Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a peaceful farmhouse set in rural Normandy 20 minutes from beautiful sandy beaches. In addition to the 6 characterful bedrooms there is a well-equipped kitchen with arch through to breakfast room, a large, beamed drawing room with enormous stone fireplace, dining room with beautiful old oak table seating 14 and a games room with a table tennis table.
French doors make the mature garden accessible from every ground floor room, the garden comes equipped with furniture and a gas BBQ. The heated 10m x 5m swimming pool, set on the lower lawn away from the house, has sunloungers and pool side furniture.
Nearby the pretty village of Hambye offers bars, restaurants and a market in addition to other small shops where fresh food can be purchased. The spacious, centrally heated farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard. The house and pool are both wheelchair accessible.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Salines 21 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard/Rennes 90 km, Nearest railway: Le Villedieu les Poeles 73 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||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
The house is enormous and has one bedroom with king sized bed, one with double bed and the there are three other bedrooms with two full size 3 foot single beds. The sixth bedroom is massive and has three 3 foot single beds and a further bed can be pulled out from under one of the beds to make four.
|Further details outdoors||
The sun terrace is furnished to allow for al fresco dining.
The magnificent private, heated 10 x 5m pool is set away from the house with lovely views over the valley and, for peace of mind, security fenced.
There is a large pool hut for changing and sun loungers and pool furniture are provided. The terraces are a real sun trap.
Bed linen and towels are available at £18 per person. Rental includes heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and the private, heated swimming pool (May to October only). WiFi internet access available and free phone calls to all European landlines. Well behaved pets welcome.
RECENT GUEST COMMENTS:
GOTTWEISS FAMILY (Lancashire) - August 2012
We really enjoyed our holiday and thought that your house and the location were stunning. We catered for ourselves and used the local shops for all our meat and bread. We found the pool to be very family friendly which worked out well with the children. What you have created is fantastic.
BARNETT FAMILY (Surrey) – August 2012
I think your rental houses are of a very high standard. Your pools are at a blissful temperature for which we are very grateful.
O'LEARY FAMILY (Kent) – July 2012
The house was perfect for our needs and the pool warm. The farmhouse was beautifully clean and well equipped. It was a lovely surprise to have a cupboard full of condiments, a lovely thought. We enjoyed the local boulangeries, the pool, the peace and quiet, table tennis, star gazing, eating out, crazy golf as well as frequent barbecues.
PALEY FAMILY (Dorset) & FRIENDS - June 2012
A lovely holiday and the house and location were ideal – plenty of wide open spaces. I'd live in the area tomorrow! This house is well equipped so no problems and your caretakers were charming.
The Normandy region
This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt.
The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish.
The pretty nearby town of Hambye has two boulangeries for warm French bread and croissants in the morning. It also has a butchers and small supermarket for everyday needs. It also has two small weekly street markets and two bar/restaurants, one of which serves excellent lunches every day. Nearby is the fabulous restaurant at the Auberge de L'Abbee, which has a wonderful ambiance and 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, is also a fascinating place to explore.
The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide you can enjoy watching the local farmers with their tractors tending the acres of oyster and mussel beds.