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Chic idyllic cottage and garden in tranquil village, by stunning medieval Castle

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Lassay-les-Châteaux Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A stylish and well equipped interior, Wifi, fairytale bedroom and country garden

Our spacious and romantic cottage, which we have filled with stylish and luxurious and sturdy pieces, (a little more than your usual cottage rental) has an abundance of historical French charm about it. Set on a quiet lane on the edge of the small village of Niorte La Fontaine, a village with an extremely friendly English and French population, it is a very peaceful and rejuvenating place to stay, its great for kids, with a village play area and a great heated pool in Lassay Les Chateaux. Jo, the owner, is an artist and has filled the cottage with her 'original oil paintings ' .

The night skies are packed with stars and swooping bats and the moon is something else, an evening stroll around the village is a must ! The cottage has great countryside views and is on a very quiet lane, ideal for couples or the family with older children. There is a very good fine dining restaurant a mile from the house which is both brilliant value and friendly or enjoy home cooking in the newly installed kitchen. The wonderful Emerald coast is a picturesque 1.5 hrs car journey away where you can visit the fortified walled town of St Malo and the famous Mont St Michelle, a great day out. Domfront is half an hour away and Paris only 3 hrs by car. The cottage really is a great base for visiting Normandy, Brittany and the Paye De Loire. The climate in the area is warmer than in southern England and can reach 40 degrees in the summer.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016

About Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green

David and I run a successful business in London and I am also an artist, you can see some examples of my work in the cottage!.

Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Ms Joanna Green Mr David Green chose Mayenne

With our busy lives looking after four children and being self employed we have really enjoyed and needed holidays away at our cherished house in France. When we went over to France looking at hundreds of properties as potential holiday homes, Les Maison Fontaine and its setting on the edge of a sleepy village and stunning countryside really stood out as something quite special. The house is located near Lassay les Chateaux which is a pretty market village packed full of character. Market day is Wednesday and there is a wonderful rose garden by the central square, with over 250 species of rose. The local C14th castle is one of the best preserved in France and there are shops, bars and restaurants of every description nearby. Swimming, tennis, cycling and fishing are all popular sports; the surrounding countryside is full of small farms, large forests and picturesque rivers and streams stocked with trout. Caen ferry port can be reached in 70mins, St Malo ferry port in 90mins.

What makes this cottage unique

It is in such a peaceful, unspoilt area of Normandy with the lowest crime rate in the whole of France! I have poured money into the interior, adding real touches of luxury like the new roll top bath in the master bedroom and recently a lovely new kitchen. I sincerely want anyone who stays in my cottage to relax and revel in the surroundings as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My mother and I had a simply glorious week at this magical and cosy cottage. My mother has not been too well recently and i can honestly say, that by the end of our week at this peaceful haven she felt rejuvenated and well.

The owners have bent over backwards to furnish the cottage with every home from home comfort, and the beautifully made beds for our arrival were a delight with 100 % cotton and pressed sheets :).

We really enjoyed The Lassay Les Chateaux restaurant with its excellent and affordable menu and walking around the cobbled Medieval streets after our meal. We watched the sun setting behind the Chateau itself while we were walking around the lake. Stunning and exquisitely French!

I thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage for a peaceful get away in comfort and style and Joanna and David the owners are lovely helpful owners who genuinely wanted us to get the best from our stay. Thank you both very much.
Nov 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Chic idyllic cottage and garden in tranquil village, by stunning medieval Castle
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews
5

A picturesque and tranquil place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The location was extremely peaceful, just the occasional tractor trundling past and a very vocal cockerel! Shops in the local town of Lassay les Chateux are well stocked and the staff are friendly and helpful. A tour of the Chateux itself was interesting too.

We enjoyed following the "Pissaro walk" in the evenings to lovely sunsets, spotting red squirrels and a snake on the way.

There are plenty of activities and attractions within driving distance, a car being a must have in this rural location.

A testament to our lovely holiday was our 11 year old daughter crying on the last day because she didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review! I am so glad that you appreciated all the furniture and equippment that I bought for the cottage, and enjoyed the peaceful location.
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Autumn colour in Normandie

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is set in a quiet rural village in southeast Normandie with wonderful views of the countryside straight from the bedroom window. We especially enjoyed the hazy light and morning mists burning off before lunchtime and the frenetic chirping of the birds. I plotted several routes and ran on alternate days, while my partner did yoga daily. In between times, we explored the picturesque countryside and local villages.

The house was comfortable with everything we needed, including a well equipped kitchen, but the bedroom was the star feature. Having a bath in the bedroom was a new experience for us, and though we weren't sure about this at first, we quickly came to appreciate its benefits. Elsewhere in the house, we made regular use of the log burner, which once started gave good heat to the lounge. Portable oil heaters are also available in the main rooms, if you need them. (We did at times, due to the time of year).

The property is very much as depicted, furnished in a shabby-chic style, but with no shabbiness. Mrs Green was a great host and responded to all our correspondence cordially and quickly. Though 'out of season' we still managed a visit to La Chateau de Lassay, which was open for La Toussaint weekend (recommended).

The Autumn break was just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Delightful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a splendid week in this two hundred year old beautiful cottage. It's full of memorabilia which retains its character whilst at the same time the 21st century electrical appliances are all there, from a large TV down to a decent hairdryer. Plenty of hot water, super bathroom, the large double bed was more comfortable than our own at home! If you are hoping for a peaceful Normandy holiday, look no further. Situated on a quiet country lane, all you can hear are the birds and a distant cockerel crowing in the morning.

Shops? Just two miles to the small town of Lassay les Chateau , with its beautiful medieval castle, where you will find a boulangerie, pharmacie, local butcher, small friendly supermarket, a really good restaurant and several little brasseries . We just loved the whole experience, and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Lovely and charming in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this charming cottage. The village is very peaceful and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. The cottage is exactly as described and has everything you would need for relaxing stay. Joanna and David Green, the owners, could not have been nicer or more helpful in coordinating our visit. They made many suggestions for things to do in the area--we did several. The nearby town of Lassay les Chateaux is just beautiful. We loved the Pissaro walk and just as Joanna said, a little dog came out to greet us!

The cottage is very nicely furnished and has very comfortable beds. I could have stayed forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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We loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful cottage last year with my family. Jo, the owner, could not have been more helpful, suggesting many great places to visit and eat, which ensured that we got the best out of our stay in this lovely area of France.

The cottage itself is beautiful and has all the creature comforts in place for a real home from home stay. I particularly enjoyed a long soak in the bedroom's roll top bath! The village is very pretty and peaceful and the cottage's garden is placed where there are hardly any cars, so only birdsong and the odd 'moo' from a cow breaks up the peace! I would definitely recommend this charming cottage and can't wait for my next visit later this summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the peaceful surroundings and enjoyed the pools in Lassay as well as Bagnoles. We were able to make day trips to Mont St Michel, Dinan, and Honfleur so the Emerald coast is nearby (1.5hours). We often hear the lovely melody of the birds in the morning and the bathtub in our room was a real treat as well as the cappuccino every morning. We were there over the Worldcup in Brazil so the boys enjoyed having the TV available. Joanna was available if any questions arise and her instructions were clear. We felt rested and we would love to have the opportunity to return in the future. Thank you, Joanna & David.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, you were a delight to deal with and would love to have you back with us again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rennes, Dinnard
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lassay Les Chateaux
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Caen, St Malo
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Flers
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lassay Les Chateaux
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Les Ferte Mace
Car: necessary

The cottage lies in a small and pretty village 3 km away from the petite and historical town of Lassay Les Chateaux, with its imposing fairytale fortress and great patisseries, bars, cafes, petite cosy restaurants, well stocked coop and fabulous outdoor pool..The racing track at Le Mans is 35mins away for those car racing enthusiasts, with the peace of the cottage being a welcome return!

We find that a trip to Le Ferte Mace lake (23km) with its fab beach, boat, fun car hire and cafe followed by dinner in the cosmopolitan spa town of Bagnoles De Lorne a few miles down the road is just one example of a really great day out. There are no end of short trips from the cottage to historical towns like Domfront, castles, and interesting attractions. You can take quiet country walks and cycle rides on the small lanes directly from the Cottage, and just 1km away is a wonderful planned walk which follows views depicted by the great Impressionist painter Emile Pissarro, and pass the house which he frequently holidayed in.

For swimming lovers there is a fantastic swimmimng pool in Le Ferte Mace which has a fun tube slide for kids and other interesting swimming/ playing areas.

Rates & Availability

Lassay-les-Châteaux Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$69
$409
 
 
Winter
Dec 21 2016 - Mar 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$82
$441
$1,259
 
 
Spring
Mar 18 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$472
$1,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$504
$1,511
 
 
High Season
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$566
$2,266
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$69
$409
$1,259
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $189

There is a winter fuel surcharge between Oct 1 - March 1 of £30 per week.
A security deposit of £150 is required,which is returned after 14 days if all is in order
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total fee is required on booking, and the final balance to be paid 8 weeks before the start date.

Please use wood only in the woodburner. Bales can be purchased easily at all supermarkets,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Lassay-les-Châteaux Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - tub , Bedroom one has a roll top bath in it.
  • High quality cotton sheets are included. Clients are required to bring their own tea towels and towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The huge master bedroom is beautifully furnished with large Laura Ashley rugs, french chic furniture, a large dressing mirror and a roll top bath in it for that touch of luxury. Bed linen is all new 100% cotton,by Hobbs and The Design Council and the new matresses are memory foam and very comfortable. The attic room is equal in size to too bedrooms with a leather sleigh double bed at one end and a single bed at the other. There is a large ornate hanging rail and a chest of drawers and a cabinet with paper backs. New for 2013 a lovely wooden dolls house, with furniture, in the childs attic bedroom.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please bring your own bag of coal for use of the garden Chimonea and bbq. Each room has a modern oil heater. We have just installed a sattelite tv system Newly installed kitchen for autumn 2012.

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