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St Michael's Tower on the site of the former Cistercian Abbey Bellebranche

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Medieval tower with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in an exceptional setting.

The Logis de la Tour Saint-Michel has just received the price of the MOST BEAUTIFUL GITE DE FRANCE 2015.

Dated twelfth century and rebuilt in the XV, it is one of the buildings of the former Cistercian abbey founded in 1152 Bellebranche. Located in the municipality of Saint-Brice in South Mayenne, the site provides a framework Bellebranche prestigious and rare life, in a landscape of peace, surrounded by ponds, removed from the world of sounds. Recently restored, highlighting the purity of Cistercian architecture, St. Michel Tour is an island of serenity. Their owners about their work are great travelers, have attempted to reproduce an art of living in a clean warm and comfortable decor. The building of a 140m2 area is organized on three levels around the original staircase. A living room with a magnificent fifteenth fireplace. A contemporary kitchen. On the first floor, one bedroom alternating design and tradition, with bathroom and separate toilet. On the top floor, a bedroom with double bed, bathroom / shower and separate toilet. The emphasis is on the quality of materials, linens, bedding ... TV and WiFi.

By opening this location, Claudine and Cyril Turner Ison want to share some of their universe, related to travel and photography. St.-Michel also serves as a permanent exhibition where each photo displayed may be gained by those who wish.

15m lap pool 3m has been built near the tower. A fitness room is provided. Footpaths crossing the site of the abbey and forest Bellebranche; bicycles; Pond; Riding 2 minutes; golf at 10km.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Saint-Brice Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , shower
  • Each room has a bathroom and toilet. Bathrobes, amenities, hairdryer, scales.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
  • Each room has a high quality bedding Best, percale sheets.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveler reviews)

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St Michael's Tower on the site of the former Cistercian Abbey Bellebranche
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Outstanding and beautiful oasis!

  • 5 of 5

A truly enhancing, peaceful and restful holiday. We will be coming back!! A huge thank you to the Cyril and Claudine for making us feel so welcome on our short break. Emma & Rachel

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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beautiful and relaxing with character!

  • 5 of 5

We had the wonderful opportunity to stay at this unique property for five days.

Cyril and his wife were so welcoming and answered any questions about dinner reservations and driving. We learned of the extensive history of the property as well.

The land itself is stunning..quiet walks with fields and ponds and a heated pool.

We hope to revisit....!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful setting, high end property

  • 5 of 5

Great friendly emails before the stay giving helpful advice and directions. We went for Fiancee's 30th Birthday and wanted peace and quiet. It was just that and very well done. Great facilities, high end interior and fantastically decorated. I tried to recreate the photography on my own SLR but failed!

Would stay again but for longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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A stunning property in a truly beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a wonderful welcome by the owners. We wanted a quiet relaxing stay in extremely comfortable accommodation and Bellebranche was perfect. The building is beautifully restored and decorated with impeccable taste and the heated pool was a welcome retreat from the midday sun.

The location allowed absolute peace and quiet with views over stunning countryside, we even saw a kingfisher!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Super week-end de réveillon.

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Cyril et sa famille pour leur accueil attentionné, nous avons passé un excellent séjour tout était parfait!


  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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MERVILLE franceville plage calvados

Véritable coup de coeur !

  • 5 of 5

Site exceptionnel , d'une quiétude absolue. Tout est impeccable

l'intérieur comme l'extérieur. Le parc est superbement bien entretenu, la piscine chauffée, un gîte haut de gamme. Les propriétaires sont à l'écoute et prévenants . Il est difficile de décrire un gite aussi bien. Le lac à proximité pour la pêche sans oublier la salle de fitness. Tout y est parfait. Toute la famille n'a qu'une seule hâte : y retourner. Une valeur sûre.

Magali Rouvres

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Le Mans
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
192 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
192 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Solesmes Abbey, medieval village of Sainte-Suzanne, Sages Caves State Forest Bellebranche, golf Sable-sur-Sarthe, tree climbing ...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Avant tout paiement, téléphonez systématiquement au propriétaire pour confirmer les détails du paiement. A partir du 1er juin 2015, les tarifs passeront à 1200 € la semaine et 200 € la nuit car nous proposerons un couloir de nage (piscine) en construction à proximité de la Tour Saint Michel.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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