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Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This attractive property was purchased as a ruin in 1997 & after 8 years of patient restoration has been converted into a comfortable & spacious holiday home while still retaining its unique traditional rural character with 1 double bedroom,, 1 twin bedroom & 1 bathroom on the 1st floor & on the ground floor, a sitting room, dining room, fully equipped modern kitchen & shower room.
It is ideally situated for a relaxing holiday with lovely walks in this hilly scenic countryside & yet within easy reach of interesting historic & medieval towns which have excellent super-marklets, local markets & restaurants. Due to the excellent French road network it is easy to get to other places of interest such as the Normandy beaches,
the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel & numerous interesting chateaux & gardens & golf courses.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Granville 78 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 115 km, Nearest railway: Flers 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The spacious accommodation is on 2 floors with 2 bedrooms & a bathroom on the 1st floor & a sitting room, dining room, kitchen & shower room on the ground floor. The attic bedroom & shower room are not available within the price range quoted but if required an additional charge will be made.. Although the tariffs are all inclusive during the summer months(June - August) at all other times of the year a charge will be made for fuel oil if the central heating is used.
The sitting room is furnished with a large comfortable sofa, 2 arm chairs & several upright chairs plus satellite TV & a music centre. In the dining room there is a large oak dining table & chairs, a writing table & private amoir(oak cupboard). Each of these rooms have a wood-burning stove in the large traditional granite fireplace & the floors are tiled with rugs with ceilings supported by attractive old oak beams.The kitchen has a breakfast table with 4 chairs.
Please note that the stairs in the house are quite steep but quite accessible for the elderly & young children with care.
Regrettably there is no land-line telephone available nor internet connection but mobile reception is good. However there is an internet cafe in Tinchebray(6 miles). or freely available access to the internet at the Tourist Office in Tinchebray.
|Further details outdoors|
There are extensive gravel terraces to the front & rear where garden chairs & tables are available for enjoying ones meals outside or on the lawn under the shade of the apple trees. A BBQ is available but charcoal is not supplied & there is a boule set for playing boule on the terraces infront or behind the house. At the rear of the house at the kitchen end is a decked roof terrace where drinks can be taken in the evening watching the sunset.
There is a large orchard to the front of the house & a field to the rear with young wood lands on the boundaries of the property in which to explore. An attractive sunken lane or chemin creux can be followed below the laundry green which links to many other sunken lanes which provide a variety of interesting walks in this lovely countryside.
There is an English caretaker who lives within 10 minutes driving distance who is able to deal with any problems & advise guests about any of the equipment in the house.
If required a cleaner can be made available by arrangement with the caretaker.
Please note that the rent for the house in the summer months is all inclusive which means there are no extras for heat,light, linen & firewood. When central heating is required in the spring or autumn months there is an additional charge for heating oil whose cost depends on the price charged by the supplier at the time.
The Basse-Normandie region
This southern part of Normandy is very rural with livestock farming being the principal agricultural activity. The countyryside is hilly with many small fields surrounded by banks of trees & dotted with woodland. The climate is similar to that of southern England & temperatures in the summer can reach 30C(86F).
Due to the excellent roads of this region it is easy to visit places of interest in a day such as the medieval town of Domfront(13k), Falaise the birthplace of William the Conqueror(57k), Mont St Michel(67k) & Bayeux to see the famous tapestry(82k).
Flers(15km) is the nearest major commercial & shopping centre with several large supermarkets plus a street & covered market twice weekly for local produce, swimming pool, bowling alley, wine cellar & a variety of good restaurants. There is good local shopping at Tinchebray(10km) with an excellent supermarket & 24 hour filling station. Nearby in the village of St Cornier des Landes(3km) there is a mini-supermarket with its own butchery, bakery & wine cellar.
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29 Aug 2013
"Beautiful house in peaceful countryside location"
Le Chenaiserie is a wonderfully renovated house, full of character but clean , comfortable and spacious .
There was only 3 of use so we did not have access to the top floor but all the rooms we used were lovely. Pretty much everything you need is there , but if you are used to accessing the internet then there is no wifi. There is no DVD player, but the satellite TV has a huge range of English channels .
The gardens are a wonderful mix of flowers, woodland, lawns and gravel areas. There was an amazing array of butterflies, along with other less pretty insects. The only downside of outside was that the veranda was awkward to access.
Although the house is quite remote, there are several villages with conveniences within short driving distances. There are plenty of areas to explore on foot, not least the atmospheric sunken lanes that can be entered via a gate in the side garden.
There are so many places within 1 - 2 hours driving distance, but not a huge amount locally . Domfront is lovely, and we were lucky enough to be there for the bi-annual medieval festival.
We did have a problem with picking up the key and contacting the caretaker due to a problem with local telephones, so we did need to call England several times, but the owner was very helpful and quickly resolved the issue. There is not a landline in the property so you are reliant on mobile phones, but we never had an issue with signals.
1 Aug 2012
"Lovely house in a beautiful location""
La Chenaiserie is a lovely old farmhouse, fully refurbished yet retaining all of it's character (beams, stoves). Very well-equipped, spacious (3 floors, 3 bathrooms), clean, everything works - first-rate all-round. A great base in an area where there is much to see and do. Headlines sights of D-Day beaches, William the Conqueror's castle at Falaise, Bayeaux tapestry and Mont St Michel, classic cheese villages, cider route (all just over 1 hour away) but also great outdoor activities nearby in "Swiss Normandy"- cycling, canoeing, rambling, velorailing. Walks from the house too.
Sited in beautiful rolling countryside yet close to small towns; Domfront is a gem.
Everything at La Chenaiserie works like clockwork, we certainly intend to return for another relaxing break.
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