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House and cottage Set In 2 Acres With pool and Panoramic Views - The Cottage



Updated: 07-Nov-2016
House and cottage in Brece, Near Gorron, Mayenne

Nestled in the Normandy countryside Les Mezerais provides a tranquil and relaxing retreat. A complete switch off, or a base for all that France has to offer. You can escape as an individual, together as a couple, or enjoy a family or group holiday. The area has nearby leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, kayaking, boating on the lake and horse riding. There are many medieval towns, chateaux, market towns and quaint little restaurants for that 'plat du jour'. Our position provides an excellent base for day trips to Le Mans, zoos, Roman remains, vineyards, Mont St Michel, Bayeux and the tapestries and World War 2 Memorials including Omaha and Utah beaches. We provide a comprehensive folder of activities in your holiday home to help you plan your holiday. Les Mezerais is a truly magical place where you can experience the finest parts of French life. Many guests return regularly and confirm the property represents excellent quality and value for money.

Details for holiday cottage The Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

The cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room seats 5. A light and airy lounge, seats 7, with wood burning stove. A large family bathroom with shower over bath. A spiral staircase leads to two beautiful spacious bedrooms, the family room with double wrought iron bed and 2 single divans leading to the second room with king size wrought iron bed.

The cottage is decorated to compliment its original rustic features. We provide quality bedding and towels to make your stay home from home, a welcome pack on your arrival to help you settle in and also basic necessities such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee, sugar, shower gel and loo rolls. We provide a complimentary bag of charcoal for your BBQ's in those balmy summer evenings or a basket of logs for your cosy evenings in front of the wood burner during winter. We can provide extra charcoal and logs at a minimal charge.

There are charming outdoor areas and a balcony for you to relax or dine alfresco enjoying great food and wine.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

.We moved permanently to France in 2012, to improve our quality of life and have more time together. Our kids are now grown ups and have made great lives in New Zealand and England. We live with our dog Charlie, our horse Milligan and our rescued donkey Alfie, we also acquired 5 hens who were a present from dear friends.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is only one way to describe Les Mezerais and that is ‘fabulous’! The only down side was that we couldn’t stay longer as a week was not long enough to absorb the beauty of the place and to explore everything. The drive from Calais is around 4.5 hours and is one of the most picturesque motorway trips you’re likely to encounter. On arrival we were greeted by Michelle and Kev, who were the perfect hosts. They gave us lots of useful tips about where to go and what was on locally, which was supplemented by a welcome pack with useful guides and activities. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped make our stay so special with their warmth and sense of fun. We stayed in the cottage, which is an absolute delight with a comfortable lounge, well equipped kitchen and places to sit out in the sun at both front and back of the property. It was a real home from home (but warmer!). All in all I can’t recommend this place highly enough and can’t wait for our next trip back! Andrew Needham
Nov 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely fabulous !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we knew we had made the right choice. Actually even before arriving at the property as the surrounding countryside is peaceful and stunning. My wife, 11 year old son and I were welcomed upon arriving by Kev and Shell with a warm genuine smile and a cold beer. We were also introduced to the 2 dogs who were just brilliant. We sat and chatted sat outside in the sunshine and I felt like I had known them both for ages. Kev and Shell are just such beautiful people and continued to be so throughout our week stay with them.

We had booked to stay in the smaller cottage as there was just the 3 of us. After our refreshment and chat we were shown around the cottage. I was extremely surprised as I thought it would have been smaller and for the price we thought it was very very good value for money. The kitchen was a good size with table and chair area to accommodate 4 comfortably, and had fridge freezer, cooker microwave etc. The living room was also a good size with UK TV and door leading to large bathroom and door out to the back of property to decking area with table and chairs. From the living room a spiral staircase took us up to the large bedroom with 2 single beds and a double and did not feel cramped or claustrophobic in any way with 2 large windows that opened up and had views over front of property as can be seen in the right of the photo on the site. The other window overlooked the extensive lawned area to the back of the property. The rear outside space off our decked area was brilliant. Massive space to play games, relax on Sun loungers or cool off in the pool! One of The highlights were the chickens that were able to roam free and would often come to say hello when sat on our decking area...in fact they would sometimes be brave enough to wander into the property which was great and did not bother us at all ...but if you were concerned just pull the door slightly. The horse and donkey in the paddock adjacent to thel lawned area were also very friendly. All we heard for the first few hours after settling in was the sound of a few birds...it was amazing! A "must" place for relaxation. The adjacent properly was soon accomodated with the arrival of new guests. We were lucky as we got on with them so well and spent many an evening in the large garden until the sun went down and thousands of stars began sparkling in the clear rural French sky! Bliss! The surrounding area has loads places to visit. Thanx Kev and Shell - we‘ll see u again soon xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review guys. You were amazing guests and we are delighted you enjoyed your time at Les Mezerais! Thanks for your enquiry for next year. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Happy Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Kevin are wonderful hosts, their cottage is situated in a picturesque area which is really close to Gorron a small town with sports centre, swimming pool, and many amenities. Every thing you want is catered for in the cottage,and nothing is too much trouble. This was our 2nd visit and we will most definitely be back again. We love to play table tennis in the barn, along with table football, we even ventured out on bikes provided one of the days taking in the beautiful French country side. Everything you want is available and if it isn't Shell and Kev will do their utmost to get it for you. A wonderful location and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We look forward to your next visit x
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A fantastic family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had two great weeks staying in the cottage. Shell and Kevin are fantastic owners who go out of their way to be welcoming and helpful.

Both our boys (aged 10 and 13) loved the pool, chickens and games room.

We would recommend this holiday home to anyone after a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. A lovely family, your boys were great fun and so well mannered, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Fantastic holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Our fortnight at Les Mezerais has been a truly memorable holiday.

Having rented both the house and cottage with family, I can honestly say that Les Mezerais has been the perfect retreat for spending quality time together.With plenty of amenities on the door step, whether it be cycling on the local cycle circuit, kayaking, fishing, visiting the beautiful chateau's in the nearby towns, having a picnic down by the river or just spending leisurely time in the garden relaxing by the pool.

Love the laid back french lifestyle! we've all had an amazing holiday! feel totally relaxed and chilled now! thank you so much.

Shell and Kev are wonderful hosts.

Look forward to visiting again. 100%

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely setting nice walks good local shops comfortable accommodation .Thats about the place but the welcome we got was lovely fire lit nothing to much trouble .A brill holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We chose Les Mezerais as it captured our hearts from the moment we walked in. It provides a sense of calm and serenity and offers the perfect retreat, yet there is also so much to do should you want a more busy time or to visit the amazing historic attractions. We love Dinan with its medieval streets and spend many a day there. St Hilaire market is vibrant and also a must. Les Mezerais is situated in a beautiful part of rural France and epitomizes rustic charm.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rennes or Dinard at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Briccius in Brece at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Caen or St Malo at 77 Miles Nearest Golf : Laval or Bagnoles at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Laval at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Briccius in Brece at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mont St Michel at 48 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can provide a venue for special interest holidays or courses. Please contact owner to discuss.


Mont St Michel is 48 mile approx 1 hours drive

Normandy beaches are 75 mile approx 2 hours drive


We are easy to reach the nearest airports are Rennes (52 miles) and Dinard (78 miles) good car hire packages are available.

Euro tunnel or ferry from Dover to Calais (250 miles). Experience the wonderful French roads and benefit from this short crossing.

Portsmouth to Caen (70 miles) is the shortest distance to us by road or Le Havre (129 miles).


Brece 1 mile

Gorron 2 miles weekly Wednesday market

Ambrieres Les Vallees 7 miles

Mayenne 10 miles

Domfront 20 miles

Fougeres 23 miles

Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët weekly Wednesday market 25 miles

Laval 30 miles there is an excellent kart track here.

Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial located in Saint-James, Normandy 30 miles

Vitre 32 miles

Le Mans 57 miles for those of you who love motorsport

Bayeux (tapestries) 77 miles

Caen and Normandy Beaches 77 miles.

Further Details:

Excellent location for Tour De France - within 2 mile of our property and we have availability in the house for fixed rates - contact owner for details.

Le Mans 2015 events. We are in a prime location for Le Mans to travel in daily for all the action but still have a retreat at night (approx 55 miles drive)

Brece within 1 mile has its own boulangerie and a popular bar/restaurant.

Gorron, which is within 3 miles of Les Mezerais has 24 hour fuel, a supermarket, boulangeries, patisseries, banks, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and a weekly Wednesday market.

The properties are self-catering, however, meals can be prepared if needed please ask for more details.

Car advised, yet car and driver available contact us to discuss your requirements.

We are biker friendly (the roads are fantastic)

Corporate lets, long lets and short breaks considered.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
25 Sep 2016 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact us direct by email or phone. If we are unable to answer straight away please leave your land line number and we promise to get back to you the same day.

We ask for a £100 deposit per unit at the time of booking to secure your holiday home, then payment in full 6 weeks before your holiday.

A £100 security damage deposit is required for all bookings which will be returned within 48 hours of your departure when house is left in satisfactory condition.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival time 14:00, departure time 10:00.
We will be as flexible as we can so please ask if you have any special requirements.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks or longer term rentals are possible, ask owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Les Mezerais house and cottage can be rented together for larger groups and families. The properties are on a farm and set in 2 acres with lots of places for relaxing, an orchard, veggie and fruit gardens and animal paddocks. We are situated on a 20km mountain bike track for those of you who love the great outdoors and river walk which is ideal for picnics. Brece is a 2 minute drive for your baguette and croissants in the mornings, there is also a lovely bar/restaurant for that 'plat du jour'. Gorron is within 5 minutes with 24 hour fuel, supermarket, many bars and restaurants, banks and other shops. Our properties are our home which are our pride and joy. We aim to provide great value for money and an excellent holiday home for you to enjoy. We are available as much or as little as you, our guests require and our aim is for all our guests to return time and time again.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


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


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is by log burners. Facilities: WiFi is inclusive, Satellite TV,, DVD, hair dryer. Kitchen is equipped with cooker, luxury fridge/freezer, kettle, cafetiere, china, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. All bed linen, duvets and towels provided. Family friendly, suitable for children of all ages. High chair, cot, buggy, baby gates, steriliser etc. available on request. Well stocked bookshelves including DVDs. Games cupboard including dominoes, cards, top trumps and other board games. Mountain bikes available/inclusive for your use. Kids toy ride on tractor with trailer, cosy coupe car, paddling pool, big Jenga, big dominoes, big connect 4 and French boules for outdoor fun for both kids and adults. Games room with bikes, multi gym, foozball and table tennis tables. Garden furniture and BBQ's. Well behaved pets welcome for minimal charge to cover deep cleaning. No smoking in the properties, smoking external only. Parking space available. Outside: You'll love our outdoor area! We have an orchard which provides an excellent place for you to relax on sun loungers, read a good book or enjoy some recreation. It is a safe area for kids to play. The above ground pool is very inviting and floating on the chair shaped air beds is the ultimate relax. Steps can be removed for your little one's safety. You can choose from a range of private areas where you can dine alfresco. We have 2 BBQ's available for your use. Both cottage and house can be rented as one for the larger families and groups.

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