La Cidrerie consists of three cottages,formerly an old cider farm.
- english, french
About John Frame
Eating oysters in Cancale - 5 euro for 12! 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
Lovely area and reachable within an hour and a half from Caen or St Malo, and we live in Bognor Regis, only half an hour from Portsmouth.
What makes this Cottage unique
Its potential for renovation.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Large secure gardens.
House to be left clean and tidy.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Bien situé entre mer et campagne
Une jolie maison aux pieces spatieuses sur deux niveaux, lumineuse et calme avec des beaux espaces extérieurs et bien délimités entre les locataires. Notre gîte n avait du coup pas accès à la totalité du jardin. La salle de bain et les toilettes ne sont pas à l étage des chambres. Seules deux serviettes de toilettes fournies pour 3 personnes. L accès au gîte est très raviné et aurait besoin d être comblé.
Le gîte est très bien situé, à 15km de Granville, tout près d une tres jolie abbaye et a quelques km des commerces.
Un accueil sympathique nous a été réservé.
Un bel endroit pour découvrir l'Avranchin.
Granville is called the 'Monaco of the north' - it 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, and the main town is good for 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/restaurant, so it is probably advisable to take your own food and drink. And check the weather before you
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!
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 and no trip to Normandy should lack a visit to this historic and atmospheric area. The beaches, cemeteries, and museums at Arromanches, and Omaha and Utah beaches should not be missed.
There is a beautiful and moving cemetery at St James, just south of Avranches. A contrast is the vast German cemetery overlooking Le Mont St Michel at Huisnes sur Mer.
Do go and see the tapestry at Bayeux, a reminder of our own history, and a very well put together exhibition.
The zoo at Champrepus, just 10kms away; it has an exciting collection of animals, and the baby goats and daily penguin-feeding aaare a godsend to harassed parents!