Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
La Chouette is a charming converted barn which was converted and renovated by the owners about 4 years ago. There are three bedrooms (one en-suite), gas central heating throughout, oak beams in almost every room and all the modern appliances needed to make you feel at home.
La Chouette is set in a small hamlet in the rural landscape of inland Normandy, an hour’s drive South of Caen ferry port and close to Vallee de la See. Normandy Grange is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, lush green fields and stunning French countryside. The market town of Sourdeval, with its shops, restaurants and bars is less than 3 miles away, while the larger town of Vire, with even more facilities including a golf course, is about 12 miles away.
The province of Normandy has got something for everyone, with a huge coastal region going from the monastery island of Le Mont St Michel to the port and resort town of Dieppe it boasts some amazing sandy beaches, and for those of you that want a bit more action there is walking, kayaking, golfing, fishing, bungee jumping and much much more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
La Chouette is entered via a tiled entrance hall, there are coat hooks and plenty of space to leave muddy walking boots etc. The entrance hall is where you will find the notice board with various pieces of information on and also the guest book. Please feel free to leave leaflets and business cards on the board, so that fellow guests can also enjoy your experiences.
There is a cloakroom with a loo, basin and mirror off of the hallway.
The open plan design of the living area really lends itself to a sociable holiday. The modern kitchen is well equipped with fitted oak units, an oven and hob, a microwave, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a double fridge freezer with an integral cold water filter and ice machine. There is ample cooking, eating and drinking utensils for six people.
The windows on three sides of the living area ensure that the room is light and airy and no matter where you are in it you are always assured of a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. There is a set of patio doors in the dining area, which lead out onto the terrace.
In the seating section of the living area you’ll find a comfy three-piece suite in front of a television with integral video player and English Sky satellite channels and a CD player.
The first bedroom on your right as you go upstairs is a twin-bedded room. There are bedside tables and lamps, a double wardrobe with drawers and a Velux window.
The second bedroom is slightly larger than the first and is also twin-bedded with a bedside cabinet and lamp. There is a double wardrobe with drawers, a blanket box and a Velux window.
This bedroom has a double bed in it and also has en en-suite. In the bedroom there are bedside cabinets with lamps, a double wardrobe and drawers and a Velux window.
The bedroom has an en-suite with a WC, sink and shower.
The main bathroom in La Chouette has a WC, a bath, a basin over a vanity unity, a chest of drawers and a Velux window.
|Further details outdoors||
Directly outside the patio doors in the living area you’ll find a sun terrace with patio furniture and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. There is a pool to the side of the house.
A 25% deposit is required along with a completed booking form in order to secure holiday dates, the remaining payment is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
Full Terms & Conditions will be sent to you along with the booking form.
The Normandy region
Normandy is a land renowned for its green landscapes, its horses, cider and cheeses with one added rare asset - its rivers. Normandy is at present one of the best regions in France to fish for salmon, and is undisputedly the best region for sea-trout. Its rivers contain the famous brown trout, the growth rate of which is one of the fastest in France. The lakes, "marsh lands" and other rivers in Normandy all tend to have good quantities of pike and other carnivorous fish.
Normandy is blessed with the geography and climate of a golfer's paradise. Of 37 diverse courses which are open year round, 23 have 18 holes or more.
France possesses a splendid array of castles, Renaissance châteaux and mansions, some of the best examples of which can be found in Normandy, ranging from the forbidding medieval fortress to the hospitable half-timbered country residence with its thatched roof.
Lac de la Dathée
Set in the open countryside 4 miles South of Vire, the beautiful Lake Dathée is circled by footpaths enabling peaceful walks (it takes about an hour and a half to walk around the entire lake), and for the more adventurous kayaks, canoes and sailing boats can be hired. There is also a golf course next to the lake, it is currently a 9-hole course but is undergoing extensive upgrading and will be open in 2007 as an 18-hole course.
Le Memorial de Caen is a museum dedicated to the history of the 20th Century. The Museum runs guided and self-guided tours of the D-Day beaches, for full information visit
Bungy Jumping & Adventure Park
For the even more adventurous, A J Hackett Bungy Jumping has created an ideal setting for those wishing to experience the exhilarating thrill of bungy jumping. Located on the historic viaduct built by Gustave Eiffel, 61 meters over the Souleuvre River, A.J. Hackett Bungy offers you a complete and one of a kind experience. www.ajhackett.fr
This is one that the kids will love! Vikings and Pirates galore and all the geography and history of Normandy blend together in the biggest regional amusement park. All in all there are more than 30 attractions for all the family and a trip to Festyland promises an unforgettable day.
For further information about attractions in Normandy visit www.normandy-tourism.org
Sourdeval (5 minute drive) is the closest town to Normandy Grange and can be reached by car in 5 minutes. The town has several bars and restaurants and is an ideal place to nip out to for those forgotten supplies.
Vire (15 minute drive) is definitely worth a visit, especially for the food – the town is best known for its andouille sausages and for the salmon and trout caught fresh from the river Vire - there are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from. You can stock up on food for the week at the market at Martilly on Sunday mornings, and peruse the delicious fare of the charcuteries, boulangeries and pattiseries that line the streets of this typically French market town. There are lots of activities to take part in the area surrounding Vire, including horse riding, tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, golf and many more, contact details for these activities and more information about the area can be found at www.vire-tourisme.com
Saint Server (20 minutes drive)
Within 2 miles of Vire is the small town of St Sever which has a good Saturday Market and a wealth of fetes throughout the year, just next to the town is a magnificent forest with woodland walks and abundant wildlife.
Mont St Michel (40 minutes drive)
The monastery island of Le Mont St Michel is famous worldwide and is an amazing place to visit. There are many things to see and to do. The main street is filled with quaint shops, the museums full of history, and the walk around the ramparts with views out over the sands of the bay is exhilarating!