Holiday rental cottage 16km from Granville - NM003055

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-road 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 with Humax box offering UK Freeview; 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!

24 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Lockey 7 October, 2019

Les Mouettes provides everything you need for a perfect holiday. The whole house is well equipped even down to a UK socket if you forget your adapters!! There is a great garden where you can relax after a day out and a built BBQ too. The location is great, 10 minute walk to the beach and plenty of very pretty local walks. David and Alex are great hosts and can supply you with all sorts of useful information to ensure you have a good holiday experience.

10 / 10 Chris , Ellen and Pippa 23 September, 2019

Really is best described as a home from home. The location is on the outskirts of a quiet village. A very modern styled bungalow with all mod cons provided. Not overlooked and very private with a good sized garden and a nice sized patio area. The owners live in another property to the rear but still retains it’s privacy and charm. The area has many lovely beaches and restaurants within walking distance , approx 15 mins or a few minutes drive , the choice is yours. There is an old disused railway track /path to be explored especially with a dog and is only yards from the property.
The owners are very friendly and approachable but give you a strong feeling of privacy at the same time. The added bonus was the weather which was perfect , in fact we never saw a cloud all week which after having read previous guest book comments we consider ourselves very very lucky.
We chose this property originally from the description and previous reviews and it did not disappoint in any aspect.
The area is famous for the fish and seafood restaurants and markets , there are so many places to discover that we felt that we had only scratched the surface within the week.
Summing up we cannot wait to book again and will thoroughly recommend it to our friends.

10 / 10 Louise W 12 August, 2019

Our second stay at Les Mouettes and it did not disappoint. The cottage is in a lovely quiet location but within easy reach of beaches, restaurants and places to visit. It was clean and comfortable with everything we needed to make our holiday enjoyable.

9.8 / 10 titch 8 July, 2019

Another friendly welcome from David and Alex. We have stayed at Les Mouettes 5 times now and will be returning to this 'GEM' again next year. We have never found a holiday let as comfortable and well equipped as Les Mouettes, and the large secure garden is appreciated by ourselves and our dog. As described in 'the details' David and Alex thoughtfully provide everything you could need