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La Cachette is a traditional detached three-bedroom cottage featuring polished beams in every room and a blend of antique and contemporary furnishings to provide guests with comfortable yet stylish living.
Recently renovated, it was available to rent for the first time in summer 2014.
In the spacious open plan living area downstairs, the large kitchen area is fully equipped with everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including an electric cooker and microwave oven. The lounge area features a large log burner as a focal point, with a flat screen satellite tv, dvd player and free wi-fi.
Upstairs the property has 3 bedrooms, 2 with en suites, as well as a family bathroom. The 2 main bedrooms have beautiful antique French beds.
Outside, a large secluded decked area with barbecue provides the ideal spot for relaxing and dining.
Please note that the arrival day can be flexible.
The large kitchen and dining area, surrounded by traditionally pointed feature stone walls, forms part of the open plan layout of the ground floor. The kitchen is very well equipped, with oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and George Foreman grill, as well as double sink, fridge-freezer and washing machine. The adjacent dining area features a 200-year-old French walnut farmhouse table.
The large lounge area features polished beams and a log burner as a focal point, with flat screen satellite tv providing both English and French channels. Relax in the comfortable three-seater Parker Knoll sofa with separate chair or the huge Georgian armchair.
The 3 bedrooms, 2 with en suites, each feature polished beams. The master bedroom has an antique French double bed and decorative wrought-iron clothes rail, plus a traditional French marble-topped chest of drawers and free-standing full-length cheval mirror.
The second bedroom has a pair of traditional French antique single beds , with decorative wrought-iron clothes rail.
The third bedroom features two single beds and is directly opposite the family bathroom.
The family bathroom is partially tiled and features a bath and separate rainfall-type shower, with sink unit and wc.
Both en suites contain rainfall-type showers, wcs and contemporary sink units.
There is a large log burner in the lounge and also electric wall heaters in the lounge and upstairs.
The cottage is just a few minute drive from the nearest town of Ernee and half an hour from larger towns of Laval, Mayenne or Fougeres, which all contain the usual amenities. There are also many places of interest for families in the surrounding area.
There is a large decked area at the back of the property with modern dining furniture for six, which is ideal for relaxing and eating al fresco. In summer it has sunshine and shaded areas throughout most of the day.
There is a gravelled off-road parking area next to the cottage.
The cottage is ideal for couples or families. However it does have steps at the front and a staircase inside so is not ideal for some guests with mobility difficulties.
Less than an hour's drive away is Chateau Gontier, included in a recent guide to the top 100 most beautiful destinations in France, with its old town and impressive Convent of the Ursulines. Vitré is a another charming ancient town with half-timbered houses and an imposing medieval chateau.
A short drive west from the cottage takes you to Fougeres, which proudly boasts the largest medieval chateau of its kind in Europe... not to be missed.
Jublains, to the east of Mayenne, is the largest Gallo Roman site open to the public in the West of France and features a temple, fortress, thermal baths, theatre, as well as a museum.
The town of Mayenne, 30 minutes away, sits on the beautiful Mayenne river which offers hundreds of great fishing locations. It has a chateau and it's an angler's paradise but you can also horse ride, cycle or just amble along by the water's edge.
For motorsport fans, we're only about 90 minutes drive from the world-famous racing circuit at Le Mans, while motocross fans from around the world will flock to our local town of Ernee in 2015 for the Motocross Des Nations.
We had a lovely stay at La Cachette for 5 days. Beautifully renovated and furnished. Set in an idyllic country lane neighbouring a working farm. Local town with all amenities just a short distance away, in a lovely part of the country. We would definitely stay here again.
La Cachette is a luxurious rental perfect for couples and families alike. It is beautifully maintained throughout. From the tasteful decor and beautiful traditional furnishings to the fluffy white towels and top quality hairdryer; everything about this cottage makes for a very relaxing break .The cottage is deceptively spacious with a bathroom for each bedroom - great for getting ready in the mornings (and all three showers are superb) . Everything you need is to hand from sewing kit and string to ice blocks and cool bag! There are even English DVDs and family games.
The location is excellent for families with plenty to do - from the great swimming complex at Laval (L'Aquabulle) to the many local parks. Some have a beach, if you don't want to take the longer journey to the sea. We loved the Base de loisirs at La Ferte Mace. There is also a lovely English tea room (Time for Tea) nearby and the picturesque town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, which is great for traditional shopping and eating out. Plenty of large supermarkets nearby for food, essentials and fuel. Excellent communication from vendors throughout booking. A superb holiday location - we will definitely be recommending to friends.
We stayed at La Cachette in May for a weeks holiday it was very enjoyable. The cottage was well equipped clean and very relaxing. It is a newly refurbished modern cottage that served our every need. It's size is very deceiving as it was much more spacious than we had anticipated and the photographs do not do it justice. There were plenty of local towns and villages to visit each with their own character. There were plenty of things to do for the children and we will definitely return again as we could not fit them all into one week. The area is a must for walkers or cyclists and we would like to return with our bikes to explore the area further.
We would recommend this cottage to anyone.