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 neighborhood. 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.



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


One or two bedrooms very respectively decorated for your comfort.

Bedroom 1 has a double, 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.


Shower room with basin and sink. No bath.


Electric thermostated heating system.


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

Garden and outside

Large area with personal decking area for gite. Lots of walking or cycling areas.

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

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
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.

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 Quiet, plenty of area space and very safe. Walking distance to town, restaurants or bars. Many walks and cycle routes. 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.