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The Moussette

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On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
Stunning rural location, by lake and forest.  Tranquillity and relaxation.
Bedroom two, comfortable double bed
1 of 24On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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The property is located next to the large Lac de Rille a national bird reserve and adjacent to mixed forest which stretches to the Loire Valley. It is an ideal location for walking, cycling, canoeing , fishing, and birdwatching. A rowing boat, canoe and bicycles are available for hire. The property is part of 'Les Mousseaux' , an old watermill on the River Lathan, which flows through the gardens. There is also a large wildlife pond and two hectares of organic gardens and woodland. Wonderfully quiet and peaceful with plant conservatory for reading and relaxation, riverside walk and forest. We are in an isolated location, in small valley, with no neighbouring properties,. We are ideally located for many of the best known chateaux of the Loire, such as Chenonceaux, Langeais, Vil...The property is located next to the large Lac de Rille a national bird reserve and adjacent to mixed forest which stretches to the Loire Valley. It is an ideal location for walking, cycling, canoeing , fishing, and birdwatching. A rowing boat, canoe and bicycles are available for hire. The property is part of 'Les Mousseaux' , an old watermill on the River Lathan, which flows through the gardens. There is also a large wildlife pond and two hectares of organic gardens and woodland. Wonderfully quiet and peaceful with plant conservatory for reading and relaxation, riverside walk and forest. We are in an isolated location, in small valley, with no neighbouring properties,. We are ideally located for many of the best known chateaux of the Loire, such as Chenonceaux, Langeais, Villandry etc and close to both Saumur and Tours. An ideal location for a 'get away from it all' holiday with tranquility and calm. There is a large organic vegetable garden (fresh vegetables and honey from our bees, are for sale in season), flower garden, wildlife lake, and riverside (where fishing is possible). There is a private picnic area at the end of the river bank. In spring and summer you may see kingfishers, the golden oriole and hoopoes near the river and green and spotted woodpeckers frequent n the woods near the house. Nightingales are regular spring visitors. See also LA BERGERIE (https://www.holidaylettings.com/rentals/breil/491510) which can accommodate a further four people if you wish to book for a large group of up to eight people. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 79358080400011More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Sorry no bookings for stag and hen parties or similar events.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Adrian F
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2008
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

We had a wonderful time at La Mousette. Sally and Adrian were amazing hosts, very friendly and helpful. We were warmly welcomed with vegetables from their own garden, a bottle of wine, coffee, tea, milk and self made pizza, thank you very much for this...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank 457alisau
Trek398835, VR Owner at La Moussette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019
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Vielen Dank für Ihre sehr freundliche Bewertung. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our stay at La Moussette was right at the end of our trip round France. The position of the accommodation was like a small paradise. The established garden gave just enough shade so that when the weather was very hot one could still sit outside...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Joanna d
Trek398835, VR Owner at La Moussette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

A lovely family and it was a pleasure to have them to stay here. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your good review.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our two young children at La Mousette. The gite is converted from a barn, it's basic but very clean and comfortable and has everything you'd need. Our kids loved the sleeping platform. Adrian and Sally were delightful - never...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Chlo-rags
Management response:Responded 14 August 2016

Lovely guests. We are always grateful to have such people to stay, especially with their delightful children.

Reviewed 1 June 2015

Beautiful location. Great for cycling around the huge lake and the local area. Very friendly and knowledgable hosts, who couldn't do enough to help you enjoy your break. The children enjoyed swimming in the lake while frog hunting for the frogs who set the backdrop...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank 14Familyvalues
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Took my 10 and 13 year old and partner to escape technology and alarm clocks, I was a little unsure at first but couldn't have been more right, had the most chilled out fabulous time. Fresh chicken eggs for breakfast and a loud cockerel to...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Pippa W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Breil is particularly famous for the Chateau du Lathan. The gardens of the chateau can be visited most days of the year. Nearby is a working watermill, the Moulin de Jau, a long walk or short cycle ride away. The Lac de Rille has a cycleway and forest track around its 10km diameter. It also has a little steam railway in season, 'Le Petit Train'. See our website for more details. Nearest vineyards at Bourgeuil, Langeais, Saumur.
Getting around
Rail stations at Tours, Saumur, Langeais, Paris is one hour by fast train. Ideal for cycling as very few hills and numerous cycleways and small roads with little traffic. Forest tracks also suitable for cycling. Numerous walks and walking routes with maps available from local Mairies and the Internet. 'Randonnee' or rambling routes are very popular and well documented in France and most villages and towns have several well posted routes, both long and short. Visiting major towns like Tours, Le Mans, Angers, you are recommended to park outside and use the modern, fast and frequent light rail/tram services, which give all day travel around the towns for a couple of euros (including parking).
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