Lovely gite for holidays in Western Loire - LL005182

Parcay-les-Pins (31km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL005182 Advertiser since: 9 January 2017
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La Noue Self Catering Saturday 3 4 2 2 singles in third bedroom

About this property

An Ideal Base to Both Relax and Explore the Loire. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The farmhouse gite has many of its original features. It is recorded on maps back to around 1700 but is probably a lot older. A traditional design with huge beams. An 8 foot fire place. A very large living area which was typical of the style of house, with large kitchen area. Three double bedrooms one being on the ground floor along with a toilet and shower room. A hall way with stairs leading upstairs with landing corridor 2 double bedrooms one which is very large. Separate toilet and shower room.
There are gardens to the side and front of the building. Along with a private walled courtyard. The front is south facing with a large patio area and over 1 acre of gardens with trees, grass and nature areas. The gite has its own private drive at the top of the south garden.
The west side of the gite is overlooking the fields and forest, it has a roofed patio area which gives shade from the hot summer sun and also is an ideal spot to sit and watch the sun go down. Whether you are inside or outside you will enjoy the charm and beauty of La Noue and appreciate its magical location.

To the side of the gite is a walled court yard which also gives access to the gite. It is totally private ideal for catching some shade or having a bbq.



Kitchen and dining

The Kichen area contains everything you will need to enjoy your stay at La Noue. Full size four ring cooker with oven, microwave, fridge, large selection of pans and cook ware plates cups etc. A solid handmade wooden table and chairs with matching dresser complement the area totally. This is situated within the huge main lounge, open living area.

Living rooms

The main room has been modernised, keeping all the original features from the huge 20ft central beam, original wattle and dawb ceiling and carefully restoring the gigantic fireplace.
The huge fire is the main focal point of the room, you can still see the remains of the old bread oven, which would have extended to the outside. The removal of old plaster and paint reveals carved marks on the old stone. A form of ancient graffiti or art work? The room has 2 very large three seater sofas an arm chair and puffee.
A tv with satalite which recieves UK channels, sits in the corner. There is also a dvd player and stereo to keep you entertained. A huge Welsh dresser to one side also contains a good selection of indoor and out door games and lots of books. 
There are windows and doors to the rear of the gite enabling you access the south facing sunny patio from the main lounge. Ideal for watching the deer or odd wild boar which sometimes come onto the property.


The main downstairs bedroom is in keeping with the style of the farmhouse. Decorated in a traditional French fashion. A wrought iron double bed with antique wardrobe and wash stand. It has a large window with a lovely view of the front lawns and courtyard.
The upstairs has two bedrooms, one which is very large with a double bed.

The second smaller room has 2 single beds.

The upstairs consists of landing hall, separate toilet and shower rooms. The upstairs is accessible by an open staircase from a rear hall on the ground floor.
The upstairs main bedroom can also be accessed by a wide stone staircase from the outside of the property
There is also a shower, wash basin and separate toilet on the second floor.


Bathroom with shower wc and washbasin on the ground floor
Shower and wash basin on the first floor
Separate wc and wash basin on the first floor

Garden and outside

Large lawned gardens, with many pine trees, south facing with a south facing terrace.
Separate walled private barbecue patio area, accessed from the ground floor, or garden.
Side West Facing patio, with great views for sunsets over the forests.

Parking and garages

Large driveway for parking


  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

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



Name and address of nearest golf course: Bauge, Saumur
Distance: 16 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Giseaux Chateau, Vernoil
Distance: 6 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Saumur, Chinon, Bourgeuil,


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various Trails available from the doorstep


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gratien Meyer, Ackerman, and many more
Distance: 16 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Mark Gaffney

Hi.We are Mark and Julie, we have owned our property in France for many years. We love the countryside, walking, cycling, and the historic buildings, so our place in France is ideal for us. We are happy share our local knowledge, and even accompany you on a guided, cycle or walk around the area.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? La-Noue dates back to at least 1700, where it appears on old maps of the area. We are situated deep in the Loire valley national park, on the edge of the forest surrounded by fields, there is much to see and do around La-Noue, there are 2 chateaux very close by, Giseaux and Chateau Lathan, both open for visitors. Our closest town is the beautiful town of Saumur just 20 minutes drive, or try Chinon, with its amazing fortress and old town.
There are 2 lake complexes, both within 6 miles, both with swimming lakes lifeguards and water activities, play areas and cafes. Why not visit one of the many wine yards around the Loire Valley, tie it in with a browse around one of the many street markets.
We mentioned our 2 local chateaux but within the Loire there are many other huge chateaux to visit all within easy driving distance from the gite. Not to mention just 45 minutes drive from Le Mans site of the famous 24 hour racing circuit and the amazing cities of Angers and Tours
Unique benefits of property As well as being ideally situated for visiting the many chateaux, vineyards, markets, lakes and for rambling or cycling from the doorstep. There are plenty of places to sit and relax at La Noue. Whether it's on the patio catching the sun or under a tree in the shade, one thing's for sure, you certainly enjoy the beauty and the peace and quiet of its location.
The favorite past time of many of our guests is just sitting under the shaded patio and watching the sun set over the forest, do not be surprised to see deer, owls,  pine martins and even the odd badger making a night time appearance. Subject to availability we also allow our guests to use our personal hot tub, and experience and enjoy the relaxing hydrotherapy benefits from this. We are on site, but the gite has private patios and faces away from the owners area, so its your choice whether you wish to take a wholly private holiday, or to access our knowledge and company, or a mixture of both.

The Owner Recommends

Saumur Town

Saumur is situated on the banks of the Loire river. Whichever way you choose to enter the town it is the graceful chateau you will appreciate first because of its dominant position overlooking the Loire. The town itself is one that immediately gives you a welcoming feeling and a desire to stop and rest a while! There are a number of restored older town houses and around place St-Pierre you will find several inexpensive restaurants with menus to suit most pockets. You cannot fail to be impressed when walking along the riverside with the chateau overlooking you on one side and the river on the other. 

Saumur has a long history with horses as it was home to the French Calvary Academy, and is home to the Cadre Noir horsemen, based at the French National Riding School, whose performances of riding tricks and skills only helps confirm their status as some of the best horsemen in the world. Is famous for the Cadre-noir, an annual equestrian show that takes place in July .
There is a tank museum- Musee des Blindes- with the largest display in Europe and perhaps the world.

The chateau originates from the 14th century but it was in the 15th that it was made into a comfortable residence by Duke Rene d’ Anjou. During its long history it has been the governor’s house, a jail before the town purchased it in 1906 to restore and turn it into the tourist attraction it is today.