|Oak Tree Lodge||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||+ cot|
Oak tree cottage/formally Hunters Lodge is set in 9 1/2 acres of private land, the perfect place for a fantastic holiday offering peace and tranquillity in a rural atmosphere. It is situated in the small hamlet of Le Claray which is approx. 4km from the picturesque village of St-Aubin-de-Châteaux. It has all the amenities you need, a minimarket, bar, chemist, Post Office, bakers, butchers and brocante.
The cottage has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard. Oak tree cottage sleeps 6/7, has its own private swimming pool, and a one and half acre exclusive carp fishing and a coarse fishing lake, with carp over 20llb plus. Night fishing is allowed, micro barbed hooks only.
There are frenchdoors leading onto a private covered patio with swimming pool (27ft x 12ft), overlooking beautiful gardens with plenty of garden furniture, and a bbq.
We are open from 1st March to 31st October.
Short breaks available March to May - September to November
Large spacious kitchen/diner with cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
There is a wood burning stove for winter lets, plenty of seating along with English tv, dvd and cd player.
Two sofas, satellite tv and a dvd player with lots of dvds for your use.
Two large master double bedrooms 1 with four-posters, 1 double with queen size bed and a twin bedroom. All bed linens are included.
Family bathroom upstairs with bath, overhead shower, sink and toilet. Downstairs there is a shower room, sink and toilet
There is a children's room with pool table, full size pool table adults only. bikes for the more adventurous, table tennis, children’s play area with trampoline, and plenty of room to swing a golf club or 2, play football or cricket.
French doors leading out to a private covered patio area with swimming pool, plenty of garden furniture and a bbq.
There is an equestrian centre nearby for those who wish to ride.
My name is Julie Huthwaite
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||Because where we live is very quiet, you can hear the birds singing while your relaxing in the garden having a glass of wine. There are lots of places for walking or cycling.|
|Unique benefits of property||Privacy, a cottage with everything for a great holiday. Exclusive use of the fishing lake containing carp up to 26llb|
Just 5 mins from Le Claray is a superb lake called the Hunaudiere. It has a great crêperie and bar where you can sit by the lake relaxing while eating and drinking, its also in walking distance.The historic town of Chateaubriand is just 10km, farmers market on Wednesday. Lots of cafes and restaurants. Shops and bars.Bowling ally. Chateau. Nantes, Rennes approx. 45 mins and the coast of La Baule or St Nazaire is approx. 1 hour. theres lots of places to walk and cycle and because its so quiet its also very safe on the roads. In Rouge there an equestrian centre which is approx 6klm if you fancy a little trot.
There were 3 of us - me & my husband & his friend. They were there to fish & I mostly sat by the pool admiring the garden & reading. House & gardens are lovely - there are bits that could do with a bit of updating. but we loved the big kitchen - the bedrooms are nicely appointed & very spacious. Great to have UK TV - especially with the World Cup on. The weather was amazing - so nice to be able to dip into the nice chilly pool! I gather the fishing was good! We didn't do too much else - visited Chateubriant - had a fab 3 course inc wine lunch for 12 euro opposite the castle. Did a massive shop on the way to the cottage then topped up in St Aubin - there is a little shop but not huge choice & very expensive. There is also a bakery & a bar which we popped into. You can walk - about 20mins to another lake La Hunaudiere where there is a creperie - very picturesque - but we went on a Monday when its shut! Very relaxing we could hear the birds & frogs etc - Watch the butterflies & dragonflies - even landed on me. You do need insect repellent because there are lots of them there- some friendly some not!
Overall we had a lovely time & would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing time. Our hosts were very friendly & helpful - as I forgot to pack towels! Without being at all intrusive. The visits from the furry neighbours were also fun! .
Thank you for your review Sharon. We really appreciate guest comments as we are new at this business.
Please can you advise on bits that could do with updating
Julie & Mick and the furry ones??
19th -26th May 2018 Travelled from Yorkshire using the overnight Portsmouth St Malo Ferry. French travel Toll free all motor way .Returned on the Cherburgh Portsmouth fast ferry longer travel time in France but again toll free and all motor way.Our cottage was clean well appointed and the facilities were excellent with bikes table tennis along with the pool plus snooker and pool tables. Julie & Mike were excellent hosts...Mike a keen angler himself is a mind of information regarding the fishing. We ourselves are reasonable anglers and caught a fine selection of the lakes fish with carp from around 10 lb up to 16 lb we also had some fine grass carp to 17 lb along with a sturgeon which weighed in at just under 17 lb all in daylight .All in all a very enjoyable stay
Thank you Trevor. You were great guests and we enjoyed your stay at oak tree lodge. Thank you for the chats and your ideas on the future of the lake. We hope to see you again in the future. Julie & Mick
We found all to as described in the advert. Mick & Julie were on hand if we needed anything, or information about the local area. The setting of the house and grounds are really nice, and very peaceful. The fishing was OK but the changing weather did not help us much.We would recommend this place if you are looking for total relaxation break, the kids would love it to as the swimming pool looks great, the tennis court and all the extra little bits like Snooker, and all the games for a cold evening available in the house.
Really enjoyable time and left totally relaxed, Will return in the near future.
Paul & Julie
Thank you Paul & Julie.
We really appreciate feedback as we are new to the gite business.
The lake has been fishing its head off this week our current guest are loving it lots of good sized fish.
Thank you for leaving the cottage spotless.
We really hope to see you again in the future.
All the best with your dream
Julie & Mick X X X
very pleasant location with everything you need.
Be aware the owners live next door.
Thankyou for feedback Jerry