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RURAL RETREAT CENTRALLY LOCATED FOR D-DAY BEACHES & MONT ST MICHEL - Gite Lily

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Moyon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 COLOCATED TWO BEDROOM COTTAGES CLOSE TO D-DAY BEACHES AND MT ST MICHEL

A stone barn conversion comprising 2 two bedroom cottages/gîtes, renovated in 2010, to a high standard. They are located 800m from the village which has a restaurant, village shop, post office, bakery, butchers, garage and riding school. The houses are surrounded by fields of cows and horses, 100m off a quiet road.

20% OFF BRITTANY FERRIES: We can offer a discount of up to 20% with crossings on Brittiany Ferries

Details for Gite Lily 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This converted stone barn has been made into two self-catering 2-bedroom properties, each sleeping 4 people comfortably with the option of a travel cot in each. The gîtes/cottages, can be rented together or apart and have been newly renovated in 2010 with all new furnishings.

There is a double bedroom and a twin / superking bedroom in each gîte, with new hotel quality beds. The properties have broadband/wifi access including free international telephone calls. Gîte Lily has a small, south facing enclosed garden with a terrace area and barbeque.

The houses are in a very quiet spot ,surrounded by fields with horses and cows, but within walking distance (800m) of the village, which has a restaurant (lunch only), bakery, play ground, post office, butcher, tennis court, equestrian centre and two bars. Moyon is in the centre of la Manche, an hour from Cherbourg and Caen ferry ports, and an hour and a half from Dinard airport (with Ryanair flights), and from Deauville airport.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Polly Watt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2016
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About Polly Watt

I am a single mum, with two great girls aged 10 & 118. I run an ecommerce selling produce from over 100 local suppliers.

Polly Watt purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Polly Watt chose Coutances - Saint Lo area

I came to France when I was 24 and saw this house near the village of Moyon and fell in love with it. We moved here in the September of 1995, and gradually began converting one of the barns. Now 17 years later, we are still working on improvements on the property, all though finally most of that is actually happening on the main house.

What makes this cottage unique

I fell in love with this area on my first visit to Bayeux and that was the basis of our search for a new home. We are very well located for visiting the local sites. We are equi-distant to most of them, such as Bayeux, Granville, Cherbourg, Mont St Michel. There is also a very lively music scene locally, which never fails to surprise people.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Gite Lily
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
4

Great farmstay experience

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Gite Lily for 2 nights in end May 2016 (My wife, her parents, and myself). There were 2 bedrooms on the upper floor, and a living room, kitchen and toilet on the ground floor. The house was lovely and very cosy. Only downside was that the only toilet was on the ground floor, making it difficult for the old folks at night.

We were delighted with the beautiful horses and cows that were right in front of our house. I'm not sure if they belonged to the owner, or to their neighbours. It would be nice if we could have some interaction with the animals.

The owners were readily contactable as they lived in an adjacent house. They were very friendly and accommodating. We accidentally ruined a couple of things in the house, but they were kind enough not to charge us a penalty.

We would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone who wishes to experience living like a local in a little town of Normandy.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

“Wish we could have stayed longer...”

  • 5 of 5

We found this cozy little gite to be just what we needed after several days in busy Paris. Gite Lily was clean and well equipped and Polly and her daughters were delightful. We really enjoyed cooking dinner and eating in the garden every night with a nice bottle of french wine. Our kids ages 11 and 14 also loved it. They enjoyed visits from Polly's dogs and the tabby cat and fed the horses. None of us were quite ready to leave. Polly, being from the UK speaks English, which was nice for us. And there was English language movies and tv. The location was fantastic... right in between Mont. St. Michele and the Normandy beaches (both only about 40 minute drive), and surrounded by quaint little villages. If you want to feel like you are away from it all living like a local in the french countryside, I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for Mont St Michel & Utah beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Polly’s Gite Lily. It was quiet and relaxing, small but okay for us, 2 adults and 12 year and 9 year old kids. Polly was an excellent host and the area is perfect to explore the region and sites such as Mont St Michel, Bayeux and Utah beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gite Lily a perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great last minute family holiday at Gite Lily. The Gite was clean and very well stocked. We loved the fact that we didnt have to bring bedding towels etc and arrived very lightly. Only one bag! We had our two girls, 14 and 10 and found plenty to do. Bayeaux was worth a visit, I didnt realise the tapestry was so long.

We tracked down all the local markets and visited the beaches everyday. Granville was their favourite as it had a outdoor pool that appeared as the tide went out. Le Mont St Michel was amazing and really worth the trek. We would recommend the Gite, Polly and the girls were great and so were the dogs, cats and horses too!. Thanks a bunch. Mel

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very nice rental

  • 5 of 5

A very nice rental, in a quiet place, where you can rest during your holiday. The reception is sympathic, and the place is quite near from Normand touristic places as Saint Lô, Saint Malo (80 km) or Le Mont Saint-Michel (70km). I recommend it to you for your holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad their holiday worked out and they got some relaxation into their busy schedule.
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Atlanta
5

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We have no idea where to start? The gite was in a marvelous and quaint town of Moyon, just south of Saint Lo. We had visited the area to have easy access to D-Day memorial sites as well as beaches, and this was the perfect spot to do so. Not only did we do what we set out, but we found the area to be such an unbelievable and friendly place. The gite itself was fantastic, with all of the amenities one could possibly need. It had a wonderful living room (big enough for a large family, so more than enough for us) with a flat screen TV, full-sized kitchen where we cooked most of our meals, and spacious bedrooms, all of which were very clean and tidy. The gite also had a small deck perfect for early evening cordials and beautiful horses running in the adjoining pasture. The property owner was extremely helpful with suggestions on local events, as well as anything that we needed on site (without being overbearing, which was great). Overall, we highly recommend staying here, and I am sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you all again, it was a pleasure to host such a charming family.
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Moyon
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Vire
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Saint Lo
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A84 junction 39
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Moyon
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
St Martin de Brehal
Car: necessary

Moyon is centrally located in La Manche, and ideally placed for visiting all the local attractions. To the west are beautiful sandy beaches and the historic town of Granville, birthplace of Dior, and Mont St Michel. To the south are areas of exceptional beauty as you drive to Villedieu les Poeles or Vire; to the East is Caen, and to the North are the D-Day landing beaches and Bayeux. In Moyon there is a horse riding centre and there are sporting activities all around us - parachuting, golf, microlight aircraft, bungy jumping, swimming pool complex, beautiful walks and bike rides.

Rates & Availability

Moyon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$74
$345
$701
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$85
$398
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$74
$345
$701
 
 
Low-Mid Season
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$80
$372
$744
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$85
$398
$850
 
 
High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
$478
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $106

Our preferred payment method is by credit card, which also gives you the best protection and guarantees. However, we prefer to use our own credit card facilities (via Paybox) and not those of any particular listing sites. We can also take payment using Paypal or bank transfer in either Euros or Sterling.

For winter rentals of up to 6 months, between 1 October and 30 March, please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Moyon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • In the bathroom there is also a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has two hotel quality zip-link beds that can be linked together to make a superking bed depending on requirements. Just let us know in advance so we can make up your beds as you would like them, double or singles. We also have travel cots and travel cot bedding, including baby sleeping bags.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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