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Bed and breakfast at La Besnardiere LA BESNARDIERE
Dog friendly Chambres d’Hôtes and Gites
The gite at La Besnardiere

Situated in six acres of the old farm of La Besnardiere, a converted barn has been tastefully renovated to provide comfortable gite accommodation, comprising two spacious and light bedrooms, a lounge, diner and kitchen. One bedroom sleeps four, the other has a double bed and an extra single if needed. Many original features have been retained in this lovely building, including beams and tiled floors.

The 17th century farmhouse offers bed and breakfast in a double room and one with three single beds. The bathroom is on the landing between the two. This characterful house retains beams, fireplaces and tiled floors. Evening vegetarian meals are prepared from our own organically grown vegetables and free range eggs. In the summer meals are served "al fresco" under the trees or in the open barn. There is plenty of space here and lovely gardens to explore. La Besnardiere is situated in the Loire valley north of Saumur, close to the historic towns of Bauge and La Fleche and within easy reach of many chateaux and historic towns such as Angers, Tours and Chinon.

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La Belle Vilaine - dog agility training and holidays LA BELLE VILAINE
Le Bois Nouvel
56130 Nivillac

Dog friendly gites
Flyball training

Lovely walks nearby

Stroll along quiet lanes, through the woods to the banks of the river for swimming. With many dog-friendly beaches and restaurants nearby, the area offers a truly authentic taste of rural France.

Swimming for dogs

Member of Association for Force-Free Professionals

Friendly, family-run gîtes where dogs are welcomed with open paws.
The holiday your dog would choose

La Belle Vilaine offers two self-catering holiday cottages on the Pays de la Loire/Brittany border in France. Each gite sleeps 5 and provides spacious, comfortable accommodation with exposed beams, lovely views and private, fenced garden. Another, large, fenced dog-exercise area also offers a flyball run. Set in one and a third acres in the heart of the picturesque Morbihan countryside, there are walks from the gites along quiet lanes and woodland, and rivers to swim in. The owners are genuinely dog-friendly, with three of their own. This is a great place for dogs, with walks directly from the cottages and beaches close-by.

"Agility or Dog Training Holidays"

You can combine your holiday with a residential dog training course. Elaine is a Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (assessed by Nando Brown and Steve Mann) and the Pet Professional Guild. She has competed in agility to national level. We are the 1st venue in France for the Valor agility League. Elaine offers science-based, force-free training personalised to you and your dog(s). Lessons (on-site) are mainly held in the mornings, leaving lots of free time to enjoy this beautiful area. Practice equipment is available and you will leave with a personalised training plan.
For more details, including cost, see our website.
We can supply raw dog food.

DOgs love agility


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Tel : 00 33 299 90 00 69

Beach walks nearby

Since 2005 hundreds of dogs have holidayed from the UK. Over 80 per cent of 2014 bookings were repeat bookings!

Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers