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Beautifully Restored Cottage

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in St. Laurent de Cuves, Manche, Normandy - Located In Peaceful Normandy Countryside

The house is set in the grounds of an old farm dating back to the early 19th century and has great views over the rolling Normandy countryside. There is a private parking area and garden adjacent to the house. Nearby Brecey has all you need, with a supermarket, bakery and restaurant. Slightly further afield are the beautiful towns of Villedieu les Poeles famed for its copper and the fishing port of Granville favoured by the French for its seafood restaurants. The Normandy landing beaches are but a short drive and are steeped in the history of the liberation of France. Mount St Michel is a must see for anyone visiting Normandy and is just a short distance along the coast. The English/French owners who live nearby are able to help with any queries and are flexible regarding changeover days.

Our clients can receive up to 10% discount on the fare when using Brittany ferries, ask for details.

More Details

Owner
mike wilson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is equipped with shower toilet and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs there is a large bedroom, twin beds, with sitting / library area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Outside: The house is set in the grounds of an old farm dating back to the early 19th century and has great views over the rolling Normandy countryside. There is a private parking area and garden adjacent to the house. Garden furniture and BBQ are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided. cleaning charges are included in the price.

Reviews

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(17 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully Restored Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Peaceful, quiet (except sounds of nature) and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage and rural location; quite easy to reach most places in Western Normandy with car (or motorbike) - superb roads with no traffic. Cottage has everything needed for a relaxing stay and the hosts Mike and Valerie are wonderful. Peace and quiet - except for the geese, but they have a charm of their own.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stefan and Irena, thank you for your evaluation of our gite. It was a pleasure to meet you both and have an opportunity to chat and put the world to right. I am sorry if the geese were a little noisy but i can assure you that after Christmas they will be much quieter! Take care and we hope to see you again soon, Mike and Valerie.
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5

Quiet countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

The boulangerie is indeed carefully restored (and yes, watch your head on those beams - though I don't think there's any escaping them!). My dog was extremely happy and welcome for his week on the farm. Mike and Valerie are indeed gracious hosts -- especially in answering so many questions about places and getting there. And do take a meal with them - lovely hosts and Valerie is an amazing chef. Recommend Villedieu-les-Poêles (find the pottery shop just off a little square), the beach at Bec d'Andaine for wide open space, sand dunes, and view of Mont St Michel (this is my favorite recommendation, many thanks), and exploring all the food -- from Super U to Casino cheese aisle and butcher, to all the marvelous cake shops (ok, I perhaps tried them all). The vet in Brecey town square was lovely and experienced with requirements to return to UK (she knew as much English as I do French so we managed, though if you need anything, your hosts will surely help). The wifi was surprisingly fine other than a couple brief spells. Really very lovely first trip to France. I feel most fortunate to have visited this part of the countryside. And I thoroughly enjoyed the woodstove for a chilly spring week. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dayna thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Jack and hopefully introduce you to a flavour of French life. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Europe and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Mike and Valerie
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5

Can't recommend highly enough - superb cottage in a beautiful part of Normandy with lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Boulangerie cottage for somewhere to get some peace and relax and as a base to explore a bit locally. The pictures on the website looked lovely but the reality surpassed my expectations! It is beautifully restored, cosy and comfortable inside, and set in a lovely garden in a really beautiful part of Normandy. I really enjoyed the views, and seeing spring and all the blossom around. Lovely and peaceful, no sound or light pollution and great views of stars at night. Nearest village ten minutes walk for bread in morning and everything you could need in Brecey.

Mike and Valerie the owners are really lovely people - lots of helpful advice about what's good to see and do around and about (lots!) and great to chat to, but equally not in any way intrusive. I really enjoyed joining them for dinner and Calvados!

I have no hesitation in recommending the cottage, it's immediate surrounds, how good it is as a base to see places and the lovely owners. I genuinely plan to come back.

Dr Steve Garbutt 3-7 April 2017

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, thank you for your kind words. it was genuinely a pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us. we look forward to meeting you again and wish you luck with your studies, Mike and Valerie.
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful fortnight at this great little Gite.

The Gite is well equipped with everything you may need for your stay. The Geese and apple eating sheep only added to the charm of this lovely property

Its location was perfect with all the tranquility of the countryside yet within easy reach of town and just a short drive to some lovely secluded beaches. Mike and Valerie were great hosts from the day we booked and throughout our stay..

We would not hesitate in recommending this Gite to anyone, we loved our stay and hope to return in the future.

Stuart & Sarah

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  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stuart and Sarah, thank you for your kind words re our gite. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our little corner of Paradise. We look forward to meeting you both again. Take care, best wishes Mike and Valerie.
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5

Wonderfully quaint, characterful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We found the gite to be compact, but clean and comfortable ... perfect for a breakaway for two. The owners were extremely kind, helpful and accommodating, providing us with lots of much needed advice.

Only downsides were a) my husband managed to headbutt the odd rustic beam or two (though I did not being shorter). b) being shorter, I struggled to see anything below my nose in the the sole mirror (in the bathroom cabinet). Another mirror installed somewhere for 'vertically challenged guests', probably would be welcome.

Though the property is more suited to the twin bed set up, the owners were more than happy to push the two beds together for us, ready for our late evening arrival. Thank you Mike.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tamsin and Haydn, Thank you for your kind review, sadly there is nothing we can do about our “low rustic beams” other than provide hard hats! A second mirror has been fitted in the bathroom at a lower level. It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again for your review. Best wishes to you and your family. Mike and Valerie
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5

fantastic country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a very relaxed week’s stay with Mike and Valerie in the glorious Normandy countryside. The gite is exactly as described, it is clean, fully equipped and a wonderfully calm oasis in a beautiful rural setting. There is plenty to do nearby, recommended visits include- Cancale, St Malo (do not miss the cake shop!), Mont St. Michel, Granville (home of Christian Dior and wonderful sea-food restaurants), Domfront, Fougeres, the landing beaches and many more. There is plenty of fishing and walking nearby. The geese are a delight to watch with their amusing antics and the cockerel made sure that we did not oversleep. Don’t forget to try the Calvados!

The nearby village of Brecey has all the amenities you might need, the bread and cakes at the boulangerie on the Main Street are to die for and Super U supermarket has a good selection of reasonably priced wines.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and restful holiday, we will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The Normandy landing beaches are but a short drive (55mins)and are steeped in the history of the liberation of France. Mount St Michel (45 mins) is a must see for anyone visiting Normandy and is just a short distance along the coast.

Travel:

Dinard airport is about 100 km.

Caen Ferry port is about 100 km.

Use of a car is recommended.

Further Details:

The local bar / boulangerie is about a Km. away. The nearby town of Brecey (2 miles) has all you need, with a supermarkets, bakeries and restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£175
for 7 nights
From
£25
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£99
for 3 nights
From
£33
£225
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
Price shown is for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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