Large holiday let in rural Western Loire

Saint-Julien-de-Vouvantes (18km from Chateaubriant), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA004963_A Advertiser since: 6 September 2016

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Chaumieres Campagnardes - The Croft Self Catering 3 8 2

About this property

Tranquil Setting, Two Swimming Pools, Huge Garden. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Croft sleeps 8 people with a maximum of 6 adults, (one room is a family room). It has a separate kitchen with dishwasher and large dining area/living space. Also downstairs is a twin bedroom and a separate shower room.
Upstairs is a double bedroom with a king size bed and a family room with double bed and annexe off with twin beds. There is also a large shower room. 
The Croft has double door entry and the twin room and bathroom on the ground floor make it more suitable for guests with limited mobility.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped with everything you will need for your holiday, including microwave, full sized gas cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Living rooms

Living/dining room with comfy sofas and chairs, traditional tiled floor and log burning stove.


One downstairs twin bedroom.
Upstairs are one double bedded room with a twin bedded annex and one large room with a king sized bed.


Downstairs: Shower room and toilet.
Upstairs: Large shower room with toilet.


Cosy log burning stove for colder weather.
Electric heaters also available.


Each of our properties has English and French tv channels, a dvd player and a large selection of dvds available for guest use.

Garden and outside

Each of our gites has a private terrace with patio furniture and bbq. Huge shared garden with boules court, table tennis, swings and huge lawn.
Two heated swimming pools, one is an outdoor above-ground pool and reaches good temperatures in full sun; the other pool is under cover, perfect for wet weather or to escape from the heat of the sun if it is too hot. Both of our pools are seasonal.
Large sun deck with tables, chairs and sun loungers.
We have bicycles available, free of charge for our guests to use.

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available on site.

Visitor suitability

Perfect for families with younger children, couples or adult groups.

Information about any additional facilities

Free wi-fi is available in all our gites, although it can be a little unreliable here in rural France!


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Fishing on-site

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jenny Dawson

The owners, Gary and Jenny Dawson live on site and will be on hand to assist where needed, but will also respect the privacy of our guests at all times

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We live in an extremely peaceful location, the only sounds to be heard from the garden are from the local wildlife. This is the perfect place to come and unwind. Once your batteries are re-charged, you may wish to venture out a little. We are well placed for you to access lots of places of interest, including Chateaubriant with its newly opened swimming indoor/outdoor swimming complex; Rennes and Nantes, are both beautiful historic cities with plenty to keep everybody busy. Le Croisic with its harbour (cue seafood!); and La Baule with its chic restaurants and long sandy beach; are just over an hour and a half away.
Unique benefits of property Set in two acres of garden, our property has plenty of space to let off steam or to find a quiet spot to relax in the sun.

The Owner Recommends

Walking / Cycling

Surrounded by forests, we are ideally located to explore the area on foot or on two wheels. The immediate surrounding area is fairly flat, making it easy walking or cycling country

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 Marte 7 August, 2017

We stayed in Les Chaumieres Campagnardes with three families. We rented all three gites on the property, so not just the Croft, but also The Cottage, and the Lodge.

Our stay here was wonderful. We were here with 6 adults, 6 children and one big dog, but the gites and the property itself provided more than enough space for everyone. It was lovely to have the whole place to ourselves. Gary and Jenny also live on the property and were very patient with us, answering all our questions and being hugely helpful and fun to be around. The swimming pools were a huge hit with the kids. The garden was beautiful. There was plenty seating outside.

On the first night, Gary and Jenny pointed us to a pizza and crepe place situated at the Forge Neuve. We went back 3 more times: the restaurant is pretty great, but there are a number of walking paths there that were just fabulous: we ended up hiking all of them. Just challenging enough for us, very beautiful scenery, and all the kids (age 4 - 7) were able to complete the hikes (although we did cut up the longest hike in 2 separate hikes).

Two points to take into consideration: there were quite a few flies during our stay. Bring flypaper! That really helped us. Also, the Lodge has a lot of bedrooms, but the living space is a bit smallish for so many people. For a larger family, i felt the Croft was the most suitable (so we did it the wrong way around, as we put the largest family in the lodge, since there were more bedrooms there)

9.5 / 10 Keith & Gail , Derbyshire 28 September, 2016

We had a fantastic time at this property , our hosts couldn't do enough for us ,the property we stayed at was full of rural French character and was so peaceful and tranquil ,a beautiful part of the region with loads to do ( if you wanted) on your doorstep,the nearest town to us was Chateaubriant 15 minutes away by car which was quaint with loads of history but having good modern facilities as well . We would recommend anyone to stay at this property and can assure you that you'll have a fantastic time and recharge you batteries !!!! Regarding your hosts they are a fantastic couple ,very down to earth and nothing is to much trouble !!! We were treated like family

Owner response

Thank you for your excellent review. Super guests, see you again soon, we hope!

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