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Next to the magnificent Lac de Rille, best carp fishing in western France

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

La Bergerie, a 'shepherd's cottage' is a lovingly restored farm cottage nestled in a pretty valley in several hectares of grounds and gardens next to the Lac de Rille, a large lake famous for its bird life and a popular site for fishing. The River Lathan flows through the grounds of our garden before it flows on to the Loire and the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a small sheltered paradise for wildlife and the perfect get-away in a rural isolation.

The cottage comprises a large sitting/dining room on the ground floor with a log stove, brand new double bed settee, dining table and chairs, and an ancient 'petrain'. There is also a separate fully equipped modern kitchen with a second log stove, washing machine, microwave and cooker. Hot water in summer is supplied from solar panels to a 300 litre tank with an an immersion heater for winter or back up. in dull weather. A modern spiral staircase leads upstairs to a large bedroom with a double and a single bed, and a large attached bathroom with bath, loo and basin and a spacious tiled shower cubicle.

A video tour of the property and its surroundings can be seen on our own website.

There is a charming south facing patio with wooden chairs and table, a hammock, and a view over a shady waterway, the remains of the old mill race. There is a large private parking area to the front. You can stroll along a path to view the lake from the top of the landscaped earth dam which forms the lake, where there are stunning views.

The Lac de Rillé is a national bird reserve, and adjacent to mixed forest which stretches for miles to the Loire Valley. It is an ideal location for walking, birdwatching, fishing, cycling and canoeing on the lake. (A small rowing boat and bicycles are available to hire)

The property is part of 'Les Mousseaux', an old watermill where there is also a large wildlife pond and almost two hectares of organic gardens and woodland which guests are welcome to wander and enjoy.

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Saumur and Tours are only 25 km away and the location is ideal for visiting the many chateaux of the Loire Valley. The nearest town is Noyant (6 km) for shopping and with a traditional French market on Friday mornings.

There is also a conservatory created from a ruined building close by in which passion fruit vines and other subtropical fruit are grown and a large organic vegetable garden (fresh vegetables and honey from our bees, are for sale in season), flower garden, wildlife lake, and riverside (where fishing is possible). There is a private picnic area at the end of the river bank. In spring and summer you may see kingfishers, the golden oriole and hoopoes near the river and green and spotted woodpeckers frequent n the woods near the house. Ospreys have been known to visit the Lac de Rillé in the past.

Be one of the first to enjoy this wonderful farm cottage location.

We also have 'La Moussette', a second gite on the same site if you want to make a group booking for up to eight people using both properties. (Also advertised on Holiday Lettings).

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake beach at Chateau La Valiere 12 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 30 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property, Boat available
General CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Loire Valley region

The Loire Valley around Saumur and Tours is the heart of France and the ancient dukedoms of Anjou and Touraine, famous throughout the 100 Years War in the conflict between the French and English. Home to some of the most beautiful and historic chateaux in France, such as Chenonceau, Amboise, and the Fortress of Chinon, where Joan of Arc met the Dauphin before leading her famous campaigns against the English, you can also find wonderful gardens at Villandry and Chambord, entire 'trogdolyte' villages built into the stone cliffs of the valley of the Loire, and many other attractions.

Take a wonderful trip on the river Loire, or visit numerous 'caves' and producers of the great local wines, such as Saumur Champigny, Chinon, or the sparkling wines produced in Saumur and Vouvray.

Or simply chill out walking in the numerous forests of the region, fishing in its lakes and rivers, or canoeing along some of the tranquil shady rivers such as the Loir at Le Lude or La Fleche. There is something for everyone in the Pays de la Loire, the garden of France, famous for its gastronomy and horticulture.

Breil

The area around Breil is mostly forest and farmland, with a splendid chateau in the village, the Chateau du Lathan, where there is a huge 'Fete de la Chasse' attended by 10,000 people every August 15th.

Worth a visit is the Museum of Jules des Bois at Parcay les Pins, a short cycle ride away. A famous 19th/20th century sculptor, the museum hosts examples of his work as well as putting on other exhibitions.

In the immediate area you will find several wonderful gastronomic restaurants such as Le Pelican, at Vernantes, or La Renaissance at Le Lude. But lunch time typically French meals of real quality and value can be found in almost all the local villages and towns in various restaurants, such as the Bouff'tard at Hommes, for around 11 or 12 euros for three courses including wine.

A splendid area for cycling, walking, enjoying the true French countryside or just chatting with the locals, you will find flourishing local markets almost every day of the week in various towns and villages.

Extensively forested, it is possible to follow forest tracks from Breil right down the banks of the Loire.

On the edge of the Lac de Rille you will find a fascinating 'petit train' , a small steam train open most weekends in the season and daily in August. New line has been laid for this year making it an even more delightful experience, especially for children of all ages.

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Review 1-5 of 5

14 Apr 2014

3/5

"Lovely Location"

This little gite is tucked away in a quiet, pretty location. Within walking distance is a small town with a bakery and walks around the lake. The gite is basic but has everything needed and the owner… More

While we are happy with the overall review, we are disappointed about a couple of the ratings. These guests rate 'bedding' as only 3 out of 5, but they brought their own bedding and the beds and mattresses are brand new and not cheap ones. Consequently we cannot understand why they should give this rating and what is being rated.
The 'cleanliness of the bathroom' is also rated as 3 out of 5 but it was spotless. The room was only completed last year with a new bath and shower, both of which are regularly cleaned thoroughly between visits. There did prove to be a loose toilet seat which we offered to fix but they declined our offer at the time.
We always welcome guests bringing problems to us during the stay, so we were disappointed that if they were unhappy with these things they were not mentioned during the visit.
We are of course glad that they enjoyed the other aspects of the accommodation and location.

27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Tranquil getaway"

We had a lovely time staying at 'La Bergerie'. We were quite tired so enjoyed a lot of lounging in the back garden in the sun and reading - nice to have this private spot. The cottage was l… More

26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Charming and helpful hosts made our stay special."

This cottage is very rural, yet only a 30 or 40 minute drive from the Loire river and some of its main tourist attractions. For us this this worked very well. Adrian and Sally made us feel very welcome, going out of their way to make our stay pleasant and special.
The property was clean and well maintained, small, but perfectly adequate for our family of five. The location was charming, including an outdoor terrace and a lake nearby. There is a bakery (open 6 days a week) 2 km away, a short bike ride on the bikes which were made available to us.

25 Jun 2013

4/5

"Peace & Quiet in the countryside"

despite the difficult start - don't follow the google maps directions, get to Breil & phone! Adrian & Sally couldn't be more helpful - even drove out to us so we could follow to the cottage.… More

22 Jun 2013

5/5

"Idyllic"

This was a perfect place to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. It was so peaceful and tranquil and our family were very comfortably accommodated in the spotlessly clean newly renovated cottage… More

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:02 Oct 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Spanish

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