La Gandonniere Cottage Normandy
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A house in the heart of the Normandy countryside, with superb views! Very quiet location with farm animals around. Traditional French hamlet.
- Price from 24 GBP / Day
- Capacity up to 6 people
- 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 06/24/2009
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The country house comprises 3 double bedrooms. There is a large kitchen/lounge as well as a ground floor shower/toilet AND a first floor bathroom/toilet. This gives ample room for up to 6 people.
The lounge has a television and English language satellite receiver. The music system will play cassettes, cds, radio.
There is room for 4 in the living area and 6 in the dining area. To prepare food you will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a washing machine, a clothes drier, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils.
This is a non-smoking property.
The house is in a very quiet area. It has a south facing garden, with spectacular panoramic views(see below for details). If you are driving there is private parking.
The very large grassed area to the south (front) of the property is always available for the use of guests. There are several trees and beautiful views, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine (or anything else). The land to the west and north west of the property is also available for use, except when our sheep are in residence! An outside table and chairs are provided for relaxing outside.
There are lots of scenic areas around for walking.
Less than 15 minutes drive away :
Close to the country house you will find swimming, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, historic sites, a museum, a theatre/cinema, shopping areas, a themepark, a restaurant, a food shop.
Less than 45 minutes drive away :
Within easy reach of the country house you will find a beach, a zoo.
Famous sites within reasonable drive:
Mont St. Michel, Waterfalls at Mortain
The country house is.....
60 min from Dinard airport.
15 min from Avranches.
40 min from Mont. St. Michel.
40 min from Granville (seaside).
Why stay in the area?
The Normandy countryside is much loved by holidaymakers, because it reminds them of what the countryside used to look like decades ago in other countries, prior to urban sprawl! Mile after mile of rolling fields, with hedgerows, beautiful trees and lots of animals. The area offers not just breathtaking views, but also a peaceful setting, ideal for relaxing, walking, cycling or exploring in the car. The local cafes and restaurants offer wonderful food at incredibly low prices (by British standards). The sea, historical sites, museums, the famous Mont St. Michel, the waterfalls at Mortain, are all within reasonable driving distance.
Why stay in this property?
The house is detached and has all modern facilities, despite being situated in the heart of the Normandy countryside. One of the strongest points of the property is the fact that the double bedrooms are all of a good size - no squashed-in single rooms! The lounge/kitchen is also spacious, with beamed ceiling and wooden flooring. The room is purpose designed and does not, unlike many gites, have to double as a sleeping area. So it is possible to watch television when others have gone to bed. There is both French television (useful for watching the weather forecast!) and many English channels (via satellite).
The windows are double glazed, with shutters for use if you like a dark bedroom! There are electric heating convectors (wall mounted, with heat level thermostats) for the cold seasons. There are two WCs - a real bonus when urgency calls!
There is one bedroom downstairs, with shower/toilet adjacent, so if anyone in your group is older or less mobile, it is very convenient. There is a feature spiral staircase leading from that bedroom to another upstairs. This is especially light and spacious, but it is not suitable for young children, as access is open plan.
If greater privacy is required, there is a third double bedroom in the room above the lounge, which is accessed via an open tread straight staircase. There is the convenience of having a bathroom/toilet adjacent.
Please note: anyone booking must accept full responsibility for all child(ren)s safety and bring/install a child safety gate.
Unlike the vast majority of holiday rental properties in the area, we allow pets to stay in the house, subject to a modest charge to cover extra cleaning. Any person(s) staying with a pet is required to keep it under control at all times and not to allow it to enter bedrooms or sit on furniture.
There are stunning countryside views from the property. The views from the upstairs windows are especially memorable and often commented upon by people staying here.
As the house is in a rural location, it is recommended that you come in a car. Alternatively, by prior separate arrangement we can collect you in the car from Avranches station, take you to the property and help you find a local car or cycle hire company.
What is there in the immediate vicinity?
The village has a pretty church and a bar run by English owners. There is a small lake in one direction and a forest and small river in another. The famous GR22 walking route passes near the village. Just north of the village there are the historical "Three Crosses" (Trois Croix), with a picnic area and a view that defies words!
In summer there is an outside swimming pool at nearby Brecey. There is a market there on Friday mornings. There are a fair range of shops there, also restaurants, cafes, and a "Super U" supermarket.
For bigger shopping, the town of Avranches offers almost everything you could want, including three large supermarkets. There is an excellent tourist centre there, too, as well as a Saturday market, lots of restaurants, and the famous "Jardin des Plantes" (park) with a view of St. Michel.
Another excellent town worth visiting is Villedieu des Poeles, which means "Gods town of the frying pans". The town specialises in making/selling pans in copper, plus a museum dedicated to the same theme. The shops are elegant and offer many items suitable as souvenirs (not just pans, far from it!)
At Chaprepus near Villedieu, there is a fascinating zoo.
!! Discounts available!!
Last minute discount!! 10% discount if booking start date is less than 7 days away.
Long stay discount!! 10% discount if booking length is more than 10 days.
Early Bird stay discount!! 10% discount if booking start date is greater than 3 months away. (applies Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec only)
Heating charge in cold seasons only- the rest of the year heating is included in price: £8 per day January, February, March, November, December. Compulusory charge paid with booking.
Charge for having pet in property £2 per day (to cover extra cleaning)
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 24 GBP
- Highest Daily Price:
- 50 GBP
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 170 GBP
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 350 GBP
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
Contact us for precise location details as the property is rural and not easy to find!
- La Gandonniere, 50370, Normandy, France
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, near fishing area, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, rural, village!
Amenities & services
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- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
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- Double beds: 3
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Important Notice : Avoiding Fraud
It's rare, but some helpful hints to watch out for with regards to fraud:
- It is important to NEVER wire funds or use/employ other fund transfer mechanisms such as western union: Always use a credit card to protect yourself against fraud. If owners pressure you into providing a deposit or refuse to accept credit cards, there is a high probability that this is a scam.
- If at all suspicious of fraud, ask to see their website, or any other literature they can provide or send to you. Ask them for contact details for guests who have previously stayed on their property insisting on telephone numbers. Be suspicious of emails that originate from free email services (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc)
- Research the property thoroughly on the internet to see if there is any history or mention of scams associated with the property.