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Charming Stone Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Desertines, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France - Quiet Rural Village Location, 10 Minutes from Nearest Town, Local Amenities

Set in the heart of the village of Desertines, this 200 year old stone house provides an ideal base from which to visit the many local attractions including Mont Saint-Michel, the medieval town of Domfront and the Normandy beaches. The village boasts an English run pub which serves locally brewed "English style" bitter and serves lunch and evening meals. Themed meals are offered on Friday nights (e.g. fish & chips, curry and Chinese food) and Sunday lunch is also available. There is also a French run bar/restaurant for the more authentic French cuisine and lunch time Plat de Jour and this is also the local Post Office. Freshly baked bread and cakes can be purchased from the village bakery and there is the convenience of a village mini mart. All are within walking distance. The property is well equipped and ideal for families; DVD's and videos provided as well as a selection of toys and games. There is an outdoor activity centre nearby with canoeing, archery, crazy golf and outdoor swimming pool. An amazing aquarium, a zoo and castle are all within approx an hour's drive as well as unspoilt beaches for sun worshippers and sandcastle builders! This is an ideal retreat for those seeking a relaxing break - alfresco dining in the private terraced garden with both sun-trap and shaded areas. For garden lovers the nearby Jardin de Renauds is a must as well as the award winning flower filled village of St Frambault. History fans can visit the fascinating medieval town of Domfront and look down on the area from the castle ramparts. The racetrack and museum at Le Mans makes a fabulous day out for petrol-heads. It is only a 10 minute drive to nearest town of Gorron, with large supermarkets, shops, restaurants, cafe bars, doctors, pharmacy and petrol stations.

Mike Swinfen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 January, 2018

About Mike Swinfen

My wife and I are a middle aged couple with two children, living in Derbyshire

Mike Swinfen purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mike Swinfen chose Désertines

We bought our property in this location as we loved the unspoilt nature of the area. This is a proper rural France, but is also fairly affluent and is not over run with tourists. The landscape is well maintained as the French seem to have a pride in their local surroundings, the roads are quiet and the villages multiple and well kept. Despite all this, there are still many things to do in the area.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits of staying in this location is that it is not too far to travel to from the UK, yet there is plenty of France to see from this base and the weather is pleasant without being too hot in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have many lovely comments recorded in our guest book held within the accommodation a would encourage all guests to leave their feedback.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Désertines in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor toilet with wash basin. First floor shower room with WC and wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and built in cupboards, Bedroom 2 with double bed and built in cupboards, bedroom 3 with two single beds and chest of drawers. A folding travel cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: The garden comprises two small terraced areas, accessed via a side gate, with planted borders, pots and hanging baskets. The lower area has a lead-to roof to provide shade for outdoor eating. A table and six chairs are provided. The upper terrace area is in sun for the majority of the day and two sun-loungers are provided along with a parasol. Utility Room: Under stair cupboard provides vacuum cleaner, mob and bucket, dustpan and brush and iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen is included in the rental price and extra linen is available to be fitted at the users discretion. Towels are not provided.


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The Normandy beaches are just over an hour's drive away. Recommended locations are Granville, Mont Saint Michel and


The village is located approximately 85 miles from the port of Caen, Normandy.


The nearest town of Gorron at approximately 8 miles for the village. There are many pretty villages in the locality and historic towns such as Domfront and Fougere are approximately 25 miles drive away on the empty French roads.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Désertines, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are to be made through contacting the owner. A £50 non-returnable deposit is required to secure a booking with the remainder required in cleared funds at least two weeks before the date of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. Arrival time is after 4:00pm and departure time is before 10:30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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