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Charming, homely country cottage – a heavenly hideaway



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Cottage in St-Denis-de-Gastines, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France - Quiet, peaceful location yet just a few minutes drive from all amenities

La Cachette is a lovely traditional detached three-bedroom cottage that has been

recently renovated, only becoming available to rent for the first time in June 2014.

With polished beams in every room and a blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, it provides a charming homely atmosphere for a relaxing holiday.

In the spacious open plan living area downstairs, the large kitchen area is fully equipped with everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including an electric cooker and microwave oven. The lounge area features a large log burner as a focal point, with a flat screen satellite TV, DVD player and free wi-fi.

Upstairs the property has a master double bedroom and twin bedroom, both with en suites, as well as another twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

Outside, a large secluded decked area with barbecue provides the ideal spot for relaxing and dining.

The cottage is located just five minutes drive from the village of St Denis de Gastines in one direction and the larger town of Ernee in the other, where all amenities such as banks, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and leisure facilities can be found.

Slightly further afield, but both within about 30 minutes drive are the delightful towns of Mayenne, Laval and Fougeres, where there are many tourist attractions to visit. Fougeres and Rennes, just an hour away, both feature in stages of the 2015 Tour de France route.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Owners Alison and Steve Anderson are based in Lancashire and purchased La Cachette in October 2012 and spent more than a year renovating the property, doing much of the finishing work themselves, before making it available for rent for the first time in June 2014.

They have taken pride in trying to furnish the cottage to a high standard, with both antique and modern furniture, while retaining a comfortable, homely feel.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Maria Teresa 2014.6.23

We are two friends who came here while attending a nearby Ikebana course for teachers. We found the cottage very homely and charmingly furnished. Very good taste. Thank you for the time you've spent making this cottage comfortable. Everything speaks of your culture and education!

M Green 2014.6.11

When we walked in through the front door, we couldn't believe our luck; pictures did not do this place justice, they couldn't capture the homely charm that the house embodies. From the wooden beams to the fireplace, we loved every bit and often mused that four days was not long enough. The work that you have put into this house is incredible (evident from the lovely scrap book) but worth every second.

Bradley 2014.8.12

A heavenly hideaway indeed! Totally fantastic to relax in the luxury of La Cachette. Fabulous cottage in a wonderful area with so much to do. It has been great to come back at the end of each fun-filled busy day to accommodation that has everything we need to re-charge and relax - a real holiday HOME.
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From the Owner

It's a great area for a holiday and many of our guests have commented that they had no idea there would be so much to do. It's within easy reach of the holiday coastlines but surrounding towns and cities like Fougeres, Mayenne and Rennes all have a host of tourist attractions. The cottage is in a tiny hamlet but is only a short drive from the nearest village and town, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. And driving in rural France with its quiet, traffic-free roads is a delight. For the same reason, it's a great area for cyclists.

Activity and Interests


The cottage is about one hour's drive from several beaches along the coastline near Mont St Michel, etc. There is also a man made beach on a lake near Fougeres, about 30 minutes drive away.


Dinard airport 1 hr 40 mins

Rennes airport 1 hr

St Malo ferry terminal 1 hr 40 mins

Caen ferry terminal 1 hr 50 mins

Cherbourg ferry terminal 2hrs 20 mins


St Denis de Gastines 4km

Ernee 7km

Mayenne 27km

Laval 37km

Fougeres 28km

Rennes 79km

Le Mans 116km


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for availability.

Changeover Day: Flexible
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short stays of three nights or more are available throughout the year; please contact us for price details.
For bookings of more than seven days, a 20 per cent discount will be deducted from the cost of each additional day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Our cottage has two ensuite shower rooms as well as a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower, so there should never be any arguments about who's next in the shower in the mornings!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The family bathroom is partially tiled and features a bath and separate rainfall-type shower, with sink unit and wc. Both ensuites have modern fittings and powerful rainfall-type showers, while all three rooms also have heated towel rails.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The 3 bedrooms each feature polished beams. The master bedroom, with en suite, has an antique French double bed and decorative wrought-iron clothes rail. Bedroom 2, with ensuite, has twin antique French beds and bedroom three also has twin beds.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There are electric heaters both downstairs and upstairs, as well as a large log burner in the lounge. Outside: There is a large decked area at the back of the property with modern dining furniture for six, which is ideal for relaxing and eating al fresco. In summer it has sunshine and shaded areas throughout most of the day. Utility Room: The utility room includes a washing machine with iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned before and after each visit and this is also included.

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