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Gite Poppy – Home 155867 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Gîtes Lily and Poppy, are a barn conversion, that was renovated to a high standard in 2010. They are located 800m from the village of Moyon, which has a village shop, post office, two restaurants, two bars, a butchers, a bakers (but no candlestick makers!).

The gîtes, or holiday cottages, both have two bedrooms, with one double and one twin or superking. On the ground floor they have a kitchen, sitting room and shower room. The gîtes, sleep a maximum of 4 adults (or 2 adults + 2 children + 1 baby), and comprise a living room with a sofa, chairs and dining table, a kitchen, a shower room with a washing machine, and upstairs there are two bedrooms. There is a television set with English freeview and French satellite TV.

The kitchen has a gas oven, a fridge, a coffee maker, toaster and kettle, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. We have made it a policy to ensure that the house will be stocked with the following items before your arrival: toilet paper,

Gîtes Lily and Poppy, are a barn conversion, that was renovated to a high standard in 2010. They are located 800m from the village of Moyon, which has a village shop, post office, two restaurants, two bars, a butchers, a bakers (but no candlestick makers!).

The gîtes, or holiday cottages, both have two bedrooms, with one double and one twin or superking. On the ground floor they have a kitchen, sitting room and shower room. The gîtes, sleep a maximum of 4 adults (or 2 adults + 2 children + 1 baby), and comprise a living room with a sofa, chairs and dining table, a kitchen, a shower room with a washing machine, and upstairs there are two bedrooms. There is a television set with English freeview and French satellite TV.

The kitchen has a gas oven, a fridge, a coffee maker, toaster and kettle, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. We have made it a policy to ensure that the house will be stocked with the following items before your arrival: toilet paper, washing up liquid, tea towels, dustbin liners, all cleaning equipment, and basic kitchen condiments – salt, pepper, sugar, mustard, herbs & spices, etc. Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels are provided.

There are games and activities for children, carefully chosen by our own small kids. There are also dozens of books films in English and French.

Further details

BOOK TWO WEEKS AND GET 25% OFF SECOND WEEK (VALID FOR DATES UP TO 23/03/2013)

Further details outdoors

Gite Poppy has a west facing terrace, allowing you to enjoy a glass of something while watching the sunset.

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

Historically, Normandy is perhaps best know for the 1944 Normandy Landings, which happened on the beaches on thenorth east coast of the Manche, about an hour from Maison Mielles. Its most reknown landmark is Mont Saint Michel, an small enclosed island town with a vast Cathedral on its summit.

Normandy is equally famous for its apple products, such as cider, pommea and calvados, and for its pork products such as andouille of Vire. La Manche is also the main dairy region of France, famous for its cheeses such as Camebert, Coutances and Pont L'Eveque.

In 2012, Normandy will once again be in the news as the site of the World Equestrian Games.

Moyon

15 minutes away is the larger town of Saint-Lô, where pretty much everything you could need is available. Unfortunately Saint-Lô was 80% destroyed by the Allied bombings in the Second World War, but if you search you will find some beautiful old buildings that survived. Saint-Lô is the administrative head quarters of La Manche, but is still a quiet town. It has a beautiful National Stud, which is open for visits all year round, and daily during the summer. It has also has a selection of museums, but perhaps most importantly of all it has an excellent swimming pool complex, with 5 basins and a gym, sauna and hamam. On Saturday there is an excellent market in the central square in St- Lô, and with persistence you will normally find a parking place in the old town.

Heading West from Moyon you will soon come to the West coast of La Manche with its beautiful sandy beaches, and the sea is warmed (slightly) by the gulf stream current. Granville is the main town along this part of the coast and was the birthplace of Christian Dior, and now houses his museum. Granville is a beautiful town, surrounded by the sea, indeed the British once tried to turn it into an island! It has lots of excellent restaurants and boutique shops. A little further along the West coast is the UNESCO site of Mont Saint Michel.

Going North, you travel through the Cotentin, which is a marsh area, often flooded in the winter, and not built on. It is said of this area that when the sea levels rise, the Cotentin will flood permanently and Cherbourg will become an island. In Cherbourg there is the Cité de la Mer, which has one of the French nuclear submarines available to visit and a giant aquarium with huge ray fish that come and stroke you hands when you put them into the basin. My children love this experience (as do I if I am honest). The North coast of La Manche around Cherbourg is certainly worth a visit and is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. You can follow the old Customs Officers path for mile upon mile, which follows the length of the coast.

Going East you come to Caen, which is the largest town in the area, and is the administrative head quarters of Calvados. This also has the areas largest shopping centres Mondeville 1 & 2.

Going South you drive through another area of astounding natural beauty. I have been know to drive an extra exit on the motorway just to look at the view. South is the town of Villedieu-les-Poeles, know for its copper work and bell making workshops.

For those looking for a holiday with a few adventures there are a lot of sporting activities in the area: closest is the riding centre in the village, then canoeing and kayaking on the local river – the Vire, which has rental points in two neighbouring villages. A little further afield is bungy jumping off the Viaduct at Soulevre near Vire. They also have other slightly less terrifying activities which involve being propelled at speed, but not necessarily down! There is also a parachuting centre near Granville where you can jump tandem or learn to jump solo, this gives you views of Mont Saint Michel, without the queues. From the same airfield there are also microlight flights.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Polly W.
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
24 Apr 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Mar 2011. Located in Manche, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £316 to £421.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Apr 2017.

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“Lovely and peaceful”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2012

We have just returned from a lovely week staying in gite poppy. There is so much to see in this part of Normandy that our week flew by. We went to all the d day beaches and sites, there are so many that you cant visit every mueseum, i made an itenery before we went so that we could at least get to see all the main places. We also visited Bayeux, Granville, some lovely gardens. st lo stud farm. After our long days site seeing returning to the peace of gite poppy was perfect. Looking out at the horses from the decking with a cool drink talking over our day, what more could you ask for. The quiet roads and the slow pace of life suited us and we return from our holiday having seen so much but feeling relaxed too.

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