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Beautiful Maison De Maitre On The Outskirts Of The Pretty Village Of Mesnil Clin



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in Mesnil Clinchamps, Calvados, Normandy, France - Set In Lovely Well Established Garden

A beautiful house situated in an ideal location, on the road between Saint Sever and Vire. It has two double bedrooms and a twin room. There are two bathrooms plus a separate wash room. The house is set in a lovely well established garden and boasts a fabulous 1920s Art Deco circular conservatory, all with original features. The house has been tastefully modernised and all care has been taken to take it back to its original splendour of a Masters House (Maison du Maitre).

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a couple from Stoke on Trent, who fell in love with everything French, particularly the relaxed lifestyle. We have enjoyed exploring the many towns and villages, and have a keen interest in the superb architecture and splendid antique furniture.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful property, full of character and style, with great facilities and equipment. It is a great sized house for a family stay, with lots of room in the living room and kitchen and the bedrooms are all a good size - our children loved sleeping in the attic room. As we rented the house in April, we did not make full use of the outdoor area or conservatory dining room, but these would be fantastic to use in the warmer weather. There are lovely places to visit in this area, within a one hour drive and closer. We loved staying in this property, would thoroughly recommend it and will return for another holiday.

Judith North Yorkshire.
Jan 2010
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Wonderful week at Maison De Maitre

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Maison De Maitre. Eleanor was a great host. She gave us plenty of ideas where to go and what to see. And replies were very quickly during the email correspondances. Even the welcoming when we arrived very late in the everning was so delightful.

The house has plenty of rooms, which were big and clean.

The style is romantic , country and fits perfectly with the house and the surroundings.

The whole house was so finely decorated and lots of fine details - and a bit kitschy in between. But so beautiful and cozy.

The garden was nice too with sheeps as neighbours - but also a busy road which might be bothering for some by the noise.

Further down the road there were more sheeps, chickens and horses.

The neighbour across the street gave us vegetables from his garden a couple of times.

We would absolutely recommend a holiday spent in this lovely house.

B. Kronholm and family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We chose this location as we had friends living in the village, and they had searched a long time before settling here, so we knew it was an ideal place.. The house itself was love at first sight. It looked so grand, and had so many beautiful features, we just couldn't believe we could own such a place. It has been a labour of love, with it's restoration on going. We hope that you will enjoy the house as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding at the Renarderie, which is short walk across the road.

Lake Dathee is a 15 minute drive away, which provides many outdoor activities.

There are many places and attractions in close proximity for picnicking, fishing, walking, cycling, swimming, etc.

Festy World, children's theme park is 40 mins drive.

The train station in Vire, is ideal for exploring further afield. Eg. Paris is only a 2 hr journey.


The house is 40 minutes from coast. Granville for example, is a lovely cosmopolitan seaside resort with chic boutiques and many shops of interest.

40 mins from most of the Normandy landings beaches.

See owners website for further information.


45 minutes from Caen ferry port. 1h 15mins from Dinard airport. 1h 30mins from Cherbourg ferry port. 4hrs to Calais ferry port. 10 minutes from Vire train station.


St Sever 5 mins drive. Soudeval 5 mins drive. Vire 15 mins drive. Mont Saint Michael 40 mins drive. Granville 40 mins drive. Normandy beaches 40 mins.

Further Details:

The pretty village of St Sever is only a 5 min drive away from the cottage. It has a few bars and restaurants. On Saturday and Tuesday mornings, it holds a lovely market, where the local farmers come to sell their delicious Normandy produce. The food is very fresh, tasty and excellent value. There is a large supermarket, petrol station, couple of Banks, bakeries, butchers, a florist, pharmacy and tobacconist. There is a large outdoor swimming pool, which is open to the public in the Summer months. Why not visit the huge depot Vente in Saint Sever which sells 2nd hand furniture, ornaments and other fascinating things.

The large historic town of Vire is only 10 -15 mins away. It has a large selection of bars and bistros. A lovely range of shops and boutiques. Banks, pharmacies, supermarkets etc. There is a large outdoor market held in the town on Fridays.

There is also a large retail park on the outskirts, with many of the larger stores. Macdonalds, Buffalo Grill and pizzeria's and restaurants galore. Ten pin bowling. Large aqua park style swimming pool.

Visit Lake Dathee, with a large range of outdoor activities, including golf, canoeing etc.

You cannot however, come on holiday to Normandy without a visit to Mont St Michel which is approx a 40 min drive away. The Mont has been named by the Guardian Newspaper as one of the top 10 romantic places to visit in the world.

If you have teenagers or a feel a daredevil, why not visit Hackets Adventure Park. You could try Bungee Jumping from the viaduct that was designed by Gustaff Eifel (guaranteed to blow away your cobwebs).


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred day of arrival, however this can be flexible, depending on bookings. Arrival at the property is after 2pm. Departure time is normally 10am.

Special offers available on bookings for 2 weeks or more, please ask for details.
Bookings taken before December 2015 will receive a 5% discount, subject to terms and conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The village is lovely, with many places in close proximity. It has a nice little bar/restaurant. Fabulous riding school across the road, called "Le Renarderie" highly recommended.

Property Type

  • house


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • The first floor family bathroom has a fabulous roll top bath, a luxury power shower, basin, and wc. On the same floor there is a little wash room with wc. The 2nd floor has an en-suite, with bath, basin and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms + Cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a very stylish, light and spacious double room. Bedroom 2 is a gorgeous French style double room. Bedroom 3 is a twin room, with en suite. Perfect for teenagers.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: This spacious house is ideally situated as a base for exploring Normandy. Normandy beaches only 40mins drive. Only 15mins from the 18 hole golf course at Lake Dathee. Fabulous Horse riding classes at the Renarderie, a short walk across the road. Lake Dathee is a 15 minute drive away, which provides many outdoor activities. There are many places and attractions in close proximity for picnicking, fishing, walking, cycling, swimming, etc. Festy World, children's theme park is 40 mins drive. The train station in Vire, is ideal for exploring further afield. Eg. Paris is only a 2 hr journey. Outside: There is a nice seating/patio area in the garden with gazebo, suitable for 6 people. Large BBQ provided along with a couple of loungers and a lovely swinging hammock, ideal for relaxing in the sun. Utility Room: The utility room is off the kitchen and has a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels are included. Maid service can be provided, with a service charge paid locally. Please ask for details. Other: Leading from the living room, step into a beautiful 1920s conservatory with original stained glass windows and high, dome ceiling. This room is perfect for a family get together. Enjoy dinner at the large dining table with a beautiful view of the garden.

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