About the home
This beautiful home has two large Norman fireplaces in the sitting room and dining room. More specifically the property has the following rooms:
* Spacious dining room with open log fireplace and door to south-facing front garden, doorway and 2 steps down to:
* Fully-fitted modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, built-in oven with microwave, gas hob;
* Laundry room with washer/dryer and sink.
* Boot/utility/sewing room. Telephone (incoming & local calls).
* Large salon with open fireplace, built-in drinks cupboard with fridge, satellite TV and video, very comfortably furnished with sofas, desk with games, door to south-facing front garden. Wide granite staircase in turret with door to garden at rear of house:
* WC on half-landing, to the first floor.
* 4 bedrooms: 1/2 king-size double, 3/2 twins (one set of twin beds can be zipped together on prior request), all with built-in cupboards.
* 2 bathrooms (one with bath/shower over, twin basins and WC, the other with bath/shower over and basin). Travel cot and high chair available. Landing with views over the garden, oak stairs leading to
* Spacious bedroom with king-size four poster canopied bed (curtained access from turreted staircase), seating area with wing chairs, dressing area and en suite shower room with basin & WC.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 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, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 15, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The Farmhouse has been sympathically interior designed to reflect its historic roots whilst providing high levels of comfort. The charming turret provides a home for wide granite stairs which provide direct access to the rear landscaped garden.
The property lends itself as much to cosy winter weeks away to bright summery days. The sitting room is particuarly cosy with its two seating areas designed for groups to watch TV or sit and chat and play games.
Further details outdoors:
The property has a communal building for outdoor dining and both gardens (front orchard and rear landscaped garden) are for everyone's use.
We provide a few bicycles which can be found in the Bakehouse but recommend you bring you own if you would like to take advantage of our very close proximity to the disused railway track which is now a cycle route.
We prefer bookings to run from Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible. Please enquire if you would like to come and stay for a long weekend.
Prices included linen, towels, central heating and logs.
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
03 Apr 2013
We spent five happy and enchanting days with family and friends over Easter 2013 in this beautiful 19th Century Farmhouse located just outside the Village of Barenton in Normandy (nearest larger town... more
02 Apr 2013
Where better to spend a chilly Easter but inside this beautiful farmhouse in front of a roaring fire? The buildings are so photogenic and inside decorated in a simple rustic style. Spacious enough... more
17 Oct 2012
We found the Farmhouse in Holiday Lettings and, although we looked at other locations, this spot and farmhouse kept coming back to us. We arrived late, it was almost dark, but we found the key as... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas and New Year||23 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 1195||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring half term||8 Feb 13||16 Feb 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring||16 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer half term||25 May 13||8 Jun 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||8 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Night|
|Summer||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn||14 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Night|
|Autumn Half term||27 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas and New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1195||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Our rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday. If you are looking for a shorter break we can be flexible - please enquire. Prices are in £ sterling but we are happy to accept payment in euros.
Prices include all linen, towels, central heating/hot water and logs for the open fires.Enquire now
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