Holiday cottage for families nr Chateaubriant - LA002648_A

Riaille (22km 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, 2 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

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Yvonne Gibson

We are a couple who came to live in France in 2007 with our 2 girls aged 8 and 4. We adapted in to French life and renovated our property to provide our holiday business today.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? We like the many woods and lakes of the Loire Atlantique and easy access to the beautiful Atlantic coastline.
Unique benefits of property Our property is a smallholding of 28 acres including our 2 lakes of approx 4 acres, we provide a peaceful secluded haven. We are surrounded by natural wild life and have domestic animals which many children and adults enjoy.

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.

25 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Medcalf family 1 October, 2018

From the moment we arrived we loved the place didn’t want to leave.
The cottage has been done to a high standard very cosy and homely clean and everything in it you would need.
My wife went out on the horses with Yvonne and enjoyed herself through the woods down to a local lake.
I love my fishing and as there are two lakes on site I spent many hours on both lakes catching 71 carp and sturgeon to over 20lb ( please see my fishing review in carp-France website for details)
As the owners live on site They are on hand if needed for any advice. The local town is very close good restaurants and a market, super market close by.
What made this holiday for both my wife and I was the owners Yvonne and Glenn absolutely lovely couple and we will stay friends with them ( I have already booked a fishing week next year)
To sum up fabulous week, lovely property loads to do swimming pool bike riding horse riding and fishing and great hosts can’t wait to return wish we had booked 2 weeks and not just the one.

Owner response

Thank you Graeme for your wonderful review, we are so happy you, Trish and Shar enjoyed your holiday so much and have made time to give us this feedback! It is lovely to hear that our efforts are really appreciated, we are looking forward to seeing you next year!

All the best
Yvonne and Glenn

10 / 10 T&S 17 September, 2018

We had an amazing holiday. The cottage was perfect, Yvonne, Glenn and there daughter were very welcoming and nothing we asked wad to much trouble. The lakes were lovely we caught 24 fish between us. We travelled to a couple of towns that were recommended and the surrounding areas were stunning. We can't wait to go back especially to see the dogs 'Rascal and Buttons.

Owner response

Hi Tracey, thank you for your great review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday and the cottage, we would love to see you in the future, Buttons and Rascal too!

9.5 / 10 Emily m 14 August, 2018

We had a lovely time in the smaller fire - beautifully converted and comfortable.
Glenn and Yvonne are fantastic and they have a lovely spot in rural France.

Owner response

Thank you Emily for your review, we are so happy you liked our venue and enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind regards
Yvonne and Glenn

9.5 / 10 Suzanne, Peter & Family 20 July, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in the Cottage, Yvonne, Glenn and their lovely daughter are super friendly and made us all feel very welcome.
Plenty of wildlife and we enjoyed fishing every evening, The 100lb catfish evaded us but my son caught a fantastic 18lb carp!
We'd thoroughly recommend the cottage but would next time consider the farmhouse because it is more self-contained with the pool close to the house, has more facilities in the garden for younger children and it also has WI-FI.

Glen and Yvonne were perfect hosts, always on hand if you needed them but not intrusive in any way.
The children are already asking to go back!

Owner response

Thank you very much to the Fletcher family for your great review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday at La Verrerie. We would love to see you again in the future. All the best Yvonne, Glenn and Patsy.

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