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French Farmhouse Gite

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A pretty stone built 18th century farmhouse in a quiet location at the end of a no-through road with a superb heated pool overlooking the French countryside. Excellent facilities in both the house and the garden including BBQ , sunloungers and outside eating areas. There are 4 upstairs bedrooms. Two with double beds and two twin bedrooms. There is a cot and highchair available. Upstairs there is a small secure play area for children with a stair gate.Downstairs, there is a dining room to seat 8, a lounge with TV (BBC and ITV freeview),DVD player, a utility room. All linen is included and free Wi-Fi. It is an excellent base for touring the region or see the local attractions to suit all ages. Suited to couples or families of all ages or groups.

The farmhouse is self catering, self-contained and you have exclusive use of the heated pool. The pool area is surrounded by a wall and fence and the entrance has a child security gate. The owners live in an independent neighbouring property using a separate access road and if needed, will be available on site for any help if required and to service the pool and garden.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sille Plage (Lakeside beach) 10 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours, Nearest railway: Sille Le Guillaume
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, 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 Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking

The Pays de la Loire region

The farmhouse is in a peaceful and idyllic rural setting. We are situated in the Pays de la Loire, in the Mayenne department close to both Normandy Maine and the Sarthe department, There are plenty of local history, pretty villages, and rivers. Also,forests both to the north and the south and outstanding natural features such as the Alpes Mancelles just 5 minutes away. Join us for sightseeing, walking, cycling or just relaxing! For those who want some sporting adventure, we have a number of local extreme sports, such as bungee jumping, rock climbing, quad biking, paintballing and kayaking. We have tree adventure in two local areas.

If you wish to explore a little further, we are in a good location for interesting day trips.

Day trips - North coast - visit the Normandy landing beaches, Bayeux (Tapestry) or pretty Honfleur for fantastic fish restaurants.

St Malo - visit the Medieval walled town by the port, Mont St. Michel or the pretty village of Dinard.

Loire Valley - visit the chateaux of the Loire, wine tasting in the vineyards and see Troglodyte cave houses.

Paris - take a train from Sille le Guillaume with free parking at the station. Also, trains to Disneyland from here.

It is also possible to drive into Paris and park.

Le Mans - is situated 40 minutes away where car enthusiasts can see the 24 hour race track and museum. Or visit the historical old Le Mans with cobbled streets and timbered buildings. Le Mans races normally occur in June.

Saint Aubin du Desert

Sille Plage - (15 minutes) is a lakeside beach with restaurants, cafes and activities for all ages. Paddle boats, pony rides, tree climbing centre, crazy bike rides, tennis courts, train trip or lovely a walk around the lake takes about an hour and much more! Suits all ages.

Alpes Mancelle (5 minutes) - an area of outstanding beauty. The Alpes are renowned for many walking and cycling routes that attract all ages throughout the year along with canoeing on the beautiful Sarthe River.

St Leonard des Bois - (10 minutes) situated in Les Alpes, this very pretty village has cafes, restaurants, and a beer cafe. Beautiful walks overlooking the village. Canoeing, rock climbing.

Le Gasseau - (10 minutes) situated near St Leonard des Bois, has the tree adventure climbing (at different levels of ability) to suit children(from age about 7) to adults. Cafe, restaurant.area.

Villaines-la-Juhel (10 minutes) - has restaurants, bars, plenty of shops, a pharmacy and supermarket, swimming pool, indoor tennis courts and communal boules pitch. The town is a tasteful blend of old and new with modern art marble statues and handsome century old houses.

St Ceneri-le-Gereiis (15 minutes) - all the tourist books say that this is the 'prettiest village in France' The church sits overlooking the village and a short walk will enable you to watch the local artist at work. There is a very pleasant creperie, bar and restaurant.

Bagnoles-de-L'orne (50 minutes) - an attractive spa town by a lake with bars and restaurants, landscaped gardens and a casino.

St Suzanne - (40 minutes) a very pretty town with a medieval fortress. well worth a visit.

....and much more!

Jublains - (40 minutes) Roman Fortress and museum

St Georges le Gaultier – Bungee jumping – Sundays. Watch them jumping from the Viaduct or book yourself for a go!

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9 Sep 2013


"1 week is not enough!"

This is a gorgeous property, probably the best we have ever rented. The photos simply don't do it justice. The furnishings, fixtures and fittings are really high standard, there are plentiful coo… More

Thank you for the lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you all again one day - perhaps for 2 weeks next time? Cherry Urban and Poppy.

5 Sep 2013


"Fantastic Holiday for all the Family"

This is a very well equipped gite, having been the owners' own holiday home previously. We needn't have taken a thing for the children; there were scooters, books, swings, DVDs, toys for all ages and of very good quality. The accommodation and pool were faultless and the owners were attentive without being intrusive. The pool was fantastic. The use of the barn to have a disco for the children was greatly appreciated. One thing to mention, however, is that the gite is surrounded by agricultural fields and on one occasion there was a strong smell of manure. The gite was spotless and we very much enjoyed the welcome pack of wine, beer and bread. We had two weeks of very good weather and we couldn't have chosen a nicer place to stay. Many thanks to Cherry, Urban and Poppy.

We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for the lovely review. We hope you will come and stay again one day.
Cherry, Urban and Poppy.

6 Aug 2013


"We didn't want to leave"

Thank you Cherry and Urban for such a wonderful stay at your beautiful property. Perfect location - away from it all but with activites and places to visit within easy reach. Lovely comfortable house, indoor/outdoor dining options, fruit trees & garden, table tennis, basketball, bicycles and THAT POOL! I celebrated my birthday there and it will be a hard one to beat. Highly recommended. My only complaint is that we didn't book two weeks instead of one...

We're really happy you enjoyed yourselves. It was a pleasure to have you here and perhaps we'll see you again one day. Cherry, Urban and Poppy.

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