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

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 private solar-heated pool with its shallow end that's perfect for children - or enjoy all sorts of activities: table tennis, fishing, golf , riding, sailing, walking, shopping at local markets, zoos, activity centres, museums ..... and visits to the renowned châteaux and vineyards - or enjoy a bit of both.

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 child, with room for travel cot too.

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), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, 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 Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
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. Satellite TV and internet (Wifi).

•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.

•Kitchen well road-tested by family and friends; small utility room - washing machine and tumble drier; separate w.c. Phone provided for incoming calls and outgoing calls to landlines on mainland europe and in the UK as well as to emergency services.

•Upstairs – landing cupboard with extra storage space

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

Further details outdoors

Terraces with plenty of garden furniture and BBQ, accessed from kitchen and sitting room.

•One bag of charcoal included in price

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

•Enclosed, gated pool with steps down 7.25m x 3.3m (approx. 24ft x 11ft) with safety alarm.

•Pool - heated using solar heat exchange system from April 2013 and with insulated overnight cover. It has tiled surround with loungers. Pool towels for 8 people are included in price.

•Table tennis table, bats and balls provided.

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

Further details

•Generous welcome pack provided on arrival : Eggs from our free range chickens included. More available daily (small charge): Bathroom toiletries 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 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 – details on our website

The Loire Valley 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.