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Le Fresne Farmhouse with private pool & games room – Home 135516 Farmhouse

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Le Fresne Farmhouse with private pool & games room – Home 135516

  • Farmhouse
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min stay

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Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Le Fresne is a historic farmhouse, dating from 1666 and is bursting with charm and character. It is beautifully restored retaining it's massive beams and stone walls but incorporating modern facilities..

The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary or family reunion and being within 20 - 30 minutes drive of Le Mont St Michel and superb sandy beaches.

Ideal for outdoor dining in the summer, with a covered terrace overlooking the pool and a large brick built BBQ. Large fully enclosed garden with football goal, slide, swings and a play house for the little ones. Equipment provided for babies and toddlers (please ask for details or visit my website).

All inclusive price including all bed linen (beds made ready for your arrival), towels, tea towels bath mats, gas and electricity.

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

Normandy

Le Fresne is a historic farmhouse, dating from 1666 and is bursting with charm and character. It is beautifully restored retaining it's massive beams and stone walls but incorporating modern facilities..

The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary or family reunion and being within 20 - 30 minutes drive of Le Mont St Michel and superb sandy beaches.

Ideal for outdoor dining in the summer, with a covered terrace overlooking the pool and a large brick built BBQ. Large fully enclosed garden with football goal, slide, swings and a play house for the little ones. Equipment provided for babies and toddlers (please ask for details or visit my website).

All inclusive price including all bed linen (beds made ready for your arrival), towels, tea towels bath mats, gas and electricity.

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

Normandy is a beautiful region of France, easily accessible from the UK and yet a world away. It is a verdant land of delightful scenery, with friendly local people and of course delicious food and wine. The pace of life is slow. Long leisurely lunches under a shady tree or in a little restaurant are an integral part of the day. The major sights and resorts of Normandy and Brittany, including Mont St Michel, St Malo, Dinard, Rennes and Granville are all within an hours drive.

Vezins

Le Fresne is situated in a rural position, surrounded by farmland, in a peaceful hamlet and close to the Lac de Vezins. DUCEY 7 km away is our nearest town. It is host to the historical Montgommery Chateau which is often open to the public for exhibitions and tours. During the summer months the grounds are surrounded by magnificent floral displays.The staff of the Tourist information Office which is located opposite the chateau are extremely helpful in providing information about this and other attractions both in and around Ducey. THE BAY OF MONT ST MICHEL has many beaches and sights typical of the Normandy region. A little further west brings you to the edge of Brittany and the beautiful seaside town of CANCALE celebrated for its oyster farms. The coast road continues past some glorious beaches to the magnificent walled city of ST MALO with its abundant shops and seafood restaurants. AVRANCHES Just a short drive away Avranches has some wonderful streets for shopping, garden admirers and historians alike. From The Jardin des Plantes is a fantastic view across the bay of le Mont St Michel. ST JAMES Again a short drive and is home to the American World War 2 Cemetary. ST HILAIRE DU HARCOUET to be found 9km away. Whilst a lot larger than Ducey it has certainly not lost its charm. With numerous bars and restaurants, the pavement culture is much in evidence. The local Wednesday market here is the biggest weekly agricultural market in Normandy.
There's still so much more to do: benefit from the sea air on the nearby stretches of sandy beach between Genets and Granville. Visit France's premier spa town of Bagnoles De L'Orne or the medieval town of Fougeres. Walks and cycle routes through nearby National Park Forests. Watch coppersmiths/bellmakers at Villedieu-Les-Poeles which is also home to the Zoo de Champrepus. Take a boat trip down the river Rance visiting the medieval town of Dinan. Further a field a day trip can take you all round the D-Day beaches and Bayeux Tapestry or a boat trip can take you to the islands of Jersey or Guernsey.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
    Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
  • 3 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Staffed property
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Karen H.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
11 May 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Farmhouse has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jul 2010. Located in Manche, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1480 to £2380.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 May 2017.

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“Perfect set up for families”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2015

We spent the last week of July at Le Fresne and it was a completely relaxing place to be with our young children. Everyone can do what they are keen on (hubby watching the golf on UK TV, me reading on the verandah with the children in full view as they frolicked in the pool and garden). Hubby played golf for real at the Golf de Vire La Dathée course (about 45 mins away) which is run by a guy from Southampton and the course is really interesting and picturesque - a very tight course which demands good iron work, I'm told. We did some local sightseeing and had all our meals outside on the covered verandah, rain or shine, and made great use of the BBQ! Karen and Gil are the perfect hosts - absolutely there if you have any questions and not at all when you want to get on with some private relaxation. The house has been beautifully restored and is possibly the cleanest place I've ever seen! The house is very well catered for UK guests with Freeview available and just about all the plugs are UK standard so no need for adaptor plugs. Top marks to Le Fresne from the Savidge family. Thanks, Karen and Gil!

“Perfect for families”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2015

Le Fresne was the perfect holiday house for families with young children. It had everything we needed to keep our tribe of 5 children under the age of 6 happy (plenty of space, toys, outdoor play, pool, high chairs, TV, dvd) so that the grown ups could relax in a perfectly tranquil setting in Normandy. The house has been immaculately restored and fitted out by the owners who keep the property in perfect order and are always happy to assist with ideas for days out, local knowledge of markets, restaurants etc. We couldn't ask for a more enjoyable holiday.

“Wonderful Le Fresne”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2014

We have just very recently returned from a months holiday at Le Fresne. Over that period of time, we have had various members of the family visit us, ranging in age from 4 to 76. Everyone of them enjoyed their time at the cottage. The children enjoyed the wonderful pool, the swings, slide, hammocks, chickens and the orchard. Here they were able to discover lots of different fruit trees and nut trees. One of the children arrived with arm bands, unable to swim, but left having swam a length of the pool and done away with the arm bands!! She was so proud of herself. Meanwhile the adults were able to to relax and enjoy the comforts of the cottage, both inside and out. The owners, Karen and Gil, have done a fantastic job in the cottage, allowing it to be a most comfortable and welcoming home - a bit like home from home. All the facilities one would require were at hand. Karen and Gil have thought of everything.. While there, we were able to explore the local area and further afield quite easily. Karen and Gil were the ideal hosts - unobtrusive but there if you needed them. Very nice people. We would recommend Le Fresne without hesitation. The Moore family

“Very special holiday , in a delightful Gite.”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2014

We found Le Fresne on the internet , the large accommodation swimming pool and location fitted our criteria perfectly. Karen from the outset was very professional, supplying us with maps and other vital information. The Gite was spotless with everything you need ,potty, highchair, pegs and coat hangers..we loved being able to enjoy the large gardens..if you needed anything else Karen was on hand, always helpful. We had a lovely relaxing time, cannot recommend highly enough.

“Everyone loved it!”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2013

Six adults and five children from 3 to 16. On arrival we were met by the owners , who live nearby. They showed us around Le Fresne and explained everything. The property is spacious with three bathrooms, one of which is downstairs near to the pool ( very useful). The living areas are large and the kitchen is well equipped ,full sized oven ,larder fridge and a tall fridge freezer ( handy for drinks ) , dishwasher and washing machine. There is a large table in the kitchen /diner and another outside, undercover. All the bedrooms are large with ample cupboard space. Furnishings, bedding, towels etc. are good quality and the curtains keep out the light. The inside and outside of the property is maintained to a high standard. The pool is cleaned regularly and the gardens are large and well maintained. The pool is heated by solar water panels and was always warm enough. There is a full size pool table in an adjoining barn. There are plenty of bats and balls for the kids. The owners are friendly and available to give you advice if you want it . There is a good supermarket less than 10mins drive away. Plenty of places to eat out within 10mins drive. The location is peaceful yet with good access to the road network. Everyone loved it !

“Great for a large family holiday!”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2013

We have stayed in a few and this one was definitely the best! A very accessible, well located and extremely well maintained spacious gite. There were 12 of us and still there were spare beds! The indoor and outdoor space was more than adequate with two large garden areas and a separate pool room. The owners are extremely accommodating and nothing seems too much trouble. Their attention to detail such as stair gates emphasises this. Having a heated pool provided that extra 'splash' of fun even on a dull day. Whether eating inside or out the tables are huge and able to accommodate everyone easily so we have memorable moments of coming together around the obligatory French bread, cheese, bier blonde and wine. Great gite, great owners and a great time was had by all.

“Highly recommended - a true taste of French living”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2013

Le Fresne is a lovely spacious house in a peaceful location. It is within very easy reach of the small town of Ducey and slightly further to Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët. It was able to accommodate a large extended family with teenagers/young adults (14 in total). The house was very comfortable, very clean and up to date with all the usual domestic appliances, though it retained many of the original features and has been sympathetically restored by the owners Gil and Karen. They live nearby and were friendly and very helpful, though not intrusive. The pool was kept in tip top condition and was an absolute selling point for us; the gardens were very well maintained with an abundance of beautiful flowers and a large lawned area where the men enjoyed competitive afternoon football and cricket matches whilst the ladies relaxed by the pool!! I would definitely recommend this property and very much hope to return.

“Perfect house for several families”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

We spent a lovely week with large family group of all ages. The accommodation and setting was just as described. There was plenty of space inside and out and plenty to do for the kids with the pool and games room 20 min drive to lovely beaches with loads of other places of interest to visit. Very welcoming owners on site helpful and discreet It was a pleasure dealing with Karen from the very first enquiry, nothing was too much trouble. Very highly recommended! The only negative was having to leave it all behind and come home to reality.

“A great house in a beautiful setting”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

Le Fresne is a fantastic house in a beautiful setting. The owners (who live next door to the property) were very welcoming, not at all intrusive and great at providing advice and ideas of where to go. We had an amazing week.

“Excellent stay loved every minute”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2013

We stayed here for a week and we had a fantastic time. The owners were very friendly and made you feel very welcome, and were on hand to assist you if you had any questions etc. The beds were all made in the house for when we arrived. The house is fantastic the pictures make it look smaller than what it is, it is very spacious and can accommodate large families and groups without you being on top of each other. The kitchen is very spacious and the large table allows everyone to dine together however this is replicated outside so it is nice to look out to the scenery and dine outside in the evening. The heated swimming pool is fantastic and means you don't have to go out as there is plenty to do. For smaller children swings are in the garden, a slide etc. The pool table is a great hit with adults and the children. We enjoyed our stay very much and found the 1 hour flight to Dinard and car rental was the best option, but you can drive your own car over if you prefer. There is supermarkets and small shops for you to get all your groceries from near to the house and plenty of restaurants if you wish to eat out. We dined outside most nights as the views are lovely, there is also the option to have a BBQ and at the same time watch the kids in the pool. We had a satnav in our rental car so used the extensive brochures that are in the house for you and went out and about. Our favourite places that we visited included the local zoo and our visit to Le Mont Saint Michel. To sum up, the owners, property and the area is fantastic and I would recommend any one to go.

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