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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

A 300 year old traditional Large Character Gite, sleeps six, a cot available. Full of rustic charm and comfort. Set in a pretty courtyard with parking.

Why not explore the beautiful Loire with its Chateaux , fine wine and cuisine, or relax in style with our 24ft pool, and unwind in the evening with dinner in our much loved atmospheric garden room.

A welcome pack is provided for you and also some toiletries upon your arrival. A hair drier is provided.

Owners live next door in a separate area, surrounded by farmers fields, the private fully 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, bath and toilet.

The ground floor bedroom 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.

There is a comfortable sofa and 2 chairs, and an extra 2 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, full size French gas cooker with hob, microwave, ,toaster, coffee machine.

The back door leads to an outdoor undercover eating area, with table and seating and direct access to the large garden , a lovely tranquil large area for children to play.

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

Please note the pool is closed mid September at the owners discretion.

More Details

Teresa Brooks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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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Noyant Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • maximum adults six
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Traditional 300 year old French Cottage with WiFi, private pool and garden.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 22 reviews

Very nice get away place, in particular for families with children

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay. Teresa and Roy took care of all needs. The place was well prepared and very clean. Pool was in top condition, checked everyday by Roy. There was not a single complain from our side. Merely the opening times of restaurants and other places in that region was a bit surprising: 8.00 pm (almost) no restaurant in the region could be found open and serving dinner.

But after all. it was a nice holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and it is lovely to know our efforts are appreciated. We offer the experience of tranquillity in rural France. However we are not far from the major towns of Saumur, Tours, Angers as well as the Loire river. There are good local restaurants that offer a four course meal (wine included ) for a good price of about 13 euros at midday, French eating times. There is a good French Restaurant locally La Pelican, they offer an excellent lunch time menu as well as true French Cuisine. Local restaurants are best booked in advance for evening meals and we have the internet available for you to check their opening times as they do vary considerably.
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Blandford, Dorset

Fantastic cottage and pool, lovely location and super hosts

  • 5 of 5

This gite was a fantastic end to our French holiday. Our children loved the pool and the garden toys, our littlest learnt to swim within a day of getting there. Teresa and Roy were fantastic hosts and the welcome pack was a real treat, especially Teresa's peach jam. The cottage was a great base for sightseeing along the Loire which was only half and hour away. The cottage had real character and everything we needed, I would thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a fantastic review, it was lovely the children enjoyed everything so much and thank you for leaving our gite so clean and tidy. We would certainly welcome you back in the future. It is a pleasure to have such a lovely family as yours stay with us. Best wishes to you all. Teresa and Roy
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Lovely Gite and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome from hosts Roy and Teresa, the gite has a lovely private garden, with bbq, pool, loads of toys for kids - our two girls loved it! A nice welcome package provided by hosts on arrival, who were available when needed for advice, and took plenty of time introducing the girls to Toby the dog, and helping them collect eggs from the chickens. The gite and adjacent buildings are very traditional giving a real sense of history. The weather was very warm for our stay but can imagine the two log burners in the gite would make it very cosy in cooler months. The local area offers some great opportunity for exploring with nearby swimming lakes, local markets etc. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovey review and we are really glad you enjoyed your Holiday. it is really lovely for the children to enjoy the garden and pool, and for the parents who don't have to go out to entertain the children if they just want to relax themselves. A Holiday to do as much or as little as you want to.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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London, UK

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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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
240 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A28 Rouen to Tours (J26 Chateau du Loir)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
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!


Rates & Availability

Noyant Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 25 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Jul 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 25 2018 - Aug 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194.04

The quoted weekly rate is for up to six persons. For variable lenghts of stay please contact Teresa for quotation. Christmas and the New Year may be available upon request. .

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.
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