Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This cottage is full of character, with a warm romantic feel. It has mature, private gardens to front and rear. Although in a quiet ,relaxed ,sleepy hamlet, it is centrally located to all of Normandy's attractions, ideal for a family or 2 couples. 40 minutes from beautiful seaside town of Granville and 20 minutes from historic town of Villedieu-les- Poeles.
The local beaches are sandy and unspoiled and the local area provides a range of amenities to suit those seeking history and culture, leisure activities or children's entertainment. The zoo at Champrepus (25km) is a popular attraction and not forgetting the famous landing beaches and Le Mont St Michel to satisfy history seekers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||40 mins|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 1 hour 20mins, Nearest railway: 20 mins|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), 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 shower room is downstairs with seperate toilet.
There is an additional toilet and sink upstairs.
|Further details outdoors|
Secluded outdoor eating/BBQ area at rear of cottage.
Mature garden with table and chairs for morning coffee at front of cottage.
Additional fold out seats and loungers in garage.
Separate sunny studio/office available with long term let only.
All health and safety are taken at your own risk and your own insurance should cover all aspects. No liabilities can be claimed against the owner of the property or the surrounding land of the property.
The Normandy region
Jutting far out into the sea-green waters of the Channel, you could say that the department of Manche, better known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, is off the beaten track. It is a green and pleasant Norman province that has much in common with the mild climes of the English South-West and is well away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
As you travel the length of its peaceful country roads or walk along one of its picturesque hiking trails, you will notice the startlingly varied landscape that has shaped the local life. The famous Norman bocage of hedges and thickets interspersed with undulating lush green fields is home to beautifully preserved castles, manor houses, abbeys and churches which provide fascinating places to visit, photograph and enjoy.
Manche is also a maritime province (it takes its name from the French word for the English Channel) and has an extensive seaboard; from the abrupt yet beautiful landscapes of the western tip of the peninsula to the impressive Mont-Saint-Michel Bay.
What else can you do in such a natural and wholesome environment other than taste the richness of its centuries-old gastronomic tradition and gently absorb the quintessential art de vivre of its inhabitants? Discover its bustling town markets and no-nonsense farm shops that purvey all sorts of local delicacies for you to delight in. While you are here, stock up with some of the time-honoured specialities such as creamy Camembert cheeses, bubbling ciders, heady and calvados apple brandies. For those who just want to relax, visit one of the stylish cafés, brasseries or top-quality restaurants
As to be expected the area has many delightful restaurants from local bistros through to Michelin starred haute cuisine.
There are plenty of local walks along the river or further afield there are magnificent destinations within 40 mins drive including the Normandy coast and Le Mont St Michel.
For shopping, Tessy-Sur-Vire, our local town is just a few minutes away for wonderful artisan bakers, butchers and grocers. Larger supermarkets are available a short drive away in St Lo.
The river Vire is the major river of the Manche. There is a well maintained tow path so you can explore the river to your hearts content.
During August there are many local fetes, giving insight into ancient local crafts and skills
Tessy-sur-Vire (10 min) - ATM's/Banks • Doctors • Chemists • Post Office • Shops • Supermarket (open Sunday mornings) • Restaurant • Tourist Office
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4 Apr 2013
"Makes me wish we were back in Normandie"
Comfortable and quiet cottage in excellent central location for adventures in Normandie and Brittany. Easy access to major autoroutes and attractions. Won't duplicate what everyone else has said,… More
16 Aug 2012
"Beautiful & fantastically equipped cottage in a wonderful setting!"
Previous reviewers have said it all really. This feels like a home. It has everything you need and more for a holiday. The owners are a delight and extremely helpful. Excellent provisions on arrival. Wholeheartedly recommended. Car essential.
8 Jul 2012
"Fantastic, rustic, peaceful country stone cottage in Normandy"
Sarah greeted us on arrival, and made us feel thoroughly welcome.
The cottage is in a tiny hamlet a few km from the small town of Tessy - which has a great boulangerie, boucherie, small Carrefour etc. It has a large, grassy garden that is screened by hedges and is very quiet & private. The outdoor terrace is lovely to use on a sunny day. Sarah provides every piece of equipment a house could possibly need - and more. The rustic interior style made one feel instantly at home. The kitchen comes fully equiped with every concievable gadget and every herb & spice there is. UK television is included.
We can recommend the little restaurant in the next village, Domjean. Opp. campsite. Nice food, reasonable prices. And also the market for local produce at Villedieu. We thoroughly recommend 'Le Hamel Dumont' for those looking for a relaxing rural holiday within easy reach of many Normandy attractions.
24 Jun 2012
"A lovely place to stay"
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this beautiful house and had a very relaxing holiday. Our 5 year old son loved sleeping in the top bunk and very happily (and quietly!) played with the many toys in his room. The adult bedrooms were both lovely. And the gardens (front and back) were large enough for children to run about in, and a great place to enjoy breakfast on a sunny day. The kitchen is also well worth a mention, as it was well stocked with pots/utensils/herbs etc. - ideal if you enjoy cooking.
9 Apr 2012
"Lovely cottage with everything you could need."
We had a fantastic stay at le hamel dumont. The gardens were lovely and fantastic for the kids to run around in. Log fire was on most evenings, very relaxing. Kitchen was very well equipped and everything we could possibly need was there. Thanks for toys for kids too. Would very much recommend this cottage!
31 Oct 2011
"A beautiful cottage in lovely countryside"
Thank you very much for letting our family use your cottage recently. Although the break was relatively short we all came back refreshed after a relaxing few days in Normandy. The cottage met all our expectations and was very comfortable and homely. Sitting in front of the log fire in the evening, sharing time with the family, was particularly special. The cottage in well placed in attractive countryside with easy access to the main attractions in Normandy. Both Mont St Michel and The Memorial in Caen didn't disappoint and were straight forward to get to.
Thank you for a lovely break
31 Oct 2011
"We loved our time at Le Hamel du Mont"
We stayed at Le Hamel du Mont for a month and were more than happy there. it is a lovely cosy cottage with loads of personality. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped- particularly the kitchen which was a pleasure to cook in. The owners made us feel very welcome and provided many generous extras that are not usually found in a holiday house. The position is bucolic and perfect as a base for exploring the Normandy countryside.
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