Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This quiet rural setting with excellent road and rail connections is ideal for a relaxing break with the option to explore further afield.
Locally the medieval towns of Orbec , Broglie & Bernay offer the visitor the opportunity to sample local Normandy architecture and rural scenery. There is a choice of restaurants, some offer regional menus at reasonable prices while others offer broader gourmet menus. Alternatively, local produce is available at markets and you can prepare your own meal at your rural retreat.
Outdoor pursuits include a local cycling circuit , golf, fishing and horse riding.
Bernay is the nearest rail station with a direct link to Paris in 1 hour 20 minutes. Book in advance for reduced fares (contact Sally for details)
Within 1 hours drive:
* Honfleur a medieval port, known for its art galleries, fish restaurants, port cafes & museums.
* Lisieux and its basilica.
Within 1 1/2 hours drive:
* Pegasus Bridge an ideal starting point to visit the many museums, historic sites and war cemeteries associated with the D Day landings. From here it is possible to follow a coastal route to visit the other landing sites.
* Monet,s Garden, famous for its lily pond that inspired much of the impressionist's work.
* Rouen the cathedral town historically linked to Joan of Arc.
*Caen and its historical sites.
Within 2 Hours drive:
* Bayeaux a medieval town where the tapestry is displayed.
* Le Mans where you can visit the motor racing circuit and museum.
* Falaise castle birthplace of William the Conqueror.
The proprietor of the gite who lives next door is a tutor in machine embroidery & gives short courses, contact her for further information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villers sur Mer 65 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Deauville 80 km, Nearest railway: Bernay 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Shower and WC are situated on the ground floor.
A baby bath and stair gates available.
|Further details outdoors||
In the garden: patio table,chairs and sun loungers. There is a cabin suitable for children with toys, jig saws & books. A badminton , boule and croquet sets are available. A picnic basket is provided for your use.
Local OS type maps are available for walkers and cyclists.
A welcome pack provided on arrival. English spoken.
The Normandy region
One hour inland from the English Channel, the climate is similar to that of the UK. Rolling countryside, woodlands and farmlands, best describe the local landscape.
Historically Normandy is closely linked to England. William the Conqueror was born in Falaise where you can visit his castle. Caen is famous for its stone, from which the Tower of London was built.
Cheese museums. The Cider Route . Throughout the summer many villages and towns have their own fetes, celebrating all their local produce. The paye d'auge is famous for cider, calvados and cheese production. Local cheeses include Liverot, Camembert, and Pont Eveque.
9 hole golf course in Bernay, 18 hole courses at Le Neubourg, Pont Eveque, Deauville,Evreux.