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The two gites 1) the three bedroom gite 'Berenice' and 2) the two bedroom gite 'Cedia' are each set in fifteen acres of stunning Normandy countryside with glorious open views at Bellefontaine. Each of these single storey gites has a lovely rustic feel, provides comfortable accommodation with modern conveniences, a fitted kitchen, electric heating, are attractively furnished and have an open log fire available. Hardwood patio table and chairs furniture is provided on each veranda to enjoy when sitting outside. It's a wonderfully peaceful location. The local town of Mortain is only a few minutes drive away, with its beautiful waterfalls (the Grand Cascade & the Petite Cascade), the Petite Chappelle and its view-point (Mont St. Michel can be seen on a clear day), rock climbing, lovely walks, an open-air swimming pool in summer, restaurants, cafés, art gallery, supermarkets and shops. Go-Karting is available en-route to Mortain. Many other attractive and historic market towns are also within easy travelling distance in this lovely area.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

The charming 'L'Abbeye' cafe / bar / restaurant is very welcoming and child-friendly. It's also nearby being only 5 minutes drive away at the village of Le Neufbourg in the Route de la Gare, 50140 heading towards Mortain and is just off the main road.
It's open Wednesday evenings, Thursday / Friday / Saturday lunchtimes and evenings, and Sunday lunchtimes. Tel: 00 33 233 51 21 63 (Peter & Trudie).

The 'Au Bon Vent' café at the eastern end of Mortain also offers excellent value lunches at a very reasonable price during the week (closed at weekends).

A Carrefour supermarket is available nearby at Mortain, which also has banks / cash machines and numerous other interesting shops.


The 'Village Enchante' family entertainment park is fairly nearby and offers a wide range of outdoor adventure and leisure facilities for small children through to adults.
It’s normally open from around Easter to the end of August daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (including bank holidays).

The nearest sandy beaches are about 40 minutes drive to the west at Carolles, St Jean le Thomas, and Julloville.

There are golf courses near Vire (25 minutes drive north) and Granville (40 minutes drive west towards the coast).

Special Interest Holidays
Climbing, fishing, go-karting and horse-riding are all available in the local Manche area.

A tourist information office is in Mortain near the main church at the centre.

There is an outside Lido swimming pool at Mortain for the summer months.

There's an excellent indoor swimming pool at Vire on its north side - 25 minutes drive away.

  • Near theme park

Further remarks

SatNav location address is: Chemin de l'Eglise, 50520 Bellefontaine, Manche, Normandie-Bas (off the D33 Route du Moulin).
Follow the brown tourist signs towards the 'Village Enchante' when you're in the local area as this will help bring you close to your destination.

After you've turned in to Chemin de l'Eglise itself (off the D33 Route du Moulin main road in Bellefontaine) pass the church which should be located on your right hand side and then after about 50 metres turn right into a narrow lane.

Proceed around a left-hand bend and then along here for about 100 metres towards the entrance way directly ahead.

Turn right here for gite Berenice which is the third gite located up from the end. Parking spaces are available just above the gite.

Alternatively turn left at the entrance for gite Cedia and follow the access road downhill about 100 metres to the last gite with a parking space set above the gite on the roadway.

The entrance door handles can sometimes be a bit stiff on the gites – pushing it firmly downwards to open and pulling it firmly upwards prior to locking is advised please.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please avoid parking below gite 'Cedia' because if the grass roadway at the side there becomes wet it is extremely difficult for a car to climb up the slope from below.
(Also please be careful to avoid getting stuck if it has been raining as it can sometimes get a bit muddy on that part of the road track above gie Cedia)


Additional price info and offers

Bed linen is available on request (chargeable @ €10 per person staying)

Remember to bring your own towels and tea-towels.

To bring by the tenant


Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 90.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 45.00
  • Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 10.00

Availability of 'Berenice'

David and Deirdre Line has last updated the calendar on 13 Mar 2019

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