Cosy holiday cottage in rural Normandy - NC005620

7.7/10
Landelles-et-Coupigny (15km from Vire), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC005620 Advertiser since: 14 July 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
St Michel Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 3 1

About this property

Cosy Cottage With Easy Access To Main Routes. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This cosy detached cottage is set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Normandy countryside, perfect for a real retreat and a relaxing holiday. Situated in a rural spot, but very accessible to the A84 (5 mins drive) for visiting the many tourist destinations of Normandy with ease. The cottage is rustic and simply renovated to provide a tranquil space yet is clean, comfortable and has all the basic necessities. It has been recently renovated, and finalised in 2018, since initially on the site in 2017.

It is nestled in the peaceful countryside surrounded by fields and rolling hills along the border of Manche and Calvados in Lower Normandy. The cottage is ideally situated for day trips to the many tourist attractions, including Mont St Michel (World Heritage Site), The Normandy Landing beaches and war museums & memorials, the Bayeux tapestry, Coutances cathedral, Caen and Rennes city centres, the scenic villages and landscapes of Swiss Normandy, the Bell Foundry at Villedieu-les-Poeles, the beautiful Cotentin coastline, the Chanel gardens in Granville, also for day trips to Jersey, amongst others.

The cottage is all on one level, open-plan with exposed old stone walls. The main door enters into a lounge area with corner kitchen. Off the main room to the left is a double bedroom. Off the main room to the right, and down one step, there is a single bedroom, and also a clean, compact shower room consisting of new fittings of shower, washbasin & WC.

Wifi is available, so you can bring your tablet/computer (no TV in cottage). From the terrace you can sit and enjoy nature, perhaps with a cake from the local patisserie (5 mins drive) or with a glass of local Calvados (apple brandy) or speciality Normandy cider.

Sheets are provided. Please bring your own towels (we can provide towels at a small extra charge if required). There is a services supplement (towards gas, electric, heating, water, taxes) for all bookings except July and August.

Ideal for couples or two friends/relatives who want a relaxing peaceful, holiday. Also suitable for a couple (or one parent) with one child. Great for bird life, rainbows, fishing in the nearby stream, and of course visiting all the tourist sites with easy access to main routes.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The corner kitchen is fitted with a sink, gas hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, filter coffee maker.

Living rooms

The open plan living room is comfortable and looks out onto the countryside. It has a small sofa, easy chair and dining table.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - Double bed with new mattress, exposed stone walls, window to garden.
Bedroom 2 - Single bed. This has no window to the outside, and has an internal window (curtained).

Bathrooms

Shower room with a new fitted shower, washbasin and toilet.

Heating

Electric heaters and gas heater.

Garden and outside

The cottage is detached, with its own private terrace and contained garden. Maybe you can watch the wildlife and be lucky enough to spot the local pair of eagles. Also egrets, woodpeckers and many other birds are found in the local area.
From the terrace there are lovely views across the local countryside. where you can sit and enjoy the birdsong as you sip a glass of wine, or maybe try the local Normandy cider or calvados (brandy from apples). Afternoon tea in the garden with a cake from the patisserie or a medley of fruit from the local markets is another simple pleasure to be enjoyed...

Parking and garages

Off-road parking next to the cottage.

Visitor suitability

Designed for couples or two friends/relatives who want a relaxing peaceful, holiday. Also suitable for a couple with one child. Well-behaved pets by arrangement - please enquire before booking.

Information about any additional facilities

- Linen included, please bring your own towels.
- End of stay cleaning provided for extra cost if required (see T&C)
- A services (electric/gas/water) supplement of £30 per week (or £20 per short break) is payable on all bookings except those in July & August
- Please note the cottage is a TV-free space. Wi-fi is available free.
- This is a cosy cottage designed for those seeking a relaxing countryside break. Great for bird life, rainbows, local fishing (with a permit!) in the nearby stream. Also benefits from easy access to French markets, restaurants, and tourist sites

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villedieu les Poeles
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: La Drome & La Cune (very near cottage), or Pont Farcy (6km)
Distance: 1 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: gr221

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Karen Jay

Welcoming British couple.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Easy access to A84 for visiting tourist sites of Lower Normandy.
Peaceful setting
Unique benefits of property Scenic spot. Peaceful. Tv free. Ideal for couples.

The Owner Recommends

Cultural And Nature Highlights

Visit the magnificent cathedral in Coutances; A marvel to behold is the inspiring Mont St Michel (World Heritage site) set in a beautiful bay; visit the Chanel gardens in Granville, and also the weekly saturday market is bustling and full of delights; the coast north of Granville is beautiful; Waterfalls and walks in the Mortain area; Abbey de Hambye is worth a visit. Museums - scriptorial museum in Avranches, WW2 museums around Caen, pottery museum in Gers,. The light show in Bayeux is worth seeing if you are visiting the tapestry museum. And the countryside is absolutely stunning....enjoy exploring and discovering the local area on the quiet lanes by car, bike or on foot.

1 Review
7.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 6
  • Condition: 7
  • Facilities: 5
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
7.7 / 10 Rob&bindy 25 September, 2017

This a very basic gite but it was warm and peaceful, the English owners could not have been more accommodating. The scenery was wonderful with an amazing little village only a five minute drive away with a lovely patisserie. We loved the peace and tranquility this little charming and quaint gite offered, although basic in amenities it was full of charm.

Owner response

We’re very glad that you had a fantastic break, and appreciated the area and the peacefulness of our cosy gite. Facilities (eg TV) are knowingly not provided in the cottage in order to encourage the opportunity to have a relaxing break and to enable you to return to the simple pleasures of life. Sorry you didn't benefit from the sofa which had been delayed, and arrived on the lorry you saw just as you were leaving. Again thanks for your kind comments, and we are very happy you benefited from the peace and relaxation this cottage can offer.