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Family And Child Friendly Gite

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Two large bedrooms

Pretty 2 bedroom, converted barn, in a tranquil village, set within 5 acres of natural countryside. Private garden and children`s play area, including trampoline ,swings, pool (May- October) table tennis,and fields. 10 min walk to local village, bar and bakers. Ideal for families and couples.

Approx 30km to Le Mans and 10 mins drive to the pretty town of Alencon which has all amenities.

The cottage (once an old barn) has been recently renovated to a high standard. The gite provides 2 large double bedrooms with original features, a large bathroom with a roll top bath and a large separate toilet, both with heated towel radiators.

The downstairs has an original fireplace with a wood burner and original beams, providing a comfortable seating lounge for relaxing, with leather reclining sofa and chair. A LCD television SKY TV (English), playstation and surround sound DVD player

The modern kitchen has a four burner gas hob, multifunction electric oven, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, washing machine and all cooking equipment.

The cottage has a private outside eating area, with picnic table, chairs, BBQ and ample parking, also a large childrens play area and large terrace.(shared with owners) set within 5 acres.There is plenty of room to run about.

There are outside lights and electricity sockets enabling guests to benefit from the outside space.

Local supermarket is just 10 mins drive , and the local Saturday market is in Fesnay sur Sarthe which is 10 mins drive.

Welcome pack on arrival. (Wine, cheese, baguette )

BED and BREAKFAST offered at good rates.. please enquire

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Jackie

We are an English family, living in France. We have worked very hard renovating our property and are now delighted it is finished.

Jackie purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Jackie chose Sarthe

We have had our Gite now for three years and have successfully rented it out via another holiday site and have had one family return for the past three years.

We are a very nice family and have been married for 25 years now and have three children, although two have flown the nest.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a very modern Gite with some original features,

It has all the amenities that is required for a holiday, and I am sure you will have a very memorable time with us.


Gesnes-le-Gandelin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom separate from toilet. Large relaxing roll top bath with waterfall tap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Extra materess available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , temper materess
  • Bedroom one. 5 meters square one large double bed with tempar mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our gite is catered for all, if you are a family looking for a nice rest with plenty to occupy the children, or if you are a couple who want a relaxing holiday, you will find lots of things to do, here at the gite or within easy driving distance. Le mans is a 30 min drive away and Paris about 2 hrs by car or 1 hr by train.


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(1 traveler reviews)

Family And Child Friendly Gite
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cosy Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here.

Jackie and Tony was so incredibly friendly and helpful.

The home was absolutely perfect, very clean and neat, very nice

Also, a great location.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gesnes le Gandalin
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Coco plage
Car: necessary

Alencon town centre (10 mins drive) which is famous for 'Lace making' and its stunning 'Notre Dame'cathderal is a pretty market town with lots of good eating places,shops,brocantes and museums.There is an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a lovely park which has animals and a play area it also hosts weekly events throughout the summer.

The Alpes Mancelles is only 10 min drive and has the most incredible views of the countryside together with some of the most prettiest villages in france.

Bangnoles de l'orne has a beautiful chateau and casino.

The Harras du Pin is the national stud farm and is only 40min drive where you will see spectacular dancing horse events on throughout the summer.

If you prefer a bit more excitement Le Mans which is famous for its 24hr motor racing, is nearby and very accessible by train or car with the added attraction of an adventure park Pappea (with a very good water park)

Eurodisney is only 1 hr 30min away by the fast TGV train, and 21/2 hrs by car

Cocco Plage (a man made beach) is situated in Sille de Guilliume which is about 25 mins drive and is a very good alternative to a real beach with watersport activities, a bar and restaurant, play area and unlimited FREE parking, boat hire, pedalos, crazy golf and fishing. There is a train ride available 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(10 mins) has a traditional weekly market and medieval ruins offering an excellent view of the town . A swimming pool and tennis courts are also available at Fresnay sur Sarthe.

The village of Gesnes Le Gandelin itself, is within easy walking distance, it offers a bar/restaurant (open daily serving coffees, alcoholic beverages and good local food), a boulangerie, a post office, hairdressers, a play park, a new area for ball games and a grass area for playing and picnicing along with an area especially made for playing the famous french game of Boule.

One of Frances' top zoos at Parc Zoologique de La Fleche, is definitely worth a visit. The park is ideal for a family day out with cafes and attractive riverside setting. Over 1,200 animals from all over the world can be observed in their natural surroundings from polar bears underwater to elephants in the African savannah.

See tigers, Chinese pandas and more. The zoo is known for its amazing shows with sea-lions, parrots, and falconry displays on horseback. Open daily all year and only approximately 45 mins drive just outside Le Mans.

St Leonard des Bois is only 10 mins drive away, and offers lots of outdoor activities, including horse riding, water sports, for the adventurous- an 'in the trees ' zip wire adventure park, along with a very pretty trail walk to see some of the most prettiest views and animals. You can also find a selction of bars and restaurants.

St-Ceneri-le-Gerei (6km) is found in the Orne department of Normandy to the south-west of Alencon.

A very pretty village in a lovely wooded setting on a bend in the River Sarthe in the heart of southern Normandy, Saint Ceneri is classified as a 'most beautiful village of France'.

The village is very popular with artists, drawn by the unspoiled character of the village and several artists have established galleries and workshops here.

There are some pretty houses along the river banks - the two banks are joined by an old bridge.

The village has an attractive 11th century romanesque style church, with some notable frescoes, and pretty views down the river valley. There is also a very little 15th century chapel.

Nearby the Gardens at La Mansoniere are also recommended, with several different 'garden rooms' to be explored.


Rates & Availability

Gesnes-le-Gandelin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
mid season
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
high season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
low season
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
xmas / new year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

-A refundable £100 (or equivilant in euros) breakages deposit is required either prior to or on arrival of visit.
-All damages to be notified immediately,
-20% deposit required to secure booking then full payment to be made 8 weeks prior to arrival
-Payments accepted by cheque french/british - euros,sterling, paypal or bank transfer.
-All balances to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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