Gite Chouette, Chattemoue, Western Loire, France
From $126 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
A delightful barn conversion, Gite Chouette is situated in Chattemoue, a small village around 2.5km from Javron les Chapelles in the Western Loire. The property has been tastefully decorated and furnished and retains many of its original features such as oak beams and a slate wall. The accommodation is split over two floors. The open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area is on the first floor and has two 4 seater sofas and flat screen tv (with basic sky freeview package), DVD and video player. Lots of dvds, videos (and books) available to borrow from the owners on request. Heating is provided by a modern wall mounted electric heater. ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
Neil & Jackie C.
Neil & Jackie C.
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Additional Location Information
Gite Chouette is one of three gites which we have available to rent, year round. While in a countryside setting, we are ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the many local towns for sight seeing and shopping.
Market on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays (60km)
Visit the famous 24hr race track or the Cathedrale St Julien which is generally acknowledged to be one of Frances´s finest and biggest religious buildings of its kind. The oldest parts of the building, dedicated to St Julien, date from the 11th century.
Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays (52km)
An historic town which dates back to the 6th century as a trading post, Laval is set on the banks of the river Mayenne. The old castle, built in the 11th century to protect the city and dominate the river crossing was marked then as it is now, by the Old Bridge. (See more)
Market on Mondays and Saturdays (26km)
Extensive, Mayenne is provided with a centre spread on both banks of the Mayenne, revitalizing the area. Surrounding the river are many shops concentrated in very few streets. Every two years since 2007, the city turns into a giant art centre and allows young and old to discover contemporary art.
Market on Thursdays (34km)
A fair-sized and busy town, it is known for its traditional - and now pretty much defunct - lacemaking industry. The Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, housed in a former Jesuit school is highly informative.(See more)
Sille le Guillaume
Market on Wednesdays (32km)
Sillé Le Guillaume is set on a hill with one of William the Conqueror's castles overlooking the surrounding countryside. The town has shops, bars and restaurants and 5 minutes outside the town is an exceptionally beautiful freshwater lake with man-made beach set in an immense forest. Boat trips, pedalo hire, lots of cafes, a crazy golf course and pony riding for small children are also available.
An ancient Roman Town with Fortress, Amphitheatre, Temple and Baths & nicely displayed artifacts.
Market on Saturdays (64km)
40km north east of Rennes via the N12 and with over a thousand years of history, the town of Fougères boasts the largest medieval castle (pictured right) in Europe in addition to several other historic monuments and beautiful gardens.(See more)
Market on Fridays (32km)
The medieval town is perched on a hill at 215 metres above sea level. This gives the town with its half-timbered houses and cobbled streets a panoramic view of the Lower Normandy bocages of which Domfront is the capital.
Market on Wednesdays (12km)
Has a fine Chateau built in the 14th and 15th centuries with an enjoyable and informative guided tour as well as beautiful rose gardens and a delightful medicinal herb garden.
Markets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (18km)
Is an attractive thermal spa town, with lake, golf course, casino and many restaurants and gift shops. The town also has a Golf Course and is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of forest. There is also a Lake, Sports Complex, Casino, parkland and superb views. The supermarket (which also has a petrol garage) on the outskirts of the town is also open on Sunday mornings.
Is an award winning flower village, with lake and pedalo hire, crazy golf, lakeside walks, bar and a very good restaurant. In August the village hosts one of the best fetes in the region, with exhibitions, stalls and parades and is a must to visit.
La Ferte Mace
A 3 flower Ville Fleurie, La Ferte Mace has a pleasant shopping area with pavement cafes etc., a toy museum, rose garden, swimming area from man made beach in its large park with mini golf, archery, climbing, sailing, pedal boats.
Ambrieres-les-Vallees stands on the River Mayenne at the gateway to the Normandy Maine Regional Natural Park at a point close to the confluence of the Rivers Varenne, Mayenne and Colmont making it an ideal spot for watersports and is ideal for the more energetic. In addition to canoe and kayak, the park has an outside swimming pool, crazy golf, fishing, motor boats, tennis courts and picnic areas.
Has a beautiful lake and country walk area. Boats are allowed on the lake. There is also an outdoor swimming pool in the park area.
Le Mont St Michel
Slightly further afield, but considered by many to be the wonder of the Western World, a must see and the second most popular tourist attraction after Paris.
A larger commercial centre with a new swimming complex, chateau, and markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flers also provides a mainline station to Paris. For veterans and others interested in World War II, from Flers the Contre-Attaque route follows sites of historical interest in the battle for Normandy.
Why not travel to Paris on one of the 32 trains which run each - 1hr 39mins hours from Laval (single economy fare €42) - 2hrs 55mins from Alencon (single economy fare €32 ) making this an ideal day trip. Or you could enjoy a day or two in Eurodisney. Driving in Paris is recommended only for the brave but you can drive to the outskirts, park and get the metro into the centre! One note – it isn't necessary to drive through Paris to get to Eurodisney.
Falaise is famous for its medieval fortress where William the Conqueror was born in 1027, William later became Duke of Normandy and King of England. The restored castle is open to visitors every day. You can walk round the ramparts and see the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
Monet's Garden is located in Giverny, France – about fifty miles west of Paris in the Eure Department in Normandy. Although there is no train service that goes directly to Giverny village, train service is available from Gare St. Lazare in Paris to Vernon. Take the Rouen-bound train and get off at Vernon. The train trip takes 45 minutes.
Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Essentially a medieval town, whose cathedral was dedicated in 1077 by William the Conqueror, Bayeux is also home to the famous tapestry depicting William´s epic journey to England and the Battle of Hastings. Intrinsically linked with the events of June 1944, the town provided headquarters for General de Gaulle after D-Day, now a museum.
Today, Caen is a thriving commercial and university centre, with historical roots dating back even before William of Normandy lent the town his favour in the 11th century. He commissioned the Abbaye aux Hommes as well as the Abbaye aux Dames, built for his wife Mathilde and now her final resting place. Both buildings surviving the destruction of bombardments in 1944.
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