Self catering cottage rental nr Saumur

9.9/10
Saint-Clement-des-Levees (13km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL004095 Advertiser since: 15 April 2015
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Riverside Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 a cot can be provided if required

About this property

Riverside Cottage Pretty, Typically French Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This cottage is located in the village of Saint Clément des Levées which has a fabulous boulangerie within a short walk, where you can buy your morning bread and croissants. Situated 15 minutes from historic Saumur and 40 minutes from Angers.
 
Charm and character have been retained in this delightful cottage having exposed beams and traditional décor.
This charming property borders the road which runs alongside the quite wonderful Loire River, (with astounding views). Situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
High Speed Internet/wi-fi access included
The accommodation comprises a very comfortable lounge with two sofas, UK and French digital television. Ipod/Iphone charger and player.
The Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave/grill, oven and hob plus washing machine and refrigerator. A wide range of cutlery and utensils are provided enabling you to take advantage of local delicacies such as Sea food, Oysters and Snails. Various glasses for wine degustation are in the dresser. Tea towels, oven gloves and apron are included.
Bathroom with bath and shower over. Hand and bath towels are provided together with shower and bath mat.
Traditional in design - the cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms, (one of the bedrooms has a cloakroom with wash basin and wc).
Gardens - two gardens for dining and relaxing. The flower garden is ideal for breakfast with morning sun and shade in the afternoon, whilst the vegetable garden is in shade in the morning with afternoon sun.
Getting there
Ferry/Drive - Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to La Havre and Caen are good routes being just 3.5 hours away. Calais and Boulogne are about 6 hours drive from the cottage
 
Car not necessary - The property is situated 20m from a bus stop with 4-6 buses, Monday to Saturday running between Angers and Saumur. These buses often coincide with mainline train departures from Angers to Paris and Saumur to Tours.
Timetable Route 04.
 
Fly - Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Manchester (T3) and Dublin Airport to Tours.
- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Edinburgh and Birmingham to Poitiers.
- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Liverpool East Midlands, Dublin and Bournemouth to Nantes.
From Nantes airport you can hire a car or travel by train to Angers or Saumur. Tours and Poitiers are just an hour from the cottage and Nantes, 1 hour 40 minutes away.
 
Train - Eurostar from St Pancras, London to Lille and Lille to Angers ot Tours and then Saumur.
 
Bus - The cottage is on bus route 04 running from Angers to Saumur. Many buses coincide with train arrivals / departures. Timetable Route 04
 
Car Hire - The major car rental firms are represented in Saumur and Angers.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave/grill, oven and hob plus washing machine and refrigerator. A wide range of cutlery and utensils are provided enabling you to take advantage of local delicacies such as sea food, oysters and snails. Various glasses for wine degustation are in the dresser. Tea towels, oven gloves and apron are included.

Living rooms

The accommodation comprises a very comfortable lounge with two sofas, UK and French digital television. Ipod/Iphone charger and player.

High speed internet/wi-fi access included.

Bedrooms

Traditional in design - the cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms, (one of the bedrooms has a cloakroom with wash basin and wc).

All bed linen, house towels and bath mats within the rental price.

Bathrooms

Bathroom with bath and shower over. Hand and bath towels are provided together with shower and bath mat.

Heating

During the cooler months oil central heating is available and is charged locally, ask for more details.

Entertainment

High speed internet/wi-fi access included.

- UK and French digital tv/radio. Ipod/Iphone charger and player.

- CD player and radio

- Sitting in the garden and walking along the river.

Garden and outside

Gardens - 2 gardens for dining and relaxing. The flower garden is ideal for breakfast with morning sun and shade in the afternoon, whilst the vegetable garden is in shade in the morning with afternoon sun.

Parking and garages

Off road parking directly in front of the Cottage

Visitor suitability

Family friendly, the cottage is accessed via stone steps that descend from the road to the garden and is therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding access to the cottage.

All services are included with the exception of the central heating for which there is an additional charge for stays longer than one week from October to March.

We ask for a £150.00 refundable damages deposit to be paid with the rental balance.

Check in from : 16H00
Departure before : 11H00

We may be able to accommodate earlier and later check / departure time. Please contact for more details.

Taxe de Séjour - Local Stay Tax : (0.50 euros per person per night) collected on arrival.

Information about any additional facilities


Comments and Reviews from Guests

Wonderful and relaxing week in beautiful cottage -Very, very clean and comfortable.Lovely gardens to eat and relax in.Local bus very good. Excellent base for sight seeing and wine tasting!!!.We will definitely be returning.
Mr et Mme; D. United Kingdom July 23, 2015

BeautifulL, Quiet, Relaxing, very hard to leave, too short a visit, Thank you Mr and Mrs B USA – 12/04/2015

Riverside Cottage is delightfulL. Colin and Myriam were so friendly and informative. We loved the time in the Loire Valley, such beautiful colours in the countryside. Z and L – Australia – 07/04/2015

We had a fabulous time. Thank you especially for everything for our little boy and your recommendations. Mr and Mrs N and young family - Ireland - 06/04/2015

Had a great time. A very characterful house. We loved the bird boxes! Thank you. Mr. et Mrs R and family -
France - 02/04/2015

A lovely cottage with bags of character. Great communication with the owner

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saumur
Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fresh water depending on season
Name of nearest fishing location: There are many lakes and rivers in the area
Distance: 15 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Baugé
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: 15

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: G4 Gennes or along the banks for the Loire River

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Many in Saumur and the surrounding area
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Colin & Myriam Parbery

Passionate about France, good food, simple living, design, plants and gardens. I studied in nearby Angers, (the centre of horticulture in France) some 20 years ago and Myriam in Madrid and the UK.We enjoy travelling and the discovery of alternative ways of seeing and thinking. I have worked as a guide for botanical and garden tours and if I have a specialism it is in Indian Ocean flora. We have let the cottage for the last 6 years. We live a short distance from the cottage,

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? The cottage is ideal for exploring the Loire Valley Region. Traditional, yet with modern confort.

Guestbook for Loire Riverside Cottage

Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, very hard to leave, to short a visit, Thank you Mr and Mrs B USA – 12/04/2015

Riverside Cottage is delightful. Colin and Myriam were so friendly and informative. We loved the time in the Loire Valley, such beautiful colours in the countryside. Z and L – AUSTRALIA – 07/04/2015

We had a fabulous time. Thank you especially for everything for our little boy and your recommendations. Mr and Mrs N and young family - IRELAND - 06/04/2015

Had a great time. A very characterful house. We loved the bird boxes! Thank you. Mr. et Mrs R and family -
FRANCE - 02/04/2015

A lovely cottage with bags of character. Great communication with the owner, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended.
Unique benefits of property Riverside Cottage - Pretty, typically French cottage bordering the Loire River in the village of St. Clément des Levées, 15 mins from Saumur. Furnished with a mixture of traditional French furniture & modern comfort. 2 gardens for dining and relaxing.

Facilities:
Luxuries: Internet access.
General: Central heating, (additional charge), tv, cd player, telephone, satellite tv, wi-fi available.
Standard: Kettle, toaster, iron.
Utilities: Clothes dryer, dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine.
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 family bathroom.
Furniture: Double beds (2), Cots (1), dining seating for 4, lounge seating for 5
Other: Linen and towels provided
Outdoors: Private garden, bbq.
Access: Parking space


We include all bed linen, house towels and bath mats within the rental price. Please specify if you require a cot and linen for the cot.

The Owner Recommends

Zoo / Biopark Doué la Fontaine

A world class zoo is 20 minutes drive from the cottage in the town of Doué la Fontaine

2 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 sueh 9 May, 2017

The property description is accurate. It is an old property and I would describe it as shabby chic. It was very clean and well-provided with equipment. The two little gardens on either side are charming and lovely to sit out in on the couple of days when we had warm weather. Colin and Myriam were attentive hosts and speedily helped us to resolve a couple of small teething problems (e.g. how to work the induction hob). The cottage is very quiet and provided a relaxing retreat after a day out exploring the local region. Its proximity to the Loire is a big plus and it is well-situated for exploring some of the highlights of the region. A very enjoyable and refreshing week.

10 / 10 Mark Bren 19 April, 2015

We had a fabulous time. We loved the time in the Loire Valley, such beautiful colours in the countryside.

Miriam & Colin were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was as described, very comfortable, clean and well maintained. We would definitely return.