Manoir des Ecluses
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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In the heart of the Pays d'Auge, within an hour of Deauville coast and the d-day beaches, near castles, picturesque hamlets, and a 12th century chapel,our property is set on 13 acres of apple orchards and farmland. Totally tranquil, the 18th converted stable is decorated with antiques and adjacent to a swimming pool, private garden.
The gite has a large double bedroom with beamed ceiling and antique headboard, dresser and dressing table, two very small single bedrooms with proper beds, a large country kitchen opening on to a cosy sitting/dining room. Beamed ceilings, modern bath/shower room, satellite TV, dishwasher, washing machine. The gite is one of the five outbuildings on an historic property, the cider press dating to the 18th century and the manor house to the 17th C. Life coaching available. Complimentary bottle of home-made cider on arrival.
Perfect for a small family or those seeking complete peace and quiet in a pastoral, bucolic environment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Deauville, Trouville|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Deauville, Nearest railway: Lisieux|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
A large completely furnished country kitchen with all amenities. Cosy sitting room adjacent to open plan kitchen. On the ground floor, a substantial modern shower/bathroom with WC. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Also, wifi is now available
Upstairs, a charming antique filled master bedroom and two small single bedrooms with standard one-person beds.. There is a WC in one of the single bedrooms upstairs.
|Further details outdoors|
Private access to the gite. Parking. Large private garden with terrace and table with four chairs, etc. Private access to swimming pool situated next to gite. The pool is used only by the guests and the resident family when the guests are not on the premises.
The pool is contained within a wall with doors that can be closed securely for those with small children. The garden contains two old large trees, a large lawn with several flower beds, a terrace with table and chairs for dining or lounging, plus a barbeque.
We prefer non-smokers and no animals, only because we have a dog, 3 cats,and horses.
About this location
The Basse-Normandie region
Normandy is famous for its D-Day beaches, of course. Also, butter, cream, and the cheeses: Camembert, Livarot and Pont L'Eveque.
Springtime in Normandy offers vistas of extraordinary flowering apple trees, elderflowers, cowslips and many other flora and fauna. The summer in Normandy is one of the most beautiful, for the most part hot, but not humid. The days seem endless with the sun setting as late as 10:30pm. The autumn is a gentle change, not too cold, walks are a delight picking wild blackberries along the way. Xmas is lovely, less commercial than other parts of the world, the weather is usually mild and crisp, the little hamlets are decorated with lights, the churches with creches (scenes of Jesus in the manger) St. Pierre sur Dives has a live creche with real farm animals every year.
The small hamlets boast beautiful churches, usually a castle or manor, and certainly a charming creperie in which to taste the local speciality: Pommeau (apple cider with Calvados). The tea, however, leaves a lot to be desired, esp. for the British!
Restaurants abound from the small brasserie where one can have a full meal for 10-15€ per person to establishments for the more sophisticated palette. Deauville/Trouville, 45 mins away have an endless assortment of restaurants, the most popular being Le Central and Les Vapeurs for scrumptious seafood such as moules (mussels) and frites (chips).
A walk on the beach after or before dinner is a treat, the houses along the coast mostly dating to the 19th century, villas of great beauty.
St Julien le Faucon
St. Julien le Faucon is an adorable, small hamlet with a creperie, tabac and newspaper shop, a general food store, a pharmacy. It is two minutes away from the superb listed Manoir de Coupesarte and Chateau Grandchamp.
Ten minutes away is St. Pierre sur Dives, which, on Monday mornings holds one of the oldest and most famous market in Normandy. St. Pierre has a superb abbey dating back to the 12th century, even astrological symbols are carved into the church floor! The first Sunday in every month is an antique lovers paradise in St. Pierre sur Dives, with the hall and surrounding area chock a block with old furniture, linens, paintings, silver, etc.
St. Pierre has excellent restaurants, banks, supermarkets, newspaper shop selling English language papers, tennis courts, etc. 10 minutes in the other direction is the magnificent Chateau de Canon famous for its park and dramatic gardens. Endless walks, drives and bike rides are possible, with manor houses, historic sites, churches, all along the way
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31 Aug 2014
If you are looking for a holiday property where you are surrounded by nature and are in an oasis of tranquillity then this is the place for you. I stayed here with my husband and 15 year old son for … More
30 Sep 2013
"A charming, fantastic, idyllic retreat with a gorgeous private pool & lovely owners"
A lovely country retreat, so peaceful & ideal for getting away from the hustle & bustle. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. Lisa thinks of everything & Philip very kindly serviced bikes … More
31 Oct 2012
"Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!"
This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weather was bad with low temperatures and a lot of rain, we used the salt water pool and did a lot of barbequeing...
The host Lisa was very kind and helped us with everything we needed, we do hope to come back one day. This is a little hidden paradise on earth, or at least Nomandy ;-)
28 Jul 2012
"Lovely cottage, quiet surroundings, very hospitable owners"
We had a very comfy stay. Cottage very well equipped. Lisa was extremely helpful and made us very welcome. We loved the pool and gardens. A beautiful area to sit out and eat. You do need a car as it is pretty out of the way.