Gîte in Saint Brice de Landelles, Nr Avranches, Manche, Normandy, France - Full Of Character With Modern Conveniences
Simon and Anne Frost
- english, french
About Simon and Anne Frost
Anne and I (Simon) are originally from Hampshire but moved to Normandy in 2013 with our two cats, Molly and Gizmo. Over the years we have spent much time traveling in France but we fell in love with the Normandy/Brittany people, countryside, history and of course the food and drink! We live next door to the gîte and will be happy to provide as much or as little help as you require. For those of you who have limited experience of France, we will be delighted to share our tips and local knowledge, provide you with suggested day itineraries or you may just prefer to use Le Haut Champ to explore by yourselves. Either way, we look forward to welcoming you to our gîte.
Simon and Anne Frost purchased this House in 2012
Why Simon and Anne Frost chose Saint-Brice-de-Landelles
We chose this part of southern Normandy for the beautiful countryside, the close proximity to the coast, the climate, the historic sights and leisure activities, and its’ easy access to the Channel ports. We love the friendliness of the people, the delicious food and drink, the markets, the slower pace of life here and the variety of things that you can choose to do each day. We were also attracted by the closeness to neighbouring Brittany which is just 3 fields away! It’s also a short car journey over the border to the Pays de la Loire, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore all three regions.
What makes this House unique
Although we are in a rural situation, on a no through road and surrounded by fields it is easy to reach many of the local villages within minutes and other large towns in 30 - 45 minutes. Because we are in a rural area we also have spectacular views of the sky at night. So it can be useful to bring your binoculars, sit in the garden after dark and appreciate the clear view of the stars and sky. You may also be able to catch a glimpse of our resident barn owl!
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Beautiful Gite set in peaceful countryside
My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of August. The gite was perfect having everything we needed, well presented and spotlessly clean. It is in a rural location with views out over the countryside and is an ideal base for cycling. St Malo, Mont St Michel and Granville are all worth a visit. Anne and Simon were also wonderful hosts and made us feel welcome. We would definitely stay there again.
Gorgeous gite in beautiful countryside setting
What a wonderful gite this is! Our family stayed for four nights in August 2016 - the gite is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Home made chocolate cake on arrival! Two bedrooms, both with en-suites, great kitchen and living space. Situated in beautiful French countryside, it really is idyllic. Anne and Simon were perfect hosts and we enjoyed chatting to them about their life in France. They also gave us tips on local attractions and restaurants. We visited Fougeres (castle tour is a must), Bayeux and the Normandy beaches, all within easy driving distance. We have holidayed in France for the past 15 years and this is one of the best gites we have ever stayed in. We will definitely return and would recommend to others without hesitation.
Wonderful gite in a tranquil rural setting
We spent a week in this wonderful gite set in the quiet Normandy countryside. For us (a couple) it was perfect with the gite having everything we needed. It was comfortable, finished to a high standard and very clean. The owners Anne and Simon were very welcoming and provided us with plenty of tips and recommendations for our stay. Even though set in the countryside access to shops and restaurants was never far away (nearest town and big supermarket is 10 minutes away). We visited some of the local tourist attractions like Mont St Michel, Granville and the chateau at Fourgeres, but also enjoyed relaxing in the garden and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. There are many things that we didn’t find time to do such as visiting the Normandy beaches, St Malo, Bayeux, Dinan and many more; so we will have to go back! We have visited France many times and stayed in many different locations and gites and this is our favourite to date, we can’t wait to return.
Peaceful and relaxing
Beautiful gite. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and very tranquil. St Hilaire is lovely and the local villages are very picturesque. Hosts were very warm and friendly. Good cycling but mind the hills!
Fabulous Hosts, Fabulous Place
Great location. Quiet and private without being isolated. Easily placed to make the most of the wonderful soft countryside and the beautiful shorelines.
The Gite is extremely comfortable, well appointed and extremely relaxing. The hosts could not have been more welcoming, being both charming and well informed. A very enjoyable break, which we hope to repeat.
Fantastic Gite, excellent hosts.
Perfect for us (two couples). The gite was clean, well equipped and VERY COMFORTABLE.
There are many beaches along the Manche coastline, but one of our favourites is Genêts beach which is around 25 miles and takes about 40 minutes to drive there. There are miles of sand in every direction and fantastic views towards Le Mont Saint Michel. You can even go on guided tours across the bay to Le Mont Saint Michel at low tide.
The ferry ports of St Malo (1 hour 10 mins), Cherbourg (2 hours), and Caen (1 hour 45) by car.
Calais - about 4 hours
Airports - Dinard and Rennes - both one hour by car
Transport can be arranged from the airport but a car is essential so would need to be hired.
The village of St Martin de Landelles with bakers, butchers, a couple of grocery shops, a bar and a restaurant is just five minutes by car. Some of the shops are also open on Sunday mornings for those last minute provisions.
For those who enjoy watching wildlife there is often much to be seen from the property. Le Haut Champ has its own resident owl: there is a CCTV in the main house. There is plenty of bird life and deer can often be seen running through the fields.
There are English speaking pharmacists and doctors in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët.