|La Bellaziere||Self Catering||Flexible||4||8||3|
La Bellaziere is our brand new gite. We have just finished renovating it, starting with a 200 year-old old farmhouse which had been uninhabited for 50 years. It now comprises of a house for 6, with 3 bedrooms upstairs in the former hay loft, and the former barn which has been turned into a separate apartment for 2, complete with bathroom, kitchenette and swimming pool.
Couples occupying the apartment will be very close, but still have their independence.
We have decorated it with French furniture, to make it a warm and cosy place where families and friends can have a good time together. You can share a meal on the solid farm table in the kitchen or on the south-facing terrace outside or enjoy sitting in the lounge chairs with parasol on the west side of the terrace. The octagonal swimming pool with secure access has views to the countryside and is heated from April to late October.
The gite is open year round and we have installed solar panels and heat pumps to make it energy efficient.
We are a little over 2 hours from Paris, but La Bellaziere is immersed in the countryside! No close neighbours, only some local cows that may show some curiosity and 50 metres from the gate starts a local walking trail “Le Sentier du Bel Air” which will lead you past superb views which change according to the seasons.
Well appointed kitchen, with dishwasher, large refrigerator, separate freezer, full gas oven and induction hob. There is a kettle, electric coffee-maker, small Italian coffee-maker, toaster and mixer. Well-lit large counter surface and solid farm table with benches to accommodate 8 or10 people.
The apartment also has an all-equipped kitchenette.
Large living room, with a decorative granite fireplace, sofa and 2 armchairs in front of the tv. There is a large table with seating for 6 or 8.
Three good-size bedrooms upstairs in the main house, 2 with two single beds, 1 with a double bed (140cm) plus 1 large bedroom in the apartment with a double bed (140cm).
Upstairs in the main house you will find 1 bathroom with a multi-jet shower, wc, plus a separate wc with small washbasin.
Downstairs is a bathroom with shower and wc.
The apartment has a bathroom with shower and wc.
The main house has very comfortable underfloor heating provided by a heat pump. The apartment has electric heating.
We supply a tv and dvd reader. At the back of the kitchen there is a den with a sofa, books and games for children.
Secluded and very rural setting at the end of a private path. As we are not close to a road it is very safe for children. 1800 square yards of lawn and fruit trees, with superb views of countryside.
Enough parking space for 3 or even 4 cars.
Families with children welcome.
Visitors with limited mobility should contact us for more details.
The swimming pool has secured access and is regenerated by ozone. No chlorine to protect your health. It is heated to 28°C.
When the gite was started, I ran it on my own, but now,...Liz and I jointly try hard to make your visits a success!
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||My husband and I wished to restore an old farmhouse and give it a new life, so everyone could enjoy the preserved countryside. We liked the spot, right next to a walking path, and the challenge to make it energy-efficient while preserving its original cachet.
|Unique benefits of property||Peace, quiet, a beautiful environment… and the pleasure of your very own heated pool!|
The Sille lake and its man-made beach (swimming, nautical activities) is very close, so is the beautiful site of "Les Alpes Mancelles" (rock-climbing, canoeing, and St Céneri-le-Gerei (one of the most beautiful villages in France). Bagnoles de l'Orne (spa) is only an hour from us as is Le Mans and its 24-hour race. But even closer, you'll enjoy the superb new museum in the Chateau of Mayenne, the Gallo-Roman ruins of Jublains, the medieval fortified town of Ste Suzanne or the caves in Saulges (and their Neolithic treasures). La Mayenne has secret charms. Come discover it !
We stayed a week at this gite with our 13 and 9 year old boys. The gite is in a beautiful rural location and so quiet. Plenty of activities to do within a 30 min drive and even more if you drive for an hour. The supermarkets in the 2 closest towns are great for supplies as well. The property itself was lovely - I can't think of anything that was missing. The large kitchen was really well equipped and we loved sitting out on the terrace eating. Plenty of space downstairs for all the family and the wifi was great! The bedrooms were a good size and the beds lovely and comfortable. Beautiful views from the windows. The bathrooms were spacious and the whole house was extremely clean and comfortable. The pool was great and we all loved spending time in there - it was a great start to the day and good for cooling down later in the day. The property owners couldn't have been more helpful and communication with them was great - thank you for providing such a lovely, well maintained and equipped property!
Thank YOU Rachael!
As hosts, nothing makes us happier than having happy guests!
Thank you also for taking good care of the house, always much appreciated.
Now that you have tasted it... we hope to have the pleasure of a return visit some day,
Maison très agréable, facile à vivre.
We were a mixed family group ranging in age from nine to 86 but everyone enjoyed the lovely pool. The separate ground floor bedroom/kitchenette was ideal for the more mature members of our group. We visit the area regularly so we know how quiet and peaceful it is, the surrounding countryside is beautiful. It was very relaxing to sit out on the terrace eating breakfast in the sunshine.
The owners live nearby and were very helpful and attentive, very good customer service.
This property is ideal for family groups who would like a relaxing break in the French countryside. All the bedrooms were nicely decorated and comfortable and there was plenty of space both inside and out for dining.