Nestled into lovely gardens in the heart of the Bocage Mortainais, this vacation home rental in Normandy offers peace and quiet and abundance of natural space, preserving the charms and authenticity of the French countryside in an area that hasn’t been overrun by tourists.
The historic cottage has been completely renovated with natural materials and smartly integrated modern updates that preserve its charm.
The ground floor spaces are intimate and warm with a beautiful Cantou (fireplace) of solid granite with a woodburner that’s romantic and comfortable for chilly evenings in the autumn and winter seasons. The large eat-in kitchen has been outfitted with the latest appliances with a modern bistro/country kitchen feel and benefits from underfloor heating and a second woodburner.
Upstairs has been brightened and expanded with skylights that flood the three bedrooms with lovely natural light.
Combining rustic warmth with vintage and brocante furnishings, the interiors are full of personality and an inviting mix of old and new.
The grounds are lush and private with outdoor dining and lounge areas to enjoy the flowering gardens in the warm Spring and Summer months.
Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities (washer and dryer), baby cot and a baby chair are available free of charge upon request, firewood provided, one large parking space provided.
Strategically situated in the hinterland of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Bocage Mortainais region is ideally situated to discover the beautiful beaches, charming towns, and exceptional natural parks and forests of the southern regions of Normandy.
Many historical and cultural sites are within easy reach, such as the D-day Beaches (Utah Beach and Omaha beach), historic towns like Avranches, Granville, Caen, Bayeaux and Gouville-sur-Mer “the oyster capital” of Normandy as well as the remarkable Breton cities of Saint-Malo, Fougères and Rennes for a day out. Further afield, the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey make for great day trips.
Nearby Mortain is famous for its waterfall that is the largest in Western France and the village of Sourdeval is just ten minutes drive and has a lovely market every Tuesday, complete with a traditional livestock market.
Nearest Airport: Both Dinard airport and Rennes international airport are less than two hours away.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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