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Perfect cottage,tranquil with own carp fishing lake, large splash pool, gardens.

Sitting close to a beautiful private, carp fishing lake with row boat and island.
1 of 13Sitting close to a beautiful private, carp fishing lake with row boat and island.
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Gorron, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire
Weeping Willow cottage is a superb hideaway, the perfect place for a tranquil holiday in a beautiful part of France. There is feeling of being in deepest, rural France and yet it is an easy drive of under two hours to the Channel ports from here and there are two easily accessible local airports. It is only a five minute drive to Gorron the friendly local town and just two minutes by car to our lovely local village with its equally lovely local bar and restaurant.
The cottage is old and quirky with a south facing terrace and large grounds including a half acre lake full of carp plus a little island where my ducks live.
There is also a field with swings and an above ground splash pool. There is a large open sided barn with table tennis and darts an orchard and seven acres of rough land and woods to wander in.
The cottage itself is homely...
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Listing #HL7015861
About the Owner
Sue B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
Interaction with guests
I live next door, just along the huge terrace from the cottage. You are likely to at least see me most days as I take my dogs out for walks, feed the ducks and cats, collect eggs from the chickens and generally work in the garden. I try very hard not to disturb my guests but I'm there if you need my help. I have been asked to book tables in restaurants, make recommendations for places to visit and even help with buying decent wine! The level of interaction is totally up to guests to decide. PS I also offer a baby sitting service!
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We visited in August with our two children 6&8 years. The outdoor space was great for them burning off some energy. We played for hours in the big garden and the splash pool was perfect for cooling off on hot days. It's a great base...More

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sueskenyatravels, VR Owner at Perfect cottage,tranquil with own carp fishing lake, large splash pool, gardens., responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely review and I m so glad you enjoyed your stay here. You are a delightful family and it was great to see the kids having so much fun. The pictures I have of them with feeding the ducks...More

Reviewed November 27, 2017

If you adore animals and like to be where the people aren’t Weeping Willow is perfect. We went to Disneyland with our 2 daughters then had a little road trip over to the cottage, after the chaos of Disney arriving at Sue’s cottage was heaven....More

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sueskenyatravels, VR Owner at Perfect cottage,tranquil with own carp fishing lake, large splash pool, gardens., responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Hello and thank you for a great review. Hurry back for another dose of lazy days and fun in the garden with my furry and feathered gang. There are now four hens added to the menagerie so the girls can collect fresh eggs for your...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Our family( maw, paw, weans, grandparents and dog) spent a wonderful family holiday here this summer. With a pool, acres of space to run about in, a lake for adventure, bikes and boats our boys had a fabulous holiday. The cottage is cozy, comfortable and...More

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sueskenyatravels, VR Owner at Perfect cottage,tranquil with own carp fishing lake, large splash pool, gardens., responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Thank you for choosing to spend your family holiday with us this year and thank you for writing such a positive and supportive review. I feel that you came here as strangers and left as friends! I missed you all when you left and I...More

Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Children's Pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Suitable for children of all ages. No night fishing allowed. Barbless hooks must be used. Guests must have all the tackle necessary for carp fishing. Children must be...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    4 Twins
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
The topmost corner of the Mayenne, close to the Normandy and Brittany borders. Local small town, Gorron, is delightful, unspoilt, clean, pretty with nice people. Banks, shops, bakers, chemist, bars, lovely resturant and creperie, British butchers, friendly cafes. There are great sport and leisure facilities and even a little local cinema countryside, quiet country roads. Great local markets, medieval towns with fantastic castles half an hour away.
A number of local villages have British run pubs that have great food.
There are lots of opportunities to enjoy live music, fetes and interesting events.
Getting around
A car is necessary as this is a country area. Driving is a pleasure on our empty roads. There is a local taxi firm and fast trains to Paris and all around the region from Laval which is 45 minutes away with excellent station parking available.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Nearest ferry ports Caen and St Malo ( both under 2 hours) ferries leave from Portsmouth.
Tunnel is four/ five hours away.
Possible to fly from a number of regional UK airports to Rennes ( one hour away) and Dinard ( under 2 hours) both rent cars from the airport.
Paris in about three hours away by car depending on the traffic.
A good and reasonable alternative is to drive to Laval, 45 minutes away, and take the high speed train to Paris, or to Disneyland for the day!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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