This circular Dovecote is one of the oldest properties in the area and has quirky features like, wooden beams, original pigeon holes in the walls, spiral staircase in dovecote, plus log burner, originally part of Chateau Fincel it was built in the 1600's and has been renovated keeping with tradition but giving an up dated living style to last for a few hundred years more. In the middle of the countryside with views across farmland and the possibility of cows looking through the fence within feet of the window, with 2 double bedrooms 1 en suite, separate bathroom plus sofa bed in lounge. Free WiFi, UK Freesat TV, DVD, Washing machine, Log burner, Electric cooker, Microwave and BBQ. Just 4 hour easy drive from Le Shuttle/Calais ferry or 1.2 hours from St Malo or Cherbourg Ferry. The local town Tessy sur Vire has a full variety of shops, bank with cashpoint and Carrefour supermarket just 5 min drive away.
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Jan 2019
About Tony Quick
Liz and I fell in love with and purchased The Dovecote as a home from home in 2014 then spent 2 years renovating it. We spend a lot of time here ourselves but also head back to UK to see our family and feel we can share The Dovecote with others now.
Tony Quick purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Tony Quick chose Tessy-Bocage
You only have to look at this quirky building to see why we went for it. With it's thatched roof and circular dovecote, quirky staircases and meter thick stone walls, peaceful countryside and abundant wildlife. We feel totally at ease here every time we stay. With the historical ties to the UK the area has it all and the people could not be nicer even if your French is non existent like Tony's, he is trying to learn.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Peace & quiet in the countryside yet close to local village & road links to all tourist destinations
Attractive, well maintained property in secluded grounds with lovely views onto neighbouring farm. Well kept and clean with all necessary facilities to make a home from home holiday. Good for exploring but also comfy enough to spend a day at home. Great location for a wide variety of activities and tourist visits including markets, beaches, gardens, places of historical interest, walking etc. We visited Honfleur, Bayeaux, Normandy beaches, Mont St Michel, St Malo, Carolles Beach, and Dinan to name a few. Owner's provided lots of useful advice and made helpful suggestions to ensure the holiday met our needs by prompt response to our questions. Local riverside walk was an excellent suggestion. Would recommend to families, couples, friends. Probably challenging to the disabled or infirm unless able to sleep on downstairs sofa bed as staircases steep or spiral. Although there are restaurants nearby we tended to go out for the day and eat before returning home or cook at home.
So glad you enjoyed your stay and found The Dovecote as enjoyable as we do. Thank you for your nice words and for choosing it for your holiday base.
Tony & LIz
Perfect for peaceful get away or a base to tour the area. From Bayeux with it's historic tapestry to the commune of Mont St Michel with ancient architecture. An enjoyable day out can be had at either Zoo de Champrepus near Granville (40 min drive Jurques Zoo just 30 min away or visit the emotional Normandy landing beaches 35 min away, remember to take a stroll along the river walks nearby. The area offers all you could want just go and find something new every day.