Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 9.1/10
|Le Moulin De La Porte||Self Catering||Flexible||2||6||1||Double sofa bed in the living room|
Only 1 hour from Caen.
Set in Le Neufbourg, 14.3 miles from Vire, Le Moulin De La Porte offers free bikes, badminton and stong wi-fi throughout the whole site including in the gardens.
The gite has 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 with bunk beds and small child bed) The lounge area features a satellite flat-screen tv offering both French and UK tv stations, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a private bathroom with large shower. There is also dining table options both inside and outside.
The enclosed deck area and gardens are for your enjoyment and barbecues are available for your use at this property.
Bagnoles de l'Orne is 29.2 miles from the holiday home, while Avranches is 21.7 miles away. The nearest airport is Dinard Bretagne Airport, 61.5 miles from Le Moulin De La Porte.
There are many travel options available including easy ferry links from Portsmouth and Poole arriving in Caen (1 hour away) or Cherbourg and La Harve (2 hours away).
"We loved every minute of our stay. Our hosts were so welcoming on arrival, we immediately felt like it was a "home from home". The property was fabulous. It had everything we needed and was extremely clean. Towels and linen were included which we found great. There was a beautiful garden and there were rackets and footballs for the children. There were loads of books and board games available together with TV and DVD player and free wifi - everything a family would need for a comfortable stay. We were very close to walk-ways and cycle-ways. We would definitely book again :)"
"Le calme la nature le chant des oiseaux en plus le soleil" (The quiet nature singing birds in addition to the sun)
"A wonderful stay where we could take advantage of the clean and fresh air in the morning, in a clean place, welcomed by Louise in a very gentle way and that was available to the slightest need! A large house with a huge and clean garden! The kitchen very well equipped! There was washing machine, dishwasher! A big refrigerator! And we did barbecue on the terrace. Nobody bothered us, we felt super good! Even our dogs did not want to come back :). I recommend this place and if you go with family ... you will not regret it"
Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge freezer, cooker, dishwasher and all utensils etc
The living room looks out over the gardens and we offer lots of board games and books for your enjoyment as well as the wi-fi and french/UK tv.
1 is a large double with lots of storage available for your luggage and travel accessories.
The 2nd bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a small child bed.
We also have a double sofa bed available in the living room
1 bathroom which has a large shower, toilet, vanity unit and bidet.
The heating is controlled by electric heaters fixed in the rooms.
The gardens at Le Moulin De La Porte are there for our guests enjoyment. Mainly laid to grass we also offer badminton rackets and a net.
Free parking on site
We have had all sorts of people stay from families, couples and people attending events locally just needing someone to sleep.
Les, Denise, Mark and Louise are pleased to welcome you to Le Moulin De La Porte. This is a joint venture family business (father, son and respective wives) and we are very much looking forward to welcoming guests from all corners of the world, as there is something for everyone in this area.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||We chose this location mainly due to its proximity to the Ferry ports and airports giving greater accessibility for our friends and families to be able to visit regularly, however once we visited the town and surrounding areas we fell in love due to the amazing valley views and historic buildings right on our doorstep, not to mention the famous waterfalls which are a 5 min walk away. Also the proximity to shops and facilities was really important as we didn't want to be rural and have to always get in the car to go anywhere.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Moulin De La Porte is a beautifully renovated 19th century property set in the grounds of a 12th century Abbey “Abbaye Blanc” in the village of Le Neufbourg 50140 in the Manche region of Normandy.
The surrounding grounds and local area are steapt in history including the famous battle of Mortain and soldiers right in the Avenue outside. The local village has a Tabac, Boulangerie (about to re-open) and L'Abbaye Hotel, with its amazing food, is just a few steps away from our front doors.
In the local town of Mortain there are plenty of shops, boulangerie, restaurants and bars.
Further afield (about an hours drive) is the famous Mont Saint Michel and there is plenty of opportunity for fishing, cycling and golfing available in the near vicinity.
"L'Abbaye Hotel" right next door to our property is the best restaurant and serves the best Guiness in France. The food is superb and always has a good range of choice and specials. They also do a lunch menu which is usually 12 Euro for 3 plates.
La Napoli - Pizza shop and Takeaway. We highly recommend this pizza shop. They get very busy so best to phone your order through in advance or if not confident on the phone then pop down to Mortain and pre-book for your collection. They are open usually from 6pm.
There are many sites to see within a very short walk around the surrounding village of Le Nuefbourg and the local town of Mortain.
Abbaye Blanc is just a short 2 min walk down the lane and a must to visit. If you also walk up behind the Abbaye Blanc you will find good views of the statue of the Virgin Mary. Down the lane you will also find an early 12th century bath house.
About a 2 min walk from the front gates the Grand Cascade is a must see, If the weather is good then take a few provisions to the bottom and soak up the amazing site at the bottom on one of the benches that are available for you to rest on. It is quite a trek down and back up, so if you have any difficulty walking, then stay at the benches at the top as the view is just as spectacular.
There are tennis courts right behind the property which you can reach by either walking down the lane or driving about 1 min round the corner. The tennis courts are in immaculate condition and have a chair and score board available for those more serious about a competitive game.
In Mortain there is a local heated outdoor swimming pool which has fabulous views of the valley. Perfect for those looking to take a relaxing dip, enjoy with children or taking exercise, as there is lane swimming available.
Adulte : 4€ - abonnement de 10 entrées : 36€
Enfant (moins de 16 ans) : 2€ - abonnement de 10 entrées : 14€
Enfant (moins de 3 ans) : gratuit
Etudiant : 3€ - carte de 10 entrées : 22€
Mont Saint Michel is 50Km away or a simple 50 min drive. If you have the time this is a must to see.
A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights. For centuries one of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations, this holy mount is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is its breathtaking bay.
France and Cycling go hand in hand and this region is no exception for beautiful cycle routes. The village of Mortain stands out on its hillside at the heart of the green Bocage Normand area. It also stands at the crossroads of La Véloscénie and Le Tour de Manche cycle routes. This stage of La Véloscénie is almost entirely on greenways, except for the unavoidable link to Mortain.
The Mortain region is a fantastic hiking and climbing area, but also a land marked by the legend of King Arthur, inhabited by fairies, elves, and other magical creatures. With over 400km of way-marked path, including part of the GR22, Mortain is a walker’s paradise ! Explore the green ways, mountain bike trails and do not miss the "Telegraph way " in Ger
The nearest 18 hole golf course is about a 30 min drive or 25km. Golf De Vire La Dathee
They have a range of tariffs and hire of golf carts available
There are a number of fabulous fishing lakes and also river fishing to suit all. Lac Clement is a stunning 7 acre carp fishing which is situated about 5 mins away from the Gite.
About 20 mins away by car is L'Angottiere. If you prefer Salmon or Trout fishing Les Vaux de See is about 25 mins away by car.
For those with a young at heart then there is a Go Carting track nearby. Perfect for those wanting to take a break from other activities or this historic sites.
There is also a much larger track at Caen about 1 hours drive away.
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