This is important, La Hallotière is the name of our house, you will not find 'La Hallotiere' on google maps or your sat nav. Two lots of people who have typed this into google have ended up east of Rouen (over two hours from us)
Our village is called Le Mesnil Gilbert, we are in Manche (department 50)
Approx 5 hours Take the following motorways, A16, A28, A29 (for Le Havre) A13 (direction Caen) Follow the Peripherique Sud around Caen then take the A84 (direction Rennes) Leave the motorway at junction 38 signed for Villedieu-les-Poeles. See directions below from Villedieu.
Approx 1 hour 45 mins. Follow signs from the port towards Caen. Pick up the N13 dual carriageway (direction Caen) and follow for approx 30 miles. Follow the signs to Rennes A84. Stay on at the A84 direction Rennes until junction 38 signed for Villedieu-les-Poeles. See directions below from Villedieu.
From Caen (Ouistreham)
Approx 1 hour 30 mins. Follow the signs to Rennes/Mont st. Michel. Follow the Peripherique (by pass) still signs for Rennes. This will lead you to Exit 9a signed for Vire and Rennes. When you get to A84 you will begin to see signs for Villedieu-les-Poeles (same direction as Rennes). Leave the A84 at Junction 38 (signed for Villedieu-les-Poeles) and follow my directions from Villedieu.
After the leaving the motorway follow the signs for Brecey.
When you leave the A84 at junction 38 take the 2nd exit at the Roundabout D999, next roundabout take the first exit to D999 (if you need supplies, there is a Lidl on the left and a Casino supermarket just off the right of this stretch) go just over a mile to the end of the road, turn right and continue for just under a mile, turn left onto D924 (signposted Brecey) almost immediately turn right onto D999 (signed Brecey) Follow for three minutes and (this is where you stop following signs for Brecey) take the left turn signed for St. Poi's D 33. Follow this for about 15 minutes to St Pois. In St. Poi's go straight on at the roundabout and go down the hill of the Main Street. At the bottom follow the bend of the road to the left (past the Gendarmerie). After leaving St. Poi's continue for about 3 minutes before turning off the main road. 1 minute after leaving St. Pois there is a sign to Le Mesnil Gilbert DO NOT TAKE IT but continue for another 2 minutes where there is a sign (right) to Le Mesnil Gilbert D173. Turn right onto it. After a few hundred yards bear left. Continue and our lane is the third turning on the left, there is a little sign 'LA HALLOTIERE'. After turning onto the lane our property is the first on the right. You will see a Normandy Flag at the entrance of our small drive.
La Hallotiere is at map reference : 48.717908 - 1.039109
Should you get lost or find yourselves running late, please telephone 0233 51 45 08 (house). 07748 773247 (eng.mobile) 07496 969501 (eng. mobile) Neil or Christine will try to help you.
If you use a Sat Nav. most people will not find La Hallotiere. All seem able to locate Le Mesnil Gilbert which is only 3 minutes from our property. If you find yourself down by the church at Le Mesnil Gilbert, please take the road (East) for Cherence le Roussel and Mortain for 200 yards, you will then see a road on the left, signpost Lingeard with a yellow sign D173 take this turn towards Lingeard. You are now on Route de la Bruyere (D173) Take the third lane on the right it has a small sign 'La Hallotiere'. Go down this lane, our drive is then the first on the right. We have a Normandy Flag hanging in our driveway. You have arrived!