Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5, Ratings 25 9.7/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Farmhouse at La Verrerie||Self Catering||Saturday||4||10||2|
Situated in a beautiful rural area excellent for families.
Our own 2.5 acre carp fishing lake which is available if prebooked at the time of reserving your holiday. Our own horse riding and carriage rides are based on 20 Euros/ hr. Bikes available at a small charge, badminton, volley ball net, table tennis and table foot are available free of charge.
The magnificent historic Abbaye de Melleraye is visible from the property and has regular visiting times. 50 mins from the vibrant city of Nantes, 1.15 hours from beautiful Atlantique coast, 2hrs from Puy de Fou theme park, 1hr from 2 excellent zoos. Local shops, amenities, great inexpensive restaurants all within 5-10 mins. Two other large public lakes are within 10 minutes drive, one with a beach, lifeguard and snack bar facilities.
Directions from our commune town of Riaillé you first take the direction of Grande Auverne then to La Meilleraye de Bretagne on the D18, follow this road approx 5.5 km then you take the left turning sign posted Joué Sur Erdre follow this road approx 1 km and then take the first right signposted La Verrerie, we are the first property approx 0.5 km from this sign post. The property has black iron gates.
We have a fully qualified beautician who can come once a week for a private massage, manicures, pedicures with foils also, waxing etc at very reasonable prices. Please email me for more details or to order a gift voucher if you want to surprise your loved one.
The new fully-fitted kitchen has a double oven cooker, hob and grill, dishwasher, microwave, breakfast bar and small table and chairs.
Double patio doors leading out to the terraced area, table and chairs and sombrero looking onto the back garden and swimming pool.
The charming detached farmhouse comprises of:
Ground floor: A large traditional reception lounge with logburner, cosy sitting area with 32" tv, sky tv and dvd. A large dining table and chairs which seats up to 10.
A further large upstairs lounge with a 12'x7' pool table, a playstation games console with tv. The upstairs lounge/gamesroom has lovely views over the back garden and the horses meadow.
On the ground floor there are 3 separate double bedrooms one with additional bunk beds for 2 children.
Upstairs there is an additional double bedroom leading from the upstairs lounge/gamesroom.
All bedrooms have wardrobes, drawers and bedside tables.
All bedding, bed linen and tea towels are provided but not personal towels.
Two separate bathrooms, one with a bath and wc and the other with a shower with wc.
New for 2014 a toilet and sink has been fitted in the bedroom and a room fan for extra comfort for our customers.
The private heated pool is situated in the private back garden with terracing, sunloungers, garden furniture, table and chairs, barbecue and private parking.
Private parking through from the private gates.
For families who like the outdoors and fishing or who just like to relax by the pool.
For horse riders and bike riders there are great wooded tracks, canal tracks and the countyside to enjoy.
There is also badminton, volley ball net, table tennis and table foot available free of charge.
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.|
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.
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.
St Malo 164km, Caen/Ouistreham 291km, Roscoff 302km and Cherbourg 325km.
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.
We can not recommend this property high enough !! Glen & Yvonne and Patsy are the most incredible hosts nothing was too much trouble making it our best ever holiday. Our two boys 7+9 thoroughly enjoyed horse riding in the surrounding forests and I went on a fantastic hack around the large lake and tracks having not ridden for over 10 years. We all learnt how to fish in the beautiful lakes just a 2 minute walk across the meadow with Glens incredible patience and kindness which was a true highlight for Freddy !! The Farmhouse has so much character and everything you could possibly need. It is incredibly spacious with a Fantastic full size pool table/ games room upstairs and very large garden at the back of the house with lovely heated pool, swing ropes in the trees, badminton net, football goal, bbq ,sun loungers, table and chairs etc all overlooking lovely meadows and forests. There is a local shop which has everything you could need -10 mins away, a brilliant market at Chateau Briant (30 mins), Go Karting (30mins), kayaking and pedalos (15 mins) and so much more at Nantes,Rennes etc that we did not do as we spent so much time at the property. The house is set in the most lovely surrounding with so many bike rides that can all be done straight from the property. The last highlights to mention was Rascal & Buttons the most well behaved and trained little dogs, guitar playing under the stars, A, fantastic relaxing fun holiday had by everyone with so many incredible memories!
Thank you Sophie for your wonderful review and to your lovely family, we enjoyed very much having you stay at La Verrerie and we would love to see you in the future!
Yvonne, Glenn and Patsy
Our two weeks at La Verrerie in delightful rural France was very relaxing and
enjoyable; horses in the field, friendly dogs in the yard, and cockerel crows in the
morning. It was peaceful and everything we could have wished for. Our hosts were
very helpful, and friendly. The family enjoyed the fishing and the horse-riding and
we all enjoyed the pool and garden, and the small children played happily in the
We made good use of the big living room and kitchen. We were not able to use the
top floor bedroom as it was too hot, but the remaining 3 bedrooms were sufficient
for our needs. A second shower over the bath would have been a welcome addition.
The garden furniture was well used but provided for what was needed; indeed we
ate outside all but one evening.
The property represents very good value for money; an idyllic setting and a variety
of attractions for all the family, clean and comfortable and provided a lovely home
for our holiday.
Thank you to the Durkin, we are so pleased you all had a lovely holiday, it was great to meet you! We have took on board about having a second shower over the bath which we will install this winter.
Best wishes to you all!
Yvonne, Glenn and Patsy
Both Glen and Yvonne made us feel welcomed from arrival to departure with nothing being too much trouble what ever we requested. Caught over 100 carp in the two weeks between us (3.5 fishing) although the lakes were low due to limited rainfall throughout the year. The largest being 23.5lb and the majority of the fish. Ring over 10lb. We all enjoyed the break and would recommend as a joint fishing and family break to anyone.
Thank you Karl and all the family, we are so happy that you all enjoyed your holiday and the fishing at La Verrerie, we would love to see you in the future.
Yvonne and Glenn
Lovely rural area. Lots to do at the property, with the pool table, swimming pool, rowing boats and we particularly enjoyed using the bikes to explore the local roads, visiting the nearby Abbey. Nantes is a great day out - recommend Les Machines de l’ile and the little town train. We gave a lower mark for the condition as half the lights in the kitchen did not work and the bulbs were not replaced, despite being pointed out. We were told to use the cooker light instead. Riaille was a few miles away but had all the basic local amenities you would need.
Additional information not included in the description:
• There are dogs, hens and a cockerel on site.
• The owners live on the site.
• The property is about four miles from Riaille, down unnamed country roads so would recommend using SatNav and perhaps also detailed instructions from the owners as our SatNav sent us to the wrong place a couple of times.
• The property is totally dark at night, especially upstairs, where the bedroom is some distance from the stairs, so would suggest taking your own nightlights as the owners are not keen on lots of lights being on all night in the property.
Dear client, I am sorry that the kitchen lights had burnt out, I was not made aware of this and perhaps it was somebody else told you to use the cooker lights but it certainly was not me. With us living on site I only wish you had come to me and explained this and I would have gladly replaced the spot lights in the kitchen. We have bed side lamps in all of our bedrooms and ask customers to use them at night if they wish rather than the main spot ceiling lights which heat up a lot and burn out quickly, we do not charge for electric as many French rentals do charge by meter readings, we prefer to keep the cost down for our customers and remain aware of global warming this is why we put bedside lamps in the bedrooms with energy saving bulbs. Thank you for your comment on adding directions to our property from our commune village of Riaillé I will certainly add the directions to this site. Kind regards Yvonne Gibson