18TH CENTURY ELEGANCE IN A TRANQUIL VILLAGE SETTING

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Bedrooms 4
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Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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18TH CENTURY ELEGANCE IN A TRANQUIL VILLAGE SETTING

Saint-Georges-sur-Erve Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, elegant, self-catering for 10+ with lots of fun things to do.

Built in 1720, Le Vieux Presbytère commands pride of place near the village centre. A fantastic venue for a reunion, multi-generation holiday, sabbatical, family holiday or retreat.

Entering the grounds through large gates from the quiet street, there is parking at the front for two to four cars.

More parking at the back. The grounds are enclosed by walls.

The grounds, just less than an acre, have plenty of room to run and play on the grass.

There is a covered barbecue area with table and chairs, and a small chapel.

Have fun in the tree house.

Front entrance to house on ground level and on first floor (see photos).

The majestic staircase gives the interior its character. You might feel like you're living in a Jane Austen novel!

On the ground floor, a tiled hall and laundry room.

On the first floor, large salon, with TV and books.

Elegant dining room which seats 10.

Adjoining the dining room is the fully equipped kitchen with oven,stove, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and coffee percolator. Wonderful easterly views.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
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Jerry and Caroline currently live in California. Drawn to the Mayenne over 20 years ago, they recently vacated their farmhouse 8 miles away from the Presbytère, to establish a retirement income for the future. Caroline, a high school French teacher, loves to paint and draw, and finds the Presbytère an ideal spot for plein air painting. Jerry, a Christian minister, loves to read and collect books. You too will enjoy the peaceful serenity of this home. Let the reading commence!

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

We fell in love with this area rich in culture and cuisine, over 20 years ago. We have brought our family here during that time, to our farmhouse, but now, as a French teacher, Caroline brings small groups of students here each year. They get a unique perspective on French life. The history alone gives them a wonderful opportunity to expand their horizons. Châteaux, rivers, restaurants, villages of charm, antique shopping.....it's got it all.

First time visitors to Le Presbytère are usually surprised by its grandeur. Stepping inside is truly like stepping back in history. We feel like quoting from Jane Austen all the time! We often enjoy dressing up in period costume, especially for reunions or parties. The house just seems to ask it of us! The central staircase is one of the features that attracted us most. It's so different from our suburban lives. However, despite the history and period décor, the Presbytère is comfortable for the modern traveler.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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AMAZING HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful setting! Our family didn't want to leave the House and Garden. The children (3 and 5) we very happy with the Tree House and would have slept there if we had allowed it. A very friendly, welcoming and accomodating house and owner. Information was available about surrounding attractions and areas to visit. The owner was able to give advice on what might suit our family needs best as she had visited them herself.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for helping other guests with your helpful review
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ENCANTADORA VILLA EN EVRON

  • 5 of 5
Preciosa y muy cuidada casa en Evron.

Amplia, muy limpia y con todos los detalles que se puedan necesitar.

Los propietarios, siendo solo el trato por correo electronico, muy agradables, con lo que me imagino que cara a cara pueden serlo mucho más.

Jardín maravilloso con barbacoa y casita en árbol, donde niños ( y mayores ) pueden disfrutar.

Fuimos 9 personas y estuvimos muy cómodos, las habitaciones con todo detalle, los baños completos y muy limpios, un salón clásico muy cuidado, un salón comedor muy amplio, la cocina con todos los detalles.

Localizada en un sitio muy adecuado para poder visitar muchas zonas de Francia (Loira, Bretaña y Normandía), aun visitando los alrededores todos los días, en los momentos de tranquilidad de la casa pudimos disfrutar de los juegos que allí hay, puzzles, petancas y bicicletas.

La localidad donde se encuentra, es agradable y permite pasear tranquilamente por ella.

De muchas de las casas en las que he estado por turismo, claramente se encuentra entre las mejores.

De nuevo agradecer Mr. y Mss. Jones poder compartir esta casa con nosotros.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We hope future guests will find it helpful.
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A LOVELY HOUSE IN AN UNSPOILED AREA

  • 5 of 5
This a beautiful and comfortable house that we would very highly recommend. As the photos show, it is impressive and full of character; but it is also practical, spacious, and comfortable. The garden is large very well kept.

The listing is accurate and complete, and the owners are efficient and very nice to deal with. The house was clean and well maintained and everything worked smoothly.

We spent two weeks based there, with a variety of family members coming for shorter periods. Train connections from the UK make it possible to visit for a couple of days. It sleeps 10 easily (with three good bathrooms), and it would be excellent for two or three families sharing. There are lots of games for the garden - great for kids.

St Georges sur Erve is a tiny hamlet but it has its own restaurant/bar/bread-seller. The surrounding countryside is totally unspoiled rural France, with few tourists. There are, however, plenty of things to do within a short drive, albeit of the local and low-key kind. Our favourites were the beautiful village/castle of Sainte Suzanne (10-15 minutes away); the caves at Saulges; the Roman ruins at Jublains; and the amazing light-show in Le Mans (late evening and 50 minutes away but certainly worth it). The local market town of Évron is also nice in a plain but typically French way, with an impressive abbey church.

Overall, the house and its vicinity exceeded our expectations and we would warmly recommend it to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: We are overwhelmed with your positive review, and thank you so much for taking the time to write and submit it. Although we feel exactly the same way, we are gratified that our property exceeded your expectations.
Sincere thanks.
Caroline and Jerry
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A DELIGHTFUL LE MANS CLASSIC STAY

  • 4 of 5
A pleasant and tranquil house, perfect for entertaining and in a peaceful spot. The owners made us feel very welcome and the whole process went smoothly. On this ocassion we were staying for the Le Mans 24 hour Classic, and the location lent itself well for this event being some 50 minutes away from the circuit. Parking is limited to about 4 cars and is very secure however beware if you have low ground clearance at the entrance. All in all a delightful stay and somewhere we most definately wish to return to. Thank you Caroline and Jerry
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review.
We wish we had pointed out the extensive extra parking at the back of the property which is reached up the side lane and in at the back gate. Sorry!
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A FASCINATING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, interesting and well-equipped house, with its lovely garden. We received a very warm welcome from the owners and spent an extremely pleasant and relaxing couple of weeks making the most of the very spacious house and the lovely Mayenne area.

The situation of the house gives the best of both worlds. The village setting is peaceful, but there is also plenty to do in the area. We would especially recommend Sainte Suzanne, La Nuit des Chimères in Le Mans, the Roman town at Jublain and the Refuge de l'Arche animal sanctuary at Chateau Gontier.

A wonderful holiday - thank you.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. You were perfect guests!
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CHARMING HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
The place is absolutely beautiful! Lovely house with many rooms and a huge yard and garden. The pictures don't do it justice. Everything is well kept and clean. It is also centrally located to many of the charming villages. I highly recommend it and would go back.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Rennes
Nearest Ferry
145 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Evron
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
A81
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
lake beach
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
La Forge bar restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Gué de Selle, Mézangers
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
La Forge bar restaurant
Car: necessary

The area is rich in history, with châteaux from Medieval to Renaissance. It is close to the Cité de Caractère, Sainte Suzanne, where there are fun activities for children, which bring the history of the village alive.

Lassay les Chàteaux, Mayenne, Laval, and Château Gontier all have medieval châteaux and much more.

Saint Georges is 2 1/2 hours from the D Day Landing beaches and Mont St Michel to the north.

To the south, is the Loire Valley. The city of Tours, and the Loire Valley, are a little over 2 hours away. Here you can visit the world famous châteaux and vineyards/wine cellars.

Explore well-preserved local Roman sites (Jublains or Entrammes).

Swim or boat at two fresh water lakes, or walk the green rolling hills of this beautiful, peaceful Mayenne Department.

The Mayenne river, which runs north to south through the department, has a tow path for walking or biking.

Enjoy local cheeses and apple products, including Calvados, Pommeau, and cider.

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Refundable damage deposit £500
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Amenities

Saint-Georges-sur-Erve Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hand wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , hand wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hand wash basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom has towels available (bath mat and bath towel per person for the week); extra towels available at extra cost, or bring your own and save laundry fees. Small hair dryer provided in each bathroom. There is a fourth shower room/toilet on the first floor, next to the utility and dining room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , fold out bed available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , fold out bed available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Four spacious bedrooms. Suitable for multi-family, multi-generational, reunions and more. Each room has a kettle, teapot and cups. Centrally heated. Each room has external shutters as well as interior curtains. Mirror in each room. Bedrooms #1 and # 3 each has an en suite bathroom. Bedrooms #2 and #4 share a spacious bathroom. Bedding is fitted sheet, blankets and coverlet. Most pillows are standard U.S. Some beds have a duvet. Bring your own bed linens to save laundry fees. Each bedroom has hanging space and some drawer space.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • library
  • ruins
  • churches
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • pond
  • museums
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Children are very welcome, but because of the open nature of the staircase (see photos), very young children might be in danger. The entrance to the house is also up a flight of stairs. The cottage attached to the house is also owned by the owners, and is rarely occupied. There is a pétanque/boules area at the back of the property
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