Holiday rental gite & pool 40 mins Le Mans - LL004213

Chalonnes-sous-le-Lude (10km from Noyant), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL004213 Advertiser since: 6 July 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Presbytere Self Catering Friday 2 4 1

About this property

A Relaxing Rural Retreat with Covered, Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Presbytere is an Adult Only gite which offers the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy the Loire region with its chateaux and vineyards. Within 40 minutes of Le Mans, Tours, Saumur, Chinon and Angers, it is also secluded enough to provide a haven of peace and serenity in the French countryside.
This 2 bedroom gite has 2 double beds accommodating for 4 adults. It features a spacious lounge (complete with original manger) modern bathroom, fully fitted kitchen/diner and downstairs toilet. There is a breakfast room leading out to the patio/bbq area and to the covered heated swimming pool. Access to the bedrooms is via a spiral staircase and so not recommended for anyone with mobility problems.
There is the opportunity to book a downstairs twin bedroom (part of a Gite 1), which has access to an additional shower room with toilet, plus a further toilet, this is accessed via the breakfast room and from 2019 is an additional £350 per week. Please contact the owners to see if this is available for your chosen weeks.

There is ample parking at the front of the property and a further seating area under the lime tree in the courtyard, providing welcome shade in the summer.
On arrival a welcome pack (tea, coffee, milk, bread, cheese, eggs and wine) will be waiting for you to recover from your journey.



Kitchen and dining

The newly built kitchen/diner is fully fitted with washing machine, dish washer, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, gas cooker ... Basically all you would expect for a holiday gite. It has a breakfast bar as well as a dining table.

Living rooms

The large, spacious lounge is equipped with UK Freesat tv, humax recording box, and a dvd player, some dvds are provided should you forget your own.

Should you prefer to read the gite is equipped with a variety of books. Visitors are welcome to use this as a ‘book exchange’., and many do just that.


Both rooms have a double bed and the front bedroom overlooks the open countryside of Le Bareil Valley.

A twin downstairs bedroom can be added, please contact the owners to check availability.


A modern bathroom with a bath and a separate shower unit.

Should the downstairs bedroom be available, this comes with its own shower room and toilet, plus an additional separate toilet.


UK Freesat tv, a humax recorder box, and a dvd player are available in the lounge, along with a selection of reading books, jigsaws, chess set and ‘sailors games’.

Garden and outside

A private lawn and patio area give access to the heated, covered swimming pool. A gas bbq is provided along with patio table and chairs and 4 sunloungers. All chairs also recline.

A newly built decking area now supports a covered gazebo for extra, comfortable seating, whilst looking out over the French countryside.

At the front there is a gravelled seating area, with 3 sets of concrete tables and benches plus a wooden seat around the Lime tree, so seating is in the sun or shade whichever you prefer

Parking and garages

Parking is in the front courtyard.

Visitor suitability

Due to the spiral staircase the gite is not recommended if you have mobility difficulties. We also do not accept bookings for pets, children, teenagers, stag or hen parties.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

  • Indoor pool




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

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire


Name/number of nearest marked trail: G36, 1000k from Channel coast to Spanish border, passes through Chalonnes

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Saumur, Chinon, Angers
Distance: 45 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Nina Dovey

GND Ltd is run by a retired professional couple who just love the peace and tranquility of rural France. We escape here as often as possible.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Chalonnes is only a short drive from Caen, Le Havre and Dieppe should you come by ferry, and less than 5 hours from The Channel Tunnel at Calais.

Living in Lincolnshire we can drive here in less than 10 hours (including the wait at the tunnel) and be transported into the peace and quiet of the French countryside.
Unique benefits of property An adult only environment set in the French countryside, a covered heated pool to relax in, (underwater lights for late evening swimming), yet within reach of Le Mans, Angers, Tours, Saumur, Chinon, providing history, chateaux, wine routes, golf, walking, cycling and many other activities.

The Owner Recommends


Le Lude, Bauge, Langeais, Saumur, Montsoreau, Villandry, Chinon, Brissac, and many more

La Fleche Zoo

The oldest zoo in France located in natural woodland and landscaped gardens. It has a marine world with aquatic shows, a falcon show, over 1200 animals, 130 different species over 15 hectares.

Le Mans

Only 45 mins from the ancient city of Le Mans, wonderful old French city plus home of motor racing.

Steam Railway and Lac de Rille

A nature reserve with carp and other coarse fishing, a Petit Train a Vapeur which operates around the shore, plus the opportunity to walk or cycle around the lake. Bicycles can be hired at the lake.

Wine Tasting

Chinon and Saumur are only 45 mins drive away with wonderful local vineyards. Le Presbytere is also in the Anjou region.

Puy du Fou

Less than 2hrs away for the most amazing experience ever ... a theme park of historical pageants, pirotechnics, fantastic bird displays, unbelievable horse riding .. a ‘cannot be missed’ outing

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Steve Gilligan 11 August, 2019

Our family comprising my wife, daughters aged 24 and 17, and I, had a very pleasant stay at La Presbytere between 2nd and 9th August 2019.

The information provided by the owners prior to our stay was clear and concise. Travel to and from the ferry at Caen was simple.

We were all very pleased with the property. The facilities, equipment, and accommodation provided and the fabulous swimming pool were all of a very high standard.

The property is very well located to visit local sites and also for local shopping etc.,

The hosts, Nina and Graham were very hospitable and welcoming. I would definitely recommend a visit.

All in all - a great place to relax in a great rural location. Thank you !

Owner response

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to have you all as guests for the week.

10 / 10 Jas 24 August, 2018

The gite was very clean throughout. The hosts Nina and Graham were very welcoming and friendly with good local knowledge. The pool was fantastic with plenty of chairs provided around the pool and also in the garden. If you’re looking for somewhere to relax in a great rural setting this place is perfect. The owners were in the adjoining gite but were very discreet and respected our privacy. It took us about 55mins to drive to the World Heritage town of Amboise which was delightful and there were lots of impressive Chateaux to visit nearby. The nearest town Le Lude is about a 10 minute drive and has several supermarkets and a couple of good restaurants. We took the ferry to Caen which is about 2.5 hr drive from the property on the motorway or about 4 hrs if you don’t use the motorway. I would definitely recommend to family and friends. I thought it was good value and Nina was very efficient in replying to my e-mails and returning our breakage deposit.The welcome pack of cheese, wine, eggs etc was a lovely touch.