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Our Gite in rural Normandy

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Le Moulin des Hiboux is a newly renovated former watermill dating back to about 1830,more recently used for Cider production and now a holiday gite in rural Normandy. A few minutes stroll from the typically Norman village of Fontenay with shop/bar for croissants,bread and basic items. Our gite is perfect as an escape to rural surroundings to take time out and relax perhaps with a good book and a glass of wine. Alternatively the location between the towns of Mortain and St Hilaire du Harcouet makes it an ideal base for exploring the many attractions in the area. The famous Mont St Michel,D-Day beaches and battle sites,Bayeux Tapestry,walled city of St Malo and numerous other places of interest are all within easy reach.

The property is on three levels:

Upstairs - 1 x double bedroom,1 x family room (1 x double & 2 x single beds),large landing with space for a "put you up" bed for an extra guest, Bathroom (bath,washhand basin & W.C.)

Groundfloor - large 50m2 open plan lounge and kitchen area (dishwasher,washing machine,microwave,hob,oven,electric toaster and kettle - Sat TV with UK channels,DVD player & selection of DVDs

Basement - "The Cave" gamesroom & bar area with comfy settees and bar stools - full size pub pool table,table tennis table,dartboard and indoor games - french doors opening onto south facing terrace with hardwood furniture,loungers and BBQ

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach several wide sandy beaches easy driving distance 40 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard/Rennes, Nearest railway: Flers/Vire
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Normandy region

The Mortainais region is the southwestern most area of Normandy adjoining both both Brittany and Pays de Loire Departments. Rural and largely agricultural with large areas of National Parks in and around the area. Perfect for walking,cycling or simply taking a picnic to enjoy in beautiful surroundings. Visitors are made welcome at numerous tourist attractions throughout the region.


Within easy reach of Fontenay you will find the unforgettable Benedictine Abbey at Mont St Michel,the D-Day Landing beaches and battle sites,Bayeux Tapestry,the walled city of St Malo with beautiful beaches in addition to the resorts of Dinard,Granville,Jullouville.

The area is renowned for the quality of it's cafes and restaurants with local seafood,dairy products and cider. The market towns of Mortain and St Hilaire du Harcouet are typically French with the Wednesday morning market at St Hilaire not to be missed with day old chicks to tractors and everything in between for sale.Crepes,Sausages and Frites from street vendors a tasty snack. So much to see and do in the area - Karting,Bungee Jumping,Riding,Fishing are all in easy reach. Of course a good book on the terrace with a glass of wine is also an option,why not relax and watch the wildlife.

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Calendar last updated:21 Jul 2014

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