Holiday gite in rural Normandy Manche

Fleury (2km from Villedieu-les-Poeles), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006007 Advertiser since: 15 January 2018
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Le Clos Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Additional guests by agreement only

About this property

Your Delightful Normandy Home From Home. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

"My wife and I have been taking gites in Normandy and Brittany for the last thirty years and without any doubt we rate yours the best we have ever stayed in. We certainly would like to go back next year!” Mr and Mrs C, Lancashire.

Comfort and attention to detail are all important at Le Clos. Furnishings are comfortable throughout with many antique pieces. Pictures and ornaments all add to the French charm and homeliness of the house.

Accommodation comprises:
Large master bedroom with en suite bathroom and wc.
Twin bedroom – beds may be moved together.
Small double bedded room ( please note 120cm bed) with cot (sheets not provided for cot).

Shower room with multi-jet hydromassage jets and wc.
Well equipped fully fitted oak kitchen including dishwasher and microwave.
Dining area – farm house table with eight chairs and high chair opening onto terrace area.
Downstairs wc and utility room with washing machine.
Large beamed lounge with woodburner (wood provided) and sofa bed.
Large garden area with children’s swings and monkey rope.


Within the bookcase there are several books on the vast range of wildlife that you may see in the area and possibly from Le Clos, Normandy in the Second World War (in English and French) and various paperbacks in French and English.

There is also a selection of bikes, toys and games, beach games, a boules set, a table football game and an outdoor trampoline.

Fleury, about a mile away, offers a bakery, garage, café/restaurant and tennis court. Villedieu-les-Poêles, a five minute drive away, offers all you would expect from a medium sized town including a supermarket and indoor swimming pool.

The practical side of things!

We aim to ensure that Le Clos has the basic things you need without wondering what to bring and what you might miss! So, in addition to cutlery, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils you will also find limited supplies of the following:

Salt, pepper, sugar, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, soap, bin bags, cleaning materials, matches and candles (for emergency use only please).

You will also find two pillows per person, a fire extinguisher, smoke alarms, an iron, ironing board, pegs with washing line to rear, an electric kettle, coffee maker, tv, dvd player with a collection of dvds, cd player, radio, a portable bbq, safe and pen and paper.
Comprehensive details regarding the operation of appliances and heating systems are in the information folder to be found in the house.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen with dining area including ceramic hob.
There is an additional fridge freezer in the utility room.

Living rooms

Large lounge with 2 sofas and easy chairs. Wonderful log burner for those cooler months with wood provided. We are sure you will enjoy the table football, satellite tv and dvd player.

Bedrooms

We have three bedrooms each with their own style and storage.

Large master bedroom with en suite bathroom and wc.
Twin bedroom – beds may be moved together.
Small double bedded room ( please note 120cm bed) with cot (sheets not provided for cot).

Bathrooms

The master bedroom has an en suite whilst the other two bedrooms are served by a shower room.
There is an additional toilet downstairs.

Heating

Woodburner with wood provided in the lounge which heats the whole house in the depth of winter.
Fitted electric heaters in all rooms.

Entertainment

Table football, television and dvd player.
Many books and board games.

Garden and outside

Very large garden with lawned, planted and patio area.
We have welcomed (and welcomed back) many pet owners over the year who love the garden area.
The house itself is at the end of its own lane which offers wonderful privacy.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking for many cars outside.

Visitor suitability

Please note that all bedrooms are upstairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have about the property.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire Olepattes 12 Place des Costils 50800 Villedieu les Poeles 00 33 2 33 61 01 76

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Depot Vente Beauchamps
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Breville sur Mer
Distance: 30 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Walking straight from the house down the lane!

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cider producer, St Jean des Champs
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jeremy Moyle

Le Clos is owned by Jeremy and Sandrine Moyle, a Francobritish couple. When we are not teaching in the UK, we spend much of our time with our young family staying in Fleury where Sandrine herself spent much of her childhood.<br/>The house, which is believed to date back prior to the French Revolution (indeed we found a Revolution coin in the floor joists!) has been named “Le Clos” after a piece of land which belonged to the house until 1998.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Le Clos was previously owned by the Duval family but had not been occupied since the 1960s. Following our engagement in 2002, we purchased the house before getting married in Fleury the following summer. Le Clos is the result of our wish to sympathetically restore and extend the house and furnish it with the best of French and British to provide delightful holiday accommodation! All visitors to Le Clos feel that we have succeeded and have loved the house and “our part of France” – we look forward to you letting us know what you think!
Unique benefits of property Le Clos is a delightful house situated in a secluded area of the village of Fleury, a few minutes drive from the lively town of Villedieu-les-Poêles and approximately 30 minutes drive from many lovely, sandy beaches. The perfect setting to unwind with a glass of wine or local cider - a bottle of each is in the fridge waiting for you! The house is easily accessible from ferry and airports and provides a perfect base for exploring the best of rural, coastal and historic Normandy. Le Clos has undergone a complete professional and sympathetic renovation and extension to provide modern holiday accommodation which retains much of the character of the original building – notably oak beams, a large granite fireplace with woodburner and wooden floors. Outside there is a terrace and lawn area and parking for several cars.
Three bedrooms for up to six people and a baby. Linen and towels provided with beds made up.
Shower room, ensuite bathroom and three toilets.
Large site at end of lane.

The Owner Recommends

The local area

This area of Normandy has much to offer visitors of all interests.
In the immediate area, picturesque Villedieu-les-Poêles produces renowned copperware and has a lively market every Tuesday which attracts shoppers from the surrounding villages. It has many authentic copper workshops, a bell foundry, lace museum, Norman furniture museum, several restaurants, an interesting maze of alleyways to explore and an indoor fun pool. There are also English speaking Estate Agents if you are interested in investing in your own holiday accommodation!
The village of Champrépus, a couple of miles away, has a fascinating zoo for animal lovers of all ages.
There are numerous possibilities to taste cheese, cider or calvados in the area.
There are also many tempting restaurants nearby and numerous brocantes and depôts ventes if you are interested in antiques or picking up a bargain! You will find a folder within the cottage which includes leaflets on a range of local tourist attractions including horse riding and golf.

Le Clos also provides the ideal base for exploring further a field. Here is a brief list of possibilities:
Granville – “Monaco of the North” - with its Casino, beach with seawater pool, old walled town and Christian Dior’s childhood home. Learn to windsurf here!
Mont St Michel – either by car or a walk or horse ride across the bay at low tide – a must!
Various regional theme parks.
Coutances – shopping and cathedral.
World War II sites – the beaches, cemeteries, Arromanches, Avranches, Caen.
Carrolles / Jullouville – seaside towns with great beaches, swimming and rockpools.
St Jean-le-Thomas – where Eisenhower stayed following the initial liberation.
Le Bec d’Andaine, Le Gouin du Sud and Dragey – fabulous dunes and beaches.
Hauteville-sur-Mer and Regnéville – the best of coastal Normandy.
Bayeux – with its famous tapestry.
St Malo - Attractive walled town.
Dinard – Pleasant seaside town.
Hambye – Medieval Abbey.