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Bedrooms 2
Space 75 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights




Elegance and relaxing space!

The apartment is very conveniently located in the centre of Saumur close to the main sights. It is in a beautiful, traditional,tuffeau stone building which forms part of the pretty residence and well-maintained park.

The apartment is open, light and airy with large windows in the main lounge and bedroom. A pleasant aspect overlooking the panorama and the green and lovely park.

Relaxation: the park of the villa exhales its flowery perfumes. Two-seater hammock in the shade or deckchair in the sun after a barbecue in a corner of the park.

The apartment very comfortably sleeps 4-6 people.

It is located on the first floor of the building and is easy to access.

The villa is 5 minutes on foot from shops and restaurants in Saumur center.

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About the property


Two self-catering rentals to be lived on ' different' concept: the LOIRE ROMANCE a traditional river boat and the VILLA de LOIRE a very beautiful apartment in a big villa at the river’s edge.

Two living environments different from the everyday life and routine located just in heart of the chic island of Offard in Saumur. A dream to come with the closeness of the water, the beautiful view, the quiet place and the romantic decoration.

For the boat the LOIRE ROMANCE we favored the massive wood for the esthetics and the comfort and in an ecological concern. We deliberately aimed at a high standard of the equipment and the comfort on board. The bedding, the kitchen equipments and the separate toilets. Tap water on board from the city. A footbridge allows a safe access on board . The boat LOIRE ROMANCE can accommodate 6 guests on board.

The VILLA de LOIRE is a very beautiful independent apartment on the first floor of a big villa of the beginning of XIXth century in a private park which offers an amazing view on the Loire and castle and restful side park. The VILLA de LOIRE distinguishes itself by one aestheticism allying the traditional and the contemporary. Canopy bed in the main bedroom and trendy decoration. The Loire so close inspires the decoration. The garden is an invitation to travel with its huge cedar of Lebanon and the palm grove and huge bamboo. You will appreciate the calm of this place.

Both holiday cottages can be rented simultaneously offering an accommodation for 11 people (6 gests on the boat the LOIRE ROMANCE and 5 guests on the apartment the VILLA DE LOIRE) either separately according to the availability.

The location just on the island d'Offard in the heart of Saumur is very well situated: You can walk from here to the bars and restaurants, to the very French open air markets of Thursday and Saturday morning. What about very fresh oyster from Noirmoutiers, strawberries, French beans or asparaguses of the sands of the Loire just picked by the day before. And the sparkling wine red rosé or white. The cream of the fine bubbles of Saumur.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
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20 August, 2017



Thank you for your interest for our holidays rentals to be lived on a 'different' concept. I am Armelle, a manager of the Sarl Different Holidays. I like creating spaces to be lived different from the every day life associating the dream, (traditional river boats, villa at the edge of the river, and soon floating summer-house.) I like the nearness of the water, the heat of materials and a romantic decoration. And so I rent a massive wooden big ' toue ' on the Loire: the Loire Romance, a very beautiful apartment in a big villa locted just in front of the Loire the ' Loire Elegance ' but also a Dutch barge of 1897 in Paris: the Seine Elegance.

ARMELLE Sarl DIFFERENT HOLIDAYS purchased this cottage in 2012

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Nos tarifs sont indiqués pour 4 personnes. Il est à prévoir 15€ par nuitée et par personne supplémentaire. Maximum 6 personnes sur ce logement


Accommodation and facilities for ♥ VILLA LOIRE ELEGANCE ♥ CHARM OF THE RIVER AND ENGLISH-STYLE PARK ~ in Saumur, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , bath with shower
  • Big bathroom with bathtub, light and giving onto the immense cedar and the garden without face to face.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 double bed
    - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    - 1 large double bed
  • The bedroom with canopy is extremely quiet. The view on the huge cedar almost tercentenary a few meters away gives the impression of sleeping in the tree.
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Lovely apartment in a large rambling villa right overlooking the town and castle

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in this 1st floor apartment. There were 4 of us, my husband and I had the bedroom and the kids shared a double bed in the living room. It is advertised for 6 but that would be a real squeeze. The instructions to find it were great and we had no trouble getting in. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. The kitchen is extremely basic, but we managed to make it work. Walking distance from town and shops. Real character to this place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa St. Georges is idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

Armelle & Georges were wonderful hosts. Their home sits on the Loire with the most gorgeous view of Château Saumur - a nice hike up the hill & interesting to visit. The town was lovely & a short walk across the bridge. Many chateaux nearby to visit by car - Chenonceau & Château de L'islette are well worth seeing. Merci beaucoup!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful setting in a vibrant small village in France

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Saumur brought together all the aspects that one wants in a visit to another country. A close view of a small community; a host whose family has been in the village for generations; a variety of outdoor activities, biking, canoeing, and walking; many wineries making wines unique to the area; and a variety of historical chateaux. To make the stay even more exceptional from our apartment window we had a fantastic view of the Loire River, the village and the chateau. The apartment was clean and comfortable, but somewhat dated. George, our host, was very responsive to our needs and requests.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Very good parking,living room/dining room/bedroom quite tight but the view of the river and city took our breathe away.Hosts were attentive and the deposit refund came quickly.Location was ideal for visiting the chateaus

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An idyllic setting overlooking the Loire

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment with a great view of the Loire. The accommodation is well spacious and well equipped and we received a very warm welcome.

A perfect base for exploring the Loire.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment . Best regards . Armelle and Georges
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Unbeatable view and location in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in both the self-catering apartment and then in one of the two houseboats, which are moored just below the 19th century stone mansion which contains the apartment. All three have probably the best view of Saumur's chateau as they are directly across the river, on the island (Ile d'Offard). it's a short walk to town across the main bridge which is about two blocks away, and there are also shops on the island, including a wonderful bakery with some of the best crossants we've ever tasted. Georges and Armelle are friendly and diligent hosts, who will do anything needed to make the stay pleasant and relaxing. The property is in a very quiet area but easily walkable to many shops and two excellent markets, on the island itself on Thursdays, and in the central Saumur town square on Saturdays. We had not realized that the apartment has a small second bedroom which came in very handy when our daughters came for a short visit. The apartment includes washing machine and dishwasher, and a small but workable cooktop. The modern shower has lots of hot water and great pressure, also true in the boat. WiFi connections worked well, and the apartment's high ceilings and thick stone walls keep rooms cool on hot days. We could never decide whether we preferred the view of the chateau during the day, when the sun sparkles off the creamy limestone walls and turrets, or at night, when the gleaming chateau is reflected onto the river's calm surface.

Saumur is a smallish town (pop. around 30,000) located between the larger and better-known cities of Tours and Angers. On the north side of the river is the modern train station with easy connections or direct service to Angers, Nantes, St. Nazaire, Orleans, Le Mans, Tours, Paris etc. on clean, fast trains, and the English-speaking station staff are helpful and gave us ticket suggestions which saved us quite a few Euros on our numerous local and regional trips. This is a great base for exploring the Loire Valley's many sights, including not only the many well-known castles but also the huge medieval abbey at Fonteyvraud (where Richard Lion Heart and his family are buried) as well as many wineries. Saumur has its own "appellation" and several wineries which provide tours, such as Veuve Amiot which makes excellent sparkling wines at very attractive prices (also free tours and tasting). We would gladly go back for another stay, as there is still a lot we were not able to cover in one visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
NEW! direct flights to Angers from London City
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
SAUMUR train station few mn walk from the boat
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

NEW ! The Loire romance is now less than 2 HOURS FROM LONDON !

Book your flight to Angers

Return flights from £122 Travellers can now book direct flights to Angers from London City Airport with BA..

Flights leave from London City Airport and fly directly to Angers Loire Airport. The flight lasts approximately one hour. Passengers can travel in Euro Traveller (Economy) or upgrade to Club Europe (Business).

Angers Loire is a small airport located 25km north-east of the city centre. Passengers can book taxi transfers or hire cars for convenient onward travel at the terminal. The boat is 40 mn drive from Angers airport and 9 mn walk from SAUMUR train station . We can pick you up at the train station.