|L'Atelier||Self Catering||Flexible||1||3||1||Z- bed for 1 (included in total sleeps)|
Sat on the edge of a quaint village, nestled between Saint Hilaire du Harcouet And Louvigne du Desert is our 16th century Longere that has been renovated into four cottages. The Cowshed, The Hayloft , The Workshop and The HenHouse.We are central to travel north, south, east and west to visit the french delights our area has to offer.A six minute drive will get you to one of five large supermarkets, two markets(St Hilaire - Wednesday, Louvigne du Desert - Friday). Fougeres, a mediaeval city with original battlements, gardens and much more is 20 mins.Pontmain famous for its church and basilica is 15mins. Mont St Michel driving steadily will take 45mins.Fuel stations and electric points are within 6mins drive.
Our one bedroom cottage "The Cowshed"(L'Etable) is part of the original building and has been renovated to create rustic charm.Original floors and features mixed with a modern kitchen, log burner and comfortable seating have helped to create a warm and inviting cottage.The bedroom is spacious with a kingsize bed and an en-suite benefitting from a large shower.It has a spacious rear space with two secure and private areas.Easy access to the shared covered pool(heated Mar-Oct) with large decking and sunbathing facilities.
The second cottage "The Hayloft"(Le Fenil) is part of the original building and part of the property which was rebuilt. Beautifully finished with rustic design and original features, combining comfort and style. Two split level large bedrooms both with kingsize beds create a quirkiness that works.One bedroom benefits from an ensuite with bath and shower, the second from a separate wet room.Heated by ceramic radiators and a log burner this cottage is cool in the hot summer months and warm and toasty on the wintry days.A secure area at the rear with easy access to the pool.
The third cottage" The Workshop"(L'Atelier) has been tastefully modernised to create a large one bedroom cottage great for parties up to three.The bedroom has a spacious en-suite with shower, A king size bed and a folding bed for a third person. The cottage is a blend of old and new heated by ceramic radiators and a log burner if required.Two three seater sofas, dining area and spacious kitchen help to comprise the downstairs living space.
The fourth cottage "The HenHouse"(La Poulailler) was finished May 2019 and is a compact one bedroom gite with a kingsize bed, ensuite shower and a living/dining space. heating is from ceramic radiators.With views of the church and grounds and easy access to the pool, petanque court etc. This cottage works great alongside no.2 or no.3 as an add-on to those two cottages.
There is also created, a small metered launderette on site.
The grounds are constantly maintained to create lovely open spaces to wander at will.Seating all over the grounds enable picnics, a quiet brew!, or just to chill and take in all the peace and tranquility.All our cottages benefit from their own garden shed each laden with bbq, extra garden chairs and loungers, boules for the Petanque court situated in the garden, clothes horse and much more to help you enjoy your French break.
We have built an above ground 9.6m x 4.1m pool. This has a retractable cover which can be left open(fully or partly) or closed to maintain temperature.This heated via an air source heat pump and will regularly be heated up to 30' . To the side we have added a large decked area for sunbathing or being a part of the pool atmosphere.We live on site so are here to help or leave you be to enjoy your break.
A fully fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and extractor. Two Fridge-freezers, toaster, filter coffee-machine, microwave and much more. We think we've covered all angles.Dining Table for four persons.
A spacious table for 4 with 4 chairs overlooking the views. Two large sofas are provided with 32" tv and satellite providing British and European channels.
One spacious, light and airy bedroom with king size leather bed, coffee-table and 2 chairs.
A spacious en suite of shower cabin, toilet, towel radiator and wash handbasin.
Ceramic radiators and logburner. A basket of logs is provided. Thereafter 10 euros per basket.
Games, tv, dvd, books, swimming pool, boules court, croquet, bicycles.
Seating areas all over the grounds to take in the views and the sunshine at all times of the day.
Private parking space is available to all the cottages.
We have been developing this property with love, care and patience for a few years and finally it's coming to fruition. An ongoing project to continually improve for our guests. We're on site to help in any way.We want your stay to be relaxing, peaceful and stress free!!
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Ideally central to visit attractions north (the war memorials, beaches etc), south (medieval Fougeres and Rennes), east(Domfront,Mayenne and Le Mans) and west (Brittany, Mont St Michel and beaches).|
|Unique benefits of property||Large families could take all the cottages and be on the same property. Our swimming pool has all year round use and covered. Five minutes drive to 5 supermarkets and 2 towns.Outskirts of our village so peaceful and relaxing.|
15 mins drive.
Fun For the family.
Every Wednesday morning.
The hospitality the owners showed us was lovely. We arrived at the property in the evening, the owners greeted us on arrival and gave us a tour of the property and grounds including the heated swimming pool. The fridge was stocked with a selection of cheeses and cooked meats as well as fresh bread, pan au chocolat and croissants from the local patisserie. They also gave us advise on places to visit, a selection of restaurants and a helpful map of all the local supermarkets and petrol stations. The gite had a cosy and homely feel from the moment we went inside. The property was clean and well maintained with lovely facilities such as a coffee maker, a selection of kitchenware, log burner and a tri function shower. Le Mont Saint Michel is only 35 minutes away and a selection of seaside towns (such as Granville) were close by. There are also WW2 sites throughout the area, some 30 minutes away. The location made it a super place for our exploration of Normandy. On our final day at the property the owners delivered a last night treat of 2 glasses and fresh brownies for us and gave us travel advice for our journey home. I would recommend this property and look forward to returning there for another holiday.