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Family friendly gites, Perfect location suitable distance to Le Mans - Paulanosa Gite

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Paulanosa Gite

Paulanosa is a semi detached bungalow which consisits of:

2 Twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, large shower cubicle, WC, wash basin.

Kitchen: Kitchen/dining room well equipped, electric oven with hob, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster, dining table and chairs.

Living room: flatscreen HD TV with UK freesat programmes, WiFi, DVD player, Sofa and two arm chairs.

Additional info: Beds will be made up prior to arrival, bedding, bathroom towels and tea towels with be provided.

Outdoor patio area with BBQ.

6m x 12m outdoor heated swimming pool.

Please note pool towels are not provided but are available to hire.

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About the property

MotoGP, Le Mans 24hr/Classic

Our gite's are located in the peaceful village of Asnieres sur Vegre. The village has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in the Sarthe region. In the heart of the village you will find the River Vegre spanned by a medieval bridge complete with shaded banks. Asnieres is nestled with 15th to 17th century houses all adding to the charm of this pretty little village. We also run the local cafe 'Le Pavillion' serving lunch daily and evening meals via reservation. We offer afternoon drinks throughout the day and a selection of tempting Desserts, or simply a pot of tea or perhaps a cocktail.

Property Manager
Laura Dewsnap
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Laura Dewsnap

We are a family run business which consists of myself Mark, my wife Nina, my mother in-law Liesa, brother in-law Ross & his wife Laura. We want our guests to have the best possible holiday experience in Asnières and for our guests to experience the laid back easy going lifestyle Asnières has to offer. We moved to France in 2006 and have never looked back. Asnières is a small peace of heaven and after a day of moving here we felt like it was home. We have been accepted by all the locals and help is always at hand. Our daily routine is always different and we wouldn't change it for the world. As well as running our gite business we also run the local cafe and provide food and drinks for locals and tourists.

Laura Dewsnap purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Laura Dewsnap chose Fontenay-sur-Vègre

While we were living in the UK we decided to combine Nina's birthday and looking for a property in France. We looked all over France from small holiday homes to chateaux but when we came to Asnieres the pure beauty and charm of the village won us all over instantly. We all enjoy being out in the countryside and also we know we don't have to go to far for life's everyday essentials.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our gites are on the same grounds as a 15th century Manoir house with superb gardens, stunning views across the river Vegre and most of all privacy. There is also nothing better than at the end of the day to sit in the garden or at the pool with a nice glass of wine and a BBQ.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
When booking directly a deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking. The full balance in (€UROS) is to be paid on the day of your arrival either by cash or credit/debit card. Your deposit will be refunded back to you via BACS to your nominated account in GBP one week after your departure, in the event of any damages caused your deposit will be retained to cover the costs. Cancellations can be made up to 4 weeks prior to arrival at no cost, after the 4 week period deposits will be held.

Bookings made through Owners Direct require a 180EURO deposit plus the owners direct booking fee.
30 days prior to arrival the remaining balance and refundable security deposit are due. Please review our cancellation policy on Owners Direct

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are on Saturdays. Arrivals are from 4PM and guests are kindly asked to vacate by 10AM on the day of departure (please note departures after 10AM will result in loss of deposit).

Notes on prices:
For Le Mans 24h & Le Mans Classic prices please send a enquiry.
Utilities are included during the summer, please note during the winter any utilities will be charged as used.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Fontenay-sur-Vègre, France

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Fresh bread and pastries are available from our cafe on Saturday and Sunday from 9:45. We do not allow any pets. Please do not take any glass to the pool area please use the plastic cups provided. We do not allow smoking in any of our gites. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside. Each gite has WiFi. Please note the church bells chime on the hour and every half hour. Outside: Private property with secure electric gates and gardens. Each gite has its own patio area with table,chairs and parasol plus a BBQ. The swimming pool which is only a short walk from each gite is a heated (6m x 12m) in ground pool, chlorine free and is equipped with sun loungers, tables and parasols. The pool has a grab rail for ease of access into and out of the pool and a safety ledge runs around the inside of the pool. Usage of the swimming pool is from 09:00-21:00 and is closed every evening with a secure cover after these hours.


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Paulanosa Gite
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Amazing gite in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

One of our most favourite gites we've ever stayed in over the years we've been coming to France!! The accommodation was spotlessly clean and contained everything we could have needed during our stay.

The pool area was amazing and was where our boys spent the majority of their time.

We also had a meal in ' la pavillon' which was absolutely delicious and would recommend to anyone wanting to sample quality home cooked food.

We can not wait to return and book our next holiday at paulanosa!!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Gite with great facilities in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts who were available to answer questions about the local area. Lovely Gite as described in details, with enough space for 4 adults, all the equipment and facilities you would expect. Great to be able to get BBC coverage of the Olympics!. We particularly enjoyed the pool area, the pool was clean and very well maintained, there was enough space for everyone to enjoy both being in the pool or soaking up the sun on the loungers. Table tennis a big hit as were the evening boule competitions. The Pavilion restaurant was an added bonus providing us with both a brunch and evening meal, clearly well supported by the locals as well.

Mark provided excellent customer service, we would recommend to friends and family.

Only 4.5 hours drive from Calais it was an easy and relaxing one day journey. The local area is not as popular as the Loire or Dordogne with British tourists and is slightly quieter with less tourist attractions but there is more than enough to keep you entertained.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time and very much enjoyed our lovely surroundings and the stunning quietness of the gites. The pool was a wonderful surprise and was well used by ourselves. Although we were here for the LM Classic in our Tiger Sunbeam from NZ it was hard to leave everyday! Thank you Mark & Nina for the wonderful stay and the lovely meals at Le Pavillon.

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Awesome time

  • 5 of 5

We have had an awesome time, and have very much enjoyed our lovely surroundings & the stunningly quietness of the gites. The pool was a wonderful surprise and well used by ourselves. Although we were here in our Sunbeam Tiger from NZ for Le Mans classic it was hard to leave the gite everyday- if fact we stayed put on Friday. So thank you Mark & Nina for the wonderful stay & the lovely meals at Le Pavillon. Good luck with your future expansion, we are sure you will be a total success.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic relaxed break

  • 4 of 5

We all had a fantastic break and my two children Molly (8) and Jack (12) spent many hours in the lovely warm pool as did my wife and I. The area is beautiful and unspoilt with some great sights to see. The light show at La Mans was amazing. The food and company at the Pavilion in the village made the holiday complete. We all left feeling revived from the daily grind in the UK and a little sad to say goodbye to some new friends and a great holiday

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excelent all round

  • 5 of 5

The accomodation is very good with plenty of space to relax and enjoy ourselves. The village is picturesque as are many of the surrounding ones. The pool is very good and this was made better by the excellent weather.

We a can thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
168 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Le Pavillon Cafe
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Sable sur Sarthe
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Le Pavillon Cafe
Nearest Beach
168 Kilometres
Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Car: necessary


Just a short drive from Asnieres you will find two man made lakes complete with sandy beaches. The first is in Brulon where there are public BBQ facilities, tennis courts a mountain bike track and a bar/cafe. The second beach is located in Chantenay which is also a short distance away. The lake is popular for fishing (at one end) and swimming (at the other end). The gites are roughly 2 hours from the nearest coast located on the West coast.


Distance from Ferry ports:

Calais - 4.30 hours - 472 km

Cherbourg - 3.20 hours - 323 km

Dieppe - 3.30 hours - 309 km

Caen - 2 hours - 204 km

St Malo - 2.10 hours - 201 km

Distance for airports:

Tours - 1.35 hour - 149 km

Rennes - 1.30 hour - 138 km

Nantes - 1.45 hour - 169 km

Paris CGD - 3.10 hours - 272 km

Flights are usually operated by Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus, BA, Easyjet and Air France


From our Gites the nearest bread shop is located in Poille sur Vegre - 5 minutes by car.

The nearest town for supermarkets, cash machines and general shopping is Sable sur Sarthe - 15 minutes by car.

The Bugatti circuit which holds the famous annual 24 Hour race is only 40 minutes away.

In each gite you will also find booklets, leaflets, brochures and guides for places to visit.

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