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A tranquil and calm bed & breakfast, set in the heart of the Loir Valley. Perfect location for visiting the sites of the region. 4 ensuite bedrooms.

Contact Information
Address : L'Huilerie, Courdemanche, France
Host(s) : Lesley Robertson
Phone : 0033 (0) 243462805
Fax :
Email :
Website : TheSecretGarden-France Website
Language(s) spoken : English, Dutch, French

Bathroom : Private Breakfast Style : Continental
Allows smoker(s)? : Yes Smoking Yes Children Allowed? : Yes Children Yes
Pet(s) at home? : Yes Pets Yes Internet access? : Yes Internet Yes
Wheelchair Accessible? : Yes Wheelchair Yes Basic access facilities Parking Available? : Yes Parking Yes
Large garden with sun terrace. Orchard. Cooking lessons available on request.

Payment & Polices
Price Range : 75-90 EUR
Payment Methods : Paypal Cash Cheque
Check In/Check Out : 12 noon/11 am
Cancellation : Full refund for cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date.
50% refund for cancellation 20 days prior to arrival.
0% refund for cancellation less than 20 days prior to arrival.
Policies : 50% payment on booking, balance due on arrival.
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Area Activities
What to see & do : Visit the Jasniere vineyards, Le Mans race circuit. In the summer months pay a visit to Le Mans and see the Les Chimeniers after dark. The chateau of the Loire Valley is 1 hours drive.
Nearby town(s) : La Chartre sur le Loir, Le Mans, Tours

Ferry Ports

From Calais we are located 300 miles due south (4-5 hours) an easy drive using the toll roads (20 euros). We are located on the D64, 55 mins south of Le Mans, ideal for the motorway, follow the motorway (A16 & A28) Rouen, on to Le Mans then Tours, missing out Paris.

From Le Havre we are located 250 miles due south (3 hrs), Caen we are located 220 miles due south (2.5 hrs)

The Eurotunnel offer cheap off peak bookings, or there are many ferry providers travelling to french ports.


Tours – Ryanair fly from Stanstead to Tours, Tours airport is located 45 minutes south of L’Huilerie, we can arrange a Taxi pick up (75€ per person return) or you can take the local bus to Brives (10 mins walk) from us. (if there are more than 2 people arriving at the same time we will re-calculate the price per person)

Paris, Charles De Gaulle – British Airways and Air France fly from London Heathrow to Paris Charles De Gaulle, upto 10 times per day. Other airlines including Easyjet and Flybe also fly to CDG but with different frequencies, from Scottish and English airports. Charles De Gaulle airport is located 2.5 hrs north of L’Huilerie.

There are a number of other local airports (Nantes, Rennes & Angers) serviced by low cost airlines within reasonable driving distance to L’Huilerie.

Driving Directions

For SatNav systems your destination should be 72150, Brives, this will exit you from the motorway A28 at J24 (you are 30mins away)
From Brives follow sign for Courdemanche
As you leave Brives, on the road to Courdemanche L’Huilerie is second property on right (just beyond the junction sign)
Parking is available through the gate next to the Gite or in the field opposite
Eurostar to Paris, then you can cross Paris and pick a train from Montparnasse to Le Mans, where we can arrange a Taxi pick up (75€ per person return, if there are more than 2 people arriving at the same time we will re-calculate the price per person) or you can take the local bus to Brives (10 mins walk) from us.
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