About the home
A two bedroom gite (one bedroom being a family room). It has a large living room which includes a kitchen area, off which is a private patio. The property adjoins the owners home so that the owners are on site if required. the property is relativly modern, and is very light with large patio doors leading from both the lounge and the family bedroom, giving views of the garden. The garden is an area of a little over an acre and is beautilly cultivated with many private corners for a peaceful read, sunbathing or even a quiet snooze! We have a field which can be used for family games, and there is ample car parking space.
We are set in a particularly lovely area, very close to the Foret D'Andaine, (walking distance) which is wonderful for walking, cycling or getting close to nature, there are deer in the forest (red, roe and fallow) wild boar, red squirrels and a huge variety of birds, small mammels and insects (especially butterflies of which there is a very good variety). In the autumn the forest is famous for its mushrooms!
On a practical level we are a five minute drive from a supermarket, or if you feel like a short walk the village store, which sells good bread and other basics is only 800 meters away. We are close to the towns of Domfront and Bagnole-de-L'Orne, two very different places but equally delightful.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 800m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
As well as supplying all linen and towels, we provide tea and coffee, and the basic culinary requirements (ie salt, pepper & olive oil).We alo ensure you have basic cleaing materials (washing up liquid etc., and shampoo and shower gel are supplied in the shower room.
There will be both water and milk in the fridge when you arrive and a bowl of fruit to greet you.
There is also a tumble drier available for your use.
We have tried to ensure that our guests feel welcome and have a comfortable stay.
Further details outdoors:
The large garden is a major feature of this property, and would be of particular interest to keen gardeners as there is a huge variety of plants some of which are unusual. The owners are happy to talk gardening should our guests wish.
There is a swing for children and a netball hoop, and informal ball games can be played on the field. A gravelled area at the top of the drive is ideal for petanque and balls for this game are available on request.
The garden is shared with the owners, although there is plenty of scope for being private and the owners try not to intrude on your peace and quiet. The garden however must be respected and cared for, we expect our guests, including children, to enjoy the plants, not damage them.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Refundable deposit of 150 euros against breakages is required.
The Normandy / Orne region
Lower Normandy is mainly a farming area. The bocage is a network of small fields surrounded by hedgerows, and everywhere you will see the pretty normandy cattle with their blotched colour, which look as though a child has painted them. These of course are responsible for the wonderful dairy produce of this area.
This area also has strong links with Great Britain, not only because of the landing beaches and the memorials of the second World War, but going much further back to William the Conqueror whose castle at Falaise can be visited.
The climate is similar to southern England, but just a little warmer and a little less wet!
The Domfront / Perrou area
Domfront is a medieval town perched up high with amazing views overlooking the countryside. Its' old quarter is a maze of small roads and quaint alley-ways, with small shops and cafes. Every second summer Domfront puts on a spectacular medieval festival, the next is due in 2009.
Also nearby is the spa town of Bagnole-de-L'Orne. Built around a lake it evoques 'La Belle Epoche' . Here you will find a racecourse and a casino, as well as many restaurants bars and shops. During the summer Bagnole has regular street entertainment and musical events.
Perrou is a small village tucked right beside the wonderful Foret d'Andaine, this is perfect for those who enjoy walking cycling or watching wildlife.
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
Cheap flights available from Stanstead and East Midlands to Dinard airport (about an hour and a half away), or travel by ferry to Caen (Brittany Ferries) also about an hour and a half, or take the cheaper ferry (LD lines) to Le Havre, which is about two hours drive.
Activities near Domfront
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Sep 2012
My wife, daughter and I really enjoyed our stay here. The accommodation itself is very well equipped and within 15 minutes drive of the pleasant villages of Domfront and Bagnoles de l'Orne. The hosts were friendly and attentive - and its no doubt convenient having them close at hand. Best of all is their lovely garden, which we found handy for keeping our toddler entertained. Last but not least, this place is great value.
22 Jun 2011
Quiet location. Plently of walking from the house. Great local villages and markets. Local produce good. Hosts discreetly helpful and friendly. House clean and comfortable, with beautiful gardens. A... more
20 Jun 2011
This is a lovely gite which is very well equipped and comfortable to stay in. Very clean with comfortable beds and a good range of facilities are provided. The owners were very helpful and welcoming... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April,May||6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 260||-||-||1 Week|
|June,July, August||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept.,Oct||1 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 260||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April,May||6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|June,July, August||1 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept.,Oct||26 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 380||-||-||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.
The above prices are for 2 bedrooms, should you require one room only, this can be arranged at a lower rate.
June,July & August 300 euros April - May and Sept - October 260 euros.
For weekends and winter breaks, prices on application.
Preferred changeover is Saturday, but other days can be arranged in quieter periods
Payment should be in Euros although deposit cheques (at the current exchange rate) can be accepted in GBP.
There are no additional costs as linen, cleaning, and heating if required, are all included in the price.Enquire now
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Contact the owner
* Required fields
Please check the following errors:
6 years listed
You are contacting
The owner is based in France and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2006. This gite has received 3 reviews from previous guests.
Verified property owner
This owner has been verified by our team
Payment for this home can be made directly to the owner.