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.
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".
The gite was set up for 2 people but unlike most gites of this catergory was very spacious with a kitchen diner and a seperate lounge with comfortable chairs and a reasonable size tv with all of the uk free cable channels plus dvd. There was also wifi which we did not use. A very spacious bedroom with a large bed. approx 6 miles from Mayenne, the setting is in a farming area and the surrounding gardens are well kept and have various seating areas. We encoutred temperatures of +30 outside but found that keeping the doors and windows open that the internal temperatures were pleasant. A great gite for 2 people and we would stay there again.
We enjoyed a lovely four days at Rose Cottage. Located in an area we were not familiar with, we definitely hope to return for a little longer next time. Wonderful to see the many birds and other wildlife in the area; our visits to Jublains and Laval were other highlights of our short stay. Thank you Jim and Eileen for the excellent welcome - the cottage is very comfortable and the goodies in the welcome pack all very much appreciated.
We would highly recommend La Tuilerie - Rose cottage - firstly the cottage is clean, very comfortable, has a lovely garden and has very good facilities - cooking there was a pleasure - the setting is glorious, peaceful looking across to a nearby forest and not far from a beautiful chateau - However, for us the sound and sights of nature were a huge plus - seeing owls, buzzards, deer and numerous other birds, as well as the occasional small lizards and rabbits - whilst eating our meals outside was wonderful - it is a very beautiful and peaceful setting, very relaxing - Jim and Eileen, the owners have thought of everything and are very friendly and available should you require them - otherwise we were left to enjoy the space and relax. On booking the cottage - they contacted us to provide a Welcome Pack of wine, butter, bread etc - which was very generous, thoughtful and useful after the drive down from Calais - We would highly recommend and would come and stay again! Tony & Victoria
Tony and Victoria were lovely guests, and we thank them for their generous comments and for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy as they left. We hope to host them here again.