My Chez Marilyn is a 19th century stone cottage that has been totally renovated to a charming French chambre d'hote, where you can experience the way of life in a typical French village 5mins from Mont St Michel in Normandy France.
I am an Australian woman who has been living in France for almost 7 years.
You will have a private guest room and ensuite bathroom with a shower, tea and coffee making facilities. Suitable for one couple. No other rooms available. Not suitable for children.
Enjoy a French breakfast in the garden on a summer morning or in winter by the open fire. Parking available on my quiet village street, it is safe and secure around here. Great regional cuisine restaurants closeby.
Cycle or stroll around the country lanes to discover the historic region or explore the local area of lower Normandy and the Brittany coast, Mont St Michel, Saint Malo, Cancale or the Normandy Beaches are a short journey away.
Ardevon and its heritage listed Priory was first settled around the 11th century shortly after Mont St Michel.
Weekly local street markets, country fairs and antique markets abound throughout the year.
My cottage is on one of the signposted routes of the pilgrimage walking trails to "Camino de Santiago" and close to many WW2 memorial sites.
Private tours to the local attractions can be arranged. Pick up and drop off from Pontorson train station or the (email hidden) Michel is 15euros return (30euros in a taxi each way) Free wifi and cycles available.
I look forward to sharing this adventure with you.
English and French spoken.
I will send details of directions usually a week or two before your arrival. You will need to email me when you know your approximate arrival time and text me one hour before because I may be out enjoying the region. :-)
My village is a quiet typical French village just 6kms from Pontorson or 3 Kms from Beauvoir where there are many restaurants, supermarkets, shops and a village market every Wednesday morning to buy up some local fruit, vegetables or local fish and cheeses.
I also have another house on airbnb in Fontenay, near St Hillaire du Harcouet and. Mortain for stays longer than a week, all year round. Ideal to use as a base to explore Paris, the Loire valley and the Normandy/Brittany coastline.
You really do need to have a car if you want to stay more than one night and explore this beautiful region. Dinan, St Malo, Cancale etc.
There is limited public transport (particularly in winter) between villages and towns. I always suggest Autoeurop to book a car, it's often cheaper than trains and the roads are not so busy and wonderful motorways.
Other Things to Note
Please tell me in advance if you have any allergies eg, celiac or nuts.
To enjoy themselves but to respect other guests.
Better to rent a car to Marilyn's house. The rooms are really beautiful like on the pictures.
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was a great stay at Merily place, really love the warm style here. very comfortable bed and warm host. Thanks dear Merily.
Marilyn's apartment is very cozy and beautiful. She nicely ask her friend to check us in when she's out of town. And thank her so much for the recommendation to stop by Honfleur on our way back, it's such a nice place.
Though Marilyn was away on the days I stayed with her, her friend Alice was extremely pleasant and took great care of us. She picked us up from the train station and dropped us off, and prepared a lovely breakfast for us. She also shared insight into the history of the area. The home is very cute and clean, and would definitely recommend this to everyone.
Marilyn is just fantastic! She advised us for our visits, the breakfast was terrific (and the home made jam delicious) and we spent lots of time chatting with her. Her cottage is very nicely decorated.
Marilyn was an amazing and helpful host, helping us with planning our roadtrip and sharing her recommendations! Staying at her cosy 'French cottage' B&B was truly a great experience. Loved the decor, ambience and simply the overall experience of it. Her homemade elderberry jam was delicious! Would love to visit again in spring or summer.
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I am a happy person living in rural France which I love. I came here 7 years ago to following my dream to live in France. My French cottage is a completely renovated 19th century old stone house in the Baie of Mont St Michel and another gite available for summer rental in Fontenay in a 300yo stone cottage.
I also have my Melbourne apartment in the CBD opposite the MCG which I have available for people coming to stay a short time in Melbourne or relocating for work. I love and enjoy both locations for the history and above all the people and the different lifestyles. I hope you enjoy your stay at one of my properties.
My life's motto?....I have many but most of all I follow this one:
Begin with what you are in no doubt of ... what makes you happy. Take the time to feel secure in your choices and the rest will follow.