Coquelicot 1 bedroom Cottage (Sleeps 2)
Our Coquelicot (Poppy) Cottage is tucked away in its own corner of our 2 acre garden. This French home is filled with charm & wonder. It has exposed beams throughout & an old bread oven, which shows off its originality.
You firstly step into the sun lounge where you can relax & enjoy the uninterupted countryside views around you.
As you enter the cottage, there is a fully equipped, modernised kitchen with fridge freezer, cooker, dishwasher & oven.
There is a modern bathroom downstairs with a shower.
Upstairs is charming double bedroom with exposed beams with lots of light and character. You have stunning views of the surrounding garden and fields from your window. You won't want to get out of bed in the morning!
(The granary style stairs are fairly steep and would not be suitable for people with mobility problems).
The outside area overlooks open fields beyond our garden. There is a patio set & BBQ.
The added bonus is our swimming pool so you can relax and cool down.
Luxury relaxing gite
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.
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 passes nearby in July in two locations this year 2016.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Quiet house and garden on the country, decorated with good taste
About the Owner
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 Maine-et-Loire
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 spent the last few years preparing the houses for our guests to enjoy. 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.
To make a booking, please e-mail or phone us.
Changeover days are Saturdays, however, we can be flexible out of peak season.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. If you would like to rent both cottages for your party of 6, we offer a 10% discount off the price.
(6 traveller reviews)
Peaceful, relaxing setting.
Coquelicot Cottage was just what we needed. Beautifully restored, clean and well maintained whilst keeping the history of the building. Carol and Carl were (are) the perfect hosts - warm and friendly, yet respectful, and had good suggestions of what to see and do. We miss sitting outside and reading in the sunshine! And having a refreshing dip in the pool. And the cows in the field. So peaceful. Would not hesitate to recommend the cottage - perfect for a couple.
Quiet house and garden on the country, decorated with good taste
Spacious kitchen, light living room, modern bathroom and a big undisturbed garden with a fine view over the fields and the forrest. The host and hostess are kind, helpful, well informed about the area and discreete. We spent two weeks in this cottage and we had a very succesful holiday. The standard is such that it is really good value. To be recommended!
Ideal for 2 people, has all the equipment in the house that you require.
Outside there is a lovely area to sit have meals read. there is seating everywhere in the garden
if you want to follow the sun.The surrounding countryside has forests cultivated villages and very peaceful.Carol and Carl are excellent hosts and will help with varies places to go if you ask. WE enjoyed our stay very much and can highly
recommend it The weather in September was a bonus.
A Wonderful Week
Just back from a truly wonderful week at Coquelicot cottage. The sense of relaxation takes hold almost as soon as you've unpacked. The location is sublime, the views glorious with open fields almost as far as the eye can see. The newly installed swimming pool was an absolute joy from which to sit and relax in and just soak up the peace and tranquility whilst watching the red squirrels cavorting and the butterflies dancing. The cottage itself is indeed as other reviewers have commented, beautifully and sympathetically restored with such care and attention to detail that it is a joy to be in and yes, the views from the bedroom window really are a delight to wake up to each morning. The weather was beautiful all week so eating outdoors, overlooking the fields, sipping a glass of wine was also a delight and on a least one occasion we couldn't even bring ourselves to leave the cottage and go exploring further afield. Complete peace and such a break from the usual hustle and bustle of working life. On the days when we did manage to tear ourselves away we had a very enjoyable time at Le Mans museum (husbands birthday treat!), an easy hours drive away, easy to find and reasonably priced. Another highly recommended day was spent at the Bioparc, a conservation park complete with swimming Pygmy hippos! Closer to the cottage, there are plenty of country walks straight from the door and we spent most evenings having a stroll in the country lanes, stopping to watch the horses nearby and occasionally catching sight of a deer as it scurried past. Turn right as you come out of the drive and their are huge fields full of glorious sunflowers. A sight to behold. As for Carol and Carl, they were perfect hosts, on hand for advice if needed, always happy to help but also without being in the least bit intrusive. A perfect balance and we will certainly be returning to share their 'little piece of heaven'. Highly recommended to all.
Carol and Carl have created the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy all the great things France has to offer! Thanks to them for a very warm welcome and for making sure that I had everything I needed during my stay.
Coquelicot cottage has been sensitively and beautifully converted from the original building, whilst being fully equipped with all mod-cons and everything you need to relax in comfort. The patio and garden in front is perfectly positioned for enjoying meals from breakfast through to supper or simply lazing about taking in the view. In more inclement weather, the charming sun lounge is a cosy and peaceful place to sit with large windows that bring the outside in.
When you can tear yourself away, the rivers, countryside, towns and chateaux of the Loire are within easy reach – as are all the local facilities you will need. It was my first visit to the region and it certainly lives up to its reputation; too much to see in one visit so I will be back for more in the future.
If you are planning to drive, the journey down from the Channel ports is smooth and easy. You will have no regrets about choosing to stay here – just book!
Christmas in the Loire
We decided to spend our Christmas at this wonderful cottage in the Loire Valley, and we are so glad we did!
The area was beautiful, with rolling hills and fields on the drive there, and upon arrival at the cottage, we immediately fell in love with it.
The original French charm and character is immediately apparent, but so is the care and attention to quality and detail of decoration and furnishings that the owners have so passionately put into making this a wonderful holiday home away from home.
The owners, Carol and Carl, have created luxury, warmth, coziness and practicality within this cottage, from the exquisite decorations, colours and accents, to the furnishings and fixtures. The bedroom was rustically romantic, incredibly peaceful, and looking out of the window at first light was a great way to start the day.
The kitchen had everything needed to cater for ourselves (me, my wife and our baby boy) for the Christmas period that we were there, and it was but a short drive to the nearest supermarkets and stores to get anything extra that we needed.
Of course, the proximity to the heart of the Loire Valley was the main reason we chose the location, and even in winter this was a perfect place to be to unwind and relax. We want to visit again in the summer to explore even further all of the options the region has to offer.
We can't recommend this lovely cottage enough. A relatively short journey from Angers or even Paris airport(s) through rolling French countryside, as soon as you enter the driveway and pull up at the door of the cottage, with the hugest garden and rolling fields stretching as far as the eye can see from the door, you feel immediately at home. And as soon as you walk inside, the warmth and special style of the place helps you settle right in. Truly, a very special place for a holiday.
The owners truly have a small corner of paradise here (it is called Notre Petit Coin after all!), and it made our Christmas getaway even more relaxing and enjoyable.
Thank you to Carol and Carl, and we will be back soon!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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, fishing, wine tasting and lots of sightseeing.
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.
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.
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
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.
From the Owner
“We have spent the last few years preparing the houses for our guests to enjoy. 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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- Shower room 1
- Modern bathroom with shower facilities
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Beautifully renovated bedroom with stunning views over the countryside.
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: 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.