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A riverside property

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms with option of 2 extra bedrooms at £80 per week each, 3 bathrooms

Old water mill in rural setting. 5 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite and an additional bathroom. Large living room with woodburning stove, and spacious kitchen/dining area. Large patio, accessible from living area. Old mill run has been converted into a carp pond alongside the river. Large garden with wildlife island. Old water mill features include the mill wheel (non-working) and sluice gates. Parking for at least 10 cars on the property.

Basic price is for 3 beds only. Extra additional bedrooms please click on rates and prices for more details.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Filipino
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About David

Retired english/filipino couple, living in the nearby village. Previously lived in the property with two children, and have now downsized.

We are on hand to assist with any problems at the property.

David purchased this house in 2003

Why David chose Saint-Mars-sur-Colmont

An ideal rural retreat for country loving people. Enjoy the tranquil countryside life, by exploring the riverfront and wildlife island. The carp pond is ideal for fishing with children, or fish in the river for more of a challenge. The patio and back lawn are perfect for summer barbeques.

What makes this house unique

For those arriving late and no food supplies, send us list 48 hrs.before and we will do the shopping for when you arrive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Saint-Mars-sur-Colmont around the Mayenne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , With ensuite (shower & bath)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , WIth ensuite
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Quiet country area, perfect for walking, biking, fishing in the river (or in the surrounding area) and nature watching. For more information on local tourist attractions see the following website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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A riverside property
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

The riveride property is a superb and interesting building with lovely garden and grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb family stay here with 8 of us. A really warm welcome was provided by our hosts and they also encouraged us to utilise their fabulous vegetable garden with fresh basil / tomatoes / figs and very tasty blackberries in abundance. The rooms are spacious and with a fantastic outdoor area and good weather we were able to eat outside every night. The kids loved playing in the huge garden and even enjoyed a dip in the river! With such interesting and varied grounds, the games of hide and seek took sometime to complete. I would recommend taking bikes as there is a wealth of easy cycling available to help you enjoy the scenary. A thoroughly enjoyable week was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that Jonathan and Linzi's family enjoyed their week at Goupillouse especially as their children will remember the holiday for a long time which is so important. We thank the family for choosing Goupillouse and hope to see them again in the future
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  • 5 of 5

David and Nenita were wonderful hosts and the Old Watermill at La Goupillouse is excellent. There is masses of parking space at the front and the back garden is a childs paradise. Large grassed garden area leading to the river and another part of the huge garden, this became the fairy garden for the grandchildren who absolutely loved it. The Mill comes with everything you need and more. Stock up on your shopping at the Hyper U in Mayenne then relax in the garden and the beautiful French countryside. I would definitely recommend this property. Many thanks David and Nenita for a wonderful week in your beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen's family were a pleasure to have as guests and we are glad they enjoyed their week in France. We will try and keep the fairies safe for children who come in the future
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short stay during the holidays

  • 4 of 5

With 5 young adults and 5 adults we had a good stay during the holidays.

House was spacious enough and the area offered enough for a stay of 6 days.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Menno and his family are very welcome to come again but perhaps next time in the summer when the local attractions are open. A very nice family please come again
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This place was an absolute find. We went with our two children aged four and six and my parents. The house is huge with a beautiful river running through the back. It is the last word in relaxation. How often do you stay in a holiday home with the best of everything? The mattresses, pillows, furniture, power showers, sofa and most of all, everything you could possibly need in the large kitchen, all to the highest standard. The children loved it and spent hours playing all over the house and grounds and we enjoyed the peace. David and Nenita were so kind and friendly, their vegetable garden was a revelation. I would highly recommend this home, it is a gem.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sinead and her family are the nicest people you could wish to meet. They will be welcome to return at any time in the future
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A week away with friends

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week at La Goupillouse with four of our friends. The property and gardens are lovely with plenty of room to chill and explore. We had a very warm welcome from David and Nenita upon our arrival. The surrounding area is peaceful with beautiful countryside. The bonus of the produce from their vegetable garden is a real treat. We would recommend this property as a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great our guests enjoyed their weeks chill out . Their three Mazda sports cars certainly impressed the local villagers . We hope to see them and their sports cars again in the future .
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Beautiful, spacious house in idyllic surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We visited from the 28th of July up to the 8th of August 2017. We were a large party comprising of two families. There were four adults and six children in the group, but the house accommodated us all easily in comfort. We opted to take the further two rooms available on top of the basic three. In total, we had five large bedrooms, two of which were en-suite, and an additional family bathroom, a downstairs shower and toilet and an additional toilet. Downstairs the kitchen and living room were large and well appointed. Everything was clean and in perfect order. We were well catered for.

Upon arrival, David was on the front drive, ready to greet the weary travellers with a smile and a warm welcome. Nenita was pottering in the house, making sure that everything was perfect for us, and it was. They gave us a brief tour of the house and grounds, which are, like the house, extensive and beautifully maintained.

Out the back is a large paved patio, leading to an extensive lawn ringed with beautiful flowers and fruit and nut trees. Adjacent to this is a carp-pond (sadly at a low water level during our stay due to recent dry spell). Immediately next to this is the river; a beautiful bubbling affair, under-passing two small bridges as it wends through the property. Whilst we were staying, the children spent many hours trying to fish out the invasive signal cray-fish and casting rods into the carp pond. We set up a badminton net and a croquet set, and the garden was easily large enough for a game of frisbee.

At the front of the house lies a real treasure, and Nenita's pride and joy, a huge vegetable patch. We were lucky enough to stay when fruit and vegetables were bountiful for harvesting. Encouraged by Nenita to help ourselves freely, we had choice pick of potatoes, onions, courgettes, green-beans, pumpkins, tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, chard, and many many more vegetables. We could have easily eaten for free!

During our stay, we explored history in the local area, visiting ruins and museums. David and Nenita were generous with their local knowledge and made recommendations for places to visit during our stay. There are plenty of options for activities and history, as well as local lakes for swimming and relaxing next to.

During the evenings, we relaxed on the terrace and barbecued food bought from the local markets or supermarkets, whilst listening to the river run past.

Overall, we all want to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased Francesca and her family enjoyed their holiday at Goupillouse. The dry weather broke the day they left topping up the river and the carp pool which had been low for a long time. We would welcome Francesca and the family back at any time and wish then all the best.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Saint Mars sur Colmont
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Ambrières les Vallées
Car: necessary

Located near the southern border of Normandie. Les Chateaux de la Loire, the Mont St Michel, and D-day beaches are all within driving distance, perfect for day trips.

For more information on local tourist attractions see the following website:

For information regarding fishing in the local rivers please see the following website:


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Saint-Mars-sur-Colmont,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard price
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Price is for 3 double rooms per week extra 2 double rooms available at £80.00 per room per week.

Damage Deposit £100.00 1--6 persons
Damage Deposit £200.00 6 -- 10 persons
(cheque returned if no damage on departure)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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