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Luxury gite cottage & pool in 2 acres, close to Saumur, Loire Valley

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Heart of the Loire Valley - peaceful location. Close to Saumur, Le Mans, Loire

Coquelicot Cottage is situated down a quiet country lane and is tucked away in its own corner of our 2 acre garden.

This French home is filled with charm and wonder. It has exposed beams throughout and an old bread oven, which shows off its originality.

You firstly step into the sun lounge where you can relax & enjoy the uninterrupted countryside views around you.

As you enter the cottage, there is a fully equipped, modernised kitchen with fridge freezer, dishwasher & oven.

There is a modern bathroom with a shower.

Upstairs is a charming double bedroom with exposed beams with lots of light and character. You have stunning views of the surrounding garden and fields from your window. You won't want to get out of bed in the morning!

The outside area overlooks fields beyond our garden. There's a patio set and BBQ so you can sit and relax, especially at the end of the day when you've been out exploring.

The added bonus is our pool that you are welcome to use so you can relax and cool down.

(The granary style stairs are fairly steep and would not be suitable for people with mobility problems).

There is open countryside all around, which means there is always lots of wildlife to hear and see. The summer brings such a great range of butterflies, birds and dragonflies to the garden.

We are a short drive away from the Loire River and its many stunning towns and villages, such as Saumur, Chinon, Bourgeuil, Montsoreau, Villandry, Chenonceau, Amboisem, Fontevraud Abbey - to name but a few - what an ideal location to explore one of the prettiest and most stunning parts of the world.

We have 2 charming holiday rental cottages for you to enjoy, each having their own individual charm and private space to relax. Our Fleur de Lys cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 4 people (Owners Direct ref 8165976). Our Coquelicot Cottage has one bedroom and sleeps 2 people. We would be delighted if your party of 6 would like to visit at a reduced rate. Each cottage has been lovingly restored to a high standard that combines both character and comfort - we are confident that you will leave feeling relaxed and recharged.

There are so many villages and country lanes to explore - either on foot or by bicycle or by car. We are close to La Flèche, Baugé, Saumur, Angers, Le Mans.

Don't forget the Le Mans 24 hour race in June and the Classic 24 hour in July. The Tour de France often passes nearby in July. The Classic Grand Prix car race in Puy De Notre Dame is a great spectacular also late July.

The vines are ripe for harvest some time late Sep/early Oct. If you like wine, you're in for a treat. All the vineyards will have free tastings (dégustations) so you can meet the owners, try before you buy and then bring your purchase back to enjoy back at your cottage. There is a wide choice if rosés, whites, reds and especially sparkling - we can point you in the right direction, especially for guided tours that show you the wine making process.

More Details

Carol Mills
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Carol Mills

We are Carol & Carl Mills and are from the UK. One of the first things we did when we first met, was to go on holiday to the Loire Valley. We fell in love with this wonderful part of France, as well as with each other. We loved the region so much, we decided to buy our French home in the Loire Valley. We called it Notre Petit Coin, ‘our Little Corner’ of France. We really love sharing our little secret corner of the Loire and allowing our special guests to explore the many exciting sides to the Loire region.

Carol Mills purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Carol Mills chose Clefs

When we found Notre Petit Coin, we were swept away with the setting, the open space, the lovely character houses, the peacefulness, yet we were still close to some lovely main towns. On top of that, we were in the middle of the Loire Valley with all its wonderful attractions and beauty.

We love the pace of life, the choice we have each day - whether to stay at home, go out for a bike ride, discover some new vineyards, watch the Le Mans

24 hour car racing, visit another chateau, go shopping, watch the Cadre Noir horses in Saumur, have a long lunch in one of the many restaurants or a picnic in the sunshine or stroll alongside the Loire River .....

We know you are going to be delighted too.

What makes this cottage unique

We have taken time to prepare the cottages to ensure our guests can thoroughly enjoy their stay, relax, unwind, explore. You will find that we have worked hard to ensure you have luxurious standards, without losing the real character of such lovely properties. Our aim and vision is to ensure that our guests’ expectations are exceeded when they come to stay at Notre Petit Coin. So we have given a lot of thought and taken a lot of time preparing our homes in readiness for you to discover our little corner of France too – we know you will be delighted and will go away feeling that you have had a relaxing and enjoyable time in such a wonderful part of the world.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to Notre Petit Coin soon.


Clefs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Modern bathroom with refreshing shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Charming bedroom with original beams and lots of character. There are lovely views from your bedroom window out onto the garden and surrounding countryside.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that the granary style stairs to the bedroom are fairly steep and you need to be able-bodied.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Luxury gite cottage & pool in 2 acres, close to Saumur, Loire Valley
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Excellent location in the quiet countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful welcome from Carol and Carl to this quiet cottage in the countryside of the Loire Valley. The cottage itself was ideal for our needs as a couple with outside space to relax and enjoy the tranquillity.

The location of the cottage was ideal for travelling around and Carol and Carl had plenty of ideas and suggestions for trips, visits and walks. We did day trips to Saumur, Villandry Chateau, Le Mans and Angers. Nearby towns of La Fleche and Bourge were ideal for supplies of groceries and petrol. We also walked around the almost traffic-free country lanes near the cottage.

We wouldn't hesitate to go back and stay at this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We certainly enjoyed having you to stay at Coquelicot Cottage and you left the cottage immaculate - thank you. We know you were able to relax in the cottage and garden and enjoy the peace and quiet, listening to the birds, watching the wildlife and of course, the cows in the fields. You also explored the area and found some nice countryside walks directly from your cottage. You also got to see some of the major tourist attractions in between too. You were both lovely, kind and friendly guests and we can't wait to welcome you here again one day in the future.
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Peaceful, relaxing setting.

  • 4 of 5

Coquelicot Cottage was just what we needed. Beautifully restored, clean and well maintained whilst keeping the history of the building. Carol and Carl were (are) the perfect hosts - warm and friendly, yet respectful, and had good suggestions of what to see and do. We miss sitting outside and reading in the sunshine! And having a refreshing dip in the pool. And the cows in the field. So peaceful. Would not hesitate to recommend the cottage - perfect for a couple.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're very glad that you enjoyed your 2 week stay in Coquelicot Cottage. You certainly made the most of exploring the area as well as relaxing in the garden. It was nice to see you enjoying the garden and pool and for us to hear about your days' travels and visits. Thanks for choosing us and we hope to welcome you again one day spon.
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Quiet house and garden on the country, decorated with good taste

  • 5 of 5

Spacious kitchen, light living room, modern bathroom and a big undisturbed garden with a fine view over the fields and the forrest. The host and hostess are kind, helpful, well informed about the area and discreete. We spent two weeks in this cottage and we had a very succesful holiday. The standard is such that it is really good value. To be recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We already knew that you really liked the cottage and garden, as you often told us. You managed to see lots of the nearby attractions as well as explore the surrounding area on your bikes. You were lovely guests and we are very pleased that you made the trip all the way from Denmark to 'notre petit coin' of France. We hope to see you again.
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for 2 people, has all the equipment in the house that you require.

Outside there is a lovely area to sit have meals read. there is seating everywhere in the garden

if you want to follow the sun.The surrounding countryside has forests cultivated villages and very peaceful.Carol and Carl are excellent hosts and will help with varies places to go if you ask. WE enjoyed our stay very much and can highly

recommend it The weather in September was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that you had a great time and you had such wonderful weather. You both enjoyed the garden and throughly explored the area and have some more memories of this wonderful area. We enjoyed hearing about all your travels and adventures x
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West Midlands

A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a truly wonderful week at Coquelicot cottage. The sense of relaxation takes hold almost as soon as you've unpacked. The location is sublime, the views glorious with open fields almost as far as the eye can see. The newly installed swimming pool was an absolute joy from which to sit and relax in and just soak up the peace and tranquility whilst watching the red squirrels cavorting and the butterflies dancing. The cottage itself is indeed as other reviewers have commented, beautifully and sympathetically restored with such care and attention to detail that it is a joy to be in and yes, the views from the bedroom window really are a delight to wake up to each morning. The weather was beautiful all week so eating outdoors, overlooking the fields, sipping a glass of wine was also a delight and on a least one occasion we couldn't even bring ourselves to leave the cottage and go exploring further afield. Complete peace and such a break from the usual hustle and bustle of working life. On the days when we did manage to tear ourselves away we had a very enjoyable time at Le Mans museum (husbands birthday treat!), an easy hours drive away, easy to find and reasonably priced. Another highly recommended day was spent at the Bioparc, a conservation park complete with swimming Pygmy hippos! Closer to the cottage, there are plenty of country walks straight from the door and we spent most evenings having a stroll in the country lanes, stopping to watch the horses nearby and occasionally catching sight of a deer as it scurried past. Turn right as you come out of the drive and their are huge fields full of glorious sunflowers. A sight to behold. As for Carol and Carl, they were perfect hosts, on hand for advice if needed, always happy to help but also without being in the least bit intrusive. A perfect balance and we will certainly be returning to share their 'little piece of heaven'. Highly recommended to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Coquelicot Cottage. You were perfect guests and would love to welcome you back again some time in the future. Thank you. Carol & Carl
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Hurstpierpoint, UK

Utterly Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Carl have created the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy all the great things France has to offer! Thanks to them for a very warm welcome and for making sure that I had everything I needed during my stay.

Coquelicot cottage has been sensitively and beautifully converted from the original building, whilst being fully equipped with all mod-cons and everything you need to relax in comfort. The patio and garden in front is perfectly positioned for enjoying meals from breakfast through to supper or simply lazing about taking in the view. In more inclement weather, the charming sun lounge is a cosy and peaceful place to sit with large windows that bring the outside in.

When you can tear yourself away, the rivers, countryside, towns and chateaux of the Loire are within easy reach – as are all the local facilities you will need. It was my first visit to the region and it certainly lives up to its reputation; too much to see in one visit so I will be back for more in the future.

If you are planning to drive, the journey down from the Channel ports is smooth and easy. You will have no regrets about choosing to stay here – just book!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your honest review and for being a perfect guest. We really appreciate the care you took of our gite and look forward to welcoming you again soon so that you can continue to explore the area further. All the best, Carol & Carl
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Tours, Nantes, Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Le Mans
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Baugé or La Fleche
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
La Fleche - lake beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

As Coquelicot is set in beautiful, rural countryside, this is a wonderful location for relaxing, painting, reading, walking, running, cycling, canoes, kayaks, fishing, wine tasting, and lots of sightseeing. Close to Baugé, La Fleche, Saumur, Le Mans - all within easy reach by car.


We are approx 2 hours from the coast, but very close to the Loire and Lori rivers. Here you can enjoy walking, cycling, kayaking and having picnics. During the summer when the river is low, there are sandy beach areas where you can swim and sunbath.

There is La Monnerie, a beautiful beach by a lake in La Fleche. In the summer, you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing by the waters edge. There is also an indoor leisure centre with swimming pools and exercise facilities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.99

To make a booking, please email or phone us.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night/week in U.K. pounds

We have a further gîte called Fleur de Lys ref 8165976, that sleeps 4 people. If you'd like to book both cottages for your party of 6, we can offer you a 10% discount,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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