Located just outside Mouliherne in the Pays de la Loire, about 25 min from Saumur, we are completely surrounded by woodland and “Forêt domaniale”, offering comfortable, spacious, well-equipped, secluded and relaxing accommodation for your holiday. The property is full of wildlife, including deer, elusive pine martens, dormice, hares, wild boar (in the area), lizards and bats. Over 50 species of birds have been seen or heard around the property, including golden orioles, hoopoes, kestrels and buzzards. We also have a pair of barn owls who regularly nest in the roof of the main house!
We are within easy reach of the superb Châteaux and wonderful vineyards of the Loire valley, as well as 2 magnificent zoos and the world famous French National Riding School and the Cadre Noir of Saumur. Golf, water sports, fishing, hiking, walking/rambling and cycling are all close by. The larger towns of Tours and Angers are an easy 45 minute drive away, and we are also ideally situated for all the events at Le Mans, as well as the equestrian competitions at Saumur.
In November 2017 we were very proud to be awarded 4 stars in the category of Meublé de Tourisme (furnished holiday accommodation) by the Anjou Tourist Board, for the quality and comfort of the accommodation, the quality of the amenities and the range of services and facilities.
The gîte is the oldest part of the property and is thought to have been built around 1700. It features exposed beams throughout, many of which are original. Please note that although the ceilings on the ground floor are 3m high, some of the beams on the first floor are quite low. Taller guests may need to mind their heads!
The property is very eco-friendly, having double-glazed windows and doors to keep the place warm in winter, plus 80cm thick walls to help keep it cool in summer. All the rooms have low energy LED lighting.
Ground floor: Spacious living room with comfortable leather seating, flat screen TV with UK Freesat and French terrestrial channels, Blu-ray DVD player and CD player; large, fully equipped kitchen with dining area; double bedroom with King-size bed, ensuite shower, WC and wash basin. The whole ground floor features wide, wheelchair-friendly doorways. For autumn and winter breaks, there is a wood burner in the living room, with convectors or night storage heaters in the other rooms.
First floor: Large double bedroom with Superking bed; twin bedroom; family shower room with WC and wash basin.
All beds are 2m long, and all can be configured as doubles or twins. Please indicate your requirement on the booking form. Clean, fresh, hand towels, bath towels and bed linen appropriate to the number of guests are included in the price, and all beds are fully prepared. Please note that we do not supply swimming towels.
A full-size cot and high chair are available on request (no extra charge). Please indicate on the booking form whether you require these. Please note that we do not supply bed linen for the cot, which has a 60cm x 120cm mattress.
We provide all cleaning products and toilet paper for your holiday.
Outside is a large private garden (about 900 sq m), with covered patio, garden furniture, sunbeds, a fire bowl and a Weber BBQ. The garden is surrounded by wire mesh fencing for the security of young children and/or animals. There is plenty of parking space, including a covered barn if required.
Sorry, but the property is strictly non-smoking.
Animals are welcome, as follows. Sorry, there is no discount for short stays. Please note that this website does not cater for more than one dog, or any horses. Please contact us directly for this.
Dogs: Maximum of 2 dogs at £20 per dog per week or 3 night stay.
Horses: Maximum of 2 horses:
Grazing only at £35 per horse per week or 3 night stay
Grazing and stabling at £45 per horse per week or 3 night stay
Hay (not haylage) is available. Please contact us with your requirement.
Minimum booking period is 3 nights (low season only). Please contact us for prices and availability.