House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Maisment is a recently-built holiday home with all the home-to-home comforts, set in a secure enclosed garden. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of Normandy. The surrounding area provides plenty to do for all ages : Just a 5-minute drive to a pretty market town with a beautiful lake and sandy beach; play area for children; swimming area; water sports; miniature golf + amenities. You'll also find a choice of restaurants, street cafés, supermarkets, post office, bakers, butchers, newsagents, doctors, dentist, chemists, banks, 24-hr petrol stations and twice-weekly market etc.
Several chateaux within a 20-minute drive, long sandy beaches on the coast and many charming typical Norman villages where you can play "boules" with the locals, practice your French or just enjoy a glass of wine on a terrace café.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brionne 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paris or Beauvais 150 km, Nearest railway: Brionne or Bernay (13km) 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
- We have tried to equip La Maisment with everything one would like to find in a holiday home : dishwasher, cooker with ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, TV + DVD player (with DVDs for all ages), kettle, toaster, coffee machine, iron + hair dryer.
- Fully-tiled bathroom with double washbasin, large walk-in shower and towel drier.
- Ensuite ground floor bedroom with kingsize bed + cot.
- Two bedrooms upstairs on the mezzanine. One large twin bedroom (2 singles) + a smaller double room. House + bed linen provided (sheets, quilt covers + pillowcases, table cloth, dish cloths + kitchen towels).
- Please note : In all there is 1 kingsize bed, 1 double bed and 2 singles, dining seating for six, but lounge seating for four. So La Maisment can ideally accommodate two couples OR one couple with two/three children.
- La Maisment is extremely "child-friendly" - Baby/Toddlers' equipment available on request (2 cots, 2 highchairs, bath, potty, cutlery, stair gate etc). Plenty of toys, books + games inside and out.
- Welcome "Starter-Pack" provided : tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens, toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-up liquid, dish-washer + washing machine tablets, charcoal for the barbecue etc
|Further details outdoors|
- On the patio: Table, chairs + barbecue for dining outside. Sun shade + sunloungers.
- Enclosed garden including play area with swings, sandpit and playhouse + our ever hungry hens!
- Tomatoes + cucumber + fruit available in season + fresh eggs (when our hens oblige...)
- Secure parking.
We (Maddie & Bruno) live just down the road and are on hand if you need any help or advice, BUT we respect our guests' privacy at all times.
Second holiday home nearby whch can accommodate 6.
In 2013 we added a ground floor en-suite bedroom with kingsize bed. La Maisment now has two double rooms and a twin single room (and two cots). However there is lounge seating for four and dining seating for four-five. Ideally La Maisment will be able to accommodate two couples OR one couple with 2-3 children.
The Normandy region
Long, warm sunny days in the summer months - ideal for outside wining and dining. The weather can be variable and it is not unknown to experience glorious out-of-season sunshine.
In La Maisment you'll find a Visitors' Guide and plenty of brochures of activities and places of interest in the area, but just to wet your appetite here are a few ideas:
The nearest towns are Brionne and Bernay - please see details below: "The Brionne Area"
Chateau d'Harcourt (6 miles) : Medieval castle and the oldest Arboretum in France in a wooded park of 100 hectares.
Le Bec Hellouin (6 miles) : Quaint Norman village with an 11th century Abbey where the monks make and sell pottery in their craft shop. Antique shops, an art gallery and a 30-mile paved footpath welcoming strollers and cyclists through forests and fields with picnic areas, benches + play areas. Bicycle hire available nearby.
Le Neubourg (15 miles) : The biggest market in the county of Eure is held here every Wednesday morning where anything and everything is on sale, from local products such as cider, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, to shoes, handbags, typical table linen, and even livestock such as chickens, ducks and rabbits! There's an indoor swimming pool with a shallow area and small slide for toddlers and a long slide leading to a spash pool for older children and a large pool for swimmers. Nearby Chateau de Champ de Bataille, an 18th century castle + gardens with an 18-hole golf course.
Chateau de Beaumesnil (17 miles) : Beautiful castle built in 1640, with nicely furnished interiors and a unique collection of bookbindings, set in 120 acres of park and French formal gardens.
Lisieux (22 miles) : 20th century Basilica built in the memory of Saint Thérèse.
Cerza Wildlife Park (24 miles) : About 500 animals in natural surroundings set in 150 acres of woodland. Safari by miniature train. Well worth a day out. Picnic area and cafés + restaurants.
Rouen (32 miles) : Impressive architecture in the old town centre and a beautiful cathedral, museums and "Le Gros Horloge".
Honfleur (37 miles) : A MUST ! An artist's paradise with its harbour and seafront restaurants and cafés. Often compared to Yorkshire's Whitby. Park with paddling pool and playground - great for young children.
Deauville + Trouville (40 miles) : Chic seaside resorts with long sandy beaches (see photos) + extravagant architecture. Free seafront parking Mon-Fri from September-June.
Giverny (56 miles) : Claude Monet's house and garden. A magnificent floral display in all seasons.
Festyland (58 miles) Caen - Carpiquet : An adventure park for all ages.
Bayeux (77 miles) : Discover the history of Willam the Conqueror in the famous Tapestry, also the Battle of Normandy museum and the Cathedral.
Landing beaches (approx: 80 miles) : About a 90-minute drive. D-Day memorials and mueums.
Versailles Palace (84 miles) : King Louis XVI's home + gardens. The "Hall of Mirrors" is a must.
Paris (86 miles) : Easily reached by train for a day-trip. EuroDisney (122 miles) about 2 hrs by car.
Le Mont Saint Michel (130 miles) : The "Wonder of the West" - Dominating the bay, the abbey boasts several marvels of medieval architecture.
Within walking distance of La Maisment : Water mill and 15th century Tithe Barn in the village and Castle + Gardens in the next village.
Brionne (2 miles. Population 5000) : has a twice-weekly colourful market (Sundays + Thursdays). Here you can choose some fresh fish + seafood or buy a chicken roasted on the spit with a French stick still warm from the oven. There's a leisure and sports area idyllically set by a lake where you can swim, fish, play tennis, crazy golf, hire a peddle boat or a canoe, cook your own food in the barbecue area or just relax under the trees. Several restaurants, supermarkets, banks, chemists, and terrace cafés. The local tourist office is open daily (even on Sundays and Bank Holidays) and they have plenty of information about local events.
Bernay (8 miles. Population 11,000) : Typical Norman architecture including an 11th century minster and several old timbered houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries which now house shops and terrace cafés in the main street. Market town (Saturday mornings) with many local products on offer, many made by small family businesses - Cheeses : Camembert, Pont L'Eveque, Livarot. Drinks : Cider, Calvados + Pommeau. Two parks with play areas for children, one in the Museum grounds. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool (depending on the season) with a paddling pool.
During the summer months almost every Sunday you can visit a Brocante / Foire à Tout (Local Street Fair / Flea Market) and get some amazing bargains for just a few euros.(Check with Maddie - she knows all the local haunts)
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11 Sep 2014
"Everything You Need"
Just spent 4 nights here and couldn't ask for more, the beds were very comfortable and the house was very clean.We were on a whistle-stop tour to show my daughters boyfriend some of the famous Fr… More
10 Aug 2014
"Lovely clean, well equipped accommodation with very helpful owners"
Lovely quiet retreat. Close enough to supermarkets, shops etc. The kids loved all the toys and books available for them over the week - never a dull moment. Would thoroughly recommend to anybody stayi… More
20 Sep 2013
"Peaceful retreat and very rural"
Really enjoyed our stay at this perfect gite which was very well equipped. We hired a car which you really need for this location, however used the train from Brionne Station for an excursion which w… More
18 Aug 2013
"The Perfect Place From Which to Explore Normandy"
La Maisment couldn't have been better! Beautifully appointed, scrupulously clean and a great place for children to play- what is not to like? Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, Maddie an… More
21 Jun 2013
"Great gite, fab for kids, Brionne good base to explore"
Gite was spotless on arrival. Gite has all the home comforts and facilities to use over the week. Travelled with 1 year old - the garden was great for him to explore, loads of toys inside and out to play with. Very comfortable - would certainly recommend and go again.
Had some really good days out - Honfluer, abbey, market and swimming pool at Le Neubourg, lake, Harcourt, Rouen. Cerza wildlife park was fantastic. Take a picnic. Its a full day out though.
5 May 2013
nous avons recement sejourné dans ce gite, au reflet typique des veritables maisons normandes, situé dans un village tres calme et seulment a quelques kms de toutes commodités necessaires et nous d… More
10 Mar 2013
"Fantastic facilities and area."
We have just returned from a fantastic week at La Maisment. We travelled with our 9 month old daughter. Provided as part of the rental fee was a cot, highchair and a lot of books and toys and this was… More
12 Sep 2012
"A wonderful gite where we were made very welcome indeed."
Thank you Maddie, Bruno and family for providing this wonderful little gite! It is probably the cleanest and best equipped gite we have experienced in over 17 years of 'giting' in France! It sparkles in the sun! All you could ask for and more besides - it even has snail forks in the cutlery!!
Maddie and Bruno made us very welcome, answered all our queries about the area, etc - and were most attentive (but in no way intrusive) throughout our stay.
A very comprehensive and generous 'Welcome Pack' greeted us, with fresh eggs (from the chickens at the bottom of the garden!), cider, butter, milk, juice, jam, bread, etc., and salad vegetables from the greenhouse - lovely!! We had a fabulous meal without even having to shop!
Set in a beautiful little hamlet on the edge of Brionne and an ideal centre for visits. No need to travel far, many of the small local villages you discover when wandering around the area are very interesting and just walking around the neighbourhood was extremely relaxing.
Caramella, the pygmy goat, was waiting for us each evening after our first day – looking forward to scoffing the last bits of the daily baguette!!
Our lovely neighbours had a young toddler who was in heaven all week! He just couldn't believe that he had his own little house (play house!), stuffed full of toys, in the garden! And the number of books for children has to be seen to be believed. A very welcoming and safe place to stay if you have young children.
We had a most memorable, wonderful week - a great pity we didn't book for two! We are very happy to recommend both La Maisment and its sister gite Le Batison to anyone!
Next time we return to Normandy we will be staying here!
29 Aug 2012
"Great childfriendly holiday house"
We stayed for a week at La Maisment with our 2 young children. The house was very clean and there was tea, coffee, sugar, toilet paper etc. and even fresh eggs from the hens in the garden when we arr… More
20 Aug 2012
"A wonderful holiday home and base to explore northern France"
Just came back from a brilliant holiday staying at the lovely La Maisment - it's a great place to start exploring Normandy and nearby Brionne has a delightful beach by the lake which is great for… More
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