La Tuilerie Gîtes

Montourtier, Mayenne

In the depths of unsung rural France, here are two pretty little stone cottages done in fine style with brand new fittings - and lots to do


2 places


Each sleep 2


James and Eileen’s 17th-century house, once used for making clay tiles for the estate, stands in pretty farming country. With easy style, they have converted two handsome workers’ cottages into wee holiday homes for couples looking for a bucolic stay in one of France’s best-kept secrets: La Mayenne. Two up-two down is the idea, rustic-chic comfort is the style; each bed is royal in size and linens, the staircases and fittings are brand new (lovely modern shower rooms). You can see the local château across the fields of cows – and visit it too. Your thoughtful hosts provide an excellent welcome pack and the first basket of logs for your wood burning stove. Relaxed and good-humoured, they want you to have the best possible holiday and can provide all the information you need. There are forest and riverside walks, rides and long hikes for the energetic, remains from Gallo-Roman times through the Middle Ages to the present day for history buffs, well-kept towns like Mayenne and Laval for lovers of architecture, and myriad castles, abbeys and museums for all to discover.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Christmas, 1 November - 28 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 7km.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £380
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £551 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £561 bed1 bedroom


Warm welcome by Jim&Eileen who couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The gite was charming, warm, cosy, comfortable and very clean. Set in a rural location with plenty of places to visit in the surrounding areas. As keen cyclists Jim&Eileen provided some new bikes to use. We shall return!

Andy, Salisbury

As a couple of retirees, in recent years we must have stayed at at least ten self-catering accommodations in France of varying quality. This one comes out tops on many counts: warmth of welcome; arrival provisions; kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery provision; general comfort but particularly the bed; satellite TV and wi-fi. The setting is exquisite, set in farm land just a short distance down a lane leading to a château. It proved to be a wonderful base for visiting historic sites, beautiful villages and gardens around Mayenne and eastern Brittany. We hope to return one day soon.

Richard, Canterbury

Absolutely brilliant stay. Cottages are old but well renovated and extremely comfortable. Great place to stay, a very quiet and relaxing slice of french countryside and whilst a distance away from the nearest town it wasnt that far to get any provisions . The loudest noise outside are the cows. We stayed for 5 short nights and wish we had had the time to stay much longer. Jim and Eileen are perfect hosts who thought of everything, very friendly and interested in our travels. They have a pizza night where you create and cook your own food in a 300+ year old oven. A great night. Many thanks.

Michael, Sydney

Jim and Eileen were very helpful and did everything to make sure that you had a good stay at La Tuilerie. There were many restaurants nearby and quiet roads to cycle on with a disused railway line and the River which was slighty further away. Even a Chateau within 5 mins walk. The Gite was well equipped and a good size. We will go back again and explore the area further as we only stayed a short time.

Colin, Essex

Lavende Cottage at La Tuilerie was a wonderfully romantic place for two to stay in the heart of the countryside and it made a great start to our short Easter break. Jim and Eileen are a welcoming couple who provided us with a fully equipped cottage and a wealth of knowledge about places to visit in the locality. I would recommend it and would definitely return again.


Tranquil picturesque setting. Lovely cottages.Owners could not do enough to help but were not intrusive; lots of helpful suggestions, organised afternoon making pizzas in their pizza oven, visit to local chateau and loan of bicycles. Excellent week!


Two small cottages restored to the highest specification and in a beautiful and quiet location. Great for cycling and exploring local cuisine (lots of good restaurants). Jim and Eileen were great owners - full of useful information, on hand when needed but sensitive to our privacy. The cottage had everything we needed especially in the kitchen, very good outside furniture and barbeque - even a shed for our bikes! The nearby chateau - an extraordinary family home - provided a best ever visit. Don't miss out on this place.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from James & Eileen Clark

  • 8km away is the Gallo-Roman settlement of Jublains, including the remains of a Roman fort, baths and amphitheatre, and an excellent museum showing a film in English about the history of the local area. Jublains also offers 2 restaurants and a bakery.
  • Mayenne (15km) is the picturesque local town on the river Mayenne, offering shops, restaurants, markets, cinema, swimming baths and the best preserved Carolingian castle in France. Mayenne also boasts the basilica of Notre-Dame, which is well worth a visit
  • Tiny, cobbled Saint Suzanne (22km) is regularly listed in the guide to the most beautiful villages in France. It is a medieval hill-top fortification with magnificent views, walks, restaurants, cafes and shops. It has an excellent visitor centre and museum
  • The Mayenne river offers beautiful walking and cycling along the well-maintained tow-path over many, many miles if you wish. Along the tow-path you will find many lock-keepers cottages, facilities and secluded cafes and restaurants. Cycling here is great.
  • Bagnole-de-L'Orne (49km) is a beautiful and lively spa town with a saturday market. It boasts many interesting resturants, shops and a forest, including a wire-walking experience. On the disused railway, you can hire a buggy and cycle on the old tracks.
  • Fougères (61km) is a living piece of history - it has the largest medieval castle in Europe, and the town is a museum of upper and lower. It has a lively market, great restaurants, shops, and is an interesting and fun day trip out.