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Peaceful cottage on the edge of the village - La Goupiliere



Updated: 05-Aug-2016
Cottage in Fontevraud L'abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France - Located In The Heart Of The Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Area

Two gites situated at the heart of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage area, with numerous attractions close by. Each sleeps four people in two twin-bedded rooms, plus folding bed and child's cot. Within walking distance of Fontevraud Abbey with 900 years of history, plus shops, café/bar and restaurants. Although newly listed on Owners Direct, these properties have been let as gites for a number of years. The gites can be rented together by groups of up to 8 people, at a discounted price.

Details for holiday cottage La Goupiliere, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps four in two twin-bedded rooms, plus folding bed and child's cot. There is a private, partially enclosed garden to the side of the house, adjoining the owner's discreet holiday home. Within walking distance of Fontevraud Abbey with 900 years of history, plus shops, café/bar and restaurants. Situated at the heart of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage area, with numerous attractions close by. Although newly listed on Owners Direct, this property has been let as a gite for many years. The cottage can be rented in conjunction with our other property - La Cachette - by up to eight people, at a discounted price.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our second visit here has been as lovely as the first, yet very different. Blessed with amazing weather, we have enjoyed cycling around the area and this has been a wonderfully week. We are very fond of this gite, this village a this area."

The Hills

"La Goupiliere is the perfect holiday home, it contains everything one needs for a perfect week. The weather has been great and the wine as good as ever. We had lots of fun visiting the local markets."

The Dodgesons

"We're a family from Kent with two children, so the location of this gite is ideal for walks into the town centre, strolls by the sunflower fields in the evening and site-seeing. lots of great chateaux - Breze is the best as so unusual. Go mushroom picking on the road from Montsoreau to Saumur. Must see the gala at Cadre Noire if you like Horses (Saumur). Enjoyed swimming in the river, which has lots of fish."

The Bennets
Mar 2015
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Lovely give with character in good location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, well appointed gite. Very peaceful and in great location for Saumur, Chinon etc. Warm welcome from local representative who was on hand nearby if we needed anything, not that we did. We would stay here again if visiting same area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you-very glad that you liked it. We're lucky to have Claudine to meet & greet.
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From the Owner

La Goupiliere has been in the family for many decades and has been let out since 1980. Unlike many French villages, Fontevraud has plenty of life, thanks to its magnificent abbey, yet these houses, just a few minutes from the centre of the village, offer continual peace and quite.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Potiers at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Centre of Fontevraud at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Golf Loudun-Fontevraud at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saumur at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A85 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Centre of Fontevraud at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Bec de Vienne, near Montsoreau at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


Poitiers, Tours & Angers airports 1 hour drive

Nantes & Rennes airports 2 1/2 hours drive

Approx. 6 hours drive from Calais, 4 1/2 hours from Cherbourg

Car hire (or use of a car) is recommended


Saumur 16kms, Chinon 20kms, Loudun 20kms, Angers 80kms, Tours 70kms, Poitiers 80kms, Futuroscope 73kms

Further Details:

10 minutes walk from the centre of Fontevraud-l'Abbey, site of the famous abbey where Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard I are buried. The village offers 2 bakers, 1 mini-market, 1 cash-point & 10 dining options: 2 tea rooms, 1 cafe, 1 pizzeria, 1 wine bar, 5 restaurants. Large supermarkets and full range of services, restaurants etc within 20 minutes drive at Saumur, Loudun & Chinon. Weekly open-air food markets take place in most of the local towns and villages.

There is a good network of local walking and cycling tracks. 10 minutes drive from the river Loire, which offers fishing, boat trips, canoeing, kayaking (all equipment can be hired locally) and seasonal gastronomy.

Many noteworthy historical sites close by: Fontevraud Abbey, Candes-St.Martin church, Chateaux at Saumur, Chinon, Montsoreau, Breze, Angers, Loudun, Montreuil-Bellay, Rivaux, Usse, Loches, Brissac, Montgeoffroy, Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Chenonceau, Langeais, Villandry, Chaumont and many more.

Various museums and attractions: Futuroscope theme park 1 hour's drive to the south, largest tank museum in France at Saumur, the Cadre Noir Equestrian Shows and Cavalry Museum at Saumur, many troglodyte sites, the homes of Leonardo da Vinci at Amboise and Francois Rabelais at Couziers, the Zoo de Doue.

5 minutes drive to long 18 hole course at Loudun-Roiffe. 25 minutes drive to 9 hole course at Saumur. Two good 18 hole courses, approx. 45 minutes drive, one at Bauge, the other the Golf de Touraine.

The local area has many producers of good quality wine at reasonable prices. The Cave Cooperative de Saumur, which is one of the largest producers of wine in France is only 20 minutes drive away. There are many small viticulteurs offering red, white, rose, desert wines and cremant, the local equivalent of champagne.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low - Late 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £60
Pet Fee £10

Payment may be made in GBP or Euros.

Our normal rental period runs from Saturday to Saturday, however if you wish to stay for a different period, please ask and we will accommodate you where possible.

The gites are also available for longer rental periods at a discount – please ask for a rate.
Rates are per property, irrespective of how many guests are staying.

Prices are inclusive of all taxes.

Pets are allowed in both gites. Up to two dogs are permitted, but there is an additional charge of £10 per dog for extra cleaning.A refundable security deposit of Euros 100 will be collected at the beginning of your stay.

From the beginning of October to the end of March there is a charge for electricity use. A deposit of Euros 80 per week will be taken at the beginning of your stay, which will be adjusted at the end of the stay against meter readings.

20% non-refundable deposit, payable within a week of making the booking, to secure the reservation. The balance to be paid no less than 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room located next to the two bedrooms with walk-in shower and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) A folding bed is available to accommodate a fifth person. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 sleeps 2 in twin beds Bedroom 2 sleeps 2 in twin beds


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets allowed - subject to an additional cleaning charge of £10.00 per dog. Outside: Large garden shared with owner's holiday-home. Garden furniture (table, chairs & parasol) and charcoal BBQ provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Property cleaned and towels/linen changed on change-over. For stays of over one week, towels and linen can be changed after the first week, on request, gratis. Extra cleaning/towels/linen available at cost.

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