Holiday gite to let in rural Normandy

Mantilly (18km from Domfront), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO004722 Advertiser since: 1 April 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
The Studio Cottage Self Catering Friday 2 5 2 Single bunk for child

About this property

A Beautiful Secluded Light And Airy Property . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The studio was converted from an artists studio and is full of light and space with two sets of French windows looking out onto a croquet lawn at the front. 
Modern well equipped kitchen with induction hob and oven. Microwave.
Wifi and sat tv. 
Woodburning stove. Airconditioning. Groundfloor:
Lounge/diner. Kitchen and toilet with shower.
Upstairs: Double bedded room with ensuite plus gallery bedroom with twin beds and seperate gallery bed are with single bed. Plus a gallery bunkbed.



Kitchen and dining

Induction hob plus oven and microwave. Plus usual facilities. Wi-fi link.

Living rooms

Woodburning stove. Seating for up to eight persons Dining table for 6 persons. Satellite tv (UK) with record facility.


Double with en suite
Mezzanine gallery with three single beds separated to give a double and a single area.


En suite with shower and downstairs shower with toilet .


Bathrooms electric and lounge woodburner.


Croquet, boules, badminton, large trampoline, cycles.

Garden and outside

2 acres of lovely gardens with ducks, geese and a duckpond. Gazebo and gas burning bbq.

Parking and garages

Parking onsite.

Visitor suitability

No problem


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mantilly
Distance: 5 km


Distance: 15 km

Creative arts


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carpe/truite
Name of nearest fishing location: Mantilly
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Flers
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Passais Le Conception.
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: poiree route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Passais
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Ann Davis

I am a sculptor, semi-retired. My wife is an ex nurse. We love living in Normandie and enjoy the simple, peaceful life it affords us. I am prepared to give lessons in sculpture drawing and painting by request. We have lived here for 15 years.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Why not? beautiful countryside. Reminds us of UK 50 years ago.
Unique benefits of property Light and spacious yet still has an old world charm

The Owner Recommends

Domfront & other medieval cities

Le Mont St Michel, Fougeres Chateau, Domfront Chateau, Lassey Le Chateau plus many more including the spa town of Bagnoles which is a favourite of the Paris set. It has Sunday concerts, casino and is set in the forest of Andaine.
D Day landing beaches are one and a half hours drive away.
There are 2 voutdoor swimming pools about 15 minutes drive away. Rock climbing about 15 minutes away. Acrobranche(Tree cable system) and paintball site with kayaking also only 15 minutes away.
Many good and restaurants nearby.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
9.2 / 10 David Wilson 6 August, 2017

We ( Grannie and Grandpa ) took our twin 11 years old grandchildren. The Gite was marvellous, interesting and very comfortable. We were warmly welcomed and the garden was a revelation! 2 acres to explore! All safe and interesting - with Croquet, Badminton and archery.
The kitchen was well appointed with microwave and new hobs and oven. We all enjoyed a very good time. There's a resident friendly dog, an inquisitive cat and two elderly ducks around. The latter have two ponds - so not good for small unwatched children.
Market in nearby Le Teileul and adequate shops. Domfront is not far away and has bigger Carrefour and restaurants, churches and castle. La Fosse Artour not far with scenic walks and lakes. Mortain has cascades and plenty shops.
All you could want and more!