Beautiful Converted Cottage Five Minutes Drive from the Sea
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The ‘Stables’ is in the lovely village of Orval. We are perfectly situated with the Cathedral town of Coutances five minutes drive away in one direction and the beach five minutes drive in the other. There is a baker/ butcher and restaurant two minutes down the road towards Pont de La Roque . The Gite consists of two rooms. A kitchen dinner come living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer ,oven and hob, microwave and a washing machine. There is a table with chairs for meals and a comfortable sofa for relaxing by the fire, watching the satellite television or a DVD. For those that can not bare to be away from their emails, there is a free WI-FI network. The bedroom is en-suite, consisting of a bath and shower. Heating throughout is by electricity. The double glazing and the electric fire will keep you nice and snug.
Outside, the Gite gets the sun from dawn until dusk , it’s a sun trap in the evening, perfect for evening drinks while you barbeque your dinner. There is a private garden, private parking, and a graveled area for eating al fresco . You are not overlooked by anyone and the garden is exclusively for you.
The ‘Stables’ is perfect for a couple who want to relax and unwind. Or a couple with a baby who want a holiday awat from the all the noise of a town or city. With the Normandy countryside on your doorstep and beautiful clean beaches just five minutes away. The area can be as calm or as adventuress as you want from your holiday.
Within an hour and a halves drive through the beautiful countryside you can be visiting the Normandy landing beaches and their extensive museums. With the ancient towns of Bayeux, Honfleur and Mont St Michel an easy day-trip away, you are spoilt for choice. In additions, the Island of Chausey and the Channel Islands are within reach via a short boat ride away. So if you fancy beautiful towns with interesting sites there is more to do then one holiday will allow.
Or, you could simply drive for five minutes to the beaches relax before trying to eat and drink your way through the menus of the excellent sea food restaurants available locally. With travel links to airports in Dinard and Rennes and Paris only three hours away there is no better place to enjoy a little piece of Normandy.
If you have any questions that I can help you with just call me or e-mail I would be delighted to help.
Keywords: Sea side, cottage by the sea, beautiful farm house, Normandy beaches, beaches
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+33 673 27 47 17
GMT plus one
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2
- Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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Oct 2 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I moved to France to get out of the rat race in London. First house was in the Cathedral town of Coutances. Having renovated that it was time for a change again so moved to “The Farm House” in Orval in 2006. It kept me very busy for the first two years. When I bought the house the kitchen was a tap and a sink in a 20 meter square room. So in went a range cooker and more storage then you could shake a stick at and a dining room table that sites 10. I added a second bathroom and additional bedroom. In my living room I turned the very inefficient open fire into an eco wood burner that heats all the radiators in the house. It runs on locally sourced sustainable wood. I took a big chunk for the garden and we now have free range chickens and vegetable patch that provide an enormous amount of our vegetables. Don’t get me wrong I am no environmental tree huger but when given the opportunity to make things better. That’s what I tend to do. It was then that I turned my attention to “The Stables “. My plan was to convert it to a place for me to stay and rent out the main house in the summer. One season latter I was back in the main house with my Girl friend and her family as well as my daughter. It was then that “The Stables” was born for people to stay in. The stables is there for full of all the stuff we all have all the time. I lived there for three mouths and a dishwasher was a must. Read the reviews they tend to hit the nail on the head or mail/ call me to ask what ever question you would like. One thing that always amuses me is when people arrive and I come to meet them I can tell by their reaction that they thought I would be older. Well at 43 I have a fair amount of water under the bridge but still need to work like a devil to keep the dream alive. Come and stay in “The Stables” and get a taste of why I came and stayed in Normandie.
Why the Owner Chose Orval, Manche, France:
I wanted to be nearer the seas and out of town. As soon as I walked in it was a case of how am I going to buy the house not if I am.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful period features of a 200 year old farm house with all the mod cons. Perfect place to stay to see the real Normandie
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Eating al fresco on your own terrace. A sun trap and private with a great view
Fully fitted kitchen packed with all you would need. Note the washing machine
Double bed with en suit bath room with both bath and shower oak beamed ceiling
Garden behind the gate is all yours. The view when arriving from the village
Meet the neighbours across the road. You can see this from your BBQ area
What a beautiful Sun set
Extraordinary. They say the tide comes in as fast as a galloping horse
Low tide in Regneville- sur-Mer. Lovely Restaurants with perfect views
Need I say anything ?
Sunday afternoon walk in Agon Coutanville on a good day you can see Jersey
International Jazz festival at Coutances in May
Terrace in full leaf ,have added the steps and levelled it and added the palms
Satellite television/English and French with the fire to keep you snug.
Look for this when you arrive.
The cottage with the vine in full leaf
Busy day at the beach. No fish that's fine.
The spectacular Mont Saint-Michel 45 minutes away well worth a visit
Local woods great for a lovely walk
Beautiful and functioning light house just down the coast
Local mussels. Sea to plate in hours Oysters as well if that is more your thing
Granville harbour at night more fresh sea food than you could ever want
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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