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Cottage De La Barre

Chateau de la Barre, Conflans sur Anille, Pays De La Loire

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Guy or Marnie de Vanssay

33 (0) 243350017


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Description of Cottage De La Barre

Experience Château Life, yet enjoy the independence of your own XVIth century manor. Le Cottage du Château is adjacent to the elegant Château de La Barre (reviewed by the Sunday Times as 'France's best Château- chambres d'hôtes- by a stretch'). As such, it is Ideally situated amidst a 100 acre private park with woods, meadows, a pond, river and flower garden with fountains.

Le Cottage consists of 3 en suite bedrooms on three separate floors. On the ground floor, an imposing stone fireplace, exposed beams, fitted oak kitchen, large period XVIIIth century corner cupboard and tile floors offer a warm atmosphere full of character. The high quality king size bed, Italian walk in shower and large bath give it the touch of luxury making it a real 'home from home'. Living/double bedroom, en suite bath and shower, separate WC, separate kitchen with small dining area, opening via a large French farm window/door onto the garden and park.

The first and second floor have all the charm of a luxurious chateau/cottage. With its separate entrance directly onto the first floor via the enclosed XVIth century courtyard, it is a perfect 'home sweet home' as well as a 'mini-spa'! On the 1st floor, there is a living room/twin bedded room, with a big stone fireplace and dining area, separate kitchen, and en suite shower/WC and infra-red sauna. On the 2nd floor, there is a large, bright bedroom, with a queen size (160m) bed and a large day bed as well as a separate WC and en suite jacuzzi bath. The view over the garden, meadows and onto the valley beyond is breathtaking.

The cottage can be rented in its' entirety or as two separate apartments. Contact us for more details

Features of Cottage De La Barre

  • General
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Car parking (3+ cars)
  • Car parking (2 cars)
  • Car parking (1 car)
  • Bed linen included
  • Washing machine
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Non Smoking
  • Garden
  • Additional Facilities
  • Jacuzzi / Hot tub,
  • Sauna,
  • Log fire,
  • Internet access,
  • Kettle,
  • Toaster,
  • Iron,
  • Hair dryer,
  • Clothes dryer,
  • Dishwasher,
  • Cooker,
  • Microwave,
  • Fridge,
  • Freezer,
  • Washing machine,

Local Information

During the day, simply enjoy aristocratic 'douceur de vivre' at your little French manor house and its private park, or else discover the many picturesque villages nearby, with their XIIth century Romanesque chapels, XIIIth century frescoes, Renaissance castles, bucolic countryside, cycling through the majestic forest of Bercé, riding through the forest of Vibraye,visiting the remarkably restored old city of Le Mans, home of the Plantagenet kings and stage set to numerous films, and of course, the famous Loire Valley chateaux.

Not to mention the many little gourmet restaurants all around, and the various wine cellars open for tastings...
Three splendid golf courses are also within 30 to 40 minutes drive.

Within a couple of miles, you will find tasty boulangeries, excellent butchers, charcuteries, supermarkets, post office and a twice weekly farmers market.

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users. We are sorry that pets could not be allowed.

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Guy or Marnie de Vanssay

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Location details for Cottage De La Barre

(Map marker is an approximate location, precise location provided upon booking)
  • Distance from:
  • 1 hour drive from Le Mans (29 miles)
  • 1 hour 50 minutes drive from Orleans (58 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)

Getting Here

By Car: The nearest ferry ports are on the Normandy Coast offering twice daily sailings from Portsmouth.
We are 2½ hrs drive from Caen/Ouistreham (Brittany Ferries), 2½hrs from Le Havre (LD Lines) and 2½ St Malo. (Weymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Jersey and Guernsey. Brittany or Condor Ferries).
Slightly further are Cherbourg, 3½hrs drive, sailing to Poole, Rosslare, Portsmouth (Brittany and Irish Ferries, HD Ferries and Celtic Links)
Calais is a 4h15 minutes drive, and can be reached both by Ferry or Eurotunnel. We are extremely easy to find. Take the A28 Motorway to Le Mans, you need to exit on the South East side so follow signs for South Le Mans & Tours. Exit Junction St Calais. As soon as you exit the motorway head southeast towards 'St. Calais' on the D357 until you reach St. Calais, approx 30km. Turn left at the first two traffic lights, then go straight at the third light on the D1 in direction of Vibraye for 2,8km, before turning left into our private Park and the property drive.

By Air: Daily flights from London Stansted to Tours with Ryan Air, Tours Airport is 55mins drive and cars can be hired at the airport. Alternatively, Flights from Southampton to Angers Airport. Angers is 1hrs30 drive similarly Flights from Exeter International airport to Rennes is also possible. Rennes Airport is 2 hrs drive away. Rental cars available at all airports.