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Le Cerisier – Home 47438 Gite

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gite / 4 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Le Cerisier is part of an original farmhouse and barn built in the early 1800s in rolling French countryside. Set in 3.5 acres, there is a large garden with terrace, patio furniture and barbecue for you to enjoy. It is located midway between Bagnoles de l'Orne and Lassay-les-Chateaux, both about 8 miles away. Bagnoles is a well known French spa town famous for its waters and healing properties and there is an excellent selection of restaurants in the town. Lassay is known for its chateaux and also has a delightful rose garden. The picturesque medieval town of Domfront with its chateau and church of St. Julien is 17 miles away. Though all amenities are nearby, our location is very tranquil and you can feel the peace and quiet envelop you. The village of Madré is 2km from Le Cerisier and has a butcher's shop, post office and small bar. There are excellent restaurants in the villages nearby which serve fixed price lunches including cider and wine.

Le Cerisier sleeps

Le Cerisier is part of an original farmhouse and barn built in the early 1800s in rolling French countryside. Set in 3.5 acres, there is a large garden with terrace, patio furniture and barbecue for you to enjoy. It is located midway between Bagnoles de l'Orne and Lassay-les-Chateaux, both about 8 miles away. Bagnoles is a well known French spa town famous for its waters and healing properties and there is an excellent selection of restaurants in the town. Lassay is known for its chateaux and also has a delightful rose garden. The picturesque medieval town of Domfront with its chateau and church of St. Julien is 17 miles away. Though all amenities are nearby, our location is very tranquil and you can feel the peace and quiet envelop you. The village of Madré is 2km from Le Cerisier and has a butcher's shop, post office and small bar. There are excellent restaurants in the villages nearby which serve fixed price lunches including cider and wine.

Le Cerisier sleeps seven people and is a light and spacious cottage with all the amenities that you will require for a comfortable holiday.
The front door opens into the open living room with dining area and separate kitchen located off the living room area.
The living room has comfortable seating, log burning stove, English satellite TV along with DVD. There are patio doors leading to the terrace with BBQ.
The dining area has large dining table, chairs and all required cutlery and crockery.
The well equipped kitchen includes gas cooker, separate fridge and freezer, coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave, toaster, iron and washing machine.
Stairs lead up to the landing from which there are:
Master bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, drawers etc. There is plenty of space for a cot if required (please enquire for details).
Two further twin bedrooms.
One single bedroom.
The bathroom is located off the landing and has WC, wash handbasin and shower.
WiFi available.

Outside:
The garden outside the gites is just under an acre so there is plenty of room to spread yourselves out. Garden and patio furniture along with barbecues are available.
There are a further 2.5 acres beyond the garden which is given over to a playing field - ideal for energetic youngsters - and a newly planted orchard which we are developing. You are more than welcome to sample the apples, pears and plums when in season.
The swimming pool is around 1 metre deep and close to the terraces so you can keep an eye on your children while enjoying a glass of wine, cooking the barbecue or just relaxing.

Further details

Important notes on accommodation:

Smoking is allowed outside only, not inside the building.

Wood for the log fires is provided but if additional wood is required, it is charged at 5€ per basket.

Fixed convector heaters are located in the bathrooms and bedrooms.

A cot is available if required and will be placed in the double bedroom though you will have to provide bedclothes for the cot.

If you will be arriving late and require a meal to heat up in your gite, let us know and we can send sample menus and prices.

Further details indoors

The living room has comfortable chairs, settee and a satellite TV & DVD There is well equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer and washing machine. The double bedroom has ample cupboard space and a double bed . 2 bedrooms have two single beds in each the 4th bedroom has a single bed.

Linen,towels and bedding supplied There is a shower room with WC. The cottage has a wood burner in the lounge & electric heaters in the bedrooms for those Spring and Autumn breaks.

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

Domfront:-
A beautiful medieval town with cobbled streets and traditional Normandy “Colombage” (timbered) type buildings. In the midst of this medieval town you will find the church of Saint-Julien, a 20th century concrete structure which has just been restored. Interesting.

Roman Town at Jublains:-
About half an hour away by car is the ancient Gallo-Roman town of Jublains. Over a wide area it comprises the remains of a temple, Roman baths, amphitheatre and fortress. The fortress is accessed from the museum in the town and further details can be obtained from the website wwwjublainsfr and though it is in French, you can use the translate button to convert it into English.

Chateau at Carrouges:-
Another beautiful chateau about 25 minutes away is that of Carrouges. Best to park in the town near the church and enjoy the walk down to the chateau. Dating in parts from the 14th century it is an excellent combination of fortress and residence. The park and gardens extend to around 25 acres and are constantly being updated.

Alencon:-
The capital of the Orne department of Lower Normandy. Largely untouched during WW2 it retains many of it's medieval buildings. Famous for it's lace, the “Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle d'Alençon” (Museum of fine art and lace) is well worth a visit. Thursday is market day – very busy!

Mayenne:-
A riverside town on the river Mayenne itself with the oldest castle in Europe, shops, cafes, supermarkets – electric boats for hire from the Halte Fluviale.

Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei:-
St. Céneri is one of France's "Plus Beaux Villages de France" - one of France's most beautiful villages. Noted for it's artists who congregate here, inspired by the beauty of the place in this wooded valley on the river Sarthe. Bustling with visitors in the summer yet tranquil and peaceful in the autumn.

"Coco Plage" at Sillé le Guillaume:-
If you decide that you want to go to the beach but don't want to go too far try Coco Plage at Sillé le Guillaume which is about 45 minutes away. It is great for the kids offering safe swimming and beautiful sands. The nearby trees offer plenty of shade for those who just want to relax in the shade. Or maybe just stay back at your gite and let the kids play in the pool there.

Fougères:-
An hour and a quarter away is the magnificent castle or Chateau of Fougères. There has been a castle on this site for more than 1000 years and was originally built to protect the Bretons from the French. The chateau is said to be the largest in Europe and during the summer there are concerts held in the grounds. If you are lucky enough to go on a Saturday there is also a market held in the town.

Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët:-
This picturesque town is around an hour from the gite and is one of the largest street markets in Normandy. This takes place every Wednesday morning and could be part of a day trip as it is about halfway to Le Mont St. Michel.

Mont St. Michel:-
Again about an hour and a half away due west, Mont St. Michel is one of France's greatest tourist attractions. Visit the abbey, dedicated to the Archangel, St. Michael and the various museums. Advisable to set off early as it is host to around 3 million visitors per year. As the name would suggest, it is a mount and is not pushchair or wheelchair friendly.

Le Mans:-
About an hour and a half away, a great day out especially if it is around the Le Mans 24 hours. For 2014 this will be on 14th and 15th June. Outside of the racing season the motor museum at the circuit is well worth a visit and afterwards you can visit the Cathedral of St. Julien, the old city and enjoy a coffee in one of the squares near the cathedral.

The Normandy Landings - Débarquement de Normandie:-
Another great day out is a visit to the Normandy Landing Beaches. If you want to make a day of it, you can start with a visit to Pegasus Bridge. Then travel west along the coast taking in Sword, Juno and finally Gold beaches. This will take you to Arromanches, site of the famous Mulberry B Harbour. There are museums at both Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches which are well worth a visit. Finally, travel down to nearby Bayeux and visit the Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery which should be a fitting finale to your day out.






Bagnoles-de-l'orne

Your gite is set in beautiful rolling countryside ideal for fishing, walking, cycling, sight-seeing or just relaxing with a glass of wine. The British owners will happily point you in the direction of local activities, many of which have been recommended by previous guests.


Bagnoles de l'Orne:
This elegant spa town is renowned for its waters (Les Thermes). It is also a gastronomic centre and has at least 16 restaurants listed on TripAdvisor along with many activities throughout the summer. Enjoy your lunch then walk around the lake, past the casino and up to the Hotel de Ville (town hall) which is a converted chateau in beautiful grounds. There are also walks through the woods at the edge of the town ideal for wildlife and bird watching. Try the velorail which uses the old railway line running from Bagnoles to Briouze - great fun for the kids.

Great Value Lunches:
Excellent, value for money, working man's (and woman's) lunch - we can recommend the following:-
Le St. Aignan at St. Aignan de Couptrain offering a 4 course lunch for around 11.00€ including wine. 10 minutes by car, 40 minutes by bicycle or 1.5 hours walking.
Le Cheval Blanc, La Chapelle-d'Andaines - again around 11.00€ also including drinks. It is a bit further at 13km but well worth a visit.
La Maison d'Andaine at Juvigny-sous-Andaine is a little further, 16km and in the same class as the previous two. You'll get a great welcome there.
These are just a sample of what we have around here.

Thursday market at La Ferté-Macé
La Ferté-Macé is around 15 minutes from your gite and has a market every Thursday morning. This market is part covered (meat, fish and cheese stalls) and the rest is outdoor. There are cafes in the town so you can browse the market, do your shopping or just sit, have a drink and watch the world go by. There are other markets in the area on other days but these two are about the best of them.

Lassay-les-Chateaux
Lassay-les-Chateaux is a beautiful town about 11km from the gites and has just about one of the best preserved medieval chateaux in the whole of France. The town prides itself on being one of France's "Cités de Caractère" and has a delightful rose garden. A great place to enjoy an impromtu picnic or you can sample one of the bars or restaurants in the town centre.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 5 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

George C
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
23 Feb 2017
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Jan 2008. Located in Orne, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £390 to £1230.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Feb 2017.

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“Gorgeous gite, lovely location, welcoming hosts”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2011

I'd never stayed at a gite before having a baby, so wasn't sure what to expect. I was thinking country cottage, peace and quiet, pretty countryside, a place to relax. And Honeysuckle Cottage has all of that in bucketloads - it's set in the middle of the tranquil Normandy countryside, with gorgeous views across the fields, a great big garden to relax in and some excellent country walks round the neighbouring villages. The local towns are fab too - places like Bagnoles De L'Orne, Domfront and Alencon are historical, beautiful and stuffed with things to do. But it also has something more special - it's like a home away from home. The gite itself is really lovely, with a kitchen, pretty living and dining areas and good sized bedrooms. The owners, a British couple, were so welcoming and lovely, researching and recommending places to visit, laying on bikes so we could look around the area, taking the time to say hello every day and sorting out a couple of small issues (e.g. a sticky window lock) efficiently. My husband is a cyclist and got very excited about the cycling terrain around the gite - next time, we're taking bikes! All in all, highly recommended.

Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for writing such a lovely review. It was great to meet you all especially your lovely little baby who was so good natured. Hope to see you again as there are still plenty of places to explore.

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