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La Basse Cour, Farmhouse B&B with superb gardens near Alençon and Le Mans

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

Beautiful House and Garden, 3 En Suite Bedrooms, Prices per Room per Night B&B

Prices are per room on bed and breakfast basis.

La Basse Cour is a stunningly beautiful B&B on the border of Normandy and Pays de Loire. This 18th century Normandy farmhouse is set by a fishing lake, with acres of gardens filled with flowers and forest views. 8km to Alencon and 40km to Le Mans.

Choose from 3 immaculate, individually styled guest rooms with full en-suite facilities, including one room with twin beds. Large, modern baths and showers. Electric heating and heated towel rails. Radio, hairdryer, toiletries, wifi.

On the first floor, next to the bedrooms, a guest salon with library and board games are at your disposal.

Outside are two acres of landscaped and well-tended gardens, two sheltered terraces with flowers, garden furniture and outdoor games.

There are many local gardens and châteaux to visit while for those venturing further afield we are halfway between Paris and the Normandy coast, we are equidistant from the famous Chartres cathedral and the Normandy Landing Beaches, either of which is accessible for day trips.

We accept children over 8 years of age; we do not take younger children or pets and the house is non-smoking.

More Details

Phil and Jude
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Phil and Jude

Originally from NE England we lived in Kent for 20-odd years before deciding to move to France in 2004. We have been running La Basse Cour since 2005 and have created the gardens from scratch in that time.

Phil and Jude purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Phil and Jude chose Sarthe

Being on the border of Normandy and the Pays de la Loire the summers are usually long and warm. We are surrounded by beautiful forest and countryside with many interesting places to visit - gardens, chateaux and pretty villages. Ideal for walkers, and bikers who don't mind hills!

What makes this farmhouse unique

We have poured our heart and soul into ensuring La Basse Cour with its terraces and gardens is one of the most beautiful B&Bs you could wish to stay in - and in 20-odd years of French holidays we have stayed in a lot!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ancinnes in Sarthe

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Red room shower is over bath; others are enclosures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Red - 1 Double Bed , Double. Shower. Separate WC.
    Blue - 2 Single Bed , En-suite with shower.
    Cream - 1 Double Bed , En-suite with shower.
  • All bedrooms are on the first floor (no ground floor bedrooms)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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La Basse Cour, Farmhouse B&B with superb gardens near Alençon and Le Mans
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful gardens, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

A brief visit was not enough and we hope to be able to fit in a return visit shortly - maybe in spring. Philip & Judie are excellent hosts with local knowledge. Many thoughtful touches were provided like a comprehensive restaurant recommendations and a raft of practical information on the area, and brochures. Many attractions are closed out of season but that was as expected. The gardens are superb and even late in the year were a delight, with ducks and other birds on the massive pond.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Lower Normandy Experience

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent 10 days in France in early November, splitting our time between Normandy and Paris. Our two-night stay at La Basse Cour was unquestionably a highlight. Jude and Phil were incredibly welcoming. The farmhouse is beautifully redone, with a great private space for guests upstairs. We used La Basse Cour as a basecamp for day trips elsewhere in Normandy, and would recommend it for anyone else who is looking to do the same -- centrally located for trips to Bayeux, the landing beaches, and Le Mont. We had one of the best meals of our stay in downtown Alencon at La Rue Droite, and another lovely meal at an Afghan restaurant, Le Kaboul. A great place for couples, and a great place to escape at any time of year. We look forward to returning on our next trip to France.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
PAR 150km
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Normandy 1.5 hours
Car: necessary

Ancinnes is located north of Le Mans, a perfect base for exploring Lower Normandy and north of the Pays de la Loire. 10 minutes from the A28, stop for a few nights and see a lovely region little known to the British tourist but beloved of the French. Le Mans is just 30 minutes (40km) away and for those interested in the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings the Normandy Landing Beaches are 90km away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Ancinnes, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

This Listing #1158299 is for stays of 1 night only; stays of 2+ nights save up to12€ per night. See Listing #1629669.
Additional person rate based on two sharing.
No children under 8 years.
No Pets.
Non-smoking house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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