Les Mouettes ( seagulls)
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!
(please see web site or main entry for full details)
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.
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17 Mar 2014
"The Best Long Weekend Ever"
We have spent 5 days in Les Mouettes in December for the past 3 years and have had the best long weekends ever!! The house is warm, welcoming and wonderful, David and Alex are the best hosts and have… More
15 Oct 2013
"A cottage Home from Home!"
We spent a week at Les Mouettes (4 adults). The cottage is absolutely wonderful - clean and tidy with every item of equipment you could wish for. A welcome pack consisting of a bottle or red wine; biscuits; snacks; pack of coffee and even a pack of beers and a bottle of champagne in the fridge! Masses of room with comfortable beds and an extensive garden with a BBQ and garden furniture - we could easily spend a day chilling out after our long drive down from the UK. David and Alex were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble - we immediately felt at home. We will highly recommend Les Mouettes to all our friends. Thank you once again David and Alex - a wonderful break and would certainly return.
Stuart, Pam, Denise & Glenn.
23 Aug 2013
"A lovely home from home"
This is not a basic holiday let - it is more a home from home. The house has lots of homely touches, a well-stocked kitchen, hundreds of books and loads of DVDs and CDs. The owners are very helpful and provided us with a wonderful welcome pack on arrival. The property is in a quiet location, with a 10 minute walk into the village centre, and the beach beyond. The house is wonderfully comfortable, with three comfy settees in the lounge area and all the beds are lovely and soft.
6 Aug 2013
"Superb Cottage in peaceful location"
Les Mouettes really is a home from home - the best thing is that the beds are very comfortable. The garden is lovely, a nice table and umbrella close to a brick BBQ make for a nice meal in the garden. The kitchen has everything you could need. We also did not hear any dogs barking in the evenings which on previous holidays has annoyed us. The local village is a ten minute walk downhill. There are 2 restaurants in the village centre...we tried l'Brulot and really liked it. The other three are on the cliff tops and a 40 minute walk away down a old railway track which is a wonderful walk but one which I would not do in the dark...therefore they are a drive away or a very long walk along the roads. The local beaches are lovely...Carolles was our favourite. We had a wonderful relaxing break and hope to return. Best wishes to David and Alex who are great hosts - and a big thank you for the welcome goodies which was very thoughtful. We were also given some fresh cherries and fresh eggs throughout our stay which we really enjoyed. My one tip for anyone going during the summer would be to take insect repellent and fly swats and those nets to put over food as there are alot of small flies due to the local land being full of farm animals. If I hadn't taken my two nets with me I would have struggled when cooking. We took the time to visit Bayeux which was wonderful and I would recomment this to anyone. It was about 1hr 20 min drive...but worth it to see the beautiful cathedral and tapestry. The Mont St Michel is a must see - a really lovely morning - go early to avoid the crowds. Avranches is a nice town and there are good shops for a rainy day. There is sooo much to do - enjoy your holiday
15 Jul 2013
"Beautiful house in lovely location - owners think of everything."
From the moment we contacted the owners, we were welcomed with open arms. David and Alex sent us lots of information on the village, the local area and lot of things to do, so we were well prepared.Wh… More
9 Mar 2013
"Fantastic cottage highly recommended"
We stayed in February 2013 and had a great stay. Excellent communication from the owners, clear directions and a wonderful location in a pretty village. The cottage had everything you could wish for, including welcome pack (very generous!) books, DVDs, cooking equipment, comfy sofas, the main UK TV channels, spare towels etc. The bed was so comfy!! The nearby beaches were perfect for our push chair as had plenty of paths. For the price this was a fantastic cottage and we have already told our friends about it. Hope to return in a couple of years when our little one is a bit older.
7 Sep 2012
"there[--]s no place like home"
We looked for a home from home for our family holiday and we found it at Les Mouettes. A good base to explore the local area, there was lots to do for all of us.Our hosts David and Alex were very help… More
5 Sep 2012
"Peaceful location and close to so much"
We spent a week at Les Mouettes in August. The hosts were very friendly, helpful and attentive both before and during our stay. (Even down to offering to cook a chicken for us when our delayed flight meant we would arrive after the local shops had closed!)
As well as being spacious, the property is the best equipped self catering we have stayed out – there wasn't a single thing that we needed and couldn't find. There is also a vast selection of DVDs, books and useful tourist information leaflets.
The location is very peaceful and with comfortable beds and shutters this all added up to a great nights sleep. The village of St Jean le Thomas is easily accessible from the property on foot for eating out etc. but a car is a necessity otherwise.
The property is really well placed to venture both into Normandy or neighbouring Brittany. We chose to venture further afield some days (Bayeux/Normandy beaches & Cherbourg) but this isn't absolutely necessary as Granville, Avranches , Mont St Michel which we also visited are all within striking distance. There's also a lovely beach at Carolles was a 10 minute car drive away which was very clean and with all facilities we needed.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to return at the end of the day to a real home from home.
4 Sep 2012
"A clean and tidy property, well equipped with everything we needed."
A well presented and spacious open plan layout bungalow that is very well equipped. Good seating to relax and watch Sat TV [three large sofas], and a nice large table to enjoy your meals.There is also a great selection of books and DVD's and CD's to choose from. There is lots of garden to enjoy and a nice patio area adjacent to the patio doors in the living room area. Two small criticism's is there isn't a door to seperate the living room/kitchen areas from the bedrooms and this allows noise to travel [its difficult for one to have a lie in if someone else is an early riser], and the washing machine was difficult to use, but we believe that is about to be replaced.
Its a nice and quiet location only a short stroll of five minutes to the village, with a further five minutes to the sea. We enjoyed our stay very much.
1 Sep 2012
"Amongst the best holiday rentals I have experienced"
Les Mouettes looked delightful from the advert and proved to be every bit as good as we thought. It was extremely well equipped, very comfortable and both David and Alex were excellent hosts. All in all excellent value for money and well worth a visit.
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