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If you are looking for family friendly holiday accommodation in the Pays de la Loire or Charente Maritime region of France look no further, Our Cottages vary from 1 to 7 bedrooms and in combinations can cater for really large groups. Set in Rural tranquil surroundings allowing you to unwind in a truly relaxing atmosphere, yet both on site and nearby are all the activities needed to keep you and the kids entertained in as safe an environment as is possible.
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Gite Near Saumur
Beautiful Gite located in stunning surroundings
Quiet Location in the Loire Valley, Close to all Amenities
  2 Bedrooms  -  Sleeps 5   (or 1 bedroom let for 3)
Property Ref: FR178
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Refurbished for 2013 this beautiful gite is situated just South of Saumur.  Set in beautiful private gardens which are secure and very private, the gite has been completed to an excellent standard and offers many extras including Free WIFI, IPOD docking station, English satellite TV, safe for private belongings, Free use of cycles; two adult, two BMX, two 'kiddies' and a child seat, etc.
Perfect location for exploring the area including the beautiful Châteaux.
This isn't just any gite, it's your WOW factor gite!!!

Situated in a peaceful hamlet close to Doue-la-Fontaine and Montreuil-Bellay, and 20km from Saumur, this gite provides a perfect base for exploring the glorious Loire region. The gite is adjacent to the main farmhouse and comfortably sleeps 2 to 5 persons making it ideal for families, couples or small groups looking for a relaxing holiday.

The property can also be let as a 1 bedroomed gite (simply close off one of the bedrooms), if preferred.

Children's Play area including swings and sand pit....         .... and large beautiful gardens
Impressive gardens to the front and rear of the property
This spacious gite is renovated to an extremely high standard whilst retaining period features. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped and include a dishwasher, butler sink, halogen hob etc. The downstairs Shower Room incorporates a washing machine.

Ground Floor
The huge  lounge is double aspect and has a vaulted ceiling and log burner. It is equipped with comfortable sofas, a Flat Screen English Satellite TV, DVD and Video etc. Free WiFi internet access also included. For 2013 there will also be an IPOD docking station, there is even a safe to ensure your valuables are totally protected.
The large kitchen/diner offers cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, microwave etc  The beautifully appointed dining area seats 6.
Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.

Upstairs: is the Master Bedroom (en-suite) which is also very spacious and has a vaulted ceiling, exposed original beams and has dual aspect with windows facing to the front and rear of the property. King Sized bed plus a single bed.  The master bedroom en-suite consists of shower, WC and washbasin.  Hairdryer provided.

Linen and house towels are provided.
Central Heating
Cot and highchair available
Welcome packs provided
We are extremely proud of our gite which is
maticulously checked, cleaned and prepared by the owners prior to every rental.


The property is set in a private walled garden with areas at the front and back for exclusive use by guests staying in our Gite, including a children's play area. Two sets of outdoor furniture allow a variety of places to relax or enjoy meals. New Gas BBQ for 2012.. Cycles are provided at no extra cost. Rest assured, this is not a gite complex; this is the only gite and you are assured privacy and sole use of the facilities available. The British owners live on-site and are available if necessary but never invasive.

Terrace/patio areas
Ample parking including covered barn area to keep the car cool and also to play basketball.
Spacious, safe and secure front and private rear gardens
Boules court
Children's play area and sand pit, swing set
Outdoor games, Badminton Court, Basket Ball, Darts
Table football
Variety of indoor and outdoor games
Our two donkeys who live in the field behind the property!!!      

Paddling pool for children
Two adult cycles, a childs BMX and two 'kiddies' bikes provided free of charge
New Gas BBQ
Table and chair sets at front and rear of the property to maximise 'sun or shade' preferences.

  SAFETY GATE - on request

Children's paddling pool
  Table football, darts, badminton, etc
  Children's play area, sand pit and swing set


Babysitting/childminding service* (previously registered and Ofsted
  *(supplementary charge for this service)

PRICES                                 2 Bedrooms   or  1 Bedroom
                                                                          Sleep 5                 Sleep 3
22 December 2012  - 04 January 2013      £ 545                        £545
05 January                 - 15 March                   £ 495                        £470
16 March                    - 24 May                      £ 545                        £525
25 May                      - 28 June                     £ 655                         £635
29 June                     - 06 September          £ 850                         £850
07 September          - 27 September          £ 655                         £635
28 September          - 01 November           £ 545                         £525
02 November           - 20 December           £ 495                         £470
21 December 2013 - 04 January 2014      £ 580                          £580

A Local Tourist Tax of 0.40 Euros per adult per night is payable.
A Deposit of 225 Euros/£200 per week is payable when making a reservation.
A Security Deposit of 275 Euros/£250 is payable with the balance of the holiday cost 12 weeks prior to the holiday.
Electricity is charged extra during Low and Mid Seasons.
Long Winter Lets considered; please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Rental price includes:
- rental of the gite from Saturday 4pm to following Saturday 10.00 am
(other arrival/departure days on request)
- electricty, heating and water costs (except during low/mid season when electricity is metered)
- bed linen and towels for use inside the gite(beds will be made up for your arrival)
- baby cot, baby bath, high chair, booster seat and stair gates
- free welcome pack
- free use of facilities
- free use of cycles
- breakfast service available on morning of departure (at a supplement)

Our donkeys, Samson and Zeus are very popular with our visitors....
Guests just wandering through......
“Pure bliss - the place to excape to”
Having stayed in many holiday cottages, this is definitely the one to benchmark all the others! The gite is very well presented, is extremely well equipped and maintained to the highest standards   The secret to this excellence is clearly the two donkeys that are ever-present and well supervised by Norman the cat who appears just like the proverbial Genie. The is also a guy called Andrew who was very welcoming and will always appear if you pop a cork!  It was our first visit to the Loire region and there is so much to see we shall definitely be returning to continue our explorations. The only problem is that the gite is so relaxing its almost too much trouble to venture out, its perfect to relax in and well placed to explore a very interesting region, with lots of excellent restaurants and endless vineyards to sample.  We would highly recommend a stay here.

07 Sep 2012“Fantastic gite in beautiful surroundings”
A large gite in a very rural location surrounded by beautiful countryside, birds and wildlife. It's well equipped with plenty of space for the kids, with the added attraction of Samson and Zeus, plus of course the ever present Norman! There are a selection of bikes for the use of the guests, as well as space to play badminton, basketball, etc. The owner, Andrew (Jackie was away), was incredibly accommodating and a wonderful host and it was nice to share a drink two with him and chat about life in France. We would definitely recommend this property and look forward to returning next year!

07 Aug 2012“Simply beautiful, spacious and almost too comfortable!”
Myself, Sandie and our two children 11 and 7 travelled from Dublin. This was our first time in a Gite so to be honest we didn't fully know what to expect. Warmly welcomed by Andrew & Jackie, we were shown around our gite and can only say that we were delighted far beyond our expectations. It had everything we needed for an ideal Loire Valley base. Simply beautiful, spacious and almost too comfortable!  It's a great location for access to Saumur and numerous lovely rural towns like Montreuil Bellay and Le Puis de Notre Dame. The zoo at Doue la Fontaine was good fun, as are the numerous chateaux and wine tasting experiences. There are very nice restaurants to be found in the surrounding towns. We did sample a couple in our week there but invariably we found ourselves looking forward to getting back to the gite, light the barbecue and soak up the evening sun in the garden.  I would highly recommend a stay here.

“A really wonderful Gite in a very convenient location.”
A lovely gite, comfortable and spacious.The location was perfect for visiting many of the sight seeing spots in the Loire valley. Thanks to Andrew and Jackie for a very warm welcome and for arranging the wine tasting session for us at a local vineyard. A perfect holiday!

18 Aug 2011“Beyond our expectations”
We organised our trip at the last moment and have never tried the 'gite experience' before with our young family - we were definitely pleasantly surprised. Andrew and Jackie were very welcoming and made us feel very much at home. The gite was very spacious and immaculately clean. Our daughter particularly enjoyed the outside space with the sandpit and of course the donkeys. The gite was also very well located allowing us to explore the local area. The zoo is an absolute must and we also enjoyed visiting chateaus and local markets.  We will certainly be returning!

09 Aug 2011“Lovely, relaxing & peaceful”
A beautiful gite surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards. From the moment we arrived we loved this place and we did not want to leave. Comfortable and clean with modern decor and facilities, you will not be disappointed. Our hosts gave us a really warm welcome, as did the donkeys! A trip to the zoo at Doue Le Fountaine is a must as is the Chateaux at Chenonceaux.
The Area & Things to Do
More information on the Vendee beaches, attractions, activities, lakeside beaches etc can be found at the top of this page in the links box to the right
Situated in a peaceful hamlet less than 5 miles (7km) from the towns of Doue-la-Fontaine and Montreuil-Bellay, and 20km from Saumur, this gite in St. Macaire du Bois provides a perfect base for exploring the glorious Loire Valley.
A bread lady comes to the property daily at noon.

The Loire Valley / Maine-et-Loire region

All the world-famous chateaux of the Loire and Anjou are within easy reach and the historic towns of Saumur and Angers are only 20 mins and 45 mins drive respectively.
Other activities include local walking and cycle tours, trips to amusement parks, swimming at one of the nearby "Plan d'Eau" (swimming lakes) or day trips to towns and beaches on the Atlantic coast. Refer to the Region Page on our website for more ideas.
The area is renowned for its fine Anjou and Saumur wines. Wine tastings are a must for all visitors!

The sunny climate in the Western Loire is comparable to that of Poitou-Charentes with some of the highest average number of sunshine hours recorded annually.
The Saumur area

Montreuil Bellay: Ville Fleurie with an imposing medieval chateau
Doue la Fontaine: Doue has a fantastic Zoo set on two levels. One of the area's top tourist attractions. Doue is also famous for its Rose Gardens and Troglodyte Sites.
Saumur: Chateau town and home of the Cadre Noir. Renowned for its wines (Saumur Brut, Champigny).
Angers: regional capital with famous chateau
Puy de Fou: Medieval theme park - Highly Recommended!
Lots of wine tasting .... :-)

Activities near Saumur
Sports:  Tennis in town, Horse Riding, Golf within 30 mins drive, Fishing, cycling plus mulitple other sports in the area
Great for:  Walking holidays, Rural / countryside retreats, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

Travel Links
St Macaire du Bois (Les Bouchettes) is easily accessible by car from all the channel ports ( St Malo being the closest ferry port at 240 km) and via the airports of Angers (40 km), Nantes, Tours, Poitiers and Paris.
Flybe, Easyjet and Ryanair operate a number of all-year and summer-season routes.
Nearest Railway:  Montreuil Bellay:   10km

We offer great discounts on ferry operators