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Farmhouse In Quiet Rural Setting with Stunning Views



Updated: 04-Jul-2015
Holiday Home in Le Mesnil Rainfray, Normandy, France

The house is set in two acres and is situated in an elevated position looking out towards parts of Normandy, Brittany and Loire (Mayenne). Within a few minutes of a number of attractions including the Lac du Vezins, where there is a leisure park, and the waterfalls and walks at Mortain. The nearest golf course is at Dathee not far from Vire (20 minutes). The Wednesday market at St Hilaire is not to be missed. There are many good local restaurants (details in the house). The house is fully equipped including a large woodburner and all the usual appliances etc.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our house in France is definitely a second "Home". We love everything about it and we have enjoyed letting it to others. Over a number of years now we have had a long list of really pleasant and appreciative tenants who have all looked after our house much as we like to ourselves. Those who enjoy having some of their meals "at home", (which we find is a great part of a holiday in the summer months) have really liked our kitchen. One of the many comments received was "A kitchen to die for!"

We like being in South Normandy where it is not touristy but a real part of France where local shops and businesses do not necessarily speak English.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A beautiful House, we had a very enjoyable stay"

"A kitchen to die for!"
Apr 2009
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Fabulous house, very spacious and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed in this farmhouse twice and loved both visits. We are a family of 6 and the bedroom and bathroom arrangement suited our needs perfectly, as did the downstairs rooms. The house was clean, spacious and well presented, and well equipped for our needs. The children loved the outside space, and spent a lot of time in the garden safe in the knowledge that their noise would disturb no-one! We enjoyed many day trips out, either to the beach (about 30-35 mins away), Le Mans (about 2 hours but worth it) and other places of interest; there are also WW2 sites and museums within a reasonable travelling distance. There are plenty of supermarkets as well as boulangeries nearby but note that a car is essential due to the house's location. The owners were very easy to deal with on both occasions and were prompt with their replies. My only suggestion would be to list more photos of the house in order to do it justice on the website. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We originally bought the house in Normandy because that was near enough to go for a short break or a weekend when we were both working. Now retired we still enjoy it and go there for three or four weeks at a time.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 110 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 100 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 14 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Jean Le Thomas at 35 Kilometres


Nearest beaches 35 minutes by car (St Jean le Thomas and St Pair sur Mer etc towards Granville).


Use of car essential. Several ferry ports, St Malo 70 minutes, Caen Ouistreham 90 minutes and Cherbourg less than 2 hours away. Nearest airport Dinard.


1km from Le Mesnil Rainfray. 2.5km from Juvigny Le Tertre (2 bars, 2 Restaurants, boulangerie, butchers, small supermarket, Garage/filling station etc.) 9km from Mortain, 10km from St Hilaire du Harcouet and 25km from Avranches each with range of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and other facilities. Major centres at St Malo, Caen and Rennes each of which about 60 miles (1 hour by car)

Further Details:

Surrounded by the history of The Battle of Normandy following "D" Day the house is in the area of the German counter attack retaking Mortain and its locaity. Local Calvados distilleries etc.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
For booking contact the owners by 'phone, post or email. £200 damage deposit and 20% rental with booking, balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover (might be varied by arrangement).

Notes on prices:
prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 (shower, wc and washbasin). Bathroom with bath, wc and vanity unit. Large shower room/cloakroom on ground floor with shower, wc and vanity unit.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Double sofa bed in the salon. Single "day bed" on the landing.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating via electric heaters. Outside: Large private garden with lawns and patios. Outdoor garden furniture and barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, ironing board & iron etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included changed for each letting or fortnightly for longer stays. We expect tenants to leave the house clean but a cleaning service can be arranged at extra cost. Other: Entrance hall with desk, telephone (connected) and broadband Livebox for WIFI internet and email

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