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Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 8 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a cot/single bed in the dressing area attached to one of the upstairs bedrooms and a small french bed/sofa in the downstairs bedroom.
The kitchen/diner is a large country kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, wood burning range cooker and fully equipped modern units with all the usual appliances. French doors lead out into the garden for easy outdoor dining and a short walk up the garden path leads to an above ground pool with its own terrace overlooking the countryside. The solar heated pool measures 7.30 x 4 x 1.20m. It is se...Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 8 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a cot/single bed in the dressing area attached to one of the upstairs bedrooms and a small french bed/sofa in the downstairs bedroom.
The kitchen/diner is a large country kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, wood burning range cooker and fully equipped modern units with all the usual appliances. French doors lead out into the garden for easy outdoor dining and a short walk up the garden path leads to an above ground pool with its own terrace overlooking the countryside. The solar heated pool measures 7.30 x 4 x 1.20m. It is set down behind enclosing stone walls leaving it completely private and sheltered.
The owners live in an adjacent property and are on hand should they be required however Guimondiere has been landscaped to offer everyone maximum privacy and tranquility. There is a large barn next to the gite which offers indoor games such as table tennis, pool, darts and skittles and there is a range of indoor board games, books, jigsaws etc. in the gite. There is a covered barbeque area in the garden with a gas barbeque. There is enough space on the lawns for badminton and short tennis. Well behaved dogs are welcome as there is livestock on the property along the owners' friendly dog. If the chickens are laying guests can collect their own eggs for breakfast.
Guimondiere is a perfect country holiday retreat in an area of outstanding natural beauty set on the border between Mayenne and Sarthe. It is an excellent base for day trips as well as being somewhere to just rest, relax and take time out over meals with friends/family.More
We booked through TripAdvisor holiday rentals and found the process straight forward and easy. We travelled with car via Portsmouth-Caen, the journey was straight forward. Having a young baby, we didn’t want to drive too far so Caen was easier. Travelling as a family of...More
Date of stay: July 2019
Scenic657904, VR Owner at GUIMONDIERE, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019
Crumbs, thank you so much for this review, we are always very pleased when folks have a lovely holiday here and enjoy the things that we love about living here. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Best wishes Linda and Eric.
Just returned from a weeks holiday at Guimondiere. This is a fantastic and lovely Gite, set in the most spectacular and peaceful farming countryside. The house is very well stocked and contains everything that you need. Outside, the house has a private garden with patio...More
Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded 21 August 2018
Thanks very much for taking the time to write this about Guimondiere. We are so pleased if Guimondiere 'hits the spot' so to speak for our visiting families. Enjoy the rest of the summer sun and very best wishes from Linda, Eric, Miel and visiting...More
What a fantastic holiday house! The building itself is lovely, as are the grounds. A lot of work must have gone into it. The beams, the stonework, the slate and other original features ensure a house of real character. It has everything you may need...More
Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded 16 August 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a few words about Guimondiere and an enormous thank you to you all for leaving the gite in pristine condition. If you visit us again I will ban any excessive cleaning on your part! I...More
We stayed at Guimondiere from 14th July for two weeks. Family group...my wife and me plus our two adult children and their partners. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the gite was ideal and the pool/pool area was wonderful, especially as the weather was so...More
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Guimondiere! The set up of the house and pool is great and the location is beautiful. It has been mentioned in a number of previous reviews but the owners (Linda and Eric) are fab -...More
Date of stay: July 2018
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Management response:Responded 3 August 2018
Thanks for taking the time to write, we are always pleased when a family can come together at Guimondiere and have the time and space to relax and enjoy one another's company, best wishes, Linda and Eric.
We have just got back from a weeks holiday. Gite is fantastic and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Our 3 kids loved the pool and the games barn was a great addition. We wanted a relaxing week away which we certainly had....More
Date of stay: July 2017
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Management response:Responded 7 August 2017
Thanks very much, you were very welcome. I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your summer. Best wishes, Linda and Eric.
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Reviewed 22 July 2017
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Just back from visit number 4.... this place is absolutely superb. The Gite itself is immaculate and has everything you could possible want inside as well as out. Since we were last there LInda and Eric (who are the perfect very discrete hosts... ) have...More
Date of stay: June 2017
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017
Thanks so much for taking the time to write kind words, we are so glad the little garden room will now get some use. We'll see what we can recycle next year! Best wishes to you all for the summer.
I travelled to Guimondiere with my husband, 3 year old son Arthur and 6 month old son William. The gite is in a beautiful spot and is very clean and well equipped including a travel cot with a proper thick mattress and a baby bath...More
Date of stay: August 2016
Management response:Responded 5 September 2016
Thanks so much especially for the tip about the pool for smaller children. Best wishes, L inda and Eric
WHAT THERE IS LOCALLY - practically every village and small town at the weekend have annual summer fetes/ vide greniers (similar to a car boot sale) which means there are all kinds of events within striking distance that are genuinely rural. We stock comprehensive tourist information on local events, gardens, zoos, roman ruins, theme parks etc. and also walking and biking trails. Villaines La Juhel itself is the nearest small town (6k) with a large supermarket and pharmacie. A few minutes drive from the doorstep of Guimondiere are hundreds of kilometers of forests and woods to hike, cycle, ride through.
The Alpes Mancelles is an area of outstanding natural beauty and just a few minutes away with St Leonard du Bois, a famous pretty village carved out of the rock on a ...