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Howard Tuck

Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, russian, italian, dutch, polish

Beautiful, Romantic Cottage In An Orchard - Free WiFi

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Brécey holiday cottage

A beautiful romantic cottage set in a Normandy orchard - Free WiFi

Details for holiday cottage La Tullerie, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

This cottage sleeps 6, plus cot. The interior is traditional French farmhouse with white walls and honey coloured woodwork .The kitchen is fully equipped - including a washer/dryer & dishwasher, coffee machine etc.

The comfortable downstairs bedroom has an en-suite, WC shower room and is furnished with twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, with a French style white double bed and a single bed, a single bedroom and a separate bathroom. The double bedroom has a high pitched ceiling with beautiful wooden beams and two windows with views of the surrounding countryside. The single bedroom has a south-facing dormer window with views of the orchard.

The oak beamed living room has an open fireplace with a log burning stove. It is equipped with British satellite TV and DVD. There are many CDs, videos and DVDs for you to use, plus a bookcase with books, indoor games and holiday guide books and details. It is furnished with two comfortable sofas.

The grounds of approx. one acre is planted with many apple, apricot and plum trees. There is a fence all around the property and it is a very safe area for children to play. There are some old barns also in the grounds adjacent. On the south side of the cottage there is a walled patio with table and chairs and barbecue perfect for peaceful, relaxing meals. Games can be played on the grass or drive area. There is ample parking space.

Near Saint Pois, about 10 minutes drive away, is the Moulin de Jean a superb gourmet restaurant within a beautifully restored water mill which offers great value and service. In Brécey try the restaurant Auberge des Sports which serves homely French fare.

Avranches, about 20 minutes by car, offers a range of restaurants including La Belle Epoque for good food in an interesting setting; Saint Marco for good food in nice surroundings; and Le Port D'Etain, a friendly little place with good French fare.

Mont St Michel is approx. 35 mins by car. Mortain, 25 mins, has superb walks beside 2 waterfalls, pony-trekking, go-karting and the Abbaye Blanche (White Abbey). Avranches, the nearest large town, is approx. 20 mins. drive. It has many shops and restaurants, banks, museums, famous gardens and a leisure park. There are lots of fantastic traditional markets that are a must - packed with local food and characters!

Normandy's beautiful sandy beaches are 3o mins by car near to Avranches, and the lovely town of Bayeux with the famous Tapestry is an hour's drive. The D-Day landing beaches are a short drive from there. There are golf courses close to Granville and Vire which are both 40-50 mins by car. Trains to Paris run from Villedieu which also has a Zoo nearby. The gite, close to Brécey (3km) but secluded. There are lovely walks in nearby beech woods. The perfect base for a family holiday in Normandy

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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Howard Tuck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, russian, italian, dutch, polish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for making our break in Normandy so memorable. The house is perfect for a Normandy holiday, very comfortable and everything we needed. We loved spending an evening on the patio with some wine and walking in the nearby woods and the small villages in the area. We would recommend the local markets in Avranches and Villdieu. This is a great house and location and we would love to return one day.
Mar 2015
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based on 20 traveller reviews

Beautiful, Romantic Cottage In An Orchard - Free WiFi
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews

Gorgeous House, lovely area - perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

The info provided by the renter and house manager was great, especially the directions! The house is set in an orchard and is very peaceful. Inside it is a typical French cottage with beams and a lovely fireplace - it was too warm for a fire unfortunately. The bedrooms are very comfortable and accommodated us very well - the beds are good which is important for my husband. Overall the house was very clean, there are the occasional cobwebs, but it is the middle of the countryside so this is normal. We had some lovely times in nearby Villedieu and a great visit to Mont Saint Michel was the highlight of our trip. Thanks to the owners, this place is delightful and we are booking for next year. Jenny B. (Sussex, England)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jenny for the great review. As I mentioned on the phone, we love the house for all the reasons you have! I am delighted that the kids loved the orchard; it's is perfect for them whilst you enjoyed some wine and I hope local cider on the patio. Looking forward to having you all stay again.
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Barbara and Graham Chappell

  • 4 of 5

It was exactly as described. Perfect hideaway.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Barbara, we are delighted you loved the peace and tranquility of La Tullerie and the surroundings - come back anytime!
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Fabulous place, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

What a cracking house, surrounded by peaceful countryside and nature. We have been following my fathers journey in World War Two in Normandy, and the house owner was a huge help with research and suggestions - it made a difference and he and the house managers are really lovely helpful folks. The house is well stocked, comfortable beds and a great kitchen with coffee machine, washer etc. We had a fantastic time here and didn't want to leave - my wife is already planning another trip over!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Bob, it really was a great pleasure to assist you and the family with your story. I'm delighted you love the house, and please return at some point - it is worth the trip from Australia!
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A Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

Without question this is a hidden gem; rustic, charming, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and after our fourth pleasurable stay since last June....a bit like coming home !. It's a quiet location to relax, as well being well placed for a number of towns, villages, sights and experiences to discover and make the most of what the area has to offer. A true adventure in French Country life. The owner and local managers are always ready and swift to respond to any questions or assist. Our recommendations..a perfect retreat for Summer or Winter, and book early....bookings are thick and fast !.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, Calm Traditional French!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later than planned from the ferry but as we drove into the orchard we could see we had made the perfect choice for our much needed holiday. The cottage is full of charm, character and a feeling that we are in the traditional french house is everywhere. The house is decorated with a style, and we loved the wood burner and cozy feeling whilst cooking dinner. The bedrooms are light and the beds comfortable. Having the Wifi helped us to plan our visits, and we would recommend the market in Villdieu and definitely a visit to Mont Saint Michel. Another great spot was the beaches near to Avranches, really lovely with wide sand and perfect for children. We loved the house and the owner and property managers were very helpful and full of suggestions. We would return without hesitation, Molly and Frank

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the lovely review and for being great guests. We are delighted you loved the house and area and we're looking forward to welcoming you all once again in the summer months.
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lovely escape in the countryside!

  • 5 of 5

First off: with perfect visual directions we arrived in La Tullerie just before sunset and we were delighted. What a great retreat to visit and drink some wine. All of our expectations were met and have no complaints. What a great find and if we're ever back in Normandy we know where we'll stay. Thank you for opening your property to us. Your American friends from Nelson, NY

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Mary. I am over the moon that you enjoyed the house and delighted that my driving instructions did the job! You were lovely to deal with at every stage and you'll be most welcomed to return one day - maybe a longer visit next time?!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Mont Saint Michel
Car: recommended

This lovely traditional Normandy cottage and orchard, set in secure grounds planted with apple, pear, peach and plum trees off a quiet country lane - secluded but close to the market town of Brécey - offer the perfect base for exploring Normandy's many attractions.

La Tullerie, a family cottage sleeping six plus cot, has an open-plan, oak-beamed lounge/kitchen/dining area with a traditional large fireplace, wood burning stove (some logs provided), tiled floor and central heating. The interior is traditional French farmhouse with white walls and honey coloured woodwork. On the gite's south side is a walled patio with sun loungers, table, chairs and BBQ - perfect for relaxing meals. As the property is fenced it is safe for children to play.

Local leisure facilities: There are two safe open air swimming pools and a paddling pool with life guards, tennis courts and a park with a lake all within 10 minutes walk or 3 mins drive of the cottage. Opposite the swimming pool there is a horse show-jumping arena where events are held. Also within 10 minutes drive there are specialist fishing lakes en route to Avranches.

Within 3 minutes walk of the cottage, up the quiet country lane, are magnificent and extensive beech woods set on a hill overlooking beautiful rolling countryside. There you can walk or stroll in the cool shade of the beech trees and enjoy relaxed family picnics.

Gastronomic delights: Near Saint Pois, about 10 minutes drive away, is the Moulin de Jean a superb gourmet restaurant within a beautifully restored water mill which offers great value and service.

In Brécey try the restaurant Auberge des Sports which serves homely French fare.

Avranches, about 20 minutes by car, offers a range of restaurants including La Belle Epoque for good food in an interesting setting; Saint Marco for good food in nice surroundings; and Le Port D'Etain, a friendly little place with good French fare.

Activities: La Tullerie is ideal for a family holiday offering many different activities so that everyone’s interest will be catered for! It is a country cottage with opportunities for walking and cycling.

For golf enthusiasts there are golf courses at Vire, 20 mins by car, and at Breville sur Mer, 30 mins, which is close to the fishing port and seaside resort of Granville, and so can be part of a family day out with shopping or beach activities for non-golfers.

For beach-lovers some of Normandy’s beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches are not far away and are ideal for sailing, wind-surfing and sand-yachting.

Within easy travelling distance are many towns such as the historic Avranches which has many restaurants, shops, museums and beautiful botanical gardens. Mortain offers scenic walking routes beside two waterfalls, go-carting and pony-trekking as well as the historic Abbaye Blanche (White Abbey). The Mont Saint-Michel, the unique medieval town and abbey, is about 40 mins drive away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Brécey, France

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2 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum 3 nights stay (min 3 nuits)

We ask for a €100 deposit to secure the booking. There are NO EXTRA CHARGES for bedding, linens, heating etc. Evidence suggests that guests prefer this 'all in' method.

We welcome dogs to the house, but there is a small extra cleaning charge of €20 for this

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Brécey, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • The bedrooms are a haven of peace, lovely decoration with comfortable beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
La Tullerie has something for all - whether you want to relax outside in the orchard or have a barbecue on the terrace, the house is an oasis of calm and beauty so typical of rural France. The decor and ambience of the house is quiet lovely, holding onto traditional regional features yet with modern fittings. La Tullerie is you perfect hideaway and perfect for children to play safely in the grounds. If you are looking for a romantic totally authentic French Normandy experience then this is it and we even supply the classic French music to accompany your stay! No wonder that a leading British newspaper even said 'Located in Normandy, this is a traditional three bedroom country cottage, bursting with character. It features exposed beams throughout, russet tiled flooring in the living and kitchen area, and a traditional log burning stove. The lovely white farmhouse kitchen is fully equipped, with a beautiful pear wood, hand crafted Normandy kitchen table' (Daily Mail 2012)