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Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Hercé Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom country cottage in a beautiful setting with fantastic gardens

'The cottage is cosy with bags of rustic charm and a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruit and as much vegetables as you can eat! My boys were constantly on their bikes around the garden and up and down (the very quiet) road.' Quote from a regular guest, see reviews.

This isn't just a holiday-let, this is a home! We have carefully tried to meet all of your needs at the cottage and equipped the cottage with everything you would need for a short or long holiday, including wi-fi access for the duration of your stay. We have been renting the cottage for over 15 years, having owned it for 23 years! Each year we add something new and in the last two years have upgraded the bathroom with a huge power-shower and in June this year we installed a fabulous new kitchen, which is better equipped than our home in the UK!

You can follow the cottage on Twitter @TheCottageNews and view videos on our YouTube channel

The cottage and surrounding area is able to meet the needs of a range of holiday makers. Perfect for days relaxing and spending time at the cottage; great for shopping; lots of activities within easy distance and only 60 miles from the beautiful beaches along the coast.

We have just fitted a new kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, CD/radio and iPod/Phone music dock. A large wood-burning fire provides heat when necessary and there's a good-sized table and chairs. The stable door opens onto the gardens and a patio with table, chairs and barbecue. The comfortable lounge has a wood burner set in a bread-oven, a three-piece suite, the sofa converting into a double bed. A very spacious bathroom with large bathtub and huge separate shower. Two small airy comfortable loft bedrooms can be found up a beautiful, but very narrow, wrought 'iron spiral staircase. There is a king-sized bed in one room, a double floor bed and one single pine bed in the other bedroom.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
The Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2016

Why The Owner chose Mayenne

It's a great place to unwind for families, couples and friends.

Quiet location but within easy reach of shops and places to explore.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of the cottage was the first thing we fell in love with. we loved the beams in the house and the thickness of the walls!

The gardens are a totally unique benefit of the cottage and they add so much to staying at the cottage, the colours, the greenery and all the wildlife that they attract.

Quaint and more than comfortable.

The song Love Shack by the B52s was an anthem for the cottage and we have always talked about putting out a sign - 15 miles to the Love Shack! A friend Iain made us a great sign, which we proudly erected recently, see photos.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We landed at the house on Saturday afternoon to be greeted by a riot of colours and shapes in your most beautiful garden. It is not an exaggeration to say we have paid money to see lesser areas. It is a pleasure to wake up to. We have met Didier and I wanted to ask if it was still okay to pick a few of the copious amount of "legumes" growing in what I can only describe as a market garden! We set the pool up yesterday and the children are really enjoying it. I just wanted to let you know your property and garden look every bit as they should on this magical August morning. The Boulton family.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Secluded cottage nestled in beautiful gardens at the end of a lane!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

A blissful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely, peaceful and relaxing few days at Karen's wonderful cottage in May. The beautiful garden is the first thing that greats you as you arrive (think The Secret Garden/Swallows and Amazons); the next is the peace and quiet! The cottage is well equipped and comfortable (even before the kitchen upgrade) and really feels like a home from home. The nearest town is a short drive away, with a substantial supermarket for stocking up on everything needed to enjoy lunches/dinners/drinks/relaxing in the garden. We found plenty of places to visit in the area come rain or shine, and we literally didn't want to leave. A really magical place to stay, for individuals, couples or families - it doesn't matter!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham
5

Bliss at the end of a lane.

  • 5 of 5

I have been to the cottage several times, both in the summer and winter and have never been disappointed. I have been there with lots of children on occasions and was grateful for the thoughtful provision of play equipent, particularly the inflatable pool.

The grounds are always fabulous, always full of colour and have the moist secret places for a spot of isolated sun bathing. Each day there is a bountiful supply of produce from the gardens, its true what they say on those cookery programmes, from the garden to the pot in minutes is a whole new taste.

I have explored the area and my favourites are the waterfalls at Mourtan and the lakeside activities at Messanger. (Incorrect spelling, I fear.) This area of France has fabulous shopping experiences, dont miss the local market in Herce.

Great for the whole family or solitude, wonderful for midnight games with the teenagers, no neighbours to disturb. Enjoy your time, if you choose to book. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Mandy, I hope you carry on enjoying the cottage!
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England
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another fabulous stay in this cottage near Gorron. The cottage is cosy with bags of rustic charm and a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruit and as much vegetables as you can eat! My boys were constantly on their bikes around the garden and up and down (the very quiet) road. Nearby acitivies include pitch and putt, great cycle rides and tree climbing with ropes and wires. There is a pool 5 minutes down the road and we love riding up to the top of the road to get fresh bread everyday. Would have stayed all summer if we could!! Thanks again for a great holiday and a home away from home ( with better weather and stunning garden) ! Maddies and family

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rennes
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Gorron
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Caen
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Flers
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
D33
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Gorron
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Dinan
Car: necessary

Hercé – a very small village but with Gorron only 3km it has a range of shops, bars and restaurants. There's a swimming pool, which pulls back its' roof in the summer, tennis courts and a pony club.

The beautiful beaches aren't too far either. Along the coast of Normandy and Brittany. One of my favourite days - is a morning shopping in the walled city of St Malo, only 60 miles from the cottage - lunch in a pavement café and then an afternoon on the beach. To end the day a drive along the coastal road to the beautiful island city of Mont St Michel, spectacular at twilight and less crowded!! There are opportunities close-by for windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, archery and mini-golf at Ambrierés-La-Vallees.

Various ferry options to the cottage:

Brittany Ferries Portsmouth/Caen - 80 miles to cottage.

LD Lines Portsmouth/Le Havre - LD Lines - 130 miles (Cheaper!)

Can go via Calais but a long drive.

Rates & Availability

Hercé Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late winter
Dec 31 2016 - Apr 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$69
$410
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$69
$410
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $63

We can offer discounts on stays of longer than 2 weeks, please enquire for further details.
Lets normally run from Saturday to Saturday but are flexible in some circumstances, please enquire with the owner. Outgoing guests are requested to leave by 10.30 am and incoming guests should please not arrive before 4.00 pm. We ask for a deposit of £50, payable in the U.K. before you depart.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hercé Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large bathroom with separate shower. Also features dressing table and chair.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - Can sleep others with air beds, sing & double height double
  • Bright and airy loft bedrooms with ample space for your comfort. Linen is provided free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The cloakroom/storeroom is full of equipment to enhance your stay, such as a badminton set, football net, cricket stumps and lots more. Also, conveniently on-hand is a selection of toys and trucks for younger children, gathered and treasured by our own children!

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