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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Deauville 60 km, Nearest railway: Brionne 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 Haute-Normandie 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.
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.
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8 Nov 2014
"A great way to experience French village life"
We loved spending a few nights at the french gite over half term. Gite located in a beautiful french village - we spend three days in France - we did a day trip to the Normandy beaches (D-day beaches)… More
Thanks so much for your kind review. It's great to hear that you had a good time in France. I hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon.
29 Aug 2014
"Lovely Gite in a delightful location"
My partner and I stayed here with our joint families. A teenager, older siblings and 2 grandchildren. The Gite was very spacious. We didn't feel cramped and on top of each other at all. It was v… More
Thanks so much for your kind review. I am very glad that you had an enjoyable visit and hope to welcome you back to Le Bec Hellouin sometime soon.
26 Jul 2014
"Delightful peaceful location"
My wife and I together with our two teenage daughters enjoyed a lovely holiday in this Village Gite situated in a picturesque wooded valley. It was well equipped and the family enjoyed playing with th… More
Many thanks for the kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the stay in Le Bec Hellouin and it will be great to welcome you back next year or in the near future. Please contact us again when you want to book.
27 Feb 2014
"Lovely Gîte in a most beautiful village"
I spent a wonderful eight days here with my teenage son who was studying for his mock A Levels. The Gîte is very comfortable and well equipped, with a lovely comfortable living area, comfortable beds… More
Thank you for the very positive review, and it's great to hear that you had a good time in our home in Le Bec Hellouin. We hope to be able to welcome you back later this year.
17 Jul 2013
"Peace perfect peace, yet close to day to day needs."
The holiday was perfect as we were able to easily travel to Paris for a "cultural" day out and at the same time access Honfleur, Bayeux, The Landing Beaches, Caen (a must) , Lisieux , the mo… More
Thanks for the very positive review. I am delighted that you had such a great time in our lovely village and look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon.
1 Jul 2013
We spent a wonderful week in this charming gite. Old world looks with modern amenities make this gite unique. This gite is the perfect location to stay if you want to see France. We were 90 minutes… More
I really appreciate your positive comments about my home in Le Bec Hellouin. It would be great to see you again sometime soon.
29 Mar 2013
"Lovely gite in beautiful part of Normandy"
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 the outskir… More
Thanks so much for staying in my home in Le Bec Hellouin. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and really look forward to being able to welcome you again in the not too distant future.
18 Oct 2012
"Comfortable house, beautiful village, good connections, excellent service"
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 tips an… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to be able to welcome you back to our home in Le Bec Hellouin sometime soon.
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