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Le Vieil Atelier

Le Vieil Atelier, in the middle of the Longere Farmhouse, viewed from the Courtyard.
1 of 23Le Vieil Atelier, in the middle of the Longere Farmhouse, viewed from the Courtyard.
Rental Home -
1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Genneteil, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire
Le Vieil Atelier is a very spacious cottage ideally suited for up to 4 persons, young or young at heart! With two double beds (one being a sofabed) in different rooms and on different levels, if, as a platonic couple you prefer separate sleeping arrangements it is great for you too. We also have a Cot/Childs Bed, Stairgate, Highchair and accessories available for 1 small person (max height 115cm, approx. 5yrs).
Created from an old workshop and attic granary within a traditional '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).
An ideal base for extensive sightseeing, walking or cycling, golf or 'wine-hunting'. For...
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Listing #HL116042
About the Owner
Lis E
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2010
Interaction with guests
Before you arrive, we ask 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 not, as you prefer.
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

We have just returned from a most enjoyable holiday at Le Vieil Atelier. The accommodation was clean, well equipped and very well placed for exploring the western Loire valley. Situated at the edge of a small village, the house is peaceful and we enjoyed picking...More

Thank J W
Journey293353, VR Owner at Le Vieil Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for this lovely review. We try to be available, whilst still being invisible!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Great service from Mike and Liz. Le Vieil Atelier was an ideal stop to relax on the way back to the UK after a busy drive from the south of France where we were on holidays. The property is clean and well maintained, and very...More

Thank Herve B
Journey293353, VR Owner at Le Vieil Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you Herve, it was a pleasure to receive you.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at Le Vieil Atelier. One could not ask for a better equipped property, more informed hosts or location to visit the major towns and local markets. The property is spacious and well-appointed, tasteful decor and very...More

Thank Michael F
Management response:Responded July 25, 2018

M&M, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are so fortunate to receive reviews like this - but we do strive hard to achieve them! We love to share our own little piece of paradise - and we look forward to seeing you...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Children are welcome in our gites, but it should be noted that we do not make any special provision (such as toys, sports or outdoor play equipment) for entertaining them.
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Damage Deposit: $130 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates for 2 allow for the use of the double bed only. Parties of 2 requiring (linen for) both double beds should use rates for 2 and add £25.
With the exception of the above, prices are all inclusive - no hidden charges for cleaning, linen, towels, fuel etc. & also include 1 cot/bed for baby/small child up to 115cm. NB Night rates are adjusted depending on length of stay - those advertised on this website are approximate only (as the system does not permit more than one rate to be advertised).
Changeover day may be negotiated - however, there will be certain days which we cannot accept as arrival/departure days owing to our own prior engagements. Short term lets (less than 7 nights) are available during peak periods but will be charged at the weekly rate.Long term lets (over 2 weeks) - price negotiable.
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About the neighborhood
Genneteil is well placed - if it were a mountain, it would be the peak! Major Cities, autoroutes and good transport links (including rail and air) surround Genneteil on all sides - essentially less than 1 hour in any direction. Genneteil has at its heart a Norman Church, only now used for special occasions such as Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, although it does have some beautiful ancient frescoes which were found a few years ago and restored recently. The church acts as a roundabout of sorts connecting the roads coming from all directions. Essentially a rural community, Genneteil has no particular claim to fame (except its history) but the locals are very friendly - especially if you take the opportunity to practice your French! Genneteil has a dairy from which you can purchase fresh... more
Getting around
This section is for us to tell you about public transport that you could use. In short, there isn't any closer than about 20 minutes drive - sorry, but you really do need your own vehicle to get from here to the major towns where there are buses, trains and so on for going further afield - to Paris or Le Mans for example.
Taxis are (theoretically) available - but expensive, due to the distances they need to travel.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 40.4 mi
Railway: Le Mans (TGV): 31.1 mi
Ferry: St Malo: 146.0 mi
From the UK we are easily accessible by road, some 2.5-4 hours due South from the channel ports of St Malo, Cherbourg, Caen and Le Havre. If you want to see a little more of Northern France, or indeed if your preferred UK port is Dover/Folkestone then the journey from Calais/ Boulogne is around 5-6 hours. You can get to Calais & Boulogne with P&O, Sea France, Eurotunnel etc. The easiest route is the Autoroute which essentially follows the coastline Southwesterly from Calais to Rouen, then turns South towards Le Mans. We are about 45 minutes drive South of Le Mans.

The autoroutes have regular 'aires' - places to stop with basic or more extensive facilities. Whether you need to give the kids (or the driver) a break, need a comfort stop, a meal or fuel you'll find you...
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: 12.4 mi.
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