Holiday let with heated pool in rural Mayenne - LM005345_B

Brece (4km from Gorron), Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM005345_B Advertiser since: 23 February 2017

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Hazelnut Gite Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 1 double sofabed

About this property

Charming 18th Century Farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Hazelnut is a stone barn conversion with beams and full character retained and is just a short distance from the house.

It is located in rural bliss, but only 3 km from our village of Brecé, and just 4 km from the town of Gorron, both of which offer all the required amenities.



Kitchen and dining

It has a fully equipped modern kitchen with a cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, electric kettle etc.

There is an open plan dining area that can seat up to 8 if required.

Living rooms

Settees, easy chairs, coffee-tables are provided to give our guests that home from home feel. There is a UK satellite tv, dvd player, boardgames and guide books/maps are provided.

For security there are smoke/fire alarms, fire blankets and extinguishers and safety gates for the stairs (if required).


Hazelnut has a double bedroom with a double bed, a second bedroom with 2 full size bunk beds.

On the Mezzanine floor there is a lounge area (with the sofabed) and a double bedroom with 2 single beds.


It has a large bathroom with a shower, wash hand basin, shaving mirror, razor socket, towel rack and wall heater.

There is a separate wc next to the bathroom.


Heating is via electric wall radiators.


Besides the tv and music there are boardgames and guide books/maps.

In the gamesroom there is a library of books for guests to use which includes novels of all tastes as well as reference books.

The gamesroom has a pool table, table tennis, babyfoot (table football) as well as a "chill out" area for the children.

Garden and outside

Hazelnut has a private patio equipped with a bbq, patio furniture, garden furniture and sunloungers.

The heated swimming pool is available in season and is secure to current regulations.

There is a 14' trampoline in the playing field, as well as swings and a slide. The field is big enough for cricket or football. There is a croquet set and a badminton set for use too.

There at 5 acres of grounds in which you are free to wander. In the copse, which has a marshy area, various flora and fauna can be identified.

Parking and garages

There is secure parking alongside the gite.

Visitor suitability

Les Gages welcomes visitors all year round. The summer months are the most popular with families as there are many activities to pursue in the local area and the pool, trampoline and gamesroom are always extremely popular with the children.

Out of season, when school holidays are over, Les Gages is a tranquil and pleasant place to stay. Visitors of all ages welcome the quiet and the beauty, especially the crystal clear skies at night (no light pollution here!) to star gaze.

Pedicure and manicure, as well as other beauty treatments, are available from a visiting beautician. Appointments can be made at reasonably short notice.

Information about any additional facilities

As pet lovers ourselves, we welcome pets with well behaved owners.

Our local vets, most of whom speak English, are very understanding and pleasant for that all important return inspection of your pet.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: As pet lovers ourselves, we welcome pets with well behaved owners. Our local vets, most of whom speak English, are very understanding and pleasant for that all important return inspection of your pet.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Gorron/Le Tilleul
Distance: 4 km

Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Rivers Colmont & Mayenne
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Laval
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ambrieres
Distance: 9 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 40 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire Valley, Chalonnes sur Loire



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route de Colmont


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Graham Davies

After working and living overseas from 1969 to 1998, Graham, a Telecomms Engineer and Janice, in PR, decided that retirement at 55 was not for us. Both with family backgrounds in hospitality, we set off in 2000 for France with two cars, two dogs, two cats, a parrot - and a dream. When we saw Les Gages we fell in love with it. Some trials and tribulations later, we have turned it from the proverbial pig's ear we found into the silk purse we dreamed of.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? We love the Mayenne - rural France at its best, very much like Devon was 40 years ago. Les Gages is not too far from the Normandy Channel ports, an ideal holiday spot for families with young children, and those who do not wish to travel too far to experience and enjoy France. Just a couple of hours driving from a channel port will give you the taste of French rural life at its best !
Unique benefits of property Nestling in the rolling rural bliss of Mayenne, the 5 acres of Les Gages has many secluded areas in which parents can relax and unwind, while their children play in the fields, the heated swimming pool, on the trampolines and in the gamesroom, knowing that they are enjoying themselves and are totally secure. At Les Gages there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The Owner Recommends

Cider Museum, Mesleray; Mayenne and the Chateau; Laval Old Town; Bagnolles de l'Orne Spa; St Hilaire du Harcouet Market, Mont St Michel, Vitre, Fougeres

Those listed are just some of the many attractions in the area. The area is steeped in Anglo-French history, from the times of William Le Conquerant, the Plantaganets, the 100 Years War through to the Normandy landings of WWII.

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