Dog friendly holiday gite in rural Normandy - NM005929

5km from Saint-Aubin-de-Terregatte, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005929 Advertiser since: 27 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Foxes Farm Near Mont Saint Michel Self Catering Flexible 3 6 3

About this property

Dog Friendly Luxury 18th Century Farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Foxes Farm Gite is a Dog friendly luxury 18th Century Farmhouse now converted into two Gites.

Recently renovated this charming 18th century farmhouse near the world famous Mont St Michel. Our Gite has all the comfort of a modern home, whilst retaining the charm and character of the original farmhouse which is complete with antique wooden beams and a woodburner, which sits within a very large original Granite Fireplace.

The Gite has 3 individually decorated bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed and private en suite facilities.
Bedroom 2 is a twin room with 2 full size single beds and private en suite facilities. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and again it has its own private en suite facilities.
The private en suite facilities comprise of large shower enclosures, toilet and designer hand made washbasin.

Downstairs is a large family friendly open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, which showcases a beautiful traditional Normandy fireplace and logburner.
From the kitchen you go through a set of double patio doors to a terrace and a patio area with ample seating and sunloungers to a lovely landscaped garden area with stunning views over the Normandy countryside.

We also have a ground floor one bedroom gite which is located next door, ideal if two families are traveling together, but also want their own personal space and independence. Perfect when different generation of families holiday together. See Advert number NM006987 or message me for details.

The Gite is situated in the Bay of Mont St Michel. A tranquil retreat set in a small hamlet. Perfect for those who want to get away from the stresses of life. Set in glorious countryside with beautiful views yet within easy access to market towns, beaches and shopping.

Local attractions to discover include, Mont Saint Michel, Saint James, beautiful beaches, Brittany American WW2 Cemetery, Ducey, Avranches, Pontorson, Saint Hilaire De Harcouet, Dol-de-Bretagne and Fougeres are all within an easy short drive.

Or for the more adventurous Alligator Bay is only 15 minutes away and there is Ange Michel family adventure theme park is a hidden treasure only 10mins drive away.

If you want to go further a field this includes the D-Day landing beaches, Caen, Beyeux, Granville, Saint Malo, Dinard and Rennes, to name just a few.

This is a very versatile location suitable for all your holiday needs, whether it is sight seeing, family fun at the beech or relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine.

The price is ALL INCLUSIVE of, water, electricity, cleaning, internet, there is a new large 42" LCD satellite English tv. French tv is also available. Linen and bathroom towels are also included in the price.

Tourism tax is payable on arrival in cash and is as set by the French Government for all holiday accommodation. For this accommodation the charge is €1.16 per adult per night.

A small amount of wood is supplied for the log burner and more wood can be purchased if necessary direct from the owners for a small charge, although this is not normally needed during the summer months as the house is very well insulated.

Three bedrooms sleeps 6 adults plus baby in cot
No smoking within the house - garden only please
Children are welcome
Dogs are welcome - if more than 2 dogs please contact owner before booking to gain permission

Gite general information -
Satellite English 42" Flat screen LCD tv
French tv is also available
Bedroom linen is provided
Bathroom towels are provided
Open plan living/diner kitchen
Hair dryer
Iron & board
Outside clothes airer
Private courtyard FREE parking
Beech towels provided (for an additional small charge)

Themes close by are -
Peaceful away from it all
Tourist attractions

Ferry ports / Airports
St Malo = 1 hour drive
La Harve = 2 hours drive
Caen = 1 hour 20 minutes drive
Cherbourg = 1 hour 40 minutes drive
Roscoff = 2 hours 30 minutes drive

Dinard Airport is serviced by Ryan air and is 45 minutes drive
Rennes Airport is serviced by Flybe and is 45 minutes drive

The owners live on site and are normally available 24/7 if you require any assistance or advice on places to go and things to do and see.

The owners have 2 dalmatian dogs and 5 free range chickens, but there is no cockerel so no early morning wake up calls.

This is the perfect get away from it all retreat, to relax and unwind and enjoy life.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is very well equipped with everything we think you want for your holiday

In brief there are the following -
Full size dishwasher
Washing machine
Electric oven and hob
Full set of utensils
Pots and pans
Baking dishes and trays
Vacuum cleaner
Smoke alarms
Carbon Monoxide detector
First aid box
Fire extinguisher

In the open plan Lounge/dining room there is -

Large dining table and chairs
Comfy seating area in lounge
Large flat screen 42" LCD tv
Satellite English television
French tv is also available
Dvd player
Historical traditional Normandy granite fireplace with log burner
Plenty of leaflets and literature on the area and things to do
Boxes of games for children to play with

A highchair can be provided if required for no additional cost.

Living rooms

Please see above for details as it is all open plan downstairs


The Gite has 3 bedrooms all recently individually decorated.

Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with lovely views over the back garden and rolling countryside.

Bedroom 2 is a twin room with two full size single beds overlooking the courtyard and the fields.

Bedroom 3 is a large double room with a double bed and a cot if required and views of the garden and rolling hills.

All of the bedrooms have their own private en suite facilities comprising of large shower enclosure, toilet and designer hand made bespoke washbasin.

A travelcot can be provided if required for no extra charge.

For younger children a bed safety rail can be provided.


All 3 en suites comprise of large shower cubicle, designer hand made washbasin and stand and toilet, as described above.


The Gite is heated by a logburner which heats the downstairs and the bedrooms.
However it has not been necessary to need the logburner during the summer months by our guests as the Gite is already super insulated.


In the nearby villages and towns there are ample bars, restaurants, places to visit and a cinema. Plus plenty of activities to do as listed earlier in the advertisement for Foxes Farm.

Garden and outside

Access to the Gite is via a Private tree lined driveway which is exclusive for holiday makers.

The south facing garden is beautifully landscaped and has a lovely Patio terrace area with a gazebo, table and chairs and sunloungers, so you can sit back and relax and enjoy the amazing views in the sunshine.

It also has a large lawn area for children to play.

A bbq can be supplied.

Parking and garages

At the front of Foxes Farm there is a very large courtyard with ample parking for numerous vehicles.

Visitor suitability

We believe that this Gite is suitable for families and couples. There are 2 steps leading up to the house. All bedrooms are located upstairs.

Please be advised on the farm we have 5 free range chickens (no cockerel so no early morning wake up call) and 2 beautiful dalmatian dogs.

Information about any additional facilities

All prices are based on you renting the entire 3 bedroom gite which sleeps up to 6 people. Prices include electricity/heating, bed linen and towels, and use of the internet and all facilities.

We have different pricing structures depending on whether you require a short break 2-6 nights for a stay of 7 nights or more.

Please note that for stays of 7 nights or more a security deposit of £250.00 will be required, which can be refunded providing there is no damage caused as per the Terms and Conditions

For short stays the arrival day can often be flexible, please contact me to check on further details.

We are delighted to have received 5 star reviews from our past customers on Holiday France Direct.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: The local veterinary Practice is located in Saint James they are very helpful and are happy to speak in English or French. The telephone number is 02 33 48 31 22.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint James
Distance: 6 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Ducey
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St James
Distance: 7 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Ducey

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Catherine Fox

We purchased this 18th Century Farm Estate in 2013 and moved to France in 2017. We decided to retire very early from the Midlands area of UK after selling our business and property and are excited about opening our wonderful Farmhouse to the public whom we are sure will love France as much as we do. It is a slower pace of life with little stress and is much more laid back than the 'rat race' of life in the UK. <br/>The views over the Normandy countryside from our farmhouse are truly amazing.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Before moving to Normandy we had many fabulous holidays in this area and fell in love with the diversity this area has to offer. You can make the holiday as busy or as relaxed as you want there is plenty to do if you want to get about but is also perfect to sit and relax and read a book. There are stunning views, rural yet close enough to the shops, beaches, and places of interest. Only five minutes from the Brittany boarder yet situated in Normandy it really is the best of both worlds.
Unique benefits of property A pet friendly renovated farmhouse all three bedrooms are en suite. Downstairs there is a large open plan lounge / Dinning area and a very well equipped kitchen with patio doors leading out to a patio seating area and lovely garden, where you can sit and admire the beautiful tranquil views of Normandy.

We both speak English and are learning to speak French.

The Owner Recommends

Mont Saint Michel

The historical world famous iconic Mont Saint Michel can be seen from the village we are situated in and is only a short drive away. Mont Saint Michel makes an amazing day trip for the family it has approximately 50 shops and numerous restaurants and bars and the views from the top of Mont Saint Michel are truly breathtaking and inspirational.

Local Restaurants and shops

Within walking distance there is a lovely restaurant and bar run by a warm charming french family, who can speak some English. Within a few minutes drive there is either the town of Ducey or Saint James both are filled with restaurants, bars, bistro's, shops, bakers, butchers, Post Office, chemist and both a Tourist Office which are very helpful and hold a local weekly market.

Attractions and places of interest

Mont St Michel
Ange Michel
Alligator Bay
Local Beaches and D-Day Landing Beaches
Museums and monuments
American War Cemetery
German War Cemetery
Cabaret Fantasy
Market Towns

Leisure activities

Cycle routes
Beach combing
Sight Seeing
Walking/Hikers, bikers, riders can ride through the trails along rivers and lakes:
Beuvron Sélune, Lake La Roche qui Boit and Lake Vezins
Autogyro or Ultralite trike over Mont Saint Michel

Local services

Local markets
Medical Services

12 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Beckingham 25 September, 2019

I recently stayed here for two weeks with my family and dog, the property itself was all we wanted and more. Clean, well equipped and stunning surroundings. Fantastic outdoor space where we spent most off our evening evening the bbq and outdoor dining area with the amazing outlook of farm life. Great enclosed garden space for our dog to roam free.
Great location to explore the regions if Normandy and Brittany. Dog friendly beaches and Woodlands just a short drive away. All amenties close by in saint James including friendly vets, supermarket and other stores.
The owners were amazing throughout our stay, very welcoming and accomating to all our needs. Thank you we will definitely be returning!

Owner response

Dear Carla,
Thank you very much for your 10/10 review of your stay at Foxes Farm. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful family holiday here at Foxes Farm and that you all enjoyed the area so much. We know that your dog especially enjoyed the large garden :-)

We would be very happy to welcome back your family to stay at Foxes Farm, it was a pleasure having you stay in our gite.

Best Regards

Catherine & Shaun
Foxes Fram

10 / 10 Mr Alistair Dobie 9 September, 2019

A Big Thanks to Cathrine & Sean at Foxes Farm . We all enjoyed our stay immensely at the farm where we arrived with the warmest of welcomes and also enjoyed our welcome pack of a bottle of fizz & a pack of Beers & fresh eggs from the farm . We also had a welcome letter printed out with all our names on welcoming us to our stay . The facilities were excellent , very clean & comfortable & we also had some lovely people staying next to us . Overall a superb holiday Thankyou Sean& Catherine .😊🇫🇷👍🏻

Owner response

Hi Alistair,

Thank you vey much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you all had such a good holiday at Foxes Farm, it was great to meet you all you are such a nice family.

Thank you for appreciating the extras that we do for people, the welcome pack and the personalised welcome letter.

We hope to see you all again one day back at Foxes Farm.

Best Regards

Catherine & Shaun

10 / 10 M Whitman 1 February, 2019

The cottage is excellent value for money, beautifully decorated and very sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original features. There are three comfy bedrooms two doubles and a twin room all with bathroom facilities and lovely large showers, with great water pressure. Better than we have had in other cottages/ gites. The location is fantastic close to everything you need, near some lovely sandy beaches to walk the dog and forests to explore in with him to. A great stay for the family, the secure garden for the dog was real bonus. Catherine & Shaun are the best of hosts full of information and places to go and visit. We will defiantly recommend Foxes Farm as an excellent place to visit and you can see the Mont Saint Michel from the end of the road very good indeed. Excellent hosts, excellent value for money, what more can i say it was a perfect trip thank you.

10 / 10 beard-nick 3 January, 2019

Great spot in the beautiful Normandy countryside and not far from historical sites like amazing Mont St Michel. The house is great, very clean and new, feels very homely and we were made to feel really welcome by the lovely owners who are on site if you need any help. Would definitely recommend as a perfect location for a weekend getaway.

Owner response

Bonjour Nick,

Thank you for your wonderful review and for giving us 10 stars on our gite.

We look forward to seeing you again in the spring when i know that you want to explore all of the lovely attractions locally that Normandy has to offer.

All the best

Catherine & Shaun