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Tower Cottage on Private Estate with Heated Pool and Stocked Ponds

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in St. Martin de Cenilly, Manche, Normandy, France - Peaceful Private Tower Cottage on Historic Estate in the heart of Normandy

Built in 1632, this Ancient Guard Tower has been completely renovated with great details and design. Modern en-suite bathrooms! The 'cottage' is located on a large estate with fishing ponds and use of a nice pool. Outdoor private gardens and patios for your peaceful vacation. 18 mins to the coast with many beach towns, such as Granville and Agon Coutainville etc. Le Mont St Michel is 45 min away, as is the Bayeux tapestry. The DDay beaches are an hour and 10 minutes away. We have many restaurants close by butchers and bakeries as well as bars and groceries are in the nearest village within 3km. Look at FR480 our other property for let!

Kelly Corbett
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017


Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing,antiquing, history, cooking, horseback riding, biking, hiking, dining, adventure, etc.


20 mins to the coast with many beach towns, such as, Granville, Brehal etc.


Caen airport 45 mins, Cherbourg 1 hour 10 mins, for ferry, Dinard 1 hour 10 mins. Trains from Paris arrive in nearby Granville and Villdieu les Poelles.


Closest village is 3 km. We are within 35 min of Le Mont St Michel, 20 mins to St Lo, 15 min to Coutances, 20 min to Granville, 1 hour to D-Day beaches, 35 min to Bayeux and so much more.

Further Details:

We have many restaurants within a 6 min drive of the cottage, butchers and bakeries as well as bars and grocery stores are within 3km.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms with big showers for each bedroom. All bathrooms are new and roomier with modern features, all with views. A small toilet room on first floor and an additional full cabana bathroom off pool with laundry room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , additional cots available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) baby/child bed options avail Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single beds. Plenty of room for kids bedding and 1 portable baby crib on site.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: families with children very welcome! Outside: Shared heated swimming pool with chateau. Very private well maintained areas available for the cottage private use as well. also see FR480 the main residence also for let. Utility Room: Washer/dryer cabana bathroom with shower after pool use! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included and are cleaned once a week at changeover with a 60 euro fee. Maid service available at an additional cost. Cook service available as well. Everyday your flowers will be tended to and garbage /recycling removed. Other: Private, spacious and beautifully maintained indoor and outdoor spaces. See also FR480 which is the main residence also for let.


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Tower Cottage on Private Estate with Heated Pool and Stocked Ponds
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

A home from home :)

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked through the cottage door after our journey, I knew everything was going to be fine! Such a lovely gite and fully equipped with everything we needed. Clean, lots of space,fully equipmed, wifi, TV, lots of clean towels...

We spent three weeks and loved every minute. The kids loved the pool and good weather meant we got a lot of use out of it. The property is within easy reach of some lovely beaches and historical attractions so we were never bored. A 15 minute drive brings you to a town with lots of restaurant choices, although smaller villages are a lot closer. Kelly and Tony, the owners, were delightful and we really enjoyed their hospitality. Having our little family dog with us made the stay extra special and she was welcomed like a member of the family. I would recommend this property to anybody wanting a home from home whilst away, with great facilities and beautiful countryside. It is rural but not isolated. Thank you for a lovely stay. We hope to see you again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, peaceful location, warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

We had a warm welcome by the owners who showed us around the beautiful cottage. It was just perfect for our family of four and the boys were thrilled there was a heated swimming pool right outside. Location was perfect to the coast and D Day sites. We will definitely be back for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not all that it was advertised as...

  • 3 of 5

If you ‘re looking for something very rustic and very rural then this might work for you, however it would be worth checking with the owners before booking that everything advertised is available.

We were looking forward to doing a bit of cycling on the bikes and taking the boat out on the lake, however the bikes were unusable, tyres deflated, broken brakes and badly rusted, and the boat no longer existed. We did ask about the bikes being repaired for us to use and the owner said that he would get this sorted - we did keep checking on the bikes, but two weeks later and they remained unusable.

The ‘guard house’ itself has been beautifully restored and is full of character, unfortunately during our stay it was also full of flies! It is worth noting that it sits very close to a dairy farm and all that comes with it.

While it was great for our kids to have the outdoor pool at our doorstep, I would question the use of the term ‘heated’, it felt anything but. And when we asked about it the owners didn’t seem too fussed on doing anything about it. It also required constant cleaning which again, seemed to fall to us to take care of.

This property had, on paper, so much potential. Had the bikes and the boat been useable, and the pool heated and clean, then this could have been a lovely place to stay. Unfortunately for us though, it wasn’t.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Een typisch Frans huisje met zwembad in het boerenlandschap

  • 5 of 5

We hebben een fijn verblijf gehad in een prachtige omgeving.

Het huisje heeft 2 slaapkamers.

Elke kamer heeft aansluitend een toilet en douche waarvan 1 kamer ook nog een bad heeft. Het uitzicht is prachtig, met mooi weer kun je lekker genieten in de enorme tuin met daarbij een klein zwembad. In de woonkamer en eetkeuken is het prima vertoeven en is voorzien van alles wat een gemiddeld gezin thuis ook heeft. Fijn dat je niet extra linnengoed, badlakens etc. hoeft mee te nemen, dit is ruimschoots aanwezig.

De eigenaresse, Kelly Corbett is een aardige vrouw, voor vragen kun je ten alle tijden bij haar terecht.

"Kelly, we enjoyed your cottage, the area and you as a person.

We had a wonderfull time".

Roland, Regina, kids en the dog Kubo

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning/changeover £53.53

Booking Notes:
50% deposit via bank wire and balance 1 month prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, with flexible off season.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are per week in euros and 119 euros per night with 3 night minimum September 15th - May 15 2013! Christmas and Easter week 649.00 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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