$69 / night help
Price for guests, Nights

La Moussette – Home 48511 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 Tours. An ideal location for a 'get away from it all' holiday with tranquility and calm.

There is a large organic vegetable garden (fresh vegetables and honey from our bees, are for sale in season), flower garden, wildlife lake, and riverside (where fishing is possible). There is a private picnic area at the end of the river bank. In spring and summer you may see kingfishers, the golden oriole and hoopoes near the river and green and spotted woodpeckers frequent n the woods near the house. Nightingales are regular spring visitors.

See also LA BERGERIE ( which can accommodate a further four people if you wish to book for a large group of up to eight people.

Further details

Welcome pack available, with bottle of wine, vegetables and flowers in season. Tourist brochures.Garden is shared with owners of the house but guests are welcome to wander anywhere they wish. We respect your privacy if you prefer to be left undisturbed or are happy to chat and give advice.Swimming available in state of the art stainless steel swimming pool in Noyant, or lakes at Hommes. , Near 'Huttopia', 3km away where there is a a wonderful walk around the lake and a little steam train, a wonderful attraction for children, whatever their age!

Further details indoors

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 two people (double bed).

Further details outdoors

Visitors are welcome to walk around and enjoy the two hectares of gardens at 'Les Mousseaux'. The gardens are bordered on the south by a large wildlife lake and the River Lathan ( there is private fishing , There is a large organic permaculture garden with raised beds. We also have a large polytunnel and fresh vegetables and fruit are available in season.The flower garden was started in 2005 and we have planted very many trees since 2003 . Fig trees on the south wall of the barn produce two crops a year of delicious figs.The conservatory, created from the ruins of an ancient 'cellier', has a small pool and fountain in the inside corner which sometimes has a frog or two (which surprise visitors with their sudden loud croaking!) Here you will find edible passion fruit, lemons, oranges, guavas, feijoa, pomegranates, and other sub tropical fruit. An ideal location for a cool glass of wine on summer evenings or a barbecue on evenings when the weather is not so warm.There is a picnic table able to sit six, and a rustic bench beside the river at the end of the pond, an ideal site for a barbecue or just to sit and watch the kingfishers with a glass of wine.We have a delightful child-friendly dog (Bertie), a Breton spaniel/labrador cross, two cats, four geese, an elderly duck, chickens and several hives of bees. (safely remote at the end of the garden). Fresh seasonable vegetables and eggs can be bought and there is honey from our own hives on sale.

Please note that cockerels DO crow early in the morning though we do our best to move them to a location by the river if they prove a problem for light sleepers.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Sofa beds
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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).

Interaction with guest

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.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($171.00) €150.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Sorry no bookings for stag and hen parties or similar events.


About the owner

Adrian F.
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24 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


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Guest reviews

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11 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 30 Sep 2011

Les Mousseaux was just what we were looking for in our French holiday, and more. Adrian and Sally were wonderfully sweet and helpful, eager to share and help to make our stay comfortable. We especially loved the bicycles they provided, as the gite is perfectly located for cycling: flat, quiet, well-paved roads, and near to a very impressive number of well-marked cycle-routes. Other highlights of our stay there were the animals, the dramatic geese, sweet dogs and bizarrely loveable south american duck... as well as an impromptu (and fascinating!) lesson in Bee keeping from our hosts. The nearby lake (and canoe, also from the gite) was beautiful and lovely for swimming. All in all we found our stay here friendly, warm, homey, and brimming with potential for relaxation or adventure or some combination of both...

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