16th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of Le Perche

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Last updated: 10/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

Our area: 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.

Things to do: Nearby you'll find a challenging 18-hole golf course in Belleme, 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, organic cheese makers, chocolate makers, organic farmers, even an organic snail farm.

Where you'll be staying: Our farm is in the tiny hamlet of Le Gue de la Chaine, 3 kilometers from Belleme and 6 kilometers from the regional capital of Mortagne au Perche. Traveling by car, you are 2.5 hours from Paris, 3 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.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 905 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for small children. There is an unfenced pond and river....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Unsuitable for small children as there is an unfenced pond and river on the property....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

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

  • River
  • Rural
  • 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


  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, sugar, salt, oil, vinegar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Communal heated pool in Belleme...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • clean if less than7 days $150
  • Taxes Not included


Quoted rate is for two people For additional guests, using second bedroom, please add $25/person/night.

For stays of under 1 week, please add $150 for cleaning. (Cleaning fee is included in weekly rate.)

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Last updated: 10/31/2015
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200 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
next door - in the village
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Normandy Country Club
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Nogent le Rotrou
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Relais St. Louis

Car: Necessary

Adjacent to Belleme, 2.5 hour drive from Paris.

Other Activities: Mini golf, shopping.


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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

  • Kitchen corner

    Kitchen corner

  • twin bedroom

    twin bedroom

  • Pond and old barn

    Pond and old barn

  • Sunflowers behind the cottage

    Sunflowers behind the cottage

  • Belleme


  • Belleme market

    Belleme market

  • Local veggies

    Local veggies

  • Pony club

    Pony club

  • Local village

    Local village

  • Cottage side view

    Cottage side view

  • salon


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Courtyard


  • Spring in Le Perche

    Spring in Le Perche

  • Mortagne market

    Mortagne market

  • Belleme market

    Belleme market

  • St. Martin le Vieux Belleme

    St. Martin le Vieux Belleme

  • Cobayeur


  • Loire Valley - Chenonceau

    Loire Valley - Chenonceau

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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