Beautiful Cottage to rent in the Loire Valley - LS005681

2km from Vaas, Sarthe, Western Loire Reference: LS005681 Advertiser since: 31 August 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Refuge Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2

About this property

Tranquil Retreat Offering Everything you Need. . 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

A fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven/hob, coffee-machine, microwave, and dining table. Woodburner.

Living rooms

Separate living room with tv, dvd, British Freesat, and a huge selection of books and dvds. Woodburner.


Two bedrooms. First bedroom with king size bed and wardrobe.
Second bedroom with twin beds and wardrobe.


Two large bathrooms (1 for each room) with bath separate shower, washbasin and toilet.


Electric storage heaters and woodburners in kitchen/dining area and living room.


Books, dvds, British Freesat, Ipod docking station, games.

Garden and outside

Patio table with parasol, bbq and sunloungers .

Parking and garages

Private off road parking to front of the property.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for couples and familys and is over 2 floors.

Information about any additional facilities

Towels and bedding provided.


  • No smoking

  • Linen



Family activities


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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Marcon
Distance: 12 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Jasniers


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Loir

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cezin
Distance: 12 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Alexandra Marriott

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? It's so easy to travel to all the places the Loire valley has to offer.
Unique benefits of property This is a peaceful and tranquil place to stay. If you wish to relax, or explore lots of attractions and places to visit are on the doorstep.

The Owner Recommends

La Lude Chateaux

A stunning chateaux just 10 minutes drive away or an easy cycle there if you prefer it.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Chris and Laura Adams 20 June, 2018

Four of us used this gite to stay in for the the Le Mans 24 hour race week .
It is really well located for the circuit . The house it’s self is a pretty farmhouse very well equipped and spotlessly clean .
It was lovely returning in the evening after being at the the circuit such a tranquil place .

10 / 10 Chris and Laura Adams 23 May, 2018

Delightful house!
Relaxing stay in the delightful countryside near the quaint village of vaas . Plenty of interesting places to visit and lovely wines of the Loire Valley.

10 / 10 Chris and Laura Adams 16 April, 2018

La Refuge is a stunningly properly in a fantastic part of France . We travelled with 2 friends who also loved the trip. The house is perfect , very clean and has everything and more to make guests feel at home. It is in a very peaceful village within walking distance of a bar, restaurant , shop and bakery.
There are so many things to do locally the owner has a lot of tourist information available to guests. We visited a local chateaux and vineyards. Along with spending time relaxing and drinking wine at la Refuge.
We would highly recommend this place and would look to return next summer and take our children next time.

10 / 10 Chris and Laura Adams 5 April, 2018

We stayed at la refuge for a week over Easter . It is by far the best house we have ever rented in France . We visit France three times a year and will book this place again .
The location is great for visiting the Loire Châteaux and vineyards . We also spent an afternoon in Le Mans which was just 30 minutes away . We also took our bikes and got out a couple of days as the house is located on the Loire cycle route.
The house itself is spotlessly clean and very well equipt . The log burners were an added treat .
Owners were helpful and informative ahead of the visit .
I would highly recommend this place .