If you are looking for a family fishing holiday in France, then you have come to the right place. La Butte is a family friendly fishing lake with excellent accommodation. Set among acres of rolling meadow lands, leading down to the magnificent 2-acre private fishing lake, La Butte should be firmly placed at the top of your list if you need a family fishing holiday in France like never before! Stroll around the grounds – all 8 acres of them exclusively yours, or take one of the bikes for a ride into the village. With fantastic shopping, interesting museums, impressive golf courses and stunning scenery all around. However you choose to spend your time, we know that you’ll find something for all the family. The lake at La Butte is man-made, carved from the clay and fed by three natural springs. Therefore, La Butte doesn’t suffer from the droughts that affect many other fisheries or fishing holidays in the area.
House in Mouliherne, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France - Rural Location, 5 Mins To Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
Lesley Bentley & Paul McGrath
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Nov 2018
About Lesley Bentley & Paul McGrath
We, Paul and Lesley live here at La Cerniére with our pet Labradoir Kia. After buying a house nearby and spending many of our holidays visiting we fell in love with the area and decided to move out here in semi retirement in April 2013. Once we had converted the Barns into 2 self contained Gites over the space of a year we decided to offer these as rental for our UK visitors. One of our close friends came to visit and as she was nearing her retirement decided that she would love to rent the smaller gite (Les Pins) on a permanent basis. High recommendation indeed. We have made many friends and learned a considerable amount about the surrounding area which we will be more than pleased to share with our guests at La Cerniére.
Why Lesley Bentley & Paul McGrath chose Mouliherne
After visiting a friends property in the area it became a must to own one of our own. The pace of life and sheer escapism of this region made the UK and all the stress of life there seem a million miles away. Our family have spent many holidays at La Butte and all have been unique for a variety of reasons. Many years of vision, planning and transformation have been put into creating La Butte as it is today. We always welcome feedback and are constantly trying to update and improve La Butte for our guest's pleasure.
What makes this House unique
La Butte is unique to any other that we have visited in the past. It's location on the outskirts of the village mean that you can have the best of both worlds. The peace and tranquillity of the exclusive 8 acres at La Butte. The convenience of local shops, restaurants and bars or beautiful scenery within a short walk or drive from the house. We always intended La Butte to be a perfect holiday for all the family. Brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents together in one perfect setting. We are sure that after you visit La Butte you will want to come again and again as do many of our existing guests.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
What a fantastic place!!!!!
Le Butte is a magical place on the edge of the lovely village of Mouliherne. The house has everything you need for your holiday and the Welcome Pack does just what it says. The accommodation is faultless and the views from the house over the lake are ever changing. It is so peaceful on the sundeck just watching the wildlife and chilling with a glass of the local wine. The fishing is very good with a selection of fish and sizes. The village which is a short walk from the house has a superb bakery (try the croissant almonde), a small supermarket, bars and a restaurant. Visit the church and look behind the altar for something out of the ordinary. There are many interesting places to visit like Saumur, Le Lude (both with chateau worth a visit) another must is the market at Le Fleche.
This has to be my favourite holiday place in the whole of France!
Special interest holidays:
Additional fishing venues can be offered upon request. Lessons can be offered to the novice angler if required.
Beach facilities can be found at many of the regions plan d'eau. La Fleche, Chateau la Valliere, Mansigne and many more.
Airport collections are available upon request for an additional small fee. Hire Cars are available at the airports.
Tours TUF airport 50 mins away.
Nantes airport 1hr 30mins away.
Calais 5 hours drive. Caen 2hrs 30mins drive
5 mins away: Fishing, Mouliherne, Shops/Bars/Restaurants, Country walks/Cycling
15 mins away:18-hole golf course, Musée Jules Debois, More Fishing
Le Pélican restaurant, Vernantes Horse Riding ?Country walks/Cycling Sailing at Hommes & Rillé
30 mins away:Market town & Shopping Chateau de Saumur Chateau de Montsoreau Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud Chinon Canoe/Kayaking
Hypermarket at Bourgueil
60 mins away: Zoo de Doué Chateau de Sept Tours, 18-hole golf course/Le Mans Circuit.
Often called the “Garden of France“. the Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perhaps the charm of its gentle pace life that has, for centuries, made it a sought-after location for poets and writers. It is a step back through the history of some of France’s finest works of art.
5 reasons to visit Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is the largest site in France to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The French Kings were cast under the spell of this exceptional land.
Put yourself in the shoes of a King and listen to the fascinating story of these unique architectural masterpieces.
Loire a Velo
The Loire a Velo trail is part of a European project connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. It includes 800 km of sign posted cycle routes along the Loire River passing through chateaux, vineyards and gardens.
Well maintained and manicured outdoor spaces inspired by generations of talented gardeners, gardens are everywhere in the Loire Valley.
The Loire Valley is one of the biggest wine-growing regions. Chinon, Sancerre and Vouvray are just a few of the Loire AOC quality certified wines to please even the most demanding connoisseurs.
We have supplied a small selection of Bikes, Fishing Tackle and Golf Clubs for our guests to use during their stay. Please respectfully return these to the appropriate locations at La Butte.
Booking Notes: A £250 deposit payable by Cheque, Bank transfer or Paypal secures your dates. Completion and signature of a booking form and T&C's is required. Final payment is required one month prior to your visit to La Butte. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible at out of season times but in the main are on Saturdays. Departure by 10am is required but arrival times can be flexibly arranged with the owners.