Large holiday let in rural Western Loire - LA004963_A

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 Flexible 3 8 2

About this property

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

Part of an old longère (long-house), The Croft sleeps 8 people ( ideally with a maximum of 6 adults, as one bedroom is a family room).

It has enough space for 2 families of 4 or why not bring the grandparents?

Travelcot, stairgates, highchair, babybath and other baby equipment, subject to availability - please reserve these items.
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.
Washing machine available for guests' use (charged locally)



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need for your holiday, including microwave, full sized gas cooker, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, kettle, coffee-machine, toaster a good selection of crockery, glassware, pots, pans and utensils.

All kitchen linens are supplied, as well as aluminium foil, cling film, kitchen roll, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets & cleaning products.

The rear door leads to a private courtyard with patio table and chairs, and then to the large rear garden.

Living rooms

Double doors open into the large living room with comfy sofas and chairs, traditional tiled floor and cosy log burning stove. Modern flat-screen tv with English and French channels, dvd player, large dvd library. The living room also has a large dining table and chairs.


One large downstairs twin bedroom, perfect for grandparents or older children.

Upstairs is one family room with a double bed and 2 single beds (in a separate annex, accessed through an arch).

Also upstairs is a large room with a king sized bed. From this room, you can see amazing sunsets through the full height windows.

All bed linens are included, and beds will be freshly prepared for your arrival.


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

Please note: personal towels are not included in your holiday cost, but can be hired if your packing space is limited.


Cosy log burning stove and electric heaters.


Each of our properties has free wi-fi, books, boardgames, English and French tv channels, a dvd player and a large selection of dvds.

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 (Open June - August, May & September depending on the weather).
Large sun deck with tables, chairs and sun loungers.

We have bicycles available, free of charge for our guests to use.

Washing machine available for guest use (charged locally).

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available on site.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families, couples, or friends.

One of 3 gites on-site (sleeping 20 guests in total) the location is perfect for a holiday with extended family, or a get-together with a group of friends.

We have previously hosted groups of cyclists, walkers & motorcyclists who have all found this to be a great location to start & end the days' activities.

We live on site, so always on-hand to offer advice on where to go & what to see; To respond promptly to problems or queries regarding your accommodation; Or just to have a friendly chat about you day. We will, however respect your privacy and not intrude on your time with family & friends (unless invited, of couse!)
Please see our website or contact us for information & availability.

Information about any additional facilities

Baby/toddler equipment
Free Wi-fi
Attractive garden (2 acres)
Shared pool


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp / roach /rudd
Name of nearest fishing location: St Julien de Vouvantes
Distance: 3 km

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 2 acres of garden, our property has plenty of space to let off steam or to find a quiet spot to relax in the sun or shade. Our gîtes are tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished, and well equipped with everything you need for your holiday. We like to help our guests by cutting down the items you will need to bring with you, and helping you to feel at home as soon as you arrive. We supply dishcloths, tea-towels, washing-up liquid, dish-washer tablets, cleaning products, kitchen roll, cling-film and loo-roll. You will find tea, coffee, sugar, milk, water, wine & fruit juice in your gîte for your arrival, and we are happy to shop for additional items, just let us have a list and re-imburse the cost when we hand you the receipt. We also have various items of baby equipment available including; stairgates, highchairs, travelcots, cold-water steriliser, a bab bath & toddler toilet seats (please ask to reserve these items).

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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