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La Maison Sans Soucis Gites

from £47 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

17 reviews

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Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

La Maison Sans Souci is a charming farmhouse set in the beautiful Normandy countryside a short drive from the village of Hambye. Our two gites, Le Coquelicot and Le Bleuet, are in the converted barn next to the farmhouse and have their own garden with children's play area, above-ground pool, and games room. Each gite sleeps 6 and can be booked together for larger groups.

Le Coquelicot has recently been refurbished to provide a more comfortable stay, and is perfect for couples exploring the area and families..

The gites are located a twenty minute drive from beautiful sandy beaches of the Normandy west coast that never seem to get busy. The warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming and at low tide you can watch the local farmers with their tractors tending the acres of oyster and mussel beds.

A 5 minute drive away is the village of Hambye with its boulangerie for warm French bread and croissants in the morning. It also has a butchers, a small supermarket for everyday needs, a bar/tabac, and two small weekly street markets. Newly opened (June 2014) is the little bar/restaurant, L'Adresse, serving both a lunchtime and evening menu everyday up until September. A little further away is the restaurant at the Auberge de L'Abbee, which has a wonderful ambiance. The varied menu provides a perfect choice for a special meal. The nearby romantic ruins of the Benedictine Hambye Abbey set on the banks of the River Sienne, are also a fascinating place to explore with some beautiful walks round about.

The area provides the perfect opportunity for fishing, walking, cycling, and exploring the cider orchards, as well as sampling delicious food and drink; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Les Salines 28 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dinard/Rennes 90 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Le Coquelicot has recently been re-furbished and offers three bedrooms, two doubles and one twin; a large shower room; an open-plan living area with comfortable seating; a coal effect stove; dining table seating 6; and fully equipped kitchen area. Some of the stone walls have been left exposed, as have the beams in the upstairs rooms.

Each bedroom is comfortably appointed and provides ample storage and has an electric radiator for those chillier nights.

In addition, free wifi is now available!

Further details outdoors

The rear garden is large and mostly laid to lawn with views overlooking the local countryside. Le Coquelicot has its own patio area with chairs and a table for al fresco dining, and there is a separate play area for children with swings and a see-saw. At the bottom of the garden is the above-ground pool with landscaped seating area. This spot gets the sun all day long and well into the evening, so is a fabulous place to relax and soak up the sun.

At the front of the property is a large lawned area with picnic tables, a hammock, a swing seat and a pretty pergola with a wooden bench; a lovely place to sit and listen to the birds in the evening.

Within the barn there is an upstairs games room with table-tennis, table football and a darts board. This room is shared with Le Bleuet gite.

The Basse-Normandie region

The Normandy region of France combines dramatic coastline, with lush farmland, bustling market towns, and historic landmarks. From the days of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England, to the drama of the Normandy D-Day landings, you will find yourself surrounded by key historical events. Gastronomic delights abound, from the fine cheeses to the fresh fish, to the cider and the Calvados. Add to this the opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, and water sports; Normandy has it all.

Hambye

Le Guislain is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions that Normandy has to offer. Within 30 minutes drive are the amazing sandy beaches of the west coast, the busy towns of Coutances and St Lo, and the pretty market town of Villedieu-les-Poeles, the ancient center of the copper industry. Less than an hour away is the picturesque Mont St Michel and in the other direction the famous town of Bayeaux. The Normandy D-Day beaches can also be reached within the hour.

The area offers a wealth of local markets; Villedieu les Poêles has one of the largest markets where you will find a number of producers of local Norman produce: andouille (Norman speciality sausage) cream, butter, eggs, poultry, honey, seafood, fruit and vegetables, flowers, clothes, linen and gifts; Gavray has the exciting livestock market, and throughout July a weekly Norman market.

Within a few minutes drive are a number of local restaurants that serve good value lunchtime menus.

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20 Jun 2014

5/5

"70th anniversary of D-Day"

Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation in La Guislain. Hosts Ann and Dave very friendly and helpful., could not of found a better area after returning from the hustle of the beaches each evening.. As the general said "we shall return". Many thanks Rod,Bridget,Alan Anne

Thank you for your lovely comments; we very much enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you here again!

24 Aug 2012

5/5

"Rural retreat between the coasts"

We had a wonderful time staying at this gite. It is set in peaceful Normandy countryside, surrounded by fields, set back from the road with a large garden - great for breakfast outside or evening sundowners. The owners, Anne and Dave, made us feel really welcome and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The living room was light and spacious, decorated tastefully with those touches that make you feel relaxed; good cooking area and barbecue. Bedrooms had plenty of storage space and very good beds - slept so well. Large bathroom with plenty of hot water. Great value for money. 10min drive is the village of Hambye, providing two boulangerie for crossants and baguettes, a boucherie and small supermarche. We enjoyed several trips to the D-day beaches with their fantastic museums, learning so much of interest. Then there is the Bayeux tapestry - wonderful account of another Norman invasion, but in the opposite direction; there are interesting parallels. In contrast the coast near Mont Saint Michel provided lovely walks, watching the harvesting of mussels (which provide an excellent lunch!) and sand yatching - you can have a go for a small charge. Both coasts are about an hour's drive. We will definitely be back!

11 Aug 2012

5/5

"Well worth a visit.to this comfortable accomodation"

A very warm and welcoming Gite, Anne-Marie the owner was very pleasant and a great host for her property , This was our first visit to france , arriving late we were welcomed with bread wine butter milk and ham ,left for us The Gite was well laid out with Three great bedrooms with plenty of storage space and hanging space in each room. and very comfortable beds, Satellite TV English channels (Great for the olympics) and soap addicts well Equipped plenty of every thing for a family of 6. Situated in a quiet lane (no rowdy neighbours) easy to get around ,with fantastic road network , well worth the visit . The only down side was the sun didn`t shine every day,,Oh well we cant have it all Thank you Anne -Marie

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      • 3 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:12 Aug 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
      • English

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