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Manor House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This beautiful manoir provides a relaxing rural retreat. The garden, courtyard and grounds provide ample space to enjoy, eat alfresco, play outdoor games or just sit and unwind. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a beautiful large lounge with open fire , and plenty of room to relax.

Whether its a family get away or a break with friends here at Le Petit Bois you can enjoy living the French life, shopping at the villages' Sunday market, or eating out at the local gourmand restaurants, and for the active life the nearby forests and lakes provide opportunities to walk, bike, fish, sail or generally just get away.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sille Le Guillaume - lake beach with amenities 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 130 km, Nearest railway: Conlie 11 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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house has a large lounge with huge oak beams, a central fireplace which can be lit when required The bedrooms are large and spacious with views to the rolling countryside beyond. The bathrooms are new and all bedrooms finished to a high standard,

Further details outdoors

Access to the front is via electronic gates into a courtyard surrounded by barns which provide secure and ample parking. The garden to the rear also fully secured allows children or animals to roam in freedom. To the side of the house is a large field that can be used for flying kites or generally running around in.

In the garden is a summer house for shaded dining, guests can use the barbecue and hammock, play boules and croquet, or just sit and watch the sun settle into evening.

Games, books and a selection of movies are available.

The Loire Valley region

20 minutes from the bustling medieval city of Le Mans, famous for the 24 hour motor race. One hour north of the Loire rivers' vineyards and chateaux. Forest and lakes nearby, such as the local Forest of Charnie and the magnificent Alpes Mancelles - ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, sailing, swimming.

Check out this video about the area:

Le Mans

Perfect base to visit the area, including the towns of Le Mans, with its magnificent cathedral, medieval city and fantastic shops, Alencon, Laval with its hilltop fortress, the lake at Sille Le Guillaume with its beach and sailing facilities, the medieval village of Saint Suzanne, picturesque St Cenerie, Fresnay Sur Sarthe, or Solesmes Abbey, with its Gregorian chants and hymns.

Saint Symphorien is a small friendly village of approximately 500 inhabitants located 20 minutes from Le Mans, with a boulangerie, butchers with epicerie, tennis court, boules ground and a Sunday market, selling fuit & veg, cheese, meat, fish, flowers, clothes.

There is a good public open air swimming pool in Tennie, a neighbouring village, which is just 6km from the house.

If you're looking for crowds and British people, you'll be hard pushed to find them here!

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12 Mar 2014


"Utterly Stunning! Homely, Relaxing and Delightfully French..."

We stayed here for a week and had the most wonderful time. The house is decorated beautifully and the setting is incredible. Home from home and we will certainly be going again! Le Petit Bois Bon Bon … More

Thank you for your lovely review. Le Petit Bois certainly does benefit from a wonderful village setting in the French countryside.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and would love to welcome you back again.

10 Mar 2014


"Authentic French, Relaxing & Enjoyable, Home-from-Home Property"

We recently travelled to Le Petit Bois to enjoy a long weekend with friends. The house was so easily accessible from Paris' CDG airport which is a welcome change compared to similar properties I… More

Thank you for your lovely comments about your holiday at Le Petit Bois. I'm glad that you discovered the Karting at the Alain Prost Circuit in Le Mans! Great fun!

We look forward to welcoming you back to your 'home away from home'.

4 Oct 2012


"Luxurious retreat.."

We tentatively booked Le Petit Bois... I say tentative as I couldn't actually find it on Tripadvisor & therefore (having listened to my father tell me about rogue traders setting up on .com and a… More

Hi Jess. Thank you so much for your kind words about Le Petit Bois. I'm so happy that your family enjoyed the time there, and that you found the house a relaxing retreat. I totally agree with your comments about Le Mans; it's a beautiful medieval city with so many things to do: Such shame that most people just drive past on the autoroute without stopping for a visit! We would love to welcome you back to Le Petit Bois with your family again next year!
Thanks again.

1 Oct 2012



fantastic property with everything you need. Very comfortable, beautifully decorated, enchanting gardens.

Thank you for your review of Le Petit Bois. Part of the pleasure of this house is hearing that our guests get so much joy from staying here, and that it feels like a home from home.

14 Jun 2012


"c'est magnifique"

If you want to stay in france and have a true french experience I would recommend you stay here. Gorgeous house, grounds and village. The village St. symphorien is very close to Le Man's and easy… More

Thank you very much for your review! I'm so pleased you loved Le Petit Bos, and look forward to welcoming you back again this year!

11 Jun 2012


"A remarkable house, secure for kids, perfect for entertaining"

Great Stay. Great Place. Large Iron Gates provide perfect security to 5-10 acres of private property 20 minutes from old Le Mans. Located in charming village with Tabac, Bakery, Bar. Quintessentially France. House also has secure modern barns for parking your favourite toys. The garden / orchard area is plush and perfect for reading, playing, eating, drinking, relaxing. House is well suited for a family, or 2 families, a group of friends. Will be staying here again.

Hi there! Thanks for your review! We love that the house is on the edge of such a lovely village too, and enjoy being able to wander to the bar, butchers, Sunday market, etc. We hope to welcome you back to Le Petit Bos again soon.

27 Oct 2011


"Wonderful Easter spent in the beautiful 'Le Petit Bois', everything catered for a perfect holiday."

A beautiful house set in a delightful secure peacefull garden. We entered the property via electronic gates into the beautiful court yard. The house itself is an old stone 'Maison de Maitre' with beemed ceilings and open fires. The kitchen is large with a lovely range cooker,
although most of our meals were cooked on the huge BBQ in the garden.
We visited old Le Mans and the stunning cathedral, and the children were delighted when we took them to the Motor Museum to see many of the cars that had taken part in the famous 'Le Mans 24hour' race.
On days out we visited the beautiful Loire Valley , the Alpes Mancelles and of course Paris which took only 1.1/2hours on the TGV. This was a wonderful holiday spent in a glorious part of France in a house which is obviously someones beautiful home and not just a holiday let !

Many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Le Petit Bois. It is indeed a beautiful property and a lovely comfortable home for your holiday. We hope to see you back again soon.

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