|La Fosse||Self Catering||Flexible||4||7||1|
This delightful holiday cottage is situated close to the village of Carelles, near Mayenne and is run by friendly English owners. It offers tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings and is ideally located to explore this beautiful and historic region. Despite retaining many of its original features it also offers modern comforts.
The farmhouse has a good sized kitchen which is very well equipped. There are ample storage cupboards and all crockery and cooking utensils are provided. Full size gas cooker with fridge, oven, microwave, toaster and automatic washing machine. An iron and board are also supplied with a vacuum cleaner.
A dining table which comfortably seats 6 completes the dining area.
Large living room with feature stone fireplace. Comfy sofa's and armchairs, Freesat tv complete with Wii games console to keep the children entertained. This cosy room has a fitted carpet and exposed beams.
Two double Bedrooms, 1 single and 1 twin room with a bunk bed.
The main bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinet and a cot available for use.
The second bedroom has a single bed and bedside cabinet, and the 2nd double room has a double bed, chest of drawers and hanging rail.
There is a large downstairs bathroom with bath, separate shower, w/c and washbasin.
There are a number of electric wall heaters in each of the rooms.
Tv with Freesat - Wii games console.
There is a landscape garden for holiday makers to enjoy which has a summer house, charcoal bbq and some garden furniture to use.
Ample outside space for parking.
This is not suitable for wheelchair use or visitors with restricted mobility.
If you do not wish to clean the property before you leave cleaning can be arranged for you at an additional cost of £30.
Quilts and pillows are provided and you have the option of hiring the sheets and quilt covers or you can bring your own. The price to hire sheets and quilt covers is 10 euros for a double bed and 7 euros for a single bed.
Friendly English Owners
|Year property purchased||1991|
|Why this location?||It ideally located to explore this beautiful and historic region.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property offers tranquil accommodation ad mist peaceful countryside surroundings. Despite retaining many of the original features it also offers modern comforts .|
There has been a castle in Fougères for more than 1,000 years situated on the hills and surrounded by marshes.
The medieval town sprung up to the south of the castle around the River Nançon whose waters were used by the cloth-makers, dyers and tanners.
On Saturday you can enjoy a vibrant and varied market with a sit in a local bar to rest your legs and people watch.
On the frontier between France and Brittany, Vitré was once one of the region’s most important towns. Its 15th and 16th century buildings rival Dinan for medieval quaintness and its fairy-tale castle will delight young and old.
The most atmospheric street in Vitré is rue de la Baudrière, where you’ll find grand high-rise half-timbered houses. These were built by merchants who made their money from the cloth trade; the town had a thriving canvas industry from the 14th century. Rue de la Poterie is also worth a look for its preponderance of ‘porch houses’, whose first floors extend over the street creating an arcade underneath. On the north side outside the 13th century town walls is the district of Rachapt, where old stone cottages are built into the slopes. The area is reached through St Pierre postern, a medieval covered gateway that was big enough for riders and walkers but not carriages.
Mayenne is a small town on the Mayenne river in the north of the Mayenne department. It is about halfway between Le Mans and Rennes and north of Angers.
The town itself has two distinct parts. To the west of the Mayenne river, the Notre-Dame area is named after the impressive basilica, and to the east of the river the Saint-Martin area is named after the church. From a tourist’s point of view, the river was quite unfair when it split up the town, because Notre-Dame got the better deal with the basilica itself, the castle and most of the interesting shops.
The castle is Mayenne’s main must visit attraction. The restoration which had been in progress for as long as most inhabitants can remember has finally been completed, and the long awaited museum opened in May 2008. The castle ramparts are also perhaps the best place for a birdseye view across the Mayenne rooftops.
The museum is excellent, a modern-style attraction which fits perfectly within the medieval castle. The majority of the information is translated into English, and the lifts make the whole building accessible for those with reduced mobility. A visit can be thoroughly recommended and you should allow at least an hour to have a good look. Even if you can manage the stairs, don’t miss a trip in the lift with its panoramic view of the river.