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Les Courceriers

Reference no. 5329

Bet you've never stayed anywhere quite like Courceriers

The gîte is a 17th century tower with private carp fishing lake and is surrounded by the ruins of an ancient fortress. Situated near the village of Saint-Thomas-de-Courceriers in the Mayenne, Pays de la Loire.

People with square minds cannot fit into this tower.

The tower is completely renovated and provides comfortable accommodation on 5 floors for up to 5 people.




up to 5


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The gîte consists of a 17th century tower on 5 levels linked by a spiral staircase. It is equipped with all modern conveniences. It is completely separate from our own house, which is nearby, should you need us. In the grounds surrounding the gîte there are the ruins of an ancient 15th century fortress, a fishing lake of approximately one and a half hectares and a river.

It is extremely difficult to do justice to the interior of the property in photographs.

Being a round tower it is impossible get a decent perspective.

Ground Floor - Kitchen / Diner

You enter the tower through the kitchen / diner. It is fully equipped to a high standard with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and dishwasher. All crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc. are provided.

In the dining area is a dining table and chairs to seat 4 or 5.

First Floor - Lounge

Sofa, antique dresser, UK satellite TV, DVD player, HI-FI, coffee table, games and books of local history.

The sofa converts into a double bed if required.

We can provide additional (English) books and DVDs (especially films for children) on request.

Second Floor and Mezzanine - Bedrooms

Main bedroom with double bed, bedside tables, dressing table, seating and storage space.
A baby cot can be supplied if required.

Additional mezzanine bedroom with single bed.

Lower Floor - Bathroom

Bath with shower, sink, heated towel rail and toilet.

This room also houses the washing machine and hot water tank.

Les Courceriers tower
Les Courceriers barhroom
Les Courceriers kitchen
Les Courceriers dining
Les Courceriers lounge
Les Courceriers lounge
Les Courceriers bedroom
Les Courceriers bedroom


In the huge garden and grounds surrounding the gîte there is a patio / terrace with barbecue, parking and a lake with rowing boat.

Bicycles are available free of charge.

Recreational fishing.

The 1.8 hectare lake, 50 metres from the gîte, was netted in November 2015 and over 500kg of mirror and common carp were recorded.

The lake has since been restocked with 400kg of mirror and common carp between 11lb - 16lb.

The small ones have been taken out and replaced with 15 carp between 24 - 32lb.

For the use of the private lake please contact the owners for details of our “fish no kill” policy.

Les Courceriers aerial view
Les Courceriers lake
Les Courceriers lake
Les Courceriers lake
Les Courceriers winter

Local area

Courceriers, near the village of Saint-Thomas-de-Courceriers, is easily accessed from the Channel ports, four hours drive from Calais and the Eurotunnel terminal and two hours from Caen.

The surrounding countryside offers peace and quiet and delightful walks. It is also an area of great historical interest, with outstanding sites ranging from the Renaissance through the Middle-Ages to Pre-historic times.

The medieval theme park of Clairbois with a reconstruction of a 13th century fortified farm. Here you can watch knights jousting and eat medieval fare

Saulges with its caves and canyon cut into the valley by the river Erve, is a classified Natura 2000 area. It is also a prehistoric site with traces of human life going back 100 000 years.

Pricing structure (per week)

January 6 - April 27

€ 395

April 27 - September 28

€ 490

September 28 - December 21

€ 395

December 21 - January 4, 2019

€ 490

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Our rates, include water, electricity and ample towels and bed linen.

Although perfectly suited for a couple (or with a child and / or a baby)
we are able to cater for up to five adults.
However if the weather is bad it can be a little cramped.

There is no charge for fishing the lake.

Short breaks

Our gîte is perfect for a romantic few days away or a short break, please contact us and we will try to be flexible.

Le Mans

For long-weekend stays during Le Mans race events only (i.e. not part of a longer stay) please contact us for a quote.

For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Sophie Gallais
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 2 43 37 96 21
[contact owner]

Please quote reference  5329 hhf  when making enquiries.

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