About the property
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Within easy reach of a typically French Town
The cottage is within 1.5KM of a typical French Village, housing the usual and traditional Boulangerie, Patisserie and of course a popular bar & restaurant. The cottage is well equipped with 2 double bedrooms, and a third twin room. The kitchen has the usual accessories, cooker with an oven, fridge, freezer, micro wave, kettle toaster etc. There is an outside play area for children and it is also within easy walking distance of a well stock Carp pool. The area is ideal for the recreational cyclist and also for those who like a little bit more of a challenge. Storage areas are available for bikes.
Save Up to 30% on Brittany Ferry Crossings: As a property owner in France and a member of the property owners club. I qualify for discounts on the Ferry crossings and as a guest I can pass on these savings to you. Don't forget to ask when making your enquiry.
Lakes and walks.: There are lots of lakes and walks close by of great beauty and interest.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 05, 2018
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Great country house.
A lovely place to stay, clean, tidy and well equipped kitchen. It is in a beautiful countryside location, and you can park right outside. Great to have English TV, a bonus as most French gite's have only French TV.
Thank you David for such a positive review.
Basic but comfortable house in beautiful location
We stayed as a family of 5 here for 3 nights in July. The house, bedding, towels etc were all scrupulously clean but the décor reminded me of going to stay with my grandparents about 30 years ago. We only had our breakfasts in the house and were out on day trips for lunch and went to local (ish) restaurants for dinner - but beware Sunday and Monday evenings mean most of them are closed!
Local medieval town Domfront is beautiful and was a real surprise for us and we also made it to Mont St Michel (60 mins) and Bayeux (90 mins) and a wonderful free concert in Lonlay church (15 mins).
Car is a must - the nearest shops in Passais are 1.5 miles away, but down a country road with no pavement.
Electricity was off when we arrived and there were no clear instructions as to how to switch it on, but the friendly next door neighbour sorted us out. A different neighbour's (very friendly) dog also spent much of his time seeking our attention and casually strolling into the house.
In summary: a great base for exploring the region and the very good value rental price reflects the property's condition.
The gite was in such a lovely position,very close to the village of Passais la Conception and the beautiful medieval city of Domfront. On arrival we felt that the gite was a wee bit forlorn and unloved. The grass and shrubs around the building were rather overgrown and the access to the rear was difficult to negotiate as there were no dedicated steps,unless they were under the trees. The interior was fresh and clean. It had a new kitchen and the 3 bedrooms were very good.The bathroom was ok,a bit dated,but perfectly adequate.
The gite would benefit greatly from a welcome board explaining that the electricity needed to be switched on at the mains,instructions on the operation of the oven,TV and the eternal areas maintained regularly.Also a chopping board!!
We enjoyed the gite very much and want to return soon .
I very much appreciate your comments. I will add the details about the electricity etc to the welcome pack which is sent out from HomeAway when the bookings are confirmed.I note your comment about the chopping board and we will ensure one is available for future guests.
This year has been particularly a difficult year with regards to the garden area. The varied weather thuis year has meant there have been fewer good days to cut the grass etc. I will ensure the shrubs are cut back when I next return in August
Perfect country hideaway
Lovely cottage in quiet location, found down a country lane with only 3 other houses, you wake up to the sound of birds and look out onto two fields of cows (don't worry it doesn't smell of farmyards!) but perfect for visiting the many sites to be found locally such as Domfront - highly recommend anyone to go there.
The cottage itself is very well equipped with everything you need for your stay, very spacious with three very good sized bedrooms, (no stairgate that I could see if you have very young children, so take your own) large lounge/diner, kitchen, TV, washing machine, fridge & freezer, microwave etc all nice and clean. There are even some books for you to read & games to play, no wifi but who wants to be stuck looking at your PC when you're on holiday. I'd say the only thing missing is some garden chairs so you can sit and enjoy the sunshine outside. I'm not sure what it would be like should you visit during the winter as the heating seemed to be electric radiators, so cant really comment on their heat output as we went in summer.
There are plenty of tourist leaflets inside the cottage which give you some idea of places to visit if you haven't anything pre-planned.
Parking would be fine for 2 cars.
We met the neighbour, who brought us a bag of home grown green gages - very kind as we cant speak French except for the usual Bonjour, Merci!
We have two children aged 9 and 6 and I wasn't sure if they'd be bored here, but they enjoyed their stay far more than the mobile home on a Eurocamp site with the usual pool & entertainment facilities that we'd come from!
Good customer service from the owner who answered all of my questions quickly.
In summary, a great place to stay, highly recommended and we'll return when we can!
Tutto come previsto
Cercavamo una ideale sistemazione per poter visitare la Normandia, la Bretagna e una parte della Loira. Il cottage rispondeva bene alle nostre esigenze. Una casa confortevole con tutto il necessario, pulita e ben attrezzata. Cucina ampia, sala da pranzo adeguata, servizi igienici ben puliti e piano notte con tre comode stanze. La pace della campagna per il relax della sera e per un comodo riposo. Tutto corrispondeva alla descrizione, presenti anche giochi da tavolo per i bambini e libri. Consiglio a tutti questa sistemazione sopratutto a famiglie con bambini. Abbiamo macinato molti km ma possiasmo dire di avrer assaporato in parte ben tre regioni.
The Gite is placed centrally in Normandy Basse, Close to the Medieval town of Domfront. To the south is Mayenne situated on the river with a wonderful Notre Dame style Cathederal, and a little further a field are Le Mans & the Loire Valley. To the north East is Bagnoles-de-L'Orne with its Lake and Casino it is very similar in style to Montreux. It nestles on the edge of Swiss Normandy where there are endless trails etc. In the North is Caen and the Normandy Beaches, additionally you will find here Bayeux famous for it's tapestry. To the West is Mont St Michel the name it's self captures the imagination and is a site to beholden.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental rate includes electricity & heating. Please contact us to make a provisional booking. Deposit of £50.00 required on booking. Balance due 4 weeks before start of holiday.