Les Freuberts - Holiday Cottage with heated pool
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This holiday is ideal for those with children or those yearning for peace and tranquility.Explore peaceful country lanes by bicycle or on foot. For those interested in touring we are ideally located to discover the delights of Mayenne and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Brittany and Normandy. Explore St Hilaire du Harcouet with it's busy Wednesday livestock market. Fougeres's medieval chateau and extensive forest, leisure park, artifical beach, horse riding and nature trails is just 30 mins away.Fougeres also has a brand new state of the art indoor swimming complex with spar pools. The forests surrounding Fougeres are ideal for picnics.There are numerous fishing lakes nearby. The world famous Mont St Michel is just 35 mins away. We are surrounded by farm land which attracts a wide variety of wildlife. One of our surrounding fields is home to a small herd of Charolais bulls. We regularly see young hares in the springtime. We also have a family of red squirrels living in our area. We have a wide variety of wild birds in the garden. We have many outdoor toys and games for all ages together and a huge selection of books. Alternatively why not pour yourself a glass of wine and relax by the pool just outside your front door. A substantial welcome pack provided of local produce.
Further details Indoors :
Free Wi-fi. Spacious sitting area with two settees. Fully carpeted. Variety of toys. Fully equipped with a cot, baby bath, and high chair. We have several stair gates for safety. There is a good selection of both outdoor and indoor toys available. Fans are supplied for the summer months. There is a huge range of books, jigsaws and family games in the sitting area. Upstairs there is a double bedded room, a twin bedded room and a further 2 twin beds on the mezzanine area (see photos for details)
Further details outdoors :
The 30 ft private swimming pool is gated and locked and is now SOLAR HEATED. We have several inflatable toys together with safety arm bands and a safety flotation harness for toddlers to use in the pool. Sunbeds are sited on the decking nearest the pool. There are a further two sitting out areas. Directly opposite is a large undercover play area for those under 10 with a fully furnished Wendy house. There are swings to suit all ages together with a toddlers slide. We have a wide variety of dolls prams, sit on tractors, tricycle's and scooters.
Once you have a confirmed booking, please email or phone us for our Brittany Ferries Club Voyage Membership number which will entitle you to a 10% discount on your ferry crossing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Julouville 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Flybe to Rennes 50 km, Nearest railway: Laval 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
About this location
The Pays de la Loire region
The Loire Valley region
Situated between southern Normandy and the lower stretches of the Loire valley, Mayenne represents real French countryside. A haven of forests and hills through which farmers have watched conflicts over the centuries. The Mayenne river attracts both boaters and anglers alike and divides the department from north to south. Its 85 kms of towpaths are used by both cyclists and walkers The capital Laval boasts an 11th century chateau, originally home to the barons and counts of Laval untill 1794. Le Mans is famous for it's annual 24 hour endurance race and colourful lights display in the summertime
St Hilaire du Harcouet
St Hilaire du Harcouet is only 10 mins away from the cottage. Weekly livestock markets every Wednesday morning in front of the twin towered church are a delight for visiting children. It is possible to hire a pony and trap from the same square during the summer tourist season.
Across the main road is the weekly produce market where a delicious array of fresh delights await the discerning customer. The area is famous for it's beef, cream and cider. Indeed many of the local restaurants use these ingredients to provide good value meals and snacks. Most visitors enjoy a coffee and pastry and a chance to watch the world go by during their visit.
Visitors of ten and under will enjoy a visit to Jouet a toy store situated on the by-pass around St Hilaire du Harcouet.Next door to which is an excellent craft centre Cassiope.
From the square with the twin towered church it is a short walk to the park housing an artifical beach and two lakes surrounded by wildlife.
20 mins along the main road towards Domfront will bring you to St Frambault. This enchanting village won the prize for the prettiest floral village in France for several years running. There are numerous displays of flowers and bedding plants. Visit the little primary school gardens and see the latest generation being taught how to preserve their beautiful village. Wander down to the lake surrounded by flowers. Saunter along the banks to the little cafe where you can hire a pedalo for a leisurely trip around the lake accompanied by the local families of mallard ducks.
In the nearby village of Fougerolles du Plessis you can enjoy a three course lunch with wine for 10 euros at the Lion D'Or followed by a round of miniature golf.
From spring onwards, villages in France have diverse activities such as fetes and car boot sales. Indeed it is a rare weekend that there is not one or both going on nearby. Every summer our neighbouring village of Savigny holds a medieval evening commemorating the opening of the Abbey there in Medieval times.
Our village of Landivy, just half a kilometer away has two bakers, a small supermarket, butchers, chemist, bar / tabac and two hairdressers. A large supermarket is just 6 mins away by car.
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13 Nov 2014
"Brilliant place to stay"
Stayed at Les Freuberts with our Sons and his family that included our two young Grand Daughters
We had a fantastic time, Barbara and Keith were the perfect hosts who were always available to answer our questions and help.
The Gite is well appointed and ideal for families with plenty of space for the 6 of us and toys for the children and adults for wet days (of which we had none!)
The pool is great and being enclosed is safe so the children can play out but not get into the pool unsupervised.
The garden is great and the we'll eqipped "play barn" a tramplone kept our 4 year old fully entertained and more importantly safe
The location is also excellent with many places to go within an hour or so drive
We will certainly go again, and would recommend it to all
Thanks Barbara and Keith we had a great holiday
Thank you for the great review. Much appreciated. We are doing maintenance now in the winter and you will be pleased to hear that a dishwasher is now installed!!! Hope to see you back one day.
Barbara & Keith & Benji!
22 Sep 2014
"Amazing host, perfect location. Will be back"
Perfect hosts, perfect setting, perfect gardens. Our 4 year old spent everyday on the trampoline & in the pool. So close to some great attractions. Will be going back next year!… More
18 Sep 2014
"Beautiful Place in Lovely Setting"
WE only stayed one night at Les Frueberts but we wished it could have been more, we arrived to be greeted by Keith and Barbara we were shown to their African Suite which had the most comfortable bed i… More
24 Aug 2014
réservation 4 jours en B¤B en suitechambre superbe, grande vaste salle de bain immense les propriétaire Barbara et Keith sublime, and l'accueil de Benji superbelieux calme reposantle petit dé… More
12 Aug 2014
"A superb holiday in a lovely gite with excellent hosts"
We spent two weeks at Les Freuberts in July / August 2014. From the initial warm welcome onwards we had a superb time. The gite is a lovely size and has all the facilities needed. The pool is an excel… More
22 Jul 2014
"Immaculately presented B&B accommodation with very friendly hosts; thoroughly recommended!"
My husband and I were visiting the area at rather short notice and Barbara and Keith were able to offer us a room at short notice. We found the room to be immaculately presented with more facilities … More
20 Jul 2014
"Beautiful home in 2 acres of lovely grounds with solar heated swimming pool"
We visited Les Freuberts for 5 days mid-July on a B&B basis. We had the most beautifully appointed Africa Suite for the duration of our stay with the most comfortable bed ever! We also had an opport… More
2 Jun 2014
Facilities,cleanliness,hospitality,all excellent.Party included grandchildren and they fully enjoyed their facilitiesand lack of restrictions.The hosts were amazing,including Benji the dog.Truly fanta… More
1 Jun 2014
"Beautiful Gite, excellent location and awesome hosts"
We stayed for a week with our young children and parents.Barbara and Keith were excellent hosts even before we arrived. Before we travelled we asked about vegetarian options in the area and they rese… More
4 Mar 2014
"Great holiday great hosts lovely home"
A beautiful home in the French countryside. Lovely setting. Attentive hosts who made us feel at home. A warm welcome . Convenient for exploring the locality such as Mont St Michel and local towns , markets and cuisine.
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