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The cottage (once an old barn) has been recently renovated to a high standard. It provides 2 large double bedrooms with original features, a large bathroom with a roll-top bath and a large separate toilet.
The downstairs has an original fireplace with a wood burner and original beams, providing a comfortable seating lounge for relaxing with leather reclining sofa and chair. An LCD television, PlayStation and surround sound DVD player are available.
The modern kitchen has a 4 burner gas hob, multifunction electric oven, microwave, kettle, coffee-machine, toaster, washing machine, dish washer and all cooking equipment.
The cottage has a private outside eating area, with picnic table, chairs, bbq and ample secure parking, also a large childrens play area and large terrace (shared with owners) set within 5 acres. There is plenty of room to run about. There are outside lights and electricity sockets enabling guests to benefit from the outside space.
Local supermarket is just a 10 mins drive away, and the local Saturday market is in Fesnay sur Sarthe which is a 10 mins drive.
Welcome pack on arrival (Wine, cheese, baguette).
Pretty 2-bedroomed converted barn in a tranquil village set within 5 acres of natural countryside. Private garden + childrens play area, including 14ft trampoline and enclosure, swings, slide and climbing frame (under 10yrs),5m pool and 2.5acres of fields. 10 mins walk to local village, bar and bakers. Ideal for families and couples.
Fully equipped, with all you need to live, eat and cook, plus a barbecue outside.
15ft² with 3 seater sofa recliner, single all-leather recliner, LCD TV, playstation, DVD, surround sound system and a large table to seat 6.
Two, both 15ft² one with king size bed with tempur mattress.
The other with a double bed, a single bed and also an extra single and double mattress and travel cot.
Large bathroom with roll-top bath and fountain tap. Seperate spacious toilet with hand basin.
Electric wall-mounted oil filled radiators.
Outside table tennis, outside large childrens pool, swings and slide, 14ft trampoline, football goal, basketball hoop, sandpit and various outdoor games.
Two hectares of countryside. Barbecue. Seating
Private, secure parking, around the back of the property.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
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.
Only a 10 minute drive and has the most incredible views of the countryside together with some of the most prettiest villages in France.
Has a beautiful chateau and casino.
Two and a half hours by car 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.
Only 1 hour 30 minutes away by the fast TGV train.
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 at Fresnay sur Sarthe.
Within easy walking distance, it offers a bar/restaurant (open daily serving coffees, alcoholic beverages and good local food), a boulangerie, a post office, hairdressers and a grass area for playing and picnicking along with an area especially made for playing the famous French game of Boules.
The national stud farm and is only a 40 minute drive, where you will see spectacular dancing horse events on throughout the summer.
If you prefer a bit more excitement Le Mans which is famous for its 24hour motor racing, is nearby and very accessible by train or car with the added attraction of an adventure park Pappea (with a very good water park).
One of Frances' top zoos at Parc Zoologique de la Fleche, is definitely worth a visit. The park is ideal for a family day out with cafes and attractive riverside setting. Over 1,200 animals from all over the world can be observed in their natural surroundings from polar bears underwater to elephants in the African savannah. See tigers, Chinese pandas and more. The zoo is known for its amazing shows with sea-lions, parrots, and falconry displays on horseback. Open daily all year and only approximately 45 minutes drive just outside Le Mans.
Peace and quiet, no cars, trains, neighbours, speed cameras, yellow lines, hooligans, drunks, just tranquility.
Only 10 minutes drive away, and offers lots of outdoor activities, including horse riding, water sports, for the adventurous an 'in the trees' adventure park, along with a very pretty trail walk to see some of the most prettiest views and animals. You can also find a selection of bars and restaurants.
Around 6km and is found in the Orne department of Normandy to the south-west of Alencon. A very pretty village in a lovely wooded setting on a bend in the River Sarthe in the heart of southern Normandy, Saint Ceneri is classified as a 'most beautiful village of France'. The village is very popular with artists, drawn by the unspoiled character of the village and several artists have established galleries and workshops here. There are some pretty houses along the river banks - the 2 banks are joined by an old bridge. The village has an attractive 11th century romanesque style church, with some notable frescoes, and pretty views down the river valley. There is also a very small 15th century chapel. Nearby the Gardens at La Mansoniere are also recommended, with several different 'garden rooms' to be explored.
Excellent accommodation, couldn't have booked anything better. From the welcome pack at the start to bed linen being changed during the stay you would have thought it wasa hotel. We have 2 children (5,2) and the gite was perfect for them, especailly the outdoor toys and pool. Lots to do in the surrounding areas for them and Disney not too far away (where we spent part of our second week).
The gite was very clean and Jackie and Tony couldn't have been more attentive. We will definitely be back!
it was great having you here and would love to see you again, least we have the internet working now at lastttttttttt