2 bedroom holiday cottage in rural Normandy - NM006161

9.9/10
Sourdeval (7km from Mortain), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006161 Advertiser since: 15 February 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Morandiere Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 Each bedroom incudes a double bed and single futon

About this property

South Facing Stone Built 2 Bedroom Country Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A large 2 bedroomed stone cottage/gite facing South and overlooking the beautiful Normandy countryside.
Recently renovated with a fully fitted kitchen/ dining room and open plan lounge with a large wood burning stove.

For more details visit http://www.amourcottages.co.uk

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted with a gas hob, electric oven, extractor, microwave, dining table and 6 chairs.
Also an extensive range of crockery, glassware and kitchen utensils.

Living rooms

With a traditional stone inglenook fireplace the living area has a three piece suite where you can relax.
There is a satellite tv with UK channels and a selection of films for the dvd player.

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms each with a double bed and a single futon, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
A cot is available.

Bathrooms

There is a large shower room on the ground floor (also with a washing machine) and a separate toilet.
Upstairs there is a washroom with toilet.

Heating

There is a large wood burner in the lounge whilst upstairs the bedrooms have electric oil radiators.
The bathrooms each have heated towel rails.

Entertainment

Satellite tv with UK channels and a dvd player along with a selection of dvds, books and games.

Garden and outside

The garden is bordered by large pine trees and there is an 8 seater garden table.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking to the side of the property.

Visitor suitability

The layout of the cottage means we are unable to accommodate the disabled.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Sourdeval
Distance: 3 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout and Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake Dathée (South of Vire)
Distance: 12 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Vire La Dathée, Ferme de la Basse Haye Normandy, 14380 Saint-Manvieu Bocage
Distance: 12 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Walks directly from the cottage

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Harlow

We are David and Jean and we'd love to welcome you to our Normandy cottage.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We chose this location as we love the unhurried pace of life, the quiet roads and the beautiful countryside. It is also an easy drive to the ferry ports of Caen (75 mins) and Cherbourg (90 mins).
Unique benefits of property With south facing views over the rolling countryside, this is an ideal place to relax or use as a base to explore the many beaches, forests and historic sites in Normandy and nearby Brittany (Mont St Michel, Bayeux, D-Day Landings, Granville, Domfront etc).

The Owner Recommends

Mont Saint-Michel

This is an iconic island with Abbey buildings dating back to the XIth century, winding cobbled streets and numerous shops and restaurants. This rocky islet is linked to the mainland by a bridge, and twice a month during the spring tides, you can witness the biggest tides in Europe as the bay is flooded.

D-Day Landings

There are many memorials at the beaches and along the Normandy coastline where German bunkers, gun batteries and other evidence of the intense fighting that took place still remain. You can now enjoy these beautiful beaches for the peace and enjoyment they offer us today, but as you walk along these historic beaches, immerse yourself in imagining the incredible events that took place there on D-Day.

Seaside

There are some lovely sandy beaches along the South West corner of the Cherbourg peninsular which can be reached in around 45 minutes. Head for the Carolles area for small beaches or further up the coast to Jullouville for more extensive beaches.

Woodlands and Walks

The Cascades of Mortain - just a 10 minute drive takes you to the Grand Cascade of Mortain which is over 20 metres high. A little further along the pathway is the 'Petite Cascade'.
Just 15 minutes away is Lake Dathee a beautiful lake with great fishing, sailing, kayaking or just walk around and take in the lovely views.
La Fosse Arthour - a deep gorge of 70 metres hollowed out of a rocky ridge, 'la fosse Arthour,' owes its reputation to the wild beauty of the site. A walker’s paradise but also a great area for climbing enthusiasts.

Historic Towns

There are many delightful old towns nearby, and our particular favourites are Dinan, Fougeres, Villedieu les Poeles and Domfront.

St Hilaire du Harcouet is a large market town (market on Wednesday) also worth a visit, and on the way you could sample some Calvados and Cider at the Manoir du Coquerel in the village of Milly. This is open Monday-Thursday 8.30-11.00 and 13.30-17.00.

Childrens Activities

There is an outside swimming pool in Mortain whilst an indoor swimming pool and bowling alley are located in Vire.

The Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine is a pleasant attraction oriented for the younger family. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.

For the more adventurous, at the Viaduc de la Souleuvre (35mins) you can bungy jump, zip wire and luge (or just watch!)

A bit further afield (45 mins) is Jurques Zoo with more than 600 animals in a 40-acre wooded park. Go through the parrot jungle, see the African plain, the monkey islands, the South American plain, the wolves' territory and the ‘Mountains of Africa’.

2 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 D & A 3 August, 2018

We had a fabulous, relaxing holiday in this property, which was far more spacious than expected from the photographs. It was scrupulously clean and extremely well-equipped with everything you could ever need - even for a lengthy stay.

The owners provided great service and lots of information about local amenities.

Located in a lovely rural location, it's just a short drive (or a leisurely walk) from a very nice large village with shops, bars and restaurants - and of course the ever-popular French markets. For non-French speakers, there were even a couple of bars run by English people.

Larger towns are about a 30 minute drive away and we had some great days out at places like the Normandy Landing Beaches and Mont St Michel.

We would thoroughly recommend this place if you are looking for a peaceful location which has on its doorstep a number of Normandy attractions. We look forward to our next visit!

Owner response

It was a great pleasure to have you both staying at La Morandiere and we are so pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday - you are welcome back any time!

9.8 / 10 Mike & Anna 11 June, 2018

Lovely cottage in a peaceful and picturesque area of Normandy, providing a feeling of remoteness, yet a quick drive to pleasant nearby towns. We were happy to relax locally for much of the time, but we can recommend the railway cycle ride to Mortain (10km) and its two pretty waterfalls. Domfront is an interesting historic town within a 30 minute drive on quiet roads. David and Jean ensured our stay in their lovely cottage was a very comfortable one. We will be back.

Owner response

We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at La Morandiere and we would be delighted to welcome you back any time!