Rural Holiday House in Sarthe, Western Loire - LS006056

4km from Dissay-sous-Courcillon, Sarthe, Western Loire Reference: LS006056 Advertiser since: 24 January 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Bergerie Self Catering Flexible 2 6 1 2 permanent dbl beds + 2 additional single beds

About this property

Stunning Countryside Retreat With An Impressive Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

"La Bergerie" is situated in the hamlet of Marthe between Dissay-Sous-Courcillon and St Pierre de Cheville and only a 10 minute drive from junction 26 of the A28 autoroute, 39km from Tours airport and 48km from Le Mans.

It is set on a hill within the 10 acre grounds of the manor house known locally as The Petit Chateau de Marthe (previously owned by the Joffo family, Josef being the famous author of "Le Sac de Billes“).



Kitchen and dining

Large kitchen with a gas cooker, microwave, toaster, coffee pod machine, kettle, fridge, well stocked cupboard with cookware, china, glass and cutlery.

Living rooms

There is a large open sitting room with fireplace stocked with logs, leather sofa, wide-screen smart tv, dining table and 6 chairs. Glazed doors open out on to the private balcony and terrace for you to enjoy drinks and dinner in front of wonderful evening sunsets and far reaching views down to the valley of the Loir.


The steep stairs lead up to a landing with toilet and 2 bedrooms, one large one, that offers double bed, marble top washstand, washbasin, and if required 2 single beds.

The other bedroom is a comfortable double room, also with a washbasin.

Bed linen and towels are of fine quality for your comfort and enjoyment.


Through an impressive hallway with a chandelier is an Italian style shower room with toilet and 2 washbasins.


Heating is provided by electric radiators in all rooms and in winter months also by a fire lit in a large fireplace in the sitting room.


The main chateaux on the Loire are approx. an hour away by car. The local town of Chateau-du-Loir offers a hypermarket, boulangeries, a charcuterie, bars, restaurants and a weekly market every Saturday. It is perfect base for touring the Pays de la Loire region.

Garden and outside

Guests are can enjoy walks in the private grounds of the chateau all year round.

The main feature in summer is then a stupendous swimming pool designed by previous owner, famous interior designer Boris Joffo. It is styled in the shape of a ship and called the St Vincent. It has a figurehead shower and decking, perfect for relaxing in the sun. It is open every day between 8am and 10pm, May - October.

There is also a private terrace with a balcony and stunning views with wonderful sunsets off the sitting/dining room.

Parking and garages

Access is through electric security gates and parking is completely secure, private and level.

Visitor suitability

Due to the steep stairs leading up to the first-floor bedrooms, the property is not suitable for young children and the elderly.

Information about any additional facilities

- Bike storage
- Garage on request


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Stephane
Distance: 6 km


Organic produce/dining

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Jasnières
Distance: 7 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Maria Booth

We are a family-run business with a passion for organic gardening and great wine. We have just moved to France and we would like to build up a successful rural retreat for people who look for a comfortable house and place to stay, set in beautiful gardens and within an hour of all the attractions of the Loire region.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? We adore this location for its tranquillity and beautiful views.
Unique benefits of property We have a very large and unusual swimming pool that adds a feel of luxury to our services.

The Owner Recommends

Lake "Lac des Varennes"

Our guests can enjoy beautiful walks around this large lake.