£124 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Shakespeare Lodge and suite – Home 443992 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Shakespeare Lodge is a charming self-contained 2 bedroom unit with an additional studio next door which counts as a third bedroom. The ensemble is part of a typical farmhouse construction in Anjou, located 250 kms southwest of Paris and 30 kms north of the historic city of Angers. Your hosts live in the eastern barn wing of the house, however your privacy is ensured by a separate entrance and courtyard for outdoor relaxation. The property is perfect for golfers, with Anjou Golf & Country Club next door (3kms); for visits to the renown Lion d'Angers (15 minutes drive) equestrian events and of course, for use as a base from which to visit local castles and gardens as well as those further afield in the Loire valley. The gorgeous village of Cheffes offers paddle boats and kayaks over summer along with river walks. Both your hosts speak English.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Super King Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The important thing is to anticipate your shopping. Our local supermarkets (Super U in Champigné, Tiercé, Chateauneuf and Cocci market in Cheffes) are open until 7.30pm. There are a few restaurants in our area, but the nearest sushi takeaway is in Angers! The lovely local fresh fruit and vegetable markets take place in Champigné on Tuesday morning, Tiercé on Wednesday morning and Chateauneuf on Friday morning. We are blessed with fantastic boulangeries in Champigné and Cheffes.

Interaction with guest

We always welcome our guests and give a quick tour of the house and grounds. We know weary travellers can't wait to get the bags inside and relax so we try to be as efficient as possible about this. I'm happy to provide tourist information prior to your visit and if you have particular areas of interest such as history, the arts, or even aviation (our local museum is just fabulous) don't hesitate to ask.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£179.80) €200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please, no parties or pets.
A couple of notes for families: Parents of young children should be aware that the staircase in the Lodge is open-backed; the third bedroom, or studio, has a separate entrance to the Lodge.
To all our guests who have been so careful and respectful of the property, thank you!!


About the owner

Ann-Louise/ Francois P.
Average reply time:
3 hours 46 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
17 Apr 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 May 2013. Located in Maine et Loire, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £770 to £821.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Apr 2020.


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Guest reviews

22 reviews

Very Good

“amazing place”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2019

Having booked and arrived at shakespeare lodge ,we were confronted with the most beautiful surroundings idilic location.The accommodation is top class not to mention all the facilities was… More

Owner's reply: Mike, a huge thank you to you and the family for leaving the property so clean and tidy! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay — that to us is the most important thing. Family time and holiday breaks are so special and all too short. Thanks too from Maverick who perhaps was a little bothersome at times!! With our warm regards, Ann-Louise and François

“absolutely fantastic - cannot beat this accommodation or the hosts”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2019

The photos do not do the accomodation or surroundings justice. We will certainly return and cannot praise the facilities and hosts enough. Louise was happy to inform us of local activities she thoug… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review ! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again. Really happy to learn the young people had fun too — it's important to us that everyone gets the most out of their stay. Many thanks, Ann-Louise and François

“Very enjoyable stay in a lovely setting”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2019

A lovely old renovated building, in a beautiful setting and provided with high quality equipment and amenities. The heated pool was clean and well looked after and for our own use only. The area is pa… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate it! Happy to read you liked the walks and getting out and about. We are lucky to have such gorgeous surroundings and are always pleased to share with our guests. Many thanks again for the feedback, Ann-Louise and François

“A relaxing stay in a beautiful house”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2018

Just returned from a fabulous stay in Shakespeare Lodge. We stayed for 10 days with our two boys, who absolutely loved both the house and the pool, and the space to play! They also particularly loved … More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for a lovely positive review. We enjoyed hosting you and the boys. Just before leaving, you also mentioned the Chateau de Brézé with the underground tunnels so I have added this as an activity to our list for other guests, particularly those with children — the tunnels being a great exploration possibility. Thanks again! Best regards, A-L and F.

“Excellent relaxing stay”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2018

We had a fantastic time at Shakespeare cottage. The location is perfect in a quiet and beautiful location close to the pretty town of Cheffs. It is good fun to hire a boat there to go up the river. … More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much Graham! We look forward to seeing you again with Ann-Louise. Best regards, François


Reviewed 17 Jun 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful 2 weeks’ stay in this idyllic setting. If you want to get away from it all but still be 10 minutes by car to the supermarket then this will be perfect for you - as… More

Owner's reply: Dear Lynn and family, thank you for your kind review and the travel tips for future guests. Please come back and see us! A-L & F.

“Comme à la maison !”

Reviewed 26 Dec 2017

Excellent accueil d'Ann-Louise qui nous a fait faire le tour du propriétaire. Excellente restauration de cette bâtisse située sur une belle propriété. Tout le co… More

Owner's reply: Dany, merci beaucoup pour votre mot, un vrai cadeau de noël. Nous étions très contents de vous recevoir et espère de vous revoir une prochaine fois. Merci aussi d'avoir laissé le Lodge si propre :) !!

“Ideal to get away from it all”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2017

Lovely conversion which is attached to owner's property. Very tastefully constructed and retains many original features plus all the modern amenities you would expect as well as a pool to yourse… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your feedback and the useful travel tips for future guests. We were delighted to have you to stay and hope to see you again!

“Fantastic location, very well equipped house, very friendly owners”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2017

I do not write recommendations often but for the Shakespeare Lodge I make an exception! This is really worth a 5+ star recommendation if you're looking for a lovely and well equipped holiday hous… More

Owner's reply: Addo, thanks for your encouraging review and for being great guests. We would love to welcome you again! A-L & F

“Perfect holiday cottage in picturesque countryside and ideal base to discover Loire Valley”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2017

We spent a wonderful holiday in Shakespeare Lodge. The accommodation is spotless and has everything you need for your holiday. Ann-Louise and Francois are lovely people and have the right balance of … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed the property and all that Anjou has to offer. Do come back and see us! A-L & F

Review 1-10 of 22


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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ann-Louise/ Francois the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Why can't I call Ann-Louise/ Francois (the owner) before booking?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Ann-Louise/ Francois (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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