The Cider Press
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Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
This property, the original cider press, has been most sympathetically and imaginatively converted to provide accommodation for two.
* The sitting area features the original press with:
* Galley-style kitchen with fridge, hob, microwave oven, Shaker-style breakfast bar and comfortable seating.
* There is a shower room with basin and WC.
Open-tread staircase from the platform of the cider press to:
* A spacious double bedroom on mezzanine level with sofa and clothes hanging space.
The property has been designed with a kitchette, rather than a full kitchen. The fridge is half size so we suggest guests shop daily.
There is an i-pod docking station.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carolles 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 99 km, Nearest railway: Flers 32 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The Cider Press has a breakfast bar, rather than dining table. As the stairs are open tred, for safetly reasons, we do not encourage guests with children to rent this building - it really is designed for couples.
|Further details outdoors|
Guest staying at The Cider Press have full access to both gardens, the outside dining area and the bicycles stored in the Bakehouse.
For those taking the whole property The Cider Press is a little haven away from the other buildings, providing privacy and tranquility!
We prefer to let from Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible for long weekends.
About this location
The Basse-Normandie region
Normandy is a beautiful part of France, seeped in history and with plentiful sights to go and visit. From the D Day landing beaches to the Bayeau tapestry the area has something to interest everyone. Children will love the charming castle of Carrouges and Chateau D’O and Le Haras du Pin, the national stud whilst adults might prefer a trip to Monet's garden (about 80km away) or the Apple and Pear museum.
St Fraimbault, a 'village fleuries' is about 20 minutes from Boudet as is Ambrieres-les-Valées, where there is an outside swimming pool, archery, mini golf and canoeing. Aqualand at Avranches is fun.
The ‘Suisse Normande’, a pleasant river valley with some crags and rolling hills and a lovely area for picnics and the opportunity to watch the multitude of paragliders is an easy day trip. Walking, cycling and even canoeing from Pont d'Ouilly are other options.
For those with younger children visit the Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine north of Mortain. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.
The climate is similar to that of Southern England.
Boudet is agreat base for keen cyclists to stay at whilst exploring Normandy. We are moments from the Flers-Domfront veloroute or Voie Verte (a disused railway line cycle track) which forms part of an extensive network. This offers an excellent and safe opportunity to get about and explore the area - you can even cycle to Mont St Michel. Do bring your own bikes. We have some on site but they are better used for short local trips!
There is an open air swimming pool at Mortain (15 min drive), horse riding is available near Barenton. Bungee jumping can be found near Clecy.
Golf can be played at Clecy, Granville, Dol de Bretagne and Bagnoles de L’Orne's whose golf course is closest to us. It is a beautiful 9 hole course designed by Harold Becker in 1925 and situated in the middle of the Andaine forest. It is a very pretty, reasonably flat but physical course that dominates in the “doe-ford” glade. A river meanders through the forest and often borders the fairways.
For beaches Mount St Michel is about 50 minutes from Boudet. Carolles is the nearest beach 70 km away and the charming fishing town Cancale is 107 km from the property. Other recommended beaches are Deauville, Houlgate and Trouville-sur-Mer. Base de Loisirs La Ferte Mace is a 65 hectare leisure base centred around La Ferte Mace large lake which is a great alternative to a beach. It has lifeguards in July and August, a play area, volley ball, peddocs, mini golf etc.
More practically the local village, with all essential amenities, including a small supermarket is 2 km away. The historic towns of Domfront and Mortain (all facilities) are 12 km away.
The local English caretaker will cater for welcome dinners, lunches, picnics, etc. on request.
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21 Sep 2014
"A magical hideaway in rural Normandy"
We thoroughly enjoyed a week in the Cider Press which exceeded all of our expectations. It is a delightful cottage, tastefully renovated set in beautiful grounds and surrounded by apple orchards. Th… More
10 Jan 2014
"A charming little romantic stay in authentic cider land"
We had a wonderful few romantic days snuggled up here keeping warm in winter. Despite the awful weather it was really cosy and conducive to catching up on sleep! We adored the original cider press fea… More
20 Aug 2013
"A perfect French escape to the country"
Our stay at the Cider Press lived up to the very high expectations we had developed from reading previous reviews. We were lucky with the weather and with the other guests staying at the big house and… More
26 Jul 2013
"Beautiful place to stay to relax and enjoy the Normandy countryside"
We found the Cider Press a fantastic place to stay. It is in a fairly remote location and a car is essential but the building was very cosy and well presented, although not the biggest place it was gr… More
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