I have two small two bedroom cottages, (Each cottage is 150 points but 250 points if you take both together). They are the gate houses of a small chateau in...
Where is it?
The house sits on the top of a hill in a traditional French farming hamlet of less than 20 houses. It has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It is a 5 minute drive from the ancient market town of Avranches which sits in the mouth of the bay of Mont St Michel. Avranches is close to the borders of Brittany, Normandy and Loire in France.
The peaceful sandy beaches of Normandy are 15 minutes drive. Holiday type beaches and marina/harbour 20 mins drive. They are a great place to walk, do water sports, (canoeing, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing etc.) or collect shellfish such as oysters, mussels and clams.
The gastronomy of Normandy and Brittany is world famous and still produces many delicacies in traditional ways. This is an area where you can choose to live and taste both the modern or traditional French life, but not a place to come if you are on a diet! The fruit de mer, local cheeses, mouth watering patisseries and chocolateries will see to that.
The local town offers many pretty little restaurants, bars and shops. There are many, many other places to explore in the area Mont St Michel being the principle attraction. St Malo, Avranches, Rennes, Granville, Cancal, Dinard, Dinan, Bayeux, Honfleur, and Fougeres being some of the most interesting that we have found within an hours drive.
If you are looking for a beautiful, unspoilt and friendly place, with fantastic food, wine and people then this is it.
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