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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews


Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

L'Echerbaudière is situated in Northern Mayenne on the outskirts of St Denis de Gastines and close to the towns of Ernée and Mayenne. Set in over 3 acres of private gardens, surrounded by the Mayenne countryside, it is the perfect rural retreat, offering a peaceful relaxing holiday.

L'Arch has been tastefully renovated to offer modern, comfortable, accommodation that is ideally suited for couples seeking relaxation. It is the perfect location for those wishing to explore the interesting Mayenne region or some of the relatively nearer French tourist attractions and for those seeking leisure facilities: horse-riding, cycling, walking, fishing, golf and swimming etc, are all close by.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Sillé le Guillaume 65 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard, Rennes 140 km, Nearest railway: Laval 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The entrance of L'Arch leads into an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner that has been fitted with a modern corner kitchen that provides a cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster etc. There is a dining table and chairs and the lounge area has a comfortable settee with UK TV via satellite as well as a DVD/video player. There are also several board games and books, and there is an extensive library of DVDs for you to borrow should you prefer to watch a movie with a glass or two of wine.

The wooden stair case in the corner leads up to the large double bedroom with its magnificent exposed beams (ample space for the additional single bed if needed (additional charge)) and the en-suite shower room.

L'Arch is fitted with electric heating for your additional comfort during the colder months.

Next door to L'Arch is a separate door that leads up to the large games room with it's high vaulted ceiling and exposed beams that offers the opportunity for pool/snooker, darts, baby-football, large chess set, TV, DVD player and numerous other games and books. Separate WC.

All bed linen and towels (except swimming towels) are provided. Baby facilities(cot, high chair, stair gate) can be provided upon request, free of charge.

Further details outdoors

Guests have the full use of the upper lawn, where you will find the large above ground pool (new summer 2013) which is solar heated from mid June - mid September (weather permitting), patio area with garden furniture and sun loungers, BBQ facilities and table tennis. At the side of the building is the paddock area which is ideal for children to play ball games etc and here you will also find the badminton net.

For guests that might wish to take a walk there is a bridal path that starts on the doorstep. Various bicycles available for guest use.

Further details

- Separate laundry facilities available.

- Welcome pack provided on arrival.

- All facilities are private/shared with other guests.

- English owner on site to provide any help or advice needed during your stay.

- B&B option available upon request.

- Exit clean available upon request.

The Loire Valley region

There are numerous towns and villages close by that offer the opportunity for interesting visits: Mayenne, Laval, Portmain, Vitré, Lassay Les Châteaux and Ambrières are just a few. The medieval town of Fougères is well worth exploring and is only a 30 minute drive. Laval also has a golf course and offers both an 18 and 9 hole course.

Le Mont St Michel (France's 2nd most visited tourist attraction) with its magnificent Abbey in the bay, quaint shops and restaurants offers a memorable day trip and is within a 2 hour drive. A must for all visitors.

Saint-Malo is the same distance and offers a walled city, cobbled streets, interesting architecture and an abundance of crêperies, restaurants and shops as well as beautiful beaches for an afternoons relaxation before the drive home.

St Denis de Gastines

L'Echerbaudière nestles in the gentle rolling coutryside of Northern Mayenne situated close to the towns of Ernée (10 kms) and Mayenne (16 kms).

The local village of St Denis de Gastines has two bars, two bakers, a small supermarket, bank facilities and horse-riding. There are numerous local châteaux well worth a visit and both river and lake fishing are within a 15 minute drive.

For those who like to cycle or walk, there are over 200kms of beautiful off-road cycle tracks close by and plenty of bridal paths both on the doorstep and within the local area.

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20 Sep 2014


"Couldn't ask for more"

We stayed at l'Echerbaudiere at the beginning of september for a week. We were warmly greeted by Sylvia who showed us round the extremely well kept gite and grounds. The gite was equipped with ev… More

10 Sep 2014


"A lovely relaxing week in a beautiful setting"

We spent a week at this holiday rental and travelled with a young child of 4 years old. This gite had everything you could wish for and was extremely clean. The decor was modern yet in keeping with the traditional stone building.
On site was a swimming pool, table tennis and a very large games room, stacked with board games, as well as a pool table/darts and table football.
There was a large garden to wander around in and an abundance of beautiful flowers and fruit bearing trees (which we were encouraged to sample, by our very welcoming hosts Sylvia and Charlie)
On walking out of the gite you are able to access bridle pathways, which lead through wooded areas..these routes can be as long or as short as you want (these became
routine evening walks for us, after sampling the french cuisine and vin!-an excellent wind down after the day)
We would definitely stay here again...a beautiful setting, extremely clean accommodation and enough to keep a little one occupied (regardless of the weather!)

25 Jun 2014


"Paradise found."

This was our first trip to this area of France and it is a beautiful unspoiled region - La Mayenne. Sylvia was welcoming, as was the very generous Welcome Basket she provided. During our stay, she g… More

7 Nov 2013


"A peaceful and relaxing location"

Well equipped accommodation in the heart of the Mayenne countryside. With numerous interesting and picturesque locations (the medieval Domfront, Ambrieres, Flers) and regional centres (Mayenne, Fougeres, Laval) all within reasonable striking distance the gite is well placed to explore this area of France.
The property itself was spotless and well equipped. The hospitality basket containing a starter kit of eg milk, bread and eggs (and wine) among other things to help get guests settled in with ease was also a nice touch.
Sylvia, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful and really went out of her way to make us feel welcome.

15 Aug 2013


"Peaceful and relaxing location, excellent accomodation, great hosts"

We spent 10 relaxing days here in July and although its in a rural location there are plenty of amenities with 3 supermarkets close by.We stopped in the smaller of the two gites and found it spacious … More

29 Sep 2012


"Really enjoyed it - the gite, the people, the area."

We managed to find l'Echerbaudiere thanks to Google maps, and liked the ambiance immediately. Sylvia and Charlie were very welcoming, and we found the old beams and modern updates worked well together. We like the country, and this area is very nice with rolling hills and mixed farming. The villages around compete to be the prettiest and they do a great job; masses of flowers everywhere. Plenty of interesting things to see in the area as well.

15 Jul 2012


"Very comfortable accommodation, brilliant hosts!"

Accommodation was very comfortable with all that is required for a relaxing holiday. The hosts could not have been more helpful, and made us feel welcome and `looked after` without intruding in any way. Everyone should have a `Charlie`, but we werent allowed to take hom home!

16 Jun 2012


"Excellent rural retreat yet close to country restaurants and supermarkets"

The owner, Sylvia managed our last minute booking request with professional efficiency, accuracy and friendliness.
Our GPS failed us and Sylvia immediately responded to our phone call for help and met us at nearest village.
Cheerful welcome by Sylvia and Charlie, which include a detailed tour of the property and a welcome pack that included a bottle of wine.
Affable and knowledgeable hosts willing to offer advice on local shopping and restaurants. Also willing to chat when we wanted advice yet very tuned in to when guests preferred privacy. A great skill.
The area around the Gite was pleasant farm land and offered a great walk through a tree covered tunnel of a track to a nearby lake, which held huge examples of fish.
All in all an excellently equipped Gite, very family oriented, with indoor games room and outdoor pool., set in French rural countryside at its best.

25 May 2012


"Peaceful countryside retreat"

We visited at the beginning of May 2012 - the weather was nice for one day, and in the evening we managed to sit in the lovely garden drinking great french wine, that the owner's had left for us … More

29 Aug 2011


"WOW fantastic accommodation and great holiday"

We visited as a family of 5 (4 adults and a teenager). The accommodation was excellent and far better than the photos suggested. The Gites and the grounds were immaculate throughout. The welcome pack … More

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