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Family friendly gites, Perfect location suitable distance to Le Mans - Orchard View

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Orchard View

Two twin bedrooms.

Bathrooms: 2 en-suite bathrooms, large shower cubicle, WC, wash basin.

Kitchen: Kitchen/dining room well equipped, electric oven with hob, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster, dining table and chairs.

Living room: flatscreen HD TV with UK freesat programmes, WiFi, DVD player, Sofa and two arm chairs.

Additional info: Beds will be made up prior to arrival, bedding, bathroom towels and tea towels with be provided.

Outdoor patio area with BBQ.

6m x 12m outdoor heated swimming pool.

Please note pool towels are not provided but are available to hire.

More Details

About the property

MotoGP, Le Mans 24hr/Classic

Our gite's are located in the peaceful village of Asnieres sur Vegre. The village has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in the Sarthe region. In the heart of the village you will find the River Vegre spanned by a medieval bridge complete with shaded banks. Asnieres is nestled with 15th to 17th century houses all adding to the charm of this pretty little village. We also run the local cafe 'Le Pavillion' serving lunch daily and evening meals via reservation. We offer afternoon drinks throughout the day and a selection of tempting Desserts, or simply a pot of tea or perhaps a cocktail.

About Us

SARL ASV, 50507248800016
VAT Reg NoFR70505072488

Property Manager
Laura Dewsnap
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Laura Dewsnap

We are a family run business which consists of myself Mark, my wife Nina, my mother in-law Liesa, brother in-law Ross & his wife Laura. We want our guests to have the best possible holiday experience in Asnières and for our guests to experience the laid back easy going lifestyle Asnières has to offer. We moved to France in 2006 and have never looked back. Asnières is a small peace of heaven and after a day of moving here we felt like it was home. We have been accepted by all the locals and help is always at hand. Our daily routine is always different and we wouldn't change it for the world. As well as running our gite business we also run the local cafe and provide food and drinks for locals and tourists.

Laura Dewsnap purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Laura Dewsnap chose Fontenay-sur-Vègre

While we were living in the UK we decided to combine Nina's birthday and looking for a property in France. We looked all over France from small holiday homes to chateaux but when we came to Asnieres the pure beauty and charm of the village won us all over instantly. We all enjoy being out in the countryside and also we know we don't have to go to far for life's everyday essentials.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our gites are on the same grounds as a 15th century Manoir house with superb gardens, stunning views across the river Vegre and most of all privacy. There is also nothing better than at the end of the day to sit in the garden or at the pool with a nice glass of wine and a BBQ.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
When booking directly a deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking. The full balance in (€UROS) is to be paid on the day of your arrival either by cash or credit/debit card. Your deposit will be refunded back to you via BACS to your nominated account in GBP one week after your departure, in the event of any damages caused your deposit will be retained to cover the costs. Cancellations can be made up to 4 weeks prior to arrival at no cost, after the 4 week period deposits will be held.

Bookings made through Owners Direct require a 180EURO deposit plus the owners direct booking fee.
30 days prior to arrival the remaining balance and refundable security deposit are due. Please review our cancellation policy on Owners Direct

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are on Saturdays. Arrivals are from 4PM and guests are kindly asked to vacate by 10AM on the day of departure (please note departures after 10AM will result in loss of deposit).

Notes on prices:
For Le Mans 24h & Le Mans Classic prices please send a enquiry.
Utilities are included during the summer, please note during the winter any utilities will be charged as used.


Accommodation and facilities for Orchard Viewin Fontenay-sur-Vègre in Sarthe

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: A mobile bread van stops in the centre of the village every Sunday morning roughly at 09:15 with a selection of breads and pastries on offer. We do not allow any pets. Please do not take any glass to the pool area please use the plastic cups provided. We do not allow smoking in any of our gites. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside. Each gite has WiFi. Please note the church bells chime on the hour and every half hour. Outside: Private property with secure electric gates and gardens. Each gite has its own patio area with table,chairs and parasol plus a BBQ. The swimming pool which is only a short distance from each gite is a heated (6mX12m) in ground pool, chlorine free and is equipped with sun loungers, tables and parasols. The pool has a grab rail for ease of access into and out of the pool and a safety ledge runs around the inside of the pool. Usage of the swimming pool is from 09:00-21:00 and is closed every evening with a secure cover after these hours.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

HHome very ^

  • 5 of 5

Home very pretty

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice little gîte, great pool, lovely village setting

  • 5 of 5

The gîte was small but very well equipped, nice touches such as fans and fly screens were much appreciated in the heat! It was perfectly clean and whilst it didn't have a washing machine there was a very efficient one in a nearby building. The pool was lovely, spotlessly clean and well maintained and heated, which was welcome as with air temperatures of 37°c it would have been unbearably chilly if it hadn't been. Asnières is a gorgeous little village, with not much going on, so it's very quiet. The Manor House and church are, however, well worth a visit for their mediaeval frescoes. If church bells bother you at 7am, then you might be disappointed, but to be fair after day one you sleep through them pretty well. If you visit at the right time of year you will be able to walk round the grounds of the local château (Vieuxmoulin) - opening hours are for one week in August and some of the weeks in September. The Pavillon café is great, with simple but nicely cooked food and a pleasant garden to sit in. It's owned by the gîte owners who are English. The owners are friendly and helpful without being 'in your face' in any way. The village is pretty close to Le Mans which is a beautiful city with a mediaeval centre and plenty of big modern shops and little boutiques. It has an amazing light show on summer evenings, with projections on to 8 different buildings, including the cathedral and the town walls, and is a highlight of any trip, well worth going to see. There are also lots of lovely villages in the surrounding area; Sainte Suzanne, Parcé sur Sarthe and Saulges stood out for us.

Thanks in particular to Mark and Liesa for making our stay a very pleasant one.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Modern, clean, surrounded by beautiful French culture

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to take the family. 2 adults 2 kids, lots of space around the well equipped pool area, and a well kitted out orchard view gite.

We loved our week in asnieres and Mark, Nina and Liesa have a gem in this sleepy village.

I look forward to returning in the future.

Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location, super gites and friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The village was lovely.

The gites were as described if not better.

Mark (& Nina) were great hosts and were available for help or just a chit chat.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovey time in Asnieres. The gite was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The grounds and pool area were amazing, very peaceful and relaxing. There is great attention to detail, after our first week, lovey clean bedding and towels were provided. Mark and Nina were very helpful and gave helpful tips on where to visit and restaurants to try.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fantastic holiday and a big thank you to Mark & Nina fabulous hosts & chef, please can you come home with us! The gite was perfect the pool was fantastic and we were the envy of the rest of the AC Cobra group. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Golf de Sable -solesmes
La Fleche
Le Mans
Parfum d'Epice
Saint Cecilia's Abbey
Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes
Grand Hotel de Solesmes
24 Heures du Mans
Zoo de La Flèche
Le Pavillon Cafe -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
168 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Le Pavillon Cafe
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Le Pavillon Cafe
Nearest Beach
168 Kilometres
Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Car: necessary


Just a short drive from Asnieres you will find two man made lakes complete with sandy beaches. The first is in Brulon where there are public BBQ facilities, tennis courts a mountain bike track and a bar/cafe. The second beach is located in Chantenay which is also a short distance away. The lake is popular for fishing (at one end) and swimming (at the other end). The gites are roughly 2 hours from the nearest coast located on the West coast.


Distance from Ferry ports:

Calais - 4.30 hours - 472 km

Cherbourg - 3.20 hours - 323 km

Dieppe - 3.30 hours - 309 km

Caen - 2 hours - 204 km

St Malo - 2.10 hours - 201 km

Distance for airports:

Tours - 1.35 hour - 149 km

Rennes - 1.30 hour - 138 km

Nantes - 1.45 hour - 169 km

Paris CGD - 3.10 hours - 272 km

Flights are usually operated by Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus, BA, Easyjet and Air France


From our Gites the nearest bread shop is located in Poille sur Vegre - 5 minutes by car.

The nearest town for supermarkets, cash machines and general shopping is Sable sur Sarthe - 15 minutes by car.

The Bugatti circuit which holds the famous annual 24 Hour race is only 40 minutes away.

In each gite you will also find booklets, leaflets, brochures and guides for places to visit.

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