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In Anjou in the kitchen garden of the castle, Peace, flower and vegetable

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

In the countryside in the heart of a private park: 3 bedrooms for 6p, great calm.

The gardener's house has just been totally restored and decorated in summer 2016. Its exceptional and very rare situation overlooks the walled kitchen of the property wall. It is full of flowers, including more than 400 rosebushes, fruits including a collection of apple and pear trees and many vegetables. The set is located in a park of more than 30ha with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, goats, swimming pool ....

Ghislaine de Jourdan
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Ghislaine de Jourdan

Keeping on giving life to a big family house in the old France countryside and specially gardening vegetable, fruits, flowers and roses

Ghislaine de Jourdan purchased this house in 1880

What makes this house unique

Being inside a vegetable and flowers garden of one hectare is something very rare and marvallous. This is a real countryside experience in a 30 hectares park


Marans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • La piscine privée est réservée aux locataires jusqu'à 15h. Ensuite réservée aux propriétaires.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
  • All rooms face due west on the garden
  • Books
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • tennis


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In Anjou in the kitchen garden of the castle, Peace, flower and vegetable
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Lovely little gem in the Loire

  • 5 of 5

lovely secluded location. Close enough to the delightful little town of Segre or a 45 minute drive to Saumur, 30 mins to Angers and a lovely little 15 min drive to Chateau Gontier. The property is well stocked , think BBQ, wine opener, can opener, fridge freezer, candles , a well stocked kitchen. Lovely design , practical with 2 double beds and 2 single beds. Upstairs bathroom was fantastic for water pressure and a bath as well. Beds are very comfortable. downstairs TV but more importantly the garden - just incredible. It felt like a Secret Garden or something from a Lewis Carroll novel. I would like to thank Ghislaine for her fantastic hospitaltiy.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for these kind words.It was great having the four of you in the Potager. Hope to see you again
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Great accommodation in rural France with the benefit of all modern facilities but loses none of that

  • 3 of 5

Great accommodation in rural France with the benefit of all modern facilities but loses none of that rustic charm.

The kitchen garden and the freedom to roam the estate were key features.

Close proximity to charming town of Segre provided good supermarkets, shops, restaurants and easy access to major routes to enable exploring the western side of the Loire valley,

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Our first impressions on arrival were of a lovely location and clean well-equipped accommodation. As the owner was leaving having shown us round the cottage we asked how we accessed the pool and she directed us to the end of the walled garden. She then informed us that we could not use the pool after 3.00pm. We did not know that we had shared use of the pool with the owner. This restriction is not stated on the English part of the website, although it does mention in that we had restricted access to the Walled Garden. The owner did recognise this omission and did text us on Monday to say that we could use the pool after 3.00pm.

I feel this should be made clearer at the outset as I would not have booked if I had known we did not have unrestricted use of the pool and it was shared with the Owner as it is an essential part of our holiday experience. I would also add that when we went up to the pool on the Sunday early afternoon there were children’s toys all over the side of the pool and towels on the four loungers. We did not feel we could move anything so had a swim and went back to the cottage so unable to lay by the pool. The toys were cleared up for the Monday, but towels continued to be left on the loungers until finally we cleared them on the Wednesday to be able to use at least two loungers.

The Owner mentioned at the outset that problems existed with Wifi and that she was in touch with the provider. We had no connection throughout the week and as our daughter runs her own business this was a serious omission, and again had we known that Wifi was an issue we would not have booked this accommodation. We gave this feedback to the Owner when we left, and she informed us that there would not be Wifi available until the end of August. She said had we needed to access the Wifi we should have asked, and we could have used hers but as she had not said that on our arrival we would not have known that was an option.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nicely decorated house, beautiful garden. Great hospitality. We love to come back next year.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Ghislaine!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a treasure

  • 5 of 5

The Gardener’s House is very well equipped and in the most beautiful of settings. To look out over and walk through the gardens is a pleasure. The countryside offers a quiet setting for rest and relaxation. Ghislaine welcomed us warmly and generously shared her garden’s bounty and homemade products. The home served as an excellent base to bicycle through the wheat fields of the northern Loire Valley. Easy access to the tow paths along the Mayenne River is a real bonus for cyclists.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful country experience

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house on the potagerie! We spent nearly a week enjoying the garden, the time out of the city, and exploring a little of the surrounds. Ghislane is generous and lovely, our dog was happy to have so much space, and our children swam every day, played football and baseball on the grass and generally loved being in the countryside. We LOVED the basket of fruits and vegetables straight from the garden that Ghislane left for us to enjoy! Noted - all the beds were very good quality, and we slept perfectly. The WIFI was not very good, but this was perfect for us to mostly disconnect and be together.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

very nice space in a beautiful nature. charming and helpful hosts. we hope that it will be able for us to come back

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
in Segré
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Mozé, Champibné
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Le Pigeon Blanc, Vern d'Anjou
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
La Baule
Car: necessary

We are deep in the French countryside, quiet and serene. The bike rides are recommended. Many historical heritage like the Castle of La Lorie Castle of Serrant, Plessis Mace .... Many horses and equestrian activities as the Mondial du Lion d'Angers, the Framework Black Saumur ... A jazz festival in July in Segre very high level as the Anjou Festival (theater) in June. Many classic summer concerts, opera bucolic Baugé etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $94.23

Une caution de 200€ sera demandée et rendue sur place

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.