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Rustic And Charming Original 18th Century French Gite

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Farmhouse in Juvigne, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France - Located In The Tranquil Countryside, Of Western France

A private Gite in the grounds of La Rouillardais, offering self catering facilities for those looking for a little more privacy from their holiday. Complete with fully equipped kitchen, T.V. with some English channels. Private parking, free of charge for guests. Free wifi access in public areas. Pet permitted with prior notice (Must be socialized as Gite owners have pets.) Barbecue area, private Gite garden area. Free use of videos, books, games, table tennis. Extensive grounds to explore including a fruit tree orchard, for when you just can't bring yourself to leave!

Exuding all the rustic charm of an original 18th century French farmhouse, La Rouillardais offers more than simple respite from the bustle of city-living; it is an opportunity to discover the resplendence of Northern France in all its authenticity, whether you choose to spend your time meandering through the pastoral paths of Juvigne - the home of La Rouillardais - or should you decide to wander a little further through the historic cities that surround the village of Juvigne, from the final resting places of medieval castles and their barons, to lazuline seascapes, and of course, Paris.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Laurence & Denise came to France for a long week-end & had a look at a couple of places then fell up on this secluded small farm La Rouillardais love at first sight Perfect location for a unique& memorable friendly holiday,beautiful scenery,historic buildings the Gite is a stone with large Oak beams,comfortable self catering accommodation.We have lots of information on this region & will be only to happy to help you

get the very best from this historic area. What is on & how to get there.

Discover woodland walks,sunning gardens where you can sit & relax watching the fabulous wildlife a must for bird lovers ,bring your camera Juvinge is a medal winning village for its floral displays best small village in Europe

We can help you If you are house hunting.Friendly dogs

very welcome!!

Speaks English

6 Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

les Loges Marchis
5

Shangrila

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Denise and Lawrence first as Bed and Breakfast whilst we began the search for a new home in France. They could not have been more helpful, kind or caring. Nothing was too much trouble. We ended up transferring over to the Gite and staying for about six months. We really got to know them as people in their own right. Denise is incredible, always kind and willing to help in any way possible. Equally so, Lawrence, who had an incredible sense of humour, was always there ready to to step in whenever help was needed.

Brian and myself were amazed how much knowledge they had about what was going on locally for tourists and the many places of interest and history that surrounded their area. Sometimes unsure how to reach places we wanted to see, Denise would come along and be our guide.

The food was excellent, the company perfect, the gardens and surrounding area have to be experienced to appreciate them. We have no hesitation on recommending them and go back on a regular basis to enjoy their company and excellent quisine

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say only thank you both for your wonderful review, we have many many happy memories of you first visit in the B & B,We through you had found your new home that week even had a party to celerbrate & welcome you to France ,it was not to be! You came back to La Rouillardais for a long stay & we enjoyed your friendship ,while you found your forever Home. It was a pleasure! Now two of our dearest friends, Thank you Brian & Nikki. Denise & Laurence
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North West
5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely relaxing week at La Rouillardais The owners were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them. Very knowledgeable as far as places of interest to visit and up to date with what's on in the area. Excellent food and hospitality.

I would highly recommend this property if it's relaxation you are looking for. The gardens are beautiful and tranquil the perfect haven for escape.

Thank you to Denise & Laurence I will definitely return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda for your lovely review it was a pleasure having you here ,loved your knowledge of plants, in our gardens treat having another gardener around ! & nice to know there is a few plants of ours now transplanted in your garden .Fun feeding the fish in our ponds ,Looking forward to your return trip, Thanks for all the laughs ! Denise & Laurence
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Lincolnshire
5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place. It is situated in a most beautiful part of the Mayenne. Very peaceful and stunning countryside.

The Gite was very, very clean and fully equipped. The owners couldn't have been more hospitable. Nothing was too much trouble.

Am hoping to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yvonne (summer ) Thank you very much, for your Review It was a pleasure to meet you & the dogs, I was trilled to see them play around our orchard area ,we missed you all when you left.I know you loved the area & all the lovely places you could take the dogs,We look forward to enjoying your company again. Denise & Laurence
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5

Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spotless and extremely well maintained. Laurence has a great sense of humour and Denise is a great cook. They pointed us in the direction of things to do when we were unsure. Pity we didn't have longer and cant wait till we can get the chance to go back. Such a peaceful area. Would highly recommend. Came home very relaxed with fully recharged batteries.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barry & Celia Yes it was a last min visit but you managed to pack plenty in to your visit at La Rouillardais even a game of snooker with Laurence (next time you will beat him ! ) See you both again look forward to your next visit ,Big thanks for the review. Denise & Laurence
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South east
4

Little gem

  • 4 of 5

What a little gem we found. Accommodation spotless and well equipped. Hosts friendly but discreet, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area, which meant we didn't waste precious holiday time going to the wrong place on the wrong day! After a day out it was great to BBQ in the lovely garden. We'll be back next year for a longer stay. There is so much to see in the area. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You see you all again look forward to your next visit .Denise Laurence & Ice
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5

Fantastic place - great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The house is set in rolling countryside within easy reach of shops and restaurants along with places to visit. Denise and Laurence are the most wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The cottage has everything you need for a perfect break and very clean. The garden whilst not manicured is so so charming and a lovely place to sit. We hope to return one day as it was a holiday to remember.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I replied to are lovely comment from Guernsey Girl and for some reason if you read my reply thanking her ,You will see on the first line there is an errer after home & (amp )should not be there Also on the 3rd line after photos & (amp )should not be there ! I have tried to phone but lines busy if you would please correct this for me I would appriecate you help Kind regards Denise Dealtry
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Location

From the Owner

Love the Stunning area it had a truly peaceful feel& the countryside with all the lovely animals& wild flowers, when you step out side at night you just see this black sky Just Full of Stars No lights any were & the sound of the night life Amazing calling to the owls & them answering Laurence has done all the renovating on the farm ,he has a work shop in another barn were he does wood turning. Guests often take a peace back with them.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Enjoy a private game on an ex-competition table, in the La Rouillardais Snooker Room. Experienced Lincoln and premier county league player, Laurence Dealtry, offers coaching to those who wish to learn some new techniques.

Coast/Beach:

Sille-le-Guillaume, 50 mins - lake and artificial beach set in over 3000 ha forest. Normandy Beaches, 2 hrs - For WW2 enthusiasts. Mont St. Michel, 2 hrs - second most visited place in France after the Eiffel Tower. St Malo. 1 hr - The history of this walled, maritime town goes back to the Celtic. This town boats the holiday resort of Dinard, fabulous restaurants and shops and last but not least, amazing clean beaches for which Saint Malo is justifiably famous.

Travel:

Own transport essential for this countryside location. Eurotunnel - Dover to Calais 35 mins. 4 hr drive, mostly motorway. Ferries - Dover to Calais approx 4 hour drive, mostly motorway. Dover to Boulogne - approx 4 hour drive, mostly motorway. Newhaven to Dieppe 3 hours drive from Dieppe but longer crossing. Portsmouth to either Caen or Le Havre 2 hour drive.

Airports - Cheapest - Usually Ryanair to Dinard. Rennes 1 hr 20 mins hours drive. Dinard, Nantes, Tours 2 hour drive.

Distances:

Just 2km away from the La Rouillardays Holiday Cottage is the quaint town of Juvigné, aptly named the "Village of Flowers", after its floral displays, which set the community ablaze with colour during the summer months. Quaint local shops, bars and restaurants do little to disturb the tranquillity of pastoral Juvigne, offering its visitors an authentic taste of French life and culture. Also available in Juvigné: Bank and cash point, post office, tourist information office, local museum.

Further Details:

There are many local restaurants and supermarkets within 10min driving distance. Wine Tasting - Although it is possible to taste and buy most French wine varieties in towns and cities throughout the country, a tour of the Loire Valley will find you hard-pressed to find another singular area filled with as much diversity and choice for connoisseurs.

Some other places of interest: Vitre (This medieval city, residence of cobbled walkways, barony, and olde worlde enchantment, is a destination back in time, from timber-framed 15th century porch houses, the castle of the long-ago Vitre Barons, the Gothic Notre Dame and neo-Romanesque Saint Martin churches, to the Sacred Art exhibition and rural heritage museum. - 25 mins), Laval (with its chic store fronts and swish street cafes, Laval has a decidedly voguish spirit, but labelled Ville d'Art et d'Histoire, the town of Laval is also one rich in history, the setting of many a brave battle, creating an epic heritage marked by the Hundred Years War (1337 - 1453), the Great War (1914 - 1918), and the Second World War (1936-1945). - 30mins), Jublians(A major historical site, famous because of its ancient beginnings as a Roman city. A church that stands upon the central point of the tiny city is in fact a museum. - 40mins), St Suzanne(Sainte Suzanne is another medieval city, sequestered from the surrounding modernity by its bordering farmlands. Very much tourist-centric, the entire city is decidedly museum-esque in character, and the streets are a-bustle with sight-seers - 50mins) St Malo, Mont St. Michel and Normandy are a must-see for the epic adventurer.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
11 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Rate 2
12 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 5
10 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 6
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by phone, email or from our website requires a 30% deposit for room reservation. The outstanding balance payable 1 month prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
The Changeover day is Saturday

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Only 5 short drive to the local villages & large towns every thing you need on hand , We have a Large Snooker room in one of the barns Laurence is a snooker coach can give lessons,Also have table tennis under cover.Bar b cue beautiful gardens , large orchard (when fruit in season we tell guests they can help them selves0 most go home with walnuts.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Toilet, Power shower with massage jets also and a hand basin. Also included is a chest of drawers a mirror.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One large bedroom with double bed and double wardrobe with a chest of drawers. There is also a single bed in this room. You will also see a wicker sofa big enough for 3 people.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Guests are welcomed with a complimentary pack of first-day essentials, The complimentary pack consists of: milk, bread, butter, tea bags, coffee and a bottle of the local vineyards' red wine. Outside: Guests can enjoy strolls through the five acres of garden and orchard (including private, fenced off garden with access to a gazebo in which to relax and/or enjoy an outdoor meal), swimming and a host of other recreational activities. Guests have access to outdoor furniture, sun parasol and table tennis. Mayenne is a fisherman's paradise. The beautiful river from which the department takes its name offers hundreds of first-class fishing locations, and sign-posted areas -' Mayenne Peche' - indicate prime fishing spots with accessible parking, as well as picnic areas. There are many scenic walks and bicycle trails leading from the village of Juvigne. For the more adventurous, the French trail system is a superb guide, extending across the entire Mayenne region. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedding provided. Other: Beautiful garden around the whole of the property with seating and gazeebo that can be used privately. Sun Loungers available. Large Orchard you can walk round and enjoy the fruit when in season. 5acres of grounds well maintained. 2 Large ponds with fish.

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