We stayed in the gite Monday to Friday during October half term. We chose it because we preferred to stay in a small town. We have two children aged 13 and 17.
The gite itself is a pretty double-fr… More
27 Sep 2014
"Idéal pour un séjour entre amis"
Nous avons passé un excellent week-end entre amis dans ces gîtes qui ont été rénovés avec beaucoup de soin et de goût (nous étions 10 et avons loué le grand et le petit gîte). Nous avons app… More
28 May 2014
Gite très agréablement rénové, confortable et adapté à l'accueil de plusieurs couples, dans une charmante petite rue de Mamers. Vous apprécierez particulièrement sa salle de bain individuelle … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
On the top of a hill, calm and peacefull, our charming 'fermette' is entirely renovated for your comfort. Far away from any visual or sound pollution your stay with us will give you the chance to rest and enjoy the benefits of being 'disconnected' for a while. …see more
Distance approx 10.15 miles from Mamers Show on Map
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The house is 20 mins from Mortagne au Perche a stunning medeaval town head of the Perche region.
5 mins from Me Mele Sur Sarthe nearest shops and another 5 mins to La Perriere perched on a hill offering Creperi and restaurant.
There is a beach during the summer months …see more
Distance approx 14.14 miles from Mamers Show on Map
Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
La fermette is a 17th century farmhouse which has been totally restored. It is set surrounded by beautiful countryside. Although rural it is very close to the town with bars ,restaurants and market.
swimming pool - shared
The games barn has an extensiv …see more
11 May 2014
"Fabulous location excellent facilities"
We stayed in this restored farmhouse and were welcomed warmly by the owner. Rural but near to the town with supermarkets and restaurants. A bonus was free range eggs for sale. Clean , fully equipped … More
30 Mar 2015
"Great place to stay"
Stayed last July and will be back for June this year, perfect for Le Mans !
Great facilities and love Beaumont sur Sarthe.… More
31 Aug 2014
"10/10 Spacious, hospitable, relaxing - perfect holiday to unwind."
Le Grand Villette was a spacious and comfortable gite, with more than enough space for my family of 5 (we counted 11 beds, including a sofa bed). The host - Rosemary Bryant - was more than hospitable … More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
The ideal location for a relaxing rural getaway. Set in the idyllic Normandy countryside, the farmhouse can easily accommodate up to 9 guests at a time, staying in the four modernly furnished bedrooms, with private swimming pool, garden and tennis courts. …see more
13 Sep 2015
"A very peaceful holiday"
A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might nee… More
15 May 2015
"Maison à recommander!"
Nous avons passé 3 jours dans cette maison au mois de mai, et nous avons vraiment été ravis en tous points.
Idéalement située à moins de 2H de Paris, cette maison offre un vrai bol d'air à la… More
28 Aug 2014
"Terrific place for a countryside retreat"
I have nothing but superlatives for this holiday home after a short but incredibly relaxing stay. The house itself was equipped perfectly for all our needs, with a beautiful garden and the tennis cour… More
Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A large spacious 4 bedroom detached modern house with some original features. Set within 3 hectaires of secure natural countryside. 1km from local viallage with bar, bakers and post office. Approximately 30km to the popular town of Le Mans. 5 km to the pretty town of …see more
20 Aug 2013
"A lovely location in the country"
A well renovated cottage with plenty of space both inside and outside. Room for kids to play and enjoy the countryside of France. The cottage location is within reach of the north west coast of France… More
11 Apr 2013
"Comfortable and well appointed renta,. price includes everything"
Stayed for two weeks.Party of 8.Very happy with house.
Plenty of room inside and out.Beautiful countryside location.
Very comfortable and warm house.
Easy access to Alencon, Le Man, Chartres,and T… More
Approx 20m to Le Mans and 10 mins drive to the pretty town of Alencon which has all amenities. …see more
23 Aug 2014
"great place to relax and enjoy france"
The cottage is very spacious, contemporary with all the mod cons you could need plus great outside areas to relax in with wonderful countryside views. The children particularly enjoyed the swimming … More
21 Jul 2014
"Well equipped and comfortable, a quiet and friendly atmosphere."
A comfortable base for exploring a lovely backwater, a great place to stay either before or after visiting the circuit at Le Mans. A restfull stay with many towns and villages nearby.… More
16 Jun 2014
Just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday staying here. We couldn't ask for anything better. Home away from home! Starting from the yummy welcome pack to our linen being changed mid stay we couldn… More
Our stay a very comfortable stay at Vaux in the very comfortable accomadation. Isabelle was a perfect host and was very helpful and knowledgable about the area. If you want to be in a peaceful out o… More
We were referred to this B&B because of mix-up in our original booking and we are so glad this happened. Our hosts, Didier & Solange took wonderful care of us with breakfasts of fresh local cheese, ju… More
Très grande maison soigneusement meublée avec imagination.
Belle cheminée pour soirées agréables.(bois à disposition).
Un grand jardin et petites dépendances.
Nous avons aimé cette maison d… More
Je vous remercie pour cet avis chaleureux. Il m'encourage à soigner le décor et le confort de la maison familiale, pour le plaisir d'hôtes qui apprécient mon univers un peu brocante, un peu campagne chic. C'est avec grand plaisir que je vous recevrai à nouveau.
16 Jan 2016
Nous avons passé un agréable weekend dans cette maison spacieuse et chaleureuse au cœur d'un petit village offrant quelques commodités (boulangerie, charcuterie, pharmacie, petit bar, ...).
La ma… More
Un groupe d'amis très sympathique qui sera toujours le bienvenu à "La Petite Guitardière". Merci de votre visite.
22 Dec 2015
tres bon accueil
maison confortable et accueillante
porprietaire sympathique et souriante
je recommande chaudement
notre petit groupe retourneras dans cette adresse l annee prochaine car tous … More
Des hôtes charmants et soigneux que j'accueillerai volontiers lors de leur prochain séjour sportif. Merci pour cet échange amical.
C'est endroit est charmant, vraiment. Restauré et aménagé avec beaucoup de soin et de gout, dans le souci incontestable d'être agréable aux locataires.
Ce gîte est à l'image de leurs hôtes, t… More
14 Sep 2014
"A fantastic Gite, with a wonderful welcome, in a delightful setting..."
Nicole and Alain offer a fantastic place to stay. After 7 years of restoration work and clearly many many days finding just the right furniture and fittings, the 2 bedroom and 3 bathroom accommodatio… More
10 Aug 2014
"Beautiful home in a stunning location"
I stayed here one night with a friend and we wished that we could stay longer: the place is beautiful, tastefully decorated, quiet and our hosts were friendly and kind. The surrounding countryside is … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Typical Farmhouse in Normandy Alpes Mancelles 4-15 people near Alençon and Le Mans.
Many local adventure activities: walking, cycling, canoeing, tree climbing, horse riding, local markets, pretty villages, restaurants and bars. …see more
Distance approx 22.5 miles from Mamers Show on Map
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Guests can walk the extensive grounds of Haras Des Dorrells which include a fishing lake, orchard and working stud farm. Heart of the Orne region, near historic village of Sées. Close to A28 and A88, easy reach of Deauville, Lisieux, Alencon, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne. Local …see more
14 Oct 2015
"quirky cottage, great location"
We had a fantastic holiday here. The cottage is lovely - lots of nooks and crannies, low ceilings in places but well equipped and very comfortable. The garden isn't huge but the pool was lovely in the… More
Thank you for the review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay.
nous avons passé notre Noël 2015 chez Pascal et nous sommes repartis enchantés ! la maison est chaleureuse : grandes pièces lumineuses qui donnent sur la rivière, les pierres, logement confortabl… More
19 Aug 2015
Nous avons fait escale en famille au Moulin de Courmauboeuf. C'est un endroit agréable et charmant, nous avons été très bien accueillis. Le domaine est vraiment très joli et Pascal est un très b… More
10 Sep 2015
"A lovely converted water mill in a gorgeous setting. Owners delightful"
Owners of the house there to meet us on arrival, very hospitable couple keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The old mill has been converted into a lovely rustic home. very spacious and quirky in keepi… More
I decided to pull together a diverse group of friends for a long weekend in the French countryside, for some fine wine, great food and good times, and stumbled across this wonderful chateau. I won't r… More
27 Jun 2015
"A beautiful chateau in Normandy"
Christian was very welcoming and helpful. The Chateau provided an excellent place for us and our 15 guests to celebrate a Birthday. We had an excellent and enjoyable week. Christian helped us organise… More
The Chateau is indeed from the 17th century, however we gutted it in 2013 and completely renovated it.
We put in a brand new kitchen, totally redid the dining room, hallway, TV room, put in a brand office space with 80 inch TV, all bathrooms have been completely redone, we put a new coat of paint in all bedrooms and put in a brand new parking lot. We invested tons of money into this property, this is not the Ritz, but it is as close as you can get in the Normandy countryside.
The statement "nothing is new" is just a complete misrepresentation of the facts.
6 Sep 2015
"week-end en Arctique"
J"ai séjourné dans cet endroit au mois de Janvier dernier, soit en plein hiver.
J'avais loué cet endroit à l'occasion de mes 30 ans, famille et amis y étaient réunis.
Nous sommes arrivés ver… More
Our ratings on airbnb, trip advisor and other sites speak for themselves. This is the 1st time in 3 years we had undesirable guests at the property but we understand this is the risk we take when we open our family estate to the public. We obviously have no surveillance cameras in the living room but painting lights. With a lot of imagination, they could be mistaken for cameras. We only authorize fires in three of the 20+ fireplaces on the property for safety reasons. The boiler indeed broke down but was fixed within the hour by our excellent plumber who interrupted his weekend.
A pretty 18th century farmhouse with 4 bedrooms to take up to 8 people with a superb heated pool overlooking the French countryside. Plenty of space to relax or ideal as a touring base. Excellent facilities including Wi-fi, TV , DVD and BBQ and much more! …see more
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 cook… 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… More
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… More
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.
Guimondiere is a traditional 'longere' with 3 double bedrooms one of which is on the ground floor. The property is private with its own gardens, solar pool and leisure areas overlooking woods and countryside. It offers all modern conveniences in a characterful house. …see more
12 Jan 2015
"Fantastic Gite, great holiday...."
We stayed here in September as a group of friends and were so glad we chose this accommodation. The place really is stunning with lots of room to relax, a pool, games and enough to keep you busy if yo… More
Thank you very much indeed for your kind review and best wishes for this New Year.
16 Aug 2015
"Absolutely everything in the middle of Rural France"
This place undersells itself! I don't know how they could do it any differently- you have to see it! Absolutely everything you could possibly need has been thought of and it is more than attractive … More
Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are always very pleased when folk say they have enjoyed themselves. We will have a look at the pool steps to see what we can do to improve them. Thanks so much. Linda and Eric
9 Aug 2014
"Lovely location and gite - highly recommended"
We had a really wonderful, relaxing family holiday. The traditional gite is spacious, clean and fully equipped. We loved the large kitchen and rear garden area, where we spent most of our time relax… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure and we were delighted you had such fun with the skittle alley. Best wishes, Linda and Eric.
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
A relaxing holiday on the country side. Interesting datytrips. Nice golfcourse at 800 meters (Golf du Perche) six more interesting golfcourses in the region. All information, more pictures, description of the environment and client reviews: www.lechevalblanc.info …see more
15 Aug 2014
"Impeccably decorated and clean! Wonderful place!"
If you are considering this house, do not hesitate. It is impeccably decorated and clean. The location is central to so many sites: Paris, Normandy and the Loire valley, however, Vichères in itself i… More
Located in the countryside this is a top gite with all the comforts of home and French rural charm. Ideal location for visiting both the historic cities around as well as the distinctive charm of smal… More
5 Aug 2014
The owners of Gite du Moulin have thought of every detail to make your stay a beautiful and relaxing time. They are gracious hosts and have wonderful suggestions for adventures around the fabulous cou… More
10 Jun 2014
"The most beautiful place I have ever stayed"
Beautiful Gite in gorgeous countryside, so relaxing and peaceful, Slyvaine and Robert are wonderful and let you enjoy your break but are there to help if you need them as they are in the main house ne… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
200 year old cottage in a lovely garden with spectacular views and the forest behind. Ideally located for all the nearby tourist attractions, but situated in a quiet rural environment. Suited to walkers, cyclists, and people wanting a quiet relaxing holiday. …see more
Distance approx 25.95 miles from Mamers Show on Map
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
The cottage comprises: lounge, kitchen, bedroom, shower room, WC, central heating and wood burning stove allowing guests to feel comfortable at any time of the year and is available weekly or long weekend on a self-catering basis. Linen and towels are provided. …see more
Distance approx 28.66 miles from Mamers Show on Map
Nearest beach 240 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
5 bedrooms self catering cottage near Le Mans 24 hours racetracks. Peaceful and cosy. Beautiful country views. Children welcome. Only 8 mn from the A11 highway exit 9. …see more
22 Jul 2014
"Quiet French Countryside"
If your looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing this is it. Great house, sleeps up to 10 set about 2km from Saint-Georges-du-Bois in a rural surrounding. House is well equipped with conservative deco… More
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
3 bedroom cottage on an old farm, private garden in a quiet area. Many original features along side modern facilities. Good access for local amenities and activities. …see more
10 Aug 2015
"Beautifully restored cottage in tranquil setting"
Photos on site do not do this cottage justice. Surprisingly spacious and very well equipped. Ideal for activity based holiday (e.g.canoeing on river sarthe) or something quieter (chateau, churches, mo… More
24 Aug 2015
"Lovely house, peaceful location"
A really lovley house equiped with everything you could need for your stay, it felt just like home from home with a great little garden to sit out in the sunshine. Only 5 mins drive from the town of P… More
Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Charming Manoir close to Le Mans. In 7 acres, with fantastic grounds. Full of character with open fire & high beamed ceilings. Located at the edge of a little village , close to beautiful areas for walking, fishing & riding. A rural retreat. …see more
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 … 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.
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 have… 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
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 advert… 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!
Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Pretty cottage in the Pays de la Loire region. Ideal for walking, cycling or just relaxing in lovely garden with a good book and glass of wine. Within easy driving distance of Normandy beaches. 2 bedrooms, but able to sleep 6 using sofa bed. …see more
25 Mar 2014
"Cosy gite and lovely owners"
We spent 4 nights at Le Petit St Jean and it was perfect for us. Well-equipped kitchen, comfy bed, good shower... The weather was cold so we really appreciated the efficient log fire and large supply … More
Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the place so clean and tidy. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip
19 Sep 2013
"Getting away from it all, superb value"
We had a fantastic week at Le Petit St Jean. It's peaceful, quiet and set amongst tranquil farmland, yet not too far from town and lots of places that are well worth visiting. The gite is spacious and… More
looking forward to seeing you again. ~Thanks for taking the time to write review
17 Sep 2013
"Lovely homely Gite in the French countryside"
Petit St Jean is a lovely little cottage in the French countryside. We felt very at home and Dave and Cynthia made us very welcome. The Gite is well equipped and has a lovely feel. We stayed for four … More
yes the stars are a sight to behold. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us
Thanks for the review