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16th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of Le Perche

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Last updated: 08/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Le Gué-de-la-Chaîne cottage description

Two-bedroom, guest house in a 16th century farm complex on 7 acres of Normandy’s greenest pasture, situated in the middle of a national park. The guest house was fully renovated in 2008 but maintains the look and feel of the original building.

Original stone walls, original beams and antique tiled floors combine with a 21st century kitchen and bathroom plus roomy bedrooms to make this an authentic and comfortable home away-from-home.

Downstairs offers a large kitchen/dining room and salon. Upstairs you will find one queen-bedded room, one twin-bedded room and one bathroom with shower. Luxurious sheets and towels provided.

The farm is not a working property. Our neighbor grazes his prize charolet cows on 5 fenced acres. The animals do not have access to our courtyard nor the private garden area. There is an apple and pear orchard behind the guest house. Garden furniture and barbeque provided for you to enjoy the long, warm summer evenings.

Le Perche is truly the unsung gem of Orne, birthplace of the majestic Percheron horse breed and second home to many savvy Parisians, artists and writers. In fact, the New York Times calls Le Perche, “The Last Terroir.” If you Google 'Le Perche' you will see an article from the New York Times Magazine dated March 2007 which fully describes the charms of this region.

Nearby you’ll find a challenging 18-hole golf course in Bellême, well-kept tennis courts, trout fishing, the National Stud Farm, famed forests with mushrooming expeditions in the autumn months, untold numbers of country manor houses and castles to explore, reasonably-priced antiques, fine dining, artisanal cheese makers, chocolate makers, organic farmers, even an organic snail farm.

Our farm is in the tiny hamlet of Le Gué de la Chaine, 3 kilometers from Bellême and 6 kilometers from the regional capital of Mortagne au Perche. Travelling by car, you are 2 hours from Paris, 2.5 hours from the channel coastal resorts and landing beaches and 2 hours from the Loire Valley. There is good train service to all parts of France from the neighboring town of Nogent le Rotrou.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 84 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Not suitable for small children - there is an unfenced pond and an unfenced river on the property....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Challenging golf course in Belleme where you can rent equipment. Bicycles can be rented in the local town of Ige....moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    Challenging golf course 3K from cottage...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    Local tennis courts rented by the hour...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • refundable key deposit $25
                  • Taxes Not included


                  For stays of less than 7 nights, ADD cleaning fee of $150.00.

                  Rates are for 2 people in one room, for additional guests please add $25/person/night

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                  Last updated: 08/10/2014
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                  200 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Paris, Charles de Gaulle
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  In the village
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  15 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Nogent le Rotrou
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Relais St. Louis

                  Car: Necessary

                  Located in Le Perche regional park and home of the mighty Percheron horse breed. You will enjoy unspoiled picture-perfect villages, French country living, fresh food straight from the producers, open air markets, reasonably-priced antiques, restaurants, and cafés. Two hours by car from the historic WW11 landing beaches and coastal resorts to the north. Less than two hours to the wonderful Loire Valley to the south.


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                  Speaks: english, french

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Cottage front

                    Cottage front

                  • Salon


                  • modern kitchen

                    modern kitchen

                  • twin bedroom

                    twin bedroom

                  • Courtyard


                  • Belleme


                  • Belleme market

                    Belleme market

                  • Local cider

                    Local cider

                  • Sunflowers in July

                    Sunflowers in July

                  • Percheron championships

                    Percheron championships

                  • Le Mans

                    Le Mans

                  • Cottage side

                    Cottage side

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • queen bedroom

                    queen bedroom

                  • Bathroom


                  • Village scene

                    Village scene

                  • Belleme Market

                    Belleme Market

                  • St. Martin le Vieux Belleme

                    St. Martin le Vieux Belleme

                  • Rapseed in April

                    Rapseed in April

                  • La Perriere

                    La Perriere

                  • Moutiers au Perche

                    Moutiers au Perche

                  • Loire Valley

                    Loire Valley

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, October 11, 2014

                  $150 - $157 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated 08/10/2014
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