Pisquelasse is medieval French for “more than weary”. The house is named Pisquelasse because it was at this very spot, in medieval times, that Queen Berthe said, « je suis lasse, pis que lasse, » (I am weary, more than weary) after riding all the way around her lands on her donkey. Therefore she decided rest for the night at this beautiful place with its panoramic views. Since then, these environs have been noted for their peace, beauty and this legend.

A view from Pisquelasse

Situated near to Fresnay sur Sarthe, in the commune of St Aubin de Locquenay, Pisquelasse is a large, luxuriously equipped stone house, ideally suiting those who are looking for space and tranquillity. Its two acres of grounds look out on soft pastureland, with views of ancient oaks and distant hills that take your breath away.

The lounge

In the property there is a large, light and airy lounge with stone fireplace and a wood-burner. There is satellite T.V., DVD and music centre. Double patio doors open on to the garden and flower borders.

The kitchen

Two steps lead up to a luxuriously fitted kitchen/breakfast room.

The dining room

This leads to the dining-room which contains a staircase and another stone fireplace with wood-burner. The dining table seats up to 12 people.

At the far end of the lounge there is a hall with a staircase up to the optional annex. Off the hall is a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, basin and W.C.

The master bedroom

The master bedroom has a king-size bed, plus a small infant’s bed and en suite, fully fitted shower room, with basin, W.C. and bidet.

Bedrooms two and three both have double beds, bedroom four has two single beds. There is a fully fitted bathroom with large bath, basin and W.C..
The annex has a large bedroom with four single beds and its own, fully fitted shower room with WC and basin. This is also accessible from the master bedroom, which has two doors. The house is fully double-glazed.

The garden with its terraces, lawns, boule court and play area with swings is very secluded.
Pisquelasse has a wealth of species of birds in and around its grounds and is perfect for anyone keen on ornithology. Buzzards, hawks and kestrels are everywhere, hoopoes can be seen in early summer and at night the owls are active. Kingfishers can be seen glinting, all along the river Sarthe.