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Rita Swain

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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Tranquillity assured at our luxury rural Gite

28 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Maine-et-Loire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A Luxury detached self-catering rental cottage in the beautiful Western Loire

For Peace and tranquillity in the beautiful , Western Loire, a recently refurbished, rural ,self-catering gite with private garden and barbecue available, set in one of the most prettiest villages in the region. . Ideal for couples in search of relaxation in a romantic location. The perfect area to get away from it all and enjoy walking, cycling and fantastic bird watching, including buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks, hoopoe, swallows amongst many others.

The Gite: The cottage at Les Hetres has been tastefully developed from an old country barn into a secluded, luxury, self-catering holiday home. The accommodation offered is well-equipped ,suitable for couples plus small child and or baby.

The cottage has central heating and is designed open-plan with good size living/dining, bedroom area and a separate bathroom.

The dining area/lounge has a table and 4 chairs plus a sofa bed settee.

The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, including gas hob, electric oven, grill and cooker hood; fridge with small freezer section, microwave, oven, coffee maker, kettle, plus a full range of kitchen cupboards for storage and sink unit.

Outside is a private patio complete with table and 4 chairs plus a barbecue. There is a lawned garden adjacent to the patio and plenty of parking is available outside.

The owners are always available on site for help and advice and can offer a variety of fresh fruit, salad and vegetables for sale, plus home made jams and fresh free range eggs.

The Area: Within 60 minutes drive from Les Hetres are the 3 major towns of Angers, Rennes and Nantes with excellent shops and restaurants. Each town also has an airport with daily flights to and from the U.K.

There are market towns all around with a market most days of the week.

The Loire region is renowned for its many beautiful chateaux and gardens, plus there are plenty of museums and local attractions to be visited in the area.

The pretty ferry port and seaside resort at St Malo is a pleasant 75 minutes drive from Les Hetres.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rita Swain (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Tranquillity assured at our luxury rural Gite
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
West Sussex
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The gite was easy to find using Sat/Nav when address is entered.

The gite was of a high standard and very well furnished with a charming decor. Spotlessly clean.

The owners were friendly and informative with plenty of information on the surrounding area.

I would recommend this gite to all my friends for a peaceful and tranquil break.

Good for bird watching, cycling and walking. Interesting chateau's within easy access by car.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Owner's Response: Thank you to our guests for your nice comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our gite and we hope that you will come back and see us in the future.
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Peacefull holidays

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable Gite ideal for two people in quiet and pretty countryside. Its a perfect base for a cycling and site seeing holiday. Rita and Alan were perfect hosts, unobtrusive but there should you need anything. The nearby town of Pouance is lovely and the nearby Blue Mine is well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

A hidden treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This pretty gite has everything that a tourist to the area needs; from its very friendly hosts, to its comfortable big bed (with a sofa bed if you need), from its lovely bathroom to the BBQ outside. And did I mention the views? And The village of Armaille is the prettiest I have seen.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, clean gîte, very friendly and welcoming owners, set in a tranquil rural setting. Several interesting towns and chateaux to visit within an hours drive. Would not hesitate to return next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely Gite

  • 5 of 5

The Gite is lovely. It has been restored to a beautiful living/sleeping/eating/space, with everything you could possible need and is spotlessly clean. Rita and Alan are very nice people who are very much in the background unless you need them. Armaille is an extremely pretty village with the river running through. There is a small bar in the village, which seems to open at will! We thoroughly enjoyed our four nights. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Peace and quiet guaranteed

  • 5 of 5

The location here is second to none - in the countryside but within easy reach of the nearest village, Armaille, it has everything going for it. The peace and quiet was only interrupted by the sound of crickets at night. Very discreet owners on hand to give advice when requested and a very friendly welcome. The gite itself is immaculate and very well equipped. The private garden is a real bonus.

The gite is well located for travelling around with plenty to see without travelling too far. Armaille is a lovely place to visit in the evenings, with dragonflies, frogs and butterflies everywhere and well within walking distance. A perfect getaway for couples, with lovely canine company in the form of Phoebe and Baxter, not forgetting the two goats and a duck, all adding to the lovely tranquil ambience.

You cannot fail to leave this place in a more relaxed and content frame of mind than when you arrived. The only problem is actually having to come home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nantes, Rennes & Angers
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Armaille
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Chateaubriant
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Chateaubriant
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Previere
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
St. Malo
Car: necessary

Set in a beautiful rural location in the pretty village of Armaille, near Pouance in the tranquil region of Western Loire , with stunning views to all directions; the Gite at Les Hetres is completely self contained, with its own patio, barbecue and private garden within the 4 acres of grounds.

Armaille is a friendly rural community surrounded by farmland, ideal for cycling and walking. The village has its own cafe and the river Verzee runs through the centre of the village with excellent fishing. The town of Pouance is 10 minutes away by car, where there are plenty of shops, including 2 supermarkets, several good restaurants, parks, sports centres and a man-made beach next to a very large lake, where you can hire pedal boats, or fish from the other sides of the lake. There is also trout fishing nearby, set in the parc St Blaise.

Within 20 minutes drive is the larger town of Chateaubriant with excellent shops, a variety of good restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Armaille Cottage Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
$384
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $55

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Amenities

Maine-et-Loire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The gite has a separate bathroom including a modern shower enclosure with relaxing power jets, washbasin with mirror and cabinets, plus toilet. Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The gite is spacious and open plan and can comfortably sleep 3 with a double bed, bedside cabinet, plus a pull out sofa bed in the living area. Ideally suit a couple or couple and child. Bed linen is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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