Holiday Home in Le Mesnil Rainfray, Normandy, France
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About Michael Wootton
Our house in France is definitely a second "Home". We love everything about it and we have enjoyed letting it to others. Over a number of years now we have had a long list of really pleasant and appreciative tenants who have all looked after our house much as we like to ourselves. Those who enjoy having some of their meals "at home", (which we find is a great part of a holiday in the summer months) have really liked our kitchen. One of the many comments received was "A kitchen to die for!" We like being in South Normandy where it is not touristy but a real part of France where local shops and businesses do not necessarily speak English.
Michael Wootton purchased this Farmhouse in 2001
Why Michael Wootton chose Juvigny Les Vallées
We originally bought the house in Normandy because that was near enough to go for a short break or a weekend when we were both working. Now retired we still enjoy it and go there for three or four weeks at a time.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great base for exploring Normandy and northeast Brittany
This is a large country farmhouse which is well equipped and is located in a very peaceful and charming part of Normandy. We really enjoyed staying here. Large rooms and plenty of space both inside and outside. Ideal for families as there is a large garden at the front and back. We were able to visit lots of interesting places in Normandy and the northeast of Brittany on the coast and inland, and would recommend this property for a relaxing holiday in a rural location.
Peaceful, relaxing, clean, full of character and friendly neighbourhood cows next door!
We really enjoyed our stay at Le Petit Buissoniere. There is plenty to do in the local area, and a short drive brings you to le Mont Saint Michel, the beautiful medieval town of Dinan, Sandy beaches at Dinard and Granville, coastal walks, and lots more. The cottage is just lovely. Spacious and attractive inside and out and supplied with everything you need. The garden at the back is the perfect place to chill out with a glass of wine and look out over Normandy with nobody overlooking you except some friendly cows and a bull. This is the perfect place if you want a relaxing place to chill out after a day's sightseeing. Oh and the espresso machine was a delightful bonus! Would definitely recommend this to families or couples who would like their own space to relax in.
Fabulous house, very spacious and well equipped
We have now stayed in this farmhouse twice and loved both visits. We are a family of 6 and the bedroom and bathroom arrangement suited our needs perfectly, as did the downstairs rooms. The house was clean, spacious and well presented, and well equipped for our needs. The children loved the outside space, and spent a lot of time in the garden safe in the knowledge that their noise would disturb no-one! We enjoyed many day trips out, either to the beach (about 30-35 mins away), Le Mans (about 2 hours but worth it) and other places of interest; there are also WW2 sites and museums within a reasonable travelling distance. There are plenty of supermarkets as well as boulangeries nearby but note that a car is essential due to the house's location. The owners were very easy to deal with on both occasions and were prompt with their replies. My only suggestion would be to list more photos of the house in order to do it justice on the website. I would definitely recommend this property.
Nearest beaches 35 minutes by car (St Jean le Thomas and St Pair sur Mer etc towards Granville).
Use of car essential. Several ferry ports, St Malo 70 minutes, Caen Ouistreham 90 minutes and Cherbourg less than 2 hours away. Nearest airport Dinard.
1km from Le Mesnil Rainfray. 2.5km from Juvigny Le Tertre (2 bars, 2 Restaurants, boulangerie, butchers, small supermarket, Garage/filling station etc.) 9km from Mortain, 10km from St Hilaire du Harcouet and 25km from Avranches each with range of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and other facilities. Major centres at St Malo, Caen and Rennes each of which about 60 miles (1 hour by car)
Surrounded by the history of The Battle of Normandy following "D" Day the house is in the area of the German counter attack retaking Mortain and its locaity. Local Calvados distilleries etc.