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The gîte as you enter

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nantes 153 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 20 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Both kitchen/dining room and lounge are large and easily accommodate 4 people (and can accommodate up to 6). The shower room upstairs also has a toilet and washbasin. There are also a single toilet on the ground floor and a second shower unit in the basement.

Further details outdoors

Access to the terrace is through the basement and is private to the house. There is also a small tiled area outside the front door that can also be used for eating and enjoying the sun.

The cottage does not have a garden and, as a consequence, it is not really suitable for active children or animals - but both are welcome, if our guests are happy they can cope with the facilities.

In the colder weather, downstairs has a cosy log fire and all rooms have electric radiators.

The house faces a Norman castle and looks out on the Layon valley. It is on the edge of a small, quiet village.

Further details

Full instructions for travel will be provided and a welcome pack will be available on arrival.

The Loire Valley region

The gîte is 20km South of Saumur and the Loire river. It is under 1 hour drive from Angers and only a little more to Tours. The summer temperature averages 26 deg C in the Summer (although it is often into the 30s in late July and August) and about 5 deg C at the coldest time of the year - although it does sometimes get frost and even snow.

It is slihtly rolling countryside, being part of the Layon valley, and is easy walking or cycling countryside. Many of the villages in the area of regular fairs as well as occasional summer events.

The area is full of history - including English history. There are Norman influences in some older castles and it was part of the region inherited by the Plantagnets resulting from Henry II's marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine. As more central parts of the Loire, it benefited from the building frenzy of the renaissance.

It was even a key part of the 2nd world war, with one bridge being a key part of the final French attempt to resist the Nazi invasion and the Loire formed the boundary between occupied France and Vichy France.


Passavant-sur-Layon is a sleepy, quiet village with no shops. A nearby village (only 1,5 miles) has a small supermarket, restaurant and boulangerie.

Saumur has a full programme of holiday activities, including the Cadre Noire - a crack corps of the French cavalry that put on a number of displays - and occasional tank displays as well; there is also a massive museum of armoured warfare (the Musée des Blindés).

The château is enchanting and there are many beautiful sites in the town. Events include a Tablé in September, where 5000 sit down to a meal to celebrate the new harvest of the Champigny wine.

See our web site for details and more ideas of what to do.

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Calendar last updated:08 Mar 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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