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“A beautiful place to relax!”
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11 reviews
One of many outside photos
an overhead view of the whole farm
Kitchen mantelpiece
relaxing in front of wood burner
Wisteria in full bloom along the front of the farmhouse
Sunset from garden
Spring has sprung and the orchard is a wash with blossom
half hour harvest
Comfy living room
Comfy living room from other side
Single bedroom
Shower room
shower room different angle
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Brecey, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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“A beautiful place to relax!”
Reviewed 19 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We have just returned from a really relaxing three days in this beautiful cottage. It was so lovely to be in the country yet only a short walk from Brecet where we could get supplies and sustenance. We discovered lots of lovely towns nearby and a highlight was a trip to Granville on market day followed by a walk on the beach. Andrew was very helpful and welcoming even having the wood burners lit when we arrived. It was great and we'd love to come back.

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Management Response
19 May 2017
Great to meet you all. Thanks for the great review.
Welcome any time.
best regards
Andrew
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Tony K
Earby, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing place to stay, 5 Star ”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Just sat on the ferry before leaving for home after a fabulous 3 night stay in the farmhouse at the end of our holiday. Difficult to add anything more to what has already been said but suffice to say we had a brilliant time. Met by Andrew who was so helpful and informative of the house, grounds and local attractions it was the perfect chill out ending to our time in France. We sat out for breakfast every morning and I was still out at midnight with my camera photographing the stars through the perfectly clear skies.
100% recommended and can't wait to re-visit. Tony, Debs and family.

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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
Hi Tony Debbs and family, thank you will much for the excellent reviews and for putting it on here too. Looking forward to welcoming you here again soon!
Best regards
Andrew
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Kevin O
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We want to go back!”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We received a very warm welcome from Andrew at this beautiful house and garden. It's a lovely, relaxing place. A grassy driveway with overhanging trees opens out to secluded farm yard sheds and a beautiful house. It's only minutes from the lovely village of Brécey. the area has enough restaurants and bars to keep you satisfied. The house itself is really nice. It's really well stocked. Every appliance you can think of is provided. You have your own private garden, barbecue, outdoor tables and chairs. Within minutes we felt completely at home. This place is highly recommended. We want to go back already!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jul 2016
Hi Kevin and Elaine,
Thank you very much for your great review. Great meeting you both, hope you come and stay again soon.
Best regards
Andrew
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Cyndi25
Los Altos, California
1 review
“La Belle Etoile wraps its arms around you, and you never want to leave.”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My husband, a friend and I were in France for three weeks. Our stay at this French farmhouse was the highlight of our trip.

The owner, Andrew, could not have been any nicer. He replied to my emails immediately and when we got a little lost, we called him, and he guided us to his home. Mind you, he'd sent detailed directions, but we managed to get lost nonetheless. The truth is that I forgot they were in my email, and I didn't look.

La Belle Etoile is so private and it sits on magnificent grounds. At sunset, we'd sit outside, a glass of wine in hand and watch the ever-changing sky turn different colors.

We were in the area to visit Mont Saint-Michel. All the hotels surrounding it were booked. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. When we went by them on the shuttle bus, I felt as though I was in some weird, tacky theme park.

I found this on Trip Advisor and booked it immediately. The small town of Brecey is unbelievable. I've included some pictures of the square and some of the shops. The local people were so gracious with us as we fumbled to remember our high school French.

The local bakery makes the most delicious things you've ever eaten. I know the owner was giggling at the number of baked goods and bread that we bought. We ate it all, and I'm still trying to lose the weight!

It's not that far from Mont Saint-Michel, which we enjoyed immensely, but we were glad to leave the hordes of tourists behind and return home.

If what you're looking for is an experience that you'll never forget, book La Belle Etoile. She won't let you down.

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Liked best: The property was beautiful and peaceful.
Liked least: In France, it's common to have a washer and no dryer. I wasn’t used to that.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
Dear Cyndi, thank you so much for your excellent review. It was great to hear you enjoyed the area aswell as the house. Looking forward to some more photos if you get the time? Many thanks again
Andrew
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: The charm of the cottage
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Oct 2015
Dear Angela and Dave, I hope you enjoyed your onward journey!
Many thanks for your positive review. I look forward to perhaps welcoming you again if you should decide to make a similar trip in the future.
Best Regards
Andrew
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