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Spacious and very comfortable renovated farmhouse (130m²) with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a small peaceful hamlet with views across fields, close to Ingrandes Le Fresne-sur-Loire. 30km west of Angers in the Anjou wine region and 60km east of Nantes.
Less than 10 mins drive from the Loire River, fishing, local shops and wine-tasting. Easy reach of horse riding, many golf courses, châteaux, the sea, many small restaurants offering excellent local cuisine at very reasonable prices and much more...
Solar heated outdoor swimming pool with raised sunterrace in service from end May to September inclusive. bbq, tables, chairs and sunloungers in the garden.
Price includes bed linen, towels, wood for the woodburner, cleaning products, end of stay cleaning, electricity from May to October plus Tourist Tax.
Electricity between November and April : 8kw/h/per day included in the price. Usage over and above is charged at the current EDF rates to cover the heating (economic radiators).
UK tv and wi-fi.
No set changeover day during low and mid season.
July and August, Saturday or Sunday changeover.
8% discount for all bookings of 10 to 20 nights,
10% discount for all bookings of 21 nights or more.
2nd gite at “La Louetierè” maximum 9, less than 5 minutes drive away (Ref LL004127_A: tariff 4 bedrooms or LL004127_B: tariff 2 bedrooms).
Large well equipped kitchen including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer.
Gas cooker and oven plus small electric grill/oven. Filter coffee machine.
Kitchen table and chairs.
Large lounge/dining room (40m²) including woodburner, double bed-settee. English and French tv, video, dvd and cd players.
One bedroom with a double bed and en suite.
2nd bedroom with 3 single beds, 2 of which can be joined to make a double bed.
Large bathroom plus en suite in double bedroom with shower, hand basin and wc.
Wood burner all year round at guests disposal. Wood provided.
Economic electric calaporter radiators indivdually controlled.
Between November and March electricity usage above 8kw/h/per day is charged at current EDF rates to cover the heating.
Solar heated swimming pool with raised sunterrace. Table and chairs next to bbq as well as at the front of the house. Sunloungers next to the house and pool.
Very comfortable gite, ideal for long or short stays any time of year.
Cot and highchair available.
House thoroughly cleaned between lets.
Bikes available on-site.
Many different theme parks, leisure bases, farms and animal parks to visit for all ages.
Puy du Fou 90km
La Petite Couere - In an 82 hectare park, an eco-museum with semi-free animals, a collection of old vehicles and a reconstructed 19th century village.
'Go Ape' forest adventure - A new experience just 10km away in the middle of wooded parkland. Move with complete freedom, live adventurously high up and in full security on suspended nets.
There are beautiful châteaux in every direction open to visitors throughout the year.
Children of all ages can be kept amused with the many adventure, theme and safari parks as well as the aquariums, farms, zoos and museums especially developed for them. Alternatively there is the beach at Pornichet, La Baule or Pornic are just over an hour away
or on the banks of the Loire at Ingrandes just 5 minutes away where there is a pool in the sand during July and August.
There are hundreds of kilometres of marked bridleways, paths and roads especially for walking, cycling and horse riding. You can follow predefined itineraries with their points of interest and calculated distance or just explore and enjoy the beautiful countryside and tracks along the river.
"Loire Au Vélo" cycle route 6km away.
A wide range of wine-tasting to tempt most palates - the gite is situated in the Anjou wine region and next to the Muscadet region.
There is also a "Cave" in Montjean-sur-Loire (English spoken) that sells excellent wines from the South East of France, Bordeaux and Bergerac.
There is fishing in public or private lakes as well as along the Loire. Daily or weekly permits can be purchased from the local tabacs.
There are 3 golf courses close to Angers and others close to Avrillé, Ancenis, Cholet and many more close to Nantes. There is also the renowned 18-hole championship golf course at Sablé-Solemes.
Short cruises along the Loire on “La Gabare”, a rebuilt barge from 1830, in Montjean-sur-Loire. Other river cruises departing from Angers and Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe.
Horse riding along bridle ways and woods for all levels in Beçon Les Granits with English speaking instructors or in Oudon close to the Loire.
For the adventurous there is canoeing, water skiing and pedal boats on the Loire river and lakes close to Ancenis and Chalonnes-sur-Loire.
There is also underwater diving for beginners or qualified divers at the “Roche Bleue” quarry in Becon-les-Granits.
Lots of small restaurants offering excellent local cuisine at a very reasonable price just 6km away.
Every Friday night for 4 weeks in July and the 1st week in August
6 or 7 groups play different types of music each Friday night in various parts of the historical village looking over the Loire River. It's a great evening out for all the family during the light summer evenings.
For Brittany Ferries : St Malo 185km, Caen 300km, Cherbourg 340km
We spent nearly four weeks at La Haye Claire with friends and family in June/July. La Haye Claire provided the perfect base for us in the countryside but not too far from places of interest and local amenities. The gite was very clean, comfortably furnished and well-equipped. We felt relaxed and at home from the start. The excellent welcome pack was very much appreciated. We were able to enjoy a glass of chilled wine whilst unpacking.
The garden was special too with plenty of shaded areas to sit and relax in the evenings with a glass of wine after enjoying a barbecue. A recurring complaint we’ve had with past gites was that there was never enough sun loungers and garden chairs for everyone. This certainly didn’t apply to La Haye Claire where there was a variety of loungers and chairs enough for all. As the weather was hot, our two grandsons made good use of the pool which was cleaned daily.
Our host, Nadia was brilliant. She was friendly but unobtrusive, helpful (nothing was ever too much trouble for her) and extremely hard-working. We will never forget her kindness when we received sad news from home. Nadia arranged a couple of wine tastings for us which we enjoyed and would recommend.
La Haye Claire ranks as one of two top gites we have holidayed in. The other is La Louetiere (Nadia’s other gite) where we went next.
What can I say, other than we had the most wonderful stay at La Haye Claire! The property is beautiful, clean and spacious and the pool was a huge hit with the kids and parents alike. The gite is in a rural setting which made it a very peaceful and relaxed break. The nearby town of Ingrandes had a great little river beach area and the nearby Chateaux were lovely to visit and explore.
Nadia was a fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble. She was even kind enough to collect our online shop before we arrived which helped us out massively as the supermarket was closed when we arrived. I would wholeheartedly recommend this gite to anyone wanted a relaxing and tranquil break in a lovely setting. Thank you Nadia!!
Our second year at La Haye Claire and another lovely 2weeks. We traveled with our two older children and having WiFi and a private pool they were very happy. We had a good mix off weather, very little rain, but this gave us a chance to get out more than last year when the temperature dropped below the mid 20's, the area has some great places to see, very pretty villages along the loire and some nice walks. Visited the Bioparc zoo and would recommend for all ages, Nadia has a discount card you can use. This is definitely a place we will return to. Than you Nadia for a lovely holiday.
Having been visiting this property every year since 2010 we obviously like it very much this is due to the friendlyness of the owner Nadia. Always available if you need her assistance but never intrudes on you privicey. The house is alway very clean on arrival with all the facilities you require to make your holiday a memorable experience. The the best facility is of course the swimming pool which is cleaned every morning. Heated by a solar mat so the hotter the sun the warmer the pool, it is in a private position at the bottom of the large garden which has lots of plum trees. I would recommend this house to either Famalies or couples who want a peaceful relaxing holiday. There are lots of interesting place to visit within a few hours drive if that's what you like or if the weather is unkind as it was for us this year. We have booked for next year