Family holiday gite with pool near Pontorson - NM006457

9.8/10
Montjoie-Saint-Martin (2km from Saint-James), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006457 Advertiser since: 12 November 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Bouillante Self Catering Saturday 5 14 5 2 on a sofabed

About this property

Luxury Farmhouse, Heated Private Pool, Games Room. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Beautifully appointed farmhouse in the bay of Mont Saint Michel on the Normandy Brittany border, France - All major attractions and great beaches within easy reach.

Newly renovated in 2018, Bouillante is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Normandy/Brittany border in a very private setting. Ideal for families or friends, the accommodation includes 5 bedrooms all en suite with a combination of baths and showers. 4 of the bedrooms are upstairs and 1 downstairs, ideal for those with difficulty climbing stairs. All the bedrooms have double beds and one also has bunk beds and can be used as a family room. One bedroom is a mini-suite with sofa bed.

Open plan fully equipped farmhouse kitchen/dining room including washing machine and tumble dryer. Large comfortable lounge with large tv and woodburner.

Gamesroom with full size pool table, table football, darts and many other games. Much of the original character of the property has been retained, including beamed ceilings and lime rendered walls, yet it incorporates all modern conveniences such as free wi-fi, French and UK Freeview tv and a fully equipped kitchen.

The full-size 10m x 5m in ground swimming pool is heated to a comfortable 28 degrees and children are well catered for in the gamesroom and outside play area which includes trampoline, swing set and slide and a playhouse. In a beautiful private country setting, yet only a few minutes from the lively market town of St James with all amenities. Many major attractions (Mont St Michel, adventure parks, golf, historic towns) and great beaches within easy reach.
A perfect location to enjoy a relaxing holiday with family and friends.

Huge range of activities including great country walks, cycling, fishing at local lakes/rivers or at the sea, local golf courses, canoeing, mini golf, tennis and horse riding.

Visit the numerous local markets with great local produce, ideal for buying fresh ingredients for your family meals.

The coast is only a short drive away (30 minutes) with beautiful sandy beaches and a gradual slope into the sea ideal for children. Visit the numerous local markets with great local produce, ideal for buying fresh ingredients for your family meals. There are a number of fun parks, zoos, an alligator park and aquarium nearly for all the family to enjoy. The historic Mont St Michel with its beautiful cobbled streets and hilltop abbey is only 30 minutes away. Local towns worth visiting include Cancale with oyster banks and seafront restaurants, the walled city of St Malo, Rennes the capital of Brittany, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe, Avranches a town steeped in history from 1066 to 1945. A little further away you can visit the Normandy landing beaches and the medieval town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry.

For further details please see our website www.normandybrittanyholidays.com

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with electric induction hob and electric oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee pad machine and a very comprehensive range of crockery, cutlery and glasses and pots and pans etc. - everything you need to provide family meals.

Living rooms

Large lounge with enough seating for up to 12 people, tv with UK and French channels, Bluetooth music player.
Wood burner.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - family room with double and bunk beds, family bathroom with bath/shower.
Bedroom 2 - double with tv and en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Bedroom 3 - double with en suite shower room.
Bedroom 4 - 'mini suite' with double bed, sofa bed and tv, en suite shower room.
Bedroom 5 - downstairs double with en suite shower room.

Bathrooms

5 in total, 4 of which en suite.
Downstairs separate toilet.

Heating

Oil central heating, wood burner in lounge.

Entertainment

Games room with pool table, table football, darts etc.
Play area with swing set, slide, trampoline, play house and various other toys.
Full size 10x5m swimming pool heated to 28 degrees.

Garden and outside

Set in 5000 sqm of grounds with large garden to the front and rear. Main patio area with bbq, cast iron awning covering teak table and chairs for 12-14 people, beautiful outside lounge under pergola. Swing and slide set, play area with playhouse for young children, trampoline, kids tricycles, table tennis, boules, badminton. Swimming pool is fully enclosed and heated to 28 degrees, 10 x 5m with sun deck and sunloungers.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for up to 5 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for visitors of all ages, one downstairs bedroom particularly suitable for those with limited mobility.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: St James

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Dol de Bretagne
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St James
Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Max Owen

We gave up the corporate 'rat race' 5 years ago and moved to France with our children to enjoy a quieter life. We are now establishing a gite business with 3 properties, 2 of which are running in 2018 and the final one in 2020. We are focusing on providing charming period properties with modern conveniences and heated in-ground swimming pools for 10-14 people respectively. We endeavour to make every holiday for our guests a great experience, nothing is too much trouble.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? It's a great location right on the Normandy/Brittany border with so much to do within a short drive for people of all ages
Unique benefits of property All bedrooms are en suite, in ground pool and downstairs bedroom suitable for those who have difficulty climbing stairs.

The Owner Recommends

St Malo

Beautiful walled city

6 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 The Morleys 9 July, 2019

A lovely house in a beautiful rural setting. A great location for family and friends to stay with a super swimming pool, children's play area, games room and outside table tennis table. We enjoyed using the BBQ and cooking in the great kitchen which is large and has a table to sit 12/14 easily, there is also an outside table that sits 12/14, which is perfect on warm evenings. The local village of St James has a market on a Monday morning with great meat and vegetables available and the bakery in the village is fantastic. A Carrefour in the centre of the village and is useful, the Super U supermarket on the outskirts of the town offers everything you need. A quiet peaceful private location that we all enjoyed a lot, would recommend and will consider using again. The owner was easy to communicate with and very helpful, his recommendations of Mont St Michel, Caroles beach and St Malo were spot on.

10 / 10 Valentine 22 June, 2019

I cannot speak highly enough of our experience at bouillante. From the initial booking to when we got back home the owner was excellent. Answered any questions we had straight away and kept us up to date with the details which we needed to travel. The property was exceptional! Maintain to a 5 star quality throughout. The house was plenty big enough to accommodate all our party and with en-suites in every room made it even better. They really had thought of everything even to the small things like children’s step stools and hairdryers in every room. The outside space was amazing views over fields and countryside to the rear and when we got the weather to use it the pool was great! We couldn’t get the kids in from playing outside. The trampoline was definitely a winner! Although during our week here we didn’t have the best weather, we didn’t let it ruin things. With the town of St James just up the road we had all amenities right on the door step. Also there was a fantastic zoo called Champrepus, alligator bay and children’s amusement park all within about half an hour. Not to mention the amazing beach half hour away near Granville. Overall I will definitely be recommending this place to all of my friends and family! Thanks so much for a great holiday!!

10 / 10 Jenny Sturgeon 13 June, 2019

We have just returned from a wonderful week’s holiday at Bouillante and would recommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting the Brittany/Normandy area.. As a group of 10 (6 adults and 4 young children) this property exceeded our expectations. The tastefully decorated house combined modern conveniences whilst maintaining that rural French farmhouse feel. The house was spacious and uncluttered (which was very handy with very young children) but at the same time very well appointed with highchairs, children’s plates and cutlery, games, books and much more. The outdoor play equipment was fantastic and kept little ones entertained so adults could relax and enjoy the gardens and views. We particularly enjoyed the different places to sit around the property, the sofa seating at the front felt luxurious and perfect for aperitifs whilst the large wooden table at the rear caught the evening sun - perfect for outdoor eating.
The information pack at the property gave great insights to local activities and places to visit and we enjoyed days out to St Malo, the beach at Carolles and Mont St Michel.
The owner was very prompt with all communications and ensured we had everything we needed for our holiday.
We will definitely be returning to Bouillante again in the future.

10 / 10 John & Sheila 12 April, 2019

We spent a week in April 2019 as a family group (mature brother & sisters with partners).
Bouillante is an excellent property, extremely comfortable and well appointed.
The swimming pool is great - and yes we managed a swim on 1 April (aided by the fact it is heated). Pool towels and pool furniture are provided and excellent.
It was a very cold week but the gîte is efficiently heated.
The beds are comfortable and the addition of heaters in each bathroom were very much appreciated.
The close proximity to St James is a boon, for shops, bars and restaurants. Places to visit : Mont St Michel & Fougeres are both short rides away. St Malo, Dinan & Dinard all just over 1 hours drive.
The small town of Ducey, 20 minutes drive, is pretty and a good place for small shops and restaurants.
We made a couple of enquiries, via email, to the owner and received replies quickly. The owners were at the property when we arrived early, but they kindly allowed us to unpack food items and place them in the fridge/kitchen while the finished preparing the property.
It was good that our dog was welcome - he appreciated the warm spacious kitchen/dining room. The garden is spacious and he enjoyed mooching around (we did have to watch him though because the hedging is quite new and he could easily "escape" - not a criticism, just an observation because in time the hedge will mature and become secure.
An extremely enjoyable week and we all agreed that the property is the best we have stayed in.