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“Charming rural gite with furry friends!”
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The new heated pool.
Gite - ground floor light airy bedroom, extra-large double bed, south facing window gets all the sun
Gite - twin-bedded room, full of character, but watch out for the beams!
The gite, La Petite Maison, the back door and patio.(Automatic lighting over door and pathways.)
Sitting room area with outlook onto orchard
Gite - kitchen. Halogen hob, low-level oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, washing machine.
Relax in comfort while the kids play electronic darts or mini football etc
Under- cover table-tennis, table football, electronic darts and seating.
A bit of everything!
The fenced play area, trampoline, 2 sets of swings, sandpit, etc
Bottle feeding the baby goats, please help us in the spring, then training them to walk on a lead!
This is 'Silvery', a bantam Peking Frizzle hen, one of our favourites, always ready for a
The 'English' entry in the  Carelles village fete 2013 (always first Sunday in July, a fun
October Pumpkin festival- about 10 mins away in Les Jardins de Renaudie.
Looking from La Grande Salle Verte (on Left) towards Carelles village church.
Fougeres Chateau- about 25 mins away. (and a Land train, market and Aquatis pool.)
The giant elephant at Nantes - a great day out! See our blog at lagrandesalleverte.com
Gorron park- treetop walks and canoeing and low-level rope-walks.
Gorron park- about 15 mins away, treetop walks and canoeing and low-level rope-walks.
Pretty Ambrieres les Vallees- about 30 mins away.
Mediaeval town of Domfront- about 45 mins away.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Carelles, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

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Jonathan...
Orton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Charming rural gite with furry friends!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My girlfriend and I recently visited Carrelles and stayed for 5 nights in this lovely well-eqipped gite. Our hosts Angela, John and Selina were very friendly and helpful we only wish we could have sampled more of Angela's wonderful cooking! The gite had all necessary amenities and was nicely furnished with a bottle of wine, freshly baked bread, biscuits and eggs waiting for us on arrival. There was also a good selection of DVD's and books for a rainy day and British television via freesat.
A highlight of our stay was feeding the goats, chickens, rabbits and ducks housed at the end of the garden- although nice for a couple such as us, this would also be ideal for families with children. The gite itself is also very spacious and could easily sleep 4 with a private play area. We would recommend this holiday get-away to others and will certainly consider returning ourselves.

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Liked best: The gite's goats
Liked least: That we didn't try Angela's banoffee pie
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Oct 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. We enjoyed having you and hope you will come back and see us again.
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Warrington, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: The hosts
Liked least: Odd driving rules in Garron
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
17 Sep 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was great getting to know you and we are so pleased you really enjoyed your stay.
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Ian W
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Relaxing Holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at La Grande Salle Verte in August 2013 as a party of three including our 14 year old daughter. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and Angela, John and Selina were wonderful hosts. The gite is excellently equipped and our daughter was delighted by her bedroom. She also loved feeding the goats and playing with the chickens, ducks and rabbits.

We had a lovely night at a local ferme auberge - there are plenty of eating places in the region. Our favourite town was Fougeres but there are lots to explore.

Lastly Angela’s cooking is really really good - at least as good as dining out - and as John will confirm her Tiramisu is to die for!

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Liked best: Angela's cooking!
Liked least: All the local shops were closed on 15th August
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
27 Aug 2013
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! We are delighted you had such a good time, we really enjoyed your company and hope to see you again.
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DevonCP
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Happy family holiday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed in late July with our 5 year old and 10 month old daughters and had a great time. I am a wheelchair user and found the gite and gardens very accessible which made for a relaxed week. The children loved the pool and play area and loved feeding the animals! Angela's baking and puddings were a hit with all the family and such a lovely touch to make our holiday even more chilled.

Hope to return again soon.

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Liked best: The variety of things for the children to enjoy.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with disabilities Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Aug 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and found everywhere accessible for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Steve C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Highly recommended for young families”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed here for a week in July 2013 with our 11 month old daughter and had a great holiday. The gite has all of the amentities a youg family/babies require and it really comes in to its own with the facilities outsides - the swimming pool, sand pit, children's play area and animals (ducks, hens and goats) were hugely entertaining for our baby girl as well as ourselves. The location is a pretty little village in the countryside and the owners are very friendly. Special mention for Angela's excellent baking/cooking - lovely fresh bread and the best banoffee pie we have tasted.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2013
Thankyou fpr your lovely comments, we enjoyed having you stay with us. Please come again!
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Chris D
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for young families or people requiring level access.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This gite was excellent for our young family of two boys aged 5 and 7, with a large, securely fenced grassy paddock, containing play area with trampoline, zip slide etc, Separate enclosure with chickens, rabbits and goats to feed and pet. Very friendly and helpful English owners supply fresh eggs, home made bread and other delights on request. Well-equipped, modern gite with all mod cons, large luxury bathroom and (most important) comfortable beds! Very nice.

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Liked best: Very good for children
Liked least: Not being able to eat more of Angela's superb puddings!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Gordon S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My wife and I have just spent a delightful week in the Mayenne, Pays de la Loire. My wife is disabled with very limited mobility so finding accommodation that is suitable, but not exclusively for the disabled is a rarity. This small cottage was wonderful with it's easy access to the very well appointed kitchen/lounge, beautiful bedrooms with walk in wardrobe. The shower/wet room and toilet is not only very well appointed but also wheelchair friendly. Much thought has been put into the layout design even the washing machine is accessible from a wheelchair or even those of us with arthritic knees! The two bedrooms upstairs provides excellent accommodation for a couple with children.

Outside there is a swimming pool for summer months and an excellent SAFE play area with swings, slide, jumping frame etc., they also have ducks, rabbets and chickens adding a interesting distraction for the children. The owners have a ten year old granddaughter who is bilingual and friendly so ideal when guests have children.

The area offers a wealth of historic places to visit, shops and events etc.

We visited France about four times a year for many years and stay in gites, this has to be one of the best we have used! So please give it a try, you will love it!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The gite and owners
Liked least: Not a thing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Mar 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, come again soon!
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