Spacious cottage for rental nr Mortain

Le Mesnil-Rainfray (15km from Mortain), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM002841 Advertiser since: 7 February 2011
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Asselinais Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Renovated Oak Beamed Cottage in Rural Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The cottage, l'Asselinais, is on the outskirts of the small village of Le Mesnil Rainfray. Approached down a private lane and surrounded by farmland, the cottage has an enclosed ornamental garden with barbecue and ample parking on the gravel driveway. Plenty of space for children to play and adults to relax. There is a selection of garden furniture, including sunloungers. Deceptively spacious with a large living room with wood burning stove and fully equipped corner kitchen on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
Long term winter lets by special arrangement

The attractive sandy beaches on the west coast of Normandy and the scenic coastal footpaths around the Baie du Mont St Michel are all under an hour's drive away. The coastal towns and beaches of Northern Brittany are also within easy reach and well worth a day trip.



Kitchen and dining

Gas cooker, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, fridge, freezer, washing machine.

Living rooms

Oak-beamed living room with wood burning stove. Furnished with pine dresser, dining table and chairs, 2 settees. Cd player and a selection of cds. Tv/dvd player - satellite system for extensive range of UK tv and radio channels. A selection of books and games.


Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside table and fitted wardrobe with shelving.


Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin with shaver point and wc.


Electric wall heaters in every room and wood burning stove in living room.

Garden and outside

Our cottage is surrounded by an enclosed garden with a permanent barbecue. There is an outdoor dining table with parasol and a selection of garden chairs and sunloungers. We own the fields immediately adjacent and dependent on the time of year there could be sheep to keep you company.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for two cars on the gravel driveway.

Visitor suitability

The cottage has a narrow twisting staircase and both bedrooms are upstairs - it is therefore not considered suitable for wheelchair users.


  • Cleaning

  • Linen




Name and address of nearest golf course: Lake Dathee nr Vire
Distance: 27 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR22 6.5km from cottage

The Owner Recommends

Nearest Market

St Hilaire du Harcouet 13km.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Gary mellor 19 July, 2015

We loved it the most relaxing holiday for years
But don't expect to shops bars etc you need your car

8.8 / 10 Linette 13 September, 2013

Good points
Lovely relaxing setting, lovely cottage and a great location for days out.

Bad points
Couldn't fault it

9.5 / 10 Quantrill 11 May, 2012

Fabulous cottage and setting in quiet Normandy with sheep grazing in the ajoining fields, makes for a very relaxing holiday. Very good service and contact from the owner and the cottage was spotless on arrival. Cottage has been furnished lovely and my wife and mother in-law were very impressed with the high standard of it all. ( They looked everywhere for the pictures above the tv!) Kitchen has everything you need and more, comfortable lounge area with a wide variety of English channels if the weather is not so good,two large bedrooms and well equipped bathroom.
Perfect base for travelling around to see the sights in the area, with a must see being the Mont St Michel which is spectacular. We had a super holiday and I would not hesitate to recommend the cottage to friends and family.