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RECENTLY RENOVATED 200YR OLD CHARACTER FARMHOUSE ON EDGE OF VILLAGE

Nick or Chris Prescott

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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RECENTLY RENOVATED 200YR OLD CHARACTER FARMHOUSE ON EDGE OF VILLAGE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Mortain Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Large 4 bed farmhouse sleeping 8 to 10 situated close to Brittany Mayenne border

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nick or Chris Prescott (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417201
-+33 0233596120
Mortain Avranches area
5

Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it is important to us that our guests have an enjoyable holiday, it is what makes our business worthwhile. It was a pleasure to meet you all and hope we can welcome you again in the future.
business
Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417201
-+33 0233596120
Mortain Avranches area
5

Fantastic comfortable family gite

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks very much for your kind review really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon
business
Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417201
-+33 0233596120
Mortain Avranches area
Newcastle upon Tyne
4

Lovely Gite in good location

  • 4 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay,
business
Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417201
-+33 0233596120
Mortain Avranches area
Melbourne, AUstralia
5

Just as good the second time around

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words we were very pleased to welcome you back. We aim to make our guests stay as comfortable as we can.When they return for subsequent visits and leave such positive comments we feel it makes our efforts worthwhile.
business
Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417201
-+33 0233596120
Mortain Avranches area
5

Very welcoming

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Recently renovated 200yr old character farmhouse on edge of village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417201
-+33 0233596120
Mortain Avranches area
Staffordshire
5

Another great holiday at La Mestiere

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le Viking
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
vire
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Vire
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Vire A84
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Le viking
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
st jean le thomas
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

Mortain Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€80
€420
 
 
high
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
low
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
€85
€400
 
 
high
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
mid
Apr 11 2015 - Jul 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
€90
€500
 
 
high
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 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.
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Amenities

Mortain Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , bunks available
  • The four large bedrooms offer flexible accommodation and it is possible to offer alternative bedroom layouts on discussion. One bedroom is situated on the second floor with ensuite facilities
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The main living area is heated by a log burner with electric radiators throughout the house. (radiators available for winter let).The first floor has a second sitting room with large granite feature fire place. affording the opportunity for some quiet time away from the main hub of the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and of good size. However evening meals can be provided by experienced caterers if ordered by midday. Various board games ,books and a selection of films and music are provided for you entertainment. Outside can be found a terrace and seating area with barbeque .Bikes are available for loan if desired. Use of the owners garden is available which has a large trampoline and swings. Linen is provided (bath towels at extra charge )and cleaning is included iif it is not excessive. For out of season rentals an additional charge will be made dependent on electricity and log usage. Details will be provided on enquiry. A welcome pack is provided on arrival

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