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Teresa Brooks

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Traditional 300 year old French Cottage with WiFi, private pool and garden.

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Maine-et-Loire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms 2 bathroom, close to village, excellent location for sightseeing

A 300 year old traditional Large Character Gite, full of rustic charm and comfort, with free WiFi. Set in a pretty courtyard with parking. Owners live next door in a separate area. Surrounded by farmers fields, the private enclosed rear garden has a 24ft above ground pool, garden furniture, sunbeds, hammock, BBQ, outdoor toys .Top floor has a pine double bed with 2 singles and a cot, with a bath and toilet. The ground floor bedroom is very atmospheric (stepping back in time) has a comfortable antique brass double bed with an on suite shower and toilet. The ground floor living area consist of a dinning table for six people with a well equipped cupboard with crockery, cutlery, glasses.

There is a comfortable sofa with 2 chairs, and an extra 2 comfy comfy chairs if needed. A large screen English TV, WiFi, music centre DVD Player and books, plus games and toys.

The property has 2 wood burning stoves for low season use.

The kitchen area has a washing machine and a fridge freezer, cupboards with saucepans, a full size French gas cooker with hob, microwave, ,toaster, coffee machine, and butler sink.

The garden, accessed by a lockable gate, is a lovely tranquil large area for children to play. With trees and shrubs, their are many variety of different birds visiting the garden over 30 we counted.

The property is well equipped to make it a Home from Home in the beautiful Loire valley, perfect for a lovely family holiday or a romantic break for two

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Teresa Brooks (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Teresa Brooks

My husband and I moved to this beautiful region of France after enjoying many lovely holidays in this area of the Loire Valley.This is our semi retirement from the very busy lives we led in the UK. We now have the space and time to enjoy growing our own vegetables, gardening, keeping a few chickens and enjoying our hobbies. We now have a different lifestlye away from the hustle and bustle of modern living, a step back in time.

This will be our second season in France after a very pleasant and relaxing first year.

Teresa Brooks purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Teresa Brooks chose Maine-et-Loire

We chose to move to this area,as with its great local amenities it ticked all the boxes. Being close to the Loire River with a direct, uncomplicated drive from all of the cross channel ferry ports .La Cordonniere is the perfect location for touring the many magnificent chateaux and attractions of the Loire valley.

Our propery itself is just outside the market town of Noyant but in a rural setting with no immediate nieghbours.Our home is a converted barn in two acres of ground and your gite is the original independant cottage in the same grounds, close to us but with its own exclusively private garden and pool.

What makes this cottage unique

Our grounds offer the space and peace of rural living.

The gite is an icon of times gone by, very atmospheric and beautiful, The cottage originally two properties now converted into one dwelling makes for a very spacious living accomadation, With its thick tuffeu stone walls the house lives and breathes of days gone by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very many thanks to Roy and Teresa We found the Gite very relaxing, the well equipped kitchen made things easy. What a wonderful relaxing holiday

C'est magnifique
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

Traditional 300 year old French Cottage with WiFi, private pool and garden.
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 18 reviews
5

Quaint and quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Teresa and Roy's property. They were extremely helpful and checked in on us regularly to make sure we didn't need anything. The cottage itself was exactly what we were looking for in the country. We were able to visit all of the chateaux we wanted to see and, thanks to our hosts' suggestions, able to see some places we had not heard of. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your very positive review, it was a pleasure to have you stay in the cottage and would certainly welcome you again In the future. There is a lot to explore in the area, also this is a great stop for local Horse Riding as well as the Fast cars at Le Man. Best Wishes to you all Teresa and Roy
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5

Good for all

  • 5 of 5

We visited as a couple and only used the downstairs bedroom and shower but this cottage would be great for families as previous reviewers have said. Teresa and Roy were good hosts and the cottage facilities were first class. As my other half is a non flier we have, over the years, rented many places throughout France and Les Rosiers rates as one of the best, especially with respect to the dealings with the owners both during the booking process and the stay. When we first started renting in France we both worked so self catering was not part of the plan exceot for breakfasts and some lunches and we ate out in the evenings. Now in our seventies, well in in my case, we still eat out and we found good places to eat within reasonable distances. We left details with Teresa and Roy who are going to include them in the excellent folder of local information that they have provided. One last point not mentioned in previous reviews ia the very good wifi connection.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your outstanding review. We are very pleased you enjoyed yourselves and loved the Loire Valley. The families that do stay love our garden and pool, there is so much room for them to play and relax. Our cottage is well equipped for extended families, so grandparents can enjoy a holiday with their children and grandchildren. With local beaches and horse riding available (Fourier Vernoil) at nearby Vernoil, this area has attractions for all ages. You can have a relaxing time or a very active holiday in the local area.
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Perfect for a small, young family

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is perfectly set up for young families. Everything we needed was at our disposal from minute one - travel cot, high chair, potties, the works. This really makes a difference when travelling with a young child. A fire was burning on arrival, and a hot meal was made available after our long drive. I would also add that the living space is larger than it appears in the photos. The garden is perfect as well for children given the pool, tent, and many many toys! The hosting was also exceptional, and Teresa and Roy were always at our disposal to help with anything. The biggest shame was the weather, which is of course uncontrollable but something to consider when determining when to visit. I would also note that the attractions, e.g. chateaux and things to do for children are all at least a 30-40 min drive away so you need to be prepared to spend some time in the car. My only suggestion for improvement would be a few pairs of slippers to keep feet warm on a chilly evening! All the best.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to cater for all age groups of children to ensure parents can have a relaxing time. There is a lot to do and see in this area of the Loire valley, for the adults there are plenty of vineyards (tried and tested), as well as the many beautiful castles . For the more active there is a very good riding school 15 minutes away, also cycling along the Loire valley, canoeing, and boat rides. The nearest man made beach is 15 minutes away from us at Chateaux De Valliere, Also the park and smaller beach at Rille with the steam train is lovely for a picnic in the summer The larger man made beach at La Fleche, 30 minutes drive is superb for all ages of children, especially as there is a section for toddlers and is very safe, you also have he big Leclerc supermarket close by, if you should need any shopping on the way home. There are also adventure parks around for older children. Holly Park at Bauge is great for under 12 years. A car is essential as is good weather. Best wishes Teresa
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Lovely holiday in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Location is excellent and we did lots of exploring of the Loire Valley. Accommodation has everything you need - including log fires if you're chilly which we did use. Garden in particular is excellent especially with a young family. Owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to see you again in the future. Our very large enclosed garden is very welcome for our families, perfect for parents who just wish to relax after sight seeing, we have now added a purple dragon paddling pool for the 3 and under age group. Wishing you all best Teresa
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5

Wonderful property highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Theresa and Roy were wonderful hosts and run a exceptional gite. Loads to see and do in the area and just add much to do lounging by the pool. Highly recommended for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review, we are in a very good location for sightseeing and local amenities. All the children we have had to stay were very delighted with their own large garden, the garden toys, and of course their own private pool. Best wishes Teresa and Roy
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Lovely cottage....highly recommended!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage exceeded our initial expectations, the setting and gardens were incredibly spacious and private and the facilities were fantastic and well thought out. The property was clean and really did have everything you needed, very much a home from home which was brilliant with two small children. Teresa and Roy were very friendly and provided good information about the local area, and the key essentials welcome pack was great after a long journey. The location is excellent close by to some lovely lakes, towns and water parks. Would definitely recommend, we had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your really lovely review we like to maintain a high standard for our guests and is lovely when it is appreciated. We are in a very good position for exploring the beautiful Loire Valley. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again in the future. Kind regards Teresa
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Noyant
Nearest Ferry
240 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Bauge
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A28 Rouen to Tours (J26 Chateau du Loir)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Noyant
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Rille
Car: recommended

Being just one mile from the attractive market town of Noyant, the gite of La Cordonniere is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area and discovering the secrets of the Loire Valley. We are located just 30 km north of Saumur in the triangle formed by Saumur, Tours and Le Mans and perfectly situated for you to visit the many Châteaux of the Loire Valley. The woodland walks, along with the scenic views, picnic areas, man made beaches, wine caves, Zoo's, villages of charm are all easily accessible. The beautiful Chateau town of Saumur which stands on the banks of the Loire River is well worth a visit. Shops and Cafe's are to be found in abundance along with Museums and the world famous Calvalry School. A 40 minute drive north is the famous race track of Le Mans, with its medieval town. Angers is also 40 minutes west where you can see the Apocalypse Tapestry in the famous Castle. You will never have enough time to explore all the attractions of the stunning Loire Valley!

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Rates & Availability

Loire Valley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER FOUR PERSONS
Jul 23 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$929
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
AUTUMN FOUR PERSONS
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$93
$663
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$93
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133

The quoted weekly rate is for four persons. There is a reduction for two persons staying and a supplement of £50 per week for each additional person up to the maximum occupancy of six. For variable lenghts of stay please contact Teresa for quotation. Christmas and the New Year may be available upon request. There is a small charge for firewood on bookings made outside of the Summer season.

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Amenities

Maine-et-Loire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are en suite. The upstairs bedroom has a bath and toilet. Downstairs bedroom has shower and toilet. Stair gates can be provided for the safety of young children.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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