Spacious holiday gite nr Saumur Western Loire - LL006375

Saint-Macaire-du-Bois (15km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL006375 Advertiser since: 10 May 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Grenier Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2

About this property

A Spacious Two Bedroom and Two Bathroom Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Fully refurbished for 2018. Le Grenier is situated 10 minutes from Europe's best zoo in Doue-la-Fontaine, and 20 minutes from historic Saumur, and provides a perfect base for exploring the glorious Loire region. The luxury gite has been renovated to an extremely high standard whilst retaining many period features.

Large, comfortable double aspect living room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove. Master bedroom with king size bed and an additional single bed, again, double aspect with vaulted ceiling, exposed original beams and lovely en suite shower room. Character twin bedded room overlooking gardens and donkey paddock. Additional shower room with wc and washing machine. Double aspect large well equipped modern kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, halogen hob, oven, fridge, coffee-maker, toaster etc. Large flat screen tv with full range of English tv channels and freeview, full range of English radio channels, I Pod docking station, DVD Player etc. Free wi-fi internet access included. There is even a safe to ensure your valuables and documents are secure during your stay.

Le Grenier is cleaned and prepared thoroughly between every letting by the owners who live on site. Towels for inside use and tea towels are provided and the beds are made up ready.

The property is set in a spacious walled garden with a variety of trees and shrubs - a bird watchers and artists paradise.

There is also a children's play area; sand pit, swing set, rope ladder etc. Two sets of garden furniture are provided in order to take advantage of sun or shade. Choice of gas or charcoal bbqs. Table tennis, swing ball, golf putting, basket ball. Our 2 donkeys are always a source of interest for adults and children alike. Free use of a range of adult and childrens cycles including a child seat to use around the variety of local lanes, tracks or specific cycle paths. A variety of outside games and activities including badmington set up ready to go.

During complete weeks in July and August, we also offer our guests the use of a 10ft pool; ideal for children to play in or for adults to relax in; just ask at the time of booking.

Local wine tasting available just minutes away; we can take and collect you so that you can fully appreciate the tasting without the worry of driving home.

Just 10 mintes away is the leisure lake. A beautiful place to relax with crazy golf and tennis court; we can loan you the equipment if required. Half an hour away is pitch and put; again, we can loan you the equipment. Fantastic go karting nearby on International circuit previously used by some of the most famous F1 drivers; you have to try this!!!
The perfect place for a relaxing holiday!



Kitchen and dining

Double aspect large well equipped modern kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, halogen hob, oven, fridge, coffee-maker, toaster etc.

Table and chairs.

Living rooms

Large, comfortable double aspect living room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove. Two settees and flat screen 40" tv. Table football.


The master bedroom is double aspect with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and en suite.

There is a twin bedded room downstairs which overlooks the rear grounds and our donkey paddock complete without 2 donkeys; always a great attraction.


One spacious en suite shower room with the master bedroom. A separate shower room downstairs which also contains the washing machine.


Electric heating controlled by central timer.
Electricity is charged in addition to the rental cost in Low and Mid seasons.


Gamesroom with table tennis. A range of bikes are provided. Sand pit, badminton, swing set, swing ball, basket ball, golf putting.

Garden and outside

Very private grounds to front and the rear overlooks the paddock with our 2 donkeys that just love carrots and stale baguettes.

Table and chair sets at front and rear. Loungers and chairs provided if you wish to relax and take in the sun and listen to the variety of birds in the garden.

Parking and garages

Undercover parking for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

Would suit couples or families. There are stairs to the lounge and master bedroom and 2 steps in the downstairs area so not suitable for disabled.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Variety
Name of nearest fishing location: Nearby Fishing Lake
Distance: 2 km


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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Basse Baffrie
Distance: 5 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine Du Clos De Lassay
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Andrew Knight

We gave up our jobs in England to live the dream of moving to France and running a gite business before we were too old or too frightened to do it. We have 7 children between us and 5 grand children; never a dull moment.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? Le Grenier is perfectly placed for whatever you decide to do; visit the chateaux, cycling; even the best zoo in Europe is only 10 minutes away.
We have a local Vigneron who offers free tastings of the products they produce; why get in the car when this is on your doorstep?
We especially selected this property because of the newly renovated wow factor gite. We saw so many properties with gites that we would have been embarrassed to rent out and that we would have refused to stay in ourselves. This gite is gorgeous.We also only wanted one gite so that we could personally clean and prepare the gite between every rental. The grounds are safe and private with a variety of sitting out options; sun or shade the choice is yours.
Unique benefits of property We only wanted one gite so that our guests had exclusive use of the grounds and total privacy. It was also important that the area was fairly level with quiet lanes and tracks so that our guests can cycle through the vineyards and make the most of their holiday and perhaps do something they couldn't do at home.

The Owner Recommends

Zoo - The Best in Europe

What a fantastic Zoo this is with all the animals in such a natural environment. This is so different to the norm and a great day out for adults and children alike; just 10 minutes away.

The Leisure Lake just ten minutes away. Gorgeous lake to walk and around, or use the fitness circuit around the perimeter, the tennis court, all weather activity court, crazy golf etc.

The small town of Montreuil Bellay; just ten minutes away. Visit the chateau, or just sit opposite having a meal or a drink looking at it. You can even go kayaking here too.

The cultural town of Saumur just 30 minutes away with its chateau and Loire river.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.3
8.3 / 10 Tim & Mo 1 October, 2019

Property was accurately described and very well maintained. Owners were extremely welcoming and helpful, including lifts to and from the local wine producer. Located in a quiet and restful hamlet in a flat rural part of the Loire region, a drive/cycle away from a friendly boulangerie and 15-20 minutes from an excellent supermarket and zoo. Chateau at Montreuil-Bellay, Brissac and Breze are in easy reach. Several restaurants in Doue and Montreuil-Bellay were unfortunately closed in September, so ate in every night. Very easy journeys to and from property using peages. Would recommend for quieter out of season holidays

10 / 10 1 Xavier Miquel Hola 26 September, 2019

This was our fourth holiday at Le Grenier which says it all - just look at the reviews!!
Many thanks Andrew and Jackie for being our friendly 'super hosts'.
We would definitely book again.

10 / 10 Barbara and Tony 24 September, 2018

A delightful gite, beautifully situated and extremely well equipped. Andrew and Jackie were great hosts who would go the extra mile to ensure that you had a great holiday - and they did.

If there was not enough to do in this beautiful area, Le Grenier offered much for recreation at the gite for all the family.

Loved it!