Set within its own grounds with an abundance of fruit trees including apples, cherries, plums, grapes, peaches, damsons, raspberries and currants, "La Bourd" is situated just outside the village of Montbray, and some 10 min from the medieval market town of Villedieu-les-Poeles with its many shops, cafes and restaurants. The area is ideal for those wanting a relaxing holiday or break. Within half and hour’s drive you will reach Granville and the sea, along with 100miles or so of sandy beaches. Bayeux and its famous tapestry, Le Mont St. Michel, and the D-day landing beaches and other attractions are all within easy reach. The house is cosy and warm, equipped with everything you could wish for during your stay. Games rooms with table-football, pool table and table-tennis. Living-room with satellite TV and stereo, period fireplace, free wifi internet. Modern fitted kitchen and dining-room. Large patio ideal for outside dining. Garden ideal for lounging (or weeding if you've got the energy)
Farmhouse in Montbray, Nr. Villedieu Les Poeles, Manche, Normandy, France - Easy Distance To Village And Large Town, Beaches, Cultural Sites Easily Accessible
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Fantastic holiday in a lovely house
This is a lovely house- more a home than just a holiday rental. It is spacious,airy and very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds and living room furniture are comfortable and there is ample storage facility in all the rooms. The bathrooms are of a very high standard. The gardens and orchard provide ample, varied space to enjoy with-at this time of year - the added advantage of fruit to eat! There is also a good range of garden furniture on which to relax. There is also good wifi connection which was good to keep in contact with the rest of the family.
We were lucky enough to have good weather to enjoy the outdoor space and to visit the beautiful country side and towns in the area.and also to enjoy the lovely countryside walks and the coastal area.
In addition to this we enjoyed the facilities provided in the games room and especially the table tennis. In the words of our son in law -"one of the best places we have had in 25 years of renting places together. .A most memorable holiday. Thank you Nigel
Beautiful gite in rural setting with all amenities.
Everything needed for self catering. Comfortable and elegantly furnished.
Beautiful Farmhouse that felt like home
We arrived after an 8 hour drive not knowing what to expect other than the lovely pictures and directions Nigel had provided. The photographs don't actually to the property justice. Its a little peace of heaven and for two weeks it was a home from home.
The light airiness of the house hits you immediately and the space is amazing. The pre advice from Adele and Nigel was very helpful it made settling in easier.
We ventured in to Villedieu Les Poeles as its the local biggest town with a lovely market on a Tuesday which you park on the outside and walk in. aprox 5 minute walk. You can walk around and purchase delicious veg and fruit and of course try one of the many Boulangerie that Villiedieu has to offer.
We ventured out a few days and came across the Abbey at Hambye. Well worth a visit. Granville and Saint Pair Sur Mer are under a 30 minute drive which offer lovely beaches and warm sea to play in. On the days we didn't venture out Nigel's game rooms kept the children happy and there were plenty of books and films to choose from when needed.
We would definitely recommend booking and we would love to book two weeks next year Nigel!!
Alex, Ellena, Issy and Georgie Whitaker
A Fantastic Farmhouse in peaceful location
We stayed here with relatives from Australia and what an amazing property to stay in, extremely comfortable,great facilities and lots of space in a lovely peaceful location, The nearest large town Villedieu Les Poeles is only 10 minutes drive away, the nearest beaches are a short 30 minutes drive, the house is in a great location to explore Normandy with easy access to Mont St Michel, Bayeux and Coutances. Nigel the owner and Adele in France were both very helpful and nothing was to much trouble, I would highly recommend this property and hope to return for a future holiday.
Great house, great facilities
Five of us just stayed here for a week over the New Year - 2 adults, 2 children and a grandparent....and we could easily have fitted in more. Lovely big house, kids ran around everywhere, and we all appreciated the games room(s). Great heating, very warm in winter. Usable and working WLAN Internet was VERY welcome. Well equipped kitchen with big country dining table - every meal was a family event using local and fresh food (check out the local Tuesday market). Visited Bayeux, Normandy beaches, war cemeteries, Mont de St Michel...all within easy reach. Nigel (owner) was regularly in contact with directions, recommended shop opening hours, etc. Recommended!
Well equipped house
We stayed here with our three children. Nigel (the owner) was friendly and answered all the questions I had. The house was clean and well equipped (especially the kitchen) and had everything we needed. The table tennis, table football and pool table were great to use. The three bathrooms were clean and modern. The three bedrooms were comfortable and had nice bed linen. It was useful to have the utility room to dry clothes in. The house had plenty of indoor and outdoor space, including an enclosed garden with plums and apples (we were too late for some of the other fruit). When it was sunny, we enjoyed sitting on the terrace and having our tea outside. The nearest small bakery is in the cafe in Montbray (5 min drive) and there are other shops about 15 min drive away. The roads in the area are very quiet and I would recommended staying in this house.
The nearest beach is a half hour drive (down a straight Roman-built road, you can almost take your hands off the wheel - look at the map!) to Granville where there's a great beach.
Another wonderful sandy beach can be found at St. Pere sur Mere (turn left just before Granville) where a large stone built swimming pool holds the seawater to warm in the summer sunshine when the tide goes out many hundreds of metres.
Both these beaches have a life-guard post.
We are situated approximately equidistant between Caen (Ouistreheim) or Cherbourg, and St. Malo - just 15 minutes off the A84 motorway.
Caen (Ouistreheim) - 90 km / 56m
Cherbourg - 110km / 65m
St. Malo - 103km / 64m
Le Havre - 165km / 102m
Dieppe - 266km / 165m
Calais - 430km /269m
Paris - 312km / 194m
By plane Aéroport de Dinard Pleurtuit Saint Malo (Ille et Vilaine) - 94km / 59m
Farmhouse situated just outside the village of Montbray - 1.5km (Cafe Bar/ Bakery / Lake with picnic tables / tennis court).
Villedieu-les-Poeles - 9km/5.5m - shops, restaurants, museums, bars, hotels, doctors surgery, indoor/outdoor swimming pool / Large (Tuesday) Market.
St. Sever - 4km - smaller town with shops and cafe /bars. Outdoor pool, small Saturday market
Le Mont St. Michel - 59km / 36m
Bayeux - 61km / 37m
Granville - 41km / 25m
Caen - 72km / 45m
Saint Malo - 103km / 64m
D-day beaches - 80km / 50m
Paris - 302km / 188m
1. Le Mont St. Michel - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historically important medieval island town with monastery.
2. Bayeux - Tapestry, Museums, Cathedral.
3. St. Sever Forest - Great walking, lake, horse riding. 10 minutes from house.
4. Valley de la Souleuvre - Bungee jump off the viaduct, also Luge, Zip-wire and less violent activities! - great day out. 20 minutes from house.
5. D-day landing beaches. Memorial at Caen, Museum at Bayeaux
6. Zoo de Champrepus - between Villedieu and Granville - 20min from house.
Booking Notes: Bookings are made directly with the owners by email or by phone, and a deposit of 50% of the holiday cost will be required, which can be paid by direct bank transfer (bacs), or by sterling cheque (linked to exchange rates). The balance in full is required one month(30 days) prior to arrival together with a refundable security deposit of £150.00 Please note the deposit can only be returned if you cancel at least one month prior to your booked arrival date. Changeover Day: During July and August changeover Day is Saturday, but at other times we can generally be flexible. Arrival - after 16.00pm Departure - by 10.00am.