La Prise Boulay
About the home
Set in a fabulous location to explore the beautiful Normandy villages and beaches, the property comprises of a large open plan lounge with kitchen and dining areas. Upstairs the two double bedrooms - one en suite - are linked by a balcony overlooking the ground floor, with main shower room adjacent to second bedroom. Outside the south facing sun terrace affords undisturbed panoramic views of the surrounding countryside where you can enjoy outdoor dining with a delicious BBQ, whilst sampling one of your complementary bottles of wine.
Warm and cosy in winter and pleasantly cool in summer this property is ideal for long, lazy holidays whatever the weather. Whether you decide to curl up in front of the log fire with a good book or DVD, relax in the sun and enjoy the benefits of the long summers, or adventure further afield for a spot of fishing or even mussel picking on the beach this cottage is in the ideal location whatever your taste.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Genets, 55km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The fitted kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer, fridge freezer and full size electric oven and 4 ring hob, perfect for creating those special meals at home, before settling down in the comfy living area where soft lighting and log fire creates a warm romantic glow once the sun goes down.
A widescreen TV with English freeview channels and radio and DVD player for evening entertainment, or play one of the many board games provided, for an evening with friends over some local Camembert and a glass or two of wine. Then snuggle down in the romantic French style bedrooms with their sumptuous bedding and pillows for an excellent nights sleep followed perhaps by breakfast in bed!
The master bedroom has a double bed and the benefit of an en suite shower room and DVD player.
The second bedroom has a double and also single bed.
Two more guests can be accommodated downstairs on the double sofa bed in the lounge area.
The dining area has six seater oak table and chairs.
Microwave oven, kettle, toaster and steamer in kitchen
Property is double glazed.
Additional heating in the form of convector heaters and heated towel rails in bedrooms/bathrooms
Further details outdoors:
Large 6 seater glass dining table with sunshade on terrace.
Reclining chairs and sunloungers.
Woodstore with free logs for woodburning stove.
Flower beds and rockery, including herbs, rhubarb and blackberries when in season.
Swings for children
Rental costs include heating/wood for stove and electricity.
All bedlinen and towels/tea towels
2 complementary bottles of wine on arrival.
Highchair,safety gate and fireguard available.
You will be met on arrival by English host.
Please bring your own DVDs and CDs
The Normandy / Manche region
Ideally situated for exploring the many delights of Normandy, there are a huge variety of activities and places to visit, from street markets selling fresh local produce, mediaeval towns and castles to explore, trout and carp fishing, to a visit to the local calvados and cider farms to sample the local brew.
The famous Mont St Michel is less than 50 miles away where you can visit the famous Benedictine Abbey from the 8th Century.
Villedieu-Les-Poeles, the 12th century birthplace of copper, where you can see the traditions of copper, tin and lacemaking.
The mediaeval town of Bayeux to view the world famous tapestry is only an hour and a half away.
A must while you are here is a trip to the more sombre WW2 sites and museums.
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne - a beautiful place to visit with parks, shops and many places to eat, and for a little more excitement - a casino.
For the children there is the enchanted village at Bellefontaine with its miniature railway and animated scenes and the safari lodge at Lisieux, as well as Alligator Bay at Beauvoir.
For those with a taste for excitement you can skydive or do a parachute jump at Avranche or Granville.
Sailing,diving,sea kayaking,land yachting and canoeing are available at Granville.
Excellent fishing for rainbow/brown trout, bream, tench and carp only eight minutes from the cottage at Etang du Moulin, Beautiful scenic lake, English owned, with lunch menu, snacks all day and English beer!
The Mortain / Ger area
Situated in the Mortainais region of Normandy, this is an ideal base for walking/cycling holidays, with miles of unspoilt bridleways to explore.
There are fabulous restaurants ranging from the very exclusive at 40 euros a head, to the great value 4 courses for around 10 euros, usually including wine!
Horse riding and karting are both available locally.
Heated swimming pool at Mortain.
The waterfalls and Abbey at Mortain are both worth a visit, as is the Fosse Arthour - allegedly the resting place of King Arthur!
How to get there
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Ryanair fly from East Midlands and Stansted to Dinard. Car hire is available at the airport, but much cheaper to arrange when booking your flight.
There are cheap ferries from Dover to Boulogne or Dunkirk (Norfolk Lines).
Nearer to home LD Lines travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre.
Brittany Ferries - Poole/Portsmouth to Cherbourg/Ouistreham(Caen)
Condor Ferries - Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Weymouth/Poole to St Malo (Only high Summer)
Boulogne/Dunkirk 5 hours away
Le Havre/Cherbourg 2 hours
Ouistreham, St Malo and Dinard 1hour 30 mins
Activities near Mortain
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Apr 2013
A big thank you to Carol & Steve for letting us have the gite at very short notice. Also a big thank you to Pauline & Phil for getting the place ready again at very short notice. We all had a lovely holiday at La Prise Boulay. The gite was was clean and tidy as it always is.
The weather was very cold all week, but you did not notice it with the log burning fire. The gite is like a second home to us. Cannot wait for our holiday in July to come around.
Best wishes Maggs & Dave Brown
30 Sep 2012
The four of us were looking to head to Normandy for the first time; we have boys aged 6 & 4, and had struggled to find something suitable in the right place and available when we required it (end July). La Prise Boulay fitted the bill perfectly. There was plenty of space inside and out for the kids to play in (they particularly liked the swing), and the accessories in the house were spot on. The bedrooms were comfy and clean and the location is quiet and remote, hidden amongst trees and narrow lanes. There was wildlife around every corner and each morning we were visited by a Sparrowhawk. We didn't want to leave but, sadly, had to!
19 Sep 2012
This is our third holiday at La Prise Boulay and again we had a fantastic time. Pauline was there to greet us. The Gite was how we remembered it, clear and tidy. The holiday was spent going on walks... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 Sep 12||23 Dec 12||£ 335||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
|23 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||6 Apr 13||£ 310||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
|6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 335||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|25 May 13||13 Jul 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 445||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 345||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Jan 14||5 Apr 14||£ 320||-||-||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.
A discount will apply for a second week booked in September, October, November,January February and March. Please contact owner for details.
A 20% deposit is required on booking with balance to be paid 5 weeks prior to holiday.
A £100 breakages deposit is required. This will be refunded within 10 days minus costs for any damage/losses.
Changeover day is Saturday, however we will always try to be flexible whenever possible but will depend on bookings.
Depart by 10am
Arrivals after 4pm.
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