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“superb little place for a quiet spring break”
Review of Bellefontaine Park

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Bellefontaine Park
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed here in cottage 11, which had lovely views out across the countryside and was well decorated and equipped inside. The veranda is a real highlight of this cottage as the evening sunsets were glorious and from this cottage you can't see any of the others in the park so you have a lovely feeling of space. There are about 10 cottages in a very large area of green space so it's not at all crowded. Paul and his wife and family have taken over management of the park and were very friendly and accommodating, happily providing us with logs for the fire. We hadn't been to this part of France before but really enjoyed it - there is lots to do close by (5 to 25 minutes) - waterfalls and circular walk at Mortain (closest town), medieval village with castle ruins at Domfront, as well as slightly further afield - Mont St Michel and the coastal drive. The roads are quiet to drive on and everyone we met was very friendly.
There is a clubhouse on site serving food and drinks - just be warned it can be a bit lively on a Friday evening when the locals frequent it! But otherwise it was lovely and quiet there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

My wife and I stayed in cottage 1 for a week in June. The cottage was fine with all essentials for a very relaxing break. Our time there was enjoyable enough but was ruined somewhat by the foul weather. We managed to get out a couple of times between storms and it was nice to get back in doors of cottage 1. The views when able to see were wonderful and the buzzards and the kestrel (I think) flying above were fascinating to watch. I'm sure our time there would have been even better but for the weather as you are quite a ways away from any big town but the Magic shop is only 2 minutes up the road by car where you can buy any thing from French sticks to pipe fittings,hence the name! We also had a good few hours out at St.Hillaire market which was on Wednesday and about 40 minutes away.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

We so enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Bellefontaine Park. We stayed in cottage 3 it has stunning views over the country side, so many historic places to visit and excellent restaurants. The waterfalls at Mortain made a lovely walk and it is a pretty town, there is a large supermarket selling everything you need and the cakes in the patisserie are delicious. The cottage itself is very comfortable, warm and with an open fire. The people running the Club House were very friendly and accommodating. The Village is quaint with a charming church, the roads are easy to drive on and quiet.
We mostly filled our time with visiting the towns and attractions close by, Domfornt is a medieval town only 20minutes from the cottage. However we did travel further to Monte-St-Michel which was fascinating and well worth a visit. The Bayeux Tapestry is of course a must see. We found the circular cinema at Arramanches very moving and recommend it.
We look forward to visiting again in the summer to enjoy the long sandy beaches and carry on exploring this idyllic part of France. This holiday would suit all type including couples and families. My husband and I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Cottage 3 includes, one double, one twin and a bunk room. But I believe there are smaller cottages.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed here as a family of four. Honestly, it caused stress for me because it was so far away from everything we wanted to see! It takes almost 2 hours to head out to St. Malo and then the other direction to the D-Day beaches...on those curvy, winding narrow roads, it was just too far to continue every single day. If you are looking for a simple quiet holiday with the security of "something from back home" (if you are British), then come here. The British owners are very helpful, although they did tell us they get more Dutch and other nationalities as well. The restaurant food was surprisingly good (some British fare) and VERY cheap. I did not realize though that you could only use the wireless internet in the main lodge area if you purchase food or drinks in there...you couldn't just sit at a table and go online we were told. The pinball machine and pool table were also not free and required coins.

Our cabin was a good size with a brand new bathroom. The rest was a bit worn and had a greasy film with dirty floors. I noticed they were trying to sell the cottages as vacation rentals...ours was for sale for 50k euro according to the pamphlet.

The views out of the window of our cottage were certainly amazing, as well as the views from anywhere on the property. You can walk to the small amusement park (for little ones) right across the main street (and you could sometimes hear the music). Mortain is also a gorgeous town with hiking and waterfalls...I know some of the other guests did some fishing, and I believe the staff cooked their fish for them as well.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

My partner and I were looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday and this cottage certainly provided us with that. The cottage (no:11) was clean, tidy and well equipped. We watched beautiful sunset's night after night, as my partner loves photography he was in his element! The bar had friendly staff and served reasonably priced good food. We spent a lovely day at MONT ST MICHEL, Beaches were within easy travel distance on very quiet roads. With all the open space around the cottages it would be an ideal and safe place for children to play.
My partner and I are in our early 20's. Facilities ideal for any age, will definately re-visit location and would recommend to our family and friends.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2010

Travelled at October half term and stayed in Daphne (no 1). Amazing views from the property. Lovely, clean and comfortable (even the beds). The cottage sleeps 4 easily, the kitchen is new with all the things we needed and there is a lovely bathroom. The property was clean and brightly decorated. There is also a lovely wood burner.

The grouds are lovely and well maintained. There was so much space for the children to run and explore safely. The bar/restaurant on site was lovely, owners friendly and children welcome.

Journey to the park was easy and the roads all fairly quiet. About 30 minutes to the sea and we found a lovely beach at Carolles (about 40 minutes).

Would thoroughly recommend for a relaxing family holiday. Thanks, Lisa

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2010

Cottages on site are well spaced out with a huge field for frisbee, kicking a ball about, or just rolling down the hill. From our bed, we could open the window and see for miles. Bedrooms were not huge, but comfortable and we fitted in two adults and four large teenagers. Good bar on the site with pool table and table football. We were there when the world cup was on and there were plenty of screens to watch the games. Quite a few locals came in to watch the final on a big screen they had setup along with a lavish free buffet.
We had trips out most days to places like Mont St Michel (don't miss it) which we saw in a spectacular thunderstorm which added to the atmosphere. There are also plenty of great beaches within an hours drive as well as cider farms, water falls and other sites.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Address: 28 Chemin de l Eglise, 50520 Bellefontaine, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Manche > Bellefontaine
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Bellefontaine
Number of rooms: 10

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