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My family and I had a wonderful week's stay at the end of August. The house was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable, and it's in a very quiet neighbourhood. There was a welcome "hamper" from Laurent (merci beaucoup), and we were given permission to take some apples and pears from the garden. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a dishwasher, and the dining table was big enough for us to be able to spread our plates out on. The location was great: La Ferté-Macé is just a couple of minutes' drive and has boulangeries and many other shops. There is a supermarket with a 24-hour petrol station too. The whole town came alive for the Thursday market, from which we bought some really tasty produce. The beautiful spa town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is 10 minutes away and well worth a visit. We even did Paris for a day - a 20-minute drive to Briouze (free parking at the station) and a 2.25-hour train ride is all it took. There's even a bus from Bagnoles that connects with the train. We also did Mont-Saint-Michel (we got there early and had seen everything just as it was getting busy), Le Mans, and a wonderful but moving museum in Falaise. The three of us had a great week, and we wholeheartedly recommend this house as a great base to holiday from.
The cottage was everything you hope for when visiting rural France. Sandra and Paul had paid great attention to all aspects when furnishing the cottage and all was in perfect working order. They were very helpful with advice on visiting towns, restaurants etc and Lassay les Chateaux was a delightful town. The tour of the Chateau proved very interesting which ended with a demonstration of dressing with medieval armouring on one of the guides. It was a nice change to wake up to bird song instead of traffic.