire are an easy drive away if you want to explore further afield.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you found us again and were able to enjoy a well deserved break at Fleur de Lys. You were able to see some of the sites on your list whilst also relaxing at the house and cooking on the BBQ. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you're back again in the Loire.
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5

A Perfect Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Carl were the perfect hosts, the cottage was exactly as described, and was within an hour's drive of Angers, Saumur, and Le Mans, and one and one-half hour from the Nantes Atlantique airport. Executive summary, we'd love to stay again if ever in the area.

Thanks Carol/Carl.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We're very pleased that you liked Fleur de Lys and were able to relax with your friends. Also you got out and about to see this beautiful area with so many chateaux, towns and villages to choose from. We hope to see you again one day.
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5

Absolutely charming and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Carol and Carl's beautiful gite! The gite itself is stunning and charming. It has a modern bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen, but still retains its beautiful French charm. The property sprawls over two acres and we loved how Carol and Carl have built beautiful areas within the property to enjoy different views. We absolutely loved this gite and hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we're delighted that you enjoyed staying at Fleur de Lys. You were able to relax in different parts of the garden, which also included playing boules, but also got out and about to explore the lovely Loire area too. We'd love to welcome you back again if you're over this side of the world again.
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Peaceful, relaxing setting.

  • 4 of 5

We shall find it hard to forget the gorgeous setting of Coquelicot Cottage – it is the most relaxing place to sit and read, drink wine, have breakfast, lunch and dinner… The cottage was lovely and clean, well maintained and restored without losing the history of the building. The pool was very welcome too as we managed to coordinate our stay with a heatwave. Carol and Carl are lovely hosts – warm and friendly, but respectful and had some great ideas of what to do and see. The cottage is in a perfect place – really in the countryside, but supermarkets are a quick drive, along with Chateaux, markets, restaurants and wine tastings. Yearning to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad you had such a peaceful, relaxing time here in our 'little corner' of France. You're right - even though we are in the gorgeous countryside, amongst the country lanes, fields and wildlife, we are still close to all the local amenities in La Fleche or Baugé as well as all the attractions in the Loire Valley. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon.
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Petit coin de paradis

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un super séjour. Lors de notre arrivée, nous avons été très bien accueillis par Carol et Carl qui sont très discrets mais présents au cas où on a des questions. Délicate attention à notre arrivée, il y avait des glaces pour les enfants au congélateur et une bouteille de Saumur au frais pour les plus grands ! La maison est aussi jolie que sur les photos, très bien équipée, joliment décorée (comme le grand jardin) et idéalement située dans la région (zoo, châteaux, base de loisirs etc.). Une vraie semaine de vacances bien reposante au calme. Merci encore pour votre accueil et ravie d'avoir été la 1ère française à venir vous rencontrer !

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remerçions pour votre commentaire gentil. Nous étions très heureux de reçevoir vous et vos enfants et que vous avez aimé la maison, le jardin, la piscine et la région. Vos enfants étaient très bien comportés - vous devez être très fiers d'eux. Nous savons que vous étiez en mesure de se reposer, qui nous plaît. Nous espèrons de vous reçevoir encore une fois à l'avenir. (Translation from above) We had a great time . When we arrived, we felt welcomed by Carol and Carl, who were very discreet but present in case we had any questions . There was a nice touch when we arrived - Ice creams for the children in the freezer and a bottle of sparkling Saumur wine in the fridge for adults! The house is as pretty as the pictures, very well equipped, nicely decorated (like the large garden ) and ideally located in the region ( zoo , castles , leisure etc.). We had a really good relaxing quiet holiday. Thank you again for your welcome and we are delighted to have been the first French to come and meet you ! (Response) Thank you for your kind review. We were very happy that you and your children stayed here and that you liked the house, the garden, the pool and the area. Your children were very well behaved - you must be very proud of them. We know that you were able to rest and that pleases us. We hope to welcome you again one day in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Tours, Nantes, Poitier, or Angers
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Clefs - also restaurant and bakery
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bauge
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Le Mans
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A11
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bauge and La Fleche
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
La Flèche - lake beach also Saumur Loire
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

As Notre Petit Coin is set in beautiful, rural countryside, this is a wonderful location for relaxing, painting, reading, walking, running, cycling, canoe, fishing, wine tasting and lots of sightseeing. Close to Bauge, La Flèche, Saumur, Le Mans, all within easy reach by car.

Coast/Beach:

We are approx. 2 hours from the coast, but also very close to the Loire river. Here you can enjoy walking, cycling, kayaking, having picnics. During the summer when the river is low, there are sandy beach areas where you can swim and sunbath.

There is La Monnerie, a beautiful beach by a lake in La Fleche. In the summer, you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing by the water's edge. There is also an indoor leisure centre with swimming pools and exercise facilities.

Travel:

Notre Petit Coin is close to St Quentin Les Beaurepaire and is easily reached from D211 from La Fleche to Bauge. The nearest airport is Tours and 2 hour train journey from Paris to Tours. From Calais, the drive is approximately 5 hours and is very easy by motorway. If arriving by ferry at Le Havre, Caen or Cherbourg – then the journey would be around 3 hours.

We will of course send you full directions shortly before your holiday.

Distances:

Notre Petit Coin is only 5 miles from Bauge, our nearest town. Here there is a famous chateau, supermarkets, restaurants, boulangeries, banks, gift shops, cafes. There is also a local swimming pool open during the summer months.

Saumur is an easy 25 min drive away.

La Fleche is 7 miles away with supermarkets –There are large choice of restaurants, cafes and shops on offer. La Monnerie is a beach by the lake with lots of water sport facilities and a large indoor swimming complex nearby

Further Details:

Saumur is the 'capital' town of the Loire Valley and is an absolute 'must see' during your holiday. It is about a 25 min drive - as you approach Saumur, you will see its iconic chateau up on the hillside overlooking the wonderful Loire river. Here you can visit the chateau, eat in the many restaurants, shop in the many shops, walk along the river or even hire a bicycle and meander alongside the river all the way to Montsoreau. There is a local market every Saturday and a Tourist Office. There are also many banks and supermarkets in and around Saumur.

Other main attractions to visit: Bauge, Le Mans, La Fleche, Montsoreau, Fontrevaud Abbey, Villandry, Chenonceau, Chinon, Angers, Amboise, Durtal, Langeais.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night/week in UK pounds for 2 guests. There is an additional cleaning charge of £3.57 per guest per night if more than 2 guests are staying.

If you would like to rent both cottages for your party of 6, we offer a 10% discount off the price.

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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