La Cidrerie consists of three cottages,formerly an old cider farm.
- english, french
About John Frame
I retired in 2009 (finally!), after a career as a finance director and CEO, to become head gardener and chief bottle washer on my wife's painting courses - how are the mighty fallen! Hilary was an art teacher and now concentrates on her own painting, as well on as instructing on the courses we run at La Cidrerie, and on cruise ships (when we are not in France).
John Frame purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why John Frame chose St-Pierre-Langers
For the beauty of the area and the short distance from the ferry ports of Caen and St Malo: we live in Bognor Regis and Ports mouth is only half an hour away.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Cottage to be left clean and tidy.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Relaxing and Stunning, pictures don't do property full justice
Although a little off the beaten track, if you are looking for total relaxation, this is the place. But when you want to explore it is perfectly positioned.
Locally, Sartilly has good shops, 10 mins on Carolles was our favourite beach, 30 mins the local zoo is a great value day out.
Further on Mont-saint-michel, Bayeux and Arromanches are must days out.
First visit to this region, but would love to come back and explore further.
I would highly recommend this cottage . It is beautiful and very well equipped for a very comfortable stay. The gardens are gorgeous to sit out and relax while listening to the birds. We had a lovely weeks holiday, just a shame we couldn't stay for longer. The cottage is ideally located, close to a beautiful coastline with lovely beaches to spend a sunny day and close to the pretty harbour village of granville where there is plenty of shops and things to do. We visited all of the landing beaches which are only about an hours drive away. If we are to visit normandy again this is the cottage we would like to stay in.
It is very gratifying to receive a review like this - it makes all the hard work my wife, our site manager, and I put in to make La Cidrerie an ideal holiday home worthwhile.
The beaches all around (especially Jullouville and Carolles) are child-friendly. Being so close to the coast the there is a profusion of restaurants and beach bars serving seafood. Our favourite is La Cale at Blainville sur Mer, north of Granville. The proprietor calls it the 'worst restaurant' in the world - it's not; it serves moules frites, fresh from the mussel beds , to die for!
Le Mont St Michel, 40kms away is a 'must see', and remains one of the most visited attractions in France. Go in the evening in summer, both to avoid the crowds and to see and hear the wonderful 'son et lumiere' in the abbey at the top - it's worth the climb!
The zoo at Champrepus, just 10kms away,is very friendly and has an exciting collection of animals. The baby goats for the children to play with and the daily feeding of the penguins are always attractions for harassed parents!
Christian Dior was born in Granville and his family have turned his home, the Villa des Rhumbs, into an attractive museum and gardens.
Granville is called the 'Monaco of the north' and the main town has a large casino- but is an attractive town to visit. It has a commercial fishing port (you can buy fish straight from the sea), and a wide array of seafood restaurants. The 'Haute Ville' is popular with artists and has many galleries. The main town is excellent for a spot of retail therapy!
There is a daily hydrofoil to Jersey, which makes a good day out, where you can practise your English and spend some sterling in M & S!
The Iles de Chausey, a collection of islands (65 at high tide, 365 at low tide), are a short boat trip from Granville. You land on the one habitable island, which is a nature reserve and the only permitted means of transport are 'shanks' pony' and bicycles. It has only one pub so take your own food and drink, and it's best to make sure the forecast is for fine weather.
Avranches is very attractive town, overlooking the Mont, and has attractive public gardens and an amazing scriptorium. It was General Patton's base in WW2, and has a US tank in the main square.
We are an hour away from the D-Day beaches on the north coast, and any visit to Normandy must include a day's visit to the beaches, cemeteries, and museums at Arromanches, Bayeux, and Pegasus bridge, as well as the 'must see' beaches of Omaha and Utah.
There is a deeply moving and beautiful US cemetery at St James, to the south of Avranches, and the huge German cemetery a Huisnes sur Mer, overlooking Le Mont.
This year the Tour de France spends three days in and around Granville, including one start and a time trial.
There are markets every day and the cottage lists days and venues. They are always worth going to as the produce is invariably cheaper than in the local supermarkets, if a little more expensive.