Holiday rental cottage 16km from Granville

Saint-Jean-le-Thomas (14km from Avranches), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003055 Advertiser since: 27 December 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Mouettes Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Beautiful Purpose Built Cottage in Seaside Village. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Les Mouettes is a purpose built cottage in St Jean le Thomas with wonderful views over rolling Normandy countryside and glimpses of the sea. The cottage has been designed for maximum comfort for our guests and is wheelchair friendly. It is quite independent and stands in its own private garden, a south facing sun trap with lots and lots of sky!!
There is safe off-roadĀ parking. Whilst being 'in the village' it is just on the edge therefore very quiet!



Kitchen and dining

The large open plan dining and kitchen area is ideal for those who like to still be with friends and family while creating culinary delights! There is a full size fridge-freezer, wall mounted double oven, 4 ring electric/halogen hob, microwave, washing machine, tumbledryer and dishwasher. We provide all herbs, spices, cooking oils, tea and coffee etc.

Living rooms

Three large comfortable sofas give generous lounge seating for 6.


There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 bedroom with twin beds.


The main bathroom has bath and separate shower cubicle and all bath and hand towels are provided. There are 2 separate wcs.


Full programmable electric central heating is designed to keep the cottage cosy in the cooler winter months.


Flat screen full hd tv and dvd player with a huge choice of different adult and children dvds. Stereo sound system with selection of cds. The cottage is bursting with enough reading material to suit all tastes.

Garden and outside

Large south facing garden with loungers and outside dining table and chairs. Full size brick barbecue. Large lawned garden to the rear.

Parking and garages

Plenty of off-road private parking.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is wheelchair friendly and the bathroom and wcs are fitted with grab bars.

Information about any additional facilities

Everything you could possibly need for a care-free holiday is provided from comprehensive kitchen equipment to first aid kit.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Veterinaire des Iles Rue Fourneau St Pair sur Mer 02 33 50 22 85


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Granville
Distance: 16 km

Beach holidays


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, pike, salmon
Name of nearest fishing location: Sea angling or river fishing
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Breville
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Cavalerie, St Jean le Thomas
Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR 223


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Rafferty

For those old enough to remember them I used to work for Crest Hotels. Since coming here in 1991 I have worked for the local chamber of commerce; happily I am now part-time so afternoons are all mine!

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? We came on holiday 25 years ago, fell in love with the area and made one of those life-changing decisions! We originally had an old house in the village and bought this piece of land in 2001 and built Les Mouettes and our current house. We managed to sell our old house in 2010 and that paid off a lot of bills!
Unique benefits of property Where does one begin? Comments received from guests have included: peaceful, relaxed location; secluded garden with decking and barbecue; really comfortable beds; open plan so very convivial; a home from home. One of our recent guests said she wanted to just pick up the whole house up and take it back with her!

The Owner Recommends

D-day Landing Beaches

Juno, Gold, Sword, Omaha - just an hour's drive away.


Our own local pirate town and still a bustling fishing harbour

Mont St Michel

One of the "wonders of the world" - the most visited monument in France outside Paris. Just 24kms by road or cross the sands on foot-but only with a guide!

St Malo

The famous pirate walled city!

14 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.9
9.8 / 10 Bob, Rita & Dougal 10 October, 2017

My wife and I have been holidaying in France for many years in April/May and September/October, renting up to eight properties in one year so over the years we have rented quite a few. Our stay in Les Mouettes this October is the first time we have ever returned to the same property, yes we returned to this part of France as despite our age we do like to cycle and had to complete the last stage of The Grand Depart, Tour de France 2016, the first 50 Km that started at Mont St Michel, We could have stayed in several locations to do this but opted for this return because we knew everything we could ever want could be found at this property. I would have liked to give 10 for each rating, yes you can walk down to the village to the small shop and places to eat but you do have to use the car to get to the supermarkets if you are going to get the best out of everything you will find in the kitchen. Condition rating could also be 10 but like back home its been raining over in France and David had not mowed the lawns. What you will find is a great place to stay with everything you need in a home from home plus two great hosts in David and Alex and a real greeting from Daisy the dog and if she is in the mood a royal visit from Millie the cat. Les Mouettes easily makes it in to our top ten and is likely to get another visit from us as we still have things to do in the area. Just book it up and go and explore is the only advice we can give.

10 / 10 Steve and Dawn 25 September, 2017

Wonderful cottage. Description on web site was very accurate.

It's probably the best equipped cottage we've ever stayed at; nothing missing. It was all very comfortable. All the rooms were large. The sunny back garden was great for quiet relaxing, especially with all of the chairs/loungers out there.

David (his house was at other end of the garden) was there to meet us. Handy knowing he was so near if we'd had any problems, but he left us on our own.

Great, very quiet location as it was half a mile outside the village but the bar, local shop, restaurants and boulangerie were only 15 minutes walk away. The beach is only 20 minutes walk away, with great views of the bay.

We'll stay there again!

9.7 / 10 Graham Payne 18 September, 2017

Excellent property very well maintained and equipped, the owners were unatrusive but on a phone call or e mail away even coming out in the pouring rain to check we were warm enough. Could not fault this rental in any way but wish we had better weather. Recommend this rental to anybody just bring some rainwear.

9.8 / 10 amy/rog 4 September, 2017

perfect holiday cottage.nice and clean and comfortable with wi/fi plus english tv also all basics like coffee tea milk were there when we arrived, also coking oil and condiments most things you might need. the owner was very helpful with any queiries we had.there three good restaurants close by.nice beach an easy walk away.mont saint michael a nice day out. we had a great two week stay and weather was kind to us. would certainly recommend the property