Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
La Busneliere is in a very rural situation in south Normandy with beautiful views across the countryside & is the perfect place to go if you want peace & tranquility; we have no near neighbours except for the dairy farm across the road.
The cottage is quite old & has entrance hall with coat & shoe racks, door to the left into the 30m2 kitchen/diner with large beams, open fireplace with woodburner & feature stone wall, door to the right to the two bedrooms of 12m2 each & door straight ahead to the 8m2 bathroom.
The 3/4 acre garden has plenty of room for children to play & ample parking space, it has an orchard with approximately 12 apple trees & an old columbage 'Poulallier' (Chicken shed!) there is a large old columbage barn but this is not part of the rental property.
We are situated in a very rural position with little passing traffic & no light pollution in the evening, so shooting stars can often be seen in the night sky.
We are just outside of the village of Husson which is 15 minutes drive south of the town of Mortain.
The accommodation is all on the ground floor & will sleep 4-6 in two bedrooms;
Bedroom 1- 1 double bed
Bedroom 2 (which is accessed through bedroom 1) 2 single beds 1 pull out bed 1 single futon bed, both bedrooms have electric wall heaters.
Large lounge/kitchen/diner with woodburner, two large sofas, dining table seating 8, calor gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, tv with french channels & english freesat, dvd player & selection of dvd's, cd player/radio/Ipod charger, board games, colouring pens, paper for children & selection of books.
There is a fold-up push chair for those with small children, high chair which slots onto the table, hairdryer, iron, ironing board + washing line behind the barn.
Bathroom with bath & shower over & heated towel rail .
Also there is an outside table & chairs to seat 6, trampoline, in the garage on the side of the barn we have table-tennis & air-hockey table, tennis racquets & balls, football, we also have bikes for you to use as there is a greenway approx 3km away for cycling/walking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mont st Michel, 50km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 100 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
The Normandy region
Normandy is a holiday location to suit all tastes, from beautiful Honfleur in the north to historic Mont St Michel in the west, it has castles, chateaux, historic buildings, towns & villages with their traditional markets, rugged coastlines, sunny beaches, forests, lush countryside.
Normandy is of course famous for it's cheeses - Camembert, Livarot, Neufchâtel and Pont l’Évêque, it's also famous for apples, cider, calvados, & particularly famous in our area is the wonderful Poire, a very refreshing pear cider, there are many places near to us where all these are made & sold on the premises.
To see & do in the area;
Go Karting.- about 15 mins away; Karting du Mortainais at la Le Neufbourg, just outside Mortain. Tel 00 33 (0)2 33 59 60 33
(advice- do go & see them at the track or phone to book as age restrictions apply- they don't allow adults & children to race together & it may depend on the size of the child as to whether they deem them to be adult or child) They do speak quite good english & the track is very good!
Swimming- outdoor pool in Mortain 15 mins away & leisure Centre in St Hilaire du Harcouet, 20 mins away, also large leisure centre Aquavire in Vire approx 40mins away.
Cycling- Bike hire at Le Neufbourg on the road to Vire, (the Peugeot Garage) 00 33 (0)2 33 59 00 14 open Mon-Sat 9.00-12.30 & 14.00-19.00. Advise to take passport as identification for bike hire. You can join the the cycle path direct from the cycle hire shop.
Opening times, prices for the above & much more information on other activities can be found on www.mortain-tourisme.fr
The working pottery at Ger about 25 minutes drive away gives tours & holds many activities throughout the year- Musée régional de la Poterie, Ger.
Domfront is about 30 minute drive - This small but interesting medieval town deserves a look, www.domfront.com
The Foret D'Andaine- Beautiful forest walks & picnic areas, 10 mins east of Domfront, out on the D908.
Ange Michel leisure Parc at St Martin de Landelles, about 30 mins away, www.ange-michel.com open June- Aug 11am, mid Apr, May, Sept from 1.30pm, great fun for kids.
The biscuit factory at Lonlay L'Abbaye www.biscuiterie-abbaye.com does a free tour of the factory but you need to pre-book.
Mont St Michel www.au-mont-saint-michel.com, and Alligator Bay www.alligator-bay.com about 45 mins away.
Roche D'Oetre adventure parc www.rochedoetreaventure.fr about 1½ hrs away.