Le Vieux Chalonge is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Normandy/Brittany border in a very private setting. Ideal for families or friends, the accommodation includes 2 properties for exclusive use, the main farmhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining room and cozy lounge and the snug gite with separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Much of the original character of the properties has been retained, including beamed ceilings and lime rendered walls, yet it incorporates all modern conveniences such as Free WiFi, French and UK Freeview TV, comprehensive digital film library, fully equipped kitchens and a laundry room. The full-size in ground swimming pool is heated to a comfortable 28 degrees and children are well catered for with a separate kids play den and outside play area. In a beautiful private country setting, yet only a few minutes from the lively market town of St James with all amenities. Many major attractions (Mont St Michel, adventure parks, golf, historic towns) and great beaches within easy reach. A perfect location to enjoy a relaxing holiday with family and friends.
Near market town of St James, all major attractions and great beaches within easy reach
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 9, 2018
About Max Owen
We gave up the corporate 'rat race' 5 years ago and moved to France with our children to enjoy a quieter life. We are now establishing a gite business with 3 properties, 2 of which are running in 2018 and the final one in 2019. We are focusing on providing charming period properties with modern conveniences and heated in-ground swimming pools for 10-14 people respectively. We endeavour to make every holiday for our guests a great experience, nothing is too much trouble.
Max Owen purchased this Farmhouse in 1992
Why Max Owen chose Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault
This property is nestled in beautiful countryside and has a charm all of its own. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it and spent many years bringing it to its current standard. From here, there is so much to do, whether near the coast, the WW2 sites or many other historical sites. There are also many activities for kids, playparcs, zoos etc. And of course the wonderful Mont Saint Michel
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Absolute peace and tranquility, yet so close to all the major sites and activities.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place. Plenty of space
The main house was a great space. Massive kitchen table for social evenings however we spent most of our week using the gas bbq and eating outside.
We travelled with our 2 children who loved the pool and the toys. Plus the grandparents had there own space in their private Gite when they needed it.
Location was perfect, just what we hoped. Really private but not isolated. Cute village that we ran too every morning for croissants.
We will come back next time we are in northern France.
Lovely French farmhouse
Ihana maalaistalo Ranskan maaseudulla - lovely French farmhouse!
We (four adults and five children from 10 to 15) loved this fantastic farmhouse! The property was clean and location was perfect. The house was well equipped (towels, different games, pool toys, washing machine etc.). We visited for example Rennes, Mont Saint Michel, Fougeres, Carolles and Saint Malo. The welcome pack was generous, thank you Max and Katja :)
Suosittelemme lämpimästi tätä paikkaa kaikille!
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you stay with us all the way from Finland!
Fantastic property in a great location
Great property in great location
Lovely Family Farmhouse
The farmhouse is spacious yet cosy. It was the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. It is well equipped and there is a lovely shed/room outside filled with children’s toys (table football, ride ons, all sorts of ball games, a train track, and more) which kept our children entertained for hours!
A peaceful charming place to spend two weeks
This is a beautiful property with excellent amenities in a quiet location
with great views, good security and lots of peace and quiet. The pool is exceptional and all pool accessories are included as well as comfortable poolside chairs and pool towels. Our "kids" are 30 and 25 but they enjoyed no only the pool, but the table tennis too.
We met Max who came to clean the pool and mow the grass.
The property is faultless, fully equipped for both adults and children. The house and gite were clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything you need for comfortable easy living. The welcome pack was superb including much more than you usually expect to receive.
The area is very pretty with many attractions in easy reach of the property and a convenient Super U Supermarket in St James.
Just a fantastic place for a holiday, I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.
Lovely Holiday Home
On arrival we were met by Max, a very friendly and informative host who had left a very enjoyable welcome pack. He always let us know in advance when he was coming round to clean the pool or sort something out.
The property was as described but the website really does not do it justice, a very quiet location with great farmland views, but also not too far from shops for early morning bakery trips.
A loveable family house which was clean, comfortable and had great facilities. The pool was a great success as was the toy shed and the movies on the tv for the young and old at heart.
Good location for sight seeing- Alligator Bay, Mont-St-Michel, Fougeres town and castle, St Malo, Carolles and D day beaches to name but a few. Also just great for relaxing by the pool and eating alfresco.
The gite was also a very good addition a self contained property with good facilities.
We were a party of 11 which included a 3 year old and 2 around 9 months, the children were particularly well catered with 2 high chairs, cots, plastic tableware and an abundance of toys and books with the 3 yr old loved.
Would not hesitate in recommending this Farmhouse to family and friends.
Beautiful sandy beaches on the southern Normandy peninsula and coves around Dinard and St Malo, closest around 30km. Our particular favourite is Carolles
Le Vieux Chalonge is conveniently located for many of the Normandy/Brittany ferry ports, St Malo is the closest (60km), but Cherbourg and Caen are both within 90 minutes drive. Le Havre 2 hours, Dieppe 3 hours and Calais 4-5 hours drive.
Closest airport is Dinard 65km away with convenient flights from Stansted, East Midlands and Leeds/Bradford airports in the UK. Rennes and Caen airports also easily accessible.
Huge range of activities including great country walks, cycling, fishing at local lakes/rivers or at the sea, local golf courses, canoeing, mini golf, tennis and horse-riding.
The coast is only a short drive away (30 minutes) with beautiful sandy beaches and a gradual slope into the sea ideal for children.
Visit the numerous local markets with great local produce, ideal for buying fresh ingredients for your family meals.
There are a number of fun parks, zoos, an alligator park and aquarium nearly for all the family to enjoy.
The historic Mont St Michel with its beautiful cobbled streets and hilltop abbey is only 30 minutes away. Local towns worth visiting include Cancale with oyster banks and seafront restaurants, the walled city of St Malo, Rennes the capital of Brittany, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe, Avranches a town steeped in history from 1066 to 1945. A little further away you can visit the Normandy landing beaches and the medieval town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% deposit required at the time of booking, the remainder plus a €250 security deposit is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. Changeover Day: During the mid and high season, changeover day is Saturday - arrive after 4.00pm and leave before 10.00am. In the low season the changeover day is flexible. Notes on prices: Wood burner can be used at €6 per basket of wood and central heating at €1 per litre of oil. Otherwise prices are fully inclusive. Linen, towels and a welcome hamper included, other supplies can be provided on request. 20% Brittany Ferries discount code available. Pool heating is set to 27-28 degrees. Small dogs may be accepted outside high season at the owners discretion at a cost of €30 per dog.