Gite with Carp Lake to let in Western Loire - LM006968

Villaines-la-Juhel (22km from Mayenne), Mayenne, Western Loire Reference: LM006968 Advertiser since: 25 February 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Pitardiere Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Stunning Home From Home 1/2 Bedroom Gite. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

Very friendly, quiet and brilliant for a restful holiday. Very pretty part of France.

Villaines is close to the eastern border of Mayenne. Its canton is bordering on the department of Sarthe, and very near to the border of l'Orne. It is in the centre of a triangle made up in the North-East by Pre en Pail, in the West by Mayenne and South-east by Sille-le-Guillaume in la Sarthe. Each one of these towns of importance, on the scale of Mayenne, is separated by 16 to 28 kilometres from Villaines-la-Juhel. The commune is far away from the great national highways and motorway but the secondary roads radiate from there throughout the canton. That reinforces the idea that it is a true centre of attraction on its canton.

Steve and I decided in 2017 to sell our house in England and take the bold choice of going travelling around Europe. We then came to France in 2018 and found this beautiful Fermette, fell in love and decided to buy. It was converted from a barn to this lovely style around 14 years ago. It has just under 4 acres of land with a lake that has Carp fish within it. You are welcome to fish during your stay.

We are happy to share our special getaway with you and truly hope you get to enjoy it as much as we do. The views of the scenery in the morning are spectacular, and there are some fantastic walks and bike routes in the neighbourhood. It also has lovely restaurants and bars in, and around, the area.
We are also a Biker friendly Gite for those long, smooth rides on the brilliant biker roads.

Have you thought about spending your Christmas and New Year at La Pitardiere? It is available with a free bottle of Champagne. Christmas dinner could also be made available with a decorated Gite. 2 Nights or more are bookable with rates on calender. Any questions please ask.



Kitchen and dining

Dining room table that seats up to 6 people.

Kitchen area has cooker, fridge, with all amenities needed on a daily use.

Living rooms

Comfortable seating area with use of Freesat tv with dvd player.

Reading corner with a book swap shelving unit. Puzzles etc


One or two bedrooms very respectively decorated for your comfort.

Bedroom 1 has a kindsize bed, consisting of 2 singles combined, with a thick mattress topper, for your comfort.
They can be separated as 2 singles if preferred.
Wardrobe with 2 side units for your storage

Bedroom 2 has a double bed, with a thick mattress topper.
Wardrobe and 2 side units for your storage.

Bedding all supplied


Shower room with basin and sink. No bath.

Towels supplied


Electric thermostated heating system.

Winter months an extra fee may be asked for if an excess of 50 Units is used.


Television with Free View and dvd player, books and puzzles, colouring books

Garden and outside

Large area with personal decking area for gite.

Lots of walking or cycling areas.

Ping Pong and Swingball available

Lazy Spa for those relaxing times, depending on weather. Towels supplied.

Free exclusive fishing in our lake. Mainly Carp and Tench.

Plenty of space to spread your wings.

Parking and garages

Our property is right at the end of a private road and very secure.

Parking out front of gite for cars at own risk. Area in barn, in garden, for motorbike security.

Visitor suitability

Allowed with permission from owners of gite.

Information about any additional facilities

Continental breakfast available on request at an additional cost

Washing machine 7kg available at a cost of 5 Euros per wash.

Sorry, pets not allowed apart from exceptional or necessary circumstances. Prior arrangement agreement needed.

There is no Tourist Tax in Villaine-la-Juhel.

Check-in time 3pm-7pm. After 7 pm please ring.
Check out time is 10 am.

No smoking within any areas of gite. Smoking outside is ok as long as they are distinguished properly and butts are thrown away in appropriate bins.

Exclusive fishing at no extra charge
Lazy Spa
Ping pong can also be available


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bagnoles de L'orne
Distance: 28.3 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Our lake

Fishing on-site

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonnees all over Villaine

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jenny Cazaly

Jenny and Steve have took the plunge to sell their property in England and go travelling around Europe. During this they came across this beautiful semi-rural Fermette, with just under 4 acres of land with a carp lake. There are 125kms of walkways and cycle paths around Villaine and lots of idyllic villages to visit. Restaurants and bars are nearby with very friendly people. We love this area of France and feel that you would too.<br/>Siret no 85179320800014

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Just out of the main town with many beautiful views. Semi-rural but close enough to feel habitable.
We have many areas to walk or cycle with many sightseeing villages that all show beautiful features.
Normandy beaches are approx 1.5 hrs drive but highly worth visiting.
La Mans is only an hours drive for that motor experience.
We have an exclusive fishing lake that is free to fish during your stay.
Unique benefits of property Large 80 sq mtr 2 bedroom Gite with Lazy Spa and Exclusive fishing lake.
Quiet, plenty of area space and very safe. Walking distance to town, restaurants or bars. Many walks and cycle routes. Mainly Carp Fishing in lake. Lots of places to go sightseeing.

The Owner Recommends

Bagnoles de L'orne

Very old town that has many tourist attractions. Roc au Chein is a very old and high rock that you can see for miles and has an interesting story to it. Chateau that has antique markets on certain months of the year. Lots of shops, restaurants and bars, and a very nice chocolate shop. Very much worth seeing.
29.8 km (28 mins drive)

Domfront - Le Chateau du 12C Siecle

Old ruin that has lots of information on its history. Beautiful village around it but quite steep.
44 km (41 min drive)

Saint Ceneri Le Gerei

Voted the second most beautiful village in France. Very scenic.
22.1km 22 mins drive


Huge lake with walkways or cycle paths. Resting places and toilets. Play area. Restaurants with live music on Sundays.
24.8km 25 min drive

Mayenne town

Lots of shops, banks, patisserie's with a Chateau museum. Very historical town.
27.8km 28 mins drive

Le Mans Old and New Town

Le Mans is a very large town with a beautiful Church on the boundary of the old and new town. The old town is cobbled and can be quite hard if needing a wheelchair but worth seeing. Nice bars and restaurants. The new town is filled with every type of shop you will need. Also great for that Motor experience.
59.1km 1hr 4mins drive

Les Perles

Lovely lake and walk way 10 mins from Villaine. Childrens play area, Resting areas 5.2km 6 mins drive.

Maison du Parc - Carrouges

Fortified Chateau with beautiful grounds. Online for information.
33.4km 32 mins drive

Laval town and Saturday Market

Beautiful town and great market, especially for vegetables and fish.
56.3km 47 mins drive

Villaines-la-Juhel town with Monday market

Quaint little market that sells local produce. Has a lovely little bar called La Gouline that sells beverages and lovely to watch the world go by. Also has a supermarket, hairdressers, clothes shops, Patisseries, butchers, tabac and many more little surprises.

Evron Thursday market

Morning market that sells lots of local produce.
25.2 km (25 mins drive)

Normandy beaches

Beautiful beaches for that sunny experience or that stroll along the sand

DonJon Monument

Stunning views from this beautiful monument of Villaines-la-Juhel

St Georges Church

There is an old and New St Georges within Villaine town. Very beautiful churches.

Gue De Selle

Randonnee walk, 6km around a lake. About 24 min drive.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Simon & Tricia 26 August, 2019

Jenny & Steve greet guests with warm enthusiasm, keen to share their property. Jenny provides a wecolm basket of goodies for longer staying guests - her cakes are exceedingly good. The gite is very clean and comfortable. The outside decking is a good sun trap after a day of excursions. There are some big fish in the lake but Simon was unable to catch one - 3lb carp was ok -needed more time. Villaines-la-Juhel is a lovely town - a large fishing lake close by, supermarket and outdoor swimming pool (still under-going refurbishment after 12 months!). Places to see - Domfront, Sille le Guillume, Bagnoles del'Orne. You will feel thoroughly relaxed at La Pitardiere.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words and really enjoyed you staying with us. See you again soon we hope xxx

10 / 10 Mr and Mrs Byrne 8 July, 2019

Lovely clean gite in a great area. The host were really friendly and could not do enough for you. Large open plan lounge and dinning room . Decorated and futnished to a hight standard with a large tv with English channels. Comfy seating and a great dinning table and chairs. Kitchen also well equipped with full size appliances. Welcome pack when you arrive with home made goodies plus milk , bread and cheeses ho not forgetting the wine.
Two good sized bedrooms again up to a high standard. ( Comfy bed zzzzzz.) Lots off Information for places to visit and things to do. Both the hosts are easy to talk to and will help you to exsperiance france so you are never stuck on what and where to go.
Outside a lovely decking area with sun shade and table and chairs. Also a Jacuzzi which was fantastic at the end off a hot day. Just a stroll away is your own fishing pond full off carp off all sizes
Also the chickens and goose wI'll enjoy your company.

Lots off areas to play or wzlk in the garden is table tennis and Swing ball so I'd you feel energetic or just simply relax this place will not dissapoint you.
Forgot to mention there is a bbq and clothes rack and any washing can be done by Jenny for a small cost.
We really enjoyed our stay and by the end off the holiday we did not want to go home.
The area was very beautiful and the weather very warm. So Hooe to return again. If you want a holiday to exsperiance France and stay in a lovely gite in a pretty area book thus gite now

Owner response

Thank you for a wonderful week. It's so nice to start as guests and leave as friends. Hope you do return as you was a pleasure to host. We miss you already. Best wishes Jenny and Steve xxxxxxxxx