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Beautiful 17th Century Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Buais, Nr St. Hilaire du Harcouet, Manche, Normandy - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Walk from a Pretty Normandy Village

La Mancellière is a beautiful 17th century hamlet in the picturesque Manche region of Lower Normandy, close to the Brittany and Loire borders. The property has been lovingly restored into a comfortable, self-contained gite with private gardens. The gite has lots of original features including chestnut floors and exposed oak beams throughout and a lovely wood-burning fireplace. La Mancellière is surrounded by rolling countryside and has lovely gardens for you to enjoy. The property is available to rent all year round for self-catering holidays and short breaks.

Ged Delaney
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time, thanks for all your help and advice. The setting and house is beautiful with plenty of room for the kids to run around. We did loads of outings and really enjoyed the Cote d'Emeraude beaches and the amazing Baie de Mont St. Michel. We managed to get up for market day at St. Hilaire, which was great. We've had an amazing holiday an love the Normandy/Brittany area.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Buais in Lower Normandy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , (The large double bed is a king size)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The gite is well appointed and private; ideal for families or couples. The grounds are secure and set well back from any roads. High-speed wireless broadband is available. Outside: La Mancelliere is set in 2 acres of private land with lovely spacious gardens. The grounds are perfect for relaxing or enjoying a picnic and we have BBQs for our guests with plenty of outdoor furniture. We also have bats and balls, footballs, boules, frisbees etc to entertain the kids. There are free tennis courts in the local village and a large swimming complex nearby.

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


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure to stay with Ged. The Cottage is welcoming and a delight to stay in. It exceeded our expectations, was even more than we had hoped for. Not only was The Cottage well set up and comfortable, it was warm and inviting, it felt like a home. Knowing that we could travel around Normandy and come home to sit and relax only after a day of visiting many of the sights within the area made the overall experience sensational.

We would come back here time and time again, without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage on the edge of a hamlet

  • 5 of 5

We booked only a week before our arrival date, however, Lisa and Ged couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful in the run up to our holiday. Communication was excellent.

Upon arrival at the cottage we were warmly welcomed by Lisa and Ged, who live on site, and given a quick tour of our cottage to ensure we were comfortable and knew how everything worked. They were very happy for us to call on them for any help or advice during our stay, which is always reassuring. I would state here though that we were were left to enjoy the cottage without any interference. Lisa and Ged have got the balance of friendliness vs privacy perfectly right.

The cottage is well equipped, with comfy sofas and UK TV stations and beds with good pillows and lovely bed linen. The cottage is clean and well maintained.

Although the cottage is in a rural location, a local supermarket is only 10 minutes drive away. Fresh bread and croissants are only a 5 minute walk away which is a lovely bonus!

A local pizzaria in St Hilaire (10 minutes drive away) was very good value for money and the food was excellent. Also to be recommended is Auberge du Lac, about 25 minutes drive away in Vezins serving excellent food and very welcoming hospitality.

All in all, this was a fantastic week away; We had lovely weather and thoroughly enjoyed staying in a quaint cottage which I would recommend highly to anyone considering staying in this area.

Thanks Lisa and Ged for your wonderful hospitality - hope to see you again soon.

Sarah, Iain and the kids x

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday. The gite is a real home from home, beautifully decorated and full of character. Our son loved the huge garden, there was even a shed where he could help himself to toys.

Ged and Lisa were perfect hosts and had lots of recommendations of places to visit. There are beautiful beaches about 45 minutes away and The Enchanted Village is a must if you have young children.

We were all very sad to leave and hope we can return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Hosts & Location

  • 4 of 5

Ged & Lisa were amazing hosts.. they had lots of tips and information to give us on our very first trip to Normandy. The Cottage was clean and quaint and offered great facilities. The garden was extensive and plenty of room to relax and eat al fresco, however the seating was limited and would have benefitted from loungers for a more relaxing afternoon in the garden.

We were given lots of inside information as to events in the local area and tips about other attractions further afield

The location was excellent as most sightseeing could be done in just over an hour including Le Mont St Michel.

Would definitely go back to the area and would recommend La Mancelliere to our friends and family.

Thank you again Lisa and Ged, wishing you lots of success.

Brian, Jackie & Jessica

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect base for our Normandy holiday

  • 5 of 5

La Mancellière was the perfect base for our week long holiday in Normandy, including visiting Bayeux and the D Day beaches.and shorter drives to Mont St Michel, Cancale and local towns. There are plenty of things to do including visiting sights and walks and other outdoor activities.

Situated a short walk from a small village with essential shops, and a short drive from a small town with a hypermarket and larger selection of shops and restaurants. The road passing through Buais is well maintained, providing quick and easy links to the wider area.

An Immaculately clean and well presented property, comfortably furnished for four, the cottage is cosy with plenty of space for four adults. The gardens would provide safe space for small children to play and were a relaxing place to spend time enjoying the peaceful country air.

The owners live on site and are welcoming but discreet hosts offering reliable advice about the local area. Booking and payment arrangements were clear and straight forward, and our deposit was returned promptly.

We'd be happy recommending the property to family or friends looking to stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring / Summer 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn / Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All prices are in UK Pounds and are for the property per week. All prices include towels, tea towels and quality bed linen. We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. We also offer 20% discount when travelling with Brittany Ferries. Please ask us more details.

Changeover Day:
Our week runs from Saturday to Saturday although we can be flexible depending on time of year, existing bookings and short breaks. In order for us to prepare the property for your stay, arrival time is from 4pm and check out is by 10am.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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