|Property name||B&B La Basse Cour|
|Address||Ancinnes (Sarthe, Pays de Loire)|
|nearest town||Alencon, 8km (5 miles)|
|Type||B&B, Chambres d’Hote|
|Location||in the countryside|
|Price in euros||From|
|Description||This picturesque 18th century Normandy farmhouse has three guest rooms with modern, private bathrooms. Guests have access to a comfortably furnished sitting room/library, terraces and extensive gardens equipped with tables and chairs by the side of a small fishing lake.Quiet, private setting in the countryside at the edge of a forest yet in walking distance of shops, restaurant and bar. On the border of Normandy and the Sarthe (Pays de Loire) the B&B is in the village of Ancinnes, at the edge of the Forest of Perseigne. Just 10 minutes from Alençon and the A28 (30 minutes north of Le Mans, 80 minutes south of Rouen) this is a wonderful area to explore by car, on foot or by bike and is perfect for a few days or a short stopover en route to the Channel ports. This is an excellent area for activity or sightseeing holidays, blessed with with chateaux, gardens, pretty villages and countryside, horseriding, mountainbiking, canoeing, quad biking, rock climbing and much more.|
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|Booking and enquiries||La Basse Cour|
Unless you are lucky enough to live within an hour or so of the English Channel ports, the annual trip to and from France can be a bit of an ordeal. Dover crossings may be short, but tend to leave you with longer to drive on both sides of the Channel. The western Channel crossings are longer, but can be expensive, especially if you reserve a cabin for an overnight crossing. And, whilst parts of northern France don’t always tempt you to pause, the routes through Brittany and Normandy offer a host of places which would be worth a linger! An ideal stop-over to break the journey – just 90 minutes or so (135km) south of the Caen ferry terminal) at Ouistreham. Le Basse Cour is run by Phil and Jude Graham at Ancinnes (72 Sarthe, Pays de Loire) near Alencon (61 Orne, Normandie), just 10 minutes from the new A28 autoroute, and right on the border between Normandy and the Loire Valley (Sarthe).
This picturesque 18th century Normandy farmhouse has three guest rooms with private bathrooms. Guests have access to a sitting room/library, terraces and extensive gardens equipped with tables and chairs by the side of a small fishing lake.
“Choose from three comfortable en-suite guest rooms with a three star Gites de France rating. The house is in a peaceful, quiet setting surrounded by wooded and planted gardens on the fringes of the magnificent Forest of Perseigne. You’re welcome to make yourself at home on the terrace with a glass of wine (or try the local Normandy cider) or enjoy a game of boules on the lawn.” As Michael said ” it was so good that we stopped over for two more days on the way back to the port at Caen. Genial hosts, wonderful setting, super rooms.”
A welcoming and friendly area, which is unspoiled by commercial tourism but rich in tradition, with an abundance of interesting places and sights to see.