one of the many quiet lanes around the cottage.

All the lanes around the cottage are very quiet and ideal for walking and cycling. There are many farm tracks through the farmers' fields locally which you can enjoy. The nearby Sweet Chestnut woods (5 minutes up the lane from the cottage) have leafy lanes and cycling routes, with lovely views over the rolling countryside. The cycling routes are part of the VTT network (maps in the cottage) and are colour graded for ease/difficulty, and are clearly signposted.

If you prefer Cycling for Softies (we do!), The Voie Verte is a very popular (flat!) cycling and walking track on a disused railway line, which can be accessed from Isigny Le Buat (15 minutes drive from the cottage), or at Mortain where there are the famous Cascades to enjoy, and the Abbeye Blanche.

Maps, leaflets, and itineraries are in the cottage.

Fishing (trout) at Les Etangs du Val de See is 10 minutes drive from Brecey (

There are numerous golf courses in the area. The nearest is at Lake Dathee (18 holes) near Sourdeval

(18 kms from Brecey). Lake Dathe has a tarmac path around the lake and is a very pleasant walk. Watersports are available in high season.

Tennis Courts are at Rue du Stade in Brecey.

There are 2 heated open air swimming pools on the outskirts of Brecey, en route to the cottage, by the lake.


Pony trekking is available at the equestrian centre opposite the lake.


Kayaking at Ducey on the River Selune.

Canoeing and Paddle Boating at Avranches.

Sea Kayaking at Granville.

Windsurfing (lessons), Sea Kayaking and Catamarans (lessons or to hire) at Jullouville Ecole de Voile.

D I N I N G   O U T
We have eaten at all these restaurants and can recommend them. Our favourite is Hotel Le Croix D'Or, which has an A La Carte menu and also a range of fixed price menus. The garden courtyard is beautiful. The staff in Le P'tit Nicholas are very friendly and there is a full menu, not just pizza. They also do take out pizzas and sandwiches.  Le Moulin de Jean is 4 miles from the cottage and is very popular, the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

Le P'tit Nicholas - Pizza
​28 Place de L'Hotel de Ville

Le Moulin de Jean - traditional
La Lande
50670 Cuves

Hotel Croix D'Or- Gastronomic/traditional. Choice of fixed price menus and A La Carte.

Rue de la Constitution
50300 Avranches