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Luxury cottage and B&B, heated pool in tranquil Loire countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Vine House is an eighteenth century cottage set in an idyllic position at the end of a lane, adjacent to our 18C Manor. It is a fabulous, self contained holiday home for 6 guests with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool, grounds, private parking. Area abounds with chateaux, gardens, historical towns, vineyards & numerous activities for children.

Chateau Montgeoffrey (15 mins), Plessis Bourre (20),Angers (20)-fab shopping, great restaurants,lovely gardens, lots of museums, Chateau with amazing Apocalypse tapestry, impressive Cathedral .Brissac (35) a super visit with enormous grounds suitable for picnics,Saumur - very pretty typical Loire town (45),Chinon - another lovely little town (60),Villandry is not to be missed, both for the chateau and the famous gardens and Chenonceau (60) motorway or 90 mins scenic.

Terra Botanica (30), Le Mans Motor Museum (45),Aircraft museum (7)

Vineyards include Anjou Rouge, Blanc & Brissac, Saumur Rouge,Champigny, Blanc & Sparkling, Chinon Rouge & Blanc, Saint Nicholas de Bourgueil, Bonnezeau, Chaumes, Coteau du Layon.

2 fantastic zoos at La Fleche(30) & Doue la Fontaine (60)

Cycling, gliding, horse-riding, canoeing. Lake beach& swimming ( 10) tree-top adventure park (30) .

Vine House ground floor has original terracotta floor-tiles,beamed ceiling & monumental stone fireplace with a Stovax wood burning stove. It divides naturally into a cosy sitting area and a country style kitchen & dining area. Generous comfy sofas, selection of games, books & magazines, flat screen tv with English free view stations, dvd . A door leads onto the terrace which faces the pool (fully alarmed) & has dining furniture & BBQ

At the other end of the room is the kitchen area with cooker, microwave, fridge & dishwasher. A butcher's block provides additional work space and there is plenty of crockery, glasses etc. The large dining table comfortably seats 6 with ample space for a high chair.

A large ground floor shower room has double shower, w.c. & wash basin. Arran Aromatics shampoo, shower gel & liquid soap and hairdrier are provided. A utility area has washing machine, clothes airer, iron & ironing board, hoover etc. as well as an additional fridge freezer.

The staircase leads up into the spacious pretty beamed attic with 3 double bedrooms & bath/shower room. Upstairs rooms have exposed beams , the landing & bedrooms have natural floor covering whilst the bathroom has a tiled floor. All are furnished in country style with built in wardrobes,a chest of drawers, a dressing table& chair, bedside tables with reading lamps & top quality beds dressed with Egyptian cotton bed linen & both firm and soft pillows. Personal towels, generously sized bathrobes & pool towels.

Primrose Room offers twin beds or super-king. Rose Room also offers twin beds or a super-king, Peony Room has a king size bed. The spacious bathroom has wc, basin, bath & overhead shower. Cot, cot linens, highchair, potty, toddler step, stair gate, baby monitor available free of charge.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About The Owner

We moved here from London in January 2003 and opened our doors to our first guests at the of May after 5 months of non-stop renovations. We had been holidaying in this area for many years and decided to have a change of lifestyle whilst we were still young enough!! It is a lovely area with something for everyone. Peter is a passionate cook and we offer table d'hote dinner 4 evenings a week, much appreciated as guests have no need to drive! I love sewing and interior design and have made the majority of furnishings for the Manor and for Vine House.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Maine-et-Loire

We are situated in quiet, peaceful countryside at the end of a lane with no through traffic. Surrounded by fields and our own grounds with plentiful wildlife including hares, deer, red squirrels and over 100 species of birds including resident Little Owls, Tawny Owls and Barn Owls. However, we are only 25 minutes drive from the vibrant, historic city of Angers and 50 minutes from Saumur. 20 minutes south is the majestic River Loire, the last reamaining 'sauvage' river in Europe.

What makes this cottage unique

What are the unique benefits of your property?:

Vine House offers the best of both worlds - it is fully equipped for self catering but guests can opt for the Le Bignon breakfast buffet served every morning and/or our fabulous 3 course dinners, served 4 evenings a week, for those times when they feel like extra pampering. Parents can take advantage of the baby/child monitor that operated between the dining room of the manor house and the adjacent Vine House. Vine House is equipped for 6 in comfort but an additional 6 guests can be accommodated in the manor house B and B rooms allowing larger families or groups to holiday together.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury cottage and B&B, heated pool in tranquil Loire countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

beautiful cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay at Vine House, the cottage is beautiful, everything you need for a relaxing holiday .. the pool is a welcome addition in the very hot weather. Peter and Wendy are delightful hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them. We will definitely be returning .

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

No expense or effort spared to make this a magnificent base for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a good stay in Vine House and that you enjoyed some great golf on the local courses. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, we hope to see you all again.
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Très beau bignon ! Les propriétaires sont charmants et très accueillant.

  • 5 of 5

Le wine house est très bien équipe et décoré avec soins dans un esprit anglais et toujours en harmonie avec la région. L'extérieur est également très agréable et très grand, idéal pour les enfants.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes si heureux que vous avez passe un bon sejour dans Vine House. C'etait un grand plaisir de vous acceuillir en famille et nous vous remercions d'avoir traite notre maison comme la votre. Cordialement Wendy et Peter
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Angers Loire
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lake beach, Malague
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rates include all utilities, bed linens, towels, pool towels, bathrobes, kitchen linens, children's equipment eg stair gate, cot, high chair, toddler steps, baby monitor. For winter guests wishing to make use of the wood burner, wood is available at the cost price at the time of the stay.

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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