|Property Name:||Le Vieux Courges |
|Location:||Manche, Normandy, France|
|Prices:||from £175 to £380 per week|
Situated on the Normandy / Brittany border, La Brousse is an ideal location from which to explore both areas. It is a tiny hamlet comprising a dairy farm and a scattering of houses in a friendly farming community still governed by the timeless needs of the cattle and crops. This is an idyllic position set deep in the French countryside yet only 7 km from the market town of St. James which has all amenities including a large well stocked supermarket catering for all needs. La Brousse is reminiscent of a bygone era and is suitable for the holiday maker who truly wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and also for the small family who want a charming rural base to visit the not too distant beaches and the many places of interest in both Normandy and Brittany. La Brousse has so much to offer the discerning visitor.
La Brousse is a detached, three bedroomed, at least two hundred years old property which has recently undergone some careful renovations yet retaining the character and atmosphere of that period. The large lounge / dining room has a stone fireplace with wood burner (ample supply of wood for those cosy off peak cooler evenings) the walls have been retained in their original stone finish and together with the beamed ceiling it offers an excellent residence. There is a Hi-Fi with CD player and a television (French channels only) - remember that you don't have to switch them on, the choice is yours! Upstairs there are two double rooms each with double bed and one single room. The bathroom consists of shower, wash basin, toilet and bidet together with a washing machine. The tiled kitchen has attractive wooden units, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. Externally there is a good-sized lawned garden with fruit trees and shrubs and hard standing for car together with a brick barbecue and garden furniture.
The local village Argouges offers facilities for immediate needs, but just a few kilometres away is St James, which has two Supermarkets ( one of which is open on a Sunday Morning) and most other types of shop that may be required. Whilst a short journey into Fougeres could satisfy even the most ardent shopaholic. Fougeres with its rich history stretching back over 1000years does have a lot to offer, but in the opposite direction lies Avranches an attractive town with its own stories to be discovered especially those dating from as recently as the allied invasion