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Restored Farmhouse. Large Detached House In Beautiful & Tranquil Country Setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,991 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Farmhouse near Saint-Thomas-de-Courceriers, La Mayenne, Pays de la Loire - A Very Comfortable Home Within Easy Reach Of Western France's Most Desirable Destinations

If you are interested in La Goupillère please visit our own website at http://www.goupillere.eu to fully appreciate it and also to find a wealth of information about the property and the area in general.

La Goupillère is in the north-east of La Mayenne, part of the region of Pays de la Loire, just south of Normandy and east of Brittany. It is easily accessed from any of the Channel ports and is four hours drive from Calais and the Eurotunnel terminal and two hours from Caen. It is designed to sleep up to six people in comfort but, should you have additional children, could accommodate eight people as there is a large mezzanine that can be used as a bedroom for younger folk. In addition, a cot is available upon request, normally in the large master bedroom..

La Goupillère is not really a gîte in the traditional sense - it's a very well appointed and spacious country house, an old restored farmhouse and although we live nearby, and are therefore on hand should you need us, we are not on-site, so you can enjoy your privacy. There are plenty of activities and the area is particularly noted for walking/rambling, cycling, fishing, horse riding, exploring ancient woodland or just driving through the beautiful countryside and forests. There are many small medieval towns that retain their charm and history and nearby lakes with sandy beaches, restaurants, bars and activities.

The link to our own website on Owners Direct is buried away on the tab for "Facilities" near the bottom of the page. Our website has full pricing and availability information and a very comprehensive description of the property, grounds and environs.

More Details

Peter and Sally Marshall http://www.goupillere.eu
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

About Peter and Sally Marshall http://www.goupillere.eu

We retired early from high-pressure jobs to live in this beautiful part of France. It was the best decision we have ever made.

Peter and Sally Marshall http://www.goupillere.eu purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Peter and Sally Marshall http://www.goupillere.eu chose Mayenne

We came to live here by accident! We'll tell you the (long) story over a glass of wine, if you like.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Plenty of space inside and out. Very high quality, comfortable, fully equipped and private.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Thomas-de-Courceriers in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1991 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cleaning during and at the end of your stay is not included. The property must be left clean and tidy or a surcharge may be applied.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Also has double sink vanity unit
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has double sink vanity unit
  • Bathroom 1 on ground floor with shower cubicle, separate bath with hand shower attachment, double-sink vanity unit with shaver point and heated towel rail. Separate toilet. Bathroom 2 on 1st floor with shower cubicle, double-sink vanity unit with shaver point unit and integral toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This large room can easily accommodate a cot if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , or set up as 2 x Singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , or set up as 2 x Singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) in comfort. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with kingsize double bed (160 x 200 cm). Two further bedrooms each with kingsize doubles as above or either may be made up with two singles. All have wardrobes, dressing tables, dressing mirrors, bedside tables, bedside lights, black-out blinds, etc. and are cosy and private. A cot is available. In exceptional circumstances we may agree to extra beds on the mezzanine for children (please enquire). All bed linen is high quality Egyptian cotton, professionally laundered and duvets and pillows are non-allergenic luxury micro-fibre. Mattresses are interior sprung and very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Although from the pictures of the outside it can look as though there are a number of properties on the site, everything you see is included in the rental price. There is a lot of space! Our prices throughout the year include all heating costs (oil for the central heating and hot water and wood for the wood burning fire) and you will not be asked for any supplements however much you need or use. We believe this policy is fair to our clients as it allows them to budget exactly what the costs will be without any hidden extras. Outside: There is a paved patio with garden furniture, lighting and a large purpose-built barbeque to the rear. The door is directly from the kitchen and there's also access from the garden. The patio and a stretch of lawn are fenced and secure and are safe for children to be left on their own, subject to your own risk-assessment though. See our own website for pictures. The patio is shaded during the hottest parts of the day, therefore cool in summer but gets the sun in the mornings and evenings. To the front of the house there are permanent benches. Tables, chairs and parasols can be taken from the barn to create an additional sitting or eating area, especially for sun lovers as this faces south. There's a huge courtyard and lots of covered barns for parking or to use as a "party barn", with a barbeque if it rains. There is a large private garden (mainly grass) and nearby private and secluded meadows. We provide a range of garden games for use in the garden, courtyard or barn. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron and drying frame. The machines are housed under a kitchen worktop and there is plenty storage space. Also houses the central heating/hot water boiler and the electrical switch board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality bed linen and towels are provided. Bed linen is professionally laundered and changed weekly. The property will be clean upon your arrival and should be left in a clean condition upon departure. Other: Large mezzanine floor with second dining table/chairs and soft seating. Great for the kids to play games (or getting away from the kids!) Stair gate. Hallways for coats, luggage storage, etc.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)


Wonderful house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by the high standard and quality of the accommodation and enjoyed everything about our stay at La Goupillere. Spacious, comfortable, full of character with all mod-cons, the house provided everything you could ask for and more, including the fabulous welcome pack. Peter and Sally were very generous and hospitable hosts, full of useful tips and recommendations for places to eat, days out, etc. The location of the house is in beautiful, tranquil setting but is not remote, with lots to see and do within a short distance (and a great little supermarket about 10 minutes drive away). We had a great holiday and would highly recommend La Goupillere.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful holiday in the best equipped holiday house we have ever stayed in. The "welcome pack" was so generous and much appreciated after our journey to get here. Peter and Sally were great hosts with lots of advice of things to do and places to see. We would most certainly try to come back here sometime. Thanks again to out hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This has got to be the best property we have ever stayed in. Nothing is to much trouble for the owners (Peter & Sally). We would certainly recommend this extremely well maintained, clean and cosy property.Peter and Sally provide an amazing welcome pack. There is a very extensive list of restaurants supplied in your personal welcome booklet and all the information you could ever need. We have already booked our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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our holiday in La Goupilliere

  • 5 of 5

Having just spent a most enjoyable week at La Goupillere ,one adjective

to describe this Gite is "exceptional" !!!!. From the moment we arrived, to be met by our hosts Sally and Peter Marshall with such a warm friendly welcome, we felt totally at home.

The welcome pack awaiting us in the Gite was truly comprehensive to say the least and it included everything we would need for our first meal even two good bottles of wine .... Our host had thought of every detail and it was nice to be able to relax and dine at the Gite without having to go out after the journey.

The Gite itself was perfect, everything was to the highest standard of comfort and cleanliness.

Most evenings whilst dining on the garden patio we .

enjoyed the most wonderful sunsets from across the valley. It was total peace and tranquility.

The surrounding area is beautifully unspoilt with lots of interesting places to visit, numerous restaurants,cafes and bars which are all within a short drive from the Gite as well as a large leisure lake with beach, pedalos, canoes etc

Sally and Peter would always be happy and willing to advise on any of these places.The house contains everything you might need from a set of petanque set to badminton racquets etc...as well as games and cards of all kinks in case of poor weather.

As I enjoy cooking I was very impressed by the kitchen and the cooking implements as well as the high standard of the crockery and glasses etc

All in all we had a memorable holiday and would recommend this Gite to anyone looking for a luxurious house in a beautiful part of France...

We will certainly return next year fora longer holiday.

A definite 5 star Gite..


  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Still fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to La Goupillere and was just as enjoyable and relaxing as the first! We still love the space and freedom that the gîte offers especially the well equipped kitchen / dining room.

The rest of the downstairs is light, airy and a refreshingly cool place to relax after the day’s heat and exertions (lazing in the garden, sipping wine).

The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and lent themselves to a good night’s sleep! Both the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms were modern, clean and well equipped, as was the rest of the property – we wanted for nothing!!

Peter and Sally were excellent hosts and ensured that the holiday went without any problems and were always available if anything did arise (although nothing did).

Nothing was too much trouble and their attention to detail was excellent – even down to checking which items we preferred in the substantial ‘Welcome Pack’ they provided!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect 'home from home' holiday farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks staying at La Goupillere - it really did have everything we could need for our party which included 3 young children and grandparents. The house was extremely well equipped (even English TV channels and a paddling pool!) and the Welcome food hamper from the hosts Peter and Sally was a real treat, ensuring we didn't have to go to the shops until the day after we'd arrived. The enclosed patio/garden area was good to allow our small children to play safely, and have many meals outside, whilst the large garden with sheep over the fence provided lots of space to run around and entertainment. There is a good amount to do and visit in the local area from lakes and forests, to historic Roman Villages and traditional French towns. We would thoroughly recommend a holiday here and had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autmn & Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017/18
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

IMPORTANT - Enquiries, Booking and Prices:

The prices quoted on this website are the per-week rate for a stay of two weeks. Our rates for one week are a little higher and our rates for three weeks or more are lower.

Please contact us direct before enquiring or booking. You may of course use whatever method you prefer but once you enter the online enquiry or booking process you are likely committing to pay a service charge. If you are comfortable with this and any advantages you perceive it brings, go ahead but we recommend you discuss it with us before committing yourselves.

The rates quoted on our own website always take precedence over those quoted here. We offer a discount for couples who require the master bedroom only - see our own website at http://www.goupillere.eu for full details. You may stay for as short a period as you like but minimum rates apply; we have a table of rates for different periods, available on our website.

Our preferred payment method is by personal electronic bank transfer. If you wish to pay by credit card or any other method that incurs fees to us we will, regrettably, have to pass the cost on to you.

There is a small tourist tax of 40 cents per adult per night (common in Europe).

Please see our own website for full price and payment details (the link is on the "Facilities" tab of this Owners Direct listing, near the bottom of the page, above "Notes").

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