normandyfarmhouse

A 17th C. NORMANDY FARMHOUSE: LA SAGERIE, BRECEY

La Sagerie is a lovingly restored 17th century farmhouse with exposed beams, set in an acre of grounds in a rural location with fabulous views. It sleeps up to 12 in 5 double/twin bedrooms and a bunk bedroom.  2 zed beds (provided) can easily accommodate another 2 people and there is a cot.
La Sagerie, Brécey
La Sagerie, Brécey
The Sitting Room
The Sitting Room
The Sitting Room
The Sitting Room
The Kitchen
The Kitchen
A Twin Bedroom
A Twin Bedroom
The Patio
The Patio

Accommodation
The living area offers fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher)/dining area, large sitting room with a wood burning stove, Sky TV with English channels, DVD and Video players, a CD player and an iPod dock. There is a washroom with wc. The house has electric central heating to make it comfortable in Winter.  There is free wireless internet throughout.

There are 6 bedrooms on two floors: The first floor offers 2 double rooms (one with wash-hand basin), a kingsized bedroom and a bunk bedroom with a shower, together with a shower room with wash-hand basin and wc. The upper floor, which is reached by a steep staircase, has 2 twin bedrooms, one with full bathroom adjacent and one with shower, wc and basin.

Outside there is a barbecue and garden furniture on the patio.

There are 2 zed beds and a cot, high chair and baby bath are available on request, as are garden games for the over 3s. Stair gates are provided to protect the younger members of your party and there is a selection of games, books, CDs and DVDs.

Dogs very welcome (at a small additional charge) and will enjoy walking the beautiful countryside with their people.

Local Attractions
La Sagerie is just 1½ miles from the market town of Brécey (market Friday) and seven miles from the attractive town of Villedieu-les-Poêles (market Tuesday), with its shops, restaurants and tourist attractions (Bell Foundry, ancient Church, Museum of Norman Furniture, Copper and Pewter Workshops and more).

There are bars and some fabulous restaurants within easy reach of the property, where you can sample Normandy fare and some which are ideal for that special occasion. 

This is an excellent area for walking and cycling. Sentier 145 of the Grande Randonnée de Pays passes very close. There are riding stables nearby, and the area is ideal for trekking or just hacking. There is river, lake and sea fishing. A public open air swimming pool, tennis courts, boules courts and boating are all in the nearby town of Brécey, while Villedieu has an excellent indoor swimming pool. Both Brécey and Villedieu have supermarkets, bakers and butchers. And everyone is so friendly and helpful.

For children there is Champrepus Zoo and a Go-cart track near Villedieu; L'ange Michel is near Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet and Festyland Fun Park is just outside Caen: both of these offer an excellent day out and there are other activities aimed at children nearby.

Attractions A Little Further Afield

Mont St Michel, about an hour's drive.
Avranches (15 mins.), has the ancient manuscripts and books from Mont St Michel housed in its Scriptorial.
The Second World War D-Day Landing Beaches are about 1½ hours’ drive and have many fascinating museums relating to the activities of the Allies in June 1944. Closest of these is Pegasus Bridge (1 hour's drive), the site of the famous glider landings that started D-Day, just outside Caen. The Landing Beaches are a good day out.
It takes about 1 hour to drive to Bayeux with its extraordinary Tapestry and wonderfully preserved mediaeval buildings.
Beautiful sandy beaches are about 1/2 hour away (the nearest is about 20 kms.)
St. Sever Forest (½ hour) is a little-known gem which has excellent year-round walking, a motte and bailey castle, an arboretum, bird watching hides, lake fishing, picnic area with restaurant (in season) and relics from World War II. 

A day trip to Paris is easy by train (under 3 hours) from Villedieu station, where you can park for free..