Holiday accommodation near Chateaubriant

Saint-Aubin-des-Chateaux (13km from Chateaubriant), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA001980 Advertiser since: 18 July 2003
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Oak Tree Lodge Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 + cot

About this property

Lodge, Pool & On-Site Exclusive Carp Fishing Lake. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

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. 

Only 2km from Oak tree cottage there is a 4 acre carp fishing lake. That is run by Mark. It is completely private and set in the middle of a forest, so if you are a keen Angler and want to bring the family with you why not book both properties, the 4 acre lake and the Lodge.

We are open from 1st March to 31st October.
Short breaks available March to May - September to November

For further information see our websites



Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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 use of the tennis court, full size pool table, 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.

Garden and outside

French doors leading out to a private covered patio area with swimming pool, plenty of garden furniture and a bbq.

Information about any additional facilities

There is an equestrian centre nearby for those who wish to ride.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: chateaubriant



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp,
Name of nearest fishing location: huntersretreat

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Treffieux
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre de Rouge 44110 Rouge
Distance: 4 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire Valley Wine Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: local organised walks

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: loire
Distance: 40 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Julie Huthwaite

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

The Owner Recommends

Out and About

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, 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.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.4
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.4
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9.2
7.8 / 10 frenchhoppers 17 August, 2017

very pleasant location with everything you need.
Be aware the owners live next door.

Owner response

Thankyou for feedback Jerry

10 / 10 wood family 26 August, 2015

This is our second stay at hunters lodge and it just keeps getting better,the area and the hosts are fantastic(Pam&Mark) they make you feel so welcome and are there if you need any think.The local area is beautiful and there are many sites to visit in and around the gite.The grounds are beautiful and the fishing was really good ,both my husband and 4 year old loved it and caught plenty.Weather was good to us again .This is a lovely relaxing place to stay with children or couples,have recommended to lots of family and friends. We will go back again .A lovely holiday had by the Wood family x
Thanks Pam & Mark

Owner response

thank you Simom and Helen for your positive feedback and kind words
it was a pleasure having you stay
Thanks Pam and Mark

10 / 10 Bridget & Kenny 27 August, 2014

We had a great week at Hunter's Retreat. The facilities were great - pool, tennis court, games room all keep the children amused and busy...ensuring relaxation for the adults. Fishing in the nearby lake with Mark was great fun. The cottage was lovely and quiet and in a very rural location - with a creperie within walking distance and a small village and bakery a few km away, the perfect way to get away from it all.

10 / 10 deborahfi 27 July, 2014

Spent 2 weeks at Hunters Lodge. It was a perfect holiday, Pam and Mark are the perfect hosts, very welcoming. Facilities are amazing something for everybody, setting is peaceful and not too far from shops. Would highly recommend it and will be returning as soon as we can!

Owner response

thanks Deb,Gary,Andrew and Liz