Les Freuberts - Holiday Cottage with heated pool – Home 1292945 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Les Freuberts - Holiday Cottage with heated pool – Home 1292945
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 25 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
This holiday is ideal for those with children or those yearning for peace and tranquility.Explore peaceful country lanes by bicycle or on foot. For those interested in touring we are ideally located to discover the delights of Mayenne and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Brittany and Normandy. Explore St Hilaire du Harcouet with it's busy Wednesday livestock market. Fougeres's medieval chateau and extensive forest, leisure park, artifical beach, horse riding and nature trails is just 30 mins away.Fougeres also has a brand new state of the art indoor swimming complex with spar pools. The forests surrounding Fougeres are ideal for picnics.There are numerous fishing lakes nearby. The world famous Mont St Michel is just 35 mins away. We are surrounded by farm land which attracts a wide variety of wildlife. One of our surrounding fields is home to a small herd of Charolais bulls. We regularly see young hares in the springtime. We also have a family of red squirrels living in our
This holiday is ideal for those with children or those yearning for peace and tranquility.Explore peaceful country lanes by bicycle or on foot. For those interested in touring we are ideally located to discover the delights of Mayenne and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Brittany and Normandy. Explore St Hilaire du Harcouet with it's busy Wednesday livestock market. Fougeres's medieval chateau and extensive forest, leisure park, artifical beach, horse riding and nature trails is just 30 mins away.Fougeres also has a brand new state of the art indoor swimming complex with spar pools. The forests surrounding Fougeres are ideal for picnics.There are numerous fishing lakes nearby. The world famous Mont St Michel is just 35 mins away. We are surrounded by farm land which attracts a wide variety of wildlife. One of our surrounding fields is home to a small herd of Charolais bulls. We regularly see young hares in the springtime. We also have a family of red squirrels living in our area. We have a wide variety of wild birds in the garden. We have many outdoor toys and games for all ages together and a huge selection of books. Alternatively why not pour yourself a glass of wine and relax by the pool just outside your front door. A substantial welcome pack provided of local produce.
Further details Indoors :
Free Wi-fi. Spacious sitting area with two settees. Fully carpeted. Variety of toys. Fully equipped with a cot, baby bath, and high chair. We have several stair gates for safety. There is a good selection of both outdoor and indoor toys available. Fans are supplied for the summer months. There is a huge range of books, jigsaws and family games in the sitting area. Upstairs there is a double bedded room, a twin bedded room and a further 2 twin beds on the mezzanine area (see photos for details)
Further details outdoors :
The 30 ft private swimming pool is gated and locked and is now solar pump heated and ready from mid June. We have several inflatable toys together with safety arm bands and a safety flotation harness for toddlers to use in the pool. Sunbeds are sited on the decking nearest the pool. We open the pool mid June. There are a further two sitting out areas. Directly opposite is a large undercover play area for those under 10 with a fully furnished Wendy house. There are swings to suit all ages together with a toddlers slide. We have a wide variety of dolls prams, sit on tractors, tricycle's and scooters.
Once you have a confirmed booking, please email or phone us for our Brittany Ferries Club Voyage Membership number which will entitle you to a 10% discount on your ferry crossing.
The Pays de la Loire region
The Loire Valley region
Situated between southern Normandy and the lower stretches of the Loire valley, Mayenne represents real French countryside. A haven of forests and hills through which farmers have watched conflicts over the centuries. The Mayenne river attracts both boaters and anglers alike and divides the department from north to south. Its 85 kms of towpaths are used by both cyclists and walkers The capital Laval boasts an 11th century chateau, originally home to the barons and counts of Laval untill 1794. Le Mans is famous for it's annual 24 hour endurance race and colourful lights display in the summertime
St Hilaire du Harcouet
St Hilaire du Harcouet is only 10 mins away from the cottage. Weekly livestock markets every Wednesday morning in front of the twin towered church are a delight for visiting children. It is possible to hire a pony and trap from the same square during the summer tourist season.
Across the main road is the weekly produce market where a delicious array of fresh delights await the discerning customer. The area is famous for it's beef, cream and cider. Indeed many of the local restaurants use these ingredients to provide good value meals and snacks. Most visitors enjoy a coffee and pastry and a chance to watch the world go by during their visit.
Visitors of ten and under will enjoy a visit to Jouet a toy store situated on the by-pass around St Hilaire du Harcouet.Next door to which is an excellent craft centre Cassiope.
From the square with the twin towered church it is a short walk to the park housing an artifical beach and two lakes surrounded by wildlife.
20 mins along the main road towards Domfront will bring you to St Frambault. This enchanting village won the prize for the prettiest floral village in France for several years running. There are numerous displays of flowers and bedding plants. Visit the little primary school gardens and see the latest generation being taught how to preserve their beautiful village. Wander down to the lake surrounded by flowers. Saunter along the banks to the little cafe where you can hire a pedalo for a leisurely trip around the lake accompanied by the local families of mallard ducks.
In the nearby village of Fougerolles du Plessis you can enjoy a three course lunch with wine for 10 euros at the Lion D'Or followed by a round of miniature golf.
From spring onwards, villages in France have diverse activities such as fetes and car boot sales. Indeed it is a rare weekend that there is not one or both going on nearby. Every summer our neighbouring village of Savigny holds a medieval evening commemorating the opening of the Abbey there in Medieval times.
Our village of Landivy, just half a kilometer away has two bakers, a small supermarket, butchers, chemist, bar / tabac and two hairdressers. A large supermarket is just 6 mins away by car.
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Barbara And Keith S
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- Calendar updated::
- 03 Dec 2016
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jan 2014. Located in Mayenne, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £375 to £640.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Dec 2016.
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– based on 19 reviews
- Very Good
“Fabulous two week holiday”
This is a lovely Gite, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The Gardens are beautiful. The private pool was well maintained and the water was generally in the mid twenties celsius (we stayed for two sunny weeks in June). There are walking and cycling trails throughout the surrounding countryside (we borrowed the bikes that were on site). Barbara and Keith were perfect hosts. It was a good base to explore this area of Brittany/Normandy. Overall we had a very relaxing time and a very enjoyable family holiday.
“Excellent location, relaxing atmosphere and outstanding service.”
We couldn't have wished for a more friendly and charming stay, Les Freuberts is an exceptional place and run by Barbra and Keith with diligence, care and loving attention. It was more than a B and B as we felt so at home! Our room, the African suite, was large enough for our family of four for six nights, the spacious bathroom adjacent had a luxury feel, so too did the daily freshly changed sheets and towels. The breakfast of warm fresh croissants and homemade jams set us up for the day . However the garden is perfect for sunbathing as the weather in Landivy is actually 5 degrees hotter than the UK, this was a really pleasant surprise and delayed our outings! On the days we did manage to leave, Keith and Barbara were informative about the surrounding area and the location was ideal for getting to St Malo, Mont St Michel and Fourgeres. Last but not least Benji deserves a mention, their delightful Shih Tzu dog ,who my kids fell in love with ! I would love to book the Gite next time as we were able to see it before we left.
“A beautiful home from home, perfect for a relaxing family holiday”
We have just returned from 2 fantastic weeks at Les Freuberts. The gite is lovely, comfortable and very well equipped. The gardens are gorgeous, with tons of activities for our children (12, 11 and 10) to enjoy and the pool is superb. Barbara and Keith are excellent hosts, always available, but never in the way. We were sad to leave and very much hope to return.
Thank you Joanne. We so enjoyed having you all here and really glad you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to see you someday in the future. Kind regards Barbara & Keith & Benji !
“Lovely for families”
We spent a week at Les Freuberts this August and would have happily stayed longer. The property is brilliant for families with young children. The pool, trampoline and large garden with play barn meant that our 2 and 5 year olds were kept endlessly entertained. We were able to sit in the beautiful surroundings with a drink and a book and relax in peace. A rare commodity when you have young children. There is enough to do within an hour's drive to fill a week easily. We had lovely days out at Mont St Michel and Fougeres and spent several hours investigating the lovely Fougeres forest and lake beach. We would have done more but the children were having too much fun at Les Freuberts.
“Brilliant place to stay”
Stayed at Les Freuberts with our Sons and his family that included our two young Grand Daughters We had a fantastic time, Barbara and Keith were the perfect hosts who were always available to answer our questions and help. The Gite is well appointed and ideal for families with plenty of space for the 6 of us and toys for the children and adults for wet days (of which we had none!) The pool is great and being enclosed is safe so the children can play out but not get into the pool unsupervised. The garden is great and the we'll eqipped "play barn" a tramplone kept our 4 year old fully entertained and more importantly safe The location is also excellent with many places to go within an hour or so drive We will certainly go again, and would recommend it to all Thanks Barbara and Keith we had a great holiday Alan
Thank you for the great review. Much appreciated. We are doing maintenance now in the winter and you will be pleased to hear that a dishwasher is now installed!!! Hope to see you back one day. Regards Barbara & Keith & Benji!
“Great holiday great hosts lovely home”
A beautiful home in the French countryside. Lovely setting. Attentive hosts who made us feel at home. A warm welcome . Convenient for exploring the locality such as Mont St Michel and local towns , markets and cuisine.
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