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Characterful stone farmhouse in lovely rural setting

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Manche Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Stylish and comfortable interior with outdoor pool

'La Haiziere is a traditional stone farmhouse set in 7 acres of beautiful Normandy countryside. The interior is of traditional design with a contemporary twist, offering both a stylish interior with all mod cons while retaining the wonderful antique qualities of the original features.

Spend summer around the pool or winter in front of the glowing fire, enjoy the frosty spring mornings or apples in the orchard in autumn. Any time of year is great to be here.

Enjoy the flexibility of self catering or take a break from the kitchen and let us prepare you a home cooked meal, just let us know.

The farm offers the perfect holiday for children and grown up children too! We have ponies and chickens and helpers to feed and groom are always welcomed. You will discover an ideal space to relax and unwind from the stresses and strains of modern day living.

We provide all bedding and bedlinen. Towels are also included and are changed halfway through your stay.

Our Farmhouse is located in an area of natural beauty with many places of interest close at hand. The extremely popular Mont St Michel is nearby and the fascinating and historic WW2 Normandy beaches an hours drive. Visit Fougeres and its castle or treat yourself to a spa at the thermal baths in Bagnoles de l'Orne. There are many beautiful and uncrowded beaches along the Manche and neighboring Brittany coast. Your children could never be bored with the brilliant theme parks and fun pools in close proximity. If walking or cycling is your passion then you can follow the miles of safe off road foot and cycle paths. Perhaps your fancy may turn to a gourmet meal at the famous Moulin de Jean restaurant or a simply scrumptious dish of moules mariner at the lovely seaside village of Cancale. A holiday spent in Normandy will be a memory to treasure and we will do all we can to make your stay with us as comfortable and welcoming as possible

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John and Kathy Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Characterful stone farmhouse in lovely rural setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Bedale, North Yorkshire
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week we have had! The farm was fantastic - just enough to keep our 19 month old amused chasing the chickens and talking to the dogs, horses and cats when he could. A peaceful setting in accommodation that allows you to feel right at home. Brilliantly equipped and comfortable, catering for all our needs.

Kathy anf John were lovely - they and their family made us feel really welcome, providing some lovely touches such as welcome drinks and fresh eggs from the chickens.

A lovely area to visit and although we spent most of our time chilling out in the immediate area it is a fantastic base from which you can visit a whole host of gorgeous sites. Thank you again for our lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Bristol, UK
5

A peacful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We only spent 4 days at the barn and wish we had spent more time here. The owners were very welcoming with plenty of advice on where to visit and eat out. The barm was of a very high standard and we enjoyed a couple of BBQ's in excellent weather. We also enjoyed the animals and the dogs and cats were also very welcoming.. We want to come again and will do so. We enjoyed visiting Avranches, Granville and St Michaels mount all of which were very nice places to visit. Many thanks for a great few days..

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Stirlingshire, Scotland
5

Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent an enjoyable week at La Haiziere. The barn has been considerately renovated to high standard accomodation. All neccesities were provided and more, and it was nice to return home to from days out exploring the region. John and Kathy were excellent hosts and a hand to provided local advice and let our son ( and us) meet their menagerie of animals.

We found the barn a great location in rural Normandy to visit D-day beaches, Avranches, St Hilaire, Vire, Mortain, Granville and Mont St Michel, and then for chill time watching the sun go down from the deck with a nice barbeque or glass of wine. The location is very peaceful and tranquil for nice rest and relaxation but not far from towns and shops for exploring.

We found the property well equiped for our 9 month old son, and was well equiped for older toddlers and children. Likewise it was spacious enough for mum and dad to have relaxing time at night, without disturbing your littleones. We would gladly re book this property should the opporunity arise.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Braintree, Essex
5

AN EXCELLENT SUMMER HOLIDAY @ LA HAIZIERE

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks spent at this beautiful barn converstion, it was exactly as described and pictured - in fact it was even better. John and Kathy were excellent at making you feel welcome and letting you know throughout your stay if there was anything that they could help you with or needed.

Everything has been provided for in the kitchen, making it very easy to prepare your own meals, should you not be tempted by the many eateries just a short drive away.

The farm environment is lovely for children and adults alike. Regularly watching the ponies and chickens roam free is an enjoyment to watch. The pool is an added bonus when you want to cool down, and the kids love it rain or shine!

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Normandy, which we managed to get some covered. A must is a visit to the D Day Landings, Mortain for the waterfalls, Domfront, Avranches, Rennes to name but a few.

We will definately be making a return visit and fingers crossed it will be a similar time next year.

Thanks again Kathy and John for making our Summer Holiday 2009 special Dan, Alison, David & Richard.

PS Hope to see you same time next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Latvia
5

excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved stay in this house. Very frendly ouners. Clean house, well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Brussels, Belgium
5

Great for short stays too!

  • 5 of 5

My family drove down to John and Kathy's gite this Easter hols and were delighted with the modern facilities on site. The property is well maintained and our hosts were very helpful. My 5-yr-old had a whale of a time feeding my entire supply of carrots to the ponies and horses on site!

We didn't have good weather to begin with but spent a 3N\3D weekend checking out southern Normandy and northern Brittany. It's ideally situated and an easy drive to Mont St Michel (30 mins), Cancale for the oysters (1 hour), stunning St Malo (1 hr 20 mins), Avranches and its markets and museums (20 mins) and the nearest beach (30 mins). Check out Mont Dol and Dol-de-Bretagne (along the way) as these are interesting areas to visit as well.

Go to Caen (1 hr 15 mins) to see the Normandy D-Day landing sites and visited memorials especially the American war memorial at the close of day. Walk through bombed out German bunkers and watched a 20 minute movie of the war at the 360degree museum in Arromanches. Moving. It is an amazing sight seeing floating pontoons out at sea, a sad historical sight, slowly sinking out of memory. Towns like Carentan and Ste-Mere-Eglise give new meaning to war documentaries one might catch on the History Channel on the tv.

We hate hotels so coming back to the gite daily was like coming home!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Dinard (Brittany)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Montigny
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Caan
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Vire
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A 84 Avranches
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
montigny
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Genet
Car: necessary

The town of St Hilaire du Harcouet with its popular Wednesday market, wide variety of shops and restaurants is 10 minutes away. Mortain is 15 minutes drive, here you can enjoy the Grand and Petite cascades and the regular art exhibitions at the historic Abbaye Blanche. Visit Avranches and see the illuminated manuscripts from the Mont St Michel, a close neighbour. Perhaps you may wish to join a guided walk across the Bay of the Mt St Michel or stroll along the unspoilt beaches that stretch up the coast to Granville where you can visit the childhood home of Christian Dior or take a boat trip to Jersey.

Younger family members will enjoy the water theme park, visit the zoo at Champrepus or the fascinating Aquariam at St Malo.

You may wish to visit some of the historic WW2 sites or see the Bayeaux Tapestry, we are within reasonable reach of both.

Perhaps you may just want a quiet relaxing time, walking or cycling along the miles of 'chemin de fer' or old railway routes close by.

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$857
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $264
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

A security deposit of 150 Euros in cash is payable against any breakages or damages.
This will be refunded on departure less any deductions if necessary.
Bookings for full weeks are from Saturday to Saturday
Guests may arrive after 3.30pm and must vacate by 11am of departure day.
A deposit of 50% of price of booking must be sent to confirm your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manche Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , roll out bed under single
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The farmhouse offers a traditional French flavour with a twist. Providing a warm and comfortable home from home to spend your precious family holidays. We have endeavored to provide you with every modern convenience to make your stay as relaxing as possible. You will have your own private garden and pool area . We can provide one or more cots if you wish please let us know your requirements This will include cot bedding and linen. All bedding, bedlinen and towels are provided,clean towels will be exchanged midway through your stay. The living room provides entertainment including large TV, UK satellite so you won't miss your favourite programmes, DVD, plus a variety of DVD's, videos and books to entertain you. We also provide you with a free welcome pack which includes some essential items such as tea, coffee, bread, sugar, wine and beer there are also basic toiletries provided too.

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