About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Set in idyllic Normandy countryside, Papillon is a renovated farmhouse located just 2km from the nearest market town of Brecey. Only 40 mins from Mont Saint Michel and just over an hour from the Landing beaches.
Papillon provides flexible and comfortable accommodation for 2 to 8 people, very spacious but cosy enough for 2, very spacious bedrooms plus 2 generous sized living areas. Set in its own large grounds at the end of a short private driveway, Papillon offers a tranquil and secluded setting with perfect views over the surrounding Normandy countryside, yet is still only a short journey to the nearest town. Central heating throughout including a large log burner set in its original stone fireplace.
The garden is large, overlooking adjoining fields, surrounding all sides of the farmhouse with trees (including fruit trees) and inhabited with wildlife, especially butterflies (Papillon).
Renovated to a high standard with Normandy stone and exposed wooden beams throughout, this former farmhouse offers spacious accommodation for groups of friends or extended family.
Papillon is easy to find and is a direct and simple 2 hour drive from the ferry at Cherbourg. Situated at the foot of ‘La Manche’ of Normandy, it’s within easy reach of famous tourist locations such as the Normandy landing beaches, Bayeux and tapestry, the wonderful Mont-St- Michel and the popular beaches and seaside towns of Brittany.
The local outdoor swimming pool is 5 minutes drive away (lifeguards are present). There are 3 pools, One full size with diving platforms, One smaller fun pool for younger children and a baby/ toddler pool. All set in lovely grounds with a lake and horse riding/ jumping opposite, next to tennis courts.
Bed linen is included for stays one week and over.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
We bought Papillon 15 years ago and it has taken us 10 years to completely renovate leaving many original features. The result is amazing for us and love other people to experience the peace and tranquillity. We are a family of four, 2 girls, and now have 2 grand children who love to visit. It was definitely worth the effort.
Owner purchased this House in 2001
Why Owner chose Les Cresnays
The main benefit is the peace and the view, which is outstanding. Papillon is a large property with plenty of space inside and out but at the same time homely and cosy. Fruit trees are always also a big bonus at certain times of the year. close to many wonderful places to visit.
What makes this House unique
The log burner is available all year round and the logs are included and always plenty of them.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A great and relaxing stay at this well decorated and equipped country side house
We have spent a few days in July with our relatives and enjoyed very much our stay. The house is situated on the country side, surrounded by crops. The environment is extremely calm and relaxing. The house is very cosy and comfortable. That made us feel as at home. There is a large garden where we enjoyed a peaceful rest with hammocks and a suspended swing. We even picked some cherries, apples, pears, plums from the fruit trees. It is ideal for family reunions with children because the house is equipped with a pool table, a Wii game console, DVDs, a ping-pong table, and many other sport equipment for fun. The only thing we missed (and specific to our needs/habits) was a wifi or an internet connexion. Nevertheless, we would definitely go back if we have the opportunity.
Avranches - Is a medieval, walled hill town with numerous shops and supermarkets, restaurants and churches as well as botanical gardens(market day Saturday)
Bayeux - Is home to The Bayeux Tapestry, Notre-Dame cathedral, museum of the battle of Normandy and the old town.
Brecey - has a lovely friendly market every Friday which we never miss. We love the fresh cream and butter, fresh fish stalls not forgetting the crepes. There are also many shops, patisseries and a tourist office.
D-Day Landing beaches - are within easy driving distance, Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword and Utah.
Mont-St-Michel - is a beautiful place to visit. The drive and the walk up to it is as amazing as wondering around inside. A visit is a must.
Villedieu-Les-Poeles - has a large market on a Tuesday, lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants as well as indoor swimming pool with waterslide and a local speciality of producing handmade copper pots and pans.
Local Pool - We love the local outdoor pool it has 2 main pools as well as a baby pool, attended by lifeguards. They sell crepes and icecreams. It is in a lovely setting, by a lake with tennis courts and a horse show ground opposite which also provide horse riding lessons.
Cider farm - 5 mins drive which provide tastings of calvados and ciders.