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La Trottiere Cottage Mayenne

La Trottiere

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Phone: 01603 720050

Luxury in the heart of Real France
Self-Catering Gite for 8 People

La Trottiere is a newly renovated detached cottage, dating from the 16th Century with breathtaking views over the Mayenne valley.

  • Price from 240 GBP / Week
  • Capacity up to 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 03/20/2007

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The house is just over an hour from Caen ferry port and about two hours drive from both Tours and Dinard airports. The area is very unspoilt and definitely the ¡¥Real France', it is ideally suited to families wishing to enjoy the quiet and a feeling of space. The local area is ideal for cycling and walking, with plenty of quiet lanes and footpaths for whiling away sunny afternoons.The village of Champeon boasts a locally acclaimed restaurant with attached bar and shop and a bakery. La Trottiere is approximately 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Mayenne, with fantastic architecture and beautiful river views. It has all the normal facilities such as supermarkets, cafes, restaurants etc. Other local attractions include the charming town of Lassay les Chateaux, Bagnoles de la Orne and Laval.Mayenne is renowned for its fishing and there are several places to enjoy other water sports nearby. The house is ideally suited for day trips to Paris, Mont St. Michel, The D-day Beaches, The Bayeux Tapestry, Le Mans and The Loire Valley.At La Trottiere we aim to make your holiday as comfortable and luxurious as possible, from the crisp bed linen and fluffy towels to the helpful, generous, welcome pack. The house is renovated to a very high standard, and includes many thoughtful features to help make you feel truly at home.The house has four bedrooms over three floors with a convenient layout, ideal for two families sharing. The ground floor consists of a double bedroom and a triple bedroom (small double and single). There is a shower room with WC, basin and large multi-jet walk-in shower, the room also benefits from a heated floor. The first floor has a large kitchen, with island unit and stools for communal cooking. It's equipped with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer. There is also a small sofa for relaxing with a glass of wine while dinner cooks! This floor also has a utility room with washing machine, extra drinks fridge and sink, there is plenty of space for coats and shoes. The large living/dining room has plenty of seating for eight people, dining table and chairs, TV (with UK channels), DVD and large modern wood burning stove, for chillier evenings.The second floor completes the sleeping accommodation, with a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is a bathroom with jacuzzi bath, WC, basin and separate shower cubicle, it also has a heated floor. Outside there are large enclosed gardens with parking area, large terrace which overlooks the fantastic views with outside dining for eight people and a BBQ.

Features include:

„X Welcome pack
„X Wood burner
„X Dishwasher
„X Washing machine
„X Microwave
„X Bed linen & towels provided
„X Jacuzzi bath
„X Walk-in shower
„X High chair
„X Travel cot
„X Bed guard
„X Toy box
„X Books (childrens & adults)
„X Board games
„X CD player
„X TV (UK channels)
„X DVD player
„X Integrated stair gates (on first floor)
„X Meal service (upon request, at extra cost)
„X Shopping service (upon request, at extra cost)

Prices & deals

Lowest Weekly Price:
240 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
580 GBP
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

If you are after unspoilt countryside, rich cultural heritage or outdoor adventure, the region (or Department) of Mayenne is the holiday location for you. From the prehistoric caves at Saulges to the Roman remains at Jublains, the Renaissance castles of Bourgon and Mezangers, there is a treasure trove of secrets to be discovered.

Champeon and the surrounding area is ideal for cycling and walking, with plenty of quiet lanes and footpaths for whiling away sunny afternoons. It is a haven for wildlife, with birds of prey, reptiles and red squirrels all regularly seen.

Just 15 minutes drive away from La Trottiere is the historic town of Mayenne, with fantastic architecture and beautiful river views. Over the years, the importance of the Mayenne River has diminished. Nowadays, tourists use it to fish, swim and kayak or simply for a leisurely boat trip. Mayenne has all the normal facilities such as supermarkets, shops, cafes and plenty of restaurants, including traditional French cuisine, Italian and Chinese.

In the nearby town of Evron, the abbey church Notre Dame de L'Epine has Roman and Gothic architecture and one of the best facades for miles around.

In the historical town of Sainte Suzanne, the Musee de L'Auditoire served as a court of justice in the 17th and 18th Century - now it houses a museum that depicts the lifestyle and events of that era.

At Saulges, the caves and canyon are well worth visiting with its ancient legend of a witch protecting the treasure.

Jublains is the most prominent Roman site in the west of France, and the top of the theatre has panoramic views over the Evron plains.

Laval is the department capital, the old town is delightful with an imposing feudal castle that looks out over the Mayenne River, and is ideal for a pre-lunch amble.

South of Laval, at Chateau Gontier, is the Refuge De L'arche, a zoo with a wide variety of animals that have been rescued by Greenpeace and similar organisations. These animals mainly come from test laboratories and included peacocks, crocodiles, chipmunks, wolves, tigers and bears. The main attraction is "Baboon Island", an island surrounded by lake with a large colony of baboons. The children are set the challenge of completing a "letter quest", clues will lead them to each enclosure where they will have to translate the plaques and answer questions on the different species of animals.

Just over the border into Normandy is the lovely spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne set round a lake with thermal baths where you can take health treatments or just taste the water. There is a lakeside casino, leisure facilities and golf course plus a good choice of restaurants and shops.

Also situated in Normandy, Domfront is a beautiful old town situated on a hill with breathtaking views. It dates back to the 11th Century and has impressive ramparts and towers. With its narrow streets, its inner courtyards and its half-timbered houses, it is a very pleasant town to visit.

Head into Brittany and visit Fougeres, a fortress town that sits on a hill above the Nançon River. It is known for its immense 11th - 15th century Chateau de Fougeres and is surrounded by thick walls and a treacherous moat. The chateau is an excellent setting for children of all ages to really get a taste for medieval life. The gardens of Place aux Arbres are the ideal place to contemplate the chateau and from here you can wander down to the river passing medieval houses around Place Marchix. You really do feel like you've stepped back in time in Fougeres!

The pretty town of Lassay les Chateaux is very close to the house, and has a fantastic medieval Chateau (with guided tours), award winning rose gardens and some small friendly bars and restaurants.

If you want to be more energetic, the leisure park at Ambrieres les Vallees is well worth visiting. On the banks of the River Mayenne, the park has an outside swimming pool, kayaking, fishing, motor boats, tennis courts, play and picnic areas.

Slightly further afield, there is Mont St. Michel, considered by many to be the wonder of the Western World. Nearby is Bayeux and the museum exhibiting the The Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts scenes commemorating the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Many choose to visit The D-Day landing beaches both for personal or historical reasons. The Normandy invasion still remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million troops crossing the Channel from England to Normandy to a decisive allied victory.

To the south of La Trottiere is the Loire Valley and the picturesque town of Saumur, famous for producing some of the best wine of the region, in particular a delicious sparkling white known as Saumur. You can visit many of the wine producers, (located within caves in the hillside) for guided tours and tastings before stocking up on very reasonable priced local wines to take home.

Or why not book a TGV train to Paris, just 1½ hours from Laval, making this an ideal day trip.

La Trottiere, Champeon, 53640, Mayenne, France
Accommodation located in:
countryside, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, near water sports, rural, village!

Amenities & services

„X Welcome pack

„X Wood burner

„X Dishwasher

„X Washing machine

„X Microwave

„X Bed linen & towels provided

„X Jacuzzi bath

„X Walk-in shower


„X High chair

„X Travel cot

„X Bed guard

„X Toy box

„X Books (childrens & adults)

„X Board games

„X CD player

„X TV (UK channels)

„X DVD player

„X Integrated stair gates (on first floor)

„X Meal service (upon request, at extra cost)

„X Shopping service (upon request, at extra cost)

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Single beds: 3
  • Double beds: 3
  • Baby cots: 1
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • Yes Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • Yes American Kitchen:

Living room

  • Yes Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • Yes Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • No Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
Your welcome pack contains some items for your first breakfast in France:
Tea, coffee, sugar, milk, orange juice, croissants, bread, jam, and butter. There is also a chilled bottle of something local and sparkling, to toast the beginning of your holi

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