Holiday gite for 2 with pool near Avranches - NM006449

Les Cresnays (22km from Avranches), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006449 Advertiser since: 14 June 2018
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Gite 2 At Les Hirondelles Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Folding beds for 2 children in same room

About this property

Quaint 150 Year Old Converted Gite With 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 (Gite 2) comprises a living area with comfortable seating, dining table and 4 chairs, woodburner, tv/dvd(English Freeview channels), wi-fi, small 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 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.

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.
Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets.
Short breaks available - flexible changeover days. A local tourism tax is payable



Kitchen and dining

Dining table with 4 chairs. Small kitchenette with gas cooker, microwave, fridge, usual cooking equipment.

Living rooms

3 seater sofa. Flat screen 55cm tv with integral dvd, English Freeview channels
Woodburning stove for heating.


King-size bed made up on arrival with good quality cotton percale bedlinen Wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables.


Shower cubicle, basin, toilet.
Towels and shower gel provided.


Radiator in bathroom and bedroom.
Woodburner in living area


Tv and dvd.

Garden and outside

10m x 5m unheated pool shared between the 3 Gites.
Sun deck with sunloungers.
Communal garden area with bbq.
Tables and chairs.

Parking and garages

On site parking.

Visitor suitability



  • 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, Cuves
Distance: 1 km


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

Horse riding

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



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 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? The peaceful location, countryside views, proximity to many historic towns and attractions and to 3 Ports.
Unique benefits of property Quaint 150 year old converted Gite with pool.

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