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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Mayenne, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

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myrtle_13
chichester
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12 reviews
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“Such a Find a perfect gem!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We came across this little gem recently looking for a weekend break, don't be put of thinking its too cheap to be that good, wrong! It is just perfect the owners/hosts Rebecca and Peter were so accommodating nothing too much trouble and the Gite has been done to such a standard it is like home from home. Once you step into the lounge it feels comfortable, cosy and homely. It is immaculate and clean, fresh white Egyptian linen on the beds, towels also provided. The bathroom has the biggest bath I have seen in a long time, you can lie there and look through the window sipping your wine viewing the surrounding countryside. There is a lovely raised decking area with table and loungers again just sit and view the river at the bottom of the grounds and take in the sunshine. The local walks along the river are worth the effort, if you can drag yourself away from the Gite and relaxing on the decking. Rebecca and Peter are very helpful with recommendations for local places to visit and restaurants. They are English which really helps us lazy travellers who worry about trying to converse in French! You will not be disappointed, we have already booked again. Look forward to seeing you Rebecca Peter, not forgetting their two very happy dogs, Nellie and Sophie!!!

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Liked best: The location and and standard of the property
Liked least: nothing to complain about at all.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments. We're very glad you enjoyed your time here and can't wait to welcome you again. Thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy. It makes the work we put in to it worth every second when we know you have had a relaxing stay and look forward to seeing you soon!
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

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Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have your family here and we would love to see you all again. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, even though having to work as well, so hopefully you will get a chance to see more of the area on your next visit as well as relax here with some wine of course!
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Chris H
East Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
“Charming, idyllic gite with lovely hosts”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My partner and I stayed here back in May of this year, and found it absolutely spot on for what we wanted. A fantastic place to stay if you're looking for a cosy, quiet retreat away from it all, but still near enough to some major towns to get out and about.

Pros:
- Beautiful setting: part of several converted (or soon to be converted) rural buildings, the gite is surrounded by streams, ponds, forest, grassland (with added horses) and a cute garden area. Decking out the front is great for socialising or eating outside in warm evenings, and drinking in the quiet country atmosphere - or some French wine. There's also access to public footpaths and fishing areas directly from the grounds, too.

- General location: Over the long weekend we managed to visit a couple nearby towns, including Laval (a large town with both historical and modern attractions - we had a good laugh watching a near-empty screening of a film with it's original English dub) and the historical Fougeres, which is home to a pretty breathtaking 850-year-old chateau (and some great crepes...). We'd definitely recommend hiring or bringing your own car so you can do as much as possible - we missed out on visitng the apparently amazing Saint Suzanne ("one of the most beautiful villages in France") simply because we ran out of time.

- Hosts: Rebecca and Pete were fantastic hosts - Rebecca is who you'll see the most, and she was equally happy to sit and share a drink and a chat with us, or completely leave us to our own devices. Attentive, friendly, and always available with some great advice on the local area - whether that's directions to a British bar for watching the football or a set of local Roman ruins. There was also a lovely welcome pack of wine, chocolate, biscuits and water, as well as towels, linen etc. all being provided. It's a fantastic touch from the owners which isn't a necessity, as you'll know from visiting other self-catered places to stay. They've really gone the extra mile.

- Building & amenities: We wanted something simple and rustic where we could unplug, but still have access to all your typical modern-day appliances, and we got exactly that. A real log burner was a lovely touch in the large lounge area, a very cute farmhouse kitchen that had everything you'd need, a very fancy modern shower and separate bath, and a very spacious main bedroom. Loads of great little touches - Rebecca and Pete have gone to great effort sourcing most of the gite's contents from the local area, and smartly recycling or purposing items from the old farmhouse. We were one of the first visitors to the gite after it opened, so internet was only available in part of the building at the time, but we've heard wifi is now set up (and free) for anyone who needs it, which is fantastic and another great touch.

Cons:

- Nothing! We loved our stay in Mayenne - it was exactly what we were looking for and can't wait to go back. Thanks!!

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Liked best: Friendly hosts, idyllic atmosphere and nearby towns of interest.
Liked least: Going home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2016
Thank you for your super review. Glad everything went smoothly for you both as this was our first season open it was a little nerve racking making sure everything was perfect. We know how special a holiday is to everyone and want to make sure you get the absolute best from staying here. Hope to see you again as lovely guests
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Jonathan...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Traveling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2016
Thank you for your compliments . We enjoyed hosting you both very much and would welcome you any time in the future. Lovely to make new friends
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