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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Western Loire your home away from home

The Western Loire in France is a region of France described by UNESCO as a 'cultural landscape of exceptional beauty'. It is situated on the northwest coast of France, bordered by the Loire Valley, and is made up of 5 departments, Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe and Vendee. With the arrival of cheap flights to Western Loire from the UK, the lush countryside, vineyards and long sandy beaches have been opened up to British travellers, and the castle dotted along the skyline have once again become bustling centres of activity. A holiday rental, villa or holiday cottage in Western Loire provides the freedom to travel and investigate this part of France at your own pace, and with the flexibility needed to get the most out of a Western Loire holiday.

Things to do in Western Loire, France

Lovers of water and sailing will feel very much at home in Western Loire. Les Sables d'Olonne is a prime destination for sailing enthusiast, and the sea kayaking from here allows a novel exploration of Noirmoutier Island, with its rugged coastline and hidden beaches. Inland, river cruises on the Erdre River, and canoeing up the rivers of Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudron provide hours of entertainment and excitement. Boat hire or barge rental can easily be arranged on these three rivers too, and during the summer, the rivers become an exciting focus for family holidays in Western Loire, but for more relaxing use of the waterways, try the saltwater saps at La Boule, Pornic and St Jean-de-Monts.

The area is known for its landscape, fantastic for horse riding, but more popular, the cycling. Cycle tours of Western Loire are magnificent fun for cyclists of all experience and abilities, and a gite or cottage in Western Loire will give the flexibility needed to complete cycle tours at your own pace.

There are 26 full 18 hole golf courses in Western Loire, so finding a round whilst renting a villa in Western Loire should not prove a problem. Some of the best are at La Boule, Cholet and Sable-sur-Sathe.

Family entertainment can be found at the theme park Puy du Fou Grand Parc, where you can watch chariot racing, falconry and mock Viking attacks on the fortress, and for motorsport fans, the world famous 24 hour race at Le Mans is a remarkable race.

Places to holiday in Western Loire, France

Maine-et-Loire attracts 2.3 million tourists each year, drawn not only by the walking and cycling, but also by the wealth of castles, abbeys, and parks. The troglodyte caves of Western Loire have thousands of tunnels; many used as wine cellars, museums and art galleries.

Vendee has a hundred miles of sandy beaches, and is therefore a very popular destination. There are also thousands of marked footpaths and coastal cycle-ways, as well as some great fishing in both the sea and rivers.

Sarthe is a department designed for walking and cycling. With dramatic limestone scenery, thick forests and small, lush farms.

Weather in Western Loire, France The Western Loire has a mild climate, with long fresh summers, and wet winters Travel to Western Loire, France

Flights to the Western Loire come into Nantes-Atlantique Airport (NTE) from Stansted (STN), Nottingham (NQT), Dublin (DUB), Manchester (MAN), Shannon (SNN) and Cork (ORK), making the Western Loire more accessible than ever, and the abundance of cheap flights means there is no excuse not to book your holiday villa in Western Loire.

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Perfect!! Idyllic relaxing retreat

5 of 5
Well, what can we say.... We had the most amazing relaxing time made all the more special by Sue and her gorgeous friendly animals. The gite itself is incredibly homely. Everything you could wish for is supplied. We were there for New Year's Eve and had a lovely romantic cosy stay with the woodburning stove being the centrepiece. We were always warm and snuggly. We arrived 4 hours late and Sue had made us a delicious homemade meal despite us arriving at 11pm! The candles were lit, the woodburning stove was lit and hot water bottles were warming the bed. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect start to our 4 day stay. The surrounding area itself is very scenic with lots of lovely country and woodland walks. The fact that the gite grounds also include woods for our dog to play in was a huge bonus. He loved all the outside space on property. It was also a pleasure to wake up to the ducks having their breakfast in the morning before venturing onto the lake. The local Supermarket was excellent and only a five minute drive away and the little town up the road is a pleasant stroll through the countryside.Gorron itself is a mere five minute drive away. A special mention must go to Ruby and Rory the resident dogs who were so very friendly. And the cats and chickens too. We feel that we have made life long friends as we were made to feel so welcome. If you want a warm welcome, extremely comfortable home from home gite and lovely countryside, then we would definitely recommend that you give Weeping Willow a try, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Sue & Co - WE LOVED IT!!! Sarah & Phil x
  • Review Submitted: Jan 07, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Stunning and very well maintained both inside and outside.

5 of 5
We had a wonderful family holiday over the October 1/2 term 2017. The children loved the pool, and the adults were able to unwind using the fantastic facilities provided on site. The property was immaculately maintained both inside and out - and despite the time of year, the grounds and gardens were in stunning condition ... the children became very fond of the robotic grass cutter, who was on duty 24/7 to keep the lawns looking perfect. This is a great place to relax, unwind and to use as a base for exploring the surrounding historical area. I would definitely recommend this property to others who are looking for a holiday with some unique added value features.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 02, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017