Gite to let in Normandy/Pays de Loire - LS005012

Fye (13km from Alencon), Sarthe, Western Loire Reference: LS005012 Advertiser since: 20 October 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Pommeraie Self Catering Saturday 4 9 2

About this property

Converted Barn. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Detached converted stone barn with seculded garden in beautiful rural location situated in North West France on the Normandy & Pays De Loire borders. The village of Fye is close to local amenities in Alencon and Le Mans, famous for the motor racing circuit.

Ideal for 2 families to share or equally just for one couple to enjoy some peace and quiet. There are 4 bedrooms one with king size bed and has en suite shower, bath and toilet. There is a 2nd double room, a triple room with single beds then a bunk bedroom which sleeps adults if necessary. There is a 2nd family bathroom for other guests also with shower, bath and toilet.
Large secluded child friendly secure garden for badminton, football and general outside living. We also have a games room for table tennis and darts.

Fye is a small peaceful village with all usual amenities and the town of Alencon 10 minutes away has larger hypermarkets and tourist activities. The market town of La Fresney sur Sarthe is within 3 miles and has all typical characteristics you would expect from a rural French town. There are forests and lakes close to Fye which provide ideal opportunity for a relaxing holiday whether walking, cycling or just sampling the French way of life.

Set in the grounds of an apple orchard is where the name La Pommeraie derives from. The owners bought the property in 2003 and spent 3 years undertaking a complete renovation to its current condition.

There are plenty of sunloungers to use and all usual amenities such as bbq 2 x patio tables, large indoor table comfortably seating all the family for meals. Small bistro table for breakfasts etc.

The seperate lounge has an open fire, seating for all the guests and tv for showing dvds.

Wi-fi throughout the Gite .

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large open plan (50m2) Kitchen Dining room with large oak table to comfortably seat 9 people.

Living rooms

Separate living room with open fire and 2 comfortable sofas. Tv for watching dvds.

Bedrooms

There are 4 bedrooms one with king size bed and has en suite shower, bath and toilet. There is a 2nd double room, a triple room with single beds then a bunk bedroom which sleeps adults if necessary.

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms one en suite, downstairs toilet.

Heating

Electric and wood fire

Entertainment

Cd player and IPhone docking station. Tv for dvd use only.

Garden and outside

Set in the grounds of an apple orchard is where the name La Pommeraie derives from. The owners bought the property in 2003 and spent 3 years undertaking a complete renovation to its current condition.

There are plenty of sunloungers to use and all usual amenities such as bbq 2 x patio tables, large indoor table comfortably seating all the family for meals. Small bistro table for breakfasts etc.

Large secure garden. Badminton, basketball net, plenty of room for children to play safely.

Parking and garages

Parking for 3 vehicles within premises. Attached outbuilding with table tennis table, dartboard and room for bike storage

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for disabled due to stairs.

Information about any additional facilities

We have had a review from a guest this summer through another website booking.

"We don't look at other properties anymore when booking a holiday for the family (7 of us). No need when this feels like home from the moment you drive into the driveway. This was our 5th stay here, and have 2 more stays booked. Plenty of room at far end of garden for football with enough space to relax nearer the house. If you are into cycling, this is great as plenty of quiet, yet smooth roads to explore.

Outskirts of Alencon is only 10 minutes down the road where le clerc and plenty of other shops can be found. Swimming pool in alencon is great family fun with 3 pools (1 outside), bouncy castles, diving board, slide and sauna/steam room/Jacuzzi.

Really quiet area to hear the woodpeckers and farm animals that are in the fields on 2 sides of the garden. The other side of the garden is the rear gardens of other properties, but walled to give total privacy"

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Alencon
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Arconnay
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine du Gasseau
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 15 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: From Fye village

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Julie Ashworth

We bought this in 2003

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Love it
Unique benefits of property Ideal for 2 families or also just a couple wanting some peace!

The Owner Recommends

Things to see and do in the area

Alencon Town Centre

Ten minutes drive and famous for "lace making" and its stunning "Notre Dame" cathderal is a pretty market town with lots of good eating places, shops, brocantes and museums. There is an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a lovely park which has animals and a play area. It also hosts weekly events throughout the summer.

Alps Mancelles

Only a 10 minute drive and has the most incredible views of the countryside together with some of the most prettiest villages in France.

Bangnoles de l'Orne

Has a beautiful chateau and casino.

Cocco Plage - Sille de Guilliume

Cocco Plage (a man made beach) is situated in Sille de Guilliume which is about 25 mins drive and is a very good alternative to a real beach with watersport activities, a bar and restaurant, play area and unlimited free parking, boat hire, pedalos, crazy golf and fishing. There is a train ride available to take you around the lake if you prefer a change from walking and the forest is ideal for walking and cycling.

Paris

Two and a half hours by car. Only 1 hour away by the fast TGV train from Le Mans

Fresnay sur Sarthe

A ten minute drive and has a traditional weekly market and medieval ruins offering an excellent view of the town. A swimming pool and tennis courts are also available.

Harras du Pin

The national stud farm is only a 40 minute drive, where you will see spectacular dancing horse events on throughout the summer.

Le Mans

Take a trip to see the famous motor racing circuit and museum then visit the "old town" which has a light show in the summer evenings

Fun activities

Dommaine Du Gasseau "Go Ape" in the forest is just outside St Leonard Du Bois on the road to St Cenri.
Canoeing is available from the campsite in Fresnay Sur Sarthe
Go Karting at 61500 Aunay-les-Bois just north of Alencon also at Le Mans by the 24hr race circuit

Chateau Du Sassy

Between Sees and Argentan, spectacular Chateau and grounds which the Queen visied in 1967