About

Les Vesluères is a former “fermette” on acres of land in a rural setting, including a small pond. The beautiful stone-built farmhouse has large oak beams, spacious well-proportioned rooms and all modern amenities required for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

The house and the outbuildings form a south-facing horseshoe shape, in the middle of which is the fabulous pool. Beyond the pool is a large lawned area, suitable for games and relaxing, and beyond that are the views across the rolling hills to the south. To either side of the property are our fields, which the neighbouring farmers use for harvesting hay for their animals.

There is a wealth of wildlife to be seen in and around Les Vesluères, including frogs, toads, coypu, hawks, swifts, lizards, butterflies, deer and many more. The property is surrounded on all sides by farms who specialise in beef and poultry, and grow crops mainly to feed their own animals. Many farms locally sell produce direct to the public – look for the Boeuf du Maine and the Fermiers de Loué signs.

Outside

There are a range of outbuildings which add character to the property. The garage barn is an open-ended barn in which a car can be parked under cover. Other outbuildings are not to be used.

Pool

One of the highlights of Les Ves is the fantastic in-ground pool, and surrounding terrace. The pool is 11.5 metres long, by 5.5 metres wide with ‘Roman steps’ at one end. It is 1.2 metres deep apart from a deeper point (at the opposite end from the steps) that is 1.8m. It is protected and heated by an “abri” – that is a robust, sliding roof – which makes the pool usable from April to October. You can swim under the abri, or slide it back so that the majority of the pool is open in good weather.

There is a large surrounding terrace and sun-loungers are also provided.

Pool and house at night O Across the pool to the house Sunny day by the pool

Garden

Sunset at Les Ves Pond again pond View from Bedroom 3

Around the property

Sunrise Pond again

Kitchen window pond

Cowslips

Inside – ground floor

The house is entered via the middle door, which leads to the entrance hall.

Entrance hall / WC

There is a coat rack, the central heating controller, a WC and storage cupboard. It’s also where the wooden garden furniture and cushions are stored when not in use. To the left is the utility room, and to the right is the door to the lounge.

Entrance hall and storage room Downstairs toilet

Utility

This room has a shower cubicle (the door locks), the washing machine and tumble dryer, drying racks, a sink, cleaning materials and the oil-tank for the hot water and central heating.

Shower Utility room Utility room and oil tank Washing machine Tumble dryer

Lounge, dining area and stairs

This large room has a wood-burner as its focal point. There are three sofas, and a dining table with 2 benches and another 6 wooden folding chairs. There is an HD TV with a Sky box (non-HD) – please note, there is no card in the Sky box so you can only get the ‘free-to-air’ channels (like Freeview in the UK). There is a dish on the east side of the property, as well as the local digital TV (TNT) via the aerial. There is a selection of DVDs for you to watch. There is a hi-fi system with a CD player and an auxiliary connection for iPods / MP3 players. And there is also a bookshelf with many books for you to read, and a games cupboard with a wide range of games.

Dining table Stairs Sofa and bookcase Lounge Lounge from stairs Lounge and stairs Lounge and dining table Lounge - sofa and window Lounge - from stairs

Kitchen

The kitchen is equipped for 10 people. It contains a fan-oven with a grill, a microwave oven, a fridge-freezer, a dishwasher, a hob (3 gas rings and one electric), an extractor fan and a large dresser.

Kitchen dresser Kitchen dresser, oven, sink Hob and work surface Kitchen sink Dresser Cutlery drawer Fridge-freezer Fan oven Dresser - crockery, glasses etc Dishwasher Veg rack and toaster Microwave oven Kitchen window view

Bedroom 4

This room contains a set of 2 bunk beds, and a wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. Its window overlooks the pond.

Bedroom 4

Inside – 1st floor

The stairs lead to the large open landing.

Landing

This space contains a desk and a bed, as well as some large storage cupboards for linen, pillows etc.

Landing

Bedroom 1

This is the master (i.e. largest) bedroom. It has a king-size bed with memory foam mattress, a large chest of drawers and a wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. There are bedside tables, and window looks out over the pond to the village of Saint-Denis-d’Orques in the distance.

Master bedroom - bed Master bedroom - chest of drawers View from master bedroom Master bedroom Master bedroom - wardrobe

Bedroom 2

This bedroom contains a single bed, with a pull-out guest bed underneath, with folding legs. Both beds are the same height and have proper mattresses. There is a wardrobe with shelves and hanging space.

Bedroom 2 storage Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

This large room contains two single beds, a chest of drawers, a chair and a large alcove with shelving and hanging space. Its window looks out across the fields to the west of the property.

Bedroom 3 View from Bedroom 3 Balcony and field

Bathroom and WC

The bathroom has two sinks and a bath. The WC is separate.

Bathroom - bath Bathroom - sinks Upstairs toilet