Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Bucaille is situated in the tranquil rural hamlet of Montgardon, only 3 minutes by car (1.5 miles, 20 minutes if you fancy a stroll) from the popular Normandie market town of La Haye du Puits (which has got everything you need from good restaurants, bars and brasseries to an assortment of shops (including many French traditional shops).
The Gîte is part of a longère, which was built around 1830. Originally four houses, three of which consist of the main property, which is occupied by the English owners who live there. The fourth was renovated in 2008 to create the Gîte. This has been done to a very high standard by local artisans, retaining many of its original features, including a beautifully restored original open fireplace with an inset woodburning stove for those cosy nights by the fire.
The beautiful, spacious furnished living room is fully equipped to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
Good sized kitchen/diner, is well equipped for all your self catering needs, including oven, hob, fridge and microwave.
Large downstairs family bathroom with separate shower cubicle, wash basin, toilet, shaving point and heated towel rail.
The spacious master bedroom has been tastefully decorated with original exposed wooden beams. It is fully furnished with a double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The second bedroom is a twin room, furnished with twin beds, bedside cabinet and shelf storage. Both bedrooms have oil-filled electric radiators and good quality mattresses have been provided to guarantee a comfortable night's sleep, ready for the day ahead.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bretteville sur ay 5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cherbourg 45 km, Nearest railway: Carentan 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors||
Set in its own private, enclosed garden with an abundance of beautiful shrubs giving a lovely splash of colour throughout the Spring/Summer. The garden is equipped with wooden garden furniture, making this the perfect setting to relax and dine 'al fresco' during those long, warm summer evenings.
Welcome pack is provided upon arrival, please specify at time of booking whether Red, White or Rosé wine is preferred.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
A supply of wood is provided free upon arrival, if extra is required this is available at €5 per basket.
The Normandy region
Normandy is a major cider-producing region (very little wine is produced). Perry is also produced, but in less significant quantities. Apple brandy, of which the most famous variety is calvados, is also popular. The mealtime trou normand, or Norman break, is a pause between meal courses in which diners partake of a glassful of calvados, and is still observed in many homes and restaurants. Pommeau is an apéritif produced by blending unfermented cider and apple brandy. Another aperitif is the kir normand, a measure of crème de cassis topped up with cider.
Parts of Normandy consist of rolling countryside typified by pasture for dairy cattle and apple orchards. A wide range of dairy products are produced and exported. Norman cheeses include Camembert, Livarot, Pont l'Évêque, Brillat-Savarin, Neufchâtel, Petit Suisse and Boursin. Normandy butter and Normandy cream are lavishly used in gastronomic specialties.
Fish and seafood are of superior quality in Normandy. Turbot and oysters from the Cotentin Peninsula are major delicacies throughout France. Normandy is the chief oyster-cultivating, scallop-exporting, and mussel-raising region in France.
La Haye du Puits
La-Haye-Du-Puits is a pretty town which hosts the local market on a Wednesday. The houses are painted in different colours along the high street and has an abundance of floral decoration. For those of you who enjoy cycling and walking, you could perhaps take a cycle ride along the many miles of the Green route cycle / footpath picking up the Voie Verte route from La Haye Du Puits.
We are only 10 minutes away from the nearest beach on the west side of the Cotentin peninsula, 40 minutes from Utah beach, and under an hour to Omaha Beach, two of the famous Normandie D-Day landing beaches. We are ideally situated for St Mere Eglise, Pointe Du Hoc, The Bayeux Tapestry, Le Mont Saint Michel and Villedieu-les-Poeles, famous for its copper making, to name but a few of the many attractions that Basse-Normandie has to offer.
Whether you have an interest in the military, museums, beaches, water sports, bird watching, walking, golf, traditional French craft towns or antique shops, you will find it here in Basse-Normandie.
If you do have pets that need to be seen by a vet before returning back to the UK, there are 2 very good vets in La Haye du Puits who we can recommend. However, if you would like us to make the appointment on your behalf, please advise us of your departure date and time of ferry when booking and we shall make the necessary arrangements.
If you fancy escaping from the stresses and strains of everyday life, and are looking for peace and tranquillity on your holiday, why not come and stay with us here at La Bucaille.