|Le Haut Champ||Self Catering||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, 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 lakes for fishing, water sports or just relaxing, lovely beaches with miles of sand, plenty of walks and various cycle routes, either throughout the countryside or on the dedicated Voie Verte pathways, beautiful gardens, excellent golf courses and 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 specialties. Avranches is a large town which has a busy market and a good range of bars, restaurants and shops and is only 35 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 Rolls, kitchen foil, clingfilm, 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, with comfortable seating for 4 people. 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, 1 double bedroom & 1 kingsize bedroom. Each bedroom is accessed via its own staircase and has its own ensuite 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 good nights sleep we have very comfortable good quality mattresses with 300 count 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 a lovely woodburner for those cooler days and we include an initial number of logs, kindling, firelighters and matches for your stay.
There are electric heaters in both bedrooms and the kitchen and electric towel radiators in the shower rooms.
The gîte has access to satellite internet wi-fi and both Freesat and French tv. For those who enjoy their music or love their movies, a dvd player and iPod docking station is also included. There is a selection of dvd's and books to enjoy during your stay.
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 are wonderful countryside views from the terrace and it is an ideal spot to watch the sunset.
There is parking for one car directly outside the gîte.
Secure storage is available for cycles in a small outbuilding adjacent to the gîte, providing easy access.
Due to the configuration of the stairs the gîte is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years.
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.
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 Mont Saint Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a must see if you are visiting Normandy.