|The Studio Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||2||6||2||Three beds and single bunk for child on mezzaine|
The studio was converted from an artists studio and is full of light and space with 2 sets of french windows looking out onto a croquet lawn at the front.
Modern well equipped kitchen with induction hob and oven. Microwave.
Wi-fi and sat tv, wood burning stove, airconditioning.
Groundfloor: Lounge/diner, kitchen and toilet with shower.
Upstairs: Double bedded room with en suite. Gallery bedroom with twin beds and seperate gallery are with single bed. Plus a gallery bunkbed.
Induction hob plus oven and microwave and usual facilities.
Wood burning stove. Seating for up to 8 persons and dining table for 6 persons.
Satellite tv (UK) with record facility.
Double with en suite.
Mezzanine gallery with 3 single beds separated to give a double and a single area. Plus also on mezzanine one single bunk bed behind curtain for privacy.
En suite with shower and downstairs shower with toilet.
Bathrooms electric and lounge woodburner.
Croquet, boules, badminton, large trampoline, cycles.
2 acres of lovely gardens with ducks, geese and a duckpond.
Gazebo and gas burning bbq.
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|
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 outdoor 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.
A lovely quiet place to stay in a beautiful surrounding. Very welcoming and accommodating owners. Lovely and comfy, good sized rooms, 2 showers, 2 toilets and a washing machine which all aids to a great stay!! Very pretty all lit up at night. Plenty to do at the property - we enjoyed badminton, cricket, croquet, boule, playing hide and seek in the large expanse of gardens plus being nosey and exploring the old buildings and finding a hidden bread oven!! There is a friendly duck and some cats to talk to too!!!
Plenty to do at the cottage with DVDs, Board games,UK sky TV & WIFI if the weather is a little wet & you fancy a chill out day!! Lots to see and do in Normandy all within a couple of hours drive - we visited Mont st Michel, Bayeaux, Sword Beach, Caen, Lassey les Chateuax, Festy land, plus many villages & towns nearer to the property. Not an awful lot to do in the Village itself which is a shame as it is the pear capital, there was a cider farm but it wasn't open when we went. - some good walks in the countryside, a church & a lake, a small supermarket is open for a few hours each day as is a bar. Be prepared - you are staying in a converted medieval property in the middle of the countryside so there are spiders and Mice which all add to the rustic charm of the property!!
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!