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Beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse - The Old Dairy (Sleeps up to 8)



Updated: 17-Nov-2016
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 properties have been lovingly restored into 3 comfortable, self-contained gites with their own private garden: The Cottage, The Old Dairy and The Longère. The gites have lots of original features including a lovely wood-burning fireplace in the Cottage and the Longère, chestnut floors and exposed oak beams. La Mancellière is surrounded by rolling countryside and has lovely gardens for you to enjoy. We are open all year round for self-catering holidays and short breaks. We can accommodate up to 4 people in the Cottage, 8 people in the Old Dairy or 12 people in the Longère.

Details for holiday cottage The Old Dairy (Sleeps up to 8), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

The Old Dairy has been converted into a lovely, light and spacious gite for up to 8 people with 3 comfortable bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a large kitchen and dining area. On the ground floor, there are two bright and sunny bedrooms. One is a large double with an oak king-size sleigh bed and doors leading out to the front of the property. The twin room has two single beds and a view to rear of the house. There is also a modern shower room. The third bedroom, a very large king-size family room with en-suite bathroom, is on the first floor and has another oak king-size sleigh bed and a pretty Juliet balcony with lovely views.

The ground floor living and kitchen area is bright and spacious and here you can find a large range cooker and fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee maker. There is a large dining table and the living area has comfy sofas and a TV, video and DVD player. Free WiFi internet is available.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your hospitality. La Mancelliere is a lovely place, nicely located to explore the surrounding area. Very nice accommodation and very comfy beds! Peace and quiet - just what we needed. Thanks again and maybe, au revoir.
Jul 2015
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Amazing holiday, lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Very pretty setting, so clean and what a joy to be presented with such a lovely place to call home for a week. The owners are welcoming and friendly, but never intrusive. We just loved it here. Very close to some great beaches and places of interest. In the evenings we relaxed and ate Al fresco in the charming gardens.

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


We are 40 minutes from Brittany's spectacular Emerald Coast with golden sandy beaches and turquoise seas. Seafood lovers can enjoy world-renowned scallops, oysters, fish and mussels at port towns such as Cancale, which have fabulous views of the coastline. Most local beaches are quiet, secluded and spotlessly clean with some larger beaches offering kite surfing, sand yachting and excellent surfing.


La Mancellière is within easy reach of the ports of Caen, St. Malo, Cherbourg, Le Havre and the airports of Dinard and Rennes. Our property is at the end of a quiet country lane just off the N176 between Avranches and Domfront. We are 90 minutes from Caen, 70 minutes from St. Malo and 2 ½ hours from Cherbourg. Rennes and Dinard airports are just 60 mins away.

A car is recommended for your holiday and car hire is available at all ports and airports.


La Mancellière is a 5 minute walk from the pretty village of Buais and a 10 minute drive from the bustling market town of St. Hilaire du Harcouet. We are 40 minutes from the World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel, Brittany's stunning beaches and the hill town of Mortain with its eerie white abbey and spectacular waterfalls. South of the property are the luxurious chateaux and wine regions of the Loire.

Further Details:

The local village of Buais has a traditional bakery and butcher’s shop and a bar/tabac with a tasty lunch menu. St. Hilaire du Harcouet is the closest town and has the largest weekly market in Normandy every Wednesday. Here you can find three major supermarkets, many restaurants and bars and a large tourist office with English-speaking staff. The Manche region of Normandy is a fantastic place to enjoy outdoor pursuits and we have river-fishing, horse-riding, walking and cycling on our doorstep. There are 250 kilometres of Voies Vertes (Green Routes) in the region which are reserved solely for walkers, horses and horse-drawn vehicles. All tours are signposted and graded according to difficulty and maps and brochures are available from tourist offices. We also have an impressive 1,000 kilometres of dedicated cycle trails for all levels and abilities. Kids will love Champrepus zoo, Alligator Bay, Mortain's waterfalls and Bellefontaine's fairy-tale amusement park which are all less than 45 minutes from the property.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
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 take a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made by bank transfer or by cheque.
We also offer 20% discount when travelling with Brittany Ferries. Please ask us more details. We can close off a couple of rooms and offer the Old Dairy for 4-6 people with our 'smaller group' option in off-peak.

Changeover Day:
Our week runs from Saturday to Saturday although we try to be flexible. This will depend on existing bookings. In order for us to prepare the property for your stay, we kindly ask that you do not arrive before 4pm and check out before 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The gites are beautifully decorated 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 sunbathing 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 and a slide to entertain the kids. There are free tennis courts in the local village and a large swimming complex nearby.

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