WIN a week in rural France in 2021

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ONE LUCKY READER and their guest can win a week’s stay in a lovingly restored gîte in a small, historic village in rural France

Artspace Gites is offering one lucky winner and their guest the prize of a week’s stay in the Maylis gîte in the village of Fontaine-Daniel, including a welcome hamper of wine and other goodies on arrival.

ArtSpace Gites and Artist Residencies were recently restored by author Ursula Benjamin. They are located in the heart of the historic village of Fontaine-Daniel in the Mayenne, in the Pays de la Loire region of France.

Benjamin is author of many books, most recently a historical novel, The Soul Midwife, which features Fontaine-Daniel. She also offers private guided tours of this 800-year-old village.

The Maylis gîte features a spectacular bathroom with a huge bath and underfloor heating, a well-equipped kitchen, an inviting bedroom and a sitting room with wood-burning stove.

The walls are lime-rendered or bare stone and are hung with original local artworks. The gîte also showcases historic Toiles de Mayenne fabric, which is manufactured and sold in the village.

Everything you need for your stay is in the village, which has a bar, organic epicerie (often hosting concerts and other events), restaurant and bakery. There is an ancient abbey, as well as other Cistercian buildings.

Fontaine-Daniel is close to Château de la Motte, which featured in the TV series Escape To The Chateau. You will also find the Robert Tatin Museum, with its sculptures, and many beautiful walks and cycle paths.

For more details on ArtSpace Gites, visit Artspacegites.fr. 

HOW TO WIN

To enter the competition, simply answer the question and enter your contact details to the form below.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The prize comprises seven nights’ accommodation in the Maylis gîte for two people and includes a welcome hamper. It does not include the cost of travel arrangements or expenses to Fontaine-Daniel. Entries must be received by the closing date of 30 April 2020.  The prize must be taken by 1 April 2021 and can be taken at any time, subject to availability, except for the Christmas and New Year period. Entrants must be aged over 18. The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Moneywise Publishing would like to pass on entrants’ details to Artspace Gites; please tick the box on the reader reply card at the front of the magazine or online at Moneywise.co.uk if you wish your entry details to be forwarded. Except for the winner, will not pass on your details if you do not give consent. 

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