Quelle surprise! What a find! A fantastic house in a tranquil and luxurious location. Just a 45 min blast from Caen and we were among the well manicured grassed banks of the idyllic setting of our 'home' for the week. The directions are perfect, despite our sat-nav trying to go on it's own tour of Normandy's some-what more rural routes; so listen to Florence, not your sat-nav!
The house was of a very high standard; the kitchen clean, well stocked and modern - always a good sign! The bedrooms were immaculate and used some very good colour schemes and soft furnishings. The bathrooms were more of the same; clean modern and a real joy. We really were taken aback about the whole house and could fault nothing either about the house, the setting or our stay there. If only Florence was in charge of the weather....
The sauna within the property was great also. Although we only used it the once, it was clean and very effective in releasing the toxins from too much vin rouge and fromage! The handy shower next door to clean off before and after was a good as well!
We loved the area although be prepared to drive. Everything seems to be about 20km away but exploring is well worth it. The monument at Montmorel is eerie and impressive in equal measures. The castle at Falaise also well worth a look-see. We also did the beach (on the only really sunny day) at Deauville and then had a late lunch around the impressive and characterful harbour at Honfleur
According to our daughter, the star of the holiday was Florence & Jean's little Jack Russell - Bonnie! She was a great little distraction for her and a real happy little soul! She'd pop round and say hello in the morning if we left the open and really was no bother at all; a lovely, friendly pooch!
Florence and Jean made us feel very welcome gave us our privacy but would help at the drop of a hat. They organised some archery and pottery classes for our 10 yr old at the adjacent farm which was great as all we had to do was turn-up and drop her off - Florence did the organising for us!
All-in-all, a real gem of a property and one we would love to return if F & J will have us!! Thank you! …
HOLIDAY NORMANDY COTTAGE 5 PERSONS REINETTE with Jaccuzzi
Superb standard of accommodation created by owners who totally understand how to offer the perfect stress free vacation. …