Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
La Cahudiere is an impressive Normandy farmhouse set in beautiful countryside. Thoughtfully renovated to retain its rural charm while providing quality accommodation with all amenities.
Staying with us you can have the best of all worlds! You can relax in the beautiful garden or around the heated pool in summer or try from a choice of many beautiful beaches on the Cotentin and Emerald coasts only half an hour away. Or, why not try a cosy autumn or winter break around the log fire? Christmas and New Year at La Cahudiere prove very popular.
The house is an ideal place for large groups to stay in comfort. Our smaller Gite Le Cocquelicot (Home 61053) can also accommodate up to 5 so together the Gites can take groups of 19.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard or Rennes 80 km, Nearest railway: Avranches 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The Farmhouse is divided into two separate living/sleeping areas each is self contained allowing two groups to share while retaining their own space. This one sleeps up to 14 with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The smaller area sleeps up to 5 with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Each has fully fitted kitchen, wood burning fire and independent hot water. There is a separate laundry room for the convenience of all guests.
The house has electric heating and wood fired stoves. All utilities included.
|Further details outdoors||
La Cahudière is a tiny hamlet of two houses set in Normandy farmland. The front of the house over looks fields and is an ideal place to sit and enjoy this extraordinarily peaceful setting. There is a private furnished patio at the rear with table and chairs, sunloungers and a BBQ facility. It also has a log store for winter lets.
Our open air heated swimming pool is 7m x 3.5m and is surrounded by an attractive decked area so that you can sun bathe and keep cool all day long.
Smoking is permitted in the external grounds.
Our pool is normally open from the end of May until the end of September. If you want it to be available outside those times then please ask us about it.
English speaking owners on hand if needed
The Normandy region
The region’s buildings - half-timbered houses, Norman churches, grander abbeys and towering cathedrals - speak of the wealth which built them, The lush landscape of the interior is one of dairy herds and apple orchards where cattle graze the meadows to produce the creamy cheeses and butter for which Normandy is famous, while innumerable bees busy themselves pollinating the fruits which make cider and the Calvados (apple brandy) .
The coastline is world famous. From the wide expanses of the Baie Mont St Michel with its impressive island abbey, with beaches of the Emerald coast reaching to via Cancale to the walled City of St Malo. Heading north up the rugged Cotentin Peninsula are the sweeping headlines around Arromanches and Caen, areas that witnessed the D-Day landings, when Allied troops set out to liberate France and end the Second World War.
There is so much to see within easy reach of La Cahudiére.
St. Hilaire du Harcouet, Manche
Our renovated Farmhouse, La Cahudiére, offers you a rural retreat with only a half hour drive to a range of magnificent beaches. If site seeing is your thing then there are lots of choice including the historic landing beaches. More local (10 minutes by car) is L’Ange Michel a leisure park that proves a great success with our younger visitors. The lake nearby provides opportunities for boating and fishing. Just leave a little time to sample the local produce. Restaurants and weekly farmers markets will enable to you try the delicious local produce; cider, cured meats and not to mention cheeses!
One of the biggest markets in the area is in St Hilaire on a Wednesday morning. It takes over most of the town centre. The market begins about 9.30am and is packing up by 12.00 noon. Here you can buy everything from a rabbit to a Renault. Of particular interest to some is the selling of livestock by locals.
Local Picnic areas:
Pont de la Republique
Just down the lane from La Cahudière (10 minutes walk) is the Bridge of the Republic crossing over the Selune Lake. On the far side of the bridge is a picnic area by the water. Just turn right at the end of our lane and stroll down the hill.
Pont des Biards
At the Biards bridges there is a viewing spot. (10 minutes by car) Its offers a beautiful view of the lake. It is possible to sit on the rocks by the lake.
Barrage de Vezins
The barrage is the hydroelectric dam that has created the Selune Lake. 15 minutes by car brings you to the barrage and the picnic area by the lake. There is a parking area and toilets.
La Mazure is an outdoor centre on the edge of the lake. There is a covered area by the side of the lake for picnics. In season, a small shop sells ice cream, drinks etc. There are plenty of activities here. You can hire canoes and boats to take out on the lake.
St Hilaire Park
In the centre of St Hilaire (15 minutes by car) is a beautiful park with two adjoining lakes. There are picnic tables here and plenty of activity equipment for children. Crazy golf is available with clubs and balls for hire from a nearby bar, a sign gives details.
The Cherbourg peninsula has some of the best beaches such as; Bec D’Andaine, Genets, St. Jean le Thomas, Carolles & Jullouville. All these provide sandy beaches. Many have facilities for eating and drinking. Views across the Bay of Mt St Michel and the Mount itself. There are free car parks Horse & Pony riding is available or for the daring, a guided tour across the sand flats.
Alternatively, having taken the second left turn towards Jullouville you can follow the signs for the route of the bay and discover the coastline yourself. Places of interest might be: Le Grouin du Sud, St Leonard and Le Grand Port.
If you head further west you will discover more beaches as you head towards Cancale and St Malo. Look out for Port St Mer – a beautiful cove with some good restaurants and activities for children during the summer. About an one hour drive along the cost from La Cahudiére.