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La Chesnaie


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

La Chesnaie

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The beautiful cottage is situated in the heart of rolling countryside, perfect for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Ideal for either couples or families, the area boasts a range of attractions and leisure facilities with kayaking, horse riding, swimming, tennis, mini golf and swimming lakes all within easy reach.

The cottage with its oak beamed ceilings beautiful stone walls and wooden floors benefits from well equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, toaster etc. dining table for six, welcome pack provided.

From the kitchen you lead on to a split level lounge, here you will find a sofa which is also a bed settee. For your entertainment we provide Satellite TV, Playstation 2, Radio, CD, DVD, and Video player along with a selection of books, games, Video tapes and DVDs. Wi-fi available. The lower level offers two soft arm chairs in which to relax while reading a book and drinking a glass of the local wine. There are two settees arranged around a wood burner, which on cooler nights makes for a very cosy area.

A wooden staircase leads up the two bright , comfortable bedrooms, one with twin beds and one with a double bed, both have stone walls oak beams and wooden floors. The bathroom comprises of toilet, sink, bath with shower attachment and a heated towel rail. Linen and towels provided. Stair gate, cot, baby chair on request free of charge.

Guests have the use of family bicycles one with baby/child seat, and for the children an indoor games barn with table tennis, pool table, darts and a variety of other games, ample enclosed gardens, wooden decking area ideal for breakfast BBQ etc and fantastic views of the countryside.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Granville/Mont St Michel 90 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard 120 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The fully renovated cottage has all new furnishings and equipment. Spacious kitchen with dining table for six

Split level lounge, 2 sofas, 2 armchairs and a bed settee

Log burner

A selection of DVDS, videos, books and games.

Both bedrooms have electric heating

The bathroom has bath, sink, w.c. and heated towel rail.

Further details outdoors

Enclosed private gardens with sun loungers

Wooden decking with a range of garden furniture


Ample parking area

Games Barn with Table Tennis, Table Football, Pool Table, , Darts and many more games.

Bicycles, one with child seat.

Further details

A welcome pack provided

Linen and towels provied

English speaking owners on hand if any assistance or information required

The Loire Valley region

The surrounding area is lush green countryside, famous for its cider, calvados and pears, with locally produced products readily available. Ideal area for either rambling, cycling or fishing.

There are many places of interest, both historic (Lassay les Chateau, Domfront, medieval walled town) and modern leisure parks (Ambrieres les Vallees)

The climate in summer is very warm, with long balmy evenings to round off your day.

Ambrieres les Vallees

The impressive market town of Ambrieres (5 miles) has an excellent leisure park with boating, kayaking, horseriding, swimming, tennis, mini golf and miles of riverside walks. The town also offers a selection of restaurants and bars.

St Fraimbault (3 miles) is an award winning flower village, with lake and pedaloes, crazy golf, lakeside walks, bar and a very good restaurant. In August the village hosts one of the best fetes in the region, with exhibitions, stalls and parades and is a must to visit.

Mezanges is a beautiful lake with a sandy beach, restaurant, play area and miles of walks. Ideal for family fun.

Lassay Les Chateau (10 miles) has a fine Chateau with an enjoyable and informative guided tour.

Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is an attractive thermal spa town, with lake, golf course, casino and many restaurants and gift shops.

Domfront - medieval town is perched on a hill a 215 meters above sea level. This gives the town with its half timbered houses and cobbled streets a panoramic view of the Low Normandy bocages of which Domfront is the capital.

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Review 1-10 of 12

30 Jul 2014


"Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful"

My stay at La Chesnaie was just the break I needed. The accommodation decor was lovely and the garden beautiful. Stuart was a great host and very generous with his time and local knowledge.… More

13 Dec 2013


"ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING - Filthy house / 4ft long bath"

Where do we start! Well - e-mail me on if you would like some photos to be sent to you! We requested a refund from Stuart after 4 days staying in this horrendous propert… More

17 Jul 2013


"Peaceful & perfect"

We travelled to La Chesnaie at the end of June & our pre-holiday correspondence with Stuart left us in no doubt that we had picked the right gite for our family break. Stuart even said he would drive… More

13 Jul 2013


"A slice of paradise"

If you want peace and quiet and space for a 2yr old to run riot than look no further.When I searched the internet and this came up within our price range, I thought....what's the catch? The catch… More

29 Jul 2012


"fantastic, well-equiped, comfortable gite, beautiful location, excellent hosts."

La Chesnaie is a fantastic gite set in beautiful peacefull surroundings. Carole and Stuart are the perfect hosts and always available to offer help and advice and are very knowledgable with regard to the surrounding area. The Gite and games room are excellently equiped and very child friendly. the gardens surrounding La Chesnaie are well maintained and provide an ideal place to sit and relax. The welcome pack that is provided is excellent and contains all the essentials. All in all this is a beautiful property set in beautiful surroundings and owned by lovely people.

2 Jul 2012


"Fantastic time.....didn't want to leave"

A great property in a great location can't recommend highly enough.......we had a super holiday with plenty to do, the property is fantastic and very well equipped, the decking, gardens and BBQ a… More

15 Jun 2012


"Excellent accomodation"

Lovely gite in tranquil surroundings and in very nice location. The gardens to this property are lovely and its quite obvious a lot of care has gone into planning and maintaining this gite. Our little one (2 years old) loved to run round the garden and he was free to roam as he pleased, he had a whale of a time! Unfortunatley the weather wasnt so good to enjoy the outdoor BBQ (and who can do anything about the weather!) but this didn't matter. Luckiiy we had a couple of days where we could sit outside and enjoy the patio area with vino, a crusty french baguette and lovely french cheeses! It was nice to sit inside though and admire the view of the surrounding countryside, Not a noise to be heard other than a few passing tractors and the odd moo of the cows in the fields.
There was a stair gate provided, a high chair and travel cot and care had even been taken with a cute little quilt provided in the cot! A nice touch. The same for a welcome pack been provided, this isn't something which the owners have to do it is something they choose to do and that's the difference. As for Carole and Stuart they were very friendly and helpful but not at all intrusive.
We visited lots of places when we were here and frequently popped to Mayenne as was only 20 mins away. Some of the other places we went to were St Fraimbault, Mayenne, Laval, Bagnoles, Mont St Michel, St Suzanne, Jubliains. And on the way home (we got the channel tunnel) we devirted via Paris, it would have been rude not too pop to Paris for the weekend!
We would definitely go back here, thanks Carole and Stuart for a fab hol!

20 Sep 2011


"Well equipped, cosy, well located property with genuine and hospitable owners"

Had correspondence with owners prior to arrival which helped, including directions. Were greeted by very hospitable couple, Carole and Stuart with a drink, in the beautiful garden and promptly shown the property.
The owners, although living next door, were on hand for any help and advice needed but also very much respected your privacy. The structure of the properties were such that you did have your own private little area which was nice.
The gite was exactly as described, was exceptionally clean, and very well equipped.
Lovely location, quiet, although still near a main village and other amenities and you could walk for miles in either direction in the lanes in the countryside. Very easy to access bigger towns like Mayenne, Laval, Renne, Alencon, Bagnoles etc all being around 30 - 60 minutes travel time. At the same time, days spent relaxing at the gite, reading a book on the swing, bar-b-queing, taking a walk down to the river and drinking wine under the stars were just as enjoyable!
All the above are the things we liked best about La Chesnaie. There wasn't really anything we 'liked least'. However, one minor recommendation, and we do mean minor: There's a small bath with shower attachment, under a sloping roof and so bathing was fine (although a challenge for my 6 foot 4 inch husband) but showering under the roof whilst holding the shower attachment, washing your hair AND trying not to wet the bathroom floor was a not great fun. A way of putting the shower on a hook would make life easier.

17 Jul 2011


"Really good to just chill & relax"

The house was very clean and well equiped , the hosts Carole & Stuart where very welcoming , nothing was to much trouble for them .We really enjoyed our stay pity about the weather. This place lets y… More

17 Jun 2011


"A lovely setting and a very warm welcome"

The house is very attractive in a very attractive setting particularly if you like peace and quiet.Not only was the welcome very friendly but it was very helpful,with the right balance of privacy given that the owners live next door.
The accomodation was well equipped with,despite the isolation,lots for kids to do(luckily though ours were at home!).The outside space was the best thing about it for us with big gardens,albeit some of it shared with the owners.

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Calendar last updated:17 Aug 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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