Farmhouse with heated swimming pool in a rural and peaceful location.
Nick and Pip Phillips
About Nick and Pip Phillips
We are a sociable couple who enjoy travel, both abroad and at home, walking our dogs, cycling, visiting markets, visiting sites of historical or natural interest, eating out and the fine wines of France. Over the years, we have stayed in many self-catering properties; our experiences have given us high expectations of holiday homes, which are reflected in Honeysuckle Cottage. Until recently, we both worked in education, Nick as a Secondary Headteacher and Pip as an English and Drama teacher. We both enjoyed our careers and are now looking forward to a different pace of life. As the new owners, we are always open to suggestions on how we can improve your holiday!
Nick and Pip Phillips purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Nick and Pip Phillips chose Monthault
We bought the property which is a 300 year old stone farmhouse to semi-retire in a beautiful, tranquil location. There are many places to visit, places to cycle and walk, good shops, markets and restaurants. The house is in a little village with good access to a variety of places of interest and beaches. 30 min from Mont St Michel.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property benefits from being spacious, characterful and in a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, whilst having all of the advantages of a larger town 10 minutes away. The property is in a small hamlet consisting of 3 houses. There is a shop/bar/restaurant and a 12th century church approximately 1km away. There are lovely walks from the village.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Not allowed inside.
2 well behaved dogs welcome, £10 per dog.
Lots of games available in games room + swings.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful relaxing countryside cottage
Our family with young children all loved our 3 day stay here at Honeysuckle cottage. Great location for us, breaking the journey between Paris and our ferry port. We could have easily stayed longer. The kids loved the pool and the dogs. The garden is fabulous, with loads of space for kids to run around in. Only 30 minutes drive from Mont Saint-Michel too, which is an amazing place to visit. Next time, we'll need to stay for a full week or more. The owners Nick and Pip that live next door were really helpful, friendly and welcoming - thanks again!
It was lovely to meet you all last week and hope to welcome you back again.
Brilliant relaxing week.
We had a fantastic week here. The property was spotlessly clean and tidy for our arrival and provided everything we needed for our stay. Nick and Pip were brilliant hosts, always happy to give advice or provide recommendations of
Things to do. They boys loved having the dogs around. The garden was fantastic and a great place to relax and spend time in and out of the pool. A really great weeks holiday.
So glad you had a brilliant time, the dogs are missing the boys already.
Fantastic Break in Honeysuckle Cottage.
Excellent stay in this lovely property with great hosts. Everything we needed, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Ideally located for an easy 2 hour drive from Cherbourg and access to the lovely sights and locations of North Brittany. Suited us fantastically as 2 couples, but would work just as well for a family with children. Lots of room in a huge garden with a pool and plenty of space for games and activities..
Well done Nick and Pip and look forward to seeing you next year.
It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay in the gite, perfect guests. See you next July!
Coral and Joan
Property was clean, well organized and in tip-top condition!! Everything you needed and more. Nick and Pip couldn't have been nicer. Thank you both for your hospitality and sharing your lovely property. Will hopefully be able to return in near future with other family members.
We are so pleased to have met you both and that you had a fantastic time, it would be great if you were able to return with the rest of the family. It was a pleasure to welcome our first guests from the USA.
Beautiful rural gite - highly recommend
We really enjoyed our stay at Honeysuckle Cottage. Pip and Nick were the perfect hosts and we really appreciated our welcome pack on arrival. The gite itself is set in a beautiful, rural location, in a massive garden with picturesque views. It contains everything you could need and has been set up with a real attention to detail. The cleanliness was spotless, the beds so comfortable and the towels fantastically soft. Lots of thoughtful touches, like the DVD collection that we all enjoyed. Have stayed in many gites over the years and this was the best to-date. Would highly recommend.
We are so glad that you had such a lovely time and look forward to seeing you again.
Excellent stay - spotless, and very comfortable. The welcome pack was just what we needed after arriving late at night. A beautiful location, in the country - stars were breathtaking.
Beautiful local villages, plenty to see and do for foodies / history / nature / / architecture / military history buffs...plus the pool! Nick & Pip fabulous hosts - very welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend and will certainly stay again!
Many thanks for such kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
Mont Saint Michel is 35 mins driving.
Granville 45 mins driving.
ST Malo 55 mins driving from St Malo you can get a ferry to Guernsey or Jersey.
Small local beaches 40 mins drive.
Dinard airport 1 hour car hire can be arranged at airport
Ferry port of Caen-1 hour 15min
Monthault, 10 min walk,
Medieval town Fougères 20 min,
St Hilaire, 15min, Weds market.
St James 15min-American Cemetery
Dinan 50min-Thursday market, Medieval town
St Malo 50min- walled city
water park-15 mins
ww2 beaches-1hour and 15 mins
Avrancnes-supermarket, banks, shops, restaurants
St Hilaire-supermarkets, banks, shops, restaurants, swimming baths, park
Fougères-Chateau-supermarket, banks, Chinese restaurant, shops