Holiday Cottage to let with pool, Mayenne - LM006760_A

7km from Saint-Denis-de-Gastines, Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM006760_A Advertiser since: 8 January 2019

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Le Hutereau - Sauvignon Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1 Folding bed 1

About this property

Character Property With Heated Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing holiday or a short break in the heart of the French countryside.

Sauvignon is a three bedroom gîte on two floors. The downstairs living area has a sofa and three chairs and has double doors opening onto the private patio area. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table with seating for six people.

The wooden staircase leads to a fully carpeted first floor with a master bedroom, a twin room and a room with bunk beds. The Master bedroom has a long window with views over the surrounding fields whilst the twin room looks out over the courtyard.

All rooms have ample cupboard space. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over, a hand basin and a WC.

There is plenty of outside space for children to play.

We have a flexible change over day.

We live on site, in the old farm house and are always available to provide local knowledge and advice on where to go and what to visit. Our gîtes have free wi-fi and UK satellite tv and French channels. There is plenty of parking right outside the door. Barbecues, pool loungers and table tennis are all available in the old barn next to the pool.

​Our heated swimming pool is open from May until October.

We are right in the heart of the Escape to the Château area, just 25 minutes from Château De La Motte Husson (Dick and Angel's Château) and 15 minutes from Château de la Basmaignée and Château du Bailleul.

Le Mont St Michel, Roman ruins at Jublain, Fougeres Chateau and the pretty medieval town of Vitré are all within easy reach.

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are all provided.



Kitchen and dining

Sauvignon has a fully equipped kitchen. As well as plates, cutlery and cooking utensils, it has a gas cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, coffee-machine and cafetiere.

Living rooms

Sauvignon has a living area with sofas and chairs. A flat screen television (receiving UK Freesat and French tv) and a free wi-fi. It has a logburner in the open-plan living area and all logs are supplied. There is also electric heating available for use during the colder months.

A selection of boardgames and dvds are provided.


All the bedding is supplied and there is plenty of wardrobe space for all your clothes. A hairdryer is also provided.


There is a family bathroom with a bath and a shower. All bath towels are provided.


Sauvignon has a logburner and all the wood is provided.

There are also electric radiators.

Garden and outside

Le Hutereau has extensive grounds for you to use for relaxing by the pool or for playing football by the fields. As well as a selection of balls and outdoor games there is a Wendy house, ping pong table and swings.

Sauvignon has its own patio area with table, chairs and a parasol.

There are barbecues for use on your patio or in the barn next to the pool.

Parking and garages

We have plenty of space for off road parking right by the gites.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Emmaus, Fougères
Distance: 22 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Châteaux de Montfleaux
Distance: 1.8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Changé
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Denis de Gastines
Distance: 7 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Zara Bampton

We moved to France in 2015 to escape the frenetic pace of life in the UK and we found our little piece of paradise in the heart of the French countryside in Mayenne.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Our location in Mayenne is ideal for us and also for our guests. It is not too far from the ferry ports or airports and is sandwiched between the cidre producers to the north and wine producers to the south. We are in fact, in a major cheese producing area.

Some days we can travel 20 kms before seeing another car on the road and we are surrounded by fields of cows, wheat and maize.

We have a major town (Fougères) just 20 kms away and an abundance of historic towns and villages to see.
Unique benefits of property Come and spend your holiday in an old stone building with oodles of character and large oak beams. In the winter you can light the log burner and in the summer you can sit by the heated swimming pool.

The Owner Recommends

Château de Fougères

The Château de Fougères is in the town of Fougères just 20 kms away. It is the largest medieval fortress in Europe and well worth a visit.

While you are there you can take a guided tour of the town on the little train or sit by the cobbled streets and enjoy a coffee, crêpe or galette at the entrance to the Château.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gerry 18 September, 2019

What a lovely propertly in an idyllic rural French setting. We stayed at Le Hutereau at the end of August as a group of friends, many of whom had young children and/or babies (3 kids, 4 babies total). As a result we took all three gites and this was perfect for our needs. The space around the gites is brilliant with plenty of space for kids to run around. The pool is secured by several gates and there is a large barn overlooking the pool which is perfect for eating as a large group and provides shade in the hotter hours of the day. There were plenty of chairs and loungers for sitting around the pool and a fridge in the barn. There was plenty toys for the kids to play with and bikes/BBQs to borrow in the barn. As several babies were arriving the hosts kindly provided 3 high chairs and 3 travel cots as well as putting stair gates in all 3 houses - perfect for relaxing on holiday with little people. The pool was the perfect temperature, on the first day our kids spent about 8 hours in the pool without getting cold. Simon and Zara (the hosts) couldn't have looked after us better. They live on site but manage to strike the balance of helpful but not interfering perfectly, they checked all was well dailya nd took care of rubbish ect. As a group of friends we stayed up late several nights socilising in the barn and this was perfect as it didn't disturb those who wanted an early night. We spent a day doing the velorail and one in Fougeres - both were lovely. Overall great!

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