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|La Tuilerie - Rose Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Futon and cot available|
La Tuilerie is an approximately 300 years old, recently renovated property, set in a peaceful dairy farming area and surrounded by a small private forest with chateau.
There are two one-bedroom cottages available. Rose Cottage offers sitting room, kitchen/dining room, double bedroom with king size bed and shower room. Under-floor heating throughout the ground floor. Lavandre has an open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area and a light and spacious bedroom with super-king size bed and en suite shower room.
Nearby are ancient fortified towns, the closest of which is Mayenne (12 km). The Mayenne River provides excellent walking and cycling opportunities and there is the Roman fort of Jublains very close (7 km). Other activities nearby include boating on the River Mayenne and an opportunity to experience aTuilerie.
Kitchen/dining room. Well equipped kitchen comprising electric cooker and hob, fridge with small ice box, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, Bialetti coffee-maker, selection of pans, pyrex, storage containers, measuring jug, cooking utensils and tea towels. There is crockery, glassware, cutlery, table mats, ironing board, iron and cleaning materials.
Warm, heated by underfloor electric heating, and wood-burning stove. Comfortable seating, wi-fi, Freeview tv, dvd player, iPod docking station.
Modern, king size bed. Well lit and heated. Bedding provided.
Modern shower room. Towels provided.
Electric heating throughout, under-floor heating on the ground floor.
Wi-fi, Freeview tv, dvd player and iPod docking station provided.
There is a large well kept garden and lawns. Kitchen door leads to patio area.
Couples, cot and/or single bed available.
Petanque/boules court maintained. Webber bbq provided.
Towels and bed linen provided. Leave as found or cleaning is available at an additional charge.
Eileen and Jim are both retired professionals, they retired in 2011 to settle in the Mayenne.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||We have visited many places across the world and for us this is the most beautiful - quiet, peaceful, as secluded as you to wish to make it, and full of nature and history.|
|Unique benefits of property||Peaceful, quiet, unchanging and as secluded as you wish to make it, yet with many interesting and fun locations close by.|
Bagnole de L'Orne is a charming spa town about an hour’s drive away which offers activities such as a Velo-rail and rope/wire walking in the forest. Fougeres has the largest mediaeval castle in Europe, only an hour away. Jublains is a well-preserved Gallo-Roman town with excellent, modern museum. The River Mayenne is a short distance away by car with an excellent, well maintained, tow-path for walking or cycling.
Fougeres is an hour away by car and is a lovely visit. It is a good example of a medieval town, with the largest medieval castle in Europe and some excellent shops and restaurants.
Rennes is the capital of Brittany, it takes just over an hour to reach and has some superb shops and restaurants. Each Saturday it holds the largest fruit, veg and fish market outside Paris.
The Mayenne is a great area for cycling. You can cycle either on the quiet roads, on the well-maintained towpath on the river Mayenne, or on the disused railway line if you prefer totally flat. You can cycle for miles, whether you're an experienced cyclist, or not.
From La Tuilerie you can visit much of Normandy, including the D-Day beaches, St Malo, Mt St Michel.
The Tour de France passes quite close to La Tuilerie this year (2018) on the 13th July.
You can visit the ancient towns of Angers and Tours, and you can visit the vineyards of the Loire (Red, Rose and White are all available in excellent quality), including a 'degustation' if you wish.
We spent an idyllic fortnight at Rose cottage in June/July, and have happy memories of warm evenings spent watching the resident Little Owls and bats flying round the buildings at La Tuilerie, and of glorious days spent exploring the local area,which was mostly new to us. Our favourite places to visit were Lassay les Chateaux, St. Suzanne,Jublains and Laval. We also made good use of the local cycling routes, both alongside the disused railway and along the Mayenne towpath.
Back to Rose cottage, the accommodation was perfect for us, a good sized, fully equipped kitchen, with a dining table which we only used once, as the outside dining area was excellent, a standard reflected inside the cottage. Our bedroom was very spacious, even the generous king-sized bed was almost lost in such a huge room. The excellent quality bedlinen added to the sense of luxury. We slept so well, thanks to the peace and quiet.
Jim and Eileen were the perfect hosts, who have created a wonderful retreat here, and their enthusiasm for their life in France, in particular in Mayenne, is quite infectious. Nothing was omitted from the information pack supplied, and we enjoyed trying some of their recommended restaurants in the area- e.g. La Cella at Jublains, and La Guinguette at Montflours, We have left some "untried" for a future visit.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a taste of rural France, combined with a bit of luxury.