SECLUDED COTTAGE NESTLED IN BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AT THE END OF A LANE!

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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SECLUDED COTTAGE NESTLED IN BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AT THE END OF A LANE!

Herce Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom country cottage in a beautiful setting with fantastic gardens

'The cottage is cosy with bags of rustic charm and a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruit and as much vegetables as you can eat! My boys were constantly on their bikes around the garden and up and down (the very quiet) road.' Quote from a regular guest, see reviews.

This isn't just a holiday-let, this is a home! We have carefully tried to meet all of your needs at the cottage and equipped the cottage with everything you would need for a short or long holiday. We have been renting the cottage for over 15 years, having owned it for 23 years! Each year we add something new and in the last two years have upgraded the bathroom with a huge power-shower and in June this year we installed a fabulous new kitchen, which is better equipped than our home in the UK!

You can follow the cottage on Twitter @TheCottageNews and view videos on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW_wPUn8kNA&feature=plcp

The cottage and surrounding area is able to meet the needs of a range of holiday makers. Perfect for days relaxing and spending time at the cottage; great for shopping; lots of activities within easy distance and only 60 miles from the beautiful beaches along the coast.

We have just fitted a new kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, CD/radio and iPod/Phone music dock. A large wood-burning fire provides heat when necessary and there's a good-sized table and chairs. The stable door opens onto the gardens and a patio with table, chairs and barbecue. The comfortable lounge has a wood burner set in a bread-oven, a three-piece suite, the sofa converting into a double bed. A very spacious bathroom with large bathtub and huge separate shower. Two small airy comfortable loft bedrooms can be found up a beautiful, but very narrow, wrought 'iron spiral staircase. There is a king-sized bed in one room, a double floor bed and one single pine bed in the other bedroom.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

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It's a great place to unwind for families, couples and friends.

Quiet location but within easy reach of shops and places to explore.

The location of the cottage was the first thing we fell in love with. we loved the beams in the house and the thickness of the walls!

The gardens are a totally unique benefit of the cottage and they add so much to staying at the cottage, the colours, the greenery and all the wildlife that they attract.

Quaint and more than comfortable.

The song Love Shack by the B52s was an anthem for the cottage and we have always talked about putting out a sign - 15 miles to the Love Shack! A friend Iain made us a great sign, which we proudly erected recently, see photos.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
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Herce Mayenne
5

A blissful retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We spent a lovely, peaceful and relaxing few days at Karen's wonderful cottage in May. The beautiful garden is the first thing that greats you as you arrive (think The Secret Garden/Swallows and Amazons); the next is the peace and quiet! The cottage is well equipped and comfortable (even before the kitchen upgrade) and really feels like a home from home. The nearest town is a short drive away, with a substantial supermarket for stocking up on everything needed to enjoy lunches/dinners/drinks/relaxing in the garden. We found plenty of places to visit in the area come rain or shine, and we literally didn't want to leave. A really magical place to stay, for individuals, couples or families - it doesn't matter!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
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Herce Mayenne
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Magical August morning!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We landed at the house on Saturday afternoon to be greeted by a riot of colours and shapes in your most beautiful garden. It is not an exaggeration to say we have paid money to see lesser areas. It is a pleasure to wake up to. We have met Didier and I wanted to ask if it was still okay to pick a few of the copious amount of "legumes" growing in what I can only describe as a market garden! We set the pool up yesterday and the children are really enjoying it. I just wanted to let you know your property and garden look every bit as they should on this magical August morning. The Boulton family.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
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Herce Mayenne
Birmingham
5

Bliss at the end of a lane.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
I have been to the cottage several times, both in the summer and winter and have never been disappointed. I have been there with lots of children on occasions and was grateful for the thoughtful provision of play equipent, particularly the inflatable pool.
The grounds are always fabulous, always full of colour and have the moist secret places for a spot of isolated sun bathing. Each day there is a bountiful supply of produce from the gardens, its true what they say on those cookery programmes, from the garden to the pot in minutes is a whole new taste.
I have explored the area and my favourites are the waterfalls at Mourtan and the lakeside activities at Messanger. (Incorrect spelling, I fear.) This area of France has fabulous shopping experiences, dont miss the local market in Herce.
Great for the whole family or solitude, wonderful for midnight games with the teenagers, no neighbours to disturb. Enjoy your time, if you choose to book. Highly recommended.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Mandy, I hope you carry on enjoying the cottage!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
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Herce Mayenne
England
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We have just returned from another fabulous stay in this cottage near Gorron. The cottage is cosy with bags of rustic charm and a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruit and as much vegetables as you can eat! My boys were constantly on their bikes around the garden and up and down (the very quiet) road. Nearby acitivies include pitch and putt, great cycle rides and tree climbing with ropes and wires. There is a pool 5 minutes down the road and we love riding up to the top of the road to get fresh bread everyday. Would have stayed all summer if we could!! Thanks again for a great holiday and a home away from home ( with better weather and stunning garden) ! Maddies and family
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/9
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Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
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Herce Mayenne
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Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
Thanks Karen and Didier,
We had a fabulous stay at the cottage, the weather was great for April and we enjoyed many days and evenings on the patio and in the garden.
What can I say about the gardens!! They are just fantastic, we enjoyed some fresh leeks and last years potatoes and haricot beans, yum yum!
The cottage had everything we needed and was great to come back to after a day out exploring.
We'll be back again soon!
Helpful votes: 10/10
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rennes
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Caen
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Flers
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Dinan
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Gorron
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Gorron
Car: necessary

Hercé – a very small village but with Gorron only 3km it has a range of shops, bars and restaurants. There's a swimming pool, which pulls back its' roof in the summer, tennis courts and a pony club.

The beautiful beaches aren't too far either. Along the coast of Normandy and Brittany. One of my favourite days - is a morning shopping in the walled city of St Malo, only 60 miles from the cottage - lunch in a pavement café and then an afternoon on the beach. To end the day a drive along the coastal road to the beautiful island city of Mont St Michel, spectacular at twilight and less crowded!! There are opportunities close-by for windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, archery and mini-golf at Ambrierés-La-Vallees.

Various ferry options to the cottage:

Brittany Ferries Portsmouth/Caen - 80 miles to cottage.

LD Lines Portsmouth/Le Havre - LD Lines - 130 miles (Cheaper!)

Can go via Calais but a long drive.

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Availability & Rates

Herce Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 5 2014 - Apr 26 2014
£60
£325
£1,100
5 nights
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 27 2014 - Jun 28 2014
£70
£375
£1,350
5 nights
 
 
Low Summer
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 26 2014
£75
£400
£1,400
5 nights
 
 
High Summer
Jul 27 2014 - Aug 30 2014
£450
£1,600
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 4 2014
£70
£375
£1,350
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £50.00
Notes We can offer discounts on stays of longer than 2 weeks, please enquire for further details.
Lets normally run from Saturday to Saturday but are flexible in some circumstances, please enquire with the owner. Outgoing guests are requested to leave by 10.30 am and incoming guests should please not arrive before 4.00 pm. We ask for a deposit of £50, payable in the U.K. before you depart.
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Herce Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Activities Guide
  • Telescope
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large bathroom with separate shower. Also features dressing table and chair.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - Can sleep others with air beds, sing & double height double
  • Bright and airy loft bedrooms with ample space for your comfort. Linen is provided free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Books for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Games
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Large Cooler
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Binoculars
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • playground
  • coin laundry
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
The cloakroom/storeroom is full of equipment to enhance your stay, such as a badminton set, football net, cricket stumps and lots more. Also, conveniently on-hand is a selection of toys and trucks for younger children, gathered and treasured by our own children!
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