About the home
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, 65km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|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 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / 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 tall ships Armada is being held in Rouen on the River Seine from 6th to 16th June 2013
The 2013 Normandy Impressionist Festival is being held at various sites from 24the April throughout the summer.
The nearest stages of the 2013 Tour de France are stages 11 & 12 on 10th & 11the July.
10% of the rental fee due to secure booking then balance 2 weeks before arrival.
The Normandy / Eure 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.
The Broglie area
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.
How to get there
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The gite is 2 kilometres (1 mile) from junction 15 on the A28 autoroute. Approximately a 3 hour drive from the cross channel ports of Boulogne, Calaise & Dunkirk it is signposted as the E402, directing you from the port to junction 15 on A28.
*We are one & a half hours drive from the cross channel ports of Ouistreham ( Caen) and Le Havre, two hours from Dieppe three hours from Boulougne, Calais & Dunkirk.
*Ryanair fly from Stanstead to Tours airport where car hire is available, travelling time by road is three hours via the A28 to junction 15.
*Gare St Lazarre Paris is one hour twenty minutes by train to the nearby town of Bernay where Europecar vehicle hire is available, there is a cab rank at the station. A pick up from the station can be arranged.
Activities near Broglie
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
26 Aug 2012
We all loved this well equipped gite in the countryside surrounding by wheatfields. The owners were helpful from the time of booking to recommended visits and routes and provided an excellent welcome pack. A previous review had thought it may be crowded with 4 but we didn't think so. The house has a cabin in the garden full of toys that our children loved as well as a paddling pool. Days out are within easy reach, Honfleur a must but in a lovely garden with so many toys and many walks, we were never out for long! We would like to go straight back!
02 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful stay in the gite. Our hosts were great, leaving us a very well-thought-out and considerate welcome pack which kicked off our French holiday perfectly. The cottage was... more
15 Jun 2012
We remember the time spent in this gite with great tenderness. Everything was perfect from the first till the last moment.
The house is equipped and furnished with excellent taste and great care... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|mid season||12 Mar 11||15 Jul 11||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||23 Mar 13||29 Jun 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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