St Macaire du Bois holiday gite rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

Excellent 5/5

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from £59 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Magnificent spacious living accomodation with original features preserved.

Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 268441

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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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angers 40 km, Nearest railway: Montreuil Bellay 10 km
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
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

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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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!

23 Jul 2013


"Lovely relaxing holiday"

We loved the gite, it was easy to relax and immediately feel at home. It was light and airy and easy for our disabled person to walk around in. The welcome and care of the owners was second to none. Everywhere was beautifully clean and well looked after. We enjoyed visiting the area and despite some rainy days found plenty to do and see. But we were also so comfortable we didn't mind staying put on the day the rain really set in! We loved The local chateau and Fontevraud Abbey. The bird watching was great too!

14 Oct 2012


"Just lovely!"

Whilst looking for a late break we were lucky to find and be able to stay at Elysium in advance of the official 2013 launch. This is one of the best gites we have stayed in during 30 years of visiting France. It is beautifully equipped with everything you may need, spacious and light yet really cosy, and set in a lovely peaceful setting. Ideally situated for local markets, Doue’s superb zoo and the troglodyte village at Rochemenier. It is just 30mins from the lovely town of Saumur with its pretty streets, fine restaurants, interesting shops and wine houses providing free wine tours and tastings. Also based in Saumur is the famous Cadre Noir equestrian display team which gives spectacular shows throughout the summer months. The Loire and its historic chateaux are also within easy reach as is the abbey of Fontevraud, burial place of Richard the Lionheart. There is just so much to do in the area and this gite provides the perfect base.

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      Calendar last updated:12 Nov 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
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