14 – 21 July 2012, Final Week Available at Beach House

We have one week left available this summer, 14 – 21 July 2012.

This week starts on Bastille Day, when there will be a huge firework display in the historic port of Granville.

July 14 Fireworks, Granville 2011

July 14 Fireworks, Granville 2011

 

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Maison Mielles Terrace

Maison Mielles, is a villa that was totally renovated in the summer of 2010.  The house is a very comfortable family house, suitable for very large families or several families sharing.  The house sleeps 12 very comfortably, and has a large enclosed private garden, good for running around and football.

Maison Mielles - enclosed garden
Maison Mielles – enclosed garden

There are four bedrooms with twin beds that can be converted into superking size beds if preferred and two other bedrooms, one with a queen size 140cm double bed and the other with a 160cm double bed.  They are hotel quality beds, which are extremely comfortable.  There are also two wooden cot beds (under 2s).

Upstairs Floor Plan, Maison Mielles
Upstairs Floor Plan, Maison Mielles
Bedroom 3, twin or superking, upstairs
Bedroom 2, twin or superking, upstairs
Bedroom 1 – king, upstairs
Bedroom 4 upstairs
Upstairs family bathroom, Maison Mielles
Upstairs family bathroom, Maison Mielles

The bedrooms are situated on both floors, which allows for some extra privacy.  The two downstairs bedrooms both have the twin/superking option, with a bathroom and loo shared between the two rooms.  Upstairs are two bathrooms one with bath and loo, and one with a shower and a separate loo.

Ground Floor Plan, Maison Miellles
Ground Floor Plan, Maison Miellles
Bedroom 6, downstairs
Bedroom 5, downstairs

There are also two high chairs, and we can provide potties, a baby bath, extra high chairs etc if needed.  The house is also equipped with plastic plates, spoons and knives for children.  My own children are 4 & 6, and so there is a good range of toys for the smalls, including a wendy house, and all the necessary buckets, spades and toys for the beach.

Terrace, Wendy House & BBQ
Terrace, Wendy House & BBQ

We also supply all the towels for the beach and house, all linens and a 10kg washing machine and all the cleaning products.  Our aim is that you should be able to travel as light as possible.  There is a good selection of books and films in the house, both for adults and children, and Sky TV.

Making friends on the beach
The End of the World - The beach at St Martin de Bréhal
The End of the World – The beach at St Martin de Bréhal
Sand Chateau on the beach at St Martin de Bréhal
Sand Chateau on the beach at St Martin de Bréhal
Kite Surfing, St Martin de Bréhal
Kite Surfing, St Martin de Bréhal
Granville from the beach
Granville from the beach

St Martin is a really fantastic place for children of all ages.  There is an amazing range of activities for ages from 3+.  At the bottom of the street is the sailing club, which also does sand yachting, kite surfing etc.  Next to it is the golf course.  In the other direction is the riding school.  If you take the coast road to Granville you pass another golf course and the airfield, where the brave can go parachute jumping or take a ULM flight over the bay of Mont St Michel.

Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint Michel
National Stud, Saint Lô
National Stud, Saint Lô
British Cemetery, Bayeux
British Cemetery, Bayeux
Bayeux Cathedral
Bayeux Cathedral

Domfront, old town
Domfront, old town
July 14 Fireworks display, Granville
July 14 Fireworks display, Granville
American Cemetry
American Cemetry
Point du Hoc - German gun emplacements
Point du Hoc – German gun emplacements
La Cambe German Cemetery
La Cambe German Cemetery
Omaha Beach, Memorial to the Fallen
Omaha Beach, Memorial to the Fallen
Souterrescope
Souterrescope
Bowling at Coutances
Bowling at Coutances

There are also plenty of interesting and fun days out you can do.  We have owned the house since 2010, so as yet we haven’t had a chance to do everything that is around, but there are some good days out locally.

If any of your party wishes to bring dogs, we have two dog kennels and runs, and there are great walks in every direction.  Because the house is on the edge of the village it is very quiet, and our neighbour is a spa for horses, where the French International teams come and do their final preparation in July.  Every morning from 6am to 9.30am, all summer long, you can go and watch the horses gallop along the beach through the surf.

Dogs at the Beach, St Martin de Bréhal, Normandy
Dogs at the Beach, St Martin de Bréhal, Normandy
Dogs on the beach at St Martin de Bréhal
Dogs on the beach at St Martin de Bréhal
Maison Mielles dog kennels
Maison Mielles dog kennels

This coast-line has the largest tides in Europe, and when the tides are very high, you can go a couple of kms up the coast and watch the salt marshes flood, which is impressive to see.  The sea where we are is relatively shallow, at all but high tide, and you can see the mussel beds rising out of the sea and eat really fresh mussels in the village restaurant.  It also means it is a good place to learn to swim and when the tide is out you can stand in the sea and watch the fish swimming round you.

Clam digging
Mussels at Le Retro, St Martin de Bréhal
Mussels at Le Retro, St Martin de Bréhal
Evening Promenade, St Martin de Bréhal
Evening Promenade, St Martin de Bréhal

2 thoughts on “14 – 21 July 2012, Final Week Available at Beach House

    • Hi Conor
      The beach is at the end of the street, it is a 5 to 10 minute walk, depending on the length of the legs involved. And, it is a great beach, 12 km long stretching from Granville in the south to the End of the World in the north.

      I hope you enjoy your stay that next week!

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