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Main Bedroom of Suite

B&B | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 11km

La Chaumiere des Brules is situated in the peaceful Normandy countryside but is just 5 minutes from the heart of the town of Avranches. It is an excellent base to visit the Bay of Mont St. Michel or the D Day Landing Beaches. It is also a good stop off point for anyone travelling to the South West of France or Spain and Portugal beyond, as it is just 4 miles from the A84 motorway.

The Bed and Breakfast accommodation offered is on the 2nd floor of La Chaumiere des Brules in a Private Suite.

The Private Suite, comprises of an entrance hall with stairs leading to the Master bedroom with King size bed (5ft) (153cm) and an adjoining Bedroom with a Single Day Bed and a Single Guest Bed. There is also a cot [crib] available. The shower room has a hamman/steam shower, toilet and hand basin. Flat screen TV's and DVD's are in both bedrooms as well as free internet access. There is coffee and tea making facilities in the Master bedroom. Continental Breakfast is taken in the ground floor dining room and is included in the room charge.

Avranches is a town associated with recent [WW2] and ancient history. General Patton's 'Avranches Breakthrough' on 31st July 1944 is commemorated with 'Patton Monumental Square' with its WW2 tank. Historical manuscripts from the Mont St. Michel are now housed in the 'Scriptorial' Museum and from the 'Jardin des Plantes' Botanical Garden you have a wonderful view of the Mont with its 'Greves' that wind all the way to the picturesque market town of Ducey with its Chateau [Castle].

The American War Cemetery at St. James is 20kms to the South with the German War Cemetery 20kms to the West.

St. Malo and Dinard Airport are 45 minutes to the West. The Capital of Brittany, Rennes is 45 minutes to the South. Caen is 1 hour to the North and the busy market town of St. Hilaire du Harcouet is 20 minutes to the East.

There is a train station at Avranches where you can travel to Granville or Rennes in order to take the TGV to Paris or other large cities in France.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Genets 11 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard (Pleurtuit) 53 km, Nearest railway: Avranches 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors BBQ
Access Parking

The Normandy region

Avranches is situated at the bottom corner of Lower Normandy (Basse Normandie) where it joins Brittany. There are many beautiful towns and cities to visit such as St. Malo, Dinard, Dinan, Rennes [the capital of Brittany], St. James with its American War Cemetery, the bustling market town of St. Hilaire, Villedieu les Poeles, Bayeux, Cherbourg and Caen.

The D-Day Landing Beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword are 1 hour to the North of Avranches and there are numerous Museums and War Cemeteries which give a moving recollection of this era and all well worth the visit.

The Coast around Lower Normandy lands12% of the total fish and sea food of France. A visit to at least one of the coastal fishing towns is a must to sample the superb range sea food on offer. We suggest Cancale as a perfect example, where sea-front restaurants are in abundance.

Mont St Michel

South Normandy offers an ideal base for exploring the Normandy and Brittany countryside and many historic towns. 2014 sees the 70th anniversary of the D Day Normandy Landings of World War 2. The beaches, museums and war cemeteries are all within easy reach.

Avranches is a town associated with recent [WW2] and ancient history. General Patton's 'Avranches Breakthrough' on 31st July 1944 is commemorated with 'Patton Monumental Square' with its WW2 tank.

To the east of Avranches is the busy market town of St. Hilaire du Harcouet which bustles on a Wednesday morning with locals and tourists. A few miles to the south, is the town of St. James where there is the Brittany American War Cemetery. David and Barbara are members of 'Des Fleurs de la Memoire' which places flowers on the tombs of fallen American soldiers.

Further south are the towns of Fougeres with its Medieval Chateau [Castle] and Vitre with its half timbered houses and private mansions. And even further south, but still only 45 minutes from Avranches is the capital city of Brittany, Rennes.

Travelling west there is Mont St. Michel which is the second most visited tourist attraction of France. Still further to the west but still only 45 minutes from Avranches is the walled city of St. Malo with stunning views of the Brittany coastline beyond.

Take a boat trip down the River Rance and admire the villages along its banks until you reach the town of Dinan which is another Medieval town with half timbered houses, gardens, markets and a fantastic selection of restaurants and outdoor cafes. Returning back to Avranches you can meander along country roads visiting on the way, Combourg with its Medieval Chateau and Dol de Bretagne.

Travelling north from Avranches, travelling up the Cotentin Peninsula. There is the quaint fishing port of Granville from where you can take a boat to the Isles de Chausey or to the English Islands of Jersey or Guernsey. Granville has a lively Casino and Christian Dior's House and Gardens are a must to see, perched on the cliffs of Granville.

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