About the home
This stunning family farmhouse has everything you would need and expect from your own home and situated in the idyllic landscape of normandy. The kitchen is the centre of any home and entertains10 people with everything you need to cater for and the log burner keeps you warm during the winter. It has a beutiful fireplace in the lounge with comfortable chairs to relax in the evening. All five bedrooms are simply and stylishly designed. There is a bathroom on both floors. The garden is always used as the extra room during the summer in those warm evenings with tables and chairs.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Brehal, 25km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
L'Hamel Riche farmhouse sleeps up to 10 people and consists of 5 double bedrooms, entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, a shower/bathroom.
A fully fitted Kitchen is to your left and comprises of a dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and everything you would expect in a fully managed kitchen.
Utensils for three course meal for 10 people and all crockery supplied.
Further details outdoors:
The garden contains various pieces of garden furniture aswell as a BBQ and Picnic set. There are also Bicycles, Badminton Rackets and a Boules set which you can use.
This is a no smoking house. You can smoke outside but only in the courtyard due to risk of fire.
Payment Terms Prices included electricity, cleaning, cooking gas, bed linen, bath towels and tea towels in the kitchen. Also full set of crockery and cooking pans and utensils for three course meal for 8 people.
Beds are made up before arrival and towels provided.
Booking deposit is 25% of the price with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Security deposit of £250 returnable on vacation. A cleaner will come in upon vacation. The secure deposit will be returned within 2 days of leaving.
Terms & Conditions
Deposit, payment, supplements:
Full payment is required eight weeks before arrival . Payment much be made in full 8 weeks before arrival by bacs payment.
If you cancel: (a) More than eight weeks before departure, the deposit is forfeited. (b) Less than eight weeks before departure, the following percentage of the total fee is retained or payable, even if the balance remains outstanding: 4 - 8 weeks: 40%; 2 - 4 weeks: 60%; 1 - 2 weeks: 75%; less than one week: 100% of holiday and transfer fee retained or payable. In many cases, cancellation fees are covered by insurance.
An admin fee of £20 will be charged for changing sessions after an initial booking is made
It is essential that all guests have holiday / travel insurance. The owners cannot be held responsible for any personal accident/injury, and loss or damage to personal property during your stay. No responsibility can be accepted for failure of electricity, water, strikes or extreme weather conditions.
Wheelchair users have used it downstairs.
The Normandy / Manche region
Normandy has an amazing mixture of history and landscape. It exhibits an astonishing variety of scenery with its cliffs, golden sandy beaches, wooded valleys and close by the stunning Vire Valley Gorge. The Vire Valley is known for its micro climate.
Normandy offers lively coastal towns, e.g. Granville with its casino, art galleries and the Christian Dior Museum. there is a Zooligical Park on the road between Granville and Villedieu les Poeles. Villedieu is home to copper mining and has an abundance of copper utensils and bells' - with good eateries and plenty of shops, as well as museum and market well worth a visit. and close to the house. The famous Monet Gardens are worth a days visit. Other little gems on the coast are Portbaille, Carteret and Barnville. It also offers idyllic countryside villages and hamlets where you will always find a boulangerie and bar! Bayeux and all the Normandy landing beaches are a must. Brittany easy to reach.
Honfleur is called the St.Tropez of the north and is lovely just walk around, take in the Saturday market and eat outside chosing one of the many restaurants there -
Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre off the country's north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. It is the most visited site in France and not to be missed, but get there early in the day as it gets very busy! (30 minutes). Bayeaux Tapestry is within 30 minutes and the D Day landing are within 1 hour.
The Tessy-sur-vire / Montabot area
This family home is in the hamlet of Montabot situated between Percy and Tessy. Both villages are about 3km from the house offering boulangerie, tabac, post office, restaurants, banks and supermarkets.
Percy has a saturday market and its worth a visit to St Lo on a saturday. There is a beautiful river that has a canoe school within 3km and horse riding and rock climbing. You will find a set of bicycles at the house that you can use. There is a booklet available when booking to know of all the activities going on. There is a local golf course as well as fishing.
How to get there
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The farmhouse is situated near the town of Percy and 20 minutes from St Lo. Full driving instructions can be obtained from us upon booking/receipt of payment.
Travel by Sea
Brittany Ferries run regular services from:
• Calais to Percy - 420km 4 hours driving.
• Portsmouth to Cherbourg (1¼ hrs drive)
• Portsmouth to Caen (Ouistreham - 1 hrs drive from Caen)
• Portsmouth/Plymouth to St Malo (2 hrs drive)
• Dover to Calais
Condor Ferries - Poole to St Malo (2 hrs drive)
LD Lines - Portsmouth to Le Harve (1 hr 45min drive) - This is a bit cheaper than Brittainy Ferries
Newhaven - Dieppe - great bargains and then 3 hours drive
Travel by Air
Aer Lingus - Dublin to Rennes – 1½ hours motorway drive to the house.
Ryanair - Stanstead to Dinard – hire cars available at the airport 1½ hours from the house.
Flybe.co.uk - Southampton to Rennes – hire cars available at the airport with an easy 1½ hour motorway drive to the house.
Activities near Tessy-sur-vire
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
07 Dec 2012
L'Hamel Riche is a lovely barn cottage with five double bedrooms so lots of room for several families and their children. We went for a say in October half term as the children were studying WW2 and we wanted them to experience where it was they were learning about. Everything is very close by, most trips took us 40 mins or so to reach our destination. Loads of space in the garden for the kids to run round madly and work off their boundless supplies of energy. The living room has a large open fire which we lit every night and it made the lounge ever so cosy. Huge table in the kitchen, with this heated with a woodburner. We were a two family group with parents and kids, we'd looked at lots of properties, but loved L'hamel Riche for the sapce it gave us, the location and the cost was amazing! The cottage is down a lane which is used by large farm vehicles and it can be boggy after lots of rain which was fun navigating in a BMW with its wheels spinning, but we managed fine. In summary, for a short stay in a great area, L'Hamel Riche is a lovely cottage, big enough to accomodate multiple groups, spacious enough for the kids to explore the surrounding area, and really well priced. We feel like we have 'done' Normandy for the moment, but if we wanted to return to the area we'd happily use the cottage as a base again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas and New Year||16 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 578||-||-||1 Night|
|low season||7 Mar 13||4 Apr 13||£ 368||£ 53||£ 53||3 Nights|
|mid||6 Apr 13||12 Jul 13||£ 420||£ 74||£ 74||3 Nights|
|high||14 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 630||£ 84||£ 84||3 Nights|
|8 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 578||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 14||5 Apr 14||£ 368||£ 53||£ 53||3 Nights|
|5 Apr 14||13 Jul 14||£ 420||£ 74||£ 74||3 Nights|
|13 Jul 14||14 Sep 14||£ 630||£ 84||£ 84||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April to July||17 Jun 12||7 Jul 12||£ 735||£ 137||£ 137||Flexible|
|September to December||8 Oct 12||16 Dec 12||£ 630||-||-||1 Night|
|Dec to Jan 2013 Christmas||16 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 840||-||-||1 Week|
|6th Jan to 24th Marc 2013||6 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|25th March to 13th April||24 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 735||-||-||1 Night|
|14th April to 13th July||14 Apr 13||14 Jul 13||£ 788||-||-||1 Week|
|14th July to 7th Sept||14 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 893||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 735||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 840||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 14||1 May 14||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|1 May 14||13 Jul 14||£ 788||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 14||14 Sep 14||£ 893||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The prices for L'Hamel Riche reflect is that a cleaner will be there at the beginning and end of your stay and also a maintenance person is available. Please bring beach towels as they are not supplied.
Discount available on Brittany Ferries.
It is essential that all guests take out holiday / travel insurance. The owners cannot be held responsible for any personal accident/injury, loss or damage to personal property during your stay.
A small extra heating charge is made from September onwards towards electricity and logs to mid April and will be discussed prior to booking
No responsibility can be accepted for failure of electricity, water, strikes or extreme weather conditions.Book
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