Vacation Rental Description
Situated amid peaceful green fields in this lovely country area, right on the border of Normandy and Brittany, La Marelle is the perfect French holiday home in which to unwind. The gite, which sleeps up to7 people, is a converted French country cottage on two floors.
The kitchen, new in 2008, has attractive Ikea units, a halogen hotplate and electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and dishwasher. There is a separate dining room with Victorian round dining table which will seat up to 8 people.
The living room has a big fireplace with woodburning stove, comfortable armchairs and sofa, and a good supply of books!
Bedroom one has an antique double French bed and a wooden sleigh-type bed most suitable for a child. The second bedroom has 3 singles.
The bathroom is actually a shower room, complete with shower, washbasin and toilet.
Outside the house is a small terrace with table and chairs, perfect for those warm summer evenings. An attractively planted area leads to a large field where kids (or adults) can run around to their hearts' content.
This is simple French living at its best. La Marelle is an old house - built at least 200 years ago - and we have left it with many original features. There are exposed oak beams in the upstairs ceilings and the 18-inch-thick stone walls upstairs have been lightly plastered but not covered over. Much of the furniture is vintage or antique, with a smattering of Ikea. We really like the contrast, because we feel it maintains the house's original character, but if you are the sort of family who prefers formica and stripped pine, this may not be the house for you!
The local area is full of interesting things to do. From the gite you can reach some glorious beaches in about 35 minutes, and the famous Mont St Michel is only twelve miles away. There are museums, medieval towns, chateaux, aquariums, swimming pools and various other attractions within easy reach.
Stay in our attractive gite and experience French country cottage living at its most genuine