Marigny 1 has one bedroom with en suite bathroom and sleeps two guests plus cot if required
Beautiful French country house to let all year round on the Normandy/Brittany borders with central heating and log burner. Set in a tranquil rural location, with easy access to beaches, Le Mont St. Michel, situated at the end of a quiet country lane, less than one mile from village with Bar, Brocante, church, school and our very own Town Hall. Outside heated pool with paved sundecks and plenty of sunbeds and seating areas. South facing paved patio with loungers, dining table and barbeque. Private parking, four acres of gardens, over looking open countryside to all aspects. South facing. Situated alongside Jules Lepenetiere horse training track.
Top Traveller Review
Has to be seen to be believed
About the Owner
About SHEREE SMITH
We are husband and wife, Brent and Sheree Smith, having lived in France for almost four years, our first completed three bedroom gite was been a great success in our first season 2014, a further two bedroom(both En suite) followed by a one bedroom gite, are now ready to rent out, giving us three in total available. We have lovingly restored our home and look forward to welcoming you to spend your holidays in this beautiful tranquil location which is conveniently situated for many local attractions We work to an exceptionally high standard and feel confident you will be comfortable and delighted with our home. We have worked in the property business for over thirty years, bringing homes back to their former glory with a modern touch.
SHEREE SMITH purchased this farmhouse in 1997
Why SHEREE SMITH chose Avranches area
We originally purchased in France as our own holiday home and decided a few years ago that it is too good not to share. Although in a quite location, it is ideally situated for the road networks, air, rail and ferry travel for access to and from your home and also to explore the many beautiful attractions on offer in the region. We absolutely love the Mont St. Michel which is magical and only 14 miles away from us. There are many sandy beaches within easy reach, lots of coastal trails and walks, Children's amusement parks, fishing golf, horse riding, cycling and walking routes. Of course there is the beautiful countryside which surrounds us, fields, woods and the world famous Jules Lepenetiere hourse training track.
What makes this farmhouse unique
Conveniently tucked away in a quite location with the benefit of being near enough to be the on the main road network within minutes. Should you wish to stay away from the bustling beaches and cities, we have lots to offer here at Marigny, our very own beautiful gite, boasting south facing patio and gardens all around, wonderful pool area for splashing around or relaxing as you wish. The all important wifi which is available in house and poolside too. The children's play area has now been constructed and we are pleased to present The Mini Manoir for the smaller holiday maker. This is located so that it is visible from the frontage of our entire property. Plenty of space for outside dining.
25% deposit required on booking with full balance payable six weeks before arrival. Any bookings where holiday is less than six weeks ahead will require full payment on booking. Security deposit of 250 euros is payable in cash on arrival, this will be refunded in full, should there be no damage or extra cleaning required after check out and all cleaning has been completed.
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, although this is flexible if no booking to follow check out. Usual Check in 4.00 p.m. Check out 10.00a.m. again flexible if not previously booked.
Notes on prices:
Prices and dates for Guitar courses are available on request
(8 traveller reviews)
Has to be seen to be believed
I don't know where to start, I really don't. This beautiful property is in a lovely, quiet location. We stayed in the two bedroom gite. What a place. The decor is beautiful, with a lovely log burner, wonderful comfy bed and wonderful showers, with lashings of hot water. We arrived very late, due to a ferry delay, and Sheree was there to meet us in the fog, and guide us to the property by torchlight. Wonderful breakfast and relaxation. There is lots of wildlife, with all manner of birds to see. There is English tv too, If you want to get away, refill your tank, clear your mind this is the place for you. Sheree and Brent are super people, and first class hosts. We can't wait to return. You owe it to yourself to visit here. Outstanding. Viv and Nigel
Simply the best
Absolutely fabulous. We could not have changed anything everything was first class. The gite has been expertly renovated and has a very modern interior. The pool was an added bonus too. Thank you Sheree and Brent for making us feel so welcome.
The perfect french getaway
The property was exactly what we were after for a week away in an idilic location. There was just the two of us so the 1 bedroom cottage was the perfect size. The amenities were all very modern, clean and good quality. It is very obvious that Brent and Sheree take pride in the properties they rent and this one was immaculately clean, tastefully decorated throughout and homely enough for a week away. The pool is a great addition and was used daily by us.
Brent and Sheree were also the perfect hosts. They had excellent tips for local towns to visit, the best hidden beaches, authentic French markets and tourist hotspots. They both immediately made us feel welcome and at home and were kind enough to provide a plentiful welcome basket (complete with bread, cheese, milk, jam and other essentials). Sheree was also kind enough to provide us with a slice of homemade lemon cake, made from the lemons grown on the property.
The property was beautifully secluded and hidden away, with fields surrounding on every side. The great thing was that you were still just a short drive (or cycle) from the nearest villages and towns for anything you could possibly need.
This was the most tranquil and relaxing holiday and we are looking forward to returning soon. We couldn't recommend the property any higher.
A peaceful & relaxing retreat
A peaceful and relaxing retreat in the Normandy countryside. The Gite was superbly fitted out by Brent and Sheree who made us very welcome and couldn't do enough to help when needed.
It is a great base for some spectacular sites - Mont St-Michel, Bayeux and Fougeres to mention three. The nearest town has a great supermarket and good restaurants and bars.
We would recommend this to any one and will certainly be going there again in the future.
A stay here is an absolute must!!!
We travelled over with friends and occupied the 1 and 2 bedroom gites. Having seen the set up on a brief visit in 2014, when just the 3 bedroom gite was being let, we were impressed with the obvious hard work which has gone into the quality restoration of the other 2 gites. A lot of thought has gone into the detail which make a stay comfortable. Sheree and Brent are fantastic hosts. The property is well situated in a quiet countryside location but within travelling distance for sightseeing. The pool is an added attraction and was a hit with the children, keeping them amused even when it rained! We would definitely consider another stay.
A place to come back to cant be avoided....
Cannot praise Marigny enough! A really good welcome pack best we have ever had and very helpful welcoming hosts Sheree and Brent. Thanks for a great time with all our family taking over all three gites! It was great to be able to be together in one place.
We really missed it all when we got back and hope to come again.
From the Owner
“We originally purchased in France as our own holiday home and decided a few years ago that it is too good not to share. Although in a quite location, it is ideally situated for the road networks, air, rail and ferry travel for access to and from your home and also to explore the many beautiful attractions on offer in the region. We absolutely love the Mont St. Michel which is magical and only 14 miles away from us. There are many sandy beaches within easy reach, lots of coastal trails and walks, Children's amusement parks, fishing golf, horse riding, cycling and walking routes. Of course there is the beautiful countryside which surrounds us, fields, woods and the world famous Jules Lepenetiere hourse training track.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
We arrange guitar workshops which are all inclusive of tuition(all levels) food, drinks and accommodation. On completion of course you obtain a certificate and take part in performing with a professional live band.
The nearest coastal area is Le Mont St. Michel 14 miles by road, approx 20 minute drive. Our nearest beach is Genets 23 miles which is approx 30 minute drive
The nearest airport is Dinard which is approx 40 miles and 50 minute drive, serviced by Ryanair from Stanstead and East Midlands, followed by Rennes airport 45 miles and 50 minute drive. serviced by Jetcost airlines. The nearest ferry port is St. Malo 40 miles and around 50 minutes drive, we then have Ouistreham, Caen. 90 miles and a 1 hour 30 minute drive. Both ferry ports are serviced by Brittany Ferries who offer discounts on crossings to us.
Argouges is approx half a mile away, St. James is approx 4 miles drive
St James American Cemetery is based approx six miles away
Argouges which is a short walk is a small village with local amenities, bakery, bar, brocante, whilst St. James which is short drive(4 miles) is a bustling market town, home of the American cemetery, St James knitware have their factory here including a factory shop, there are plenty of banks, restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, hairdressers, doctors and vets. Market every Monday morning. We also have our very own Cabaret Fantasy in St. James the amazing Parisian Caberet venue.
From the Owner
“Conveniently tucked away in a quite location with the benefit of being near enough to be the on the main road network within minutes. Should you wish to stay away from the bustling beaches and cities, we have lots to offer here at Marigny, our very own beautiful gite, boasting south facing patio and gardens all around, wonderful pool area for splashing around or relaxing as you wish. The all important wifi which is available in house and poolside too. The children's play area has now been constructed and we are pleased to present The Mini Manoir for the smaller holiday maker. This is located so that it is visible from the frontage of our entire property. Plenty of space for outside dining.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with tiles floor and wet area, w.c and wash basin
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Double divan with French bed frame. Double aspect windows over looking gardens and swimming pool. Antique French wardrobe.
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Furnished and decorated to an extremely high specification, with comfort in mind. Bright and airy accommodation, access to private paved patio with no steps involved. Outside: Plenty of lawned gardens with shrubs and trees, all weather outside furniture to gite and pool area, pool size is 10m x 5m x 1.4 meters constant depth. Free wifi around pool area. In pool inflatable slide for children, balls and armbands available for non swimmers. Outside shower, W.C. and changing area. Pool house for shade and evening dining, Log burner in pool house which heats the pool along with a bank of solar panels, used all year round, making pool available throughout year. Please note that although heated, it will not be to the same temperature during winter months as in summer. Secure fencing to pool area in addition to pool alarm for safety. Introducing our brand new children's play area: with swings, Mini Manoir, slide, monkey bars, ladders, small patio set, based on sand bed, Buckets spades, children's wheel barrows and small rocking toys. Plenty of private off road parking, under cover parking available for cyclists and motorcyclists.