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Groom's cottage is a secluded holiday home with a heated pool.Ideal for families

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom gite sleeping 6, in the grounds of a chateau and it's organic estate

The gite of la Lucaziere is located one and a half hours south of the ferry port of Ouistreham and 35 minutes from Le Mans. It is set in its own grounds which form part of a 400 acre organic estate with meadows and extensive woodland. The owners of the gite live in the chateau, far enough away to allow you privacy but on hand if required.

The local village of Mont saint Jean is less than 1 km away and has a bar and a small shop as well as a boulangerie. You are welcome to have fresh croissants and pain au chocolat delivered to your gite each morning, this is included in the price of your stay.

The local area offers many attractions. The lake and beach of Sille le Guillaume is just 5 km from la Lucaziere, there you can enjoy sailing, ,pedalos, pleasure bikes or simply relax at one of the bars with a glass of wine! Nearby, the picturesque village of St Leonard du Bois offers kayakng and superb hiking and cycling routes as well as some lovely restaurants. There are many other beautiful villages in the area to be explored.

But if it is peace and tranquility that you require why not just lase around the heated pool at la Lucaziere.

More Details

Anita Harvey
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Anita Harvey

I moved to France with my husband and 3 young children in 2001, since then I have worked alongside my husband on our organic suckler cow farm. My son has recently joint us on the farm which has given me the opportunity to renovate our gite, something that I had been wanting to do for a while but had never had the time!. In my spare time I like to make the most of the beautiful countryside in which we live and enjoy horse riding and walking.

Why Anita Harvey chose Mont-Saint-Jean

I fell in love with La Lucaziere the moment I saw it and it is a dream come true to live here. It is secluded and peaceful with super views, giving you the impression of stepping back in time.

What makes this cottage unique

The site of La Lucaziere has been inhabited since the 1300's, although the facade of the chateau has changed over the years. There have been many noble families that have taken residence in the chateau, but now it is the family home of Richard and Anita Harvey and their children. They are gradually trying to piece together the history of La Lucaziere through the chateau archives.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mont-Saint-Jean in Sarthe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Only those renting the holiday home are accepted on the premises. The pool is open between 8am and 9pm. No vehicles beyond the chateau
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • On the first floor is 1 ensuite bathroom and a further family bathroom. Towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • On the first floor the gite has a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a small area with a cot. On the second floor is a further double bedroom and 1 twin bedded room. All bed linen is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Groom's cottage is a secluded holiday home with a heated pool.Ideal for families
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Highly Recommend - Great settings with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

The gite is within the grounds of Chateau de La Lucaziere just out side of Mont Saint Jean. The accommodation is comfortable with the bonus of a heated pool. One of the owners Anita brings you pastries in the morning for the local bakery which is a lovely touch. The owners Anita and Richard always have time for you and are very welcoming. The grounds of the Chateau are beautiful and it is a lovely walk down to the small fishing pond and stream. Nearby is a lake with all the actives a family of varying ages would require. I look forward to returning again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay; the house was spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The garden and pool were fantastic; plenty of room and sun loungers for guests to enjoy and certainly well-used by us and our four children, as were the boules sets and ping pong table that were provided. The hosts were welcoming, friendly & helpful. They gave us lots of suggestions for places to visit and things to do in the surrounding area; lots of which we did and enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming stay in rural France

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place tucked in the middle of nowhere. The gite is simple yet comfortable, the pool was a big hit with the kids, the owners are lovely. Internet access was tricky, you have to go outside to catch the signal.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect French countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place that embodied the true French countryside experience. WE FOUND IT ! This is a beautifully restored vintage out building, complete with Grand Prix plaques to prove it. Adjacent to the beautiful Chateau La Lucaziere just outside Mont-Saint-Jean. A comfortable ride to the Loire Valley, Mont St. Michelle, and Normandy beaches. We did all three, but on separate days.

Our Host, Anita, was most gracious. The accommodations are updated to modern standards and were better than expected.

We highly recommend this gite for the perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful situation, a good place to get away from it all, down a long impressive drive. Anita and Richard were very helpful in allowing us to feel we had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful woodland setting

  • 3 of 5

Such an away from it all location,just the birds singing. Deer came out of the woods and the foxgloves were delightful.

Our owners brought us fresh bakery each morning and the welcome pack was the best. We were left sparkling wine, milk, butter,juice, condiments plus tea and coffee.

We had a great start with a day by the pool which was very much enjoyed but the middle of our nine days we had the hail and cold wet weather but it all changed back again.

The lake called Coco beach has sailing and pedaloes plus electric bikes for hire. Nearby the town Sille Le Guillaume has a good Super U and market day on Wednesday. We visited St Suzanne twice and had two great lunches for around 13 Euros . One in the town centre and the other by the main car park, a Logis.

Our hosts Richard and Anita work hard but have time to talk and help you.

There is no heating and stone floors but the place is rented out just for the summer. Wifi worked well but at present from the driveway which in the rain a no go area. Richard is working on this with new ideas for connection.

There is plenty of area around the two Gites for children to play.

We were just two people in the Gite and can only speak for having lots of space.

Despite a broken wrist at present Anita manages the Chateau for B and B and takes care of all her guests. We were so pleased to be invited to see the progress they have made with the Chateau and had time to chat over drinks.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.