House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Recently renovated Normandy-style beamed cottage set in an enclosed garden in a charming typical French village with 2 bakeries, a convenience store, bars, restaurant, bank, chemist's, doctors + station with trains daily to Paris, etc. all within walking distance. Ideal for couples or small families.
Bernay, a small Medieval town just a 6-mile drive with a lively colourful market selling fresh local products. Many half-timbered buildings, 5 supermarkets, small shops, several restaurants and bars, 2 parks with children's play area, indoor + outdoor swimming pool, museum etc.
7 miles in the other direction Brionne, with its lake and sandy beach, watersports and amenities.
Several local chateaux within a 20-minute drive, one with it's own golf course. Suitable for walking and cycling (bikes available)
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brionne 11 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paris or Beauvais 135 km, Nearest railway: Serquigny 400 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
Open-plan kitchen-diner-lounge with french windows onto patio.
One large bedroom upstairs with 1 double bed (4'6) and 1 smaller double (4'), 1 single and a cot.
|Further details outdoors||
Garden furniture including table + chairs, barbecue, sun umbrella + sun loungers.
Secure private parking with remote control for gate access.
Fresh tomatoes + cucumbers in season from Gerard's garden.
Beautiful floral display in summer.
Local surprise on arrival.
Bed linen supplied.
Please check with owner regarding bath sheets + hand towels.
The Normandy region
Long, warm sunny days in the summer months - ideal for outside wining and dining. The weather can be variable and it is not unknown to experience glorious out-of-season sunshine.
Plenty to do and see:
Chateau d'Harcourt (7 miles) : Medieval castle and the oldest Arboretum in France in a wooded park of 100 hectares.
Brionne (7 miles) : Typical market town with sandy beach + lake with watersports, mini golf + play area for children.
Le Bec Hellouin (11 miles) : Quaint Norman village with an 11th century Abbey where the monks make and sell pottery in their craft shop. Antique shops, an art gallery and a 30-mile paved footpath welcoming strollers and cyclists through forests and fields.
Cerza Wildlife Park (23 miles) : About 500 animals in natural surroundings set in 150 acres of woodland. Safari by miniature train.
Honfleur (36 miles) : An artist's paradise with its harbour and seafront restaurants. Often compared to Yorkshire's Whitby. Park with paddling pool and playground - great for young children.
Giverny (48 miles) : Claude Monet's house and gardens. A magnificent floral display in all seasons.
Paris (84 miles) : Easily reached by train for a day-trip. EuroDisney (102 miles) about 2 hrs by car.
Landing beaches (approx: 80 miles) : About a 90-minute drive. D-Day memorials - worth a day trip.
Chateau de Champ de Bataille (9 miles) : 18th century castle + gardens with an 18-hole golf course.
Deauville + Trouville (40 miles) : Chic seaside resorts with long sandy beaches + casinos.
Lisieux (25 miles) : 20th century Basilica.
Rouen (40 miles) : Impressive architecture in the old town centre and a beautiful cathedral, museums and "The Big Clock". "The Sails of Freedom" ("L'Armada de la Liberté") will be held from June 6th-16th 2013 with a gathering of sailing ships, warships and yachts.
The Bayeux Tapestry (79 miles) : Visit Caen and nearby Bayeux to discover the history of Willam the Conqueror.
Chateau de Beaumesnil (10 miles) : Another nearby castle set in a beautiful park.
Versailles Palace (80 miles) : King Louis XVI's home + gardens. The "Hall of Mirrors" is a must.
Festyland (58 miles) : An adventure park for all ages.
Le Mont Saint Michel (130 miles) : The "Wonder of the West" - Dominating the bay, the abbey boasts several marvels of medieval architecture.
Just 6 miles from Bernay - a medieval town with amazing architecture; play park for the kids; several supermarkets; an indoor and outdoor swimming pool; street cafés and a variety of restaurants.
Several chateaux nearby: - Harcourt with its arboretum, Champ de Bataille with its gardens + golf course, Beaumesnil, Fontaine La Soret etc...
Le Bec Hellouin one of France's "best-kept villages". Abbey + Monastery + very typical Norman architecture - 11 miles.
Village Fete - mid June
Bastille Day Village Fete - July 12th-13th-14th
Try the Normandy cheeses (Camembert, Pont L'Eveque, Livarot etc) and visit the local cider farms and taste the cider and calvados (apple brandy).