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The watermill is located In the heart of the charming village of Saint-James
La Minoterie lies in its own valley of almost 1 hectare of forest and meadows with grazing sheep. Yet it is centrally located in the village of Saint-James. You have a beautiful view of the village church which is illuminated in the evening. And at the end of the driveway (5 min walk) you will find the baker's with fresh French baguettes. There are cosy restaurants within a 5-minute drive.

Saint James
Saint-James has an impressive American military cemetery. The long lines of white marble crosses and stars of David commemorate the soldiers who fell in the Battle of Normandy. The original clothing factory with shop of the brand 'Saint-James', known from the Breton stripe and the sailor's jersey, is also located here.

Mont Saint-Michel is a 15 minute drive - declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
This fairytale peninsula has one of the strongest tides in Europe. It rises straight out of the sea and the sand plates. A fascinating spectacle!

Quiet white sand beaches
The quiet white sand beaches of Jullouvile and Carolles are 20-30 minutes driving away. There are plenty of restaurants and shops behind the beach. Granville is a lively seaside resort with a large harbour, from where ferries to the British Channel islands Jersey and Guernsey depart.

Discover Brittany
Special places to visit are Saint Malo, Fougeres and Cancale. The port city of Saint Malo is very special because of its old city wall. The fortress lies like a ship carved out of stone on the water, with rocky walls rising above the beach and the busy harbour. A walk on the impressive city wall gives a good idea of ​​the city's eventful history.
Also in the area:
- Alligator Bay, a unique park in Europe with 200 crocodiles and giant turtles.
- Avranches with, among other things, the beautiful botanical garden and museum.
- Villedieu-les-Poêles: brass bells are made by hand here and there is a beautiful zoo: Zoo de Champrepus.
- The beautiful waterfall Grand cascade in Mortain.
- Dinan is a beautiful historic city. And the drive there is very pretty.

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • Near swimming water

Restaurants, food & wine

Saint James
Within walking distance are a number of fine restaurants with a pleasant casual service. Time has stood still here. Fish and duck are certainly recommended here.

Calvados, the Champagne of Normandy!
First there is the apple of which cider is made, to end up as a Calvados. Calvados is made only from the best cider. This is a brandy with a high alcohol content (+ 40 °). Depending on the age of it you will get different flavours and ... prices. In the area, along the narrow country lanes, you will find several producers where you can sample and buy wonderful Calvados.

The tastiest mussels, oysters and scallops
Normandie has the largest oyster production in Europe. The coast has many fishing ports with mussels and oyster farms. Mont Saint-Michel and Barfleur are known for their "bouchots" (mussel pits). The scallop shell is one of the finest shellfish. The Norman scallop shell even gets the label 'rouge'.

World-famous award-winning cheeses
One of the oldest Norman cheeses is the Neufchâtel, the famous stalks or hearts. And there is the Pont l'Eveque. But the most famous Norman cheese is of course Camembert AOC: the king of the cheeses.

Showpiece from Bretagne

The showpiece of the Breton kitchen is the 'fruits de mere' plateau. This collection of crustaceans is artfully presented on a bed of seaweed.


There are many, also suitable for children. You can go mudflat hiking and horse riding at Mont St Michel, but also canoeing, walking, cycling, golf, fitness, tennis, swimming.

Do you like a bit more adventure?
Then step into a glider or climb the rocks of Ham and admire the breathtaking view over the Vire valley. You can also go fishing (trout fishing at the flowing stream of La Minoterie). And water sports such as sailing, kite surfing and beach sailing can be done here. Or hit a ball on the beautiful 18-hole golf course in Bréville-sur-Mer.

Make trips along ....
The beaches of Jullouville and Carolles. It is a strip of two kilometers of white sand. Or take the pilgrim's route from Saint James to Mont Saint-Michel. And back via the customs path: on foot, on horseback or on a mountain bike.

There are plenty of:
• bicycle routes
• walking paths
• mountain bike routes
• horse riding routes
• water sports courses
• mountain sports courses
• flying and gliding sports courses
• and more

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding
  • Other courses

Further remarks

More information, photos and the layout of the house can be found on our own website:

Additional price info and offers

Weekly price € 2.280, -
Midweek (Monday till Friday) € 1..140, -
Weekend (Friday until Sunday) € 1.140, -

Easter, Ascension and Pentecost € 1650, - (3 nights)
Christmas € 3.150, - (week)
New Year's Eve € 3.150, - (week)

Free Wifi included

To bring by the tenant


Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 400.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 220.00
  • Price bed linen per person (optional) € 12.50

Availability of 'la Minoterie'

Arnold & Anouk Ammerlaan has last updated the calendar on 11 Feb 2019

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Visited in August 2018

Een echte aanrader, ook voor je kinderen!
La Minoterie, een prachtig gerestaureerde watermolen met een eigentijds interieur. De ligging is uniek, je waant je alleen, maar toch is de bakker op loopafstand. De nieuwe eigenaar heeft er een warm en sfeervol huis van gemaakt dat van alle eigentijdse gemakken is voorzien. Fantastische bedden, heerlijke douches en overal snelle WIFI. Onze zoon genoot, zeker toen zijn zelf gevangen forel op de BBQ ging.

Visited in June 2018

Une maison magnifique dans un cadre très apaisant!

Visited in June 2018

Fantastisch, zeker voor herhaling!
Wat hebben wij genoten. Wij waren voor het eerst in de streek Normandie . Nooit gedacht dat het daar zooo mooi zou zijn .En dan ons verblijf geweldig ! Wet een mooi huis frans huis . We hadden gehoord van de eigenaar dat ze de afgelopen wintermaanden flink hebben verbouw . Dit was zeker te zien .Echt sfeervol ingericht ! Kids en man waren blij met nederlandse televisie .. Wat een mooie badkamers ! Heerlijke douche .
En wat een mooie locatie . Het enigste geluid wat je overdag en s avonds hoorde was het stromende water van de beek die achter het huis liep.
Kids ( tweeling van 8 ) vermaakte zich prima op de mega grote trampoline , of met vissen langs de beek , met tafelvoetbal ...of gewoon heerlijk voetballen of badmintonnen. hier was genoeg ruimte voor rondom het huis .
Wat erg fijn was , s morgens lopend naar de bakker in het dorp.
Wij hebben een hoop mooie bijzondere dingen bekeken. oa. mont st michel, Malo.
Een aanrader !

Visited in May 2018

Séjour au top!!! A refaire!
Maison idéale pour famille et autres on peut tarder le soir pour certains sans déranger les autres!!! Là maison est super bien équipée du berceau en passant par les jeux extérieurs. Entièrement refaite avec goût et bien placée 15 mn du mont st michel ou de la mer. En campagne mais toutes les commodités à pieds. Bémol cependant car tout les documents sont en anglais ou néerlandais mais on comprend les grandes lignes!!! Merci beaucoup Annouk pour ce sejour!!!

Visited in January 2013

Wij verbleven tijdens de kerstvakantie (2de kerstdag tot 2 januari) met 16 personen (9 volwassenen, 7 kinderen, 2 honden) in dit prachtig gelegen, zeer goed uitgeruste huis. Qua prijs-kwaliteitverhouding was het het beste dat we ooit al gehuurd hebben. Het was zelfs iets te goed. In die zin: we moesten er onze kleuters voortdurend in de gaten houden om geen kattenkwaad (haardvuur, kerstversiering...) uit te halen. Bovendien stellen de eigenaars zich zeer vriendelijk, behulpzaam en inschikkelijk (we hoefden ons, rekening houdend met de kinderen, bij vertrek niet te haasten) op. Ben je met een grotere groep en hou je van een zeker comfort dan is dit zeker een aanrader!


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