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The Cottage, sleeping 2-4 persons

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Blissfully secluded with panoramic views, our country estate is conveniently located on the outskirts of a local town with supermarkets, restaurants, deli, bars & bakeries only 2km away. Easy to find and surrounded by things to do. The ideal place to relax, spend quality time with family and friends.

We are ideally situated for visiting racing events (only 15 mins from Le Mans racetrack), Loire Valley châteaux & wine touring holidays with easy transports links via plane, train, car or ferry. Also perfect for just staying in and relaxing with a glass of wine! We have a choice of 3 beautiful holiday cottages in all, each offering something different to cater for all tastes & budgets, each magically secluded and packed with original character, plus homely creature comforts. FreeSat TV & WiFi provided. Elevated terraces for dining alfresco, BBQ'ing, and acres of gardens to roam, picnic, play games or sunbathe.

Surrounded by 15 acres of private gardens our 18th century estate is acessed up a long private driveway - offering a sense of complete quiet & remoteness, yet all the time close to all transport links & amenities. The local town is just 1 minute's drive or a short walk via footpath. Further afield, at the bottom of the drive simply turn left to head north to the city lights of Le Mans in 15 minutes or turn right and drive south to Tours (45 mins) with all the Loire Valley chateaux & attractions. Numerous local towns & activities such as wine tasting, markets selling local produce, and plenty of bars and restaurants to indulge in the favorite french passtime - eating & drinking!

An ideal base for nature lovers, the estate grounds are teaming with wildlife and neighboured by national parks, ancient forests, lakes, rivers & parkland. Our holiday cottages have been lovingly renovated to high specification, providing charming cosy interiors, with log-burners & original features such as exposed beams & fireplaces, modern kitchens with dining areas & modern bathrooms. The cottages are exceptionally well furnished making them real 'homes from home'. FreeSat TV, DVD players & free WiFi. Outside there are terraces with lighting, garden tables & chairs, BBQ's and nearly 15 acres of gardens to picnic, walk or play games. So pack the your golf clubs & the cricket set! Or you might just want to sit back on the patio with a glass of wine & take in the scenery!

We are not strict on our changeover days or the length of your stay, rentals of 7 nights or more benefit from 10% discount. We also offer nightly B&B service in our gites, depending on availability. Please contact us for availability & prices, we will get back to you within 24hrs.

The Cottage sleeps 2-4 persons, is packed with character and lovingly renovated to be light and airy whilst retaining all it's original charm, and is the oldest building on the site dating back to the Revolution. But we do have 2 more gites on the estate offering a range of accommodation, all renovated & furnished to high standards. So please browse the website for further details & specifications on all our accommodation to find which one might suite you best! We welcome groups or multi-lets & have much repeat clientelle who just keep coming back - and bringing their friends with them! Our aim is to provide the least complicated accommodation we can: No fuss, more flexibility = a better, more relaxed, fun holiday for you. Welcome to the world of Le Mans Holidays where we treat all our customers as friends. Where kids can run and play safely, pets do not need to be thethered to a lead, and complete 'down-time' for all adults.

New 2 Safari Lodge tents with real beds two bedrooms

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marcon 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 80 km, Nearest railway: Le Mans 30 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, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Cottage has been comfortably furnished to high standards whilst retaining as many original features as possible. Fully fitted & equipped kitchen with dining area, comfy lounge with a large oak-mantled fireplace containing a wood burner, sofa and 2 armchairs, floor cushions, coffee table & stacks of books.

Bathroom with a spa-shower, towel radiator & tunnelled roof light. Upstairs is a wooden floored mezzanine area, with an extra double bed (for extra guests or kids with a curtain for privacy), ancient exposed oak beams and roof windows make it magically light, a latch door leads to the lovely master bedroom, with a double bed and a feature curved window. Our little cottage is very comfortable and homely, with heating and a wood burner of it gets a chilly. Satellite TV, CD Player and a DVD player. Plenty of secure parking.

Further details outdoors

Set in 15 acres of very safe grounds with amazing views over countryside. Pets welcome. Kids welcome.

Please ask about bringing your pet(s) - well behaved dogs welcome.

Further details

A warm welcome is provided for you on arrival by your english speaking hosts who are always on hand to aid & advise you on your trip.

10% discount on all bookings over 7 nights or more, plus a complimentary 'Welcome Pack' provided on arrival containing local wine & goodies to help settle you in.

Secure private estate with plenty of parking. Naturally secluded.

Free WiFi & FreeSat TV

Flexible changeover days & length of stay

We have NO HIDDEN COSTS - prices quoted are inclusive of electricity, holiday tax, bedlinen, bahroom towels & wood for the fires in winter. We have no extra surprises here - all you have to buy is your food & groceries!

The Loire Valley region

We are located in the North West of France, a very direct 10 minutes of the A28 motorway. We are 20mins south of the world famous city of Le Mans, synonymous for it's Motor Racing (home of the 24hr Endurance Race). 40 mins north of Tours, from where you will find yourself at the centre of the' Valley of kings' with 57 UNESCO Châteaux to be visited.

We are in a lovely quiet country spot, surrounded by hectares of national park, dappled shaded networks of pleasant woodland trails for walking, cycling & trekking. Just 2km from the local town. Amongst hillsides of vineyards & sunflowers, picturesque villages along the banks of the rivers, so quintessential of the region, many locally classified 'France's Most Beautiful Villages'. We are only accessed via a long private drive with no neighbours to disturb the tranquillity.

Le Mans

Our local town of Le Grand-Lucé is a charming château town. It has a lovely cobbled square in front of the château gates with several coffee shops, bars, boulangeries and a charcuterie. There is a supermarket in the town also, a Post Office, pharmacy, doctors, banks, butchers and a weekly market. A few km's down the road are the lovely villages and towns along the banks of the River Loir itself, La Chartre sur Loir for example. Wine tasting, brocantes and vide-greniers (car boots) most weeks. Only 12km away from the lakes at Marcon, for the beach & water sports, plus literally on the doorstep are the 280km of cycling and walking trails in the Forest of Bercé.

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Review 1-10 of 14

7 Aug 2014

5/5

"Juste sublime!"

Nous y avons séjourné, le temps d'un long weekend, avec nos deux filles de 3 ans et 2 mois. Le lieu est juste sublime!Les différents gites sont très bien aménagés et les cuisines bien équ… More

26 May 2014

5/5

"Dans un coeur de verdure, un endroit incontournable"

Un accueil chaleureux des propriétaires, un gite agréable, très bien équipé et ouvert sur un petit espace privatif pour les repas et les siestes en plein air.
Très bien situé pour satisfaire les goüts et les envies de tout le monde.Entouré de charmants villages et à quelques kilomètres du Mans où se côtoient les amoureux des vieilles pierres, les gourmets en quête de bonnes tables et les joyeux qui aiment faire la fête.
Un grand Merci à Lise et Cyrille sans oublier leur grand garçon Lucas, pour leur simplicité, leur gentillesse et leur dévouement pour nous satisfaire.
C'est avec plaisir que nous reviendrons!!!!!!!

21 May 2014

5/5

"Beautiful place and great location for the moto go definitely recommend."

The accommodation was fab and the service was great had a lovely stay. The continental breakfast was perfect my and my family really enjoyed the fresh pastries and bread. The cottage was well equipped… More

14 Oct 2013

5/5

"Accueil chaleureux au milieu d'une campagne de carte postale"

Accueil chaleureux au milieu d'une campagne de carte postale . La fermette est parfaitement rénovée , le petit déjeuner excellent , nos hôtes sympathiques et attentionnés ... pas de note né… More

17 Sep 2013

5/5

"LE MANS HOLIDAYS - EXCELLENT"

Le Mans Holydays / Excellent8 dage i Le Mans Holidays, har for mig og min hustru – været en uforglemmelig oplevelse – af de helt store.Et godt landsted – med alle tænkelige fornødenheder – … More

13 Sep 2013

5/5

"Beautiful location and welcoming hosts"

We booked Le Mans Holidays as a stopover for our outward and return journeys to the South of France. The gites are situated about a mile from the small and charming town of Le Grand Luce. It is about … More

24 Jul 2013

5/5

"Perfect family retreat-absolutely stunning!"

We stayed here for one night on our way to La Rochelle. We were greeted by the new owners Lise, her husband (think his name was Seville) and their son Luca. We were given such a warm welcome;I've… More

2 Nov 2012

5/5

"What an amazing place!!!"

This was my first time in France and I loved it. The owners made me and my family very welcome and the barn was so homely and comfortable. The views were breathtaking and we had everything to hand. The owners recommended some great places for us to visit which was very helpful. It was home from home but with much better weather!! Loved it and would definately go back again

15 Oct 2012

5/5

"Absolutely fantastic stay, amazing accomodation and owners first class!"

From inital contact with regards availability and booking the friendly and flexible attitude of the owners Alice and Clive was evident. Due to summer holidays we wanted to take advantage of off peak … More

30 Sep 2012

5/5

"Tasteful and thoughtfully equipped cottage in lovely quiet spot"

Cottage was well equipped (e.g, washing up liquid, towels, etc.) to make it easy for travellers. Tasteful decor and great outdoor space. Owner was friendly and informative but not obtrusive. In response to our inquiries about activities for young children, she had some tricycles, shovels and pails etc. on hand which kept the children happy while we were able to read and relax in the lounge chairs. Beautiful spot with pleasant walk to the quiet small village.

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Lise et Cyrille G.

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:03 Sep 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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