About the home
A large traditionally styled, but modern house set in the beautiful, tranquil valley of Le Bec Hellouin. The centre of the village is only 5 minutes walk, with its beautiful Norman architecture and great places to eat. The local "green-way" offers beautiful long-distance walks. Canoeing is available on the River Risle - just a few minutes drive. Nearby chateau include Champs de Bataille with its renowned golf course and Chateau d'Harcourt famous for its Arboretum. Honfleur is a short drive away with its habour-side restaurants.
The house is set in a large, fully enclosed garden making it an ideal place for children. There is off-road parking for 2 or 3 cars.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Deauville, 60km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|General:||Central heating, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
The large balcony at the front of the house provides an ideal location for dining on warm sunny evenings, or just relaxing with a bottle of wine
The Normandy / Eure region
In the heart of Normandy, in a deep valley next to the beautiful River Risle. Le Bec Hellouin is officially classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its still active abbey dates back to before William the Conqueror and provided many of the Archbishops of Canterbury following the conquest. The area is full of history, dating back to the Norman era, with more modern chateaux providing many sites of interest. Rouen is only 40 minutes away to satisfy the need for shopping. Paris can be reached easily by road or by train making for a great day-trip.
The Normandy harbours - Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville are within easy reach providing ideal days away and opportunities for habour-side dining. The d-day beaches are Bayeaux are not much further away.
The Le Bec Hellouin area
Every year around mid-July, Le Bec Hellouin has its saint's festival with a village meal, fireworks and a "foire-a-tout" on the Sunday. The grounds of the abbey of Le Bec are open all year round - guided tours are also available, showing the working of a modern abbey. The "voie verte" (green way) is long distance footpath linking Le Bec Hellouin and Evreux - great for longer walks or cycling.
Brionne is the nearest town, with a large market on Sundays - lots of stalls with wonderful cheese, meat, vegetables and salad. Bernay is slightly further away - a larger town with a hypermarket for those essential wine purchases.
The Chateau of Champs de Bataille is a beautiful restored chateau with medieval gardens. The chateau also has a wonderful golf course. The Chateau d'Harcourt has a famous arboretum.
How to get there
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Within easy reach of Le Havre. Accessible from all the main channel ports via the A28. Paris, Nantes and Deauville airports are convenient.
Activities near Le Bec Hellouin
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Mar 2013
Spent a week in this cottage March 2013.
The booking process was extremely efficient and excellent information was provided prior to our stay.
The gite was easy to find on a sloping site in... more
18 Oct 2012
A very nice place, suitable for extended families, well equipped and situated in a beautiful village, good as a base for car trips around Normandy.
Well documented guidelines for the stay, good... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early 2013||6 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Spring 2013||31 Mar 13||7 Jul 13||£ 420||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||7 Jul 13||15 Sep 13||£ 525||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||15 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 420||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Winter 2013||27 Oct 13||15 Dec 13||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||15 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 420||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Early 2014||4 Jan 14||30 Mar 14||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Spring 2014||30 Mar 14||6 Jul 14||£ 420||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Summer 2014||6 Jul 14||21 Sep 14||£ 525||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2014||21 Sep 14||26 Oct 14||£ 420||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Winter 2014||26 Oct 14||14 Dec 14||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2014||14 Dec 14||4 Jan 15||£ 420||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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