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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Paul and Sue Hadfield

We live in beautiful North Yorkshire but have dreamed of living in France for many years. We bought our gorgeous holiday cottage in 2014, so we are halfway to living the dream!

Paul and Sue Hadfield purchased this cottage in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brécey in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 single 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! 4.6/5 -
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Lovely country cottage in its own orchard. Free WiFi.
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

La Boulangerie, Brecey - Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a base in that part of Normandy that would give us a chance to explore some areas and towns we hadn't been to previously. The cottage was a perfect size for our needs and provided some walking opportunities nearby too. The facilities offered were spot on so we could self cater using the local Brecey shops and we ate out at some restaurants recommended too (thoroughly recommend Le Moulin de Jean at nearby Cuves for a special occasion). WiFi was extremely useful for checking various museum etc opening hours particularly at this time of year. All in all we had a really cosy stay, with no problems. One of the fuses tripped out one evening and due to my own dimness (worse than the cottage's) we only spotted the fuse box and sorted it out after I phoned and left a voicemail for your local managers. Fortunately we were able to cancel that a few mins later so no harm done!

Thanks again Paul and Sue!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic very charming.

  • 5 of 5

Would reccomend this property. A real Gem.!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well presented cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The location is great for many famous sites within easy travelling distance. The accommodation is cosy for two people and very peaceful. The weather was not too good during our stay but the place soon warmed up when we needed a touch of heat in the evening. Given the restrictions on space it has all the facilities you need. The stairs are narrower than usual, which could be a problem for some, although I have had both knees replaced recently and it didn't cause me too much of a problem. If you want a nice quiet stress-free holiday this could be the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Chill Out Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a return stay at La Boulangerie and once again we had a fantastic week in a lovely quite location. Great for bird watching, cycling, walking or just to lie in the sun and chill out. The owners have thought of everything and the free wifi is a super plus! This cosy little cottage is equipt with everything you require for your stay, all you need to do is to pop into the local town of Brecey where you find the Supermarket, Butchers, Boulangerie's and some great Bars and Restaurants including a very good Pizzeria. It makes a great base to go sightseeing and there is plenty to see and do within a 25 -30 mile radius, local markets are a must if you want to get to the real French people.

If you love France and are looking for a location to re-charge the batteries then look no further than this one! You will not be disappointed.

We will be going back again as soon as we can!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Utter bliss

  • 5 of 5

Everything we hoped it would be and more on our return after three years but in quite a different season. The property is unique, beautifully maintained and equipped and most certainly far from the madding crowd! Our two weeks' stay was utter bliss - peaceful, undisturbed and temperatures at a high of 36 degrees were no problem. We love Brecey and will most certainly return and look forward to seeing your latest acquisitions! Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it makes all our hard work worthwhile!
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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: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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


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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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