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Country cottage in small Hamlet

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Accomodation for 10 people, Discount available on Brittany Ferry crossings.

This country cottage has 3 bedrooms with an open plan loft area with an aditional bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The cottage has a lovely cosy lounge with a log burner and piano. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a large wooden table,equipped with all the luxuries of modern living, a microwave oven, a large built in fridge- freezer as well as a free standing fridge- freezer with ice maker and drinks chiller, integrated dishwasher and ample cooking equipment. The utility room has a Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer for use during your stay.

All the bedrooms are fully furnished with ample storage space, and electric blankets are available on request. In the loft area there is a superking sized bed, a corner sofa with built in double bed, kitchen, and bathroom.

There are two outside terraces both with new wooden garden furniture, sun umbrellas and cushions.

The house has WiFi broadband, SKY plus TV in the lounge and English Freesat TV in the master bedroom and loft area

The cottage has been completed re-decorated throughout for the beginning of this new holiday season 2015-16 with new carpets to all carpeted areas.

There is now also the option of beach towels (deposit payable) if requested before your visit, and we can also provide a beach tent with UVB protection for those days when you will need some shelter from the sun.

We have added to our DVD and CD collection as well as to the games and toys that are available for the children.

The Wii also has some new games, but we would suggest that you still bring your own favorites with you, just in case, and there is also an Xbox along with a selection of popular games.

There are also high chairs and two travel cots available for those of you with small children along with a pushchair/buggy for those of you that would prefer to leave yours behind and have the extra boot space in the car for your luggage. We also now have 2 fold up beds with thick mattresses, for use if you need them.

On request we have also purchased a guitar and tuner for your use, but as with the piano please bring your own music if you are a serious player.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Je tiens à vous remercier au nom de toutes les personnes présentent ce week end. Votre maison est très accueillante, et très fonctionnelle, en plus le soleil était présent.

Nous avons passé un excellent W.E. Merci pour votre confiance et vous pouvez de nouveau remercier votre voisine Amélia pour son accueil et sa gentillesse.

Nous ne serons pas sans recommander votre maison

Merci et peut être à bientôt.
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villiers-le-Pré in Manche

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom one has a full sized bath with a shower attachment on the mixer tap with an electricity point above the hand basin, a large mirror and a free standing storage unit. A heated chrome towel rail and a set of digital scales. The low level toilet has a slow closing toilet seat and lid to prevent small fingers being trapped and hurt. Bathroom two is located in the loft area on the top floor and again has a full sized bath with a shower attachment on the mixer tap. A heated chrome towel rail with a low level toilet with a slow closing toilet seat and lid, the hand basin is suspended with a mixer tap and pop up waste. Bathroom three is a shower room on the ground floor, with a shower enclosure, a corner vanity unit and a low level toilet, as with all the other toilets in the house it has a slow closing toilet seat and lid. There is a bathroom with a toilet on every floor in the house, so you are never that far away.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft area
  • Bedroom one has a king sized bed, fitted wardrobes and plenty of storage space. There is also a flat screen TV with built in DVD player and free view English TV. Bedroom two has a double bed, with a large wardrobe. Bedroom three has two single beds with again plenty of storage space. Bedroom four is in the loft area, with a super king sized bed. A corner sofa, which has a pull out sprung sofa bed, English free view TV, a DVD player, and a CD player. Plenty of storage and a kitchen area with granite worktops. The kitchen area in the loft, has a small table for two, with matching chairs, a microwave, kettle, toaster, an iron, crockery and cutlery, not forgetting a fantastic dual aspect view over the countryside. Electric blankets are available for all beds if requested. We also have 2 folding beds, with nice thick mattresses and 2 travel cots should they be required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Accommodation on three floors, with the benefit of full gas central heating if required (additional charge). English satellite TV is available on all floors.There are three bathrooms, one situated on each level. Sun terraces to the front and to the rear, you can take advantage of the sunshine all day long. The house also has WiFi broadband connection so you could if you wanted too, work while you play. There is a lawned area with children's swings and bicycles are available for you to use free of charge, take advantage of the local cycle routes, there are also sun loungers for the days when you just want to do nothing. The lounge has a piano, so if you play then make sure you bring your own music. There is a large DVD collection and CD library, as well as an iPod docking station for you to play your own tunes if you prefer. There are board games, puzzles and books to keep everyone entertained during the stay and a WII console for your own games.


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Country cottage in small Hamlet
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Has everything you need for a comfortable homely week away. Kitchen is Well equipped...has anything you need and plenty of it all. Towels, bedding, cleaning stuff all provided. Great assortment of games/dvd’s And books. Plenty of space and comfy furniture. My kids loved having a double bed each for the week! The hamlet is lovely, quiet and rural but a short drive to most beaches/towns etc and 5 mins from big supermarket. Will definitely love to return one day. We had great weather when we visited also so went to beaches and are outside in garden a lot. Thanks so much for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very positive review. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Spacious and well-appointed and lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time here. We came with another family. There's plenty of space and a lovely big kitchen with everything you could want, including a Nespresso machine. We loved the patios either side of the house - one for morning sun, the other for the evening. That said, the weather wasn't great when we were there, sadly, but they're both very sheltered spaces.

Our favourite places from the house are Mont Saint Michel, the beach at Carolles (a superb beach), Fougeres Castle... The Normandy beaches and cemeteries are about an hour and a half away but very do-able. Saint-James itself has a beautiful cemetery that conveys just the right gravity and thought.

Despite being about three minutes away from the motorway, the house is in a stunningly quiet and rural spot - you don't hear any noise at all.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for choosing La Petite Maison for your holiday destination. We continue to strive to ensure that our guests have everything they may require whilst staying with us, and improve year after year. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

Rustic house, ideal to find peace and quiet, and equipped with all modern facilities one might possibly need. Very approachable landlady. Would come again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would be delighted to welcome you again. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay at La Petite Maison.
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Characterful, comfortable, extremely well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this cottage - we loved it so much the first time. The owner's daughter, who lives nearby, was extremely helpful both on our arrival and during our visit. The welcome pack was hugely useful, as we arrived quite late in the day. The house was immaculate. Despite being only five minutes away from the motorway, the location is incredibly quiet and rural, tucked in a very rurual little valley.

The house is full of character and very spacious. We were joined by some friends and their children this time and, despite the gloomy weather, the house was more than big enough to absorb eight of us.

There is a very large kitchen with absolutely EVERYTHING you could possibly need. There are stacks of crockery and glassware - it certainly caters for more than the number of people the house can sleep.

The bedrooms are beautiful and the beds are all extremely comfortable, with very high-quality bedlinen, duvets and pillows. The top room feels luxurious and snug with its own bathroom, kitchenette, table and chairs and large L-shaped sofa - a real retreat. It also has lovely views of the countryside.

Despite the rural location, the house is within easy distance of many of the ancient and more recent historical and very interesting sites Normandy and Brittany have to offer. Our favourites (so far) are:

Fougeres Castle


Le Mont-St-Michel

Beaches along the west side of the Cotentin peninsula (such as Carolles - lovely sand and rock pools)

The landing beaches


and finally the small but perfectly formed American cemetary in the local town of Saint-James.

The only very slight downside is that the garden is not secure to the road, because of a neighbouring property - not because the owners have left it that way! That said, our six-year-old completely understood not to go near the road and was perfectly safe wondering back and forth to the swing!

We would definitely come again and I would whole-heartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your brilliant review. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the near future.
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  • 5 of 5

Eight of us decided on Normandy for our holiday this year and after lots of research we thought that La Petite Maison looked perfect and it was.

Booking the cottage couldn’t have been easier. The owner was extremely helpful and was quick to respond to our emails and was very helpful answering our questions.

On arrival we were greeted by Amy who was lovely and friendly. As Amy lived locally, she was easily contacted if there was anything we needed.

The cottage was beautiful inside and out, with the rustic feel that we wanted but with all the mod cons of easy living. The kitchen was large, bright and airy and well-stocked with all the basic utensils, pans, plates, glasses, cling film etc.. There was also a welcome basket provided full of goodies. The table in the kitchen was plenty big enough for us all to sit around on cooler days. The kitchen opened out onto a large patio which was great for catching the morning sun whilst enjoying breakfast. Back inside, the living room was again very spacious with three large and comfortable sofas, complete with a piano which we all enjoyed. There was a large television (I think there was Sky from what I remember) with a good selection of DVDs to choose from.

On the first floor were three good sized bedrooms with ample space for storage. The beds were really comfy with good quality bedding. There were plenty of towels provided and we also asked for use of the beach towels which were lovely and soft.

The second floor studio apartment was cavernous, a lovely, bright and airy room. Great if any one wanted to escape for a bit of tranquillity.

Our two young boys were also with us, aged 2 and 4 and both of them had a great holiday. There were plenty of toys and DVDs to keep them amused. Although relatively small, the front garden had a large patio table and chairs, again enough for all of us which was great for the afternoon and evening sun. There was also a grassed area directly at the front where we could put our paddling pool (we brought ourselves). There was also another good sized garden just the other side of the drive. This had some swings which the kids loved, a picnic bench and a washing line.

All-in-all the holiday was great, Tonia and Amy did everything they could to help us enjoy our holiday. If ever we decide to holiday in Normandy again, we would certainly look at re-booking La Petite Maison.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. There really is no more that I feel I am able to add, apart from we would be happy to welcome you again if you ever did holiday again in this beautiful part of France.
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Exceptional gite

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed at La Petite Maison which was ideally situated for us to explore the D Day beaches, Bayeaux, Mt St Michel etc. etc

The gite was amazing, so well equipped, especially the kitchen, beautifully furnished and the bedrooms perfect especially the attic bedroom. Everything to a very high standard, credit to the owners (who couldn't have been more helpful).

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to facilitate a pleasant stay for all of our guests. Thank you for your positive review of La Petite Maison and it's location to just some of the places of interest in the surrounding area.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St James or La Croix Avranchin
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Caen or St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Dol de Bretange
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Junction 32 A84
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
St James or Pontorson
Car: necessary

A sympathetically restored country cottage located in a small hamlet in lower Normandy. The nearest town is St.James approximately 3.5 km away, and close to the A84. St.James has shops, bars and restaurants as well as a market on a Monday morning. On the outskirts of the town is a large WW2 cemetery where the graves of American soldiers killed in action during the Normandy landings can be seen. There is plenty to do in the area, why not visit the world heritage site of le Mont Saint-Michel the second most popular attraction in France after the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There are the botanical gardens in Avranches, or the 12th Century castle in Fougere. If seafood is your thing, you couldn't be better placed with Cancale and St Malo practically on your doorstep. For the children there is the Zoo at Champrepus, Alligator Bay reptile house or what about a theme or water park. The location is ideal for Golf courses, cycle routes and not forgetting those fantastic beaches.

Completely re-decorated throughout for the 2012 - 2013 season and the purchase of a new double oven for the main kitchen area are just two of the many improvements and purchases that have been made to the cottage to ensure that you have a pleasurable stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Villiers-le-Pré, Lower Normandy

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
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

The rates for the cottage shown from October 2017 - March 2018 does NOT include wood for the log burning stove, full central heating is also available for an additional charge. The price per week includes electricity, cooking gas and the use of the WiFi connection. The final clean is also included in the price.
You will be greeted by our English speaking representatives, who will also be available should you have any problems

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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