about la buissonniere
Sleeps 4 (plus cot by prior arrangement) in double and twin rooms
Is all on the ground floor
Encourages 'ANYDAY CHANGEOVERS'
Includes all electricity, bed linen & towels
Has free WiFi & FreeSat television
Is approx 90 mins from ferry ports & 4 hrs from the Channel Tunnel
Has ample off road parking
Welcomes motorcyclists & cyclists
Is open all year for breaks of 2 nights or more
Can offer 20% discount for Brittany ferries
Blissful LaBuiss enjoys a tranquil rural setting nestling beneath four giant yellow cherry trees at the end of a Normandie lane. Perfect for unwinding with a good book and glass of local sparkling cider!
Our nearest villages of LE TEILLEUL and BARENTON have bars, boulangeries, boucheries, supermarkets, and a very small weekly market and are just a five minute drive away. However, the only passing traffic at La Buissonniere is our free-ranging chickens. You don't need to hurry at our gite. Sit in the shade of your own private garden and spot buzzards, deer, woodpeckers and other wild life. There's plenty of space to soak up the solitude, so just take the time to simply relax and recharge your batteries at La Bliss-onniere.
If you're creative with photography there's plenty of subject matter for you to snap with your camera. Or why not bring your paints if art is your thing? Choosing whether to draw a quick sketch or paint a work of art will probably be the biggest decision you will need to make all stay. Our cheeky chickens, sheep in the paddock, two friendly black cats and a handful of gentle cattle in our top field in the summer months all make excellent models. If it is peace and tranquility you crave on your holidays, then La Buissonniere is very hard to beat. As our gallery of photographs shows, just like the beautiful countryside surrounding it, it is a joy in every season. To find out about our gite click here
La Buissonniere is ideally placed for holidays to suit most people - families, couples, friends, walkers, motorcyclists, cyclists ....... The Departement of Manche is steeped in history, with many thought-provoking places of interest nearby; medieval chateaux and towns, WW2 battle sites, landing beaches and cemetaries, antique shops, brocantes, museums and other sources of yesteryear. We are just an hour away from the stunning beaches in the Baie du Mont St. Michel which make a perfect day out for the children or you could combine a paddle with a visit to the awesome MONT ST. MICHEL itself which, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surely not to be missed.
There are plenty of activities in the locality for the children too, no matter what their age, and they are all easily accessible from LaBuiss, including the Enchanted Village at Belle Fontaine, Ange Michel, Alligator Bay and Raptor Park, to name a few. Likewise, if a spot of retail therapy is your thing there are some fab shops and towns in the surrounding area or why not spend a nostalgic few hours rummaging through the numerous local vintage BROCANTES? However, as LaBuiss is located deep in the heart of apple country, no visit would be complete without a visit and tasting at our local CIDER and CALVADOS producers. You don't need to go far to discover the real Normandie and we're sure you'll find that days in can be just as tempting as days out, so just take life as it comes, relax and enjoy.
La Buissonniere is easily accessible. Only 90 minutes from most ferryports of northern France and just over 4 hours from the Channel Tunnel, we are located between the towns of MORTAIN to the north, DOMFRONT to the east and ST. HILAIRE DU HARCOUET to the west. We accept bookings all year round for stays of 2 nights or more and we are family-friendly, child-friendly, biker-friendly, walker-friendly - well lets just say were very friendly to everyone that comes to stay at La Buissonniere! We can provide lots of extras FOC for babies (see our gite page for more details) and if you arrive on two wheels we can offer covered storage for your motorbikes/bicycles as well as 'getting the shopping in' if you require it before you arrive at LaBuiss (payment in cash upon arrival). The only thing we can't do, unfortunately, is accept pets because of our livestock.
Our ANYDAY CHANGEOVERsystem is very popular with our guests and enables you to arrive at LaBuiss on any day of the week that you choose, thus saving pounds by taking advantage of cheaper travel options. In addition, we also offer 20% DISCOUNT for Brittany Ferries to all our guests, which can reduce your travel costs even further. Check-in time is after 4pm and check-out is by 10am. We live on site but firmly believe in not imposing on our guests' space, so we are about if you want to have a natter with us but certainly don't take offence if you don't. To make a booking for LaBuiss just send us an email via our CONTACT US page, and we will try to get back to you within two hours whenever possible. Alternatively, just ring us or message us via our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages. We can't wait to welcome you to La Buissonniere.
We moved to La Buissonniere in 2014 after spending many happy family holidays in France over the years. LaBuiss gives us the opportunity to pursue our love of rural living, and after 30 years in farming and cheesemaking, we can now enjoy these on a much smaller scale to suit just ourselves. We have developed a good relationship with our neighbouring farmer who now grazes a handful of his heifers in our fields, and his herd of Normandie cows provide us with creamy milk to make cheese now and again. Our sheep and chickens keep us occasionally occupied and constantly amused, our vegetable 'patch' is an ongoing but unpredicatable labour of love, and wild and cultivated fruits from the garden contribute to many a seasonal jamming session. We try to integrate with the community when we can and enjoy volunteering at the local mediatheque and milking parlour, which helps us socially and linguistically. We love it here at La Buissonniere - we hope you will too.