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The house
The alley
Outside dining and barbeque area
Exterior of the lodge from the courtyard area
The kitchen and breakfast area
The hallway includes a small laundry room off to the left
Lounge area with a functioning chimney for winter fires
An old poster found in an antique shop
The dining area with floor cushions for reading and games
The dining table chess set
View from the groundfloor up the stairs to the landing and bedrooms beyond
Shakespeare needs no introduction
Our mascot
A detail on the landing
The main bedroom is next to the bathroom
The second bedroom
The bathroom
View of the house in spring
The pool
The studio
The studio bedroom (the third bedroom) on the ground floor with a separate entrance
View from the bedroom to the small hallway in the studio
Homage to our old dog Anzac
The basin unit in the studio bathroom is just opposite the shower
The golf is just a 3 minute drive away.  There are two sets of clubs in the lodge
River walks and picnic in our local area
The Plessis Bourré is on our 'must do' list
The horse Myness and the donkey Hoovy will happily eat apples, carrots...
Welcome to the Lodge
The alley near Shakespeare Lodge perfect for an early morning run or walk
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Angers, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire

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ratty93
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A wonderful rural retreat but close to many interesting places.”
Reviewed November 7, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Shakespeare Lodge is a very comfortable and beautifully presented place with plenty of space both inside and out in which to relax. The owners who occupy another part of the building, are extremely helpful when you need them, but give you all the privacy you want otherwise. Our grandson (us too!) really enjoyed the company of the dog, the cats and the donkey. We found everyone in nearby Cheffes and Tiercé to be very welcoming towards visitors and very much enjoyed walking/ cycling in the area. Angers is a great city to visit and the Chateau Brissac is definitely worth seeing - go on market day, Thursday. Also, try the local golf club for a reasonably-priced and tasty lunch. Anyone is welcome. We would highly recommend the Lodge for families with or without young children.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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11 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for being great guests and for the excellent tips on the local environment too!
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Katy L
Reading
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful property with lovely owners”
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Shakespeare Lodge is a beautiful property within the countryside of France. It has a lovely huge garden and shared swimming pool with the owners. The inside is very well equipped and has all you need.

The owners live next door, but you don't hear from them unless you need them. Ann-Louise was extremely helpful when we needed her for a problem with my son.

There is a Super U about 10min drive away, and we had no issue traveling into the local towns of Angers and Le Mans.

If you want a relaxing holiday in rural France, then this place is a must.

Thanks again for everything Ann-Louise.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: No bath
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: the quiet location
Liked least: less cloud more sun!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Arklow, Ireland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed July 4, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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106jen
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The accommodation was excellent; clean, well equipped and bigger that it appears on the website. Our kids loved the pool and the friendly dog. The owners were very helpful without being intrusive. A wonderful place!

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SConnolly...
Arklow, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Best Rental Yet”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Everything about this lodge is perfect. We travelled with 2 children aged 5 and 12 and both enjoyed staying in this property as much as we did.

The lodge is set in a beautiful area probably about 1 to 2 miles from the nearest road. The lodge is furnished to an extremely high standard and has absolutely everything you need for a fantastic stay from linen, towels, new fitted kitchen and bathroom, comfortable living area, books, children's games and as much information as you'd probably find in the nearest tourist information office.

The pool is bigger than we expected and heated which is a real bonus. Outside there is use of a large BBQ, table and chairs and a large selection of bicycles to suit all ages. A car is essential for a stay here but the lodge is close enough to Angers, Nantes and many Chateaus to keep everyone entertained.

The owners of the lodge live in the adjoining house and are available if you need anything but in no way impose on your stay. They also welcomed us with a lovely bottle of wine which was a nice touch. Everything in the house and grounds is spotless and I have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone looking for a luxury rental in a beautiful quiet location.

Thanks Anne-Louise for such an enjoyable stay and we will definitely be back again (hopefully sooner rather than later).

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Liked best: The lodge itself was beautiful and had all amenities needed.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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