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Renovated Farmhouse With Private Pool



Updated: 08-Aug-2016
House in Le Mesnil Rainfray, Avranches, Manche, Normandy, France - Peaceful Location Located In The Manche, Normandy Countryside

La Maison du Normandy is a recently renovated farmhouse located in a fantastic country setting with a good sized, south facing terrace and garden. It is located on a local country lane with five double bedrooms, a large, comfortable living room with a fully equipped modern kitchen. Boasting many of the original features such as exposed beams, the house sleeps 10. It can easily accommodate families with little ones to older children from young couples to older persons. The ground floor has 2 large double bedroom (fitted with double beds that can be changed to single beds) and en suite for persons that find climbing stairs difficult. Located in the quiet village of Le Mesnil Rainfray, 6km from St Hiliare du Harcouet or 22 km from Avranches and it's local breaches the house is perfectly located to avail of some of Normandy’s best attractions. Located less than 75 minutes from either Caen or St Malo ferry port. Less than 60 minutes from Renne Airport. Sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms all with en suites.

Please note: For the enjoyment of future guests we do not allow animals in or on the property and smoking is not allowed within the house.

We do not accept single sex groups, families and couples only.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We retired very early in life after selling our business in the UK. We decided to move to this area because it reminded us of growing up in Cornwall in the 1960/70's where we came from.

Speaks English, French

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Charmante maison à la campagne

  • 5 of 5

Très bon séjour dans cette grande maison très bien équipée. 5 chambres avec SDB et placards. Grand salon avec cheminée et cuisine toute équipée. L'extérieur avec la grande terrasse et la piscine sont parfait pour profiter du soleil normand!

La maison est très isolée, pas de voisins, juste les proprio qui vivent dans le bâtiment à cotés. Il s'agit d'un couple d'anglais très accueillants, arrangeants et disponibles.

Merci pour ce séjour, je recommande vivement cette location!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Everything about this area is gentle and quiet. Life is very laid back and everything takes time. Shops close on Sunday and most of Monday morning. The people are kind and friendly and the beaches are to die for! We live on site in another of the properties, so if you need help or advice we are here if you need us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Renne at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Juvigny le Tretre at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 65 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lac Dadtay at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 22 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 21 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Juvigny le Tretre at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Genet at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary


West coast sandy white beaches are just 30 minutes away by car. The beaches start close to Avranches and run the entire coast to cherbourg nearly 120 km away.

d-day landing beaches on the east coast are approx 90 minutes drive.

in both cases the beaches are beautiful white/golden sand with excellent car parking close to the beach and great facilities.


Caen ferry port - Less than 90 minutes away

Cherbourg ferry port - Less than 2 hours

St Malo ferry port - Less than 75 minutes

Renne airport - less than 60 minutes


Nearest town is St Hiliare du Harcouet, Avranches, Vire and Domfront.

There are many attractions in the area,

for the young there is a water park, L'Ange Michel just 20 minutes away or Village Enchanted, 15 minutes away or a large park in St Hiliare.

For older children localing there is canoeing or sailing.

Generally, the area is excellent for cycling, walking and sightseeing.

Further Details:

The village is served by several local bakers and grocery shops with 2 large supermarkets in St Hiliare du Harcouet and 5 in Avranches.

The area is full of local restaurants and several takeaways like McDonald's if you can't do without you burger fix!

The local restaurants serve pizzas, steak, English menu's and traditional French.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 7 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made direct to the owners via this website.
A deposit of 25% is required if the holiday is more than 10 weeks away and in full if less than 10 weeks.
Payment is to a U.K. bank account.
A credit card swipe is required as a deposit on arrival. Any damages would be taken from this after discussion with the customer.

Changeover Day:
Change over day in July and August is only Saturday. All other times of the year is flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

La maison du Normandy has just been completely refurbished with everything finished to a standard we would expect on holiday. We believe you don't have to give up modern living to stay in the countryside. So we have UK and French TV. Internet with 100mb available very soon, plenty of parking in a safe and secure location.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 190 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bedroom 1 comes with a bath, toilet and hand sink All other rooms come with en suites of shower, hand sink and toilet.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double bed Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds Bedroom 3 with Double bed Bedroom 4 with Double bed or 2 single beds if requested Bedroom 5 eith Double bed or 2 single beds if requested


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The house faces South and enjoys sun from early morning until late into the evening. Our patio is laid to gravel with a small grass area and then decking to the large outdoor private swimming pool. A charcoal BBQ is provided along with large outdoor table and chairs. There are large open area's surrounding the property from children to play safely. All the property is enclosed with fencing. . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is supplied and on 2 week stays, a change of linen and towels is supplied if requested.

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