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Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
La Fermette stands in the farmland called L'Aide Frechu (formerly known as L'Etre Frechu). Also at L'Aide Frechu is the original bakery (La Boulangerie) and a large granite barn (La Grange). These buildings will be converted for lettings at a future date.
A natural spring rises on the land with an original water pump and brook which runs down to a large pond. The pond is surrounded by trees and attracts wildlife - ducks, coypu and frogs.
The house is reached by a short private track which joins the main road connecting Mortain and Domfront.
The recent restoration has created quality accommodation whilst retaining original features of the farmhouse. It is privately owned. The accommodation sleeps six and comprises:
Entrance hall with small cloakroom and stairway to first floor.
Large sitting room with granite fireplace, log burner, oak beams and granite wall.
New kitchen/dining room with French windows to garden.
Single bedroom with views over countryside.
Triple bedroom with panoramic views, original beams. (One double, one single bed)
Twin bedroom with countryside views, original beams.
Bathroom with bath, wash basin and wc.
Shower room with shower, wash basin and wc.
(A travel cot is also available on request)
Large basement room with access to back garden. The basement contains leisure resources for indoor and outdoor play, garden furniture and barbeque equipment. The laundry is also situated here.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Granville 35 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 100 km, Nearest railway: Vire 50 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||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor and staircase are constructed of natural wood. White decor contrasts with the granite wall surrounding the large fireplace.
The sitting room is furnished with a blend of contemporary and rustic furniture. This includes a leather suite with recliner, TV with UK channels, DVD/video player and music centre along with a library of films, games and books. The log burner creates a warm ambiance as well as being an effective source of heat. Wall heaters heat all rooms and can be individually controlled.
The fitted kitchen has natural wood units, ceramic hob, integrated oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a microwave, kettle, toaster, blender and coffee machine. The dining area seats six around a large table and has views over the garden.
The bedrooms have clean, modern decor with rustic furniture and beams. Quality bedlinen and towels are supplied. There is a full white bathroom and a separate shower room to serve the first floor bedrooms.
An additional feature is the basement. This houses a range of activties includng a table tennis table, rowing machine, light exercise bike and air walker, games, garden furniture and a gas barbeque for use outside. The laundry, with washing machine and tumble dryer, is also situated here. Access is by external double glazed doors which open out onto the back garden.
All rooms have natural wood double glazing, with French windows in every major room. A smoke alarm is also installed.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds provide lots of room for scampering children as well as for those who prefer to relax in the garden.
The acre of land has countryside views, a brook and a natural pond.
On arrival you will be met by our site managers who will hand over the keys and give you a tour of the property along with information about the locale and its amenities. They will be your first point of contact to assist with any issues regarding the house.
Please note the following:
The stairs to the first floor are a little steeper than some staircases.
Smoking: La Fermette operates a no smoking policy for the comfort and well being of guests.
Pets: Again for the comfort of guests with animal allergies, we are unable to accept pets.
The natural pond is some way from the house but is unfenced. For their complete safety young children will need close supervision in this area of the garden. The owners cannot accept responsibility for those who do not follow this guidance.
About this location
The Basse-Normandie region
Normandy is one of France's top visited regions, some reasons to visit include:
D-Day beaches, cemeteries and museums.
Mont St.Michelle - France's tourist attraction No.2 after the Eiffel tower
600km of interesting coastline with excellent bathing opportunities
Caen, Rouen and all the places in Normandy with magnificent castles, ruins and cathedrals
Easy to get to from the UK, just a trip by ferry or through the Channel tunnel
L'Aide Frechu is in the district of St Jean du Corail. It stands near to the main D907 to Mortain, which is the closest small town, in the Department of Manche, Normandy.
Mortain has a range of shops and banks, a tourist office, doctor, post office and an open air swimming pool. It also has two supermarkets and a weekly street market. There are two waterfalls to visit, an ancient abbey, a tiny cliff-top chapel, WW2 historic sites and a karting centre.
Barenton is a small village just 4 km away and has bakeries and a small supermarket.
The market town of St Hilaire du Harcouet is only fifteen minutes away. Here there is a greater range of shops and facilities and a thriving weekly market.
Domfront, a medieval hillside town, is also just a short drive away and provides an interesting half-day visit.
To the west lies a beautiful coastline with holiday resorts such as Granville, St Malo and Dinard and the world famous Mont St Michel.
You will find a wealth of walking and cycling opportunties. (Bicycles may be hired in Mortain). The former railway line has been converted to a safe walking/cyling track and the local tourist office provides details of many touristic opportunities.
There are various cider making facilities in the area and a 'Pear Trail' to follow which is particularly beautiful in the Spring when the blossom abounds.
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2 Sep 2013
beautiful house with all mod cons, open fire is amazing on a cold night, lovely spacious kitchen, bedrooms are clean and bright as are both bathrooms. We all had a great week and would highly recommen… More
8 Sep 2012
"Beautiful location & great cottage"
Our family of 5 ( 2 adults + 3 children aged 6,6,14) stayed for a week in August. The property was approximately 1.5 hours drive from Caen and on arrival we were met by Helen, the property manager. She was very welcoming & gave us a tour of the house & explained key points about the property.
The house was very spacious and well furnished with plenty for us to do if the weather wasn't so great. Down in the basement (accessed from outside at the back of the property) the table tennis table was well used, though the old gym equipment and smaller games tables were not used and were a bit tatty.
The stairs in the house are very steep and the treads are narrow - not so easy with big feet! The beds were very comfortable, but the 13.5tog duvets were much too hot for summer time.
The lounge was lovely - comfy leather sofas, soft lighting and UK tv channels - great for watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Although there was a huge supply of DVDs in the house, we were unable to get the DVD player to work.
We would highly recommend this house and the local area is stunning.
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