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



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Amenities nearby, local restaurant

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.

Details for holiday bungalow Orchard View, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French
Mark & Nina DEWSNAP
72430 ASNIERES SUR VEGRE Pays de Loire France
SARL ASV, 50507248800016
VAT Reg NoFR70505072488

7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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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: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic gite we absolutely love it. Thanks Nina for the fantastic cooking. Thank you Mark for your attentive service we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes at 168 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Pavillon Cafe at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 200 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Sable sur Sarthe at 11 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sable sur Sarthe at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A11 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Pavillon Cafe at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Le Mont-Saint-Michel at 168 Kilometres 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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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133

Booking Notes:
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.

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.

Payment is to be made in FULL on the day of arrival either by cash/debit or credit card in euros.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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