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LE BATISON: family-friendly gîte for sightseeing or just relaxing in the garden – Home 51550 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

LE BATISON: family-friendly gîte for sightseeing or just relaxing in the garden – Home 51550

Excellent Excellent – based on 23 reviews

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Spacious Normandy-style house providing comfortable homely accommodation for up to 6 people. Set in a small village just 5 minutes from Brionne with its twice-weekly colourful market (Thursdays + Sundays), a choice of restaurants, supermarkets and a superb lake with a sandy beach, ideal for swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, also a children's play area, showers, WC + café.

Second holiday home available nearby - sleeps 4.

Perfect for families - Child-friendly: Spacious mezzanine bedroom/playroom and a fully-equipped play area outside for the little ones with swings, playhouse + sandpit in an enclosed garden. Lots of baby/toddlers' equipment including 2 cots, 2 highchairs, a bath, potty, toilet seat, children's crockery + cutlery, a stair gate etc. Plenty of toys + games (inside + out). There are 2 swimming pools, both a 15-minute drive.

Just right for couples: Visit the beautiful gardens of our local chateaux (4 within a 20-minute drive)

Spacious Normandy-style house providing comfortable homely accommodation for up to 6 people. Set in a small village just 5 minutes from Brionne with its twice-weekly colourful market (Thursdays + Sundays), a choice of restaurants, supermarkets and a superb lake with a sandy beach, ideal for swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, also a children's play area, showers, WC + café.

Second holiday home available nearby - sleeps 4.

Perfect for families - Child-friendly: Spacious mezzanine bedroom/playroom and a fully-equipped play area outside for the little ones with swings, playhouse + sandpit in an enclosed garden. Lots of baby/toddlers' equipment including 2 cots, 2 highchairs, a bath, potty, toilet seat, children's crockery + cutlery, a stair gate etc. Plenty of toys + games (inside + out). There are 2 swimming pools, both a 15-minute drive.

Just right for couples: Visit the beautiful gardens of our local chateaux (4 within a 20-minute drive) or play golf on the 18-hole course. Wander around the quaint village of Bec Hellouin where time seems to stand still. You can buy the monks' hand-made pottery at the Abbey, have a crêpe and a bowl of cider on a terrace restaurant or search for a souvenir in the antique shops. Or if you enjoy sport try canoeing, wind-surfing, fishing, golf, tennis, horse-riding, swimming, or just a stroll in the local shops, mingle with the population, practise your French... ooh la la! Walk in the countryside, grab a bargain at a Brocante (Street Fair), play French boules with the locals, or just sip a glass of wine on a terrace café as you watch the world go by.

Further details indoors

Recently built and comfortably furnished: Master bedroom with comfortable king-size bed (150 X 200) on ground floor next to bathroom with walk-in shower and heated towel drier. Spacious bedroom on mezzanine with double bed + 2 single beds. (2 cots + highchairs, baby's bath, stairgate, potty, crockery + cutlery + other toddlers' equipment - available on request). House and bed linen provided (sheets, quilt covers + pillowcases, table cloth, dish cloths + kitchen towels etc). Beds made up for your arrival. Please check with owner regarding bath sheets, hand towels + swimming towels. Welcome Starter-Pack provided including your first breakfast: tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens (when they oblige), toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-up liquid, dish-washer + washing machine tablets, charcoal for the barbecue etc

Further details outdoors

- Patio with garden furniture, including table and chairs, sun loungers, sun shade and barbecue. Swings and playhouse for children. French boules for adults. Feed the chickens (enjoy our free-range eggs) + tomatoes + cucumbers from the greenhouse in season. British owner's home 1km down the road (we are on hand if you need any help or advice) BUT with private garden, patio and car park. The privacy of our guests is respected at all times.

Location description from owner

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 Le Batison you will find a Visitors Guide and plenty of brochures of activities and places of interest in the area, but to wet your appetite here are a few ideas: The nearest towns are Brionne and Bernay - please see details: The Brionne Area : Harcourt Chateau (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 (suitable for wheelchairs) 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, ane even livestock such as chickens, ducks and rabbits! There is an indoor swimming pool with a shallow area with a small slide for toddlers and a long slide leading to a spash pool for older children. 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 Whitby in Yorkshire. 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 museums. 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.

Brionne

Within walking distance of Le Batison : 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 buy some local cheese (Camembert, Pont LEveque, Livarot etc), choose some fresh fish + seafood or buy a chicken roasted on the spit with a French stick still warm from the oven. eisure 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 supermarkets, banks, chemists, restaurants and terrace cafés. At the local tourist office you can find more brochures and plenty of information about local events, also free wifi. 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 LEveque, Livarot. Drinks : Cider, Calvados + Pommeau. Two parks with play areas for children, one in the Museum grounds. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool 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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Interaction with guest

Our two main priorities : COMFORT and CLEANLINESS We live in the village and are available if you have any questions/problems during your stay, and you may see us in the garden when we water the tomatoes in the greenhouse or feed the hens. However we respect your intimacy at all times.

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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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House rules

For the comfort of all our guests smoking is strictly forbidden inside the gîte. However we provide an ashtray for use on the patio.
I'm afraid we cannot accept pets, again for the comfort of all our guests.
Check-in is any time after 4pm and Check-out before 10am. These times are flexible and can be earlier/later depending on if we have other guests before/after you. Please enquire.

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About the owner

Maddie L
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
22 Mar 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Feb 2008. Located in Eure, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £595.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Mar 2017.

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“A lovely hollidayhome in a beautiful part of France.”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2014

Le Batisol is a lovely holliday home in a beautiful part of France. We had a nice warm welcom by the owner of the house. The beds were made and towels were there. We didn't had to bring those. When we arrived there was coffee, tea, suger, milk and fresh eggs. The house was verry clean and in a nice area. Its laying central in Normandy so we could drive a short time to see lots of places.

“Would stay again if we visit that area”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2014

Le Batison is a comfortable, well equipped gite in the rural area of Haute Normande, everything works. The king-size bed in the compact main bedroom is very comfortable. The gite is located about ¼ mile from the A28 motorway which does not overly intrude on this quiet area because it is in a cutting and traffic in the evenings and at night is very light. We enjoyed the antics of the chickens by the car parking area and listening to birdsong which starts at first light and continues throughout the day. For families with children there is an amazing selection of toys to play with in the gite and summer house. As usual in France it is easier to find reasonable places to eat at lunchtime. We enjoyed the Auberge and Café des Sport in Brionne which provide set menus but at opposing ends of the scale, both were good value. As it is not a tourist area the attraction for older couples is the light traffic away from the towns and the selection of chateaux and their gardens reasonably near at hand. Jane and Derek, Surrey

“Excellent accomodation with everything you could need to make an enjoyable hassle free holiday"”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

The accommodation at Le Batison is superb. If you are travelling with children it is perfect with toys and games to keep children amused both indoors and outdoors. The accommodation has a cot and highchair and baby bath and there is a stair-gate as well so if you are travelling with children you really don't need to take anything except your buggy. The welcome pack was just what we needed and the facilities for adults are excellent. The location is great with local amenities and it is very relaxing. Highly recommended and I would encourage anyone to book this accommodation.

“Very comfortable accommodation, in a lovely quiet but central location”

Reviewed 1 May 2013

Accommodation and welcome (including welcome pack) excellent, off the beaten track in a rural quiet location but central for visiting so many places. You really don't need to drive miles and miles for something interesting to see and do.

“Wonderful gite in lovely rural setting”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2012

We had a lovely 5 days only wish it had been for longer. The owners have put a huge amount of thought into providing every facility to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. No matter what the weather you are able to enjoy your stay in this lovely area. The gardens are a treat so colourful and well kept - a pleasure to sit in the sunshine and in the evening to enjoy an aperitif watching the sun set. The interior is of excellent quality and so clean and comfortable.

“Beautiful location and everything you need on hand”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2011

A lovely holiday home in a lovely location. The house was fully equiped and beautifully clean. Maddie and Bruno were warm and welcoming, happy to help wherever possible. The neighbours (chickens and sheep) entertained not just our daughter but us too. The view in the evenings when sipping wine and cooking over the BBQ was so tranquil. It was a great base for investigating the area. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

“Lovely, peaceful location and everything you need for a great holiday”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

Le Batison is a great holiday house in every respect. Maddie, the owner, met us on arrival to explain everything and was readily available to answer any questions during our stay. Maddie, Bruno and their daughters were very friendly and we greatly enjoyed sharing a BBQ with them. Our children (7 & 9) particularly loved playing on the garden swings and feeding the chickens and nearby goat. The house itself is very clean and well appointed and there is good space for a family of four. My husbands' parents stayed with us for a few days over our fortnight which was a bit more of a squeeze but adequate. Le Batison is attached to a second holiday home (La Maisment) so our children enjoyed playing with the other children in the garden. The surrounding area of Aclou is beautiful and quiet and left us wishing for a rural life back here in the UK! There are plenty of places to visit and all are easily accessible. We particularly enjoyed visiting Cerza zoo, Honfleur and the more local Chateau Harcourt. Altogether we would definitely recommend this property and would like to return in the future.

“Good value for money in quiet location next to friendly and helpful owners”

Reviewed 27 May 2011

English- speaking owner (Maddie) was on site with the key when we arrived and showed us the on-site facilities and explained where everything was etc. She was also very helpful in recommending good places to eat and villages, as well as providing us with a list, at our request, of where and when local 'boot fairs' were being held, all of which we found easily. A very quiet and private rural location at rear of owners' house, easily accessible by car to all the main towns and villages around. Private garden with table, chairs and two sunbeds (with one cushion) + Varied birdlife with sheep in field at rear and a fox too ! Owners chickens / cockerels did not wake us up in the morning ! Very friendly family next door. On- site car parking for the two rental units is separate from the owners' access and car parking area, but not possible to drive up to the door with suitcasee, etc as parking gravel area is some twenty-five metres away. Especially suitable for families with small children as sandy play area, toys and swing are in private front garden. First floor bedroom accommodation is all open-plan - only downstairs bedroom is a separate room. Good shower and W.C facilities are clean and modern and kitchen / dining / lounge area is comfortable and homely. Excellent value for money all round.

“Friendly, relaxing, enjoyable!”

Reviewed 21 May 2011

The owners are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble for them and their English is perfect. They are very welcoming. They have 2 girls who speak perfect English too and so my son and daughter could interact perfectly as our French is limited. The accommodation is spotless and is like a home from home with everything you need for a pleasant stay. The area is rural, nearest town is Brionne which is a 5 minute trip by car, walking is possible using the main road into Brionne. There is a large lake/leisure area in the town ideal for any age. Walking around the area is fine as is driving along the country lanes as it is a quiet location and not much traffic. The area is a great base for visiting Paris and the beach at Deauville amongst other interesting places. We love the simplicity of Aclou and the ease of reaching busier areas by car/train if and when we want to!

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