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Comfortable charming cottage in the heart of the vineyard, 15 minutes south of Ange

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Authentic farmhouse for six people in a large garden.


We are happy to receive you in our house 'home pickers'.

Our property, built in 1877 in limestone and slate, is located in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Loire vineyards, 2 km of Brissac and its castle, 15 km from Angers. The outbuildings housed a winery. One of them formerly dedicated to the tastings and the reception of the grape harvesters was recently renovated into a gîte. You will appreciate the authenticity, the warm atmosphere and the comfort.

You will love the Anjou and variety offered by this beautiful region: the majestic and soothing Loire, the vineyards of Aubance and Layon, countless historical places, the wealth of activities on offer and you we will do our best to guide you for your gourmet and sightseeing.

Marie-Agnés and Philippe Lambert

Presentation: Our cottage, 'the home of the pickers', is an authentic farmhouse facing south. . It is separated from other dependencies and you will have a private terrace and direct access to more than 2 000 m2 of garden.

The area is approximately 85m2. It is equipped to receive 4 to 6 people.

The living room (35 m2) includes a sitting area, a dining area with a large table, a fully equipped open kitchen and a wood stove. Also on the ground floor toilet and bathroom with sink and shower. Upstairs two bedrooms with double beds (140x190) and a loft with two single beds (90x190).

Facilities / Location:

Appliances: dishes and cutlery for 6 people, utensils and cookware, gas cooker with oven, fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher, iron, tumble dryer, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, radiant heating Power.

Television (TNT satellite)

Broadband internet access, wifi.

Exterior: Garden furniture, chairs, barbecue, badminton net and rackets, petanque, purpose and football.

All amenities are within 3 kms (3 bakeries, 2 hyper markets, 4 restaurants). The place is ideal for walkers, cyclists and riders: the vineyard at our door, offers many opportunities ballad, 'Loire by bike' passes 1km and we are at node 2 equestrian loops 40 kms . Located in the heart of Anjou our cottage offers a great starting point for all kinds of cultural, gastronomic and natural discoveries with family or friends.

Rates: Depending on the season our rates range from 400 to 500 Euros the week with a discount of 10% on the second week of rental. We prefer weekly bookings, the availability of short-term rentals will be late, however do not hesitate to contact us for any special request.

You can consult all the details of our tariffs on our site:

Access: Important: do not go to the town of ST J Mauvrets, it is distant 5 kms from the house, you will find no indication and no one to inquire. By following the guidelines below you will find us easily.

From Angers / Paris (follow Cholet) by N160 or Cholet by the A87 exit 22 towards Brissac, after few kms on the D748 exit towards St J-Mauvrets of The Homois-Gennes. At the roundabout follow Clabeau (no longer follow the Mauvrets St J). The road descends into a valley, 30 meters after the bridge on the Aubance turn left. The entrance is located 50m further on your right.

Coming from Brissac / Doué the fountain / Saumur, enter Brissac, leave the castle on your left, at the roundabout follow the direction St Melaine, about 2 km from the place called The Frémoniére the road makes a slight bend to the right in turn take this small road down on your right. The entrance is located 150 on your left.

More Details

Philippe Lambert
Member since: 2011
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
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018


Vauchrétien Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Chambre 1 - 1 double
    Chambre 2 - 1 double
    Room 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable charming cottage in the heart of the vineyard, 15 minutes south of Ange
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great house for a family of 6 exploring the Loire

  • 4 of 5

We would like to thank Monsieur Lambert and his family for a very comfortable week in the Loire. The house was well equipped and set in a wonderful garden. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the 'Loire-a-velo' cycle paths within close proximity to Brissac.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay, ideal for families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our three children (ages 6, 4 and 2) stayed for five months in early 2014 at the beautiful Maison des Vendangeurs.

We feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to watch winter turn into spring in this beautiful region of France. Marie-Agnes and Philippe are wonderful hosts. They are hospitable and generous and ensured that every aspect of our stay was enjoyable.

The house is tastefully and comfortably furnished. During the cold months of winter we were grateful for the warmth of the wood burning stove which kept the house cosy and dry. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utensils, cutlery and dinnerware one needs. The open plan living area was ideal for our family and our two elder children loved sleeping on the mezzanine which overlooks the living space. The expansive gardens are beautiful, full of mature trees and flowering perennials such as Irises and Roses. The children spent many hours playing ‘hide and seek’, kicking soccer balls and feeding Monsieur et Madame Mouton and it made for a relaxing stay knowing that they could play safely and independently in the garden.

The little hamlet of Clabeau is situated a short walk from the small village of Brissac-Qunicé. There are many interesting places to visit in the Loire Valley and the city of Angers is a short car/bus trip from Clabeau. Angers is a clean and well-resourced city with plenty of charm.

We would highly recommend La Maison des Vendangeurs as an ideal place to stay for anyone, especially families, wishing to explore the beauty of the Loire Valley.

We will be forever grateful to Marie-Agnes and Philippe, not only for their help and assistance, but also for their warmth and good humour. We hope to visit again one day in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Sally, ( je réponds en français afin que vous ne perdiez pas l'excellent niveau que vous avez acquis en quelques mois!). Un très grand merci pour cette appréciation chaleureuse et exhaustive. Vous avez été des hôtes charmants et conviviaux. Nous n'envisageons pas à court terme de voyage en Australie mais mais notre engagement à l'occasion du mariage de Georgie est gravé dans le marbre :-). Bien amicalement, Marie-Agnès et Philippe
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Lovely house in in Anjou

  • 5 of 5

The property was set in the lovely Anjou region, ideally situated for travelling around and visiting vineyards an chateaux of the area.

The house was very comfortable, light And bright with a very lovely garden and terrace on which to enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Phillipe is a very kind and generous host for whom nothing was too much trouble making us feel most welcome.

I would most certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives and when in the area again would definitely look to book this property.

Our holiday was most enjoyable at La Maison Des Vendangeurs so if you are looking for somewhere in the region this is a perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosemary and Roy, warm thank's for this "laudatory" review, it's rewarding to know thas our guests were pleased of their stay. I would not say "adieu" but may be "à bientôt !" Philippe
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A most enjoyable two weeks stay!

  • 5 of 5

Situated just outside Brissac-Quincé this is a peaceful spot amongst the vines of the area. The gite is very well equipped and spacious. Philippe and Marie-Agnes, the owners, are on site should there be any problems. It has one large lounge/diner/kitchen and bathroom and separate shower and toilet. A dishwasher and washing machine are provided and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need.

Brissac-Quincé is ideally situated for the Vines and Chateaux Trails. One can easily drive to see the main chateaux of the area plus visit the numerous vineyards.

I would recommend this gite to anyone and would certainly go back there ourselves, in fact we'd love to back there right now!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: waouh! what a nice comment, poeple won't trust that its a real one.Warm thanks to Janet and David to take time for it, It is so nice to hear that our "hôtes" enjoyed their stay with us. So Janet and you soon. Marie-agnès and Philippe
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Très beau gîte avec tout ce qu'il nous faut très Bel endroit avec des propriétaires à l'ecoute

  • 5 of 5

Je le recommande endroit très reposant et bien entretenu

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Gîte très confortable

  • 5 of 5

Un très bon gîte. C'est très silencieux et proche d'Angers.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Angers Loire aeroport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Brissac Quincé
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
St Jean des Mauvrets ( Golf d'Angers)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Murs Erigné A87 sortie 22
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Brissac / St Melaine
Car: recommended

Our property is 15 km from Angers and 2. 5 km from Brissac and shops (supermarket Leclerc, 3 bakeries, 4 restaurants). Its location is ideal for walks and hikes, on foot: the vineyard is on our doorstep and the GR 3 to 5kms, cycling: the circuits of the Loire by bike passes within 1 km, riding: we are at the node 2 equestrian loops. Golf d'Angers is 5 km, canoeing on the nearby Loire and flights Balloon. At the heart of the vineyard Angevin you can taste the superb white Anjou: Savenières, hillside Aubance and Layon, and red: Anjou Village Brissac. Within a radius of 40 km you will discover the castles of Brissac, Saumur, Montsoreau Brézé, Montreuil Bellay, Serrant, Angers, Plessis Mace, Plessis Bourré, Baugé, Montgeffroy, the Abbey of Fontevrault and many museums. A mention also Terra Botanica, the Zoo de Doue la Fontaine, troglodyte villages and the inevitable Guinguette at Jojo.

Golf: The Golf d'Angers is in the heart of an area of ​​50 hectares in St Jean des Mauvrets.

You'll love this magnificent site between the Loire and vineyards, 15 minutes from the center of Angers.

The 18-hole course awaits you in a haven of peace in a park dotted with ancient trees of various species. At no time does the monotony settles through technical diversity: wood, water features, round and dolmens are waiting for you.

On 5406m, the Golf d'Angers, 18 hole par 70, offers driving range, rental clubs, trolleys and carts.

You will also find relaxation and conviviality at the Club House located in the mill.

Soon on the greens of the Golf d'Angers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

forfait ménage $49.15
Stay tax $0.86 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

- Arrivée le samedi à partir de 16 heures, départ avant 10 heures. Pour des demandes particulières merci de nous contacter: 0616307634
.- le linge de lit et le linge de toilette ne sont pas fournis (possibilité d'en louer).
- le gîte sera rendu propre ménage fait (forfait ménage possible).
- Pour des raisons d'hygiène les animaux, même petits, ne sont pas admis.
- Le gîte est non fumeur.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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