Saint Denis de Gastines, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire
(½ hour from the borders with Normandy and Brittany)
How to get here:
Ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo (1½ hours drive), Caen (2½ hours) or Le Havre (3 hours)
Or Dover/Folkestone crossings and approx. 5 hours drive.
Rennes airport (1 hr 10 mins away), Dinard airport (1½ hrs away)
Nearest Town: Ernée (10 mins), Mayenne (20 mins), Fougères & Laval (30 mins)
Located in the centre of a rural village opposite the church and open space. Village has 2 boulangeries, bank, post office, pharmacy, tabac, bar/café, small supermarket. Large supermarkets, restaurants, petrol in Ernée, Mayenne, Laval, Fougères.
Country location surrounded by waymarked paths. Village has tennis court, fishing lakes, play areas, historic ‘lavoir’. Within ½ hour there are leisure facilities including swimming pools, water sports, velo rail, paint balling, adventure park, beautiful gardens, chateaux, museums and markets (including a small one in our village with crèpe stall!). Mont St. Michel is just over an hour away.
A quirky character property. Ground floor – open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with open staircase. 1st floor – large king size bedroom (with additional single folding bed) and bathroom (WC, sink, bath with shower over). 2nd floor – staircase opens into large bedroom with double bed and single folding bed.
Washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, microwave, oven & hob, toaster, slow cooker, grill machine
Wifi and UK freesat TV provided. Good mobile phone signal. Car parking opposite the house. No garden but open space opposite and to the side.
Duvets and pillows provided. Towels and bedding are available but please leave time to wash before you leave or bring your own. Board games, lego and boules available to use.
NB – open and uneven stairs make the building unsuitable for toddlers and those with mobility issues. Also, we are opposite the church whose bells ring from 7am – 8pm – but you soon get used to them and new double glazing in the bathroom and master bedroom mutes them well.
£40 a night (£280 a week)
Please note – our rates are low on the basis that guests clean the house before they leave
For Clergy and Church staff: £35 a night (£245 a week)
Please ask for rates if considering a longer stay for sabbaticals/study leave.
Cleaning on departure could be arranged for an additional charge of £35. Please let us know at time of booking if you would like us to arrange this.
Energy Provision: Electricity and wifi/TV included
Log burner in the lounge – please replace what you use – fuel available in supermarkets.
Available all year.
Arrival and Departure times: Flexible arrival and departure times – by arrangement with the owners.
Booking arrangements: No minimum stay. We try to keep school holiday weeks for those with children and those working in the education sector.
Pets: No pets – we have family members with allergies to pet hair
Contact the Owner
If you are interested in making a booking, or you would like further information, please get in touch using the following details:
Name: Revd Steve & Hilary Clark
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org