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18th century half-timbered cottage near Domfront

Les Challonnières
5.0 of 5 stars
13 reviews
Les Challonnières
lounge with wood burning stove
stable door leading to front garden
dining room
double bedroom
master bedroom
main bathroom
eating al fresco
Fun for the children
additional eating area
rear garden leading to orchard
pear tree in the orchard
A winter wonderland
Domfront's medieval festival
The lake at La Ferté-Macé
Fougères castle
Bagnoles de l'Orne
La Fosse Arthour
Lonlay L'Abbaye
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Les Challonnières is a beautiful half-timbered cottage built in approximately 1750 and is situated in the National Park. It is set in half an acre of enclosed gardens with swings fo the children and there is an orchard with apple, pear and damson trees.

About 2 miles away is the local village of Lonlay L'Abbaye with its famous biscuit factory, bakers, butchers, post office, mini supermarket, and 4 miles away is the medieval town of Domfront with its castle and all the shops you could want including 2 supermarkets.

The cottage has been tastefully restored yet has every modern convenience, most importantly it retains all the character including oak beams and a huge stone chimney with open fireplace so typical of the area. It is furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and provides every home comfort.

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About the owner, Sue J
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL149843 by: Holiday Lettings
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Jessica S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in November 2015

A beautiful 18th century beamed cottage, equipped with everything we could possibly need. Set in a very peaceful location, yet within easy reach of the shops and restaurants of Domfront. - our favourite being Bistro St Julian. We were lucky enough to have good weather and made a number of excursions, the most enjoyable being a day spent exploring the... more

Management response:

Your kind words are very much appreciated, thank you. We chose Les Challonni�res for the same reasons you have cited - it's a real "chocolate box" cottage in a great location with easy access to lovely walks yet close enough to all the local amenities in Lonlay L'Abbaye and Domfront and tourist sites further afield such as the Normandy Landing... more

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Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A very well equipped and roomy cottage with all the modern facilities you need for a comfortable holiday. Whilst you are in the countryside it is only minutes from the medieval village of Domfont. Which has fantastic restaurants and plenty of shops for your supplies. Well located for visiting Mount St-Michel, beaches of Normandy and the local village of Bagnoles-del’Orne... more

Management response:

Thank you for your kind words about our cottage. We are pleased you found it very well equipped and enjoyed its location which makes all the local attractions very easily accessible. more

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Often when you go on holiday it takes a day or two to "unwind" and get into holiday mode. Not so with Les Challonnieres. The lovely well appointed characterful very clean cottage set in such lovely tranquil surroundings coupled with detailed directions and comprehensive information re using the cottage meant that as soon as you step through the front door... more

Management response:

Thank you for your very kind words. It's lovely to hear that you felt "at home' straight away - that's exactly our intention. We pride ourselves on the high standard of the cottage: the furnishings, kitchen equipment, the garden and also its surrounding area where there is so much at hand to see & do. We're pleased that you found... more

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
- Bedroom 1 with king size bed and ensuite. Hairdryer.
- Bedroom 2 with double bed, and its own stair access. Hairdryer.
- Mezzanine level with 2 full size single day beds.
- Double sofa bed in lounge.
- En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower cubicle, hand basin, wc and heated towel rail.
- Main bathroom is fully tiled and has bath with shower over, hand basin, wc and heated towel rail.
Fitted kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tall larder fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine, espresso pot, cafetière, popcorn maker. Extremely well equipped with everything you would need including hand mixer, blender, baking tins, lots of serving dishes. Sufficient crockery, cutlery, glasses etc for 8.
Sitting room :
- 3 seater sofa, 3 seater...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Oct 31, 2015 -
Dec 18, 2015
low season
3 nights
Dec 19, 2015 -
Jan 1, 2016
Christmas & New Year
5 nights
Jan 2, 2016 -
Feb 12, 2016
low season
3 nights
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  • Damages deposit (refundable subject to terms and conditions): $302 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
- Changeover day for weekly bookings is a Saturday. Bookings starting/finishing on any other day will be charged at the nightly rate
- Discount available on 'Brittany Ferries' fares, please ask for details.
- Non-returnable deposit of 50% required to confirm booking.
- Full balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.
- Refundable breakages deposit of £200 required (with final balance payment) to be paid by a separate cheque which will be shredded following your departure (subject to a satisfactory property inspection and keys being returned).
- Bedlinen plus towels and tea towels can be provided if required for £12 per person per week. Please bring your own beach towels.
- Logs can be provided in the colder months for £30 per week.
- Please note that we have not subscribed to the Holiday lettings 'Booking Manager'; this is because we want to keep both our guests' and our costs to a minimum. We will provide a personal service by communicating directly with our guests at...
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Car advised
How to get there
Airport: DInard: 75.2 mi
Railway: Flers: 16.8 mi
Ferry: Caen: 62.1 mi
By ferry:
- Caen, 1 hr 30, 101kms
- St Malo, 1hr 40, 119 kms
- Le Havre, 2 hrs 20, 193 kms
Discount available on 'Brittany Ferries' fares.

By air:
- Dinard, 1hr 35, 120kms (Ryanair from East Midlands, Leeds and London Stansted; Aurigny from Guernsey)
- Rennes, 1hr 40, 138kms (Flybe from Southampton, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburh, Belfast, Guernsey; Jet 2 from Newcastle)
- Deauville, 2hrs, 157 kms (Air France, KLM from London City)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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