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Lovely 3 Bedroom, Stone Built House, 10 Minutes Drive to Beach

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Our French dream home !

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Last updated: 08/05/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Coutances house description

Ideal for summer, spring, autumn and winter holidays (or longer stays), this renovated 3 bed stone built farmhouse is situated in a quiet area of the small village of Montchaton, a few minutes drive from the cathedral town of Coutances and the lovely sandy beaches at Hauteville-sur-mer and Agon-Coutainville. The local village shop and bar are 5 minutes walk away, while the larger village of Montmartin-sur-mer, with a small supermarket and a variety of small shops is 5 minutes drive. ALSO IDEAL FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS AS HOUSE HAS FULL CENTRAL HEATING, AND ALSO HAS DOUBLE GARAGE WHICH CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR LONGER LETS.

Please note: Second week of a two week stay charged at half price from October to the end of February. Also other discounts for longer, winter lets.

On the ground floor is a fully fitted kitchen with a large farmhouse table sitting up to 10 people and a sofa to relax on. The comfortable sitting room has three sofas, TV and electric fire. Upstairs there are three good size bedrooms, one with a king size bed, a single bed and en suite shower room, one with a double bed, and one with bunk beds and a single bed. There is also a further separate shower room. There are electric shutters on all windows. Outside there is a very good size, enclosed garden with a large lawn area and plenty of parking as well as a gravelled patio area. There is a selection of garden tables and chairs and we have just installed a super new barbecue.

The local area is packed with things to do from the beach and water based activities, the lovely towns of Coutances and Granville, lots of museums, children's parks and attractions including a great zoo nearby.

Local markets are held on almost everyday of the week selling, amongst other things a huge range of local produce. Why not use it as a base to visit the Cathedral town of Coutances, the Normandy Landing Beaches and Le Mont St Michel.

The ferry ports at Cherbourg is about 70 minutes away and Ouistreham/Caen is less than 90 minutes away, as are the airports at Cherbourg (Flybe), Dinard (Ryanair) and Caen. The local sandy beaches are ideal for children. Wind surfing, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking, tennis and golf are just a few of the available things to enjoy locally. Places of interest nearby include the famous Abbey at Le Mont St Michel, the Tapestry at Bayeux and D Day WW II Landing Beaches. The larger towns of Rennes and Caen offer good shopping facilities together with buildings of both historical and architectural interest. A day trip from the harbour town of Granville takes you to the Islands of Chausey or Jersey in the Channel Islands. Trains go from Coutances and Granville to Paris and EuroDisney. Bustling markets for local produce are held most days including Sundays!

Our lovely home in Normandy give you the opportunity to experience French life at its best. You can have complete piece and quiet, or enjoy the beaches, or the vast array of interesting places to visit. This is our piece of heaven - why not make it yours too!

Please note on the availability calendar - sometimes a changeover day looks unavailable, but this means that you can still stay until that morning. Our new guests won't be arriving until later in the day.

Keywords: Old style French house in a quiet location, in lovely countryside.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Lovely kitchen, the heart of the house with large farmhouse table sitting up to 10 people and a small sofa for relaxing while watching someone else do the cooking!!. Sitting room with 3 sofas. Large enclosed garden with a large grassed area - good for playing ball games or letting the children run around. English and French TV, oil fired central heating, electric shutters on all windows, bed linen and towels can be supplied at a small charge. IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Although at the start of our listing, it states 2 baths, we do not have baths, we have 2 shower rooms. AS WE HAVE CENTRAL HEATING, OUR HOUSE IS IDEAL FOR HOLIDAYS ALL YEAR ROUND, INCLUDING THE DEPTHS OF WINTER. Wi-Fi is available....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    There is French and English TV and the free view channels. To view more Sky channels, you would need to bring your own sky card with you....moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    The tumble dryer is situated in an outbuilding....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Large garage - can be made available for longer lets....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens can be provided at a small additional cost....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Large parking area....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Although large parking area - driveway entrance quite tight, so wouldn't get anything larger than a transit van through the entrance to the driveway....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washing machine is situated in cupboard in kitchen....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Yes...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    We have tried to think of everything people will need and keep updating/adding to things....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    A lovely fully fitted kitchen with all the features you would wish for, large wooden table with seating up to 10 and also a small sofa for relaxing, making the kitchen the heart of our home....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Two fridges, one with a small freezer area....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a large gravelled area outside the front of the house which we use for eating/socialising - it is also good for playing boules! This is where the new barbecue has been built....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Mid Season  (Dec 21, 2013-Jan 4, 2014) .. €465/week
                  Low Season  (Jan 5, 2014-Feb 14, 2014) .. €350/week
                  Mid Season  (Feb 15, 2014-Feb 21, 2014) .. €465/week
                  Low Season  (Feb 22, 2014-Apr 4, 2014) .. €350/week
                  Mid Season  (Apr 5, 2014-Apr 18, 2014) .. €465/week
                  Low Season  (Apr 19, 2014-May 23, 2014) .. €350/week
                  Mid Season  (May 24, 2014-May 30, 2014) .. €465/week
                  High Season  (May 31, 2014-July 5, 2014) .. €625/week
                  

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                  Last updated: 08/05/2014
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                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About: My name is Lynn - I live in Devon, England with my husband, Rufus and young son Matthew. This photo shows our son on one of the local beaches in August - as you can see, no crowds there. We quite often have the beach almost to ourselves. We try to spend as much time as we can at our lovely home in France, but also let it out for holidays to help us pay the mortgage on it !! We especially love the food - shopping at the markets and the beaches and trying lots of different places to eat out.

                  Why Coutances:
                  We purchased our home in France about 7 years ago. We had visited the area many times as we have friends who live in the neighbouring village. So we decided to try to find our own idyllic home which we were very lucky to find during our first week house hunting!! The house needed complete renovation which we did ourselves with the help of some very kind and hardworking friends. As well as renting it out, we spend as much time there as we can and have had lots of fabulous holidays. The local people are very friendly and welcoming. We brought our kayaks over for the first time last October and had such a great time in the sea at Hauteville - we will definitely be doing that again.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The nearby sandy beaches are wonderful. Lots of different types of cafes and restaurants to choose from, to suit all tastes and pockets. Specialties include all manner of fish dishes, but especially shellfish platters, lamb raised on the salt marshes, and locally produced Brie, Pont'Eveque and Coutances cheeses, mouth watering pastries and cakes, crepes, cider and calvados. Lots of local attractions for both children and adults to enjoy. Ideal for visiting the Cathedral town of Coutances and trips to the Normandy Landing Beaches and Le Mont St Michel. 'La Manche' in Normandy has a wealth of golden beaches and coastal paths to explore. The many rivers meandering through the Cherbourg Peninsula offer the opportunity of fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and the leafy lanes winding alongside the pocket handkerchief fields in the countryside are ideal for walking and cycling.. Historically and culturally rich, there is much to see and do - visit the famous Abbey at Le Mont St Michel, William the Conquerer's Tapestry at Bayeux, the D Day Landing Beaches at Utah,Omaha, and Arromanches, or the many cathedrals and museums.


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                  Speaks: english, french

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our French dream home !

                    Our French dream home !

                  • Cosy sitting room with 3 sofas and tv.

                    Cosy sitting room with 3 sofas and tv.

                  • View across our garden back to the house.

                    View across our garden back to the house.

                  • Beach at Hauteville-sur-mer looking towards Agon-Coutainville

                    Beach at Hauteville-sur-mer looking towards Agon-Coutainville

                  • Just a sample of the wonderful local market stalls; great local food and drink.

                    Just a sample of the wonderful local market stalls; great local food and drink.

                  • Lovely kitchen, where we spend most of our time when indoors.

                    Lovely kitchen, where we spend most of our time when indoors.

                  • Our patio area, great for barbecues & chilling out.  Good for playing boules.

                    Our patio area, great for barbecues & chilling out. Good for playing boules.

                  • Our new barbecue !!

                    Our new barbecue !!

                  • Hauteville-sur-mer beach - a view in the other direction.

                    Hauteville-sur-mer beach - a view in the other direction.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated 08/05/2014
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