Gite for 6 with pool for rental Western Loire - LL006980

2km from Clere-sur-Layon, Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL006980 Advertiser since: 4 March 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gite in Loire Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1

About this property

3-Bedroomed Gite In The Loire With Pool & Terrace. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to Gite in Loire which is very pet friendly and situated in a quiet little hamlet nestled in the tranquil French countryside and surrounded with Anjou vineyards. With its own terrace overlooking the stunning landscape, this Gite offers beautiful and relaxing living conditions.

Within 12 acres of fields and away from the main road, there is plenty of space for children (and grown ups) to enjoy the freedom they crave with playing in the play area, boules, football, table tennis and play the large garden games provided in a safe environment, whilst the grown ups can enjoy their peace and quiet.

Free wi-fi access throughout the Gite and surrounding grounds.

The plunge pool is great for those hot summer days (open May to October, weather dependant) and the large stocked carp fish pond is fun for children and adults who want to guarantee a catch.

The sunsets are amazing, due to no light pollution.

Within the spacious living accommodation is 3 bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, shower room and large living room/dining area. All pets are welcome and free of charge with prior notice.



Kitchen and dining

The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, crockery and cutlery. Along with a supply of tea, coffee, sugar and washing up accessories. Everything you will need.

The dining area is in the living room, away from the smells of the kitchen where you can enjoy eating together at the large dining table.

Living rooms

The very large living room/dining area is complete with logburner (wood included) and central heating throughout (included), vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. There is a large television with UK & French Freeview channels and dvd player. Highchair and travelcots are available free of charge, with prior notice.


There are 3 bedrooms:
One master double (sleeps 2), which has a full size wardrobe and drawers and can fit 2 travel cots which are free upon request. Window to the front of the Gite

Bunk beds room (sleeps 2), which has a full size wardrobe and drawers. Window to the back of the Gite.

Twin room (sleeps 2), recently added, with a set of drawers, exposed beam and a window to the front of the Gite.

All bedding is supplied and cleaned on a weekly basis free of charge.


The newly refurbished shower room has a cubicle shower, toilet, vanity sink with mirror above and shaver point. Also comes with a supply of toilet paper on arrival and hand towel.

A set of towels is supplied for all guests and cleaned on a weekly basis free of charge.


The Gite has central heating and a logburner at no extra cost.


We do offer bbq evenings during the summer months which all enjoy. Gives everyone chance to meet and make friends new and old.

There is plenty to do to entertain yourselves with all the games we have to offer.

Garden and outside

The private terrace takes you out to the 12 acres of fields which are away from the main road and offers plenty of space for children (and grown ups) to enjoy the freedom they crave in a safe environment, whilst the grown ups can enjoy the peace and quiet.

A great place for dog walking and enjoying the landscape that we have to offer.

Direct access to the large plunge pool and play areas.

Parking and garages

Free parking for several cars directly outside your front door.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all visitors, as it's all on one level. There are just a couple of steps to enter the Gite and terrace.

Information about any additional facilities

The owners live on site, so nothing is too much trouble. They are happy to help at any time, such as booking of vets, restaurants etc. Please just ask.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Cabinet Vétérinaire 13 Rue Nationale, 49310 Vihiers 02 41 56 13 42 We are happy to book your pets in to the local vets for you before you travel home.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vihiers
Distance: 9 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: On site

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bressuire
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Genneton
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Anjou



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Clèrè-sur-Layon

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau de Brossay
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Donna-Marie Goddard

We had the pleasure of acquiring Gite in Loire in October 2016 to escape the stressful working/home life we became accustomed to in the UK and hope the new lifestyle will benefit us all in more ways than one!<br/>​<br/>We, the Goddard family, Matt & Donna-Marie, brought our young family Lillie-Mae (9), Corey (5) and Fergus our trusty old friendly dog (13). We also brought along with us, Mother (Pat) and partner (Brian), who also live on site. Since arriving, we also acquired some cats!

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Clere-Sur-Layon is a quaint and rural village, yet just a short drive to most of the large beautiful towns and attractions, such as Thouars, Saumur, Cholet, Angers ….. Just 3-6 hours drive from northern France ports and 1.5 hours from Nantes, Poitiers & Tours airports.

Gite in Loire is surrounded by flat ground and the roads are very quiet, so is superb for cycling and walking around the Anjou vineyards, sunflower fields and beautiful countryside. Just watch out for the tractors!
Unique benefits of property Our Gite in Loire has its own terrace overlooking the pool and stunning landscape, offers beautiful and relaxing living conditions for a short break or a long stay. Once part of an old farmhouse, it still has its original features with exposed beams. The logburner (wood included) and central heating (included) is also great for the winter stays.

With its tranquil setting, it is perfect to relax and unwind. The 12 acres of grounds includes plunge pool, play area, petanque court (boules), large carp fish pond or just sit and chill. The wildlife is in abundance and is hard to not enjoy!

The Owner Recommends

Le Puy du Fou

This is an amazing medieval theme park for grown ups and children, with many shows to watch and enjoy. A visit to Puy du Fou promises exciting experiences families will never forget. People flock to Puy du Fou from all over the world to experience its universal values and emotions, which touch the hearts of visitors of all ages.

Just an hour's drive.

Le Parc de la Vallee

This is a great theme park for the whole family to enjoy. From the fast bobsleigh rollercoaster to the western show, it is a fun day out and well worth the money.

Just 20 mins drive

BioPark Zoo

BioPark Zoo, Doue La Fontaine is a different kind of zoo with 1200 animals living in a unique troglodyte setting and a fabulous day out for the family, just 20 mins drive.

Chateaux and Abbeys

Chateaux are in abundance in the Anjour/Loire Region.

Only but a few; Chateau d'Angers, Chateau de Breze, Chateau de Saumur, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Montreuil Bellay, Fontevraud Abbey and many many more...


The Troglodyte caves in Doue-La-Fontaine are just 20 mins away and is a must see tourist attraction. There are many fine examples of troglodytes in towns and villages of the region such as Saumur and Doue le Fontaine. A very good example of this is the Troglodyte village of Rochemenier.

Anjou Vineyards

In the middle of the Anjou wine region, there are many vineyards and wineries open for tours and tastings. DO NOT MISS OUT ON OUR LOCAL FREE WINE TOUR to Chateau de Brossay, where we drive you so you can enjoy a drink or two and you have the pleasure to see the vines through to the bottle via the cellar, followed with the tasting of 14 different wines, including the Sparkling Red!

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
9.2 / 10 KLD 30 October, 2019

Hosts were very welcoming with lots of advice on all the local places to visit. Gite had everything needed for our stay and was fantastic for our dogs. Good location to visit the local Chateaux and other historical places. Would highly recommend a stay here.