This delightful cottage, set amongst the vines of the Anjou wine region, is at the edge of a village with a small general store which also sells bread. A boulangerie is just a few minutes drive away. There are 2 large, attractively furnished, bedrooms, one with a kingsize (UK) bed and the other with two singles. There is a double sofa-bed to accommodate additional guests. The living room retains much character with original exposed beams and tomette floors. The fully equipped kitchen/diner leads out to the sunny south facing terrace complete with BBQ and dining setting where you can relax whilst enjoying the views across the countryside. The fully enclosed pool area features a 10 metre by 5 metre pool, plus loungers and umbrellas. There is utility room and a 'games' room with games, books and a fussball table. Also, balls, badminton and boules are available. In the local area, there are wineries and our region is ideal for walking, cycling or sightseeing with chateaux and old towns to explore.
Cottage in Bouille-Loretz, Nr. Saumur / Loire Valley, Poitou Charentes - Peaceful Location Set Amongst The Vines Of The Anjou Wine Region Close To The Loire
Phil and Janet Potter
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 12, 2018
About Phil and Janet Potter
After 30 years of living in Australia, we decided to have a complete change and, as we had always loved visiting France, this was the perfect place to come to. We have travelled all over the world and love to meet new people, so we are really enjoying the mix of locals and visitors.
Phil and Janet Potter purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Phil and Janet Potter chose Bouillé-Loretz
We searched from the Loire to the Mediterranean before deciding that this area was perfect for us. It has stunning historic architecture combined with beautiful countryside. There are lovely summers and it is still very easy to visit from the UK. Although the whole area is uncrowded, there are still plenty of things to do.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is private and located in a rural setting but just 10 minutes walk to the square of the local village where there a general store which also sells bread. A boulangerie is just a short drive away.. The cottage is in the grounds of our historic winemakers manoir which really adds to the ambiance for a French holiday experience. This is a very popular area for walkers and cyclists and just 15 minutes drive from the beautiful town of Saumur on the River Loire.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A lovely Relaxing stay in the Loire Valley
Farmer's cottage is a hidden gem in the rural countryside close to Saumur. We wanted to explore the wine regions of the area, & get on the bikes to explore the local villages.
Phil & Janet were most helpful prior to our return & throughout the whole week. The gite is well equipped to a high standard with everything you need. We had many peaceful evenings on the terrace. Restaurants are a short drive away.
Lots of local amenities close by & a general market most days within a 30 minute drive. We also visited the tank museum, cadre noir, & chateau saumur, there are plenty of activities in the area for families / couples.
We will certainly return if we plan to visit the area again.
Thanks Phil & Janet x
A wonderful and peaceful cottage
What a lovely place to relax and unwind. Set out in the countryside its very peaceful and quite, yet only short drives to lovely villages chateaux and shops and restaurants.The cottage has everything you need and is very nice and comfortable. The owners Phil and Janet are such wonderful hosts and make you very welcome. We have had a lovely week in France. Thoroughly recommended.
Our 2014 holiday
Farmers Cottage is everything that is stated in the advert and more. What the advert will not state is the lovely warm welcome that you will receive from Phil and Janet on your arrival, and how kind and helpful they are during your stay, whilst maintaining a discreet distance to allow you privacy.
On a practical front the cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived. Is is spacious and very well equipped, catering for all of our needs and the perfect size to give the four of us all the space that we needed to completely unwind. The children love the swimming pool and made full use of this and the games room. We all loved the very restful lounge, and father and son re-lived the big moments from the 2014 World Cup in the lovely garden.
The cottage boasts fantastic outdoor furniture and we were able to eat our supper at the table overlooking the back garden every evening. Lovely.
The kitchen area was perfect to enable the wannabe chef in the family to prepare the daily cuisine for all of us, which was all washed down with plenty of the local wine.
The cottage is well situated for plenty of day trips in some very beautiful countryside, some very pretty local towns, as well as the many stunning chateaux in the region.
We loved our stay and happily recommend it - save for the risk that other people will then book it before we can get around to re-booking it ourselves!
Une très agréable semaine de vacances en cottage
Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances très agréable dans ce très mignon cottage de Touraine. Au calme et très bien équipé, nos garçons ont pu jouer dans ce grand terrain et profiter pleinement de la piscine réservée aux seuls occupants de ce cottage.
C'est un bon point de départ pour découvrir la région de la Loire comme Saumur, Angers, les châteaux ou bien encore la route des vins. Le futuroscope de Poitiers est à 1 heure de voiture et toute la famille en a bien profité.
Phil et Janet sont deux hôtes très chaleureux et accueillants.
The nearest beaches are in the Vendee about 1.75 hrs by car.
From Calais, Dunkerque, Boulogne, Dieppe or Le Havre, use the A28. From Calais it is 562 kms (350 mls), takes a little over 5 hrs. From Cherbourg it is 408 kms (255 mls); from St Malo, it is 272 kms (170 mls) and from Caen it is 303 kms (189 mls). It's just 3 hours from Caen. Poitiers and Tours are the nearest airports about 1 hr. Nantes is about 1.75 hrs away. La Rochelle is about 2hrs, even Paris is only 3.5 hrs on the toll road. TGV rail stops at Saumur and Tours. Use of a car is essential.
The gite is 250 meters from the village of Bouille-Loretz. 20 mins drive from the historical Loire town of Saumur. Doue La Fontaine which has an excellent zoo, Montreuil-Bellay has a beautiful chateau and Thouars which is an historic market town are all between 10-15 mins drive. The Puy de Fou, a medievel theme park, is about an hour away, as is Futuroscope, the science fiction park.
In Bouille-Loretz there is a general store which also sells bread. A full bakery is just a short drive way. Banks, restaurants and supermarkets are all available in Thouars or Montreuil-Bellay, which are 10 mins by car. There is a doctor's surgery in Bouille-Loretz, or alternatively, an English speaking doctor in Cersay, just 5 minutes drive away.
Additional information about rental rates
There is also a £150 damage deposit which is refundable after a satisfactory inspection at the end of your stay. Changeover Day: The changeover day is Saturday. All year round the check-in is from 4pm, check-out is by 10am.