Holiday let in rural normandy

Mantilly (21km from Domfront), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO004510 Advertiser since: 13 January 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Faverie Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Child's cot available on request

About this property

Lovely Comfortable Bungalow In Idyllic Rural Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

An idyllic vacation in rural Normandy!
La Faverie is a pretty two-bedroomed gîte situated near Mantilly, a charming and traditional village and «La Capitale du Poiré»! The gîte is located in the heart of the countryside, in a small, rural hamlet – the perfect place for a calm and relaxing stay.
Enjoy breakfast on the patio overlooking the spectacular countryside; spend the day exploring the historical delights of the region or lazing on one of the many nearby beaches; then indulge in a relaxing bbq in the garden, or experience fine French cuisine in one of the area’s many excellent restaurants.
The gîte has everything you’ll need for up to 4 people:
* 2 bedrooms, each with a double bed, double wardrobe, night tables, etc.
* a wc/ bathroom (with shower)
* a utility room, with a washing machine and space to store your luggage
* a lounge/diner with a fully-equipped, modern kitchen (oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, crockery, etc.)
Outside, there’s a spacious patio (with a bbq and patio dining set provided), and the view over the surrounding countryside is really magnificent – you’re not overlooked at all! There’s also a small, landscaped rockery, a garage and private parking for several cars.
The gîte is single-storey, so it’s ideal for people with limited mobility. There are just two small steps outside leading up to the entrance.
It’s a perfect place to spend your holidays in both summer and winter, and there are lots of things to do in the area!  The Normandy coast is famous for its D-Day landing beaches (Omaha, Juno, etc.); you can pay a visit to Domfront with its beautiful, medieval castle; spend the day at Mont St. Michel (60km) browsing through the shops and touring the abbey; or visit Bagnoles de l’Orne (30km) with the thermal spa, casino, castle, beautiful lake and the free, open-air concerts in summer.  If you prefer to spend the day closer to home, relaxing in the gîte, it’s incredibly well-equipped… with a bbq, television, 4 bicycles, jigsaw puzzles, games and books, etc., so you will never be bored!
Fully refurbished in 2013, with even more improvements made during 2015, La Faverie is the ideal place for your stay in the beautiful French countryside, close to the beaches, towns and tourist sites.
We have lived in this beautiful area for almost three decades, so we’re happy to help you with suggestions and ideas for your stay, or any help you may need with the French language. 
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any information or for a quote… we’re ready to welcome you to our charming little gîte in the heart of rural Normandy!



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave, electric oven, and gas hob.
There's a full size fridge/freezer and also an electric kettle, toaster and coffee maker, and ample crockery for at least 4 people.
Tea towels and basic cleaning materials are included.

Living rooms

The living area is open plan with the kitchen and dining area. It features a three-seater sofa and two armchairs, coffee table and tv unit.
There is a choice of French or English (Freeview) tv, as well as a dvd player - a small selection of dvds is provided.


The property has two double bedrooms, each with a double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables. All bedding is provided free of charge, as are towels, and other household linen.


The bathroom comprises a shower, washbasin with mirror over, and toilet. We provide a complimentary small selection of toiletries, and there is a hairdrier for guests to use.


The property has electric heating, with adjustable convector heaters in each room and an electric fire in the lounge if necessary.


If you want a lazy day in the gite, there's lots to occupy you - a selection of books, fiction and non-fiction, lots of information on activities and places of interest in the area, as well as board games, card games, etc.

Garden and outside

The gite has a lovely private garden with stunning views over the counryside. The garden isn't overlooked and patio furniture is provided as well as sun loungers. There's a barbecue for those warm summer evenings, and we also provide bikes for guests to explore the local area.

Parking and garages

The property's driveway has space for at least two cars and the detached garage is also useful for storage.

Visitor suitability

As the property is ground floor, it is suitable for guests with limited mobility - there are two steps leading into the property.
However, it would not be suitable for wheelchair access at the moment. The property is child-friendly, and the garden is enclosed.

Information about any additional facilities

The utility room houses the washing machine, and the water heater, as well as ironing board and iron, cleaning equipment, etc.
Guests also have free, unlimited wi-fi access.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Tina's depot vente
Distance: 1 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Mantilly village has a fishing pond
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bagnoles de l'Orne
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Haras, Passais La Conception
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Circuit du Poiré



Name/number of nearest marked trail: many GR routes close by

The Owner Recommends

Must see!

A visit wouldn't be complete without a trip to the world-famous Mont St Michel, one of the wonders of the modern world! Nearer to home, visit the spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, with its chic restaurants and shops. Closer still is the medieval town of Domfront, which hosts a medieval pageant in August (every two years). And don't forget to try the local speciality - poiré - a sparkling,refreshing cider, but made with pears. Our neighbours produce poiré and cider, and will always be ready to welcome you to a tasting! Enjoy the beautiful gardens at Colombier du Plessis, or stroll through the floral village of Saint Fraimbault. Further afield the D-Day landing beaches are within reach, as are the seaside towns of St Malo, Granville and Julouville. Whichever direction you take, you will find places of interest for all ages and all tastes. La Faverie is an ideal base for exploring this unspoilt corner of Normandy.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 D & J 24 July, 2017

A very comfortable Gite in a beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. Owners Joan and Malcolm are very friendly and welcoming and nothing is to much trouble, the homemade jam was a lovely treat.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to welcome you to La Faverie and we are glad you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you too for leaving the gite clean and tidy. You will always be welcome, should you ever consider another holiday in this little corner of Normandy.