These country houses are perfect for a relaxing and peaceful break or for outdoor activities. Golf, fishing, mountain biking, walking, paragliding, horse riding, climbing, canoeing, aquarium skiing and jet skiing. There are at least ten lakes for fishing and about six golf courses nearby. They are well located for sightseeing, with several historic cities within 30 minutes by car, for example Caen, Bayeux, Vire, St. Lo. The landing beaches with their marvelous stretches of sand and the Mulberry port in Arromanches are about 40 minutes away, Falaise, Le Mont St. Michel and Granville with its rocky and cut cliffs are about an hour away.
For the youngest children there is Festyland, The Enchanted Village, zoological parks, adventure parks, karting, pony rides and a hall for indoor games "Ouga Ouga". For those interested in art and culture, Normandy has a lot to offer. Monet's garden in Giverny is an example. Museums, castles, abundant historical monuments. Caen has a very good reputation for "shopping" and Paris is three hours by car. With so many attractions there is something for everyone.

Le Petit Manoir

Le Petit Manoir is a 14th century stone farmhouse chateau central for WW2 Historic Areas. Large Cottage, 5 Bedrooms,3 Baths, Wheelchair accessible (Sleeps 12-15) only 3 kms from the town of St. Martin des Besaces, in Normandy France. The cottage is at the end a a pretty private driveway in tranquil countryside with beautiful views down the valley. Ideal for a relaxing holiday.

The ground floor is entered by a central door from the courtyard, it is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. In front is the staircase, to the right is a door leading to the open plan living cum dining room with a large wood burning stove which is grand when lit, there is a doorway beside the fireplace that leads to the rear garden area with the usual furniture, barbeque and shaded by tall trees.

The kitchen layout is compact with gas/electric cooker, extractor, large combined fridge/freezer, dishwasher, separate microwave oven and everything you need including the kitchen sink!!

To the left is a corridor leading to the downstairs bedroom, before reaching the bedroom there is a door on the left to a large shower/wet room fitted for disabled persons. The corridor and doorways meet the requirements for disabled access.

The living and sleeping areas are separated by the stairway leading to 4 bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom has a four poster bed and an ensuite shower room with hand basin and toilet, 2 of the other bedrooms have adult size bunk beds and 1 has a single bed as well, The larger bedroom at the other end of the corridor has a double bed and a single. All have easy access to a family bathroom with bath and shower over, wash hand basin and toilet. There are 2 cots and 2 extra fold up single beds if needed.

The open plan dining/lounge is spacious and comfortable, the large dining table seats 12 people, two large d seater sofas complete the seating, there is a TV & DVD player (bring your own favorite CD's and DVD's), there are books and games for your use. Heating is by a large wood burning stove which looks lovely when lit, very cozy on colder days.

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