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17th century mill house, set in valley, rivers, waterfalls, woods, close to sea

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, close to mt st michel, landing beaches, bayeux

Our pictures tell the story, and our words will, we hope, confirm that our mill house, lovingly restored, is the place

to come for your well earned holiday, nestling in a private valley of some 15 acres, with woods, waterfalls and rivers, there is ample scope to enjoy the peace of the countryside, and still be close to the bustle of the coast.

We are sure you will enjoy your stay with us ,we look forward to meeting you soon, oh! By the way, the house has all usual mod cons, including inside toilets ! and WIFI

We have other properties here , if you are a larger /smaller group , please ask us for homeaway holiday ref number.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our large extended family !some from far flung places met up here during the autumn school break , we wanted somewhere the children were safe to run and play together without us having to watch out for them all time ,leaving us adults the time to catch up , this place did not disappoint the grounds are vast and the children had a fantastic time exploring

The house was warm and cosy well decorated and comfy beds .

A large hypermarket close by and local market provided us with all we needed in way of food and drink which we enjoyed preparing in the large kitchen ,we sampled local ciders and calvados and many good bottles of French wine ,

Martin & Pauline were around in the background if we needed help re directions places to go,but most of our time was spent here as the children were just so happy .

We visited Avon coutainville and had a lovely beach walk to Blainvile sur mer famous for its mussels and oysters which we bought from one of many sheds dotted around and ate that evening fresh from the sea ,what more can you ask for

Idyllic setting ,great French wine fresh local produce !!!!!!

MANY THANKS to you both for making our stay enjoyable we will be telling our friends about you



Robson family
Oct 2014
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10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Ideal for families and groups lots of space

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to Martin and Pauline, we received a friendly welcome on arrival to a very clean house with the table laid for supper. Martin will say he is the best cook in France!!!! and we have to agree he is. We live in a busy city and have eaten in lovely restaurants... Martin's food is better!!! We arranged for Martin to cook for us on three nights plus supper on arrival. He and Pauline are amazing hosts, he even got us waitressing! Having our supper cooked enabled us to go out for the day and not have to worry about where we were going to eat. The whole week was amazing, back at home now we miss the sound of the water outside the Mill House. In respect of top tips, don't forget the shops and restaurants in France close for a couple of hours between 12.00 and 14.00 (it's fine if you like baguettes and pastries as the patisseries are open). The sites are easily accessible and the food reasonable. The only thing we would of liked was a DVD player in the house, but I'm sure this is an easy fix to keep the young ones happy on a rainy day. Apart from that Martin and Pauline keep up the good work, you gave us the space and the interaction perfectly to make our holiday special and you have made us realise how lovely France is and we are hoping to come back and visit again soon xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello everybody ,and a big thanks to you all for this review , We to , enjoyed meeting all of your family and what good waitresses you have !if our family had not been visiting at same time Pauline would have been in her usual place at the kitchen sink Ssh don't tells her. ,you done a better job. , It would give us great pleasure to see you here again.
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5

Ideal for families and groups lots of space

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to Martin and Pauline, we received a friendly welcome on arrival to a very clean house with the table laid for supper. Martin will say he is the best cook in France!!!! and we have to agree he is. We live in a busy city and have eaten in lovely restaurants... Martin's food is better!!! We arranged for Martin to cook for us on three nights plus supper on arrival. He and Pauline are amazing hosts, he even got us waitressing! Having our supper cooked enabled us to go out for the day and not have to worry about where we were going to eat. The whole week was amazing, back at home now we miss the sound of the water outside the Mill House. In respect of top tips, don't forget the shops and restaurants in France close for a couple of hours between 12.00 and 14.00 (it's fine if you like baguettes and pastries as the patisseries are open). The sites are easily accessible and the food reasonable. The only thing we would of liked was a DVD player in the house, but I'm sure this is an easy fix to keep the young ones happy on a rainy day. Apart from that Martin and Pauline keep up the good work, you gave us the space and the interaction perfectly to make our holiday special and you have made us realise how lovely France is and we are hoping to come back and visit again soon xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Country Property

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, quiet and peaceful setting with plenty of space. We were 3 couples from the USA enjoying a week in the area. We stayed in the Mill House the last week of May and found the location well situated to visit the WWII sites, Bayeaux, St. Malo, Mont St. Michele, Villedieu and the coast.

The property was clean and ready for our arrival. We did arrange for the dinner on arrival it was a great start to our week. We also had Martin prepare another dinner for us on Thursday and it was also very good. I would highly recommend both the arrival meal and at least another meal prepared during the week. The house is several kilometers from town so staying in is a nice option for the evening.

Another recommendation Martin made was to visit La Cale, "the worst restaurant in France" I think is how it is billed. We highly recommend a visit to this very laid back restaurant with great mussels and oysters.

I would recommend this property for a family or a group of friends. The bedrooms are spacious and 3 bathrooms were a must for our group. The kitchen and dining room was our gathering spot and we enjoyed a fire in the living room each evening as our weeks weather was unfortunately a bit cold and damp.

We were out and about each day seeing different cities and sites and because of the weather we didn't spend as much time on the property as we would have liked but the grounds are well maintained and on a sunny day would be a great place to sit and relax or hike on the property.

Martin & Pauline are good hosts and again I highly recommend the arrival meal, it helps getting settled in for the week so nice. We found the property as described on the rental site.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write your honest review, We do try hard to make our customers stay a happy one ,
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4

Perfect - except for the rain!

  • 4 of 5

The eight of us arrived in the rain and a week later left in the rain. But it didn't dampen our spirits any for our lovely stay at Martin and Pauline's Mill House. They have done a marvelous job of transforming an old ruin of a mill into a comfortable, stylish yet rustic, warm and inviting place in which to stay. There was plenty of room for all of us; each of the 5 bedrooms decorated differently. The location is very picturesque - from the other two stone buildings situated close by to the two streams, the wooded area and the countryside surrounding.

We had Martin, a chef, and Pauline, the baker, make us 4 wonderfully delicious meals. We must admit that after continuing on to spend a full month in France, their food was the best we had - and that includes several restaurants in Paris! The only regret we have is that we couldn't take advantage of having one of their delicious meals outdoors.

Courcy and Coutances are ideally situated to make sightseeing easy. Within easy driving distance are Mont St. Michel, the D-Day Beaches, Bayeux, Caen and Falaisie -- all of which are worthy of visits.

We all would recommend a stay and several meals prepared by Martin and Pauline the next time you are in Normandy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Judy and friends it was a pleasure meeting you all to Thank you for your nice comments we would be glad to welcome you back here but possibly that was your one and only trip from America to this area . We are sorry the weather put a damper on your stay with us but as you know that is the one thing we have no control over . Best wishes to you all Martin & Pauline
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5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Martin and Pauline for a terrific family holiday this past summer. The house is wonderful -- everything one needs in a French country property, and more. The rooms were very tastefully done and spacious, great provision of bathrooms too! The surrounding countryside is gorgeous and we and all the kids (ages ranging from 6-14) had a blast. Martin's cooking is wonderful, and the hospitality was great. We would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to all the Family .
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Bromley, England
5

HOUSEPARTY 2010

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to revisit our hosts Martin and Pauline at their new idylic venue.

Once you find the entrance gate you drive down through the estate for a warm welcome. The house was far byond our expectations with ensuite rooms firnished with great style and originality.The luxury beds and linen were a highlight.

The Mill house is extremely well equiped for self catering and can be enhanced by our hosts dinners in their cookery school,should you want themThe estate with it lake,gardens and woods is perfect for a peaceful getaway for all ages.

It is only a few minutes from Coutance and about 20 minutes from the sea with oyster/mussel beds, fine sand and ice creams

The D Day landing beaches,Bayeux and Mont St Michel are all within one hours travel

Martin and Paulines hospitality and humour adds to the overall enjoyment of the holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris at 300 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Courcy at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cherbourg or Caen at 65 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Agon Countainville at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Coutances at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Lo. at 22 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Courcy at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Agon Countainville at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Ideal for visiting landing beaches, Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux and the historical city of Caen, the house is just five minutes away from the cathedral town of Coutances, with restaurants, cafes and shops.

GOLF COUTAINVILLLE 18 holes mostly links course

GRANVILLE 27 holes links course by Harry Holt

VIRE 18 holes close to lac de la Dathee

OMAHA BEACH 36 Holes near D Day beaches

ATTRACTIONS

COUTAINVILLE LAKE ,PEDALOES ,GOLF ,FISHING WITH RODS AND BAIT SUPPLIED .

GATTEVILLE LIGHT HOUSE THIRD TALLEST IN THE WORLD

CITE DE LA MER CHERBOURG

ALLIGATOR BAY MONT ST MICHEL

ZOO CHAMPREPUS VIILEDIEU LES POE,ES

GO KARTING AND PAINT BALL LESSAY

FESTYLAND CAEN

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
27 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,047
for 7 nights
£1,047
 
 
High
22 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,631
for 7 nights
£1,631
 
 
Mid
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,047
for 7 nights
£1,047
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£832
for 7 nights
£832
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168

Please note for your security , please do not send any money until you have spoken with us .


BOOKING
PRICES ARE BASED ON ACCOMODATION FOR MAX 10 PEOPLE .

The security deposit is refundable at end of stay minus any charges for accidental damage if necessary .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 280 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Three en-suite, one shared between twin rooms.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Our beds are top quality and medium to firm. Bed linen is by Dorma. All pillows and duvets are non allergenic. Beds are made up ready for your arrival.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 14 garden chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We are very easy to reach approximately 1hours drive from port of Cherbourg ,1.30 hr from Caen ouistreham . The house is well placed for cultural visits to mont st michel,the bayeaux tapestry,landing beaches and more . You can also find locally golf at agon coutainville and Granville There is karting and horse riding ,kite surfing and sailing Our local town of Coutances famous for its cathedral hosts a jazz festival every year in may called jazz sous les pommiers You can find beautiful beaches all the way from Agon Coutainville to Cherbourg and beyond . This part of Normandy is easily accessible from the UK and Europe ,you will find it friendly and welcoming with plenty to see and do for all tastes and ages .IF YOU PLAN TO GO TO NORTHERN IRELAND WE HAVE REF NO 1433638 ON THIS SITE For those of you who like oysters and mussels ,you can collect yourself when the tide goes out or visit the many oyster and mussel sheds at blainville sur mer where you can take a tour

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