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La Petite Vérablière two bedroom country cottage sleeping five comfortably in rural Normandy

by Christina Potter
(Percy, Basse Normandie, France)

Cottage in May

Cottage in May

The guest cottage at La Petite Vérablière, originally an old cider barn, has been entirely renovated and restored and can sleep five comfortably.

It sits within its own secluded gardens away from the main farmhouse with private parking for two cars.

Inside, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, the master bedroom has a double 180cm/4ft6in bed whilst the second bedroom has two smaller French 125cm/4ft beds.

Downstairs, a wood burning stove is available during the winter months, electric wall radiators in every room and a portable gas fire.

The kitchen is fully equipped with gas cooker, washing machine, microwave, kettle, iron etc. and a travel cot and high chair are available on request.

The garden has a mixture of patio furniture and a barbecue is available for you to use.

La Petite Vérablière, formerly a small working farm, is set in the midst of the peaceful rural Normandie countryside – but within easy reach of all major tourist attractions such as the WW2 D-Day beaches and Mont St Michel.

Situated two miles from the nearest market town of Percy, six miles from the historic medieval town of Villedieu-les-Poêles and about 20 miles from the nearest coast – everything is in easy reach.

Whether you're feeling energetic or you just want to relax and unwind, the area around La Petite Vérablière has something for everyone.

The surrounding countryside and the tow path along the river Vire are perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The river itself is great for a spot of canoeing!

Riding stables are just around the corner and if you don’t want to go to the beach to swim, then a swimming pool can be found in nearby Villedieu-les-Poêles.

Further afield, the nearest safe sandy beaches are just a 25min drive away The fashionable town of Granville with its lovely French boutiques and fishing port can be found further along the coast heading towards the fabulous Mont St Michel which seems to float above the sea in the bay.

On the opposite side of the peninsula the medieval town of Bayeaux plays host to the famous tapestry and the WW2 landing beaches are a spit further on. If you have a particular interest in anything to do with the war, there are superb museums everywhere in the peninsula but mainly along this coast.

Booking information

The guest cottage at La Petite Vérablière is available all year and short out-of-season breaks or longer-term bookings (at reduced prices) are welcome - please ask for details.

All bed linen and tea towels are included in the rental, but you will need to bring personal towels and cot bedding. Towels and extra bed linen can be provided for an additional cost.

A child gate, high chair & travel cot (not including bedding) can be provided, if needed.

A £200 booking deposit is required. This includes a refundable separate damage deposit of £100 which will be returned after your departure, less any extra expenses and breakages that may have occurred during your stay.

A welcome pack is included free of charge. Any extras you may require can be provided at cost price.

An initial 40kW of electricity is included in the rental. The meter will be read at the end of your stay and any extra costs calculated at the current rate.

An initial supply of wood is provided for the wood burner during winter months (October-April).

Prices range from £52-85per person/per week. Discounts given for single couple occupancy.

Contact Tina Potter by

Email on Tinapotter@orange.fr

for further details and availability

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