Fate led us to stay at La Scellerie while on vacation in June 2017. Three 17th century buildings sit on just under two acres of land. There is a young woodland with silver birches, oaks, walnut trees, birch trees, field maple, sweet chestnut trees, cherry trees and ash trees. The woodland floor is a blanket of celandines and primroses in the spring, and ferns after. In the orchard, there are seven apple trees and four pear trees. The main house used to be two identical houses, and the outbuildings were stables and hovels for field workers. The buildings are made of local stone and 'masse' - a strong mixture of mud, stone and hay.
We are a twenty-minute drive from wonderful, sandy beaches and protected dunes full of wildflowers and birds. The cathedral town of Coutances sits on a hill 10km away, and the rolling countryside around us is studded with small Normandy villages. The air is clean, the night sky is full of stars and we are encircled by birdsong.
We are situated in a hamlet between Saint-Denis-Le-Vêtu and Roncey. We are close to the larger towns of Coutances, Saint Lô and Granville. Long walks on the beach at Annoville or Regneville is a 20 min drive away. Mont St Michel is 50 mins away. Caen or Cherbourg's ferry terminal is 75 mins away. Nearest airport is Caen Carpiquet, which is an hour away. Dinard and Rennes airports are also well-served by various international and budget airlines.
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10 La Scellerie
50210 Saint-Denis-Le-Vêtu France