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Very Spacious Newly Renovated 18th Century Farmhouse in Semi Rural Setting



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Farmhouse near Percy and Villedieu Les Poeles, Manche, France - Set in Over an Acre of Land with Beautiful Views, 20 Minutes to the Nearest Beach

6 bedroom, spacious, 300 year old, renovated farmhouse set in countryside near Percy and Villedieu Les Poeles. Ground floor with large fully fitted kitchen dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer, wine cooler, farmhouse table seats 6/8, dining room large table seats 16, sitting room with comfy sofas and armchairs, large lounge with huge open fire comfy sofas. 1st floor with master bedroom with en-suite bathroom/full-size bath & wc, double or twin bedroom with en-suite shower room & wc, double or twin bedroom shared shower room & wc, double or twin bedroom shared shower room & wc. 2nd floor with master bedroom with en-suite/full-size bath & wc, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room & wc. Newly refurbished with central heating and free WiFi. Cot available on request, ideal for families.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic house, we had a great new year and my niece really enjoyed her 21st we will be back! - Carloline and Phil Blincow West Midlands.

We had a great cycling holiday, the house was perfect with lots of space for 12, already planning our next tour! - Dave ashburton Surrey

I can’t write how amazing I found the house. We did the same for new year last year in wales and thought we wouldn’t be able to beat it. I think you did! The house was exactly as I expected. Beautiful. thanks again. - Helena (Preston UK)
Oct 2010
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Good Family Accommodation

  • 4 of 5

There were 14 of us plus dog in our family group, ages ranged from 8 weeks to 70 years and the house suited us all with a large comfortable sitting room and great dining area that sat us all. The furnishings are comfortable, but not precious so we could relax with children about. Equipment is comprehensive with all you need, except one or two fans would have been welcome on one very hot night. Large outdoor area with two meadows and small garden. Fencing is two wires and no gate on the drive, so not fully secure for young children or dogs. Good outdoor furniture, but no loungers. A lot of trees so not easy to find sunny spots early morning and evenings but we did enjoy eating most of meals at the large outdoor tables.

Our favourite beach was Le Petit Kairon, near Granville, about 40 minutes drive. Good walks at Abbaye de Hambye. Good walking for the dog in the forest at St. Sever. Food at Cafe de Gare in Percy was great.

We were most impressed with the French health service when the baby had to spend two and a half days in hospital in St. Lo with a, thankfully mild, dose of Viral Meningitis.

Booking the house and ferry were made easy by the prompt and friendly advice from Jackie. We were met on arrival by the caretaker with everything clean and in good order. Three sets of keys, so sensible!

Definitely a house to be considered for large family holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tony, Thank you for your positive and helpful review and so glad that everything worked out okay for the baby, and I agree the French Health Service is fantastic.Best wishes Jackie
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Fantastic value, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, clean and well maintained, owners did a very good meet and greet, ensuring that we were made welcome they gave clear instructions as to where and how everything worked even providing advice to the best local restaurants which I must say turned out to be better than any other dining experience I've had whilst in France having been quite a few times previously, so no mean feat. Cycling was excellent with a couple of routes provided by the owners, roads and weather were perfect even though out of season, good bike storage and washing/airing facilities for drying your kit. All in all, very clean (wish I could have the same cleaner at home) very comfortable and very spacious. Cannot recommend this property highly enough, multi functional whether for a family holiday or a group of friends, will definitely be returning. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house, look forward to welcoming you back Kind regards Jackie
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Close to the farmhouse you can enjoy countryside walks, cycling, horse-riding, golf, fishing, sailing, painting. Historical visits to the D Day landing beaches.


20 minutes to the nearest beach.


Travel by sea - Brittany Ferries run regular services from Poole to St Malo (1¼ Hrs Drive), Portsmouth to Cherbourg (1¼ Hrs Drive), Portsmouth to Caen (ouistreham - 1 Hrs Drive), Portsmouth/Plymouth to St Malo (2 Hrs Drive), Dover to Calais. Condor Ferries run from Poole to St Malo (2 Hrs Drive), ld Lines - Portsmouth To Le Harve (1 Hr 45min Drive).

Travel by rail - Euro-tunnel.

Travel by air - Aer Lingus - Dublin To Rennes – 1½ Hours Motorway Drive To The House. Stanstead to Dinard.


Le Mont St. Michel, France's second most popular tourist attraction after the Eiffel tower is just a half hour drive away. Other nearby tourist attractions includes the Bayeux tapestries and D-Day landing beaches.

The pretty fishing port of Honfleur, with its maze of cobbled, pedestrian-only streets and excellent seafood restaurants, is a wonderful day out. The seaside resort of Granville and the quieter, natural beach of Brehal are just half an hour away.

Further Details:

The pretty market town of Percy is just a 1 kilometre drive away and has a supermarket, shops and bars hosts a market on Saturdays selling fresh farm produce. The larger market town of Villedieu Les Poeles, 10 minutes away, has an indoor swimming pool, large weekly market selling everything from food to clothing. Villedieu has fine shops, restaurants and is famed for its pretty copper ware. Horse riding and fishing available.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb Break
18 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May break
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct Break
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Towels £30
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
20% payment on booking, full payment 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. Usual departure time 10am. Arrive 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
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  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All of the 5 bathrooms are spacious with wc's and wash hand basins. 3 of the bathrooms have walk in showers. 2 bathrooms have full-size baths with handheld showers.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms + 2 Cots) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. 2 double bedrooms with separate shared bathroom. 5 of the rooms can be double or single with hotel style king size zip and link beds. 1 bedroom is double only.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: La Maison Du Chene, Built around the early 1800's the House is situated just outside the small village of Percy in Lower Normandy. Set in just under an acre of land in a small hamlet this house offers 6 double bedrooms, 4 with en-suites and 2 with a shared bathroom. There is a large lounge with an open granite fireplace. A spacious kitchen with breakfast table and chairs and a split level dining room which includes a study/rest area. The house offers oil fired central heating, washing machine, 12 place dishwasher, parking for 7-8 cars and a large secluded BBQ area. The village of Percy about a 3 minute drive away (or a 15 minute walk) provides a large Supermarket, Butchers, Bakers, Cash Point, Pharmacy, Petrol Station, Post Office and a couple of bars. The town of Villedeue les Pouiles is a 10 minute drive away with shops, restaurants, bars and places of interest. The house is situated 15 minutes South of St Lo and is 1 hour 15 minutes from Cherbourg or 1 hour from Caen. Outside: Semi Rural setting. BBQ and garden furniture with seating for 12. Set in over an acre of land beautiful views. Private driveway and plenty of space for parking. Utility Room: Extra fridge freezer if needed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels. Other: Sitting room with 2 comfortable sofas and large armchair. Dining room with large table seats 16, book case with English books for adults and children CD player. Drinks and glasses cabinet.

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