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Make A Holiday Rental Gite in Mortain, France, Your Home Away From Home

Located in Manche, which is within the Normandy region of France, Mortain is a quiet little town whose history is entwined with famous battles and colourful characters. Sitting on a rocky outcrop above the Cance Gorge, the town is surrounded by woodlands and waterfalls. Holidays in Mortain are for those who are seeking a little more than the sun, sea and sand vacation. Self catering accommodation in Mortain is of the highest standard, and by staying in a gite, you will be able to feel closer to the French community in this part of Normandy.

Things to Do on Holiday in Mortain, France

Being surrounded by such natural beauty, holidays in Mortain are ideal for those that like to enjoy the great outdoors. There are many hikes that can be taken in the area, along with cycle routes in varying distances and levels of difficulty. If you are interested in horse riding, then that can also be arranged whilst in the area. Other activities which can be arranged in the immediate area include rock climbing and canoeing.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Mortain, France

Mortain itself is well worth a day spent wandering around it in order to soak up the local architecture and get a feel for this area of Normandy. Slightly further afield there is much more to be seen and enjoyed. The Gothic abbey of Mont St Michel is just twenty miles away, and has stood the tests of time for well over one thousand years. About fifty miles away is Bayeux with its unique tapestry depicting the Norman conquest. The D-Day landing beaches make for an interesting day trip, and it is only when there, that the scale and reality of what exactly happened begins to sink in. Closer to the town, are two waterfalls which can be reached on foot.

Weather in Mortain, France

The best time of year to take holidays in Mortain, is in the months between April and September, which is when the weather is far more settled and the temperature warmer. During this period, the average high is consistently over 20 degrees Celsius. The winter months can be cold and damp, and may touch freezing during January, although the lowest average is around the eight degrees mark. The average rainfall for this part of France is around 22 inches per year.

Travel to Mortain, France

With France being the closest continental neighbour, many people from the United Kingdom decide that they will drive to France, and use one of the ferry services. There are regular ferries from Poole and Portsmouth which connect with the port at Cherbourg, and a service from Portsmouth runs to Caen. The best airport to use would be Dinard (DNR), and Ryanair offer frequent and affordable flights from London Stansted (STN) and East midlands (EMA).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Brilliant location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      7 of us stayed here for Christmas what a brilliant home with plenty of room did not feel on top of each other it certainly is home from home which is well equipped everything you need, there are lovely walks around with charming villages around would strongly recommend it such a charming place if you like peace and quiet to get away from it all this is the ideal place thank you Christine you have found a true gem.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have holidayed in cottages/gites several times in France and done similar in Italy, the USA and at home in the UK. In France we've found a huge variation in the comfort and quality of holiday rental accommodation. We've come to the conclusion that English-owned properties are often better (or at least better suited to us). This is particularly the case when the owner uses the property themselves So it proved with Les Challonnières. This place is brilliantly well furnished and equipped with nothing left wanting. There are super comfy and large sofas in a spacious lounge with a glorious fireplace. The kitchen has every pot, pan and gadget you can think of. The pictures on this site are a fair representation of how the property looks. The bedrooms are smallish (they have been created in the roof space with dormer windows) and the main is unusually accessed through a very low doorway over 3 steps to get over the roof beams. There is an ensuite shower room which is small but nice. There are two sofabeds on the mezzanine outside the main bedroom, The other proper bedroom is access by its own staircase from behind the kitchen. Kids will probably love the idea of benig in their own space. There is a 2nd large bathroom on the ground floor with bath. The front gardens are shown in the pictures and we spent quite a lot of time relaxing there. The gardens front on to a small single track lane, but there is hardly any traffic and only one neighbour. The main road 1/4 miles away can be heard a little but it doesn't spoil relaxation. There is also a large back garden which I don't think is shown in the pictures. This is surrounded by woods and is again very peaceful. We couldn't have been happier with the cottage and hope to return. The area does not have much on the doorstep in terms of towns to visit/things to do unless you make your own fun with walking/bikes. But one can travel a little further and find enough to enjoy. This worked for us as ours was a short trip and we did not want to travel further from the port on this occasion (atypical of our French trips). Lonlay-l'Abbaye is very close, small but pretty. Domfront is worth a short wander. The church in the centre of the old town is a real surprise. Also consider Lassay-les-Châteaux (a bit further) if going that way. We also visited Bagnoles-de-l'Orne on market day which was not really our cup of tea, but check it out on Streetview if interested to get an idea.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic French Experience

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely village location, cosy, authentic and well equipped cottage with all you need for a comfortable stay. Beautiful walks, waterfalls and history all around the area. Fabulous holiday destination for young and old. Do as much or as little as you like- we drove to amazing beaches, ruins, war memorials or just walked to the Grande Cascade, truly beautiful. Cottage has lovely gardens and views across the region. Great local restaurants too!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016