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Cottage of charm in a Renaissance manor of the banks of the Loire with pool - Cottage "Florence"

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Cottage "Florence"

The cottage named "Florence" is a comfortable independent 30sqm studio, entirely renovated, located on the ground floor of the listed outbuilding of the manor, with of direct access to the courtyard. It consists of a large living room with a 160cm bed and a sitting area, a separate kitchenette and a bathroom with a large walk-in shower.

It has a private terrace with table, chairs and deck chairs. The large swimming pool and bicycles are available to guests.

About the property

Manoir de la Groye

In the heart of Anjou, on the south slope of the Loire overlooking the valley, 2 minutes from the banks of the Loire and the 18 holes of Angers, 5 minutes from the castle of Brissac and 20 minutes from the historic center of Angers, the Manoir de la Groye is a haven of tranquility and nature in a Renaissance Italian-inspired monument on the edge of the village of Saint-Saturnin-sur-Loire.

Settled in 5 hectares of listed terraced gardens, open to the guests, the place will be the ideal starting point for your escapades in Anjou.

The new owners, architect and landscapist, carried out in 2017 a delicate renovation of the interior architecture and the gardens, in a subtle balance between old and contemporary, to welcome guests in a privileged, eco-friendly and preserved, authentic and comfortable environment.

Three charming cottages, completely renovated in 2017, have been created. All three gathered welcome no more than eight to nine customers, to guarantee you a total serenity.

The cottage named “Potager” is a large 45sqm studio for two people, arranged in the former kitchens of the manor.

The cottage named “Florence” is a comfortable 30sqm studio for two people, laid out on one level in the listed outbuilding of the manor.

The cottage named “Toscane” is a charming 140sqm house on two floors, settled in the outbuiling too. It is able to accomodate four to five people, equipped with two spacious suites which have preserved all the cachet of the historical monument.

All cottages have a private terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs and a parking space as well.

The large swimming pool and bicycles are available to guests.

The owners will pay particular attention to the quality of your stay. Welcome to Manoir de la Groye!

More Details

Renaud Paque
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Renaud Paque

Renaud works as a landscape architect and Marc as an architect

Renaud Paque purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Renaud Paque chose Saint-Saturnin-sur-Loire

Settled in the Loire Valley for almost 15 years, we felt love at first sight in 2016 for this unique manor, in the spirit of the Italian Renaissance and in the heart of Anjou wine region, quiet, preserved and ideally located.

What makes this cottage unique

Remarkable manor in a preserved site preserved and with en absolute tranquility. Ideal starting point to discover the Anjou region and the Loire valley.

Delicate renovation combining antique style and contemporary comfort

Cottage in a listed monument and garden.

French garden and arboretum on a 5 hectares park

Large swimming pool for guests only

Available Rentals

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Saint-Saturnin-sur-Loire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • large walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • 160 x 200cm bed
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A beautiful and truly french experience

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and were fortunate enough to stay in the larger accommodation, which is magnificent, decorated and furnished to a very high standard and totally totally in keeping and with the age and charm of this french manoir.

Following our initial booking, communication with the owners was excellent and after a long drive, we arrived in the evening to be greeted by our charming hosts, who remained attentive but otherwise discreet throughout our visit.

Aside from the superb surrounding gardens and general ambiance of the grounds, we also took advantage of the large heated swimming pool and the sunbeds which are available for private guests.

A useful formation sheet was provided with suggestions for local bistro's and local towns to visit, which we also made full use of . There is also a local boulangerie within a short stroll for a morning croissant or freshly baked bread.

We absolutely loved our stay here and whilst we stayed in the larger accommodation this time, which can easily accommodate 4-5 people, we had a sneak peak at the smaller one bedroom accommodations which were equally charming and of the same high standard.

We have already told family and friends about this absolute find and will definitely return at some point for another stay or two !

Thank you both .

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew I am truly glad you appreciated your stay. Hope to see you both again, it would be a pleasure. Best regards, Renaud
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  • 5 of 5

Nice cosy cottage with a view out the door of a 16th century beautiful manoir. Wonderful gardens to wander around and we were even able to enjoy the swimming pool after a day of touring. Renaud was very helpful and welcoming and we'd love to make a return visit.

Peter and Janine

Vancouver BC

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cosy comfortable great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

A carefully and sympathetically restored property retaining many original features. We were greeted by our host who was very gracious and welcoming. There were lots of personal touches to make our stay special.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful charming escape

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks stay. Renaud was an exceptional host, he was very helpful and friendly. He was always available to assist, although he lived on site you had lots of privacy and was able to communicate by text when needed as to not feel like you was bothering him. The grounds are absolutely stunning, we had several relaxing walks around the grounds and the arboretum. We didn't use the pool but it looked very clean and inviting and was tucked away so you had lots of privacy. The cottage it's self was very clean and comfortable, with stunning original features, it had everything you needed for your stay. (I particularly loved the shower). The local area is lovely. The people we met where very friendly. A walk up the hill takes you to a couple of restaurants and a boulangerie. We really enjoyed the bistros de st sat. There is also a couple of river side eateries not far from the cottage but we didn't get chance to try them. All the more reason to return again next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Manoir in fabulous gardens and generous hosts

  • 5 of 5

Had a great three days here, Marc and Reynaud were very kind, a warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The property was beautifully decorated with personality as well as a good eye for detail. Throughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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« Anjoument  »

  • 5 of 5

C'est un endroit que nous aurions aimé garder secret tant son calme, son authenticité et sa beauté nous ont enchantés. De position géographique idéale pour la découverte des vins de Loire et du patrimoine naturel de l'Anjou, la décoration intérieure, les jardins et l'accueil des propriétaires transforment vite le désir d'évasion en souhait d'établissement. Merci Renaud à très bientôt.

Carine et Gregory

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Angers Loire Aéroport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
"Bistrot de Saint-Sat" in St Saturnin sur Loire
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
18 holes Golf of Angers in St Jean des Mauvrets
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Angers St Laud
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
"La Caillotte" in St Saturnin sur loire
Car: recommended

In the Loire valley, listed as World Heritage by Unesco, at the gates of the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine, on the road of the “Loire by bike” and that of the wines of Anjou, 2 minutes from the banks of the Loire and the Golf 18 holes of Angers, 5 minutes from the famous castle of Brissac, 20 minutes from the historical center of Angers and the leisure and botanical park “Terra Botanica”, 30 minutes from the zoo of Doué La Fontaine, Saumur and its famous equestrian called “Cadre noir”, 1 hour from the leisure and historical park of the Puy du fou and the Japanese garden of Maulévrier, a multitude of activities awaits you.


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