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Converted Barn Nestled In The Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gîte in Saint Brice de Landelles, Nr Avranches, Manche, Normandy, France - Full Of Character With Modern Conveniences

Situated in Saint Brice de Landelles, a village with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, Le Haut Champ gîte is a converted barn dating from the 19th century and is full of character with modern conveniences. It is set in a tranquil location with stunning views of the local countryside yet close to historic sites, such as Le Mont Saint Michel, Fougères Castle, The Cascades in Mortain and many others. Being only a few kilometres from both the Brittany and Pays de la Loire borders it is the perfect location to enjoy the many visitor attractions and local towns and villages the three regions have to offer.

Within easy reach you can discover lakes for fishing, water sports or just relaxing, lovely beaches with miles of sand, plenty of walks and various cycle routes, either throughout the countryside or on the dedicated Voie Verte pathways, beautiful gardens, excellent golf courses and a variety of museums and galleries with an abundance of history. Alternatively you could find a local café to relax in with a glass of wine, cider or a cup of coffee and just enjoy a slice of French life.

Local facilities in Saint Martin de Landelles (5 km) include a local baker, grocers, butcher and a restaurant. Nearby there are some great restaurants serving traditional French cuisine (Chez Agnès in Lapenty is a favourite). The nearest town of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is just a 15 minute drive away with its popular weekly market brimming with local produce and regional specialties. Avranches is a large town which has a busy market and a good range of bars, restaurants and shops and is only 35 minutes towards the west.

Close to three ferry ports (Caen, Cherbourg and Saint Malo) and Rennes airport Le Haut Champ gîte is perfect for visiting southern Normandy and the neighbouring regions or as a stopover en route to the centre/south of France.

More Details

Simon and Anne Frost
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Simon and Anne Frost

Anne and I (Simon) are originally from Hampshire but moved to Normandy in 2013 with our two cats, Molly and Gizmo. Over the years we have spent much time traveling in France but we fell in love with the Normandy/Brittany people, countryside, history and of course the food and drink! We live next door to the gîte and will be happy to provide as much or as little help as you require. For those of you who have limited experience of France, we will be delighted to share our tips and local knowledge, provide you with suggested day itineraries or you may just prefer to use Le Haut Champ to explore by yourselves. Either way, we look forward to welcoming you to our gîte.

Simon and Anne Frost purchased this house in 2012

Why Simon and Anne Frost chose Saint-Brice-de-Landelles

We chose this part of southern Normandy for the beautiful countryside, the close proximity to the coast, the climate, the historic sights and leisure activities, and its’ easy access to the Channel ports. We love the friendliness of the people, the delicious food and drink, the markets, the slower pace of life here and the variety of things that you can choose to do each day. We were also attracted by the closeness to neighbouring Brittany which is just 3 fields away! It’s also a short car journey over the border to the Pays de la Loire, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore all three regions.

What makes this house unique

Although we are in a rural situation, on a no through road and surrounded by fields it is easy to reach many of the local villages within minutes and other large towns in 30 - 45 minutes. Because we are in a rural area we also have spectacular views of the sky at night. So it can be useful to bring your binoculars, sit in the garden after dark and appreciate the clear view of the stars and sky. You may also be able to catch a glimpse of our resident barn owl!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Brice-de-Landelles in Manche

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both shower rooms have good quality shower cubicles & showers and are modern & contemporary. As well as the usual toilet and sink with vanity unit you will find a chrome heated towel rail and a mirror. Lovely soft towels and a bath mat are included for your stay as well as toilet rolls and hand soap. For those guests who have chosen a two week stay towels are changed at the start of the second week.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Le Haut Champ has two bedrooms, one double bedroom & one kingsize bedroom. Each bedroom is accessed via its own staircase and has its own ensuite shower room. Both bedrooms have beautiful original exposed wooden beams and lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Each bedroom has a fitted wardrobe with space to store your luggage and plenty of wooden hangers for your clothes as well as two bedside tables and table lamps. To ensure you have a good nights sleep we have very comfortable good quality mattresses with 300 count white cotton bed linen and all the duvets and pillows are feather. Every effort has been made to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
The gîte is spacious and light with quality fixtures and fittings yet at the same time retaining many of the original features. Our aim has been to combine the “old and the new”, to reflect the heritage of the building but enable you to enjoy modern facilities and make your stay a happy and comfortable one.


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Converted Barn Nestled In The Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Gorgeous gite in beautiful countryside setting

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful gite this is! Our family stayed for four nights in August 2016 - the gite is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Home made chocolate cake on arrival! Two bedrooms, both with en-suites, great kitchen and living space. Situated in beautiful French countryside, it really is idyllic. Anne and Simon were perfect hosts and we enjoyed chatting to them about their life in France. They also gave us tips on local attractions and restaurants. We visited Fougeres (castle tour is a must), Bayeux and the Normandy beaches, all within easy driving distance. We have holidayed in France for the past 15 years and this is one of the best gites we have ever stayed in. We will definitely return and would recommend to others without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful gite in a tranquil rural setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful gite set in the quiet Normandy countryside. For us (a couple) it was perfect with the gite having everything we needed. It was comfortable, finished to a high standard and very clean. The owners Anne and Simon were very welcoming and provided us with plenty of tips and recommendations for our stay. Even though set in the countryside access to shops and restaurants was never far away (nearest town and big supermarket is 10 minutes away). We visited some of the local tourist attractions like Mont St Michel, Granville and the chateau at Fourgeres, but also enjoyed relaxing in the garden and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. There are many things that we didn’t find time to do such as visiting the Normandy beaches, St Malo, Bayeux, Dinan and many more; so we will have to go back! We have visited France many times and stayed in many different locations and gites and this is our favourite to date, we can’t wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gite. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and very tranquil. St Hilaire is lovely and the local villages are very picturesque. Hosts were very warm and friendly. Good cycling but mind the hills!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Hosts, Fabulous Place

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Quiet and private without being isolated. Easily placed to make the most of the wonderful soft countryside and the beautiful shorelines.

The Gite is extremely comfortable, well appointed and extremely relaxing. The hosts could not have been more welcoming, being both charming and well informed. A very enjoyable break, which we hope to repeat.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Gite, excellent hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us (two couples). The gite was clean, well equipped and VERY COMFORTABLE.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely gite great location

  • 5 of 5

We'll equipped gite. Perfect location for exploring Normandy and Brittany. Both bedrooms are ensuite which was great. Lovely kitchen with everything needed for self catering. Beautiful rural location but within easy driving distance of all major attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Saint Martin de Landelles
Nearest Ferry
76 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Saint Martin de Landelles
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres


There are many beaches along the Manche coastline, but one of our favourites is Genêts beach which is around 25 miles and takes about 40 minutes to drive there. There are miles of sand in every direction and fantastic views towards Le Mont Saint Michel. You can even go on guided tours across the bay to Le Mont Saint Michel at low tide.


The ferry ports of St Malo (1 hour 10 mins), Cherbourg (2 hours), and Caen (1 hour 45) by car.

Calais - about 4 hours

Airports - Dinard and Rennes - both one hour by car

Transport can be arranged from the airport but a car is essential so would need to be hired.


The village of St Martin de Landelles with bakers, butchers, a couple of grocery shops, a bar and a restaurant is just five minutes by car. Some of the shops are also open on Sunday mornings for those last minute provisions.

Further Details:

For those who enjoy watching wildlife there is often much to be seen from the property. Le Haut Champ has its own resident owl: there is a CCTV in the main house. There is plenty of bird life and deer can often be seen running through the fields.

There are English speaking pharmacists and doctors in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Brice-de-Landelles, Lower Normandy

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
General Season
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Season
15 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking form will be sent upon request and can be returned by either email or post.

Changeover Day:
The preferred arrival and departure day is Saturday but this is flexible. Arrival time is 4pm onwards and departure by 10am. Please contact us if you would like a different arrival or departure day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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