Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 65km

L'Echerbaudière is situated in Northern Mayenne on the outskirts of St Denis de Gastines and close to the towns of Ernée and Mayenne. Set in over 3 acres of private gardens, surrounded by the beautiful Mayenne countryside, it is the perfect rural retreat, offering a peaceful relaxing holiday.

L'Ancienne Maison has been tastefully renovated to offer modern, comfortable, accommodation that is suitable for families or groups. It is the perfect location for those wishing to explore the interesting Mayenne region or some of the relatively nearer French tourist attractions and for those seeking leisure facilities: horse-riding, cycling, walking, fishing, golf and swimming etc, are all close by.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Sillé le Guillaume 65 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard, Rennes 140 km, Nearest railway: Laval 35 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 CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

L'Ancienne maison lounge/kitchen/diner with it's exposed beams and feature stone walls benefits from a modern fully equipped kitchen with an oven, hob, extractor, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.

The wood burning fire provides additional comfort during the cooler months and the perfect relaxation spot with a glass of wine and a good book. For your entertainment the lounge has UK TV via satellite and a DVD player along with several board games and books. There is an interconnecting door that leads into L'Arch that is locked and secured unless both gîtes are rented together.

The woodern staircase from the lounge leads up to the two comfortable bedrooms and the family bathroom. The main bedroom has a double bed whilst the second bedroom contains twin beds. Electric heaters are provided for both bedrooms during the colder months. The bathroom is fully equipped with a shower facilities in the bath.

Next door to L'Arch you will find the door that leads up to our large games room with it's high vaulted ceiling that provides pool/snooker, darts, baby-football, large chess set, TV & DVD player and numerous other games and books. Separate WC.

All bed linen and towels (except swimming towels) are provided. Baby facilities (cot, high chair and stair gate) can be provided upon request, free of charge.

Further details outdoors

Guests have the full use of the upper lawn, where you will find the large above ground pool (new summer 2013) which is solar heated from mid June - mid September (weather permitting), patio area with garden furniture and sun loungers, BBQ facilities and table tennis. At the side of the building is the paddock which is ideal for children to play ball games or perhaps a game or two of badminton.

For guests that might wish to take a walk there is a bridal path that starts on the doorstep. Some bicycles available for guest use.

Further details

- Separate laundry facilities available.

- Welcome pack provided on arrival.

- All facilities are private/shared with other guests.

- English owner on site to provide any help or advice during your stay.

- B&B option available upon request.

- Exit clean available upon request.

The Loire Valley region

There are numerous towns and villages close by that offer the opportunity for interesting visits: Mayenne, Laval, Portmain, Vitré, Lassay Les Châteaux and Ambrières are just a few. The medieval town of Fougères is well worth exploring and is only a 30 minute drive. Laval also has a golf course and offers both an 18 and 9 hole course.

Le Mont St Michel (France's 2nd most visited tourist attraction) with its magnificent Abbey in the bay, quaint shops and restaurants offers a memorable day trip and is within a 2 hour drive. A must for all visitors.

Saint-Malo is the same distance and offers a walled city, cobbled streets, interesting architecture and an abundance of crêperies, restaurants and shops as well as beautiful beaches for an afternoons relaxation before the drive home.

St Denis de Gastines

L'Echerbaudière nestles in the gentle rolling coutryside of Northern Mayenne situated close to the towns of Ernée (10 kms) and Mayenne (16 kms).

The local village of St Denis de Gastines has two bars, two bakers, a small supermarket, bank facilities and horse-riding. There are numerous local châteaux well worth a visit and both river and lake fishing are within a 15 minute drive.

For those who like to cycle or walk, there are over 200kms of beautiful off-road cycle tracks close by and plenty of bridal paths both on the doorstep and within the local area.