Cottage in Pervencheres, Orne, Normandy, France - Peaceful And Tranquil Rural Location. Gorgeous Views. Excellent Base For Exploring The Perche
Maison Hibou dates back to the end of the French Revolution, and is set in a small hamlet 2km from the village of Pervenchères. The cottage has a light, spacious interior with original features such as thick exposed stone walls, original beams and some solid furniture, reflecting traditional rustic style. Maison Hibou has its own private drive, parking area and garden, and is a quiet and relaxing holiday home, located 20 minutes from Alençon, one hour from Le Mans and Chartres, and two hours from Paris. The local village of Pervenchères is 2km away, and has a small shop/bar/café. Local specialities include cider, calvados, black pudding (boudin noir), and Camembert. This is a great area for walking, cycling, horse-riding, golf and fishing with wonderful scenery, forest tracks and a network of ‘randonées’ to enjoy.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
We live in Leicestershire but come out to La Maurie as often as we can. We have a house next to Maison Hibou (although it's quite separate and private). We've always loved France and have wanted a house here for as long as we can remember. We bought both houses in 2010 and have spent happy times here with family and friends. As soon as you arrive you feel more relaxed and tranquil. We love it here, and hope you will too.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Peace, calm, quiet We have enjoyed the quiet seclusion of this place and the serenity of an old and beautiful house. Cottage and setting were wonderful".
"We came, we stayed, we loved it."
"A little piece of heaven on earth."
"Great time, we hope to return!"
"...more than anything we have enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere! Very relaxing and restful."
"What a lovely, peaceful place to have spent our holiday."
4.9 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
We had a great time and loved the gite and the area. Very peaceful and remote, with beautiful villages and walks in the area for day trips if you fancy it. You can get a really nice lunch including 2 courses as well as cheeses and dessert plus 1/4 ltr of wine for 12 euros per head in nearby villages. Would highly recommend it, also because of Debbie who was very helpful and responded immediatly when we booked the gite rather spontaneously. The perfect first holiday with our 3-month-old baby.
A delightful secluded setting
Maison Hibou is a charming rural retreat in a delightful secluded setting. The Gite is a perfect place to relax and the surrounding area offers a wealth of opportunities to explore be it on foot, by bike or further afield by car. I would thoroughly recommend Maison Hibou to anyone who wants to escape the rush of normal life.
The house is peacefully located and ideally situated near many small cities and villages worth exploring, the countryside and forests are wonderful for walking and although we didn't bring bikes, cycling would be another option. The house is well equipped and clean with reclining loungers and table and chairs for sitting outside to admire the scenery, we were lucky to see two deer fauns in the pretty garden one evening. There are plenty of leaflets and information giving details of the area. Debbie provides a first class customer service which makes Maison Hibou an easy choice for anyone visiting this area of Normandy.
We enjoyed our visit to Maison Hibou last year so much we made a return visit. Tucked away in the French countryside it is the perfect place to unwind. It is so relaxing sitting in the garden gazing out on the orchard - so peaceful. The gite is clean, comfortable and well equipped. There are plenty of places to visit ie La Perriere, Chateau Carrouges, the Basilica at La Chapelle de Montligeon, Courboyer (just a few of our favourites) but there are plenty of leaflets available in the gite to help you. We cycled and walked and rarely saw any traffic on the roads. Would definitely recommend.
We absolutely loved Maison Hibou and found it the perfect escape from London. It has a very rustic feel, with original features such as wooden beams, flagstone floors and a beautiful big open fire (not needed in summer unfortunately!) The garden is also very pretty - we felt our stress melt away as we sat under the apple tree and gazed out over the surrounding orchards. The nearby villages and towns like Perriere and Mortagne au Perche are all lovely to visit, but we liked hanging out at the gite best of all! Would definitely recommend.
We had a lovely, quiet and relaxing stay, tucked away off the beaten-track, and in beautiful countryside. Not far from good restaurants and interesting places to visit e.g. Chartres, Alencon and several other towns and villages. Gite clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Everything we expected it to be.
From the Owner
“We discovered the Perche by accident and we can't understand why it's relatively unknown in the UK. It's a very rural area, the roads are almost empty, and the people who live here are just getting on with their (French) lives - it's not touristy, although tourists are welcome and catered for. 10 euro 3-course lunches are still very much part of life, as are the rhythms of farming and the countryside.”
Activity and Interests
From Calais/Eurotunnel - around 4 hours
From Caen (ferry) - around 2 hours
From Dinard (airport) - around 3 hours
Nearest village - Pervenchères, 2km
Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe (small town with swimming lake)- 10 km
La Perrière (picturesque village) - 5km
Historic towns of Mortagne-au-Perche & Bellême - 15km
Alençon (lace & art museums) - 36 km
Le Mans (city shops, historic quarter, 24-Hour Race museum) - 85km
Haras du Pin (National Stud) - 50km
Nearby - several forests
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
6 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
A deposit of 30% of total hire cost will secure the booking. The balance, together with a £150 returnable security deposit, is due 6 weeks prior to the commencement date.
Notes on prices:
Pay online in sterling through BACS, by bank to bank transfer, or by cheque (in sterling). Discounts available for bookings of 2 or more weeks. Payment in euros is possible - please ask for details.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The hamlet is tucked away down its own little track, and even some locals don't know it's there. It really is somewhere to get away from it all.”
- Away From It All
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Dining Area
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Ground floor bathroom with basin, wc, large corner bath and shower over. Electric heater.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large, airy, beamed attic bedroom, with windows to two sides. Furnished with comfy chairs to allow you to relax and enjoy the extensive views over woods and hills. Double bed (with views!) and plenty of space for a cot. Bedroom opens directly onto stairs.
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Notes on accommodation: Please note: Maison Hibou is only suitable for young babies, not toddlers, due to the open staircase. Outside: Private garden area with garden furniture and small barbecue provided. the paved terrace and south-facing garden (with an apple tree for shade), provide a secluded and tranquil spot for enjoying nature or just contemplating the views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned and linen changed between each rental.