|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Situated on a private lane adjacent to the village. La Mestiere has been recently and tastefully renovated. Offering old world charm a wealth of beams and many character features. The accommodation is arranged over three floors.
Ground floor: open plan living area encompassing a large well equipped kitchen with breakfast area, further dining area and lounge area with a woodburner for those cooler evenings. Cloakroom/utility with washing machine.
First floor: two double bedrooms both with additional bed settees (if required) and a triple (full size single + bunks) Also a bathroom and second sitting room with a large granite fireplace
Third floor: double bedroom with an ensuite shower room.
Dependent on your device free WiFi can received at the house or from the owners terrace.
Outside: private terrace with barbecue and seating. The garden area is large and secure with a 12ft trampoline, swings and ample space for ball games.
In the village (5mins walk) to fulfil most requirements, are a bakers, excellent bar/restaurant, shop, hairdresser, post office and doctor
accessibility: Dinard is the closest airport however those at Rennes, Cherbourg and Caen are all within 1 1/2 hours. The port of Caen is 11/2 hours drive from the property and Cherbourg and Le Harve 2hrs.
We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival after a long journey. Very comfortable accommodation for a family of 5, which gave us the space to spread out. The upstairs sitting room was used by the teenagers to watch DVD's whilst we chilled out downstairs with some music.
The owners garden was a real bonus. The swings and trampoline were great fun. Very quiet location, extremely comfortable beds and we all slept very well!
The house was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The property was clean and tidy and there was a bottle of wine, a freshly baked cake and other items to make us feel at home on arrival.
I am sure we will return, and our children say it is the best holiday they have ever had!
We thoroughly enjoy our stay at 'La Mestiere'.
Fantastic gite with all our needs met and more! In particular the DVD collection which kept Lewis amused for hours!! The four of us and Banjo didn't want to leave.
Nick, Chris, Bethan and Milly are brilliant hosts with good knowledge of the area.
We enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable and child friendly gite. The gite was well equipped for our needs and the beds were very comfortable! We particularly enjoyed the meal prepared by Chris and Nick that we pre-ordered some weeks previously.
There were lots of things to do locally, Saint Hilaire being just 15 minutes away offered everything you would need with bars, shops, restaurants and market. The children particularly enjoyed outings to the zoo and the beach which were both approximately an hour away.
Chris and Nick were very friendly and helpful and we thank them for making our holiday an enjoyable experience.
Richard, Margaret, Paul, Debbie and the kids
We had stayed at this spacious and delightful property in 2009 and did not hesitate to go back. If possible, the stay was even more comfortable. We received complimentary milk, juice and wine and a wonderful freshly baked tea cake on our arrival. The winning points on this property are:
1. The well stocked library of books and DVDs - it had grown hugely since our last stay
2. The dishwasher, full sized fridge and microwave in the kitchen – rare in France
3. The laundry - especially considering the costs of laundrettes
4. The friendly hosts and their abundant veggie patch
5. It is quiet but within easy reach of so much in the area
6. The absolute luxury of a cook’s kitchen in a holiday stay
This property is large yet cosy and provides a proper home away from home for travellers – whether on a long stay or on a week-end break. We recommend it highly – along with the extensive local knowledge the hosts are generous to share.
Being part of an 8 adult party who did not know each other very well I was not sure how being thrown together would work. As it happened I needn't have worried, there was plenty of space (indoors and outdoors) to spread out and yet the main living area was ample for the communal meals etc. We felt totally at home from the first minute when we were presented with a bottle of wine and a still warm cake baked by Bethan. Nick could not be more helpful when recommending the local sites, shops etc and Bethan was especially useful for her interpretor duties at Le Viking.
Throughout our stay we felt more like firends with Nick and Chris and even socialised with a number of their ex pat friends.
I would definitely recommend this for anybody wanting a calm and relaxing break.
After a lovely holiday at La Mestiere last year, we returned again for two weeks in August. On this occasion there were in total of 6 adults and 5 children.
Once again because of the size and layout of the accommodation there was enough room for everybody to have their own space but also to enjoy time together as a group around the huge dining table.
Catering for such a large group wasn't a problem because the kitchen is just so well equipt and the dishwasher came in very handy. We found there was always plenty of hot water, even after 11 people were bathed or showered at night!
Chris, Nick and Beth were so welcoming and always on hand to offer information and advice when needed. Beth's sponge cake was once again delicious and her ability to speak fluent French proved invaluable when booking an appointment with the village hairdresser!
The children loved playing on the swings and trampoline and picking fruit from the trees in the garden but also enjoyed being able to watch their favourite programmes on sky TV. There were lots of outside games to keep the children happy and we made good use of the bikes exploring all the nearby villages.
Towards the end of the holiday Chris, Nick and Beth prepared a wonderful French meal for us. The food and wine were fantastic and such great value - catering for a vegetarian wasn't even a problem. We just wish there had been time to enjoy another meal before leaving.
Thank you for another fantastic holiday at La Mestiere, and we'll be back again next year.
Situated close to the Mayenne and Brittany borders it offers an excellent base to explore. Within a 10 minute drive is the market town of St. Hilaire , ample shops, and historic Mortain with its cascade and importance in the Normandy offensive. Both towns have good public pools. A lake based leisure complex outside St Hilaire offers excellent canoeing, kayaking, fishing and walks.
A 45 minute drive takes you to beautiful unspoilt beaches, the magnificent Mont St. Michel, and the medieval town of Fougeres with its historic chateau.
Slightly further afield are Bayeux with its tapestry, the landing beaches, the beautiful walled port of St Malo and Dinan with its ancient houses and fabulous river trips.
Numerous other attractions can be found in the local area eg, an 18 hole golf course at Vire (30 mins) and an excellent zoo at Champreux (40 mins) .
Local restaurants are plentiful and inexpensive and for quieter days the village has all amenities with many local walks
Other Activities: canoeing and kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 11 2015 - Jul 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit cheque of £100 or 100€ is required on arrival. Linen and cleaning is included in the rental price. We have endeavoured to keep our rental rates affordable and therefore guests are expected to leave the gite in good order. Costs will be deducted from the deposit should excessive cleaning be required after departure.
A non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before the date of arrival. Payment is usually made by bank transfer. This can be made in sterling to our UK account or in Euros to our French account should you prefer. This method avoids any bank or card charges to both parties. The exchange rate will be that prevailing at the time of booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.