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12 reviews
One of many outside photos
an overhead view of the whole farm
Kitchen mantelpiece
relaxing in front of wood burner
Wisteria in full bloom along the front of the farmhouse
Sunset from garden
Spring has sprung and the orchard is a wash with blossom
half hour harvest
Comfy living room
Comfy living room from other side
Single bedroom
Shower room
shower room different angle
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Brecey, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Excellent - based on 12 reviews
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Kevin O
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We want to go back!”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We received a very warm welcome from Andrew at this beautiful house and garden. It's a lovely, relaxing place. A grassy driveway with overhanging trees opens out to secluded farm yard sheds and a beautiful house. It's only minutes from the lovely village of Brécey. the area has enough restaurants and bars to keep you satisfied. The house itself is really nice. It's really well stocked. Every appliance you can think of is provided. You have your own private garden, barbecue, outdoor tables and chairs. Within minutes we felt completely at home. This place is highly recommended. We want to go back already!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jul 2016
Hi Kevin and Elaine,
Thank you very much for your great review. Great meeting you both, hope you come and stay again soon.
Best regards
Andrew
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Cyndi25
Los Altos, California
1 review
“La Belle Etoile wraps its arms around you, and you never want to leave.”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My husband, a friend and I were in France for three weeks. Our stay at this French farmhouse was the highlight of our trip.

The owner, Andrew, could not have been any nicer. He replied to my emails immediately and when we got a little lost, we called him, and he guided us to his home. Mind you, he'd sent detailed directions, but we managed to get lost nonetheless. The truth is that I forgot they were in my email, and I didn't look.

La Belle Etoile is so private and it sits on magnificent grounds. At sunset, we'd sit outside, a glass of wine in hand and watch the ever-changing sky turn different colors.

We were in the area to visit Mont Saint-Michel. All the hotels surrounding it were booked. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. When we went by them on the shuttle bus, I felt as though I was in some weird, tacky theme park.

I found this on Trip Advisor and booked it immediately. The small town of Brecey is unbelievable. I've included some pictures of the square and some of the shops. The local people were so gracious with us as we fumbled to remember our high school French.

The local bakery makes the most delicious things you've ever eaten. I know the owner was giggling at the number of baked goods and bread that we bought. We ate it all, and I'm still trying to lose the weight!

It's not that far from Mont Saint-Michel, which we enjoyed immensely, but we were glad to leave the hordes of tourists behind and return home.

If what you're looking for is an experience that you'll never forget, book La Belle Etoile. She won't let you down.

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Liked best: The property was beautiful and peaceful.
Liked least: In France, it's common to have a washer and no dryer. I wasn’t used to that.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Dear Cyndi, thank you so much for your excellent review. It was great to hear you enjoyed the area aswell as the house. Looking forward to some more photos if you get the time? Many thanks again
Andrew
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: The charm of the cottage
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2015
Dear Angela and Dave, I hope you enjoyed your onward journey!
Many thanks for your positive review. I look forward to perhaps welcoming you again if you should decide to make a similar trip in the future.
Best Regards
Andrew
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jennifers...
Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exactly what we were looking for”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We really enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse. The house is rustic but has an updated bathroom and great kitchen which is very well-equipped with any kind of kitchen gear you would need. We had perfect weather and except for cooking and sleeping pretty much spent all our time outdoors enjoying the grounds. It was ideal for our kids ages 9 and 12 to explore and run around. There was a tv, lots of movies and some games which we never needed but it was nice to know they were there. The house is located in a great area for exploring Manche, D-Day Beaches and Mt. St. Michel. This was our third stop of four areas and was our favorite. Andrew was out of town so we did not meet him but he arranged for us to get the keys. One day we did have a problem with electricity/appliances but were able to quickly fix the problem after corresponding with Andrew by email. I would highly recommend this house if you are visiting the Normandy area.

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Liked best: quiet and spacious
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
Thank you for your review of La Belle Etoile, your feed back is extremely important to us and we were really pleased hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet.
We hope you will come and stay again sometime.
Kind regards
Andrew
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2014 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The peace and tranquility and authentic charm of the house
Liked least: I missed having a bath and the washing machine was in the barn , but was only an inconvenience when the weather was inclement .
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Apr 2014
Thank you for your review of La Belle Etoile. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon
Best Regards
Andrew
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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The welcome and friendliness. The countryside too.
Liked least: Be careful to get in a supply of beer as the local bars can close early out of season
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
2 Apr 2014
Thank you for the review of your recent stay, we were really glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday with us so much and we look forward to you staying again soon?
Best regards
Andrew
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Mobile772...
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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