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16th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of Le Perche

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Le Gué-de-la-Chaîne guest house 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

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 5
                          from 16 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak season
                          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


                          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: 12/15/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          200 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          next door - in the village
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Golf de Belleme
                          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.


                          Owner info

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                          Speaks: english, french

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Cottage front view

                            Cottage front view

                          • 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


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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                          $150 - $157 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2008
                          Speaks: english, french
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                          • Response rate: 83%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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