Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 9.1/10
|La Motiniere||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||Double sofabed|
A three bedroom and large open plan converted cider press adjoining the owners property in a rural setting offering comfortable living in a private and peaceful setting.
The kitchen is well equipped with the expected utensils- kettle, coffee filter and white goods ( oven, dish washer,washing machine, fridge) and it is part of the open plan living/dinning area.
The light and airy living area within the open plan space offers a wood burning fire and traditional Normandy furniture.
There is a large double bedroom with an en suite. The other two bedrooms have twin beds.
Linen is supplied free of charge.
One en suite (shower).
Second shower room with wc.
Heating if required is at additional cost and is by a wood burning fire, alsowith mobile electric oil radiators also available.
A dvd and multi channel television/radio system is available offering channels in several languages.
Free wifi is also offered.
Board and garden games are also available as are a number of beach toys and other accessories (beach tent etc)
A range of reading material is offered which may be retained if desired.
The large enclosed garden offers privacy, and play area for children.
A pergola ( with permanent bbq) and a range of wooden garden furniture are available as are mobile bbqs.
There is hardstanding for several vehicles within the enclosure.
Guest visitors are welcome at no extra charge.
Family pets will be considered but owners permission is required.
My wife and I are retired government servants and we are keen gardeners and caravan enthusiasts.
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||It is situated in a small hamlet which is rural and tranquil and convenient to commerce, beaches with several good restaurants nearby ( one Michelin recommended ). Well situated for access to ferry ports, D-day beaches, Le Mont St Michel and other tourist attractions such as Champrepus Zoo.|
|Unique benefits of property||The converted cider press (adjacent to owners property) offers large open plan
living/dinning area with a well equipped kitchen. The en suite facility in the main bedroom coupled with another shower room, plus a downstairs toilet are conducive for family living. It also has a large secluded and enclosed garden with appropriate wooden garden furniture and dedicated hardstanding area with a permanent bbq thus offering a peaceful and tranquil setting.
There are three restaurants within an area of 3 kms, one a Michelin recommended, one a speciality grill restaurant as well as our local and communally owned Auberge which offers an excellent value formule midi lunch.
Villedieu les Poeles with its famous bell foundry is well worth a visit as is the nearby Zoo of Champrepus - a delight for all the family.
Cosmopolitan Granville offers access to The Cannel Islands and the Isles de Chaussey along with its many seafood restaurants. Its indoor and Saturday markets are also popular and these coupled with local markets give a real flavour of Normandy life.
The second most popular tourist attraction in France - Le Mont St Michel is 45 minutes away and the D-Day Beaches are about an hour away via motorway.
Wow wow wow, that is what we all said when we arrived, beautiful property in a great location and the owners Jack and Louise are a dream, this was our ideal spot, quite and out of the rush in a great location near to Granville and Avranches. The accommodation is great for kids, plenty of room for them to play and chill out, facilities are all you need two bathrooms with showers kitchen with dishwasher cooker washing machine, bedrooms are spot on. Beds comfortable.
Loads to do in the area, zoo up the road beeches 20 mins away, Granville great for shopping and a great museum, we ran up to Caen to have a look around the DDay bunkers Juno beach, sword beach all about an hours run up the motorway.
We will be booking again next year definitely and looking forward to going back.
Thank you, Pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and everything was in order. Look forward to seeing you next.
We enjoyed our trip immensely, not least because Jack and Louise made us feel so welcome in their home! The gite is spacious and clean with everything we needed, and a little more too! It’s location is perfect to explore Normandy and Brittany, with excellent beaches just 10km away.
Our children enjoyed the property, with a bedroom each, and loads of room to roam in the large gardens.
Nothing was a problem for our hosts, a minor issue solved with no drama. Jack & Louise gave us plenty of ideas as to where to go exploring, with loads more printed info inside the gite for us.
All in all a great visit, we are already planning our return!
Thank you. Delighted you enjoyed yourselves, we enjoyed having you too.
We were a party of five adults, and our main problem was the coldness of the property.
We had to specifically ask for the heating as there was none in the cottage, we were all so cold the first night we had to wear our ordinary clothes on to sleep with extra duvets from out of the wardrobes.
The property had no curtains or blinds to help keep the warmth in. The cleanliness the bathrooms and kitchen were ok but the rest of the house was a bit grubby with mouse dirts.
Customer service was sketchy. The tv did not work. and we did get given some dvd s to watch
We would not recommend it to anyone else and will not be returning ourselves.
We ve been going to France for over 30 yrs and have never had to complain before. It has taken a week to get all our thoughts together and discuss it and still feel dissatisfied with our holiday
First time that I have been held to account for the weather !
Heating was at cost as advertised.
Heating offered on arrival - heating declined !
Regrettably the digital receiver packed up half way through
and they declined the use of our own !
Thank you for leaving the property as you found it...…..clean!
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