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Between Saumur and Angers, cottages with pool in wine growing village - Layon

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights




The cottage is centrally heated, well furnished and equipped, it consists of : an open-plan living room with sofa and chairs, dining area with large table and 6 chairs, and a kitchen behind a bar divider.

Bed 1: Double, en-suite bath with shower/WC, French windows to small terrace area.

Bed 2: Twin beds, en-suite bath with shower/WC,

Bed 3: twin beds, French windows to front.

Separate WC.

About the property

Moulin de la Placette

3 cottages set in 2 acres of land with panoramic views. Faye d’Anjou is amid the vineyards of the Coteau du Layon area of the Loire valley. A 10 min walk from Moulin de la Placette takes you to the village centre with its patisserie/boulangerie, mini-market and bar. A larger supermarket can be found at Thouarce, a 5 min drive away.

Nearby is Brissac-Quince with lovely chateau and grounds, restaurants, horse riding, bike hire, and golf. The towns of Angers, with fortified castle, wonderful tapestries and excellent shopping, is 30 min drive, and Saumur, famous for its chateau and the home of the Cadre Noir, a 35 min drive.

15-20 mins drive takes you to a number of locations on the Loire for sightseeing, boat trips, kayaking, river beaches and swimming. The sandy Atlantic beaches at La Baule and Sables d’Olonne are both about 2 hours away. Poitiers, with fascinating Futuroscope is a 90 minutes drive. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists, artists and photographers.

Chateaux: Whilst slightly west of the main chateau territory, we are within I hour of the following, Usse, Azay, Plessis-Boure, Montsoreau, Serrant, Breze, Montreuil- Bellay, Montgeoffrey, and Chinon. Also the Abbaye Royale at Fontevraud the burial place of Richard the Lionheart, Henry II, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Other places: Le Lion d’Angers – National Stud and racecourse.

Doue La Fontaine – Zoo, Roses, and troglodyte village.

Puy de Fou - Historical Theme Park.

Les Cerqueux-sous-Passevant – Bisonland.

St Georges/Loire - Le Jardin des Kangourous.

More Details

Sandrine & Christophe Poussard-Audebrand
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2018

Available Rentals

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Jan-May, Oct-Dec - pool Closed, Long term lets or short stays by negotiation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Maine-et-Loire in the Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Toilet - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a boule court alongside the swimming pool, a badminton net, and plenty of space to play ball. Bicycles available. Washing Machine and dryer available in laundry room.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month (as we did in 2011) at Moulin de la Placette. It's an ideal location from which to visit Anjou and, more broadly, the Loire Valley, with its markets and many interesting sites. Faye d'Anjou is absent the hassle of larger touristic towns and contains the best boulangerie we met in France, and Angers, a mere 30 minutes away, is a fascinating city of quite wonderful sites.

The gite was clean, well-maintained and very comfortable. Keith and Pauline, the owners, were models of thougtful courtesy, even keeping the pool open at the end of September for late afternoon unwinding after busy days. We would unreservedly recommend this vacation spot to anyone heading to Anjou. We'd also strongly recommend at least one meal be taken at Bistro des Carmes, in Angers.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
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Lovely relaxing week.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week at Moulin de la Placette. The cottage was very clean and very well equipped. The bikes provided were very useful, especially as our 15 year old son finally taught himself to ride one, in the peace, quiet, and anonymity of rural France! The swimming pool was great for the boys, but a bit too cold for me!

Pauline and Keith were very good hosts, happy to help, but not intrusive. The area was very beautiful, surrounded by vineyards.

We went wine tasting at Logis de Noel in the village, a small, family-run vineyard, and they could not have been nicer, friendlier people! The wine was very good too! Our two teenage sons now think of themselves as proper wine connoisseurs!

We would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
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Relaxing holiday in beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Aubance gite in July 2011 and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and the distant views of vines and hills. The pool was excellent and well maintained. The gite, although small was tastefully furnished and very comfortable. Pauline and Keith welcomed us warmly and were accessible for advice on restaurants etc. Highly recommend the restaurant at the old station in Bonnezeaux - a superb dining experience! We lots of pleasant walks and bike rides on the quiet roads and old rail trails. The gite is very handy for visiting Angers and towns along the Loire valley. The nearest town, Thourace has a very good supermarket and the farmers market at Doue-la-Fontaine on a Monday is extensive and well supplied. A great holiday spot!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Moulin de la Placette

  • 5 of 5

Charming location in the Loire Valley district, great access to beautiful countryside. The Gite's are cosy, well furnished, and gathered around an open air pool in a large garden. Loads of room for the children to play. Many walks thri the vinyards. Local boulangerie for breakfast ...

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
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Moulin de la placette

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at Moulin de la Placette. The cottage was thoughtfully decorated and well appointed. Keith and Pauline struck a fine balance between being good hosts and giving us plenty of privacy. The setting is perfect, with beautiful views all around, hardly any traffic and a village a short walk away. The pool is lovely, great for kids due to its secure enclosure and excellent for adults too. There are also plenty of games and activities at hand. The surrounding area is beautiful with plenty to see and do in the vicinity. Overall excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
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Pocklington, York, England

Holiday in Layon, October 2008

  • 5 of 5

Warm, welcoming and well informed hosts together with a well-equipped pretty cottage made our holiday here a real pleasure. The property was spotlessly clean and well maintained, we relaxed in this beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: October 2008
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Caen, St Malo
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A87 Junction 24
Car: necessary

Angers - Has a Chateau/Castle well worth a visit, it includes the renown Apocalypse Tapestry, 103 m long illustrating the last book of the Bible written by St John. Culturally, there are museums, a magnificent Cathedral, and guided walks around the Old Town. It has an abundance of restaurants and bars, and for those that like to mix both, the Cointreau Museum.

Saumur - Beautiful town, on the River Loire. Superb Chateau. Home to the world famous Cadre Noir. A tank museum and a mushroom museum. Champigny houses, some set in the limestone caves along the river.