La Maison Sans Soucis Gites
Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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|
|Nearest beach||Les Salines 28 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard/Rennes 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|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 has an electric radiator for those chillier nights.
For the 2014 season, we have re-configured the downstairs layout completely and have moved the kitchen area from its original location under the stairs. The new kitchen area offers increased worktop space, with a dishwasher and washing machine.
In addition, free wifi is now available!
|Further details outdoors|
The rear garden is large with views overlooking the local countryside. Le Coquelicot has its own seating area and there is a separate play area for children with swings and a see-saw. New for 2014 is the above-ground pool in the rear garden. This area is currently being landscaped so photos will follow shortly.
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 Normandy 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.
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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19 Sep 2014
"Perfect Place to Enjoy your stay with friends and Family"
We stayed at the gites for 4 days and wish we could have stayed longer. The gites is perfectly and stylishly accomodated with a full kitchen, livingroom, 3 bedrooms with full size closets and a bathr… More
Thank you so very much for taking the time to review the gite. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay. We are continuing to work on the garden and hopen to have completed some more landscaping and tree planting for next season. A larger pool is also on the cards! Hopefully we will see you here again.
15 Sep 2014
"Excellent gite and helpful owners."
The Gites here are both well appointed with everything you could hope for, and are well decorated, furnished and very clean and comfortable. The owners are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. They a… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review; we enjoyed having you stay here. Work continues on the house (it never stops), with the new roof taking shape beautifully. We have just finished a mission to the UK to source tiles for the chambres d'hote, so David will be kept very busy over the winter. Come back and visit soon.
1 Sep 2014
"Great accommodation and location."
Just got back from a week in La Maison sans Soucis and all the family had a fabulous time. The accommodation is very practical and comfortable with modern furniture and useful amenities such as a wash… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it was such a pity that the weather was not better for you. We always strive to better what we offer our guests and will look into improved sound-proofing upstairs. In the meantime work continues on landscaping the gardens front and back, although we will leave enough space for croquet!
25 Aug 2014
"Excellent gite for a stay with you g children"
We stayed here for a week in early August and had a fantastic stay. We travelled with our 2 children (4&almost 2). The owners couldn't have done more for them providing us with an outside childre… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are always seeking ways to improve what we offer to our clients and it is very reassuring to know that we are 'getting it right'! We look forward to welcoming you and your family here again.
13 Aug 2014
Absolutely amazing accommodation that has everything you need for a family with small children. We travelled with a 9, 5 year old and an 11 week old baby who all made themselves at home. The older … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review; it was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and to see your boys enjoying the grounds so much-and what lovely boys you have! We look forward to welcoming you here again soon.
19 Jul 2014
"Great place to stay"
Thank you to Anne and David for a lovely break with my 3 teenage children. We travelled from the UK to Rennes airport, which is a straight-forward drive to Normandy. The gite is beautifully decorated … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our gite; we are so pleased that you enjoyed our stay with us and hope that you have all re-charged your batteries. Good luck to all three of your children with GCSE results and future A levels! The bakery is rather good and the bread and cakes are doing wonders for my waistline... We very much hope to see you again soon.
29 Jun 2014
"Lovely French Countryside Gite"
I stayed here recently with a group of 5 for a friends wedding. The location is perfect being about a hours drive from the ferry port and very rural and quiet however a short drive away from the smal… More
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to welcome you all here again. We now have a pool (above-ground) in the rear garden, which I know you would enjoy! And the sausages from the butcher's were pretty good too...
20 Jun 2014
"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!
19 Jun 2014
"Lovely place to stay in Normandy"
Stayed here with 3 friends for a week chose this Gite as close to the place where we were going to a wedding . We had a very comfortable stay 3 good sized bedrooms , fully equipped kitchen & cosy liv… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You had such wonderful weather for the wedding, and the bride did look very beautiful. We hope to see you again!
30 Aug 2013
"Nice grounds but VERY small kitchen area"
When we arrived at the gite we realised why no pictures of the kitchen were posted with the description. We had assumed it would be similar to the kitchen in the gite next door; after all, the descrip… More
We were really saddened to read your review of our property as we take great pride in our accommodation, ensuring that everything is freshly cleaned and tidied before each guest arrival, including supplying a welcome box of fresh bread, milk, butter, cheese, eggs and other items to fulfil your initial needs. If, and when, guests have specific needs we are more than happy to accommodate any reasonable request to ensure a perfect stay. The same principle applies to any issues raised during a visit; indeed, had we been given the opportunity to do so, we would have been more than happy to wash floors and steam clean rugs again in response to your request. It is regrettable that you did not advise us of your concerns.
The gite is clearly advertised as rural accommodation and offers beautiful exposed granite stone walls, wooden beams, and stained floorboards. All of these features are apparent in the photographs on both this website and our own. We were surprised that you thought it necessary to bring with you a supply of bubble wrap, but, as we try to accommodate all needs, we had no concerns with your applying this to the walls. This was something you had clearly considered before your arrival.
With regard to your comments concerning the kitchen area, regrettably this photograph was deleted in error but it has now been reinstated, and whilst we agree that this area is compact it provides you with all you would need to prepare a family meal. That said, we are planning to completely re-configure the downstairs area of the gite over the winter period. Photographs will be uploaded as soon as the work has been completed.
As with any rural property you can expect to find flies in the summer months; we spray our properties at the beginning of the season and in between guest arrivals to ensure that you are not inconvenienced over much. However, it is impossible to completely eradicate them.
Whilst we were very understanding of your need to leave early due to a family emergency, we were disappointed at the condition of the gite immediately following your departure. An oversight on our part meant that you had not paid your damages deposit, which, in the event, we would have been unable to return to you due to the high number of breakages of equipment and poor cleanliness.
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