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Cottage in Fougerolles du Plessis, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France
Le Petit coin de Paradis is set on the edge of Fougerolles du Plessis close to many local footpaths and is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. It has a private south facing terrace and a pet friendly enclosed garden. It is only a 5 minute walk to the village where you will find an award winning boulangerie, a butcher, a supermarket with petrol station, a bar, a restaurant, a hairdresser, and a brocante/second hand shop. A market is held in the village square on Friday mornings. There is a fishing lake a short walk from the cottage with a childrens play area
The property has a large lounge with log burner, UK freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and free, unlimited WiFi . A large selection of DVD's and books are available for guests. The recently fitted kitchen is perfect for the keen cook as it has a range cooker with 5 gas rings and 3 electric ovens, and is well stocked with kitchenalia. The separate dining room is an ideal space to show off your culinary exploits and indulge in a glass or two of wine.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and access to the rear garden. There is a twin bedroom and a single bedroom. The family bathroom, comprising bath with shower over, sink and WC, is also on the first floor.
There is off road parking for 2 cars. Outside: There is a large south facing terrace with table, chairs and parasol. A BBQ is provided for your use. There is also a large lawned area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Tea towels and bath mats are provided. Duvets and pillows are provided. No bed linen or other towels are provided. The property is cleaned before and after each set of guests. Other: Separate dining room with table and seating for 6 with a large French dresser
Coast/Beach: The town of Fougeres is just 20 minutes away, and has the largest medieval chateau in Europe. It has many good shops, cinema and ten pin bowling. Just outside the town is the Forest of Fougeres, which has a large lake and beach. There is also horse riding in the Forest.
Travel: St Malo - 1.5 hours, Le Havre - 2.5 hours, Cherbourg - 2 hours. Calais - 4.5 hours. Detailed directions will be sent after confirmation of booking.
Distances: Fougerolles Du Plessis is situated in the Pays de Le Loire but travel five minutes in a particular direction and you can be in Normandy or Brittany. Fougeres, with its ancient belfry, many shops, bars, restaurants is 20 minutes away. The mediaeval town of Domfront is 30 minutes away. The chateau de Goue is on the outskirts of Fougerolles du Plessis and is open to visitors. Le Mont St Michel is less than an hour away. Le Mans is an hour and a half away.
Further Details: Fougerolles Du Plessis is blessed with an assortment of facilities. There is a small but well stocked Intermarche complete with a fuel station. The "Lion d'Or" is a very popular restaurant in the village that represents excellent value for money with a four course meal with coffee, wine and cidre included for the paltry cost of 13 Euros per head. It's good too! It is open for lunch Tue to Sat, and in the evening only by prior appointment for large groups.There is also a bar in the village that serves excellent pizzas. We have a butcher, a baker (recently awarded a prize for the best Brioche in the whole of France), a Post Office, a Credit Agricole bank with a cash dispenser, and a brocante type shop. There are many cider presses in the vicinity that offer free tastings of both cider and Calvados. In the nearby town of Desertines (5 miles away) there is an English style pub called the "Red Lion" that serves fish and chips and curry. Just around the corner there is a French style cafe called "Chez Martine" that is not quite as good as the Lion d'Or but is worth a try nevertheless as it is also superb value at 12 Euro per head. The towns of Gorron, Ernee and Mayenne are close by where there are many more places to eat and drink. In the town of St Hilaire du Harcouet, approx 15 minutes away, you will find a superb Italian restaurant called "Le Soleil d'Italie. There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in your favourite activities. Fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, walking, and cycling are all available locally. If you are into military history you are a hop, skip and jump from the Normandy beaches and there is plenty of it up there.
|01/04/2018 - 31/05/2018||Spring||
|01/06/2018 - 05/09/2018||Summer||
|06/09/2018 - 30/09/2018||Autumn||
|06/04/2019 - 01/06/2019||Spring||
|02/06/2019 - 31/08/2019||Summer||
|01/09/2019 - 05/10/2019||Autumn||
|01/04/2020 - 31/05/2020||Spring||
|01/06/2020 - 05/09/2020||Summer||
|06/09/2020 - 03/10/2020||Autumn||
|Children Welcome||Pets Welcome|
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