La Maison Sans Soucis Gites
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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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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.
19 Aug 2013
"Highly recommended beautiful gite in Normandy"
Having just returned from our wonderful break at La Maison Sans Soucis, just had to write a few lines...We arrived to a very warm welcome from Ann, who was always very happy to help in any way ((she a… More
Thank you for your lovely review; it was great fun watching the dogs get to know each other! We very much look forward to welcoming you here again and hopefully for a longer stay.
19 Jul 2013
Our family of five stayed in the blue gite owned by Anne for a week. We originally planned to only stay 4 days, but ended up staying a week - it was wonderful. The gite is clean, tastefully decorat… More
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us: it was lovely to meet you and your family and we very much look forward to one day welcoming you back!
24 Aug 2012
"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
"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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