Holiday gite for 2 with pool near Avranches - NM006448

Les Cresnays (22km from Avranches), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006448 Advertiser since: 14 June 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gite 1 At Les Hirondelles Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Semi-det Gite for 2, Comfortable, With Garden & Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

'Les Hirondelles' comprises 3 attached Gites and is situated in the Lower Normandy countryside of La Vallée de La Sée, and surrounded by lush green hills. Ideally located for exploring this historic region – including the D-Day Landing Beaches (tours can be arranged), Mont Saint Michel, Avranches, Villedieu-les-Poeles (the famous copper-making town), Granville, Domfront and Bayeux Tapestry and British War Cemetery.

Just over the border in Brittany, visit the beautiful port of Saint Malo with its ramparts, the medieval town of Dinan on the River Rance and Fougéres, which has the largest medieval fortress in Europe.

'Les Hirondelles' is easily accessed from three ports – Saint Malo, Cherbourg and Caen – but also consider Le Havre and Calais.

Your English hosts, Helen and Dave, live on site and so are readily available with advice and assistance when needed. We can also provide meals – a Salad on arrival and a 4-Course Evening Meal twice a week.

The bed (or twin on request) will be made up with good quality cotton percale bed linen, towels are provided too. You will find a tray in the kitchen with tea, coffee and sugar, and milk and a bottle of wine to welcome you in the fridge.

This Gite comprises a living area with comfortable seating (2 armchairs) , dining table and 2 chairs, woodburner, tv/dvd(English Freeview channels), Wi-Fi, small well-equipped corner kitchen with gas cooker and fridge. On first floor, one Bedroom with King-size bed and ensuite shower room. Outside, garden furniture.

Shared 10m x 5m swimming pool (June/September) and secluded sundeck. Chalet, leading to the Pool, accommodates games and provides a seating area for guests, local produce and information on places to visit.

Large communal garden area with bbq, table and chairs, pergola.

Other things to do :
The area is great for walking and cycling with many marked trails and routes (we can provide maps) kayaking and rock-climbing in the Suisse Normand region, around an hour away, Horse-drawn carriage rides around the local countryside.

Nature lovers will enjoy the huge range of birds to be seen from the garden, including buzzards and herons, hunting birds.

There are many beautiful gardens to visit including the Parc du Chateau de Balleroy, nr Bayeux, the Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne nr Rennes, and the Jardin de Montmarin with its parkland reaching down to the shores of the River Rance, not far from Saint Malo.

Lots more ideas can be found on our website. We consistently receive 4*+ reviews.
Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets.
Short breaks available.
A local tourism tax is payable.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchenette with gas cooker and fridge. Equipped with usual cooking equipment.
Please note: No dishwasher or washing machine.

Dining table and 2 chairs.

Living rooms

Two comfortable armchairs, tv with English Freeview channels.


One bedroom with double aspect - views over garden and also towards Le Moulin de Cuves. King-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers
Bed made up on arrival.


Small bathroom with shower cubicle, basin and toilet.
Towels and shower gel provided.


Not centrally heated but with radiator in bathroom and wood-burner in living area.


English Freeview on 55cm flat screen tv with integral dvd.

Garden and outside

10m x 5m Pool, fully enclosed with large sundeck, unheated and open from June to September.
Shared between the 3 Gites and owners.

Shared Garden with bbq, table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Parking for 3 cars on site.

Visitor suitability

Couples or extended families if you take the 3 Gites together.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Avranches
Distance: 22 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, Salmon
Name of nearest fishing location: La See river, Cuves
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac d'Athee
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Brecey
Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Forest of Saint Sever

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Helen Carlisle

I worked in Conveyancing and Dave in Building before we moved to France in 2005. We renovated the 3 Gites one by one and then converted the barn in the grounds to our home.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? We chose the Bay of Mont Saint Michel for its huge choice of historic places to visit and the proximity to at least 3 ports. It is also ideally placed on the edge of a village, with countryside all around but only 5 minutes to Brecey for shops and restaurants.
Unique benefits of property All of the above plus quaint Gite converted from 150 year old Longere with king-size bed and shared pool.

The Owner Recommends

Le Moulin de Jean Restaurant

Gourmet French restaurant just a 5 minute drive away at La Lande, Cuves. Beautiful setting, excellent food and great service

Le P'tit Nicholas Pizza Restaurant

Open from 7pm, serves Pizza plus Steaks and Gratin dishes. Brecey.

Mont Saint Michel

The 1000 year old historic monument with beautiful architecture, sea views and only 40 minutes away

Avranches town

Interesting town, houses the Manuscripts from Mont Saint Michel Abbey, market every Saturday, Brocante some Sunday mornings, nice cafes to watch the world go by