View of garden from terrace dining table.The church situated in the center of Meigné le Vicomte.
Cozy Loire Valley garden cottage.
Cozy Loire Valley garden cottage.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Le Petit Meigné is a charming, split level, fully renovated former 17th c village forge located on a terraced, landscaped garden. Downstairs there is a living room, kitchenette, dining nook and bathroom. The upstairs loft bedroom has a double bed.

The space

We have created a comfortable 40 m2 interior living space with all the modern amenities that you need and yet have kept the old world charm. On the 20 m2 terrace there are armchairs as well as a parasol covered dining table and chairs to serve as your al fresco living and dining space. This is the perfect place to return to and have a glass of wine after touring the many riches of the Loire Valley. If you are looking for a quiet, private, relaxing vacation get away you may have found it!

Interaction with guests

When you arrive at Le Petit Meigné you will be greeted and given a quick tour of the house and property after which you will be left alone to start your vacation. We live about 1 minute away from the cottage so we are always available to answer your questions.

We want you to feel at home and will give you as much privacy as possible but you will see us maintaining the garden from time to time.

We have hosted 100s of guests over the past several years and have endeavored to create a healing place to "recharge your batteries".

By the way we both speak English and French.

Other things to note

One thing to note is that the loft bedroom has a sloped ceiling measuring 100cm to 300cm. Guests measuring over 190cm have not found this to present a problem.

The sofa downstairs coverts into a double bed so 2 guests traveling together that do not normally share a bed can easily be accommodated.

This is a self catering cottage. We will supply you with the basics but you will need bring food and drink to enjoy during your stay.

We have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Chrome Cast available for your use if you would like to cast programming like NETFLIX to the flat screen TV.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $42 NZD
Security Deposit $169 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Merci de noter qu'il s'agit d'un espace non-fumeur. Nous aimons les animaux mais ils ne sont pas acceptés dans cette propriété. Nous apprécions que les visiteurs quittent le Petit Meigné dans l'état où ils le trouvent.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Becky User Profile
September 2017
Rick's place is every bit as charming as it looks, and more! No need to look any further because this place is perfect. It's in a great location, is spotlessly clean and has every amenity you could want. We've stayed in many airbnb's and this is one of our favorites. Rick is warm, engaging and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. You won't be disappointed!

Michelle User Profile
September 2017
The pictures don't do this place its justice, Rick's place is like a dream and had everything we needed for our 4-night stay. Clean, comfortable bed, great shower, well equipped kitchen, easy drive to all the château... I would rate it 6 star!

Rob User Profile
August 2017
Really enjoyed our time in the Loire at Rick's cottage. It was well presented, clean, comfortable with everything that you need for a short stay. The garden was a real feature and with great weather we ate outside every night. Rick was a great host - very helpful and attentive both before and after check-in. Overall, and excellent stay and ideal for a couple's relaxing retreat for a week. We would certainly go back!

Inge User Profile
July 2017
We had a splendid time in Le Petit Meigné! Perfect hosts, adorable cottage (fully equiped, very comfortable), lush garden, quiet, calm, ideal to explore that part of France and a great escape from busy life... Friendly and helpful hosts who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We recommend this to everybody, but especially for those who are looking for a romantic hide-out. Rick, Erick, no farewell, but surely goodbye!

Roy User Profile
May 2017
This place was awesome - so well set up, beautiful , clean- best people ever running it. Could NOT be better.

James User Profile
April 2017
Rick was a fantastic host, an we cannot praise him enough for his help and pointing us in the right direction in the Loire. The Gite was immaculately clean and very cosy, this really is a very tranquil and unspoilt area. Thanks again! :)

Anna User Profile
August 2016
Rick was the perfect host; made me feel most welcome and was a wealth of information. The cottage and garden are lovely. Lots of loving care went into planning both. There is a lot to see and do in the area but I also enjoyed the quiet respite that his place offered. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Loire Valley.

Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesJoined in June 2015
Rick User ProfileRick is a superhost.

Former General Manager of California Bay Area restaurants I acquired this property in the Loire Valley in 2000 and have lived here part time ever since. In 2005 we converted the former 17th century village blacksmith forge into a 2 person gîte and have had the pleasure of hosting 100s of guests from all over the world ever since. I try to be available for my guests throughout their stay while giving them the privacy that they deserve.

I enjoy traveling therefore I do my best to create a space at which I would enjoy staying. Other interests include good food, good wine, good books, good conversations, working out and, of course, gardening.

When I'm not in residence in France the co-owner, Erick Ciraud, is available to receive our guests.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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