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  • Quiet, rural area

Spacious holiday home in Normandy, near Mont Saint-Michel
La Minoterie is located close to Mont Saint-Michel. It is a restored water mill dating from 1870. The old mill is located in a green valley on a generous private property - 10,000 m2 - with a natural stream flowing through it.

Ideal for children!
Playing outside, mucking about in the water, trampoline jumping or playing football on the large lawn. But also watching sheep, trout fishing in the stream and gathering wood for a campfire are fantastic adventures. In the basement are a table football, shuffleboard and a dart board for children and parents, ready to use.

Completely renewed in 2018!
• Attractive design with, for example, sturdy tree trunk tables.
• With no less than five comfortable new bathrooms
• All 18 beds are comfortable new box spring beds
• Child-friendly with trampoline, table football, darts and shuffleboard

The five floors of La Minoterie are each more than 110m2 big. On the large terrace with barbecue at the entrance you can all have a nice meal and linger for after-dinner chats.

Ground floor apartment (0) - four sleeping places
On the ground floor, behind the spacious hall is a beautiful apartment furnished for four to six people. The modern cosy living room has two large sofas which are grouped around the wood-burning fireplace. There is also a satellite TV. The spacious open kitchen is fully equipped, the gas stove has an oven, a large freestanding fridge with freezer drawers, a dishwasher, microwave and sufficient utensils. Here you can cook delicious meals and then dine on the long sturdy tree trunk table. The apartment has two bedrooms with double beds and a separate pleasant bathroom with shower. This floor has no stairs.

Top Floor and mezzanine (+1) - eight sleeping places
This cosy floor with its old beams is spacious and light. There is plenty of room to sit comfortably with 18 people in the living room. The spacious seating area has modern luxury seating around the wood-burning fireplace. There is a satellite TV, a wonderful lounge area and a cosy seating-, reading- or games corner. The spacious open kitchen is fully equipped. The large gas stove has an oven. There is a large fridge with freezer drawers, a dishwasher, microwave and sufficient kitchen utensils. Here you can all dine cosily at the old tree trunk tables and enjoy a good glass of wine. On this floor there is also a bedroom with a double bed and a spacious bathroom with bathtub and WC.
Via a staircase you reach the light mezzanine. Here are two sleeping areas with two single beds and four double beds. For example under the old beams of the ridge of the roof it is wonderful to sleep.

Lower floor (-1) - eight sleeping places
The staircase to the lower floor is on the ground floor in the hall. On this floor are four beautiful spacious bedrooms each with its own comfortable bathroom.Three bedrooms have double beds with bathroom and shower, WC and washbasin. The other bedroom has two single beds and a bathroom with WC and washbasin.

Basement (-2)
In the basement there is a table football, dart board and a shuffleboard for the children.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Historic building
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Course room
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath

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The watermill is located In the heart of the charming village of Saint-James
La Minoterie lies in its own valley of almost 1 hectare of forest and meadows with grazing sheep. Yet it is centrally located in the village of Saint-James. You have a beautiful view of the village church which is illuminated in the evening. And at the end of the driveway (5 min walk) you will find the baker's with fresh French baguettes. There are cosy restaurants within a 5-minute drive.

Saint James
Saint-James has an impressive American military cemetery. The long lines of white marble crosses and stars of David commemorate the soldiers who fell in the Battle of Normandy. The original clothing factory with shop of the brand 'Saint-James', known from the Breton stripe and the sailor's jersey, is also located here.

Mont Saint-Michel is a 15 minute drive - declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
This fairytale peninsula has one of the strongest tides in Europe. It rises straight out of the sea and the sand plates. A fascinating spectacle!

Quiet white sand beaches
The quiet white sand beaches of Jullouvile and Carolles are 20-30 minutes driving away. There are plenty of restaurants and shops behind the beach. Granville is a lively seaside resort with a large harbour, from where ferries to the British Channel islands Jersey and Guernsey depart.

Discover Brittany
Special places to visit are Saint Malo, Fougeres and Cancale. The port city of Saint Malo is very special because of its old city wall. The fortress lies like a ship carved out of stone on the water, with rocky walls rising above the beach and the busy harbour. A walk on the impressive city wall gives a good idea of ​​the city's eventful history.
Also in the area:
- Alligator Bay, a unique park in Europe with 200 crocodiles and giant turtles.
- Avranches with, among other things, the beautiful botanical garden and museum.
- Villedieu-les-Poêles: brass bells are made by hand here and there is a beautiful zoo: Zoo de Champrepus.
- The beautiful waterfall Grand cascade in Mortain.
- Dinan is a beautiful historic city. And the drive there is very pretty.

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • In or near a town
  • Near swimming water

Restaurants, food & wine

Saint James
Within walking distance are a number of fine restaurants with a pleasant casual service. Time has stood still here. Fish and duck are certainly recommended here.

Calvados, the Champagne of Normandy!
First there is the apple of which cider is made, to end up as a Calvados. Calvados is made only from the best cider. This is a brandy with a high alcohol content (+ 40 °). Depending on the age of it you will get different flavours and ... prices. In the area, along the narrow country lanes, you will find several producers where you can sample and buy wonderful Calvados.

The tastiest mussels, oysters and scallops
Normandie has the largest oyster production in Europe. The coast has many fishing ports with mussels and oyster farms. Mont Saint-Michel and Barfleur are known for their "bouchots" (mussel pits). The scallop shell is one of the finest shellfish. The Norman scallop shell even gets the label 'rouge'.

World-famous award-winning cheeses
One of the oldest Norman cheeses is the Neufchâtel, the famous stalks or hearts. And there is the Pont l'Eveque. But the most famous Norman cheese is of course Camembert AOC: the king of the cheeses.

Showpiece from Bretagne

The showpiece of the Breton kitchen is the 'fruits de mere' plateau. This collection of crustaceans is artfully presented on a bed of seaweed.


There are many, also suitable for children. You can go mudflat hiking and horse riding at Mont St Michel, but also canoeing, walking, cycling, golf, fitness, tennis, swimming.

Do you like a bit more adventure?
Then step into a glider or climb the rocks of Ham and admire the breathtaking view over the Vire valley. You can also go fishing (trout fishing at the flowing stream of La Minoterie). And water sports such as sailing, kite surfing and beach sailing can be done here. Or hit a ball on the beautiful 18-hole golf course in Bréville-sur-Mer.

Make trips along ....
The beaches of Jullouville and Carolles. It is a strip of two kilometers of white sand. Or take the pilgrim's route from Saint James to Mont Saint-Michel. And back via the customs path: on foot, on horseback or on a mountain bike.

There are plenty of:
• bicycle routes
• walking paths
• mountain bike routes
• horse riding routes
• water sports courses
• mountain sports courses
• flying and gliding sports courses
• and more

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding
  • Other courses

Further remarks

More information, photos and the layout of the house can be found on our own website:

Additional price info and offers

Weekly price € 2.280, -
Midweek (Monday till Friday) € 1..140, -
Weekend (Friday until Sunday) € 1.140, -

Easter, Ascension and Pentecost € 1650, - (3 nights)
Christmas € 3.150, - (week)
New Year's Eve € 3.150, - (week)

Free Wifi included

To bring by the guest


Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 400.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 250.00
  • Price bed linen per person (optional) € 15.00

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  • Louise Vogelesang from Nieuwkoop,

    9 stars

    Een echte aanrader, ook voor je kinderen!
    La Minoterie, een prachtig gerestaureerde watermolen met een eigentijds interieur. De ligging is uniek, je waant je alleen, maar toch is de bakker op loopafstand. De nieuwe eigenaar heeft er een warm en sfeervol huis van gemaakt dat van alle eigentijdse gemakken is voorzien. Fantastische bedden, heerlijke douches en overal snelle WIFI. Onze zoon genoot, zeker toen zijn zelf gevangen forel op de BBQ ging.

  • Benoît from Rennes,

    10 stars

    Une maison magnifique dans un cadre très apaisant!

  • Shandy vd Helm from Den Haag,

    9 stars

    Fantastisch, zeker voor herhaling!
    Wat hebben wij genoten. Wij waren voor het eerst in de streek Normandie . Nooit gedacht dat het daar zooo mooi zou zijn .En dan ons verblijf geweldig ! Wet een mooi huis frans huis . We hadden gehoord van de eigenaar dat ze de afgelopen wintermaanden flink hebben verbouw . Dit was zeker te zien .Echt sfeervol ingericht ! Kids en man waren blij met nederlandse televisie .. Wat een mooie badkamers ! Heerlijke douche .
    En wat een mooie locatie . Het enigste geluid wat je overdag en s avonds hoorde was het stromende water van de beek die achter het huis liep.
    Kids ( tweeling van 8 ) vermaakte zich prima op de mega grote trampoline , of met vissen langs de beek , met tafelvoetbal ...of gewoon heerlijk voetballen of badmintonnen. hier was genoeg ruimte voor rondom het huis .
    Wat erg fijn was , s morgens lopend naar de bakker in het dorp.
    Wij hebben een hoop mooie bijzondere dingen bekeken. oa. mont st michel, Malo.
    Een aanrader !

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