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Priory Cottage

Priory Cottage
10 reviews
Priory Cottage
Twin Bedroom
Main bedroom
View from front terrace
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen with Fireplace
Dining Room
Dining area and stairs
Dining Room (2)
Lounge (2)
Lounge (3)
The Cottage
The Pool area
View from the Pool area
Chateau Passavant
Passavant with Mill and Lake
Le Chateau
Chateau from rear garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Nueil sur Layon, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire
The Priory Cottage is a 19th century cottage set on ¾ of an acre on land that was originally part of the 12th century priory in the village of Passavant-sur-Layon. It is beautifully situated, directly facing the 11th century walls of the chateau. Just on the other side of the chateau is a picturesque fishing lake - a perfect setting for picnics or quiet walks. The village is located on the River Layon, famous for it's wines, particularly the Coteau de Layon dessert wine. The property was totally renovated during 2011 / 2012, modernising the interior whilst retaining the original features and charm. There are 2 large, attractively furnished, bedrooms, one with a kingsize (UK) bed and the other with two singles. The living room retains much character with original beams, tomette floors. There is also a 32 inch Flat Screen TV. The fully... Read more
About the Owner, Philip P
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 67 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL295895
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English first
Stuart P
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Wow wow wow! What a lovely place to stay! The property was everything we wanted and more. The pool was clean and enjoyed views across the countryside but remained private and not overlooked. The barn at the front of the house provided a nice shady place for our car and to hang our washing. Having access to UK channels on...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We really cannot rate Priory Cottage highly enough. We have stayed in many cottages/gites previously and can honestly say this has been the best all round. The setting of the cottage is magical. It overlooks a medieval chateau to the front and countryside/vineyards to the rear. It is a tranquil haven and a two minute walk will bring you to...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Many thanks to our wonderful hosts Janet and Phil for making us feel so very welcome at Priory cottage. From the outset we knew we had made the right decision to stay at the cottage- the thoughtful touch of the welcome card; sunflowers on the table and fresh bread, cheese and a bottle of local wine were so very much...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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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 week
Default 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 -
25 Aug 2017
Summer 2017
7 nights
26 Aug 2017 -
30 Sep 2017
Autumn 2017
7 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Quality linen and towels are provided weekly at no extra cost. Change over day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 days. If you have any special requirements please do not hesitate to contact us. Swimming pool only available May - September. Smoking is permitted on the terrace.
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About the neighbourhood
Just 1800 metres from the cottage is the large village of Nueil-sur-Layon, with a bakery, a supermarket, a restaurant, a post office plus other commerce. Banks, more restaurants and larger supermarkets are all available in Doue-la-Fontaine, just 10 minutes away by car. In the local area, there are a number of wineries offering tasting and cellar-door sales. With so much unspoilt countryside, open fields, gentle hills and woodland our region is ideal for walkers or cyclists and the wildlife is abundant. If history and architecture are your interests, you will be spoilt for choice with so many stunning chateaux and old towns to explore.
The cottage is less than 25 minutes to the historic towns of Saumur, Thouars, Doue La Fontaine and Montreuil-Bellay all of which have much to see and do. Ju...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Nantes: 115.0 km
Railway: Saumur: 35.0 km
Ferry: Caen: 300.0 km
By Road: If you are travelling from the channel ports of Calais, Dunkerque, Boulogne, Dieppe or Le Havre, the new A28 offers an excellent drive to our area. The distance from Calais is about 550 kilometres (340 miles), but this will take only a little over 5 hours. If you are travelling from Cherbourg, the distance is 417 kilometres (260 miles); from St Malo, it is 290 kilometres (180 miles) and from Caen it is 300 kilometres (186 miles). Travel time from Caen is just 3 hours. A 20% discount is available on some ferry services. Contact owner for further details. By Rail: The nearest TGV stations are at Saumur (25 minutes drive) and Angers (40 minutes drive. The TGV service to Saumur from Paris takes about 1½ hours. If you are flying to Charles de Gaulle airport, there is a TGV station wh... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Water Park Nearby.
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