Pretty Gite in Normandy for holiday rental - NM005657

Le Mesnil-Gilbert (10km from Brecey), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005657 Advertiser since: 27 February 2017
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Le Gite Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Cot Bed available

About this property

A Charming Cottage set in a Beautiful Garden. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

Le Gite is a lovely cottage with 2 bedrooms. We have a heated swimming pool heated from end of May to 7th of September. It is good for couples, families and solo adventurers.

Our Gite is fully equipped with all kitchen appliances.

We give a warm welcome to all our guests and beds are made up ready for your arrival.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, utensils, glasses etc. you may need as well as a cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave it has a dining area and an outside area you can sit and eat. We also supply BBQ's

Living rooms

The living area has two sofas and two chairs and a tv and dvd player. We have basic Sky tv and also wi-fi.


Two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two singles.


One bathroom with overhead shower.


Electric heaters


Tv/dvd various games, books and dvd's are supplied.

Garden and outside

You have your own private section of garden and there is a croquet lawn for everyone to play, this is very popular with our guests. There is ample room for children to run around and play in the garden.

Parking and garages

You have your own allotted parking space.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: L'Angottiere Carp Fishery
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac D'athee Golf de Vire
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Cavaliers du Val De See
Distance: 9 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, and hope you will like them too.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Getting to the UK can take less than 3 hours making this an ideal place for us to retire and still be in touch with our family. The peace and quiet of our rural location sold it to us, we love the space and the French way of life.
Unique benefits of property We have three detached cottages and a heated swimming pool on our site. We also live on the site detached from our guests, this makes it an ideal site for our guests and for us. We are on site if we are needed and don't need to be seen if we are not.

The Owner Recommends

Le Mont Saint-Michel

Le Mont Saint-Michel is near Avranches and is the place most visited by our Guests. It is a magical island topped by a gravity defying medieval monastery. It is a stunning sight. It has lots of shops and restaurants to visit while you are there.

Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial

This is a World War II Cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, that honors American troops who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom in Europe during the War. It has 173 acres which are immaculately kept.
This is a deeply moving experience for all generations.
The view acroos Omaha Beach is stunning, we highly recommend a visit.


Bayeux is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts events leading up to the Norman Conquest.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is stunning and Bayeux is a beautiful City and well worth visiting.

This is also the resting place of the British Soldiers lost in World War II. This is a short walk from the Battle of Normandie Museum.

Normandie Luge

A place for the whole family, track sledding is great fun. You can also bungee jump from the famous Souleuvre Valley Viaduct or have a go on the zip wire.
There is a restaurant here as well.

Beautiful Safe Beaches

Arromanches, the gentle sand is perfect for small children and safe swimming for all ages.
Granville, lots of watersports here and the smaller beach is particularly suitable for children. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants in the town centre.
Carolles, a lovely sandy beach once again safe for families.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.2 / 10 cahill 2 September, 2019

Wonderful stay in beautiful countryside.
The gite and pool great.
Weather lovely.
Neil and Christine the owners very friendly and welcoming.

9.3 / 10 Veloparty 26 August, 2019

What a wonderful, relaxing location where you can really fold yourself into the quiet and splendour of the Normandy countryside. The property is in a stunning location with more than enough local villages and towns to fill your days if you want to explore. There is a constant supply of local markets and the information supplied in the gite gave more than enough guidance on what to do on what day....
If you don't want to go out every day, then the gites offer a quiet and peaceful spot for just chilling out by the pool or simply stay around your own property which is nicely separated from the other properties. Young and old will delight in the daily visits from the chickens and duck (who thinks he's a chicken).
The gite had everything we needed for our week and was spotlessly clean on our arrival.
Neil and Chris are delightful and attentive hosts who will assist as much or as little as you want.
Definitely on the list for a future visit!

10 / 10 Lynne & Roger 14 September, 2018

Loved our stay in Le Gite, it was so peaceful in a beautiful countryside setting. Immaculately clean, with everything that we needed.
Great place to unwind and relax, either in our private garden or by the pool, which was a fab sun trap.
Recommend to anyone who wants to get away from it all, but with easy access to historical French towns and villages and we even managed a day trip to Jersey from Granville. We visited the war tunnels and had a lovely walk along the seafront.
We will be back and a big thank you to our hosts, for such a lovely holiday

Owner response

Thank you so much for booking with us, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. You are perfect guests. Look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards

10 / 10 Steve & Kerry 5 June, 2018

Was welcomed by Christine & Neil, what lovely people.
Gites was amazing it was like home from home, everything you need.
Added bonus there is swimming pool too. Great place to recharge your batteries.
Thank you for lovely time Christine & Neil xx

Owner response

Hi Kerry and Steve,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, you were perfect guests. Please come again.