Spacious, elegant, self-catering for 10+ with lots of fun things to do.
- english, french
Jerry and Caroline currently live in California. Drawn to the Mayenne over 20 years ago, they recently vacated their farmhouse 8 miles away from the Presbytère, to establish a retirement income for the future. Caroline, a high school French teacher, loves to paint and draw, and finds the Presbytère an ideal spot for plein air painting. Jerry, a Christian minister, loves to read and collect books. You too will enjoy the peaceful serenity of this home. Let the reading commence!
Owner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2011
Why Owner chose St-Georges-sur-Erve
We fell in love with this area rich in culture and cuisine, over 20 years ago. We have brought our family here during that time, to our farmhouse, but now, as a French teacher, Caroline brings small groups of students here each year. They get a unique perspective on French life. The history alone gives them a wonderful opportunity to expand their horizons. Châteaux, rivers, restaurants, villages of charm, antique shopping.....it's got it all.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
First time visitors to Le Presbytère are usually surprised by its grandeur. Stepping inside is truly like stepping back in history. We feel like quoting from Jane Austen all the time! We often enjoy dressing up in period costume, especially for reunions or parties. The house just seems to ask it of us! The central staircase is one of the features that attracted us most. It's so different from our suburban lives. However, despite the history and period décor, the Presbytère is comfortable for the modern traveler.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
See photo re staircase. Danger for small children
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
True French countryside!
A wonderful family getaway in the French countryside! The hosts made us feel welcome and special, the house is warm and inviting, and the area rich with history. We will definitely go again!
French Country Living with 3 couples & the owners.
13 nights of French Country Living. Caroline was a wonderful host & Tour guide to new places & experiences.
JP Fort Worth Texas
JUNE 2018- a Month to Remember!
It was a pleasure and a privalege to inhabit Le Vieux Presbytere with my family and friends for a month. Everything we needed had been provided and everything worked, ( not to be expectd in a 300 year-old house). The host couple, Caroline and Jerry Jones were especially helpful in planning our excursions and became friends who helped us celebrate with food and laughter. It was spacious and special and long to be rememberd.
Thank you, Barbara. We absolutely loved having you all, and so enjoyed getting to meet you.
We enjoyed the quiet restful setting, yet so close to some amazing castles and things to see.
Everything was wonderful, good comfortable beds, well kept gardens, quiet setting, proximity to grocery stores, and only a few miles from some amazing castles and historical towns. Karen's welcome French style dinner when we arrived was amazing. We look forward to coming back someday. We completely enjoyed it! Thank you so much!
Thank you for taking the time to send your thoughts. It makes us so happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Nous étions 3 familles avec enfants, le gîte est idéal. Le jardin est immense avec une cabane extra, royaume des enfants.
Les chambres sont spacieuses et confortables, et il y a 3 grandes salles de bains.
La maison regorge de trésorts cachés (jeux, déguisements...).
Merci bien Madame
Nous sommes trop contents!
Caroline and Jerry Jones
A very nice and charming location
We, a 10 friends group, stayed in Le Vieux Presbytère for a couple of days. First the "house" is very charming, well equiped. Everything is here to make you feel like home ... but in a little caslte in the middle of country.
Beds are so confortable and as many as necessary for our group. Also have several bathroom and toilets is very convenient.
The neighborhood is so calm, natural ... typical french countryside. We had a pleasant running time over there. Also you will find everything you need for a nice stay in the "house": BBQ, some games, washing machin (clothes and dishes), a big living room, a hugh table etc ... even a skeleton to afraid your children if they are to annoying !!
At last but not least, Caroline is a very gentle hoste. We only had email exchanges but with very fast and accurate answers. We'll recommand and maybe be back for another stay.
Nous étions un groupe de 10 amis séjournant au Vieux Presbytère pour un weekend. Le gîte est véritablement charmant, bien aménagé. Tout y est présent pour passer un excellent moment et se sentir comme à la maison ... mais dans un petit château au milieu de la campagne !
Les literies sont très confortables et en quantité suffisante pour arranger tout le monde. Vous disposerez de plusieurs salles de bain et toilettes ce qui est extrêmement pratique. De même tout est réuni pour passer un agréable moment: barbecue, des jeux, un grand salon cosy, une grande table pour manger, des machines à laver (linge, vaisselle, sèche-linge) ... et même un squelette pour effrayer vos enfants s'ils devient pénibles !
Le voisinage est très calme ... la campagne mayennaise typique. Nous avons pu y faire une sortie jogging très agréable notamment.
Enfin, Caroline est une hôtesse charmante et attentionnée. Bien que n'ayant échangé que par mail, elle répond très vite, de manière efficace et dans un français parfait. Nous recommandons clairement cet endroit et reviendront avec plaisir pour d'autres occasions.
Nous vous remercions bien, Vincent.
Nous sommes contents que vous ayez profité de votre séjour .....et surtout le squelette! 😊
Caroline and Jerry
The area is rich in history, with châteaux from Medieval to Renaissance. It is close to the Cité de Caractère, Sainte Suzanne, where there are fun activities for children, which bring the history of the village alive.
Lassay les Chàteaux, Mayenne, Laval, and Château Gontier all have medieval châteaux and much more.
Saint Georges is 2 1/2 hours from the D Day Landing beaches and Mont St Michel to the north.
To the south, is the Loire Valley. The city of Tours, and the Loire Valley, are a little over 2 hours away. Here you can visit the world famous châteaux and vineyards/wine cellars.
Explore well-preserved local Roman sites (Jublains or Entrammes).
Swim or boat at two fresh water lakes, or walk the green rolling hills of this beautiful, peaceful Mayenne Department.
The Mayenne river, which runs north to south through the department, has a tow path for walking or biking.
Enjoy local cheeses and apple products, including Calvados, Pommeau, and cider.