Property ID : 3 Bedroom Gite
A Restored French country cottage, set within four acres of garden and surrounded by countryside.
This cottage is located in part of the historically important Bertrand Du Guesclin country estate, which is complete with ruins of the Old Bakery and the Cider Press. Situated alongside the internationally famous Jules Lepennetier Horse training track and close to St.James which has a large American cemetery from the Second World War.
Elements of luxury and comfort have been incorporated into the renovation of Bijoux Gites, as well as retaining the charm of a beautiful French country residence. Set in the glorious Normandy countryside, having a tranquil feel, this wonderful location has been taken into account when creating outside space, the paved patios all face south to maximise the amount of time for outside relaxing and dining. An all year heated swimming pool has a central location within the grounds. The children’s adventure play area has a replicated tower house to reflect the Manoir de Marigny, which stands to the south.
This gite is a traditional local stone building comprising of a three bedroom farmhouse, sundeck, play area and swimming pool. Set within four acres of garden mostly laid to lawn and surrounded by Normandy countryside yet only a short distance from main road networks and local amenities.
Perfect for visiting Mont Saint-Michel, historic towns and coastal areas
The lounge area is furnished with comfortable oversized sofas and footstools providing a great place to relax after a hard day exploring this extremely intriguing region. The large dining table has enough space to seat eight guests with ease, for those drawn out meals and of course drinks the French are so famous for enjoying.
There is a flat screen TV with English channels, a DVD player for movie fans and free WiFi to stay in touch with home.
A selection of books, films, cards, craft equipment and board games can be found in the lounge area.
We also have for our younger guests; Cots, high chairs, baby bath, buggy, stair gates, step up for bathroom, children’s crockery and cutlery all readily available.
A fully fitted open plan kitchen has all the appliances you would expect to have at home including a dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, bread machine, slow cooker, Jack Lalanne Juicer, Iron, ironing board, double crockery and cutlery supplies. Tea towels, washing up liquid, detergent for the washing machine and dishwasher are also supplied.
A huge amount of picnic ware to use poolside, take to the beach or give the children a picnic lunch to take to the Mini Manoir or sit in the sunshine on the lawn is also available. Blankets also available to spread out for seating.
The master bedroom has en suite shower room, with grandstand views over the Jules Lepenettier Horse training track, being north facing this room has been draped with plush thick Black and gold curtains and soft furnishings to give a warm and opulent look and feel.
The other two bedrooms which are south facing have views of the Manoir and Bois De Lande Blanche forest these are enhanced by Eau de nil soft furnishings and curtains to reflect the sunny aspect, these two rooms share the family bathroom.
Bedding is British deep divan beds with quality bed linen, with a selection of pillows available.
The bathrooms have wet areas with thermostatic showers, wall mounted WC’s and wash basins, fully tiled floors, heated towel rails, plenty of storage for personal toiletries etc.
A complimentary selection of toiletries shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, soap and toothpaste are supplied. Bathrobes are available to hire at 10 Euros each per week but plenty of personal towels white Egyptian cotton and brightly coloured pool towels are included.
The swimming pool is secured by wooden fencing and self closing safety gate (open/closing mechanism set out of reach of younger guests) in addition to a pool alarm. There is a floating slide and dunking basket ball goal in the pool for children. Our paved sundeck, has ample all weather rattan sun beds and cushions, tables, chairs, we have a pool house with log burner, which heats the pool in addition to the solar panels. Amenities include a poolside shower, toilet and changing area.
The children’s adventure play area is built with safety being paramount, stands on a sand base.
The Mini Manoir with steps up(or down), slide, rope ladder, monkey bars over to double swing(interchangeable swings for toddlers). Buckets and spades, balls and selection of small play equipment are made available.
Parking is available at the front of the cottage via hard standing with garaging available for motorcyclists, but set away from the house to make the frontage safe for children.
A welcome pack will await you on arrival containing: drinks, i.e. wine, tea, coffee, milk, juice, bread, butter, cheese, jam, seasonal fresh fruit, so that you can have a snack and relax into the atmosphere.
The house is fully centrally heated and insulated, with a wood burning stove, complete with an initial supply of logs, further supplies may be purchased at a reasonable cost.
Smoke alarms are fitted to both floors along with a Carbon monoxide alarm to the ground floor. There is a fire blanket, extinguisher and a first aid kit, in the unfortunate event of the odd scratch or scrape all located underneath the sink for any emergencies.
Guitar teaching breaks will be on offer during September where you can learn the electric guitar with a trained teacher, (all levels) taught for four days then on the fifth day an opportunity to play with a professional band rock blues band. Accommodation, drinks, food and tuition included in package.
For special occasions and events, birthdays, anniversaries etc. we can arrange catering and live music.