La Petite Maison de Sue
‘La Petite Maison de Sue’ at Les Hautes Guissinieres is a pretty little maison d’amis attached to our 18th century farmhouse near the Village of Parçay-les-Pins in the Maine et Loire region of France.
A cosy beamed living area on the ground floor includes a wood burning stove, large comfy sofa bed, dining table and kitchen facility including: Gas cooker with hob, microwave, fridge and washing maching. Electric heaters efficiently ‘take the chill off’ if required, there is a TV with both French and English options. The spacious double en-Suite bedroom upstairs is equipped with a travel cot should it be required, and offers the most beautiful views across the surrounding fields.
We have free WI-FI access, and a reasonable mobile phone signal. Bearing in mind we are in rural France, so it is not always as fast as UK.
Fresh linen and towels, along with a welcome pack including: eggs/wine/biscuits etc. are provided for all our guests, and should you forget any essentials, we will be happy to help you out. The local shop in Parçay-les-Pins is run by a very friendly family who stock most of what you may need, and sell bread when the boulangerie is closed on a Monday. Slightly further afield (15-minute drive) there is a supermarket. For full information on other stores and markets, an information pack is provided in the cottage.
Sitting amongst fields on the edge of a beautiful ancient forest, the cottage offers an ideal base for those wishing to completely relax, surrounded by the peace and quiet of this beautiful part of France.
While there are lovely walks through the forest for many miles, the national and regional cycle route runs by, meaning you can explore beautiful countryside. From the lovely Lac de Rille, with its tranquil atmosphere, steam train, fishing and wildlife reserve (including observation posts for the wide variety of birds), to the nearby wine region of Bourgeil, which can be reached either by car or on bike, taking in the breathtaking scenery as you go.
Parçay-les-Pins is a small friendly Village with a beautiful church, and family run general store and boulangerie. There is also a cafe bar beside the museum dedicated to the work of the famous sculptor, Jules Desbois.
As well as the nearby attractions, we are within 30 minutes of the Loire Valley, providing the opportunity to explore the famous chateaux and towns. You will never grow tired of enjoying the splendour and history of these castles, as well as the variety offered by their gardens.
While sitting next to a beautiful forest in the heart of the countryside, we are within 25 minutes of the Château town of Saumur, famed not only for being a UNESCO world heritage site, but also for being the home of the world renowned Cadre Noir riding school. Follow our Places To Visit to find out more.
The train station at Le Mans is under an hour away so is in easy reach of Paris international Airport.