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18th Century Stone Cottage in Normandy with Orginal Features

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage in Couberie, Nr. Lassay Les Chateaux, Normandy Secluded Location with 2.5 Acres of Private Land

This 100 year old stone cottage has only just been newly decorated and sits in the hamlet of Couberie, only 5 minutes from the very popular village of Lassay Les Chateaux. It has 3 unique castles with many traditional local shops and supermarket. The house is set back off the beaten track and boasts of a secluded garden overlooking 2.5 acres of private land. To the side of the house there is a quiet garden to enjoy a quiet glass of wine in the evenings. Downstairs is a large well equiped traditional French kitchen with large original beams and an open fireplace with wood burner, TV/video/Blu-ray DVD. Next door is a large lounge with a new 40inch flat screen TV. The bathroom has a bath, shower, and WC and traditional bidet. Also close by is the Spa town of Bagnoles de L’Orne, with Casino, restaurants, lakes, fishing, sports facilities, horse riding, golf, cycling outdoor heated swimming pool etc.

Mrs White
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Mrs White

My husband, 12 year old son and I live in England. Before we had our son we always loved to travel to many parts of Europe and on one of our trips to Spain we accidently discovered this beautiful part of France that we'd never heard of. As well as our home in France my husband has his family apartment in Spain which is equally lovely.

Unfortuanately we both work so we can't spend as much time as we'd like to in our homes but we enjoy renting them out to our guests so they can have as much enjoyment as we have when we visit.

We take a lot of time and trouble to ensure our home is well kept and have some fantastic people helping us keep our home in good condition so our guests can enjoy their time with us.

We hope you agree and enjoy your time in our home.

Mrs White purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Mrs White chose Lassay-les-Châteaux

My husband and I live in England and before we had our son we always loved to travel to many parts of Europe and so on one of our trips to Spain we accidently discovered this beautiful part of France that we'd never heard of.

It wasn't long before we were seduced back to Lassay and the area of Bagnoles de L'orne and before we knew it we'd bought La Refoulerie. We absolutely adore this untouched landscape not to mention the fresh air, natural produce which is second to none and of course the bagettes! Where in the world can you get a better loaf? :-)

When we come to La Refoulerie these days it's usually to get the house ready for our guests. We want you to relax and enjoy the natural beauty and all the pleasures of our lovely home.

Welcome to La Refoulerie!

What makes this cottage unique

When you wake up in the morning you will hear the birds singing and no traffic in the distance. Our two neighbours are exceptional and are always very welcoming to our guests.

You can have breakfast on the patio and listen to the babling stream.

The air is clear and fresh and you will be a few minutes drive away from a lovely fresh bagettes, croissants and freshly baked cakes.

The butcher is just a few doors away where you can pick a lovely steak to have that evening not to mention the cheeses and pates!

If you want to experience the adventurous outdoors there are so many places to visit you just need to venture 20 minutes away to Bagnoles de L'Orne and you will find the local Tourist Office which will give you all the information you will need to have a wonderful holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our past guests kindly wrote to us and this is what they said about our home:

Sue Cottom wrote: We had an absolutely super time at La Refoulerie. The cottage was everything we needed it to be, and more. You have equipped it very well indeed. We will recommend it to friends, although not everyone wants the peace and quiet Lassay Les Chateaux provides! I fell in love with the place ... if you ever want to sell.

Don Leask 13th June 2005 said: We all really enjoyed the whole experience, from the remote location to the general environs. All in all, a very pleasant stay in a lovely part of the world.

Linda and Kim French September 2004 said: You have a lovely house, in a lovely part of the world - we all thank you for making the holiday a real pleasure.

2013 Chy wrote: "thank you so much for the lovely cottage it was beautiful, spacious and clean, we all loved it, the boys were running around the garden most evenings. We would like to go there again in 2 years time"

2014 Linda Cope wrote: "We really enjoyed our time at La Refoulerie and it had everything we wanted, we would not hesitate to recommend it to others".
May 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lassay-les-Châteaux in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, hand basin and bidet with washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double beds. 1 three seater sofa bed in lounge.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Ideal for anyone looking for peace and quiet, fresh country air and good living but not too far away from a lively village/town when required. La Refoulerie has a large private garden and open private field with a small stream which has been carefully fenced for safety although you can go fishing on our land on the other side of the garden.Wood for woodburner must be pre-arranged in advance and can be made available for a fee. Outside: Patio table enough for 8 seats. Sunbeds available on request. Utility Room: The washing machine is in the large bathroom Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, x 1 hand towel and x 2 tea towels are included in the price. Other: Large lounge with a new 40 inch flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD, 3 seather comfortable sofa bed with views of the front of the house and field out the back and running stream at the bottom of the garden.


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Maison sale et très humide (odeur +++ à l étage. .j avais honte d y laisser dormir mes 3 enfants). Pas d accueil. .il s agit juste d une maison peu ou pas assez entretenue qui accueille des touristes l été. Ai déjà loué avec Abritel c est bien la 1ere fois que nous sommes aussi déçue. J aurais du me méfier il n y avait pas d appréciation alors que louable depuis de nombreuses années. Les autres séjournant n ont pas du oser dire de quoi il en retourn'ait. .dommage car le coin était très joli

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had some family illness since December 2017 so I have not had much time to give this review much thought. Having been through some traumatic months I am now able to focus on the comments made by our guest. We have been renting our home for 15 years (through different agents) and sadly this is the first time we have ever had any of our guests make such strong comments about their stay. What is surprising is that our guest arrived in August 2017 and contacted us several times asking for help on how to work the TV. During these communications she did not once mention the fact that the house was not in a good state. If there was any dissatisfaction we would have acted immediately to rectify the situation but sadly our guest waited 8 months to make these comments which we find rather strange. As result of these comments, we have clearly suffered loss of business which has been rather upsetting as we continue to maintain our home to ensure our guests have an enjoyable stay. Social media can be very helpful but it can also be very damaging. I hope not everyone is swayed solely by negative comments and will give our home another chance. The next person who books with us will get a 20% discount so please give us a go.
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Activities available in the local area are cycling, horse riding, swimming, fishing by the Chateaux in Lassay, man made Lake/beach in Ferte Mace and many castles to visit all over this area. There are 3 castles alone in Lassay which has tours in English, 14th Century castle in Domfront and many many others. The large Spa town Bognles de L'Orne - casino overlooks beautiful gardens and lake, surrounded by many restaurants, cafes and local shops selling local produce. This is an ideal location for those interested natural beauty.


Approximately 1.5 hour drive away from nearest beach.


Use of car is essential. 3 hours away from Paris. North of Lassay Les Chateaux is Caen and Le Havre.


A couple of kilometers away from Lassay Les Chateaux, the nearest village, with many local shops such as butcher, bank, post office, bakery, flower shop town hall etc. Traditional French Chateaux can be found in Lassay in great condition. In fact we have approx 3 castles in the village. One fully intact and the other two old remains. You can book a tour around the castle in Lassay for a few Euros which will give you a fascinating history told in French and English.

Further Details:

Slightly larger supermarket just outside Lassay on the road to Coutern/Bagnoles Inter Marche. Le Clerc huge supermarket located approx 20km away in Ferte Mace which sells everything but the kitchen sink!


Prices & Availability

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

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Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Contact owners to confirm availability and cost. Complete booking form and pay £100 deposit to secure a booking. Make final payment 8 weeks prior to departure date. Deposit fully refundable after season providing there is no damage or abuse to the property and the terms and conditions have been adhered to.

Changeover Day:
Change overs are generally Saturday to Saturday but we can be flexible during low season.

Notes on prices:
Please do give us a call on +44 (0)1895 258 254 after 7pm or Thurs-Fri +44 (0)7968 775 241 if you have any special requirements. We are more than happy to accommodate your needs. We are also open to discuss a reduced price so please don't hesitate to contact us.

Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds, payment in Euros also available and if you are coming for longer than a week we can give you a great deal so please give us a call.

£100 to secure booking and refundable on return of the property without damage.
Balance to be paid in full 8 weeks before departure.
Can pay in British pounds or Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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