Beautifully renovated house to let, Normandy

9.5/10
La Chapelle-Cecelin (3km from Villedieu-les-Poeles), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003774 Advertiser since: 29 July 2014
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Holiday Home in Normandy Self Catering 3 6 2 One z-bed

About this property

Detached House on the Edge of La Chapelle Cecelin. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A newly renovated 3 bed detached house ideal for a relaxing holiday, in a lovely peaceful setting on edge of La Chapelle Cecelin village, in Basse Normandie. 7kms from Villedieu-les-Poeles with access to A84 Motorway.
 
The house can comfortably accommodate 6 people. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a duel fuel oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, clothes airer, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and a table with 4 chairs and 2 stools.

There is a downstairs toilet with basin.

There is a lounge with a log burner, sofa, 2 armchairs, rocking chair and a dining table with 6 chairs, English satellite television, dvd player, cd player and boardgames.

There is 1 double en suite bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds, 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom with shower and toilet.

Outside is a private driveway with plenty of parking and a garden equipped with table, 6 chairs, umbrella, 6 sun loungers, charcoal bbq and children's garden games.
 
Nearest travel links:
Ferry port at Caen 101kms (approx. 1 hour), Cherbourg 143kms (approx. 1 hour 30mins).
Train station Villedieu 7kms (10 minutes).
Caen airport 45 minutes, Dinard airport 95kms (approx. 1 hour), Rennes airport 115kms (approx. 1hr 10).
 
Nearest beaches: Avranches 26kms, Granville 35kms with day trips to the Channel Islands.

Nearest Amenities:
Village bakery 0.5kms - sells bread, cakes, eggs and groceries.
Villedieu 7kms – Selection of supermarkets and plenty of places to eat.

Local Attractions:
Villedieu Copper Foundry and Lace Museum.
Champrepus Zoo: Great day out for kids and adults alike - 15 minutes.
Mortain: Grand & Petit Cascades - 30 minutes.
Lac Dathee: Fishing, Pedalos and Walking - 30 minutes.
D-Day Beaches and Bayeux Tapestry - about 1 hour.
Le Mont Saint Michel - 45 minutes.
Saint Sever forest: Great for walking - 15 minutes.
Etang Du Moulin at Ger: Great Carp fishing lake - 45 minutes.

Towels and Linen not provided.
£150 or €200 damage deposit required on arrival, this will be refunded at the end of the stay if the property is left as it was on arrival.
Tourist Tax is payable in euros on arrival. This is €0.44 per person per night for anyone over the age of 18.
Logs can be provided on site at an additional cost.
Long lets 1-3 months available (please inquire about discounted rates).
Check in time 3pm - 11pm on day of arrival.
Check out time 10:00am on day of departure.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The is a fully equipped kitchen with a duel fuel oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, clothes airer, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and a table with 4 chairs and 2 stools.

Living rooms

The lounge has a logburner, sofa, rocking chair, 2 armchairs and a dining table with 6 chairs, English satellite television, dvd player, cd player, board games and books.

Bedrooms

One double en suite bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe.
Second bedroom with 2 single beds.
Third bedroom with 2 single beds.

Bathrooms

En suite bathroom with shower and wc.

One family bathroom with shower and wc.

Heating

Logburner in the lounge and electric heaters in all the rooms.

Garden and outside

The garden is equipped with a table, 6 chairs, umbrella, 6 sun loungers and a charcoal BBQ.

Parking and garages

Private driveway with plenty of parking.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for children under 5, no cots, highchairs or stair gates provided.
Not suitable for people with mobility problems as the bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs.

Facilities

  • No smoking

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 29 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, perch, roach, bream, trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Dathee
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Chapelle Cecelin
Distance: 0.5 km

The Owner Recommends

Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is located in Bayeux, here you can read the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066. William's defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings ensured the success of the Norman invasion of England. 45 minute drive.

Champrepus Zoo

A local zoo on the road to Granville with a fantastic range of animals from unusual donkeys to tigers to penguin and goats, feeding popcorn to the goats is recommended. 15 minute drive.

Etang Du Moulin, fishing

Etang Du Moulin just outside the village Ger is a great carp fishing lake run by an English couple. There is an on site restaurant/bar so you can order your lunch while you fish. 45 min drive.

Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel is a fantastic medieval abbey and town built on top of a granite island. It is located on the north cost of France, and forms the regional border between Normandy and Brittany. 45 minute drive

Restaurants

If you are looking for a good steak I would recommend Buffalo Grill which is just outside of Avranches. 20 minute drive. For more local food there is a lovely little restaurant in Sainte-Cécile called La Cecilia's that does 4 course evening meals including wine for around €11. 10 minute drive. Also Villedieu is Le Pussoir which is a lovely little Brassiere/Grill.

1 Review
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Westie 2 August, 2015

A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and comfortable in a tranquil rural setting. The location means that most of Normandy's attractions are within an hour's drive. The fact that there is a boulangerie a short walk from the house was certainly a bonus for at least one member of our party!
We'd recommend this house to anyone and would add that the pictures on the website don't really do it justice.