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Beautiful peaceful centre with
spectacular lake and rivers
... Only a few hours' drive from London

Updated February 2024

This page is kept fully up to date the day the farm is rented or sold the website will be updated. 

This Beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse is for:  For sale or rent. 

1.  Rent £11,500 per year, minimum 1 years preferably long term.
 Rental price price reduced from £16,000 pounds to only  £11,500 per year (£950 per month) 
2. FOR SALE for 325,000 Euros Reduced from 425,000 Euros to 325,000 Euros

It is located on the Normandy and the Loire Valley border,

120 miles South West of Paris Near Alencon and Le Mans near

Village called Monhoudou in the middle of the countryside. See below for maps. 

Floor Plans and more photos and Video tour of farm and barn click here 

Photo of Farm courtyard taken 2015 approx see more up to date photos below

Beautiful 17th Century Farm House 6/8 bedrooms on the border of  Normandy and Loire Valley, it is arranged in a charming courtyard of barns and outhouses and pond and approx 2 acres of land.  

(please ignore the heading above this page about the Mill Retreat Centre it is referring to a different place)

Also a 2 to 3 bedroom basic Summer house for guests. 

The name of the Farmhouse is La Touchardière which means "to be touched"

Plus a  separate property a charming fishing weekend Lodge in the middle of a nature reserve with a river for fishing ( 15 miles away) see photos at the bottom of page, it is included in the price 

Please contact us on UK mobile: 07958 207 219 (+ 44 7958 207 219) or email: at  for more details

Please note some of the photos below were taken while it was furnished, it is now mainly unfurnished  See below for details of contents  


Located on the Normandy/Le Loire Valley border.

Approx. 120 miles South West of Paris

Click Link for map: and zoom in for actual detail of house and grounds.

See map link below,+72260+Monhoudou,+Sarthe,+Pays+de+la+Loire,+France&sll=47.925919,0.545797&sspn=0.012107,0.038452&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=Fd6v4AIdww0FAA&split=0&t=h&ll=49.181703,0.32959&spn=6.046768,19.6875&z=6&iwloc=A



An opportunity to live in this large lovely 17thC rustic farmhouse and a charming self-contained Annex Summer House, having all the original charm of wooden beams and stone and tiled floors, open fires, wood burners, side by side with fitted kitchen, 2 shower rooms and a bathroom etc. The property boasts  5 large bedrooms/sitting rooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen with wood burner, living room with open fire and French windows, utility room and gardens all set in a very private approx 2 acres of fruit trees, rose bushes and fields. There is a huge barn for storage/ workshops with several stables for all sorts of usages, an open "Dutch barn" and a pond.

The house 1 km from the local Village "Monhoudou", and is 3km from the nearest small town "Marolles des Braults" with shops, banks and bars;  10km from Mamers, the main thriving market town of the area. 30 minutes from Alencon city, and 40 minutes from Le Mans city. And Just over an hour to Paris.


The farm has a charming small pond approx 15 ft x 60ft

huge barns and potential space for a workshop but would need renovating.

X4 Stables, all ready for animals, horses, live stock, Chicken coup. Paddock for grazing. 

Self-contained 2/3 bedroom Summer annexe house ( old grain house) with own shower room, kitchenette, and sitting room.

Outside well with an old hand pump

Also mains water.

Bio certified Septic tank filtration system. so does not need emptying.
Heating is mainly electric radiators, plus woodburning stove and open fire.

Electricity, telephone and fast fibre broadband internet if wanted.

set in the middle of the countryside and fields absolutely quiet and peaceful. No main roads anywhere near.

2 miles from the closest town. 1/2 a mile for the local village ( Monhoudou)

Approx 2 acres of land and lovely gardens with mature fruit trees and  paddock.

Located near Monhoudou village in south Normandy / Loire Valley border South West of Paris


Click Link for map: and zoom in for actual detail of house and grounds.,+72260+Monhoudou,+Sarthe,+Pays+de+la+Loire,+France&sll=47.925919,0.545797&sspn=0.012107,0.038452&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=Fd6v4AIdww0FAA&split=0&t=h&ll=49.181703,0.32959&spn=6.046768,19.6875&z=6&iwloc=A



The address is

La Touchardière  ( Name of House)

Monhoudou  (Village)

72260  SARTHE

Pay de La Loire 

(Normandy border) 



 The farmhouse and barns and summerhouse form a lovely contained courtyard garden, the farmhouse is on the right.

(See close up photos below)


Photo Main farm house 5/6 bedrooms right, self contained 3 bedroom Summer annex left on photo. phtoto 2021

Main farmhouse building Photo taken Dec 2022


Kitchen farm house photo Dec 2022

Main farm house French windows photo taken Dec 2022

Self contained Summer Annex 3 Bedroom taken 2020 approx



Self contained Annex 3 Bedroom

 Kitchen farm house ( now the farmhouse has a new window left of picture above sink this photo is old)




Kitchen Woodburning stove


Ground floor farm bedroom or sitting room ( please note stones and woodpile are no longer there)


Bedroom landing


Farmhouse staircase




Farm house landing





upstairs bathroom see phot below there is also a shower room/toilet downstairs and a further showeroom/toilet in the summer annex house.



Farm gate ( pleaset note gate posts have been re rendered to make them look nicer! and older) see next updated photo



Gate posts re rendered to make them look nicer


Self contained Summer Annex 3 Bedroom





Barn opposite main farm house with various stables and large open plan room



barn /garage next to Small summer Annex house and barn in farm courtyard


Nature Reserve lodge 15 miles from farm is included in the price, it has a river for fishing, and is in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, 4 wheel drive access only, or 400 meter walk from nearest car track.

Idyllic tranquil place to have picnics and fish and spend a weekend. It is off grid.

Google map link for Nature Reserve in Les Essard, Roulle

Nature reserve lodge fishing river

interior of Nature reserve lodge

Please contact us on UK mobile: 07958 207 219 or email: at  for more details