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3 Superb Gites. Sleeps 6, 4 & 4 people. PRICES ARE PER GITE.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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La Provotiere. 3 Superb Cottages/Gites. A rural retreat.

LE MONET sleeps up to 6 people and the other cottages, LE RODIN and LE CEZANNE, both sleep up to 4 people. Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the stunning french countryside in these delightful self-catering holiday cottages. They are set in 1.5 acres of pretty gardens within easy driving distance from the ports of Caen and St Malo.

There is a swimming pool, which is heated by solar energy, with plenty of sun-loungers and each cottage has its own private garden equipped with garden furniture. There are also BBQs. Within the grounds is a secure one acre field which is perfect as an area for family games or picnics. This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Each cottage has an open living area on the ground floor with electric heating and excellent facilities, a fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine, DVD & CD player, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Sky TV. A travel cot, baby feeding chair and baby bath are also available. Bed linen and towels are provided. For MORE PHOTOS visit our website using the link.

Bicycles for rent.

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Bagnoles de L'Orne: This is a glamorous little spa town with fabulous thermal baths and beauty treatments galore. The town has a lakeside casino and is brim full of cafes and wonderful restaurants. For the sportsperson there are tennis courts, boats, pedalos, mini-golf and horse riding. Or, if that is a little too energetic, take a relaxing walk around the lake or through the surrounding forest and drink in the atmosphere. You will fall in love with this town.

Domfront: Visit this glorious medieval town and be transported back in time. Wander through the narrow, winding, cobbled streets flanked by curiously quaint medieval houses and restaurants. Wind your way up the hill and you will discover the most spectacular views over the entire valley. A photo-opportunity not to be missed.

Sille le Guillaume: The kids will love this. A beautiful lake set in the midst of spectacular woodland. A beach, adventure playground and plenty of eateries and cafes. Need we say more..

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Trevor Nixon
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2016
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based on 15 traveler reviews

3 Superb Gites. Sleeps 6, 4 & 4 people. PRICES ARE PER GITE.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

So good we came back!

  • 5 of 5

Well, choosing a holiday cottage is a really difficult thing when they all look the same, are about the same price and promise the same "friendly welcome". We stayed at La Provotiere in 2004 under it's previous ownership, and when looking for somewhere for a family break featuring 3 families in 2008 we chose La Provotiere again; taking all the accomodation!

The location is great - about an hour from Caan, so easy to get to, and the accomodation is a few minutes drive from local towns and supermarkets. There is quite a lot to do in the vicinity - markets, chateaus with moats, great reastaurants etc and enough to keep any family going for a week or so.

The accomodation is clean and practical, and well equipped for any use - for example enough pots and pans if you want to eat in, and the owners are really accomodating and great at finding anything that isn't included.

Overall, we will return every few years as La Provotiere offers a great value not too far from home!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are welcoming back more and more previous holiday makers year after year The pool is up and running now, so come to us for a superb summer in the sun
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Brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here and would go again.

Very clean and tidy, Trevor was very welcoming and gave lots of advice without imposing on our holiday.

The gite is situated in a very nice part of France, with very friendly people and places to visit.

The web site description was accurate and yes we would definitely recommend this gite to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave and Linda, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and well done for going in the pool in late September, hope to see you back soon
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We loved it, again!

  • 4 of 5

Dear Trevor and Julia,

We had such a wonderfull time again! The garden was even more beautiful than three years ago. The children loved the swimmingpool, the garden, the chickens and of course your enthusiasm and kindness! It was great that we had time to chat and to have a drink. ;-)

We even discovered more nice, interesting and beautiful spots to visit! So it was a whole different vacation than three years ago, but with the same hospitality.

It's a great place to discover and maybe an even better place to return to. As well for adults and children.

Thank you for all!

Henrike, Wouter, Hannah (5) and Niek (3)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My good Dutch friends, thank you for your kind words, and thank you also for returning to us. It was a pleasure to spend a superb food and drink evening with you all, and well done Wouter for all the delicious food you cooked for us It was also very nice to meet your sister and husband, they were great fun also Hannah and Niek are adorable, feels like we are seeing them grow up. Hope to see you all back with us soon, then we can plan another party night
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Family relaxation and fun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week with Trevor and Julia.

Nothing was too much trouble. They listened to our expectations of our break with our two ten year olds and offered lots of ideas of where to go, what to see and suggestions for places to eat. The arrangement encourages other guests to share the facilities, play and relax together, once the children have retired for the evening.

The regular egg collection( or egg expectation runs) from the chickens, kept the children running back and forth, and there was a lot of excitement when there was an egg!

The pool was warm and clean, the children made full use of the facility and having the ability to dry the costumes and towels on the line, meant we were ready to indulge at every opportunity.

The gite was well equipped, it was nice to find a hair dryer had been supplied.

We had a very good holiday, our hosts were genuinely nice people who appreciate, that this is your break and do their best to make sure you get the most from your time with them.

Thank you

Linda, Dave, Jack & Gracie.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Linda, Dave, Grace & Jack, We are delighted you had a good time at La Provotiere Good Luck with your present project
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Another excellent holiday at La Provotiere

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our 3rd holiday here - and are looking forward to our return visit! It is just a perfect 'get away from it all' holiday destination for our family of 2 adults and 3 children aged between 3-9 years - the houses, the wonderful hosts Trevor & Julia, the location and the surrounding area & places to visit - we could not recommend it highly enough as the ideal relaxing family break.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again my good Irish friends, your third holiday with us, and getting better each time, thank you for the afternoon sing along with you Karl playing guitar, it was great fun, and thank you for allowing us to see your kids grow up lol, beautiful family
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Lovely rural holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in France now for several years, and we decided to travel less this year and chose La Provotiere for three families that holiday together. Its about a 90 minute drive from the ferry at Caen, which is very convenient, and I have to say we had the most fantastic time. Its quite rural, which we like, so very quiet and ideal for cycling and walking. The nearest town is Madre, however there isn't much happening there, but about 8km is a lovely town called Lasse la Chateau which is lovely, has lots of bars, restaurants and a mini mart. There is also an Intermarche supermarket there. Trevor and Julia made us feel very welcome and looked after us really well, and all of the children had an amazing time in the pool or playing cricket in the big back garden. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
132 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Javron les Chapelles
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Bagnoles de L'Orne
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Javron les Chapelles
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Sille le Guillaume
Car: necessary

The local village of Javron les Chapelles has a boulangerie for your breakfast bread and croissants. Madré has an Eco-Museum depicting rural life in the 19th century, and sign-posted country walks. You will love exploring Mayenne (allegedly France’s best-kept secret), with its streams, rivers, and forests. There are wild flowers in abundance, and you may see a red squirrel or a kingfisher. This region has some of the clearest skies in France. The starry nights here will take your breath away! Not forgetting the many churches, castles and Roman remains. Fifteen minutes away is the spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne with its excellent restaurants, traditional shops, golf course, lake, casino, sporting facilities and a large supermarket.

And for the car enthusiasts, Le Mans is only 65 minutes away and the Classic Car Convention at Javron Les Chapelles, which is held every August, is 5 minutes down the road.


Rates & Availability

Madré Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

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Madré Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Le Rodin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Le Monet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Le Cezanne
  • Le Monet has a luxury shower. Le Rodin and Le Cezanne both have well equipped shower rooms.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Le Cezanne
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Le Monet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Le Monet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Le Monet
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Le Cezanne
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Le Rodin
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Le Rodin
  • Le Monet has 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twin Le Rodin and Le Cezanne both have 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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