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Secluded Country Farmhouse With Pool - Ideal For Family Holidays

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A Beautiful 19th Century Stone Farmhouse With Big Pool In The French Countryside

Les Vesluères is a French country farmhouse in 3 acres of of grounds in rural north-western France. A beautiful stone-built property with huge oak beams, it is comfortably furnished and very homely.

Seclusion is guaranteed - it is the only property at the end of a long drive. It can accommodate 9 people in comfort, has a large outdoor pool, a garden and plenty of outdoor space. Apart from that, and all the attractions nearby, there is a TV and satellite dish, a hi-fi system, broadband internet connection and many games.

The pool is 11.5 metres long, by 5.5 metres wide with 'Roman steps' at one end. It is 1.2 metres deep apart from a deeper point (at the opposite end from the steps) that is 1.8m. It is covered with a retractable 'abri' which also heats the water. You can swim under cover or in the open air. There is a large surrounding terrace with sun-loungers.

On Ground Floor: Entrance lobby with store and downstairs WC; Utility Room; Lounge/dining room; Kitchen; Bedroom 4.

On First Floor: Master Bedroom; Bedrooms 2 & 3; Bathroom; Upstairs WC; Extensive Landing/Office with storage & additional bed.

Detailed description:

Ground Floor

Lounge / dining room: A large room with a wood-burner as its focal point; Three sofas, dining table with 2 benches & a further 6 wooden folding chairs; HD TV with a Sky box (non-HD,'free-to-air' channels only), local digital TV (TNT) via the aerial; selection of DVDs; hi-fi with CD player & auxiliary connection for iPods/MP3 players; bookcase with large selection of books; games cupboard with range of games.

Kitchen: Fitted kitchen overlooking pool area; equipment includes fridge-freezer,fan oven with grill, gas hob ,ample pots, pans, utensils, crockery, glasses & cutlery for at least 10 people - please note there is no dishwasher, microwave or toaster.

Bedroom 4: 2 single beds (bunk bed); wardrobe

Utility room: Contains oil-fired boiler & oil tank for CH; automatic washing machine & tumble dryer; some outdoor games equipment; small shower cubicle.

First Floor

Master Bedroom: Large room with king-size double bed, bedside tables, large chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. Views over the duck-pond and east to the village of Saint-Denis-d'Orques.

Bedroom 2: Medium-sized room with single bed, full-size pull-out guest bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe with hanging and shelf space.

Bedroom 3: Large bedroom with two single beds, chest of drawers, large alcove with hanging and shelf space. The large window provides views west over the fields to the side of the house.

Landing: Containing a single bed and extensive storage cupboards for linen, pillows, towels etc.

Upstairs Toilet

Bathroom: Bath with safety mixer tap, two basins and shelf space.


In all, Les Vesluères covers just over an hectare (about 3 acres, including the duck-pond). Around Les Vesluères can be found a wealth of wildlife including deer, the odd wild boar, frogs, lizards, a variety of butterflies, toads, coypu, hawks, kites, owls, woodpeckers, jays, swifts, swallows and martins and even the occasional hoopoe.

The property is surrounded on all sides by farmland. The farms specialise in beef and free range poultry, and grow crops mainly as feed for their own animals. Normally Les Vesluères is surrounded by crops (not farm animals) such as maize, sunflowers, wheat or barley. The only visitors, and rare ones at that, are the postman and occasional trades.

For more information please see www.lesveslueres.com

More Details

Mrs Lindsay Fisk
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Denis-d'Orques in Sarthe

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - first floor - Bath (no shower)
    Shower room - ground floor - Shower Enclosure
    WC - ground floor - Toilet
    WC - first floor - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - first floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - first floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - first floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - ground floor - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Landing - 1 Single Bed , On landing - bed could be moved to Bedroom 1 or 3
    Other - 1 Single Bed , Bed base/mattress can be placed in this ground floor room.
  • IKEA furniture in all bedrooms. Bed in bedroom 1 has memory foam mattress.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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Secluded Country Farmhouse With Pool - Ideal For Family Holidays
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Big, old, utterly rural farmhouse with fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good week here! This place was amply big enough for our party of 4 adults and 2 children. It is totally on its own amidst crop and pasture land 10 minutes drive from the nearest village (butchers, bakers keeping typically French opening hours. Indeed, as mid-August is slap bang in the middle of the French holiday season we found that about 1/4 of all cafes, restaurants and shops were closed for the season! Part of the attraction is that this is not really tourist France and English was the exception rather than the rule. There are a number of small towns and villages within easy driving distance which are worth a visit and each small town has its own supermarket which have excellent opening times. Le Mans is probably the largest town within reach - an easy 40 minute drive away.

We absolutely loved the swimming pool and were surprised by how big it is. The pool cover (easy enough to take off and put on) kept it beautifully warm and it was exceptionally well-maintained by the property manager. On sunny days it was really hot round the pool and the kids spent ages in the water.

The house is very well appointed - settees in the living room were comfortable, the kitchen had all the equipment, utensils and machinery you could want. In our experience the living room would benefit from better lighting for that post 9pm period. The TV provided British Freeview channels and the games and books provided in the house were welcome.

We were pleasantly surprised to find a small "Welcome Pack" waiting for us - milk, butter, bread, wine, toilet paper which we were not expecting. The owners should advertise this as it is very much a plus point. There was a wide variety of cleaning equipment, tea towels and just enough hand towels to get by. I would say the lack of bath towels (which we knew about) is a negative point as we had to bring a load with us from UK.

Sleeping arrangements offer great flexibility, although bedroom furniture is getting a bit tatty. There was unlimited hot water for baths and showers.

The photos and information on HomeAway give a good representation of the property and communication with the owners was swift and reliable. Their local "manager" is a star!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and secluded

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the rural location and touring the area. Lovely pool and house, really fantastic holiday x

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday - 2013

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent our summer holiday this year with friends staying at Les veslueres. The farmhouse accommodated our two families (8 people) with ease. It is extremely well equipped with clear instructions as where everything is plus lots of other useful information and recommendations for places to visit and eat out.

As the weather was so good we all made great use of the fantastic pool and ate outside each evening.

A visit to St. Suzanne is a must, a beautiful medieval village not too far away. Also the Old Town of Le Mans is stunning with its breath taking cathedral.

The local shop keepers were more than helpful and do stock most of your essentials, though beware they do close between 11am and 3pm.

We ate out at the local restaurant in St Denis, it is a little on the expensive side but well worth it, and its a great opportunity to practice your french as the owners do not speak any english.

There is an abundance of local wildlife, water hens and coypu on the pond, frogs, foxes, bats, owls and buzzards were just some of what we saw during our stay

We have had a fantastic holiday in a beautiful part of France in a wonderfully restored farmhouse, everything we could have hoped for and more.

Booking was so easy and the owners most helpful and informative. The directions on how to find Les Veslueres were very clear and accurate.

If you are considering a holiday here do not hesitate.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Thanks for taking the time to post :)
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SSSHhhhhh - don't tell anyone!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Les Ves. The weather was perfect to lounge around the pool and for the kids to splash/jump about all day and well into the night. The pool cover has made a massive difference and the property is still as beautiful and secluded as ever. A great retreat in the middle of rural France - perfectly safe for kids and adults alike! Definitely recommended but don't tell the world, we'll never get a space next year!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Fun Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our summer break this year was with my wife’s family, so we had 5 adults and 3 children. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Comfortable, clean, and enough room for all of us. It is the first time for a number of years where I have totally relaxed on holiday. A lovely rural French farmhouse. We ate outside most of the time, as we had fantastic weather. One of the favourites for everybody was the swimming pool, which is a good size. It also has an excellent cover, should you need it.

The quiet lanes allow nice walks and a chance for the children to explore without to worry of traffic.

Upon arrival the house was very clean and good instructions explaining where everything was. Lots of helpful information was provided about things to do in the area and places to eat. Booking was very straightfoward, and all correspondance with the owners was excellent. Good instructions on how to get to property were very helpful. It all helps in making the process of choosing and booking a holiday so much easier.

Good supermarkets nearby provide all the items you could need. For days out try the “Velorail” at St. Loup du Gast, good fun and the children loved it. Visit St. Suzanne, a lovely medieval village with a castle. We spent a lot of the time in and around the house exploring with the children, enjoying the weather, relaxing, and eating.

We will go again, and the children have also said they want to go back, which must be a good thing! I would, and have, recommend this holiday to others.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Paul M. Good to hear about the Velorail - we'll add it to our list of things to do.
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Family Holiday - July 2011

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Fantastic!!!! I can thoroughly recommend both the accommodation and the location.

We were a group of 2 couples with 2 children aged 2 and 3. It was a "first" for both families staying in a farmhouse abroad and it far exceeded our expectations and we are definately planning our next trip to Les Veslueres.

The peace and tranquillity were sublime. A lovely well appointed farmhouse property with all the mod cons in wonderful rural surrounds catered for all our needs, with the added bonus of a swimming pool.

The culture, the close proximity of the exquisite villages, the pretty views and the beautiful countryside and of course the local cuisine were all a revelation. There were many places to visit in close proximity to suit our different tastes from chateaux, local villages, lakes and countryside. Further afield the wealth of historic towns, chateaux, vineyards, farmers markets and just beautiful places to stop and relax is vast all of which were detailed including directions and suggestions in the guest book.

We loved shopping locally for the local produce to cook in a well appointed kitchen and also using the owners Restaurant recommendations we had some sumptuous meals. The local patisserie and Super U definitely benefited from our visit!

You will need a french dictionary/mobile app and "classroom french" to assist you but this only added to the whole experience, the local people appreciated our efforts to converse and i even managed to get a ride on the local farmers tractor with my son!!

10 out of 10 and thoroughly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A81 Junction 1
Nearest Beach
149 Kilometres
Mont Saint-Michel
Car: necessary

Les Vesluères is a spacious and secluded 19th century stone-built farmhouse in rural north-west France. It is the ideal place for relaxing holidays with family or friends, and is a good base for the Le Mans motorsport events.

Les Vesluères is in countryside surrounding the village of Saint-Denis-d’Orques, about 40km west of the medieval city of Le Mans, on the borders of the Sarthe and Mayenne départements, which are in the Pays De La Loire region in western France .

The historic cities of Rennes, Laval, Le Mans, Sablé-sur-Sarthe and Evron are all within easy reach, and you can reach Paris from Le Mans in less than an hour on the TGV.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Denis-d'Orques, Pays de la Loire

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Linen service available - £10 / €12 per person per stay up to two weeks.

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