Holiday cottage set in Loire Manoir's grounds

Saint-Julien-de-Vouvantes (12km from Chateaubriant), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA004535 Advertiser since: 22 January 2015
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The Petit Manoir Self Catering Sunday 1 2 1

About this property

Quaint Private Cottage in the Grounds of a Manoir. This villa is in a village setting.

Le Petit Manoir is a quaint, stone-built cottage within walking distance of a sleepy village. The village offers a pharmacy, small deli/store, bar, restaurant, tabac, boulangerie, and an impressive church, similar in design to Notre Dame, believed to be designed by the same architect. Locals say this was his "practice run" before committing to the splendid cathedral in Paris. 

The 1-bedroom self-contained cottage was completely renovated to the highest standards during 2014. It is set in the large private gardens of a stunning French Manoir (see property advert LA003962) but has been separated by a walled, private terrace area.
Entering the cottage from the terrace area via the conservatory which has a coffee table and chairs for your morning relaxation.  The ground floor offers a kitchen, sitting/formal dining area, toilet, and snug.  Access to the upper floor is via a spiral staircase which leads directly into the double bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
The cottage keeps all the original features including large sliding wooden doors which allows you to open the sitting room in to the conservatory.  
There is private off-road parking facilities for your vehicle in the grounds of the manoir.
The property is within a 10 minute drive to the large market town of Châteaubriant where you will find five Hypermarkets to choose from - Hyper U, Leclerc, Intermarché, Carrefour and Lidl. There is a large shopping area on the outskirts of the town offering every type of retailer and plenty of free parking including a McDonald's restaurant. Market day (mornings only) is Wednesday in the centre of the town, where you will also find the Post Office and banks with ATM's for cash withdrawals. Chateaubriant has a large tourist Office, a Chateau hosting various different exhibitions throughout the season, a horse racing track and an Olympic size indoor swimming pool.



Kitchen and dining

A small, yet perfectly adequate working kitchen with original butler sink, fridge, cooker, all electrical appliances, plenty of utensils, pots and pans.

The dining area is at the kitchen end of the sitting room. It has a table which easily seats six. Plenty of extra room should you wish to entertain.

Living rooms

The sitting room had a woodburning stove, comfortable sofas, coffee table, music facilities, satellite tv and the large wooden doors that draw back to open the space into the conservatory.

There is a snug for reading and relaxing.


The en suite double bedroom is on the upper floor. You access it directly from the spiral staircase. It has a large comfortable bed, bedside tables and lighting and hanging space for your clothes.


The en suite bathroom is tastefully designed. It has a rolled top bath in keeping with the period of the cottage. A modern shower, shaving point and mirror.

Garden and outside

The property is walled to keep it private from the manoir. It has its own terraced area with garden furniture and a bbq.

Parking and garages

There is off road, safe and private parking in the grounds of the manoir.

Visitor suitability

This is a perfect property for a couple.

Information about any additional facilities

In the grounds of the Manoir is a shared, above ground pool.
This is also an ideal property to combine with the Manoir for large family gatherings, when maybe the first generation would like their own space from the grandchildren. (Le Manoir - LA003962) A discounted price applies for renting the entire property.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Chateaubriant
Distance: 12 km

Beauty treatments


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: La Chapelle Glain
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: 9-hole course locally, 18-hole International at Nantes
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Chapelle Glain, Chateaubriant, Rougé
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The Loire Valley



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many marked trails in this area

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Along the Loire river
Distance: 70 km

About the Owner, Mrs Nikki Harris

Privately owned property.

The Owner Recommends

Chateaux to Visit

La Pays de la Loire is in the heart of Chateau country and there are many historical chateaux to choose to visit within easy driving distance. Take a day out to discover one of the best kept medieval castles in France, the Chateau d'Angers which is the home of the 14th century Apocalypse Tapestry, or the Chateau de Challain, the 19th century castle commissioned by the Rochefoucauld family and aptly named 'The neogothic jewel of Anjou', or the golden roof of the Chateau belonging to the Duc's of Bretagne at Nantes, which houses the museum of the history of the 'slave triangle', or maybe the Chateau de Serrant, with its' distinct dome towers, impressive chapel and history including visits from Napoleon and Josephine, and British royalty. With so many to visit we guarantee you will feel spoilt for choice.

Horse Riding

Horses are considered a way of life in this area of France, and therefore, the Loire-Atlantique has many horse racing tracks, trekking pathways and one of the largest Country and Western followings outside of the USA. We have several equestrian centers in the vicinity. La Chapelle Glain, Châteaubriant, Rougé to name but a few ...


If you fancy eating out during your stay, we have a number of suggestions that we're sure you will be delighted to try ... from those featured in the Guide Michelin to romantic Chateau dining; local speciality restaurants offering Breton galettes and crepes to the incredible value of the Routiers chain offering their 3-course menus and wine for under 10€; or even a riverboat cruise on the Erdre, whilst viewing the splended chateaux built by the Merchants of Nantes during the 'slave for sugar' period of French history. Whatever your taste and budget, we are sure you will find many gastronomic delights in our area.

Theme Parks and Activities

Euro disney is accessable from our region & the quickest & most relaxing way is via high speed rail from Angers. However, we have plenty of activities that easily rival Disney within a short driving distance. The #1 theme park in the world - Puy de Fou is within a 2 hours. This European history themed park has a replica of the Roman Colosseum amphithetre where you will actually experience what it was like to be in the crowds watching gladiator tournements. There is the best falconry display I have ever seen with over 150 species in the air at the same time, a Viking raid on a small village, Arthur & his round table, the Musketeers & many, many more fantastic shows and demonstrations. Try Futurescope at Poitiers for all the futuristic technology rides, 4D cinema etc. Or, Terra Botanica at Angers - a park on the theme of plants. Discover tropical lands on an expedition with botanical explorers, plant history and its' survival, beautifully landscaped gardens, with rides & activities to amuse all ages. Or, the Parc des Naudières at Nantes. A fun filled day for all ages at this self-perpetual movement park including huge bouncy castles for adults & children, human table football game, pedal boats & bikes, & many more activities that all the family participate in together. One of the funniest family days I can remember! We also have a number of safari-type zoos; dinosaur park;crazy golf & golf courses; adventure parks through the trees; museums including the Cointreau factory, the WWII submarine bases at Saint Nazaire, the history of the automobile with over 400 cars, Chocolate; La Gacilly perfume & Robert Tatin; man-made beaches; swimming pools (indoor & outdoor); Oceanile, the water world park; Sealand; antique markets; vinyards & wine tasting; labyrinths; the salt marshes of La Guerande; the cosmopolitan seaside resort of La Baule & the cote sauvage; the megalithic site of Carnac dated around 4500 BC. In fact, there is so much to see & do ...

Walking and Cycling

France is very sport orientated and have set up many pathways and trails to follow and use. We are in a particularly beautiful area of the countryside and there is no shortage of nature trails for you to explore. A quick trip to any local tourist board will supply you with all the maps in the area to keep you moving ... the routes are colour coded and therefore easily recognised. Most have a short and long version, so depending on your time and ability, you should be able to find your perfect match!