A place to relax and feel happy
We love this part of a France and have been enjoying holidays to the region over many years. The opportunity to buy a second property was eventually realised, we just wish we'd done it sooner! We live in the Cotswolds, I am a fitness instructor and personal trainer, my husband is a Commercial Director.
Owner purchased this House in 2016
Why Owner chose Vaas
We fell in love with it, it's beautiful, it makes us smile when we sit at home in the UK, we always have such amazing times when we get to visit, it's our very own part of France and we love every part of it. This part of France is such a hidden gem, wonderful weather, very traditional, not too touristy and not too long a drive. Unlike a number of British owned gites, we have not furnished it with old items from the UK. Hopefully the photographs show the modern and bright coordinated look we have adopted - we hope you like it!
What makes this House unique
The area is so rich in interesting places to visit, it feels timeless, the locals are friendly, we can properly switch off.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Gite in a fantastic setting
Myself and my partner had a lovely stay in this Gite, it was immaculately maintained and had a beautiful garden that we could use.
It is very peaceful and the location is perfect for wine lovers with a number of vineyards locally.
Hosts were very helpful and gave good advice about the local area and places to visit.
We visited Chateau's that were just a short distance away.
There really is so much to see in this beautiful area.
We can't wait to return again.
Lovely Gite in a beautiful area of France
We have enjoyed a wonderful week in the peaceful area of the Loir. La Petite Cachette was exactly as we imagined from the description of the property when we booked. The Gite is an old piggery which has been beautifully converted into an attractive holiday home. Inside the Gite the décor is clean and modern, it is well equipped and has everything you need, and more for a holiday. The large garden outside is perfect for relaxing during the day or enjoying a BBQ and glass of wine in the evening. The many and varied animal sounds remind you that you are in a rural setting. The house is situated in Les Halles which is a small hamlet a mile or so from the local town of Vaas where there are a few small shops and a pretty riverside to explore. It is also about twenty minutes from an enormous supermarket in Chateau du Loir. The location is perfect for exploring the many wonderful sights of the Loir and Loire areas. Our highlights were La Lude and La Fleche to the west, Vendome to the East and the lovely town of Saumur (great wine tasting area) in the South. Each of these towns were extremely pretty and full of character, and a plus for us was that they were not as busy/touristy as some larger towns on the Loire. The Gite is also well situated for Le Mans. Overall it was a great place for a holiday. Huge thanks to Alex and Andy who were great hosts, gave us lots of tips and information on the area and also tried very hard to befriend our grumpy dog, Daisy.
A well appointed gite in peaceful surroundings
Our stay was just what we needed; a peaceful refuge from the stresses of everyday life. The gite was spotlessly clean, and contained every conceivable aid for cooking, relaxing, and navigating around the area. Best of all was sitting in the garden watching the wildlife, from mini murmurations of starlings and the flocks of chattering sparrows, to the antics of a vole gathering food and a surprise attack from a sparrow hawk.
We loved the Chateau at Langeais, and the opportunities for wine tasting along the Loire
We would like to return next year, and stay for longer!
Great property in a quite location. Perfect get away for two.
Had a lovely time in this beautifully prepared Gite. Huge garden with sun all day and early evening perfect for eating and drinking on the patio. English Satellite TV, if you want it. Great coffee machine, good pressure in the shower and a very sleepy village location all make for a restful haven. Explored the area on road bikes for a week - hardly any traffic on the well maintained country lanes with beautiful countryside in all directions. Would recommend this place for a couple to have a bit of an escape for a week.
Nearest shop about 1KM away sells bread, milk, veg, etc - supermarkets about 20 minutes away by car. We got minimal phone coverage whilst in the garden (nothing inside).
Peaceful, comfortable and totally relaxing
The property is easy to find, immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped. The only downside was that there was NO WIFI which was really inconvenient but didn't detract from the accommodation as a whole. We arrived to find green woodpeckers in the garden and woke to the sound of cuckoos in a nearby wood! In the evening we sat out in the garden which was south facing, peaceful and sheltered.
The location is good for visiting the area as its only five minutes to the A28 which runs straight into Tours one way and Le Mans the other.
The bed was comfy, there was English TV and we loved the choice of DVD's and CD's. This was the last leg of our 2 week car tour of France and was by far the nicest accommodation we stayed in - will recommend it to friends and family and would definitely stay here again (especially if wifi is installed!!)
Property was immaculate and everything exactly as described. Heating was on and working efficiently on arrival and plenty of hot water too, though weather was pretty good for March. Had a relaxing time in a quiet corner of France - and an excellent spot to visit Le Mans, Saumur and Loire attractions (plenty of chateaux - Villandry was really good). Very happy with our stay.