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Garden Cottage a ground floor spacious gite & pool

Lovely sunny terrace for alfresco dining
5.0 of 5 stars
19 reviews
Lovely sunny terrace for alfresco dining
Painted shutters lend a French rustic feel to Garden Cottage
The elegant Manoir de Gourin - a former wine estate.
Bedroom with king size bed and window overlooking the sunny garden
The chic open plan kitchen and dining area of Garden cottage
Comfortable sitting room with flat screen TV Sky Freeview Box. DVD player
At Manoir de Gourin, the sheltered, secluded, heated pool with south facing terrace
Private, secure garden with sun-loungers and parasol - a sun trap!
The lovely one bedroom Garden cottage all on ground floor level
Dine amongst pots of lavender, flowers and vines in the garden of Garden Cottage
Saumur lively antiques market on the 4th Sunday of every month
Spacious, light and airy, open plan living area of Garden cottage
The lively Saturday morning market in Saumur
At Manoir de Gourin, the lovely sheltered swimming pool
lively brocant market on second sunday of every month at Montsoreau - don't miss it!
Puy Notre Dame on the pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Santiago de Compostela in Spain
Cottage guests enjoying supper at Manoir de Gourin
The pretty secluded garden
Saumur Chateau perched high on the banks above, with fabulous views overlooking the Loire
Garden cottage modern and clean en-suite with good sized shower
Garden cottage sitting room with French doors to garrden
The lovely bedroom is well furnished with hanging and drawer space
Le Barbacane, Montreuil Bellay: popular bistro overlooking the charming Chateau de Montreuil Bellay
Manoir de Gourin, left of the crossroads in the centre of the village, lovely countryside beyond
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Recently renovated, the lovely Garden Cottage with private entrance and garden is a stylish one bedroom cottage in the charming grounds of an elegant 19th century Manor House. With easy access to all amenities, sights and excellent restaurants, the cottage is perfect for couples seeking a romantic, relaxing, sightseeing holiday in the wonderful Loire valley in France.

In the rural village of St Macaire du Bois, surrounded by vineyards and fields, the cottage is near to the delightful towns of Puy Notre Dame, Montreuil Bellay, Doue la Fontaine and Saumur. Take a stroll around a different local market every day and eat in excellent bistros just 2 miles away in Puy Notre Dame.

The fairytale Chateau of Montreuil Bellay and the chateaux of Breze, Saumur, Angers, Chinon, Villandry, Usse, Brissac (and more) and the Abbey at Fontevraud are all...
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About the owner, Simon & Karin G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 58 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL70549 by: Holiday Lettings
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5 of 5 stars Excellent - based on 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a wonderful week in August in the Garden cottage, the cottage, pool, garden were all superb, so relaxing. We got to see many of the local Chateaux. The evening meal with everyone was excellent, definitely recommend it. We didn't do the wine tour but the feedback from everyone else that went on it said it was great. Simon... more

London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Garden Cottage is a very private ground floor apartment, to the side of a beautiful Manoir next to the rural D77, used mainly by farm tractors. The garden gets the sun until 8:00 in the evening and is a good place to sit and soak up the rays. The immaculate apartment is well decorated in white with a vaulted ceiling,... more

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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This is a great, clean, spacious & very comfortable cottage for a couple. A very well equipped kitchen and lots of local food markets with excellent quality ingredients meant we ate very well indeed. We signed up for and really enjoyed both Simon's wine tour and Karin's dinner. Just the right spot for visiting the loire vineyards esp Chinon, Saumur... more

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Having been sympathetically and extensively renovated, the garden cottage provides spacious, comfortable and immaculate accommodation, all on ground floor level, with private entrance, parking space and sunny secluded garden.

The cottage interior is finished to exacting standards and contemporary in style whilst retaining the character of the adjoining Manor house with hardwood oak floors, high ceilings and exposed timbers.

The living room is stylish, spacious and comfortable with an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary furniture, cushions and throws, flat screen tv, dvd and cd players. A selection of dvds, cds, books and magazines are provided for relaxation. Sky Freesat TV box with all the standard UK channels including regional channels.

The chic, modern fully fitted kitchen...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
May 7, 2016 -
May 20, 2016
Spring 2016
5 nights
May 21, 2016 -
Jun 3, 2016
Late Spring 2016
5 nights
Jun 4, 2016 -
Jun 17, 2016
Early Summer 2016
7 nights -- --
Jun 18, 2016 -
Jul 15, 2016
Summer 2016
7 nights -- --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Electricity, water, quality bed-linen and towels are included.
Laundry facilities available at small additional charge
For 2014 a local visitors tax of approx 1.00 euro per person per night is payable on departure.
Payment in GB£ sterling please.
Please note Garden Cottage is offered without use of the swimming pool during the period 03 to 23 May and 20 to 27 September 2014. At all other times full access to the swimming pool is included.
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How to get there
Airport: Angers / Tours / Poitiers: 34.2 mi
Railway: Angers / Saumur: 28.0 mi
Ferry: Caen / Le Havre / Calais: 174.0 mi
Manoir de Gourin is located in the Maine et Loire department of France in the hamlet of L'Humeau de Bray in the commune of St. Macaire du Bois, 15 miles south west of Saumur. L'Humeau de Bray is situated on the D77 between the villages of Le Puy Notre-Dame and Nueil sur Layon. The charming medieval town of Montreuil Bellay and the market town of Doue la Fontaine are both approx 5 miles away.

By Car and Ferry
Travel with P&O Ferries from: Dover to Calais
Travel with Britanny Ferries from: Portsmouth to Caen (high speed or cruise service) / Portsmouth to St Malo or Cherbourg / Plymouth to Roscoff or St Malo
Travel with LD Lines / DFDS seaways from: Portsmouth to Le Havre / Newhaven to Dieppe / Dover to Calais / Dover to Dunkirk

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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 93.2 mi.
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