Yes, the gite is well equipped and has a pleasant garden. What the details do not say (unless you scrutinise the map carefully) is that a high speed rail line runs just 50 metres from the property. Trains scream past up to 100 times per day, mainly early in the mornings and evenings, but also sometimes in the middle of the night. Each train perhaps only takes 5 seconds to pass, but when this happens many times an hour, it becomes very irritating.
Note also that the bedrooms are quite small - with only 1.4m beds - so if you are above average size, you will find them very cozy! And because of the trains, you would not want to have the windows open - so difficult to sleep well on warm nights.
Montrelais itself has no facilities - no shops, and the restaurant was closed down. There is a bread van in the mornings.
We have stayed in many gites in the past year and this was the most expensive, and the least satisfactory. If you book through trip advisor an automatic €50 gets added for cleaning (though the owner did refund most of this) and a further €55 for a booking fee. Although not mentioned on this website, the owner also charges for all electricity over a very small allowance. The 2 of us had occasional showers and limited cooking, but we exceeded the allowance.
We had the pleasure of staying at LÀncienne Boulangerie for a few glorious days in August , we used it as a base to cycle parts of The Velo La loire Cycling route. it was great cycling this route as it is practically traffic and there are many well kept quaint little villages and small towns along the route. The Gite itself is in immaculate condition and Yvonne the owner has left no stone up turned in her attention to detail everything you could possibly need for a truly memorable holiday experience is here including superb internet.
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