Useful Information

Arrival and departure

Changeover day in July and August is Saturday. On arrival you will need to lodge €200 with me against breakages.

Arrival: The gîtes are usually cleaned and ready from around 3pm. If this is inconvenient you can arrive earlier and relax by the pool until the preparations are finished. If you are going to be very late I will stay up, but please let me know or I will be imagining traffic accidents!

Departure: On the day of departure I need the bedclothes, mats and towels as soon as possible (9am but keep a couple of bath towels for last minute showers) and for the gîte to be cleaned and ready for inspection by 10am at the latest. It is actually best to own up to any breakages as they occur so that they can be replaced during your holiday, rather than on the final inspection, when I have to guess at replacement costs.

How much will it cost?

Prices per gîte per week are:

Stays of 2 weeks or more earn Gâtinelles, the local currency, which can be spent in over 100 different ways in the local area during your stay. For example a 2 week booking earns you 50 Gâtinelles, equivalent to €50!

Please click below for the availability calendar:

Au Marcassin

Au Cocorico

Contact Details

Owner: Fran Ashworth

UK telephone: 00 44 (0) 1258 817857

France telephone: 00 33 5 49 70 09 71

Mobile: 00 33 6 02 39 80 04


Property address: 2 La Chandurière, 79240, St Paul en Gatine, France


The gîtes are in a rural position with no immediate transport network. To get out and about you need to have a car.

Driving over

Lots of choice of ferries depending where you live. The shortest drive through France is from St Malo (3.5 hours) but it is the longest ferry trip. The shorter crossings are obviously much cheaper but then you have a much longer drive. If you have the time, why not do a shorter crossing and book a B&B mid-drive and see another bit of France?



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