Pet friendly holiday Gite for 2 in Normandy - NM006987

5km from Saint-Aubin-de-Terregatte, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006987 Advertiser since: 27 December 2017
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Dog Friendly Foxes Farm nr Mont Saint Michel Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Plus a sofabed in the lounge

About this property

Dog Friendly Gite Sleeps 2, 1 Bedroom and Bathroom. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Foxes Farm Gite is a dog friendly luxury 18th Century Farmhouse now converted into 2 Gites

Perfect for your family holiday or a weekend away, we accept short break stays and week long holidays at Foxes Farm.

Recently renovated this charming 18th Century self catering ground floor Gite is part of Foxes Farm estate near the world famous Mont St Michel. Our Gite has all the comfort of a modern home. It is all newly renovated with all of the mod cons you would want on holiday, there is a large open plan kitchen, lounge dining area and a spacious king size bedroom with enough space for a babies cot and patio doors leading to a fenced rear garden. Attached to the bedroom is private en suite facilities. The private en suite facilities comprise of large shower enclosures, toilet and washbasin.

There is a patio area and landscaped garden area with stunning views over the Normandy countryside. The Garden is south facing and a real sun trap.

If you are 2 families are having their holidays together have a look at our 3 bedroomed Gite which is situated next door to the ground floor Gite, which can comfortably sleep 6 adults and a babies cot. Advert Reference NM005929.

The Gite is situated in the Bay of Mont St Michel. A tranquil retreat set in a small hamlet. Perfect for those who want to get away from the stresses of life. Set in glorious countryside with beautiful views yet within easy access to market towns, beaches and shopping.

Local attractions to discover include, Mont Saint Michel, Saint James, beautiful beaches, Brittany American WW2 Cemetery, Ducey, Avranches, Pontorson, Saint Hilaire De Harcouet, Dol-de-Bretagne and Fougeres are all within an easy short drive.

Or for the more adventurous Alligator Bay is only 15 minutes away and there is Ange Michel family adventure theme park is a hidden treasure only 10mins drive away.

If you want to go further a field this includes the D-Day landing beaches, Caen, Beyeux, Granville, Saint Malo, Dinard and Rennes, to name just a few.

This is a very versatile location suitable for all your holiday needs, whether it is sight seeing, family fun at the beech or relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine.

The price is ALL INCLUSIVE of: water, electricity, cleaning, internet, there is a new LCD satellite English tv. French tv is also available. Linen and bathroom towels are also included in the price.

Tourism tax is payable on arrival in cash and is as set by the French Government for all holiday accommodation. The Tourism Tax for this accommodation is €1.16 per adult per night.

One bedrooms sleeps 2 adults plus a cot and we can offer you a highchair to use during your holiday. There is also a brand new sofa bed in the lounge area. Ideal for a small family as the en-suite to the bedroom is the only bathroom facility.

No smoking within the house - garden only please
Children are welcome
Dogs are welcome - if more than 2 dogs please contact owner before booking to gain permission

Gite general information -
Satellite English flat screen LCD tv
French tv is also available
Bedroom linen is provided
Bathroom towels are provided
Open plan living/diner kitchen
Hair dryer
Iron & board
Outside clothes airer
Private courtyard FREE parking
Beech towels provided (for an additional small charge)

Themes close by are -
Peaceful away from it all
Tourist attractions

Ferry ports / Airports
St Malo = 1 hour drive
La Harve = 2 hours drive
Caen = 1 hour 20 minutes drive
Cherbourg = 1 hour 40 minutes drive
Roscoff = 2 hours 30 minutes drive

Dinard Airport is serviced by Ryan air and is 45 minutes drive
Rennes Airport is serviced by Flybe and is 45 minutes drive

The owners live on site and are normally available 24/7 if you require any assistance or advice on places to go and things to do and see.

The owners have 2 dalmatian dogs and 5 free range chickens, but there is no cockerel so no early morning wake up calls.

This is the perfect get away from it all retreat, to relax and unwind and enjoy life.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is very well equipped with everything we think you want for your holiday

In brief there are the following -
Full size dishwasher
Washing machine
Gas oven and hob
Full set of utensils
Pots and pans
Baking dishes and trays
Vacuum cleaner
Smoke alarms
Carbon Monoxide detector
First aid box
Fire extinguisher

Living rooms

Large dining table and chairs and comfy seating area in lounge.

Now with a brand new sofa bed.

Large LCD television - Satellite English television and French tv is also available. Dvd player.

Plenty of leaflets and literature on the area and things to do.

A cot and a highchair can be provided at no additional cost.


The bedroom is on the ground floor and has a large king size bed and patio doors which lead out to the garden.

The bedroom has its own private en suite comprising of large shower enclosure with jets, toilet and washbasin.


There are private en suite facilities, comprising of a large shower cubicle, and washbasin as described above.


In the lounge there is a new large electric fire and electric heating in the bedroom, however, during the summer months these are rarely needed as the Gite is super insulated.


In the nearby villages and towns there are ample bars, restaurants, places to visit and a cinema. Plus plenty of activities to do as listed earlier in the advertisement for Foxes Farm.

Garden and outside

Access to the Gite is via a private tree lined driveway which is exclusive for holiday makers.

The south facing garden is beautifully landscaped and has a lovely patio terrace area with table and chairs, so you can sit back and relax and enjoy the amazing views in the sunshine.

A bbq can be supplied.

Parking and garages

At the front of Foxes Farm there is a very large courtyard with ample parking for numerous vehicles.

Visitor suitability

We believe that this Gite is suitable for couples or couples with a baby. There are 2 steps leading up to the house. The bedroom is located on the ground floor which is perfect those who don't like stairs or are less mobile

Please be advised on the farm we have 5 free range chickens (no cockerel so no early morning wake up call) and 2 beautiful dalmatian dogs.

Cows often graze in our fields and wild deer can be seen in our orchard early mornings.

Information about any additional facilities

This is a new listing to Holiday France Direct, previously we only offered a 3 bedroom gite. Look at our advert for the 3 bedroomed gite to see the 10/10 reviews we have received from our previous guests.

Prices include electricity/heating, bed linen and towels, and use of the internet and all facilities.

Please note that for stays of 7 nights or more a security deposit of £250.00 will be required, which can be refunded providing there is no damage caused as per the Terms and Conditions

We are delighted to have received 5 star reviews from our past customers on Holiday France Direct.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Veterinary Clinic Estuaries La Croix Vincent, Parc d'activités de, Route d'Argouges, 50240 Saint-James Phone: 02 33 48 31 22


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Ducey
Distance: 7 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Ducey
Distance: 7 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Ducey

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Catherine Fox

We purchased this 18th Century Farm Estate in 2013 and moved to France in 2017. We decided to retire very early from the Midlands area of UK after selling our business and property and are excited about opening our wonderful Farmhouse to the public whom we are sure will love France as much as we do. It is a slower pace of life with little stress and is much more laid back than the 'rat race' of life in the UK. <br/>The views over the Normandy countryside from our farmhouse are truly amazing.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Before moving to Normandy we had many fabulous holidays in this area and fell in love with the diversity this area has to offer. You can make the holiday as busy or as relaxed as you want there is plenty to do if you want to get about but is also perfect to sit and relax and read a book.
Unique benefits of property The views over the Normandy countryside from our Farmhouse are truly amazing. I still get excited by all the different things Normandy has to offer and being located on the Normandy/Brittany boarder allows you to go sightseeing/relax at the beach, or shopping what ever you want this location has something for everyone. Come and see you will love it.

The Owner Recommends

Mont Saint MIchel

The historical world famous iconic Mont Saint Michel can be seen from the village we are situated in and is only a short drive away. Mont Saint Michel makes an amazing day trip for the family it has approximately 50 shops and numerous restaurants and bars and the views from the top of Mont Saint Michel are truly breathtaking and inspirational.

Local Restaurants and shops

Within walking distance there is a lovely restaurant and bar run by a warm charming French family, who can speak some English. Within a few minutes drive there is either the town of Ducey or Saint James both are filled with restaurants, bars, bistro's, shops, bakers, butchers, Post Office, chemist and both a Tourist Office which are very helpful and hold a local weekly market.

Attractions and places of interest

Mont St Michel
Ange Michel
Alligator Bay
Local Beaches and D-Day Landing Beaches
Museums and monuments
American War Cemetery
German War Cemetery
Cabaret Fantasy
Market Towns

Leisure activities

Cycle routes
Beach combing
Sight Seeing
Walking/Hikers, bikers, riders can ride through the trails along rivers and lakes:
Beuvron Sélune, Lake La Roche qui Boit and Lake Vezins
Autogyro or Ultralite trike over Mont Saint Michel

Local services

Local markets
Medical Services

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 2 Maskells 20 October, 2019

The property is situated in a rural area with a couple of small villages nearby. There are larger towns within easy driving distance for shopping or sightseeing.
We were welcomed on arrival by Catherine who made us feel very welcome and gave a tour of the property.
The property itself was very clean, spacious and well equipped. It was comfortable and we felt at home straight away. There is good quality Wi-Fi and English TV.
We were blessed with great whether so we made full use of the garden which had the required amount of furniture to sit or lay on and appreciate the setting.
We have a dog and he enjoyed the garden and met Shaun & Catherine's dog [Napolean], they enjoyed playing alongside each other across the fence.
This property is very well hosted and is ideal for couples looking for a quiet relaxing break with or without their pet. Shaun and Catherine provide a warm welcome ensuring you have a comfortable stay and provide plenty of advice on local attractions and amenities.

Owner response

Hi Mike & Lynda and Woody,

Thank you very much for your lovely 10/10 review of Foxes Farm. We are delighted that you had such a good holiday here and that you enjoyed all that gite and the area has to offer.

We would love to welcome you back any day with woody of course, when he is better.

Best regards

Catherine & Shaun

10 / 10 Debbie and Stephen 20 June, 2019

We have just returned from an amazing stay at foxes farm, had the most amazing time. Catherine and Sean were the best hosts we have ever encountered having done many breaks they really had thought of everything we could have possibly needed and were on hand to help us with local things of interest, they really do have a vast knowledge of the area they live in and also further away, giving us personal directions that were easy to follow, really an exceptional couple with a warm and friendly manner.
Even when we ventured off on our own and used our phones as sat navs never once did we find that our connection dropped which in this day and age we all rely on quite heavily in a rural area I did think this may be a problem but it never was to our relief.
With beautiful places to see or just the beautiful view we woke up to every morning we had the most amazing time so much so we are returning again in September which is unlike us as we like to visit new places but there is still plenty we want to explore there and we both know Catherine and Sean will both be there on hand once again. Can’t wait to see them both again.

Owner response

Dear Debbie,
Firstly we are delighted that you loved your stay at Foxes Farm and even better that you want to return again you are most welcome anytime.

We do try to think of everything for our guests and do everything we can to help make their holiday as enjoyable as possible.

Being on the Normandy Brittany border there is so much to see and do in the area, i'm sure your next visit will be just as thrilling and exciting for you.

We really appreciate your 10/10 score for everything, it makes it all worth while when we have happy holiday makers who love what we have to offer.

Many Thanks

Foxes Farm