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Review of La Moussette

On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
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On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
Stunning rural location, by lake and forest.  Tranquillity and relaxation. Great views: rural tranquility
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On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
Stunning rural location, by lake and forest.  Tranquillity and relaxation.
Great views: rural tranquility
Beautiful private river walk on property
Shady spots to enjoy a cool glass of Saumur sparkling wine and watch the kingfishers
Gite entrance with solar panels, fruiting peach tree and cannas by the door
La Moussette, surrounded by flowers and fruit trees
Relax by boating on our wildlife pond
Tranquil orangery in converted wine cellar, great place for a cool glass of wine on a hot day
Bedroom one with ensuite bathroom
Bunkbeds for young and not so young children in curtained alcove in bedroom two
Modern bathroom, with new shower planned for 2018
Dining area in converted stable with artisan staircase to first floor
Well equipped large kitchen in converted stable area
Plentiful cupboard space and fridge freezer in large kitchen and dining room
Additional room with en suite facilities for larger parties (enquire when booking)
On the River Lathan by the Lac de Rille
Rear view of gite in summer with picnic area
Great place to watch wildlife in acres of forests
2 hectares of beautiful permaculture gardens
Next to the Lac de Rille,  internationally important site for birds
Stunning sunsets!
Large wildlife pond by the barn
Bedroom two, comfortable double bed
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Breil, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Chlo-rags
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful French countryside and a very relaxing gite.”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful time with our two young children at La Mousette. The gite is converted from a barn, it's basic but very clean and comfortable and has everything you'd need. Our kids loved the sleeping platform. Adrian and Sally were delightful - never intrusive but always there to answer our many questions. The geese are hilarious. There's loads to do around the gite (you need a car or bikes to travel to some). We loved the swimming lake, the swimming pools, the steam train and of course the boulangerie in the village. Can also recommend the Friday night pizza van. Perfect to relax and get away from it all (but with wifi)!

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14 Aug 2016
Lovely guests. We are always grateful to have such people to stay, especially with their delightful children.
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14Familyv...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Tranquility at it best.”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Beautiful location. Great for cycling around the huge lake and the local area. Very friendly and knowledgable hosts, who couldn't do enough to help you enjoy your break. The children enjoyed swimming in the lake while frog hunting for the frogs who set the backdrop for the sound that you hear. The dogs joined in too, swimming every day. Great local markets. Stunning local scenery and produce. Not forgetting how handy this gite is for the local wines routes. Very highly recommended if you are after a get away from it all holiday, where you can lose yourself in true France.

Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pippa W
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous escapism”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Took my 10 and 13 year old and partner to escape technology and alarm clocks, I was a little unsure at first but couldn't have been more right, had the most chilled out fabulous time.
Fresh chicken eggs for breakfast and a loud cockerel to replace the alarm clock.:)
Sally Fantastic Adrian very funny, great warm welcoming couple nothing too much.
My 10 year old Jess joined them for walks and feeding time with the animals, great base for Saumur vineyards ,Chateau,s and long bike ride,s around the near by lake
Thank you for your hospitality

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Liked best: location
Liked least: the weather !!
Travelling group: Young Children
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grahame d
Richmond, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A lovely peaceful rural property suitable for cycling and walking”
Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a most enjoyable 9 day stay at La Moussette in July 2013. The accommodation was very comfortable and lacked nothing. The location was stunning in lovely rural countryside just outside of the pleasant village of Breil. Sally and Adrian were very welcoming and friendly and gave us access to all their land to sit in and explore. Thanks also for lovely fresh eggs and wine on our arrival. The location was really good for bike rides and walks and within easy access of the Loire river and larger towns. We would recommend this Gite and whilst we didn't see inside Sally and Adrian also have a larger Gite next door which looked very nice.

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Liked best: Location and hosts
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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“Very friendly and quaint place to stay but handy for the Loire Valley wine routes”
Reviewed 6 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

This is our second stay with Adrian and Sally. On both occasions they have been friendly and helpful, always around for a chat about what is available in the area. When you arrive you get a free box of wonderful free range eggs and a bottle of milk. Its not difficult to spot where the eggs come from as the chickens are wondering around the property all day.

The cottage is well looked after and the beds are comfortable with good facilities for cooking and in our cottage both a bath and shower available in the bathroom.

For us one of the great things about the situation of the cottage is that it enables you to visit all across the Loire valley with a number of chateaux within easy reach. Our trip takes in a large number of the local vineyards and if your thing is to take wine home then you will not be disappointed, just take note there are so many vineyards around you need to do some research.

If you want to walk locally the Lac de Rille has a lot of wildlife around it and its a good bike ride for a day.

All in all a great place to stay and we are hoping to return in the next few years.

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Liked best: Friendly people and interesting place
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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