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Manor House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

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Jessicasm...
Staffordshire
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxurious retreat..”
Reviewed 4 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We tentatively booked Le Petit Bois... I say tentative as I couldn't actually find it on Tripadvisor & therefore (having listened to my father tell me about rogue traders setting up on .com and advertising property that is not there own!) there was a reasonably large part of me that expected to turn up to a locked up building in the middle of no-where.. Thankfully he was wrong & we had infact stumbled upon the most beautiful farmhouse situated in a small village north of the Loire. We were met by electric gates in a secluded location, set back from the road & just a short walk from the village, it is a great location. The house is spacious and even with a large party we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. This could well be due to the HUGE secure garden. Our girls were in their element running about from dawn until dusk and we were able to relax safe in the knowledge that the garden is 120% dog & child proof. Outside there is an eating area and we moved the large table from the barn to set up for BBQ's nearly even night, the kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of cutlery & crockery for all. The house has three large bedrooms, infact we could have fit our entire cottage into the master bedroom :), both upstairs bathrooms has en-suites and the bedroom downstairs was adjacent to the the shower-room so effectively, we all had bathrooms which was great as we had more women than men... The house is typical shabby chic and very homely. As we have young children it was more relaxing to eat in but we did go out for meals in nearby, Loue to "Le Table Du Coq" which was superb and very reasonably priced for a 3 course meal (around £20 per person with wine), we also went into Le Mans for the lightshow (WOW) and ate at one of the tiny restaurants that line the old cobbled streets, whoever said that Le Mans was no good other than for the 24 hour race did not look very far, it is gorgeous. So, as you can tell, we had a wonderful holiday. Things we would have liked or changed: A swimming pool would have been lovely but would make this property much more expensive & really with children, it was nice not having to worry about the pool! Also, the local shops close for 2 weeks in August, whilst it wasn't a big deal, it would have been nice to visit our local restaurant & tabac as this is the only place within walking distance, there are many places open nearby. We would come here every year if we could although after this review I fear we might have to book up earlier next time...

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Liked best: The garden was beautiful & perfect for group dining
Liked least: Leaving...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Nov 2012
Hi Jess. Thank you so much for your kind words about Le Petit Bois. I'm so happy that your family enjoyed the time there, and that you found the house a relaxing retreat. I totally agree with your comments about Le Mans; it's a beautiful medieval city with so many things to do: Such shame that most people just drive past on the autoroute without stopping for a visit! We would love to welcome you back to Le Petit Bois with your family again next year!
Thanks again.
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Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: comfort
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
11 Nov 2012
Thank you for your review of Le Petit Bois. Part of the pleasure of this house is hearing that our guests get so much joy from staying here, and that it feels like a home from home.
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NicholasN...
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“c’est magnifique”
Reviewed 14 June 2012 for a stay in September 2011
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If you want to stay in france and have a true french experience I would recommend you stay here. Gorgeous house, grounds and village. The village St. symphorien is very close to Le Man’s and easy access to Paris and very central to many other popular areas. The house is large but not too big. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are so comfortable. Theres room for picnics on the lawn, where we had our afternoon teas most days. Great areas for children to play and very safe. One of the nicest places we have stayed in france and we go every year.

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Liked best: feeling like we lived in France
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Jun 2012
Thank you very much for your review! I'm so pleased you loved Le Petit Bos, and look forward to welcoming you back again this year!
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new york
Reviewed 11 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The Gardens
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Travelling group: With Friends
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Management Response
16 Jun 2012
Hi there! Thanks for your review! We love that the house is on the edge of such a lovely village too, and enjoy being able to wander to the bar, butchers, Sunday market, etc. We hope to welcome you back to Le Petit Bos again soon.
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shipston on stour
Reviewed 27 October 2011 for a stay in April 2011

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Leaving it.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
11 Jun 2012
Many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Le Petit Bois. It is indeed a beautiful property and a lovely comfortable home for your holiday. We hope to see you back again soon.
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