House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Farfollerie is a beautiful period house situated in Forges-les-Eaux within rural Normandy. Rooms are set over three floors, making for a comfortable stay for anywhere from 2 to 8 persons, with an enclosed pretty patio and garden at the rear. This well equipped house is tastefully furnished throughout with conveniences including English and French television, DVD player, Hifi, iMac computer and wireless internet access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Le Treport 35 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beauvais 50 km, Nearest railway: Serqueux 2 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|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
A very large bright kitchen/diner with French doors on to the gardenLiving room with comfortable sofas,TV etc and period fireplace.Two double rooms on the first floor, along with a bathroom with bath, shower, washbasins and WC. Separate further W.C. Two large bedrooms, a double and a twin, on the second floor. Also on the second floor is a new spacious bathroom, with walk-in shower, washbasin and WC. Both English and French television is available; internet access through both a dedicated iMac computer and Wi-Fi connection. A myriad of books, DVDs and boardgames are also provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Pretty, enclosed patio and garden at the rear of the property, with garden furniture provided. Free on-street parking just in front or in an adjoining street.
The Normandy region
With a stunning coastline and picturesque countryside, Normandy is ideal for a relaxing break. The Channel ports of Dieppe Le Havre and Calais/Boulogne are close by and provide quick and problem-free access from the UK, and with Paris next door, Normandy is easily reached from anywhere in the world.
Forges-les-Eaux, affectionately known as 'Forges', is a small attractive spa town which has received visitors 'to take to the clean air and the waters' since the 14th Century, and is perfectly placed to satisfy the needs of any visitor. Within Forges itself are the beautiful open park with lakes, forest, and an open air swimming pool. The town also has a host of excellent restaurants, charcuteries and boulangeries, along with the spectacular Casino which stands on a small hill at the entrance to the town.
The fishing town of Le Treport is just 30 minutes away by car, and neighbouring Mers-les-Bains is a pretty Victorian seaside resort.South of Dieppe are several small exclusive coastal resorts. Typical of Normandy, there are plenty of cheese producers, cider and calvados farms, beautiful chateaux and gardens to visit in the area. Golfers have the choice of three stunning 18-hole courses within half an hour's drive: St Saens, Dieppe, and Etretat. Rouen and Amiens are also both less than an hour's drive away, with splendid Cathedrals and winding streets dating back to the Middle Ages (not to mention a vibrant night-life!). In addition, both Paris and Disneyland are within easy day trip distance.
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31 Jul 2013
"Fantasic house, great location"
It was an absolute pleasure to stay in this property. It's in a perfect location, right in the middle of a rural town, with lovely local shops a short walk away, and the colourful fields of the countryside just beyond that. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the house feels like a very homely place, while also having large light rooms, and spaces for people to go and relax and do their own thing if they want to. I would definitely recommend staying here and I can't wait to come back next year!
28 Jun 2013
"Cozy Living in a Lovely Town"
This little chateau in the middle of picturesque Forges les Eaux proved the perfect place to settle down for a weekend. The kitchen was light and summery, despite the rain outside, and had everything … More
9 Jun 2013
"Excellent stay in a gorgeous location"
We had a brief but great stay at Forges-les-Eaux. The house is very comfortable and well-furnished - I particularly liked the light and airy kitchen. It's in a lovely corner of Normandy that I hadn't visited before; Margaret's recommendation to take a look at nearby Lyons-le-Foret (c16th market town) was spot-on, and if we'd had longer the house is well-placed to visit Rouen and the nearby ruined Abbey of Jumieges. The Casino in Forges is also definitely worth a peek - take your 20cent pieces and you could win big. Shop and supermarket opening hours are a bit sporadic and it might have been useful to have those more clearly available, but I think the information was there in the well-written information pack.
23 Jan 2013
"Lovely big characterful house in a great location"
This is the third time we have stayed here with a mixture of adults and children and it is beginning to feel like home. High ceilings, tall shutters, generously proportioned rooms, ahuge cosy kitchen … More
8 Oct 2012
"Lovely house in a truly French village"
If you are after a cosy, homely base to explore the region this is perfect. The house is a lovely town house with great amenities and so close to the fresh bakeries and charcuteries in the village.
The village is a peaceful and quiet place so if you want a relaxing place to escape for a few days then this place will suit you. Would definitely go again!
30 Jul 2012
We had a great time. La Farfollerie is a large comfortable property in the centre of the town. The town has several shops, bakeries and a couple of bars, in walking distance and is small and quiet- so… More
27 Jul 2012
"A beautiful house in a charming French town"
The first thing we noticed when arriving at La Farfollerie was how spacious it feels: There are high ceilings and great big windows that fill the kitchen with light. And from those windows you can see the pretty courtyard garden, down a short flight of steps from the back door.
The town has an excellent bakery just a few dozen steps from the doorstep, so breakfast pastries quickly became part of our morning routine. The supermarket on the square was closed for the week we were there, but the bigger Super U up the road has good opening hours and a huge range of every kind of meat and vegetable as well as typically cheap-but-delicious French wines.
The bedrooms are large and bright, with comfortable beds. There is a good shower and all the furnishings and details you would expect.
In the evening, we found the kitchen to be a great place to cook, and enjoy eating around the big table. After dinner, the lounge has an ample supply of firewood for the log fire, to sit around and enjoy some wine or the local artisan cider.
Overall, a great place to stay and a thoughtful approach from the owner. We are planning to go back again later this year!
20 Jul 2012
"A fantastic place to stay!"
The property is beautifully kept and extremely comfortable. There was plenty of space for our group of six, we had to spend rather more time indoors during our stay than we would have liked due to having picked a rather rainy fortnight. The kitchen/dining area was our favourite room, light and airy, with huge windows and french doors which opened onto the stairs into the garden. It felt like a home from home as there were a wealth of books and every home comfort you could need.
Forges itself is a beautiful place to stay. There are some fantastic places to explore in the local area. We visited many local villages and towns: Rouen, Monet's garden at Giverny, and several places recommended in the guide to the area at the property.
20 Jul 2012
"Homely and spacious property, with basic amenities nearby"
Property was clean, homely and spacious.
Typical quiet village-location feel, with a few traditional deli and bakeries within seconds walking distance in the main square, and a general minimarket store (closed for redecoration during our stay) - the other, 5-10mins walk, a larger supermarket (including clothes section, dvds, and an entire section dedicated to yoghurt ...)
Finding somewhere to go for an evening drink was a recurring problem, despite the apparent number of watering holes we saw during the daytime, so plan ahead for nights "in", unless you want to go down to the Casino, where you will naturally end up paying over the odds for the pleasure.
On a short stay, some very pleasant local walks in the woods by the lake for an hour or so, and quite possible longer if you looked at a map.
Again, dining was always chez nous, though we did try the pizzeria, which was... a pizzeria.
We made use of the visitor guides left at the property to get ideas for things to do; in the village itself, there seemed to be little. There's internet available at the property, though the wifi was sadly an intermittently functioning service while we were there, though this could have been due to us as eight people each with data-hungry laptops and smartphones assuming it could handle the traffic. Connect when you need to and you'll probably be fine.
Given the poor weather, we enjoyed comfortable long nights in amusing ourselves in front of the warming fire.
18 Jul 2012
"Spacious, comfortable, full of character."
This is a traditional house right in the centre of a pretty market town. It is full of character with high ceilings, attractive shutters on the windows and is very well equipped. There is some wear a… More
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