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La Chatouillette

La Chatouillette Coach House Gite and Private Carp Lake  

La Chatouillette (pronounced La-shaa-twee-et) is a Trip Advisor and Flip Key Five Star ‘excellent’ award winner. It is situated in an ideal location for ‘two-wheeled holidays’ and is a perfect venue for the fixed base cyclist. There are accessible and varied green routes in this area that are suitable for all ages and cycling abilities.

La Chatouillette is only a mile from what is claimed to be the oldest working Roman Bridge in Europe. This small but historical landmark designates the area where the French resistance gathered before walking to Paris along the route once used by Pilgrims on their way to Mont Saint Michel. 

The path is accessible to hikers, cyclists and horse-riders. The base offers many options for interesting day ride choices. The nearby and popular La Veloscenie, once a railway track that is now a converted safe route for walkers and cyclists, passes through Barenton, Mortain, Saint Hilaire-du-Harcoué, Sourdeval, Domfront and Ducey. 

This is perfect terrain for safe and relaxed cycling.

The Coach House Gite and Private Carp Lake are set in 7.5 acres of natural gardens bordered by a gurgling trout river. Meadows and forests in the Southern Regional Natural Park of the Manche Department Normandy surround the property.

La Chatouillette is located on the intersection of the D36 and the D134 between the towns of Ger and Barenton. Coordinates: N 48” 38’ 35 – W 000” 47’ 38.5

‘Next door Normandy’ and the ‘French lifestyle’ are closer than you think and La Chatouillette is only 1.20 hrs from the Caen Ferry Port or 4.5 hrs from the Tunnel at Calais! Our central location to the Manche, Orne and Calvados Departments provides our guests with the advantage of visiting towns and tourist attractions normally considered to be ‘a bit further afield’.

La Chatouillette is an ideal holiday venue suited for couples, friends and families. Our relaxing hide away offers amazing opportunities for anglers, bird watchers, nature lovers, cyclists, hikers, photographers, artists and stargazers.

Just 4ks from La Chatouillette the well-known Fosse Arthur attracts many walkers and cyclists. From the height of the gorge the viewpoint allows a panoramic view of Normandy. 

We recommend that cyclists bring their own bikes, repair kits, padlocks and helmets. The nearest Cycle shop, Cycle Prieur, is situated on Route de Vire 50140 Le Neufbourge telephone +33(0)2 33 59 45 73 (romain.bouticycle@orange.fr)

The Manche Tourism website has further information on cycling and walking in this area including shorter bike routes averaging 20km. They also have interactive maps of cycling circuits enabling you to plan your tour itinerary. 

Routes suited to single day bike rides, local maps and brochures can be ordered, downloaded and purchased on the Manche Tourism site in advance of your visit.

La Chatouillette is available for weekly bookings Saturday to Saturday or for longer stays. The Coach-house Gite comfortably accommodates four people. It is a detached Gite with its own entrance. A furnished balcony over looks the lake and gardens.

There are two spacious bedrooms, the master has a half four-poster teak king size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms have ample storage, side tables and reading lamps.

The French doors lead into a bright, spacious, open plan room, with a country homely feel and charm. 

The large home from home living area is divided into three functional spaces, the sitting, and dinning and kitchen areas. 

The kitchen is practical, with storage cupboards and a preparation worktop. There is a full size electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and a slow cooker. 

Crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchen utensils are provided for your self-catering needs. Tea towels and eco- friendly cleaning products are provided for the kitchen and bathroom. The dining area comprises a large round antique mahogany table with four Bentwood chairs.

The lounge is furnished with cream leather sofas and a comfortable wing backed armchair with footstool. The central focus is a teak wooden fire surround and antique mirror. There is a large TV, DVD player and DVD/VHS library.

On the bookcase you’ll find a variety of magazines, novels and folders full of useful local information. This includes local cycling routes and walking maps. There is a selection of board games for relaxing family evenings.

All bed linen and towels are provided. On the ground floor guests can enjoy a large games room equipped with pool table, bar football and darts. There is an all weather table-tennis table and a trampoline in the garden.

Secure storage space for fishing tackle and bikes is provided. 

Overlooking the lake is a screened private seating area with BBQ facilities. There are tables, chairs, and sun loungers.

Prices:

La Chatouillette Coach-House Gite Weekly tariffs. 

£630 – £670 in low season – October – April.
£655 in mid season – May.
£715 in high season – June – September.

Exclusive fishing rights €25 per week per person.
(2 rods per angler) payable on site.

 

 

 

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