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Lovely country cottage in its own orchard. Free Wifi.

Bedrooms 1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Peaceful rural location with stunning views, close to market town of Brécey.

Details for holiday cottage La Boulangerie, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Ensuite shower room.

Situated on a quiet country lane with its own entrance, La Boulangerie is a perfect base for a holiday in Normandy. This 'petit' gite, is a charming converted farm bakery sitting in its own orchard of apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. The ground floor has an open-plan kitchen/living area, with staircase to the first floor. There is free WiFi, 32" TV, DVD player, with a wide selection of DVDs, and plenty of books.The kitchen is fully equipped - all you need for a holiday home. At the front there is a patio with a barbecue, parasol, table and chairs. Sun loungers, mountain bikes, Swingball, Boules, and picnic chairs are also provided, along with a fire bowl for those cooler evenings. To the side and rear there are lovely open views of the countryside. There is no light pollution and the stars are amazing. There is ample parking space on the drive. The cottage boasts the original stone and clay oven (attached to the outside) along with many other attractive features. Duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided.

All the lanes around the cottage are quiet, ideal for walking and cycling, and there are many off-road routes in the area. Within 3 minutes walk of the cottage there are extensive beech woods set on a hill overlooking beautiful rolling countryside, where you can walk or cycle.

En route to Brécey (10 mins drive) there are 2 open air swimming pools, tennis courts, and a park with a lake - perfect for an evening stroll. Opposite the pools there is an equestrian centre where events are held, and pony trekking is available. Also within 10 minutes drive there are fishing lakes en route to Avranches. The beautiful Normandy coastline is only a 30 minute drive away.

Should you require any assistance during your holiday, our English speaking Managers live locally.

For further details of local walks, cycle routes, eating out, and the many other activities the area has to offer (such as water sports) please see our own website


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More Details

Paul and Sue Hadfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful holiday at La Boulangerie. The house is chocolate box pretty. It is spotlessly clean, and well furnished with comfortable beds. It really is a peaceful haven. It was absolutely charming. Peaceful, very quiet, very comfortable, with everything we needed to make it a perfect holiday.

It is perfect for 2 people to have a delightful time in a charming part of France.

We had excellent walks and completely unwound staying there.

The owners were very helpful and made the whole process very easy.

Brecey the small town nearby had really good restaurants, a really good

supermarket and a delightful shop selling delicious bread croissants and cakes.

.It felt so good to have our meals on the private terrace outside the cottage

in the sunshine.

We will definitely go back and will recommend it to our friends as a delightful

cottage in a lovely location. Thank you for a truly excellent holiday.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brécey in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • ensuite shower room with washbasin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Lovely country cottage in its own orchard. Free Wifi.
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 12 reviews

Stunning area cottage in beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a very wet Saturday in march, by the time we got to the area after having sat nav problems and two phones that were not playing ball with navigation for us (probably coz we are dinosaurs )however in the dark we did drive past the cottage. we rang Trish the manager and she expertly guided us by phone to this delightful gem of a gite.

The next day we awoke to the beautiful French countryside, what a delight. The cottage itself is well equipped with everything you need on your stay, plenty of DVD's to watch in the evening, the weather was not kind, but nontheless we still ventured out daily our dry day was Friday, beautiful area, friendly people the markets are a must,so different to UK...hope to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Somewhere to come again

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was lovely - the cottage is tiny but very comfortable, clean and well equipped. We loved sitting out and having our meals in the sunshine, alongside the butterflies feasting on fallen pears. Sweetcorn harvest in surrounding fields was Interesting! We cooked damsons from the trees, also cider apples to go with blackberries from along the lane. Local walks good, also Brecey and the lake. We visited Dinan, Granville, Villedieu, St Hilaire, Mortain - all interesting. Enjoyed good meals at L'As Gourmand (Brecy) and Le Port (Granville).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly hope you will come again. We holiday at the cottage ourselves and haven't yet ran out of things to see and do!
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed. It was clean and tidy, a beautiful location,very quiet and relaxing. Good central location for exploring St Malo/ Bayeux/ Granville.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. We will be offering returning guests a discount.
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  • 5 of 5

A superb little house with a cosy atmosphere. Great location for a peaceful, relaxing holiday with everything only 5 minutes away. John and Trish were great local agents to have when needed, thanks to you both. Paul and Sue, the owners were very accomodating in answering all my question and our thanks to them for La Boulangerie.

We will be back for a longer stay next time.

John, Tricia and Archie.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage with everything we needed for a week's holiday. Very comfortable! The only problem was the lights fusing twice in the thunderstorms - easily remedied. Plenty to see in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to welcome you again in the future and will be offering a discount to returning guests.
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

It is a small but very cozy cottage. We stay here with our 4 months old baby and have a great time! The cottage was clean and everything we needed for cooking was available.

It was nearby a lot of touristic sites like Avranches, local market at St. Hilaire du Harcouet, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, etc. We also went to the Omahabeach (about 100km). Besides those trips we spend a lot of time in the garden around the cottage.

One little disadvantage was the bedroom with 2 single beds instead of one double bed. The stair to reach this room was also narrow and steep. No problem for young people like us, but perhaps it would be a problem for older people.

We definitely recommend this cottage!

Kind regards,

Evert and Alie

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Evert, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Although we explained that the stairs are steep, you will be pleased to know that we are currently investigating having them replaced at the end of the season.
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Lake Dathee
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Villedieu les Poeles
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A84/E401 Ponts (near Avranches)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary


20-27 May - Coutances


"Jazz sous les Pommiers"

One of France's most famous.

2-4 June - St Laurent de Cuves


"Papillons de Nuit"

one of France's biggest.

2-13 August - Bay of Mont St Michel


"Jazz en Baie"

From Granville to Genets, along 23 kms of coastline, 20,000 visitors listen to jazz, funk, gypsy, and Cuban music.

4-15 August - Saint Lô


31 August - 3 September - Le Havre


8-10 September - Lessay


"Foire Millénaire de la Saint Croix".

Impressive fair attracting over 400,000 visitors.


BRÉCEY - 10 mins drive, has small shops, cafes, bar tabacs, bakeries, 2 supermarkets (1 with laundry facilities), restaurants, banks, a garage and petrol stations. Friday is market day for buying local produce, fish, and cheeses. At nearby Lake Dathee there is an 18 hole golf course.

AVRANCHES - 20 mins drive, the nearest large town, has many shops, restaurants, museums, and famous botanical gardens with impressive views out to Mont St Michel. Summer concerts are held in the gardens.

VILLEDIEU LES POELES - 20 mins drive. Has copper workshops and copper goods to see and buy. you can also visit the bell foundry. There is a zoo nearby.

ST HILAIRE DU HARCOUET - 20 mins drive. Has a picturesque church and lake. Also has a very popular market on Wednesdays.

MORTAIN - 35 mins drive. Has superb walks by two waterfalls, pony-trekking, go-karting and the Abbaye Blanche (White Abbey).

MONT ST MICHEL - 40 mins drive. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many historic, medieval, buildings, Abbey and restaurants. Take a guided walk across the bay.

GRANVILLE - 40 mins drive. Historic city with lovely views from the ramparts. Ferries run to the magical Isles of Chausey.

BEACHES are 30-40 mins drive. lovely sandy beaches at Carolles and Jullouville.

CANCALE - 1 hours drive. Popular with locals and tourists alike, famed for its mussel beds, oyster stalls and seafood restaurants.

BAYEAUX - 1 hours drive. Has the famous tapestry. The D-Day landing beaches are a short drive from there.

DINAN - 1 hours drive. Lovely medieval town with a picturesque riverside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brécey, Manche

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £0.28 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

We may consider lets of less than 7 nights but please contact us to confirm the cost before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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