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1 of 22Peaceful, pretty cottage on the edge of the village of Mantilly
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Mantilly cottage is a peaceful, detached cottage with private garden and beautiful views over surrounding fields and countryside. One main bedroom with king size bed, plus king size sofa bed in second living room which can be made up as a separate bedroom 2. Open plan main living/dining/kitchen area with wood burner, fully equipped kitchen and gas cooker. Set on the edge of a pretty village, within the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park, in Orne, Basse-Normandie.
The cottage is only a short walk (300 me trees) from the centre of the peaceful village of Mantilly, famous for being the Capitale du Poiré (Capital of the pear). Here you will find a boulangerie for freshly baked bread and pastries, village shop, and a small restaurant/ bar 'Au petite Mantilly'. All surround a large church at ...Mantilly cottage is a peaceful, detached cottage with private garden and beautiful views over surrounding fields and countryside. One main bedroom with king size bed, plus king size sofa bed in second living room which can be made up as a separate bedroom 2. Open plan main living/dining/kitchen area with wood burner, fully equipped kitchen and gas cooker. Set on the edge of a pretty village, within the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park, in Orne, Basse-Normandie.
The cottage is only a short walk (300 me trees) from the centre of the peaceful village of Mantilly, famous for being the Capitale du Poiré (Capital of the pear). Here you will find a boulangerie for freshly baked bread and pastries, village shop, and a small restaurant/ bar 'Au petite Mantilly'. All surround a large church at the centre of the village. The village lake is also only a short walk from the cottage, and countryside walking/cycling routes through apple and pear orchards can be accessed from the doorstep.
The cottage has a comfortable central living area where you can relax and enjoy typical French living and dining around the wood burning stove. There is a welcoming fireside sofa and Farmhouse table that seats up to 6, as well as a fully equipped kitchen area.
The kitchen is recently refurbished, with a gas hob, electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee maker, slow cooker (for those days out) microwave and plenty more.
A small portable washing machine is also provided.
The main bedroom has a king-size bed with dressing table/ plenty of drawer space. There is a roomy wardrobe/ storage cupboard adjacent to the main bedroom with hanging rail and shelf for further clothing storage, and large mirror.
Bathroom with full size bath and integral power shower.
There is also an additional living room which can be utilised as a second double bedroom (very comfortable sofa-bed) or enjoyed as a separate living area where you can relax on the sofa to watch television (UK Freesat), with a book, DVD, puzzles, CD's and a few games provided.
All of the above are situated on the ground floor.
Outside is a secluded walled garden with small lawned area, flower beds of mature roses and fig trees. Also there is a gravelled area with BBQ, seating and dining table for up to six and space to play a game of boules. Lovely views over surrounding fields and countryside which can be enjoyed from your seat!
Passais is a quaint village nearby with excellent carp fishing, restaurant and local shops. Le Teilleul is another small town worth visiting around 4 miles away.
There are local markets weekly in the surrounding villages, each held on different days so you will never miss the opportunity to visit one and stock up on local produce. For larger stores, towns such as Gorron have everything you will need.
Our cottage is close to many places of historic interest such as Mont St Michel, WWII battlefields and D-Day beaches. It is also located within the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park, with wonderful cycling, walking, golf courses, fishing lakes and rivers, horse riding to name a few activities, within this area of outstanding natural beauty.
The cottage can be easily reached from the cross channel ferry ports of Caen and St Malo are just over an hour by car, Cherbourg 2 hours, Le Havre around 2.5 hours, Calais 4.5 hours or the airports - Dinard just over an hour away by car, Rennes 1.5 hours.
Upon booking, we will supply full map directions including sat-nav coordinates to help facilitate a smooth journey for you.
Also, if you are looking for a slightly larger cottage, please have a look at our other property Husson Gite, La Buneliere which we also advertise on trip advisor.
'Some pets welcome, for an additional charge of £10, please contact the owner'More
We spent a week here last year & were so impressed with the peace and tranquility of this lovely cottage & area. We could relax totally that Honey our cocker spaniel was safe in the enclosed secure garden . We booked again & headed straight...More
Date of stay: May 2018
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer Dorchester, United Kingdom
We were welcomed by the owners with biscuits and cider and shown around this charming cottage. They had stayed in the cottage, so a great deal had been thought through and there were no gaps in the equipment.
Comfortable bed and strong shower, with good...More
Mantilly Cottage is a pure delight, birdsong & the chimes of the Church clock so restful. This charming cottage is comfortably furnished & well equipped. Totally secure garden ideal for our cocker spaniel. Surounded by fields & beautiful walks.
We will certainly go back to...More
Date of stay: May 2017
Management response:Responded 13 June 2017
Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, and are grateful for how well you looked after our Cottage during your stay. C and S
We don't live on site, but will provide you with a welcome document, which gives you all the details about the cottage and the surrounding area, prior to your stay. Also prior to your stay, we will give you details of how to access the cottage on your arrival. We provide a telephone number and email address to guests to contact us in an emergency, or if there are any issues during your stay.
There are numerous places to visit near the village of Mantilly. Recommended towns near to the cottage are Domfront & Chambois. There are beautiful gardens to visit such as Jardins de la Pellerine (29km); Parc et jardin de Clivoy (33km); Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (35km)Various sites of natural beauty are a short drive away, Source - Couesnon (30km); Forêt de Fougères (30km); Forêt de Saint-Sever (37km); Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (43km); Étang de Haute-Vilaine (47km); Rochers des Parcs (50km); Étang de Paintourteau (51km); Étang de la Cantache (55km); Forêt de Chevré (61km)Towns of specific interest for Art and history are Mayenne (27km); Fougeres (35km); Jublains (37km); Evron (50kmThere is also a Zoo and wildlife park Parc zoologique de Champrepus (52km)Local markets near to Man...
The cottage is situated in rural Normandy so if you want to travel to see the sites, a car is advisable. However, the cottage is located on a country lane leading off the village square, so the bar, shop, and boulangerie are all in walking distance. There is a local taxi service, which we provide details for in our welcome pack.