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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews


Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Magnificent spacious living accomodation with original features preserved.

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

**AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2014** Elysium is a fully renovated WOW factor one bedroom gite situated just South of Saumur. Very spacious accomodation with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, stone work and original features. Large living accommodation, twin bedded room. Separate WC. Luxury shower room all on the ground floor. WiFi. Just perfect.

Situated in a peaceful hamlet close to Le Puy Notre Dame, midway between Doue-la-Fontaine and Montreuil-Bellay, and just 30 minutes from Saumur, this gite provides a perfect base for exploring the glorious Loire region. The gite "Elysium" is adjacent to the main farmhouse and comfortably sleeps two making it ideal for couples or two friends looking for a relaxing holiday.

This spacious gite is renovated to an extremely high standard whilst retaining original period features.

The spacious lounge is double aspect and has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. It is equipped with 40" TV and English Freeview. Free WiFi internet access also included.

The shower room is beautifully furnished and again has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

The Twin Bedded Bedroom is also very spacious and has exposed original beams and has windows overlooking the beautiful and private front and rear gardens. The property is set in private grounds with areas at the front and back for exclusive use by guests staying in Elysium.

Rest assured, this is not a gite complex; Elysium is the only gite and you are assured privacy. The British owners live in the adjoining farmhouse and may be available if necessary but never invasive.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angers 40 km, Nearest railway: Montreuil Bellay 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Front door leading to hall. Large lounge kitchen and dining area with fitted units and appliances. 40"Flat screen TV providing English TV channels with Freeview, WiFi, two settees, dining table and chairs for four.

Exposed stone, vaulted ceilings, exposed original beams, double glazing, and double aspect rooms.

Separate WC, luxury shower room also with WC.

Large bedroom with twin beds, drawers and storage unit.

Washing machine. Dishwasher.

Elysium is meticulously checked, cleaned and prepared immediately prior to every rental.

5 Star Trip Advisor Rating.

Further details outdoors

Ample secure parking.

Spacious, safe and secure front and private rear gardens

Gas and charcoal BBQ's.

Table and chair sets provided at the front and rear of the property. Garden loungers provided

Further details

Rental price includes:

- rental of the gite from Friday 4pm to following Friday 10.00 am

- electricity, heating and water costs

- bed linen and towels for use inside the gite (beds will be made up for your arrival)

- welcome tray

Further details

Elysium is meticulously cleaned prior to every rental, but guests are expected to leave the gite in a clean and tidy state upon departure.

We do ask for a Security Deposit of £100 for every rental.

About this location

The Pays de la Loire region

All the world-famous chateaux of the Loire and Anjou are within easy reach and the historic towns of Saumur and Angers are only 30 mins and 60 mins drive respectively.

Other activities include local walking and cycle tours, trips to amusement parks, swimming at a local pool or day trips to towns and beaches on the Atlantic coast.

The area is renowned for its fine Anjou and Saumur wines. Wine tastings are a must for all visitors!

The sunny climate in the Western Loire is comparable to that of Poitou-Charentes with some of the highest average number of sunshine hours recorded annually.

St Macaire du Bois

Montreuil Bellay: Ville Fleurie with an imposing medieval chateau

Doue la Fontaine: Doue has a fantastic Zoo set on two levels. One of the area's top tourist attractions. Doue is also famous for its Rose Gardens and Troglodyte Sites.

Saumur: Chateau town and home of the Cadre Noir. Renowned for its wines (Saumur Brut, Champigny).

Angers: regional capital with famous chateau

Puy de Fou: Medieval theme park

Lots of wine tasting .... :-)

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13 Oct 2014



This is the first time for years we have used a Gite, it was on a friends recommendation that we did. Are we glad we took their recommendation. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, it… More

12 Oct 2014


"Simply the Best!"

We have stayed in several gites in this area and none compare to Elysium. It really is 'simply the best' hence we keep going back. The location is perfect for touring the Loire valley'… More

20 Jul 2014


"It was SUPERB!!!!!"

De liggen van deze gite is super net buiten de toeristische centra, maar toch heel centraal. Het is een plek voor rustzoekers het enige wat je hoort is "the song of nature". Het is een gewe… More

14 Jul 2014


"Relaxing gite and lovely hosts!"

We stayed at Elysium for 2 weeks. It's the best French cottage we have stayed in. Peter, Margaret and Andy were unobtrusive but available if needed. Everything about the place was as described ..… More

31 May 2014


"A Five Star gite with welcoming owners in beautiful surroundings"

Elysium lives up to it's name by being located in a beautiful and tranquil part of the Loire, ideal for exploring this lovely area. The gite is equipped to the highest standard with thought and c… More

18 Oct 2013


"Yet another great holiday at Elysium!"

A return visit to this wonderful cottage which cannot be faulted. Elysium is ideally situated to visit all the attractions in the area. From the zoo to the mushroom museum, chateaux and markets, abb… More

28 Sep 2013


"A fantastic holiday"

Mandy and I stayed at the Elysium for 2 weeks. Everything was excellent. The facilities, cleanliness etc is first class. From the moment that we arrived and Andrew escorted us to the Elysium until the morning we left when Peter and Margaret wished us farewell, was thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing.
The location is convenient to visit the many famous chateaus, Saumur, Angers, Tours, vineyards and the Atlantic coast.
We can recommend the Elysium without any hesitation!

26 Sep 2013


"A Perfect Destination"

Peter and Margaret are the perfect hosts for this perfect Gite.The Gite is easy to find and has 5* facilities. The bottle of wine on arrival was a nice touch, and Peter & Margaret were on hand, if req… More

25 Sep 2013


"High quality barn conversion in lovely rural Loire"

Very spacious and tastefully converted. Particularly appreciated 'modern English standard' bathroom. The support from the owners was amazing. One evening there was a problem with the cooker.… More

15 Sep 2013


"A peaceful break in the Loire Valley countryside"

Spotless gite, with friendly and helpful owners. We had a very relaxing stay at Elysium - lovely to return back to the gite after a day visiting the chateaux, having a glass of local wine in the love… More

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:28 Feb 2015

    Based in France

    Languages spoken
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