Stone farm holiday cottage in Manche Normandy

12km from Villedieu-les-Poeles, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003613 Advertiser since: 2 April 2014
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Le Cassel Self Catering Sunday 2 5 2 Z-bed

About this property

Character Stone Farm Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This attractive stone farm holiday cottage combines traditional character with modern comforts. It is situated on a farm track at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac within 5 minutes walk of all the facilities of the village of St. Pois which includes a well stocked supermarket, patisserie, butchers, a bar and a restaurant.
St Pois is a hilltop village in the Lower Manche region of Normandy within an easy 2 hours drive of the channel ports of Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre and St. Malo and is ideally located between the sandy beaches of the Manche peninsula and the pretty rivers and gorges of Swiss Normandy - both are within 30 minutes drive.
The cottage has a small floral garden with a vine covered patio and outside eating area with barbecue.
The accomodation consists on the ground floor of an open plan area living room with wood beamed ceiling and a large wood burning stove fireplace. This area includes a lounge with armchairs and a settee, a fitted kitchen and a dining table and chairs.
The lounge facility includes a dvd and a cd player with a large selection of films and music to suit all tastes.
Separate on the ground floor is a double bedroom and an attached stone barn in which is fitted with a toilet, washbasin and shower.
 
The upstairs loft conversion main bedroom is spacious with 3 single beds and an en suite bathroom/shower toilet.
The outside patio area is situated to enjoy the afternoon sun and to watch the evening sun go down over the distant St. Michels Mount Bay.
The cottage location is ideal for exploring the spectacular World Heritage Site of Mont St. Michel which is only 30 minutes drive away and is the second most visited tourist attraction in the whole of France [No1 is The Eiffel Tower] and the many seaside resorts of the Manche Peninsula such as Granville, Jullouville and St Pair, all with large sandy beaches.
In the other direction we have the adventure sports including bungy jumping and zip wire at Vire and kayaking, walking and climbing in the Swiss Normandy resorts.
Large weekly markets are held nearby in towns such as Vire, Villedieu les Poelles and St. Hillaire de Harcourt and these towns also have first class Aqua Centres with flumes.
There is a popular family Zoo near Villedieu and major shopping opportunties in Vire and Granville.
Mortain [15km away] was the site of a major German defensive during World War II and the D-day landing beaches and the world famous Bayeaux Tapestry are both within an hours drive.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted kitchen with microwave, hot plate, toaster and electric kettle plus a dining table with 4 chairs.

Living rooms

Two armchairs and a 2 seater settee make a comfortable lounge in which to enjoy the large selection of films and music.

Bedrooms

Ground floor bedroom with 2 single beds and an upstairs loft conversion

making a spacious wood beam bedroom with 3 single beds and a z-bed if required.

Both bedrooms have pleny of wardrobe and drawer space.

Bathrooms

Upstairs bedroom is fitted with an en suite bath/shower room complete with washbasin and toilet.

Downstairs the outside attached barn is also fitted with a fully-fitted toilet and shower room.

Heating

The lounge features a large fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove for winter use.

Two portable radiators are also available.

Entertainment

Flat screen tv fitted with a dvd facility is available to play the large selection of films.

Cd player and a large selection of music to suit all tastes.

Mini snooker table upstairs.

Garden and outside

Vine covered patio complete with brick barbecue and table and chairs.

Small floral garden with rockery and hedge.

Parking and garages

On road parking adjacent to the cottage.

Visitor suitability

Suit all members of the family with disabled access to the downstairs lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

The children enjoy the upstairs freedom and snooker table.

Information about any additional facilities

This is an ideal property for exploring Mont St. Michel and this region of Lower Normandy with its large sandy beaches, history and bordering on to Brittany.

However a car would be necessary to take full advantage of a holiday in this region.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villedieu les Poelles
Distance: 15 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Vire
Distance: 15 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Vire
Distance: 12 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Swiss Normandy

About the Owner, Mr Reginald Wilkinson

Retired business man who originally bought this cottage for tennis tournament holidays

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Real France with good access to beach and countryside in all directions, yet within 2 hour drive of 4 ferry ports
Unique benefits of property ferry tale brick cottage within 30 minutes of Mont St Michel and large sandy beaches

The Owner Recommends

Lots of Things to Do

The cottage location is ideal for exploring The World Heritage Site of Mont St. Michel which is only 30 minutes away and the beautiful sandy beaches on the Manche Peninsula at such resorts as Granville, Jullouville and St. Pair. Granville also houses the popular Christian Dior Museum and clifftop gardens. In the other direction we have the scenery and adventure sports of Swiss Normandy such as bungy jumping and kayaking. Near Villedieu is a quality family zoo. Nearby Mortain has 2 picturesque waterfalls and was the site of a major German defensive in World War II. The D-day landing beaches and Bayeaux Tapestry are just over an hour away. Large weekly markets take place in Vire, Villedieu and St. Hillaire.