Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

*** FURTHER DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE *** For August we have just the last week remaining and for this week and also for the first week of September we are offering further discounts even beyond the deal being offered - contact us and see what is available! As an example for 2 adults and 2 children for 22 - 29 August the price would be £500!!!

Families or couples can choose their own style of holiday at La Joie de Muguets - relax in privacy sitting on the terraces or in the shade of fruit trees, enjoy the entirely private solar-heated pool with its shallow end that's perfect for children - or enjoy all sorts of activities: table tennis, fishing, golf , horse riding, cycling, sailing, walking, shopping at local markets, zoos, activity centres, museums ..... or visit the renowned châteaux and vineyards - or enjoy a mix of both relaxation and activity.

With a kitchen sensibly equipped for a family and a Barbecue, you can choose to self-cater or you can eat out at one of the many restaurants in the surrounding towns and villages all of which welcome children. Bedroom 1 suits a couple with 2-3 children. Bedroom 2 is just right for a couple and 2 children, with room for travel cot too (which we provide).

As owners we are a family that lives in France and we, and those who help in the maintenance of this property, can offer you knowledge of our area that only comes with having lived there for many years. If you have any questions please do just email us and we will always do our best to provide a full response. We and those who help us live near enough to the cottage to be helpful but far enough away to avoid being intrusive.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Loire - River (20km) or La Baule - Sea 180 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: 1) Angers Marcé 2)Tours 35 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

•Light and airy sitting room, plenty of seating, original beam and beautifully restored open fireplace with a log-burning stove. Dining area with table seating for 6 – 8 plus highchair. Nintendo Wii with 2 controls and a few games provided. Also an X-box. Satellite TV (Freeview channels) and internet (Wifi). Highchair and lightweight pushchair also provided.

•For colder weather: one good-sized storage box of wood is included in cost, more available for purchase: electricity included up to 300 kwh/week (usually plenty for a family). Extra will be charged for at cost. Plenty of fans throughout for if the weather gets really hot but the cottage has traditional thick stone walls which helps to keep it cooler. Also at least one main window in all main rooms is netted and so can be left open at night to allow fresh air to enter and lights to be on without insects coming in.

•Kitchen well road-tested by family and friends; small utility room - washing machine and tumble drier; separate w.c. Phone provided for calls to emergency services.

•Upstairs – landing cupboard with extra storage space.

•Bedroom 1 with views over fields, double bed and 2 singles. En suite shower room, w.c. and washbasin. Bedroom 2 with views over fields, double bed. En suite bathroom with shower over bath, w.c. and washbasin. Additional light-weight folding single bed and travel cot also available on request.

Further details outdoors

Terraces with plenty of garden furniture and BBQ, accessed from kitchen and sitting room. The garden is fully fenced and gated making it good for adventurous toddlers and also private.

•One bag of charcoal included in price

•Pergola with large wooden table and 8 chairs, beautiful views over fields.

•Enclosed, gated pool with gentle steps down 7.25m x 3.3m (approx. 24ft x 11ft) with safety alarm. Sun brolly provided for this super sun-trap.

•Pool - heated using solar heat exchange system and with insulated overnight cover. It has tiled surround with loungers. Pool towels for 6 people are included in price.

•Table tennis table, bats and balls provided, also boules.

•Private access to small pond for carp fishing or relaxing. Pond rod provided.

Further details

•Welcome pack provided on arrival : Bathroom toiletries starter packs also included.

•Good quality linen, bathrobes and towels for up to 6 people with beds made up on arrival INCLUDED in price. Pool Towels also INCLUDED in price.

•Advance shopping service available on request;

•English speaking representative available if necessary

•For cold-weather: Log burning stove in sitting room - one good-sized storage box of wood is included in cost, more available for purchase: Electric wall heaters throughout property, available all year - electricity included up to 300 kwh/week. Extra will be charged for at cost.

•Basic (2h) final clean is included in price. More extensive clean up available on request at an additional charge– details on our website - just ask us for the address.

The Pays de la Loire region

La Joie du Muguet being between La Loire and Le Loir rivers, is well placed for exploring the Loire Valley, known for its gentle climate as much as for its renowned Châteaux and Vineyards. Our favourite châteaux are all within a family friendly length of drive and include Saumur (we love having a picnic outside on the grass looking down on the river La Loire), Baugé, Angers, Langeais, Tours, Villandry (with its beautiful gardens and maze), Amboise, Ussé and Chénonceau. Vineyards include Bourgeuil, St Nicholas de Bourgeuil, Saumur, Chinon, Vouvray and many more.

The same type of trip takes you to Holly Park, Doué Zoo, Riding shows, Cave dwellings, River trips, Petrified stone carvings, a Tank Museum, a Mine and lots more. Our website provides sources of more information.


Noyant, 4km away, and much larger than Auverse, has a good range of shops and a good, Friday market and several restaurants and cafés. Baugé 15min away is even bigger and has a pretty Château. Within a 30min drive from the cottage you can reach beautiful gardens, water activities, horse riding, golf, tennis, fishing , bowling and ice skating. Pretty places nearby include Gizeux, Gudenieau, Breil, Linières Bouton, Mouliherne, Le Lude, which is on the river Le Loir, and of course the beautiful town of Saumur. Tours and Angers are 1 hr away.

The many restaurants all welcome families and Chinese, Italian and Indian restaurants are to be found among the traditional French ones. There are also many 'take away' options nearby from gourmet French to Pizzas.