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

Le Grenier

from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights


25 reviews

from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Magnificent Restored Property set in 1.3 hectares of grounds.

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 55981

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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 2016 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 grain store) 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 TV with full range of English TV channels and English Radio channels, 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 with en suite 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. Gas and charcoal BBQ's.

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.

To book Le Grenier without Bookings Fees, find us on Chez Nous property 186522

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
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
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, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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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Review 1-10 of 25

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!

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.

6 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!

7 Aug 2012


"Le Grenier is simply beautiful, spacious and almost too comfortable!"

Myself, Sandie and our two children 11 and 7 travelled from Dublin. This was our first time in a Gite so to be honest we didn't fully know what to expect. Warmly welcomed by Andrew & Jackie, we were shown around our gite and can only say that we were delighted far beyond our expectations. It had everything we needed for an ideal Loire Valley base. Le Grenier is simply beautiful, spacious and almost too comfortable! It's a great location for access to Saumur and numerous lovely rural towns like Montreuil Bellay and Le Puis de Notre Dame. The zoo at Doue la Fontaine was good fun, as are the numerous chateaux and wine tasting experiences. There are very nice restaurants to be found in the surrounding towns. We did sample a couple in our week there but invariably we found ourselves looking forward to getting back to Le Grenier, light the barbecue and soak up the evening sun in the garden. I would highly recommend a stay here.

8 Jun 2012


"The First Place we Book Every Year!! What does that say.....!!"

This was our third stay in Le Grenier and we will certainly be coming back again. We just know the gite will be spotlessly clean and not just home from home, but better. We have the space and privacy we crave for and the children just love it as well. There is plenty to do in the area and yet always nice to come back 'home' to Le Grenier. The Zoo is a must as are the local markets, chateaux and restaurants. We just love being able to get on the bikes and cycle around the lanes and through the vineyards. Jackie and Andrew are available if we wish to have a chat or glass of wine or discuss life in France. You can't beat it!!!

15 May 2012


"Beautiful gite, perfect to relax in and well placed to explore a very interesting region."

Having stayed in gites of varying quality in many countries this was undoubtedly one of the best in a lovely region to explore. Andrew and Jackie were very welcoming and helpful and the property very comfortable and homely.We loved it and intend to return.

We had very detailed feedback and have dealt with the issues raised. They were only minor but we do really try and get candid feedback. We have a policy of continual improvement and hope that all future guests will benefit and continue to give us such positive reveiews.

29 Sep 2011


"A really wonderful Gite in a very convenient location."

A lovely gite, comfortable and spacious.The location was perfect for visiting many of the sight seeing spots in the Loire valley. Thanks to Andrew and Jackie for a very warm welcome and for arranging the wine tasting session for us at a local vineyard. A perfect holiday!

18 Aug 2011


"Beyond our expectations"

We organised our trip to Le Grenier at the last moment and have never tried the 'gite experience' before with our young family - we were definitely pleasantly surprised. Andrew and Jackie were very welcoming and made us feel very much at home. The gite was very spacious and immaculately clean. Our daughter particularly enjoyed the outside space with the sandpit and ofcourse the donkeys. The gite was also very well located allowing us to explore the local area. The zoo is an absolute must and we also enjoyed visiting chateaus and local markets. We will certainly be returning!

9 Aug 2011


"Lovely, relaxing & peaceful"

A beautiful gite surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards. From the moment we arrived we loved this place and we did not want to leave. Comfortable and clean with modern decor and facilities, you will not be disappointed. Our hosts gave us a really warm welcome, as did the donkeys! A trip to the zoo at Doue Le Fountaine is a must as is the Chateaux at Chenonceaux.

Review 1-10 of 25

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      • 7 Years listed

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      Calendar updated:05 Feb 2016

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
      • English

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