Comfortable 3 bedroom Gite sleeps 8 with games room & swimming pool
Joanne & Sharon Blundell
- English, French
About Joanne & Sharon Blundell
Joanne & Sharon moved to this area in 2008. We live on site so available should you need assistance. Joanne is very knowledgeable of the area and can also assist you with walking, running or cycling routes.
Joanne & Sharon Blundell purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Joanne & Sharon Blundell chose Montsenelle
Registered Swimming Pool with public liability insurance. Games Room with pool, darts and a selection of outdoor games. Plenty of parking space. Great Reviews.
What makes this Cottage unique
Awarded certificate of excellence 5 star Tripadvisor 2019 Fully sound proofed recording studio located in a separate out building. We have a valued excellent review guest book from guests who have stayed from all over the world. Garage space for secure parking of motor bikes with concrete floor. Washing facilities outdoors with garden hose opposite the Gite. You can book via our Web Site to avoid additional charges. Second Gite opening in May 2020 min 2 nights up to 4 persons no Swimming Pool or Games room facilities.
Pool / Spa
Smoking is allowed in some area's
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Smoking permitted other than in the Gite Swimming Pool security & safety policy
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely Gite in the Normandy Countryside
Just returned from a lovely week in Normandy. The Gite was wonderful and ideally placed for exploring Normandy. Lovely quite rural location but only minutes away from a town for all your shopping with a great market on a wednesday. the local village boulangerie for your fresh breakfast Croissants was even closer. Great holiday couldn't fail to recommend to anyone.
Well, what a find! We had a wonderful two week family holiday for our first time abroad. Fabulous, well equipped, private gite and superb garden / pool for the kids and adults alike. Beautiful rural area to relax but also plenty to do and see should you wish. Lots of options for all! We loved it so much, we have booked again for next year already.
Thankyou Joanne and Sharon xxx
Comprehensive facilities, quiet location, excellent value
A quiet week at the end of September for three (already exhausted) cyclists is not the acid test for a gite, but Viefacile met our requirements very well. Flatish countryside, plenty of roads and paths to pedal over, and enough interesting sites to see within a reasonable distance.
The village of La Haye du Puits a few kms away is charming, with a comprehensive and very discreet in-town superstore and a large weekly market. Better bread and croissant are even closer in Lithaire, barely a minute's drive from the gite.
Finding Viefacile is not absolutely straightforward, so do your Google Maps homework before you venture off...which we singularly failed to do. Once found (and it's really not that hard) it's a lovely quiet corner, with two charming hosts living next door...chatty and helpful when you like, invisible when you don't.
Three bedrooms supported by two complete bathrooms is good for the outdoor types, though there are also two televisions and a broad range of TV channels (including some Sky services) and a DVD player for pommes de terre people. Hot water is very hot and absolutely abundant. Kitchen facilities are also comprehensive and the laundry department is good. The distribution of single and double beds allows for a variety of single/couple/children groups, and there are games room and swimming pool facilities.
Of the big tourist sites Omaha Beach, Arromanches and the Bayeux Tapestry can be done in a day, and Mont St Michel is a day-out of itself...through lovely countryside that is less well known than the Bessin but perhaps all the better for it.
Viefacile is a good corner to know for the real Normandie enthusiast, and perhaps an excellent base for the American visitor focussing on the WWII sites associated with the initial Airborne operations, St Lo and the Cobra breakout.
At the village of Balleroy, 90 mins drive away, is a stunning chateau still owned and regularly used by the American Forbes family, so tours are a little limited and strictly guided (with no photos inside) but the rooms on display, the features and the paintings exhibited are excellent and shown by guides fully conversant with their subject and comprehensive in their languages. We three paid 7 Euros each, timed it right, and were given a superb private tour (in English) by the lovely Clemence...the highlight of our holiday.
Viefacile is a very good base for seeing Normandie...
Thank you for choosing to stay at Viefacile Holiday for your cycling adventure. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the nice review. The Gite was left clean and tidy on departure. We welcome you to book with us again and hope to see you again next year.
Conveniently positioned on the edge of beautiful countryside. Wonderful peaceful location
Arrived on 2 large motorcycles an hour after leaving Cherbourg.
Joanne had pre informed us with all the information we needed, accessed our gite with ease then after offloading the baggage shot off for local produce and drinks.
Stayed 2 nights, woke to the sound of cuckoo's each morning, and explored the D-Day beaches before heading on to Carnac.
Lovely stay, peaceful, secluded, private and non invasive, with a traditional French feel.
Would def stop by again, only a hard standing area for the bike's would have improved things.
Thank you for the Review and your most welcome to return and visit us here at Viefacile.
Sorry to hear you had problems with the Bikes on gravel .The Garage is suitable for storing up to 3 Bikes with a concrete hard standing and we can provide clean sheets to cover the bikes from protection of the birds. I will add a note in the Information book for future motorcyclist.
Fantastic holiday, location and Gite.
We stayed here for 2 weeks and what a find. Lovely Gite with everything you could ask for and fantastic hosts who done everything to ensure our stay was comfortable and the break that we needed.
Gite was spotlessly clean, garden has plenty for the kids to do to keep them entertained, including trampoline, rope swing, tyre swing and normal swings. The added bonus of having a games room made leaving the gite for a day out hard work. Our kids were so happy and so at home.
Thanks Joanne for being the perfect host, you really made our holiday special, with your friendly advise on areas to visit and beaches to see.
The beach is around 15 minutes drive and have to be seen to believe, crystal clear sea and lovely sandy beaches.
We found this to be a perfect base and a perfect holiday.
Lovely pool as well in the garden which the kids and I enjoyed. Lovely and refreshing and recently added solar heating made tempreture of the water great.
The local town of La Haye du Puits has everything that you would need, 2 supermarkets, lots of bakeries and butchers serving local produce.
The great thing about our holiday was not only discovering Normandy and all it has to offer, but to come home to the gite feeling totally at home with friendly hosts who were there should you have any questions or need them for any reason.
This gite it has easy access to many of the areas of Normandy that you might want to discover, we visited Bayeux, St Michel, the D.Day beaches, St Germain, Barnville and Carteret, Cherbourg and many other almost deserted wonderful beaches.
Thanks once again Joanne, Sharron and Hannah for being such wonderful hosts and for letting us stay in your wonderful property. At last my internet surfing has proved worth while.
Fantastic value, clean, tidy, safe, entertaining and fun holiday had by all.
We wish you all the best and would not hestitate in recommending this property to our friends and family.
Bonjour Rob, Michelle, Sonny & Martha
Thank you, for submitting such an excellent review. So pleased it met your expectations and glad that you found Vie facile the perfect base to spend your 2 week holiday.
Jo, Sharon & Hannah
From booking through to departure this holiday was a joy. You will deal with people (Jo & Sharon) who want you to have a great time with as little inconvenience to you as possible. The property is in the middle of an historic area within easy reach of all the main places of interest. Driving in this area was a pleasure.
The property has been finished to a high standard and is very comfortable and clean. This is ideal for anyone looking for a great base to explore the area (including Golfers). Just on the edge of the tiny village of Le Fry in a beautiful location about 30 minutes drive fom St Mere Eglise. The environment is very pleasing to the eye and there are lovely gardens where you can enjoy a leisurely drink or a barbecue on those beautiful French Balmy evenings. If you want any advice re booking this property it is don't worry it is a a place you will not suffer disappointment.
“Many thanks for your positive comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you as one of the first guests in our initial year of letting our accommodation. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the area interesting and fun. It is rewarding to know that our enthusiasm and excitement for the accommodation has been matched by yours. We look forward to maybe meeting you again next year. Many thanks again”
Here at Vie Facile we can offer you a warm welcome and a relaxing break. Whether for a single night or a longer stay we can offer you self catering in our 3 bedroom Gite. Recently awarded 5 star certificate of Excellence.
A quiet and welcoming atmosphere based in a small Hamlet in open countryside.
The nearest Town of La Haye Du Puits is just 10 minutes drive which has restaurants, chemist, supermarkets, music, and traditional French shopping including a weekly market.
Hill 122 is just to the east of La Haye du Puits and was one of the first battles in the Normandy breakout. Mont Castre is a small hill just over 300 ft above sea level. It was used by early man and was a fort in Roman times.
We try our best to provide you with a relaxing holiday and live close by should you need any assistance.
Short driving distance from the D Day Museums & tours
Toilets & showers upstairs & downstairs.
Family size washing machine.
Other Activities: Music, Pottery, Chocolate Making, , Forest Adventure
Golf: Normandy has a wide range of courses to cater for and challenge your golfing abilities. Spectacular links courses with spectacular views, to inland parkland courses incorporating rivers and lakes, Normandy has something for everybody.
8 golf courses within one hour driving distance, owner has a set of clubs for hire and a golf practice net for use in the garden, putting practice mat in the new games room.
Bicycle hire available on site.
Separate recording studio for song writing & recording music.