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The private lawned garden at the side of the cottage, with steps up to a little vino veranda

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Lovely detached, three storey Normandy stone cottage in the beautiful Suisse Normande, less than an hour from Caen-Ouistreham ferries. An ideal, romantic escape for two, with additional /separate sleeping area if needed. Breathtaking walks from the doorstep; great days out to cities like Rouen, Caen or Bayeux, or to the landing beaches or the classy Honfleur or Deauville. The train to Paris leaves from Flers (20 mins drive)...catch the first train and be in Paris by nine! Full CH, private garden, little vino veranda, BBQ. We are happy to consider short breaks and midweek breaks, so please ask us if these are more convenient for you.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Granville, Ouistreham
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Deauville, Nearest railway: Flers
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Normandy region

Breel is a pretty little hamlet nestling in the stunning surroundings of the beautiful Suisse Normande region, so called because it`s one of the hillier places in this region. Along with rustic scenes of cattle and sheep grazing all around, and the clucks and cackles of home kept chickens and geese (many homes are self sufficient in poultry, as well as fruit and veg....)....there are steep hills and deep ravines, open panoramic views into the Falaise `gap`, and bustling market towns just a short drive away in any direction. You`re not far from the coast (Granville, Honfleur...), which also means you`re within 50 minutes of the ferries at Caen-Ouistreham. From here you can drive further south to the chateau studded Loire Valley, or walk your socks off, if that`s what you enjoy--just up the road from the cottage is the famous beauty spot, the Roche D`Oetre, with its panoramic views and breathtaking dips into steep ravines and the River Rouvre rushing through below. Staying here will give you a real slice of French rural life--with the comforts and cosiness of home. Your breakfast baguettes and croissants are just a five minute drive away in the village of Segrie Fontaine. You can mooch round the lively markets in bustling Flers or historic Falaise, the home of William the Conqueror (the castle is well worth a visit!). Both are just 20 mins away. LIke art? Look out for the Normandy Impressionists` Festival this summer!


You can pick up a map from the bookshelf and start your walk along the marked ramblers` routes pretty much from the doorstep, or go cycling in this lovely area. There are great days out and drives if you fancy going further afield for a shot of history and culture (Caen, Rouen, Bayeux, Honfleur....), or you can head for the beach at Granville or catch the early train to Paris from Flers and be there by nine. If you just need to chill out, or escape with someone special, the cottage is perfect for that too, with its cosy sofas, log fire, full central heating, attractive, decor , private garden with barbecue, and even a mini vino veranda for your morning coffee or bottle of bubbly. Take time to wander down into the village with its simple but lovely 16th century Church and the special memorial bought and installed by expats and local residents to remember the RAF airmen who are part of Breel`s history. All around you are apple orchards, and the local poiree and apple ciders are delicious--we can recommend a family run farm just up the lane where you can buy cider very reasonably to take home for your friends. (Or yourself....!)

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6 Jul 2014


"A sweet French Gem"

Les Deux Sabots is a typical little French cottage,homely, full of character in the most peaceful & pretty of hamlets. The cottage is well maintained with everything you need. It is well placed for th… More

30 Jan 2014


"An excellent rustic cottage, ideal for walking holidays"

Having been delayed at Dover due to bad weather, our intention of arriving in daylight was not an option. Without satnav it was a relief that the navigation instructions were spot on, and the fact the… More

25 Aug 2013


"A truly authentic Normandy Cottage"

We had a great time in this delightful cottage which is so typically French Normandy. It is near La Roche D'Oetre and some excellent walks. Easy access to Caen, Falaise and Conde Sur Noireau fo… More

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