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Spacious Well Equipped Cottage With fantastic countryside views



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Cottage in Ger, Mortain,Manche, Normandy, France - Rural, Peaceful Location. Great Place To Unwind But Lots To Do For A Day Out

This spacious cottage has been renovated to the highest standard. Retaining all the original features - oak beams, granite fireplace with wood burning stove etc. it is set in a secluded location offering stunning views of the rolling

countryside. Warm and cosy in Winter and pleasantly cool in Summer this property is ideal for long lazy holidays whatever the weather. Whether you decide to curl up in front of the log fire with a good book or DVD, relax in the sun or adventure further afield for a spot of fishing or even mussel picking on the beach, this cottage is the ideal location whatever your taste.

A video of the approach to this property is available at the end of the still photos.

The property also has the benefit of free broadband.

Owner is able to provide a 20% discount on Brittany ferries when travelling to this property.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We took a two year career break to fulfill a dream we'd had for several years. We bought an old stone barn for renovation and set off in June 2007 with an old caravan and two cats in tow.

Many laughs, new friends and slightly better French than when we arrived, we sadly had to return to reality and come back to the UK to go back to work.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

An amazing break in beautiful surroundings.

We arrived at La Prise Boulay and instantly felt at home. All mod cons allowed for a very comfortable and cosy stay, as we made the most of the log burner on the cooler nights and the BBQ during the warm, sunny days!

The cottage is decorated beautifully and is light, airy and spacious, whilst the views across the gardens are amazing. Its so conveniently located, with several villages and towns just a short drive away.

We particularly enjoyed stargazing at night. With no light pollution nothing spoilt the view. Never seen a sky like it....

My only disappointment was having to leave! Looking forward to another visit soon, will definitely be booking again!

Perfect for a family with children

We stayed here with our three young children and found it perfect. The photos don't do it justice and when we arrive d found it charming, clean and spacious. It is completely quiet here and right in the heart of the countryside. The garden is large and enclosed so the kids can play safely to their hearts content and make as much noise as they like. There is a washer and dryer, so again perfect for a family. There is even Freeview with Cbeebies channel!

We travelled around quite a bit and found it a good base to explore Normandy. Its nice to take a picnic and go and laze at on of the lakes in the area, where they have nice walks and "beaches" We would stay here again and happily recommend it to anyone.

Idyllic countryside setting.

We have visited here several times now and have found each time that we don't want to leave! The house is beautiful, in a picturesque location, perfect for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. The house was clean and spacious and the hosts were very generous in supplying us with wine and goodies after the long journey.

There is so much to do in the area, a visit to Mont St Michelle is a must!

Local walks are fabulous, including Fosse Arthour and Les Grande et Petit Cascades.

A big thank you to Carol and Steve. We will be returning for many years to come.
May 2015
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Great gite in a rural location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week's stay at this gite with our two grandchildren. It is an ideal base for visiting lower Normandy and its attractions. The welcome gift of wine, cheese and baguette was much appreciated after a long journey from the UK.

The gite is a credit to Carol and Steve and all the hard work that they have put into it, the layout and the finish is excellent, with a log burning fire if it is cold in the evening to keep you warm and internet to keep in touch with the family at home.

If you have children Festyland - a fun park at Caen - is well worth a visit, as is the zoo at Jurques

I would have no problem in recommending this gite and hope to return in the future.

Pauline your contact at the gite is a star, she is very welcoming and helpful.

Alan and Jean Curry Thornton, Cleveleys UK

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes you're right Pauline is a gem! Kind regards Carol and Steve
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A beautiful gite in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the gite using the very easy to follow instructions that Carol kindly provided. The fire was roaring, there was wine, bread and cheese waiting for us. Pauline was great, checking that we had everything we needed and to answer any questions that we had.

The gite was lovely, brilliantly equipped, lovely bright and airy rooms and beautifully decorated. Would highly recommend, for families or couples alike.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Beautiful scenic area. Tranquil, yet near enough to attractions for a day out.

Activity and Interests


Great coastal places to visit are within easy reach. The somber WW2 beaches and museums are 90 mins away. Mont St Michel with its fantastic history, great cafe's and shops is a must see. The medieval castle at Domfront and the Petit and Grand Cascade in the local town of Mortain are fabulous for the days when you want to stay closer to home. Fosse Arthour (apparently the resting place for King Arthur?) has a homely auberge with great food and magnificent walks around the lake/mountain.


Dinard airport - 1hr 30mins

Caen Ferry port - 1hr 20mins

Le Havre and Cherbourg - 2 hrs

Calais - 5 hrs.

Car is essential.


Ger village5km. Local for bread, croissants, small shop, pharmacy.

Barenton 8km. Similar to Ger but has ATM.

Mortain 18km. Larger town. Has Carrefort and Aldi supermarkets.

Fler,Vire,St Hilaire. 30 mins away. Have large hypermarkets, local produce markets etc.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is payable on booking, with the balance payable 5 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.
A £100 security deposit is payable with the final balance. This will be returned within 14 days of departure, subject to damage/breakages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, although this is flexible with the owner.
Departure time is 10am and arrival time is 4pm - both of these are negotiable.

Notes on prices:
A 20% deposit is required on booking, with the final payment payable 5 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.

A £100 security deposit is required with the final payment. This will be returned within 14 days of departure, subject to damage/breakages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Access to the property from the UK is fantastic - with Caen ferry port only 1 hour 20 mins away. Cherbourg and St Malo within 2 hours and Dinard airport only an hour and a half away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two shower rooms. One ensuite.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two spacious double bedrooms - one ensuite. Bedroom 1 is ensuite with double bed, 32in TV and DVD player. Bedroom 2 has both double and a single bed with shower room adjoining. A fully sprung metal action double sofa bed is downstairs in front of log fire


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Wonderful spacious garden with swings for children. Six seater glass dining table and chairs on terrace. Stone BBQ. Pick fresh herbs, strawberries, rhubarb and blackberries when in season Outside: Large, secure, secluded garden. Terraced area with 6 seater dining table and BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, tea towels and bed linen are included in the price.

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