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Le Lavoir @ Gites de La Hoguette Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

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

Description from owner

Description

• MINIMUM STAY OF 2 NIGHTS. SHORT LETS (less than a week) POSSIBLE: do enquire. • A comfortably restored half-timbered building, on the grounds of the 18th-century manor of La Hoguette in the Pays d'Auge area. Perfect for your romantic getaways. • Each accommodation is absolutely private, with its own garden, amongst the safe and spacious surroundings of an attractive park and apple orchard. • From your garden, enjoy the outstanding panoramic views of the village church amidst the quiet unspoilt countryside, take-in a breath of our fresh air, marvel at the famous Norman ever-changing light. On warm days, rest in the shade of the apple-tree, and on cooler days, enjoy the fire-place inside. Take a walk through the orchard to the swing set, meet our two friendly Shetland ponies in the field nearby, who eagerly await treats. • Baby and toddler equipment provided: highchair, wooden cots, changing station, baby-bath, safety gate. • We are dog-friendly. Blankets and throw covers are provided.

• MINIMUM STAY OF 2 NIGHTS. SHORT LETS (less than a week) POSSIBLE: do enquire. • A comfortably restored half-timbered building, on the grounds of the 18th-century manor of La Hoguette in the Pays d'Auge area. Perfect for your romantic getaways. • Each accommodation is absolutely private, with its own garden, amongst the safe and spacious surroundings of an attractive park and apple orchard. • From your garden, enjoy the outstanding panoramic views of the village church amidst the quiet unspoilt countryside, take-in a breath of our fresh air, marvel at the famous Norman ever-changing light. On warm days, rest in the shade of the apple-tree, and on cooler days, enjoy the fire-place inside. Take a walk through the orchard to the swing set, meet our two friendly Shetland ponies in the field nearby, who eagerly await treats. • Baby and toddler equipment provided: highchair, wooden cots, changing station, baby-bath, safety gate. • We are dog-friendly. Blankets and throw covers are provided. • 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). • If le Lavoir is booked and there are only 2 or 3 of you, you can upgrade to our larger home, Tripadvisor 233009, for the price of the small one : please enquire. • Gites de France 2016 accreditation: 3 épis. •

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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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

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

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  • 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 2237

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

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Jun 2012. Located in Calvados, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £321 to £480.

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

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“The perfect oasis”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

After a confusing start with holiday lettings La Hoguette looked perfect for a weekend away from Blighty. Catherine was the perfect host, knowledgeable about the area and friendly but still gave us our space. Falaise and Lisieux are short drives away should you want to visit a town. when organising your trip do not rely on maps as there is also a village called La Hoguette, luckily it was only about 20 mins away but still caused a few scratched heads. Rely on Catherine's satnav instructions We would definitely return to La Hoguette but next time for a little longer.

“A cute and peaceful get away in the heart of the French Cider region”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2012

We were looking for a romantic and quiet place to get away after our wedding for a well earned break from work and reality, and we found The Cottage at La Hoguette. Situated a short drive from St Malo we headed into the picturesque Normandie Cider region where the property is located. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Catherine the English speaking owner who showed us around and introduced us to the property. The property is compact but perfectly sized for a couple or two couples who are like a more cosy environment, its very well equppied with features such as a cooker and fridge freezer and was extremely clean and welcoming. There are private gardens that come with the cottage that benefit from the sun all day long and the downstairs area has double doors opening onto a beautiful landscaped gravel patio with a wide variety of herb boarders and seasonal flowers. We used this wonderful outside space most nights enjoying wonderful food, wines and of course ciders purchased from the Market held on a Tuesday morning in Argentan which is a 35 minute car journey from the cottage. Argentan itself has a lot to offer as a place to visit and we highly recommend a visit on market day when the square beneath the church comes alive with local artisan food producers and local shops selling everything you need for a truely authentic French experience. We highly recommend staying at La Hoguette and will definately return at the next opportunity to do so.

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