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Beautiful Character Gite

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
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About the property

Gite in Reffuveille, Nr. Avranches, Manche, Normandy - Private & Peaceful Location

Situated in Reffuveille, a quaint French village with a local store, small restaurant and Patisserie perfect for collecting croissants for breakfast or fresh bread and cakes for lunch! This rural setting provides you with plenty of places to explore, with a picnic area just a short walk away, you can enjoy spectacular views and on a clear day you might even be able to see Le Mont St Michel on the horizon! Le Pelican Gite is ideally situated for you to explore the surrounding towns, with Brecey and St Hilaire just 10-15 minutes drive away. Here you will be able to find a stunning lake, local shops and weekly markets selling fresh local produce. A 20 minutes drive will take you to the larger town of Avranches where there is an extensive selection of shops, bars and restaurants, and with Le Mont St Michel and the beautiful beaches just 30-45 minutes from Le Pelican Gite, this could be an ideal base to return to after your day trips around Normandy!

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely property - just what the doctor ordered. Very nice having private outside space - we will be back!"

"The most beautiful and wonderful stay. The place, the care, the setting was completely idyllic. Thank you for sharing this treasure with us."

"A very relaxing and pleasant stay. Great private garden."
Jan 2011
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Bijou Gite

  • 4 of 5

Cosy gite especially for two people. Good facilities ie tv/dvd and Wi-Fi. Made good use of the wood burner. Handy having the patisserie and village shop so near. Lots of places to visit nearby. The owner provided excellent customer service.

Would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little gite spent a great but very busy week here , lots to do in the area perfectly situated for exploring. Lovely garden but unfortunately due to the weather being v. chilly and overcast only magaged to make use of it on our first night. Lovely and cosy in the evenings with the woodburner perfect, As described by others the stairs are quite steep but I think this adds to the charm of the property Would definitely return hopefully with use of the property next door for the family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quirky little gite

  • 4 of 5

Delightful little gite full of character. Compact but perfect for two.comes equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Romantic loft room but be cautious of the steep steps. .... especially coming down. ideal location for exploring both Normandy anf Brittany. The weather was slightly disappointing but lots to do and see in the surrounding towns and villages. Nice rural setting with views overlooking the countryside. At times there is some traffic noise but this wouldn't deter us from visiting again.. or using as a stop off to travel further south..a very enjoyable time spent in Pelican Gite. A very minor point would be some additional task lightling over the cooking area which would be useful. ..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely small gite, perfect for a base to visit the Manche Department. We stayed in August and the weather wasn't as kind as we had hoped, so the wood-burner was used each evening and was a bit of a life-saver. Downstairs was comfortable and included the under-stairs shower-room. All together, the kitchen/lounge was a pleasant place to spend the late evening. The bedroom is perfectly quaint, although the staircase is very steep and a little precarious when coming down. The property isn't on a main road, but there can be some traffic noise, particularly in the early mornings and late afternoons as locals come and go from work. The private garden and decking area were perfect for outdoor living and the covered patio area came in handy on a couple of occasions. Very happy to say that for a couple, this is an ideal place to use as a jump-off to western Normandy and we will definitely think about coming back, next time we're in the Normandy area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little place, surrounded by a private garden with an uninterrupted view of the adjoining fields. The house itself is warm and cosy, a great place to relax and unwind - perfect for a romantic getaway, but also a great base to explore the surrounding scenery. Plenty of places to visit neaby. Part of a typical French village with a local bakery, shop and friendly locals.

Inside the gite itself there is a great balance of modern finishes and period features adding real character. It's equipped with the essential items everything works well.

We contacted the owners with a couple of queries and they were answered almost immediately so many thanks to them.

We have recommended it to our family and friends and should the opportunity arise we would happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Lovely little gite

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful relaxing holiday at Le Pelican Gite. It is located within walking distance of Reffuveille, where you will find a bakery and local shop. The gite is in a very quiet position overlooking the countryside, is well equipped, very clean and extremely comfortable. You won't be disappointed with the gite and it is in a great location for touring Normandy. We look forward to visiting the gite again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Housekeeping & Utilities £60


Utility Charges:
There is a £3 utility charge for each additional night which is not included in the prices quoted by the website.

Bed Linen:
If you would like a clean set of bed linen during your stay, this can be provided for an additional cost of £15 for a double and £10 for a single, and is optional for stays under 3 weeks.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover preferred in the high season, but flexibility and short breaks are available all year round. Arrival should be after 4pm and the property should be vacated by 10am. However, please enquire and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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

30% of the total cost of your holiday is to be paid at the time of booking, and this will be non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. The remaining balance is to be paid 4 weeks prior to your arrival date, plus a security deposit of £150. The security deposit of £150 will be returned to you after your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Reffuveille in Lower Normandy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room is located downstairs, comprises of a shower, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2, one double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: - Wi-fi is available throughout the Gite and is included in the rental price. - Please note that the stairs to the bedroom are quite steep. - There is electric heating throughout the Gite, but on colder evenings you may also need to use the wood burning stove. - Prices quoted include gas, electric, water, firewood, bed linen and Wi-Fi. Outside: There is a spacious private garden with a decked area garden furniture and a BBQ which allows you to make the most of the weather and enjoy some alfresco dining! Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All bedlinen is supplied. For two week stays, mid-holiday cleaning and bed changes are available on request for an additional charge. Towels are also available on request at a cost of £4.00 per set (this includes 1 bath and 1 hand towel).

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