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La Laiterie @ Gites de La Hoguette House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

La Laiterie @ Gites de La Hoguette

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 21 reviews

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

• MINIMUM STAY OF 2 NIGHTS. SHORT LETS (less than a week) POSSIBLE: do enquire. • A comfortably restored half-timbered home, on the grounds of the 18th-century manor of La Hoguette in the Pays d'Auge area, a “propriété de maître” set on 9-acre grounds, with 2 independent self-catering holiday rental homes (Tripadvisor 233008 and 233010). • Staying at our gites on the hill will make you feel on top of the world: each accommodation is absolutely private, with its own garden, amongst the safe and spacious surroundings of an attractive park and apple orchard. • From the terrace, enjoy the outstanding panoramic views of the quiet unspoilt countryside, a breath of our fresh air, the famous Norman ever-changing light. On warm days, rest in the shade of the arbour, and on cooler days, enjoy the marble fire-place inside. Take a walk through the orchard to the swing set or to visit our two friendly Shetland ponies in the field nearby, who eagerly await treats.• 10 minutes from amenities, the

• MINIMUM STAY OF 2 NIGHTS. SHORT LETS (less than a week) POSSIBLE: do enquire. • A comfortably restored half-timbered home, on the grounds of the 18th-century manor of La Hoguette in the Pays d'Auge area, a “propriété de maître” set on 9-acre grounds, with 2 independent self-catering holiday rental homes (Tripadvisor 233008 and 233010). • Staying at our gites on the hill will make you feel on top of the world: each accommodation is absolutely private, with its own garden, amongst the safe and spacious surroundings of an attractive park and apple orchard. • From the terrace, enjoy the outstanding panoramic views of the quiet unspoilt countryside, a breath of our fresh air, the famous Norman ever-changing light. On warm days, rest in the shade of the arbour, and on cooler days, enjoy the marble fire-place inside. Take a walk through the orchard to the swing set or to visit our two friendly Shetland ponies in the field nearby, who eagerly await treats.• 10 minutes from amenities, the market-town of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives and local restaurants.• Centrally located for sightseeing Normandy: Deauville, Honfleur (35 miles), beaches (Cabourg, 25 miles), the Landing Beaches (35 miles), Monet's Giverny (65 miles), Mont Saint-Michel (85 miles).• Gites de France 2016 accreditation: 4 épis. • Baby and toddler equipment provided: highchair, 2 wooden cots, a changing station, baby-bath, safety gate.• We are dog-friendly. Blankets and throw covers are provided.

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

With its 350 miles of coastline and richly varied landscapes, Normandy offers a wonderful choice of scenery and culture: the stunning beauty of the cliffs in Étretat or the long sandy beaches, steeped in history, from Caen to Arromanches, the Seine Valley winding between wooded hills and chalk escarpments, the craggy hills of the Suisse Normande, and the patchwork of fields and hedges of the Calvados county with its orchards and timber-framed cottages.Calvados is one of the 3 "départements" (counties) of Lower Normandy, along with Manche and Orne.Annexed by Roman legions and Viking adventurers, disputed for centuries by English and French kings, beach-head for D-Day armies, Normandy is a melting-pot of peoples and languages, a cross-roads where cultures and ideas, artefacts and produce, have met and mingled, giving it a rich heritage of traditions, monuments and history.The Channel coast, the banks of the Seine River, Rouen, Honfleur, Giverny were home to the impressionist painters, inspired by the unique light of the Norman skies.In Normandy you can experience every type of weather in a single day, meaning it is ever changing; the reason is the closeness of the sea with its changeable and innumerable winds. The climate is mild. Good levels of rain mean that the countryside is green but there are usually more sunny days than cloudy or rainy days. The weather does not get to the high temperatures seen elsewhere in France and it can be unpredictable. However occasional days reaching 80* F (27* C) are not unusual in the summer and the winter months are relatively mild. In Montpinçon, you will be centrally located for sightseeing Normandy: Deauville and Honfleur (35 miles), beaches (Cabourg, 25 miles), the Landing Beaches (35 miles), Monet’s Giverny (65 miles), Mont Saint-Michel (85 miles), the local market (6 miles) or the lanes of our Montpinçon forest.

L'Oudon

The best kept secret in Normandy: a privileged position of proximity, yet bucolic unspoilt countryside!The Pays d’Auge is an area in Normandy, straddling the départements of Calvados, Orne and Eure. The main towns are Lisieux, Falaise, Pont L’Évêque, Deauville and Trouville.Generally considered as the “true Normandy”, it is a landscape of apple orchards, quiet dales with verdant pastures and half-timbered manors.It is noted for its cheeses - Pont L’Évêque, Camembert, Livarot, also names of villages only 10 and 6 miles away from La Hoguette. The Pays d'Auge has been granted the “appellation d’origine contrôlée”, the famous AOC, for its cheeses and for its cider, Pommeau and Calvados. General consensus states that the Normans of Pays d'Auge, with their AOC status, make the best cider. • Falaise, 13 miles away, the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, is the cradle of the Anglo-Norman dynasty. Bearing witness to the great power of the Anglo-Norman Duke-Kings, this palace-keep is a rare example of medieval architecture combining both a military and a residential purpose. • Lisieux, 15 miles away, is world-famous thanks to Therese Martin, better known as Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux. A town of pilgrimage, it has retained many tokens of its rich past – the "Canonical Quarter", the 12th century cathedral, the Episcopal Palace, the hôtel du Haut Doyenné, the Bishop's Palace Garden, the 17th century courthouse. • The Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, "The Wonder of the Pays d'Auge": this little fortress nestling in the bottom of a valley is a true gem, with its coloured stone and green-varnished bricks. Built in the 16th century, it is one of the most precious examples of architecture in the Pays d'Auge in the Renaissance period. The interior is embellished with 18th and 19th century furniture and 16th century frescoes.• The CERZA animal park, 17 miles away, at Hermival-les-Vaux: 500 wild animals in an area of over 123 acres. A Safari Train takes visitors on tours of the park. • Le Pin National Stud farm, « Versailles for horses » is 13 miles away. Discover the world of horses through an exceptional heritage handed down over the centuries since Louis the 14th - its architecture, its landscapes, pedigree horses, 18th Century château and stable blocks, a delight for seniors and young alike.• The Channel sea resorts such as Cabourg 25 miles away, Deauville and Trouville.• Enjoy a stroll and a café crème at the local markets, there is one for each day of the week: Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives on Mondays, the most famous, well-attended since the 13th century, but also Argentan on Tuesdays, Orbec on Wednesdays, Falaise or Lisieux on Saturdays.• Visit the annual exhibition at The Folk Museum of Le Billot, 1 mile away, right in Montpinçon, always about some aspect of life in Pays d’Auge from prehistory to 1945.Activities:• Tennis, kayaking, swimming-pool 7 m. away.• Aquacentre 13 m. away. • Horseback-riding, angling & fishing, golfing 3 m. away. • Mountain biking, hiking right in the lanes and the woods of Montpinçon • Paragliding and hand-gliding, right in Montpinçon • Rock-climbing 20 m. away in Suisse Normande• Horse races at the many race-tracks – the very local such as Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives or the more prestigious like Deauville. Festivals:• Promenades musicales en Pays d’Auge in July and August, at least 40 concerts in at times surprising locations, within a radius of 20 miles• Septembre musical de l’Orne in September, within a radius of 50 miles• Equestrian events at Le Pin National Stud farm

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

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

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Catherine R

Tourist Licence
Gîtes de France Calvados 2236

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
24 Aug 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This House has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Jun 2012. Located in Calvados, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £609 to £914.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Aug 2016.

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