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 village 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, 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!

10 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.9
9.8 / 10 JaneDebbie 10 July, 2017

Wonderful house with everything you need just bring yourselves , the house was clean and the kitchen was stocked so no need to bring the kitchen sink. Fabulous welcome pack cheese, wine, milk and some lovely free range eggs....Plenty of towels a must when you are 4 girls on a pre wedding holiday. The best restaurants are a car drive away the local ones can be walked too but to really experience the French cuisine you will need to get in the car. Wonderful walks !!! A fabulous house in a good location

10 / 10 Mcfarlands 29 August, 2016

We have just returned from spending a fabulous two weeks at this property and can safely say that it is the most comfortable place that we have stayed in and we have holidayed in France every year since 2010. The welcome pack is excellent and all basic requirements such as loo rolls were provided. The owners are British and live close by. They are very helpful but not at all intrusive and the garden is completely private. The property is set between Avranches and Granville in a village that has a couple of decent restaurants and a bakery for the morning croissants! The beach is a five minute drive away but a word of advice if you have young children that like to paddle in the sea: the tide doesn't come in until late afternoon with the water being a long,long way out until it does! But that is the only negative thing that i have to say. Go ahead !! You won't be sorry !!

9 / 10 katy 3 August, 2016

A brilliant stay in Normandy. Les Mouettes isa cosy family home and the perfect base for exploring.
David was a warm host, and left a delicious welcome hamper (including fresh local eggs and a bottle of fizz!) very thoughtful and much appreciated.
The home is warm and inviting, with a very peaceful setting.
You can walk into the local town with a yummy bakery and convince shop, and a few restaurants.
I would say a car is needed for exploring and shopping etc.
Local beaches are lovely and family friendly.

9.8 / 10 Jean & Paul 23 June, 2016

Our second time here, says it all, just as good as the first - apart from the weather. Lovely welcome from David, who is very easy going and nothing is too much trouble. All very clean and comfortable, a very relaxing holiday, and thank you both.