Cottage in Fougerolles du Plessis, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France
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About Shuna Veitch
My husband and I moved to France permanently in 2011 where we run a property management company in the Pas de Calais. We manage the gite in Dompierre-sur-Authie on behalf of the owner. We own the gite in Fougerolles du Plessis ourselves.
Shuna Veitch purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Shuna Veitch chose Fougerolles-du-Plessis
We chose to buy a house in the Mayenne as the area is good value for money with lots of things to see and do. This house attracted us as it is in a village with all facilities and we intend to retire here, when the time comes.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Home from home cottage
We wanted a relaxing break with all the home comforts, which we found here. The cottage is spacious with lots of storage. A well equipt kitchen with everything from an orange squeezer to a roasting tin, along with a dishwasher, washing machine and iron.. The cottage has lots of DVD's, CD's, books and Sky TV... Though no internet which was perfect for us. The garden has a secluded dining area where we ate all our meals and enjoyed late into the evening. The village is only a 10 minute walk away which includes all amenities except on a Monday, like most of France! There are lots of pretty villages to explore but if you are looking for a chilled getaway with the ability to some home cooking, drink lots of local wine and enjoy peace and quiet, then this is a great place to stay.
Very well set out and well-equipped cottage
We found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. We were lucky to have very warm dry weather and so were able to eat most of our meals on the pleasant patio.
The village of Fougerolles was a little sleepy and the Friday market was very small and a bit of a disappointment. However the Boulangerie was excellent and the Intermarche adequate for everyday needs including some good fish and wine. Lunch at the Lion d'Or was a highlight - but go early to make sure of a table and be hungry! Amazing value at 13.5euro for 4 courses with coffee and drink.
Wifi does not seem to be available in the village, but at Desertines some 8km down the road is an English run pub (The Red Lion) which has wifi (and a good menu, though we didn't try it).
A very good centre for the area. We very much liked Fougeres with its old castle and Vitre with its mediaeval centre. Mayenne, Domfront and Mont St Michel are within fairly easy driving distance and the countryside locally is delightful. Within a few km of Fougerolles is the ruined abbey of Savigny which is a lovely peaceful spot. The Forest of Fougeres was also pleasantly shady on an extremely hot day. Beware though some of the smaller towns on a Monday when many shops and cafes are closed.
Nice well appointed property in a charming French village.
Lovely house with private patio in great location
The house was easy to find from the great directions we received from Shuna. We were victims of the Dover queue (where we sat in the traffic for over 19 hours) so when we eventually arrived the welcome pack waiting for us was extremely welcome indeed!!!! A very nice touch. The house is lovely. All of the rooms are spacious and there is a lot of rustic charm about the place. We had everything we needed. I must also mention that the beds are extremely comfortable. The weather was kind to us so we enjoyed many BBQs on the very private (& sunny) patio. The village is a very short & easy walk away. Even the Intermarche supermarket is easy to walk to (which is really useful when you've drunk all the wine and need to go back for some more!) It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the supermarket - which is on the far edge of the village. The supermarket is excellent. A very good range of stock - you can get everything (don't forget your own bags). There is a huge range of wines to try at very reasonable prices - and we did our best to get through them all. The supermarket also has petrol, which is cheapest we saw in France. We travelled a lot during our 2 week stay. Some lovely days out not far away. Mont St Michel was about 1 hour away - a very nice day out. Vitre and Fougeres are also good for a visit. Slightly further afield we travelled down to St Suzanne - a lovely medieval village which was about 90 minutes drive. The WWII beaches are about 2 hours drive, as is St Malo - which is a lovely town with lots to do. Driving is easy - the roads were very quiet, and we passed through many beautiful villages on our journeys. We have already recommended this house to friends & family. Shuna is so very helpful - all of our emails have been answered without delay. So glad we found "Le Petit Coin De Paradis" - we had a perfect stay. Thanks Shuna.
We enjoy staying there ourselves and it is very satisfying to know that our guests love it as much as we do.
Lovely cottage in a great village location
Well presented characterful cottage in a great location about 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of the village with a bar, café, restaurant, bakers and butchers. Fantastic garden and terrace.
Ideal base for cycling and walking or sightseeing across the region.
Fantastic well equipped house. Could not have asked for more. Thanks
The town of Fougeres is just 20 minutes away, and has the largest medieval chateau in Europe. It has many good shops, cinema and ten pin bowling. Just outside the town is the Forest of Fougeres, which has a large lake and beach. There is also horse riding in the Forest.
St Malo - 1.5 hours, Le Havre - 2.5 hours, Cherbourg - 2 hours. Calais - 4.5 hours. Detailed directions will be sent after confirmation of booking.
Fougerolles Du Plessis is situated in the Pays de Le Loire but travel five minutes in a particular direction and you can be in Normandy or Brittany. Fougeres, with its ancient belfry, many shops, bars, restaurants is 20 minutes away. The mediaeval town of Domfront is 30 minutes away. The chateau de Goue is on the outskirts of Fougerolles du Plessis and is open to visitors. Le Mont St Michel is less than an hour away. Le Mans is an hour and a half away.
Fougerolles Du Plessis is blessed with an assortment of facilities. There is a small but well stocked Intermarche complete with a fuel station. The "Lion d'Or" is a very popular restaurant in the village that represents excellent value for money with a four course meal with coffee, wine and cidre included for the paltry cost of 13 Euros per head. It's good too! It is open for lunch Tue to Sat, and in the evening only by prior appointment for large groups.There is also a bar in the village that serves excellent pizzas. We have a butcher, a baker (recently awarded a prize for the best Brioche in the whole of France), a Post Office, a Credit Agricole bank with a cash dispenser, and a brocante type shop. There are many cider presses in the vicinity that offer free tastings of both cider and Calvados. In the nearby town of Desertines (5 miles away) there is an English style pub called the "Red Lion" that serves fish and chips and curry. Just around the corner there is a French style cafe called "Chez Martine" that is not quite as good as the Lion d'Or but is worth a try nevertheless as it is also superb value at 12 Euro per head. The towns of Gorron, Ernee and Mayenne are close by where there are many more places to eat and drink. In the town of St Hilaire du Harcouet, approx 15 minutes away, you will find a superb Italian restaurant called "Le Soleil d'Italie. There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in your favourite activities. Fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, walking, and cycling are all available locally. If you are into military history you are a hop, skip and jump from the Normandy beaches and there is plenty of it up there.