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The sheepfold

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campagne magnifique au bord du lac et de la forêt; la tranquillité et la paix.
Idéal pour les vacances d'hiver dans la zone de forêt et le lac
1 of 21campagne magnifique au bord du lac et de la forêt; la tranquillité et la paix.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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La Bergerie, the 'shepherd's cottage' is a lovingly restored farm cottage nestled in a pretty valley in several hectares of grounds and gardens next to the Lac de Rillé, a large lake famous for its bird life and a popular site for fishing. The River Lathan flows through the grounds of our garden before it flows on to the Loire and the Atlantic Ocean. A sheltered wooded paradise for wildlife and the perfect get-away in a rural isolation. The cottage comprises a large sitting/dining room with traditional tiled floor on the ground floor with a log stove, comfortable double bed settee, dining table and chairs, and an ancient 'petrain' used for mixing bread dough. A contemporary stylish spiral staircase leads upstairs to a double bedroom with exquisite exposed beams, with a doubl...La Bergerie, the 'shepherd's cottage' is a lovingly restored farm cottage nestled in a pretty valley in several hectares of grounds and gardens next to the Lac de Rillé, a large lake famous for its bird life and a popular site for fishing. The River Lathan flows through the grounds of our garden before it flows on to the Loire and the Atlantic Ocean. A sheltered wooded paradise for wildlife and the perfect get-away in a rural isolation. The cottage comprises a large sitting/dining room with traditional tiled floor on the ground floor with a log stove, comfortable double bed settee, dining table and chairs, and an ancient 'petrain' used for mixing bread dough. A contemporary stylish spiral staircase leads upstairs to a double bedroom with exquisite exposed beams, with a double bed and a single bed, with en suite bathroom with shower, bath and loo. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen with a second log stove, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer and cooker. Hot water in summer is supplied from solar panels to a 300 litre tank with an an immersion heater for winter or back up. in dull summer weather. There is a charming south facing patio with wooden chairs and table, a hammock, and a view over a shady waterway, the remains of the old mill race. There is a large private gravelled parking area to the front. You can stroll along a path to view the lake from the landscaped earth dam which forms the lake, where there are stunning views. The Lac de Rillé is a national bird reserve, and adjacent to mixed forest which stretches for miles to the Loire Valley. It is an ideal location for walking, birdwatching, fishing, cycling and canoeing on the lake. (A small rowing boat, canoe and bicycles are available to hire) The property is part of 'Les Mousseaux', an old watermill where there is also a large wildlife pond and two hectares of organic gardens and woodland which guests are encouraged to wander through and enjoy. . Saumur and Tours are only 30 km away and the location is ideal for visiting the many chateaux of the Loire Valley. The nearest town is Noyant (6 km) for shopping and with a traditional French market on Friday mornings. There is an orangery created from a ruined building close by in which passion fruit, lemons and oranges and other subtropical fruit are grown and a large permaculture vegetable garden (fresh vegetables and honey from our bees, are for sale in season), flower garden, wildlife lake, and riverside walk. There is a private picnic area on 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 the woods near the house. Nightingales are frequent spring visitors singing all night long. 'La Moussette', a second gite nearby is also available if you need a booking for more people. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 79358080400011More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Sorry but no stag night or hen night parties.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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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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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We found this house on your site and did not really know quite what to expect from the photos. We followed Adrian's directions and found an idyllic little cottage at the end of a long drive. NB do not rely on a sat-nav! This is...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank jocurtis289
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This little gite is tucked away in a quiet, pretty location. Within walking distance is a small town with a bakery and walks around the lake. The gite is basic but has everything needed and the owners are just next door and very helpful and...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank GWENDOLYNNr
Management response:Responded 19 April 2014

While we are happy with the overall review, we are disappointed about a couple of the ratings. These guests rate 'bedding' as only 3 out of 5, but they brought their own bedding and the beds and mattresses are brand new and not cheap ones....More

Reviewed 28 August 2013

We had a lovely time staying at 'La Bergerie'. We were quite tired so enjoyed a lot of lounging in the back garden in the sun and reading - nice to have this private spot. The cottage was lovely and spacious for the two of...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Rory G
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Even Yehuda, Israel
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

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Date of stay: August 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The area around Breil is mostly forest and farmland, with a splendid chateau in the village, the Chateau du Lathan, Worth a visit is the Museum of Jules des Bois at Parcay les Pins, a short cycle ride away. A famous 19th/20th century sculptor, the museum hosts examples of his work as well as putting on other exhibitions. In the immediate area you will find several wonderful gastronomic restaurants such as Le Pelican, at Vernantes, or La Renaissance at Le Lude. But lunch time typically French meals of real quality and value can be found in almost all the local villages and towns in various restaurants, such as the Bouff'tard at Hommes, for around 11 or 12 euros for three courses including wine. A splendid area for cycling, walking, enjoying the true French countryside o...
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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