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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Originally a pressoir for a local cider maker, the house itself dates back to the 1800's and is typical of the local Normandy 'Colombage' style, meaning timber-frame.
The Gîte, which is bright and sunny, adjoins the house and has it's own separate entrance & private patio overlooking the beautiful garden. Children can play freely and safely in an acre of parkland with swings, slide and wendy-house.
The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen and open diner/ lounge with a double bed settee. The shower room and separate toilet are also on the ground floor. UK freeview TV is installed.
The spacious bedroom upstairs has a double bed and a single bed. There is a lovely view across the garden and open farmland beyond.
Being on a 'plateau' the cycling is great, with any number of twisty country lanes to explore, straight from the gite. Walking and getting close to nature is a good way to see the local area, spotting bird-life and maybe the odd deer (or wild boar if you're really lucky!), stopping at the local farm to buy some eggs and maybe watch the calves being fed.
7 minutes away the medieval town of Orbec is a popular stop-off for Parisians and tourists alike, with it's cobbled streets and timbered houses, always a charming atmosphere. As well as the weekly market, patisseries and fine restaurants of Orbec, other facilities include horse-riding, tennis or fishing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Deauville 45 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Caen 50 km, Nearest railway: Bernay 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Lounge (with double sofa bed)
Master Bedroom (Double Bed and single bed with additional pull-out mattress)
|Further details outdoors|
Set amongst the orchards and pastures for which the Calvados region is famous, Maison Geolie (pronounced ‘jay-o-lee') is situated on top of a plateau in over an acre of beautiful grounds, ideally located between the capital of the Pays d’Auge Lisieux (18kms) and the charming town of Bernay (18kms). The beaches of Deauville and old port of Honfleur are an easy 40kms away.
Just 7kms from the historically important town of Orbec, with it’s medieval houses and cobbled streets, Maison Geolie is the perfect peaceful country retreat from which to explore the Pays d’Auge with activities including fishing (the nearby Touques river is France’s most renowned river for trout fishing), golf, horse-riding, cycling and hiking all on the doorstep.
About this location
The Basse-Normandie region
Spared of the Allied bombings of 1944, this delightful country town, with it’s picturesque streets lined with timbered houses, manors and 15th century churches always manages to have a buzz about it.
Set in one of the green valleys of the Pays d’Auge, on the river Orbiquet, Orbec is surrounded by cheerful countryside scattered with mills, cottages and farms. The town’s forefathers fought alongside William the Conqueror in the battle of Hastings and now the town’s history and charm can be enjoyed by all.
With it’s main square staging many different fetes and markets throughout the year, Lisieux, capital of the Pays d’Auge, enjoys a rich variety of restaurants, theatre, cafes, shops and historical treasures.
The Basilica, with its breath-taking architecture, is a must for any visitor to the region and is the final resting place of St Theresa.
Born in the Calvados region in 1873 and dying in Lisieux at the tender age of 24, it was only after her death that the world discovered the incredible depth and beauty of Theresa Martin. Through her memoirs entitled ‘Story of a Soul’, the mystery of her inner life with God was posthumously revealed and Theresa was canonised in 1925. In Lisieux, the shrine of Saint Theresa today attracts pilgrims from all around the world and her book has been published in over 60 languages.
Cerza Zoo National Wildlife Park, Lisieux –18kms
La Nautile, indoor pool and water theme centre, Lisieux- 18kms
Camembert Museum and cheese tasting tour- 14kms
The Cider Route- 20kms
Deauville Beach & Honfleur- 40kms
D-Day Beaches & Museums- 50kms
Bayeux Tapestry- 55 kms
Monet’s Water Garden at Giverny- 60kms
Le Mont St Michel- 120kms
Pont l'Eveque lake and inland beach, pedaloes etc.- 50kms
Richard and Lisa have many years of experience in tourism and hospitality and will be on hand throughout your stay to assist and share their knowledge of the local area.
They will be very happy to organise various activities for you from golf to horse riding, or simply point you in the right direction for where ever you want to go. Their philosophy is to be on hand if needed without being intrusive.
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30 Sep 2014
"Wonderfully peaceful in quite countryside"
We enjoyed our long weekend in this lovely gite with peace and quiet to enjoy the scenery. The owners were very helpful and we enjoyed exploring the surrounding area.… More
16 Jul 2014
This is a lovely place to stay with the kids. Comfortable and with everything you need, a huge fun garden for the kids to rampage, and friendly hosts. Lots of country lane ways to explore and close en… More
29 May 2014
"Perfect rural location"
Maison geolie is a wonderful rural spot for a leisurely holiday. Do you like to drive down verdant country lanes? Do you enjoy exploring small rural villages full of history to discover?Maison Geolie… More
20 Oct 2012
"Peaceful and relaxed, if you want tranquillity then this is the place for you."
My wife and stayed at Maison Geolie for a week. We wanted a base to explore the area, in particular the WWII site. The Gite was lovely, the decor is modern, clean and spacious, the facilities are more… More
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