Type of Accommodation: Gite
Region: Normandy (Haute & Basse)
Contact Sandra or Richard on
Telephone: 0033 780424058 / 0033 233 514041
5 Route de la Cochardiere,
50640 Le Teilleul,
We asked the owners Richard and Sandra to tell us a little bit about the Gite and this is what they told us.
La Buissonniere was once a traditional stone farmhouse with a barn and milking parlour attached but renovations as recently as 2014 have now tastefully refurbished the property into a beautiful house and gite. And we love it!
Open all year, we offer flexible any-day changeovers, minimum 2 night stays, ample parking for cars, and covered storage for touring motorcyclists. Anyone who makes a booking for the Gite can get a 20% discount from Brittany Ferries which will help with the overall cost of the holiday.
As our website name suggests, we nestle beneath four giant cherry trees that produce juicy yellow cherries much loved by our sheep grazing in their paddock under the trees. In fact, their munching is about as noisy at it gets here; if you love rural tranquillity on holiday, then you probably couldn’t come to a better place. Surrounded by fields and woodland and approached by a country lane that leads to nowhere except us, there is space all around and the gite itself has its own private garden for relaxing, eating and just soaking up the solitude. Oh, and for making friends with our free-ranging chickens too.
The gite accommodation is all on the ground floor - ideal for children, or for those with limited mobility. The spacious, oak beamed lounge provides a cosy sofa, armchairs, widescreen TV with FreeSat and DVD player, and a selection of dvds, books and games. The adjoining kitchen diner seats four comfortably and there is a full sized gas cooker, washing machine, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and a good supply of kitchen utensils and crockery. All heating is electric and included in the rental price, as are bedding and towels. Free WiFi is also provided.
The gite sleeps up to four in 1 double and 1 twin room and a cot can be supplied by prior arrangement at no extra cost. The fully tiled WC and shower room has a step-up corner opening shower.
La Buissonniere is just a 5 minute drive from the village of Le Teilleul, home to 2 boulangeries, a boucherie, supermarket (with 24 hour fuel), 3 bars and 2 restaurants which are all more than adequate for a stay in our gite. The town of St.Hilaire du Harcouet, with its larger array of shops, bars and restaurants and also a bustling weekly Wednesday market is 20 mins away; a 15 minute drive takes you to the town of Mortain which played an important part in the Contra Attaque in WW2, and its pivotal role in turning the tide of the Battle of Normandy is remembered at La Petite Chapel, high on a hill overlooking the Mortainaise countryside and just visible from our fields; 15 minutes to the east of us is the beautiful medieval town of Domfront whose brasseries and bistros line the winding cobbled streets leading up to the beautiful church and chateaux ruins looking out over the Orne valley.
Further afield, but still within easy distance of La Buissonniere is Mont St. Michel, majestically poised in the beautiful bay and visible from the stunning beaches of Carolles, Dragey and Jullouville curving up to the bustling port of Granville, host to the Grand Depart of the 2016 Tour de France. Another 2 stages of the world famous cycle race will also take place in Manche. Exciting! Fougeres, Avranches, and Falaise are also well worth a visit, and the Normandy Landing Beaches and military cemeteries of WW2 at Caen are not to be missed. Oodles of child themed activities in the area will also keep the whole family happy.
Most ferry ports and Rennes and Dinard airports are just 90 mins away. À bientôt!