Luxury holiday gite for 2 near Le Mans

Vaas (8km from Chateau-du-Loir), Sarthe, Western Loire Reference: LS005022 Advertiser since: 26 October 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Petit Cachette Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Luxury Gite Close To Vineyards And Chateaux . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to our gite, a wonderful 200 year old property which has been beautifully restored to such a high standard that it featured in a full length article in Living France magazine.

The property is located in a tranquil rural location, in a hamlet 1 mile from Vaas and the River Le Loir and 6 miles from the bustling small town of Chateaux Du Loir which has a fabulous range of shops, cafés, restaurants and fantastic Saturday market.

The main A28 motorway is only 4 miles away, making the channel ports (2hrs) and the tunnel (4.5hrs) within easy reach. Tours airport is an easy drive just 40 minutes.

The area is rich in history, and ideally situated for the network of cycle routes, the various chateaux, the vineyards from Muscadet in the West to Sancerre in the East, even closer are the excellent vineyards in Bourgueil, Touraine, Vouvrey and Jasniers. The gite is located equal distance between the fascinating cities of Tours and Le Mans, both of which offer direct TGV services to Paris in 60 minutes. The famous Le Mans race circuit can be reached in 30 minutes. If you want peace and relaxation the property looks out onto 1/2 acre of mature well kept private gardens.



Kitchen and dining

Full and newly fitted kitchen equipped with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven hob, coffee-machine, microwave and washing machine.

Living rooms

Open plan living. There is uk freeview, a dvd player with a selection of dvds and a selection of books plus a cd player with choice of cds.
The sofa converts to a bed for 1 extra guest.


Beautifully finished, large bright bedroom with kingsize bed.


Newly fitted bathroom with shower.


There are electric heaters throughout .


UK freesat, dvds, garden games, cds and books .

Garden and outside

There is a beautiful private garden for guests to enjoy with sunloungers, an outside dining table and bbq.

Parking and garages

Off road private flat parking is available at the front of the property.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for adults. The property is over two floors.

Information about any additional facilities

Pets welcome*
Linen and towels provided.


  • Linen

  • Couples only



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Vaas river Loir
Distance: 0.5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: 10k



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine de belliviere . Macon
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Andrew Coxon

Having holidayed in the Loire for several years, we decided to buy our home in this beautiful region in summer 2016. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We are very well located just a 2 hour drive from Caen and 2.5 from Le Havre. If you're travelling from Calais we are 4.5 hours .
Our nearest town is chateaux du Loir . Just 30 minutes from Les Mans in one direction and Toures in the other . Ideal for those interested in car racing , wine and visiting chateaux.
Unique benefits of property We enjoy a fantastic climate. Our property is private and very quiet, however close to everything you need. Ideal for those looking for rest and relaxation.

The Owner Recommends

La lude chateaux

La lude chateaux is a stunning chateaux with beautiful gardens . Just 8 miles from the gite and an excellent place to cycle to .

Le Mans race track

The venue of the famous annual 24 hour endurance race is only a 30 min drive, even if you're not visiting for a race, the circuit is home to a fantastic museum and visitor centre.

Zoo de la Flèche

Very famous in France, 30 min drive

Chateau de Chenonceau

One of the most beautiful chateau, very popular, a must if you stay for a week, a 1hr drive

Chateau de Villandry

Famous for the fabulous gardens, a 45 min drive

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Russ and Sue 29 August, 2017

La Petite Cachette is a lovely little gite in a very quiet rural location. The photographs and description on the website were very accurate and enabled us to easily make the decision to use it as a base for our holiday. The gite was very comfortable and well equipped, clean, tidy and well presented for our arrival and even included a small welcome gift which was much appreciated. We didn't actually get to meet the owners, but they were always available by phone or email and were extremely helpful. They also employ the services of a local English couple for day to day issues if you had any immediate problems.
Local amenities in the nearest village of Vaas were adequate with a hotel and restaurant, bars and a small convenience store. If you needed anything more than was available in Vaas, then Chateau du Loir is only about 15 minutes drive away.
Even though it was located in a quiet rural village it was ideally placed for touring the area between Angers, Le Mans and Tours. Additionally access to the most popular Chateaus along the Loire valley were only a little over an hours drive away. There are other things to see that are more local including a roman site and water mill. We also found numerous marked walks in the area for leisurely afternoon walks.
La Petit Cachette is an ideal place just to chill out and relax and can be heartily recommended.

10 / 10 Tim and Barbara 29 August, 2017

Wonderful well equipped Gite in a quiet relaxed setting. Lovely garden, barbecue a must, we had 3 during our visit.
The owners were on site whilst we were visiting, they were brilliant hosts.
Large supermarket about 15 mins away in Chateau-du-Loir.
You can walk into the very pretty village of Vaas(1km) with a good butchers, bakers and mini shop, also a couple of bars to watch the world go by with a cold drink,
Lots to do around the area. Bikes can be hired (Chateau-du-Loir) and there are well marked cycle routes.
A trip to Le Mans a must, only €3.50 (return for 2 people including tram tickets) at MM arena park and ride to go into the centre. Lots of brilliant Chateauxs to explore.
Our favourite places were Le Chatre-sur-le-loir a very pretty town where the Hotel de France is worth a visit if you're interested in Le Mans, and Vendome which is very picturesque, with a ruined Chateaux on the hill.
If you want a quiet relaxing place to stay then we would highly recommend Le Petite Cachette.

Owner response

Hi Barbara
Thanks for your review . We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay . We really did enjoy meeting you both.
All the best Andrew and Alexandra