Gîte martin pêcheur – the eco friendly straw-bale house

France - Pays de la Loire - 72 800 Savigné sous le Lude

Farmhouse

Capacity 3 Person

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

45 m² Living space

40 kg Emissions per night

71 € - 94 €

Per night
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Rental description

Get off the beaten track on a large patch of French greenery. Anne and Jean-Marc will give you a hearty welcome to their estate with a lovingly restored watermill. Nature lovers, the pair decided to build a guesthouse designed for sustainability and energy efficiency. This large, pastel-coloured gite is named after the beautiful blue-winged kingfisher birds. In the early morning, you may even be lucky enough to spot one swiftly hovering over the stream in search of fish. This detached house is ideal for family holidays. It can host up to 5 people, who have access to a beautiful equipped kitchen and small bathroom.

After enjoying a barbecue and lounging on the lovely terrace, you can relax in the beautiful swimming-pool open from mid-May to mid-September.

Sustainability criteria

The accommodation has been awarded the “Clé Verte” label, committing its owners to high standards of sustainability and quality. From the terracotta-tiled floor to casein paints and the tadelakt-coated bathroom (made with Morrocan lime) were measures taken to respect the environment. Pipes were installed in the ground, which channel rainwater directly to the river, thus, preventing any flooding on the property. In the garden, goats help mow the lawn – but, of course, will never touch the vegetable patch! When their own produce is not enough to feed all guests, Anne scours meets with local farmers at the markets to uncover the best fresh and organic produce. Chemical fertilizers are banned. Wood from the trimmed hedges is collected, crushed to bits, the shavings are sprinkled around the plant pots in which new plants are grown, and the cycle goes on!

CO₂ emissions and CO₂ Emissions calculation of Atmosfair

compensate CO₂ footprint
  • CO₂ emissions per night / per person 40 kg
  • CO₂ emissions at full capacity 520 kg
  • Amount of compensation per night / person 1,92 €
  • Amount of compensation at full capacity 12,96 €

Situation and surroundings

Country: France
Region: Pays de la Loire
Location: 72 800 Savigné sous le Lude
Next airport: 50 km
Nearest train station: 50 km
Closest motorway exit: 20 km
Nearest shops: 9 km
Distance to the lake: 13 km
Next cycle path: 8 km

Anne offers outings together with the local environmental services in order to discover this Natura 2000 protected site. The Sarthe region holds many treasures, starting with beautiful hiking paths, two of which cross the mill grounds. On each side of the river, you may spot the protected wild orchids and hear the many birds, insects and butterflies. The Loire region is well-known for its majestic castles – the Castle of Lude, in particular is only ten minutes away – and its easy biking, accessible to all. A wide network of narrow country roads leading through woods and rolling pastures. Lovely villages and streams are also waiting to be discovered.

Also enjoy a visit to the Deux Eves sheep farm where your children can play with the ewes and you can taste certified organic milk, yoghurt and cheese!

General information on getting in and around France can be found on our blog

Facilities

  • Rental type: Farmhouse (adjacent)
  • Holiday type: ecological vacation, relaxing vacation, family vacation, holidays in the countryside
  • Surface: Living space 45 m², garden surface 10.000 m²
  • Number of rooms: 1
  • Bedroom: 3 Sleeps , 1 double room(s), Bed sizes 140cmx190cm cm
  • Bathroom : 1 with shower, 1 guest toilet
  • Kitchen:
    • 4-plates-stove
    • cutlery
    • dishes
    • dishwasher
    • freezer
    • Fridge
    • coffee maker
    • microwave
    • toaster
    • water boiler
  • Exterior equipment:
    • garden furniture
    • barbecue
    • deck chair
    • children's playground
    • communal swimming pool
    • parking
    • parasol
    • table tennis table
  • Interior equipment:
    • furnished kitchen
  • Utensils:
    • television
    • Wifi
  • Sport facilities:
    • fishing rod
    • golf
    • canoeing
    • to hike
  • Services:
    • Organic breakfast
    • organic half-board
    • vegetarian half- board
    • End-of-stay cleaning
    • Beds made upon arrival
  • Suitable for:elderly people, child, cycling-friendly, Pets considered
  • Certification: certifiedGreen Key
  • Languages spoken by the owner: English, French

Prices

Prices are indicated: Per week

Period Minimum stay Per week Week-end´s prices
26 Mar - 08 Jul 7 nights 555,- € -,- €
09 Jul - 28 Aug 7 nights 655,- € -,- €
26 Aug - 27 Sep 7 nights 555,- € -,- €
01 Oct - 16 Dec 7 nights 495,- € -,- €

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Enquiries

Thank you for your request for this ecofriendly accommodation! Our team will contact you as soon as possible. Please don't forget to specify the age of your children.

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