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42 reviews
South facing front of house
Top floor power shower in the ensuite bathroom
Plenty of space for children, even toddlers, to play around
Coutances Cathedral
View from a walking path around the gite
A couple of Blue tits nesting by the gite's window
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montpinchon, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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JBan88
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing Place to Stay!”
Reviewed December 18, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Me and my 2 brothers visited France earlier this year to travel around the D-Day beaches at Normandy. With this place being situated less than an hour away and at an extremely good price, we thought it was the perfect place to stay and we were not disappointed.

Upon arrival we were met by Steph, the manager, who was super friendly and helpful. Her and her partner live just around the corner but never intrude on you. You only see them if you need them. Once we were shown around and given all the useful info, we were then met by complimentary cheese and cider with a welcome card which was a lovely touch.

The gite itself is beautiful. A really rustic french style gite, decorated really nicely and with plenty of room. It is situated down a quiet little lane so no disturbances. Has a lovely outside space too so perfect in the summer for eating outside. A really lovely typical french property.

Just a short drive or walk from the gite is the local town. There is everything you need here such as a bakery, butcher and a convenience store. Also, each night there is a different food van where you can grab some great local food. Totally different to the greasy, horrible takeaway vans you get in England! We went 3 seperate nights and had mussels and chips, stonebaked pizza and a chicken kebab. A great little find!

Location wise, this is a great place to explore. We were literally half way between the Normandy beaches and Mont Saint Michel, which is an amazing winding town on a hill. Very Harry Potter like little place. There is also plenty to do around the area.

I really can't recommend this place enough. A great property, extremely reasonable price, beautiful location and super friendly and helpful staff. If you are looking to stay in this area then this place is perfect. I like going to and finding new places when I go on holidays but I would definitely go back to this one.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Tafesra
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fantastic cottage”
Reviewed October 2, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A fantastic holiday gite in a quiet unspoilt area with easy access to all the tourist attractions.
Gite appears to have been recently refurbished to a high standard with attention to detail and a lot of thoughtful touches - an extremely well equipped kitchen that we struggled to find something it lacked (all we could come up with was eggcups!!) surpassing all expectations with those little 'ahh' touches like fresh garden flowers by the bedside and snuggle blankets by the sofa.
Loved the tranquility of the area and the gentle daily meander to the patisserie (2km) in Cerissy La Salle - villagers were all very welcoming and extremely patient with my terrible grasp of the language!
Stef and David were very welcoming and helpful without being obtrusive, dealt with a minor issue promptly and were reassuringly approachable about all manner of subjects and lifestyle questions. If we end up living in France within the next 5 years I shall, in part, blame them!!
Idyllic for couples, groups and families of all ages. Highly recommended

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Liked best: peace and quiet
Liked least: coming home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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daniel199...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our stay at the gite was excellent in every way.”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Everything was absolutely excellent. The gite is in a beautiful, quiet rural location, but near to the local villages, all of which have very good weekly markets, as well as a range of food shops. The gite has been beautifully converted, was a pleasure to be in, and is exceptionally well equipped. We went with our teenage son, but it would also be great for those with young children. Stephanie and Dave, who are running things there, gave us a very warm welcome, and were extremely helpful without being intrusive. And the menagerie - cats and chickens - were a delight. I couldn't recommend this holiday rental more highly.

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Hereford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family friendly and cosy property. Great hosts on site.”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a fantastic week in this gorgeous property, which is amazing value for money. It is in a great location for beaches, Bayeux, D-Day locations and so much more.

Our children loved it and the outside play area was great. The cottage is very well done up and very comfortable.

Steph and Dave made us feel very welcome.

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Liked best: How comfortable the property was for us and the kids plus how welcoming Steph and Dave were.
Liked least: The attic is open plan so the kids could hear anything from the kitchen/living area, but it wasn't a huge problem. New pillows and bedding would improve the bedrooms.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Bianca M
1 review
“Beautiful and relaxing”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. A warm welcome by Stephanie and Dave and all their animals. We would recommend la clef des champs to anyone looking for a beautiful and relaxing time. The cottage is fully furnished and has all the necessary facilities.

the department of La Manche is a beautiful area with many, still quiet, beaches.
A nice tripadvise is the Abbey of Hambey.

The only disadvantage is the short bed for us large Dutch.

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Liked best: hospitality
Liked least: short bed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nicb279
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect family country getaway”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This gite was so well equipped for a family with young children (we have a 2 year old and a 10 month old). Everything was made available to help us including the lovely garden with swings and slide, a fabulous Wendy house, chickens to feed, lots of toys inside and lots of practical things like a potty and cot with mobile to help reduce the amount of things we had to bring. That said you would still really enjoy your stay here with older or without children, it's a lovely gite with fabulous managers, Steff & David, who made sure our stay was really comfortable and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: The cottage itself is very beautiful in a relaxing setting
Liked least: Steep stairs to top room
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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