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Charming 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of the countryside

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Rural 3 bedroom cottage with large private garden situated 10 minutes drive from Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet

Le Bas Habit is a charming stone cottage situated 10 minutes drive from Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet. Surrounded by fields and trees it is the perfect place to relax and makes a wonderful base from which to explore the local area.

Downstairs the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable large dining and sitting room and a laundry room. All the rooms are beautifully decorated and there are two wood burning stoves to keep the place cosy during the winter months. Exposed wooden beams throughout the cottage and original floorboards add to the charm of this property. Upstairs there is master double bedroom with en-suite and walk-in-wardrobe, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is an additional camp bed and a cot. The cottage has a large private garden with a pond, summer house, tree house, BBQ and plenty of outdoor dining space.

The local attractions are all within easy reach of the cottage making a trip to St Malo, Le Mont St Michel, Fougeres and many other places incredibly worthwhile. An idyllic place for a relaxing holiday.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About JDC

I live and work in London and bought this property to escape the hustle and bustle of city life whenever possible. I fell in love with the relaxing countryside and the charming character of Le Bas Habit as soon as I saw it. Although I am not on site during your stay I am easily reachable should you need to contact me. Enjoy your holiday!

JDC purchased this cottage in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Les Loges-Marchis in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom is en-suite, there is a family double shower and WC and also a downstairs WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have double beds and wardrobes. The master bedroom is en-suite, with a mezzanine level to the roll top bath and a walk in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There are numerous outside seating areas and a large patio/pergola with a large BBQ and unspoilt views across the gardens and surrounding fields. There is also a summer house and tree house. There is a small pond (children to be aware) which has carp in the summer months. Utility Room: The utility room has an iron and board, cleaning materials and a washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen will be fresh and clean and towels can be provided if requested (a charge of £25 for laundry)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Beautiful house and quiet surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in the property which is in a good location to explore numerous places of interest such as mont michel, Granville, bayeux, etc.

Lovely property which is well equipped, clean and homely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great long weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great 5 night stay here. The house is very comfortable and the garden is beautiful. It's a great base to explore the area from. We visited the bayeux tapestry and mont St Michel and the beach in our hire car. There is a supermarket nearby to stock up on provisions. We also did lots of running and walking. The countryside surrounding the house is gorgeous for walks/running. We loved staying here in rural France and returned home well rested!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for

  • 5 of 5

This property is a really lovely place to enjoy your holiday. All directions were accurate and easy to follow, and on arrival you straight away enjoy a lovely view of the gardens. The owner has put a lot of thought into providing a comfortable, well equipped and well maintained clean property. There are many places of interest within easy distance and information has been provided for them but as this was more of a relaxing holiday for me I particularly liked visiting the local town which has a market and then enjoying eating in the gardens or just sipping something nice in the summerhouse in the evening. I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely property to anyone. It caters for relaxing or sight-seeing holidays and is also family friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Cottage..!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Le Bas Habit. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and we wanted for nothing. It was lovely just sitting out in the garden, the dolly mixture cows were very friendly visiting us once a day, the wildlife was quite extraordinary, woodpeckers, buzzards, rabbits and chickens!! We enjoyed a nice walk to a local 'bar tabac' where we made some friends.

The farmers market in Saint Hilaire is something not to be missed. We managed a lot of day trips and also found some very pleasant walking routes.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Blissfully tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, very well kept, nestling at the end of a country lane, so there is absolutely no passing traffic. The garden is large and delightful, overlooking meadows. We enjoyed many a relaxing hour sunning ourselves on the lawn, watching for woodpeckers and chatting to the cows. Inside the house is clean, roomy and full of treasures. It's not like a holiday house at all, it's far more personal. We would absolutely recommend this house to anyone who wants some peace and quiet in the knowledge that the town is a short drive away. The owners are great to deal with too - responsive and generous.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place. The weather was terrible so we had a great excuse to light the fire and enjoy a very relaxing few days! Beautiful country walks (when it wasn't raining!) and delicious home-cooked food. I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22

Booking Notes:
Booking will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Saturday, but this is flexible. Please contact the owner to discuss your requirements. Usually, guests will be asked to arrive no earlier than 4pm, and vacate by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for long stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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