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Overview

We bought our old farm in 1998 and have spent much time and care renovating it. We love the peace and tranquility of the area and the fabulous local produce.
The gite was finished in 2005, and is fully self contained.
It is set in an acre and a half of Normandy country side, with small farms on all sides. However, Avranches, the major town in the area, is only 10 minutes away.
The gite is ideal for 2, with an ensuite twin bedroom, but two more people can be accommodated on the sofa bed downstairs.A cot and stairguard can be provided

Travel is very easy, with many options.The drive from the ferry ports of St Malo and Caen takes approximately 1 hour, and Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe and Roscoff. slightly longer. The airports at Dinard and Rennes are 1 hour away. Because the French motorways are so good and uncrowded, the drive from Calais or the Eurotunnel terminal is a delight, taking about 4 hours.


The Accommodation

The galleried first floor has twin beds, with an ensuite shower room and separate WC with hand basin. Downstairs, there is a table seating 4 and a comfortable sofa bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob, microwave oven, fridge with small freezer and dishwasher. There is a good selection of kitchen tools and saucepans and plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses.

The satellite TV receives English TV and radio programmes. There is also a DVD/CD player a selection of English and French paperback books and some guide books and games. The guest book lists some of our favourite restaurants and we would be delighted if you would add to the list

The building is well insulated, and delightfully cool in summer.

Outside there is a barbecue for al fresco eating with a table and chairs. The grounds are laid to grass and fenced all round

There is ample car parking.


Things to see and do
Mont St Michel, Frances most famous tourist destination, is visible just over the ridge and can be reached in 30-40 minutes.
Bayeux, with its world famous tapestry is a short drive up the A84 towards Caen and can be combined with a visit to the Normandy Landing Beaches at Arromanches.
Avranches, the nearest town, has a museum which contains the manuscripts from Mont St Michel and the skull of St Aubin, who built the monastery. There is also a very good World War 2 Museum in Avranches.
It is possible to make a day trip visit Monets garden in Giverny.
This area is idyllic for walking and cycling and has many signposted routes.
There are numerous golf courses within an easy drive and the nearby coastal resorts offer sailing and sand yachting. Nearby stables provide horse riding, and a go carting centre is a short distance to the north. For the really adventurous, the airfield at Avranches can arrange micro- light flights around the bay of Mont St Michel.
France’s premier salmon fishing river is close to the gite and in season, licences may be bought in the local shops. The gently sloping sandy beaches are ideal for small children, and Avranches and Brecey have swimming pools.
The zoo at Champrepus near Villedieu, is wonderful for children and adults alike.
Our grandchildren have enjoyed trout fishing at nearby Brecey and eating their catch for supper.
Normandy is one of the best gastronomic regions of France, and there are many good restaurants nearby. We provide some details for all price ranges and welcome further recommendations.
The towns of St Malo and Granville have casinos and many chic boutiques.
All the surrounding towns have market days, where superb provisions can be bought: freshly caught fish, shell fish, local cheeses and cream, and many types of locally raised chickens, ducks and meat.
There are supermarkets in Avranches, and Ducey which have some English speaking staff.

Summary:

The wing of an old farm house ,sleeps 2/4 situated in tranquil setting near Avranches.
Ideal base for Mt St Michel, WW2 beaches, walking, cycling, sandy beaches, golf, fishing etc.

Facilities

Property type: Gite

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in downstairs, in living area, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (The twin beds have single duvets and pillows and the sofa bed in the downstairs living area has a double duvet and pillows. Bed linen and tea towels can be provided, but you will need to bring your own towels. Please note: all electric sockets are french.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 06.01.2014


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
3rd August 2015 to 27th October 2015 5

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 9 Months 10%
1st January to 31st December 6 Months 5%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 1 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 10%
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 5%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 6 Weeks 15%

Extras

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Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • reennes60 Airport: 60km
  • Le Mont St Michel: 25km
  • beaches: 25km
  • WW2 landings: 90km
  • golf: 30km

Reviews

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21 out of 21 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 04 September 2010
We found it to be a good choice for 2 people, in quiet rural setting, good location particularly for Mont St Michel and the D-Day places of interest. We like the local town Ducey, and can particularly recommend for quality and value "La Marionette" an Italian style restaurant in the town centre. Just be aware when booking through VillaRenters that they charge a mandatory non-refundable £25 breakage insurance. I took this up with VillaRenters but got nowhere with them.
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Stayed Saturday 25 July 2009
Superb Property set in a great and quiet location, everything we could have possibly needed in a wonderfully presented and clean Gite owned by very friendly people very easy access to nearby supermarket, and the major town of Avranches, and the Beach at Carolle-plage Easy access for the motorways to get to the D-Day beaches and surrounding attractions etc Having stayed in Northern Normandy last year we definately preffered the more Rural setting that Le Mesnil Ozenne has to offer, watch out for anyone in a white Renault though!!!
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Stayed Wednesday 03 September 2008
A gem of a hideaway for a couple yet still close to amenities. Lots of restaurants of all types in the surrounding area. Lunch in the bar in nearby St Ovin is not to be missed for value for money and eating with the local workers.
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Stayed Saturday 28 June 2008
what a lovely cottage. Ideal for a couple. to say it is adjoined to the owners home it felt private. John(the owner) was very helpfull offering advice on best places to eat and visit. all in all a very enjoyable holiday in a lovely cottage. will definately visit gain.
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Stayed Wednesday 09 May 2007
An enjoyable week here, in spite of poor weather. The cottage was everything we expected it to be, exactly as descibed. Very well modernised with all amenities you would need. The Sky TV was especially welcome with the poor weather! In a lovely quiet rural area in easy reach of all the towns, and coast, that you would wish to visit in Normandy. Will recommend to friends
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Stayed Saturday 22 July 2006
we found the property adequate for the needs of two people but we feel that we would have been disappointed if there had been four persons as the sleeping arrangement was not private enough. the property was clean and tidy and well equipped.
Owner reply:

We do stress that it is an optional 4 and that there is only 1 bedroom

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Stayed Saturday 08 July 2006
La Boissiere is a beautiful Gite in an good location. If you want a quiet and peaceful break with plenty sight seeing and culture within easy travelling distance then this is the place. When we went the weather was great and we could take full advantage of the lovely garden for alfresco eating. The surrounding area is easy to navigate around, the locals seem very friendly and there is no shortage of things to see and do. A must is lunch at the local restaurant the St Ovin, were the food is great and the prices are unbelievable.
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Stayed Sunday 23 April 2006
Gite welcoming and warm with plently of hot water. The bottle of champagne on arrival was a nice touch. Excellent gardens and grounds for the children to play in, also good facilities for alfresco dining. Shallow sandy beaches great for children (15mths and 4 yrs). Restaurant Hotel de la Mer at Granville recommended by owners and was delicious and welcomed the children. Loads to see and do in the area.
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Stayed Thursday 20 April 2006
Cosy, comfortable, warm and well equipped. We found the owners very accommodating. La Boissiere was a great base from which to explore the sandy beaches, Mont St Michel, sand yachting etc - something for everyone. The Moulin de Jean restaurant (recommended by the owners) well worth a visit - Jean Christophe Nouvelli but at reasonable French prices.
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Stayed Saturday 15 October 2005
Neat tidy compact unit. Wouldnt recommend for more than 2 as would be crowded. Handy to many sights and owner very friendly and helpful with information.Good value for money.If like us you cook, not having an oven was a disadvantage and would have traded the dishwasher (which we never used). Would use again if visiting the area.
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Stayed Saturday 15 October 2005
I would recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful break in the French countryside. I think it would be a bit crowded for more than two people. The directions were not very clear and we passed it twice before realising that was the gite we were looking for. We would return.
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Stayed Saturday 15 October 2005
A great place to stay and unwind in the rolling Normandy countryside. The gite is modern, sunny and perfect for lounging around. It is also close enough to the tourist attractions of Mont St Michel, St Malo, the Bayeux Tapestry and Normandy landing beaches should you feel like a day out. We had a fantastic time and the owners are lovely people, who are willing to provide any advice you may need.
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We were happy with the property. It was clean and well situated.The owner lived next door and was welocoming and helpful. Our only concern was that I was surprised to find I have been charged a 25 pound fee for a damage waiver, that I had not been informed about when booking the holiday. I was not given the choice of the waiver fee or paying a returnable deposit, and I certainly would have chosen to pay a deposit to cover the event of breakages.
Owner reply:

We were sorry to hear that you had unwittingly paid the damage waiver fee. This is a Villarenters charge and it should have been made clear to you on booking that it was an option. I suggest you contact them to see if you can get any satisfaction from them. I hope it did not spoil the memories of your holiday

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This is a lovely property set in a great rural location. We took our 16 month old daughter, but due to the nature of the accomodation I wouldnt recommend it for babies. It is very open plan so sleeping/napping was difficult for our baby and the stairs were abit of a hazzard. However for couples or people with slightly older children I think it could be ideal. The owners were really friendly and gave us advice on the area which was welcome. The property is well maintained and well equiped. Despite the weather we had a lovely week and there are plenty of places to visit round and about.
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Had a lovely time. The gite was as expected, and situated in a lovely location. The owner was very helpful
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An excellent base for exploring the local area and easy to get to and from. The gite has been updated since we last stayed and the little perks - like the bottle of bubbly in the fridge, and the coffee, tea and milk, were a lovely surpirse :-) The property was clean and tidy and well equipped. The owners recognised us and welcomed us back with new recommedations for where to visit - which was great (thankyou!!). The property was lovely and warm, which was great as the weather wasn't fantastic - the DVD and English TV was an added bonus for the night we chose to stay in. Would recommend to anyone wishing to visit the area.
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Very pleased with the property. perfect as a getaway as it is located in a quiet rural location yet only 10 mins from the nearest town by car. It provided a good base in which to explore the area of la manche and the bay of mont st michel.
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Brilliant!
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Great property. I deal base for exploring the locality. Owner was on hand to sort out any difficulties (There were none though!!). Anybody looking for a great base to explore should definitely consider this property.
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Great gite, lovely rural location and excellent base for touring - very relaxing.
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La Boissiere was everything we expected and more and we highly recommended it to anyone considering holidaying in the region. The accommodation was newly rennovated, extremely clean, comfortable and cosy - perfect for the two us and our child. The newly installed kitchen had everything we needed and the dishwasher was an added bonus - giving us the time to enjoy the wonderful local countryside and sample some of the local cuisine and calvados. The property is in a great location and easy to get to & from the ferry ports and for getting to key places as well as to the local amenities. The owner was extremely helpful with all our enquiries before we travelled and the cot and baby bath they provided a real help (saved us having to fill the car even further). We would recommend La Boissiere to anyone and would definitely book again.
2 other reviews
Dear Shirley,Had a fantastic time thanks, a lovely location and cottage.Mark
We were the first to stay in La Boissiere with our small son Oliver. We had a great week, were warm and comfortable and found everything we needed provided.We shall be back soon we hope.Vicki, Ben and Oliver

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