Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Les Aunaies - a beautifully renovated Farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Pays d'Auge, Calvados. Les Aunaies stands in a courtyard setting overlooking a sweeping valley to the front and nestled in front of woods to the rear offering total seclusion yet still only 3 miles from the market town of St Pierre sur Dives.
Dating from the 17th century the main farmhouse is full of original features and age old oak beams. Once a working farm it has a collection of barns once used for keeping animals, storing apples for making cider and calvados and one has it's original bread oven - in days gone by a completely self sufficient farm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Caubourg 65 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paris 200 km, Nearest railway: St Pierre sur Dives 5 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Fully fitted Kitchen with dishwasher
Dining room with wood burning stove
Utility room with washer / dryer.
Magnificent lounge with vaulted ceiling and minstrel gallery.
Cosy reading mezzanine.
Second lounge / ground floor bedroom with double bed settee. This room can be curtained off to create bedroom 5
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Double bedroom plus 2 single beds
Twin bedded room with access into Queen size bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Ground floor shower room.
Both houses have DVD players, stereos, radios and selection of games and books.
|Further details outdoors||
1 acre private garden. Table tennis in one of the barns. Garden table and chairs, sun loungers. Table and bench and barbeque situated at the far end of the garden to watch the fabulous sunsets.
Woods at the back of the property with unlimited walking.
Don't forget to pack your binoculars. 26 different species of birds have been spotted at Les Aunaies, may of them birds of prey that circle over the valley. We even have our own resident Barn Owl!
No near neighbours
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds for up to 8 persons. Add £30 for each additional person up to 10 (low season) and £50 for each additional person up to 10 (high season).
Owner sometimes stays (very discreetly) on site.
The Normandy region
Les Aunaies is located in the Pays d’Auge area of Calvados in Normandy. The Pays d’Auge is a protected area because of its outstanding natural beauty and historical merit. It is typified by its ‘colombage’ (timber framed) houses, gently rolling countryside, green meadows full of cattle, acres of apple orchards and a pretty coastline.
The Normandy landing beaches spread from east to west along the northern coast, Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. Nowadays the fashionable resorts of Deuville, elegant and luxurious and Trouville, more picturesque and simple are hubs of activity with their Casinos and famous racecourse. Honfleur, a town of artists, writers and fishermen is within easy reach and Cabourg, the romantic's dream and Houlgate are the closest coastal resort to Les Aunaies.
Caen was the home of William the Conqueror and Falaise, his birthplace. Both have impressive castles. Apart from these two, the area has a wealth of chateaux, including Vendeuvre, 10 minutes from Les Aunaies, which has beautiful gardens with fountains and a museum housing a collection of miniature furniture made by master craftsmen.
St Pierre sur Dives
St. Pierre sur Dives, a lovely market town is approximately three miles from Les Aunaies. It becomes a hive of activity every Monday when one of the biggest market in Calvados takes place in the huge market square
The famous 11c Abbey Notre- Dame is a definite place to visit as is the 16c Halles which becomes an indoor market on Mondays
There is a supermarket, and numerous food shops and bakeries as well as a good range of general shops
There are many very good restaurants as well as creperies and bars