The Gite

La Mourandiere, Boissy Maugis 61110, France. tel: 0033 (0) 2 33 25 53 07. email: gite@lamourandiere.com

La Mourandière is 3km from the village of Boissy Maugis in the heart of The Perche natural regional park. We are at the end of a lane with no passing traffic and have a wonderful view across the valley. The whole property consists of several buildings, including the owners’ house, barns and workshops on 2.5HA of gently-sloping land. Whilst the gite has its own designated garden area, guests are free to explore and enjoy our meadows and wood. There is a private driveway and parking space for the gite and although it is on the same site as the owners’ house, it is a separate building and is quite private.
The gite is a typical Percheron stone house, which has been carefully renovated and modernised (in 2012) without spoiling its original charm. Downstairs, there are two large rooms connected by a wide square archway: the sitting room with a wood-burning stove and attractive fireplace, television (UK and French channels) and internet and the large dining-kitchen which has a range cooker with extractor hood, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a lovely view of the garden. The second bedroom has twin beds and a Velux window. The bathroom has a toilet, washbasin and bath with shower over. Adjoining the house is a utility room with washing machine, tumble-drier and space for drying clothes, storing bicycles, horse saddles, fishing gear etc. There is also space for sitting out of the wind and enjoying the view. For families with babies or young children we can provide a high-chair, folding cot and bottle-warmer. We also have unbreakable plates, bowls, beakers and cutlery.

Around and About: 3km away is the village of Boissy Maugis where you will find three restaurants and a bakery / village store. Rémalard is 7 km, with three weekly markets, shops, a large supermarket, galleries, a spa hotel, restaurants, post office, tourist information, swimming pool, banks and estate agents. Longny au Perche is 6 km, offering a similar range of amenities to Rémalard. Mortagne au Perche is 16 km away and is the picturesque capital of The Perche, with hotels, restaurants, many shops including antique shops, a cinema, library, swimming pool and large Saturday market. Bêlleme, also very picturesque, is 16 km away and has a range of amenities including an 18 -hole golf course. The Chapelle de Montiligeon is just 5 km away and dominates the landscape with its impressive twin steeples. Pilgrims visit throughout the year.