Village holiday cottage to let near Noyant

Breil (25km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL003674 Advertiser since: 12 May 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Ancienne Cure Self Catering Sunday 2 5 1

About this property

Spacious Village Cottage With Private Garden. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A 16th century stone cottage tucked away in a small village complete with Boulangerie. Exposed beams, wood stove, period features and private south facing garden. A real haven to relax!

Ideal for cyclists, there are marked routes throughout the area, including the famous Loire a Velo cycle-way. We have quality bikes for hire and there is a large barn for cycle storage.

We are close to the famous Chateaux of Villandry, Usse and Azay le Rideau, the wine towns of Bourgueil, Saumur and Chinon and only 50 minutes south of the Le Mans racetrack.

L’Ancienne Cure is a large detached holiday cottage with two king sized bedrooms and many period features. Tucked away in the village of Breil, the Cure was once a vicarage and is one of the oldest properties in the village. Ideal for two couples or a family of four or five, there are two large double bedrooms (king size bed in each, plus one single bed), a bathroom (with large-walk in shower) and open plan living/kitchen/dining area.
 
The huge, living space downstairs offers kitchen, dining area and living area with stone fireplace and wood-burner.  The kitchen area is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. In addition, the gite is equipped with a dvd player, cds, dvds and a large selection of books.  For young families we have a baby bath, cot, high chair, children’s toys and stair gates.
 
The large south facing garden is secluded and fully enclosed and has sun loungers, garden furniture and bbq. There is also a barn for secure storage of bicycles etc. The Cure does not have a swimming pool, but there is a large open air swimming pool at Noyant, a five minute drive away.  The village of Breil has a fantastic bakery and a Chateau with gardens. The nearest supermarket is also at Noyant, just 5 mins drive away.
 
The Cure is operated on a Saturday to Saturday basis during June, July and August. Outside of these months we can be more flexible on changeover days.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The open plan kitchen and dining area includes oven/hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine. There is a dining table seating 6.

Living rooms

Open plan living room with the kitchen/diner. Two comfy sofas, woodburner, tv with dvd only - plenty of dvds provided.

Bedrooms

Two very large king sized bedrooms with king sized beds in each, plus one single bed in one of the rooms - and still enough space for a cot!

Bathrooms

Luxurious ground-floor bathroom with large walk-in shower.

Heating

Electric heating and also a woodburner in the living area - makes for cosy evenings in!

Entertainment

Books, cds, dvds and games.

Garden and outside

Large, south facing, private garden with stone bbq, table and chairs, parasol and sun loungers.

Parking and garages

Parking for two cars in the cottage grounds (off road)

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair users or restricted mobility if staircases are a problem.

Information about any additional facilities

Quality adult bikes are available for hire, as are maps and information on the local cycle routes.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante
Distance: 8 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Lake
Name of nearest fishing location: Rille Lake
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Bauge
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Gizeux
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bourgueil

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Gizeux

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bourgueil
Distance: 16 km

About the Owner, Ms Alison Shawcroft

I fell in love with France as a teenager, spent many holidays here over the years and eventually moved permanently in 2006 - for more space, more sun and a great lifestyle!

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? Originally the Cure was our holiday home, so we wanted somewhere we could get to for long weekends from the UK. Just 3 hours from Caen makes the Loire an ideal location. Add to that the wonderful countryside, abundance of chateaux, sprawling vineyards and many great local markets and towns and you can't go wrong for a holiday destination.
Unique benefits of property The Cure is a very spacious property with all mod cons, but retains many period features. You get the whole place to yourselves! The garden is south facing and secluded. There's a lovely bakery in the villlage and an interesting, family owned chateau to visit. Cycle routes run right past the door and it's relaxed, easy cycling around here!

The Owner Recommends

Local Markets

Tuesday - Bougueil (16km) Thursday - Chinon (25km) Saturday - Saumur (25km)

Local Restaurants

Pelican - 8km Boufftard - 10km Chaumiere - 5km Great for local french menus, great value lunchtime menus from 12euros including wine!