Fresnay Grange is a pink granite farmhouse with integral full artists studio. 300 yr old renovated farmhouse. Full 1st floor Studio leading to extensive balcony & art tuition available . Peaceful rural retreat set in owners land. April to Oct.
Welcome edible or aperitifs on arrival. You step into a large cuisine kitchen diner, a touch of real French living, with all modern ammenities. Oak beams, with a gas range. Two twin bedded rooms off with showers & wash basins. Relax in the south facing salon lounge or sit by the cast iron wood burning stove pot & enjoy the stunning views over the French countryside. Toilets and utilitities off lounge. Whole first floor creative studio, well lit with good acoustics and 4m x 5m balcony. Granite and oak everywhere and full of character.All areas of the property available as posted plus south facing lawn and gravel sun patio. Ample parking.
Zugang für Gäste
Half a mile from the village of Carelles. Shop with bar with daytime restaurant boasting highly rated Menu de Jour. Mayenne & Fougeres cities of character within 15 miles and Gorron & Ernee towns within 6 miles, plus villages of interest a plenty. Cycle and walking routes off the property & nearby.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Hosts available on site in property facing. Additional chargeable facilities full board, French Cuisine, barbeque catering, B & B or art drawing and painting tuition / course on request. See also Abientot Art website. Local information of events available by the month with further detail on arrival.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Fresnay sits on an old medieval road which is part of the randonnee nationale network, so occasional walkers and cyclists pass by, however the property is very private. We are surrounded by countryside & animals so expect all that goes with that. We are motorbike friendly and know all the best roads.
No smoking allowed. Be aware this is the French countryside so noise levels need to be reasonable. Please leave the property as you find it. For longer stays trash & recyclables have to be taken to nearby Carelles village.
Hi I'm Pauline your host, previously an Advisory Teacher and passionate about language, communication and all things French. With my husband, artist Ron Machin, we run small art holidays from our farmhouse gite deep in the French countryside. By foot, motorbike, camper van and plane,we have travelled extensively worldwide and always valued the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the culture of that country. Throughout many countries of Europe and extending to Brazil, India , Sri Lanka and Malawi we have always enjoyed staying with local people. That's what we do at Le Fresnay, we give you the chance to experience a touch of real French living. Indulge your creative nature in our extensive art studio; be it painting, drama or music we can give you the ideal conditions at our country retreat. And if you want to book further we can provide drawing/painting lessons or cater for you with five course French cuisine. Abientot...