Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 6 9.5/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|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.
Lovely gite with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful surroundings and total peace & quiet
Very helpful hosts and hIghly recommend
Thank you for your lovely comments; we look forward to welcoming you again.
Had a lovely relaxing week, Jim And Eileen were great hosts, very helpful and friendly.
We were lucky to have some musician's staying next door and had a couple of great evenings with a few drinks and songs.
Bicycles were great and lovely countryside for cycling.
Lots of places to visit.
Welcome back was brilliant. Can high recommend staying here.
Deborah and Tom
Had a lovely week at Rose Cottage. Beautiful setting with lots of wildlife to see in the garden. Very peaceful with no bother from traffic.Cottage very comfortable and spotless when we arrived. Owners Jim and Eileen were on hand for any problems. They are very knowledgeable about the area and advice on where to visit. There was a lovely welcome pack for us when we arrived which was much appreciated as we arrived quite late due to flight delay.
There is lots to see in the area so car a must but there are 2 bikes for use by guests to see the countryside around at a more slower pace.
Would definitely recommend to family and friends and revisit again. There are 2 similar cottages side by side which would ideal to rent together for 2 couples who like their own space.
Thanks again to Jim and Eileen for sharing their lovely home. You are both very lucky!!!
The phrase in the details "This location has multiple holiday properties" usually fills me with horror and nightmares of some CentreParc development but in this case all it means is there are two similar cottages that are clearly separate.
A delightful and pretty cottage in a very rural setting. Well equipped and cosy. Comfortable bed and bathroom that are as one would hope. Good wifi for a bit of iplayer radio in the garden with a cold glass and satellite TV for a rainy day
From a "foodie" point of view the kitchen has the all the essentials.
Around the cottage is a large and very pleasant garden where you will find a sunny spot, a sheltered spot and just the perfect location to place the provided barbecue for dining outside.
A surprise was the number of places to visit and lunchtime "plat-du-jour" restuarants within 15 miles. I drove less miles than expected and managed two chateaux and a proper lunch in a single lazy day. There is much to see and do in this area and more within realistic day-trip range. Despite the rural location the essential supermarkets are plentiful and within easy reach in the nearby towns.
The hosts were both available and helpful or invisible, as one desired.
This is a perfect base for day trips or for just sitting around and doing nothing in a very rural location, watching the wildlife. Or both.
I have been to a number of gites and this is a "good 'un".