Holiday gite to rent, couples only Mayenne

28km from Villaines-la-Juhel, Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM002514 Advertiser since: 8 July 2008
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Pitardiere Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Converted Barn in Open Countryside, Superb Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Charming honeysuckle adorned one bedroom gite, attached to English owners farmhouse, for couples only. 
Well equipped to a high standard with tasteful furniture (some antique) set in open countryside with wonderful views and only 1.5km from the bustling market town of Villaines La Juhel.
The farm is set in 4.5 acres of land with chickens, ducks, geese and a flock of sheep.
The owners private tree lined lake is well stocked with carp, tench and gudgeon, with picnic area and barbecue.
Free range farm eggs and organic vegetables available in season.
 Within a few km of the farm is a 30km cycle and walking route through open rolling country side, mountain bike hire could be arranged if required.

We are flexible with our booking dates any day arrivals are acceptable.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen with electric fan cooker, microwave, toaster and all accessories leading to large furnished dining room with dining table and chairs

Living rooms

Comfortable lounge area with large french patio doors, 3 piece suite, electric heating, tv (freesat) and dvd


One double bed leading to en suite shower room


Walk-in shower, wc, wash hand basin and heated towel rail


Walking, cycling, eating out, picnics at the lake plus all the farm animals.The lake which is available to our guests was probably stocked 40 years ago and has been left as nature intended. It has carp, tench and gudgeon, more for leisure than serious fishing, therefore permits are not required

Garden and outside

Large gardens, barns and beautiful views. Small patios to front and rear of gite

Parking and garages

Parking outside front door

Visitor suitability

The gite has easy access and is all on one level


  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Couples only



Fishing on-site

The Owner Recommends

Nearest market

Villaines La Juhel 1.5km.

Nearest port

Caen 130km

Nearest restaurant

The Oasis approx 1km, excellent restaurant plus Pizza bar for takeaway meals.


The nearby town of Villaines has a Monday market, many shops, an open-air swimming pool, supermarkets, pavement cafes, etc.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.2
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Chris & Rachel 25 September, 2017

Enjoyable stay in a cosy cottage in a lovely setting with a lake to fish in or relax by. Friendly helpful owners who made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend this property to couples who would like a relaxing holiday.

10 / 10 Paul and Floss 30 June, 2016

What can I say. Perfect. Fishing is great, had a carp over 7lbs. Owners are fantastic, the eggs are great. Easy walk to the local amenities. Good restaurants all walking distance or short drive away. So quiet and tranquil, batteries fully recharged after being able to really get away from it all. Cannot wait to get back there. Thanks for a wonderful time Keith, Julie, and Rob

9.3 / 10 Kent Couple 9 December, 2015

Property as described in a wonderfully quiet setting - for a holiday away from it all - but still close enough to walk into the local village for provisions and for a cool drink at the local Tabac.
The property had all we needed and was very clean, the hosts are excellent and could not have been more helpful - a welcome pack including bread, milk and homemade jam, plus eggs from their own chickens for our breakfast.
Plenty of fishing in the private lake, a really great holiday away from it all but within easy driving distance of some really lovely French towns.

9.5 / 10 Rutty-h 14 July, 2014

Very peaceful, ( it lies at the end of a lane so no traffic).
The gite is an old barn conversion, nicely furnished with a decent sized living/dining room. Good kitchen and bathroom, and a comfy bed!
Well maintained property inside and outside.
The owners are very friendly, (as are the hens , cats and goose!).
We were kept well stocked with fresh eggs.
There's a small lake full of fish just through the trees at the rear of the property.Lots of carp upto 7.5lbs, biggest I saw were several in the 3 to 4lb range.
Lots of places to see and visit, we loved Ste. Suzanne, picturesque medieval village perched on a hill. Bagnole De L'Orne well worth a visit.
Perfect for a couple who want to 're-charge the batteries'