La Touchardiere is a farm located in the rural hamlet of Molieres, Its unique position on the border between Mayenne and Loire regions enables easy access to both areas each with their own interesting attractions. Geranium is one of two cottages on the farm. We provide free WiFi and have a 12 mtrs x 6 mtrs indoor swimming pool across the lawn from the cottage with a new built extension which houses various keep fit machines. The local area is very quiet and ideal for a relaxing break although near enough to the town of Chateau Gontier with all the usual amenities (Supermarkets,Restaurants,etc) also has a large street market which takes over the town every Thursday morning. The race track at LeMans is within an hours drive as are the large towns of Angers and Laval. WW2 battlefields and Museums are within easy reach by car. Cycle hire is available in C.Gontier, there are lots of local cycle routes including by the river where locks are in use. Fishing, Crazy Golf, Boat HIre, Horse Riding, Local Zoo, Boules Courts and Chocolate Factory with shop are nearby. The Muscadet wine region is easy to get to where many small, family run, vinyards will welcome you for a tasting. There are lots of other attractions in the area, literature for many of these is in the cottage, there is also a good tourist centre in C.Gontier, the staff are very helpful. A security deposit of £150 or 200euro is payable upon arrival and is returned 7 days from departrure date after an inspection of the property.
Cottage in Molieres, Nr. Chateau Gontier, Pays de la Loire - In Quiet Countryside Setting. Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms)
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Oct 2018
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Excellent relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings
The cottage was equipped with everything you could need and the swimming pool was fantastic for cooling down on a hot day. Mike and Marlene were the perfect hosts who are prepared to go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much.
Hi Jill, thanks for your review of Geranium Cottage, we enjoyed meeting and getting to know you all and were glad you had a good rest from work. Hope you got back home ok, come back and visit again sometime. Best wishes, Mike and Marlene
Great location and lovely cottages
We have just returned from a great holiday here. The cottage was very spacious and was well equipped with everything you could need. A real home from home. It was also beautifully clean and very well maintained. The garden was perfect for children and the swimming pool was a real bonus.
The owners, Mike and Marlene were very friendly and welcoming and provided a lovely welcome pack on our arrival.
The area is very peaceful but is only 10 minutes away from some picturesque towns and villages. The surrounding area was perfect for walking and biking.
We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend these cottages. We are hoping to return next year.
Thanks for a great holiday Mike and Marlene.
Hi Penny, thanks for the good comments, could not match the review to you at first because owners direct sent it to me without a name for reference but finally got the info out of them. Glad you enjoyed the holiday and we look forward to the possibility of seeing you all again, hope Ava ,Sean and yourself are all ok, all the best and thanks again Marlene
Farm set in nice, quiet countryside location
Hi Marlene & Mike.
Thank you for providing us with such a relaxing holiday, the setting is wonderful and so peaceful. The pool was a definate hit ! As we booked at the last minute and
on reading the previous review we thought there would be three holiday cottages on site ! So we were pleasantly surprised to find Geranium is one of three but Fuchsia is kept for
family and friends while Wisteria is still being renovated for your own use. Loads of room in the cottage and very clean.
The welcome pack was a life saver, so much more in it than we anticipated. Thanks for the sample of your own home made pate and the receipe. Lots to see and do in local area, will
be back again ! Thanks for one of our best ever holidays.
P.S. (Future Holidaymakers) Ask Mike about making you a family paella one night, its better than eating out.
Ian & Nikki
Hi Nikki & Ian,
Thanks for your review, nice to hear from you both. Weather is still holding good (28 degrees today) Glad you enjoyed your break away, hope to see you again in the future, take care, all the best, Marlene.
We are a family of 4, having just returned from a week stay.
The cottage is 1 of 3 on the site. The cottage was large, clean, well presented with all the things you would usually expect from home, such as coffee machine, washer, microwave and private BBQ.
The cottage also had a number of thoughtful home touches that you would not get in a hotel, including toys/books for the children, complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack of groceries (which was a life saver after 14 hr drive from the UK).
It is clear that a great deal of effort has been made by the owners to ensure that we had a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Each property has it own covered, private terraced area for outside dining.
The owners live on the plot, but separately and were on hand for queries about the cottage and tips on local shopping and tourism.
We found Mike and Marlene to be just the right side of helpful, but not intrusive .
The owners have opened up the back of the property to allow the kids to play freely, safely and securely.
There is a vast, above ground pool which we found cold but the owners are in the process of adding heating to.
Personally, it would have been helpful if there was a facility for a smaller, children's pool (even an inflatable one) but I believe that any child that can already swim would have no problem using the large, upright pool.
The cottage is very quiet, the only traffic being from passing tractors, but it situated a mere ten minute drive away from main town facilities such as bank, restaurants and the supermarket.
I would like to thank Mike and Marlene for helping us have such a great stay and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others.
Fredfyldt sted med flinke værter
Sikke og rolige omgivelser, rummelig bolig, rare værter, der står til rådighed med gode ideer til tur i området og praktisk hjælp.
Thanks for the review,hope you enjoyed your second week and returned home safe,Mike
1 hours drive to the nearest beaches.
Nantes Airport 1hr 30mins
Dinard Airport 1hr 45mins
Caen Ferryport 2hrs 30mins
Le Harve 3hrs 30mins
Cherbourg 3hrs 30mins
Chateau Gontier 5 mins by car. Laval 20 min by car. Rennes 1 hour 30 mins by car. Angers 45 mins. Le Mans 24 hour racing, 1 hour.
Chateau Gontier is a beautiful town and has won many awards for its Floral Displays. There are many places to walk, cycle, go fishing. Boat trips along the Mayenne.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Full central heating is available . A 20% deposit is required when booking and the balance to be paid in full 8 weeks before arrival. A deposit of £100 will be required on arrival to cover any breakages or cleaning costs. This will be returned after an inspection of the property, the day of departure. A welcome pack of basic foodstuff is provided within the cost of your holiday, usually includes milk,bottled water,butter,bread,etc. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible subject to availability. Arrival time is 4pm (unless otherwise agreed). Departure is 10 am (unless otherwise agreed).