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Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Notre-Dame-du-Touchet - La Mestiere

Large 4 bed farmhouse sleeping 8 to 10 situated close to Brittany Mayenne border

Situated on a private lane adjacent to the village. La Mestiere has been recently and tastefully renovated. Offering old world charm a wealth of beams and many character features. The accommodation is arranged over three floors.

Ground floor: open plan living area encompassing a large well equipped kitchen with breakfast area, further dining area and lounge area with a woodburner for those cooler evenings. Cloakroom/utility with washing machine.

First floor: two double bedrooms both with additional bed settees (if required) and a triple (full size single + bunks) Also a bathroom and second sitting room with a large granite fireplace

Third floor: double bedroom with an ensuite shower room.

Dependent on your device free WiFi can received at the house or from the owners terrace.

Outside: private terrace with barbecue and seating. The garden area is large and secure with a 12ft trampoline, swings and ample space for ball games.

In the village (5mins walk) to fulfil most requirements, are a bakers, excellent bar/restaurant, shop, hairdresser, post office and doctor

accessibility: Dinard is the closest airport however those at Rennes, Cherbourg and Caen are all within 1 1/2 hours. The port of Caen is 11/2 hours drive from the property and Cherbourg and Le Harve 2hrs.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Nick or Chris Prescott
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic French gite!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing family holiday! Beautiful scenery and property, delicious home cooked food with restaurant quality. Warm friendly hosts top off the stay. Can not wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family stay!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place with plenty of room for our family (2 parents, 4 children and their Nana)and still room to spare. Not a place of luxury but rather a home from home that families can enjoy being themselves at. We found the place relaxing and enjoyable. The children loved the size of the property to play in, the garden with swings/trampoline, the fruit trees/bushes to munch on and the bikes to ride along the lane.....made it perfect while the adults could enjoy our dinner. Dinner was made for us by our very kind hosts and we were more than pleased.....better than a restaurant......getting a great meal served to you while being able to relax at "home". Also a tasty cake and bottle of wine upon arrival! I would recommend this place to any families travelling the area....easy drive to Mont Saint Michael, fun little amusement park close by and nice waterfall walk. Thank you for our enjoyable holiday. Clan Cannon-Scotland

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelby and Family for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at La Mestiere We are happy that your experience was as a "home from home" as that is what we aim to provide. We hope to welcome you again in the future regards Nick Chris and Bethan
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Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival after a long journey. Very comfortable accommodation for a family of 5, which gave us the space to spread out. The upstairs sitting room was used by the teenagers to watch DVD's whilst we chilled out downstairs with some music.

The owners garden was a real bonus. The swings and trampoline were great fun. Very quiet location, extremely comfortable beds and we all slept very well!

The house was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The property was clean and tidy and there was a bottle of wine, a freshly baked cake and other items to make us feel at home on arrival.

I am sure we will return, and our children say it is the best holiday they have ever had!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it is important to us that our guests have an enjoyable holiday, it is what makes our business worthwhile. It was a pleasure to meet you all and hope we can welcome you again in the future.
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Fantastic comfortable family gite

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoy our stay at 'La Mestiere'.

Fantastic gite with all our needs met and more! In particular the DVD collection which kept Lewis amused for hours!! The four of us and Banjo didn't want to leave.

Nick, Chris, Bethan and Milly are brilliant hosts with good knowledge of the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks very much for your kind review really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon
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3 0
Newcastle upon Tyne

Lovely Gite in good location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable and child friendly gite. The gite was well equipped for our needs and the beds were very comfortable! We particularly enjoyed the meal prepared by Chris and Nick that we pre-ordered some weeks previously.

There were lots of things to do locally, Saint Hilaire being just 15 minutes away offered everything you would need with bars, shops, restaurants and market. The children particularly enjoyed outings to the zoo and the beach which were both approximately an hour away.

Chris and Nick were very friendly and helpful and we thank them for making our holiday an enjoyable experience.

Richard, Margaret, Paul, Debbie and the kids

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay,
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Melbourne, AUstralia

Just as good the second time around

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed at this spacious and delightful property in 2009 and did not hesitate to go back. If possible, the stay was even more comfortable. We received complimentary milk, juice and wine and a wonderful freshly baked tea cake on our arrival. The winning points on this property are:

1. The well stocked library of books and DVDs - it had grown hugely since our last stay

2. The dishwasher, full sized fridge and microwave in the kitchen – rare in France

3. The laundry - especially considering the costs of laundrettes

4. The friendly hosts and their abundant veggie patch

5. It is quiet but within easy reach of so much in the area

6. The absolute luxury of a cook’s kitchen in a holiday stay

This property is large yet cosy and provides a proper home away from home for travellers – whether on a long stay or on a week-end break. We recommend it highly – along with the extensive local knowledge the hosts are generous to share.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words we were very pleased to welcome you back. We aim to make our guests stay as comfortable as we can.When they return for subsequent visits and leave such positive comments we feel it makes our efforts worthwhile.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le Viking
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Vire A84
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Le viking
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
st jean le thomas
Car: recommended

Situated close to the Mayenne and Brittany borders it offers an excellent base to explore. Within a 10 minute drive is the market town of St. Hilaire , ample shops, and historic Mortain with its cascade and importance in the Normandy offensive. Both towns have good public pools. A lake based leisure complex outside St Hilaire offers excellent canoeing, kayaking, fishing and walks.

A 45 minute drive takes you to beautiful unspoilt beaches, the magnificent Mont St. Michel, and the medieval town of Fougeres with its historic chateau.

Slightly further afield are Bayeux with its tapestry, the landing beaches, the beautiful walled port of St Malo and Dinan with its ancient houses and fabulous river trips.

Numerous other attractions can be found in the local area eg, an 18 hole golf course at Vire (30 mins) and an excellent zoo at Champreux (40 mins) .

Local restaurants are plentiful and inexpensive and for quieter days the village has all amenities with many local walks

Other Activities: canoeing and kayaking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Notre-Dame-du-Touchet, Avranches area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit cheque of £100 or 100€ is required on arrival. Linen and cleaning is included in the rental price. We have endeavoured to keep our rental rates affordable and therefore guests are expected to leave the gite in good order. Costs will be deducted from the deposit should excessive cleaning be required after departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Notre-Dame-du-Touchet in Lower Normandy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , en suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , plus bunk beds
  • The four large bedrooms offer flexible accommodation and it is possible to offer alternative bedroom layouts on discussion. One bedroom is situated on the second floor with ensuite facilities
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The main living area is heated by a log burner with electric radiators throughout the house. (radiators available for winter let).The first floor has a second sitting room with large granite feature fire place. affording the opportunity for some quiet time away from the main hub of the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and of good size. However evening meals can be provided by experienced caterers if ordered by midday. Various board games ,books and a selection of films and music are provided for you entertainment. Outside can be found a terrace and seating area with barbeque .Bikes are available for loan if desired. Use of the owners garden is available which has a large trampoline and swings. Linen is provided (bath towels at extra charge )and cleaning is included iif it is not excessive. For out of season rentals an additional charge will be made dependent on electricity and log usage. Details will be provided on enquiry. A welcome pack is provided on arrival

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