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Chic idyllic cottage and garden in tranquil village, by stunning medieval Castle

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A stylish and well equipped interior, Wifi, fairytale bedroom and country garden

Our spacious, cosy and romantic cottage, set out over three floors we have furnished with stylish and luxurious furniture ( more than your average holiday home!) The cottage has an abundance of historical French charm about it. Set on a quiet lane on the edge of the small village of Niorte La Fontaine, a village with an extremely friendly population, it is a very peaceful and rejuvenating place to stay, its great for kids, with a village play area and a great heated pool in Lassay Les Chateaux. Jo, the owner, is an artist and has filled the cottage with her 'original oil paintings ' .

The good sized kitchen on the ground floor, has newly fitted units, a washing machine, cappuccino maker, very good quality crockery and pots and pans, iron and board, sonic cooker, and is beautifully decorated in toxic free paint as is the rest of the property. The huge living room next door has leather sofas and dining chairs, a beautiful antique dresser, a cosy wood burner, a 32" Samsung flatscreen tv and Sky, a solid oak dining table, an ipod / cd player and DVD library. New for 2017 , A multi fuel Hunstman log burner.

Upstairs, we have a mezzanine area, a good sized shower room with sink and toilet, and the vast and beautiful master bedroom with its countryside views, luxurious roll top bath, Louis 14th king sized bed and great quality shabby chic furniture.

Up on the 2nd floor there is another double bedroom and a single bed area all done up with the same quality and style. The single children's bedroom has A lovely dolls house complete with furniture.

The countryside garden has a table and 4 chairs, sun loungers and a sun umbrella, chimenea and bbq. The huge, enclosed walled garden is directly outside the cottage and is wonderfully private,perfect for dogs to run around in, full of fruit trees and a large table and chairs for that wonderful out door dining experience.

The cottage is professionally cleaned and beds made with designer sheets before your arrival, this is included in your rental fee. Towels and tee towels not provided.

The night skies are packed with stars and swooping bats and the moon is something else, an evening stroll around the village is a must! The cottage has great countryside views and is on a very quiet lane, ideal for couples or the family with older children.There is a very good fine dining restaurant a mile from the house which is both brilliant value and friendly or enjoy home cooking in the newly installed kitchen. The climate is warmer than in southern England and can reach 40 degrees in the summer.

The cottage is A great base for visiting Paris which is only 2.5 hrs drive away, the Emerald coast at 1.5 hrs where you can visit the amazing Mont Saint Michelle or the incredible fortified town of St Malo. Domfront is a lovely half an hrs drive away which is also well worth a visit.

Once booked we will send you A full page of great places to visit nearby, activities for kids of all ages and great places to eat.

some pets allowed, please contact Jo or David. The wonderful Emerald coast is a picturesque 1.5 hrs car journey away where you can visit the fortified walled town of St Malo and the famous Mont St Michelle, a great day out. Domfront is half an hour away and Paris only 3 hrs by car. The cottage really is a great base for visiting Normandy, Brittany and the Paye De Loire. The climate in the area is warmer than in southern England and can reach 40 degrees in the summer.

New for 2018, we will soon own the 4 bedroom house and huge walled garden directly opposite this cottage, perfect for two families or family friends who want to travel together yet retain some independence and privacy.

More Details

Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green

David and I run a successful business in London and I am also an artist, you can see some examples of my work in the cottage!.

Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green chose Lassay-les-Châteaux

With our busy lives looking after four children and being self employed we have really enjoyed and needed holidays away at our cherished house in France. When we went over to France looking at hundreds of properties as potential holiday homes, Les Maison Fontaine and its setting on the edge of a sleepy village and stunning countryside really stood out as something quite special. The house is located near Lassay les Chateaux which is a pretty market village packed full of character. Market day is Wednesday and there is a wonderful rose garden by the central square, with over 250 species of rose. The local C14th castle is one of the best preserved in France and there are shops, bars and restaurants of every description nearby. Swimming, tennis, cycling and fishing are all popular sports; the surrounding countryside is full of small farms, large forests and picturesque rivers and streams stocked with trout. Caen ferry port can be reached in 70mins, St Malo ferry port in 90mins.

What makes this cottage unique

It is in such a peaceful, unspoilt area of Normandy with the lowest crime rate in the whole of France! I have poured money into the interior, adding real touches of luxury like the new roll top bath in the master bedroom, and recently a lovely new kitchen. I sincerely want anyone who stays in my cottage to relax and revel in the surroundings as much as we do! New for 2017, Huntsman multifuel woodburner, a new floor in the kitchen and living room and a Nespresso machine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My mother and I had a simply glorious week at this magical and cosy cottage. My mother has not been too well recently and i can honestly say, that by the end of our week at this peaceful haven she felt rejuvenated and well.

The owners have bent over backwards to furnish the cottage with every home from home comfort, and the beautifully made beds for our arrival were a delight with 100 % cotton and pressed sheets :).

We really enjoyed The Lassay Les Chateaux restaurant with its excellent and affordable menu and walking around the cobbled Medieval streets after our meal. We watched the sun setting behind the Chateau itself while we were walking around the lake. Stunning and exquisitely French!

I thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage for a peaceful get away in comfort and style and Joanna and David the owners are lovely helpful owners who genuinely wanted us to get the best from our stay. Thank you both very much.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lassay-les-Châteaux in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower) , Bedroom one has a roll top bath in it.
  • High quality, designer cotton sheets are included. Clients are required to bring their own tea towels and towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The huge master bedroom is beautifully furnished with large Laura Ashley rugs, french chic furniture, a large dressing mirror and a roll top bath in it for that touch of luxury. Bed linen is all new 100% cotton,by Hobbs and The Design Council and the new matresses are memory foam and very comfortable. The attic room is equal in size to too bedrooms with a leather sleigh double bed at one end and a single bed at the other. There is a large ornate hanging rail and a chest of drawers and a cabinet with paper backs. New for 2013 a lovely wooden dolls house, with furniture, in the childs attic bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please bring your own bag of coal for use of the garden Chimonea and bbq. Each room has a modern oil heater. We have just installed a sattelite tv system Newly installed kitchen for autumn 2012.


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Chic idyllic cottage and garden in tranquil village, by stunning medieval Castle
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 15 reviews

A picturesque and tranquil place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The location was extremely peaceful, just the occasional tractor trundling past and a very vocal cockerel! Shops in the local town of Lassay les Chateux are well stocked and the staff are friendly and helpful. A tour of the Chateux itself was interesting too.

We enjoyed following the "Pissaro walk" in the evenings to lovely sunsets, spotting red squirrels and a snake on the way.

There are plenty of activities and attractions within driving distance, a car being a must have in this rural location.

A testament to our lovely holiday was our 11 year old daughter crying on the last day because she didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review! I am so glad that you appreciated all the furniture and equippment that I bought for the cottage, and enjoyed the peaceful location.
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East Sussex.

Comfortable cottage in a pretty hamlet.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this little cottage and it gave us all that we needed as an antidote to life at home. It was very clean and had full facilities. We were unable to go down the lane to use the garden as the weather was miserable but we made good use of the many TV channels.

The nearby town was 10 minutes drive away and had a good range of shops. There were enough interesting sites to fill a week, we made a journey to Mont St Michel which was just beautiful. All in all a good holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and I am sorry to hear the inclement weather stopped you enjoying the garden and breakfast on the terrace, which is such a treat. So glad you enjoyed all the great places of interest to visit and the home comforts of the cottage.
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beautiful little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A charming period property in a pretty village with lots of friendly locals both French and English.

The best equipped holiday home I have ever stayed in, the owners really have thought of everything even down to charcoal for the bbq. Really pretty cottage and very stylish decor. The area is lovely, Lassay les Chateaux is a gorgeous medieval town with several good restaurants and bars, pretty gardens and of course the chateau to visit. The town has a large supermarket on the outskirts, and bakers, butchers and a small grocers within the centre.

Thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay for a delightful French break.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Autumn colour in Normandie

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is set in a quiet rural village in southeast Normandie with wonderful views of the countryside straight from the bedroom window. We especially enjoyed the hazy light and morning mists burning off before lunchtime and the frenetic chirping of the birds. I plotted several routes and ran on alternate days, while my partner did yoga daily. In between times, we explored the picturesque countryside and local villages.

The house was comfortable with everything we needed, including a well equipped kitchen, but the bedroom was the star feature. Having a bath in the bedroom was a new experience for us, and though we weren't sure about this at first, we quickly came to appreciate its benefits. Elsewhere in the house, we made regular use of the log burner, which once started gave good heat to the lounge. Portable oil heaters are also available in the main rooms, if you need them. (We did at times, due to the time of year).

The property is very much as depicted, furnished in a shabby-chic style, but with no shabbiness. Mrs Green was a great host and responded to all our correspondence cordially and quickly. Though 'out of season' we still managed a visit to La Chateau de Lassay, which was open for La Toussaint weekend (recommended).

The Autumn break was just what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a splendid week in this two hundred year old beautiful cottage. It's full of memorabilia which retains its character whilst at the same time the 21st century electrical appliances are all there, from a large TV down to a decent hairdryer. Plenty of hot water, super bathroom, the large double bed was more comfortable than our own at home! If you are hoping for a peaceful Normandy holiday, look no further. Situated on a quiet country lane, all you can hear are the birds and a distant cockerel crowing in the morning.

Shops? Just two miles to the small town of Lassay les Chateau , with its beautiful medieval castle, where you will find a boulangerie, pharmacie, local butcher, small friendly supermarket, a really good restaurant and several little brasseries . We just loved the whole experience, and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and charming in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this charming cottage. The village is very peaceful and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. The cottage is exactly as described and has everything you would need for relaxing stay. Joanna and David Green, the owners, could not have been nicer or more helpful in coordinating our visit. They made many suggestions for things to do in the area--we did several. The nearby town of Lassay les Chateaux is just beautiful. We loved the Pissaro walk and just as Joanna said, a little dog came out to greet us!

The cottage is very nicely furnished and has very comfortable beds. I could have stayed forever!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rennes, Dinnard
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lassay Les Chateaux
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Caen, St Malo
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lassay Les Chateaux
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Les Ferte Mace
Car: necessary

The cottage lies in a small and pretty village 3 km away from the petite and historical town of Lassay Les Chateaux, with its imposing fairytale fortress and great patisseries, bars, cafes, petite cosy restaurants, well stocked coop and fabulous outdoor pool..The racing track at Le Mans is 35mins away for those car racing enthusiasts, with the peace of the cottage being a welcome return!

We find that a trip to Le Ferte Mace lake (23km) with its fab beach, boat, fun car hire and cafe followed by dinner in the cosmopolitan spa town of Bagnoles De Lorne a few miles down the road is just one example of a really great day out. There are no end of short trips from the cottage to historical towns like Domfront, castles, and interesting attractions. You can take quiet country walks and cycle rides on the small lanes directly from the Cottage, and just 1km away is a wonderful planned walk which follows views depicted by the great Impressionist painter Emile Pissarro, and pass the house which he frequently holidayed in.

For swimming lovers there is a fantastic swimmimng pool in Le Ferte Mace which has a fun tube slide for kids and other interesting swimming/ playing areas.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lassay-les-Châteaux, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Season
22 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £20
Cleaning Fee £30

There is a winter fuel surcharge between Oct 1 - March 1 of £30 per week.
A security deposit of £150 is required,which is returned after 14 days if all is in order
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total fee is required on booking, and the final balance to be paid 8 weeks before the start date.

Please use wood only in the woodburner. Bales can be purchased easily at all supermarkets,

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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