The Barn - luxurious and stylish with wi-fi
from £100 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £100 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.
Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 141993
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Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8
The Barn is a much loved four bedroom property which has been beautifully converted to keep as much traditional character in place as possible whilst providing a high degree of comfort. We think this is one of the highest quality holiday homes available in Normandy.
If you are seeking a home from home the Barn is an ideal choice especially if you appreciate comfort, good design and decor and an eye for detail. Much of the furniture is bespoke.
Privacy is provided by use of the south-facing garden which has cider-apple trees and children's swing.
As you enter the impressive hallway with Cathedral ceiling and gallery handmade staircase you have the comfortable sitting room on the left with a magnificent open fireplace. Here you'll find two super large and comfy sofas arranged around the coffee table, a card table, desk (great if you need to do some work or homework), flatscreen TV and DVD player.
To the right of the entrance hall is the open plan kitchen/dining room with an impressive 4-metre refectory table in wild cherry with fruitwood benches which comfortably seats 12 and the fully-fitted bespoke kitchen with maple worktops. There is a stable door to garden, fridge, dishwasher, hob and oven. There is a separate fridge/freezer in the storeroom.
Through the kitchen is the downstairs WC, utility area with sink and washer/dryer. Off this is the boot room/store with freezer, bicycles, outdoor games, garden furniture and barbecue.
Upstairs you'll find four bedrooms each with Shaker-style bespoke furniture and extensive built in cherry wood wardrobes and chests of drawers which gives a clean and sophisticated decor.
The first bedroom you reach is a double with an en suite shower room, the second opposite this has twin beds. Walking around the galleried landing you reach the family bathroom with a bath with shower over and twin sinks, the second twin bedroom and the fourth double bedroom with en suite shower room. This has a king size bed.
We have travel cots and high chairs available as well as an extra single bed should it be needed.
All towels and linen is proved and there is abundant cookware, matching plates and serving dishes.
Our local caretakers are on hand to help with any queries are are a real asset to us, leaving the Barn in immaculate condition between guests.
We look forward to welcoming you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 99 km, Nearest railway: Flers 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Barn has been interior designed in a shaker style and all the furniture has been lovingly handmade. Each bedroom has handbuilt cherry wood wardrobes and drawers. The ground floor has wooden and tiled flooring and the bedrooms are carpeted.
|Further details outdoors|
Communal BBQ/picnic shed. Large communal gardens. Access to bikes for local bike rides (do bring you own for longer cycles).
We prefer to rent weekly, Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible. Short breaks are welcome in off peak times, please enquire.
The Basse-Normandie region
Normandy is a beautiful part of France, seeped in history and with plentiful sights to go and visit. From the D Day landing beaches to the Bayeau tapestry the area has something to interest everyone. Children will love the charming castle of Carrouges and Chateau D’O and Le Haras du Pin, the national stud whilst adults might prefer a trip to Monet's garden (about 80km away) or the Apple and Pear museum.
St Fraimbault, a 'village fleuries' is about 20 minutes from Boudet as is Ambrieres-les-Valées, where there is an outside swimming pool, archery, mini golf and canoeing. Aqualand at Avranches is fun.
The ‘Suisse Normande’, a pleasant river valley with some crags and rolling hills and a lovely area for picnics and the opportunity to watch the multitude of paragliders is an easy day trip. Walking, cycling and even canoeing from Pont d'Ouilly are other options.
For those with younger children visit the Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine north of Mortain. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.
The climate is similar to that of Southern England.
Boudet is agreat base for keen cyclists to stay at whilst exploring Normandy. We are moments from the Flers-Domfront veloroute or Voie Verte (a disused railway line cycle track) which forms part of an extensive network. This offers an excellent and safe opportunity to get about and explore the area - you can even cycle to Mont St Michel. Do bring your own bikes. We have some on site but they are better used for short local trips!
There is an open air swimming pool at Mortain (15 min drive), horse riding is available near Barenton. Bungee jumping can be found near Clecy.
Golf can be played at Clecy, Granville, Dol de Bretagne and Bagnoles de L’Orne's whose golf course is closest to us. It is a beautiful 9 hole course designed by Harold Becker in 1925 and situated in the middle of the Andaine forest. It is a very pretty, reasonably flat but physical course that dominates in the “doe-ford” glade. A river meanders through the forest and often borders the fairways.
For beaches Mount St Michel is about 50 minutes from Boudet. Carolles is the nearest beach 70 km away and the charming fishing town Cancale is 107 km from the property. Other recommended beaches are Deauville, Houlgate and Trouville-sur-Mer. Base de Loisirs La Ferte Mace is a 65 hectare leisure base centred around La Ferte Mace large lake which is a great alternative to a beach. It has lifeguards in July and August, a play area, volley ball, peddocs, mini golf etc.
More practically the local village, with all essential amenities, including a small supermarket is 2 km away. The historic towns of Domfront and Mortain (all facilities) are 12 km away.
The local English caretaker will cater for welcome dinners, lunches, picnics, etc. on request.
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