House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The village has three restaurants, post office, boulangerie,,hairdresser's, village general store and charming beach bars. There are three more restaurants on the cliffs , a short walk away, as well as a great new pizza/steak house restaurant in the village.
The cottage has been designed for maximum comfort for our guests and is wheel chair friendly.It is quite independent and stands in its own private garden, a south facing sun trap!
There is lots of sky!!
There is safe off-road parking.Whilst being 'in the village' it is just on the edge therefore quiet!
St Jean is a seaside village surrounded by wooded cliffs and views of Mont St Michel.It is a magical place!
It's between Granville, with its old town, and the walled town of Avranches . The Mont is a short ride away!
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Out of the high season we welcome short stay and non fixed starter days.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Village 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard or Rennes 50 km, Nearest railway: Granville 16 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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is fully furnished to "family home" standard and not just a holiday let! It is south facing with large, 2 metre sliding double glazed doors leading on to the garden. The kitchen and dining area windows also face onto the garden!
It has three bedrooms, with plenty of storage space in each room.The bathroom has a white suite consisting of bath, basin and separate shower.
There are two separate toilets with basins.There is a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The kitchen: there is a full size larder fridge / freezer underneath, ceramic hob, double UK oven (with grill), dishwasher. and modern fitted units.
We try to provide all utensils from proper kitchen knives to oyster forks!
The cottage is open plan, with a dining area next to the kitchen and a great lounge area. There is a comfortable British style seating area with three two-seater sofas.
Cot and highchair available on request.
There is UK television with all the main freeview channels and a DVD. We have a vast collection of DVDs ( many suitable for children). We also have a huge library of books for the holiday read!
The house has full central heating.
There is also a large back garden .
Large dining table with seating for six.
Seating area is next to the kitchen so no one gets 'stranded' whilst cooking!!!
The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Teatowels are provided as are all the basics such as flour, sugar, olive oil,tea, coffee, washing powder etc.
There is central heating .
Normal change over times are:
depart Saturday around ten (ish)
arrivals: Saturday around four onwards.
BUT nothing is set in concrete- it's your holiday and we can try to accommodate!
We provide a welcome pack but if you have any special needs it's no problem. We can book restaurants for you or get things in!
Just let us know!
The Normandy region
St Jean le Thomas is situated on the west coast of the Manche peninsula, in the bay of Mont Saint Michel. The Manche department is one of lush green fields and orchards; long sandy beaches; magnificent sea views; rolling hills and dales and charming towns and villages. The countryside and the slower pace of life have often been likened to a Devon reminiscent of the 1950's. This is real cider-making and horse riding country. There are many outstanding places of interest within easy reach : the tapestries at Bayeux, the D-Day landing beaches, the rugged coasts of Brittany, the copper town of Villedieu les Poêles, Cherbourg's hugely popular Cité de la Mer and of course, the jewel in the crown , the Mont St Michel.
Mont St Michel
St Jean is a charming village with lots of character, small enough to be quaint but large enough to boast all the amenities you would need for a relaxing holiday. There are three restaurants within walking distance , a bar in the centre of the village for sitting watching the world go by and another couple of beach bars. There are many beautiful walks - through the woods that shelter the village from behind, along the cliff tops with stunning views out to sea or simply along the miles of beach that face directly across to Mont St Michel. The Mont can be reached by road or there are guided walks across the sands, either on foot or on horseback.
Whilst one can be self-contained in the village the local towns of Avranches and Granville are only twenty minutes away. Avranches is an interesting hilltop town with many existing medieaval parts and was the scene of one of the Normandy invasion's fiercest battles. Granville is a beautiful seaside town and fishing port from where you can take a ferry for a day trip to Jersey and Guernsey or to the Chausey Islands, the archipelago nature reserve that faces the town across the sea. The town has an interesting local history museum, an impressive art gallery and is home to the birthplace of Christian Dior, whose house is now a fascinating musem of fashion history.
There are many wonderful individual shops and boutiques and , of course, a huge choice of restaurants offering the whole range of fresh seafood one would expect from a town with its own fishing fleet.