'Chez Francoise' - A charming stone-built, country cottage near Domfront in southern Normandy


Details of the Cottage

The main room of the house, on the ground floor, is heavily beamed and full of character. There is a corner kitchen, with oven, microwave, fridge and small appliances. The dining table sits in front of a fireplace with a wood burning stove. To one side, and down a step is a sitting room with comfortable seating, well lit by floor and table lamps. There is a television, receiving French programmes, and a CD player. A telephone is available to receive calls and to make local ones.A door leads to the garage.
To the other side, and down a step, is a prettily furnished bedroom with a double bed.The room has a wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps and a door to the garden. Adjacent to this room is a separate toilet, and a shower room which also contains the washing machine.
Open tread stairs from the dining room lead to the first floor bedroom, which has a double bed and a single one, a wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps and a comfortable armchair. The garden is a particular feature of this house, surrounding it on all 4 sides. It is gated and fenced, and the boundary has high hedges and mature trees. It is very private and attracts a variety of wildlife. There are both shady and sunny areas. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided, and you should be able to eat all your meals outside in good weather. Or simply relax with a glass of wine and listen to the birdsong!

This holiday cottage in Domfront is pet / dog friendly.

Facilities of the Cottage

General / living area
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Log fire
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
The sitting room is comfortably furnished with a sofa, easy chairs, low tables and good lighting. The dining room with kitchen area has a woodburning stove which heats most of the ground floor. Heavy beaming makes this a delightful room in which to eat. The other rooms all have electric convector heaters. Because of the thick stone walls, the house is naturally warm in Winter and cool in Summer The stairs to the first floor are slightly steep and may not be suitable for small children, particularly if parents are sleeping on the ground floor. Older children will especially enjoy the safety of the enclosed garden. French TV.
Kitchen / utility
  • 2 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave oven
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Toilet paper provided
The kitchen area in the dining room reflects the owner's interest in cooking. Electric oven and gas hob. Large 2 door refrigerator and microwave.
Bedrooms (2)
Includes: Double beds (2), single beds (1)
The downstairs double bedroom is prettily furnished, and has a French window leading directly into the garden. The second bedroom is upstairs, under the eaves, with a sloping ceiling. It has a double and a single bed, a small sitting area and a wardrobe.
Bathrooms (1)
Includes: Bathrooms (1). Shower (1) and WC (1)
The bathroom is on ground floor, adjacent to Bedroom 1, with a shower and handbasin. Separate WC. Washing machine.
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Parking (secure)

'Chez Francoise' is located in Domfront, Orne

The local village, Lore, with its small supermarket, is within walking distance. Ceauce, a small market town with a full range of shops, banks and a small market, is a couple of miles away. 8 miles to the north is Domfront, a mediaeval market town with a fine church and a castle. Also nearby, you will find Lassay les Chateaux, with its picturesque castle, lake and rose garden. Bagnoles de l'Orne, about 15 miles away, is a spa resort set around a lake with a casino, many restaurants and smart shops. There are several large swimming pools to choose from in the local area, and there is also a popular swimming lake at La Ferte Mace, just 16 miles away.

Further afield, but within eashy driving distance, are the 1944 D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel and the mediaeval city of Le Mans.

Getting to le Haut Fresnay - Driving Time from French Ports:
Calais or Boulogne - 4 to 5 hours
Le Havre, Cherbourg or St Malo - 2,5 hours
Caen (Ouistreham) - 1.5 hours

  • Airport 1 - Dinard: 128 km
  • Airport 2 - Rennes: 130 km
  • Beach - Granville: 100 km
  • Golf - Bagnoles de l'Orne: 22 km
  • Resort - Bagnoles de l'Orne: 22 km
  • Nearest Shops: 4 km
  • Nearest Restaurants: 12 km
  • Nearest Bars: 4 km


Rental Rates

Rental rates £320 - £510 per week
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Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

The cottage is available from Saturday to Saturday only. Prices are for the cottage per week. Add £15 per week for a pet dog. The rent is quoted in £GB, but payment will be in Euros to the French owner at the exchange rate prevailing when booking.
A non-refundable deposit of 25%, paid in Euros, along with a completed booking form, is required to secure a booking. The deposit can be made either by international bank payment online, or by manual bank to bank transfer, or in cash using the Post Office’s “International Tracked” service. The rent balance, in Euros, is payable 6 weeks before arrival, if by online international bank payment, by manual bank to bank transfer, or by using the PO's 'International Tracked' service, or in cash on arrival.

From £320 per week

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Property ID: 11956
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Francoise Laterner

Language: English, French
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