Holiday let on Normandy coast nr Avranches - NM004866

Lolif (6km from Sartilly), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004866 Advertiser since: 14 June 2016
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Gare de l'Est Self Catering Flexible 2 6 1 Sofa bed in lounge area

About this property

In Beautiful Countryside, Gorgeous Beaches Nearby. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A perfect place to enjoy the relaxed pace of life of West Normandy - the food, the drink, and the welcoming people. Normandy is famous for it's cider and Calvados, wonderfully fresh seafood (this is where the best restaurants in Paris source their mussels, oysters and lobsters), and dairy products - including some of the best cheeses in France such as Camembert, Pont l'Eveque and Livarot. 

Gare de l'Est is an original 500 year old property (the oldest in the village) completely renovated and finished to a high standard. Boasting beautiful original features. 

A two bedroom property (one twin, one double) which sleeps 4-6 people (with a comfortable sofa bed). With a well equipped kitchen with a full-sized oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Tv with French freeview. Shower cabin. 

The village of Lolif is set in rolling lush green Normandy countryside. The house has far reaching views of the surrounds. The village itself is famous locally for it's views of the whole of the bay of Mont St Michel, including the neighbouring island of Tombelaine and the opposite coast of Brittany. 

The incredible spectacle of the Abbey of Mont St Michel dominates the whole area and the world heritage site is only 30 minutes away. The view really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. It is not for nothing that the bay of Mont St Michel is known as the world's most beautiful bay.

The village also has an excellent playground suitable for children of all ages.
The extensive beaches of Western Normandy are all within easy reach - the nearest being only 10 minutes away. The stunning expanse of Carolles plage and Jullouville only 15 minutes away. 

Also easily reachable is the pretty seaside town of St Pair sur Mer, the historically-rich Avranches, and the fascinating port town of Granville. 

The popular Brittany port town of St Malo and the oyster capital of Cancale are both less than an hour away. 

While the D-day beaches and Bayeux, home of the world famous tapestry, are just over an hour away.

The property is easily reached from the channel port of Calais (4 hours), and is only 1.5 hours from Cherbourg, and just over an hour from Caen-Ouistreham.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen, including full sized oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle & toaster.

Living rooms

Large living area with sofa bed.


2 bedrooms: double on first floor & twin with full sized single beds on second floor.


1 bathroom with shower enclosure.


Each room has at least one electric heater.


Tv with French freeview channels.

Garden and outside

A bench to sit on outside property.

Parking and garages

Space for one car outside property and plenty of parking in church car park opposite.

Visitor suitability

No pets allowed
Non smoking
Not wheelchair accessible
Babies welcome but visitor will need to bring a cot and highchair.

Information about any additional facilities

Lovely playpark 3 minutes walk away with plenty of space for running, park benches and picnic tables. Park has uninterrupted views of Mont St Michel


  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Jullouville
Distance: 18 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Seawater
Name of nearest fishing location: Dragey
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Granville
Distance: 22 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Dragey
Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR223


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Debbie Horton

Hi, I love to travel with my husband and four children. Experiencing different cultures, attitudes, food and drink..

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? Normandy is very dear to my husband. He visited it as a child and spent many weeks in a caravan in Normandy during his childhood. His love of everything, Norman & French has rubbed off onto me & our children.
This particular location is very peaceful & calm, but also close to the beaches of the bay of Mont St Michel and bigger towns with all the required facilities.
The park in the village has fantastic uninterrupted views of Mont St Michel and is a place where we have sat looking at the view, quietly reflecting, making future plans whilst the children play.

We have spent many holidays here and fall in love with the area more and more each time and we want to offer this experience to other holidaymakers.
Normandy has so much to offer and the location of this gite allows access to many of the famous beaches, towns and attractions all within a short drive.
Unique benefits of property Our gite is recently renovated to a high standard retaining many of the beautiful 500 year old features. As such all the furniture and fittings are brand new and up to date.
Our gite offers you the perfect place to enjoy the relaxed pace of life of West Normandy - the food, the drink, and the welcoming people.

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Other Interesting Places

Mont St Michel bay walking - Microlight flying over the bay - Boat trips to Ile de Chausey from Granville - 22.4 km – Beautiful St Malo - 75.3km - fortified, walled city – Cancale - 67.8km - Oyster capital of Brittany – Scriptorial in Avranches - 7.5km - Bayeux Tapestry - 91km away - D-day beaches - 120km - St Leonards, Vains - 11.5km - Gavray - ruins of a castle - 25.1km - Mortain 43km - Coustance 43.2km - Caen 102km

Visit Local Beaches

Dragey 9km, Genet 10km, St Jean le Thomas 12km, Jullouville 18km, carolles plage 18.4km, St Pair sur Mer & Kairon 18.9km

Visit Local Markets

La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (12.1km), Carolles: market Thursday (18.4km), Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - Seasonal market only (18km), Avranches: market Saturday (7.5km), Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (19km), Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (22.4km), Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (26.7km), Ducey: market Tuesday (18.2km), Gavray: market Saturday (25.1km), Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (20.4km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

Parc zoologique de Champrepus (17.6km)