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Riverside Cottage near Saumur

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 16 reviews

Early summer - Entrance from one of the two gardens..

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This cottage is located in a small village which has a fabulous boulangerie within a short walk, where you can buy your morning bread and croissants. Situated 15 minutes from historic Saumur and 40 minutes from Angers. Charm and character have been retained in this delightful cottage having exposed beams and traditional décor.

This charming property borders the road which runs alongside the quite wonderful Loire River, (with astounding views). Situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET / WIFI ACCESS INCLUDED

The accommodation comprises a very comfortable lounge with two sofas, UK and French digital television. Ipod / Iphone charger and player.

THE WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN with dishwasher, microwave / grill, oven and hob plus washing machine and refrigerator. A wide range of cutlery and utensils are provided enabling you to take advantage of local delicacies such as Sea food, Oysters and Snails. Various glasses for wine degustation are in the dresser. Tea towels, oven gloves and apron are included.

BATHROOM with bath and shower over. Hand and bath towels are provided together with shower and bath mat.

TRADITIONAL IN DESIGN - the cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms, (one of the bedrooms has a cloakroom with wash basin and WC).

GARDENS - two gardens for dining and relaxing. The flower garden is ideal for breakfast with morning sun and shade in the afternoon, whilst the vegetable garden is in shade in the morning with afternoon sun.

GETTING THERE

CAR NOT NECESSARY

- The property is situated 20 metres from a bus stop with 4-6 buses, Monday to Saturday running between Angers and Saumur. These buses often coincide with mainline train departures from Angers to Paris and Saumur to Tours.

Timetable Route 04 : http://www.anjoubus.fr/

FLY :

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Manchester (T3) and Dublin Airport to Tours.

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Edinburgh and Birmingham to Poitiers.

- Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Liverpool East Midlands, Dublin and Bournemouth to Nantes.

From Nantes airport you can hire a car or travel by train to Angers or Saumur. Tours and Poitiers are just an hour from the cottage and Nantes, 1 hour 40 minutes away.

TRAIN

- Eurostar from St Pancras, London to Lille and Lille to Angers ot Tours and then Saumur.

BUS

- The cottage is on bus route 04 running from Angers to Saumur. Many buses coincide with train arrivals / departures. Timetable Route 04 : http://www.anjoubus.fr/

BOAT / DRIVE

- Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to La Harvre and Caen are good routes being just 3.5 hours away. Calais and Boulogne are about 6hours drive from the cottage

CAR HIRE

- The major car rental firms are represented in Saumur and Angers.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach LA BAULE, (190km) - Numerous lakeside beaches, (Saumur 12km) 190 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: ANGERS, (37km) TOURS, (97km) POITIERS, (108km) 37 km, Nearest railway: SAUMUR, (12km) and ANGERS, (54km) 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

ALL BED LINEN, house towels and bath mats within the rental price. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and separate WC. There is a WC and wash basin off bedroom 1.

A cot, high chair, changing mat and child stair gate are available on request.

During the cooler months oil central heating is available and is charged locally, ask for more details.

Further details outdoors

The property is accessed by a flight of stone steps leading to a pretty lawned garden and fruit trees. There is a second flower garden to the rear of the property which has a small lawn with trees and BBQ, table and chairs for al fresco dining.

The flower garden is ideal for breakfast with morning sun and shade in the afternoon, whilst the vegetable garden is in shade in the morning with afternoon sun.

The Pays de la Loire region

Riverside Cottage / St Clément des Levées is situated at the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine National Park and is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The fertile land north of the Loire River is used extensively for market gardening nurseries, fruit orchards and gardens and is referred to as 'The Garden of France'. South of the Loire River is predominantly vineyards with some 29 distinct appellations.

There is something for people of all ages :-

LE PUY DE FOU - a day out for the whole family and evening spectacle / theatre.

FUTURSCOPE - which appeals to 'children' age 2 to 100 years old.

ZOOS:-

DOUE LA FONTAINE a world class zoo - (30min drive)

LA FLECHE - (1 hour drive)

GARDENS :-

VILLANDRY- (1 hour drive)

CHAUMONT SUR LOIRE - (1,5 hour drive and worth it!)

why not stop off en-route at Leonardo da Vinci's last residence at the CHATEAU CLOS LUCE -

TERRABOTANICA - (40 minute drive)

PARC ORIENTAL MALEVRIER - the Oriental Gardens at le Parc Oriental, Malévrier - (40 minutes drive)

The many Châteaux of the Loire, rose gardens, river trips, horse riding, golf, cycling and much more, which is why visitors to this region return year after year, finding something new on each visit.

Saumur

The nearby town of Saumur has numerous restaurants, bars and shops.

Situated in the heart of the historic parc national the cottage is close to many sites of historic interest from Gallio Roman through to the many magnificent and romantic châteaux for which this area is justly famous.

SAUMUR

The Loire Valley wine route is on the doorstep and guests are able to visit many of the local vineyards to sample and buy produce directly from the producer. History, culture, good wine and fabulous food can all be found in the area.

INFORMATION on local attractions and restaurants is in the cottage as is the Michelin 'green guide' to Chateau de la Loire. There is a tourist information office in Saumur and in Les Rosiers sur Loire.

---------- COMMENTS AND REVIEWS FROM GUESTS----------

A LOVELY COTTAGE WITH BAGS OF CHARACTER. Great communication with the owner, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended. Mr. and Mrs S and family - September 2014.

WE, A NORWEGIAN AND GERMAN COUPLE, spent an awesome weekend in this lovely cottage which has welcomed us with a bottle of a tasty Saumur cremant. It was a perfect choice for us, well equipped and clean. We enjoyed the indian summer in the two gardens. The location is perfect for trips to explore the beautiful region, for which one weekend was too short. Communication was perfect, questions were answered promptly. We appreciate very much that you have a sense of your visitors needs, and that you consider for example also guidance to handle emergency situations (which we fortunately did not need).

Mr B. and friends - Septembre 2014

THE PROPERTY WAS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED and very comfortably furnished, with a very good kitchen equipped with all utensils. It is a 10/15 minute drive to shops and restaurants but their is a very good local boulangerie within walking distance. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, with long walks by the river, the chance to relax in the garden with home cooking and a base to explore the Loire valley, then its perfect. Mr M. LATVIA - Aout 2014

A LOVELY COTTAGE with bags of character. Great communication from Colin, who met all our requests and had good local tips. Family highlight was the zoo and some very theatrical gibbons. Highly recommended experience. Mr and Mrs S. and family - Juillet 2014

NOUS AVONS PASSE UN TRES AGREABLE SEJOUR dans leur charmante maison au bord de la Loire. Le temps a été avec nous et nous avons pu profiter de l'agréable jardin et des arbres fruitiers (mirabelle et framboise). La maison est très bien équipée, et nous avons été accueillis avec une belle bouteille de Saumur. Tout était parfait ! Merci Mme. D er amis - juillet 2014

We (two couples) stayed in the cottage for a wonderful week in June. The setting is great if you want a quiet, relaxing place that is a short drive from culture and excitement. We had a wonderful time cooking in the well equipped kitchen and eating in one of the two delightful gardens. Angers and Saumur are a quick drive away (we didn't try use public transport but there is a bus stop a stones throw from the front door) and a boulangerie(sp?) a few minutes walk along the river-sode path.Mr D. and Friends - Juin 2014

WE HAD A LOVELY TIME at Riverside Cottage - it is a very comfortable place to stay, full of French country charm. Our hosts Colin and Myriam were very helpful and quick to respond to our enquiries. Spring was definitely a great time to be there - with the gardens in full bloom! Mr. P - AUSTRALIA - mai 2014

THE COTTAGE WAS IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION, right on the banks of the Loire. When we stayed, it was a bit chilly in the old stone cottage, but I can imagine it would be perfect in slightly warmer weather. Colin was very easy to contact, and kindly offered to provide us with an extra heater. The gardens are lovely - we unfortunately didn't get time to take advantage of the rhubarb! We would definitely recommend this place for those wanting to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Loire and for a relaxing getaway. Mme. A. - avril 2014

GREAT HOUSE IN THE LOIR VALLEY. Lots of character and situated in a beautiful area with many chateaus close by. Very impressive gardens and we definitely recommend visiting while the cherries are in season. William - USA - juillet 2013.

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME in the Loire Valley. The cottage is lovely and confortable, had everything we needed. Perfect hotspot to descover the region. Thanks to the owner for the outstanding hospitality. PAT - BRAZIL - June 2013.

NOUS AVONS PASSE UN EXCELLENT SEJOUR. L'emplacement de la maison était formidable... Situ? entre Angers et Saumur, nous avons découvert pleins de beaux paysages! La maison est bien équipée et elle est surtout s?curitaire pour les enfants. Notre filles de 20 mois a adoré explorer les jardins de la maison! Il y a un lit de béb? complet et chaise haute disponible dans la maison. Je recommande fortement la location de son cottage! François - QUEBEC - June 2013.

RETURNED AGAIN for another great stay! Mr and Mrs R and family - SCOTLAND - August 2013

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME HERE, loved the house and gardes, loved the calm surroundings. Mr. A and group - SLOVENIA - August 2013

SUPERBE! Thanks for greeting us, had a great stay. An idyllic place, hope to come back. Mr. and Mme. M. - UNITED KINGDOM - July 2013

WE HAD A LOVELY TIME HERE, Thank you very much! R. and E. - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - June 2013

NOTRE FILLE A ETE ENCHANTEE de découvrir un poisson rouge dans un bassin de la cour! On a passé un excellent séjour dans votre demeure. Merci! Mr. et Mme. F - Montréal, CANADA - June 2013

CETTE MAISON EST ADORABLE, bravo pour le jardin, Tout est là pour passer un excellent moment, Merci pour votre accueil, Mr et Mme. B. - Paris, FRANCE - May 2013

WE HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK, thank you for your cottage, all went too quick, hope to see you again, R. and M. - Tazmania, AUSTRALIA - May 2013

A GREAT LOCATION for exploring the Loire, loved the house and gardens. A great few days. Mr et Mrs. E.- JERSEY- April 2013

We stayed in the Riverside cottage from 8th of Jan to 8th Feb 2013, it was a brilliant base to explore the surrounding countryside by taking lots of long walks and also just to totally relax as we are just recently retired and wanted somewhere to unwind, the central heating was great. The owner was very helpful, coming to see us when we arrived and explaining the house and area.

We didn't have a car until the last week but as the bus stop is only metres up the road were able to get both to Saumur and Angers easily. The cottage was exactly as depicted on the website and we couldn't have asked for more, unfortunately as it was mid winter we didn't get to see the garden at its best but could imagine utilising it during the summer months. The boulangerie past the church towards Saumur is lovely, the owner is extremely helpful and speaks a little english, just past her shop is a great little gift store, wonderful for browsing and a handbag store where they make the leather handbags on site. We would definitely return to riverside cottage and highly recommend it. M - AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 2013

A VERY ENJOYABLE FORTNIGHT in the Loire Valley and the cottage made a perfect base. We've feasted on raspberries and loved walks along the river. Our small son was facinated by the hot air ballons overhead. K, R and A - UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 2012

WHAT A CHARMING PLACE! Thank you for a wonderful holiday in a most beautiful location. Mr. and Mrs. P. - NEW ZEALAND - JULY 2012

WE HAD A LOVELY WEEK. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. Eleanor wants me to thank you for the great cot, high chair and changing mat. she really appreciated using them; "she is 11 months old - her hand writing isn't great!" Mr and Mrs. R - UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 2012

THANK YOU FOR A LOVELY WEEK. We have found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped and have had a very happy time here. Your visit to check that all way OK was much appreciated, we were so pleased to meet you and discuss the pleasures of the garden. Mr. and Mrs G. - UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 2012

WE'VE HAD A LOVELY WEEK, rediscovering this beautiful area 'en vélo'. the cottage and garden (with delicious raspberries and apricots) have provided a delightful haven. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs. N. - UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 2012

WE HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY and loved your cottage and it's pretty gardens. The weather has been perfect as we have been able to do a lot of visiting places without being too hot.

A big thanks for providing us with great memories and we will certainly be recommending you to our friends. Mr. and Mrs. W. -UNITED KINGDOM - May 2012

WE HAVE HAD A LOVELY TIME in this beautiful part of the World. I have especially loved your garden and the well resourced kitchen. Hope to be back some day! Merci Beaucoup. Mr. et Mme. M. and family - AUSTRALIA - April 2012

GREAT PLACE AND HOUSE. For wine tasting novices like us - recommend Langlois Chateau and Caves Louis de Grenelle. Mr. et Mme. O - USA - March 2012

WHAT A GREAT SPOT to enjoy the Loire! Mr. et Mme. P. - SPAIN - January 2012

A LOVELY COTTAGE for our Christmas break. Very comfortable and good kitchen facilities. Mr and Mrs. W - UNITED KINGDOM - December 2011

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Review 1-10 of 16

4 Sep 2014

3/5

"Authentic 'shabby chic' Loire gite."

Charming little cottage, useful location, good value for money, helpful relaxed owners. Garden delightful but a little unruly when we stayed. Very close to road, but this wasn' t a problem. Lots … More

8 Oct 2012

4/5

"Perfect location to explore the Loire"

This is a real Fench cottage in every sense of the word, very comfortable nice gardens well equiped, in fact a lovely place to stay. A visit to the Toglodyte cave restaurant between Gennes and Samur is an absolute must only 15 minutes drive from the cottage. a perfect base to experience the magic of the Loire valley.

Thank you for your review - I'm pleased that your 2 weeks at the cottage enabled to explore the area and same the wine and restaurants.

28 May 2012

5/5

"Old style cottage in a great location - just what we wanted!"

Loved the cottage with its slightly unusual layout. Plenty of space for the two of us and gave us a bedroom to spare. Kitchen well equipped, beds and sofas comfortable. Pretty cottage gardens to both sides meant we could have breakfast and dinner in the fresh air and sunshine. Great footpath alongside the Loire accessible from just across the road. Bar/restaurant and baker short walk away.

Had a wonderful time and would recommend to friends. Liked the way the owner made contact during our 5 night stay to check everything was OK.

Thank you for your review. It's great to know that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and the footpath along the Loire River. Often walking West at Sunset the river turns to liquid gold!

1 Apr 2012

4/5

"Well equipped gite in Central Loire Valley"

We had a very enjoyable time at this cottage and it was an excellent base to explore the Loire region. The owner was helpful in getting the heat going our first night and making sure we had everything we needed. Even though the gite was on a medium size road, the traffic was very thin after 9 pm. The wifi worked very well, as did the satellite TV. The stairs down to the cottage would be diificult for someone with limited mobility, not that there were many stairs. The owner also took good care of the jardin and the numerous plantings were just starting to bloom by mid-March.

Great to hear that you both enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The garden was a little slow to get going this year due to an exceptionally cold winter. Traffic on the road is even less frequent during the summer holidays, (July to end September).

24 Feb 2012

5/5

"Apartamento precioso en una ubicacion inmejorable"

Estuve con mi mujer a principios de febrero en este apartamento y nos encanto su ubicacion, el pequeño jardin que hay y la casa. La casa estaba muy limpia y completamente amueblada.

9 Jan 2012

5/5

"Great Christmas Holiday - Good value for money"

great accomodation, comfortable and clean. Well situated for day visits with the children and Christmas shopping. I recommend Angers for shopping, the Christmas lights were very beautiful. For the price, a very well equipt cottage, especially the kitchen.

23 Dec 2011

5/5

"A blissful end to our tour of Europe"

We had brilliant autumnal weather during our stay at the cottage which we found to be very comfortable, clean and nicely furnished. We liked the decoration too, it felt very French. It was a real tre… More

24 Nov 2011

1/5

"We left early"

My husband and I were wrapping up our third week in France, which had been so lovely until we got to the cottage. It felt like no one had been to the house in years. There were spider webs and spiders… More

Thank you for your review. I had understood that you and your husband had left early to be closer to the airport, (see attached email). The majority of guest reviews, both before and following your stay are in the majority extremely positive. The cottage has been let continuously from mid-April and is thoroughly cleaned between guests. I will look into the suitability of the new sea-grass flooring on the first floor as you are now the second guest to have mentioned this. It would have been constructive to have discussed your concerns prior to your departure. Email : On Sun, 22 May 2011 03:39 -0700, < > wrote: Hi Collin, We have been driving so much this whole trip that we decided to stay closer to Chartres and Versailles for our last few nights and then we will be closer to the airport for our departure. We are going to leave this afternoon from the cottage. Should we just leave the keys under the same pot? Thanks, R K

15 Sep 2011

4/5

"Relaxing on the Loire"

Riverside Cottage is a traditionally furnished, comfortable, homely property offering a peaceful retreat from modern life, whilst offering "all mod cons". The owner was helpful and pleasant, and encouraged us to take full advantage of the facilities, with two gardens well equiped kitchen and satelite TV / WiFi. There is a supermarket a short drive away, local boulangerie and resturant, with the delightful Samur a few miles along the river. The Chateau is worth a visit, as is Angers where we took a tourist train around the old town. Locals are friendly, some good wine at good prices, and we included a trip to Paris - but this is nearly 3 hours drive, so be prepared to stop over to make the best of that. Great views of the river (and wildlife) which is literally on the other side of the road, and don't be put off by the weather beaten exterior as you arrive!

13 Sep 2011

5/5

"Great Cottage, Lovely Location"

We stayed at Riverside for a week with our 5 month old daughter and would thoroughly recommend the cottage. The cottage is easy to find and within a short drive of Saumur and a short walk of two boulangeries (the artisan one offers more choice and is open longer). The cottage is furnished to a good standard with everything you need for your stay including a very well equipped kitchen and is both cosy and comfortable. The owner kindly provided a cot and changing mat for us too. The two bedrooms are linked, which means walking through one to get to the other, this was great for us but may not suit everyone. Overall, a great place to stay.

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