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Guest house | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
The Coach House sits in the tranquil grounds of Château des Etoyères, with 11 acres of woodland and parkland bordered by the river. Guests are welcome to enjoy the full use of the grounds, the chapel, the river and the heated outdoor swimming pool (12x6m) and offers a private garden with BBQ area for outdoor dining.
The Coach House offers a relaxing holiday where guests can enjoy the countryside within the grounds of the estate, and is ideal for families and friends wishing to spend quality time together. Many of our guests only leave the estate to pick up their croissants for breakfast!
The Mayenne area is famed for its unspoilt countryside, rich cultural heritage and outdoor adventures. From a Roman city, to prehistoric caves, to Renaissance castles, to a medieval castle that withstood the attack from William the Conqueror - the Mayenne has an abundance of secrtes to be discovered.
The river after which the town is named, has now lost its industrial importance, however it is used for kayaking, fishing, swimming or a leisurley river cruise with gastronomic restaurants found along the 80km of towpath, allowing visitors to sample the renowned local cuisine..
A local bilingual property manager will meet you upon your arrival and is on hand to answer any queries.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Le Mont St Michel 110 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 160 km, Nearest railway: Laval TGV 17 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||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Large tiled entrance hall.
Spacious living room with access to the garden and large open fireplace - ideal for off season breaks.
Ground floor twin room with access to the garden, ensuite shower room and separate WC - ideal for those with limited mobility.
First floor providing one family room (double and small single), one double room, one twin room and one family bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
The Coach House is situated beyond the château, with a separate driveway thus providing ample secure parking.
The estate is accessed via large automatic gates.
The Coach House provides a private garden and BBQ area with garden furniture and parasol.
Visitors are welcomed to explore the estate and make full use of the grounds.
Paths through the woodland allow gentle walks and mountain biking.
Fishing rods, kayaks and bicycles are provided for the entertainment of guests.
The outdoor heated swimming pool is protected with an infra red perimeter alarm.
Sun loungers and pool chairs are provided for the comfort of guests.
The estate offers plenty of lawn areas for playing, sports or relaxing with a good book.
A 25% deposit is required to secure each booking. The balance of payment is due, along with a refundable damage deposit, 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings made within 8 weeks of the arrival date are to be paid in full upon booking.
The Pays de la Loire region
Welcome to the department of Mayenne. Nature in all its glory, history at its most splendid, sport at its most energetic and food at its most mouth-watering. On your own or with family or friends, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
A comprehensive activities guide will be found in The Coach at the beginning of your stay, with up to date information concerning all types of local attractions.
The 80kms of towpath alongside the river Mayenne is one of the most beautiful public footpaths in France. Protected wildlife areas rich in flora and fauna, pretty lock-keepers’ cottages, gourmet restaurants, ancient water mills and châteaux, nearby tourist sites and numerous leisure activities on or close by the water.
The Mayenne provides parks and gardens to stun the senses, with medieval château gardens, rose gardens, family gardens with activities for the children and much more. The department has been awarded the National Department in Bloom trophy 3 times and 92% of its small towns and villages take part in this competition. Why note follow the villages in bloom trail?
The château in Mayenne is a site of national archaeological interest and the best-preserved Carolingian building
in France. A visit to the château museum is a must.
Evron - the abbey church Notre Dame de L'Epine has Roman & Gothic architecture and one of the best facades for miles around.
Historical Town of Sainte Suzanne - the Musee de L'Auditoire served as a court of justice in the 17th & 18th Century -
now it houses a museum that depicts the lifestyle and events of that era.
Caves & canyon of Saulges - visit the Margot caves where you'll hear legends of a witch protecting its treasure.
Jublains - the most prominent Roman site in the west of France. Climb to the top of the theatre for the panoramic views over the Evron plains.
Laval is an historic art-filled town with a rich variety of architectural treasures like its château, side streets lined with timber-framed houses and historic ‘floating launderettes’ called ‘bâteauxlavoirs‘. Birthplace of the famous
artist Henri Rousseau (also known as ‘Le Douanier’ after his life as a customs officer), Laval hosts a museum
of naïve art in his honour.
Laval is also home the world’s largest dairy museum, the Lactopôle.
The Laval golf club offers players of all levels two top quality courses (a testing 18 hole course and a nine hole course) over 200 gently rolling acres on the banks of the river Mayenne. Just fifteen minutes from The Coach House, the club has everything on site including a driving range, putting green, pro shop and one of the best gourmet restaurants in Mayenne.
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13 Mar 2014
"Perfect place to unwind"
This is truely the perfect place to relax and spend time with your friends and family.Set in an absolutely lush surrounding in the country side of historic Normandy, this huge property (including fore… More
12 Mar 2014
"Excellent in every way."
What an amazing place to stay. The location is brilliant. Facilities are brilliant. Well kept, neat and tidy. Very clean. Perfect place to relax.… More
8 Mar 2014
"Peaceful quality private family time"
Great House, extremely well equipped with laundry, kitchen, BBQ, dishes and cookware all in great condition. Perfect for quality family time together.
The sports facilies were brill. There was fishing equipment, ping pong (table tennis) push bikes and of course the pool. The local village was a beautiful two mile walk away. The locals were extremely friendly and welcoming.
Both my mum, my sisters family and my family really enjoyed our time together, and returned home very relaxed.
This is a rural location, so take bug plugs to ensure complete pleasure.
We booked immediately to return the following year.
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