Tranquil Holiday Gite in central Loire - LM005874

Saint-Philbert-du-Peuple (20km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LM005874 Advertiser since: 1 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Botelleraie Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Peacefull Rural Setting With All Modern Facilities. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

All new Gite for 2018.

Situated at the edge of St Philbert du Peuple, with two local bars and about 15 minutes drive to Saumur the home of the Cadre Noir cavalry, and containing a plethora of restaurants, bars, and a helpful Tourist Office.

Set in the heart of the Loire valley, this very well equipped and newly renovated detached gite is presented for the first time.[2018].
We had a very successful season in 2018, our first year, mainly through another site which does not accept reviews, however our visitors book is full of compliments from the various nationalities we were pleased to receive. We would prefer to obtain our clients through Holiday France Direct as we are in charge of the pricing, still at 2018 levels, unlike the alternative organisation which increases the rental by 40%. So not only is this site cheaper but you benefit from the ferry price discount as well.

The ports of Caen, St Malo and Le Havre are within easy driving distance, approx 3 hrs, Calais and the ferries and channel tunnel a little further and approx 5 hrs, but all are served by first rate motorways and A roads, you will be amazed at the lack of traffic, really unlike the M25 ??? Don't forget you can benefit from a substantial reduction on the fare prices on Brittany Ferries routes. There is also the option of flights to Tours and Nantes airports, serviced by Ryanair, car hire is available at both of these and Tours is approx 1 hr whilst Nantes is 1.5 hrs.

A main Super U supermarket is a 5 minute drive from the gite and has everything you would expect to find, there is also the likes of Netto, Lidl and Aldi close by. You will be pleased to note that the wine prices are substantially lower that those offered in the UK outlets.

The property is aimed at adults looking for a comfortable and quiet stay, situated at the outskirts of the village in a rural location, a country lane borders the property, used mainly by neighbouring farmers.

The property has been totally renovated from scratch and has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind everything is totally new. Ideal as a base for visiting the numerous Chateaux in the beautiful Loire region, or just lazing around, taking in the birdlife etc, the English owners live in the detached property to the right of the gite, and are on hand to make sure your stay is up to standard.

Entrance hall gives access to the shower room with washbasin and toilet, a separate toilet with washbasin, and the well equipped kitchen diner, with all the normal amenities, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven, hob etc. The sitting area is adjacent to the dining area and boasts a very comfortable 3 piece suite plus a dralon chesterfield settee, ideal for reading one of the many books available. Flat screen wall mounted 32” tv with Sky box, and separate dvd player. Stairs from the ground floor lead to two bedrooms with one double and one twin, generously furnished with ample wardrobe space.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped dining and kitchen area, with all the normal amenities, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, all the normal pots, pans crockery and cutlery, cleaning products for final clean, vacuum cleaner etc.

Living rooms

Ample comfortable seating. 2 seater settee, 2 armchairs and a chesterfield sofa, coffee table and entertainment via UK sky free to air channels DVD / CD player


I double and 1 twin bedroom, generously furnished with ample wardrobe space. Coat hangers are provided and there is a full length mirror in each bedroom.


Large walk in shower room with washbasin and toilet and a separate toilet with washbasin. A hairdryer is provided in the main shower room, and can be operated from the socket adjacent to the illuminated vanity unit mirror


Heated towel rail in shower room and convector in hallway, portable oil filled rads available, should the weather become cold, very doubtful.


Free to air satellite and dvd player selection of books and games.

Garden and outside

Two outside seating areas, bbq, tables and chairs, 4 relaxer reclining chairs, garden.Sun blind to front of property, giving shade whilst taking advantage of the weather.

Parking and garages

Safe secure parking.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair users, pets, or youth groups.

Information about any additional facilities

Just too numerous to list, brochures and publicity of all local attractions is provided with the gite.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Michael Youell

Retired and live adjacent to gite, friendly and helpful, but always respectful of your privacy

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Peaceful and relaxing if that is what you desire, or visit the nearby larger towns for scanning the markets, sightseeing eating out etc. If it is clean, comfortable well equipped accommodation you seek, then look no further
Unique benefits of property Peace and quiet

The Owner Recommends

All new Gite for 2018

Situated at the edge of St Philbert du Peuple, with two local bars and about 15 minutes drive to Saumur the home of the Cadre Noir cavalry, and containing a plethora of restaurants, bars, and a helpful Tourist Office.

We are in the Angers, Tours, Saumur triangle, a position which gives easy access to many tourist attractions. If it is gardens that excite you there is Terra Botanica at Angers, the Japanese gardens at Maulevrier, or combine your interest in Chateaux by visiting the fabulous gardens at Villandry, here you will get a taste of French architecture both in the building and the garden layout. Many other Chateaux abound within a comfortable drive.

Puy de Fou is a little further but well worth the visit on the right day you can combine the day shows with the spectacular night event.

Wine tasting is available in many places with the Ackerman caves at Saumur being very popular, some say this "bubbly" is better than Champagne. The area is littered with vineyards producing fine wines to suit every taste, and the vintners are more than pleased to let you sample their produce.

There are two really good Zoos, La Fleche and Doue La Fontaine, both within a 45 minute drive, if you have cycles strap them on the back of the car as it is ideal countryside to go for a spin, or just take a lazy stroll around the area.

Fishing is available in several locations depending on your level of interest and subject to the purchase of a temporary licence in the Tabac.

We suggest that you do an internet search on "what to do around the area" which will give you all sorts of alternative attractions to suit your taste, and will give you a more comprehensive description than can be provided herein. A comprehensive brochure is provided which gives further information on places of interest in the region

We look forward to greeting you.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Derek and Chris 24 July, 2018

Lo vely gite, very clean and comfortable.Owners were on hand if required and were friendly and helpful. The weather was sensational and sometimes too hot!!!!!

Owner response

Thank you Derek and Christine, glad you were pleased and satisfied, yes the weather did take off a bit during your stay, we have had positive comments from other holidaymakers booking through another site, our visitors book has received very favorable remarks.