Gites and Cottage near Vire, Calvados/ Manche, Near Avranches, Villedieu les Poeles,Normandy, France - Great, Well-provided Cottages In A Lovely Normandy Rural Setting, Near To Golf At Lac D'athee
La Hallotiere has 3 detached gites/cottages and a very pretty heated swimming pool (pool open from 23rd May - 6th September 2015) all set in a beautiful 2-acre property, in the most beautiful part of Normandy. Each gite has its own patio/garden area with barbecue and wonderful views. The cottages can be rented individually or the whole site can be rented for groups of friends or large families. Only half an hour from beautiful beaches at Granville. Roads with very little traffic perfect for cycling and motor biking allow easy access in under 20 minutes: zoos and theme parks, 2nd world war sites, local lakes where they have canoes, also fishing and a fantastic golf club www.golfdevire.fr. *Visitors in 2014 said this was the BEST Golf course they had ever played on! Local towns and villages proud of their bakeries and special street markets. Within 1 hour: Mont St Michel is a must, Villedieu les poeles where they are proud they made the bells for notre dame at Paris, the coast with wonderful sandy beaches, ferry day trips to Channel Isles.
The Gites are perfect for families wanting to holiday together as a group. Perfect for exploring Normandy and then coming back to lounge around the pool or play in the garden. Sorry, no pets.
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Details for holiday cottage Le Gite, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
Bedroom 1 with king size bed and lots of room for a cot (provided on request).
Bedroom 2 with two x single beds (2 teenagers or 2 adults have used it happily).
We also have a sofa bed in Le Gite
Upstairs bathroom, bath, basin, WC, shower over bath constant hot water.
Sky TV and stereo.
Light and bright.
Dishwasher, washing machine, cooker with oven, microwave, iron, ironing board, cafetiere, kettle, fully equipped with everything you might need.
We can provide cots and high-chairs at no extra cost.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Hello, we are Christine and Neil Finch. We purchased La Hallotiere in February 2013. We previously lived in Carshalton, Surrey.
We took early retirement from our jobs, Neil was a London Fireman and Christine worked in Oncology. We consider ourselves very lucky indeed to have found a property in such a beautiful place. We fell in love with the wonderful views the property has, and the peace and quiet after such busy lives in London.
We are very proud of our gites, please look at our website and you will see from our reviews from our guests that it is indeed a very special place.
It is an ideal location for Neil to pursue his love of motor bikes as the roads are so smooth and quiet.
We also love the good food and wine!
2 holidaymaker reviews
If you want countryside peace and quiet but with all amenities still available then La Hallotiere is the place for you. It couldn't be more perfect to get away from it all. Christine and Neil are great hosts and gave us plenty of ideas re where to go and what to see. When we just wanted to chill, the pool was just the place to laze by and the gite itself had everything we could need to eat sleep and relax, as well as being clean and we'll furnished. When your hungry and do not want to cook, there is a wide range of excellent eateries of all sorts just a short drive away. We will certainly be back to recharge the batteries as soon as we can.
On arrival we found Le Gite to be welcoming, clean and exactly as expected. The kitchen had everything and more provided to make stay comfortable, luckily the weather was so gorgeous that most meals were cooked on BBQ and eaten outside, taking in the beautiful views of the countryside. The grounds surrounding the gites were well maintained, as was the swimming pool area, which we used at some point most days. The croquet lawn was an added bonus and good fun. We found Neil and Christine to be wonderful hosts, whose local knowledge of days out and places to eat were most welcome. We saw them every day tending to the gardens or pottering and they were always willing to stop and have a chat and generally took an interest in what we were doing and where we were going, offering advice when required. We visited several places, including St Mont Michel, the Cascades at Mortain, followed by dinner at Le Abbey (highly recommended) the market at Avranches, Carrolles beach to name but a few. There is so much to do and see in this area that another holiday here is on the cards. I would not hesitate to recommend a holiday spent at La Hallotiere.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
All times are by car - Village with baker, bars, etc., St Pois 5 mins. Town with supermarket and variety of shops, Brecey 10 mins.
Le Mont St Michel, 1 hour.
D Day Landing beaches 1.5 hrs. The area is steeped in the history of the Second World War, especially the Contra-attack at Mortain with the view at Hill 314. This view is outstanding and you can see Mont St. Michel on a clear day.
Great, huge beaches 40 mins drive, at Carolles, Jullouville and near Avranches (direction Granville).
Donville les bains beach at Granville is fantastic for children, there are lots and lots of rock pools to hunt in safely, there is also a sea water swimming pool in the middle of the sand so you can swim safely and has lifeguards on hand. This is approx 40 mins drive from La Hallotiere.
Dinard airport, near St Malo is about an hour 15 mins by car. It has flights from Stansted, East Midlands and Birmingham - flight time 1 hour.
Flights from Southampton and Exeter to Rennes take around 50 mins and Rennes is an hour and 15 mins by car from here.
Ferries - Caen 1 hour, Le Havre 1¼ hour. Cherbourg 2 hours. Calais, Dunkirk and Bolougne 4 plus hours. A car is necessary at our property.
We do have a discount code for Brittany Ferries for our guests travelling with Brittany Ferries.
Our nearest village is St. Pois, this has a boulangerie and is very popular for the croissant run in the mornings. This is approx 5 mins drive. Brecey is a larger town approx 10 - 15 minute drive, where there is a great supermarket, bars and restaurants. The bigger towns such as Avranches, Villedieu les Poeles are approximately half an hour from us, you can visit the bell foundry at Villedieu and the market on a Tuesday. Avranches has a big market on a Saturday and lots to see there.
There are some lovely places to eat very close to us, please see our website for details of places to eat. www.normandyvacance.com
Le Neufbourg hosts the L'Abbaye Blanche (the white abbey) This is worth a visit and then the Abbaye Bar andRestaurant close by, serves wonderful food and refreshments at very reasonable prices. This is close to the Grande Cascade which is a most wonderful walk.
Also at Mortain is Karting for adults and children. Two and Four stroke engines.
St. Hilaire du Harcourt has a big market on a Weds. You will see live chickens and ducks for sale here. (you don't have to look!)
Domfront is a beautiful medieval town full of cultural heritage.
If you are interested in the DDay landings, there are some fantastic places to visit, Arromanches, where the artificial port was assembled for the landings is amazing, Omaha and Utah Beach, St. Marie Eglise, all have really good museums and the American War Cemetry at Omaha is just outstanding. These really are worth visiting.
For a special occasion there is Le Moulin de Jean restaurant, higher end prices but well worth a visit, lots of our guests go here if they are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, and they have always been very pleased.
- Booking Notes:
Please visit our own Website for contact details. We will guide you through booking and payment. Broadly, we take a deposit of £100 per week when you book and the balance 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. Payment by bank transfer.
Saturday. Gites available after 4pm and vacated by 10am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Prices include electricity, bed linen and full use of the heated pool in season. Free internet access.
Cots and high-chairs are available at no extra cost.
The pool is open from 23rd May - 6th September 2015. Please contact owners for out of season bookings. We have had some enquiries for winter bookings and are now taking bookings for CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. THE PRICE FOR THIS IS £500 FOR THE WEEK. SHORTER BOOKINGS COULD BE ARRANGED.
- Available arrival
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- botanical garden
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Our site is suited to children and there are many activities in the area to entertain them. Each property has its exclusive, private garden area with outside table, chairs and BBQ. Wonderful views from each of the properties. Beds are made up for your arrival. Bed linen provided free. Please bring your own towels. Free hot water, central-heating, electricity Internet access free. Our pool has been fully re-furbished this year, last year the pool provided hours of entertainment for the children who stayed with us. The croquet lawn is also a big hit with families young and old. Their are lots of biking opportunities on offer from our doorstep. See our website for further info. The roads are also perfect for motor-biking and great to tour the D-Day landing beaches. See website for biking routes. If you like walking there is lots of wildlife to see on beautiful quiet walks. A peaceful tranquil setting awaits all our visitors. Outside: Swimming pool (fully re-furbished 2014) is shared between the 3 properties. It is a proper sunken pool and is heated . It is in its own garden area and is not overlooked. It is cleaned every day - and we like it to sparkle! Open from 23rd May - 6th September 2015. There is a croquet court 20 x10 yds. Croquet equipment is provided free. Apple, pear and cherry trees give lovely shade in summer. We provide BBQ's for families to have their own BBQ in the garden. There is outside furniture to sit and relax and enjoy the views of the countryside.