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Countryside 11th Century Chateau with an Outdoor Pool - La Rongere. Limit 14 people

Bedrooms 12
Space 16,145 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights



La Rongere. Limit 14 people

1st Floor:

1 x queen in main bedroom.

Ensuite Shower room

Connecting door to 1 x single bed room.

Bathroom with bath and hand held shower.

1 x double bedroom.

1 x large single bedroom.

Through tower is 1 x queen which has access by a back stairwell to a bathroom on ground floor with a great shower.

2nd Floor:

4 x double rooms.

1 x Ensuite Shower room

2 x single rooms.

1 bathroom with large bath.

1 x double room in tower with back stairs access.


1 x queen bedroom with bathroom with bath and hand held shower.

2 x single beds.


Spacious kitchen with large AGA stove.

Large open fire. Great big solid dining table.

Includes kettle, cutlery, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher.

Large Main Dining room, Living room opens to Parterre and TV room with DVD player.

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About the property

Chateau & Cottage

La Rongere is a beautiful late 18th century chateau with an 11th century tower. It makes a great family summer house with lots of big windows and doors to the large manicured gardens. There is an organic vegetable garden, and a roserie. It has a real rustic, country farm house feel more so than an immaculate French Chateau. The heated pool is 10mx4m and is situated 100 yards away from the house. A stone wall surrounds the pool to ensure the safety of children.

Bridget Elworthy
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
50% upon booking, remainder at least one month before arrival

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is on Saturday


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in La Croixille in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 16145 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes on accommodation: Open plan kitchen, living and dining areas with log burner. Television with video and dvd player, stereo. Kitchen includes refrigerator, kettle, electric oven and dishwasher. Children welcome. Toys, trampoline as well as pool. La Rongere is a family holiday home, full of character, with a mix of old furniture and slightly quirky arrangements. Outside: Outdoor heated pool 10m x 4m surrounded by a stone wall. This is shared between La Rongere and the cottage. The property is 23 acres, including woodland walks, streams and a well kept Roserie and vegetable garden.


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La Rongere. Limit 14 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Rustic but with modern amenities in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome stay. The house and grounds are lovely. The house is rustic, but it is also from the 11th century. Rooms are spacious and the kitchen is cozy. We loved the dining room, which has a really long table and can accommodate 12 or more people. The owner Bridget was so easy to work with and Kate who helps manage the property was wonderful. She cooked us a very delicious meal, but hurry if you are going to use her as she will be returning to England in 6 months. Our family would absolutely choose to stay at the Chateau again if the opportunity arose. Thanks Bridget and Kate for an amazing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Julie. Your group was wonderful and treated the chateau so well. We hope to have you as guests again in the future!
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Serene, calming, beautifully aged

  • 5 of 5

This property has reserved all the charm that centuries of use has given it while having just the right amount of modern conveniences to make our stay comfortable. We had the best nights sleep and memorable days. Whether we spent our time at the castle or went to a local attraction, nothing disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful chateau in immaculate gardens

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay with extended family and friends. There is loads of space in the grounds (yes really!) for the kids to explore, bounce on the trampoline, swim or play in the sandpit.

The bedrooms are charming and rustic with huge beams (mind your head) this is the ideal place for a large group, it is a labyrinth, you really can get lost in it. There are 14 known bedrooms but others still undiscovered i think!

The pool area is beautifully maintained as are the gardens. There are not many places to go out, but when we are staying here we don't want to. We just cook meals in the big country kitchen complete with Aga and ancient fireplace.This is a magical place and we hope to come back every year.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned after a fabulous week in France. The chateau was lovely and it suited our family immensely, 10 adults 6 children.. We all loved the feel of the place and the freedom that the house and grounds gave us. The children were able to wander and play in and out of the house with great freedom. The ping pong table, pool and sand pit were particularly enjoyed. But saying that so was the trampoline and the swings. We had many a ping pong tournament as well as boules in the drive in the evening, usually played after some g@t’s.

The weather was very good and so all meals were taken outside , many until late at night. One child had a birthday party which included all playing egg and spoon and other such games. Wonderful memories.

Annie and John, the couple who oversee the chateau, were so welcoming and helpful , they are a real boon to the place. They were able to pass onto us a sense of being relaxed about the house and grounds. Annie cooked for us one night and the meal was terrific.

The chateau is very well equipped, the bed linen is of a good quality, good facilities such as dishwasher , washing machine and so on.

It was a magical week staying at La Rongere. So many thanks for your help and would you please pass on my thanks to Bridget Elworthy for such a wonderful place to be able to stay in.

I have already recommended this place to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An absolute delight

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week with friends in this large and very comfortable chateau. The children loved the gardens, pool, and well-kept grounds. We adored the ease and convenience of the place. Well- equipped kitchens and with attentive housekeeping on request. Fabulous. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bliss for all ages

  • 5 of 5

La Rongère is the most wonderful, beautiful, perfect place for a family holiday.

If you want all mod-cons, discos and night-life, then it is not the place for you.

BUT if you are looking for peace, exceptional beauty, perfect safety for young children with endless outdoor activities and all in a blissful fairy tale-like and romantic setting then this is for you!

The whole place is beautifully decorated in a smart but unshowy way (no bling here!) The rooms are huge, beds are very comfortable, the linen of very high quality.

Lots of nooks and crannies and hidden rooms to discover and many places to escape to if you want an hour or so alone!

The pool is perfect (no chlorine to sting the eyes) and easily locked to keep small children out. Lots of activities : ping pong, trampoline, boules, badminton, sandpit, cycle rides, and going boating only a short drive away. The grounds are extensive and lend themselves to many games of hide-and-seek, looking for bats and glow-worms at night, listening to the owls and picking the fruit, veg and lots of herbs in the garden.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the washroom a treat to use: even ironing is fun to do overlooking the stunning trees.

Shopping is easy with boulangeries and a supermarket not far - and better shops in Vitré.

I have booked for 4th year running as all the young cousins, their parents and I just love it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
107 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Croixille
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Dinard or St Lunaire


1.5 hours to St Lunaire and Dinard beaches. 1.5 hours to oyster restaurants at Cancale


1.5 hours from airport in Dinard.

2 hours from ferry in Caen

1.5 hours from ferry in St Malo

1.5 hours from Paris to Laval on TGV (Laval is 30 mins drive)

15 min. from train station in Vitre.

Car hire is recommended.


La Croixille village is a 5 min drive. Vitre, a small well-preserved medieval town is a 15 min drive away. Mont St. Michel, an old monastery, is an hour away.


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