Brionne holiday house accommodation with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 152053

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Maisment is a recently-built holiday home with all home-to-home comforts, set in a secure enclosed garden. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of Normandy. The surrounding area provides plenty to do for all ages : Just a 5-minute drive to a pretty market town with a beautiful lake and sandy beach; play area for children; swimming area; water sports; miniature golf + amenities. You'll also find a choice of restaurants, street cafés, supermarkets, post office, bakers, butchers, newsagents, doctors, dentist, chemists, banks, 24-hr petrol stations and twice-weekly market etc. Several chateaux within a 20-minute drive, long sandy beaches on the coast and many charming typical Norman villages where you can play "boules" with the locals, practice your French or just enjoy a glass of wine on a terrace café.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Brionne 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Paris or Beauvais 150 km, Nearest railway: Brionne or Bernay (13km) 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

- We have tried to equip La Maisment with everything one would like to find in a holiday home : dishwasher, cooker with ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, TV + DVD player (with DVDs for all ages), kettle, toaster, coffee machine, iron + hair dryer.

- Fully-tiled bathroom with double washbasin, large walk-in shower and towel drier.

- Ensuite ground floor bedroom with kingsize bed + cot.

- Two bedrooms upstairs on the mezzanine. One large twin bedroom (2 singles) + a smaller double room. House + bed linen provided (sheets, quilt covers + pillowcases, table cloth, dish cloths + kitchen towels). The beds are made up for your arrrival.

- Please note : In all there is 1 kingsize bed, 1 double bed and 2 singles, dining seating for five, but lounge seating for four. So La Maisment can ideally accommodate two couples OR one couple with two/three children.

- La Maisment is extremely "child-friendly" - Baby/Toddlers' equipment available on request (2 cots, 2 highchairs, bath, potty, cutlery, stair gate etc). Plenty of toys, books + games inside and out.

- Welcome "Starter-Pack" provided : tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens, toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-up liquid, dish-washer + washing machine tablets, charcoal for the barbecue etc

Further details outdoors

- On the patio: Table, chairs + barbecue for dining outside. Sun shade + sunloungers.

- Enclosed garden including play area with swings and playhouse + our ever hungry hens!

- Tomatoes + cucumber + fruit available in season + fresh eggs (when our hens oblige...)

- Secure parking.

Further details

We (Maddie & Bruno) live just down the road and are on hand if you need any help or advice, BUT we respect our guests' privacy at all times.

Second holiday home nearby whch can accommodate 6.

In 2013 we added a ground floor en-suite bedroom with kingsize bed. La Maisment now has two double rooms and a twin single room (and two cots). However there is lounge seating for four and dining seating for four-five. Ideally La Maisment can accommodate two couples OR one couple with 2-3 children.

The Haute-Normandie region

Long, warm sunny days in the summer months - ideal for outside wining and dining. The weather can be variable and it is not unknown to experience glorious out-of-season sunshine.

In La Maisment you'll find a Visitors' Guide and plenty of brochures of activities and places of interest in the area, but just to wet your appetite here are a few ideas:

The nearest towns are Brionne and Bernay - please see details below: "The area"

Chateau d'Harcourt (6 miles) : Medieval castle and the oldest Arboretum in France in a wooded park of 100 hectares.

Le Bec Hellouin (6 miles) : Quaint Norman village with an 11th century Abbey where the monks make and sell pottery in their craft shop. Antique shops, an art gallery and a 30-mile paved footpath welcoming strollers and cyclists through forests and fields with picnic areas, benches + play areas. Bicycle hire available nearby.

Le Neubourg (15 miles) : The biggest market in the county of Eure is held here every Wednesday morning where anything and everything is on sale, from local products such as cider, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, to shoes, handbags, typical table linen, and even livestock such as chickens, ducks and rabbits! There's an indoor swimming pool with a shallow area and small slide for toddlers and a long slide leading to a spash pool for older children and a large pool for swimmers. Nearby Chateau de Champ de Bataille, an 18th century castle + gardens with an 18-hole golf course.

Chateau de Beaumesnil (17 miles) : Beautiful castle built in 1640, with nicely furnished interiors and a unique collection of bookbindings, set in 120 acres of park and French formal gardens.

Lisieux (22 miles) : 20th century Basilica built in the memory of Saint Thérèse.

Cerza Wildlife Park (24 miles) : About 500 animals in natural surroundings set in 150 acres of woodland. Safari by miniature train. Well worth a day out. Picnic area and cafés + restaurants.

Rouen (32 miles) : Impressive architecture in the old town centre and a beautiful cathedral, museums and "Le Gros Horloge".

Honfleur (37 miles) : A MUST ! An artist's paradise with its harbour and seafront restaurants and cafés. Often compared to Yorkshire's Whitby. Park with paddling pool and playground - great for young children.

Deauville + Trouville (40 miles) : Chic seaside resorts with long sandy beaches (see photos) + extravagant architecture. Free seafront parking Mon-Fri from September-June.

Giverny (56 miles) : Claude Monet's house and garden. A magnificent floral display in all seasons.

Festyland (58 miles) Caen - Carpiquet : An adventure park for all ages.

Bayeux (77 miles) : Discover the history of Willam the Conqueror in the famous Tapestry, also the Battle of Normandy museum and the Cathedral.

Landing beaches (approx: 80 miles) : About a 90-minute drive. D-Day memorials and mueums.

Versailles Palace (84 miles) : King Louis XVI's home + gardens. The "Hall of Mirrors" is a must.

Paris (86 miles) : Easily reached by train for a day-trip. EuroDisney (122 miles) about 2 hrs by car.

Le Mont Saint Michel (130 miles) : The "Wonder of the West" - Dominating the bay, the abbey boasts several marvels of medieval architecture.


Within walking distance of La Maisment : Water mill and 15th century Tithe Barn in the village and Castle + Gardens in the next village.

Brionne (2 miles. Population 5000) : has a twice-weekly colourful market (Sundays + Thursdays). Here you can choose some fresh fish + seafood or buy a chicken roasted on the spit with a French stick still warm from the oven. There's a leisure and sports area idyllically set by a lake where you can swim, fish, play tennis, crazy golf, hire a peddle boat or a canoe, cook your own food in the barbecue area or just relax under the trees. Several restaurants, supermarkets, banks, chemists, and terrace cafés. The local tourist office is open daily (even on Sundays and Bank Holidays) and they have plenty of information about local events.

Bernay (8 miles. Population 11,000) : Typical Norman architecture including an 11th century minster and several old timbered houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries which now house shops and terrace cafés in the main street. Market town (Saturday mornings) with many local products on offer, many made by small family businesses - Cheeses : Camembert, Pont L'Eveque, Livarot. Drinks : Cider, Calvados + Pommeau. Two parks with play areas for children, one in the Museum grounds. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool (depending on the season) with a paddling pool.

During the summer months almost every Sunday you can visit a Brocante / Foire à Tout (Local Street Fair / Flea Market) and get some amazing bargains for just a few euros.(Check with Maddie - she knows all the local haunts)

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21 Jun 2013


"Great gite, fab for kids, Brionne good base to explore"

Gite was spotless on arrival. Gite has all the home comforts and facilities to use over the week. Travelled with 1 year old - the garden was great for him to explore, loads of toys inside and out to play with. Very comfortable - would certainly recommend and go again. Had some really good days out - Honfluer, abbey, market and swimming pool at Le Neubourg, lake, Harcourt, Rouen. Cerza wildlife park was fantastic. Take a picnic. Its a full day out though.

12 Sep 2012


"A wonderful gite where we were made very welcome indeed."

Thank you Maddie, Bruno and family for providing this wonderful little gite! It is probably the cleanest and best equipped gite we have experienced in over 17 years of 'giting' in France! It sparkles in the sun! All you could ask for and more besides - it even has snail forks in the cutlery!! Maddie and Bruno made us very welcome, answered all our queries about the area, etc - and were most attentive (but in no way intrusive) throughout our stay. A very comprehensive and generous 'Welcome Pack' greeted us, with fresh eggs (from the chickens at the bottom of the garden!), cider, butter, milk, juice, jam, bread, etc., and salad vegetables from the greenhouse - lovely!! We had a fabulous meal without even having to shop! Set in a beautiful little hamlet on the edge of Brionne and an ideal centre for visits. No need to travel far, many of the small local villages you discover when wandering around the area are very interesting and just walking around the neighbourhood was extremely relaxing. Caramella, the pygmy goat, was waiting for us each evening after our first day – looking forward to scoffing the last bits of the daily baguette!! Our lovely neighbours had a young toddler who was in heaven all week! He just couldn't believe that he had his own little house (play house!), stuffed full of toys, in the garden! And the number of books for children has to be seen to be believed. A very welcoming and safe place to stay if you have young children. We had a most memorable, wonderful week - a great pity we didn't book for two! We are very happy to recommend both La Maisment and its sister gite Le Batison to anyone! Next time we return to Normandy we will be staying here!

1 Jul 2012


"A delightful, child friendly house in a quiet area suitable for touring Normandy"

We stayed for a lovely, relaxing week in La Maisment during June 2012. The owners of the property were extremely helpful from first booking to arriving at the house (the ‘how to get there’ directions were very thorough). On arrival, with our own parking place at the bottom of the garden, we found the little house to be spotlessly clean and tidy and the owners had kindly left a ‘starter pack’ for us of bread, milk, fresh eggs (from their own chickens), juice, jam etc. even a bottle of local cider – all very useful after travelling from the UK. We had no small children with us but for a family with two small children the house is perfect – lots of toys, games to play with, together with swings in the garden. Situated in a quiet area, we found it to be a great, relaxing base for exploring Normandy.

14 Mar 2012


"Best holiday rental in Northern France!"

This is a fantastic find. We travelled down to the channel tunnel and it took us just over 2hrs from the tunnel in france to arrive at La Maisement. We have 2 children (14 & 16 yrs) and they got on really well with the owners children who are bilingual. The holiday home is spotless with everything you need. A wonderful welcome pack of fresh free range eggs from the owners chickens, local cider, bread, milk etc all the essentials (I have never had this in any holiday home before & free of charge!) The accommodation was perfect for us with the double room private and the mezzanine open which has lots of space for our two! We came here for the tranquility and to get away from the "norm" of everyday life and we got it! We had a wonderful time, played lots of board games as a family which is a luxury for us to spend quality time together. The neighbours in Le Batison were lovely and we hope to see them again, we got on really well! The owners invited all of us to a BBQ at theirs and we all had a fabulous time, where else would you get that kind of hospitality welcoming strangers into your home? Maddie and Bruno are fabulous hosts and as our french is quite limited it was perfect to have two hosts who took the time to listen and help us learn the language. We will definitely return later on this year. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is willing to embrace the 'French way of life'. Thank you so much for your kindness Maddie, Bruno, Melanie and Estelle. ps. Daniel actually enjoyed time away from the PS3!

7 Sep 2011


"Gotta be the cleanest gite in France!"

Stayed at La Maisment for 3 nights in August 2011 and I have to say it was the most cleanest and best equipped gite I have ever stayed in France. It had everything down the dishwasher tablets, washing machine and liquid etc etc etc. My three year old thought it was heaven due to the toys and books at the gite and it was so safe for an inquisitive three year old! Maddie provided us with a welcome pack including local cider, eggs freshly laid from her hens, orange juice, milk etc. It was fabulous and we would definitely recommend! Thanks Maddie and Bruno!!

4 Sep 2011


"Friendly, lovely garden space with swings, French countryside..."

We stayed at La Maisment for a week with our two children (6 & 11 months). It was a great outside space for children, a garden with toddler swing and child swing, a small sandpit, chickens behind the fence that kept our toddling 11 month old amused for ages! Space outside to eat and have a BBQ, sun-loungers and patio equipment there. The owners property is next door and overlooks the garden space and they were friendly and welcoming so it was nice to know they were at hand if needed. The property is semi detached with another small house, so we had another set of children playing in the garden too and our little ones enjoyed making friends (although we could hear them through the wall at times). Inside we had a high chair, cot, toys, and everything needed for little ones. The only thing we struggled with a bit was the fact that the upstairs bedrooms were on a Mezzanine level and that it was a littler smaller than we imagined on the inside. The area is very beautiful and rural and quiet and we had lots of day trips to the nearby lake and beach an hour's drive away. All in all a simple, country holiday property, nicely clean and with lots of little extra's for the children to make them feel welcome. Perfect for two families travelling together, one in each house, or if you like meeting new families on holiday.

8 Aug 2011


"La Maisment is a home away from home in a beautiful area of France"

We had a brilliant two weeks at La Maisment which was made all the more perfect by the warm welcome and hospitality that we received from Maddie & Bruno and their daughters. Our children, Megan (6) and Zach (3) had the best time playing in the garden enjoying the play house, swings and sandpit and not forgetting the animals of course! They also made good friends with the children from the neighbouring cottage which meant they were happy to entertain themselves for hours on end, leaving us to enjoy a glass or two of the local cider. The property is located in a pretty hamlet and is lovely and peaceful, whilst at the same time being well located for easy access to routes into Rouen, Paris and further West to coastal resorts like Honfleur (highly recommended), Deauville and Trouville. We also enjoyed visits to Chateau d'Harcourt, Liseux and would also recommend Parc EANA towards Le Havre which our children thoroughly enjoyed and is a great day out. We would recommend this holiday cottage to anyone, but especially those with young children. Thank you again - we didn't want to come home!

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