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39 reviews
South facing front of house
Cute nursery room
Top floor power shower in the ensuite bathroom
Plenty of space for children, even toddlers, to play around
Relax in the garden facing the sun all day long
The property seen from the riverside picnic area
Coutances Cathedral
View from a walking path around the gite
A couple of Blue tits nesting by the gite's window
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montpinchon, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Ceri P
1 review
“Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at this gîte for my husbands 30th birthday. It is in a beautiful location. The owners are very sweet and friendly but leave you alone to enjoy your stay. The gîte is tastefully decorated, full of books, DVDs and lots of cooking equipment. If you have children there is a lovely garden with swings and a slide. The kids room has a toybox and a cot, there is also a baby monitor and kids plates and cups. I really would recommend staying here. Location wise it is about an hour from the DDay beaches, Granville, Bayeux and mont st michel. All of which are worth a visit. It really is a lovely gîte and my husband had a perfect birthday there.

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Liked best: The beautiful gite, the lovely owners and the gorgeous garden (and cat)
Liked least: Nothing - thoroughly enjoyed the holiday
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Scott0605
County Leitrim, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Absolutely fantastic property well situated in central Normandy for touring/sightseeing.
House is lovely, very clean & well kept with great facilites for rainy days, Children of all ages will have plenty to do, (great selection of DVD's)
Owners on site and gave great advise for restaurant 'La Cale' in nearby Blainville-sur-Mer.
heartily recommend staying at this property.

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Liked best: Great living space
Liked least: Doesn't have an open fire
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JBan88
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“Amazing Place to Stay!”
Reviewed 18 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Me and my 2 brothers visited France earlier this year to travel around the D-Day beaches at Normandy. With this place being situated less than an hour away and at an extremely good price, we thought it was the perfect place to stay and we were not disappointed.

Upon arrival we were met by Steph, the manager, who was super friendly and helpful. Her and her partner live just around the corner but never intrude on you. You only see them if you need them. Once we were shown around and given all the useful info, we were then met by complimentary cheese and cider with a welcome card which was a lovely touch.

The gite itself is beautiful. A really rustic french style gite, decorated really nicely and with plenty of room. It is situated down a quiet little lane so no disturbances. Has a lovely outside space too so perfect in the summer for eating outside. A really lovely typical french property.

Just a short drive or walk from the gite is the local town. There is everything you need here such as a bakery, butcher and a convenience store. Also, each night there is a different food van where you can grab some great local food. Totally different to the greasy, horrible takeaway vans you get in England! We went 3 seperate nights and had mussels and chips, stonebaked pizza and a chicken kebab. A great little find!

Location wise, this is a great place to explore. We were literally half way between the Normandy beaches and Mont Saint Michel, which is an amazing winding town on a hill. Very Harry Potter like little place. There is also plenty to do around the area.

I really can't recommend this place enough. A great property, extremely reasonable price, beautiful location and super friendly and helpful staff. If you are looking to stay in this area then this place is perfect. I like going to and finding new places when I go on holidays but I would definitely go back to this one.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tafesra
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A fantastic holiday gite in a quiet unspoilt area with easy access to all the tourist attractions.
Gite appears to have been recently refurbished to a high standard with attention to detail and a lot of thoughtful touches - an extremely well equipped kitchen that we struggled to find something it lacked (all we could come up with was eggcups!!) surpassing all expectations with those little 'ahh' touches like fresh garden flowers by the bedside and snuggle blankets by the sofa.
Loved the tranquility of the area and the gentle daily meander to the patisserie (2km) in Cerissy La Salle - villagers were all very welcoming and extremely patient with my terrible grasp of the language!
Stef and David were very welcoming and helpful without being obtrusive, dealt with a minor issue promptly and were reassuringly approachable about all manner of subjects and lifestyle questions. If we end up living in France within the next 5 years I shall, in part, blame them!!
Idyllic for couples, groups and families of all ages. Highly recommended

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Liked best: peace and quiet
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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daniel199...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our stay at the gite was excellent in every way.”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Everything was absolutely excellent. The gite is in a beautiful, quiet rural location, but near to the local villages, all of which have very good weekly markets, as well as a range of food shops. The gite has been beautifully converted, was a pleasure to be in, and is exceptionally well equipped. We went with our teenage son, but it would also be great for those with young children. Stephanie and Dave, who are running things there, gave us a very warm welcome, and were extremely helpful without being intrusive. And the menagerie - cats and chickens - were a delight. I couldn't recommend this holiday rental more highly.

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