Unbelievable Stay!

We had an unbelievable stay at the beach house! We had visited the area to have easy access to D-Day memorial sites as well as beaches, and this was the perfect spot to do so. Not only did we do what we set out, but we found the area to be such an unbelievable and friendly place.

The beach house itself was fantastic and provided more space than we needed. We stayed here with our family of 7 and had all of the amenities one could possibly need. It had a wonderful living room (big enough for our family) with a flat screen TV, full-sized kitchen where we cooked most of our meals, and spacious 6 bedrooms, all of which were very clean and tidy. The house also had a large deck perfect for early evening cordials, toys and games for the kids, and a kennel for the dogs - very pet friendly.

The property owner was extremely helpful with suggestions on local events, as well as anything that we needed on site. Overall, we highly recommend staying here, and I am sure we will be back!

-- Andrew, Atlanta

We went for a week and stayed for two!

We went for a week and stayed for two! This house is in the perfect spot, with the beach a 5min walk and the village shops, bars & restaurants are 10mins. If you want to drive to either, it's easy to park. We went in August and there was lots going on in the village - fish markets, beach activities, horse racing, farmers' fair etc, but it didn't feel busy on the beach. We went on plenty of excursions to local castles, to Granville, to the fantastic zoo, to a chocolate factory, and plenty of days on the beach. You can even wheel the pushchairs down the ramps onto the sand.

The house was not fully renovated when we stayed, but still had everything you need for a comfortable beach holiday. Added bonus was a hot outside shower and plenty of room to get rid of all the sand in the large garage/hall area. Kitchen was really well equiped. Beds very comfortable and proper cots for the babies. The added bonus of black-out blinds in the bedrooms was great for kids not waking up too early & for siestas. We used the enormous outside table for most of our meals & there is a great barbq.

We had a couple of rainy spells (it's not the south of France!), but they didn't tend to last for long and certainly didn't spoil the holiday as there is plenty to do in wet whether.

At low tide, all the locals go mussle & crustacian picking on the rock pools - great to watch & participate in. Just be careful to watch out as the tide comes in REALLY quickly. The swimming at high tide is great.

We will definitely go back again

-- Fo, UK

Can't wait to go back (5 stars).

This is a really special place to stay. We had a wonderful family holiday there summer 2010 and we all really enjoyed ourselves. The house itself is spacious with a lovely garden for the days that you don't want to go to the beach. St Martin de Brehal has all that you'd want for a fantastic beach holiday, long beaches, that aren't overcrowded, rock pools etc for the younger kids, sailing clubs for the older ones and I particularly enjoyed moules frites + vin blanc at Le Retro.

The surrounding area allows for exploring, lots of castles and Norman type stuff on the doorstep for the history lovers or for more recent history, you've got the WWII beaches to hand. We also went for a trip inland to the Gorges, which were very impressive.

-- Luke, UK

"A perfect Normandy seaside stay!"

If you want to veg-out at the beach in clean, comfortable, and thoughtfully decorated surroundings, this place is perfect! The sound of the sea and perfectly wonderful beachside walks are just down the street. The D-Day landing beaches, picturesque French villages, and Mont St. Michel are all within an easy drive, too.

The lounge is large and pretty in a fresh colour scheme with lots of sturdy sofas to sit on. The dining area has enough table and chair space for probably 10 or 12 people. The kitchen is quite large with lots of counter space and is kitted out nicely if you plan to cook or bake and the dishwasher was quiet and efficient. The beds at this house are marvelously comfortable!

There are books sprinkled all around the house and this place is so restful that it really does lend itself to a period of settling in with a cup of tea and a good book. You can also choose between satellite television channels or a well-filled movie hard-drive-box.

There is a large capacity washing machine and a dryer and the wifi is quite reliable and fast. The local village of Brehal has a comprehensive Super-U grocery store within a few minutes of driving time and my husband became quite attached to the delicious products from the local bakery which was a few minutes away if he was having a morning walk.

This is a perfect house for a family or a group of friends since it has six bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, an enclosed garden, and easy-to-sweep tile or hard surface floors throughout. Even your pets would be happy here!

The owner, a happily transplanted British woman, is oh-so-helpful and informative and she walked us around the house when we arrived and made sure we knew where everything was and how to operate the various household machines or electronics.

I highly recommend this large and lovely beach house to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday at the Normandy coast!

-- No name

"Great week away at the beach with friends!"

What a fantastic time we had here at Maison Mielles. It is the perfect getaway from the hurried city life where you can relax with family and friends and enjoy the lovely surroundings. The house is gorgeous, with plenty of space for everyone and even has a wood fired bbq (which created a lot of good meals for us while we were there). There is also a lovely little playhouse for those with young children and the outdoor setting is perfect for those gorgeous summer days. The long beach allows for it not to get too crowded and the sunsets here are simply beautiful! The area is lovely, with a golf course and plenty of parks. We also drove to Granville from here which was nice with lots of lovely restaurants (we tried L'Echauguette which was absolutely delicious). We had a wonderful holiday here and definitely recommend it!

-- Tash, Australia

This place is fabulous

There is everything here that makes one right at home & even more than home;)) from the kitchen which has everything one can imagine to the living room with satellite tv & high speed internet. The bedrooms are decked out very clean with everything from books to reading lights towels wash clothes everything very neat. One doesnt need anything here, it really was better than home. The kids were in heaven with more toys than they could play with & big fenced in yard with playhouse, as well many games for us adults. The beach is few minutes walk and is lovely & 2 golf courses you must not miss. Polly was very helpful in anything we needed or asked of her; even making us cake & a welcome basket full of goodies, my favorite was the fudge. This place truely is awesome and we already have plans to come back.

-- Rick, UK