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



Updated: 30-Jul-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 home The House, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

The house offers a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room seats 8. A large lounge with awesome wood burner seats 8. A wooden staircase leads to the beautiful bedrooms. One with king size wrought iron bed, one with king size solid oak bed and French doors to balcony and 2 single bedrooms. There is a family bathroom with bath and separate shower. The house is furnished to compliment its many 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
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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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

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful House, Location and People

  • 5 of 5

A lovely drive from Calais through rural Normandy was great and it just kept getting better!! Kev and Michelle were amazing hosts and full of information for the best places to visit, if we got the chance! Such a shame that we only had 7 days and not longer as there was a lot of places that I wished I had visited before I left.

It seems that everything about Rural France is better than the hustle and bustle of home life - The food and drink, the quietness, the consideration from other road users (A whole week of laid back driving is unheard of in Britain!) and especially the bbq's... I am already considering my retirement options :)

The kids loved the huge size of the garden that allowed them to have their own Olympics, the swimming pool and the Games room with Table Football and Ping Pong. And there was Charlie the Dog of course ;). He could quite easily have come home with us...

The most amazing part of this holiday for me was finding that I had left my wallet in the bedside drawer of our bedroom - Once I was boarding the Eurotunnel at Calais to come home. A quick email to Michelle to clarify that was the case, which it was and my wallet was sent back to me through secure means by Michelle, who did not wish to be reimbursed in any way. Good people do still exist. I will have to bring a little present with me next time we visit. Thanks again, both of you. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure having you all as guests! Cool people with great kids! We would love to see you again. Thanks shell, Kev, Charlie and all the animals x
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location for a beautiful house, our family absolutely loved Michelle & Kev's property & Charlie the dog. Michelle & Kev couldn't have made us our 3 children and dog more welcome, they were the perfect hosts, always made time to chat with us and inform us of places to visit in the local area. The little town of Gorron was fab, we cycled along daily for our fresh bread and cakes, it had everything you could need and more. Recommended to visit Mont st Michelle, and Bagnolie on the velo rail beautiful places. We would definitely return the kids would go back tomorrow, the children and dog especially loved the river & forest near the house thanks Michelle and Kev for making our holiday so special. I must get your recipe for lemon cake off you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you all, including Ollie your lovely dog, to stay for your holiday! Hopefully we will see you again in the future. It was lovely to meet such a great family!
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The Perfect Gîte

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as described - perfect for a relaxed family holiday. The owners are friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The house was clean and well maintained. There is lots to see around without travelling for miles and lots of activities on site too. The swimming pool was very popular! The restaurant in Brecé is fabulous and very good value - only regret is we only visited it once! This Gîte comes highly recommended - and we may well find ourselves returning in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, we are so glad you and your girls enjoyed your holiday! It would be a pleasure to see you all again.
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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 - 2 Jun 2017
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

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: 30-Jul-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

  • house


  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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


  • 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


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • There is a separate shower cubicle and a shower over bath.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is by log burners. Facilities: WiFi is inclusive, Satellite TV, CD player, DVD, hair dryer. Kitchen is equipped with cooker, fridge with small 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. The house and cottage can be rented together to accommodate larger families and groups.

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