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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Farmhouse
This Charming 100 year old stone built farmhouse is set in 5 acres of secluded private grounds away from the main road and is accessed by a private lane. The grounds include an apple and pear orchard and several outbuildings, there is also a large private enclosed south facing front garden with fruit and walnut trees and with decked patio area for dining in the sunshine and on those lovely summer evenings where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. This traditional rustic house offers comfortable accommodation while embracing its original authentic features. Accommodation includes 2 generous double bedrooms with lovely views, Master bedroom very spacious with fold down single bed and an inflatable double stored in wardrobe, 2 single rooms, and a shower room/WC. Towels and bedding provided The ...This Charming 100 year old stone built farmhouse is set in 5 acres of secluded private grounds away from the main road and is accessed by a private lane. The grounds include an apple and pear orchard and several outbuildings, there is also a large private enclosed south facing front garden with fruit and walnut trees and with decked patio area for dining in the sunshine and on those lovely summer evenings where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. This traditional rustic house offers comfortable accommodation while embracing its original authentic features. Accommodation includes 2 generous double bedrooms with lovely views, Master bedroom very spacious with fold down single bed and an inflatable double stored in wardrobe, 2 single rooms, and a shower room/WC. Towels and bedding provided The ground floor includes a large lounge with traditional feature granite fire place and cozy wood burner. There is a 46' flat screen TV offering satellite TV both french and UK channels , a Blue ray DVD player and video player is also available with a selection of movies provided. There are 3 comfy sofas seating up to 9. The quaint yet modernly equipped farmhouse kitchen has a large gas range cooker and coffee and expresso maker.On other side of kitchen there's a long family dining table which easily seats 8 plus guests. French doors open out into garden at one end of the dining area, while at the other a granite fireplace houses another wood burner perfect for those cozy evening meals.(a good supply of logs is provided)This character farmhouse would equally suit a family , or group of friends but also a couple looking for a quiet relaxing holiday surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside Normandy has to offer. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Small dogs only.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Andrew M
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

La Belle Etoile certainly is a star attraction. It was just what I needed to unwind and have an extremely pleasant holiday in France. There is everything in the gite that you might need. The peace and tranquility were a wonderful tonic, yet a short...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Dale A
andrewmZ8635MY, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Thank you Dale, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and for your kind review, I look forward to welcoming you another time. Best regards Andrew

Reviewed May 19, 2017

Enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this lovely rustic farmhouse. The grounds are secluded but have far-reaching views and it is an easy walk into nearby Brécey. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. Andrew was very welcoming and gave us helpful tips on the local...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank C D S
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you for your excellent review, I hope to have the pleasure of another stay in the future. A pleasure to host. Please come again. best regards Andrew

Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a really relaxing three days in this beautiful cottage. It was so lovely to be in the country yet only a short walk from Brecet where we could get supplies and sustenance. We discovered lots of lovely towns nearby and...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Jacqui B
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Great to meet you all. Thanks for the great review. Welcome any time. best regards Andrew

Reviewed August 23, 2016

Just sat on the ferry before leaving for home after a fabulous 3 night stay in the farmhouse at the end of our holiday. Difficult to add anything more to what has already been said but suffice to say we had a brilliant time. Met...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Hi Tony Debbs and family, thank you will much for the excellent reviews and for putting it on here too. Looking forward to welcoming you here again soon! Best regards Andrew

Reviewed July 22, 2016

We received a very warm welcome from Andrew at this beautiful house and garden. It's a lovely, relaxing place. A grassy driveway with overhanging trees opens out to secluded farm yard sheds and a beautiful house. It's only minutes from the lovely village of Brécey....More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Kevin O
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2016

Hi Kevin and Elaine, Thank you very much for your great review. Great meeting you both, hope you come and stay again soon. Best regards Andrew

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Reviewed October 13, 2015

My husband, a friend and I were in France for three weeks. Our stay at this French farmhouse was the highlight of our trip. The owner, Andrew, could not have been any nicer. He replied to my emails immediately and when we got a little...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Cyndi25
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2015

Dear Cyndi, thank you so much for your excellent review. It was great to hear you enjoyed the area aswell as the house. Looking forward to some more photos if you get the time? Many thanks again Andrew

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 7, 2015

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Date of stay: September 2015
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2015

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Reviewed August 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse. The house is rustic but has an updated bathroom and great kitchen which is very well-equipped with any kind of kitchen gear you would need. We had perfect weather and except for cooking and sleeping pretty much...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2015

Thank you for your review of La Belle Etoile, your feed back is extremely important to us and we were really pleased hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet. We hope you will come and stay...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 13, 2014

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Date of stay: November 2013
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

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Date of stay: March 2014
Andrew M, VR Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Lower Normandy is a region of France, created in 1956, which includes three departments: Calvados , the Orne and Manche . It corresponds to the western part of the former province of Normandy and part of Perche. Worth mentioning that this area is home to some of the best roads for motorcycling and cycling in all of France and the famed D999 right on the doorstep Weekend of the 6 to the 9th is the annual open air music festival Papion de Nuit, people flock to the area from all over Europe for this popular festival. The festival takes place in the village of St Laurent de Cuve about 3km from Brecey.
Getting around
Nearest train station is in Villedieu, from here you can train pretty much anywhere. No public transport in Brecey. Own vehicle essencial. Motorcycles can be securely parked in large barn. space to accommodate 8 bikes if necessary. Some great rides for motorcycles off roaders or cycling.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Belle Etoile

La Belle Etoile is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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