Genneteil holiday cottage rental with shared pool, beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and air con

15 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Le Petit Bosquet is an extremely spacious end-terrace 'cottage' ideally suited for couples both young and mature, Base prices are shown for two, sharing one bedroom but with a recent internal change, the accommodation can be adjusted to suit parties up to 7 (plus cot) - subject to availability.

Situated in the heart of the countryside but within easy reach of La Fleche with its famous Zoo; Baugé with its Chateau and Apothecary; the Chateau of Le Lude; and Noyant, our holiday cottage is ideal for those who want peace and quiet but local attractions are also within easy reach.

Virtually equidistant from these four local towns, all boasting weekly markets, supermarkets and other modern amenities, the property is also ideally located for visiting the many and varied attractions of the Pays de la Loire including the cities of Le Mans, Angers, Nantes, Tours and Saumur with all they have to offer.

The cottage has been fully renovated and equipped to a high standard including cooking and dining facilities. Unlike many rental properties, our furniture and fittings were bought new for the gite. With up to three double beds (one being a sofa-bed) in different rooms and a single sofa bed which can be placed in either bedroom and up to three separate bathrooms; if, as a platonic group you prefer separate facilities it is great for you too.

Created from an old ground floor apartment and attic granary at one end of a traditional 400 year old 'Longere' Farmhouse which is part of a Lieu-Dit noted in the French Government Patrimoine (Heritage) lists; parts of the property are recorded as being built originally during the early 1600's, quite possibly during the reign of Louis XIV (The Sun King).

It has a semi - enclosed rear garden for the exclusive use of the gite occupants and access to most of the rest of the surrounding gardens.

Further details

Welcome gift (seasonal variations) on arrival. In addition, basic provisions such as tea, coffee, condiments, cling film, tin foil, toilet roll, washing fluid and dishwasher tablets to start you off are normally available. Arriving late in the day? Let us get some shopping in for you so you can arrive relaxed and ready to holiday - please ask for details.

For our disabled, elderly or infirm guests: The house has not been especially adapted for wheelchair users, however, as both floors are flat and spacious, allowing room to manoeuvre, it may suit those who have some mobility restriction or need walking aids. On the ground floor there is just one step up/down into the Salon from the Kitchen and the same from the Salon into the ground floor Shower room. We also have a stool designed for placing in the shower for those who cannot stand for long. Please ask for further details if required.

We have mobile air conditioning units and fans for use when the temperatures are extremely high - however, with 80 cm thick old stone walls combined with modern insulation the interior of the house generally remains comfortable without the use of additional cooling aids.The owners (and their house-pets) live in the main part of the building, at the other end; and will normally be here to welcome you and assist during your stay if required. Gardens (besides the private ones) may be shared with the owners or guests in the other cottage. There are a number of outbuildings - old barns, pigsties, milking parlours etc. which have not yet been renovated.

Further details indoors

You enter the gite into the original, but recently upgraded and spruced up kitchen which has doorways (at either end) through to the Salon and the Utility room.

The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses and also with scales, recipe books and various baking dishes for those who like to be creative when on holiday. There is a separate small kitchen table and chairs in addition to those in the Salon. In addition to the facilities listed above there is also a slow cooker, food processor and deep fat fryer, so you are not restricted to absolute basic cooking - unless you choose to be!

To the rear of the kitchen there is a large utility room which gives access to the (exclusive use) garden and also into the full downstairs shower room. Cleaning equipment and a clothes airer are provided.

To the left of the kitchen the sympathetically renovated Salon has a large flat screen plasma TV with free-to-view UK satellite channels and French digital programmes. It also has a Blu-Ray DVD player and Hi-Fi with iPod/MP3 inputs. For those with more traditional interests we also have a range of books, puzzles & games. The larger of the two sofas converts into a double bed with sprung mattress. Of course the Dining table and 7 chairs are also in the Salon. The gite also has a desk.

Upstairs, the spacious primary bedroom with exposed beams has plenty of storage including a dressing table. In front of the South facing full length (dormer) window with Juliette balcony, there are easy chairs and a coffee table, which overlook the Courtyard Rose garden and the countryside to the South of the property.

There is an adjacent dressing area which gives access to the en-suite which has a large walk-in shower.

The second (slightly smaller) bedroom (available for larger groups) is also upstairs and is very similar to the primary bedroom in terms of facilities, views and so on but with a different colour scheme and layout.

The single sofa bed and/or cot can be placed in either bedroom (by advance arrangement).

Guests who have already stayed here have frequently said that our photos do not do the property justice when trying to illustrate the spaciousness the cottages have. Unlike some offerings this gite is very spacious indeed, particularly for two people.

Further details outdoors

The property is completely enclosed by fencing with remote controlled gated access and extends to some 6500sq metres. It was an old Farmhouse with the surrounding outlying buildings resulting in a pleasing courtyard effect. There is plenty of 'off-road' parking and there are grassy areas to enjoy besides the areas allocated for the exclusive use of gite occupants. We have an above ground swimming pool, located in the courtyard in front of the house, available for your use; with a few sun loungers, swing seat etc.. There are two large areas of grass/meadow, one suitable for playing ball games etc.; the other has a number of young fruit trees which are developing into a mixed fruit orchard.

If this is not for you, you can still relax in the relative peace of your own exclusive garden, the other side of the building. The gite gardens have table, chairs, parasol and a BBQ provided. The property is surrounded on 3 sides by arable fields and a very quiet local road passes by the front of the property, some 80 metres from the house. Elsewhere on site there is just the owners private accommodation.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Before you arrive, it would help us to know when your arrival time is likely to be so that we can aim to be here for you - only under exceptional circumstances would this differ. We also ask if you have any specific interests or things you'd like to do so that some of the suggested activities can be drawn to your attention. When you arrive, we show you around the property outside and do a tour of inside, drawing your attention to various things of importance or interest and are also available to respond to questions. We live on site so allowing for leading our own lives we are generally available to assist with enquiries and so on whilst you are here. Besides that, we aim to be friendly...or more remote, as you prefer.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

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

Partial refund

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

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
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: £150.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Children are welcome in our gites, but it should be noted that we have limited special provision (such as toys, sports or outdoor play equipment) for entertaining them.

Up to 2 pets are permitted in this gite. £25 per pet per week and security deposit increased by £50. Pets must remain downstairs at all times and are not permitted on the furniture.

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About the owner

Lis E.
Average reply time:
2 hours 30 minutes

Calendar updated:
16 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Sep 2010. Located in Maine et Loire, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £510 to £974.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Sep 2021.


15 reviews
Very Good
Mundolsheim, France

Vraiment très bien
Aug 2021

Nous revenons de notre séjour Au PETIT BOSQUET ou nous y avons passé une semaine vraiment super . C'est un endroit calme reposant en pleine campagne avec tout le confort possible . … More 

Reviewed 19 Aug 2021


Vacances reposantes et idéales.
Jul 2021

Nous avons séjourné à la "Petite Touche" pour une durée d'une semaine. Lis et Mike, les propriétaires du lieu, ont été bienveillant et c… More 

Reviewed 27 Jul 2021

Owner's reply:
Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires, à la fois ici et dans notre livre d'or interne. Nous serions ravis si vous décidiez de nous rendre visite à nouveau à l'avenir.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Aug 2018

This was a superb gite which is in a fantastic location - close enough to lots of the Chateaux of the Loire and there are so many other things to do and see nearby. In fact we ran out of time to do ev… More 

Reviewed 30 Sep 2018

Owner's reply:
Thank you for such a wonderful review. I would just like to comment that homegrown produce is seasonal - I wouldn't like anyone to feel let down!
Stafford, United Kingdom

Just what we needed in all aspects.
Nov 2017

The Gite has everything anyone could want and at a high standard of cleanliness, equipment, and furniture. Very quiet, and away from street lighting so the stars are brilliant. Very welcoming hosts. … More 

Reviewed 28 Nov 2017

Owner's reply:
Thank you for a lovely review! This gite remains open year round. We cannot guarantee the weather ( although it is usually warmer than in the U.K.) but we can guarantee you a warm welcome and a cozy gite during the colder months of the year. Although many of the smaller tourist sites are closed in low season, there remains plenty of the larger ones which are open year round. Give us a try!
adrian f
Bodmin, United Kingdom

perfect rural retreat
Aug 2017

A beautiful truly rural location. The gite is very well equipped,spacious and comfortable.Lis and Mike are very friendly and welcoming and make every effort to make the stay as pleasant as possible.We… More 

Reviewed 3 Sep 2017

Review 1-5 of 15


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Send Lis (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Lis (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Lis (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Lis (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Lis (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Lis (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Lis (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Lis (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Lis (the owner) a message.

If Lis (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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