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- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 14
Type: HouseLe Fresne
Description from the owner
For families who love the idea of a gite holiday, but prefer the luxury of a place to themselves.
Built in 1666, Le Fresne is bursting with charm and character and offers large comfortable accommodation It is beautifully restored retaining it's massive beams and stone walls but incorporating modern facilities
It is a perfect location for a special occasion be it a birthday, anniversary or family reunion and is just 20 - 30 minutes drive of Le Mont St Michel and superb sandy beaches.
It’s ideal for outdoor dining in the summer, with a covered terrace overlooking the floodlit pool and a large brick built BBQ.
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Vezins, Normandy, France
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Normandy is a beautiful region of France, easily accessible from the UK and yet a world away. It is a verdant land of delightful scenery, with friendly local people and of course delicious food and wine. The pace of life is slow. Long leisurely lunches under a shady tree or in a little restaurant are an integral part of the day.
The major sights and resorts of Normandy and Brittany, including Mont St Michel, St Malo, Dinard, Rennes and Granville are all within an hour's drive
The Vezins area:-
Le Fresne is situated in a rural position, surrounded by farmland, in a peaceful hamlet and close to the Lac de Vezins.
DUCEY 7 km away is our nearest town. It is host to the historical Montgommery Chateau which is often open to the public for exhibitions and tours. During the summer months the grounds are surrounded by magnificent floral displays. The staff of the Tourist information Office which is located opposite the chateau are extremely helpful in providing information about this and other attractions both in and around Ducey.
THE BAY OF MONT ST MICHEL has many beaches and sights typical of the Normandy region. A little further west brings you to the edge of Brittany and the beautiful seaside town of CANCALE celebrated for its oyster farms. The coast road continues past some glorious beaches to the magnificent walled city of ST MALO with its abundant shops and seafood restaurants.
AVRANCHES Just a short drive away Avranches has some wonderful streets for shopping, garden admirers and historians alike. From The Jardin des Plantes is a fantastic view across the bay of le Mont St Michel.
ST JAMES Again a short drive and is home to the American World War 2 Cemetery.
ST HILAIRE DU HARCOUET to be found 9km away. Whilst a lot larger than Ducey it has certainly not lost its charm. With numerous bars and restaurants, the pavement culture is much in evidence. The local Wednesday market here is the biggest weekly agricultural market in Normandy.
There's still so much more to do: benefit from the sea air on the nearby stretches of sandy beach between Genets and Granville. Visit France's premier spa town of Bagnoles De L'Orne or the medieval town of Fougeres. Walks and cycle routes through nearby National Park Forests. Watch coppersmiths/bellmakers at Villedieu-Les-Poeles which is also home to the Zoo de Champrepus. Take a boat trip down the river Rance visiting the medieval town of Dinan. Further a field a day trip can take you all round the D-Day beaches and Bayeux Tapestry or a boat trip can take you to the islands of Jersey or Guernsey.
Our local region offers the perfect family destination with plenty to see and do for everyone. Here are some of the best days out according to our guests.
PARC DE LOISIRS L'ANGE MICHEL
Fun for all the family can be found at this reasonably priced leisure park which is only 10 minutes drive away. (website: hidden)
GO APE IN THE LOVELY TOWN OR BAGNOLES-DE-L'ORNE
Le Bois Parcours Nature is an ideal place to enjoy adventure courses in the trees and walk in the heart of the forest. Fifty workshops spread over 3 courses of different heights and difficulties - the whole family will love it. 1 hour by car. (website: hidden)
THE ENCHANTED VILLAGE
For toddlers the enchanted village of Bellefontaine is a perfect day out with forest walks and fairytale scenes.
Just 25 minutes by car. (website: hidden)
ZOO AT CHAMPREPUS
A great day out for all the family and only 25 minutes by car.
Discover the largest congregation of alligators in Europe in the Bay of Mont St Michel just 25 minutes by car
No need to spend hours in the car, we are easy to reach from any of the Channel ports. By ferry and tunnel the following driving times to Le Fresne are approximate:-
St Malo (from Portsmouth & Jersey) 1 hr Brittany/Condor Ferries
Caen (from Poole/Portsmouth) 1 hr 30 mins
Cherbourg (from Poole/Portsmouth/Rosslare) 2 hours Brittany/Irish Ferries
Le Havre (from Portsmouth) 2 hrs 15 mins LD Lines
Boulogne (from Dover) 4 hrs 30 mins LD Lines
Calais (from Dover) 5 hours Eurotunnel P&O; and Sea France Ferries
Our nearest airport is Dinard (with cheap flights on Ryanair from Stansted and East Midlands) 50 minutes drive with Rennes airport serviced by Flybe only 1 hours drive
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Lake nearby, Rural retreats