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Countryside Cottage With Beautiful Rural Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Thorigne en Charnie, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France - Peaceful Rural Location But With Excellent Road Connections To Le Mans And Laval

Les Ecoubleres offers the chance to escape from the pressures of everyday life and is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the French countryside. Built in 15th century, the farmhouse has been fully restored and is surrounded by 6 acres of pasture land. The house is centrally heated in the winter months. We are ideally sited to visit the historical cities of Le Mans and Laval plus all the other attractions offered in the departments of Mayenne and Sarthe.

Property Manager
Debra Worboys
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018

About Debra Worboys

We are artists living in the West of England and Les Ecoubleres is our home. After many years of searching for a French retreat we stumbled across this beautiful property that we have lovingly restored. We hope that all who visit Les Ecoubleres will enjoy it as much as we do and will be inspired to return.

Debra Worboys purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Debra Worboys chose Thorigné-en-Charnie

After visiting the area for several years my partner and I eventually discovered this rambling, rustic, property and fell in live with it instantly. Originally an ancient settlement dating back to the 15th Century, the property is set in 6 acres of open land, attracting a rich and diverse variety of wildlife.

Conveniently located within easy reach of the local amenities, les Ecoubleres is the perfect retreat, offering peace and tranquility without being isolated.

Since purchasing the property we have carried out extensive renovation work and the house now offers comfortable, modern accommodation.

What makes this cottage unique

Les Ecoubleres has all the charm and character you would expect from a traditional French Farmhouse. The tranquility of the surroundings makes it the ideal place for creative inspiration and the perfect rural escape for anyone seeking time out from a busy life.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bradshaw family: August 2014: We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage with such a gorgeous view. We had a very peaceful relaxing time, we definitely will be back.

Mr & Mrs Jacobs, July 2014: Lovely, lovely place, quiet and so relaxing. The cottage is really nicely appointed - we like it so much we hope to revisit in the New Year.
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thorigné-en-Charnie in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms, first on ground floor has a shower and the second on the first floor has a bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large double bed. Bedroom 2 has a double and single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Beautiful spacious living areas offer the ideal place to relax and enjoy your stay. Outside: French doors from the lounge open onto a patio area with table and chairs. Garden area directly behind the house is laid to grass, there is a swing suspended in the old oak tree. Charcoal BBQ available, also 4 sun chairs. You could choose to sit at the front of the house to have your coffee and croissants or alternatively in the gazebo under the grape vine. Whilst there is no swimming pool at the house there are many swimming facilities in the local area, from a heated outdoor pool at St Suzanne (5 mins drive away) to a sandy beach area with swimming in the lake at Brulon. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is optional and can be provided at a charge of £10 per person. This would be for all bed linen and bathroom towels, T-towels etc. Changed weekly. Electricity included.


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Countryside Cottage With Beautiful Rural Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Algard Norway

Charming peaceful cottage

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The cottage is wonderfully isolated with stunning views all around.

It is gated for total safety and privacy as you drive down a short lane to get to the cottage.

The cottage is very clean and is equipped with everything you will need. I would advise this is suitable for couples as it's very romantic and quiet.

We took our German shepherd and it was wonderful watching him run everywhere in perfect safety.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage, thank you for the very positive review, we look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Debra
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Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sable sur sarthe
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Creperie at Thorigne
Car: necessary


1.5 hrs from the coast at St Malo.


Rennes airport is approx. 40 mins drive.

Dinard airport is approx 1.5 hrs drive

Tours airport is approx. 2 hrs drive

4.5 - 5 hours drive from Calais and 2.5 hrs from Le Havre


We are approx. half an hour from Laval and Le Mans which are cities with excellent amenities. Sable Sur Sarthe and Evron are local towns which are both about 20 mins drive and have excellent supermarkets. There are many very good restaurants all within 10 mins drive, details are supplied in the cottage.

Further Details:

Conveniently situated on the Mayenne/Sarthe borders, this perfect French cottage retreat is within easy reach of Le Mans, Laval and Sable sur Sarthe so the shops bars and restaurants are never far away. Les Ecoubleres is 15 minutes from the nearest town, 2.5 hours west of Paris and 1.5 hours north of the Loire Valley with its splendid collection of vineyards, wine cellars and French chateaux.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Thorigné-en-Charnie, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan-April 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May-June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct - Dec 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
linen price pp £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Rates are quoted for weekly rentals, part weeks also considered. Discounts for bookings over 3 weeks available on request. 20% deposit requested to confirm booking(not refundable) and the balance 6 weeks before the date of your holiday.
Linen can be supplied (weekly) at a charge of £10 per person.
Dilapidation deposit of £100 required but is fully refundable in the event of there being no problems.
There is a £50 surcharge for central heating in the winter months
Weekly rates include electric.
Changeover Day:
We usually take bookings from Saturday to Saturday but other days may be possible. Arrival time is 4.00pm (unless otherwise agreed) and departure is 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Please note there is a £50 weekly surcharge for central heating in the winter months.
Pet can possibly be accommodated, please contact us to discuss, a surcharge of £20 per dog applies to cover additional cleaning costs.

A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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