Holiday cottage with pool in Normandy village - NM005349

2km from Le Mesnil-Gilbert, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005349 Advertiser since: 27 February 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Stone House Self Catering Saturday 3 5 1

About this property

Detached Cottage Of Style And Character. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Heated Pool from end of May to 7th September.
Stone House has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5 people. It has a kitchen and Lounge with a dining area.

We have a swimming pool which is shared by two other Gites, which is heated from May to September.

Stone House has its own patio/garden area with bbq and wonderful views.
Only half an hour away from beautiful beached at Granville. Roads with very little traffic perfect for cycling and motor biking.
Zoos, theme parks, 2nd world war sites, local lakes there they have canoes, also fishing and a fantastic golf club.

Local towns and villages proud of their bakeries and special street markets. Within 1 hour Mont St-Michel is a must, Villedieu les Poeles where they are proud they made the bells for the Notre dame in Paris.

The coast with wonderful sandy beaches, ferry day trips to the Channel Isles.

The Gites are perfect for exploring Normandy then coming back to lounge around the pool or play Croquet in the garden.

Sorry, No pets.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped, it has a cooker, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, dishes and utensils, toaster, everything you need in your kitchen, even a corkscrew.

There is a dining area and an outside table for dining outside.

There is a high chair for little ones.

Living rooms

There is a lounge and dining area.


Stone House as 3 bedrooms, two with double beds and one single.


One bathroom, with bath and walk in shower.


Electric heating.


Swimming pool heated between May and September.

Garden with croquet lawn.

Garden and outside

Tables, chairs and bbqs are supplied.

Parking and garages

Parking - yes.

Visitor suitability

Our site is suited to children and there are many activities in the area to entertain them.

The roads are perfect for cycling and people who have an interest in motorcycling and great to tour the D Day beaches as a group for a long weekend.

If you like walking there is lots of wildlife to see on beautiful quiet walks.

Information about any additional facilities

The swimming pool is shared between 3 gites. It is a proper sunken pool and is heated between end of May and 7th of September.

It is in its own garden area and is not overlooked. It is cleaned everyday and we like it to sparkle!

There is a croquet court 20 x 10 yrds. Croquet equipment is provided.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brecey
Distance: 8 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Brecey
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac D'athee Golf de Vire
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Brecey
Distance: 8 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: st. pois

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Christine Hele Finch

We are Christine and Neil Finch, we purchased La Hallotiere in February 2013. We previously lived in Carshalton, Surrey.<br/>Neil was a London Fireman and Christine worked in Oncology. We consider ourselves very lucky indeed to have found a property in such a beautiful place. We fell in love with the wonderful views the property has, and the peace and quiet after such busy lives in London.<br/>We are very proud of our Gites.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? We fell in love with Normandy some years ago and have always dreamed of living here one day. It is an ideal location for Neil to pursue his love of motorbikes as the roads are so smooth and free of traffic.
We also love the good food and wine!
Unique benefits of property All three of our Gites are unique, they are detached and each have their own patio/ garden area for bbqs and sitting out admiring the view.
We have a swimming pool which is heated from May - September.
Our cottages can be rented individually or all three can be rented fror Groups of friends or large families.

The Owner Recommends

Le Mont Saint-Michel

A magical island topped by a gravity defying medieval monastery, the Mont Saint Michel counts among France's most stunning sights. It is a major pilgrim destination and full of history.
It has lots of shops restaurants and bars to make it an enjoyable day for all the family.

Golf de Vire at Lac Dathee

This course benefits from a simply stunning position. The magnificent course is beautiful but technically demanding. The greens are large but with subtle slopes that torment and demand great putter control..
Golf de Vire is unique in Normandy, its originality is striking, your pleasure will be unlimited and then there is a Clubhouse to discuss your game over lunch and a drink.


Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during the D-Day landings in 1944. Remains of the harbour can still be seen, the beach is lovely and there are plenty of bars, and restaurants.
There is also a brilliant museum and a 360 degree cinema.
A must see for anyone interested in the D Day landings.


This is a great day out. The town is very popular and is listed as one of the most important protected historic towns in France.
The famous tapestry is here, the beautiful cathedral and the old town is well worth exploring.
Near to Bayeux, is the largest British war cemetery in Normandy. It is very moving and immaculately kept. Reading the messages from the families of British soldiers buried here is a very poignant experience.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 Rob Thurkettle 8 July, 2019

My family and I have just had the pleasure of a two week stay here. What a little gem in an idyllic area of Normandie. The hosts were just perfect. They welcomed us then disappeared away only there if we needed them. If you get 5 mins and Neil isn’t busy. He is a fascinating chap to speak to . Christine has excellent local knowledge but will also let you discover it for yourself. We were fortunate that the weather was perfect.
It’s ideal for a family as it’s so quiet and each house has its own private area!
My daughter particularly enjoyed meeting the three pet chickens and the pet duck.
If we were to holiday again in Normandie, wee would happily stay here again.

10 / 10 Becki 1 October, 2018

Absolutely fantastic time. Great location. Christine and Neil are lovely. The property is well kept. Beautiful gardens and clean pool and area. It was a home from home. Definitely be back there with more of the family.

Owner response

Thank you for your review. It was lovely meeting you Chris and Dylan. We hope to see you again one day.
Thank you Rebecca for looking after the Gîte, you left it spotless.
Kind regards

10 / 10 Mel&Neil 18 August, 2017

A wonderful, peaceful location and great place to explore local 2nd WW history. We took bicycles and had some beautiful, scenic rides, albeit a bit hilly in places for children. About a 7 mile round trip to the local boulangerie for the bread each morning was great exercise!
Our hosts, Christine & Neil, were charming, friendly and very attentive to our needs. The pool was a daily source of fun for the children in spite of having one of the coolest, wettest weeks in August!

The gite was very pretty and spacious enough for our family of 5. The rooms were clean & bright. Having found I was short of some essentials (bowls, sharp knife) they were provided immediately. After a week of bad weather, my only suggestion would be to have some form of indoor drying capability - draping wet swimming kit and clothes & coats around the gite wasn't ideal. The owner very kindly lent me her clothes airer when I asked for one & she also put our permanently soggy towels in her tumble dryer one day which helped the situation tremendously.
A day trip to Arromanches & the Mulberry harbour was fascinating. The beach at Carolles was lovely - sand & rockpools, and only 30 mins away. Great aquarium at St Malo was worth the hour's drive.
I'd definitely stay there again & would recommend it if you appreciate peace & quiet!