Cottage in Flower Village, St Fraimbault, Normandy, France - Picturesque Village, Renowned For It's Flower Displays
Our aim is to provide beautiful accommodation in a wonderful location so you can enjoy your well-earned break without stress or worry! To this end we have furnished our cottages to cater for all your comforts, while giving you the best of french country style. This is a perfect getaway for couples or groups of friends who would like to sample village life in a beautiful location. St Fraimbault is a true village fleurie and has won France's annual floral village competition many times. In the summer months rowing boats and pedalos may be hired at the lake. Or if you prefer you can just sit enjoying the ambiance whilst tucking into freshly cooked crepes or sausisses et frites from the cafe/bar.
About the Owner
For the last 14 years my husband, our two children and I have been spending all school holidays at our family house near Gorron, Western Loire. During that time we got to know the beautiful village of St Fraimbault really well and enjoyed spending time walking round the lake and looking at the amazing flower displays. We have loved sharing fun times and relaxation with friends and family over the years in this wonderful part of France. There truly is something for everything from brocantes, markets and beautiful scenery to easy access to the coast of Brittany and Northern Normandy. Every year we discover a new place to visit and have never been bored, even without TV.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a lovely holiday in your wonderful cottage! Lovely, peaceful village too - everyone so friendly.
The cottage is really lovely and so well equipped - the best we have stayed in I think.
We thought that St Fraimbault was a really special place. It was a holiday that will stay in our memory for a long time.
From the Owner
“As an Interior Designer, with a passion for renovation, I jumped at the chance of buying two adjoining cottages in my favourite village six years ago. They were both very rundown, with one of them needing completely gutting. I tackled the first renovation using a team of french artisans and was delighted with the result! I have now completed renovating the second cottage which is now available to guests. This is a lovely part of France, with lots to do and good access to the coast and other fascinating areas. You will be surprised at how quiet it is, even in August, no queues here! It is ideal for a two location holiday as it en route to the South of France. The village is easily accessible from the ferry ports of St Malo, Caen or Cherbourg.”
Activity and Interests
25km away at La Ferte Mace you will find a man-made beach. The closest natural beach is Le Mont St Michel 80km away.
There are a number of fishing lakes locally both private and municipal - canoeing is available on local river certain times of year.
Brittany Ferries Portsmouth-Caen is the slower route but only an 1hr 30 mins drive from house. We can offer discount on Brittany Ferries on payment of deposit. Sea France Dover -Calais is the quicker of ferries but remember you have a 5 hour drive on the french side. There will be toll charges. P&O Dover-Calais- As Sea France. Channel Tunnel Folkestone-Calais quickest of all but long drive ahead and toll roads. Dinard airport is 2 hours away.
The medieval town of Domfront is a short drive away, offering restaurants, shops and fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.
Village facilities include: pedalos; boules and tennis. There is mini-supermarket which sells stamps and stocks a range of food/beverages (including fresh milk). Also in the village you will find a bar, bakers, restaurant and hairdressers!
SUPERMARKET: (mini supermarket) Viveco
Opening hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9am-12.30pm and 2.30-7pm Sun: 9am-12.30pm
(closed all day Mon and Sunday afternoon)
Location: St Fraimbault, next to Church
Note: takes MasterCard/Visa, can buy stamps/post letters
SUPERMARKET: (large supermarket) Super U, Gorron (12km approx)
BOULANGERIE : St Fraimbault
Location: St Fraimbault, opposite carpark
Note: sells bread, cakes, confectionery and ice cream
CASH POINT: Credit Agricole Normandie
Location: 13 pl.marche, Passais
PETROL STATION: Super U
LAUNDERETTE: Super U carpark
Opening hours: 24/7
Notes: 3 x industrial washing machines/ 1 x industrial dryer – need lots of euros in coins
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE: Kiosk in St Fraimbault
Opening hours: varied – only open during summer season
Location: outside cemetery on way to lake!
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE: Domfront
Tel no: 00 33 2 33 38 53 97
Location: 12 Place Roirie
RESTAURANT: Le Coquelicot
Opening hours: 10am – 3pm and 6pm –9pm
Closed: Tues eve and day Wed
Location: opposite carpark in St Fraimbault village square
Tel no: 02 33 37 65 10
Note: takes MasterCard/Visa, set meal options
LAKE CAFÉ/BAR: St Fraimbault
Opening hours: open during the day July/August
Location: boating lake
Note: sells ice creams, crepes, sausages, coffee, bar drinks
PUB / BAR: Au Relais
Opening hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 3pm – 9pm Sun: 10.30am – 9pm
Closed: all day Wed
Location: Rue Abbe Andre Joly, St Fraimbault
Tel: 02 33 66 21 20
Note: Run by Brits – serves Guinness
|Rental Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Jan 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pound), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
- Booking Notes:
All prices are in UK pounds are per week. Discounts are available for a second week. We will also entertain longer winter lets at discounted prices. £75 deposit secures booking with balance due 8 weeks before start of rental period. A security deposit of £100 is also requested which will be refunded at end of stay, according to our terms and conditions which are available on request. All payments to be made by direct bank transfer.
During July and August, changeover day is Saturday. At other times duration of stay and changeover day is flexible to suit guests. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time before 10am.
Notes on prices:
Discounts available for second week booking and long lets.
From the Owner
“If you love village life, practising your French and meeting people, you will love it here! The village location of the cottage is ideal for anyone not wanting to have to drive everywhere. For a taste of home there is an 'Irish' bar with a french slant, just up the road, serving Guinness. For more of a french experience there is another bar and restaurant a few minutes walk away. The village is well served by a small supermarket and a boulangerie where you can buy your fresh croissants and bread each morning. For an early evening aperitif, there is an open air bar on the lake during the Summer season (also serving excellent crepes and wonderful coffee). What about the kids? - well the pedalos on the lake keep them amused! And did I mention the glorious village flower displays?”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- children welcome
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom on 1st floor with bath/shower over, wc, washbasin
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (3 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on 2nd floor with Kingsize bed Bedroom 2 on 1st floor with Double bed Bedroom 3 on 1st floor with Single bed
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have electric heating. There is a supply of board games and books. An ironing board, iron and hairdryer are provided. Pets are not accepted and the cottage is 'no-smoking'. Duvets and pillows are provided for all beds. Bed linen, bath mat and tea-towels are included in the rental price and beds will be made up ready for your arrival. Towels are not included so you will need to bring your own! Internet is available on request. Outside: The cottage has a shared courtyard garden with barbecue facilities, deck-chairs, table and chairs. There is on-street parking directly outside the cottage or in the carpark in the village square. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and tea towels are provided but you will need to bring your own towels.