Le Jarrier offers self catering accommodation. It is a converted stable / barn renovated to provide a detached holiday home with modern facilities & a well appointed kitchen. Sleeps 4 in a total of 2 bedrooms. The large secure garden area benefits from a south facing position with lovely views & an above ground private pool (3.4 meters). The pool is seasonal (approx mid May - mid Sept), however it benefits from solar heating. There is parking for several vehicles.
Le Jarrier Gite has a very well equipped kitchen & the conservatory / garden room provides excellent views of the private large garden and surrounding countryside. It benefits from sunshine all day. The shower room, with walk-in shower is on the ground floor as is bedroom 2 with full / adult size bunk beds.
On the first floor is Bedroom 1, the main private/gallery style bedroom directly off the stairs, with a double bed and an en-suite W/C, giving the gite the added benefit of 2 W/C's (one on each floor).
There are two UK Satellite TV systems (in both the lounge and main bedroom of the gite) with the added bonus of French TV & DVD player (with USB port) in the lounge which has a 32" LCD TV.
We have a travel cot for a baby / toddler with bedding and also a high seat. Heating is provided via electric wall heaters and there are no additional charges for electricity.
Bedding and towels are all provided free of charge.
Children and adults love feeding our chickens & sheep. 2019 will be our 12th year & we have been fully booked every season to date, with a high number of returning customers +/or their friends & family. We are also proud of our EXCELLENT score rating of 5/5 on Trip Advisor (50+ reviews).
About the area:
The Alpes Mancelles, only a few kilometres from Le Jarrier Gite, is a well known area of natural beauty popular with visitors and the village of St Leonard des Bois offers canoeing, walking & tree climbing. Within half a mile of Le Jarrier Gite is the viaduct at St Georges le Gaultier, where organised Bungee Jumps are available. The local lake with beach at Sille le Guillaume (just 10 mins drive from Le Jarrier) offers cafes and bars, boat hire, pedalos, crazy golf, tree climbing and fishing. There is a mini train ride available during the season to take you around the lake if you prefer a change from walking, and the forest is ideal for walking and cycling. Fresnay sur Sarthe has a traditional weekly market and medieval ruins offering excellent views. Local markets every day of the week.
In less than an hour, you can visit the world famous 24 HOUR RACE TRACK and Museum at Le Mans.
Le Mans city is also very popular with our visitors for the wonderful Cathederal, Sunday Morning Market and Old Town, as well as the modern shopping areas, bars and cafes.
Le Jarrier Gite is situated two miles / 3.5 kms from the village of St Georges le Gaultier. The gite is an excellent base for many types of enjoyable day trips. There are the many Vineyards and Chateaux of the Loire Valley, the ever popular Zoo at Le Fleche, the famous Le Mans Race Circuit - home of the 24 hour endurance race as well as many more places of interest within easy reach. The Sarthe area can provide you with sight seeing at an easy pace, or action packed adventure - it is all available. Our location is less than 20 miles south from the Normandy region, enabling a day trip to the historical Normandy Landing Beaches (further north), and guests can visit Alencon with a good range of shops & twice weekly market. Within 1 hours drive are Chateau Sassy and Carrouges Chateau, both offering guided tours.<BR>Only a couple of miles west of Le Jarrier is the Mayenne region and the popular Evron, Mayenne and Saint Suzanne to name only a few.....
The local roads are excellent and we are approx 20 mins. from Junction 20 of the A28 autoroute.
Generally speaking, the weather is warmer than that of the UK.
How to find us:
We are situated just 20 miles from the A28 Autoroute, enabling an easier / quicker journey if preferred or take the scenic route.
Distance from Ferry ports to Le Jarrier Gite and driving times by car (approx.): Caen - 95 miles (approx. 2 hours)
Le Havre - 134 miles (approx. 2.5 hours)
St. Malo - 130 miles (approx. 2 hours 45 mins)
Dieppe -150 miles (approx. 2hrs 45 mins)
Cherbourg - 150 miles (approx. 3 hours)
Calais - 251 miles (approx. 4 hours)
Dunkerque (Dunkirk) 270 miles (approx 4 hours 30 mins)
& approx. 247 miles from the Eurotunnel (approx 4 hours)
Airport distances to Le Jarrier Gite (approx.):
Orly - 149 miles / 2 hours 30 mins
Rennes (Brittany) - 97 miles
Tours (Sarthe) - 98 miles
Nantes (Sarthe) - 150 miles.