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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1

Lonlay-l’Abbaye, nr. Domfront

Lonlay-l’Abbaye, nr. Domfront, Normandy | W9027 2 Grade:
5 years


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This attractive detached country cottage is 500m from the village of Lonlay-l’Abbaye

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom. First floor: Shower room with basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

This attractive detached country cottage is 500m from the village of Lonlay-l’Abbaye. The beautiful 11th century abbey sets the scene in the village centre. Enjoy the pure air of the countryside with plenty of good walking. If you prefer more culture and activity, head for Domfront (8km), the lovely medieval town. Stand atop the keep to see spectacular views over the national park, or head off to beautiful Bagnoles-de-l’Orne (27km) for shops, restaurants, pavement cafés and a casino. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 550 yards (500m), beach 37.5 miles (60km).

Approximate distance to Rennes airport is 117 km.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 7


    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2019
    A spacious cottage with a huge enclosed rear garden in a quiet rural location. Furnished in typical French style (so don't expect the latest designer sofas) with one downstairs and two upstairs bedrooms. Kitchen is large and well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and plenty of tableware and cutlery. The village has a few local shops and a mini market (all closed on Mondays), a petrol station, a vet (English speaking) and is within easy reach of larger towns with their full range of local shops and larger supermarkets (Domfront and Flers being the nearest). Be aware that the owners (who live opposite) speak little or no English so will you will need some basic French to make yourself understood - this also applies generally throughout the area. On the downside, the property is located on a steep hill, which the locals seem to see as a speed challenge for all vehicles - be prepared for everything from cars to tractors racing past at reckless speed, both uphill and down. This is a problem, not only from the noise point of view, but when trying to join the road from the property - basically a blind junction. Local livestock adds to the rural charm, but at the time of our August visit, attracted a plague of flies and wasps. The owners keep a horse in the adjacent field (which our dog took exception to), requiring daily visits across the garden to feed and water it - we found this very intrusive. The advertised Satellite TV simply does not work (no signal); this has been mentioned in several reviews and should be removed from the advertised facilities until the ancient, moss covered dish has been replaced. Domestic French TV works perfectly, but carries no English channels. More of a problem was the water supply, which is tainted and discoloured. Bottle water is needed for drinking and cooking, sinks and the shower cubicle are stained orange, which some may find off putting. We found this seemed to inhibit the washing of clothes. The property only has one toilet, on the ground floor, which a party of six may find a problem, especially as the stairs are, again in French style, very steep and potentially slippy (polished plain wood). Would we go back? Yes, we would. The area is beautiful, there are many interesting places to visit, and everything you might need is available either locally or in the nearby towns. Just be aware of the issues we encountered and adjust your expectations accordingly.

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