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Wanna get away? Consider this idyllic country cottage in Northern France

Immerse yourself in nature for only 76,000 Euros

Property Photos Courtesy of Leggett
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Land w/woodland and river - check

Pond - check

Workshop - check

Move-In ready cottage - check

Wood beams - check

Exposed stone - check

Wood burner - check

Loads of windows - check

Yep…she checks all the boxes!

Description Courtesy of the Listing Agent

Located on the road from Saint-Mars sur la Futaie to Landivy and not far from Pontmain and Fougerolles du Plessis, this well-presented character stone house is the ideal lock-up and leave holiday home.

It offers a comfortable living room with wood burner and a modern kitchen with storage and worktop space on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms (one single, one double) and a shower room on the first floor.

Outside all around the house you have a lovely fully enclosed mature garden with two terraces great for alfresco dining and barbecues with your family and friends. You also have a garage/workshop of approximately 35 m2 and a woodshed (approximately 15 m2).

On the other side of the road there is another garden big enough to create a veg patch and/or an orchard and a small lake/pond that needs some clearing.

The property is within easy reach of local commerces in Landivy.

Pontmain and Fougerolles du plessis are not far away (6 km), Louvigné du Désert 10 km, Gorron and Fougères 20 km, Mayenne 40 km, Laval 50 km.

Ouistreham ferry port: 160 km about 1h40.

A little river meanders around the land opposite the road and at the back of the house.

The property is close walking / cycling paths, a great location if you enjoy stretching your legs in pretty countryside.

Stone town house with double-glazing upstairs, wood burner, outbuildings, parking space, small lake/pond

Shops and amenities 2/3 km away

The coast and beaches: 40km

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The Details

Asking €76,000

2 Beds | 1 Bath | 60m2

Location: Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie France

Source: Leggett Immobilier International

Reference: A20711ILH53 (Tell them you found it at Bargain Homes Abroad!)


About Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie France

Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is a commune in the Mayenne department of northwestern France. The town is located in the Pays de la Loire region and has a population of around 1,200 people.

The history of Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie dates back to the Gallo-Roman period, and it was an important center of commerce and trade during the Middle Ages. Today, it is a small, quiet town that is known for its beautiful countryside, traditional architecture, and rich history.

One of the most famous landmarks in Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is the Château de Fougères, a stunning medieval castle that dates back to the 11th century. This castle is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe, and it attracts visitors from all over the world.

In addition to the castle, Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is home to several other historic buildings and monuments, including the 12th-century Église Saint-Martin, the Château de la Croix-Mulon, and the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Bonne-Nouvelle.

The town is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, with rolling hills, forests, and fields that are perfect for hiking, cycling, and exploring. The area is known for its traditional agriculture, including dairy farming and cheese production, and visitors can enjoy delicious local cheeses and other regional specialties.

Getting There

Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is located in the Mayenne department of northwestern France, and the easiest way to get there depends on your starting point. Here are some general travel tips:

By Car: If you are traveling by car, Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is easily accessible from the A81 motorway, which runs from Le Mans to Rennes. The town is located about 25 km (15.5 miles) northeast of Fougères, and about 90 km (56 miles) southwest of Le Mans.

By Train: The closest train station to Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is in Fougères, which is served by regional trains from Rennes and Le Mans. From Fougères, you can take a taxi or bus to Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie.

By Plane: The closest airport to Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport, which is about 70 km (43 miles) to the northeast. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a train or bus to Fougères and then on to Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie.

Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is approximately 300 km (186 miles) southwest of Paris and about 280 km (174 miles) from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the largest international airport in Paris.

Depending on traffic conditions, driving from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie can take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rennes, which is the closest major city to Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie, and then take a bus or taxi to the town.


Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie has a temperate oceanic climate, which is characterized by mild temperatures and moderate rainfall throughout the year. The average temperature in Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie ranges from about 4°C (39°F) in January to 19°C (66°F) in July, with an average annual temperature of about 11°C (52°F). The town experiences rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest months being November through January and the driest months being April through June. Snowfall is possible in the winter months, but it is generally not heavy or frequent.

Overall, the climate in Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie is pleasant and mild, making it a great destination to visit year-round. The summer months are typically the most popular time to visit, as the weather is warm and sunny, but the spring and fall can also be a great time to explore the countryside and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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