Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The stables is the perfect cottage the family and is set in large grounds with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside at La Haute Hague, Fleury near to Villedieu les Poeles.
One of three holiday cottages at La Haute Hague, the Stables has partially exposed stone walls and wood beams which add a lovely charm to the spacious open-plan kitchen/living area.
THE GROUND FLOOR TWIN BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE is ideal for grandparents or anyone who struggest with stairs.
The cottage comprises of:-
GROUND FLOOR -Fully equiped kitchen with modern home from home facilities and plenty of work surface and cupboard space. Facilities include combined fridge/freezer, gas cooker and gas hob plus all necessary crockery and utensils.
Wooden dining room table seating up to 6 people.
Living area with comfortable seating and patio doors leading to the private wood terrace.
Television with Sky TV, DVD, VCR and Hi-fi.
Small wooden chest containing games etc. Books also available in the property.
Separate twin bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and sink.
FIRST FLOOR - Family bathroom comprising bath, toilet and sink.
Double bedroom with space for a cot.
Baby pack available for a small additional price (high chair, travel cot, stair gate, baby bath, potty)
Towels available for a small additional price
Oil fired central heating (fuel not included in rental price)
Internet (Wifi) available.
Owners live 'on site' in the Farmhouse which ajoins the Stables.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Granville 27 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Villedieu-les-Poeles 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, 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||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Normandy region
The area around La Haute Hague has activities for everyone. As well as the many pretty towns and villages to visit, you can go horse riding, go-karting or canoeing. For a family day out, try Festyland (50 minutes away, near Caen) - or you could just find a quiet spot in the garden and settle down with a good book!
Villedieu-les-Poêles is a beautiful old town is just minutes from La Haute Hague. It is famous for its locally-crafted copperware which is sold all over Europe. Wander through the bustling weekly market which sells fresh local produce and delicious regional specialities, or just relax with a coffee in one of the many pavement cafés in the attractive town centre. This small town - famous for its locally-crafted copperware - has a lively weekly market and an impressive bell foundry, where some of the largest bells in the world have been made. The foundry's Visitors' Centre is fascinating and is highly recommended by other guests, as are the museums of lace-making, traditional Norman furniture and copper kitchenware.
Champrepus Zoo: set amidst landscaped parkland, the zoo (just 5 minutes away) is beautifully laid out and has carefully marked pathways, ensuring you miss nothing along the way. In some areas of the zoo, you are free to roam amongst the animals - and there is also an excellent children's area with bouncy castles and play equipment.
The Bayeux Tapestry: the charming town of Bayeux is under an hour away from La Haute Hague. Although famous for its tapestry depicting the 1066 Battle of Hastings, the town and its lovely cathedral are well worth exploring.
Hambye Abbey: the Abbey is about 10 minutes away from La Haute Hague. Although part of the building is now in ruins, the Abbey is still in use and guided tours are offered.
The Normandy Landing Beaches: the main Normandy Landing beaches are under an hour away from La Haute Hague and many have interesting exhibitions and museums to visit.
Coutances: Coutances (25 minutes) is a lovely town for shopping and exploring. The magnificent Coutances Cathedral can be seen from miles around and is open to visitors all year (apart from Jazz Festival week in early summer).
Mont-Saint-Michel: the breathtaking and beautiful Mont-Saint-Michel is 45 minutes away from La Haute Hague. Mont-Saint-Michel is a small island connected to the mainland by a causeway (similar to St-Michael's Mount in Cornwall). The narrow streets of the island's town wind uphill to an ancient monastery which still has a drawbridge and cannon. Although most of the shops now sell gifts for tourists, the Medieval buildings and cobbled streets are still a delight.
Caen: if you enjoy shopping, have a day out in Caen - but remember to watch out for the trams! The Mémorial-de-Caen and Pegasus Bridge draw visitors from all over the world. The Mémorial-de-Caen is a huge war museum and you should allow a whole day to be able to visit it properly.
Granville: the very popular holiday town of Granville is 25 minutes away and is encircled by wartime Nazi bunkers and guns! Granville has an aquarium, a lighthouse and many superb shops and restaurants to explore - as well as miles and miles of golden sandy beaches with numerous water sports on offer.
Jersey: a ferry trip to the island of Jersey is a wonderful day out. Ferries
Villedieu les Poeles
Villedieu les Poeles is situated in the La Manche, Basse (lower) Normandie. The region is lush and green with sandy beaches and has remained very rural and with lots of dairy farms. A short distance further north on the Cherbourg Peninsula flat marshy areas called Marais are known for their bird watching but it is more hilly in the Villedieu area.
Summer weather patterns and temparatures are similar to those experienced in Devon and Cornwall, and on the coast there is often a sea breeze. Sea temperatures can be very pleasant for swimming between July and October.