Maison Des Amis Le Guislain
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Welcome to Maison Des Amis, which translates to House of Friends, a traditional French longere located in Le Guislain – Le Bourg, Percy France. Being a Longere this property is quite large and currently sleeps 12 guests (4 bedrooms), this will hopefully change for 2015/16 with the conversion of two rooms into additional bedrooms, including one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, increasing guest capacity to 16.
This large, detached holiday property is located in the small village of Le Guislain and is ideally located to explore this beautiful and historic region of France. The property retains much of its original character and provides spacious accommodation, with a 42in HD Plasma TV in the living room and two of the four bedrooms having en-suite facilities. Nearby are the towns of Percy & Hambye with all amenities and historic places to visit such as Hambye abbey. The copper working town of Villedieu-les-Poêles, with its working bell foundry and copperware for sale in local shops along with a decent weekend market, is also a short drive away. Granville provides sandy beaches, superb seafood restaurants and seasonal trips to the Channel Islands. The large towns of Avranches and St. Lo are within easy reach, and further along the coast lies one of France's most famous attractions, the 11th-century, monastic abbey at Le Mont St Michel, a must see for visitors to this area.
Living/dining room with French doors to terrace
Kitchen with French doors to patio area and one of two front entrances
Utility room with large toilet / shower room
Cave / Shed (awaiting conversion to bedroom)
Master bedroom with 1 x double and 1 single beds – Ensuite
Bedroom 2 with 1 x double and 1 x single beds – Bathroom & Toilet
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bedroom 4 with 1 x double and 2 single beds – Ensuite
Enclosed garden with two steps
Large Comfy L-shaped Sofa with a recliner at each end and a media centre with armrest and cup holders
Gas central heating
Dishwasher – 13 place settings
American Fridge / freezer with chilled water & ice dispenser
Sky satellite TV in Lounge (Free channels only)
1 x Playstation 3
2 x Xbox 360s & Kinect
Wifi Internet access
All linen included
Pets (dogs) Welcomed
Location: 5km from Hambye (all amenities, abbey), 18km N of Villedieu-les-Poêles (museum, zoo, swimming pool), 21km S of Coutances (cathedral, shops, restaurants), 33km E of Granville (sandy beaches, ferries to Channel Islands, seafood restaurants, casino), 65km NE of Mont St Michel (famous monastic landmark).
Cleaning / Linen
Linen/maid service: Bed linen is provided, If you wish to have fresh linen during your stay there is an additional charge, but there are three sets of linen per bed. The property is cleaned before your arrival but cleaning equipment is provided for guest use, please ensure the house is clean prior to departure. failure to do so may incur additional charges for cleaning
The property is suitable for the elderly and children; there are three staircases, one is a spiral staircase to the main bedroom. Wheelchair users would find accessing the first floor difficult from the rear entrances and would have to use the door to the front.
The longere has a private garden and patio area, with garden furniture and barbecue.
Maison Des Amis is located within a 30 minute drive from beautiful sandy beaches of Normandy's west coast that never seem to get busy. The warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming and at low tide you can watch the local farmers with their tractors tending the acres of oyster and mussel beds.
Special interest holidays
Cycling and walking holidays in Normandy and horse riding trails at Mont St Michel
How to get there
The property is easily accessible from the ports of Cherbourg and Caen, each being approximately one hour's drive away, If you prefer the channel tunnel to ferries and seacats then you'll find Maison Des Amis is just a short drive of 268 miles (4 hours) from Calais.
We all know that some holiday goers like to share their holidays with their pets, and the owners of Maison Des Amis are no exception. Pets (dogs) are welcome, please clean up after your pets and please do not allow them on the furniture.
The longere is ideally located for exploring the region with Mont St. Mitchel, The D-Day beaches and Bayeux all within an hour's drive, there is also a copper working town of Villedieu-les-Poêles, with its bell foundry, copperware in the local shops and a weekend market, is also a short drive away. Granville provides sandy beaches, superb seafood restaurants and seasonal trips to the Channel Islands. The large towns of Avranches and St. Lo are within easy reach, and further along the coast lies one of France's most famous attractions, the 11th-century, monastic abbey at Le Mont St Michel, a must see for visitors to this area.
Just 10 minutes' drive away is the village of Hambye with its two boulangeries for warm French bread and croissants in the morning, and butchers and small supermarket for everyday needs. There are also two bar/restaurants, one serving excellent lunches every day, and two small weekly street markets. Also nearby are the romantic ruins of the Benedictine Hambye Abbey set on the banks of the River Sienne being one of the areas fascinating places to explore with some beautiful walks round about.
The local area provides the perfect opportunity for fishing, walking, cycling, and exploring the cider orchards, as well as sampling delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Granville 32 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Granville 35 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Normandy region
Normandy is a region in North Western France, Europe.
It is made up of 2 regions: Lower and Upper Normandy. Lower Normandy includes 3 "départements" (counties): Calvados (capital: Caen) , Manche (capital: Saint-Lô) and Orne (capital: Alençon), and Upper Normandy includes 2 "départements": Eure (Evreux) and Seine-Maritime (Rouen).
With its 350 miles of coastline and richly varied landscapes, Normandy gives you a wonderful choice of scenery and culture: the stunning beauty of the cliffs in Etretat or the long sandy beaches, steeped in history, from Caen to Arromanches, the Seine Valley winding between wooded hills and chalk escarpments, the craggy hills of the Suisse Normande, and the patchwork of fields and hedges of the Calvados county with its orchards and timber-framed cottages.
Enjoy Normandy's unique blend of maritime traditions and rural way of life. Marvel at its historic towns and monuments, stroll down quiet country lanes and enjoy local dishes in picturesque villages, or sip a drink by the quayside of one of its old ports while fishermen repair their nets and seagulls soar overhead.
Immerse yourself in Normandy's culture: its renowned museums, monuments and concert halls offer a choice broad enough to suit all tastes, and if you happen to combine a passion for horticulture with an interest in architecture, the fine parks and gardens in Normandy's chateaux will not disappoint you.
This tapestry of coast, forests, countryside and water provides a seemingly unlimited diversity of outdoor activities.
Whether by foot, horseback, canoe, kite surf or parachute, visitors to Normandy get the best of what we have to offer - the Great Outdoors.
Normandy is one of the top destinations for non-stop, child friendly entertainment. Whether by the seaside or in the heart of the countryside, families will find lots to see and do all year round.
Famous for its dairy products, like butter, milk, cream and cheese, the region is also world wide renowned for its apples. Most restaurants in Normandy will use locally sourced products and some producers are delighted to welcome visitors.
Normandy is haute-cuisine heaven for food lovers and visitors seeking authentic culinary experiences.
The name "Percy" derives from the village of Percy-en-Auge in Normandy from which was derived the English surname, first taken by the Norman lords of Northumbria. From there it came into use as a given name.
Among the only standing buildings after the 1944 bombings was the Notre-Dame church, built in Flamboyant Gothic style from the 13th to the 15th centuries to replace the former castle's chapel; its roof and facade were destroyed, as well as one of its two towers and the top of the other one. The church was partially restored after the war: the facade was rebuilt as a plain green schist wall. It most notably features an outdoor pulpit that Victor Hugo protected from demolition planned for town renovation in 1863. The statue of Notre-Dame du Pilier is from 1467; having been destroyed and remade several times, it is now housed on a column in the apse chapel.
Saint-Lô also has remains of its medieval line of walls. They include: tour des Beaux Regards ("Tower of Beautiful Glances"), commanding the steepest part of the spur of the town, and the Tour de la Poudrière ("Tower of the Gunpowder Store"), the last relic of the old citadel.
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