Holiday let in peaceful, rural Normandy - NM004962

8.8/10
Husson (5km from Le Teilleul), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM004962 Advertiser since: 14 September 2015
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Husson Gite, La Buneliere Self Catering Flexible 3 4 2 One single futon plus one single pull-out bed

About this property

Peaceful, Detached, Rural - Traditional Stone Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Buneliere (Husson Gite) is situated in a beautiful area of countryside in the Manche region of Normandy.

We enjoyed staying here as guests ourselves on a couple of occasions, prior to being in the fortunate position to be able to purchase the Gite in 2016 .

We find it a beautiful and peaceful haven to relax and unwind, as a couple or with a large group of friends and family, as it is ideal for all ages.

Easily accessible by car from several coastal ports and airports, and only a short drive from historic sites, family activities, and scenic countryside walks and cycle routes.

The detached traditional stone gite provides spacious accommodation for all, and is set on a large plot in a peaceful location surrounded by fields, with no immediate neighbours.

The ground floor accommodation sleeps up to 4 people in two bedrooms.

We have recently refurbished the first floor, providing beds for a further 4 people.

(Please note - the rates shown on this website are based upon 4 people on the ground floor, if you would like to rent the additional bedroom and shower-room on the first floor there will be a charge of £10 per person, per night).

*Flexible arrival day is available outside of peak season. During peak season we ask for a Saturday changeover day, unless agreed with the owners.

Ground floor - The front door opens into a bright hallway, which leads to a spacious open plan living area, with a well equipped farmhouse kitchen, dining table and chairs, two comfortable sofas all surrounding a large wood burner and hearth.
 
Also from the hallway is the ground floor bathroom with a full size bath and integral power shower, double bedroom with traditional French doors leading to the garden, and a further twin bedroom leading off the double room.

Recently refurbished first floor - large hallway/ landing area with sofa, chair and TV, small bathroom with power shower and toilet, plus a large family room (double bed and two singles), with excellent views.
 
Outside - The garden is private and secluded, with fantastic views over fields and farmland.
There is an old 'colombage' barn which houses a table tennis table, cricket, tennis, football and other games, for sole use of guests of the Gite.

Also, bbq and plenty of seating and outside dining table, for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful French countryside.

The Gite is ideally located to visit places such as Mont St Michel ancient monument and chapel, as well as D Day beaches. In addition there are play parks/ zoos, and gardens to visit, as well as excellent cycling routes/walks, and local markets.

There is also a small river nearby which you can walk to and use the fishing nets provided at the Gite.

Recent guests have left these lovely reviews on Trip advisor for Husson Gite - La Buneliere:

September 2017
"Just wonderful. Perfect setting, beautiful Gite and so much to do and see”
La Buneliere is situated in such a beautiful spot, We had tranquillity as soon as we arrived, There is a very warm and homely feeling about La Buneliere. There is so much to do and see so you can plan without hassle and just take your time without a care. We came with our two dogs and we walked them every morning. Notre-dame de touchet was a lovely 4 mile walk with quiet roads, Beautiful church, an antique shop, Convenience store and a wonderful bar/restaurant and Mme Sylvie is so welcoming and for those who do not speak great french she does speak English. There is so much to see and a must do is to go and see Mont-St. Michel absolutely breath taking. We will be booking again for next year for another amazing holiday Thank you Chris and Sally.

September 2017
"Perfectly situated for exploring Normandy, well equipped, peaceful family Gite.”
I can't recommend this Gite enough, it was perfect for our family holiday, great situation about an hour from the tourist attractions of the beautiful Mont St Michel and Granville and an hour and a half from the D day beaches so there's loads to do but it's also in a lovely quiet location close to the French towns of Mortain and St Hilaire du Harcouet both with amazing markets and restaurants. The Gite itself is a real home from home, really well equipped with comfortable beds, a traditional French kitchen and the games room and trampoline were well used by our children, when they weren't catching grasshoppers ! The local wildlife was also a real bonus and it was a perfect place to come back to every evening to sit outside in total peace while the sun went down with a glass of wine !

August 2017
“Quiet and relaxing”
A great gite, just like home from home, only better views. Great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life for a few days. Everything you need for an enjoyable holiday is here.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The farmhouse kitchen is located within the large open plan living space and is equipped with all you need for large or small groups. There is a gas cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave, as well as a table and chairs to seat 8 people.

Living rooms

The spacious traditional open plan living space has an exposed stone wall and wooden beamed ceiling.
You can relax in one of the two comfy sofas and enjoy the wood burner for cosy evenings when the winter nights draw in.
The farmhouse table is great for typical french dining.
A tv (UK Freesat) and dvd player with a selection of dvds are provided.

The first floor has a spacious hallway/landing area, with a sofa, chair, TV, Playstation, ideal for watching DVD's or playing board games.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 is a spacious double, with plenty of storage and french doors leading to the garden.
Bedroom 2 is accessed through Bedroom 1 and is a sunny twin room with two single beds. There is an additional single pullout bed.
Bedroom 3 is a family room located on the first floor, and has a double bed and two singles.

Bathrooms

The ground floor bathroom is large with a full size bath, and integral power shower and wall heater. There is also a washing machine for your convenience.

On the first floor is an additional washroom, shower unit with power shower, toilet and sink.

Heating

All rooms have electric wall heaters, and the main living room has a large wood burning stove.

Entertainment

An old colombage barn is located within the grounds, adjacent to the gite, containing a games room with table tennis table, air hockey and various outdoor games equipment such as footballs, cricket, boules, badminton. There is also a small trampoline and safety netting, located at the far end of the garden.

Garden and outside

The property is accessed through a wooden gate onto the driveway in front of the cottage.
The private ¾ acre garden has plenty of room for children to play and ample parking space.
There is a small orchard of apple trees and an old colombage barn within the grounds adjacent to the Gite, containing table tennis and outdoor games equipment.
Outdoor table and chairs are provided for relaxing in the garden with wonderful views across the fields.

Parking and garages

A large driveway and parking is located at the front of the property, which is accessed through a gate from the quiet country lane.

Visitor suitability

Couples or large groups of friends or family.

Information about any additional facilities

Pets are welcome with prior agreement of the owner, for an additional charge of £10.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Dr Boudry & Associates 11 place du Champ de Foire 50640 Le Teilleul France Phone number 02 33 59 40 16

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Gorron
Distance: 12 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Pike, Zander, Roach, Perch and a lone Catfish,
Name of nearest fishing location: 61700 Launay Carp Lake, La Haute-Chapelle
Distance: 17 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 16 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie verte - Mortain - Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Chris + Sally

After enjoying holidays in the beautiful areas of Manche and Orne in Normandy for several years, we rented Husson gite from the previous owners on two occasions as we loved it so much. In 2016 we were lucky enough to be able to buy this beautiful cottage from the owners. We have continued to use the cottage for our own holidays in France, and this year we decided to make it available for rental to other guests to enjoy as much as we do.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We love the beautiful scenery of this part of Normandy, which can be enjoyed by car, bicycle and foot. It is such a peaceful place where we can relax and unwind, but also take part in activities such as kayaking, and sightseeing. The roads are quiet and the cottage is easily reached from all major ports and airports in northern France. The weather is sunny and warm during the summer months, and for the winter months, the cottage is a cosy retreat to return to after days out.
Unique benefits of property Our cottage is detached with its own private garden of 3/4 of an acre, and no neighbours nearby. It has two large bedrooms making it ideal for couples or families. It is a cosy retreat in winter months due to the log fire in the main living room, and during the summer months you can enjoy the views from the sun trap garden. We also provide a welcome gift of local produce on arrival to make your holiday even more special.

The Owner Recommends

Activities and adventure

Ange Michel Leisure Park at St Martin de Landelles, about 15 miles from Husson, open June- Aug 11am, mid Apr, May, Sept from 1.30pm great fun for all the family.

Champrepus zoo - only half hour drive, Meet the red pandas, lemurs, giraffes, otters, penguins and gibbons for their snacks, every afternoon from April 3rd to 11 September 2016.

Karting du Mortainais a la Le Neufbourg (go Karting), is about 15 minutes away, just outside Mortain

Canoeing at Torchamp 15 minutes drive away. The "Centre Pleine Nature" of Torchamp is located in an old mill on the "Varenne", in the luxuriant Normandy countryside. Rental of canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, for half a day or a full day.

The Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine is a pleasant attraction oriented for the younger family. Situated a ten minute drive from the guts, in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.

Beautiful scenery

Our Gite is located within the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park, with wonderful cycling, walking, golf courses, fishing lakes and rivers, horse riding to name a few activities, within this area of outstanding natural beauty. The stunning scenic area of Suisse Normandy isn’t too far away. For details of how to get there contact Suisse Normandy Tourist Information

Fishing

Launay Carp Lake 4 acres of lake 4 islands deep in the Normandy countryside Ideal French fishing holiday close to Domfront Carp on the float. Food packages available.

Cycling

There are many cycling routes In Normandy, and local Tourist information offices provide maps of routes for free. The Gite is easily accessible from the ferry at Caen, with a lovely cycle route through the regional nature park and via Domfront, and also from Cherbourg La Francette de velo route and Tour de Manche route.

Bike hire

Bike hire can be found at Le Neufbourg (25 mins away) on the road to Vire, (the Peugeot Garage) 00 33 (0)2 33 59 00 14 open Mon-Sat 9.00-12.30 & 14.00-19.00. We advise you to take passport as identification for the bike hire. You can join another cycle path direct from the cycle hire shop. Opening times, prices for the above and much more information on other activities can be found on the Mortain Tourism website.

Horse Riding - La Foucaudiere

On the heights of the Domfrontais on the edge of the Andaine forest, the Andaine ranch team welcomes you in a spirit of friendliness and security, to show you how to ride a horse close to nature.

3 Reviews
8.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 8.7
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 7.7
  • Facilities: 8.7
  • Local Amenities: 7.7
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.3
8.5 / 10 Christine & Ray 15 July, 2018

Just spent a relaxing fortnight at the Gite and enjoyed the peace,tranquility and the views over the
rural Normandy landscape. Just for information the trees shown in the first photo have been removed
which increases the view of the surrounding countryside. Although the Gite is in a rural setting it is only a short drive to the small town of Notre Dame du Touchet where there is a small shop (open Sunday morning) a Boulangerie and a very nice Bar/Restaurant. Not much further away is La Teilleul which has a larger supermarket which is also open Sunday mornings. The Gite's location is ideal as a base for touring the area and sightseeing.The famous Mont St Michel is in easy reach by car and the Normandy landing sites are not much further. There are numerous picturesque villages and towns closer to hand and the Musée du Poiré at nearby Barenton is well worth a visit. The Gite itself is spacious and well equipped and although we only used the downstairs there is now an upper floor available albeit via a rather steep staircase. Had excellent ongoing communications from the owners from the moment of booking.

8.8 / 10 B & J Dorset 29 September, 2016

We have just spent a week in this lovely cottage set amid beautiful farmland in this peaceful and totally french area of Normandy. There is all you could want for your comfort in the property. You can spent time just walking or cycling the quiet scenic lanes or jump in the car and explore further with the coast and historic attractions not far away. We know the area quite well and this time we visited Cancale up on the coast where we watched the oysters being farmed and then enjoyed having them on our plate in one of the many restaurants along on harbour seafront. Well worth a visit. We chose St Hiliare Du Harcouet for our french market experience. Typically french with locals and tourists all enjoying the atmosphere, buying and eating in the local bars and restaurants. Lovely park and recreation area to take the kids. Comprehensive info on everything inside cottage. If you love France or think you might even like it, you wont go far wrong in Le B cottage Husson. Good supermarkets not too far away.

9 / 10 Jas Art Well 26 September, 2016

Beautiful, tranquil and wonderfully rural location set among rolling farmland but still accessible (in car) to a number of great small villages and towns.
The garden/courtyard and barn were great for our two boys (3&5) to explore, The outside space and country views are wonderful. The boys were able to ride their bikes around the courtyard (using the huge trampoline as a roundabout). :Loads of games/toys in the barn - bikes/table tennis/air hockey etc.
The house is very traditional and the kitchen/dining room rustic and welcoming. Lots of storage. Very clean and a lovely big table and open fireplace (not used as summer). We occupied the downstairs two bedrooms (double and twin) which was perfect for our family - the upstairs two rooms were still under conversion. Again spotlessly clean, lovely bed linen and for us having the boys room adjoining us was a real bonus. The heating system is very effective and instructions on the workings of the house and barn are easy to understand.
The local farmer (Michel) and his sister (Marie) were very welcoming they took our boys for tractor rides and regularly popped up to check on our welfare.
The local area provided more than enough to do. The pool at St Hillarie du Harcourt was excellent for, as was the superb Alligator bay near Mont St Michelle. The village of Mantilly was hosting its annual Poire et Pomme fete (24/7).
The exquisite port of Cancale is 45 mins and well worth a visit.
A wonderful holiday - we will be back!

Owner response

Thank you J, it's really important to us that our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible, so it's great to have your feedback. For the info of other customers, we are planning on completing the redecoration of the upstairs 2 bedrooms whenever the property is vacant, so there will be an additional two bedrooms and bathroom reopened for use to the same standard as downstairs next year. We will update the website with pictures as soon as complete, but in the meantime, the property remains available for rental as shown on this site, with two bedrooms and living area and bathroom already refurbished and located on the ground floor. Thanks again & looking forward to welcoming you again next year, Chris and Sally.