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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 14

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

Our charming country manor home is located in an idyllic part of the Pays de La Loire. With 5 large bedrooms our house can accommodate between 10 and 14 people comfortably and offers the perfect setting for family getaways and for groups of friends celebrating birthdays or anniversaries.

Le Manoir de Ménil is a beautiful home full of character and authenticity, located in the unspoilt and luscious Mayenne department. An area steeped in history and famous for its wines and chateaux, warm climate and for its numerous rivers bordered by beautiful tree-lined tow paths. At its heart is the Mayenne river winding through picturesque countryside past pretty lock keepers cottages, ancient watermills and impressive surroundings. With many interesting towns and villages nearby, you can relax and enjoy the traditional French experience, sample some of the regions famous produces including delicious cheeses, cider and apple brandy, and wines, but also get active with the many activities offered to you all year round.

Ménil is on a stretch of the Mayenne river with beautiful natural wide pathways leading into Chateau Gontier and Daon, the nearest towns. Although it would take only 5 minutes to drive to either of these stunning riverside towns, we'd recommend you try the leisurely stroll and enjoy the pretty landscape and paths leading to them. In Chateau Gontier you'll find all amenities needed, i.e. boulangeries, patisseries, supermarkets, pharmacies, little boutiques, good restaurants and cafes, but also entertainment facilities (cinema, swimming pool, zoo, horse riding, canoe, kayak, fishing, boat cruising).

Our house is an early century property which has been offering great enjoyment to friends and families staying there for several years. Our sizeable rooms allows for large parties to relax, dine and play in comfort. Surrounded by land of over two hectares, in Spring and Summer you can enjoy the many gardens, roses, hibiscus, wisteria and other shrubs and flowers decorating the area and enjoy our sunny terrace and shaded barbecue area for dining al fresco. Our lawns are ideal for a game of football or a picnic and lead into a fruit tree orchard and meadow which in turn leads directly via secure gates to the Mayenne river. The site has three private entrances with gated private access, a gorgeous and safe haven for groups and families with children.

The river offers great enjoyment too! Pedalos and canoes are available for hire and refreshments can be be found from May until October at the local 'guingette' (snack bar) all by the river in Ménil. Carp fishing is also a local speciality and permits can be obtained for both day and night fishing. We have a very sweet tourist office, located next to the Children's play area and the river, who has all information on the towns and villages nearby and activities available.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southern Brittany 160 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rennes 160 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
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

Le Manoir 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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