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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Refurbished for 2015 Le Grenier is situated just south of Saumur. Welcome tray. Wine Tours. Beautiful private gardens. A range of free cycles and even a child seat. Free WiFi . Perfect location for exploring the Châteaux. This isn't just any gite, it's your WOW factor Le Grenier gite!!!

Situated in a peaceful hamlet close to Doue-la-Fontaine and Montreuil-Bellay, and 20km from Saumur, this gite provides a perfect base for exploring the glorious Loire region. The gite "Le Grenier" (the old grainstore) is adjacent to the main farmhouse and comfortably sleeps 2 to 5 persons making it ideal for families, couples or small groups looking for a relaxing holiday.

This spacious gite is renovated to an extremely high standard whilst retaining period features. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped and include a dishwasher, butler sink, halogen hob etc. The downstairs Shower Room incorporates a washing machine.

The huge lounge is double aspect and has a vaulted ceiling and log burner. It is equipped with a Flat Screen English TV, DVD, Video, I Pod Docking Station etc. Free WiFi internet access also included. There is even a safe to ensure your valuables are totally protected. The Master Bedroom is also very spacious and has a vaulted ceiling, exposed original beams and has windows facing to the front and rear of the property. The property is set in a private walled garden with areas at the front and back for exclusive use by guests staying in Le Grenier, including a children's play area. Two sets of outdoor furniture allow a variety of places to relax or enjoy meals. New Gas BBQ. Cycles are provided at no extra cost. Rest assured, this is not a gite complex; Le Grenier is the only gite and you are assured privacy and sole use of the facilities available. The British owners live on-site and are available if necessary but never invasive.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angers 40 km, Nearest railway: Montreuil Bellay 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, 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 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Ground floor: twin bedroom; separate bathroom with shower/WC; large kitchen and dining area.

First floor: Double aspect large and vaulted ceiling master family bedroom with king sized double, single bed and en-suite shower/WC.

Very spacious double aspect lounge with vaulted ceiling and log burner.

Le Grenier is maticulously checked, cleaned and prepared by the owners for every rental.

Further details outdoors

Ample parking including covered barn area to keep the car cool and also to play basketball.

Spacious, safe and secure front and private rear gardens

Boule court

Children's play area and sand pit, swing set

Outdoor games, Badmington Court, Basket Ball, Darts

Table Tennis Table.

Games Room.

A range of cycles from 'kiddies bikes', BMX and standard adult bikes. We even have a 'quick fit' child seat attachment; all fit and ready to go and provided free of charge


Table and chair sets at front and rear of the property to maximise 'sun or shade' preferences.

There are indoor and outdoor pools locally should you require them.

Further details

Rental price includes:

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

(other arrival/departure days on request)

- electricty, heating and water costs (except during low/mid season when electricity is metered)

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

- baby cot, baby bath, high chair, booster seat and stair gates

- free welcome tray

- free use of facilities

- free use of cycles

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 20 mins and 45 mins drive respectively.

Other activities include local walking and cycle tours, trips to amusement parks, swimming at one of the nearby "Plan d'Eau" (swimming lakes) or day trips to towns and beaches on the Atlantic coast. Refer to the Region Page on our website for more ideas.

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 which has events throughout the year.

Just 5 minutes away in Le Puy Notre Dame, we have the annual Retro Grand Prix for pre 1940's cars, three wheelers and motorcycles; a fantastic free event normally the last weekend in July.

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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23 Aug 2014


"The best gite we've ever stayed in"

What an incredible gite. Pictures on the website do not do it justice.Spotlessly clean and at the same time warm and welcoming. Spacious and full of character with beams, vaulted ceilings and exposed… More

22 Jul 2014


"Best Gite I have stayed in"

Our second visit to Le Grenier and as enjoyable as the first, especially with the addition of table tennis!The perfect place to relax away from the bustle of London.Yes, there are a lot of chateaux an… More

1 May 2014


"Loire gite"

We had a great spring week here with our two young boys. Andrew is a great host, the gite is well appointed and equipped with bbq, sports equipment, swings, DVD, wifi, and and a table football. We l… More

27 Sep 2013


"Family Holiday 2013"

This is our 3rd visit to Le Grenier and its fabulous, clean and spacious. I just can't fault the property. If your after a relaxing holiday then this is the place to consider. The WIFI, push bike… More

19 Aug 2013


"Fantastic holiday"

This was our second visit to Le Grenier and we just love it here. The gite is great (just look at the reviews) and Andrew is such a congenial host, it's a pleasure to be greeted by him at the en… More

16 Jun 2013


"Our Piece of Heaven"

This was our second visit to Le Grenier and it was just as good as the last, unfortunately the weather was not on our side but that didn't matter because there are some many places to go and thin… More

19 May 2013


"Another fantastic stay at Le Grenier!"

This was our third visit to Le Grenier in 3 years and yet again we were not disappointed. The gite is absolutely fantastic and certainly has the 'wow factor'. Since our last visit new lamps have been added to the lounge, an iPod docking station in the kitchen, new sun loungers for the gorgeous, private garden, a new gas barbecue and a new double quilt for the main bedroom. This constant attention to detail and focus on providing a real 'home away from home' is what makes Le Grenier so special. If you book a stay here you will not be disappointed by the standard on offer. This has to be one of the best gites on offer in the Loire valley. We're already looking forward to visiting again next year!

25 Apr 2013


"Extremely comfortable, well appointed home away from home in a serene setting"

After six days in Paris, Le Grenier provided an ideal spot to relax and take in the many sights of the Loire Valley. We really appreciated how clean every room was upon our arrival. The abundant aci… More

2 Oct 2012


"Pure bliss - the place to excape to"

Having stayed in many holiday cottages, this is definitely the one to benchmark all the others! Le Grenier is very well presented, is extremely well equipped and maintained to the highest standards

The secret to this excellence is clearly the two donkeys that are ever-present and well supervised by Norman the cat who appears just like the proverbial Genie. The is also a guy called Andrew who was very welcoming and will always appear if you pop a cork!

It was our first visit to the Loire region and there is so much to see we shall definitely be returning to continue our explorations. The only problem is that the gite is so relaxing its almost too much trouble to venture out, its perfect to relax in and well placed to explore a very interesting region, with lots of excellent restaurants and endless vineyards to sample.

We would highly recommend a stay here.

7 Sep 2012


"Fantastic gite in beautiful surroundings"

Le Grenier is a large gite in a very rural location surrounded by beautiful countryside, birds and wildlife. It's well equipped with plenty of space for the kids, with the added attraction of Samson and Zeus, plus of course the ever present Norman! There are a selection of bikes for the use of the guests, as well as space to play badminton, basketball, etc.
The owner, Andrew (Jackie was away), was incredibly accommodating and a wonderful host and it was nice to share a drink two with him and chat about life in France.
We would definitely recommend Le Grenier and look forward to returning next year!

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:20 Dec 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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