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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Le Mesnil Gonfroy

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a peaceful farmhouse set in rural Normandy 20 minutes from beautiful sandy beaches. In addition to the 6 characterful bedrooms there is a well-equipped kitchen with arch through to breakfast room, a large, beamed drawing room with enormous stone fireplace, dining room with beautiful old oak table seating 14 and a games room with a table tennis table.

French doors make the mature garden accessible from every ground floor room, the garden comes equipped with furniture and a gas BBQ. The heated 10m x 5m swimming pool, set on the lower lawn away from the house, has sunloungers and pool side furniture.

Nearby the pretty village of Hambye offers bars, restaurants and a market in addition to other small shops where fresh food can be purchased. The spacious, centrally heated farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard. The house and pool are both wheelchair accessible.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Les Salines 21 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard/Rennes 90 km, Nearest railway: Le Villedieu les Poeles 73 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (10), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The farmhouse has a ground floor twin bedroom with a spacious en-suite bathroom and level access shower.

Staircase one leads to 4 bedrooms: 1 king size with en-suite shower, 1 double bedroom, a pretty twin bedroom with wrought iron beds and 1 further twin room. Also a family size bathroom with separate shower.

A second staircase leads from an entrance hall to a large landing area and enormous beamed bedroom with 4 beds (which can take a 5th person if needed). On the ground floor there is a separate shower room with w.c. for use by this room.

All bedrooms overlook the beautiful gardens below.

Further details outdoors

The south facing terrace holds the sun all day and a large dining table and chairs is provided for al fresco dining. An acre of beautiful gardens surround the house including large lawns and an apple orchard. Magnolia, lilac and hydrangeas abound. Games are provided including boules, badminton, table tennis and beach games. Bicycles are provided but guests must provide their own helmets and check the bikes before use.

The magnificent private, heated 10 x 5m pool is set away from the house with lovely views over the valley and, for peace of mind, security fenced. There is a large pool hut for changing and sun loungers and pool furniture are provided.

Further details

Bed linen and towels are available at £18 per person. Rental includes heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and the private, heated swimming pool (May to October only). Free WiFi internet access and phone calls to all European land lines is available. Well behaved pets welcome.

The farmhouse is fully wheelchair accessible and a pool hoist and other aids are available - please ask for details. The ground floor en-suite bedroom is suitable for those with limited mobility.

Guest Reviews:

HOARE family (London) – May 2014

The house offered everything we could wish. Extremely spacious, our 12 guests fitted in with room to spare. The bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely, but the house is made by its extensive communal areas including a sizeable kitchen, vast dining room and enormous sitting room, complete with open fire.

Outside there is space to sit and eat, a gas BBQ and lovely garden running down to a charming pool. Ping pong table an absolute winner too! Positioned very close to Hambye and Percy and near to the lovely Villedieu les Poeles, there is plenty to see and do.

STAELS GROUP (Belgium) – April 2014

We had a fabulous week in Le Mesnil Gonfroy – the house was very charming, we loved the authentic character: the rooms, the decoration, the equipment, the garden, the location, the region…and the weather was splendid! It really was a wonderful experience.

We enjoyed our time in this very cosy house. The surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. This place breathes history.

ADAMS Family and Friends – May 2014

It is a lovely house, and perfectly adapted for our extended family part. The disabled accommodation was excellent; the children loved playing in the garden and pool; and we all enjoyed sitting round the fire on cooler evenings. It was lovely to have such a well-equipped kitchen, and living accommodation spacious enough to absorb us all on rainy days without getting under each other's feet. Estelle and her husband were extremely friendly and helpful.

About this location

The Basse-Normandie region

This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt.

The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish.

Hambye

The pretty nearby town of Hambye has a boulangeries for warm French bread and croissants in the morning. It also has a butchers and small supermarket for everyday needs. It also has two small weekly street markets and two bar/restaurants, one of which serves excellent lunches every day. Nearby is the fabulous restaurant at the Auberge de L'Abbee, which has a wonderful ambiance and the varied menu provides a perfect choice for a special meal. The nearby romantic ruins of the Benedictine Hambye Abbey set on the banks of the River Sienne, is also a fascinating place to explore.

Other places to visit in Normandy include the Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches, cathedral cities of Coutances and Bayeaux and numerous chateaus and abbeys including Gratot and the fairytale Pirou chateau.

The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide you can enjoy watching the local farmers with their tractors tending the acres of oyster and mussel beds.

Normandy provides many activities including many golf courses, cycle routes, sailing and kayaking, fishing and even crazy golf nearby.

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Review 1-6 of 6

4 Nov 2014

5/5

"Lovely- Spacious inside and out, simply charming-well stocked"

What a lovely place to stay.Simple clean well stocked house perfect for house. Very countryside based perfect for us, with walnuts, chanterelle mushrooms and a medlar tree in the garden. Although the… More

19 Oct 2014

5/5

"Pure indulgence. The countryside at your fingertips."

Excellent accomodation. Comprehensive equiped with great lay out. Large comfortable rooms, large dining table and same to exterior. We used the swimming pool everyday. In the morning some of us took t… More

21 May 2014

5/5

"Brilliantly equipped house in charming surroundings"

The house offered everything for which we could wish. Extremely spacious, our 12 guests easily fitted in with room to spare. The bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely but the house is made by its extensi… More

19 Jun 2013

5/5

"What an absolutely wonderful, peaceful, relaxing and stunning cottage to stay in!"

It was our first time here at Le Mesnil Gonfroy. We had spent a long time looking for the perfect cottage to stay in with our seven children, and we definitely found it here! We have an age range from… More

6 Jan 2013

5/5

"A cozy Christmas in a Normandy farmhouse"

Stayed here over the holidays with my extended family. We all had a very comfortable experience with plenty of room for everyone to spread out. At no time did any of our party of nine feel cramped. Th… More

6 Jan 2013

5/5

"Really enjoyable stay, very comfortable, charming, and perfectly equipped"

We very much enjoyed our stay at Le Mesnil Gonfroy. We were a party of 9, ranging from a grandmother to small children. The accomodation is spacious, with great character, and lavishly well equipped. Our mother (aged 83) in particular very much enjoyed having a large room on the ground floor, complete with ensuite bathroom which she found very easy to use, no stairs to worry about or baths to climb into. There was plenty of room for the rest of us (I think there are six bedrooms sleeping 14 in total) so we each enjoyed quiet time when we needed it over a busy family Christmas.
The house is set in a pretty garden, with an attractive outlook, in a charming part of Normandy, near the village of Hambye, which has a good range of facilities (including a supermarket and excellent bakery). Just outside the village is the picturesque ruined Abbaye, which is next to the hotel of the same name where we had a delicious traditional Sunday lunch (there are a large number of excellent local restaurants). There is a wide range of interesting places to visit within easy reach, which are all explained in the very helpful information pack. Sadly, it being December, we did not have the opportunity to use the swimming pool,which I am sure is a very enjoyable feature in the summer. We compensated with comforting fires in the large fireplace, using wood from our very own wood shed.

We would certainly very much like to go back, in winter or summer, and unreservedly recommend it to others.

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    Calendar last updated:03 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    • French

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