About the home
La Motaisiere is an old cottage built of granite and attached to a newly restored barn on the edge of the village. It has an open plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with 2 double bedrooms downstairs and a 3 bedded kids' dormitory upstairs. There is a bathroom with shower, bath and loo and a separate second loo.
The terrace and garden with lawn and flowerbeds face south and the shops are within walking distance. The village has a bakery with award winning brioche baked every day; butcher; coiffeur; bar and 2 restaurants. Avranches, with its lovely church, jardin des plantes, pleasant ambiance and various supermarkets is only a 10 minute drive.
There are cycle routes to Mont St. Michel and the surrounding countryside, lovely walks, yet only a mile or two off the main motorway. Contact the owner for info on hiring bikes.
The cottage is in an ideal situation for exploring the beaches of the D Day landings and visiting all the historic sites to do with World War 2. The Bayeux tapestry and Lisieux are not far away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Carolles, 30km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The house is very old with ancient oak beams and an enormous granite raised fireplace, now with a woodburner installed for those chilly evenings. Firewood is provided.
A deposit of 10% on booking
Full payment 4 weeks before arrival
Dogs welcome if under control. Chickens and sheep close by
Change over days - Fridays
The Normandy / Manche region
Normandy is the ancient kingdom of William the Conqueror and is a hero in this part of France! It is full of history going back hundreds of years. The churches, chateaux, cathedrals and places of historical interest are truly well worth visiting. The Tourist Offices in Avranches and Ducey are full of information and the staff all speak English. The area is still very much involved in the Second World War and the Museum, 5 mins from the house, is superbly "quirky"! All the Normandy beaches are well signed and are a 'must' - just to get a feel of what it was like 65 years ago.
The weather is just a little bit better than here. Not so wet and sometimes very warm but don't expect temperatures in the 30s. It is only 200 miles south of Portsmouth.
The Mont St Michel / Avranches area
There are many abbeys, churches and cathedrals, gardens and chateaux to visit. There is a market in a different town nearly every day. The zoo at Champrepus is a must as it is rather like a safari park. The alligator farm near Mont st. Michel is a must. (The snakes are amazing.) The beaches up the coast to Granville are fabulous and surfing on the incoming tide is exciting to say the least! The cycle routes are well marked and very quiet and walking is a pleasure.
There is a diary of all the 'vide greniers' in the cottage - if you are inclined to while away a morning looking at old junk.
How to get there
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Brittany Ferries from Poole and Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Caen
Flights to Rennes
Car hire at airport
100 miles from Cherbourg and 60 miles from Caen.
When you arrive in Pontaubault over the river Le Selune, come up the main street and turn right on the bed up a tarmac road. Ignore the La Motaisiere sign and carry on up the road for about 20 yards, turn right down a new road with building plots on either side, just passed a greenhouse and a big barn turn right again onto a stony track and then immediately right again up the drive. The semi-detached house has blue shutters.
Activities near Mont St Michel
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
06 Sep 2011
Our family loved this old house , we liked the way it was decorated, artistic, homely,clean, but not so overdone an pristine that you couldnt relax,. It was very near to some lovely places like st Malo and Mont st Michel. We enjoyed finding antique/ brocante places and cooking up family meals and eating outside. a very enjoyable week
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Summer||9 Jun 12||14 Jul 12||£ 400||£ 60||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Summer||14 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 500||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Late Summer||1 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||£ 400||£ 70||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Autumn||20 Oct 12||1 Dec 12||£ 350||£ 50||£ 60||Flexible|
|winter||1 Dec 12||2 Mar 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 60||1 Night|
|spring||2 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 400||£ 60||£ 70||3 Nights|
|early summer||27 Apr 13||13 Jul 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 80||3 Nights|
|summer||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|late summer||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 80||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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