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Emma de Roquefeuil

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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TRESPASSERS W

Montguillon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

La Pairiere 6 bedrooms, sleeps Maximum 14. Trespassers W 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Located within nearly 1 hectare of gardens are the 19th century stone buildings, La Pairiere and Trespassers W. Each beautifully renovated to include today's modern luxuries, but conserving their old world charm. The buildings sit close together on the site, yet careful planning ans orientation gives them their own sense of individual privacy.

Spend the long summer evenings enjoying a glass of wine in the cobbled and stoned courtyards, take bike rides along the Mayenne stopping to re-fuel on the wonderful crepes in Grez Neuville or simply take time to relax in the tranquil surrounds of the property taking in some of the most beautiful scenery the French countryside has to offer.

La Pairiere and Trespassers W are located in the broad valley of the Mayenne River, shortly before it flows into the Loire. It is the area the French call 'la douce France.' The nearby countryside rolls gently from forested slopes dotted with châteaux to fields ablaze in season with sunflower, rapeseed and grains; from rich riverside pastures and the occasional orchard to quaint villages roofed in the region's distinguishing slate tiles.

A particular local delight is the riverside drive (or cycle or walk - the slopes are not daunting) along the picturesque routes des écluses, which connect the lock villages. One of our favorite meals out is here - simple crêpes and local cider on a river terrace at nearby Grez-Neuville, a lock village that also serves as a base for tourist boats, some of which are available for hire by the half-day and day. An array of local markets allows you to treat you taste buds to wonderful fresh produce, and there is no end to the list of places to visit, whether it be château, museums, medieval towns or even the mystical sounds of the Gregorian monks chanting in the abbey at soles mes.

More Details

Details for Trespassers W 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Trespassers W is an early 19th Century stone farm building, renovated in 2001 as a private retreat close to, but well separated from, the main house. A cobbled courtyard, looking across farm fields to a small château, is the focus of life in the warmer months. French doors connect it to the open plan living area, where you can enjoy a roaring fire in the cooler months. Trespassers W is nestled in the grounds of a large garden where you can just sit back and relax, enjoy a BBQ and let children enjoy the open spaces. Being on a working farm (but far enough away for you not to be disturbed by farm noise), you will be able to enjoy watching the harvesting, during the summer months, and observe the cattle grazing in the fields.
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Emma de Roquefeuil

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Trespassers W
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
business
Trespassers W
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11043
+33 06 27 81 42 68
Montguillon Maine-et-Loire
HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
'What a fantastic time...such a charming place, such perfect surroundings' Goulson's UK. 'An oasis of calm' Hodson's UK. 'after 10 days we have to leave this haven of peace and quiet, we could have stayed 1000. what a lovely place in a very beautiful part of France' Schoenholzer's Switzerland. ' we know we loved this area, and now we have even more reasons to love it' Sue and David UK. 'had a wonderful stay...we were spoilt for the choice of places to visit and see' Cathrine and James UK. 'having just spent a beautiful week in out French 'rancho relaxo' it's hard to sum it all up, but we'll try...superb!' Simon and Tracy London. 'Angers, Tours, Le Mans, Samur and every tiny village in between. we have eaten many varieties of cheese and tried as many wines as possible, and still we leave without trying them all!' Snyder's USA ' soaking up the French way of life, beautiful chateau, riding along the mayenne, boating in daon, a really special 2 weeks' Harrison's Australia
Helpful votes: 1/4
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Trespassers W
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11043
+33 06 27 81 42 68
Montguillon Maine-et-Loire
5

French Country Bliss

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
I have just spent 8 wonderful days at La Prairie with friends and family from Australia, the UK and even a local couple from Angers. The house is HUGE, with more than enough beds (which were extremely comfortable!) for everyone and plenty of towels.
We loved the kitchen - spending most of our waking time in the house either around the table playing games, eating fabulous local produce and (being Aussies) drinking!
The fire in the loungeroom kept us all toasty warm, while we lazed around and did what you do best on holidays....NOTHING!
Local boulangerie was a couple of minute drive away, as well as an amazing auberge in St Martin du Bois. We got lost one day and ended up at a farm shop selling locally churned salted butter, apples, cidre, cheeses and wines - love getting lost that way! The creperie in Nue Greville was another highlight - try the goats cheese, honey and cumin gallette - wow!
The couple from Angers are so entranced with the property and surrounds that they are going to have their wedding there in a few years! High praise, and another reason for us to go back!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Trespassers W
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11043
+33 06 27 81 42 68
Montguillon Maine-et-Loire
3

Charming rustic house, but needs love

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
This was clearly a well loved home (la Priairie - 6 bedrooms). It does have charm and lots of space for large groups or families. The yard was mowed and a wendy house was set out for the children. The kitchen is well equipped and the place was clean and liveable.

However there is a strong feeling that it has been allowed to fall into disrepair over a period of several years. A lot of the furniture was busted or broken (including some foldaway children's beds which collapsed without warning). A lot of the soft furnishings were long overdue for replacement (couch cushions had to double as bed pillows). 2 of the 3 upstairs rooms had little in the way of curtains (rise & shine at 6am).

Worst of all, (For a ''child friendly' place) there was also the ELECTRIC FENCE UNLABELLED in the yard, discovered by my 4 year old who suffered a nasty shock.

We also had a visit from an electricity company at 10pm to read a meter? and had to wait in all morning for them to return.

Finally, The internet didn't work and the caretaker did not seem interested in trying to get it fixed.

There was very little information about the local area, or information welcoming information about the house, and what was there was out of date. This is particularly unfortunate since it can help to have some suggestions or guidance if you are new to the Loire area and the house is somewhat remote from all basic amenities (shop, bakery, restaurants) let alone major tourist attractions.

Overall it is a fine place, but by no means luxury - it is overdue some TLC. I would not recommend it to friends at the price, although if it were cheaper, or alternatively if it were renovated, I would.
Owner's Response: Thank you, holiday makers reviews are such an important way of us knowing if there is anything that is not quite right in our home as we live so far away.

You are right, La Pairiere was our much loved family home for a decade until we moved to Australia in late 2005 early 2006. Since then it has been rented as a holiday home to travelers form all over the world. We generally manage to get back to check things every 2 years, and other than that rely on guests such as yourselves to help us keep things in check. Clearly things must have got out of hand recently for you to have had the disappointing time that you did, and unfortunately not even 1000 apologies will be able to rectify that for you.

My husband was only recently there in July, and everything was in good shape except for the double seater period armchair in the living room that he has organised for someone to look at. We also had a family from our childrens school stay there for a week in May and i asked that they report honestly on anything that needed attention in any way....they said it was the highlight of their trip and the only thing they could report was a broken door handle. As for the fold out childrens beds i am quite shocked to think that you had issues with these. They are only in their 4th summer season, so should be far from broken at this stage given that the property would not have been rented more than 20 times during this period, and those beds are not always used. We will make sure these are fixed.

As for the soft furnishings i will have the lady who looks after things there email me a list of what we have and its condition and i will have what is not up to scratch replaced. For the electric fence too i will make sure they have the yellow sign up that we thought they did have, and will make sure that she explains to each new guest that there is a fence as she has always done this in the past, and that it will be moved from time to time depending on where the cattle are.

And electricity reading at 10pm, i am dumbfounded. Having the electricity read is part and parcel of all our lives, but at 10pm? and in France of all places, giving that they are so well known for only working for as long as they have to. We will contact EDF about this as i find it quite concerning.

We will also make sure that there is some current information for the home and its surrounds available for guests to refer to.

Thank you again for your honesty.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Trespassers W
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11043
+33 06 27 81 42 68
Montguillon Maine-et-Loire
Paris
5

Elegant country get away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
feel at home from the first second you step inside. the owner has beautifully arranged her place with carefully selected antic and design pieces to create a cosy and elegant interior. the children bedrooms abound in toys. the kitchen is better equipped than anyone's own kitchen. this is for the country lovers. the only visit we rerceived was from the neighbouring cows. we had great barbecues at lunch with the kids playing football or badminton in the garden and intimate dinners in the lovely kitchen. alternatively, la baule and pornichet are just one hour away for a day at the beach.

We had a great time.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Trespassers W
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11043
+33 06 27 81 42 68
Montguillon Maine-et-Loire
London
5

Far from the madding crowd

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 29, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
The property exceeded our high expectations and we were made very welcome - fresh goats milk and free range duck's eggs were a particular treat. The surrounding countryside is very green and pleasant land and I would recommend this property without hesitation to anyone looking for a restful break. We didn't make the most of the opportunities for day-tripping around the area, but found plenty nearby to keep us entertained whilst not just lounging in the garden and listening to the birdsong - Angers in particular was charming.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/3

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nantes
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Angers
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Durtal / Sable
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
beach
Car: necessary

La Pairière is 800 meters from the village of Montguillon, which has a small restaurant/bar and shop, and where bikes can be rented. The nearest supermarket is at St Martin du Bois (5km) with a much larger choice of shopping, markets and restaurants at Château-Gontier and le Lion d 'Angers (both 11km). Angers and its department stores, museums and TGV station is just 31 kilometers. You could easily spend a week or more discovering the châteaux of the Mayenne - often more charming than their more grandiose Loire neighbors - and finding such hidden treasures as the sublime chanting of the monks at the Abbaye de Solesmes. Further afield, the cathedral of Chartres, the car museum of Le Mans, the mysterious stone monoliths of Morbihan, the coastline of Brittany and all the châteaux of the Loire are just some of the famous attractions within easy day touring range.

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Availability & Rates

Montguillon Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Rental rates include linen, towels, electricity and gas.
    There is an extra charge for firewood and central heating in the winter months.

Amenities

Montguillon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is located on the lower level. I has all the fittings of a modern bathroom, with ample hot water and great water pressure in the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main bedroom - 1 queen , cot available on request
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single
  • The Main bedroom occupies the entire upper floor space. It has its own washbasin, bidet, walk in robe, desk and daybed. The twin room on the lower level has 2 single beds and a chest of drawers. A cot can be provided on request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Sand Box
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
Notes:
The ground floor is ceramic tiled throughout, with massive oak beams, typically French country furniture and central heating. The kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven and refrigerator. The quite large living room has a stone fireplace, TV/video recorder and CD/tape/radio, sofa and a bench seat which can double as a bed. The fireplace grate has a cooking grill, designed to be taken outside to become a courtyard barbecue. A washing machine, a bathroom with modern shower, a small bedroom with a single and a folding bed. Top Floor up a very steep set of stairs is: A large bedroom - the size of the living room - with double bed, armchairs and desk, and a walk-in dressing room with washbasin and bidet. Exposed oak beams and a French window overlooking the courtyard and meadows make it a special retreat. The immense garden is equipped with BBQ, table and chairs and transit chairs. Bikes can be rented from La Jaille Yvon a local village, just a few minutes down the road.