Holiday let in peaceful rural Normandy - NM004666

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Saint-Maur-des-Bois (6km from Villedieu-les-Poeles), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004666 Advertiser since: 9 March 2016
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La Radigueliere Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

A Traditional Rural Normandy Farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Radiguelière is a traditional Normandy farmhouse with an attached renovated barn located in the South Manche region of Normandy, set in a peaceful rural location in the hamlet of St Maur-des-Bois around 6 kilometers east of the market town of Villedieu-les-Poeles.  
 
The house, which can accommodate up to 6 people, has been renovated to a high standard and features all mod cons, a large open-plan living/dining area and fully-fitted kitchen. On the first floor there are two good-sized double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and a bathroom. 
 
The house also benefits from electric heating throughout and a large wood burning stove in the main living room.
 
The well-maintained garden occupies just over one acre of lawn and fruit orchard, with a summer house, substantial outbuilding with games room, open fire and barbecue.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A fully fitted shaker style kitchen and open-plan living dining area with electric cooker, hob and grill, microwave, dishwasher and fridge.

Dining area has a large modern oak table with seating for 6 people comfortably.
Kitchen has breakfast bar with seating for 2.

Living rooms

Open plan living dining and kitchen room. Integrated electric heaters, large wood burning stove, cd/radio, tv & dvd player.

Bedrooms

Two good-sized double bedrooms and one twin bedroom on the first floor accessed via stairs from the open plan living/dining area.

Bathrooms

First floor bathroom with wc and bath with over bath shower, wash hand basin.
Ground floor wc with wash hand basin.

Heating

Electric heating throughout the property. Large wood burning stove in the open plan living area.

Entertainment

Lcd tv with access to UK freeview Sky tv, radio cd player in living room.
Free Wi-Fi access throughout the house (please note that whilst we benefit from excellent broadband speeds for a rural location, on occasions service can suffer outages for short periods. We are therefore unable to guarantee uninterrupted service).
Games/family room with table tennis and darts board.

Garden and outside

Well-maintained gardens occupying just over one acre of lawn and fruit orchard, with a summer house, substantial outbuilding with games room, open fire & barbecue.

A number of gravelled terraces are located around the property with plenty of outdoor seating, benches, tables and sun loungers.

Wonderful peaceful rural location with far reaching views of the open countryside and valley with small stream.

For keen runners the location offers quiet roads with fabulous country views. We are able to provide a number of 5k or 10k routes via Mapometer which are regular routes used by us for those early morning runs.

Parking and garages

Plenty of off road parking within the gated grounds of the property.

Visitor suitability

All bedrooms and bathroom are situated on the first floor accessed via a stair case from the open plan living room.

Information about any additional facilities

Washing machine available.
Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned on changeovers, when fresh towels and linen are provided.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villedieu-les-Poeles
Distance: 6 km

Cycling

Family activities

Mountain biking

Distance: 6 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Alexandra Sage

The Sage family have owned the property since 2005. At the time with 2 young children, buying a property in this part of France made perfect sense with just over an hours drive from the ferry ports.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? The decision to pick Normandy as a location for a second home was really very easy. For many years we took our holidays in France and always questioned why we were travelling through such a lovely place on the way south. Normandy is such a beautiful location, and has the obvious benefit of being so close to home, making travel there easy. There are so many things to see and do in Normandy and plenty on offer for all ages.
Unique benefits of property It took us quite a while to identify this house. We travelled extensively throughout Normandy looking for properties, and finally settled for this area where the landscape becomes more interesting with it's rolling hills and valleys.
Even today driving in this part of France is a pleasure with its lack of congested roads.
After buying the house immediately commenced renovating which we completed in the autumn of 2011.
We have been careful to equip the house with good quality furnishings as we know how important it is to feel comfortable and have that 'home from home' feeling.
We are very proud of what we have achieved and recommend this as an inviting home to rent.
We look forward to welcoming you to La Radigueliere.

The Owner Recommends

http://www.ville-granville.fr/

Nobody ever seems to mention Granville in any recommendations. It is surprising as it is a wonderful seaside town, and is famed for being the childhood home of Christian Dior. It’s also only a 30 minute drive from the house, and well worth a visit.

Jersey by ferry from Granville

Interestingly you can take a small ferry from Granville to Jersey which takes just over an hour. The ferry leaves Granville harbour at about 9am local time and returns in the early evening. It is easy to find free parking all day in Granville very close to the terminal. A really great day out, or as we have done, spent a night in Jersey and returned the following day. http://www.directferries.co.uk/manche_iles_express.htm

Mont St Michel

No trip to the Manche area of Normandy would be complete without a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont St Michel. A really good day out! http://mont-saint-michel.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Zoo Champrepus

If you enjoy zoo’s then we thoroughly recommend Zoo Champrepus. It is a really fantastic day out and the animals are cared for in such lovely conditions. The zoo has also recently introduced Penguins which is always a favorite. Zoo Champrepus is only about 15 - 20 minutes drive from the house. http://www.zoo-champrepus.com/index.htm

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Graham Shoobridge. 31 July, 2017

Lovely house in a very tranquil setting. Communication with the owners was perfect. The house was extremely well equipped for a self-catering property. The play room (table-tennis table and dart board) was regularly used by our teenage sons. Almost all the tourist attractions in West Normandy are within 1 hours drive (Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Bayeux, Caen & D-Day landing beaches) and good beaches can be found only half an hour away. We really enjoyed our stay and are definitely conflating returning.

Owner response

Thank you for such a lovely review which we very much appreciate. Mr Shoobridge and family were fabulous guests, and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.