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Very Good 4/5 7 reviews

The Barn

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Barn has been renovated to a very high standard it is a very comfortable property and well equipped.

Inside the property;

The barn has three large bedrooms upstairs, two double rooms and a twin room, It also has a wash room upstairs.

Downstairs is open plan with a large sitting area, dining area and well equipped kitchen. There is also a large family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and separate shower.

Outside area;

The large garden is in front of the property which is fenced in with a private splash pool. The patio area is large with a table and chairs and sun loungers. It has a BBQ which is used a lot during the hot summer months. We have ample parking.

The area is very quite and peaceful and completely safe for children of all ages.

Local area.

There is a very small town called Broglie 4k away, where you can buy your bread and meat and enjoy a cup of coffee at a small bar, which in the summer has a decking area outside the front. There is also a tourist information office to help plan your trips out.

About 5k away there is a larger town called Orbec which has many restaurants and bars and shops.

Berney is about 13k and you can catch a train to Paris from the station there it takes about 2 hours to get there and many people take the children to Euro disney.

There is always lots to enjoy in the local areas from a large lovely Zoo in Tiberville to Camerbert tasting.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Honfleur
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Bernay 10 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

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a jacuzzi bath and seperate walk in Jacuzzi shower, a large lounge and well equipped kitchen we have tried to make it home from home. Upstairs there is a large bedroom with a kingsize bed. There are a further two bedrooms one with twin singles and another cosy double with a dorma window overlooking the garden. Two of the bedrooms have blackout blinds. There is another toilet and hand basin upstairs for all the bedrooms to use

Further details outdoors

The cottage is in a very quiet area surrounded by open farmland. There is plenty of room for kids to enjoy.

It has got a splash pool it is about 3ft deep.

If you enjoy cooking we can arrange for you to cook and eat with a top chef at a local Chateau please ask for more details

The Normandy region

Broglie (5 min drive) has a farmers market every Friday. A 10 minute drive to Orbec and there is a large supermarket, petrol station and a larger selection of shops and restaurants.

The larger town of Bernay is 15 minutes away which boasts medieval buildings, river, and large market on a Saturday morning which is a defintate must see. The train station in Bernay has direct trains into Paris (1hr 20mins) and there is plenty of parking avaliable, often free.

The area is famous for Calvados (apple liquor), cider and pommeau (sweet apple wine), all made with local apples. The countryside is beautiful all year with the blossom in spring, apples in summer and an array of colour in autumn making it exceptionally attractive at any time of the year. There are many cheeses made locally too, with the most famous being Camembert, just a short drive to the village of the same name, home to the factory, which is well worth a visit. There is also a lovely fairytale castle in the region and many more things to see and do, including a cycle/walk path along an old railway line into the local main town of Bernay.

Further afield are the coastal towns of Honfleur and Deuville an hours drive away hosting lovely beaches, fine dining and scenic views. Half an hour away there is a large lake at Brionne with boats for hire and other watersports along with miniture golf.

There is a golf course just outside Bernay.

Broglie

The local region has a lot to offer St Aubin is located only 25km from the cathedral town of Lisieux in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region well known for its cider and cheese making traditions. The resort town of Deauville (55km) famous for its annual film festival. is a must see for visitors to this part of France, while a short drive away lies the pretty port of Honfleur attracting artists and holidaymakers from all over the world.

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Review 1-7 of 7

8 Jun 2012

5/5

"What a great time"

I had a excellent time here and a perfect place to stay.close to local town. Local people friendly and get social interact.If you want a great get away go here.… More

25 Jan 2012

5/5

"Just a train ride to Paris set in beautiful Normandy countryside"

La Torque is ideally set in countryside in between two pretty provincial towms Bernay and Orbec. Within easy reach of the Normandy beaches, thirty minutes sway from the Normandy capital Rouen and a train ride away from Paris; La Torque offers an excellent base from which to explore. As the countryside is fairly flat even the inexperienced cyclist can enjoy the local counntry lanes in safety and confidence. Orbec sits upon the river Charentonne and for those who enjoy fishing you can follow its couse through to Broglie where there is a riverside park and walk. We have stayed at La Torque several times and was attracted back not only because it offered excellent value for money, and was ideally placed but gave us all the amenties any family would require; i.e a barn refurbished to a high stanard which is maintained regularly where the owners are close enough to provide help and support but are not intrusive.

Thank you so much for giving us 5 stars for everything and we are very pleased that you found so much to see and do, hope to see you again sometime.

24 Jan 2012

4/5

"quite retreat"

As we went out of season we were pleasantly suprised with the weather and accomdation close to the small town of orbec which we enjoyed very typical french village easy to find lovely walks and great for cycling very flat lanscape all in all a good place to escape to and enjoy some wine

Thank you for the review we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

15 Jan 2012

4/5

"Something for everybody."

Relaxing holiday in cosy warm roomy accommodation.
Easy access to Paris, Caen, Honfleur, Liseaux Zoo, Liseaux Cathedral , D-Day beaches and authentic French markets.
Spacious well equipped kitchen / Lounge.

Thank you for taking the time to review our property we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, it was great to meet you all.

30 Dec 2011

2/5

"Save your money stay at home!!!"

We arrived at the barn mid day. To be greeted by the owner who let us in to the property. We were informed that '' She was not quite sure what we would do as it was out of season'' This should of been advised at point of agreement as it may have saved us driving 1000 miles in 5 days to entertain ourselves!

The barn was lovely upon arrival and first inspection, HOWEVER when it come to unpacking it was quite clear the place had not been cleaned the kitchen units and cooker (yes cooker) contained a lot ( 6/7 per unit) of dead spiders and fly's (yes I know it's a barn, but come on) There was a lot of mould around the toilet, and shower, and bath and a mouse trap in the bedroom. I used the luxury Jacuzzi bath once and was horrified at the dirt that came out when u turned the jets on. The shower was that poor we only used it twice in our 6 day stay.

We also found if we'd had luck with the weather we would have been unable to use the pool due to the 3 inches of muck on top of the water! The outside lights including security lights had been disconnected ( not ideal since barn is in the sticks and pitch black if you arrived home late the risk of injury was high)

Terrace area was nice however the BBQ looked as though it had seen allot of rain and sun to say the least as it was very rusty/dirty and not usable!!

It states in the advert that they have a friendly horse in the neighboring field. What it does not state is they are accompanied by a large gaggle of geese who squawk and hiss at you whenever you leave!!

We were given a list of supermarkets in the area however a list of opening times dates would of been extremely helpful

We visited the Normandy landings, Cains, Paris and other surrounding areas which were fantastic and I would highly recommend.

We re arranged our ferry and left a day early as I was unable to tolerate the barn any longer.

This experience will not change my opinion of France or of the Normandy region as there are places that are simply wonderful however this was not one of them and I will look closer at trip advisor comments on my next booking

You may think i am someone who is being picky or used to the higher end living but i can assure you this is not the case the barn was just simply filthy in every area other than the bedding this was clean (apart from the spider population)

Very disapointed :o(

The barn is cleaned throughout every week and we have never had anyone complain about the standard of cleanliness. In fact most people say how clean it is so we are very surprised and disappointed by these comments.
We live in the next house up the lane so I would expect you to come and see me if you had a problem and we would have done our best to address the problems.

12 Aug 2011

3/5

"Relaxing, quiet and peaceful location."

Overall, this cottage offers a pleasant place to stay. We would have benefitted from the provision of more local information e.g. local villages are 'closed' on certain days and it would have been nice to know these details to avoid disappointment. I would say the location is best suited to families who want a quiet getaway as it is quite a distance from good kids' tourist attractions. Unfortunately, the wet weather during our stay prevented us from enjoying the surrounds fully but in drier conditions, I'm sure it would've been delightful.

Thank you for taking the time to review the property I should have pointed out that there is a tourist information centre in Broglie the little town nearest to us. But I am pleased you found the place peaceful shame about the weather but we do enjoy on average enjoy good weather.

10 Jun 2011

5/5

"Fantastic Accomodation in a Beautiful location"

The cottage is set in a massive garden shared with the owners other property, a more substantial house. And whilst both properties were occupied during our stay you would never have known it. The house and garden is set in the middle of tranquil countryside down a quiet lane. The local village is ten minute walk away although it's so small there's not much there!

A car or motorbike is essential, the pretty town of Orbec is a ten minute drive away and the more substantial town of Bernay, with it's train link to Paris and beyond is about 20 minutes by road.

The property consisted of a lounge and open plan kitchen to the ground floor, sky tv was provided. The kitchen had everything needed including a dishwasher.

A large bathroom/wc was also situated on the ground floor with luxury shower and spa bath. Perfect after a long days walk!

Upstairs three generously sized bedrooms and second wc were too be found, all bedrooms were clean and comfortable.

Outside is a massive garden which is mainly lawned and has a small swimming pool, pond and allotment. It was a joy to sit out there in the evening watching the rabbits, ducks, goslings, bats and frogs do their stuff!

The house is ideally situated if you want peace and quiet, the main attractions of Normandy were from one to two hours drive away by road.

We spent a day in Paris, which was only 80 mins away by train from Bernay. The trains put ours in the UK to shame. A pre-booked return fare (see sncf website) was a bargain 18 euros.

Overall we were very pleased with our stay, there's lots of room for kids to run around and there are no neighbours to annoy.....

The only downside was the cost of everything, since when did France become so expensive?!

Luckily there are plenty of supermarkets and shops in the towns mentioned.

Thank you for this great review we are very lucky to live in such lovely surroundings.

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