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The Secluded Farmhouse And Gites Give Privacy And Comfort Of The Highest Order - Walnut Gite Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Holiday Homes and B&B at Les Gages, Brece, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France - A Peaceful Location Within Easy Reach Of Many Touring Spots

Nestling in the rolling rural bliss of Mayenne, the 5 acres of Les Gages has many secluded areas in which parents can relax and unwind, while their children play in the fields, the heated swimming pool, on the trampolines and in the games room, knowing that they are enjoying themselves and are totally secure. At Les Gages there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Details for holiday cottage Walnut Gite Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Walnut Cottage is attached to the main farmhouse.

The ground floor:

Lounge/dining room plus a kitchen which is fully fitted with a cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.

The kitchen door opens onto the large gardens, with a private patio, garden furniture and a BBQ.

The first floor:

One double bedroom (double bed).

One family room (double bed and single bed) plus cot, if required.

A large landing with screened off single bed.

Bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and WC.

There is a mini Hi-Fi unit for radio/tapes/CDs, Sky Satellite TV, smoke/fire alarms, fire blankets and extinguishers and safety gates for the stairs.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

After working and living overseas from 1969 to 1998, Graham, a Telecomms Engineer and Janice, in PR, decided that retirement at 55 was not for us. Both with family backgrounds in Hospitality, we set off in 2000 for France with two cars, two dogs, two cats, a parrot - and a dream.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amelia and Tabatha from the Wirral went to DisneyWorld for 1 week before their week here. "Les Gages is much better then DisneyWorld !" They both agreed, and they wanted to come back the next year.

The Linkermans family from Belgium. "This was the first time we rented a gite and we will definitely do it again at Les Gages (they did!). It has been a great vacation."

Katherine from Kent "Thank you for a lovely holiday, the gites were a 'home from home'. There was so much space for the children to run around."
Dec 2010
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


un petit gîte à la campagne bien sous tous les rap

  • 5 of 5

Vaste propriété avec piscine, toboggan, Salle de jeu. Nous avons apprécié la courtoisie et la bienveillance des propriétaires Graham et Janice. Idéale pour quinze jours de repos complet, avec de nombreux sites remarquables à proximité.

Un rapport qualité de la prestation et prix très bon. Nous recommanderions cette location à nos amis sans aucun problème. Et nous retenons l'adresse pour un prochain séjour.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday Gites

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to share my opinion of this holiday letting as I was so pleased with it.

Another family and ours rented 2 Gites from Janice and Graham for 2 weeks commencing 1st August. Both our families included children aged 7 and 2 years old. The Gites were modern, clean and very well presented with all the necessary facilities. The grounds in which they were situated were ideal for us as the children were free to enjoy the swimming pool, trampoline and games room whilst we relaxed nearby at our picnic tables enjoying a bar-b-que and a glass of wine.

The location is ideal as it is close to a Supermarket and small town called Gorron. We drove to the beach one day which was about an hour away and to Le Mans on another day which was just under 2 hours.

The owners Janice and Graham are very nice and extremely friendly. I would highly recommend this as a vacation spot and cannot praise them enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After reviewing the Owners Abroad web site we noted that we did not thank you for the very kind review you posted for us. Many thanks indeed though belated !
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From the Owner

When we saw Les Gages we fell in love with it. Some trials and tribulations later, we have turned it from the proverbial pig's ear we found into the silk purse we dreamed of. Within a year we were on first name terms with all of our neighbours – even the Brece Maire, Msr Goussin – Robert. We found that when visiting French friends and neighbours "aperos" need not just be before a meal and can be at anytime! We are convinced that their local Cider, Calvados and Camembert can be the green fuels of the future! We love the surrounding area too - Mayenne - rural France at its best, very much like Devon was 40 years ago.

Activity and Interests


The nearest bathing beaches are between Carolles (54 miles/1 hour 15 mins) to Keiron Plage, just south of Granville.

The nearest sea is the Bay of Mt Saint Michel, Mt St Michel being 47 miles/1 hour 10 mins. Just along the bay is Cancale (70 miles/1 hour 30 mins), famous for its oysters.

St Malo/Parame (70 miles/1 hour 30 mins) have good beaches with very often microflight trips taking off from the beach.


The Channel ports are extremely convenient with approx driving times:

Caen/Ouistreham 1 hour 30 mins.

St Malo 1 hour 30 mins.

Cherbourg 2h.

Le Havre 2 hours 15 mins.

Dieppe 3 hours 15 mins.

Calais 4 hours 45 mins.


Dinard Airport 1 hours 30 mins.

Rennes 1 hour 15 mins.

Nantes 2 hours 15 mins.

Paris hours 50 mins.


Brece our village is 2.5 miles and has a boulangerie and a bar.

Gorron, the nearest town, is approx 3 miles and has restaurants, cafes, bars and supermarkets. Market day Wednesday.

Ambrieres, 5 miles, has a Leisure Park with very nice walks by the river.

Swimming, horse riding, walking, swin golf, fishing, tennis, canoeing, wind surfing, cycling and tree walking are all available locally.

Further Details:

Mayenne, 13 miles, market days Monday and Saturday, has various shops and a hypermarket, a very interesting Chateau Museum and river trips.

Also worth visiting are:

WW II Normandy landing beaches, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

Bayeux Tapestry.

Mont St Michel.

Chic Dinard, the Nice of the North.

Picturesque Suisse Normande.

Mediaeval historic towns: Domfront, Vitre, Lassay les Chateau, Fougeres and Laval.

Renowned St Hilaire du Harcouet weekly market.

Parc Regional Normandie Maine.

Le Mans 24 hour Circuit and Motor Museum is only 60 miles away.

Prices and Availability

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Booking Notes:
Bookings should be made direct with us at Les Gages. They are per week(s), or as otherwise agreed.
A booking deposit of £150 / €180 for each gite is required. It is paid at the time of making the booking. The balance payment should be paid at the latest 8 weeks prior to the start date of the holiday.
Also a security bond cheque of £150 / €200 will be required for each gite.

Changeover Day:
Arrival days for gites are Saturday in the peak season, unless by prior arrangement.
The gites are available at 4:30pm and should be vacated by 10:00am.

If you require a different day for changeover please call us to discuss your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Upon your enquiry we will send a full Price List and Booking Form, plus a copy of our Booking Conditions. This explains fully the methods of payment and other detail that you will need to know.
Bed linen and towel sets can be hired. Well behaved pets are allowed (£35pw). Discounted (up to 25%) ferry travel can also be arranged.
When we have your booking form we will forward a copy of the directions of how to find us from your relevant ferry port/airport. Airport collections can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We have an international mix of guests, mainly from the UK, but also USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, the Far East etc and of course France. We thoroughly enjoy meeting all our guests, sometimes exchanging stories of places that we know and have in common, as both Janice and I have travelled extensively and lived outside of the UK since 1969. Les Gages, as it is not too far from the Channel ports, is ideal for a holiday for families with young children, and those who do not wish to travel too far to experience France. Just a couple of hours driving from a channel port will give you the taste of French rural life at its best!

Property Type

  • cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The farmhouse bedrooms offer home from home comfort with the exposed beams giving them a character that harmonises with the decor. B & B guests can also use all of the facilities at Les Gages. Outside: There is a well-equipped games room with table tennis, pool table, cafe table football (Babyfoot), plus other games, books and a “chill out” area for the kids. Swings, slides, 2 trampolines - 14’+10’, badminton, croquet plus a 25'x14’x 3'6" heated swimming pool in the gardens. There are numerous places to just sit, with a book and/or a glass of wine, and leave the cares of the world behind. Washing machines and a drying area are available in the utility room.

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