Stone Gite in rural Mayenne for rental - LM005703

Aron (2km from Mayenne), Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM005703 Advertiser since: 14 September 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Moulin de Buchaud Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1

About this property

In the Middle of Nowhere,in the Centre of Everything. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Close to Dick and Angel’s Chateau de la Motte Husson
Beautiful period granite gîte, nestled down in the grounds of our 15th century water mill. Private garden and decking area. Inside is cool in the summer and cozy warm in the winter. Spacious and well equipped.

English host

Just 10 minutes from Chateau de la Motte Husson featured on Escape to the chateau.

Located in the French countryside yet close to all amenities and historic towns.

Fantastic historic towns locally as well as Roman ruins.

Swimming and fishing lakes with a man made beach and activities close by.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has everything you need to enjoy cooking and tasting the great French cuisine with a modern electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher and coffee-machine. A dining table seating 5 in the kitchen as well as a dining table in the lounge area. A beautiful decking area with a dinning table and parasol, seating 6, leading from the lounge and looking over the countryside and water.

Living rooms

The living room is spacious with 2 sofas, a writing desk, large dining table and logburner. The tv has Sky English channels and the living room has a couple of English plug sockets and USB ports. In the winter, there is a large decorated Christmas tree and decorations as well as stockings for the children staying. In the summer, this is a lovely cool room with a tiled floor, to escape the sunshine if needed!


The first main bedroom is large and has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedside cupboards and a decorative logburner.

Views over the pond and fields.


The second bedroom has a double bed and 1 single bed with a wardrobe and chest of drawers as well as bedside cupboards.

Views over the countryside and pond.


Oil fired central heating throughout with traditional radiators and logburner.

Garden and outside

Great decking area for sunbathing on the loungers or dining outside. Private garden to sit and take in the peaceful surroundings, bird watching or relaxing.

Large paddling pool in the summer months.

Parking and garages

Parking inside the gates.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for children under 5 years old due to fast running water in the rivers feeding the mill and the pond.

Information about any additional facilities

We have 3 very friendly, large dogs and 3 horses in the grounds of the mill but not entering the gîte at any time so no dog hairs inside your property ! All pets are kept separate from the gîte garden with a fence.


  • Internet

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Laval
Distance: 35 km

Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: On the property

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Parc de vaux
Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: D207

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Rebecca Lay

Hi, English born but loving the life in France. I have horses and dogs here with me so hopefully anyone enjoying the gîte loves seeing horses walking around the fields too. I’ve lived in Australia for a few years many moons ago and travelled all over the world. I love to ski so being in the same country as the Alps fantastic. I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and making their holiday special.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? In the middle of nowhere, in the heart of everywhere.
Unique benefits of property The gîte is in the grounds of a 15th century watermill. Renovated to a very high standard being very spacious with great faciltities. The location is great being rural but still only a few minutes from main shops and amazing historic towns

The Owner Recommends

Historic towns

I highly recommend visiting the historic towns we have near by. We are very close to Roman ruins in Jublains and the medieval towns, Domfront and Fougeres. Sainte Suzanne is also a must visit for amazing views and history.

History of Sainte Suzanne
Sainte Suzanne has had a checkered history, begining, recent archeological evidence suggests, with an iron age settlement in the 6th century BC. Sitting 60m above the Erve river on a rocky outcrop this naturally defensive position has meant it has been settled throughout the ages.

A medieval fortress was built in the 10/11th centuries and the stone keep was built in the 11 th century. At the end of this century the Norman forces of William the Conqueror was sweeping through the area increasing his territories. The surrounding towns quickly fell under the onslaught but Sainte Suzanne managed to resist the Norman invadors for 3 years. Close to the road to Assé le Bérenger you can still see some of the remains of the camp set up by the Normans during this period. Finally after 3 years a negotiated peace was settled between the two sides.

In the 15th century during the Hundred Years war between the French and the English, Sainte Suzanne fell and was occupied by the English for 14 years. It was retaken by the French following the treachery of one of the English soldiers.

Christmas lights

Obviously only a certain time of year but the Christmas lights in Laval are really well done over the river. Great atmosphere to get you ready for the season.


There are restaurants for all tastes and budgets,including vegetarian.( I can vouch for these as I’m a vegetarian ) We have 3 Michelin star restaurants locally , L’Eveil des Sens, Beau Rivage and La Marjolaine.

Great places such as La Forge and Le Petit Monde which are pretty locations and many many restaurants further away in a town called Bagnoles de l’Orne .

Swimming and other activities

We have a brand new public swimming pool in Mayenne which is great for children., as well as natural lakes with man made beaches where there are activities through the summer.

Hiring a bike is easy and cycling fantastic along the river all off road.
Kayaking also available on the river Mayenne or some lakes.
Fantastic newly enlarged cinema in the town which shows some films in English.
Horse riding about half an hour away.
Lovely walks, my favourite is along the river Mayenne.
Caves about an hour away for different age groups.
Fishing in season.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Amanda P 19 May, 2019

I would highly recommend this gite, it was very homely and welcoming and spotlessly clean. It had everything we needed.

The location was lovely and it was very quiet. Rebecca our host was amazing so friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had a great time.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely comments and we’re very glad you enjoyed your stay as it is very important to us ! Hope we see you again in the future,
Kind regards,

10 / 10 Bballnana1 10 April, 2018

We had the most amazing time here. Everything was all set for us. Very clean and comfortable.Rebecca and Peter were the absolute best hosts for our stay. They were very knowledgeable of the area, so we were able to see the most for our stay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a great vacation destination. Thank you. You made our 20th anniversary special.

Owner response

Hi guys, thank you so much for your lovely comments, I’m very glad you enjoyed your stay and really hope we see you both again soon. Welcome any time, we have many more places to show you too!