Detached holiday cottage in Loire Atlantique - LA004406

Vay (6km from Nozay), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA004406 Advertiser since: 23 November 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Attractive Stone Built Detached Cottage With Garden. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.


Very attractive, detached, well equipped cottage, in a quiet rural area, but within easy driving distance of the coast and The Loire Valley.
Our stone-built detached cottage is deceptively spacious and provides holiday accommodation to an excellent standard. Wood burning stoves, beams and polished wood floors maintain the cottage's character and tasteful furnishings are evident throughout.
Separate private facilities on the ground and first floors together with the almost level rear access (shallow 3in step) make the cottage perfectly suited to one or two couples, families, and families with elderly or infirm relatives.
The pretty, fully enclosed rear garden for your exclusive use, is big enough for sheltered relaxing on a recliner; and family games, many provided, make it suitable for all ages. Several bicycles of all sizes are provided for your use.
After a leisurely stroll to the boulangerie for your breakfast croissants, together with some figs freshly picked from the garden when available, enjoy breakfast on our sunny covered terrace. Dinner al fresco, cooked on the built-in bbq, or in the fully equipped kitchen makes every meal enjoyable.
Our fully furnished summer house comes into its own in the evening, watching the stars whilst enjoying a quiet drink. Perfect!
Sorry but we cannot take pets.
Saturday changeover.
Vay has a boulangerie, small supermarket, hairdresser and a popular restaurant/bar. The nearby town of Nozay has a good range of shopping (including supermarkets), restaurants (gourmet to pizzeria), bars/cafés, banks, fuel, internet cyber centre, lake with water-skiing and a café/bar, 2 fishing lakes & a swimming pool.
Swimming (supervised in July and August) & kayaking at the lake 'Plan d'eau du Buhel', Pléssis. (9 miles), also at Guenroet  - a further 4 miles.
Swimming pool, fishing & leisure lakes in Nozay, with water-ski facility, (Téléski Nautique).
Walking & cycling in the nearby majestic Forest of Gavre.
Fishing at Lac Clégreuc - 1 mile away (permit required).
Tennis, sports centre and marked walks in our village.
Golf. Golf de Treffieux, 9 holes (10 miles);  Savenay, 18 holes (20 miles); and La Bretesche, 9 & 18 holes in magnificent surroundings, spa & hotel, an easy 25 mile drive.
Quality shopping in Rennes and Nantes (chateau, museums and Les Machines de L’ile - see the elepant photo!).
The cottage is within easy driving distance of the Loire Chateaux,  the seaside resorts of Pornic, St Marc sur Mer (Mr Hublot), Pornichet, and the world famous La Baule. The spectacular Puy du Fou medieval historical theme park is about an hour away.



Kitchen and dining

Dining kitchen with gas oven, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer and tv.
Utility room with washing machine and door to the terrace and garden.

Living rooms

Ground floor sitting room - tv, dvd, video, hi-fi, and french door opening onto the covered terrace.
First floor sitting room - tv (most freeview UK channels), dvd, video, indoor games, small library.


Ground floor - Double bedroom with 4 poster bed.
First floor - Twin bedroom and a bedroom with king sized bed.


Ground floor - Bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc and basin.
First floor - Shower room with wc and basin.


Log fires in sitting room and kitchen/diner.
Heated towel rail, electric heaters.


TVs (incl. many UK channels), dvds, video, hi-fi.
Indoor and garden games.
Small library.

Garden and outside

Covered, furnished terrace with bbq.
Large, private, fully enclosed rear garden with a furnished summerhouse and garden games.
Patio furniture, sun loungers and numerous bikes to suit every age.

Parking and garages

Drive parking in the enclosed garden for several cars.

Visitor suitability

Separate private facilities on the ground and first floors together with the almost level rear access (shallow 3in step) make the cottage perfectly suited to one or two couples, families, and families with elderly or infirm relatives.


  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: ,
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Clégreuc
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Treffieux, 9 holes; N171 to Chateaubriant
Distance: 16 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route Romaine, plus many quiet lanes


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Hamill

We purchased the cottage over 20 years ago from an English lady who had started renovating. Although there was a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom, there was only one bedroom, so we extended into the empty upstairs to create 3 more bedrooms, a shower room and a second sitting room. We added an outside terrace area and summerhouse and still enjoy family holidays at Vay. We hope our clients enjoy it as much during the summer months.

Year property purchased 1996
Why this location? Easy access from the ferries, and convenient for trips to the Loire and the seaside.
Quiet village location, lanes for walks or cycling, but towns for shopping are close by.
Unique benefits of property Private enclosed garden, plus the combination of quiet village life with all essentials, and access to famous towns, country, seaside and world renowned theme parks all within an easy car ride.

The Owner Recommends

Cycling and walking - village on Tour de France Route 10 July 18

Around the village there are some way-marked walks, ideal for exploring, especially for the young ones.
Vay is surrounded by quiet lanes, ideal for a walk or cycle ride (cycles provided in all sizes), perhaps passing the nearby ancient church (turn right out of our gate for 100m), or the Chateau.

Days out

Nearby Nozay has a new Nautique Ski centre on the lake (Téléski). You can waterski, while being towed by an overhead line (rather like a ski-lift), rather than a boat. Children can lie on board if they wish, instead of skiing, and expert tuition and advice is available from the staff. All necessary equipment can be hired on-site. If the activities looks a bit too lively, have a meal or a drink in the attached café and watch the fun!.
The cottage is within easy driving distance of the Loire Chateaux, and the seaside resorts including Pornic, St Marc sur Mer (Mr Hublot), Pornichet, and the world famous La Baule.
Nantes has the spectacular Machines de L’ile – where you can ride the huge mechanical elephant, or the 3 storey roundabout based on Jules Verne's underwater adventures. Near Nantes there is the Planète Sauvage zoological park, (1000 animals; 150 species). Tour in your own car or take a 4x4 safari, or explore on foot.

The spectacular Puy du Fou medieval historical theme park is about 1 hour’s easy drive.
There are tourist information offices in Nozay and Blain, and a supply of leaflets in the cottage.

Eating out

Vay village gas a popular restaurant/bar only a short walk away serving both crèpes and traditional menus. Further variety of dining ranging from pizzas to gourmet can be found nearby at Nozay and Blain. Further details are provided in the cottage.


The village of Vay has a small supermarket, and a boulangerie for your fresh morning baguette, croissant or pain au chocolat. There is a bigger range of shops at Nozay, however Blain has HyperU, E Leclerc and LIDL supermarkets. Many varied and quality shops can be found in the centres of Nantes, and Rennes. In addition both have large modern covered shopping malls, useful on a wet day! Further details will be provided.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Teresa S 7 August, 2017

This is the second time we have enjoyed La Maison in Vay. For us it's like a home from home. There is a boulangerie five minutes away, quiet roads suitable for cycling with children from the house and 15 minutes away is a leisure lake at Plesse complete with a mini-beach and tele-skiing. The house itself has everything you could hope for (including a selection of bikes!), a lovely large garden with a summer house and a covered terrace which even makes sitting outside in the rain possible!

Owner response

Thanks for your lovely comments, but please note that there a two leisure lakes, the one at Plessé has the beach and canoes etc.but it is the one at Nozay that has the téléski, where there is also a café/restaurant.