|La Metairie is a beautifully restored three hundred year old traditional Normandy Farmhouse, offering an exclusive welcome to overnight and long stay visitors alike. We invite guests to enjoy our four acre smallholding set in the heart of rural Normandy. There is ample room for children to play on extensive lawns, away from busy roads. The summer house and outside furniture give the opportunity to relax on warm tranquil evenings and enjoy a four course meal in the convivial company of other guests, after the hustle and bustle of exploring the nearby beaches and mediaeval towns.|
Four rooms offer a choice of accommodation to meet most needs. On the first floor is the family suite, which includes two adjoining rooms, [one with a king sized bed], to give children both security and independence. On the same floor is a further double room with a king sized bed. There is a private bathroom for each set of accommodation. The rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished . Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all of the rooms, as are hairdryers. Up to date information folders are available, giving details of places of interest.
1. Large room with king sized bed - 55 euros per night.
With adjoining children's room, containing 2 single beds - 75 euros per night
Cot and extra bed available - 5 and 8 euros respectively.
2. Pleasant double room with king sized bed - 50 euros per night
Private bathrooms with each accommodation.
We regret that as we have no specifically single rooms, single occupancy will be charged at 32 euros.
There is a 5 euro supplement per room for overnight visitors.
Our two person gite, Le Petit Marron, is perfect for a holiday or short break at any time of the year. Adjoining the main house, the gite forms part of an old barn. It has two floors, the upper floor enjoying lovely views across the gardens and neighbouring fields. The king sized bed lies beneath exposed beams, with ensuite facilities and walk in wardrobe close at hand. Downstairs, there is a well equipped kitchen and living / dining room, with a wood burning stove for lets in the cooler parts of the year.
Through the French windows, visitors step onto a small private terrace with comfortable outside furniture, ideal for relaxing in the sunshine or eating al fresco, overlooking the gardens. Bedding and some towels are provided, but please bring your own towels for the beach. A clothes' horse will be provided for drying hand washing.
We offer short breaks in the gite to our coeliac visitors, who may wish to stay on a bed and breakfast basis and take their evening meals in the house. The gite may be booked for 55 euros a night, for up to four nights, thereafter weekly rates apply: low season 260 euros, mid season 300 and high season 335 euros.
For the comfort of all of our guests we have a no smoking policy, but ashtrays are provided on the terrace.
We are part of a farming community and many culinary delights can be found within easy reach. These do, of course, include world famous cheeses, cider and calvados. Several towns, including nearby Avranches, hold bustling weekly markets, with an array of stalls selling regional produce from local farms and craftsmen. As expected, seafood is a prominent feature on these occasions. As well as filling your basket, you can give in to temptation of freshly made ‘galettes’.
Normandy is deeply entrenched in history, and the most notable feature or the area is Mont St. Michel. This fascinating geological and historical edifice has ben the site of the most numerous pilgrimages since early mediaeval times, when many devotees suffered drowning in their attempts to wade the often treacherous waters to its shores. (There is now a road)
By comparison, the importance of the second world war gives
|Avranches is on the top of a hill: it is important to keep to the right of the town and reach the large church which will be on your left hand side. Keep straight on until you reach ‘Place Patton’ (a roundabout to the top right of Avranches, with a world war two American tank in the middle of it). Take the D47 (towards Isigny le Buat) past ‘Leclerc’ supermarket, for six miles. You will see a tractor depot on both sides of the road. Take the next turning on your left, the D106 to La Boulouze, at the top of the hill. Then immediately take the right fork. We are 300 m. on the left at the bottom of the dip. You will see the sign ‘La Metairie’. We look forward to meeting you.|
|Fresh, organically grown fruit and vegetables, with lamb and poultry from the smallholding.|
|Special Diets Catered For|
|• None gluten containing ingredients|
|Samples from the menu|
Organic tomato soup with fresh herbs
Tagine of home reared lamb with apricots and almonds,seved with spiced potato wedges and fresh seasonal vegetables.
A selection of French cheeses.
Home made pistachio and ginger
Tea or coffee
All meals served with wine.
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