La Brise consists of a pair of two-bedroom holiday cottages set in a large garden, located in a seaside village just steps from a sandy beach in Normandy. The property is on a quiet road beside the sea.
The cottages are at a respectful distance from each other, and can be rented separately for groups of up to four, or both cottages can be rented together for larger groups of up to eight. Each cottage has its own barbecue and outdoor dining area.
Both cottages feature light and airy kitchens, ideal for home cooking and enjoying a morning coffee with breakfast. Windows throughout each cottage give a feeling of freshness and space, as well as offering plenty of natural light.
The nearest town is La Haye-du-Puits, about 10 minutes' drive from the property. All amenities can be found there, including small shops and supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cafés. On Wednesdays, the town has a large market, with local vendors selling goods and produce from the region.
For guests who enjoy golf, the area is home to Golf de Granville, designed and maintained in the traditional links style of the historic courses of Scotland.
A unique sand yachting club is located very close by, and provides a great day of exercise and entertainment for the whole family. This historic pastime makes use of a small cart or wagon, equipped with a sail, enabling riders to effortlessly enjoy an exhilarating ride across the beach.
The safe and scenic beaches are popular family spots, but are also ideal for couples enjoying a romantic retreat, or a single person enjoying the warm breezes and soft sand with a good book. There are also restaurants and cafés in the nearby village of St.Germain, only five minutes' drive from the property and within walking distance of the local beach.
There are several cultural and historical points of interest close to the cottages. The Medieval Basilic of Lessay and the Castle of Pirou are nearby and worth a day trip. Portbail has daily departures to Jersey Island. The chic resort of Carterret is a quick drive as well. The Allied landing beaches of Utah and Omaha are less than an hour away from the property.
The serene and picturesque coastline still holds echoes of the largest invasion in world history, and the area features museums dedicated to the war effort, where locals and visitors alike share an unspoken vow to never forget the sacrifices made so long ago. During the D Day commemorations in June the area is a very popular destination, but there are plenty of interesting things to see throughout the year as well.
For the most adventurous visitors, the town of Avranches offers exciting two seat parachute jumping tours. Daily sailboat cruises are offered at Saint-Malo and offer extensive scenic views in a relaxing atmosphere. Guests with children should make a point of visiting the town of La Broussac, and enjoy the locally famous burro cart rides, a sure crowd pleaser for children of all ages.
Normandy is considered the cradle of medieval French history. The region is home to a wealth of castles, fortresses and towns. The legendary tapestry at Bayeux is listed with UNESCO's world heritage artifacts, and depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066, where the Norman Prince, William the Conqueror, won victory in England, thus changing the course of history. William's home castle of Falaise, located nearby, is still the seat of the Norman Dukes.
The historic Norman capitol of Rouen features many Gothic cathedrals, and is perhaps most noteworthy as the town where Joan of Arc met her fate.
Mont Saint-Michel is also a UNESCO site, housing a medieval abbey perched atop a rocky island. The island village offers visitors a wide variety of restaurants, shops and other amenities. There are no shortage of possibilities for day trips and extended visits to this rich cultural region of France.
“What a lovely cottage - pretty, peaceful setting and just right for a temporary home for a week! The weather has been great, so we have made much use of the barbeque! We would definately recommend it to family and friends, and hopefully will be back again in the future! ”
Ruth G. - England
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay! We love the house - it is so cosy and beautifully furnished. Wished we could have stayed longer!We will definitely tell all our friends about it.”
Audrey G. - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
“Thank you very much for your hospitality.Delightful house, very nice area, we hope to come back here.”
Elena and Peter D. - United Kingdom