Holiday gite, pretty riverside Loire village - LL006509

Montsoreau (12km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL006509 Advertiser since: 20 July 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Seize Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Pretty Cottage in a Beautiful Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Newly restored, this lovely home is in the village of Montsoreau which is labelled 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. The house is on 3 levels with a double en-suite bedroom on the first floor and another double en-suite bedroom on the 2nd floor.

There is a large salon with dining area, which leads onto the kitchen. The small courtyard is a lovely spot to take your morning breakfast with croissants from one of the best bakeries in the area, which is just a few minutes’ walk from Le Seize. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to rustle up a gourmet meal with local ingredients found in the weekly Sunday market. Alternatively, you could try one of the may restaurants in the village minutes away from Le Seize.

The village is located on the Loire river where you can take a boat trip, go fishing, kayaking, there is even a beach close by for sunbathing. Plenty of places to visit too, you will be spoilt for choice! Saumur is a 15 minute drive with its restaurants, bars and boutiques for a little bit of window shopping. Many famous Chateaux to visit close by. And of course, if you like wine this is the best region to enjoy a day or two wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area and to visit the famous sparkling wine houses of Ackerman, Bouvet - Ladubay, Gratien Meyer, Veuve Amiot to name but a few. If you visit the wine cellars of Ackerman as well as wine tasting, don't forget to visit the caves and enjoy the art installations as you wind yourself around the interior of the caves. Close to the medieval town of Chinon, take the opportunity to visit the Thursday morning market and enjoy a glass of wine on the square and watch the world go by.

We have wi-fi and Netfix is available to watch too.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with large glass doors leading onto the small courtyard.

The dining area is in the salon.

Living rooms

Large Living room with comfy sofa and chair. Flat screened tv. Dining table and chairs for 4 people.

Stone flagged floor, beams and original stone walls.


There is 1 bedroom on the first floor with a king sized bed and 1 bedroom on the second floor with a king sized bed which can be separated to make two single beds if need. Please ask when booking.


Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower.


Kitchen and bathrooms have under floor heating.
There is a wood burning stove in the salon (winter only).
Electric heating in bedrooms.


Netflix and wi-fi. Some games, plenty of books to read.

Garden and outside

Small courtyard with table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Parking is possible outside of the cottage but the street is narrow. You may prefer to park on the riverside.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Information about any additional facilities

We do accept small well behaved dogs. But please do not leave dog unattended in the house.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montsoreau
Distance: 0.5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Cat Fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Montsoreau
Distance: 0.5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine de Roiffe
Distance: 11 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Saumur Champigny


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Loire river path

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Glyn Ward

Hi, we are John and Glyn, we have been in France now for 24 years. We previously had a bed and breakfast and a holiday rental cottage just south of our new property which we successfully run for 12 years. Which earned us high ratings on TripAdvisor and Booking.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? We wanted to move to a different area and find a smaller property, our previous one was huge! We were lucky to find the house in Montsoreau as it is a much sought-after village. It needed a lot of work as everything needed attention. We are very pleased with the result, as it is absolutely charming and in a great location. It works very well for holiday makers, everything is on your doorstep. Great eating places and bars plus all commerce for general everyday living. You really don't need a car, it's just perfect!
Unique benefits of property We live 5kms away in Fontevraud l'Abbaye which is another lovely village and tourist destination. So we are on hand should our guests need us. We know the area very well and can offer good advice on great location, house by the river in a stunning village with everything around you to have a great holiday. You can walk everywhere easily. We are also a few minutes’ walk to another 'Beau Village' Candes Saint Martin with its artisan shops, wine bar by the river and restaurant in front of the Collegiale which is a beautiful late Romanesque early gothic church. Places to visit, of which are many.

The Owner Recommends

Royal Abbey Fontevraud

UNESCO World heritage site. It is the largest monastic abbey in Europe and the final resting place of Alienor d'Aquitaine, Henri Plantagenet and Richard the Lionheart. Also has a Michelin star restaurant. The village of Fontevraud is pretty with bars and restaurants.

Chateau du Rivau

Lovely chateau with stunning award winning gardens.

Chateau de Villandry

Beautiful formal gardens. In July and August on some weekends the parc is lite with 2000 candles followed by a pyrotechnic show over the lake.

Cadre Noir in Saumur

Famous horse riding school (French military riding academy) Public performances for you to watch the elite and celebrated riding masters at work.

Les Puces de Montsoreau (flea market)

Every 2nd Sunday in the village, the monthly flea market is held on the quayside of the Loire river. Great for finding bargains perhaps and items so very French to take home. Combined with the morning market, it makes for a great atmosphere. Have a glass of wine with the locals and watch the world go by. It's our favourite flea market in the area.

The medieval town of Chinon.

Chinon, on the river Le Vienne, its chateau dominates the town. Winding your way around the narrow streets with boutiques, restaurants and bars. The beautiful 15th century buildings are full of history. You can almost imagine Joan of Arc wandering in front of you on her way to see the Dauphin of France (the future Charles VII) in 1429.
Also has a great flea market every 3rd Sunday of the month. Weekly market on Thursdays.