We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was a good size and worked really well for us. Our hosts struck a good balance between providing a warm reception, being attentive and yet allowing us to enjoy the tranquility of our surroundings.
The salt water pool was of course very popular and we all enjoyed walking around the grounds and seeing the local wildlife.
Proximity to Paris was certainly an added bonus (we spent 4 days in the city either side of our stay in the country) and we found the Le Mans region provided a good balance of interesting small towns, markets and - courtesy of some good recommendations from our hosts - some good restaurants.
The location also proved to be a good jumping-off point for exploring some of the chateaux of the Loire valley (Chenonceau was our favourite, but really we were spoiled for choice).
Our hosts also provided a folder containing good dependable information about the house and the local area, so it meant we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation.
Finally, we enjoyed meeting Alpha and Griottes as well as the artful 'trompe de chasse' performance !
Thank you again for a most enjoyable stay.