Large Holiday House in tranquil Western Loire - LM006213

3km from Desertines, Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM006213 Advertiser since: 6 March 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Petite Maison Self Catering Flexible 5 10 6 Sofabed in living room / cot in main bedroom

About this property

A Quaint Converted Farmhouse With a Modern Interior. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in the beautiful countryside of Pays de la Loire in France, the estate of Le Moulin de la Quentiniere comprises two stunning luxury 5 bedroom houses and a fantastic leisure complex complete with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium and gamesroom.

Outside, the courtyard leads down to a large garden for lazy days playing boules, British bulldog, football and rounders or just lying back and watching the clouds drift by....

The landscape surrounding this wonderful French property offers a vista of rolling pastures, grazing cattle and quiet roads.

Complete with quaint villages and friendly locals; an idyllic setting to while away the hours. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy un grand cafe, un kir de cassis or the local delicacy, un verre du pommeau....

We are located in the little village of Desertines, in the town of Gorron, the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire. For those who like to explore, it is an ideal base from which to travel to other places of interest.

Famous for its culinary superiority, France is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, receiving over 80 million foreign visitors each year. Visitors are attracted by the historic cities, the beautiful countryside along with the abundance of castles situated in the Loire Valley, and Brittany and Normandy. In addition, France offers an agreeable climate, some excellent beaches and a rich culture with food and wines that are among the most celebrated in the world.

La Petite Maison allows you to enjoy the comforts of country living in a modern farmhouse setting. It started out as the accommodation for the family working in the mill, providing basic accommodation of 5 standard bedrooms, with an office for the man of the house to sort the paperwork and then join the rest of the family for a hearty evening meal, lovingly prepared by his good lady wife in the farmhouse kitchen; very welcome after a long arduous day of graft.

More recently, La Petite Maison has been transformed; sleeping up to a maximum of 12 people, we now have 5 comfortably cosy bedroom suites which occupy the interior with a modern kitchen resplendent with country charm...



Kitchen and dining

We have recently remodelled the kitchen to provide an abundance of preparation area with work surfaces all around and a feature breakfast bar, surrounded by breakfast bar stools.

The kitchen provides:

* induction hob and electric double oven
* microwave, fridge-freezer
* integral wine rack
* crockery and ovenware, knife block
* baking trays and equipment including weighing scales
* wine glasses, short and tall tumblers
* cutlery and bbq cutlery, assorted mugs and cups
* teapot, cafetieres, kettle, toaster, chopping boards, trays

The dining area has a lovely extended wooden dining table and chairs

Living rooms

The living room of La Petite Maison is furnished with a large cosy sofa and a double sofabed, along with an occasional table and wood burning stove in the feature fireplace. A tv and dvd player with French and English freeview and satellite and radio channels.


Each comfortable bedroom comes complete with:

* king size or double bed
* bedside table with reading lamp
* wardrobe storage with hangers
* cheval mirror
* wall-mounted tv with French and English freeview and satellite and radio channels
* hospitality tray for tea/coffee making


Each bathroom suite:

* large bath, separate shower unit
* his/her handwash basins with unit
* separate wc
* complimentary bathroom toiletries

The two top floor bedrooms have a shower unit, single handwash basin and share a wc which is on the floor below.


All the heating is provided by oil fired radiators throughout the house.

Garden and outside

La Petite Maison has a raised paved area stepping down to a lovely rose garden with a lawned area, brick built barbecue, patio table and chairs and double gate leading to the front courtyard and pathway to the main garden behind the house.

Parking and garages

The large courtyard shared with the other rental property on the site provides ample complimentary parking.

Visitor suitability

There is no wheelchair access to the property.

There is no smoking in the property.

Information about any additional facilities

Guests of La Petite Maison are welcome to use the patio chairs and tables, the bbq provided and the facilities of the onsite Leisure Complex with indoor pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium, gamesroom with table tennis, snooker table, pool table, Wii and Xbox consoles.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

  • Indoor pool


Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp
Name of nearest fishing location: EARL Montecot
Distance: 0.1 km



Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dorn Kipping

Hello, I'm a working mother and myself and my hubby bought this property when we saw it and fell in love with it :)<br/><br/>Over the years, we have lovingly restored it and made it into a holiday home we hope people would like to stay in and come back to again and again.<br/><br/>It's a gorgeous property and modern inside whilst retaining that french 'je ne sais quoi' that we all would like to know and love ;)

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? It is a great location to escape and enjoy some calm reflection and a great place to gather with family and friends.
Unique benefits of property La Petite Maison is a unique home from home set in lovely countryside.

The Owner Recommends

A countryside home from home

We provide a useful Welcome Pack for all our guests with some ideas of places we have visited and things to do. Here is just a quick selection though.

The nearby village of Desertines has a great little pub, The Red Lion, which is definitely worth a visit.

Natalie's is a local bar/restaurant in Desertines which serves a very reasonably priced plat du jour.

Cafe Gourmand is in our local town of Gorron and serves a great cup of tea and coffee (and cake if you need some!!) as well as lunches and dinner.

Elliot's, butchers, can supply all your meats and is just across the road from Cafe Gourmand!