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Ideal location for horse riding, walking, cycling with water sports nearby

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,679 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 B/rooms, 2 Bathrooms, Modern Kitchen, Dining & Lounge Area & All Amenities

The cottage or longère (long house) is located in the countryside near Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire region. It is located between Champgeneteux (10 mins) and La Chapelle-au-Riboul (5 Mins) on the D159. The property is in its own private grounds with an orchard garden, BBQ and ample parking for 5-6 cars.

La Marchandieré was originally built in the mid 18th century and has been modernised tastefully to ensure, where possible, that the original character has been preserved. It has all modern conveniences such as fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, wi-fi, satellite tv, wood burning fire.

The house is ideally situated to visit all the local attractions in the departments of Mayenne and Sarthe.

There are 3 Bedrooms, 2 located on the ground floor (1 Double & 1 Single) and a family room located on the first floor (Sleeps 5) which is en-suite.

There is a bathroom on the ground floor. There is a travelling cot, baby high chair available on request. Each Bathroom area has a shower, WC & Toilet.

The Kitchen area has been completely newly fitted out with all the modern accessories, Hob Cooker, Microwave, Dishwasher, Toaster. There are place settings for 8 people.

There is a Washing Machine, located in the downstairs Bathroom. An Ironing Board & iron are located in the Utility Area. There is a cloths horse in the Utility Area. A cloths line is located at the gable end of the house.

The Lounge Area contains seating for 8 people. There is also a large Dining Room Table & Chairs and Refectory benches seating 8 people.

The Lounge area also has a Wood Burning Fire (14Kw Output) set in the original granite surround. The original oak beams are a feature of this area.

There are also a TV, Blue Ray DVD Player, Satelitte Box, WiFi. A selection of DVD's, Card & Board games suitable for all ages are available in the Lounge Area.

There is a BBQ in the garden area. A supply of Charcoal and other accessories are available for your use during your stay.

There is garden furniture, including table, chairs and umbrellas in the garden area for your use.

Detailed 'Operating Instruction' for all Domestic Appliances' are provided in the Lounge area.

Details of local attractions and directions as to how to get to them are located in folders in the lounge area. Tourist Literature is also provided.

A 'Welcome Pack' is provided to ensure that you will have starter quantities of Groceries, Wine & Minerals etc. when you initially arrive at La Marchandière.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About The Owner

My wife and I are now both retired. We love holidaying in France. Over the years we took our children with us on holidays to France as often as possible. Now our adult children and their families also holiday in France. I am unashamedly a "Francophile" enjoying everything French

We fell in love with the Department of Mayenne, specifically the Mayenne area. The area ticked all the right boxes for us. Everything that we could ever want is within easy reach from our house - La Marchandiére.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Champgenéteux

If you are looking for somewhere to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life then this is the house for you. It is perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the local French countryside. Then this is the place for you to stay. We have completely renovated the property while retaining as much of it's original natural charm as possible. The orchard garden with it's well provide a tranquil place to relax and unwind. There is a fully equipped BBQ to allow you to create an 'al fresco' feast using all the in season local produce.

There is an extensive supply of 'English Books' available for the grown ups to read during their stay. There is a wide selection of 'Games & Board Games, Books, etc. available for the younger children to enjoy. If you simply want to chill out then you can sit in the garden and chill out over a book while sipping local beverages. Otherwise there is plenty to do in the locality to keep you entertained.

What makes this cottage unique

The ease of access to beautiful walks, horse riding, cycling, water sports and places to visit close to the cottage are we think great features.

Access to a selection of culinary delights in the local restaurants.

Cultural & Historical sites abound.

Also the spacious rooms and orchard garden. No matter what your age, you are never short of things to do,


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Champgenéteux in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1679 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • DOWNSTAIRS: There is a fully equipped bathroom downstairs containing a Shower, WC & Toilet. Sufficient Towels are provided to cover your stay. UPSTAIRS En-suite in Family Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 5 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bed linen is provided and changed after each booking.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Bed linen is provided and changed after each booking.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Bed linen is provided and changed after each booking.
  • UPSTAIRS: Family Room En-suite. Located on 1st Floor. Comprising 4 Single Beds & 1 Pull Out Single. En-Suite contains Shower, WC & Toilet. Sufficient Towels are provided to cover your stay. The owners point out that care should be taken with young children when using the staircase. DOWNSTAIRS: I Double Bedroom & 1 Single Bedroom. Bed linen is provided and changed after each booking. There is a large range of books (English language) in each bedroom to enjoy during your stay. Each bedroom area has a free standing clothes rail and storage area for clothes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(1 traveller review)

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Ideal location for horse riding, walking, cycling with water sports nearby
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Very nice farmhouse with a big beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Short distance to nice towns that we did like to visit. We spent also a long time in the garden. The owner is very very helpful and we had very good informatiion from him.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
162 Kilometres
Aerport Tours Val De Loire
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Kilometres
La Chapelle au Riboul
Nearest Ferry
207 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
41.7 Kilometres
Golf de Laval
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Kilometres
La Chapelle au Riboul
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Sillè Plage, Sille Le Guillaume
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.73
Pet Fee £4.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £260.21

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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