Character holiday cottage in Normandie

9.8/10
Champ-du-Boult (7km from Vire), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004272 Advertiser since: 7 August 2015
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L'Ancienne Boulangerie Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1 1 super king bed or 2 singles and a cot

About this property

A beautifully Renovated Old Village Bakery . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Boulangerie is a beautifully renovated old, stone, village bakery.
 
It is set in the grounds of the owners farmhouse, 'La Belle Rose', which totals 13 acres.
It is in a quiet location with an orchard and a garden. There is a patio with far reaching rural views. The grounds back on to the village of Champ Du Boult and the village shop is just a minutes walk away.
 
It is suitable for all year round lettings as it has a lovely wood burning stove to keep you warm in the winter!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped with an oven, ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge with freezer department and coffee maker. There is a small table with 2 stools in the kitchen.

Living rooms

The living room has a 3 seater leather sofa, a tv with English channels and a wood burning stove. There is also wifi available.

Bedrooms

There is a mezzanine bedroom with a super king size bed which can be split to make 2 singles. There is also a cot.

Bathrooms

The shower room and toilet is accessed through a door from the kitchen.

Heating

There is a log burner as well as electric radiators.

Entertainment

Wi-fi is available. There is a tv with English channels. Books and board games are also provided.

Garden and outside

There is a large garden with a patio looking out over beautiful far reaching rural views and also a seating area in the orchard behind the gite.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking (not undercover, unless by prior arrangement).

Visitor suitability

This gite would be diffcult to access with a wheel chair.

Information about any additional facilities

The main attractions are the walks from the property with the forest of St Sever only 1 mile away and Lac De La Dathee less than 5.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Sever
Distance: 7 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Plan D'Eau Du Vieux Chateau, St Sever
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf De Vire la Dathee
Distance: 6 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Renarderie Equitation, La Renarderie, 14380 Mesnil Clinchamps
Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous trails from Champ Du Boult

About the Owner, Miss Susie Rowe

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Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We bought this property in 2012 having sold a little cottage in Montbertrand, the other side of Vire. We loved the area and wanted something with a little more scope. We still live and work in the UK which is how we have financed the renovations. The property was very overgrown but the main house was in good shape other than requiring a kitchen!. We set about tidying the grounds and employing a gardener to maintain them. In 2014/2015 we renovated the old 'boulangerie' which is now enjoyed as a peaceful 'get away' for many.
Unique benefits of property The area has so many attractions it's difficult to list them all. The property itself is just very relaxing and peaceful with lovely views. You really can escape from everyday life here. It has the advantage of a rural location, yet also adjoins the village so you can fetch your morning croissants which arrive fresh at 8.15 daily or you can just pop to the shop for provisions or enjoy a beer in the bar. You can walk for miles on the numerous marked trails from the property. It is also great for cycling on the Voie Verte (Vire-The bay of Mont St Michel is 75km!).

The Owner Recommends

Mont St Michel, Granville, Ile Chausey, Domfront, Villedieu Les Poeles

The nearest towns to Champ Du Boult are Vire and St Sever, both approx 12 minutes drive. Vire is the larger of the two and is very attractive with lovely shops and numerous restaurants. It is particularly lovely at Christmas and holds its farmers market on Fridays. It has an indoor swimming pool and a hippodrome where you can enjoy a days 'trotting' or flat racing. St Sever is a pretty little town with a lovely 2 hectare fishing lake in the forest of St Sever, Plan D'eau Du Vieux Chateau. A permit can be bought in the bar/shop in Champ Du Boult. Villedieu Les Poeles is a listed village d'etape (17km) and is famous for its brass and copper. It also holds a lovely market every Tuesday. Lac De La Dathee is about 10 minutes drive where you can enjoy a game of golf (www.golfdevire.fr) on its championship 18 hole golf course or just enjoy a walk around it (6km on level, well maintained paths). Watersports here are canoeing, pedalos, kayaks, sailing and windsurfing. Fishing is also popular and a weekend permit can be bought for approx 10 euros. The River See is renowned for being one of the best brown trout/salmon rivers in France. Further afield is Le Mont St Michel which was named by the Guardian newspaper as one of the top 10 romantic places to visit in the world! Granville is approx 35 minutes drive and is a cosmopolitan town with many chic boutiques and some delicious fish restaurants (my favourite being Le Restaurant Du Port). From Granville you can catch the ferry to Iles Chausey which is 11 miles. (the flora and fauna is stunning and it's a delight to swim in one of its quiet, clean coves) The D Day Landing Beaches are about an hour away (63km) and Deauville and Trouville about 1 1/4 hours (105km). Domfront is a pretty little hillside medieval village with a delightful restaurant , Le Bistro St Julien. For an evening meal there are numerous restaurants in Vire and for that special occasion, le Moulin De Jean in Cuves (15 minutes drive) is an absolute must!

2 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Rosie 29 August, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the old Boulangerie and felt it represented excellent value for money. It is a lovely, clean, well-equipped house in a beautiful location, stunning views from the garden. The owners were helpful and kind. We would happily stay there again. Thank you.

10 / 10 Tim & Sue Beebe 19 August, 2016

Lovely gite, kitchen and bathroom all new or very recently installed. Lovely location with garden and orchard.

Very clean and tidy on arrival, good communication with the owner made the whole booking process easy.

Walks locally and loads of places to visit within an hours drive. We did the Normandy beaches, Bayeaux, Mont St Michel.

Just be aware the stairs are steep, not a problem if you take care.