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Set within 20-acre grounds

Mayenne

These two semi-detached holiday cottages are situated in the lovely grounds of the Château de Plessis, set within 20 acres of public parkland and surrounded by magnificent trees, well-tended gardens and even maze gardens and share a private road leading to their entrances. Very attractive, they retain original features such as ancient beams and are ideal for a relaxing holiday away from it all or as a base to visit this beautiful region of France.

Close to 3 well-known rivers, the Sarthe, Mayenne and Loire, activities in the area include fishing, boating, canoeing and swimming in picturesque riverside settings. Within a short distance is the château town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, with its port, restaurants, bars and leisure activities.

Within an hour you can be in Angers, an elegant, historic city packed with culture and interest. There are many châteaux in the Maine-et-Loire and nearby vineyards of the western Loire are worth a visit. The legendary city of Le Mans, with its 24-hour racing circuit and ancient buildings, is also within easy reach.

Shop and restaurant 14km, café/bar 2km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Oil central heating, €50 supplement for fuel and power, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared parkland, shared terrace, garden furniture, shared barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in most rooms. Open-tread stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£159-£449
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Badecon-Le-Pin Ref: W14317

Private outdoor heated swimming pool

Indre

This large, detached holiday property, with an annex, is located near Argenton-sur-Creuse and has a spectacular riverside position with panoramic views of the River Creuse (fishing available with licence). The spacious interior is pleasantly furnished and well equipped to provide a home from home feeling for your holiday.

The first large terrace attached to the property is ideal for outdoor dining and the second terrace is adjacent to the private heated swimming pool (10 x 4m, depth 1-1.8m) which shares views of the river.

Close to the Brenne National Region Land of George Sand, with over 1000 lakes and 5300 hectares of parkland, a paradise for nature lovers. For a taste of history, Chateauroux, 29km, St. Savin, 57km and Bourges are well worth a visit. Take a day trip to historic Poitiers, 98km, with its famous Futuroscope Theme Park.

Shops 3km, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom (can be kingsize) with en-suite shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 2 bathrooms with shower cubicle, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 four poster double (7ft wide), 1 twin, 1 single. Annex: Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms (can be kingsize).

Gas central heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent Jun-Sep, €60 supplement Oct-Apr, bed linen included in rent, cot, digital TV, DVD player, CD player, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: River nearby. 6 steps to entrance. Significant drops and water features near the property.

WAS
NOW
£26-£2220
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Yèvre-le-Châtel Ref: W14371

Pretty village location

Loiret

This restored 18th century detached holiday cottage is situated in the small village of Yèvre-le-Châtel, officially one of France’s prettiest villages.

The interior has been decorated with taste and the enclosed garden offers unique views over the village and countryside.

The local restaurant and weekly market are within walking distance, and it is just a short drive to historic Orléans and Etampes.

Shop and café/bar 6km, restaurant 50m.

Lower ground floor: Utility room. Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower, 1 twin with en-suite toilet. Separate annexe: Lounge, shower room with toilet, twin bedroom on mezzanine.

Oil and electric central heating, open fire in lounge (fuel not included), €8 per day for all other fuel and power, 2 colour TVs, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, private enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, open-tread stairs to mezzanine. Steep, narrow, open-tread stairs to lower ground floor. Drops in garden.

WAS
NOW
£330-£660
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
St Mars-sur-Colmont Ref: W14099

Peaceful setting

Mayenne

In a peaceful setting just outside the village of St. Mars-sur-Colmont, this rural, detached stone built holiday cottage has a wooden terrace overlooking a small private lake where fishing and a small boat are available. There is a living room featuring stone walls, beams, a woodburner and French windows leading onto the terrace. In addition to the pretty town of Mayenne, you are close to Normandy (12km) and further afield the famous Mont St. Michel with its large beaches (81km). The spa centre, Bagnoles de l’Orne offers sporting activities, lake, pavement cafés and casino (40km).

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1.3km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus child’s single bed.

Electric heating (in bedrooms only), woodburner in lounge, all fuel at cost, power included in rent May to Sep, €100 supplement Oct to Apr, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, microwave, wi-fi (€15pw), garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: There is a small lake in the garden.

WAS
NOW
£250-£710
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
La Passonière Ref: F53112

This semi-detached holiday cottage sits on the border of the Normandy and Loire regions and enjoys a rural setting surrounded by fields and trees. It retains many character features, including beamed ceilings, and has a wood-burning stove. The cottage is set in ¾ acre of unspoilt natural garden, with its own barbecue and garden furniture. Complimentary home-grown vegetables are provided (when available). Ambrières has a leisure park offering swimming and canoeing; horse-riding and lake fishing can be enjoyed locally. Nearby are the medieval towns of Domfront and Mayenne. Cancale and the Mont St. Michel are within easy reach. Fly via Rennes (109km), Dinard (130km) or Paris (288km).

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beamed ceilings and kitchen area. Stairs to: Mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine (on request)
  • M/wave
  • Digital TV/DVD/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2km from Couesmes village, 9km NW of Ambrières (all facilities, leisure park), 22km N of Mayenne (town, all facilities), 23km SW of Domfront (medieval town, all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£50-£569
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Vitry-aux-Loges Ref: W14861

Beautiful countryside setting

Loiret

Beautifully restored and located in a country setting, this semi-detached holiday property offers tranquillity and picturesque charm.

Within walking distance of the Canal d’Orléans, take advantage of canalside and forest walks, as well as visiting nearby historic towns. Nearby Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, one of France’s ‘Villes Fleuries’, features the remains of a majestic château as well as floral parklands.

The heart of the region is Orléans - the birthplace of Joan of Arc - which offers historic attractions as well as contemporary shopping and dining.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Heat pump heating, woodburner in lounge (wood €40 per pack), all other fuel and power included in rent mid-May to Sep, €42 supplement Oct to mid-May, cot, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, portable barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£219-£438
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Dame-Marie-les-Bois Ref: FEI037

This pretty, terraced, stone holiday cottage is spacious and beautifully decorated. Featuring exposed beams and stonework and a woodburner in the lounge, there is a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Gorund floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 2 double bedrooms, one plus 2 single beds.

WAS
NOW
£629-£1749
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Bouére Ref: FVA025

Shared heated swimming pool

Mayenne

This comfortable holiday home is in the grounds of an 19th century castle surrounded by ancient trees.

There is plenty of space to relax in the enclosed grounds, with a sheltered garden and sunbeds around the shared, heated swimming pool (60m²), open May to Oct. There is also an orchard and picnic tables.

There is so much to do in Mayenne, with music festivals, hiking and horse riding locally.

Shop and restuarant 300m.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Second lounge, bathroom with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

Woodburner in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, highchair, colour satellite TV, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£320-£949
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Richelieu Ref: W12719

Ideal touring base

Indre-et-Loire

This attractive detached barn conversion has been restored and offers a cosy atmosphere with a garden area surrounded by countryside. Within walking distance of the town centre of Richelieu (1km), where you can admire the architecture. Enjoy the local market, restaurants and bars, or spend a day at the swimming pool and park.

Visit castles such as Chinon 24km, Saumur 50km, Azay-le-Rideau 35km. Take a day trip to Futuroscope Theme Park, ideal for all the family in the Vienne only 40km away. Loudun offers golf, horseriding and many more activities.

The historic city of Tours and Angers are within easy reach, well worth a visit.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, 1 plus small single bed.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, colour satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£210-£620
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Rouaudière Ref: W14237

Countryside views

Mayenne

This detached, ground floor holiday cottage is set in a quiet location with countryside views from the private garden.

The property has the added attractions of a large woodburning stove in the lounge, exposed beams and a well-equipped kitchen.

This is an ideal holiday base to explore some of the most unspoilt countryside the Mayenne Region has to offer, as well as plenty of other activities close by, including the medieval town of Pouancé with its lake for canoeing, fishing and swimming. Brittany is close by for a day at the coast.

Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

Electric convector heaters, woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €35 supplement Oct to Apr, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, micowave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

WAS
NOW
£30-£459
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

These apartments are set in the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, amongst exquisite châteaux in the peaceful resort of Relais du Plessis close to the town of Richelieu. For fascinating day trips, the Loire châteaux await you. Near the resort lies the town of Richelieu, 1km, with its architecture and its vast but perfectly preserved park. An eco-friendly resort set in 4 hectares of pedestrianised park boasting excellent on site facilities including a fine dining restaurant, outdoor heated swimming pool, laundry facilities and a contemporary designed bar. The resort has been built with sustainability and ecology in mind incorporating solar panels, and a system for the recovery of rain water. For the energetic there are bikes for hire on site. For those who are seeking a more relaxing type of holiday, the site has a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Please note: Apartments pictured are typical of the aparments on site, individual properties may vary.

Living room with pull out bed. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC. NB: Open-tread stairs.

Location: 1km from Richelieu (shops, restaurants, stunning architecture), 57.6km from Poitiers (Romanesque churches, Futuroscope theme park), 85.7km from Chenonceaux (château).

Both Properties:

  • Terrace/patio
  • Pool (17.5m x 8.5m, depth 1.5m)
  • Shared w/machine, t/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot, h/chair (at cost)
  • Garden furniture
  • Bed linen only included
  • NB: Apartments are in blocks of 8. Accommodation is allocated on arrival and may be on either the ground or first floor.

WAS
NOW
£319-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

This superb 16th century stone manor house was once home to the Le Gantier family of the French nobility and offers spacious holiday accommodation in a grand style, just next door to the friendly owners’ home. The bedrooms offer panoramic views over the adjoining woodland park and there is an inviting pool available from June to mid-September just a short distance from the house. The rooms are large and light and have enormous fireplaces, and the sweeping stone staircase completes the baronial feel to this elegant house. The nearby village of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir is well known to the motoring enthusiasts who frequent the Le Mans races and exhibitions. Less than half an hour’s drive south is Tours, the centre of the Tourraine wine production.

Ground floor: Large entrance hall. Living and dining room with ornamental stone fireplace. Kitchen. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two large double bedrooms with extra single bed both share en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Double bedroom with extra single bed. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

  • Large landscaped garden
  • Terrace
  • Woodland park
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.10m to 2m)
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • Free internet access
  • CD/stereo
  • Two cots
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1km E of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir (bar, restaurant, shops), 14km E of Château-du-Loir (shops, facilities), 40km N of Tours (château, city), 45 km SE of Le Mans (old town, racetrack, motor museum).

WAS
NOW
£650-£1729
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