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Stone Farmhouse with an Art Gallery

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Holiday Home in Macey, in the bay of Mont Saint Michel, Rural setting but within 1mile of main roads

Stone Farmhouse with an Art Gallery

3 stars approved from the French Tourist Board. The house is set back from the lane by a long driveway. The guest garden with fruit trees has hedges all round and the entrance is secured with a gate. The art gallery and atelier of 70 sqm is situated towards the rear of the property. Behind the house is a enclosed meadow/paddock of 4 acres. Free range chickens complete the picture......................

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I'm now an artist living here since 2004. Before I've lived in Engalnd for 16 years and before that in Germany in and near Nuremberg. I studied paedagogic and worked with children and youngsters for many years.

I still like to encourage not only young people but adults too, to discover their creative side.

Take part in a painting session or an art workshop.

Speaks English, French, German

10 Reviews

4.6
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely countryside farmhouse with character.

  • 5 of 5

For a nice peaceful stay you couldn't find better. Pontorson is only a few minutes drive away which is a fair size town with plenty of shops and two supermarkets plus a midweek open air market. The property was clean and tidy, and had a lovely orchard garden for the children to play in, they loved feeding the hens and collecting the eggs. We would definitely stay there again. Dieter himself is a very helpful gentleman, with a very laid back manner and he has some great local knowledge for scenic routes and local markets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, tranquil house with a lovely host, Dieter.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and had a very relaxing time. The house is in the country so very quiet and Dieter was very welcoming and helpful. Supermarket 10 mins by car in Pontorson and you can see Mont St Michel from most of the roads around. We enjoyed sitting in the large garden/orchard which is lovely and safe. Dieter gave us fresh eggs from his chickens and found out info for us on the local area. Thank you Dieter for making us so welcome! Sally, Andy and Emma

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and hospitable

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable gite in lovely quiet location. The owners Dee and Dieter were very friendly and hospitable. Lots of animals around - our kids loved that. Mont St Michel very close and a great day out, about half an hour from some lovely beaches. Would go again - our kids loved the gallery and doing a bit of painting.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen and Clare. Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you got back okay and I guess straight back into work mode again. If ever you want to come again, just get in touch. take care and thanks once again with warm regards Dee and Dieter
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Berkshire
5

Our Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The best place to have a relaxing family holiday in France! we enjoyed Dee and Dieters hospitality they are the most friendly people you could wish to meet, the gite is wonderful and has all the facilities you will need, set in lovely gardens it is idealic. Thanks for a fantastic holiday we loved every minute of it, see you next year.

The Rice Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys. So glad you got back okay, you must have been really tired after all that driving Peter. Thank you so very much for the lovely rewiew you have written. Just let us know when you want to return to us and we will make sure the sun shines everyday. Please keep in touch. with much love Dee and Dieter xx
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Yarm in Cleveland
5

Beautiful Normandy Farm House

  • 5 of 5

First of all I would like to thank the Owners Dieter & Dee for a Fantastic Family Holiday at their beautiful Farm House attached to their Main House ... Stables & Art Gallery. My wife and I managed to grab a weeks break with our two grown up children and Boy/Girlfriends & our Collie for a wonderful week in this Normandy Farm House for an all too a short break. The owners were really friendly and helpful during our stay, with the use of there Orchard for BBQ's most days. Great setting just outside Pontorson, 25 Mins drive from Mount Saint Michel and an hour and 30 mins from the Normandy Beaches making it a brilliant location to see the best of Northern France. Set in beautiful quiet Farming countryside with Horses & Chickens with-in the grounds set back in Acres of Farm Land, it was a traditional French Rustic Holiday and we will certainly be back. Dieter had his own Art Gallery attached to the Farm House and was the most laid back friendly man I've ever met. His wife Dee (English) was a lovely lady and extremely helpful on the places to visit. Dee & Dieter also gave my wife & I a Horse Trap ride around the local farm lanes one evening which was a wonderful experience. Our Son & Daughter in their early 20's and Partners also loved every minute of the holiday, in fact my Son and his Girlfriend who are touring Europe via 4X4 even stayed on an extra two nights after we left as they enjoyed it so much as we went for a Mid Week to Mid Week Break and the Farm House was still vacant until the following Saturday. I couldn't recommend Dee & Dieter's Farm House highly enough ...... Amazing Value for Money ...... If you are looking for a real taste of Normandy look no further. Thank You both so much for making it a great family holiday. Best Wishes from Derek & Joanne & Kids, I think our Dog Molly enjoyed her stay even more than we did.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys. Thank you sooooo much for the wonderful review you have written. I would like to say you were amazing too and we enjoyed having you here, in fact like family. You know you will always be welcome back anytime. Keep in touch. with much love Dee and Dieter
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Basingstoke
5

Authentic French rural setting

  • 5 of 5

This gite in Macey is a perfect spot for those seeking an authentic French rural setting for their break. A car is a necessity to visit the many local attractions but you are also ideally placed for visits slightly further afield such as wide beaches in Cancale or the historic port of St Malo!

A warm welcome awaits you and your family (well behaved dogs are very welcome here!)

We cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

As we are on the "cusp" of Normandie and Brittany, we are well within easy access of Rennes, Caen, Dinnard, St Malo etc etc. The fact that we are in the bay of Mont Saint Michel means that the air is clean and pure. The light here for artists' is renowned and the sunsets are truly wonderful. Although we are in the countryside we are within one mile of main roads to and from St Malo/Avranches. Cancale, the famous mussle and oyster growing area is not far from here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinan at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : pontorson at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham at 120 Kilometres Nearest Train : pontorson at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A 84 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Genet at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Being an artist, I can offer you a workshop in oil. acrylic or watercolour painting, which is suitable for all ages. In the gallery, there is a permanent exhibition, which might be quite inspiring for you.

Late summer, when the fruits are ripening we can make some jam, chutneys or relishes and in the autumn apple juice.

Coast/Beach:

Our nearest beach is Mont Saint Michel, but this is not suitable for swimming, one of the nearest swimming beaches would be Grandville where it's completely safe for children with over three miles of sandy beaches, Cancale also has wonderful surf and swimming too. Dinard which is 45 mins away offers smaller coves for walking and swimming.

Travel:

Our nearest port is St Malo which is about 30 mins away, Caen is 90 mins and Cherbourg about 2hours (when the new road is finishes it will be about the same as Caen) Rennes has an airport 45 mins form here and Dinard also has an airport 45 mins form here.

Distances:

Avranches is about 10 mins away whilst Pontorson is nearer about 5 mins from here on route to Mont Saint Michel. Dol is very near and beautiful too. Ducey is close by and is stunning with it's waterfalls in the gardens, you can walk along the dismantled railway line for miles.

Availability

Rental rates

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low season
13 Sep 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£87
for 2 nights
From
£97
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£304
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once a booking request has been received we would ask for a deposit of 30% non refundable, and the balance about six weeks prior to your arrival. For B&B if it's booked in advance of two or three weeks the same applies apart from the balance which would be brought with you. If it's short notice we can agree to something different by e-mail or telephone.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, but flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Bed and breakfast available all year at £50 per room per night sharing or £33 single, children under 2 are free.
Weekend break (Friday to Sunday 2 nights): £180.00 for the whole house.
Weekend break bed and breakfast (Friday to Sunday, 2 nights): £90.00 per room, £60.00 single, evening meal optional.
Open all year.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The benifits of living here are tranquility, clean fresh air and being able to grow all your own vegetables, to pick fresh fruit from the numerous apple, cherry and plum trees and collecting eggs from the many chickens. We are conveniently situated within easy access to Pontorson and Avranches as the N175 is literally down the end of a little lane. You can relax in the orchard or take part in art-workshops.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs has a toilet, whilst upstairs has a bathroom with a high power shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Safety rails on the window like the bedrooms.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: White painted wooden floors with exposed beams throughout. The 3 rooms have double/twin beds and come with linenand towels provided. 2 rooms to the front, and the third to the back of the house. All have safety rails at the windows for our younger guests.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We are three stars rated by the French Tourist Board and have been accepted with all of the safety aspects required by them. The long driveway up to the house has large gates which can be closed if young children are present. All of the upstairs windows are fitted with safety rails 90cm high and the bannisters are child proof too. The house is fully centrally heated if it gets chilly. Outside: The house is detached and stands in three hectares of gardens and paddocks. The guests' garden is to the front of the property and is very large with apple, plum and cherry trees it's completely enclosed by hedges and hazel. There are six chairs, a table and four recliners for your use. The mobile barbecue is kept undercover in the garden shed for your convienence. Utility Room: The second kitchen has a butler sink and leads upstairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are included and are changed once per week. The house is cleaned once a week.

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