Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5
|Brittany/Normandy Holiday Cottages||Self Catering||Saturday||6||15||2||Futon folding bed small child, 1 cot 2 travelcots|
Weekly rentals in season - Saturday changeover - May half term, July and August, October half term.
Short breaks and weekends possible at other times of the year - Flexible changeover days and times of arrival/departure.
Located in lovely countryside on the Normandy/Brittany borders within large, flat, landscaped grounds. Ideal for large families or friends, the accommodation features 2 properties side by side for exclusive use in large enclosed grounds. Each cottage has 3 bedrooms with large oak beamed, open plan kitchen/dining/living areas. Much of the original character of the properties has been retained, including beamed ceilings and exposed granite walls, yet incorporating modern conveniences such as high-speed wifi, UK Freeview tv, large film libraries and fully equipped kitchens. The private pool is heated to a comfortable 27 degrees and children are well catered for with large outside spaces - football nets as well as a games room with pool table, table football, darts and mini table tennis. In a beautiful private country setting, yet only a few minutes from the market town of St James with all amenities. Many major attractions (e.g. Mont St Michel, adventure parks/zoos, golf, historic towns) and great beaches are within easy reach. A perfect location to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
An ideal holiday base for touring Brittany, Normandy and beyond and convenient to the ports of Cherbourg, Caen or St Malo; a 1 - 2 hour drive. Le Havre and Dieppe are also possible - about a 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive. Calais/Eurotunnel a 4 - 5 hour drive.
Cottage 1 (sleeps up to 7) comprises downstairs:-
Large living area with open stone fireplace, woodburner, sofa and chairs, television, Freeview Satellite tv and radio (BBC, ITV, C4, C5 channels, CNN, Sky news etc), video, dvd player (large library of videos and dvds), music centre, telephone. Dining table and benches. Kitchen area/breakfast bar with oak fitted units, fully equipped with double sink, dishwasher, gas/electric hob, electric cooker, microwave and fridge. Bathroom comprises bath/shower, washbasin, toilet with underfloor heating. Additional separate toilet. Automatic washing machine. Gamesroom including: pool table, table football, junior table tennis and darts.
Upstairs - 3 large bedrooms:-
Main bedroom with double bed, cot and double futon. Second bedroom with 3 single beds and sitting area. Third Bedroom with 2 single beds and sitting area (via separate staircase at the back of the house).
Cottage 2 (sleeps up to 8) comprises downstairs:-
Large living room with open stone fireplace, 3 seater and 2 seater sofas, television, Freeview Satellite tv and radio (BBC ITV, C4, C5 channels, Sky news etc), video/dvd player (large library of videos and dvds), music centre.
Fully equipped kitchen area with sink, dishwasher, gas/electric hob and electric cooker, fridge-freezer, automatic washing machine and microwave. Dining table and chairs. Large shower, washbasin. Separate toilet. Third bedroom with 3 single beds - Ground Floor - suitable for disabled or elderly persons.
Main bedroom with double bed. Second bedroom with 3 single beds.
Two kitchen/dining areas - each has fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven/hob, washing machine, microwave. Dining tables and chairs.
Two Living room with stone fireplace, sofas, television, Freeview Satellite tv and radio (BBC ITV, C4, C5 channels, Sky news etc), video/dvd player (large library of videos and dvds), music centre.
Six bedrooms - 2 x double, 1 x twin, 3 x triple over the 2 properties.
Additional futon, folding bed for small children, 1 cot, 2 travelcots.
1 downstairs bedroom.
Modern bathroom - bath with shower over, wc, washbasin - additional separate wc. Shower room with large shower, washbasin wc.
Gas butane heaters in living rooms and gamesroom, wood burning stove in Cottage1, convector heaters in the bedrooms and bathroom and shower room. Underfloor heating in bathroom.
Gamesroom with pool table, table football, darts and mini table tennis.
Large enclosed grounds with barbecues, patios with garden furniture - tables, chairs, loungers for outside eating and relaxation.
Heated pool open April- end September.
Field to the rear with football net.
Large enclosed courtyard to front of properties for multiple cars.
Great location for large family or group holiday - quiet, get away from it all location but close to all amenities - supermarkets, restaurants, bakers, markets etc.
An ideal base for touring the sights of Brittany/Normandy.
Along with my wife and twin daughters we are true francophiles who regularly visit our properties for some R&R but usually end up tending to the gardens - everything grows fast there!
|Year property purchased||1991|
|Why this location?||Away from it all location - but just a few kms to all amenities needed.|
|Unique benefits of property||An unique spot for large families or friends to enjoy great outside space weather permitting! Otherwise an excellent base to tour the historic and beautiful countryside of Brittany and Normandy.|
Fantastic restaurant near Avranches - tasting menus and fine wines, but not ridiculously expensive for quality.
Traditional, quaint hotel in centre of Avranches with gourmet restaurant.
Le Mont St Michel is a popular tourist attraction and world heritage site - an impressive abbey on a rock island reached by a causeway whose origins date back over a 1000 years. Climb up narrow winding streets with shops and museums on either side. At the top is the abbey church known as La Merveille - the Marvel with its beautiful cloisters. Walk the ramparts and see the chefs making the famous "La Mère Poulard" omelettes then try the dish in the restaurant. Take a guided walk across the sands (14 kms bare feet!) and view the island of Tombelaine.
Walled city of St Malo with state of the art aquarium at St Malo with a 360-degree view of marine life. Walk the ramparts - within the walls - intra muros - excellent shopping and restaurants.
Fine sandy beaches and safe waters for swimming. Enjoy shopping, open-air restaurants or wander around the yacht marinas. Take a day trip to Jersey or Guernsey or stay in St Malo to take in the colour, vibrancy and atmosphere of this delightful city. Boat cruises around the harbour and across the bay to Dinard for sandy beaches with its traditional stripy beach huts.
Lovely small zoo near Granville
In the Mont St Michel bay close to Granville - long sandy beaches as far as the eye can see - watch horses being trained for trotting racing - pulling a 2 wheeled cart called a 'Sulky' across the sands.
Cancale is famous for its oysters. The oyster beds are visible at low tide and shellfish are sold along the harbourside. The many restaurants have lovely views over the port where you can pass an evening trying the local specialities.
Lovely old Brittany market town - with most the well preserved Château in Europe and other historic buildings including the Belfry, Notre Dame Gate - also Emmanuel-de-la-Villéon Museum celebrating the work of the impressionist artist.
Take a walk through the nearby Forêt de Fougères,
Lovely gardens, overlooking the Bay of Mont St-Michel, illuminated manuscripts from the Mont, D-Day Museum, General Patton's tank still adorns the main square of the town. Good shops and restaurants. D-day way marked route.
Day - American cemetery at St James, German mausoleum near Mont St-Michel, further afield the D-Day beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.
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