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Excellent 5/5 13 reviews

Escape to the countryside

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Our cosy cottage is nestled on the grounds of a traditional French farmhouse with landscaped gardens ponds, waterfall and apple orchard. Your own private terrace overlooks the picturesque Norman countryside, but you are also welcome to wander around our extensive gardens. Whether you´re looking to experience the history and culture of Normandy, shopping or simply unwind, our cosy cottage offers the best of all worlds.

From nearby Mont St. Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry, to the majestic Fougeres chateau, Normandy landing beaches, and fine dining in stylish French restaurants, to a round of golf, water sports, hiking in nearby forests or on the Grand Randonnée, (one guest even used our gite as a quiet retreat to complete his thesis!) - the choices are almost endless. Whether you´re looking for a sightseeing holiday, visiting historic sights or summer beaches, from casinos to restful reflection you can find it all from your base here with us.

Our local bar and French shop offering wine, beer, cider, baguettes, French pastries, and basic supplies are just a five minute walk from our gates. Well-being and relaxation treatments including massage are available on site by qualified practitioners.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Granville 40 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard 95 km, Nearest railway: Vire
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Our detached guesthouse is ideal both for a romantic getaway for couples, a small family of three or for friends or siblings. It has been recently renovated in authentic Norman style with modern conveniences. Our village, was named after Mont St Michel by the ancient pilgrims who stayed in the church here en route there, as they could see the magnificent sanctuary rising from the bay in the distance. The viewing point with its old granite features is just opposite the church, and the village also features a granite museum depicting the ancient art of harvesting granite from the local area, much as it still is today. The quaint village shop and bar, both just 300 metres from your cottage is open until 8 pm most days, for morning croissants, baguettes, fresh fruits and vegetables, and wine beer and cider respectively.

Further details outdoors

Our quaint cottage, a converted pressoir, features its own small private garden with parking, barbeque, and garden furniture, bordered by a long drive, with large picturesque gardens, featuring two ponds, and a waterfall, with the main house just opposite.

Further details

We offer three sleeping options in the one bedroom cottage, which features a double bed. Alternatively, the family room option offers a double with one single bed. . Alternatively, a third person can be accommodated on a single bed in the lounge. We have used all of these options at various times, all very comfortably. The gite accommodates up to three individuals.

The Normandy region

From our village, which is the second highest in Normandy, are distant views of Mont St Michel, the second most popular visitor site in France, (after the Eiffel Tower) and is just an hour´s drive. The famous Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest is about 85 kilometres. Just a few of the many attractions a short drive away are William the Conqueror´s birthplace of Falaise, and the magnificent walled city of Fougeres and chateau, and DD landing beaches . The popular Chaussey Islands, historic Avranches with Patton Place, Villedieu les Poeles with its renowned copper foundry are under an hour from here. Surrounded by picturesque rolling countryside, quaint French villages and the natural beauty of St. Sever Forest, our guest cottage is ideally placed for all ages and interests. This is our first year with Holiday Lettings.

Saint Michel de Montjoie

Our detached guesthouse is ideal both for a romantic getaway for couples, a small family of three or for friends or siblings. It has been recently renovated in authentic Norman style with modern conveniences. Our village of St Michel de Montjoie was named after Mont St Michel by the ancient pilgrims who stayed in the abby here en route there, as they could see the magnificent sanctuary rising from the bay in the distance. The viewing point with ancient granite features is just opposite the church, and the village also features a granite museum depicting granite being harvested from the local area, much as it still is today. The quaint village shop, just 300 metres from your cottage is open until 8 pm most days, except Sundays, for morning croissants, baguettes, fresh fruits and vegetables, wine and cidar.

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Review 1-10 of 13

9 Jul 2014


"Charming gite; perfect for our week-long stay"

This lovely gite was perfect for our week-long stay as a base to travel throughout Brittany and Normandy. With a king-sized bed, a pull-out couch and 2 roll-aways, we could have doubled our occupancy… More

6 Jun 2014


"Charming gite in the charming village of St Michel de Montjoie"

We were just looking for a reasonably priced stop off point during our French road trip but the owners were so welcoming, helpful and friendly (we even had a drink with them in their lovely garden by the pond!) that we'll definitely be going back!

This is the perfect place to get away from the stress of city life- quiet surroundings, beautiful scenery, but also lots of lovely quaint French towns and villages nearby to visit in addition to the usual jaunts of Bayeaux and the magical Mont St Michel.

4 Jun 2014


"Stunning location and so relaxing!"

I stayed in Le Pressoir with my hubby for a week in April. We needed a few days of relaxation after a stressful time at work and that's exactly what we got. The owners were a lovely welcoming couple who made us feel at ease. The location is beautiful and so French! There is a local boulangerie a short walk away, a cute little bar and lots of lovely walks. We visited Ville dieu which is a lovely town about 20 minutes away and the gorgeous mont st Michel. We will definitely be going back!

30 Oct 2013


"Peaceful - a real place 'to get away from it all'."

Comfortable and spacious accomodation. Quiet/peaceful location. Facilties good. Owners very friendly, helpful and approachable, whilst being respectful of our privacy. Car essential. Good restaurants … More

1 Sep 2013


"Lovely place in quite peacefull gardens"

Great place to stay. Lovely gardens. Peaceful and quite but also good location to get to all the sites in Normandy DDay beaches,Bayeux tapestry, Mont St Michael

It was lovely having you, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in France, and hope to see you again.

14 Aug 2013


"Beautiful gite in rural village location"

Beautiful rustic gite in a peaceful location. Lovely views over fields from kitchen window and small veranda. Small kitchen, but had all the essentials - hob, oven, microwave, washing machine etc. . WiFi and Freeview TV available. Owners live in a nearby house - very friendly and helpful but not pushy. Not a huge amount to do locally (nearest beach about an hours drive) but a great relaxing getaway. We've not rented a gite before so nothing to compare it to, but definitely enjoyed our stay and seemed very good value.

It was lovely meeting you, so glad you enjoyed your week here en route back home to the UK from the south of France. We´d love to have you again if you ever stop in the Normandy area again during your travels.

25 Sep 2012


"Charming tranquility"

I was delighted to find La Chardiniere after scouring the net to find the perfect place in the French countryside to write my thesis. I was after peace and quiet, beautiful views and some authentic Norman charm and La Chardiniere has that in spades. I have been here for 6 weeks and found that the gite is secluded enough to give me the peace and quiet to work with views of the cows grazing on the fields in the sunshine from my own private deck, yet close enough to local towns and villages for sociable breaks. The gite itself is situated in lovely grounds and I have been free to sit out and enjoy the sunshine in the gazebo overlooking the ponds. The local trails are perfect for walks, the occasional run and regular blackberry picking and there are plenty of interesting sights in the area to make a trip to St Michel de Montjoie and the environs a great break away in Normandy. My hosts have been extremely helpful in getting me settled and making sure I have everything I need. I thoroughly recommend the gite. 5 stars!

We really enjoyed having you with us, so pleased you found our peaceful setting a good environment in which both to escape and write and to and explore. We strive for a balance between tranquility and easy access to both the countryside and the renowned Normandie attractions. We hope to see you again soon.

11 Sep 2012


"Beautiful location and lovely gite"

The gite has a lot of character and is set in the most beautiful gardens - a lovely atmosphere to stay in with a beautiful view over fields. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful.

It is pleasure to have such wonderful guests, who come from a wide variety of places to experience the rich landscape and history of Normandie. To date we have welcomed people from England, Wales, Canada, Spain, France, and the United States, and we look forward to meeting many more from around the globe. Thank you to all our guests for your kind comments.

28 Aug 2012


"Great Gite - Great Location"

Set in rural France, in our hosts' beautiful garden with marvellous views, this gite is well appointed and very comfortable. Its a great place for exploring all that Normandy has to offer, such as the WWII landing beaches, museums, medieval castles and, of course, Mont St Michel. Thank you Karen and Robert for a lovely holiday, and we're certainly intending to come back.

It is rewarding to hear that our guests manage to take in such varied and exciting attractions during their stay with us. From the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman conquest to the parachute adorned St Marie Eglise and magical Mont St Michel, the list offers something for all ages and interests.

12 Aug 2012


"A wonderful short stay"

Friendly owners. Stunning garden. Really nice touches like fresh-cut flower arrangements throughout the cottage. Cottage very attractively restored. And wonderful views from the property.

Perhaps you will return when you are able to stay longer and visit more of the surrounding area. We are very glad to hear that our one-bedroomed cottage which Robert has restored offers relaxed accommodation in traditional Norman style. We would love to see you again.

Review 1-10 of 13

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Calendar last updated:07 Aug 2014

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