Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 1 8.3/10
|La Paisiere||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
La Paisiére Gite/Cottage is a large traditional 2 bedroomed, detached farm cottage that has just been fully restored this year. Located in the heart of the beautiful Mayenne countryside set in a private garden the cottage has retained its charm and character of years gone by whilst now having the modern comforts you would expect with quality accommodation. The cottage is all on one level making it ideal for those with limited mobility.
The large lounge/diner has a traditional woodburner for those cosy evenings in with comfortable seating in which to relax. Free wi-fi and satellite television are also available. There is also a large dining table seating 6 with ample cutlery and crockery. There are patio doors from this room to the outside where you will find private gardens looking out onto the beautiful Mayenne countryside. Needless to say garden seating and loungers are provided along with a bbq for those days relaxing at the cottage.
The large bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, all with new comfortable beds, make it an ideal place for a family to stay. Both rooms have traditional French furniture, wardrobes, bedside tables providing plenty of storage space. The twin bedroom also has patio doors to the private outside gardens making for a light and airy room. A contemporary shower room with a large walk in shower, also on ground floor level, gives that modern, clean feel you would expect.
The kitchen has all the amenities you could need such as NEFF electric oven, hob, extractor microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker etc allowing you to make the most of the wonderful French markets.
The view to the rear of the property is a large lawned, private garden that looks out over fields. To the side of the cottage is your private undercover parking area. There is also private patio and garden area to the front of the cottage. Adjacent to the cottage you will find the home of Sandie & Gary who are on hand if you have any problems or need that bit of advice for where to eat or where you can visit today...
Modern fitted kitchen, full size electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker as well as a comprehensive range of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans etc. Dining area with large table seating 6 people.
A large, bright and airy room with patio doors to both sides with private gardens. Large comfy sofa and armchair in the sitting room with featurewood burner. Satellite television, wi-fi, as well as games, books and magazines.
Two large bedrooms. The main room has a double bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside tables. The second bedroom has twin beds, drawers, wardrobe, bedside tables and chairs. All bedding, duvets and linen are provided.
Contemporary large walk in shower, toilet, handbasin, vanity unit, hair dryer and heated towel rail all on the ground floor. Please bring your own towels.
Logburner and electric radiators. Electric heating will incur an additional charge.
Wi-fi, Satelite UK tv, books, Maps, and boardgames are provided.
Large private gardens with lawn and shrubs, sunloungers, seating, parasols and bbq.
The cottage is at the end of a rural lane and has parking for up to four vehicles with undercover parking for one vehicle to the side of cottage.
All accommodation is on the ground floor, making it suitable for those with limited mobility.
This is a no smoking property.
Sorry but pets are not allowed at the property.
Bicycles are loaned free of charge.
Internet, logs for fire included. Cleaning and linen are included in the rental price.
Sandie & Gary Wilkinson - We bought here in France to enjoy the very easy rural way of life that we recall from our childhood in the UK. The Mayenne area being agricultural is like moving back in time when there was no rush to life, ideal for our retirement plans. We live in an old property dating from 1700s adjacent to the rental cottage, which we fell in love with the first time we saw it in 2003. We have spent our time here renovating and purchased the rental cottage in 2018.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||We chose this rural location as it is within 2 hours of the ports of Caen or St Malo for those travelling from the UK. The area has good access roads to major tourist destinations for days out and also has some superb off the beaten track chateaux, gardens, medieval towns and villages. Mont St Michel, St. Malo, Cancale, Fougeres, Rennes, Vitre, and Le Mans are all places that can be visited within a day, plus the historic beaches of Normandy.
The location of the cottage makes it an ideal place to unwind in the middle of beautiful countryside after a day out enjoying local markets and restaurants. Warm summer nights are amazing for star gazing on the sunloungers, with no light pollution you are bound to see something new out there.
|Unique benefits of property||Having stayed in Gites in the past we know what counts and have tried to ensure that your cottage benefits from comfortable beds and seating. A kitchen that you can actually cook in and that has sharp knives. Gardens that have privacy from the owners and safe outside space to enjoy.|
The local villages of Larchamp & Montaudin are in an ideal position from which to explore Brittany, Normandy and the Pays de la Loire.
We are 5 minuites away from both villages that offer bakers, bar, restaurant, hairdresser, butcher, chemist. The town of Ernee has all amenities with modern supermarkets. More details of recommendations are in the welcome booklet in the cottage.
Local walks with tourist office guided maps are provided.
We have 3 renowned floral gardens close by, Jardin de la Pellerine, Parc Floral de Renaudies and Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne.
• Fougères - magnificent castle, one of the finest fortresses in Europe, with a lovely medieval district and a lively Saturday-morning market
• Pontmain - Basilica Notre Dame with arboretum and river walks
• Gorron - Parc de Loisirs, Tree walking, Swin Golf, Paintballing, Kayaking
• St Hilaire du Harcouët - Wednesday market with livestock market.
• Jublains, Roman archaelogical site full of history, Amphitheatre, Temple and Baths
• Vitré, medieval town with some fine architecture and castle
• Mont Saint-Michel - UNESCO Word Heritage Site, less than an hour away
• Alligator Bay Reptilarium - Crocodiles,Caimans, Alligators
• St James - American Military Cemetery
• Le Mans - Motor racing circuit and car museum
• Dinan - Medieval historic town with port and fine restaurants
• Rennes - Major city offering a quaint medieval quarter plus ultra modern shopping
• Sille-le-Guillaume - lake with water activities: swimming, pedal boats, sailing, canoeing, fishing
The gite was as described on the website. It was very clean, well looked after and nicely furnished. The owners were very welcoming and provided excellent customer service. We would highly recommend this property. The castle at Fougeres is well worth a visit.
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