La Martinière

St. Aubin Fosse Louvain, Mayenne
+33 (0)2 43 03 30 62
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Two calm and uncluttered gites sitting next door to one another with a shared garden and terrace in a quiet, rural spot for lovely walks


2 places


Each sleep 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This 18th-century stone barn has been recently converted so all is sparkling and new, including the outside, but lots of planting will soften it in time. Owners David and Helen live in a cottage opposite and can bring you a continental breakfast in a basket: local bread, pastries and homemade jams or free-range eggs, local cheeses and charcuterie, homemade fresh fruit salad.

The kitchens are open-plan and have all the gear you need, with coffee to get you started, plus olive oil and vinegar in the cupboards. You’ll also find a welcome pack of goodies such as wine, fresh fruit, biscuits and crisps. A basket of logs waits by the wood-burner. Bedrooms are upstairs and have high, beamed ceilings with low windows looking onto the garden. Generous Italian showers, bath robes and fluffy towels add comfort.

Two market towns are within a 10-minute drive or ask your hosts about their favourite walks in the area – they’ll leave maps and guides for you.

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We think you'll love

  • The peace and quiet. You'll hear only birdsong and the odd tractor
  • Finding a spot to sit and read in the owners' cottage garden which you're welcome to do
  • Relaxing with a glass of wine in front of the firepit after lovely days out exploring
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You should know

  • The barbecue is shared


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Light supper available for late check-ins.


Nightly price
from €90
Weekly price
from €550
1 Cottage for 2
From €901 bed2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From €901 bed2 bedrooms



This was the perfect stop off for us as we travelled further south. A peaceful location in the heart of the Pays De La Loire region. David and Helen were wonderful accommodating hosts and served a beautiful 3 course meal to us weary travellers. The bread and butter pudding was exceptional!! A sumptuous bed, crisp bathrobes and a cosy fire welcomed us. It was so good we stayed on the way back too!

Sarah, London

This is a very tranquil rural spot - it's lovely to arrive here after a long drive and relax on the terrace, just listening to birdsong.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

This is a tiny hamlet of two houses on a no-through lane surrounded by open farmland. Helen can tell you about the best walks. It's a 10-minute drive to either Gorron (Wednesday market) or Le Teilleul (Thursday market plus a good brocante) and both have little restaurants. Visit stunning medieval castle towns - Domfront and Fougères or it's a 40-min drive to Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, the Belle Epoche spa town.

Local points of interest from David & Helen Wootton

  • Our website has many more details and photos, we have a page detailing the many places to visit and things to do within the region.
  • Mont St.Michel -The regions most famous landmark standing alone in the bay. Wonderful walk around the bay or the causeway to the mount. The bay is famous also for its oysters, mussels and other shell fish with many restaurants serving these delicacies.
  • Fougéres - Famous for its well preserved castle, old town and botanical gardens. The town has excellent shopping and a great Saturday food market.
  • Bagnoles de L'Orne -The town is famous for its thermal waters attracting visitors to enjoy the spa, restaurants, casino and golf course.
  • Mayenne - Capital of the region with the River Mayenne flowing below the castle through the town centre.
  • Mortain - A Hill town with many restaurants and a spectacular walk to the waterfall. Famous for the Battle of Mortain/Hill 314 for those interested in WW2 history and the Battle for Normandy.


David & Helen Wootton

David and Helen moved here in 2019. Helen has worked in hospitality around the world and up until recently ran a pub back in Norfolk, and David (whose mother is French) is a retired professional photographer. They're very friendly and smiley and can help you plan your days so you get to see all the best bits.