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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 55 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard 115 km, Nearest railway: Flers 20 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

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 suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking
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.

Stone BBQ.

Woodstore with free logs for woodburning stove.

Flower beds and rockery, including herbs, rhubarb and blackberries when in season.

Swings for children

Further details

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 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!

Mortain

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 75 euros a head, to the great value 4 courses for around 12 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!

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Review 1-10 of 19

7 Jan 2014

5/5

"Idyllic countryside setting"

We have visited here several times now and have found each time that we don't want to leave! The house is beautiful, in a picturesque location, perfect for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. The … More

15 Dec 2013

5/5

"Fantastic break at La Prise Boulay"

Big thank you to Pauline & Phil for making the place ready for us on arrival. We had the Log fire going every date. It made the place so warm and homely. All the towns and villages in the area have fa… More

8 Nov 2013

5/5

"Wonderful gite in a great location!"

We enjoyed a great long weekend. A lovely base to visit the sites of Normandy and Mont st Michel. It was a perfect for us to catch up with some friends who live nearby too. The barn has been beautifu… More

5 Aug 2013

5/5

"really great place to stay"

We have spent a wonderful week at this property - everything we could need and a joy to find somewhere so comfortable, clean and welcoming. A great base for lots of site to visit or somewhere to stay … More

29 Jul 2013

5/5

"Another fantastic holiday at La Prise Boulay"

Just back from our two weeks at La Prise Boulay. The Gite was at it's normal high standard. This was down to the hard work from Pauline and Phil.
We had lazy holiday this year, not going to far from the Gite. Just sitting out on the decking in the afternoon with a good book and glass of French wine. The weather was fantastic for the two weeks very hot and sunny. We are already planning our 2014 holiday at La Prise Boulay.
Best Wishes
Maggs & Dave Brown

26 Jul 2013

5/5

"Everything you could want from a gite in the countryside"

Thank you Carol for a fantastic, relaxing week at La Prise Boulay. We had booked that week so we could see some stages of Le Tour and it was lovely return each evening to such a peaceful place. We … More

2 Apr 2013

5/5

"Another Fantastic Holiday at La Prise Boulay"

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

4/5

"Very relaxing stay"

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

5/5

"Fantastic Holiday at La Prise Boulay"

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 i… More

2 Sep 2012

5/5

"Perfect for a family with young children"

We stayed here with our 3 young children and found it perfect. The photo's don't do it justice and when we arrived found it charming, clean and spacious. It is completely quiet here, and rig… More

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:12 Aug 2014

Based in France

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