Vacation Rental Description
The house is detached and has all modern facilities, despite being situated in the heart of the Normandy countryside. One of the strongest points of the property is the fact that the double bedrooms are all of a good size - no squashed-in single rooms! The lounge/kitchen is also spacious, with beamed ceiling and wooden flooring. The room is purpose designed and does not, unlike many gites, have to double as a sleeping area. So it is possible to watch television when others have gone to bed. There is both French television (useful for watching the weather forecast!) and many English channels (via satellite).
The windows are double glazed, with shutters for use if you like a dark bedroom! There are electric heating convectors (wall mounted, with heat level thermostats) for the cold seasons. There are two WCs - a real bonus when urgency calls!
There is one bedroom downstairs, with shower/toilet adjacent, so if anyone in your group is older or less mobile, it is very convenient. There is a feature spiral staircase leading from that bedroom to another upstairs. This is especially light and spacious, but it is not suitable for young children, as access is open plan.
If greater privacy is required, there is a third double bedroom in the room above the lounge, which is accessed via an open tread straight staircase. There is the convenience of having a bathroom/toilet adjacent.
Please note: anyone booking must accept full responsibility for all child(ren)s safety and bring/install a child safety gate. Children must be supervised at all times.
Unlike the vast majority of holiday rental properties in the area, we allow pets to stay in the house, subject to a modest charge to cover extra cleaning. Any person(s) staying with a pet is required to keep it under control at all times and not to allow it to enter bedrooms or sit on furniture.
There are stunning countryside views from the property. The views from the upstairs windows are especially memorable and often commented upon by people staying here.
As the house is in a rural location, it is recommended that you come in a car. Alternatively, by prior separate arrangement we can collect you in the car from Avranches station, take you to the property and help you find a local car or cycle hire company.
- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Amenity Parking
The very large grassed area to the south (front) of the property is always available for the use of guests. There are several trees and beautiful views, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine (or anything else). The land to the west and north west of the property is also available for use, except when our sheep are in residence! An outside table and chairs are provided for relaxing outside.
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Night Clubs
- Theme park
The village has a pretty church and a bar run by English owners. Just north of the village there are the historical "Three Crosses" (Trois Croix), with a picnic area and a view that defies words!
At nearby Brecey there is a market on Friday mornings. There is a fair range of shops, also restaurants, cafes and a "Super U" supermarket. For bigger shopping, the town of Avranches offers almost everything you could want, including three large supermarkets.
Another excellent town worth visiting is Villedieu des Poeles, which means "Gods town of the frying pans". The town specialises in making/selling pans in copper, plus a museum dedicated to the same theme.
Other attractions recommended:
Zoo at Champrepus
Mont St. Michel (World Heritage site) - very famous;
Waterfalls at Mortain;
Sea resort at Granville (also a casino there for those interested);
The Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine;
Adventure park at Ange Michel.
- Nearest Airport : Dinard at 80 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Avranches at 12 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : Brécey at 6 kilometers distance