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La Chardiniere

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
Our cosy cottage is nestled on the grounds of a traditional French farmhouse with landscaped gardens, ponds, waterfall and apple orchard. Your own private terrace overlooks the picturesque Norman countryside, but you are also welcome to wander around our extensive gardens. Whether you´re looking to experience the history and culture of Normandy, shopping or simply unwind, our cosy cottage offers the best of all worlds. From nearby Mont St. Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry, to the majestic Fougeres chateau, Normandy landing beaches, and fine dining in French restaurants, to a round of golf, water sports, hiking in nearby forests or o the Grand Randonnée, (one guest even used our gite as a quiet retreat to complete his thesis!) - the choices are almost endless. Whether you´re looking for a sightseeing holiday, visiting historic sights or summ... Read more
Listing #HL203972
About the Owner
Karen M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We often enjoy a drink with guests in our gazebo, depending on mutual availability and interest, but respect their privacy. We offer croissants delivered to your door the first morning, as well as neck and shoulder and foot massages on site by a qualified practitioner for a nominal amount. We strive for a personalised holiday tailored as much as possible to your unique wishes. Earlybird special Book early (before April 1) for 2018 and enjoy a discount of 45 pounds per week.
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We are proof that regardless of the weather there is still loads to do around La Chardiniere . Our Hosts Made us welcome from the start making sure we we warm enough and comfortable .The Gite had everything we required and is well equipped and...More

Thank Fiona H
Management response:Responded 30 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and were pleased you managed to have a good holiday, rain or shine! We really hope to see you again, and provide an even higher sunshine ratio next time! Many thanks to you both.

Reviewed 18 August 2016

We booked La Chardiniere based on the previous reviews and we weren't disappointed. The Gite was just perfect for us, situated on the fringe of a very small village, yet close enough to hit most of the major site seeing missions of Normandy in around...More

Thank Flyerboy01
Management response:Responded 18 August 2016

It was such a delight hosting Noel and Kathy, from their boundless warmth to their wonderful sense of humour, we enjoyed every minute of their visit and were sad to see them go. They also left the gite in immaculate condition. Merci bien, Noel and...More

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2015


Management response:Responded 20 August 2015


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Our detached guesthouse is ideal both for a romantic getaway for couples, a small family of three or for friends or siblings. It has been renovated in authentic Norman style with modern conveniences. There is a floor to ceiling sculptured chimney and woodburner in the lounge, a mezzanine overlooking it from the first floor bedroom. The kitchen which overlooks both the private terrace at the back and the drive at the front, is equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, microwave and washing machine. The bathroom has a large walkin shower.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We welcome guests from around the world, from young couples to retirees, from singles to families with children over the age of five (or small babies), who can enjoy our fish...
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$181 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We consider reduced rates for long term rentals (more than two weeks) and for short stays (less than one week). However, during July and August the minimum letting period is one week. Please let us know your thoughts, we are open to clients´ requests and preferences. If you are travelling around France, and prefer to arrive mid-week we are flexible, based on clients´individual needs. On reservation, 25 per cent of the total is due, with 75 per cent due two weeks before arrival. We also request 100 (euros or pounds) refundable damage deposit on arrival. We look forward to welcoming you.
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About the neighbourhood
The quaint village shop, and French bar are just 300 meters from your cottage and areopen until 8 pm most days, except Wednesdays Sundayafternoons. Guests can pre-order morning croissants, baguettes and other pastries, and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, wine and cider and other supermarket products just a short walk away. There is also a Michelin star restaurant in the next village, Mont St Michel is just an hour away, Pegasus Bridge, the Bayeux Tapestry, DDay Landing Beaches, just over an hour away, as are water sports, hiking, rock climbing, amusement parks. Walkers can begin from the cottage to find nearby trails, with endless possibilities, visitors often find they need to come back again to finish exploring the area.
Getting around
As we are nestled behind a small French village, visitors do need a vehicle to get around. For travellers coming by air, there are plenty of reliable car rental agencies both at the airport, and at a nearby supermarket.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Dinard: 95.0 km
Ferry: Caen/Ouisterham: 115.0 km
We are located approximately one hour from the port of Caen/Ouisterham and an hour and a half from Cherbourg. Dinard airport (Ryanair) is approximately an hour and a half away, with airports at Deauville and Rennes about two hours from us. From Caen, take the motorway for Rennes, leaving at the Vire junction. Specific details and directions, and map references will be supplied at time of booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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