The Farmhouse Les Bessardieres
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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The house is a 4 bedroom 18th century stone farmhouse.
Over the last 10 years the house has been fully renovated, maintaining local traditions, but including modern amenities to provide simple yet comfortable accommodation.
In front of the house there is graveled parking and play area with a raised garden and patio. To the side of the property there is a barn with covered storage for garden furniture and bar-b-que. The plot is surrounded by a hedge.
The mezzanine has two bedrooms, one double and one a twin, along with a bathroom with shower and toilet.
The mansard roof area has two further bed rooms, one twin and a family room with double bed, cot and bunk beds. There is a toilet with vanity unit.
All bedrooms have heaters, pine beds and clothes hanging. We supply double and single duvets and pillows but no linen. There are hand and tea towels for the kitchen but no bath towels.
On the ground floor there is a fully fitted farmhouse kitchen with cupboards, worktops, a double sink, cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine. There is a range of electrical appliances such as coffee machine, hair drier, iron, etc.
The main ground floor room is a dining room/lounge with a Louis 16th Rustique dining room suite equipped for 10 diners, a music center and a range of easy chairs. The feature of this room, and indeed of the house, is the high ceiling, cartwheel lighting and raised hearth with log burning stove.
Adjacent to the back door is a toilet and shower room.
The second highlight of the house is the roof lounge with spectacular views. It is equipped with CD/DVD player and has two Futons/sofa bed, bringing the absolute maximum accommodation to 10 adults with 2 children and a baby sharing.
Whilst the house is fully equiped you will need to bring your own bedlinen and towels.
The house has a guardian but please bear in mind it is let on a 'Please leave as you would have wished to find' basis
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Avranches 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 130 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Basse-Normandie region
Calvados is the south western part of Normandy famous for beautiful green rolling hill countryside with dairy cattle and apple trees. These in turn produce the products for which Normandy is world famous - Cheese, Cream, Butter, Cider and Calvados itself. All these and more can be sampled in the many cafes, restaurants and creperies in villages, towns and on seafronts.
You will discover the history of WW2 in the museums, monuments and landing beaches including Pegasus Bridge and the 'Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches.
Medieval history abounds in Rouen, Bayeaux, Mont St Michel and Falais linking Normandy to England through William the Conqueror.
Calvados has many good inexpensive golf courses or you can find France in the bustle of the many village markets.
Our guess however is that your abiding memory of the Calvados region will be the peace and tranquility of life '50 years ago'.
All that and its so easy to get there as uncrowded dual carriage ways and motorways cross North to South and East to West.
St Malo airport at Pleurtuit and ferry ports at Calais, Dieppe, Le Havre, Caen, and Cherbourg give you plenty of choice between picturesque or swift journeys.
The farmhouse is situated just north of Vire near the market town of Torigni sur Vire.
In the immediate area of the house and then extending to about 1 hr travelling you will find the following:-
? Supermarkets at Torigni, Vire and Viller Bocage.
? Butcher, baker (Candlestick maker retired last year), hairdresser, garage and café at Campeaux (4 km) and Beny Bocage (6km)
? Bigger shops, banks, boutiques, and tourist offices at Vire and Torigni.
? A market somewhere everyday in the local villages.
? Water Park & WiFi in Vire
? Zoos, fish farms, theme parks and also horse riding, sailing, canoeing, cycling, climbing, hang gliding, bungy jumping and walking opportunities.
? The seaside, as many unspoilt and uncrowded beaches as you could wish and most of them with fresh seafood restaurant
? Tourist areas for copper pan, lace, pot throwing and bell making at Villedieu les Poelles and Pont Farcy There are Medieval hilltop villages, forests and waterfalls
For travellers you are at the junction of Normandy, Brittany and the Pays de la Loire, so where do want to go next.
Failing all of the above you could sit still relax, have a barbeque and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of rural calvados.
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1 Nov 2014
"Brilliant! Great location, size and facilities!"
Perfect for large groups or, like us, travelling with extended family. We have five children and also travelled with my parents and the house was everything we could need. We took a small, inflatable … More
Thanks for your lovely comments Jennifer. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We will consider some form of splash pool facility. Hope you come again. Bob & Helen
31 Aug 2014
"Stunning Rural France"
A great find very rural so very quiet yet only 45 km from Caen ,Bayeaux, Mont St Michael,and the beaches and cemetries of normandy,There is as normal in France some lovely little villages not far away… More
So pleased you enjoyed the tranquillity and the countryside. Your positive comments are appreciated. Bob & Helen
25 Aug 2014
"Restored farmhouse in a beautiful location"
We stayed at Les Bessardieres in late July. The area is beautiful and the views from the upstairs living room were wonderful. The farmhouse has been restored and offers plenty of space for a family. W… More
Being at one with the family and the locality is what teh Farmhouse is all about. A place to regroup and refresh. Don't worry about the neighbours they have thought us mad, in a loving way, since we first started the renovation
29 May 2013
"Spacious Farmhouse in the heart of rural Normandy"
We really enjoyed staying in the restored farmhouse situated in the rolling Normandy countryside on the edge of a small hamlet. The farmhouse was well equipped with plenty of space. There is a log b… More
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