Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A delightful cottage set in 2 acres of natural gardens with duck pond and ducks. Croquet lawn and boules court. Cycles available. Excellent walking and cycling country. Plenty of country bars where a 3 course lunch costs on average 10 euros.
Horse riding in woodland countryside nearby. Many fishing lakes and golf courses nearby. 2 open air swimming pools and 2 indoor ones. Rock climbing 10 minutes away. Both the Normandy landing beaches and Mont St Michel Bay are just over an hour away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Avranche 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 50 km, Nearest railway: Flers 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Comfortable space with open plan living space with two sets of French windows out to pateo area and BBQ facility.
Garden games include croquet and boules. 4 adult and one teen Cycles on site.
|Further details outdoors|
Lovely gardens with croquet lawn and boules court. Duck pond and fountain. Many interesting plants. Ducks & geese free range the site. A lovely golden retriever will make you welcome and there are two cats, one English and one French.
The childrens pool will be set-up if requested in advance of visit.
The Normandy region
Basse-Normandie is predominantly agricultural in character, with cattle breeding the most important sector (although in decline from the peak levels of the 1970s and 1980s). The bocage is a patchwork of small fields with high hedges, typical of western areas. Haute-Normandie contains a higher concentration of industry.
Normandy is a significant cider-producing region, and also produces calvados, a distilled cider or apple brandy. Other activities of economic importance are dairy produce, flax (60% of production in France), horse breeding (including two French national stud farms), fishing, seafood, and tourism.
The village of Mantilly is only .7 of a mile away. It has most of the facilities you will need including a garage, hairdresser, butcher, baker, pattiserie, general store, bar, and church etc. Passais Le Conception is a little larger with two garages etc. plus banks.
Other places worth visiting are St. Framboult, a flower village which has in the past won the gold medal as the best in France, and Bagnole de L'Orne, which is a spa town of much charm.
Local activities include walking, cycling, golf, tennis, watersports, horse riding and fishing.