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Cottage, heated private pool, games room, Wifi, linen, towels, 2 bikes included

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La Joie du Muguet - the front terrace in the evening sunshine
sala de estar con chimenea hermosa restaurado y el fuego de leña para el clima más frío
Diana con dardos, tiza, etc
1 of 24La Joie du Muguet - the front terrace in the evening sunshine
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
COVID 19: we have a Covid Control policy in place which is available to read on request. In order to protect our guests and the changeover team this means that amongst other things, we are leaving 53 hours between lets and quarantining some items such as family games, Xbox games, books, crockery etc for at least 7 days between lets. This means that provision of these items is reduced compared with normal. The Games Room continues to be open but we ask guests to respect essential hygiene measures. We provide masks and virucidal gel to support this. With an entirely private, heated swimming pool (sits at 28-30°C if air temperature is more than 15°C), which is never shared with anyone else, and access to a games room (normally shared with Le Verger but for your use only under our Covid Contro...COVID 19: we have a Covid Control policy in place which is available to read on request. In order to protect our guests and the changeover team this means that amongst other things, we are leaving 53 hours between lets and quarantining some items such as family games, Xbox games, books, crockery etc for at least 7 days between lets. This means that provision of these items is reduced compared with normal. The Games Room continues to be open but we ask guests to respect essential hygiene measures. We provide masks and virucidal gel to support this. With an entirely private, heated swimming pool (sits at 28-30°C if air temperature is more than 15°C), which is never shared with anyone else, and access to a games room (normally shared with Le Verger but for your use only under our Covid Control Policy) with pool, table tennis, table football and darts, families or couples can choose their own style of holiday at our country cottage, La Joie du Muguet (generally referred to as Le Muguet). Relax in privacy sitting on one of the terraces or in the shade of fruit trees, enjoy the pool with its shallow end that's perfect for children or enjoy all sorts of activities: games in our games room plus boules and nearby outside activity centres (Go Ape style / Parcours accrobranche), fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling (2 bicycles (adult sizes) provided free of charge), sailing, walking, shopping at local markets, zoos, activity centres, museums ..... or visit the renowned châteaux and vineyards - or enjoy a mix of both relaxation and activity. With a kitchen sensibly equipped for a family and a charcoal barbecue, you can choose to self-cater or you can eat out at one of the many restaurants in the surrounding towns and villages all of which welcome children. Bedroom 1 suits a couple in the French Kingsize bed (200cm long x 160cm wide). Bedroom 2 is just right for a couple and 2 children. COVID 19 note: we normally also provide a travel cot but regretfully we are unable to at present. The French Kingsize bed (160 x 200 cm) in Bedroom 2 can also be made up as 2 singles making this room great for up to 4 children (+ normally a baby in the travel cot, just not at present ). Although the swimming pool is not heated from mid- September until Easter, the Games Room is open all year for darts, pool, table tennis, table football and ballet barres. As owners we are a family that lives in France and we, and those who help in the maintenance of this property, can offer you knowledge of our area that only comes with having lived there for many years. If you have any questions that this information hasn't answered, please do just contact us and we will always do our best to provide a full response. We and those who help us live near enough to the cottage to be helpful but far enough away to avoid being intrusive. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 50428558600013More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Games Room: This is available to guests of Le Muguet (shared with Le Verger). Opening hours are 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Drinks in plastic containers are allowed but food is NOT. The cottage is not suitable for stag/hen parties. Also, sorry, but this old property has features that make it unsuitable for wheelchairs. Once again, sorry, but no pets are accepted.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Felicity Maule Walker (Dr) / C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2008
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Fantastic people. Wonderful home with the best facilities inside and out!! Everything is there for you to have a great holiday and it is as described!

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Fram E
Reviewed 25 September 2018

5 star accommodation, couldn't fault it. The welcome pack was outstanding the premises spotless and had everything you needed. Location very quite but not far from all amenities,not only a heated pool but a games room (pool table,table football and table tennis) That good we...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

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Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This beautiful cottage is located less than 30 mins north of Saumur and with easy access of the chateaux of the Loire Valley. The property is spotlessly clean, not a cobweb to be seen on the lovely rustic beams. An enormous welcome basket of goodies...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Management response:Responded 1 April 2018

Thank you! We try to keep the cobwebs at bay - but other readers please be aware that some come back as quickly as we take them away! We will always pop over and de-cobweb you if needed.

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We recently stayed in this wonderful cottage. There was everything we could possible want at the cottage. A great pool, bikes, table tennis, barbecue, not to mention the welcome pack waiting for us when we arrived. Felicity had also left us a bottle of champagne,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Companion564389
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed everything. The mother Partridge is still walking her youngsters to the pond to drink every evening and they have all survived so far. For others reading this review, it may help to know that we do...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We stayed here for a week, the first week of a 6 week holiday in France. We were very pleasantly surprised on arrival. Chris and Felicity leave a welcome pack that contains everything that you need immediately. Bread, milk, jams, pasta, napkins, and much much...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Kathleen W
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you to both of you and we wish you a really good second stay in September! Felicity and Chris

Reviewed 23 October 2016

The instructions on how to get to this cottage were comprehensive and easy to follow and we arrived without any problems at all. We travelled from Brittany where we had stayed in a particularly lovely cottage, so I was a bit nervous that this one...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank KLB0AW
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a wonderful family week at the cottage. Arriving late we were very glad to see some bread, cheese, pasta and wine left for us. It is these touches and many more that sets La Joie du Muguet and its considerate owners apart from...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank TristanRPM
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We've stayed in many cottages in France but have never found one so well equipped as La Joie du Muguet. The welcome pack lacked for nothing, bread, cheese, butter, eggs, tea & coffee, sugar, pasta & pasta sauce, a bottle of wine and so much...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank BarsideBert
Management response:Responded 14 July 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to do such an extensive review and we are really sorry about the weather but as we know you all know that really is the one thing that is really out of our control! The storms were...More

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

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Date of stay: March 2016
Management response:Responded 11 April 2016

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Noyant, 4km away, and much larger than Auverse, has a good range of shops and a good, Friday market and several restaurants and cafés. Baugé 15min away is even bigger and has a pretty Château. Within a 30min drive from the cottage you can reach beautiful gardens, water activities, horse riding, golf, tennis, fishing , bowling and ice skating. Pretty places nearby include Gizeux, Le Guédéniau, Breil, Linières Bouton, Mouliherne, Le Lude, which is on the river Le Loir, and of course the beautiful town of Saumur. The larger cities of Tours and Angers are 1 hr away. The many restaurants within a 10 - 25 min drive all welcome families and Chinese, Italian and Indian restaurants are to be found among the traditional French ones. There are also many take away options nearby from gourmet French to Pizzas.
Getting around
A car is essential to get the best out of your stay at Le Muguet. Car Hire is available from Paris, Nantes, Rennes and Tours airports. Tours is the nearest - about a 50 minute drive from us. We are about a 40 minute drive from the nearest motorway which provides links with all major Northern France ports. Our Joining Information will provide you with detailed directions from Noyant, 4 kms from us and we can also be found using GPS. See our description of this destination for some of the many places that are a family-friendly 30-35 minute drive away.
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