Large holiday let in rural Normandy Manche - NM005429

3km from Le Mesnil-Rainfray, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005429 Advertiser since: 4 April 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Petite Buissonniere Self Catering Flexible 3 6 4 Double sofabed & single day bed available

About this property

Fabulous House, Very Spacious And Well Equipped. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The house is set in two acres and is situated in an elevated position looking out towards parts of Normandy, Brittany and Loire (Mayenne).
Within a few minutes of a number of attractions including the waterfalls and walks at Mortain. The nearest golf course is at Dathee not far from Vire (20 minutes). The Wednesday market at St Hilaire is not to be missed. There are many good local restaurants (details in the house). The house is fully equipped including a large woodburner and all the usual appliances etc.

Towels provided.
Linens provided.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped large dining kitchen, cooker, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, electric hotplate and dining table with seating for up to 12. The kitchen is a particular feature of the house and is much admired.
There is a separate utility with washing machine, tumbledryer and sink

Living rooms

Large salon (lounge) with seating for 10 or more, freesat UK television and dvd player, and there is a large woodburner.


Three bedrooms, sleeps up to 9 persons although it is at it's most comfortable and convenient for up to 6.

Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
Double sofabed in the salon.
Single "day bed" on the landing.


Bathroom 1 - Toilet, bath (with hand shower), washbasin.
Shower room 1 (en suite with bedroom 1) - Shower enclosure, toilet and washbasin
Shower room 2 (in downstairs cloakroom) - Shower enclosure, toilet and washbasin


Electric heaters in all rooms.
Large woodburner in the salon.


UK Freesat Television and dvd player
Internet (wi-fi)

Garden and outside

Large private garden with lawns and patios. Outdoor garden furniture and barbecue.

Parking and garages

Large driveway providing parking for 4 or 5 vehicles


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: not known
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Dathee Vire Calvados
Distance: 7 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Michael Wootton

I am now a widower aged over 70 who loves France (the France where they do not speak much English and respect those who make an effort and speak a bit of French, it does not matter how much it's the trying that matters!) <br/>

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Because we could travel there for a weekend and not have to drive for 8 hours from Calais! I now go 7 or 8 times a year.
Unique benefits of property It's a lovely house, easy to maintain (including the garden), with amazing views and easy to get to. I just love it and so do all my friends.

The Owner Recommends


Just a short drive away Avranches has some wonderful streets for shopping, garden admirers and historians alike. From The Jardin des Plantes is a fantastic view across the bay of le Mont St Michel.

Le Mont St Michel

The island monastery is today the second most visited tourist attraction in France (after the Eiffel Tower) - and is a truly spectacular site located just off the coast of Brittany. It is delightful at any time, but particularly enchanting at night. Whilst it is quite a climb to the top the views over the bay are spectacular!

The Bay of Mont St Michel

It has many beaches and sights typical of the Normandy region. A little further west brings you to the edge of Brittany and the beautiful seaside town of Cancale celebrated for its oyster farms. The coast road continues past some glorious beaches to the magnificent walled city of St Malo with its abundant shops and restaurants.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Family Holiday 8 August, 2018

For us, it was a last minute booking. The description in the advert matched exactly the reality we found when travelling to our dwelling in France. We were well received and on time.
The setting is perfect for a quiet and relaxing break from a busy and noisy life. Also, the house is very cosy. The property consists of 3 large bedrooms, one additional daybed, a large and well-equipped kitchen, one large sitting room and one large utility room. Very comfortable and welcoming accommodation for a family of six tall people. To come in your own vehicle is very important. Public transport in the countryside in the Normandy is not always available.
Loads of attractions available to visitors. It was hard to leave.

Suggestion for possible future investments would be a swimming pool and some garden furniture.

All in all, we would highly recommend this holiday spot. You will not be disappointed.

Owner response

There is garden furniture but it is kept in the locked store (key on a hook in the cupboard in the utility) it is locked away because we had some stolen on two occasions ( allegedly stolen by Brit’s!)