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Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Chateau des Etoyeres is first mentioned in records from 1460 and was originally surrounded by a moat. Set in 15 acres of ancient forest and parkland, the estate comprises a Gate Lodge, Coach House, 18th century chapel, bread oven, meadows, a large forest and of course the chateau itself.
The chateau is also mentioned in Abbe Angot's 'Dictionnaire historique, topographique et biographique de la Mayenne'.
The Coach House is a well renovated, spacious, tastefully furnished building, with its own garden and use of the heated outdoor swimming pool. It was fully-refurbished in 2005 to a high specification. It has a wonderful large salon with a huge fireplace with logs to burn on a cool evening. It is situated away from the main Chateau and has its own private garden and BBQ. We provide kayaks for use on our river, a table-tennis table, and bicycles. There's plenty to do, apart from just relaxing. Guests are free to explore the private wood, where we have seen deer & hares, and also to visit the chapel.
Chateau des Etoyeres is 0.5km from St Cenere and 3 kms from the pretty town of Montsurs, which has plenty of boulangeries, boucheries and supermarkets. It is boarded by the River Jouanne, a tributary of the Mayenne. The Chateau estate is situated between Mayenne and Laval. Laval provides many activities, including an 8 screen cinema, go-carting, badminton, tennis, etc. It is a beautiful medieval city with a castle and museum. There are many activities nearby; golf, cycling and walking paths, and horse-riding. And don't forget, the Le Mans race track is only 45 minutes away!
Other historic and unusual places of interest to visit in the Mayenne area are; St Suzanne, a medieval town which hosts medieval re-enactments and other festivities, and Domfront, an ancient walled fortress town. A little further is the imposing Mont St Michel, a picturesque walled town on a rock connected to the mainland by a causeway.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Le Mans, Angers, Rennes 70 km, Nearest railway: Laval 23 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|