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Lovely Cottage Sleeps 4, Two Bedroom/Two Bathrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in St Michel de Montjoie, Nr. Vire, Manche, Normandy, France - Beautiful Countryside, Walking Distance To Village With Shop And Bar, Outdoor Pool

We look forward to welcoming you to Les Bourdonnieres, a very comfortable two bedroom, two bathroom stone cottage with its own garden and parking and use of our large above ground shared pool. There is a log burner in the cottage, we provide the first basket of logs free of charge and there is a small charge of 20 euros for further logs. Please note that there is no wifi and there is limited mobile coverage in the area as we are rural. Our family live just across the garden so you have nearly an acre of private land around the gite to explore, but we are within reach if you should need anything! We are within walking distance of our village which has a small shop, bar, church and museum. There is a local market in one of the nearby towns or villages on most days of the week and the surrounding countryside is very beautiful with many walks and cycle paths. We are within easy distance of larger towns which provide large supermarkets and other shops for all your needs. There are many historic places to visit (Mont St Michel, D-Day Beaches, St Laurent du Cuves (Papillion du Nuit Festival), Falaise, Bayeux, Caen, Avranches, Granville and St Malo) and numerous family activities (accrobranches, ice-skating, aquapark, tennis, luge, beaches, bowling, karting, laser games, skateboard park etc) nearby. We welcome children and well-behaved pets, and are happy to help with any necessary vet appointments. We have children ourselves so are always willing to give advice as to suitable attractions nearby. Please do ask if you have any specific requirements or questions to help you make your holiday choice. Elly and Duncan

Ellen Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 (with bath, WC and basin), En-suite shower room to Bedroom 2 (with shower cubicle, WC and basin)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double beds, room in both bedrooms for a further single bed if required, or cot
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: We look forward to welcoming you to Les Bourdonnieres. Children and pets are welcome. Outside: We have a 16ft above ground swimming pool in the grounds for you to enjoy and there is a private barbecue area with sun furniture for your sole use. The property is surrounded by lovely countryside and is private for your holiday, but within very easy access of our family home should you need anything! Utility Room: iron and ironing board, all cleaning equipment, use of washing machine in main house, all cooking/dining equipment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen are included and are changed weekly, evening meals available on request


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Lovely Cottage Sleeps 4, Two Bedroom/Two Bathrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Excellent and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Gite was comfortable with amazing wood burner and stunning kitchen table. The hosts Duncan and Ellie was so helpful and we both felt so comfortable there. Would definately stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We (family of three) had a really nice stay here. We hadn't stayed in Normandy before as probably like many Brits, we pass through it on the way south, so we were a little apprehensive about the area. We needn't have worried. The cottage is well equipped, spacious and very comfortable, and in a beautiful location. Excellent hosts as well. It's a convenient position for reaching much of the area including the D-Day sites, Mont St Michel, Bayeux and the Suisse Normande. Highly recommended for a Norman escape!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful stone cottage in the heart of Normandy

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing stay in this beautifully refurbished stone cottage which is within easy access of both the Normandy countryside and coast. The lovely, friendly owners Elly and Duncan live in the adjacent property with their two children and are always on hand should you need any advice on what to visit, places to eat etc but are respectful of your privacy and go out of their way to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. We would highly recommend this cottage to both families and couples. Our dog also had a wonderful stay, as we took full advantage of the garden space and woodland beyond for walks.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great gite, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most fabulous time at this gite. The owners, Elly and Duncan, were right next door if we needed them but otherwise left us to our own devices.They were incredibly friendly and more than happy to assist with any questions we had about the local area. And what a fabulous area! Les Bourdonnières is in the middle of nowhere, with no mobile connection, but close enough to local villages and larger towns, and only 40 minutes to the beach at Carolles, which was beautiful, safe and with a lifeguard. There were mostly French people there the day we went, which is endorsement enough for us! The gite itself is excellent and offered us plenty of space. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. The whole place was spotlessly clean. The children were particularly pleased that they could watch British TV in the evenings. The supermarket is just a short drive away at Brécey and is well-stocked! This place comes highly recommended by us!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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We are about 40 minutes to the coast (Granville) Mont St Michel etc


A car is recommended as we are in the countryside, but once here the village has a shop and bar within walking distance (less than a km). Dinard airport is an hour's drive away, while Caen ferry port is just over an hour away, with Cherbourg about 1.5 hours drive away


Vire - 10 km

Brecey - 6 km

Further Details:

Normandy Beaches, Caen Memorial, Bayeux Tapestry, Lisieux, Mont St Michel, St Malo, Granville, Golf, Fishing, Ice-skating, horse-riding, zoo, boating lakes


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 15% deposit at the time of booking and then full payment 2 weeks before arrival

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday although we will aim to be flexible if at all possible.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.