House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Saintem is a beautiful lovingly converted former Brocante, it is over 200 years old with many of the original features remaining. including stone walls and beamed ceilings. It now offers all modern conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Saintem is set in a lovely village and sits in peaceful countryside surrounded by farmland and farm animals! The location offers long walks and bike riding along paths and canoeing at nearby Torchamp.

Saintem also makes a perfect base for touring Medieval Towns, Abbeys, Castles, World War 2 Memorials and beautiful long stretches of golden sandy beaches.

Lose yourselves in the space this house offers, With four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, extra large lounge, ten seat dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, utility room, two king-size beds, two double beds, one single bed, garden, satellite TV and plenty of parking.

For families with young children we have a high-chair. This is a very spacious property yet contains its warmth and homely feel in an old house in an even older village! Fresh croissants are available from the Boulangerie just across the road with a newly opened Boucherie offering fresh meat and delicatessen delights.

Rental includes change over management and on call property management. Towels and linen (beds made) can be arranged for £10 per guest

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 toilet only
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Granville 95 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Caen 95 km, Nearest railway: Flers 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The large lounge features two seating areas, satellite TV with DVD and VHS player, a music system, lots of DVDs, videos, CDs and games as well as a small snooker table and ample room for a large family or small group gatherings!

The dining room has a ten seater pine table.

The kitchen has a stable style door to the rear, a four seat table, welsh dresser, fridge, dishwasher, four ring hob, oven, microwave and all kitchen and dining utensils and wares.

Downstairs there is an entrance hall with room for hats, coats and shoes. There is also a second hallway with a computer desk. The utility room has a freezer, and laundry facilities as well as ample room for storage.

Upstairs there is a large landing with a bookcase containing a selection of reading material. The main bathroom has a shower, sink, WC and bidet; the second bathroom has a shower and sink, and there is a second separate WC.

Further details outdoors

There is parking for around 4 cars next to the house. The shed at the back has outdoor tables, chairs and sun loungers. The outlook to the back is wonderful overlooking a large orchard with views to the horizon. And we often get visits from our friendly neighbours. During the summer, its warm enough to sit outside and sip wine til midnight!

The Basse-Normandie region

The Normandy / Manche region is a fantastic area of France, offering a mix of traditional countryside, historic medieval towns and a wonderful coast with famous beaches.

Unrivalled cuisine such as the famous butter, fruits de mer, Calvados and regional cheeses would make a day trip here worthwhile in itself, but a holiday offers the chance to scratch beneath the surface and properly sample the huge range of sights.


The house is 20 minutes from the pretty town of Domfront, with its medieval walls. Domfront town originally dates back to the 11th century. Today Domfront offers great exploring, through the winding cobbled streets, the castle ruins, the two historical churches dating back to 1020, many historically buildings, and its half timbered houses. Critically, Domfront has two very good supermarkets with petrol stations!

About 30 minutes away is Bagnoles-de-l'Orne - a legendary spa town. Long established as a thermal resort, it is typical of all French spas, having an atmosphere of elegance and tranquillity and being sparkling clean and cared for in appearance. Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is nestled in 7,000 acres of forest (Parc Naturel Regional Normandie-Maine) which provides ample opportunity for walks, hikes and bikes!

Thirty minutes in the opposite direction is the market town of St Hilaire du Harcouet. The weekly Wednesday market provides a typically French atmosphere with a variety of stalls selling locally produced food and goods. A great opportunity to sample some of the local delights (farm produced cheese, chocolate and wax products).