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Countryside Gite, sandy beaches 10 miles, walk to local amenities, dog friendly



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Gite in Sainte-Pience, Normandy, 2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, country views, child and pet safe garden

Enjoy the experience of French rural living in this comfortably furnished open plan property close to village amenities with owners on site. Children are welcome with travel cot and highchair available. There is a fully fenced garden with barbecue and picnic table in shady area under pergola. The property is convenient for visiting Mont St Michel, Avranches (set on hill overlooking bay, with the display of medieval illustrated books from Mont St Michel), Villedieu-les-Poeles (famous for the production of copper and brass items, with large weekly market and many restaurants), Granville (coastal town with fishing fleet and yacht marinas and mainly seafood restaurants). Sandy beaches at Jullouville and Carolles are within 30 minutes drive. Activities available locally include walking, cycling, riding, golf, tennis, fishing and swimming. The zoo at Champrepus, near Villedieu, is well worth a visit. Slightly further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, Bayeux, Caen, St Malo and Dinan.

Outdoor karting and paintballing available about 3 km away and indoor karting, laserquest and soft play area near Avranches.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a delightful cottage in most attractive surroundings! Beautifully clean - so well equipped. Very friendly and helpful hosts.' S and G 'Enjoyed exploring and re-visiting charming places in the Normandy countryside and along the coast. The gite is very well situated and equipped.' G and J 'Very good comfortable and clean accommodation. Would certainly recommend to friends and family.' S and J.
Jun 2009
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


The property was clean and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. The owners were friendly and very helpful telling us of places to visit and booking the vet for Alfie.

It was well equipped and the beds were the best we have slepted in so comfy would have been nice to take them home with us. Alfie loved Pip the owners dog and we did enjoy our 2 weeks not long enough. Would recommend to a friend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy clean comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 2 bed cottage in quiet countryside. 30mins from beach, 45 from Mont St Michel. Friendly owners next door. Secluded fenced off garden handy for small children

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A good introduction to France

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Richard and Lesley's very lovely clean, comfortable and spacious gite while our house purchase in France completed. We were made extremely welcome with everything ready for us and our two dogs. The location is really good for getting about to the with good shops and restaurants near by. It's a good for getting to the beaches and attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in a great gite!

  • 5 of 5

The owners and the gite were very welcoming! The gite is fully equipped with everything you would need for an enjoyable stay. The bed was very comfortable and the en suite shower rooms to each bedroom were great. We had our golden retriever with us and we were grateful that the garden was fully fenced off so he could be out there without us worrying that he could escape. The gite is well placed for all the attractions and sights of Lower Normandy. A lovely stay - thanks Richard and Lesley!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely gite holiday

  • 5 of 5

Owners really helpful even before we stayed. They offered to book the vet for us for our return journey. The gite is clean, well maintained and equipped, and really dog friendly and is set in lovely surroundings with many places to visit locally. We particularly enjoyed our visit to Mont St. Michel and Avranches and the beaches are really nice at Genet (which we wouldn't have known about without the owners telling us), Granville and Jullouville.

Although we were out of season, the weather was glorious and we managed to sit out in the garden nearly every day.

We had an incident with Buddy, our dog, when he got stung in the garden and had a bad reaction. We asked the owners for the number of the vet and he not only phoned for us, but came with us to show us the way and help with translation. They will go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your stay! We would have no hesitation in recommending this gite to friends and family.

Thank you Lesley and Richard

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable clean and lovely position

  • 5 of 5

Dear Richard and Lesley. We had a fantastic holiday in your lovely cottage and can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we have had as a family. Charlie was back to his normal mischievous ways within days and would like to thank you again for your help in that regard. Should we return to this region again in the future we will certainly look to return here. Thanks again for everything. Martin Nicky Abby and Charlie

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Just to make it clear - Charlie is the dog, who needed some urgent veterinary attention. Richard
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard (Ryanair) at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Luot at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen (Ouistreham) at 105 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Granville at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avranches or Villedieu les Poeles at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Parc at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Jullouville at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary


The glorious sandy beaches of Jullouville and Carolles with safe bathing are within 30 minutes drive.


Driving distances from the ports include Caen (Ouistreham) 70 miles, Cherbourg 77 miles, Le Havre 120 miles and Calais 275 miles. Ryanair fly from Stansted and East Midlands to Dinard, less than 1 hours drive to Sainte-Pience.


Avranches 15 mins drive, Villedieu-les-Poeles 15 mins drive, Granville 30 mins drive, Mont St Michel 40 mins drive, Bayeux 45 mins drive, D-Day beaches 1 hours drive.

Further Details:

2 mins to local boulangerie, bar/cafe. 10 mins to nearest supermarket and 20 mins to hypermarket.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible in low season. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. We also welcome well behaved dogs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
10% discount for 2 person occupancy in low season.
Fuel charge payable on departure will apply on winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 En-suite shower room, wc, basin. 1 shower room, wc, basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with your choice of either large double bed or twin beds, wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and drawers.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is on two floors and benefits from gas central heating making it suitable for year round bookings. Outside: The property has a fully fenced south facing garden with barbecue and picnic table under shady pergola. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels (except beach towels) are included.

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