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Le Grenier, Farmhouse Gite Refurbished for 2016, Near Saumur, Loire Valley

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Saint-Macaire-du-Bois Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Ideal for families, couples or small groups

Situated in a peaceful hamlet less than 7km from Doue-la-Fontaine and Montreuil-Bellay, and just South of Saumur, this gite provides a perfect base for exploring the glorious Loire region. The gite is adjacent to the main farmhouse and comfortably sleeps 2 to 5 persons making it ideal for families or couples looking for a relaxing holiday.

This spacious gite is renovated to an extremely high standard whilst retaining many period features, and is equipped with a fully-fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, as well as Flat Screen TV with full range of English TV and Freeview channels, Full range of English Radio channels, DVD and Video, I Pod Docking Station. Free WiFi internet access also installed. There is even a safe installed to ensure your valuables and documents are secure. The master bedroom is double aspect with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and en-suite. The large spacious lounge is also double aspect with a vaulted ceiling. There is a twin bedded room downstairs which overlooks the rear grounds and donkey paddock.

The property is set in a walled garden with areas at the front and back for exclusive use by guests staying in Le Grenier, including a children's play area. Gas BBQ. Table Tennis, Swing Ball, Sand Pit etc etc

For Peak Season, we offer our guests the use of a 10ft circular pool; ideal for children to have fun in and for adults to relax in. Just ask at the time of booking and it can be made available for you on your arrival at Le Grenier.

We have a range of cycles and even a child seat available for use around the local lanes, farmers tracks and for cycling through the vineyards or to the local boulangerie.

Bedding, linen and towels for use inside the gite are provided. Ample parking including covered barn area to keep the car cool on those hot days!

Rest assured, Le Grenier is the only gite assuring privacy and sole use of all the grounds and facilities. The owners live on site and are available if required but never invasive.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Andrew and Jackie Knight
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

About Andrew and Jackie Knight

We gave up our jobs in England to live the dream of moving to France and running a gite business before we were too old or too frightened to do it. We have 7 children between us and five grand children; never a dull moment.

Andrew and Jackie Knight purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Andrew and Jackie Knight chose Maine-et-Loire

Le Grenier is perfectly placed for whatever you decide to do; visit the chateaux, cycling; even the best zoo in Europe is only ten minutes away.

We have a local Vigneron who offers free tastings of the products they produce; why get in the car?

We especially selected this property because of the newly renovated wow factor gite. We saw so many properties with gites that we would have been embarrassed to rent out and that we would have refused to stay in ourselves. This gite is gorgeous.We also only wanted one gite so that we could personally clean and prepare the gite between every rental. The grounds are safe and private with a variety of sitting out options; sun or shade the choice is yours.

What makes this cottage unique

We only wanted one gite so that our guests had exclusive use of the grounds and total privacy. It was also important that the area was fairly level with quiet lanes and tracks so that our guests can cycle through the vineyards and make the most of their holiday and perhaps do something they couldn't do at home.


based on 39 traveler reviews

Le Grenier, Farmhouse Gite Refurbished for 2016, Near Saumur, Loire Valley
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Fabulous gite in peaceful rural setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in this wonderful gite. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and fantastically equipped, both inside and out, spotlessly clean and very comfortable, a real home from home. Although rural it is within easy reach of places such as Samur, Chinon and Villandry and there are bikes to borrow to explore the local vineyards and villages. Plenty to entertain youngsters outside in the garden, including donkeys to feed! A nice restaurant (Le Bouchon Ponot) 5 minutes away serving good rustic food. A boulangerie within cycling distance.

Andrew and Jackie have made this a wonderful place to relax and do very little if you just want to sit and enjoy the local wines and cheeses........! Very welcoming hosts who are on hand if you wish to ask them anything about the local area. We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Le Grenier Home from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Back at our favourite gite of all time, 4 years in a row and already booked for a 5th in 2017! A wonderfully relaxed setting, spacious very well appointed gite, a large walled garden, table tennis room, boules area, resident donkeys so no bread wasted, and genial & entertaining hosts Andrew & Jackie. Enjoy the quiet countryside, the many chateaux within easy reach, the local wine...

Just go, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Another memorable stay in a wonderful gite

  • 5 of 5

After staying at Le Grenier for one week in 2015 we booked in for a fortnight this year. We were not disappointed with a longer break at Le Grenier. Andrew and Jacky made every effort before our stay to ensure a few extra facilities were available for our 18 month old daughter (paddling pool, swing, clean sand pit toys, baby chair, travel cot). The gite was as comfortable and well furnished as we remembered while the information available in the gite was invaluable. The outside area is spacious and there are all manner of amenities for guests to use if the sun is shining (sun loungers, outside table and chairs both front and back, bicycles, badminton net, etc). Andrew and Jacky are often on hand for any local knowledge or advice that might be needed and the property is very close to a number of lovely sights in a beautiful area. Throw in a few vineyards in the immediate vicinity and Le Grenier comes close to perfection! All in all, another memorable stay in a wonderful gite owned by a lovely couple. What more could you want? Five stars!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Still the best gite we have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

Shh... Keep this to yourselves but there is no better gite in the Loire, in France! Spacious, very well appointed, quiet & relaxing, lots of countryside to explore nearby, table tennis, boules, donkeys for the leftovers, and the ever entertaining Andrew to make your holiday complete. Our third visit and we could have sworn that, nestling amongst the polished chestnuts, there were several jokes we had not heard before! New jokes, surely not! Back next year, we would not miss it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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We'd give it 6 stars if we could!

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent a week at this wonderful accommodation. Nothing was too much trouble for Andrew, he responded promptly and was extremely helpful both before and during our stay. A lot of thought has gone into making this extremely high quality holiday accommodation, it has all the luxuries of home and more. For exploring the Loire Valley, for cycling or for simply relaxing, Le Grenier is the perfect choice of where to stay. We highly recommend this lovely gite and would give it 6 stars if we could!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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A great place for families

  • 5 of 5

This was the second straight year that we spent a week at Le Grenier, and it was just as enjoyable as last year. The gite is very well maintained and comfortable, equipped with everything you might need, and Andrew is as friendly and helpful as can be. The donkeys were a big hit with our young daughter, who fed them each day. Plenty of bikes of all sizes are available and there's no shortage of country roads and paths to follow. Recommend visits to the charming town of Montreuil Bellay and Montsoreau (but don't bother with the chateau at Montsoreau -- just walk around the town on a nice day). Terra Botanica is worth a look, even if you have only a mild interest in plant life.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Angers, Tours, Poitiers, Nantes
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Le Puy Notre Dame
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Le Puy Notre Dame
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lake Beach
Car: necessary

All the world-famous chateaux of the Loire and Anjou are within easy reach and the historic towns of Saumur and Angers are only 20 mins and 45 mins drive respectively. Other activities include local walking and cycle tours, trips to amusement parks, picnicking at one of the nearby lakes or day trips to towns and beaches on the Atlantic coast. Refer to our home page for more ideas. The area is renowned for its fine Anjou and Saumur wines. Wine tastings are a must for all visitors!

Other Activities: Chateaux, wine tasting, cycling, walking, zoo

Golf: Two superb golf courses on hand; Golf de Saumur and Golf Domaine Saint Hilaire both open to visitors to the area.


Rates & Availability

Saint-Macaire-du-Bois Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 10 2017
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Mar 11 2017 - May 19 2017
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $245
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

The Rental Rates are for Le Grenier as a two bedroom gite.
A reduction is available for renting Le Grenier as a one bedroom gite outside of Peak Season.
During Mid and Low seasons, the cost of electricity is metered and charged extra.
A Local Tourist Tax of 0.40 Euros per adult

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Saint-Macaire-du-Bois Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite attached to the Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The second Shower Room is downstairs and also contains a washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The very spacious Master Bedroom is double aspect, has a vaulted ceiling and exposed original beams. It has a king sized double bed and also a single bed. The en-suite has a shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin and also has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. The twin bedded bedroom is downstairs and has views over the rear garden and donkey paddock.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
International Go Karting circuit nearby; for children and adults; brilliant!! Also, a leisure lake just 10 minutes away with fitness circuit, tennis, all weather ball activity centre, children's play area, crazy golf etc; a perfect place to go.

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