Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The house is ideal for a beach holiday as the sandy resorts of Genets, Carolles, Jullouville and St Pair sur Mer are just a short drive away. The beaches are all very popular with families as they have rock pools and shallow water. For a more active holiday the area is ideal for cycling, horse riding, ballooning and microlighting. Why not take a guided walk to Mont Saint Michel - just 5 km across the Bay...
Le Domaine is in the picturesque village of Vains with the tabac and creperie a 2 min walk along the road and the national cycle route goes past the house down to the Bay with stunning views over to Mont St Michel at Le Grouin du Sud just a short cycle away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Genets 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 70 km, Nearest railway: Avranches 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house can accommodate up to 8 guests (plus cot) with 2 large family bedrooms each with double and 1 with bunk beds the other with a truckle bed. The lounge area on the ground floor has a comfortable sofa bed to become an extra double bedroom. Guests can request a travel cot, booster high chair or buggy. There is a selection of toys and board games as well as a CD/DVD player.
The house comes equipped with modern conveniences such as cooker, dishwasher, microwave and a laundry room to help you and your family have more time to spend on the beach. There is a dining room that easily seats 8 people and the garden is a perfect spot for enjoying the views.
The village of Vains has a Tabac so guests can walk for fresh bread and croissants for breakfast. The adjoining Creperie restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. Children are welcome and there is a games room for them to enjoy.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds at Le Domaine are beautiful and guests can enjoy the gardens with a full range of dining furniture and loungers. There are also various garden toys and games available to guests and out of high season there are also bikes available to use.
An English and French speaking agent is always available for guests with a full range of tourist information in the information pack in the holiday house. The secure and enclosed garden is shared with the owner's second home but guests have priority over the main garden. Due to farm animals nearby guests are not permitted to bring dogs.
The Normandy region
Le Manche is the most westerly part of Normandy and it has the long coast line all the way down from Cherbourg to the Bay of Mont St Michel. The elegant resort of Granville is great for water sport enthusiasts and you can catch a ferry to the Ile du Chausey with its stunning unspoilt scenery. The sleepy resort of St Jean Le Thomas has breathtaking views out to Mont St Michel and you can join in with pony trekking from here too. Walking tours across the Bay head off from Genets and Le Grouin du Sud just along from the view point - there is a musuem of life on the Bay here too. Le Manoir du Vains is a short cycle from the house and its full of history about the role of ancient Normandy. The D-Day landing beaches are a short drive away and in Avranches there is a museum dedicated to World War II. Bayeaux is less than an hour's drive away as is the cosmopolitan city of Rennes and the walled town of St Malo.
Mont St Michel
A great way to learn about Mont St Michel before you visit is to go to the Manuscript museum in Avranches that is an interactive visit through the history of the Abbey. In Avranches there are lots of lovely restaurants and cafes and the Botantical Gardens has a great view out over the Bay. Avranches also has the Aqua Baie swimming centre with a water slide and a toddler pool as well as a main swimming pool and a fun pool. There are theme parks and water parks in the area and information on them is available in the holiday house. There is the zoo at Champrepus about a 30 minute drive away. St Malo is a wonderful place to visit with its boutiques and beaches and there is also an aquarium there for rainy days. Rennes is a great day trip with lots of cafe culture and fabulous shopping!
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20 Jul 2014
"Ideale pour famille avec enfants en bas âge"
Nous avons passé une semaine au Domaine, avec deux enfants de 6 et 4 ans. Les plages sont idéales pour les familles ace des enfants en bas âge car il n'y a pas de bousculade. A faire dans la r… More
Merci bien Claudia et je suis contente vous avez bien profitez de la region! Malheureusement les fourmis volants ont leurs nids a l'extérieur et ils ne sont pas dans les chambres et ils arrivent dans la maison entre les petits trous entre les pierres anciennes donc c'est très difficile de bloquer les fourmis volants. Cette année tout le village avait les problems des fourmis volants. On continue d'essayer! Merci bien. Helen
18 Aug 2013
"Great cottage in a great spot"
We found the cottage easily and the town of Aranches is only a short drive away. The Tabac in the village is a short walk (even with a 3 and 5 year old) so we were there every morning to pick up a bag… More
29 Aug 2012
"The perfect base for a relaxing holiday."
Close to the town of Avranches (with all the amenities you could need), Le Domaine is nestled at the bottom of the bay of Mont St Michel. Easily accessible to all major routes, the cottage lays at one end of the small village of Vains backing onto a myriad of country lanes that double as cycle routes, and meander through traditional farmland with stunning views over the bay, and of course the Mont. Close by are a number of good family friendly sandy beaches, and small interesting towns. The cottage is perfectly comfortable for families, with two large bedrooms, a reasonable sized living area and most things you need to get by on (well, other than a cork screw, a bread knife and a cheese board everything else is a luxury!) Booking Le Domaine was very straightforward and the owner proved to be very helpful and accommodating. Rather than bring our own bikes we were offered the use of there own plus many other garden and beach toys and games that were available at the premises. All in all highly enjoyable.
14 Feb 2012
"Idyllic family holiday- a family holiday that actually felt like a break from it all"
Le Domaine is a great place to stay with a young family. It has everything you need- quiet rural location, fantastic views, close to beaches, the beautiful market town of Avaranches and of course Mont… More
13 Nov 2011
The house is in a very nice location. The neighbour keeps the keys and is very helpfull (speaks english). You can reach all tourist attractions in a reasonable time.
The house is very good equipped with everything you need.
We staid with 4 young children and had a great week (29.10.11 - 05.11.11).
We paid the €25 cleaning fee on arrival but were later charged an additional €30 (kept from the damage deposit) for a "deep clean". We thought it was an unjustified charge as we left the house broom swept. That left a bitter taste of an altogether very enjoyable week.
Nevertheless we would still recommend this property.
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