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A hi-spec modern barn conversion for two in beautiful tranquil countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

A one-bedroom spotless barn conversion, located in rolling Normandy countryside

Le Tertre Rouge is a recent barn conversion (converted in Spring 2014) set in unspoilt open countryside in this lovely rural location. Providing comfortable accommodation with all modern facilities, Le Tertre Rouge is located on the border of Normandy and the Loire and is perfect for exploring both regions.

This gite accommodates two adults and there is also a cot available for an infant to share the large open-plan double bedroom if required. Bed linen and towels are provided. The bathroom features a modern white suite including bath with hand-held shower attachment.

The lounge provides an HD television with UK 'Freesat' channels + DVD player, free wireless internet access, and comfortable seating with a woodburner and electric radiator. The open plan ground floor also provides a dining area and luxury modern kitchen with washing machine, oven and hob.

Outside there is an enclosed garden behind the gite which has beautiful views across the local countryside. Sun loungers and outside table and chairs are provided.

Free off-road parking on hard standing is provided. Free use of bicycles is provided at your risk.

All electricity and hot water is included in the price. Logs for the woodburner by arrangement. A complimentary welcome pack of groceries is provided which includes eggs as available from our own chickens or ducks and other basic groceries.

Pets welcome by arrangement. UK pet passport appointments can be booked by us at our local vet in advance of your trip home, by arrangement.

Full terms and conditions are available on request.

More Details

Peter & Alyson Sansbury
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Some French!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Peter & Alyson Sansbury

When we moved to Le Tertre from Sussex a couple of years ago, it was to escape the rat-race of our busy working lives and the stressful commuting and long hours culture of the UK. Le Tertre is a complete antidote to that lifestyle, with its rural setting in the middle of rolling countryside on the southern border of Lower Normandy where it meets the Mayenne region of the Pays de le Loire. The peace and quiet of this area is so relaxing that within hours of getting here you will begin to unwind and settle into the rural French way of life.

Peter & Alyson Sansbury purchased this cottage in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a fantastic time, loved exploring Normandy, including Mont St Michel, Paris, D-Day beaches, St Malo, Mayenne & more! Loved the local markets and the local pastries! Peter & Alyson were so welcoming & friendly, it was like being with friends, we had so much in common and we are so impressed with the gite & all their hard work - we will tell everyone how wonderful it is! Many thanks, we absolutely loved it!"
Aug 2014
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Ambrières-les-Vallées Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly installed in 2014, our luxury bathroom includes a bath and handheld shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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A hi-spec modern barn conversion for two in beautiful tranquil countryside
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Comfortable, well equipped property

  • 5 of 5

Nestling down country lanes in a peaceful rural setting, Le Tetre Rouge is an idyllic spot for a relaxing French holiday.

Wake in the morning to the sound of birdsong and farmyard noises; sit out in the pleasant back garden sipping wine and watching the cows go about their business.

The gite is spotless and well-equipped, with a wide range of kitchenware. The living area is comfortably furnished with UK TV, books and fast wifi. The upstairs bedroom is spacious with views of the countryside.

There is a small supermarket in Ceauce, a 5 minute drive, while Mayenne (about 20 minutes) has a couple of large supermarkets, Aldi and Lidl. There a number of attractive towns to explore.

Peter and Alyson are pleasant hosts, greeting you on arrival with a starter pack, while Alyson keeps you supplied with eggs during your stay. They leave you to enjoy your holiday, but are only too happy to provide any help you require.

For us they went the extra mile. Unfortunately, my wife needed urgent hospital treatment. Peter arranged everything and he and Alyson took me to the hospital behind the ambulance, staying with me until after 1AM. Without them I don’t know how we would have coped.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words, it's much appreciated. We were very happy to have you to stay here, and you are very welcome back anytime! Thanks again, Pete & Alyson.
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Delightful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks stay at le Tertre Rouge. It is a lovely conversion in a peaceful & relaxing location. The accommodation was clean & comfortable. Our hosts, Peter and Alyson, were very welcoming & helpful without being intrusive. We would recommend le Tertre Rouge to any couple seeking a restful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words, it's much appreciated, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. You are very welcome to come back and see us anytime! Peter & Alyson
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Charmant cottage dans la campagne normande

  • 3 of 5

Bon accueil, gite confortable, chambre spacieuse idéale pour deux.

Belle vue sur la campagne environnante, au calme.

Poêle très appréciable en cas de fraîcheur.

Semaine reposante et beaucoup de choses à découvrir à proximité

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Ceauce (Bar du Marche)
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Caen or St Malo
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Flers or Laval
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Choice of many within 20Km
Nearest Beach
87 Kilometres
Car: necessary

'Le Tertre Rouge' is a recent barn conversion set in open countryside in this beautiful, peaceful rural location. We are conveniently located for exploring both Lower Normandy and the Mayenne plus other parts of the spectacular Loire. There are a number of chateaux (Lassay, St Suzanne, Carrouges, Fougeres etc.) and other historic and cultural places to visit in the surrounding region.

The owners live in the farmhouse across the garden from the gite and are available to provide whatever assistance you may need to make the most of your holiday. Providing modern, comfortable accommodation with all modern facilities, Le Tertre Rouge is located on the border of Normandy and the Loire and is perfect for exploring both regions.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $139.65
Pet Fee $13.96

Infant: one infant can be accommodated in a cot+mattress provided by us, but the guest must provide their own cot linen.
Pets welcome by pre-arrangement only.
On completion of the letting period the Guest agrees to leave the premises and the furniture in a clean and tidy state of repair.
Post-departure cleaning of the property (including garden) if required will be charged at £25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.