Lovely Gite to let in heart of rural Mayenne - LM004291

Le Ham (4km from Le Ribay), Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM004291 Advertiser since: 26 August 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Petit Houx Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 Cot

About this property

Rustic Gite in Peaceful Rural Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Petit Houx is a pretty 18th century fully self contained 2 bedroom gite with 2 en suite bathrooms sleeping 4 within a short distance from the towns of Lassay les Chateaux, Villaines La Juhel and Javron les Chapelles.

Petit Houx is attached to the main house, Grand Houx, an 18th century stone Longere which is the owner's property.
The property is set in peaceful rolling countryside just a stone's throw from the peaceful village of Le Ham. The area is excellent for walking, fishing and for visiting some of the region's many local sights.
The cottage is fully equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing get away from the rigours and pressures of work.

The area is great for either just relaxing outdoors with a glass of wine, or if you've got energy to burn the region is well known for its walk and bike trails and fishing. If you enjoy sightseeing, it's excellently situated between Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley. A great Location for a get away from it all! The Alpes Mancelles is only twenty minutes by car from here and is one of the regions premier spots for escaping into the great outdoors. Amongst the outdoor pursuits the Alpes Mancelles has to offer you'll also find the beautiful villages of St Leonard des Bois and Saint Ceneri le Gerai (one of the most beautiful villages in France).



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen and dining area complete with all appliances needed for a holiday stay.

Living rooms

Comfortable dining area with sofa, and occasional chairs, tv, dvd players, books dvd player and Satellite tv and radio.


One double, one twin, both on first floor..

Twin bedroom with 2 single beds. Sleeps 4 max with full en suite bathroom with shower bath and vanity and ironing area.

Double bedroom has small en suite washing area with toilet and vanity


Both en suite. One large to twin with bath, shower and vanity

One smaller to double bedroom with toilet and vanity, no shower


Storage plus wood effect heater in main lounge area.


Sat, tv, dvds, books, access to free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Eating area and bench setting and barbeque area

Parking and garages

Parking off road, quiet lane.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples, families, singles.


  • Internet

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fougeres
Distance: 30 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: A variety of freshwater fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Local lake
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bagnole de L'orne
Distance: 30 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Le Ham

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Gus Barker

Gus and Pauline, lived in many countries, finally settled in this peaceful part of France.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Well located for Paris from Caen (Ferry) and great for an overnighter en route to the beautiful Loire Valley. All a short drive from the Mayenne. We find the Mayenne pretty unspoilt ( a well kept secret) not overrun in the summer, You can kick back and relax here and enjoy all that this region has to offer. Great quiet location to break a trip for one or two nights or spend longer and enjoy the peace of the Mayenne.
Unique benefits of property We're on a walk trail here (runs past our front gate) Many open landscapes for walkers and cyclists to enjoy. Its quiet with local amenities all very close to the gite. Fishing nearby and even a beach (lakeside) for those hot summer days.

The Owner Recommends

Fish, bike, ramble, visit Loire Chateaux

Grand Houx, named after the holly that is prevalent around the house, is situated within a short walking distance from the very quiet, pretty, and rather well kept village of Le Ham. The local lake is well stocked, and if you're inclined towards angling, join the locals. On occasions they even have a shared barbeque at the local lake and they always seem to be catching something. Numerous walks surround the house, in fact we're on a rambling trail here. You'll often come across parties of French ramblers making their way past the cottage en-route to their next stop. If cycling (road or trail) is your thing, this is a popular pastime here or at le Foret de Sille de Guillaume. You'll love Petit Houx, but mind your head! 18th century beams are always unforgiving. A great escape!

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 6
  • Local Amenities: 5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
8.3 / 10 stevehaitch 6 July, 2019

Sadly only one bathroom functioning which was a specific we wanted. The stairs needed handrails which would impact on some.
The facilities in the gites were very good otherwise. The owner lives next door and was very helpful. We toured a lot and there was an abundance of printed material.
The village was without much at all, pretty nonetheless. Please get precise guide to finding the gite before you try and arrive.
I wont go again but not due to gite which on the whole was very good.