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Typically French cottage with modern confort bordering the Loire River. WIFI

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Charm and character have been retained in this delightful cottage

This charming cottage borders the road which runs alongside the quite wonderful Loire River, (with astounding views). Situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The accommodation comprises a very comfortable lounge with two sofas, UK and French digital television. Ipod / Iphone charger and player.

High Speed WIFI internet access included.

THE WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN with dishwasher, microwave / grill, oven and hob plus washing machine and refrigerator. A wide range of cutlery and utensils are provided enabling you to take advantage of local delicacies such as Sea food, Oysters and Snails. Various glasses for wine degustation are in the dresser. Tea towels, oven gloves and apron are included.

BATHROOM with bath and shower over. Hand and bath towels are provided together with shower and bath mat.

TRADITIONAL IN DESIGN - the cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms in tandem,(one of the bedrooms has a cloakroom).

GARDENS - two gardens for dining and relaxing. The flower garden is ideal for breakfast with morning sun and shade in the afternoon, whilst the vegetable garden is in shade in the morning with afternoon sun.

ALL BED LINEN, house towels and bath mats within the rental price. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and separate WC. There is a WC and wash basin off bedroom 1.

A cot, high chair, changing mat and child stair gate are available on request.

The property is strictly no smoking, although you are welcome to smoke in the garden. No pets.

All services are included with the exception of the central heating for which there is an additional charge for stays longer than one week from October to March.

We ask for a £150.00 refundable damages deposit to be paid with the rental balance.

CHECK IN from : 16H00

DEPARTURE before : 11H00

We may be able to accommodate earlier and later check / departure time. Please contact for more details.

Taxe de Séjour - Local Stay Tax : (0.50euros per person per night). To be paid on arrival.


A LOVELY COTTAGE WITH BAGS OF CHARACTER. Great communication with the owner, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended. Mr. and Mrs S and family - September 2014

WE, A NORWEGIAN AND GERMAN COUPLE, spent an awesome weekend in this lovely cottage which has welcomed us with a bottle of a tasty Saumur cremant. It was a perfect choice for us, well equipped and clean. We enjoyed the indian summer in the two gardens. The location is perfect for trips to explore the beautiful region, for which one weekend was too short. Communication was perfect, questions were answered promptly. We appreciate very much that you have a sense of your visitors needs, and that you consider for example also guidance to handle emergency situations (which we fortunately did not need).

Mr B. and friends - Septembre 2014

THE PROPERTY WAS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED and very comfortably furnished, with a very good kitchen equipped with all utensils. It is a 10/15 minute drive to shops and restaurants but their is a very good local boulangerie within walking distance. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, with long walks by the river, the chance to relax in the garden with home cooking and a base to explore the Loire valley, then its perfect. Mr M. LATVIA - Aout 2014

A LOVELY COTTAGE with bags of character. Great communication from Colin, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended experience. Mr and Mrs S. and family - Juillet 2014

NOUS AVONS PASSE UN TRES AGREABLE SEJOUR dans leur charmante maison au bord de la Loire. Le temps a été avec nous et nous avons pu profiter de l'agréable jardin et des arbres fruitiers (mirabelle et framboise). La maison est très bien équipée, et nous avons été accueillis avec une belle bouteille de Saumur. Tout était parfait ! Merci Mme. D er amis - juillet 2014

We (two couples) stayed in the cottage for a wonderful week in June. The setting is great if you want a quiet, relaxing place that is a short drive from culture and excitement. We had a wonderful time cooking in the well equipped kitchen and eating in one of the two delightful gardens. Angers and Saumur are a quick drive away (we didn't try use public transport but there is a bus stop a stones throw from the front door) and a boulangerie(sp?) a few minutes walk along the river-sode path.Mr D. and Friends - Juin 2014

WE HAD A LOVELY TIME at Riverside Cottage - it is a very comfortable place to stay, full of French country charm. Our hosts Colin and Myriam were very helpful and quick to respond to our enquiries. Spring was definitely a great time to be there - with the gardens in full bloom! Mr. P - AUSTRALIA - mai 2014

THE COTTAGE WAS IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION, right on the banks of the Loire. When we stayed, it was a bit chilly in the old stone cottage, but I can imagine it would be perfect in slightly warmer weather. Colin was very easy to contact, and kindly offered to provide us with an extra heater. The gardens are lovely - we unfortunately didn't get time to take advantage of the rhubarb! We would definitely recommend this place for those wanting to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Loire and for a relaxing getaway. Mme. A. - avril 2014

More Details

Colin and Myriam
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Colin and Myriam

Passionate about France, good food, simple living, design, plants and gardens. I studied in nearby Angers, (the centre of horticulture in France) some 20 years ago.

Travelling and the discovery of alternative ways of seeing and thinking. I have worked as a guide for botanical and garden tours and if I have a specialism it is in Indian Ocean flora.

We have let the cottage for the last 5 years. We live a short distance from the cottage, so you have the Independence of not having the owner on site but I will be more than happy to fill you in on whats happening in the area...

Colin and Myriam purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Colin and Myriam chose Saint-Clément-des-Levées

The cottage is located in a small village which has a fabulous boulangerie within a short walk, where you can buy your morning bread and croissants. Situated 15 minutes from historic Saumur and 40 minutes from Angers. A Traditional cottage with modern comfort.

What makes this cottage unique

Riverside Cottage is situated in a small town 15 minutes from the historic town of Saumur. The cottage has 2 gardens for relaxing and dining al fresco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015

Very,very clean and comfortable.Lovely gardens to eat and relax in.Local bus very good. Excellent base for sight seeing and wine tasting!!!.We will definately be returning.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Clément-des-Levées in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • There is a family bathroom on the ground floor and a small cloakroom off bedroom 1 with WC and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , The cot and single bed are available by request
  • The Cottage has two double bedrooms, One with an en-suite cloakroom with WC and wash basin. The second bedroom has a double and single bed together with a child's cot which can be made up on demand.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Typically French cottage with modern confort bordering the Loire River. WIFI
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 23 reviews

Weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Perfect hosts and a lovely authentic cottage, warm and cozy during our winter stay. Plenty to do in the surrounding area, Saumur is a treat as is the tank museum. I’m sure we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Nice cottage, thoughtful hosts, good location

  • 4 of 5

Myriam and Colin are gracious hosts, who have equipped their cottage well, with extra touches for dining pleasure. The gardens are lush and the lounge chairs are welcoming. The cottage itself is an older home, with quirks often found in such places - well described in an earlier review. The two bedrooms and an ensuite are upstairs - and they are at road level. The road is quiet late at night, but quite busy during the day, as it is the main thoroughfare on the south side of the Loire in the area. The kitchen/living/main bath are all in the lower level, which is somewhat sheltered from the road noise. Plenty of space, good equipment (stove, oven, fridge, dishwasher, pots, pans, etc.). One issue I had was strictly due to my size - I'm 6'2" tall and well over 200lbs, and the beds were a bit too small for me. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and loved the area. No problems with parking the rental car. Getting to Samur, Angers, and other areas was easy, and we explored a lot of chateaus, did some bike-riding, enjoyed the scenery, and had a great time. Thank-you Colin & Myriam!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage well located for Loire Valley exploration

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well appointed cottage for visiting the Loire Valley. Extremely clear instructions to locate and access the Cottage, everything we needed for a comfortable visit. Very quiet village, but easy access to Saumur for restaurants and very convenient to visit Loire Valley highlights.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Good quiet spot, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Really a comfortable spot, out of the way but close to several wonderful attractions and distractions. Wildlife, including otters, just across the street (street is on top of the levee), many chateaux and vignobles nearby.

The nicest surprise was the culinary and dining equipment. If you're accustomed to renting accommodations this will be a shock: cutlery was not blunt, copious (matching) stemware was not locked away, nor were dedicated escargot and oyster tools and serving ware, if you're into that; or there were nice plain white plates and cereal bowls if that's your thing.

Colin and Myriam were helpful and welcoming, and rumor has it Colin is a polyglot.

Bed and furniture were comfortable. Of course there are the usual character issues one expects from a house of this vintage: built-in tripping hazards, low head clearances here and there, steep stairs, typically inefficient kitchen layout, light switches in odd places, plumbing curiosities. All normal stuff, but probably unlike your house, especially if you're from the US.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schöner Aufenthalt dierekt am Ufer der Loire

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren zwei Wochen in diesem Cottage untergebracht. Sehr gute Ausstattung der Wohnung. Schöner, zweiteiliger Garten, etwas verwildert. Idealer Ausgangspunkt für Radwanderungen oder auch Spaziergänge an der Loire.

Einziges Manko: Die D952 führt direkt am Haus vorbei und in den frühen Morgenstunden gibt es einigen Verkehr. Ansonsten herrscht Ruhe und man kann sich super erholen.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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A Riverside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Colin and Myriam, the owners,called to make sure we were settled in. They gave us information about the area and tips about local shops . The cottage was comfortable and well-appointed with two delightful private gardens. The Loire was literally across the road with otters and an array of birdlife. Quaint villages and open countryside were within easy reach, Saumur and its stunning chateau just a short drive away. It all made for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
next to the church
Nearest Ferry
220 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Saumur or Beaufort en Vallée
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Several in Les Rosiers sur Loire and Saumur
Nearest Beach
220 Kilometres
La Baule
Car: not necessary



- The property is situated 20 metres from a bus stop with 4-6 buses, Monday to Saturday running between Angers and Saumur. These buses often coincide with mainline train departures from Angers to Paris and Saumur to Tours.

Timetable Route 04 : http://www.anjoubus.fr/


- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Manchester (T3) and Dublin Airport to Tours.

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Edinburgh and Birmingham to Poitiers.

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Liverpool East Midlands, Dublin and Bournemouth to Nantes.

From Nantes airport you can hire a car or travel by train to Angers or Saumur. Tours and Poitiers are just an hour from the cottage and Nantes, 1 hour 40 minutes away.


- Eurostar from St Pancras, London to Lille and Lille to Angers ot Tours and then Saumur.


- The cottage is on bus route 04 running from Angers to Saumur. Many buses coincide with train arrivals / departures. Timetable Route 04 : http://www.anjoubus.fr/


- Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to La Harvre and Caen are good routes being just 3.5 hours away. Calais and Boulogne are about 6hours drive from the cottage


- The major car rental firms are represented in Saumur and Angers.


Riverside Cottage / St Clément des Levées is situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The fertile land north of the Loire River is used extensively for market gardening nurseries, fruit orchards and gardens and is referred to as 'The Garden of France'. South of the Loire River is predominantly vineyards with some 29 distinct appellations.

There is something for people of all ages :-

LE PUY DE FOU - http://www.puydufou.com - a day out for the whole family and evening spectacle / theatre.

FUTURSCOPE - http://www.futuroscope.com - which appeals to 'children' age 2 to 100 years old.


DOUE LA FONTAINE a world class zoo - http://www.zoodoue.fr (30min drive)

LA FLECHE - http://www.zoo-la-fleche.com (1 hour drive)


VILLANDRY- www.villandry.fr (1 hour drive)

CHAUMONT SUR LOIRE - http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr (1,5 hour drive and worth it!)

why not stop off en-route at Leonardo da Vinci's last residence at the CHATEAU CLOS LUCE - http://www.vinci-closluce.com

TERRABOTANICA - http://www.terrabotanica.fr (40 minute drive)

PARC ORIENTAL MALEVRIER - the Oriental Gardens at le Parc Oriental, Malévrier : http://www.parc-oriental.com (40 minutes drive)

The many Châteaux of the Loire, rose gardens, river trips, horse riding, golf, cycling and much more, which is why visitors to this region return year after year, finding something new on each visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Clément-des-Levées, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
HIGH 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
PEAK 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
HIGH 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
LOW 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150

During the cooler months central heating is available and is charged locally, ask for more details.

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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