About the home
In February 2010 we became the proud owners of this 'petite but beautifully formed gite attached to our house. The gite has been tastefully modernised, and comprises of a lounge, with a comfortable settee, table and chairs, log burner for cold evenings and with a modern well equipped kitchen, leading to a south facing private patio/sun terrace. Spiral wooden stairs lead down to a double bedroom and well appointed modern bathroom suite. The gite is tiled throughout with rugs for extra comfort.
The gite is situated in a quiet village which has a small shop and bar/restaurant to buy your fresh bread and croissants. The restaurant does a 11 euro menu Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday which is well worth a visit is and it is well located near the forest of Andaines and within easy reach of many attractive towns including Domfront, Bagnoles d'Orne, La Ferte Mace, Flers and Mayenne. The famous race circuit of Lemans is approx 90mins away by car.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
We also do B and B in the main house where we can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
As there are spiral stairs it is not suitable for toddlers but we do have a camping cot so would welcome a baby.
The Normandy / Orne region
The medieval historic town of Domfront standing on a rocky spur high above the countryside of Passais (area of pears) is the nearest main town approx 7 mins by car with narrow cobbled streets and castle ruins from which there are wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding area.There is a Friday market and many bars and restaurants to enjoy.
The famous spa town of Bagnoles de L`Orne with its beautiful floral displays is approx 15 mins by car and is a superb tourist area which has everything to offer including a casino, boating lake (pedaloes in the summer season) with beaches, water sport, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, horse riding, sea water therapy, golf, climbing, and pavement restaurants. La Ferte Macy aprox 20 mins by car has a man made lake with beaches and water sport as well many other attractions. Mortain approx 15 mins by car is a lively small town with the highest waterfalls in western France,a go-kart track and lovely walks. Visitors in this part of Normandy have a wide choice between seaside and countryside. The World Heritage Site of Mont Saint Michel, which is a fairytale construction clinging to a needle of granite presents an image of legendary and breathtaking beauty and its bay, with its huge tidal range and strong currents is approx 11/2 hours by car. Paris is just over a two hour train journey away.
The Domfront / La Baroche sous Luce area
The small village of La Baroche Sous Luce is set amongst the wooded valleys and lush green hills on the edge of the Forest of Andaines and has its own shop where you can purchase your daily baguettes and croissants; there is also a bar and a Post Office. The village is approx 10 kms from the medieval historic town of Domfront which has supermarket, banks etc. . Flers is 15km and is a larger commercial centre with swimming pool and bowling alley with a main-line station to Paris and the seaside resort of Granville. The famous spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne is approx 16 kms away. Le Mans famous race circuit is approx 90mins away by car.
How to get there
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Brittany ferries: To St.Malo, Caen, Cherbourg view website http://www.brittanyferries.com
Speed ferries : To Boulogne www.speed.ferries.org
LD lines: To Le Harvre www.ldlines.co.uk
Condor ferries : To St.Malo www.condorferries.co.uk
Approx driving times Caen 11/2 hours, Cherbourg 21/2, Boulogne 41/2, Le Havre.
Ryan air: To Dinard www.ryanair.com
Flybe: To Rennes www.flybe.com
The nearest airport is Rennes, which is 95km away. Flybe offers cheap flights to Rennes from Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, amongst other smaller airports.
CAR HIRE: Available from Ports and Airports
Activities near Domfront
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Sep 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very comfortable, chic and clean. Beautiful garden and patio, making eating outside even more of a pleasure. Thoroughly entertaining hosts just next door. Plenty of... more
29 Aug 2012
Rosemary and Alaric are exceptional hosts and they made us very welcome including a basket of local produce waiting in the gite to make our first evening comfortable; cheese and wine often do this!... more
25 Aug 2012
We highly reccommend this gite as it is set in a beautiffully tranquil area of Normandy.
Rosemary and Aleric made us very welcome and were very knowledgeable on the surrounding area.
The gite... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|March -May 2013||16 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 270||£ 45||£ 45||3 Nights|
|June-September 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|01/10/2013-20/12/2013||5 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 270||£ 45||£ 45||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Welcome pack on your arrival of wine, cheese, etc.
Refundable £100 security deposit required with final balance payment.
We can accept cheques.
During winter a charge will be made for logs consumed and an extra £10 a week for central heatingEnquire now
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