Holiday let with pool in rural Western Loire - LL005072_D

Montreuil-sur-Maine (5km from Le Lion-d'Angers), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL005072_D Advertiser since: 18 November 2016

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gite 4 - Le Noyer Self Catering Saturday 4 9 3

About this property

Rural Setting With Pool & Wi-fi . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This 130m² gite, once a former barn has been sympathetically renovated and has 4 bedrooms (2 en suite), it has a well equipped kitchen, home from home. It can sleep 10 people plus the room for a cot(s), if required. It is ideal for a large family, 2 families or friends sharing. It has 2 double entrance doors, 1 is south facing and the other north/west facing which gets beautiful sunsets.

Le Noyer has environmentally friendly solar panels that provide hot water and underfloor heating for the cooler months. Fitted in the gite is: a stair gate, ceiling fans, fire extinguisher, smoke alarms, English 3 pin electrical sockets, as well as French sockets. Baby equipment is available upon request at no extra cost.

No set changeover day during the low and mid seasons.
Saturday is changeover in July and August.

The gite is thoroughly cleaned between lets.

There are another 3 gites in the grounds.

"What a fabulous gite and wonderful hosts! We have had a marvellous time and really don’t want to go home. Looking forward to our next visit".
The Steel family, Newcastle – July 2018

"Je ne désire qu’une chose revenir!"
Gérard BOUCARON, France – April 2018

"A wonderful stay at this gite for a family holiday. The children loved the pool and endless supply of DVDs from the ‘DVD Library’. We found the accommodation comfortable and very well equipped. The ceiling fans upstairs were a god send, most importantly, hosts Andy & Karen were very welcoming and couldn’t do more to help us have a relaxing holiday".
Lead family, Kent, U.K. – August 2017



Kitchen and dining

Two double doors that open out onto 2 terraces, one is south facing and the other is north facing. The open plan fully equipped kitchen/dining area includes:

- Table, chairs and benches,
- An electric oven & hob,
- Microwave,
- 2 Fridge-freezers,
- Dishwasher & tablets,
- Washing machine,
- Ample crockery, cutlery, glasses pots & pans etc.,
- Kettle, coffee-machine, toaster,
- T-towel,
- BBQ with tools,
- Hair dryer,
- Clothes airer & pegs,
- Iron & ironing board,
- Mop & bucket;
- Dust pan & brush,
- Vacuum cleaner.

Living rooms

The living room is open plan with the kitchen/diner with ceiling fans and has comfortable seating and a bean bag, a TV, DVD player, a selection of games & books and a list of films to hire.


- Bedroom 1 - is on the ground floor and is south facing with a double bed (140 x 190cm) and a large en suite wet room. A fan is available upon request.

On the first floor:
- Bedroom 2 - is south facing with ceiling fan, a double bed (140 x 190 cm) and an en-suite bath room.

- Bedroom 3 - is south and north facing and is a large room with a king size bed (150 x 200cm) and a single bed (190 x 190), room for a cot if required and has a ceiling fan

- Bedroom 4 - is south facing and has bunk beds (90 x 190 cm) and 1 single bed (90 x 200cm). A fan is available upon request.

All mattresses and pillows have protectors.
All windows have black out shutters, handy for keeping the rooms cool on those hot summer days.
All windows have country views.


On the 1st floor the bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and toilet.
There are 2 further en suites.


The ground and first floors have underfloor heating which is generated by environmentally friendly solar panels.


As well as the wi-fi, we also have TV, DVD player, various games, books. DVDs are available to hire (a list is available to browse).

Outdoors to share:
Table tennis table
Football table
Football goal

Garden and outside

As well as your south facing terrace with garden furniture, parasol, bbq with tools, there is a terrace on the north side to enjoy the evening sunsets.

Also available is shared access to:

Heated outdoor seasonal 10 x 5 m salted pool (1.2 m deep the whole length)
Table tennis table
Football table
Football goal
Boules area
Children's play area.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking at the rear of the property.

Visitor suitability

In accordance with the new laws, this gite is Wheelchair friendly.

It is ideal for a large family, or for two families to get to together.

Information about any additional facilities

Hot tubs are available for hire to have on your terrace area, please contact us for further details.
4 persons and
6 persons

For any other dates not listed on the price list, please contact us to discuss your needs.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Angers - every Saturday morning & first Sunday in the month.
Distance: 30 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Anjou Golf & Country Club
Distance: 20 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: tow paths by the rivers Mayenne and l'Oudon


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Anderson

I am originally from the UK but have lived in Jersey for over 38 years and frequently travel between France and Jersey. I am married to Jersey born Andrew and we have 2 grown up children.We bought this property in 2004. In 2017 we completed renovating 4 barns which was let for the first time. We have enjoyed every minute of meeting and greeting some lovely people.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We fell in love with the countryside and the views that came with this property, nothing is too far away. Our property is less than 2 hours away from St Malo, 1 hour from Rennes, 1 hour from Nantes, 1 hour from Tours, 1 hour from Le Mans, 30 minutes from Angers and 5 minutes from Le Lion D'Angers.

We are in the Anjou bleu region (Maine et Loire) of France is such a wonderful area, lots of vineyards, chateaux, tow path along the rivers to walk or cycle by pretty villages and magnificent towns to explore.

Our gites may be in a rural location in a tranquil setting, but all amenities are close by and travelling here from the UK is easy, either by plane or boat. Airports nearby, Nantes, Rennes, Tours and Angers and travelling by car via St. Malo, Caen, Calais or Roscoff across the channel.

Our guests tell us that they can't believe how beautiful and tranquil it is and that the photographs do not do it justice (something for us to work on).
Unique benefits of property The pool area is fenced in with enough sun loungers to go round, it is south facing so you can enjoy hours of sunshine with just the sounds of nature as soon as you arrive.

Last year we installed a boules area for our guests to enjoy, it has proved to be very popular.

Three of our gites have partialled wheelchair access with a bedroom on the ground floor that has wide doors, low light switches and sockets. The en suite shower rooms have:
- Wheel-in shower with grab rails
- Shower chair
- Raised level toilet with grab rails
- Sinks at the correct height for wheelchair use.

However, please note that these properties have not been specifically adapted to welcome wheelchairs without being accompanied (ie the Kitchen units are standard size), they are ideal for people with some level of mobility who do not need specifically adapted properties.

The Owner Recommends

Anjou Sport - Nature, La Jaile Yvon - 10km (15min drive)

- Treetop adventures, 9 courses, (a mini course suitable from the age of 3).
- Archery
- Paint ball (from age 9)
- Canoe/kayak/pedalo/stand up & paddle
- Mini barge, hire a boat for the day up to 10 people.
- Fun archery (a new activity combing paintball & archery)
- Bike hire

La Mine Bleue, Noyant-la-Gravoyere - 27km (30 mins drive)

A guided tour to 126 metres underground of slate mine.

La Petite Couere, Chatelais - 27km (25 mins drive)

We highly recommend here for a day out, there is something for everyone from ages 1 to 101.
- A train with a guided commentary tour of 15 minutes through the park.
- A 1950’s carousel and children’s playground.
- See 400 animals in semi-freedom.
- Footpaths that allow to enter most enclosures (Blue or Green 1 km 3 km).
- A village set in the year 1900 (with 29 life size exhibits).
- A children village.
- Museums (old and miniature cars, cycles, horse-drawn, pedal cars, tractors and agricultural equipment).
- The vegetation and nature.
- Various shaded picnic areas with shelter.
- Cafe for a light lunch, drinks, ice creams.

Terra Botanica, Angers - 29km (25 mins drive)

Extraordinary gardens, Angers – a great day out for all the family to enjoy a plant themed amusement park. Terra Botanica reveals the secrets of six centuries of history, beginning with King René and his famous floral gardens. Gaze upon the riches of Anjou, the plant capital and the ancestral homeland of multiple cultures, and discover the world through the 275,000 plant species and exceptional collections of orchids, roses, palm tree. From giant greenhouses to lush gardens, paddy fields to marshes, generous kitchen gardens to dark primary forests, Mediterranean scenery to Oriental lands, set off for an unusual and colourful adventure. Terra Botanica is also a fabulous playground full of games and entertainment: the Elves’ Island with its hanging towers, dynamic 4D film screenings, rides in a tethered balloon or up in the treetops, scenic boat ride. Between fun adventures and botanical discoveries, with family or friends, children and grownups alike will find plenty to enjoy at the first theme park in Europe devoted to plant life. Fun day out for all ages.

Refuge de l'Arche, Chateau Gontier - 18km (15 mins drive)

This is a pet-friendly local wildlife of sick or wounded, animals and after being treated, are released into the wild, only the animals that are too dependent on humans are kept. It also hosts domestic and exotic animals that have become too big for their owners to keep.

Angers 30km (approx 30 minute drive)

The department of Maine et Loire (49) covers a territory to the north and south of the Loire. This is the heart of the region known as Anjou and its capital Angers is one of the great historic cities in the Loire valley.

Anjou was the fief of the Angevins better known as the Plantagenets, who, starting with Henry II, ruled England for three centuries. Henry II, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their son Richard the Lionheart are buried at the Abbey of Fonevraud which is situated between Saumur and Chinon.

The great chateau in Angers is one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe and is situated on a rocky ridge overhanging the River Maine. Originally the site of ninth century fortress, the enormous chateau dates from the early part of the thirteenth century. With 17 towers, the chateau spreads across nearly 7 acres of ground. At the end of the eighteenth century, it was used as a military garrison and a military academy was established to train young officers. Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, best known for his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo, was trained here. The Chateau now houses a museum with the oldest and largest collection of medieval tapestries in the world, including the 104m long fourteenth century Apocalypse Tapesry.

Angers also has one of the greatest liqueurs, the famous orange liqueur, Cointreau, this has been produced in Angers since the middle of the nineteenth century. The cointreau recipe is still a closely guarded secret.

There are also different markets to visit every day except for Mondays.

CHATEAUX – dans le département de Maine et Loire:

Château d’Angers, 2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100 Angers.
Château de Brissac, Rue Louis Moron, 49320 Brissac-Quincé.
Chateau de Challain, 49440 Challain-la-Potherie.
Château de Durtal, 15 Place des Terrasses, 49430 Durtal.
Château de la Lorie, 49500 La Chapelle-sur-Oudon.
Château de Montreuil-Bellay, Place des Ormeaux, 49260 Montreuil-Bellay.
Château du Plessis-Bourré, 49460 Écuillé.
Château du Plessis-Macé, 2 Rue de Bretagne, 49770 Le Plessis-Macé.
Château médiéval de Pouancé. 49420 Pouancé.
Château de Saumur 49400 Saumur.
Château de Serrant, RD 723, 49170 Angers.

Hippodrome du Lion d’Angers - 3km (5 minute drive)

Le Lion d’Angers hosts regular horse racing throughout the summer and is fun day out for all the family. When racing isn’t taking place, the park is a popular place with a children's play area, also a path to either run, walk or cycle around and even venture off into the wooded area. The Parc Départemental de l’Isle Briand has a chateau which also houses a large equestrian centre. Every October there is a four day event ‘Mondial du Lion’ which is a display of dressage, cross country and show jumping. Competitors come from all over the world to take part in this spectacular event.

NATUR’O LOISIRS, Pouancé – 45km (30 minute drive)

An inflatable park on the Lake Saint-Aubin by a man made beach, near the Medival Fortress of Pouancé. The inflatable park offers a circuit/course of friendly duels and jousts, races. Jump, climb, swing, run, slide, dive or be catapulted. Also on site is a swimming pool, stand up paddle, Canoe-Kayak. Food truck, ice-cream and drinks. A pathway around the lake for a leisurely stroll.

Lac de Malague, 49140 Jarzé, - 43km (40 minutes drive)

Located near Angers Mace Airport, 30 minutes drive. Lake de Malague, swim in the lake, relax on the man made beach, bring a picnic or eat and drink on the terrace of the guingette style restaurant, plays sports or just relax.

The Coast of Nantes - 1hour 30 minutes

If its a day by the sea you're after, Nantes has this along with rivers, a pretty town with great shopping. Lots of things to do in the city too.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Andrew G 9 August, 2019

Travelling with the extended family (children from 2-16) we booked all of the gites to provide privacy and believe this was well worth it, we all had plenty of space and the swimming pool is fantastic.

My only wish would be the location was a little closer to a town to allow an evening stroll to a restaurant, however you may well then not had the privacy during the evening.

The owners are accommodating and support with the local area and suitable activities for your group.

Owner response

Thank you Andy for your kind comments, we are pleased you all had a lovely holiday. it was a pleasure to have you stay, enjoy the rest of your summer break. A&K.

10 / 10 Steel 15 August, 2018

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday. We couldn’t have asked for more - the gite is extremely clean and comfortable, the pool was loved by everyone, there are plenty of things to do and the wonderful welcome we received from the owners was second to none. Can’t wait to go back for a return visit.🌞

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely words, we are pleased you all had a lovely holiday, it was a pleasure to have you stay…perfect guests, enjoy the rest of your summer break, we hope to see you again. A&K.

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