Ideal family Holiday Cottage in Manche with Pool
Bumblebee Cottage has been fully renovated to a high standard and offers a traditional taste of France with all its furnishings but also offers extreme coziness and practicality. It has a well equipped kitchen, two large shower rooms, a spacious lounge/dining room and a separate sitting room. A double bedroom and a shower room downstairs makes it suitable for those of limited ability.
The stone-built cottage was once a farmhouse and is attached to its barn, which is no longer in use, and gives it the air of a traditional French longère with its water pump in front – it works but we wouldn’t recommend drinking the water!
At the end of a lane that only serves two other properties it is both private and quiet, and the garden, about three quarters of an acre, has lots of room for the children to run around in or play ball games. There are swings and an above ground pool. There are apple and pear trees and a ferocious bramble patch down at the bottom corner (help yourself if they are ripe).
|Bedrooms:||Two double bedrooms and one single upstairs, one double on the ground floor, a z-bed is kept in the downstairs bedroom should it be needed for an extra guest. The downstairs bedroom is reached through the sitting room (the sitting room has French doors on the front of the cottage)|
|Bathrooms:||Large spa shower, handbasin and wc in both upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, towels provided|
|Kitchen:||Fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, slow cooker etc. gas hob/electric oven, fridge/freezer.
|Living Rooms:||Large lounge with log fire (all rooms also have electric heaters) comfortably furnished with two sofas, a large armchair and footstool, very cosy in front of the fire!
The tv has Freesat and there's a dvd player and a selection of dvds.
Typical of rural France the dining table is also here.
|Other Rooms:||There is an airy, light sitting room reached from the lounge which also has external access via double doors, and provides access to the downstairs bedroom|
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||Bed linen (including for the z-bed) is provided as are towels.
For the cot, one only cot sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase are provided.
The cottage is self catering and a cleaning service is not provided unless specifically requested in advance
|Outside:||There is a decked area with a permanent BBQ (no smoke in the eyes when cooking!) and a large table and benches with a permanent awning. Adjacent to this are the swings, and a little further into the garden a second decked area and the pool.
The garden is about 3/4 acre, there is a goal net there (bring your own ball, the foxes keep stealing ours), plenty of room for children to let off steam and older ones could camp, there's a tent hanging in the bathroom downstairs.
There is a paved area at the front door, ideal for morning coffee.
Parking is on the graveled area to the front of the cottage.
|Additional notes (if any):||There is a travel cot and high chair for babies and safety gate and bed guard available for the slightly older ones.
We don't claim to be wheelchair friendly as the internal doorways aren't extra wide, but with the downstairs bedroom and bathroom it's suitable for those with limited mobility.
There's broadband available, it's slow and the bandwidth is limited (so please don’t download movies) as we're too far from the telephone exchange to have cable.