Details for holiday cottage La Boulangerie, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Ensuite shower room.
Situated on a quiet country lane with its own entrance, La Boulangerie is a perfect base for a holiday in Normandy. This 'petit' gite, is a charming converted farm bakery sitting in its own orchard of apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. The ground floor has an open-plan kitchen/living area, with staircase to the first floor. There is free WiFi,. The 32" TV has English Freesat Channels and Orange France channels. There is a, DVD player, with a wide selection of DVDs, and plenty of books.The kitchen is fully equipped - all you need for a holiday home. At the front there is a patio with a masonry barbecue, a bench, table and chairs,. Sun loungers, a parasol, 2 mountain bikes, Swingball, Boules, and picnic chairs are also provided, along with a fire bowl for those cooler evenings. To the side and rear there are lovely open views of the countryside. There is no light pollution and the stars are amazing. There is ample parking space on the drive. The cottage boasts the original stone and clay oven (attached to the outside) along with many other attractive features. Duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided.
At our cottage, the choice is yours! You can be as chilled or as active as you wish! Many of our guests simply relax, stroll locally down the quiet lanes or in the countryside along the farmer's tracks, birdwatch, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the orchard. Others take advantage of the fantastic cycling and walking in the area. The famous Veloroutes crisscross the area, the nearest being 5 minutes up the lane in the Sweet Chestnut woods.
Should you require any assistance, our English Caretakers live close by.
BRÉCEY - 10 mins drive, has small shops, a newsagents, cafes, bar tabacs, lovely bakeries, 2 supermarkets (1 with 24 hour laundry facilities), restaurants, banks, a vet surgery, hairdressers, doctors and dentists, a garage and petrol stations. Friday is market day for buying local produce, fish, and cheeses.
En route to Brécey from the cottage (5 mins drive) there is a lovely lake, perfect for an evening stroll. There are tennis courts and a boules court. The campsite has a heated open air swimming pool which is open to the public in summer. Opposite the lake there is an equestrian centre where events are held, and pony trekking is available. Also within 10 minutes drive there are fishing lakes en route to Avranches. The beautiful Normandy coastline is only a 30 minute drive away.
AROUND AND ABOUT
AVRANCHES - 20 mins drive, the nearest large town, has many shops, restaurants, museums, and the famous Jardin de Plantes, with impressive views out to Mont St Michel. Summer concerts are held in the gardens.
PARC de la BAIE, AVRANCHES - is a large shopping centre on the outskirts of the town, with a Carrefour Hypermarket and Jardiland, lovely garden centre with a huge gift shop.
VILLEDIEU LES POELES - 20 mins drive. A pretty town which has a working bell foundry you can visit, along with copper workshops and copper goods to see and buy.
CHAMPREUSE ZOO - just outside Villedieu Les Poeles has amazing themed gardens set out in the style of several continents.
PARC ANGE MICHEL - 30 minutes drive. Large theme park with over 30 rides.
ST HILAIRE DU HARCOUET - 20 mins drive. Has the largest and most popular market in the area. There is also a picturesque church, park and lake.
BELLEFONTAINE, The Enchanted Village - 20 mins drive. Has over 30 leisure activities, including zip wires, a canopy walk, and a miniature village.
MORTAIN - 35 mins drive. Has superb walks by two waterfalls, pony-trekking, go-karting, the famous Abbaye Blanche (White Abbey) and a popular walking/cycling route along a disused railway track (the Voie Verte).
MONT ST MICHEL - 40 mins drive. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many historic, medieval, buildings, Abbey and restaurants. Take a guided walk across the bay.
GRANVILLE - 40 mins drive. Historic city with lovely views from the ramparts. Ferries run to the magical Isles of Chausey.
BEACHES are 30-40 mins drive. lovely sandy beaches at Carolles and Jullouville. The Route de Sentier is a promenade by the beach which goes through all the main resorts from Carolles to Granville.
CANCALE - 1 hours drive. Popular with locals and tourists alike, famed for its mussel beds, oyster stalls and seafood restaurants.
BAYEAUX - 1 hours drive. Has the famous tapestry.
D DAY LANDING BEACHES - are a short drive from Bayeaux.
DINAN - 1 hours drive. Lovely, pedestrianised, medieval town with a picturesque riverside.
For further details of local walks, cycle routes, eating out, and the many other activities the area has to offer please see our own website
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