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La Moussette

On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
1 of 24On the Lac de Rille, a birdwatchers' paradise
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
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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Listing #HL48511
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.
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our stay at La Moussette was right at the end of our trip round France. The position of the accommodation was like a small paradise. The established garden gave just enough shade so that when the weather was very hot one could still sit outside...More

Thank JoannaD1403
Trek398835, VR Owner at La Moussette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

A lovely family and it was a pleasure to have them to stay here. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your good review.

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Chlo-rags
Management response:Responded 14 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 1 June 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...More

Thank 14Familyvalues
Amenities
  • 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
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Sorry no bookings for stag and hen parties or similar events.
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £131 / 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. 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).
Access
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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