Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 9.1/10
|Le Haut Champ||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2|
Situated in Saint Brice de Landelles. A village with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, Le Haut Champ gîte is a converted barn dating from the 19th century and is full of character with modern conveniences.
It is set in a tranquil location with stunning views of the local countryside yet close to historic sites, such as Le Mont Saint Michel, Fougères Castle, Dinan, Saint Malo, Rennes, The Cascades in Mortain and many others. Being only a few kilometres from both the Brittany and Pays de la Loire borders it is the perfect location to enjoy the many visitor attractions and local towns and villages the three regions have to offer.
Within easy reach you can discover plenty of walks and cycle routes throughout the countryside or on the dedicated Voie Verte pathways, beaches with miles of sand, interesting towns and villages, beautiful gardens or a variety of museums and galleries with an abundance of history. Alternatively you could find a local café to relax in with a glass of wine, cider or a cup of coffee and just enjoy a slice of French life.
Local facilities in Saint Martin de Landelles (5 km) include a local baker, grocers, butcher and a restaurant. Nearby there are some great restaurants serving traditional French cuisine (Chez Agnès in Lapenty is a favourite). The nearest town of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is just a 15 minute drive away with its popular weekly market brimming with local produce and regional specialities. Avranches is a large town which has a busy market and a good range of bars, restaurants and shops and is only 30 minutes towards the west.
Close to 3 ferry ports (Caen, Cherbourg and Saint Malo) and Rennes airport Le Haut Champ gîte is perfect for visiting southern Normandy and the neighbouring regions or as a stopover en route to the centre/south of France.
Le Haut Champ has a round dining table and seating for 4 people.
The modern country style kitchen is fully equipped with a full range of utensils/crockery along with an electric oven and hob, fridge (with freezer compartment), microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board.
There is a good supply of crockery, glasses, cutlery, cafetière and mugs as well as all the cooking utensils, pans, sieves and other items that you may require. If you cannot find something just let us know.
We also supply the following items for your stay:-
Washing up liquid, sponge, j-cloth, tea towel and hand towel.
Dishwasher tablets, rinse aid and dishwasher salt.
Kitchen roll, kitchen foil, clingfilm and plastic freezer bags.
Olive oil, pepper and a small selection of herbs, both fresh and dried.
Initial supply of coffee, teabags and sugar for your first cuppa!
The open plan lounge is situated on the ground floor and is spacious and bright, with comfortable seating for 4 people. It has french doors overlooking both the garden and the surrounding countryside views. The original stone wall provides character and charm and there is a fire place with wood burning stove, perfect for cooler nights. In addition to the wood burner, there is electric heating and the gîte also benefits from its own hot water tank.
Le Haut Champ has two bedrooms, one double bedroom & one king size bedroom. Each bedroom is accessed via its own staircase and has its own en suite shower room.
Both bedrooms have beautiful original exposed wooden beams and lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
Each bedroom has a fitted wardrobe with space to store your luggage and plenty of wooden hangers for your clothes as well as two bedside tables and table lamps.
To ensure you have a great nights sleep we have very comfortable good quality mattresses with 100% white cotton bed linen and all the duvets and pillows are feather.
Every effort has been made to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one.
Both shower rooms have good quality shower cubicles & showers and are modern & contemporary. As well as the usual toilet and sink with vanity unit you will find a chrome heated towel rail and a mirror. Lovely soft towels and a bath mat are included for your stay as well as toilet rolls and hand soap.
For those guests who have chosen a 2 week stay towels are changed at the start of the second week.
The gîte has electric heaters in both bedrooms and the kitchen and electric towel radiators in both shower rooms.
It also has a lovely woodburner for those cooler days and we include an initial number of logs, kindling, firelighters and matches for your stay.
The gîte has access to wi-fi internet and both Freesat (UK channels) and French tv. For those who enjoy their music or love their movies, a dvd player and iPod docking station are also included. There is a selection of dvds and books to enjoy during your stay.
The garden at Le Haut Champ enjoys lovely open countryside views and is filled with trees, shrubs and flowers providing colour and interest all year round. The gîte has a separate garden terrace with a selection of garden furniture for relaxing and dining together with a large parasol for you to enjoy both during the day and in the warmer evenings.
There is also a barbeque for those of you who enjoy cooking al fresco.
The terrace is an ideal place to enjoy all the nature and wildlife on our doorstep and to watch the beautiful sunsets.
There is parking for one car directly outside the gîte.
Secure storage is available for bicycles in a small outbuilding adjacent to the gîte, providing easy access.
Le Haut Champ gîte is a non smoking property, this includes the gardens as well as the gîte.
The gîte is not suitable for wheelchair users as it is situated over 2 floors.
The gîte is not suitable for children.
Due to our own pets we are unable to accept any other pets on site.
Le Haut Champ gîte is spacious and light with quality fixtures and fittings yet at the same time retaining many of the original features such as the beautiful stone walls and exposed beams. Our aim has been to combine the “old and the new”, to reflect the heritage of the building but enable you to enjoy modern facilities and make your stay a happy and comfortable one.
Anne and I (Simon) are originally from Hampshire but moved to Normandy in 2013 with our two cats, Molly and Gizmo. Over the years we have spent much time traveling in France but we fell in love with the Normandy/Brittany people, countryside, history and of course the food and drink! We live on site and will be happy to provide as much or as little help as you require. For those of you who have limited experience of France, we will be delighted to share our tips and local knowledge.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||We chose this part of southern Normandy for the beautiful countryside, the close proximity to the coast, the climate, the historic sights and leisure activities, and its’ easy access to the Channel ports. We love the friendliness of the people, the delicious food and drink, the markets, the slower pace of life here and the variety of things that you can choose to do each day. We were also attracted by the closeness to neighbouring Brittany which is just 3 fields away! It’s also a short car journey over the border to the Pays de la Loire, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore all three regions.|
|Unique benefits of property||Although we are in a rural situation, on a no through road and surrounded by fields it is easy to reach many of the local villages within minutes and other large towns in 30 - 45 minutes. Because we are in a rural area we also have spectacular views of the sky at night. So it can be useful to bring your binoculars, sit in the garden after dark and appreciate the clear view of the stars and sky. You may also be able to catch a glimpse of our resident barn owl!|
Le Haut Champ is ideally located for those seeking all different types of activities for their holiday.
Walking in the country lanes or rambling through fields, hedgerows and along the river banks, visits to beautiful gardens, lazy days spent on sandy beaches, cycling through the undulating country roads and dedicated cycle routes (off road), trips to a variety of museums and galleries with an abundance of history all on our doorstep. Alternatively you could find a local café to relax in with a glass of wine, cider or a cup of coffee. Here are some of our favourites:
Le Mont Saint Michel:
A UNESCO World Heritage site & a must see if you are visiting Normandy.
This old walled town is full of old world charm and history as well as lovely shops, restaurants and cafes.
This nearby fishing town is the perfect place to taste the fresh seafood and fish that is caught in the port. It is also home to the Christian Dior museum.
A medieval town with is own castle, fascinating history, lovely walks, an old medieval quarter and charming public gardens with fantastic views over the castle.
Our nearest town, just 10 kilometres, has a good selection of shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets. It also has a superb market on a Wednesday morning, probably one of the best in the area.
Only 30 minutes in the car and is a great place to see Le Mont Saint Michel in the distance from the public gardens. It is also home to the Scriptorial which holds the original manuscripts from the Benedictine monks at the cathedral on Le Mont Saint Michel. Full of shops, restaurants and bars is it a great place to for lunch. Saturday is market day and it also hosts a monthly Brocante in the main square.
Is our favourite beach with views of Le Mt St Michel.
The Bayeux Tapestry:
Only an hour & 15 mintues and well worth the trip.
The D-Day Beaches:
A great destination for a day trip.
Had a lovely week at Le Haut Champ. Gite was exceptionally clean and well equipped. Beds were really comfortable and the shower was amazing. Anne and Simon were really helpful in recommending places to visit. Because of Le Haut Champ's location we visited places in both Normandy and Brittany. Needed to stay longer than one week to see everything we wanted to. Would definitely stay again in the future. Thanks Anne and Simon.
Cosy and lovely gite, great owners, beautiful countryside.
We were made to feel very welcome. Anne and Simon were very pleasant and Helpful.
The Gite was very comfortable and Clean. Decorated very nicely. The Shower was very good and each bedroom had its own ensuite Bathroom.
We wanted to stay somewhere we could mainly cook our own food and it had everything we needed. Cooking facilities very good and clean.It was also nice to eat out in the local village.
It was lovely to sit out in the Beautiful Garden and watch the sun go down. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and it was lovely to relax. We stayed here in August and it was so pretty Saw lots of Beautiful Butterflies.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay and would highly recommend their property.
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