La Joie du Muguet
About the home
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, 180km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|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 seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / 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
• For stays of one week or more, non-refundable booking deposit of 20% of total cost of stay (minimum £100) required, for details see our website.
• Balance of payment and damages deposit of £100 required eight weeks before first day of
• Damages deposit refundable, subject to satisfactory property inspection. The rental payment includes a maximum of a 2h clean by us. We only need you to clean some items such as oven and fridge. A list is provided. You will NOT be required to clean the bathrooms, toilets or floors as we would always do them anyway! A full end of stay clean is available if required at a £25 charge.
• For full terms and conditions see our website link at the bottom of the page.
• Strictly no smoking except outside the property.
• No bonfires permitted. (This is a local law).
The Loire Valley / Maine-et-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.
The Noyant / Auverse area
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.
How to get there
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There is a signpost to La Joie de Muguet at the start of the farm access roadway which also serves two farms and another property, Le Verger. Le Verger, Auverse, can be found using satellite navigation systems and on google maps (www.google.com) or we can e-mail, or post, detailed written instructions on request.
Flights: Angers Marcé (35 mins from Muguet) : Tours (45 mins) ; Nantes (2 h) - Stansted. Paris (3 h) (www.aeroportsdeparis.com) Hire car is available at all the airports.
Nearest Ferry Ports: Caen (Ouistreham) (3 h), St Malo (31/2 h) or Cherbourg (4hrs) Mainly www.brittanyferries.com
Channel Tunnel: Folkestone - Calais (4-5 hrs) www.eurotunnel.com
Activities near Noyant
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
13 Oct 2012
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
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.
04 Aug 2012
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!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Nov 2012 - April 2013||27 Oct 12||27 Apr 13||£ 325||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|May 2013||27 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 350||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|June 2013||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|July 1st half 2013||29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|July 2nd half 2013||13 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2013||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2013||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 345||£ 70||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 2013 - April 2014||26 Oct 13||4 May 14||£ 330||£ 70||-||3 Nights|
|May 2014||4 May 14||31 May 14||£ 395||£ 70||-||1 Night|
|June 2014||31 May 14||28 Jun 14||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|July 1st half 2014||28 Jun 14||12 Jul 14||£ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|July 2nd half 2014||12 Jul 14||26 Jul 14||£ 630||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2014||26 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2014||30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2014||27 Sep 14||1 Nov 14||£ 360||£ 70||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 2014 - Mar 2015||1 Nov 14||28 Mar 15||£ 340||£ 70||-||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Nov 2012 - April 2013||27 Oct 12||27 Apr 13||£ 360||£ 75||£ 75||5 Nights|
|May 2013||27 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 390||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|June 2013||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|July 1st half 2013||29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|July 2nd half 2013||13 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2013||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2013||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 385||£ 75||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 2013 - April 2014||26 Oct 13||4 May 14||£ 370||£ 75||-||3 Nights|
|May 2014||4 May 14||31 May 14||£ 440||£ 75||-||1 Night|
|June 2014||31 May 14||28 Jun 14||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|July 1st half 2014||28 Jun 14||12 Jul 14||£ 640||-||-||1 Week|
|July 2nd half 2014||12 Jul 14||26 Jul 14||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2014||26 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||£ 715||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2014||30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||£ 505||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2014||27 Sep 14||1 Nov 14||£ 400||£ 80||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 2014 - April 2015||1 Nov 14||28 Mar 15||£ 380||£ 80||-||1 Night|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
**EARLY BOOKINGS DEALS ALWAYS AVAILABLE **10% discount** is always offered on all bookings made at least 6 months in advance.
**MORE THAN TWO OF YOU BUT LESS THAN SIX??? Contact us to discuss prices....**
The property can accommodate a sensible maximum of 6 people + a baby. If you are a group of 6 adults you can either sleep 2 in one bedroom and 4 in the other (1 double & 2 single beds) or 2 adults can sleep downstairs. The property doesn't feel at all crowded with 6 adults but please remember that although there is a toilet and washbasin downstairs the 2 bathrooms are each ensuite to an upstairs bedroom. For 2 adults and 3 children in the big bedroom we provide an extra single, which fits in well. Do contact us to discuss your needs or to clarify any information on this site or our own website. For full details of all prices please see our website but here are some main items:
Provided and included in rent:
• Welcome Pack; Pool towels; Kitchen towels and cleaning materials: Beds made up ready for you on arrival and a good supply of towels, flannels, mats etc and bathrobes.
• A standard store bin of wood for the wood-burning stove and 1 bag charcoal for BBQ:
• Basic 2h end of stay clean.
• Highchair, travel cot, changing trolley, stair gate,safety guard for side of bed to prevent small children falling out at night, playpen and basic pushchair all provided free of charge.
• Available for an extra charge: Shop Ahead and Special Occasions Services:
• Also available at an extra charge: 'Let's Relax Full End of Stay Clean' (£25):
• Extra wood, extra electricity (if more than 300 kwh is used per week) charged at cost.
Payment accepted in many currencies by debit or credit card (no extra charge) via PayPal, bank transfer to either a UK or French account or by UK cheque. Payment by instalments, free of interest, also possible.
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