About the home
Beautiful stone country cottage, with beamed ceilings, standing in its' own level grounds. The gardens (mostly lawned) surround the cottage and are fully enclosed by post & rail timber fencing with wire mesh between to safeguard toddlers/pets.
Ground Floor has well-equipped farmhouse kitchen/diner with views to front and rear, sitting room with wood-burning stove in traditional Normandy granite fireplace, and W.C. First Floor has 2 x double bedrooms (1 with double bed, 1 with 2 x singles) and bathroom with bath & shower over.
Magnificent views from the south-facing rear across peaceful rolling countryside over the River Sée (excellent trout fishing) and beyond. 1 mile from Chérencé le Roussel which has boulangerie & pizzeria, and 5 miles from Brécey with large supermarket and shops. A plethora of fine eateries is at hand, from gourmet restaurants to brasseries and pizzerias.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Joulouville, 50km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
La Fleuriais is equipped with all new (2007) furnishings and appliances.
Bed linen and towels can be provided at a small extra cost.
Electricity used is charged at cost.
Further details outdoors:
Level gardens (mostly lawned) on all sides of the cottage are fully enclosed (when gates are closed) to safeguard young children and/or dogs.
Uninterrupted open views across rolling meadowland from south-facing rear - the kind of views Constable might have painted if he'd been here!
English owners are only 4 miles away to deal with any emergencies and provide any useful advice and help.
25% deposit required on booking. Balance due 2 weeks before arrival.
A well behaved dog or cat is allowed.
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 deposit required on or before arrival, returned in full (subject to losses) within 1 week of departure.
The Normandy / Manche region
Situated roughly midway between Avranches and Vire, and only 30 miles from the magnificent Le Mont St. Michel, France's most visited attraction after Paris, La Fleuriais is ideally placed to explore 1,000 years of European history, from the walled city of Falaise (birthplace of William the Conqueror) to the landing beaches of Operation Overlord of WW2. All this culture can be imbibed with a glass or two of Calvados (local apple brandy - try it on fruit salad!) and a galette (savoury pancake).
Fabulous, safe sandy beaches are a little further afield: 40 mins uncongested drive to Joulouville, but well worth it if you fancy a day at the seaside.
Champrepus Zoo: 14 miles Alligator Bay (full-size alligators & crocodiles): 30miles
The Mortain area
The River Sée (1/2 mile) is famous for the quality of its' trout fishing.
The surrounding countryside is hilly and very scenic though (almost) horizontal walks and cycling close by around Lake Dathée (9 miles), 6.1 km all the way round; golf and fishing at the same location.
How to get there
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LD Lines (www.ldlines.co.uk) Portsmouth > Le Havre: approx 3 hrs by car.
Brittany Ferries (www.brittanyferries.com) Portsmouth > Caen: approx 1hr 15 mins by car.
Brittany Ferries Poole or Portsmouth > Cherbourg: approx 2hrs 30mins by car.
Ryanair flights Bristol > Dinard: car hire available at airport.
FlyBe flights from Manchester & Southampton: car hire available at airport
Activities near Mortain
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
25 Aug 2011
We stayed at La fleuriais the last week in june and the first week of july 2011. We had lovely weather most of the time and about 20 degrees.
It's a very fine stone house in lovely rural surroundings, with all the comfort you need for a good vacation. Plenty of room for a family and with all the amenities you need. Especially the kitchen is well equipped and acces to washing machine, freezer and refrigerator makes it easy to plan your days and your shopping.
We spend the evenings in the garden enjoying our dinner, a glas of wine and the fine view over the valley, with farms, cows and wood.
The location is excellent and we explored both the tourist attraktions and the landscape of Normandy and Brittany. In the tourist office in Vire we bought some walking maps with 15-20 km walking routes. It's a fine way to experience the landsacape.
Before we arrived an during our stay we had close contact with John Bussey about all the practical things (it was the first time we rented a house through Hollidaylettings) and he was very helpfull. All the way the Bussey family were helpfull and friendly.
We had a splendid vacation and can only recommend La Fleuriais to others who want to experience Normandy and Brittany.
Christel Stabel and Torben Pries and the cat, Denmark
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Solstice||2 Mar 13||20 Jul 13||£ 342||-||-||1 Week|
|peak||20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|autumn||7 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 342||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment in euro equivalent accepted.
A discount on the above rental rates of 10% is offered for any whole week, after the first week, ending on a Saturday.Book
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