Holiday let with pool in rural Maine et Loire - LL005165_A

10km from Saint-Philbert-du-Peuple, Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL005165_A Advertiser since: 19 January 2017

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Maison Rouge Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Single fold-up bed in twin room

About this property

Stunning House in a Beautiful Woodland Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Maison Rouge is a beautiful Loire cottage set in magnificent woodland. Immaculately presented, it comfortably sleeps up to six/seven people, plus cot. Having been lovingly restored and renovated, La Maison Rouge retains many of its original features and is extremely well furnished, combining traditional France with today’s essential living. Located in a peaceful setting on the edge of the Forest de Monnaie, 20 minutes from the Chateau Town of Saumur.

La Maison Rouge is situated in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley. Maison Rouge can be booked separately, or can be taken together as one booking with its neighbouring cottage, L'Ecurie, making it ideal for two families or groups of 12/14 wishing to enjoy a holiday together yet with the privacy of individual holiday homes.



Kitchen and dining

From the entrance of Maison Rouge you enter the spacious open plan hallway and kitchen/dining area. The well equipped kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob, as well as a microwave, washing machine and dishwasher and two fridges and freezer. The table in the kitchen can seat up to 10 people and a stable door leads out to the garden.

Living rooms

The large sitting room has a wood burning stove, making La Maison Rouge as welcoming in the winter months as it is in the summer. In the sitting room is a tv with dvd and UK satellite and also a CD player, iPod compatible speakers and a selection of books and games. Patio doors lead out onto a private rear terrace with an awning where there is a very large table which which can comfortably seat 6-12 people. A bbq is available for guests' use.

Also downstairs, off the sitting room, is a beautifully beamed room that features bunk beds providing a sleeping arrangement for 2 singles and an en suite shower room and wc.


Off the sitting room, is a beautifully beamed room that features bunk beds providing a sleeping arrangement for 2 singles and an en suite shower room and wc.

In the hallway a feature staircase takes you upstairs where there are 2 further bedrooms each with en suite shower rooms and wcs.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and dressing area with ample wardrobe space. A door from the master bedroom leads out onto a balcony area with table and chairs. A second internal door leads to the en suite facilities.


All 3 bedrooms have en suite shower rooms with wc.


Central heating is available in the cooler months along with a wood burner in the sitting room.


Bikes are available for use by guests at both La Maison Rouge and L'Ecurie, as are outdoor games including boules, table tennis and a trampoline with a safety net.

Inside the house there are also lots of toys, books, cds and dvds.

Garden and outside

In the garden which is surrounded by lovely woodland, there is a swimming pool with a private terraced area and lawns. The swimming pool is equipped with a safety alarm and decorative fencing provides extra peace of mind.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking on the gravel driveway for a number of cars.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Groupe Vétérinaire de la Vallée L'Ormeau, 49160 Longué-Jumelles, +33 2 41 52 72 68


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montsoreau
Distance: 36 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Mouliherne
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Bauge, Rue Saint-Michel, 49150 Bauge en Anjou
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Haras de Mouline, Vernoil
Distance: 14 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gratien Meyer, Route de Montsoreau, 49400 Saumur
Distance: 30 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Polly McLean

We are Colin and Polly McLean together with our three teenage sons, Sam, Freddie and Archie. As a family, we bought Maison Rouge and L’Ecurie in 2007 as second homes to enjoy with friends and family. The long, hot summers provide fantastic outside living and our large woodland garden is full of fascinating wildlife.<br/>We love the house in winter as much as we do in summer.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? We chose this lovely woodland location as it is very peaceful and quiet and an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful weather in the summer and cosy winters. The Loire Valley is teeming with lots of interesting places to visit. If you are a lover of wine there are many local producers you can visit including the sparkling wine houses of the nearby château town of Saumur.
Unique benefits of property Maison Rouge and L'Ecurie can be booked together for a larger party but are equally private when rented separately. The beautiful woodland garden offers plenty of space and the houses are located a distance from a road so are ideal for families with young children. Many children have learnt to ride a bike on our long driveway during their holiday! The pool area is fully fenced and has an alarm for added safety and security. As our second family homes, the houses are very comfortably furnished. We love to cook so have made sure that the kitchen is extremely well equipped. Our games barn is full of toys and plenty of bikes for your use free of charge.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant Route de Sel

This restaurant is situated in the very pretty village of Le Thoureil right on the banks of the river. In the summer months tables are available outside overlooking the river. The menu is very imaginative and includes local produce and delicacies such as eel from the Loire.

Restaurant Le Pot de Lapin

This interesting, friendly restaurant is rated the third best in Saumur by TripAdvisor. The menu is very extensive and includes some delicious French tapas.

Canoes d'Anjou

This is an excellent family activity starting in St Martin de la Place. They give very good safety instructions.

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