About the home
The Barn is charming and has a very comfortable and stylish décor making it an ideal choice for those seeking a high degree of comfort and sophistication while appreciating rural France. Privacy is provided by use of the south-facing garden which has cider-apple trees and children's swing.
* Utility area with sink, washing machine.
* Boot room/store with freezer, bicycles, outdoor games, garden furniture and barbecue.
* Fully-fitted kitchen with maple worktops, stable door to garden, fridge, dishwasher, hob, oven, Belfast sink - open-plan to:
* Dining area with impressive 4-metre refectory table in wild cherry with fruitwood benches. Step down to:
* Entrance hall with gallery staircase, telephone (incoming & local calls) and bookshelves, door to south-facing garden. Step down to:
* Salon with open fireplace, comfortable seating, card/games table, desk , TV and video.
* 4 Shaker-style bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and drawers, all carpeted: 1 king-size double, with shower/WC en suite, 1 double with shower/WC ensuite. 2 twin bedrooms, bathroom, travel cot and high chair available.
* Bathroom with twin basins, bath/shower over, WC.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Carolles, 70km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 20, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The Barn has been interior designed in a shaker style and all the furniture has been lovingly handmade. Each bedroom has handbuilt cherry wood wardrobes and drawers.
The ground floor has wooden and tiled flooring and the bedrooms are carpeted.
Further details outdoors:
Communal BBQ/picnic shed. Large communal gardens. Access to bikes for local bike rides (do bring you own for longer cycles).
We prefer to rent weekly, Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible. Short breaks are welcome in off peak times, please enquire.
The Normandy / Manche region
Normandy is a beautiful part of France, seeped in history and with plentiful sights to go and visit. From the D Day landing beaches to the Bayeau tapestry the area has something to interest everyone. Children will love the charming castle of Carrouges and Chateau D’O and Le Haras du Pin, the national stud whilst adults might prefer a trip to Monet's garden (about 80km away) or the Apple and Pear museum.
St Fraimbault, a 'village fleuries' is about 20 minutes from Boudet as is Ambrieres-les-Valées, where there is an outside swimming pool, archery, mini golf and canoeing. Aqualand at Avranches is fun.
The ‘Suisse Normande’, a pleasant river valley with some crags and rolling hills and a lovely area for picnics and the opportunity to watch the multitude of paragliders is an easy day trip. Walking, cycling and even canoeing from Pont d'Ouilly are other options.
For those with younger children visit the Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine north of Mortain. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.
The climate is similar to that of Southern England.
The Barenton area
Boudet is agreat base for keen cyclists to stay at whilst exploring Normandy. We are moments from the Flers-Domfront veloroute or Voie Verte (a disused railway line cycle track) which forms part of an extensive network. This offers an excellent and safe opportunity to get about and explore the area - you can even cycle to Mont St Michel. Do bring your own bikes. We have some on site but they are better used for short local trips!
There is an open air swimming pool at Mortain (15 min drive), horse riding is available near Barenton. Bungee jumping can be found near Clecy.
Golf can be played at Clecy, Granville, Dol de Bretagne and Bagnoles de L’Orne's whose golf course is closest to us. It is a beautiful 9 hole course designed by Harold Becker in 1925 and situated in the middle of the Andaine forest. It is a very pretty, reasonably flat but physical course that dominates in the “doe-ford” glade. A river meanders through the forest and often borders the fairways.
For beaches Mount St Michel is about 50 minutes from Boudet. Carolles is the nearest beach 70 km away and the charming fishing town Cancale is 107 km from the property. Other recommended beaches are Deauville, Houlgate and Trouville-sur-Mer. Base de Loisirs La Ferte Mace is a 65 hectare leisure base centred around La Ferte Mace large lake which is a great alternative to a beach. It has lifeguards in July and August, a play area, volley ball, peddocs, mini golf etc.
More practically the local village, with all essential amenities, including a small supermarket is 2 km away. The historic towns of Domfront and Mortain (all facilities) are 12 km away.
The local English caretaker will cater for welcome dinners, lunches, picnics, etc. on request.
How to get there
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Cars are essential when on your visit as the property is in the heart of the countryside. We recommend travelling by ferry from the UK as our property is less than an hour and a quarter from Caen's ferry port and it is very relaxing and direct way to get to us.
Travelling by Ferry:
Portsmouth - Caen (Britanny Ferries).
Ouistreham port 14km north east of Caen is 1.15 hrs away, served by Britanny Ferries from Portsmouth. 6 hour day time crossing or 7 hour overnight. There is a high speed cat during the peak season. This is three and three quarters hours.
Portsmouth - St Malo (Brittany Ferries)
St Malo is about an hour and half from Boudet. The crosing is eight hours so this is a better option if you decide to travel overnight.
Portmouth- Cherbourg (Britanny Ferries and Condor Ferries)
Cherbourg is about two and a half hours from Boudet.
Poole - Cherbourg (Britanny Ferries
Cherbourg is about two and a half hous from Boudet.
Dover - Calais (plentiful ferries including P&O and SeaFrance) and Euro tunnel
This is about a five or six hour drive from Boudet.
Rennes - within two hours. Served by Flybe from Southampton, Manchester and Exeter.
Deauville - within two and a half hours. Served by Ryanair from Stansted
Dinard - within two and a half hours. Served by Ryanair from Bristol, Birmingham, Stansted and East Midlands.
Cherbourg - within two and half hours. Served by Flybe from Southampton.
Paris - served by multinational long haul flights. Paris is about a four hour drive from us.
Our local train station is Flers which is about 20 minutes from the property. Frequent trains from Paris take two and a half hours.
Trains from Paris to Normandy leave from Gare Lazare and Gare Montparnasse. You will need to get a RER into the city centre and switch onto the Metro, or get a taxi!
Activities near Barenton
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||5 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring half term||9 Feb 13||15 Feb 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Late winter||23 Feb 13||24 Mar 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||24 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer half term||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||14 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn half term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas and New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Accommodation is self-catering and prices include linen, towels, central heating and logs. <BR><BR>Our changeover day is Saturday. Prices are in Â£ (UK Pounds) and are per property per week. We also welcome payment in Euros. <BR><BR>We are happy to discuss shorter stays - please enquire.Enquire now
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