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Former farm building renovated and equipped to a very high standard

Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Le Mesnil-Gilbert, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
This superb holiday cottage caters principally for those who wish to have a holiday cottage which is -

IN BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL COUNTRYSIDE with stunning views over the River Sée Valley
WITHIN EASY TRAVELLING DISTANCE to the many local attractions (for both adults and children) such as Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day landing beaches, St Malo, Bayeux, Dinard, Fougères, and many others.

The cottage is set in 2 acres of gardens with an orchard, and which you are free to use as your own.

ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY include golf, horse riding, tennis, swimming, cycling, walking (you will find suggestions for walks and maps in the cottage) and swimming (both in the sea and in open air and indoor pools).

ATTRACTIONS CLOSE BY for CHILDREN include a zoo, an adventure park with railed luge, zip wire and bungee...
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Listing #HL8499189
About the Owner
John C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
Interaction with guests
We will greet you on arrival, show you round the cottage and answer any initial questions you may have. Other than that, we respect our guests' privacy and will not disturb you during your stay. However, if we can be of any help to you please do not hesitate to ask. Our house is adjacent to the cottage. We have lived here for 14 years so can probably answer most of your questions.
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

A very confortable house to have great holidays with family. John and Nina are more than wonderful hosts, always very kind and helpful. You can feel yourself at home in their gîte.

Date of stay: August 2018
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johncostello, VR Owner at Former farm building renovated and equipped to a very high standard, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. Nina and I are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure to have you here and should you wish to return you would be more than welcome.

Reviewed January 6, 2018

This beautiful renovation is complete with all the modern conveniences (many electrical outlets, wifi, well-equipped kitchen). Since there are three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths we hosted visiting friends and relatives. The gardens were just beginning to flower with all their glory and one could...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Sarah L
johncostello, VR Owner at Former farm building renovated and equipped to a very high standard, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Thank you very much Sarah for this lovely and very comprehensive review. Nina and I much appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are delighted you enjoyed your vacation here so much, and you will certainly be very welcome back here again. All...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay here, beautifully renovated property with all mod cons, spacious garden with lovely views set in beautiful Normandy countryside. Owners very welcoming and helpful without being obtrusive. Would thoroughly recommend if you want a peaceful, comfortable stay close to the coast...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Frances B
johncostello, VR Owner at Former farm building renovated and equipped to a very high standard, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Nina and I would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts on your stay here. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday. Hope you can return one day. You would certainly be welcome. Best wishes. Nina and John

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    2 Queens
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  • Cleaning charge: $97 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $194 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
The cottage is set in two acres of gardens and orchards surrounded by open countryside, fields and woodland, with stunning views over the River Sée valley all the way to Avranches, 26 kms away on the coast. It is an ideal centre for exploring Lower Normandy and North Eastern Brittany and for activities such as golf, horse riding, tennis, swimming, cycling and walking.
Sites of particular interest such as Le Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches, as well as towns and villages with historical and architectural interest such as Avranches, Bayeaux, Fougéres, and many, many others, are easily accessible from here. The beautiful sandy beaches of Normandy are less than an hour away. Normandy is also wonderful walking country - maps available.
Getting around
This is a rural area with very limited public transport. You will definitely need to have your own transport to get around the area.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Dinard (Ryanair) : 59.0 mi
Railway: Villedieu-les-Poêles: 14.9 mi
Ferry: Caen (Ouistreham) : 73.3 mi
We strongly recommend you come by car to enjoy the area to the full. Please see location map on this website. We will send you detailed instructions of how to get here 4 weeks before your arrival. If you are coming by air, your nearest airport is Dinard (95 kms - Ryanair), nearest train station Villedieu-Les-Poêles (24 kms).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 27.3 mi.
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