Luxury gite with 3 fishing lakes in Mayenne - LM004583

2km from Renaze, Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM004583 Advertiser since: 5 February 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Petite Coquais Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3

About this property

Luxury Gite With 3 Lakes - Carp Fishing Available. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Petite Coquais is a spacious 18th century barn conversion with 3 en suite bedrooms set in a small hamlet amidst our own 16 acres of private fields and woodland with exclusive guest access to 3 private lakes. Carp and Coarse fishing available on request, before arrival, cost is €60 per week, per angler, no permits required. With Carp and Grass Carp to 30 lbs + along with Pike, Zander, Perch and other species of coarse fish in our large lake and Carp and Catfish (Silure) in our 2 smaller lakes. New for the 2019 season Siberian Sturgeon.

Local Amenities

Our village of Renaze has superb amenities with a DIY store selling fishing tackle which is handy for our fishing guests as well as a pharmacy, 2 supermarkets, 2 banks, 2 restaurants, a pizza/kebab takeaway, a cinema showing English films along with 3 hair and beauty salons and all are only a short walk or drive away from the Gite.


Our Gite is tastefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard with large screen satellite tv and dvd player and free wi-fi along with oil powered central heating for winter guests, metered fee, payable on departure and subject to usage.
The superb well equipped kitchen wants for nothing, with a large range oven with 5 rings and wok burner, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and 2 coffee-machines. Dolce Gusto and Krupps Barista style machines for real coffee lovers, with steamers, grills and toasters all to hand. A light airy dining area with large french windows leads onto an enclosed private garden which is a real sun trap, with a covered outdoor bbq cooking area. This leads to a canopy covered large patio seating area for al fresco dining along with sunloungers on the lawn area and at the bottom of the garden is a boules/petanque pitch on which to settle old family scores over a glass of bubbly.
A perfect holiday base to relax in peace and tranquillity, yet is only a short drive to all local amenities and close to a wealth of cultural activities.
Guests can visit some of the famous chateaux and vineyards of the region as well as the large cities of Nantes, Rennes, Angers and Laval each with its own rich, unique history, chateaux and culture with modern tram systems and exclusive shopping.

Closer to La Petite Coquais are more local visitor attractions with Terra Botanica, an amusement and botanical theme park a must and La Petite Couere a unique eco and farming museum with a varied collection of animals and model French village along with a superb vintage car and tractor collection.

More recently the new ATOLL shopping arena near Anger is very popular with our guests, with its many shops and 12 restaurants all on one site. Nearby is also the market towns of La Guerche de Bretagne and Chateau Gontier with superb markets and excellent bars and restaurants to sample excellent local cuisine.

The jet set resort of La Baule is an ideal destination for a trip to the coast as are the coastal resorts of Dinan and St Malo.

La Petite Coquais is an excellent luxury base to relax or to fish and explore the local area, Loire Valley and North Western France with guests returning year after year.



Kitchen and dining

Superb fully equipped kitchen with large 5 ring gas stove with wok burner and rotisserie oven. Integrated dishwasher and large fridge-freezer, microwave, steamer, toasters and grills, slow cooker and Krupps Barista style and Dolce Gusto coffee-machines for coffee lovers along with a large selection of utensils and kitchen wares making your stay a real home from home.

Living rooms

Large and airy lounge with vaulted ceiling, tastefully decorated, making it feel spacious and comfortable with soft lighting and large screen English satellite tv and dvd player, with comfortable leather seating and radiators for comfort.

There is a large selection of books available to read in our library as well as numerous card and boardgames to play in the evenings.

Free wi-fi.


Three en suite bedrooms comprising:

Spacious master bedroom with door leading on to garden terrace and a king size double bed with matching tasteful furniture, decor and mirror, leading through to private en suite facilities.

Bedrooms 2 and 3, both with 2 single beds, again with matching furniture and decor and both with separate en suite facilities with radiators for comfort and field views.


Modern suites with Italian glass handbasins with double showers and massage jet facilities with large mirrors and good lighting. Towel rails and radiators for comfort.


Oil powered central heating and radiators in all rooms making cold summer mornings and cosy winter breaks more comfortable for guests. Metered fee, payable on departure in Euros and subject to usage.


On site English satellite tv and dvd player with a large selection of dvd films available on request.

Boules pitch in the private garden and private fishing available exclusive to our guests on our 3 private, and very different lakes, with no permits required.

More locally a cinema showing English films and La Fontaine English pub with quiz nights and entertainment programme.

Numerous local restaurants and bars catering for all tastes with excellent local cuisine.

Table football and various board and card games.

A bouncy castle is available to rent daily for children and adults! ask on arrival weather dependant. Fee payable locally in Euros.

NEW in 2018 garden bubble spa/jaccuzi, high season only, usually June 1st until August 31st.

Garden and outside

Private, secluded, sunken garden area a real suntrap with a large patio and built-in covered bbq area with large table and seats with sunloungers and lawn area and Bubble/Spa.

Also laundry room with washing and drying facilities and rotary dryer. Iron, ironing board and hairdryer are also in the Gite.

To the rear of the garden is a boules/petanque pitch to settle old family scores while enjoying a glass of bubbly.

Small above ground swimming pool available on request for children free of charge, please ask on booking.

A bouncy castle is available to hire daily for children and adults, please ask when booking, fee payable locally in Euros.

NEW in 2018 garden bubble Spa/jaccuzi, high season only. Towels are provided free of charge.

Parking and garages

Private parking for all guests.

Visitor suitability

Accommodation is all on one level with only several small steps and is suitable for people with limited mobility, ramps are available if required. Specialised mobility equipment is available to hire locally. Please contact us before booking in order that we can meet your requirements.

Information about any additional facilities

All bed linen, towels, tea towels and bubble spa towels are included in the weekly price shown.

Central heating is available, oil powered, with metered fee payable on departure.

Carp and coarse fishing is available exclusively for guests on our 3 private lakes, the 2 smaller lakes have Catfish (Silure) and Carp and our largest lake contains Carp, Commons and Mirrors to 15kg ,Grass Carp to 14kg and Siberian Sturgeon.The large lake also containing Pike, Perch and Zander. A fee is payable on arrival per angler @ €60.00 per week - per angler, no permits required, Maximum of 4 anglers.

Newly stocked for 2019 Siberian Sturgeon and Zander.

Please take a look at our excellent reviews on here and on Trip Advisor from guest stays and holidays at La Petite Coquais.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Two Vets are located just a short drive away, Saint Aignan Sur La Roe or Craon.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several all within easy drive.
Distance: 20 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: All species of Coarse fish with Carp and Grass Carp to 30lb plus.and our new additions to our lakes for 2019 Siberian Sturgeon and Zander.
Name of nearest fishing location: Fishing on site exclusively for our guests on our 3 private lakes, fee payable per angler per week.

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lion D'Anger
Distance: 40 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Several
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie Vert cycle and walking trail.


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Several along with local Cider producers.
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jane Kilby

Moved to France in 2002 and after much searching for the right property finally found what we were looking for in La Coquais and in 2005 our Gite La Petite Coquais was opened for tranquil luxury stays in rural France. Sold our property and business in Nottingham in the UK in search of a more peaceful life which we now have in France.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Beautiful setting of our house and Gite set in 16 acres of grounds with 3 lakes and superb fishing for our guests, fee payable on arrival, and within easy reach of the coast, the Loire Valley and central for all the major towns in North West France and its many visitor attractions.
Unique benefits of property Tranquil setting for our superb, modern, fully equipped, fully central heated, luxury Gite, with 3 en suite bedrooms, set in it's own grounds with quality fishing available, on 3 very different lakes, upon request and exclusive to guests.

The Owner Recommends

La Petite Coquais guests must visit.

Angers, Rennes, Nantes, Vitre and Laval are all large nearby cities and towns rich in history and culture with many top attractions and restaurants.

Terra Bottanica, La Petite Couere and L'arch de Refuge are all top attractions ideal for families and children and are all close by.

La Guerche de Bretagne and Chateau Gontier both have excellent local markets weekly and places to eat.

10 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 carpfishing 25 September, 2019

A lovely gite, in a pleasant quiet rural location.
Jane and Philip were friendly helpful hosts.
The carp lake was ideally situated a short walk from the gite.

10 / 10 Simon & Karen 18 September, 2019

The gite is settled in a lovely part of the Pays de Loire. It is situated in a secluded part of the grounds with all the amenities necessary to keep you occupied on your break. The outside has its own hot tub we used as a cooling pool in the late afternoons , plenty of chairs to relax in and a bbq fit for the most experienced burger burner!
The interior is spacious, clean and well stocked especially in the kitchen, UK freesat tv and comfortable bedrooms .
I took a few hours out each day to fish on the lake closes to the gite, plenty of low doubles were coming out , mostly caught on single and double bottom baits. If you are looking to break you pb's this isnt for you, but if you enjoy pleasure fishing and trying out new tactics on a new lake , you wont be disappointed.
Phillip and Jane are very helpful and always on hand to assist with advice, directions, and recommendations for places to visit , without ever being overbearing or intrusive.

10 / 10 Fishermen 16 July, 2018

An ideal place to get away from it all, yet still be close to all amenities. Good clean accommodation with everything provided. Friendly, helpful hosts but not intrusive. Fishing is very good. We would be happy to recommend this property to others and would be more than happy to stay there again.

Owner response

Thanks Ann for the kind review we enjoyed having you all stay and glad you enjoyed our Gite and look forward to seeing you all again soon,glad they enjoyed the fishing with some nice carp caught and in great weather.

Kind regards

Phil and Jane

10 / 10 BRIAN and LEN 18 June, 2018

This is probably the cleanest, best equipped gite that we have ever stayed in during the last 10 years of our French visits.
The owners Philip and Jane could not have been more heplful, both during and prior to our visit.

Would thoroughly recommend this property to any person looking for inexpensive luxury.

Owner response

Thanks Brian and Len for your kind review,we enjoyed having you both stay at La Petite Coquais and are glad you enjoyed the fishing and your stay with us and look forward to seeing you both again in the future.

Kind regards

Philip and Jane