Large flat rear garden - perfect for games. Front Elevation
Elegant Manor House Normandy near Mt St Michel
Elegant Manor House Normandy near Mt St Michel

Helt hjem/lejlighed

16 gæster

5 soveværelser

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New to the market, we welcome you to a wonderful 16th century Manoir with a secluded garden, set in 12 acres of fields and woods. Ideally located for one or more families to holiday together and explore the wealth of local culture and heritage. Perfectly situated in beautiful lower Normandy countryside - 25 miles from Mont St Michel and 20 miles from superb Gulf Stream sandy beaches opposite Jersey. Excellent for exploring D Day beaches, & 1 hour to major towns of Rennes, Caen, St Malo.


The manor house is ideally and centrally located in Lower Normandy to take advantage of all the rich cultural and historical heritage of this beautiful and diverse region.
The property has been fully refurbished for this year with 3 new unsuites bathrooms and one family bathroom and is available for weekly bookings from July 2017.

The historic and vibrant hilltop town of Mortain (with its magnificent panoramic views) is 10 minutes away. In August 1944, Mortain was the site of an important battle between the German and American forces. The famed author J.D. Salinger fought alongside the American forces.

Supermarkets, pharmacies, and all local services (doctors, vets etc) are conveniently located 10 minutes away in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët or 10 minutes in the opposite direction to Mortain.

Nearby there are numerous fascinating towns with a rich local culture including Ducey (20mins), Brecey (20 mins), Avranches(25mins) , Vire (25 mins), Domfront (25mins), Villedieu-les-Poêles (30mins), Fleurs(30mins) and Fougères (35mins)
The breathtaking Mont St Michel is 35 minutes away.

There are a vast number of beaches to explore - either travelling west to the Bay of St Michel, & Granville or east towards the D Day beaches.

Larger towns and cities such as Caen (1hr 10), Rennes (1hr), St Malo( 1hr), and Cherbourg & Le Mans(1hr 30) are within easy reach.

A 20 minute drive takes you the the stunning nautical base of Mazure on Lake Vezins,which runs for about 19 km through rugged gorges and beautiful scenery - offering kayaks, canoes, paddle and motor boats.
After a long boat trip a welcome rest can be found at the bohemian L'Autre Cafe found further up stream.

If antique hunting is of interest there are numerous flea markets, brocantes,& depot-ventes locally. However 10 minutes away in the sleepy village of Notre-Dame-du-Touchet is one of Normandy's largest antique emporuims ( Maison Lemarié - Normandie).

There are endless opportunities for walking throughout the countryside and cycling in the quiet country lanes or following the abundant off road cycle routes. Of particular interest to cyclists is that a 5 minute cycle ride from the house takes you to the off road 450km Paris to Mont St Michel cycle path known as the La Véloscénie.
Head towards Mount St Michel rather than Paris!

There is an excellent go karting track circuit 10 minutes away just outside Mortain called Rival'Karting Circuit de Mortain

Regarding the cycle route the enchanting Cance river waterfalls are a focal point of this rugged local terrain, carving between steep hills, within the untamed heart of ‘Armerican Normandy’. The off road route then heads towards St-Hilaire before arriving in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel.

Calais (4hrs 20mins away) and access to the Eurotunnel are served by excellent quiet motorways with the pleasure of crossing La Seine at the Pont du Normandie.

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The accommodation is configured to cater for very large families or groups of families . A maximum of 16 people can stay comfortably at any one time.
The manor house is a generous sized property with 450m² (4,900ft²) of space arranged over 2 floors with 2 staircases.
There is a ground floor WC and utility room with washer and dryer. The open planned kitchen dinning area is large and has double doors to the enclosed private terrace overlooking the flat front garden.
There is plenty of flexibility downstairs, with 2 family rooms, a TV room, study,a bar with stereo, large double aspect dining room with double doors to terrace overlooking the back garden, and a large reception room. There is enough room for families to spread out during their holiday and find their own space. However the kitchen remains a special space at the heart of the house overlooking the gardens and saddlery. There is a woodburner in the inglenook fireplace and an AGA in the kitchen as well as a conventional gas hob and electric oven.

Upstairs there are 5 large double bedrooms with 3 well equipped new ensuite bathrooms. One ensuite has a slipper bath and separate steam room. In addition there is a separate family bathroom.

Guests will have access to 2 acres of garden/parkland with 2 terraces suitable for outdoor eating , 6 acres of meadows to discover and 2 acres of woodland to explore.
There is ample parking for 6 vehicles.
There is covered space for games, darts, table tennis , & children's bicycles are available.

Kontakt med gæster

If you require any help during your stay please do not hesitate to get in contact and we will aim to try and help you in any way possible.

Andre ting, der er værd at bemærke

There is a local bar/shop/bakery/restaurant/grocery (!) in Fontenay which is a short and pleasant 10 minute walk away.

The house is located in typical, unspoilt, peaceful rolling countryside, surrounded by dairy farms and corn fields. Until recently there was a large lake next door to the farm by the manor house but overtime this has given way to a peaceful natural woodland with a small stream running through it. It makes an ideal location for a picnic or evening walk.

Soveværelse 1
1 dobbeltseng, 1 enkeltseng, 1 gulvmadras
Soveværelse 2
1 dobbeltseng
Soveværelse 3
1 dobbeltseng, 1 enkeltseng, 2 køjesenge
Soveværelse 4
1 dobbeltseng
Soveværelse 5
1 dobbeltseng, 2 enkeltsenge

Badeværelser 5
Soveværelser 5
Senge: 11
Indtjekning: 14:00 - 17:00
Udtjekning: 11:00
Værelsestype: Helt hjem/lejlighed


Ekstra gæster Gratis
Rengøringsgebyr 751 kr
Sikkerhedsdepositum 2322 kr
Rabat pr. uge: 5%
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Indtjekningstidspunktet er 14:00-17:00

Pets welcome

Regrettably, the owner cannot accept bookings for stag parties.



6 nætter minimum ophold

2 omtaler

Karolin Brugerprofil
august 2017
Wir hatten ein wunderbaren und unvergesslichen Urlaub in Mortain. Chris ist ein sehr hilfsbereiter, großzügiger und freundlicher Gastgeber, hat uns im Vorfeld gute Auskünfte gegeben und war auch während unseres Aufenthaltes jederzeit erreichbar. Das Haus liegt in einer ländlichen und völlig un-touristischen Gegend - das muss man natürlich mögen. Unsere Kinder haben Haus und Garten geliebt, es gibt eine Menge zu entdecken und zu spielen und das Gefühl von Freiheit. Die Schlafzimmer und Badezimmer in der oberen Etage sind sauber und hell, die Wohnzimmer unten eher urig, und es gibt wirklich viel Platz! Ein sehr komfortables und sehr besonderes Ferienhaus! Vacanze splendide nella casa di Chris. All'arrivo l'abbiamo conosciuto e ci ha fatto trovare un mazzo di fiori sul tavolo colto dal suo giardino. Chris è stato sempre disponibile nel consigliarci posti da visitare e spiaggie dove fare il bagno e ci ha supportato durante tutto il soggiorno. La casa è molto bella, ottimo ambiente famigliare con tutti confort per stare bene. Stupendo il giardino che si affaccia su due lati per avere il sole sia al mattino che al pomeriggio. Siamo stati in dodici, sei adulti e sei bambini, senza mai sentirci allo stretto. Abbiamo fatto delle bellissime gite di un giorno ed eravamo sempre contenti di ritornare a Mortain. Anche al check-out Chris era presente, tutto perfetto senza nessun problema con un rapporto di reciproca fiducia. - Dio salvi la regina e les boulangeries françaises :-)

Johanna Brugerprofil
juli 2017
We stayed in Fontenay for two weeks with 8 people and had the most amazing time. The house is absolutely gorgeous, the pictures barely do it justice, and absolutely huge, which we found a big advantage because one of us had to work a lot and one of us practiced violin every day and there are enough rooms far enough away from one another that all of that is possible without anyone being disturbed. All the bedrooms are beautiful and spacious, the bathrooms have new and highly functional showers, everything was very clean. Cooking was pleasant with lots of pans and crockery at our disposal, again all very nice and clean. Chris and his family had done absolutely anything to make our stay as good as possible: there were some basic groceries there when we arrived which was lovely after the drive, some coffee, information about the area, towels for everybody, the rooms were all beautifully prepared,... he was also available by phone throughout our stay for questions and always got back to us very promptly. The grounds are very unique, with some beautifully landscaped flower beds but also more wild parts. There are some old mysterious barns on the grounds and the property's old function as a cider press is still visible in parts. Combined with the fantastic antiques that make up the interior of the house, the whole place breathes history in a way really affects one's experience and makes it perfectly unique. Fontenay is in the middle of a very pastoral, hilly landscape, with lots of cows, wheat fields, orchards. It's absolutely quiet and private but at the same time incredibly well connected. We were surprised to find all amenities closeby for such a rural setting: a huge supermarket, a small grocer in walking distance, lots of fantastic restaurants, a train station with connection to Paris. For tourist attractions the region is also very strategically situated, as we could explore both Normandy and Brittany.
Chris Brugerprofil
Svar fra Chris:
Johanna and her family were wonderful guests. They are delightful people and I would welcome them again at any time in the future.
juli 2017

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, StorbritannienMedlem siden november 2016
Chris Brugerprofil

I'm married with two young children and work as a doctor in Kent. I love the outdoors whether it be country walks, cycling or swimming in lakes and nearby beaches. I love the quiet and tranquil life in France. It's refreshing to return to a part of the world where the pace of life moves slowly and people place emphasis on quality of life.

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