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The rear of both houses. Overlooking the large safe play area below.

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Quiet location with no passing traffic 5 mins from the village.. Warm Welcome. Parking is in our secluded tarmaced courtyard, Large garden with children's swings and trampoline plus small childrens house and activities at the rear of the property overlooked by both houses with no vehicular access and bikes for all. Separate flower garden with picnic tables just to relax and unwind in with the vegetable plot and orchard. Check out our website on Fancy B&B this can also be catered for, please enquire. Pair of cottages both newly renovated, in two acres surrounded by beautiful open countryside in a courtyard shared with the owners. If you would like to see our guest book please do not hesitate to contact me as I will gladly supply the lovely things peopIe have put regarding our properties. Ideal for either families or a quiet retreat. . Badminton and Table Tennis. Many other activities. Barbecue on arrival so you can relax and unwind. . Home produce available from the large vegetable garden as are home cooking and preserves. Fancy having someone else cooking but not the expense of a restaurant then please do not hesitate to ask the owner, who is quite prepared to oblige for a small charge. We are unable to accept pets as we have our own dog and horse who are both very good with children. Large private courtyard ideal for playing basket ball and tennis, table tennis table and other games. Picnic tables and barbecue available. Swimming Lake situated 20km in Fougeres. Beautiful chateaux and gardens located in this area. Fishing can be arranged locally in beautiful location. Welcome pack with locally produced items. Above ground pool available for use during July /August. This area is ideal for walking, fishing, cycling and just relaxing away from it all retreat with all the modcons to make your holiday enjoyable. Excellent golf course 30 mins away. B&B AVAILABLE OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swimming Lake with Beach 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rennes 40 km, Nearest railway: Laval 20 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, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Comfortably and tastefully furnished with traditional and modern furnishings. It has a well equipped kitchen. This property also has a double sofa bed. Newly refurbished. House next door totally refurbished prior to Xmas 2012 now with two new en-suite bedrooms which are used for the B&B when required.

Further details outdoors

Quiet location, no road noise or passing traffic situated 5 mins from the village down a small lane. Large shared garden contains children's swings, trampoline, children's house plus separate large rose garden with lawn and picnic table. Two picnic tables on the lawns under the fruit trees and vegetable garden and also on the large lawn outside the adjoining cottage. Large tarmaced courtyard where basketball, tennis and table tennis can be played plus adequate room for parking. Land extends to approx two acres with small stream running through it. Situated in the countryside which is ideal for biking, walking and relaxing. Bikes and outdoor sports available. All the areas have ramps so are suitable for wheelchair users. BBQ for the use of guests.

Further details

We are situated down a small road with no passing traffic 5 mins out of the village of Carelles. Gardens are shared with the second house but there is adequate space for privacy to be retained. Unfortunately no pets allowed as we have our own dog and horse and the french neighbours also have a dog, cows and chickens. Fishing can be arranged locally. Swimming pool available July & August.

Welcome Pack with locally produced items. Some home cooking available plus confitures and veg from the garden available for purchase when in season and available. Barbecue on arrival.

The Security/Damage deposit is paid with the final payment 6 weeks before arrival. It is used to cover the cost of any damge, breakages, poor cleanliness, etc. The cottage is to be left in a clean and tidy condition on departure. The deposit will be returned by post after departure, less any deductions for damage, breakages or any excessive cleaning costs.

The Loire Valley region

The climate in this area is considerably warmer than the UK with long hot Summers and warm Springs and Autumns. The beautiful city of Fougeres with fortified chateau is situated 20 kms away as is the swimming lake which is located in a beautiful forest with cycle tracks, walks and keep fit activities.

Mont St Michel is approx. an hours drive away. Inside the Abbey is well worth a visit and guided tours in all languages are available. Pontmain with its beautiful cathedral is situated approx 15 kms away.

Jardin des Renaudies is a beautiful garden situated a five minute drive away from the property. There are two chateaux situated 10 mins drive away from La Grande Gennerie, one of which is open to the public. There is an abundance of history in this area with beautiful cities situated on the banks of the Rivers such as Laval, Mayenne, Vitre all with Medieval history. There are many beautiful gardens in the area to visit plus zoos, children's theme parks with water slides. This year we have been trying out various attractions so will be able to help you with your choices as there are so many things to see and do. At the house we have a box with leaflets showing various activities for all ages. We have found some excellent tree walking locations in this,one of which is just 10 mins away, ideal from 5yrs to adult. Walking, Cycling and fishing are fabulous in this area. Excellent golf course 30 mins away.

Paris - Why not book a TGV train to Paris, just 1½ hours from nearby Laval, making this an ideal day trip or even go straight through to Eurodisney from Laval.

Falaise - Is famous for its medieval fortress where William the Conqueror was born in 1027.. William later became Duke of Normandy and King of England. The restored castle is open to visitors every day. You can walk round the ramparts and see the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

Le Mans (60 miles) - Visit the famous 24hr race track or the Cathédrale St. Julien which is generally acknowledged to be one of France's finest, and biggest religious buildings of its kind. The oldest parts of the cathedral, dedicated to St. Julien, date from the 11th century.

Villedieu-les-Poêles - Known as the city of copper and craftsmanship and is famous for bell-making and copper pots and pans (sought after by chefs all over the world). Copper, pewter and brass production date back to the Middle Ages and to the crusades in which Henry 1st of England/Duke of Normandy (the son of William the Conqueror) participated. The metalworking workshops are open to the public and there are various other museums that can be visited.


The Mayenne area is an area of gently undulating countryside with long quiet country lanes which are ideal for walking, biking and fishing. There are many chateaux to visit locally at Levare, Fougeres, Laval, Mayenne, Chateau du Goue. The village has a little shop adjoining the bar/shop/restaurant where you can get everything. The food in the restaurant is good but mainly open lunchtimes. Sample the culinary delights at the Ferme Auberge an excellent night out and just five minutes drive away. The Jardins des Renaudies is situated five minutes down the road at Colombiers du Plessis and have a full itinerary of activities for the summer organised through the Mayenne tourist board. Fishing is a big activity in this area with matches being organised regularly locally. There is a fete in the village the first weekend in July each year which is a fabulous day and evening out with cabaret. At St Hilaire du Harcourt on 14th July there are large celebrations. Children's activities are in abundance in this area and this year during June and possibly after that in Levare there are organised bike rides for the family. Bikes are available from the owners. During July and August there are medieval spectaculars a short drive away. All in all it has a little bit of everything so you can be as lazy or as active as you want. We have done lots of exploring this year of the attractions and have found wire walking through the woods above the trees for everyone, minature boats on the lake and many more things. This area is well worth a visit and as all of my guests this year have stated it is far cheaper than the UK but there is so much to see and in a week you only scratch the surface.

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10 Sep 2014


"La Petit Gennerie - a warm welcome, but downhill from there"

Genuinely gutted to write this review, as things started really promisingly - great communication before the holiday, and a really warm welcome. However, it quickly transpired that La Petit Gennerie i… More

4 Jun 2014


"Lovely stay!"

Alison was wonderfully accommodating and friendly. Upon arrival she had left us a lovely 'care package' of pain au chocolates, wine, cake and quiche (which we managed to live on for the week… More

Thanks for the review and so glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes Alison and Harriet

1 Oct 2013


"Brilliant welcome, lovely host and caring advice."

Alison did all she could do to make our holiday as relaxing and easy as possible.Our children who are 7 and 9 adored the animals and the whole set up.It was peaceful and surrounded by nature.There are… More

Thanks for that its so lovely to hear and look forward to seeing you again. Hope you are all OK. Best wishes Alison and Harriet

14 Sep 2013


"Charming, comfortable cottage with a warm welcome"

La Grande Gennerie was a pleasure to stay in. Alison made us feel very welcome despite our late arrival, and the BBQ was the most perfect thing to be greeted with after an eight-hour drive. The cottag… More

Thank you for the lovely review, best wishes for the future. Alison and Harriet

2 Sep 2013


"Beautiful quiet yet friendly location"

Our family of four arrived to a really warm welcome from Alison. Even though we were late, she managed to conjure up food on the barbecue and we joined her and the guests from the other cottage for a … More

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting again. Best wishes Alison and Harriet

1 Sep 2013


"Lovely gite in peaceful countryside"

The owner and her daiughter were incredibly friendly and welcoming, giving us advice on where to go and visit and what would be suitable for our young boys. The gite was very clean and had everything… More

Thanks for that and hope the boys enjoy school now. Take care, best wishes Alison and Harriet

25 Aug 2013


"Excellent relaxing family holiday"

The gite was very much as advertised. Alison was great host and went out of her way to recommend places to visit. There is plenty for kids with trampoline, pool, table tennis, and other games on site.… More

We have had such a lovely Summer with all our guests and look forward to welcoming you all back. Best wishes. Alison and Harriet

29 Jul 2013


"Nice and quiet countryside spot"

We were two couples looking for a nice place to stay during a week-end for a wedding in the area, and we enjoyed La Grande Gennerie and its simplicity. The owners were welcoming and helpful, and the f… More

Glad you all had a lovely, peaceful time as we all seemed to be coming and going at different times as we had the Fete in the Village and your wedding.

19 Jul 2013


"Fabulous Cottage, really friendly welcome, food and Bar b q great"

We had a wonderful relaxing 4 days, we were viewing properties in this region, and Alison had plenty of helpful advice, the bar b q on arrival is a great idea, the welcome basket was also great and we… More

Thanks Ian and family glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Take care and Best wishes Alison and Harriet

10 Jun 2011


"Fabulous place to go, we would definitely go back."

We have just got back from a lovely stay. Wwe were made to feel very welcome and there are lots of small touches, eg a BBQ on arrival that really helped things go smoothly - the last thing you want to… More

Thanks for that look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes

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