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Bedrooms 6
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Montflori Farmhouse is set in the stunning rural countyside of Mayenne

Montflori has been lovingly restored and furnished to a high standard. This spacious house provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Set on the edge of a small hamlet, the house is completely secluded. Having entered the grounds the house sits to your right and the barns to your left. The house provides 6 spacious bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 ground floor toilets, 2 comfortable sitting rooms, 1 cosy snug room and a huge well-equipped kitchen dinning area. There are wood burning stoves in the kitchen, snug room, and one of the sitting rooms. The house has WiFi, UK Free view, and DVD players.

Montflori is set among an acre of land with mature tress, shrubs and walled boundaries. Beyond are beautiful views of the French countryside. The Kitchen garden, has a large terrace overlooking raised vegetable patches and a children's play area with Trampoline and Swings. The Kitchen garden is separated by a rustic picket fence with a gate leading into the Main garden which is laid to lawn. Here, there are a host to mature shrubs, trees and, to the lower end, a small orchard with Apple, Pear and Cherry trees. From the front of the house, there are a collection of Barns. The first Barn serves as a wood store, then there is separate Utility Room (complete with 2 Washing machines, 1 Tumble dryer, cold water sink and Chest Freezer. The next Barn is used as a Games room and houses a Pool table, Table Top Football and leads into the Wood fired Oven Barn with space to dine. There is a large terrace adjoining the Barn where you can while away the evening sat around the Fire pit or enjoy a lunchtime BBQ with friends and family.

Further down the Main garden the Barns continue. These are currently private - a work in progress! There is ample parking for all the guest's vehicles. The heated saltwater Pool is at the lower end of the Main garden. It is the best situation to enjoy full sun throughout the day and evening. Through the Pool gate there are a set of steps down to the generous Pool terrace. The Pool is covered by a security cover, that may be left on should the weather dictate indoor swimming. Else it can be manually pushed back to provide open air swimming. (Parental guidance is necessary around the Pool, Fire pit and Wood oven.) Furthermore, there is a back track with rolling views over the surrounding countryside and the hedgerows are studded with Cherry and Walnut trees.

Whether its total relaxation or a great base to explore the the Loire, Birttany and Normandy, Montflori has it all.

Why not take a look at our facebook page or instagram for more pictures and information. We send all our guests a welcome email detailing where to find the local stores, whats on during their stay and the highlights of the areas restaurants and activities.

More Details

Nicky Goss
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Nicky Goss

Nicky & Paul Goss have been married for over 20 years they originally bought the house in Mayenne as a project of love. Renovating old houses had always been a passion of theirs. The previous owners, the Gautron family, had been living in the house from generation to generation for over 80 years.

When Nicky and Paul became the new owners there was a huge task ahead. The house had not been touched for nearly 40 years. With the help of the local tradesmen it was rewired, bathrooms installed, walls stripped and re-plastered. Needless to say it was a lengthy process.The works were nearly finished

when their children arrived on the scene, it was then that the house really came back to life. The space, in and around, provided the freedom and security for their young family to explore and grow, something that was often hard to find at home in the UK.

Over the years, the family have loved spending time here, Montflori has given them some magical memories. It has been a pleasure to be able to share this fabulous house with our friends and family.

We hope that our guests fall under Montflori's spell the way we all have.

Nicky Goss purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Nicky Goss chose Vaucé

The house offers a great spot for discovering Normandy, Brittany and the Loire. We always say its right in the middle of all three. During our time as owners and parents we have found so many wonderful things to do, in and around the area. We are real foodies and love frequenting the regions excellent restaurants. The day trips to the coast have allowed us to discover just how beautiful Brittany is. The beaches are clean and offer a variety of habitats, from the long and sandy, to the rocky coves, the warm shallow waters make perfect places for the little ones to explore and paddle. Our children have come to love days out at the beaches, rockpooling with their crabbing nets and buckets. Coming home to the peace of the house, is a welcome contrast from a day at the beach. When all there may be heard are the birds and the odd cow mooing!

What makes this farmhouse unique

There is everything you need at the house to relax, plenty of comfortable indoor space and lots outside. The pool is wonderful and you'll delight in the long lazy days, taking a dip when you get too warm or splashing about having fun with the kids. Our favourite times are as the day comes to a close, with the larks flying overhead, whilst you bathe in the warm salt water ....just makes you appreciate the simple things!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vaucé in Couesmes-Vaucé

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Rolltop bath with shower attachment. sink and w.c.
    Bedroom 4 Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , seperate wash room and w.c.
    Bedroom 6 - Family ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Rolltop bath with shower attachment, basin, seperate w.c
    Bedroom 5 - Master ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , seperate w.c. and basin
    shower room - Shower Enclosure , Washbasin & shower serving Bedroom 1-3
    Bathroom 6 - Shower Enclosure
  • The newly added shower room provides additional shower to bedrooms 1-3. So the first floor bedrooms have the use of a main bathroom, downstairs shower room or the new shower room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - Family room - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom (bedroom 5) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , large emperor bed plus a 3"6 ft sleigh bed.
  • The master suite has an emperor sized bed, and a 3"6ft be that would comfortably sleep two small children. The family suite has a kingsize bed with 2 single beds. There are three very large kingsized bedrooms and a double room. The house has a cot and small childs bed if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Montflori Farmhouse is the perfect remedy to the stresses of everyday life. You can comfortably do as much or as little as you like! Have a look at our web pages for inspiration or things you might like to do during your stay. The region is famed for its cuisine so is bustling with great restaurants. The nearby parks offer great activities for all the family from crazy golf, horse riding to kayaking down the Mayenne river. Take a look at our website for more information.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic house for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Montflori was the perfect house for an extended family holiday. It is in a lovely location and has been set up with great attention to detail and to a high standard. The weather threw everything at us from thunderstorms with torrential rain to brilliant sunshine. The pool has a great cover that enables its use in the rain. There are various places to sit and eat, both indoors and outside, and the provision of a well equipped kitchen, BBQ, fire pit with cooking grid and a separate pizza oven meant that there was plenty of variety to be had. The garden is large and there were plenty of toys/bats & balls etc to occupy the kids and adults alike. The bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting rooms are all very well appointed and comfortable.

We had a great time here and I would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Montflori. Thank you for the great review.
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Beautiful house in lovely peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, everything is just how described. It was clean, and everything there that you might need. The house is spacious and very comfortable. The pool is good too. There are lots of things to do, activities for the children are great with Horseriding, sailing and a discovery centre with zip wires and all sorts. We had a pleasant walk around the lake at Saint Framboise and then pancakes in the little cafe.

There are beaches to visit if you would like, also Mont Saint Michelle is really lovely to see.

There are many lovely restaurants to try. I think Nicola's recommendations are tried and tested all were very good. Nicola was very accommodating and helpful.

I would recommend this country house to anyone, the area is so peaceful and relaxing a most enjoyable holiday can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house & beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay last summer. The house is simply stunning and really feels like a home from home. The interiors are fab and feel very lovingly decorated!

We had 2 families with 7 children of different ages. We had been recommended many different days out ranging from Ange Michel a wonderful park with so much to do, to bike and even horse riding!

Some of our favourite days were actually lazing around at the house in the fantastic pool, luckily we had fantastic weather!

Whilst Nicky had recommended some restaurants, we tended to cater for ourselves and enjoyed a few BBQ's and highly recommend the local butcher!!

Would really recommend and hope to return again one day in the not too distant future!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovely house on two occasions and really enjoyed it and the peaceful location. The garden is a nice place to relax and there are lots of interesting places to explore in the area. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the great review, hope to see you again !
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Beautiful rural retreat, stunning surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

I would certainly recommend this place to stay. It was beautifully furnished, spacious and clean. Great swimming pool. Ideal place to stay with the family. Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review, hope you ll be back at Montflori again soon,
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Beautiful house - Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed last year with friends and their family for a week in the summer, there were 4 adults and 5 children and we all had plenty of space to relax and enjoy the beautiful house/grounds/pool and also had wonderful meals together outside around the fire pit. The house is true to description and photographs. It is more like the standard of a boutique hotel than a holiday let - just stunning decoration/finish/bedding etc. and everything completely spotless.

We had not been to this part of France before, but found lots to do, canoeing/horse-riding/crazy golf and days at the beach, the kids were never bored - and they did also enjoy the fast Wi-Fi provided!

We did plenty of exploring around the local towns as well as lazy days at the house and also had an unforgettable evening at the stunning Mont St Michel (which was recommended by Nicky) - it is an absolute must!

Overall, perfect family holiday in stunning property, great location and in easy drive from Calais - fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, Thanks so much hope to see you again soon Best regards Nicky Goss
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Nearest Airport
78.2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
117 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9.6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Le Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Avranches 70km
Car: necessary

Montflori is perfectly situated on the border of Normandy and Pays de la Loire, it is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside .There is a little shop within 2 km for any provisions you might need and the town of Ambrieres les Vallees has some great bakers to buy the obligatory croissants and French bread. There are weekly food markets in the nearby towns of Mayenne, Gorron and Ambrieres les Vallees, where you can try out your French. The town of Mayenne is perhaps the best and has plenty of boutiques lining the cobbled streets.

There are excellent restaurants here too, or if you prefer a quick snack there are lots of small bistros to be sampled. St Fraimbault is a village 2 km away from Montflori, it is famous for its August flower festival which celebrates the traditions of the village, definitely is worth a peek. In the heart of the village there are two beautiful lakes which you can hire pedal boats should the mood take you, else enjoy a coffee and crepe at the little restaurant beside the lake. There is a great park suitable for children aged 1-10 and is a lovely place take a promenade. St Fraimbault has a general convenience store, tabac, bakers and restaurant too.

There are so many activities for you to do the list is endless but take a look at the montflori website for ideas and suggestions,

Nicky or Paul will always be happy to help with any questions you might have. Montflori is a place for all ages, kids can run free and adults can relax in this country idyll.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Vaucé, Mayenne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
JUNE 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500



Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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