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La Moussette

On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
10 reviews
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
The property is located next to the large Lac de Rille a national bird reserve and adjacent to mixed forest which stretches to the Loire Valley. It is an ideal location for walking, cycling, canoeing , fishing, and birdwatching. A rowing boat, canoe and bicycles are available for hire.

The property is part of 'Les Mousseaux' , an old watermill on the River Lathan, which flows through the gardens. There is also a large wildlife pond and two hectares of organic gardens and woodland. Wonderfully quiet and peaceful with plant conservatory for reading and relaxation, riverside walk and forest.

We are in an isolated location, in small valley, with no neighbouring properties,.

We are ideally located for many of the best known chateaux of the Loire, such as Chenonceaux, Langeais, Villandry etc and close to both Saumur and T...
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About the Owner, Adrian F
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2008
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We live on site but respect the privacy of our guests. We are always available for help, advice and sorting out minor problems. We will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable and will always endeavour to put right any problem if it is within our power to do so.
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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...

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Lovely guests. We are always grateful to have such people to stay, especially with their delightful children.


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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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...

Pippa W
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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...

  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The modern kitchen has been created from a converted stable/byre retaining many of the original features. There are huge oak beams on the ceiling. There is a round dining table with six chairs. The old hay rack and livestock chains are retained as features.The timbered bedrooms retain the old beams and are tiled throughout. The main bathroom has basic facilities including a shower attachment. At the far end of the building is a third bedroom or 'annexe' with an en suite bathroom/toilet in the form of a small converted grenier with a separate entrance, with a double bed and en suite bathroom. (not suitable for elderly or disabled). This is available for an additional charge for larger parties (please enquire). It is very quaint and comfortable and provides accommodation for... more
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Sorry no bookings for stag and hen parties or similar events.
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
₹ 6,403
€ 80
₹ 40,020
€ 500
5 May 2018 -
7 Jul 2018
Spring 18
4 nights
₹ 5,603
€ 70
₹ 36,018
€ 450
8 Jul 2018 -
1 Sep 2018
summer 18
5 nights
₹ 6,403
€ 80
₹ 40,020
€ 500
2 Sep 2018 -
4 Nov 2018
autumn 18
4 nights
₹ 5,603
€ 70
₹ 36,018
€ 450
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 12,006 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
15% discount for any guests making a second booking.
Deposit of 10% needed and payment in full two weeks before arrival.
There is a negotiable supplement for the rental of the annexe (double bed, bathroom, sleeps two). Contact the owners.
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About the neighbourhood
Breil is particularly famous for the Chateau du Lathan and for the August 15th Fete de la Chasse,. (Not being held unfortunately in 2018) which culminates in a magnificient firework display.

The gardens of the chateau can be visited most days of the year.
Nearby is a working watermill, the Moulin de Jau, a long walk or short cycle ride away.
The Lac de Rille has a cycleway and forest track around its 10km diameter.
It also has a little steam railway in season, 'Le Petit Train'. See our website for more details. Nearest vineyards at Bourgeuil, Langeais, Saumur.
Getting around
Rail stations at Tours, Saumur, Langeais, Paris is one hour by fast train.
Ideal for cycling as very few hills and numerous cycleways and small roads with little traffic. Forest tracks also suitable for cycling. Numerous walks and walking routes with maps available from local Mairies and the Internet. 'Randonnee' or rambling routes are very popular and well documented in France and most villages and towns have several well posted routes, both long and short.
Visiting major towns like Tours, Le Mans, Angers, you are recommended to park outside and use the modern, fast and frequent light rail/tram services, which give all day travel around the towns for a couple of euros (including parking).
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 35.0 km
Railway: Saumur: 25.0 km
Ferry: Caen: 230.0 km
By Brittany Ferries or LD Lines ferry to Caen or Le Havre, then by car south, via Alencon, Le Mans, Noyant. Or via Calais or Boulogne via Rouen and Le Mans.

By flights to Tours. (various UK airports) or Nantes
(We will pick guests up at Tours airport at a small charge for transport and our time.)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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