Lovely stone cottage to let in Normandy - NM006576

Saint-Denis-le-Vetu (10km from Coutances), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006576 Advertiser since: 7 September 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gîte du Petit Fontenay Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1

About this property

Stone Cottage for 6 Just Minutes from the Beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We offer for your holidays the country house we renovated: warm comfortable and functional 120m2 house with its 500m2 garden. Located at the edge of the river ' Vanne ', it offers a quiet and relaxing environment while being close to shops and tourist sites (le Mont Saint Michel, the Dior House in Granville, La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg...). We are situated an hour from Cherbourg harbour and an hour from Caen Airport or Ferry Terminal.

With 2 bedrooms, it can accommodate up to 5 adults/children and 1 young child/baby: a double bed in each bedroom, and a single bed in one and a cot (up to 3 years) in the other. You will enjoy a large living room , fitted and equipped kitchen, a large living room with flat screen tv and dvd player/home cinema, Wii with games, desk and internet access in wi-fi, library and games for small and grown ups, large bathroom and shower, a south terrace in a fenced and nicely planted garden with private parking.

You have at your disposal the equivalent facilities to those in 3-4 stars classified lodgings: dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, stereo, baby equipment, outdoor furniture and bbq ...



Kitchen and dining

- Dishwasher
- Gas cooker and electric oven
- Woodburner stove
- Mixer, toaster, boiler, coffee-machine and espresso machine
- Dining room for 8 people

Living rooms

- 42" flat screen and dvd player, dvds
- Vintage Sega and games
- Books, hi-fi, games and toys for kids, cards, backgammon...
- Babyfoot and pool for kids

- Wood stove.


Bedroom 1 :
- 1 kingsize bed 160 x 200
- 1 cot
- dressing

Bedroom 2:
- 1 double bed 140 x 200
- 1 single bed 90 x 200
- dressing

Bedlinens provided and beds are prepared for you.


- Bath
- Open shower
- Double water bassin

Towels, shampoo, shower gel provided.


Electric heating and wood stoves.


-Baby foot / poole table for kids
-Flat screen with dvd player, a vintage Sega and video games, books for all ages and languages, cd player, games (backgammon,...), playing cards, toys for kids and babies.

Garden and outside

350 sq. m. Fenced garden with flowers beds, bushes, and trees for the shade. There is a 30 sq.m. terrasse facing south, with outdoor table and chairs, lounge chairs, outdoor wooden games, sandbox and toys.

Parking and garages

2 Parking spaces by the door.

Information about any additional facilities

We accept dogs on demand and with additional 50€ (to be paid at arrival).
Towels and bed linens are included in the price.
Laundry downstairs with washing machine and drier.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Clinique Vétérinaire de Gavray (10 minutes)


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Clé des temps
Distance: 13 km


Distance: 11 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River fish
Name of nearest fishing location: River "Vanne"
Distance: 0.1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf d'Agon-Coutainville
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Équestre de Hauteville sur Mer
Distance: 18 km

Organic produce/dining



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Circuit des loges de Quettreville sur Sienne


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cider: Ferme de l'Hermitière
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Nadège Varin

We restored this countryhouse over the years and we used to live there with our 2 kids until 2016. When it was time for us to move away, we decided to let other people enjoy the tranquility of our place during holidays. Either Yann, Myself (Nadège) or a friend of us Patricia looking after the house will be welcoming you. One of us will be available for you if you need help or advice during your stay.

Year property purchased 1997
Why this location? This property was a part of the farm (now retired) where my husband lived when he was a child. The environment here is peaceful. But it's near everything: shops, museum, hospital, car rental, restaurants, beach, countryside, river... We just love the place. It really deserves to be called "sweet home".
Unique benefits of property A quiet place in the countryside, near all necessary shops and tourist sites, and only 20 minutes by car from sandy beaches. A perfect location for your next holidays.

The Owner Recommends

We recommend you...

- 'La Baratte': a gastronomic restaurant cooking traditional French food, located in our village
- Take the ferry from Granville for a day and go to 'Chausey Islands'
- Coutances Cathedrale, Hambye Abbey, the 'Cité de la mer' à Cherbourg, le Mont Saint Michel, all the different beaches on the 'Estuary Coast'..

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Grahame and Jenny 2 July, 2019

We loved our stay at the Petit Fontenay. The Gite is full off rustic charm, very comfortable and very well equipped. It’s Close to a small rural village with a good restaurant and its just a short drive from beautiful beaches and major supermarkets. It is also ideally located for striking out further afield see Normandy’s major attractions. The hosts where most welcoming and very helpful. Nadege speaks excellent English so there’s no communication problems. Overall we would not hesitate to book this Gïte again and relax in its tranquil setting.