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Three family friendly gites, Perfect location suitable distance to Le Mans - Wisteria Gite

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Fontenay-sur-Vègre Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Amenities nearby, local restaurant

Our gite's are located in the peaceful village of Asnieres sur Vegre. The village has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in the Sarthe region. In the heart of the village you will find the River Vegre spanned by a medieval bridge complete with shaded banks. Asnieres is nestled with 15th to 17th century houses all adding to the charm of this pretty little village. We also run the local cafe 'Le Pavillion' serving lunch daily and evening meals via reservation. We offer afternoon drinks throughout the day and a selection of tempting Desserts, or simply a pot of tea or perhaps a cocktail.

Details for Wisteria Gite 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Two twin bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom.

One double bedroom with en suite facilities

Bathrooms: shower, WC, wash basin.

Kitchen: kitchen/dining room well equipped, electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster, dining table and chairs.

Living room: Large living room, WiFi, Flat screen HD TV with UK freesat programmes, DVD player, two sofas which can be made into sofa beds

Additional info: Beds will be made up prior to arrival, bedding, bathroom towels and tea towels are all provided.

Outdoor patio area with BBQ.

6m x 12m outdoor heated swimming pool.

Please note pool towels are not provided but are available to hire.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Mark COFFEY

We are a family run business which consists of myself Mark, my wife Nina, my mother in-law Liesa, brother in-law Ross & his wife Laura. We want our guests to have the best possible holiday experience in Asnières and for our guests to experience the laid back easy going lifestyle Asnières has to offer. We moved to France in 2006 and have never looked back. Asnières is a small peace of heaven and after a day of moving here we felt like it was home. We have been accepted by all the locals and help is always at hand. Our daily routine is always different and we wouldn't change it for the world. As well as running our gite business we also run the local cafe and provide food and drinks for locals and tourists.

Mark COFFEY purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Mark COFFEY chose Sarthe

While we were living in the UK we decided to combine Nina's birthday and looking for a property in France. We looked all over France from small holiday homes to chateaux but when we came to Asnieres the pure beauty and charm of the village won us all over instantly. We all enjoy being out in the countryside and also we know we don't have to go to far for life's everyday essentials.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our gites are on the same grounds as a 15th century Manoir house with superb gardens, stunning views across the river Vegre and most of all privacy. There is also nothing better than at the end of the day to sit in the garden or at the pool with a nice glass of wine and a BBQ.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Nina.

Hope you received the keys on our departure on Saturday.

We had a lovely stay and thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation and the location was excellent! A great set-up which was ideally suited to what we needed!

Kind regards.

Jul 2015
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Wisteria Gite
average rating of 4.866667 based on 17 reviews

A fantastic location, peaceful and tranquil. Mark and all were fabulous with their service.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location for our first overseas family holiday. The accommodation and facilities were excellent. The pool was clean and well maintained. Food at the Pavilon was great value for money. If you are looking for a family friendly quiet location this ticks all the right boxes.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous place, Fab pool and Fab owners.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in the Wisteria gîte and would highly recommend it to anyone.

We thought Asnières-sur-Vègre and the surrounding villages were beautiful, some of the most well kept places we have seen in France. The gîte was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. The showers were powerful and the beds were comfy. Lots of areas to eat and drink around the gîte - some in the shade, which is great in the blazing heat. The swimming pool and the whole pool area was wonderfully clean and there were comfy sun lounges and huge umbrellas to shade you when needed. We played boules, ping pong and plenty of card games in the shade of the pool house.

There is a huge supermarket just 15 minutes away which was really useful and had everything we needed. We spent one day away from the pool and took a trip into Le Mans. We visited the 24 hour museum and then headed into the city to go shopping. We were really surprised at how lovely Le Mans was - such a beautiful old town and lots of boutique shops as well as many large high street shops.

On our last night we visited La Pavillon and had a superb meal with some lovely wine which was a great way to end the holiday. Mark and his family are wonderful hosts and they provided us with everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A beautiful place to stay very peaceful Mark, Nina and family were lovely very accommodating x

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Mark and Nina's home in asneries-sur-vegre it is a beautiful and peaceful place very relaxing enjoyed many walks around the village, kids loved the pool and the pool house with barbecue was a great place for everyone to get together. Our gite was lovely had everything we needed, lots of space inside the gite and outside for the kids to explore we will defiantly be returning to this beautiful little place in the world x

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank Nina and Mark for the fantastic week we had at Le Pavillion in Sable Sur Sarthe. The amenities are very well maintained and clean.

Our children had a blast in the heated pool and in the playing area.

Good access by car to different castles, Le Mans and other very interesting villages in the Sarthe area.

We definitely recommend this accommodation for families with children.

All the best from us :), and we will try to get back sometime soon.

Alex, Anamaria, Mathias and Noah

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely location, accommodation and stay

  • 5 of 5

Asnières-sur-Vègre is absolutely stunning and mustn't be undersold. With a wealth of history, beautiful architecture and friendly locals (bonjour Bernard!) it immediately gives you a sense of somewhere wonderful; it's no wonder that it is one of Le Sarthe's Plux Beaux Villages!

Basse-cour reflects this history and sense of location; a collection of historic village buildings greet you on arrival, with the gîtes set to the rear of the property.

Wisteria was a lovely, immediately homely place to stay. Spotlessly clean, flawlessly maintained and furnished very comfortably, it really was a home-from-home. Even with a two-year-old in tow, anything we could think of was catered for including a nice cot (as opposed to the travel cot you might normally expect). With five adults and two children, it provided more than ample space for us all, even on the wetter evenings we had.

The pool is a lovely area, with a nice little play set for the children set away from the pool also.

We saw Mark and Liese mostly during our stay, who couldn't have been more helpful and very friendly. We had a very minor issue with a sink on the first day, and it was fixed whilst we were out; couldn't ask for more! The only downside was we managed to pick one of the wettest Junes on record in which to visit!

As I mentioned, the area is a lovely place to stay. The village and surrounding area is stunning. We visited Angers for the first time which is highly recommended. We also visited Le Mans, Chateau du Lude and La Flèche; all of which we have visited previously but would recommend.

We will be visiting again, and would definitely recommend Wisteria/Basse Cour to others; especially families.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Gite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Gite clean, tidy well maintained with amazing pool set in the most beautiful village. We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
168 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Le Pavillon Cafe
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Le Pavillon Cafe
Nearest Beach
168 Kilometres
Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Car: necessary


Just a short drive from Asnieres you will find two man made lakes complete with sandy beaches. The first is in Brulon where there are public BBQ facilities, tennis courts a mountain bike track and a bar/cafe. The second beach is located in Chantenay which is also a short distance away. The lake is popular for fishing (at one end) and swimming (at the other end). The gites are roughly 2 hours from the nearest coast located on the West coast.


Distance from Ferry ports:

Calais - 4.30 hours - 472 km

Cherbourg - 3.20 hours - 323 km

Dieppe - 3.30 hours - 309 km

Caen - 2 hours - 204 km

St Malo - 2.10 hours - 201 km

Distance for airports:

Tours - 1.35 hour - 149 km

Rennes - 1.30 hour - 138 km

Nantes - 1.45 hour - 169 km

Paris CGD - 3.10 hours - 272 km

Flights are usually operated by Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus, BA, Easyjet and Air France


From our Gites the nearest bread shop is located in Poille sur Vegre - 5 minutes by car.

The nearest town for supermarkets, cash machines and general shopping is Sable sur Sarthe - 15 minutes by car.

The Bugatti circuit which holds the famous annual 24 Hour race is only 40 minutes away.

In each gite you will also find booklets, leaflets, brochures and guides for places to visit.

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Rates & Availability

Fontenay-sur-Vègre Bungalow Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $163

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking. The full balance in (€UROS) is to be paid on the day of your arrival either by cash or credit/debit card. Your deposit will be refunded back to you via BACS to your nominated account in GBP one week after your departure, in the event of any damages caused your deposit will be retained to cover the costs. Cancellations can be made up to 4 weeks prior to arrival at no cost, after the 4 week period deposits will be held.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are on Saturdays. Arrivals are from 4PM and guests are kindly asked to vacate by 10AM on the day of departure (please note departures after 10AM will result in loss of deposit).

Notes on prices:
For Le Mans 24h & Le Mans Classic prices please send a enquiry.
Utilities are included during the summer, please note during the winter any utilities will be charged as used.

Payment is to be made in FULL on the day of arrival either by cash/debit or credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fontenay-sur-Vègre Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With en-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With en-suite bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Fresh bread and pastries are available from our cafe from 9:45 every Saturday and Sunday. We do not allow any pets. Please do not take any glass to the pool area please use the plastic cups provided. We do not allow smoking in any of our gites. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside. Each gite has WiFi. Please note the church bells chime on the hour and every half hour. Outside: Private property with secure electric gates and gardens. Each gite has its own patio area with table,chairs and parasol plus a BBQ. The swimming pool which is only a short distance from each gite is a heated (6mX12m) in ground pool, chlorine free and is equipped with sun loungers, tables and parasols. The pool has a grab rail for ease of access into and out of the pool and a safety ledge runs around the inside of the pool. Usage of the swimming pool is from 09:00-21:00 and is closed every evening with a secure cover after these hours.

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