The cottage is in a hamlet deep in the countryside around Saint Germain-en-Cogles, a very pretty village surrounded by woods and hills, and in an area of pleasant countryside with sunken lanes, woods, châteaux, and pretty French villages.
On the borders of Normandy and Brittany, it encapsulates the charms of both areas at their best, with the famous bocage countryside characterized by small fields surrounded by hedges, interspersed with groves of trees, together with the sense of mystery of Brittany. Yet it is just an hour from the sea and the world-famous Mont St Michel,the medieval walled port of Saint Malo, and the Brittany coastal path.
This is a typical stone house built in the local vernacular architecture, sleeping four in two bedrooms, and with full wifi. The house combines rural French living, but with modern necessities. There is a sizeable, and completely enclosed garden (about .6 hectare) and a patio.
Seasonal Availability and Activities
Spring1st Mar - 31st May
The weather is beginning to improve with flowers and blossom everywhere, and plenty of walking on the 200km of hiking trails and 17 walking routes.
In May there is a jazz festival in nearby Coutances and a marathon in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. In fact it could be a good time to visit Mont St Michel before the summer tourists start to arrive..
Or visit Fougères with its medieval castle, its public gardens, and its old streets clinging to the hillside.
Summer1st May - 31st Aug
The countryside is at its peak, and longer days mean time for longer rambles.
Or you can venture further afield and explore places such as the Baie de Mont Saint Michel, Combourg, with its links with Châteaubriand and known as the birthplace of romanticism, Vitré. The glorious Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne is only a few miles away and in the summer months the blooms are at their best.
Find a local beach or walk along the coastal path near Cancale, where you can eat mussels and oysters. If all that seems too energetic, just enjoy the sun and relax in the garden!
Autumn1st Sep - 31st Oct
Thia is the most colourful season, with the many trees showing their seasonal reds and yellows.
Gather up the local chestnuts, and roast them, attend the Folk Festival at Fougères, or walk in the nearby Forest of Fougères
Winter1st Nov - 28th Feb
Enjoy the wonderful clear light and long shadows of sunny days, and see the trees in their naked splendur!
Visit one of the many local restaurants which offers authentic regional food, including the famous galettes (buckwheat flour pancake).
Or get a good fire going in the living room and enjoy feeling really toasty whilst the elements rage outside!