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17th century tower in Saint Thomas de Courceriers, La Mayenne, France - Idyllic Location, 1 Hr From Le Mans Race Track And Plantagenet City, 35 Mins From Alençon
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (1 double bedroom plus mezzanine single)+ confartable sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: 2nd floor main bedroom with double bed and baby cot if required. 1 confortable sofa bed in the lounge 3rd floor mezzanine bedroom with single bed. 1st floor double sofa bed if required. Bedside tables, seating and storage space. See floor plans in picture gallery.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter:
- english, french, spanish
About Sophie Gallais
We love nature, animals and the countryside. Just as well because there's a lot around here!
Sophie Gallais purchased this cottage in 1949
Why Sophie Gallais chose Saint-Thomas-de-Courceriers
Courceriers has been owned by my family for 170 years. My family bought it 25 years after the French Revolution! Damien and I lived in the tower for 4 years and converted it to our own high standards. When we had our children we decided to renovate the nearby old manor house and offer the tower as a holiday home, which you can enjoy today. It has a wonderful feeling of remoteness and history but is within easy reach of towns and villages of all sizes so you never feel cut off from civilization (the nearest shops, bar, restaurant, etc. are 4 km). Between Laval and Alençon, our gîte is also just one hour from Le Mans and two hours from the Normandy coast, Le Mont St Michel, The Loire Valley and even Paris by TGV. But why go there when there is so much to see and do on your doorstep.
What makes this cottage unique
We believe our gîte is unique! Sure, there are gîtes that are in old châteaux but how many can boast a heritage going back before Roman times? The gîte consists of a 17th century tower on 5 levels linked by a spiral staircase and surrounded by the remains of an ancient fortress which dates from the 14th century. It is equipped with all modern conveniences and is completely separate from our house, which is nearby, should you need us. In the extensive grounds there are a fishing lake of 1.5 hectares and a river. A 3.2m boat is at the disposal of our guests, free of charge. The local countryside is beautiful and is ideal for walking, rambling or cycling, along the quiet country lanes or the many chemins that have been there for centuries. Driving here is also a real pleasure.