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Country cottage in small Hamlet

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Villiers-le-Pré - La Petite Maison

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Tonia
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2016

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Country cottage in small Hamlet
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

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

Saint-Malo

Le Mont-St-Michel

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

The landing beaches

Bayeux

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: Jun 6, 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

Perfect!

  • 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: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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5

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: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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5

Wonderfully peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The property was more than we were expecting. The description was accurate but the quality of beds and bedding was the extremely high for a holiday let. A good night's sleep guaranteed. There is absolutely nothing that is not supplied in this home. Very easy to book with immediate replies. Lovely rural area with interesting towns nearby. Great supermarket within a short drive. The only thing I would have changed is the weather. Luckily with such a comfortable home to stay in this did not ruin our peaceful week. Would definately recommend this property if you are looking for an extremely comfortable home with everything you could need and peace and quiet. Great place to recharge the batteries.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a positive review. Hopefully the DVD collection and the satellite TV came in handy whilst the weather was bad.
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect from the day we arrived (August 2011) until the very end. We had a super time. We were 3 families (5 adults, 3 teenagers, 2 children and 8 months old twins) and we had plenty of space. The piano, outdoor playground and the WII was very well appreciated by the young ones.

A huge thank you to the trust worthy owner who was kind enough to supply cribs, highchairs, blankets, toys and a stroller to accomodate for the babies. We even had a welcome basket of food and beverages waiting for us.

The rooms are spacious with very comfortable beds. The kitchen is well equiped. The young ones enjoyed the loft area with their own private living space.

A car is a must because the house is in a quiet farm area. The supermarket and gas station is a 2 minutes drive away. St-James is a very cute little town to walk through and picnic near the little creek down behind the church.

The house is centrally located between the Normandy and Brittany. And easy access to many site seeing places.

While we were in St-James, we spent a day at the Normandy beaches to visit the American Memorial and other memorial to learn more about the Normandy landings during WW2 and had dinner in Bayeux. Other days were spent towards Brittany visiting the must see places: St-Malo, Cancale and Dinan. You can also see one of the highest standing stone (mehnir) in less than 30 minutes from the house in Dol-de-Bretagne.

We spent 1 week at the house and we all wish that we could have stayed longer to enjoy the house more. We had great weather and really nice BBQ dinners on the terrasse.

The bicycles were very appreciated for the local promenade in the fields. And last but not least, the Normandy cows are just too cute!

We would definitively rent again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fab time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Although we arrived later in pouring down rain, the gite and welcome couldn't have been better.

From them on the sun shone on us for almost two weeks, and with so many places to explore the gite couldn't have been better placed!

Being 2 families we found the gite perfect, the kids loved the lounge with the wii and piano whilst the adults had plenty of relaxing in the beautiful 'loft' area. Kitchen ideal for lots of family meals and large table to sit round and chat. Great outdoor space - breakfast in the sun on the rear patio and dinner at the front table and chairs!

Emily couldn't have done enough for us and was so helpful!

Thank you again, wish we were there ..... back to blighty!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Dinard
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Villiers-le-Pré, Avranches area

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rates for the cottage shown from 12th September 2015 - 25 March 2016 includes wood for the log burning stove, full central heating is available for an additional charge. The price per week also 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villiers-le-Pré in Lower Normandy

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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