Nr Mortain-ideal for site seeing region-coast.
About Pauline Blackburn
We visited Normandy in September 2005 just to view a few properties or so we thought. We viewed one property then arrived at this one to which we fell totally in love with. It was like going back in time to our youth. In early 2006 we moved here from Yorkshire with our family pets 2 ponies and a dog. The area is so peaceful, rural yet not too far to amenities.
Pauline Blackburn purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Pauline Blackburn chose Ger
The Cottage is located in a small Hamlet on a country lane surrounded by farmers fields lovely countryside peace and tranquillity, yet not far from the small village of Ger. What more could you wish for.
What makes this Cottage unique
Set in a fabulous location on a quiet country lane. Perfect for couples to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet in the beautiful surroundings.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
£20 per pet cash on arrival
1 child fee £25 cash on arrival
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Please message us with details of your pet before reserving dates.
Please note the sofa for 3rd person is only separated from the bedroom with drapes
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
On arrival we were greeted by the owners and made to feel welcome. The property is gorgeous, quaint and in a beautiful spot in the middle of the countryside, with fields all around this is my idea of heaven.
Sam the daschund was pleased to see us and nothing was too much trouble. Nice touches such as fresh eggs, bread, milk etc were much appreciated.
The areas is so quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Michael & Sue's stay at Le Grenier
Lovely loft-space apartment, private and out of the way, with all the domestic facilities one could wish for. Very comfortable. Nice comfortable bed. Excellent showering and washing facilities. Lovely and pretty garden, peaceful and tranquil setting. Brilliant location for our walks and countryside/wildlife explorations. Our hosts were very kind and helpful indeed and especially when we had minor problem with the internet access/WiFi connection etc. We also found the file/folder of local information helpful. Pauline and Phil really lovely people + would like to get to know them more - possibly a return visit. Would make one very minor comment which I wouldn't want to reflect on owners - PLEASE, please - they mustn't take this personally (...and for goodness sake, this is countryside and a rural property and household 'wildlife'/'fauna' is inevitable and arguably beyond anyone's control): small flies - inescapable in the French countryside with livestock farms around; and a little rodent guest (un souris!). we only saw him once and he didn't give us problems. ( I like all wildlife and wouldn't want him trapped :-/ ) Mice are going to get into an old property...they're very adept at climbing down-pipes and internal spaces...whatever you do - we've had a little guy in our own kitchen at home. Please note - this is a minor comment and didn't in any way detract from our stay. Take it as an 'observation' NOT a criticism. But you are wanting feedback.
Sue and I had a lovely, lovely relaxing and peaceful holiday. A very big thank you to Pauline and Phil for hosting us (many apologies for our accidentally leaving cheese & apple in the fridge - we were rushing out very early in the morning to catch ferry and probably both still half asleep!). Cheers. Mike
Le Grenier, a cosy little nest in the middle of Normandy.
After our drive down from Bayeux, we had a lovely welcome from Pauline, Phil and their dog Sam. There was a lovely welcome pack on the table, including a bottle of red wine, butter, cheese, french bread, croissants and grapes, milk and fresh eggs, fluffy dressing gowns for our use, toiletries and fresh flowers from their garden brightening up the room. Tea bags, and coffee were also provided. Chocolates and biscuits were also kindly left for us. Pauline thoroughly explained all the necessary info, (how the shower worked, the fire, if we needed it, recycling and rubbish etc.
They were both very friendly and provided us with fresh eggs, tomatoes and cucumber. There was a lot of information in the house about places to visit and nearby restaurants.
The house itself was very comfortable, (especially the reclining chair!!). It provided us with a much-needed, relaxing break. Driving around the countryside was delightful, very few cars on the roads and everywhere was signposted, so even if you don't speak French, getting around was not difficult at all.
You will need a car if you visit as it is quite a way out of the larger towns, but in my opinion, this was one of it's attractions, no noise, (apart from the birds and other animals!)
It was lovely having chats with Pauline and Phil and although we may not visit Normandy again, I would definitely recommend this lovely property to anyone who wants an away from it all holiday.
We thank you Pauline and Phil for being such welcoming hosts.
Thank you very much for writing such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. We are always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay and been able to relax in our lovely part of Normandy.
Fabulous. Beautifully clean and and so well equipped. Lovely garden
Pauline and Phil were wonderful hosts. We had a superb holiday and will definitely be back
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted when guests enjoy our little place. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Tranquil place in the heart of Normandy
The property was well equipped with many little extras provided by excellent hosts, Phil and Pauline. Deep in the heart of Normandy many tourist sites were within reach, although some of the closer ones were not as grand as the brochures led one to believe. This gite is for rest and calm, an excellent place to stay
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Perfect hideaway loft
Phil's Yorkshire humour combined with Pauline's hospitality, made this pristine jewel of a hideaway into a memorable few days!
It was a delight having you stay.Many thanks for your lovely review.
The Spacious studio is well situated to visit all that Normandy has to offer -the coast is only 45 minutes drive away. Near by Mortain has an historic abbey where you can walk to the waterfalls. The Petite Chapel is a wonderful view point and a WW2 site for one of the battles the allies had on there move south. There is a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, go carting and cycle/walk tracks on the old railway line. Nearby Fosse Arthour resting place of King Arthur, walk around the lake, relax and take a coffee at the pretty restaurant, horse riding and rock climbing also available Other activities in the area day fishing for trout and carp, you can visit working farms producing local cider and Calvados(Apple Brandy), for the more energetic hire quad/motorbikes or 4x4's for some off road thrills. Most days there are street markets and weekend vide greniers (boot sales) where you can buy bric a brac.
A green and pleasant land usually with hot summers going into long warm autumns. Rolling countryside with quiet roads, scattered with bustling villages ablaze with geraniums and a coastline of glorious clean beaches and sea food restaurants-local mussels and oysters. There is plenty to do for the active or inactive person and historic sites to visit. Bagnole de L'Orne is a beautiful place to visit pretty gardens&parks, shops, places to eat, why not try the casino for a little excitement. Historic sites-Mont St Michel, where you can visit the famous Benedictine Abbey. visit Fougere château, Mere d'Eglise Abbey.Medieval towns such as Domfront with a spectacular Medieval festival. Lonley l'Abbaye famous for the Abbey also for the delicious biscuits a pretty little village well worth a visit. National Horse Stud at St Lo with open days and demonstrations.Many WW2 sites with museums. Villedieu les Poeles- 12th century birthplace of copper, where you can see the traditions of copper, tin and lacemaking Ferry trips to bird sanctuary islands off Granville or to Jersey and Guernsey. Sailing,diving,sea kayaking and canoeing are available for those with a taste for a little excitement at Granville. Easy access to Paris by train-2 hours from Flers.Information pamphlets on where to go and what to do are in the studio.