|Walnut Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Cot available|
Walnut Cottage was originally built in the 16th century but has been lovingly restored to combine a high standard of modern comfort with traditional stonework and a dramatic granite fireplace which provides for a cosy winter fire and makes the cottage available all year round. The mezzanine double bedroom overlooks the open plan living area with lounge, dining room and modern kitchen facilities. A cot / child’s bed can be provided on request and a well behaved pet is welcome.
Surrounded by 5 acres of land there are plenty of picnic areas, patio furniture for picnics or a bottle of wine in the sunshine and of course, lots of off-road parking.
We do live on site so whilst the cottage can be self-catering for private holidays or short breaks - we also offer a continental breakfast with fresh pastries delivered to your door each morning from the local boulangerie, or a full English or Continental breakfast is available either in the cottage or at one of the outside seating areas.
Dinner is also available on request, with soft drinks, beer or wine.
Wi-Fi, English tv and a dvd player with a selection of dvds are all available to provide all the comforts of a home away from home.
Walnut Cottage is a five minute drive from the historic town of Vire where there are plenty of restaurants, bars and sporting activities, including swimming pools, golf, fishing, pedalos and boat hire, off road cycle paths and local markets.
A relaxing and enjoyable holiday awaits everyone who visits so if you have any questions or there is anything you would like to know, do not hesitate to message us.
The kitchen is well equipped with a hob, small oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and George Foreman grill.
Large granite fire place with a log burner.
Seating for 2 people, leather sofa.
Dining table to seat four people
Flat screen tv and a dvd player
The mezzanine bedroom has sloping ceilings and overlooks the fire place.
A cot is available.
The shower room is on the ground floor, it has a built in wash basin with vanity unit, large mirror and a wc.
Log burner and internal heating.
Internet access, English tv, dvd player, some dvds and board games.
There is a stone table and chairs to the side of the Cottage that used to be a cider press wheel.
There is also a picnic bench, sun umbrella, a two person swing and a barbecue for outside dining.
Secure parking for motorcyclists
We are sorry but the cottage is not suitable for people who have mobility difficulties.
Evening meals with soft drinks, wine or beer are available.
Weekly Pricing Notes:
Linen is included in the rental costs including towels, duvets and pillows.
The first basket of logs are free.
There is no cleaning fee at the end of your stay as long as the cottage is left in good order. If you would prefer someone to clean after your stay a local lady will provide the service for £30
When we decided to leave our jobs and move to France we wanted to "put smiles on faces" our aim is to provide a relaxing, enjoyable holiday for everyone who visits our homes, whatever your needs. We take a very flexible approach recognising that everyone has different expectations. Please email us if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more enjoyable.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||Walnut Cottage is at the end of a quiet road just outside the historic town of Vire. There are many restaurants and sporting activities in the vicinity, indoor swimming pools, abseiling, horse riding, paragliding, cycling, golf courses, fishing for those with mountain bikes there is an abundance of off-road tracks. There are many local markets or larger ones at St Lo or Caen.|
|Unique benefits of property||Walnut Cottage was originally built in the 16th century and has been carefully restored to a high standard with beams, stone walls and a large granite fireplace. The cottage is open plan kitchen/dining/lounge. There is a wood burner and internal heating. All bed linen including a cot, towels and tea towels are included. Please ask if you require more of anything during your stay. Please bring your own swimming/beach towels.|
You will see a series of themed gardens as you walk around the Zoo. The Madagascan area, the subtropical area and the African area. Champrepus is a magical place where parents and children will meet lions, giraffes, tigers, penguins and lemurs.
The Western Manche coast is about 50 minutes away by car. The long beaches are of thick fine sand and the numerous resorts of a quiet family orientated nature. Old fashioned walks along the prom, cockle picking and sand castle making are the main events. At Granville there are many seafood restaurants on the port. You can also take boats to the Isles of Chausey or to Jersey from here.
The River See, is renowned for being one of the best Salmon and Brown Trout Rivers in France. You can also go Fly Fishing locally in Brousains or in Vengeons. Day or week passes can be purchased locally in Sourdeval. They run from March to October. There are also numerous Trout Lakes around Lake Dathee where weekend passes can be purchased.
A drive to the Orme takes you to Flers where there is a water park which is a great day out for all the family.
Vire has an 18 hole municipal Golf course, it is very well maintained and looks over the beautiful Lac De La Dathee. You can take part in water sports such as Windsurfing, Pedlos, boat or bicycle hire, go fishing or stroll around the 5km perimeter and enjoy the peace and quiet at one of the many picnic area. The lake is bordered in parts by forest and also has a weir and a small waterfall
With over 310 miles of cycle paths, two cycle paths are only five minutes from the cottage.
The property is ideally situated to visit Bayeux Tapestry, Domfront, Fourges, the Landing Beaches in the North, the beautiful beaches around Granville, and the Mont Saint Michel which is surrounded by a magnificent bay.
At the hillside town of Mortain, the river Cance slices through the rocky gorges down to the woodland basin of the Selune River, creating two spectacular waterfalls with scenic walks and picnic spots. The mightiest La Grande Cascade is the largest waterfall in the North and West of France.
Moto GP at Le Mans which is a one hour and forty minutes ride or drive. WSBK at Magny-Cours is four hours and 55 minutes.
Pont Farcy is where the gorges de la Vire lie, it is possible to take in the stunning scenery by canoe or kayaks.
Suisse Normande's railway tracks. The meeting point is at Pont Erambourg at the Gouttes Tunnel (near Pont d'Ouilly) The eight mile return rail biking circuit takes around one hour forty five minutes.
The market town of Vire is 6km away and offers excellent shopping and dining. Vire has beautiful walks, Las Cascades Waterfall, rivers and extensive forests.