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The Dovecote Thatched Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Tony Quick
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Tessy-Bocage around the Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms have double beds with sofa bed in lounge. Dovecote bedroom features a circular room with original pigeon holes in wall and windows to to east and west, access via spiral staircase. Bedroom 2 in cottage has double bed and en suite, window looks out to farm and country views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking


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The Dovecote Thatched Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Peace & quiet in the countryside yet close to local village & road links to all tourist destinations

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Regards Tony & LIz
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tessy sur Vire
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
St Lo
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Tessy sur Vire
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Breville sur mer or St Martin de Brehal
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Tessy-Bocage,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Sep 2018 - 25 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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