Two bedroom gite in Western Loire for rental - LS005540

Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier (11km from Fresnay-sur-Sarthe), Sarthe, Western Loire Reference: LS005540 Advertiser since: 30 May 2017
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Le Jarrier Gite Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 Travelcot

About this property

Great Views, Relaxing Rural Setting and Lots Nearby. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Jarrier Gite is a 2 bedroom detached property with modern facilities, a private solar heated pool (late May-Sept), large garden and private parking for 2 cars. Free wi-fi. Shorter stays from 3 nights available.

A former stable, the gite has been brought up to date to provide private accommodation for holidaymakers looking to spend time relaxing and visiting northern France. In a rural setting yet within a short drive of many and varied tourist attractions and activities.

The large south facing garden (with above ground private pool) benefits from the sun from early morning until sunset and is accessed via the conservatory. The pool has solar heating and is generally available for use from approx. late May to mid September but possibly longer depending on the weather.

The gite sleeps up to 4 people. The double bedroom with en suite wc is on the first floor, and the second bedroom is on the ground floor and has sturdy wooden adult sized bunk beds.

There is a well equipped kitchen containing dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, Dolce Gusto coffee-machine.
The conservatory has lounge and dining areas but there is also plenty of seating outside, including 2 dining tables, one on the patio and one in the shaded open barn area which also has a range of outdoor games such as croquet, badminton, giant jenga, darts etc. The shower room with WC and basin is also on the ground floor.

French and UK Freesat tv channels are available on a Smart / Wi-Fi LCD TV in the conservatory. We have a range of books about France as well as some fiction books and indoor games.

The view of the surrounding countryside and very large garden from the conservatory and garden are loved by our guests.

In the 12 years we have been open, we have a large percentage of returning guests and have an excellent 5 star rating on Trip Advisor, with 50+ reviews all very positive. We were very proud to be awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" from Trip Advisor in 2019 and previously in 2018 & 2017.

We are in the Alpes Mancelles, a popular tourist area which also includes the very pretty villages of St Leonard des Bois and St Cenerie le Generie. St Leonard (a 10-15 min drive) offers canoeing, adventures in the trees and pony trecking, cycle hire, fishing and so much more.

There is a lake at Sille which is a 10 min drive with bars and restaurants, water activities, pony rides, mini train, boat rides, crazy golf, pedalo and cycle hire and tree climbing. To walk around the lake takes around 1 hour at an easy pace.



Kitchen and dining

There is a well equipped kitchen containing dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, 4 slice toaster, Krups Dolce Gusto coffee machine.

The conservatory has lounge and dining areas and there is also plenty of seating outside.

Living rooms

At the back of the gite, south facing, the good sized conservatory has lounge and dining areas and there is also plenty of seating outside.

There is a Smart/wi-fi lcd tv with French and UK Freesat channels.

Books of local and French interest, tourist information, paperbacks, board games and much more to help you enjoy your holiday at Le Jarrier.


The gite sleeps up to a maximum 4 people. The double bedroom with en suite wc is on the first floor, and the second bedroom is on the ground floor and has sturdy wooden adult sized bunk beds.


The shower room with walk in shower, wc and basin is on the ground floor.
There is also a second wc and hand basin off the double first floor bedroom.


Heating is provided free of charge via wall mounted electric heaters. Guests can alter the setting for these as required.


Free fibre wi-fi provided.
UK and French tv, books and games - indoor and outdoor.
A good size (3.4 meter) above ground private pool for gite guests only is in the gites very large garden. The pool benefits from solar heating and is usually available form Mid may to mid September and possibly more depending on the sunshine!

Garden and outside

The pool is approx 3.4 metres, circular and above ground and if required, has removable ladders for the safety of children.

Very large garden with plenty of outdoor seating, dining table with parasol and chairs, loungers and relaxing seating with coffee-table.

Two main seating areas, 1 south facing to benefit from the sunshine and the other sheltered.
There is also lighting outdoors as well as power sockets.

Parking and garages

Free parking for 2 - 3 cars is in an allocated area next to the gite only for use by gite customers only.
The covered barn area in the garden is also good for cycle storage.

Visitor suitability

There are facilities (a bedroom and shower room) on the ground floor but there are 3 steps from the kitchen into the conservatory which may not be ideal for people with mobility problems.
There is a child safety gate at the top of the stairs in the double bedroom on the first floor.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide free wi-fi.
Electricity is free as is bedding and towels.
There is a rotary clothes dryer in the garden and also an indoor drying rack.
Electric fans also provided.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bazaar Boom and weekly local Brocantes
Distance: 10 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Arconnay
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Leonard des Bois
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 12 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: All local villages have a walking map/route


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Heather Little

We have converted the old stable building at Le Jarrier into a modern self catering gite which has been open for 12 years and has a high percentage of returning customers each year. We are open all year and have a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor with over 55 reviews and have been awarded their Certificate of Excellence for 3 years running.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Quiet and beautiful setting yet within easy reach of a wide range of different attractions, daily local markets, the lakeside beach at Sille le Guillaume with watersports bars and cafes (10 mins drive), Le Mans and its world famous 24 hour race track and museum.
Very popular villages of beauty in the Alpes Mancelles such as St Leonard des Bois, St Cenerie le Gerei, the lovely village of Sainte Suzanne. Canoening, pedalos, Adventures in the trees, Electric cycle hire, Pony riding and so much more.
Unique benefits of property The gite has great views of the surrounding countryside, well appointed kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, privacy, pool, large private garden, great outdoor space with a wide range of seating, ample parking for 2 cars, French and UK tv, wide range of games, dvds etc. Free wi-fi. Guests love to feed our sheep and chickens. The nearest supermarket is less than 10 mins drive from Le Jarrier.

The Owner Recommends

Lakeside Beach and activities at Sille Plage. Just 10 mins from the gite.

Sandy beach, watersports, bars/cafes, tree climbing adventures, pony riding, mini train rides and boat tours around the lake (seasonal), crazy golf, canoeing, pedalos, walking, mountain bike tracks, electric bike hire, water boarding. If you are not sporty, sit back and enjoy the lake and views.

Le Mans

Le Mans is the home of the world famous 24 hour race track and car museum, just under an hours drive from Le Jarrier. A must for car and motor racing enthusiasts.

Sunday mornings Le Mans holds a large outdoor market including brocante/antiques. This is situated in front of the stunning Cathedral which has wonderful stained glass.

Then there is the fabulous old town with cobbled narrow streets and bars/cafes, not forgetting the modern shopping area as well.

Wonderful villages nearby

Within a 15 minute drive are the very pretty and popular villages of The Alpes Mancelles. St Leonard des Bois has the river running around it with several bars, canoeing, Adventures in the Trees and much more. A few minutes further north is St Cenrie le Gerei with its beautiful old church on the hill just above the river. Popular with artists and walkers, this village is worth a visit.

Sainte Suzanne is also popular with the old castle and small cobbled streets.

Chateaux & Vineyards

Chateau Sassy and also Carrouges are both within an hours drive and popular with our guests. The fabulous chateaux of the Loire Valley and the Vineyards of the Loire are approx 1.5 - 2 hours drive south but well worth it.

Some Loire wines are Saumur, Jasniers, Vouvray, Sancerre, Chinon, Anjou to name a few.

Local places popular with our guests

These are some Restaurant choices near to us;
Il Calcio - Pizzeria Restaurant.
15 Ave Victor Hugo, 72130, Fresnay sur Sarthe.
Tel: 02 43 33 14 16 (approx 15 mins drive / 12 kms)

La Cave a Biere - Restaraunt Bistronomique
3 Rue des Alpes Mancelles, 72130, St Leonard des Bois
Tel: 02 43 34 65 83 (approx. 14 mins / 12.6kms)
Sometimes music on Saturdays - Reservation might be needed
There are other Restaurants in St Leonard des Bois

Au Refuge du Trappeur at La Plage -
Restaurant - Pizzeria (Sille Lake) 72140, Sille le Guillaume
Tel: 02 43 20 17 48 (approx. 12 mins / 10 kms)

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 SDM 17 July, 2019

Great Time had at Le Jarrier Gite with welcoming hosts. Gite was well equipped, pool and games a big hit with my 8 year old daughter. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area.

Favourite visits were to Alencon and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe and a visit to Le Mans for the Sunday market.

Would highly recommend a stay here.

Owner response

Hi Scott, Many thanks for your review and comments.
It's a pleasure you know you enjoyed your holiday at Le Jarrier.