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La Belle Grange Near Brécey

House with 4 bedrooms in Manche, France

From £308 per week

House to rent in Manche, France

  • House
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Internet
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

House overview - owner's description

La Belle Grange is a large luxurious converted barn with orchards in rural Normandy. The house, sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, is set in spacious grounds, secluded yet close to Brécey.

Enjoy the perfect holiday in La Belle Grange, our newly renovated beautiful stone house, sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, and 2 twins plus small child’s bed and cot - and 3 bathrooms.
La Belle Grange has been sympathetically converted from an ancient barn into a very special unique holiday home. Set in very quiet and beautiful countryside, with panoramic views over a delightful unspoiled valley, to distant wooded hills and small farms.
La Belle Grange combines the beauty of this historic building with the luxury of modern facilities, without losing any of its charm, or unique character.
The magnificent two story entrance hall with double glazed doors has a cathedral ceiling showing the massive three hundred year old oak roof timbers, and a beautiful oak staircase sweeping up to the minstrel gallery on the first floor.
The house is flooded with light, from all of the large double glazed windows.
In order to make La Belle Grange into a luxurious open plan living space, we removed an internal wall, creating a large kitchen/living/dining room.
It has been furnished with a very chic combination of quality antique and modern furniture, including chaise longue, comfortable sofas, and chairs. There is a striking 3 meter oak table which seats 8.
For your family entertainment we have a new flat screen television, with English and European channels and WiFi is available.
The modern, extremely well equipped kitchen has everything you will need. You will enjoy using all of the new kitchen equipment, such as the washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, cooking utensils, toaster, and cafetière. Whether you are an expert cook, or just want some easy food it will make your holiday dining effortless and perfect.
The ancient granite fireplace has a new extremely efficient wood burning stove and full central heating.
La Belle Grange is insulated to the highest possible standard, so you will be cool in summer and toasty warm even in the coldest winter.
Sitting in this tranquil luxury, with the faint sweet smell of burning apple wood, and perhaps enjoying a delicious glass of wine, can be the perfect end to a day. Just relax, and enjoy smiles, happiness and good times, which always come as part of your holiday at La Belle Grange.
All bedrooms have very comfortable beds to ensure perfect sleep, and luxurious, high quality Egyptian cotton bedding. The double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, on the ground floor, has easy access through French doors to the garden.
The master bedroom on the first floor has a lovely en-suite bathroom has a large roll top bath, with shower, antique art deco wash-stand with a free standing oval sink. You can enjoy a relaxing bath whilst gazing at the stars through the window above. Or enjoy lying in bed watching the morning sun-rise filling the valley with light and glinting on the small stream.
Also on the first floor there is a twin bedroom, with en suite shower, and beautiful views over the valley. The smaller bedroom on the first floor with bunk beds is ideal for children.
Outside we have a very large deck area with table, chairs, sun umbrella, sun loungers and barbeque. Stroll in the large grounds, in an orchard of apple, pear, and plum trees.
Enjoy the lower terrace, by the beautiful small sparkling stream below the house, with table and chairs, which makes a perfect spot for lazy lunches or afternoons in the sunshine listening to the sweet tinkling sound of the water. As the stream is only 6 inches deep, it is not ideal for fishing.
There is virtually no light pollution here so the views of the stars on a warm evening, are magnificent and magical.
It feels as if you are deep in the heart of the French countryside, it is so quiet, and peaceful, but it is only 5 minutes from Brécey, a small and pretty market town with everything you need to help you enjoy your stay. Brécey has 2 supermarkets, a newly opened quality restaurant Le Gourmand, lovely patisseries, for delicious homemade cakes or perfect fresh croissants for breakfast.
It has two Banks with ATM machines, bars for a drink or relaxed meal, boulangeries, charcuteries, a chemist, hairdresser, garage, hardware, and all of the usual French small town shops. There is a market in the town square with local produce every Friday, selling cheeses, fresh vegetables, and stalls with delicious hot food.
Local Attractions:
There is a supervised outdoor swimming pool for adults, children’s pool and paddling pool just a few minutes down the hill from us. You can buy crêpes here for about 1 euro. There’s also a small children’s play area with slides there.
Near the swimming pool there is a river, and a pretty lake, surrounded by a footpath perfect for picnics, or relaxing easy walks. The equestrian centre, opposite the lake, has gymkhanas, show jumping and cross-country competitions.
There are lovely walks from the house, in the extensive beech woods 5 minutes walk away, with small streams, pools, and shady quiet areas. If you are lucky you will see kingfishers, woodpeckers, squirrels, trout, deer, a big variety of fungus, some edible (if you know what you are doing) or more rarely, a French farmer driving a small three wheel tractor along the many wide tracks in the woods as there are still one or two cultivated fields on the edge of the woods. It is very easy to spend hours there in the lush tranquil green spaces, ideal for a picnic, a paddle, or just some quality peaceful time, and so accessible.
Places to visit.
Avranches, 20 minutes – an old market town perched on a hill, has great views from the Jardin des Plantes towards Mont St. Michel.
*The second most visited place in France, the beautiful Mont St Michel, is 40 minutes. Go on a weekday if possible!
*William the Conqueror’s castle in Caen is an hour. Caen is also a very good shopping centre. There is a very large and renowned World War 2 museum on the outskirts of the town.
*The D-Day beaches, and Bayeux tapestry are about 50 mins, and well worth a visit.
*Explore the famous “Route de la Baie” following the coast near Mont St Michel, and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the cliff top restaurants. Enjoy the views or visit one of the many spectacular beaches.
*Nearest long, sandy beaches about 35-40 mins – one of our favourites is Les Carolles.
*St Hilaire du Harcouet 20 minutes is a lovely market town with a large, local market on Wednesdays. Perhaps the best market in the area. It has a large church and lakeside park.
*Enjoy walking along a disused railway track footpath from Paris to Mont St Michel,which is easily accessible from St Hilaire, or Mortain, both about 20 minutes away. It’s good for walks or cycling - you can hire bikes from Neufbourg, just before you get to Mortain.
* Abbeye Blanche – a lovely old Abbeye about 15 mins away and the waterfall walks are very pretty and not too taxing.
* Fishing-15mins, at a trout farm in the Val de la See, or 20 mins. at a very large lake at Lac Clement.
*Go Karting- 20 mins, on the Mortain road.
*Le Village Enchante-15 mins, at Bellefontaine on the Mortain road, a small theme park with many various activities, horses, rides, zip wires, and more.
* Parc L’Ange Michel-30 mins. A larger theme park with over 30 rides near St Hilaire.
* Swiss Normandy 20 mins north on the A84 towards Caen, very good for walking, exploring the small towns and has spectacular views.
Gastronomic Delights!
Near Saint Pois, about 10 minutes drive away, is the Moulin de Jean a superb gourmet restaurant within a beautifully restored water mill which offers great value and service.
In Brécey try the restaurant Auberge des Sports which serves homely French fare. There is also Le Gourmand already mentioned above.
Avranches, about 20 minutes by car, offers a range of restaurants including La Belle Epoque for good food in an interesting setting; Saint Marco for good food in nice surroundings; and Le Port.

Reviews

5 other reviews

Géraldine M Feb 2016

Agréable maison au calme dans la campagne normande Nous avons passé une très agréable semaine dans cette belle maison, bien restaurée, grande, confortable et bien équipée (même si, à mon avis, il manque une cafetière électrique et un soufflet pour pouvoir utiliser correctement le poèle). La région est sympa. Il est possible de faire de jolies promenades sur les petites routes au départ de la maison mais aussi de visiter Mortain, les plages du Débarquement ou le Mont St Michel en partant à la journée... Je recommande cette location! Géraldine English translation: Lovely house in the peaceful Normandy countryside We spent a really pleasant week in this lovely house, which is well restored, large, comfortable and well equipped ( even if there isn’t an electric coffee maker and a bellows to use the wood burning stove properly.!) The area is nice. It is possible to do pretty little walks straight from the house along minor roads. On a day trip you can go to Mortain, the beaches where the allied troops landed at the end of World War 2, or Mont St Michel. I recommend La Belle Grange!

Sophia M Jan 2016

Séjour incroyable Nous avons séjourné avec 6 amis à La Belle Grange et nous avons été stupéfaits par la beauté et la modernité du lieu. La grande pièce à vivre est chaleureuse et conviviale, parfaite pour se détendre et prendre les repas. Nous y sommes allé en Janvier et le poêle à bois (avec buches fournies) fut la cerise sur la gâteau. Un grand merci pour l'accueil et la disponibilité du gardien des lieux qui est très sympathique et discret. Expérience à renouveler au plus vite, peut être en été cette fois ? Je recommande cette location de tout coeur ! Sophia M English translation: Unbelievable holiday We stayed in La Belle Grange with six (of our) friends and we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and the modernity of the recent refurbishment. The large living room is warm and convivial, perfect for relaxing and having meals. We went in January and the wood burning stove (with logs supplied ) was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for having us and for the availability of the caretaker who was very helpful and unobtrusive. Staying here was an experience to be had again – maybe in the summer next time? I heartily recommend La Belle Grange.

Helen T Dec 2015

Having stayed in a number of Gite's across Normandy & Bretagne we found La Belle Grange to be the perfect place to stay. We were there over the festive period for 10 days & the location & facilities were brilliant. The huge log burner was a real winner along with the open planned living area. The Location was close to lots of places of interest (including our favourite Le Mont Saint Michel) but was rural enough to come away from the busyness & enjoy the scenery and quiet. Brecey itself was beautiful especially with the Xmas lights & the village people were very warm & welcoming. Nice bars and a relaxed atmosphere. The centre was easily walkable and services accessible. The gite was well furnished and really comfy, we'll be looking to rebook. Helen T

Vincent L Sep 2015

Our first impression was the great atmosphere created at La belle Grange. Oak beams, minstrel gallery.. its high ceilings, hand crafted staircase and wood fired stove with its comfortable sofas made it is a perfect place to relax on vacation The barn has been recently converted and equipped to a standard throughout that more than met our expectations. The silence of this woodland location and the starlit nights was particularly captivating for us. Vince from UK (September 2015)

Jenna Aug 2015

Just a quick email to say we loved La Belle Grange, we very much enjoyed our stay. It was very beautiful. ..the weather was delightful and the cows came to say hi often too. Kind Regards JB from UK (August 2015)

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Location

This house is:

30km from the nearest beach 2.5km from the nearest bar 2.5km from the nearest restaurant 2.5km from the nearest supermarket 71km from Dinard, St Malo airport 20km from Villedieu-les-Poeles Train station 80km from Caen/Ouistreham Port

Local activities

Cycling 500m Fishing 8km Golf 20km Horse riding 1.5km Swimming 1.5km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 10km Museum 15km Night club 15km Theme park 20km Zoo 20km Cinema 15km

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Outside this house in Manche, France
This house is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a balcony, a barbecue and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 26 November 2016

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Facilities

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 2 bunk beds

There is also 1 single sofa bed, 1 cot

Entertainment

Internet, TV Languages in English, German, French, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Central heating, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

Large deck area with table, chairs, sun umbrella, sun loungers. Lower terrace with table & chairs.

Private Owner From Skelmersdale, United Kingdom Member since Jun 2006

Past bookings: 33 bookings

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Number of properties: 1

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