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Emma de Roquefeuil

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French

Charming country property in the heart of the Loire Valley

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Maine-et-Loire - La Pairiere

La Pairiere 6 bedrooms, sleeps 5 - 14.

Located within nearly 1 hectare of gardens is the 19th century stone building, La Pairiere. Beautifully renovated to include today's modern luxuries, but conserving it's old world charm.

Spend the long summer evenings enjoying a glass of wine in the stoned courtyard, take bike rides along the Mayenne stopping to re-fuel on the wonderful crepes in Grez Neuville or simply take time to relax in the tranquil surrounds of the property taking in some of the most beautiful scenery the French countryside has to offer.

La Pairiere is located in the broad valley of the Mayenne River, shortly before it flows into the Loire. It is the area the French call 'la douce France.' The nearby countryside rolls gently from forested slopes dotted with châteaux to fields ablaze in season with sunflower, rapeseed and grains; from rich riverside pastures and the occasional orchard to quaint villages roofed in the region's distinguishing slate tiles.

A particular local delight is the riverside drive (or cycle or walk - the slopes are not daunting) along the picturesque routes des écluses, which connect the lock villages. One of our favorite meals out is here - simple crêpes and local cider on a river terrace at nearby Grez-Neuville, a lock village that also serves as a base for tourist boats, some of which are available for hire by the half-day and day. An array of local markets allows you to treat you taste buds to wonderful fresh produce, and there is no end to the list of places to visit, whether it be château, museums, medieval towns or even the mystical sounds of the Gregorian monks chanting in the abbey at solemmes.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emma de Roquefeuil (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a fantastic time...such a charming place, such perfect surroundings' Goulson's UK. 'An oasis of calm' Hodson's UK. 'after 10 days we have to leave this haven of peace and quiet, we could have stayed 1000. what a lovely place in a very beautiful part of France' Schoenholzer's Switzerland. ' we know we loved this area, and now we have even more reasons to love it' Sue and David UK. 'had a wonderful stay...we were spoilt for the choice of places to visit and see' Cathrine and James UK. 'having just spent a beautiful week in out French 'rancho relaxo' it's hard to sum it all up, but we'll try...superb!' Simon and Tracy London. 'Angers, Tours, Le Mans, Samur and every tiny village in between. we have eaten many varieties of cheese and tried as many wines as possible, and still we leave without trying them all!' Snyder's USA ' soaking up the French way of life, beautiful chateau, riding along the mayenne, boating in daon, a really special 2 weeks' Harrison's Australia
Nov 2007
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Charming country property in the heart of the Loire Valley
average rating of 3.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely farmhouse with a beautiful garden

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We had a lovely time at La Pairiere and I can wholly recommend it.

We stayed in the main farmhouse (the smaller converted barn was being renovated at the time), which is wonderful and spacious -- very traditional downstairs, with a big kitchen and living room, plus several bedrooms, and with a converted second floor/loft which has a lovely main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, plus two other bedrooms (one of which of daughter slept in) and loads of toys and books for kids, so great for families.

One of the best features of the place is the big garden -- loads of space for kids to run around, play football etc, cows in the neighboring field which was also a big thrill for our four-year old, plus a nice little copse of trees in the middle of the garden providing a bit of shade and great for having outdoor lunches -- it really is idyllic, my partner and I were reminiscing about this just the other day!

In terms of area, you're at the western edge of the Loire Valley, which means some of the more popular chateaus are a bit of a trek for a day trip. But there are still plenty like Langeais within easy reach, plus the very nice town of Angers, which is worth a visit. And to be honest, you will probably want to spend a fair bit of time simply relaxing at La Pairiere.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quasi totalité des couchages HS !

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nous avons été bien accueillis

malheureusement,nous avons choisit de faire demi-tour car les couchages étaient de très mauvaise qualité.

L'endroit pourtant spacieux ,propre et chauffé ne nous a pas convaincu.

Un rafraîchissement s'impose .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons bien pris en compte l'appreciation du 5 janvier 2012. J'ai ete tres surpris par cette appreciation car les personnes n'ont meme pas passe de sejour dans notre gite. A peine arrive qu'ils ont fait demi-tour. Nous avons eu des personnes l'ete passe et a Noel qui n'ont pas fait de remarques au niveau des lits. Pour satisfaire leurs demandes et eviter d'autres reaction de la sorte nous avons decide de changer une grande partie des lits dans les deux gites. nous venons de debuter la saison avec des personnes qui ont passe un excellent sejour. C'est ce que nous esperons a chaque fois. Nous voulons que les personnes profitent pleinement du sejour et qu'ils gardent de tres bons souvenirs. Aux personnes qui apprecient la campagne, le calme et l'espace le gite de la Pairiere est fait pour vous. ce gite se trouve dans une superbe region ou il y a beaucoup a faire.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Durtal / Sable
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

La Pairière is 800 meters from the village of Montguillon, which has a small restaurant/bar and shop, and where bikes can be rented. The nearest supermarket is at St Martin du Bois (5km) with a much larger choice of shopping, markets and restaurants at Château-Gontier and le Lion d 'Angers (both 11km). Angers and its department stores, museums and TGV station is just 31 kilometers. You could easily spend a week or more discovering the châteaux of the Mayenne - often more charming than their more grandiose Loire neighbors - and finding such hidden treasures as the sublime chanting of the monks at the Abbaye de Solesmes. Further afield, the cathedral of Chartres, the car museum of Le Mans, the mysterious stone monoliths of Morbihan, the coastline of Brittany and all the châteaux of the Loire are just some of the famous attractions within easy day touring range.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Montguillon, Maine-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £761

rental rates include linen, towels, electricity and gas.
There is an extra charge for firewood and central heating in the winter months.
A security deposit of 1000 Euro is to be paid on arrival.
This will be returned in full at the end of your stay if the property is found to be in reasonable condition.

We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance owing 4 weeks prior to arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Maine-et-Loire in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower level bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handheld shower, and seperate toilet
    Upper level bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite bathroom with handheld shower and seperate toilet
    Upper level shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bedroom upstairs has its own en-suite with walk in robe and separate toilet. The bathroom on the upstairs landing has a shower, sink and toilet. In both of these bathrooms starkly modern fittings have been used to create a contrast with the old. The lower level bathroom has a bath, sink and separate toilet. There is ample hot water throughout and excellent water pressure.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Lower level double room - 1 Double Bed
    Lower level twin room - 2 Single Bed
    Lower level double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , extra large bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe
    Upper level twin room - 2 Single Bed , Extra fold out bed avaialble.
    Upper level twin room - 2 Single Bed , Extra fold out bed available
    Upper level double room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Extra Large Bedroom with en-suite
  • La Pairiere boasts 6 spacious bedrooms each tastefully decorated, and each one unique. On the upper level is the main bedroom and 2 large twin rooms. The master bedroom with its en-suite and walk in robe covers over 45 square meters, with the volume being further amplified by the 5m pitch in the A frame ceiling, adorned with the oak framework. The first twin room with its 2 single beds, has the original terracotta floor. On the lower level you will find 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 twin. Each of the rooms have views of the surrounding fields.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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