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La Bergerie

Stunning rural location by lake and forest; tranquillity and peace.
1 of 21Stunning rural location by lake and forest; tranquillity and peace.
Overview
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Breil, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire
La Bergerie, the 'shepherd's cottage' is a lovingly restored farm cottage nestled in a pretty valley in several hectares of grounds and gardens next to the Lac de Rillé, a large lake famous for its bird life and a popular site for fishing. The River Lathan flows through the grounds of our garden before it flows on to the Loire and the Atlantic Ocean.

A sheltered wooded paradise for wildlife and the perfect get-away in a rural isolation.

The cottage comprises a large sitting/dining room with traditional tiled floor on the ground floor with a log stove, comfortable double bed settee, dining table and chairs, and an ancient 'petrain' used for mixing bread dough. A contemporary stylish spiral staircase leads upstairs to a double bedroom with exquisite exposed beams, with a double bed and a single bed, with e...
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Listing #HL491510
About the Owner
Adrian F
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
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. Never hesitate to let us know if you have any problem or complaint as our aim to ensure you have a happy and relaxing holiday.
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We found this house on your site and did not really know quite what to expect from the photos. We followed Adrian's directions and found an idyllic little cottage at the end of a long drive. NB do not rely on a sat-nav! This is...More

Thank jocurtis289
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This little gite is tucked away in a quiet, pretty location. Within walking distance is a small town with a bakery and walks around the lake. The gite is basic but has everything needed and the owners are just next door and very helpful and...More

Thank GWENDOLYNNr
Management response:Responded 19 April 2014

While we are happy with the overall review, we are disappointed about a couple of the ratings. These guests rate 'bedding' as only 3 out of 5, but they brought their own bedding and the beds and mattresses are brand new and not cheap ones....More

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We had a lovely time staying at 'La Bergerie'. We were quite tired so enjoyed a lot of lounging in the back garden in the sun and reading - nice to have this private spot. The cottage was lovely and spacious for the two of...More

Thank Rory G
Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Sorry but no stag night or hen night parties.
Bathrooms
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 Twin
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 12,697 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Xmas bookings subject to additional charges for firewood and excess electricity use.
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About the neighbourhood
The area around Breil is mostly forest and farmland, with a splendid chateau in the village, the Chateau du Lathan,

Worth a visit is the Museum of Jules des Bois at Parcay les Pins, a short cycle ride away. A famous 19th/20th century sculptor, the museum hosts examples of his work as well as putting on other exhibitions.

In the immediate area you will find several wonderful gastronomic restaurants such as Le Pelican, at Vernantes, or La Renaissance at Le Lude. But lunch time typically French meals of real quality and value can be found in almost all the local villages and towns in various restaurants, such as the Bouff'tard at Hommes, for around 11 or 12 euros for three courses including wine.

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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).
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 37.0 km
Railway: Saumur: 25.0 km
Ferry: Caen, Ouisterham: 200.0 km
Only three hours from Caen, you can take top quality uncrowded motorway almost all the way and although there are tolls they are not expensive.

Alternatively take the Route Nationale which is almost as quick and gives you the opportunity to stop in numerous Norman towns and villages for a leisurely meal on your way, or to take a good cup of coffee at one of the many road side cafes and bars.

From Calais or other northern French ports, the journey is a little longer, nearer four or five hours, but again there are excellent motorways which take you to Rouen and then the rest of the way.

Look out for the signs for many attractive villages and ruins well worth visiting on the way. If you aren't in a hurry to get here, it is a far better way to journey and arrive refreshed.


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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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