Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Enchante has been renovated to a modern and high standard yet still retains many original features. We have been welcoming guests since 2005 and have many repeat customers and recommendations. The three bedrooms are spacious and have portable electric radiators in two of the rooms.The kitchen is extremely well equipped. The lounge retains its olde worlde charm with its granite fireplace and woodburning stove. There is secure storage for bicycles and motorbikes. The gardens have fantastic views over the Normandy countryside. They have been designed to cater for every need. There is a large lawned area ideal for ball games, badminton etc, a decked area for al fresco dining, a patio for relaxing in the sun and a shaded area for those who prefer to avoid the rays. The garden has apple and pear trees, delicious strawberries plus walnut and hazelnut trees for those who aren't nutty enough. There is off road parking for two cars. Enchante is well located for touring. Whatever your reason for visiting Normandy, sight seeing, walking, cycling,fishing,golf, all are within reach of the cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Avranches 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 50 km, Nearest railway: Vire 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
Cot available upon request at no extra cost.
Electric radiators in bedrooms.
There is a bathroom downstairs with bath, shower and vanity unit, separate w/c and a bathroom upstairs with w/c and sink.
The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave,toaster,wide range of utensils,hand whisk,cafetiere. There is also an ironing board,iron and clothes airer.
The lounge/diner has beamed ceiling with original granite fireplace, wood burning stove, satellite TV, video, stereo/CD player, books & games. The dining table accommodates 6 people.
The property is cleaned before arrival and after departure.
We can provide bed linen and towels at an additional cost of £10.00 per head . This to be paid directly to the owner 4 weeks before arrival at the cottage.
The towels and linen ( if required) are changed before the arrival of new guests or according to guest requirements.
|Further details outdoors|
The large private garden is paradise for children! We provide 2 bicycles (adult size), plus BBQ and badminton set. There are 3 gardens which consist of a patio/decked area, a lawned area ideal for ball games and badminton. We have a barbecue, patio table/chairs for 6 people plus 6 sun loungers. The third garden is a quiet shaded area.
A welcome pack is provided upon arrival. We have an extremely helpful English caretaker who is available 24/7. He lives within one minute walk of the cottage and will offer advice if required.
The Normandy region
The Normandy Beaches are all within easy reach, as is Pegasus Bridge. The remains of Mulberry Harbour can still be seen at Arromanches and there is an excellent museum.
Bayeux is approximately one and one half hrs. away. This is a bustling, attractive town,with numerous shops,cafes,restaurants. There are some excellent museums in Bayeux which detail the Norman invasion and the landing of the Allied Forces in 1944. The Cathedral Notre Dame, famous for its Gothic architecture, is well worth a visit.
Mont St Michel is a superb example of ancient architecture. It is approx. 80 mins away.The abbey of Mont St Michel is famous worldwide. There are many things to see and do. The main street with its shops, the museums,the walk around the ramparts with views over the sands of the bay, as well as the spectacle of the sea rishing in to surround the Mont at each high tide.
Normandy is blessed with the geography and climate of a golfers paradise. The nearest golf course is Golf de Vire-la-Dathee. This is an 18 hole course with water hazards. There are large, undulating greens. Other golf courses include a challenging 9 hole course at Golf du CentreManche,and 27 hole course, Golf du Caen.
Ferry port of Caen is approx. 1 hr drive from Enchante. Cherbourg is 90mins, Le Havre 2 hours, Calais 5 hours, Dieppe 4 hours, Boulogne 4 hours. Nearest airport is Dinan,90 mins. Paris Charles de Gaulle is 4 and a half hours but there is a train service from Paris - Vire.
The nearest town,Sourdeval,is approx 7 km away. The market is held every Tuesday. Villedieu-Les -Poeles also has a thriving market on Tuesdays as well as a zoo, Champrepus. The large forest of St.Sever is only 8km away as is Lake Dathee, and 18 hole golf course. Pedaloes may be hired at lac Dathee. For those interested in fishing the lake at St Sever has trout whilst Dathee has carp. Historical Vire with its excellent restaurants, ten pin bowling and swimming pool is 10km away. The more adventurous may like to take advantage of the bungee jumping at Viaduc-de-la- Souleuvre.
The Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine is a fascinating place for young children. Festyland at Caen is ideal for those who enjoy amusement rides.
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28 Oct 2012
"Lovely cottage offers peace and tranquility"
Well equipped accomadation in a delightful rural setting. ideal if you like peace and quiet.Lots of places of interest to visit within just over an hours drive and excellent local facilities for shopping etc.This was our fouth visit to Enchante as we love the area. Excellent support from the caretakers who live locally who are quick answer any queries.
Well worth a stay.
23 Oct 2012
"Fab Cottage in a Great Location"
We have been coming to the Enchante Normandie for 3 years now, firstly with my wife and son, and then with Grandparents, and can honestly say that it is one of the nicest places we have found to visit; both in terms of the area and the cottage itself - we have already booked 2 weeks for 2013.
The cottage is a mile or so outside of Gathemo, surrounded by farmland and set amongst a few other small cottages (some rented out) and pretty much away from any noise and populated areas. Therefore it is a totally idyllic place to stay. However, there are loads of nice walks from the cottage into the surrounding countryside, and plenty of horses and wildlife to keep you interested. Gathemo is a quick drive / ride / walk away and has a small store and bakery - great for fresh baguettes every day.
The biggest town nearby is Vire which is a 10 minute drive down the road, and you will find all the necessary supermarkets and other shops, including a great market on a Friday (visit the sausage vendor in the car park - he cooks hundreds and serves them in fresh baguettes!).
Further afield, the cottage is located in a great place, and is central whether you are travelling north, south, east or west to the main "touristy type" areas.
The cottage itself is lovely with three good sized bedrooms (six is an easy number to get in there), a well equipped kitchen and nice bathroom / shower area. The living room is really spacious and has a great log burner fire (with enough firewood in the shed to see you through many winters!) which keeps the whole place warm, however, it could benefit from a larger TV (42" flat screen would be nice!!) although Sky is provided. However, the star attraction is the garden area which is huge with a big decked area and adjacent lawn - big enough to play football, badminton and other sports - we were even practising our golf chipping from once side to the other. In the summer, the garden is always full of flowers and there is a barbeque in the shed. Parking is also easy in the gated off driveway.
Every time we have arrived, we have always found wine, butter and bread waiting for us and all of the rooms made up with linen / bedding plus towels. The caretaker lives in one of the nearby cottages, are are there when you need them, but otherwise stay out of the way, which is nice when you want a bit of peace and solitude. Rate for staying are really reasonable and Helen, the owner, is extremely pleasant when booking and confirming.
Downsides - not many that we have found, apart from the obvious missing 42" Flatscreen TV :-). There can tend to be a lot of flies around, but that is normal for this part of the Country in the summer. Also because it is quite an old cottage and open plan with creaky flooring, it can be a bit noisy if someone is up in the night - something to bear in mind if you are a light sleeper.
Basically, we can't recommend this cottage enough for all types of stay - as a base for exploring or walking / cycling trips or just to get some peace and relaxation, and it should appeal to families or couples alike; however, if you want to be a bit more in the thick of things with bars / restaurants close by, then this is possibly not the place for you.
I would definately say to give it a try.
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