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4 bedroom house in a quiet rural hamlet 3km from the sea on Mont St. Michel Bay

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath/shower room house; separate kitchen/dining room and lounge

This house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac of 6 stone houses. Adjoining 'Volets Blancs' is a smaller cottage which we also own and where we often stay in the summer months when 'Volets Blancs' is occupied by paying guests. If we are not there at the time of their stay, guests are welcome to use its adjoining garden to which there is direct access.

Completely renovated 10 years ago, the house is light and airy and furnished in modern style.

Well insulated, there is heating by individual electric radiators in all rooms. (The wood-burning stove is not available for use by paying guests and should not, of course, be needed in the months when the house is available for letting.)

Hot water is provided by an electric boiler.

Pets are strictly forbidden.

Bed linen is provided and included in the rental price.

Overall the house is 160m2 in size and all bedrooms are double-bedroom size. It is large enough to accommodate 2 families (4 adults and 4 children) who wish to share a holiday home.

Ground floor:

Kitchen/dining room, Lounge, Shower room, separate WC and laundry room

Upstairs:

Bedrooms 1 and 2: double beds

Bedrooms 3 and 4 with 2 adult-size single beds

Bathroom (with shower)

Separate WC

Outside:

Small front garden with lawn area.

Patio terrace at the rear with barbecue and evening sun.

Garden shed attached to the house in which bicycles and other items can be stored during guests' stay.

Parking for 2 cars in front of house.

Grocery shopping and restaurants/bars within 5 minutes drive.

More Details

Owner
David and Linda Compton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, German (ein Bisschen!)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About David and Linda Compton

We are English residents who both speak French (Linda fluently), having both studied French at university (a long time ago!).

As French speakers and francophiles, we decided to buy our own holiday 'retreat' in Normandy in 2000. This was the smaller cottage.

In 2004 we purchased the larger adjoining house, 'Volets Blancs', and completely renovated it. We have used these houses as holiday homes for ourselves and our family, ignoring our initial intention to let the larger one as a gite. Now that our children and grandchildren are restricted to school holidays, it seems sensible to revert to our original plan and let 'Volets Blancs'. We are sure that you will love it as much as we do.

David and Linda Compton purchased this house in 2004

Why David and Linda Compton chose Dragey-Ronthon

'Volets Blancs' is in a quiet, rural setting but allows quick and easy access to vast sandy beaches, where you can throw a frisbee, get out the boules or pitch your cricket stumps, as well to several bustling seaside resorts within 20 minutes drive.

There are many places to visit within an hour's drive and Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches can be visited on a longer day's outing.

What makes this house unique

In summary, the house's location allows guests to enjoy rural, beach and seaside activities and there are many interesting places to visit within one hour by car. The countryside and coastline in this part of Normandy are very beautiful. Food and other shopping is close at hand, as are several bars and restaurants.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dragey-Ronthon in Manche

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - upstairs - Bath with Shower , A separate toilet is adjacent.
    Bathroom 2 - downstairs - Shower Enclosure , A separate toilet is adjacent.
  • Bathroom 1, upstairs: bath with shower option, wash basin, shaver point, heated towel rail (electric) Bathroom 2, ground level: shower cubicle, wash basin, shaver point, heated towel rail (electric)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • In the bedrooms with single beds one bed is stored under the other and it can either be left at a low level (e.g. for young children) or be raised to the same height as the other (thus also creating another double bed if desired). All bedrooms have ample hanging space and a chest of drawers. A child's cot is available and can be positioned in any of the 4 bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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4 bedroom house in a quiet rural hamlet 3km from the sea on Mont St. Michel Bay
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Volet blanc is a wonderful property,with everything you need.Loverly garden area with gas bbq and plenty of chairs to relax in.House is in perfect condition,only criticism would be lacking a dishwasher,However my husband did a good job!!Linda and David are very nice and helpful people,hope to come back soon. Steve and Jayne Welch -Nottingham

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you so loved Volets Blancs and enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the dishwasher but Steve obviously rose to the occasion! We'd love to see you again soon.
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5

Eine wunderbare Woche...

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist ganz toll, schön, hübsch und gemütlich eingerichtet.

Die Umgebung ist wunderbar ruhig. Sowohl Kleinen als Grossen haben sich Pudel wohl gefühlt. Sehr gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank, Artur. Sie haben alle offenbar Ihren Urlaub genossen und das Haus gern gemocht! [English translation: Review: A wonderful week …. The house is really super, lovely, pretty and comfortably furnished. The neighbourhood is wonderfully quiet. Children and adults alike were completely contented. We’d happily come again! Response: Many thanks, Artur. You all obviously enjoyed your holiday and loved the house.]
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5

Wunderschönes Ferienhaus in der Normandie

  • 5 of 5

Die Bilder haben nicht zuviel versprochen...Volet Blancs ist ein wunderschönes Ferienhaus, sehr geschmackvoll und liebevoll eingerichtet. Es fehlt an nichts und es war alles sehr sauber. Die Vermieter haben wir leider nicht persönlich kennengelernt, aber unsere e-mail wurden schnell und ausführlich beantwortet.

Wir können dieses Ferienhaus nur weiterempfehlen. Es liegt in einem kleinen Dorf in Küstennähe, aber dank der umfangreichen Beschreibung leicht zu finden.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke, Holger und Karin, für Ihre wunderschöne Bewertung. Es hat uns sehr gefreut dass Sie solch einen angenemen Urlaub bei Volets Blancs verbracht haben. Leider haben wir Sie nicht kennenlernt – vielleicht wenn Sie das nächste Mal Normandie besuchen, können wir es berichtigen! [English translation: Review: Beautiful holiday home in Normandy.The photos did not promise too much …Volets Blancs is a beautiful holiday home, very tastefully and lovingly furnished. Nothing was lacking and it was all very clean. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet the owners but our emails were answered quickly and in full. We can recommend this holiday home. It is located in a small village close to the sea but easy to find thanks to the detailed directions provided. Response: Thank you, Holger and Karin, for your lovely review. We are delighted you spent such an enjoyable holiday at Volets Blancs. Sadly we did not get to meet you – maybe we can put that right when you next visit Normandy!]
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Sehr hübsch! Die Küchen-Ausstattung reicht allerdings nicht für 8 Personen.

  • 4 of 5

Es fehlen große Töpfe und Pfannen.

Die Kommunikation mit dem Vermietern war sehr gut.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns dass Sie Volets Blancs gern hatten. 4 Kochtöpfe verschiedener Grösse, 1 grosser Schmortopf und 1 grosse Bratpfanne sollten, wie wir denken, für eine Gruppe von 8 Personen ausreichen. Es gibt mehr Geschirr, Besteck und Glaswaren als nötig für 8 Erwachsene, und es gibt noch mehr für Kinder. [English translation: Review: Very pretty! The kitchen equipment was not sufficient for 8 people. Not enough large pots and pans. Communication with the owners was very good. Response: We are pleased that you liked Volets Blancs. 4 saucepans of different sizes, a large casserole pan and a large frying pan should, we reckon, have been sufficient for 8 people. There is more than enough crockery, cutlery and glassware for 8 adults as well as that for children's use.]
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5

Que du bonheur, cette maison ! Une vraie maison de famille ! Pour nous, tout fut super, encore !!

  • 5 of 5

La maison, spacieuse et confortable, permet à chacun, petits et grands, de trouver son espace et de partager ces moments en famille. Grâce à une météo plus nuageuse cette fois, avons pu découvrir la région et ses trésors plus amplement. Les belles plages de jullouville et carolles nous ont offert des journées très appréciées.

Merci pour votre accueil, linda et David

Nous vous envoyons nos meilleurs souvenirs normands...

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre belle appréciation. C’était un plaisir de vous acceullir à Volets Blancs encore une fois. A la prochaine, peut-être! [English translation: Review: What a delight this house is! A real family home! For us it was fantastic, once again! This large and comfortable house allows everyone their own space and to share family time. Courtesy of more cloudy weather this time, we were able to explore the area and its treasures more fully. The lovely beaches at Jullouville and Carolles gave us some much appreciated days. Thank you, David and Linda, for your welcome. We send you our best Normandy regards …. Our response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Volets Blancs for a second visit. Until next time, maybe!]
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a Lovely week in this house. The house is as beautiful as the picture shows. We found a perfect beach in Carolles, 8 km, 10 minutes by car.

We can highly recomend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Dinard or Rennes
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
St. Jean-le-Thomas
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Cherbourg or Caen-Ouistreham
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Breville, Granville
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Granville or Avranches
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A84
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Dragey-Ronthon
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
St. Jean-le-Thomas
Car: necessary

Situation:

'Volets Blancs' is situated in a very quiet rural hamlet called Le Bisson on the outskirts of Ronthon, very close to the long, wide sandy beaches at St Jean-le-Thomas with a view of Mont St. Michel (4 minutes by car), at Carolles (8 minutes) and at Jullouville (12 minutes).

5 minutes away is what is said to be 'the most beautiful kilometre in France': the cliff road at Champeaux from which you have a truly breath-taking view over Mont St. Michel Bay.

It is an ideal location both for adults who enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside and for children and adults alike seeking the activities of a lively seaside resort. Both Carolles and Jullouville are very popular with holidaymakers.

Places to visit:

The world famous Mont St. Michel, France's most popular tourist site (40 minutes), the port and sailing centre of Granville (20 minutes), Avranches (15 minutes), and St Malo, Cancale,, Dinard, Vitre and Rennes (all about an hour away).

Visit the excellent zoo at Champrepus (20 minutes); the cider farm, L'Hermitiere, at St Jean-des-Champs (18 minutes) to see how calvados is made; the old abbeys at St Pierre-Langers (10 minutes) and Hambye (35 minutes) and the Ecomusée de la Baie at Vains (10 minutes).

For a longer day out, go and see the Bayeux Tapestry and the D-Day landing beaches (75 minutes). Or tour around la Suisse-Normande (90 minutes away).

Activities:

The many kilometres of beaches along this stretch of coast are clean and uncrowded and provide the opportunity for a wide range of activities: swimming, rock-pooling, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, beach cricket, volleyball and other beach games.

From Genêts (10 minutes away) you can take a guided walk across the sands to Mont St. Michel or, for a shorter trek, to Tombelaine, the much smaller rock island in the bay. (Don't attempt these walks on your own because of the notorious quicksands out in the bay.)

There are many sign-posted walking and cycling routes in the area with durations of one to several hours; or you can just find your own routes in the surrounding countryside or on the quiet coastal roads and paths alongside Mont St. Michel Bay.

With Normandy famous for its horses, there are a number of racing stables nearby. You can go horse-riding (contact L'écurie du Bec at Genêts). You will often see the 'trotting' horses exercising along the local beaches.

Eating and drinking:

There is a restaurant in Ronthon (0.7km), three more in St. Jean-le-Thomas (2.5km), one of which (Le Brulo't) offers excellent wood-fired pizzas, some pasta dishes, a choice of grills and a children's menu, all at prices which will not strain the average holiday budget. There are many more restaurants in the beach resorts of Carolles and Jullouville as well as in Granville and Avranches. Seafood is obviously a local speciality; try Coquilles St. Jacques (scallops)and the ever popular moules frites!

For an evening drink in summer, try the beach bar at Dragey-Plage (5 minutes) and watch the sun go down over Mont St. Michel Bay.

Shopping:

Buy fresh eggs or poultry from our neighbours (75 metres walk!). They and other neighbours speak only French and are all very happy to help visitors practise their language skills. (Send your children to buy the eggs!)

For local shopping there is a boulangerie and a grocer's in St Jean-le-Thomas (4 minutes), a large supermarket (Super U) and a smaller Carrefour Express in Sartilly (7 minutes), where there are also 2 boulangeries (ah, those cakes and pastries!), a butcher's and a charcuterie. For bigger shopping there is a very large Leclerc supermarket in Granville (18 minutes) and both a Leclerc (15 minutes) and a Carrefour (20 minutes) in Avranches.

There are excellent Saturday markets in Granville and Avranches. At the market in Granville (open air and covered) you will find fresh local produce and clothes and antique stalls.

Don't forget to buy apples for the donkeys in local fields (sometimes even in the field behind the house!).

Granville and to a lesser extent Avranches have an array of shops selling all and sundry from antiques to the latest fashions.

Throughout the summer there are village fetes and brocantes (flea markets) where you can be sure of finding a bargain!

Other amenities:

Literature about local attractions and activities (including dates of local fetes and brocantes) is available in the house to help you plan your days. There is a tourist office (syndicat d'initiatives) in St. Jean-le-Thomas (open in high season), another in Jullouville (throughout the summer period) and others in Granville and Avranches (all year).

Information about local medical services and hospitals and other amenities is available in the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dragey-Ronthon, Manche

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Early summer
5 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£396
for 7 nights
£396
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Early autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£369
for 7 nights
£369
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.94

Pets are strictly not allowed.

Bed linen (duvet + cover, undersheet and pillow cases) is provided and is included in the rental price.
Bath towels are not provided; you should bring your own.

The security deposit will be refunded in full 14 days after your stay providing that there are no damages to the property and contents and that you have left the house in a reasonably clean condition.

Les animaux sont absolument non permis.

Le linge de maison (drap, taie(s) d’oreiller et couette) est fourni et il est inclus dans le prix de location.

Les serviettes de bain ne sont pas fournies.

La caution sera remboursée 14 jours après votre visite pourvu qu’il n’y ait pas de dégâts (décor et contenus) et que vous ayez laissé la maison propre.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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