La Joie du Muguet
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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)|
|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|
|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.
•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.
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20 Jul 2013
Our 2nd visit to Le Muguet and we had a great time. Cannot fault anything. Cottage is exceptionally clean, comfortable and the gardens and pool are delightful. Couldn't ask for a better holida… More
3 Jun 2013
Have stayed in several gites and cottages in France and most were very good, but La Joie du Muguet really was perfect
Our hosts were very helpful but never intrusive
The accommodation was spacious, well equipped and, most importantly, spotless
The beds were very comfortable,
Fresh free range egg were available and were so enjoyable we actually brought some back to the UK
13 Oct 2012
"Great cottage, great location, great hospitality = great holiday"
This cottage is conveniently located to afford easy access to numerous attractions and acitivities. The village of Noyant offers all the necessary essentials and is pleansantly sleepy - in that 'French' kind of way. And the cottage ...
If you want to get away from it all while still being able to be part of it all - this is the place. You can enjoy the peaceful seculsion of the cottage or, with a short drive east, west, north or south, fill your day with interesting and exiciting activities.
Every need is anticipated in this well-prepared and well-stocked cottage. And if its not, Felicity and Chris are personable and eager to make your stay as perfect as possible (while not being at all intrusive).
And after dinner, if you just want to enjoy a nightime swim, or a glass of wine on the patio or a stroll to the pond, the open skies and true dark of a rural night reveals the splash of the Milky Way to add that little fillip that separates a good holiday, from a truly memorable one.
23 Aug 2012
"In the words of my son, "Best holiday ever!""
Without doubt the best property we have ever rented anywhere, giving the best holiday we have ever had, and at excellent value. Equipped with everything you can ever need, from the dishwasher to the fishing tackle! Beautifully converted property, bathrooms of a 5* hotel standard, very comfortable and with every need for the holiday maker thought of, run by lovely people who really genuinely care that you have a great holiday. Booking process was a breeze and very efficient. Lazy days around the excellent pool or loads to see and do within a short car journey. We will be going back.
4 Aug 2012
"A little piece of Heaven!"
Discovered La Joie de Muguet whilst researching French holidays on Trip Advisor. All the reviews seemed great, and after booking the informative communications from Felicity were very reassuring that we had found a real Gem in the Loire Valley, but could it be that good?
You bet it could! When we first stepped inside the cottage we all said WOW, this is it! Even before meeting Felicity, Chris and Sam we were hooked! Quite literally after discovering the pond and re-kindling childhood memories of many happy summers spent fishing. Although this time with a bottle of scrummy local Chardonnay for company.
The cottage was perfect for myself, my wife and our 12 year son. Absolutely everything one could possibly require for a great holiday was provided. The capacious welcome basket was amazing, the fresh free range eggs from "the girls" were delicious and the overall feel of the place was very special and something we wish to sample again.
The cottage is set in farmland, just outside of Noyant, a small town with all amenities eg: Supermarket, boulangerie, pharmacy etc.
The cottage is in very good order, with a lovely garden, swimming pool, terrace, gazebo etc and just across the track the much talked about carp pond.
It is perfectly situated to discover the fabulous Loire region. We had flown into Paris from Belfast, picked up a hire car then driven down to the Loire in approx 3 hours. Whilst there we enjoyed visiting various Chateaux, markets etc and generally soaking up the atmosphere of being in lovely rural france.
Felicity, Chris & Sam are lovely people and it was a joy to meet them. Sadly however our week was too short and we had to leave, off for 3 nights in Paris before returning home.
We left however knowing that we had found a wonderful holiday cottage and that we would definately be returning next year, only for longer!
17 Jun 2012
"A fabulous cottage in the Loire Valley"
We enjoyed an absoloutely brilliant holiday at La Muguet. The cottage has everything you possibly need with the owners providing a huge welcome pack of food and provisions you hardly needed to shop for a few days. It is very comfortable and renovated to a high standard with the added bonus of a pool and lovely gardens. Great location for touring with Saumur only 25 mins drive away but also a pretty local town 5 mins with a great butcher, 2 patisseries and bars and a market on Saturday. We will be returning next year and would have no hesitation in recommending it.
23 Sep 2011
"Gem of the Loire Valley"
We have spent the last 4 years taking hols in the Loire region of France because it is a beautiful part of the country, 3 of these holidays have been at Felicity & Chris's cottage. I know the wor… More
15 Aug 2011
"A perfect holiday in every way!"
We visited this property from 23rd July to 3rd August and found it to be perfect in every way. Firstly, the owners Felicity and Chris could not have been more welcoming, and the property itself was ev… More
3 Aug 2011
"The best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in!"
Delightful cottage, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The owners, Felicity and Chris and their son Sam are extremely nice people, nothing is too much trouble for them. They are a mine of information about things to see and do, both locally and further afield. There are also fully comprehensive information packs in the cottage, covering every conceivable inters for all age groups.
The generous welcome pack could almost be described as a small food hamper. The linen pack even included luxury bathrobes and face flannels. The supplying of towels for the pool is certainly a bonus.
We have recommended this property to friends, and they speak very highly of Felicity and Chris, their stay in the cottage, and the surrounding area.
We have immendsely enjoyed our 2 holidays at La Muguets, and look forward to returning again next year.
2 Jun 2011
"A Great Cottage - very well equipped and lovely owners"
This is our second holiday at this gite as it is so good - it's very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The owners, Felicity and Chris are extremely welcoming and nothing is too much trouble f… More
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