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|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Sille Le Guillaume - lake beach with amenities 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 130 km, Nearest railway: Conlie 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|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|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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: https://vimeo.com/53665585
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!