Holiday cottage for families nr Chateaubriant

Riaille (20km from Chateaubriant), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA002648_A Advertiser since: 4 September 2009

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Cottage at La Verrerie Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2 + cot

About this property

Cottage, Pool, Riding, Carp Fishing (if prebooked) . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Situated in a beautiful rural area excellent for families.
Our own horse riding and carriage rides are based on 20 Euros for 1 hour. Bikes are available at a small charge, badminton, table tennis, volleyball net and table-foot available free of charge.
The magnificent historic Abbaye de Melleraye is visible from the property. Fifty minutes from the vibrant city of Nantes, Ninety minutes from Atlantique coast, Two hours from Puy de Fou, 1 hour from 2 excellent zoos. Local shops, amenities, great inexpensive restaurants all within 5-10 minutes. Two other large lakes are within 10 minutes drive, one with a beach, lifeguard and snack bar facilities.
The private pool (with slide) and the sunloungers has a fabulous view of the horses meadow and of the Abbaye de Melleraye.
The newly renovated cottage to a high standard comprises:-
First floor. Two spacious double bedrooms both with double beds, 1 with cot, 1 with single bed. Linen included. Bathroom with shower, wc, sink.
Ground floor. Fully-fitted kitchen, washing machine. Dining area. Bathroom with corner bath, wc, sink. Cosy lounge with woodburner (we have a solar panel which makes the gite suitable for winter rental), satellite tv, dvd, cd, double doors onto patio.
Outside. Garden, barbecue area, garden furniture and sunloungers. Private parking.
To find La Verrerie from our local commune village of Riaille first follow the direction of Grande Auverne then take the D18 direction of La Meilleraye de Bretagne follow this road approx 5.5km then take the left turning sign posted Joué sur Erdre continue 1 km then take the first right sign posted La Verrerie which is the first property with black irons gates.
A fully qualified beautician is available to come to the property once a week for private massages, manicures, pedicures, with foils also if requested, waxing etc., at very reasonable prices. Please email me for more details or if you would like to book a gift voucher and surpise your loved one.



Kitchen and dining

The new kitchen is fully-fitted with washing machine, microwave, gas oven and hob, stand-up fridge-freezer with spacious dining area.

Living rooms

The comfortable cosy lounge has a logburner, 2 matching leather sofas, a 2 seater and a 3 seater, and an armchair. There is English satellite tv, dvd, cd.


Two very spacious double bedrooms, bedroom 1 has a new bed and matress. Bedroom 2 has an additional single bed. There is a cot available on request.


Cottage at La Verrerie has 2 bathrooms. The downstairs bathroom has a corner bath, wc and sink. The upstairs bathroom has a shower, wc and sink, all newly fitted to a high standard.


Private heated swimming pool with slide with a full surrounding terrace and sunloungers. We have our own horses and ponies for riding on a basis of 20 Euros/hour, longer balades: picnics are available at a negotiable price. Carp fishing is available but must be pre-booked and has an extra charge. Bikes are availabe at a small charge for the many bike rides. Grassed games area, badminton, volley ball net, table tennis and table foot are available free of charge.

Garden and outside

There is your own private parking, private garden, sunloungers a barbecue area with table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Private parking.

Visitor suitability

For families who like the outdoors or who just like to relax. For horse and bike riders there are great wooded tracks and countyside to enjoy. There is a fantastic large public lake 10 minutes drive away with beach, lifeguard and snack bar facilities. Local inexpensive restaurants and creperie. There are many other attractions to explore including the Atlantic coastline and the vibrant city of Nantes with its many attractions are less than 1 hour from the property.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Riaillé clinique vèterinaire, Riaillé, Loire Atlantique Tel: 0033 240978026



Family activities

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Carquefou Boulevard de L'Epinay 44470 carquefou
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: On Site superb horse riding based on 20€/ hour

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire Valley Wine Route


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many marked yellow bridle paths and walks


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Maison des Vins d'Ancennis 28 Rue du Millenaire 44150 Ancenis
Distance: 20 km

The Owner Recommends

Attractions Close to the Property

There are many attractions to explore not far from the property, there are 2 very large public lakes both only 10 mins drive away, one has a man-made beach, lifeguard, snack bar, a creperie and boating facilities. The vibrant city of Nantes with its many attractions and shopping is less than 1hr away. The magnificent theme park Puy de Fou is approx 2hrs away. Two excellent zoos both approx 1 hr away one having a safari drive through. 1.15 hrs drive to the fantastic beach resorts of La Baule and St Nazaire on the Atlantic coastline There are 2 local markets per week both approx 20mins drive away.

Location and Activities

We are in a lovely rural area, which is fantastic for our on site horseriding and carriage rides. We are very close to 2 very large lakes one with a beach and lifeguard facility with snack bar and creperie. There are lots of marked walks and bike rides. Small shops are 6km away. Large supermarkets are 15 and 18km away.

Nearest Port

St Malo 164km, Caen/Ouistreham 291km, Roscoff 302km and Cherbourg 325km.

Nearest Restaurant

There are 2 villages within 5 to 10 minutes drive both with great inexpensive restaurants. There is also a lovely restaurant at a very large fishing lake also 5 minutes away.

17 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.4
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.7
9.2 / 10 Sturge Family 11 September, 2016

We had a lovely relaxing 2 weeks in this comfortable cottage. We travelled with a teenager and a dog and both had lots of fun. Glenn, Yvonne and family could not do more to make us feel welcome, as well as their managerie of animals. We had lovely walks in the local area and spent several hours relaxing by the pool. We had great weather during our visit and were able to BBQ several times. We went to the local Lake and enjoyed exploring Chateaubriant the nearest large Town. We also went to Planete Sauvage (a safari about an hour's drive away) which allows you t get really close to the animals in the safety of your car!
To sum up, this is a great place to chill and get away from it all :) Would definitely recommend it.

Owner response

Thank you Ian for lovély review, we are so pleased that you and the family and Finn your dog enjoyed your holiday at La Verrerie and enjoyed the local area.

Best wishes
Yvonne and Glenn

9.5 / 10 the wilson family 8 August, 2016

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Shops were within 5/10 minute drive. The cottage was near the road but hardly any traffic used it so it was very peaceful. The owners lived on the site so any problems were dealt with straight away and they were a lovely couple. The fishing lake is ideal for families. We caught several fish up to 23lb. Also great for horse riding as the owner took you out on some lovely hacks. Also would take you out in a carriage. We would certainly recommend it to friends who like fishing/riding and want a quiet family holiday. The cottage had its own swimming pool. Any family with young or old children would enjoy a holiday at Le Verriere. We will certainly return in the future as the whole family enjoyed it.

Owner response

Thank you Jason and the family, we are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday again with us and appreciated our amenities, we would love to see you again.
Best wishes
Yvonne and Glenn

10 / 10 Charlotte, Paul and Jess 25 July, 2016

Fantastic time, thanks ever so much for allowing us to stay at your splendid cottage. There really is nothing better than this place, a lilo and a swimming pool. Thanks again to Glenn and Yvonne for making us feel incredibly welcome.

Owner response

Thank you Charlotte, Paul and Jess for your review, we are so happy you had a good relaxing holiday and liked our cottage so much, we would love to see you again!

10 / 10 daveandcheryl 18 July, 2016

Had a fantastic week. The cottage is lovely, clean, well equipped and well maintained. We fished every day on the big lake and caught tench, common carp and mirror carp, so peaceful sitting in the early evening by the lake with a bottle of wine listening to the wildlife. The weather improved by the end of the week so we sunbathed and cooled off in the pool. Glenn and Yvonne couldn't have been nicer, they were so helpful and considerate. Would definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and family and would love to return, me to chill and my husband to catch that elusive 40llb carp!

Owner response

Thank you Cheryl and Dave for your review,, we are so pleased you enjoyed your week with us and felt chilled and relaxed here at La Verrerie, we would love see see you again and remember your dogs would be most welcome! Best wishes Yvonne and Glenn

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