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The pool is to the rear of the house, a suntrap during the day and lit by the stars at night

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our house is within 200 metres of the River Mayenne which borders the Loire Valley, offering ample cycle rides along the tow path and canoeing. For keen fishers, there is also night carp fishing. along this stretch of water. Our house has been fully renovated, mixing characterful stone walls, beams, terracotta flooring and logburner with modern luxuries such as a jacuzzi and pool. Whether sipping wine on the terrasse watching your children playing in the water is your way of relaxing or venturing to one of the region's many chateaux and parks, you will find yourself fully immersed in a pretty, friendly village and will enjoy all the the house can offer. There is plenty of space for larger groups however our beautiful master bedroom with jacuzzi in the en suite would also suit a couple looking for a romantic break. For those with older children needing exam revision, French tuition can be organised upon request. One bedroom is downstairs, suiting families wishing to travel with elderly grandparents.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southern Brittany 160 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rennes 160 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Loire Valley region

Our house is in the small village of Menil, dominated by pretty river walks and cycle paths. For those keen fisherman amongst you, this stretch of the river permits both night and day fishing for the huge carp lurking in its waters. Pedalo and canoe hire is available and there is a small tourist office next to the children's play area. The local 'guingette' (snack bar) is open by the river throughout May to October. Bread can also be purchased in the village itself. The village of Daon is only a short cycle ride away and this has a wider selection of restaurants (creperie, pizzeria and auberge) in addition to a mini golf and small shop. Château Gontier is 7km away and is the nearest town. Activities for younger children might include the zoo, the swimming pool, horse riding, the cinema, whilst adults will enjoy the weekly market and the collection of local bars and restaurants.

You will be in the middle of a French community and if you are looking to perfect your language, then the accent is a good and neutral.

We have had blistering hot days from May onwards and the climate is generally milder than in the UK.

Chateau Gontier

La Grange has easy access to Brittany, Normandy, Mayenne and the Loire and so the choice is immense. The beaches of Brittany are approximately 1.5 hours away whilst in the other direction, all of the attractions of the Loire with its châteaux and famous wine caves are easily reached within 45 minutes. The nearest large town is Angers and in addition to the castle with its famous Apocalpyse Tapestry, there is the newly opened botanic park 'Terra Natura', the first of its kind in Europe. Car enthusiasts might enjoy the appeal of Le Mans, again under an hours drive away. Rock climbing and caving are to be found in Saulges.

Puy Du Fou – this is one of the most famous theme parks in France chronicling the history of this country in the most entertaining and dramatic way possible !

Climbing in the Trees – 20 minutes away and a must for those of you with adventurous children!

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20 Jun 2014


"Super duper"

Excellent house and really nice heated pool. Perfect communication and instructions from the owner. Very recommended.Only 1 hours drive from Le Mans if you're there at race week :)… More

26 May 2014


"Every thing we anticipated and more"

We were a group of 7 mature male cyclists,and having travelled through the area some years before we wanted a base from which to explore the countryside in more detail.We were looking for a large Gite… More

11 May 2014


"The perfect place to stay with friends and kids"

The house is very pleasant and is decorated with luxury materials. The bedrooms are very large. The village is cute and offers very nice walks near the river. We event went canoeing! We had such a goo… More

13 Nov 2013


"lovely spacious house in beautiful part of French countryside"

We were a group of 10 and comprised of three families. We found this spacious house perfect as it allowed everyone privacy in their own section of the house at bedtime and bathroom time. Although our … More

13 Sep 2013


"Lovely rural retreat"

We stayed with 2 young children (4 month old baby, and nearly 3 year-old toddler), and the house was great.When we arrived, the house wasn't overly clean, but the landlady was overly helpful in a… More

15 Aug 2013


"The house is spectacular, a beautiful retreat."

The house is very well equipped with modern facilities. The pool was excellent for the children and was an excellent size. It was a peaceful, restful holiday and certainly worth a visit, there are l… More

23 Jul 2013


"A magnificent property in a picturesque area of France"

We rented La Grange in the hot spell at the beginning of July '13. Our party was my wife and me, our daughter and her 9 month old baby and for a few days our son and son-in law joined us.The pool… More

16 Jul 2013


""outstanding"large cathedral ceilings,huge amount of character & taste."

This is a very large property,with every up to date amenity.The surrounding country side is just fabulous. very friendly village.Nice new patio,lovely swimming pool,well worth 5 stars.Will definitely bring the family down next time.

3 Jul 2013


"Beautiful house, beautiful location!"

The house is absolutely beautiful, very spacious and perfect for a group of friends or a large family looking to escape to the French countryside. The house is well equipped for all weathers- with ga… More

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