Guest cottage on historic property – Home 96213 Gite
- 3 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Guest cottage on historic property – Home 96213
- 3 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Gite / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4
- Swimming pool
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
In the heart of the Pays d'Auge, famous for its rolling hills and verdant landscapes, within an hour of Deauville coast and the d-day beaches, near castles, picturesque hamlets, and a 12th century chapel,our property is set on 13 acres of apple orchards and farmland. Totally tranquil, the 18th converted stable is decorated with antiques and adjacent to a private swimming pool and private garden. The guest cottage has a large double bedroom with beamed ceiling and antique headboard, dresser and dressing table, two very small single bedrooms with proper beds, a large country kitchen opening on to a cozy sitting/dining room. (One of the small single bedrooms does not have its own window but has ventilation from the window in the hallway). Fans are provided for all rooms. Beamed ceilings, modern bath/shower room, satellite TV, WiFi, dishwasher, washing machine, wood burning stove. The guest cottage is one of the five outbuildings on an historic property, the cider press dating to the
In the heart of the Pays d'Auge, famous for its rolling hills and verdant landscapes, within an hour of Deauville coast and the d-day beaches, near castles, picturesque hamlets, and a 12th century chapel,our property is set on 13 acres of apple orchards and farmland. Totally tranquil, the 18th converted stable is decorated with antiques and adjacent to a private swimming pool and private garden. The guest cottage has a large double bedroom with beamed ceiling and antique headboard, dresser and dressing table, two very small single bedrooms with proper beds, a large country kitchen opening on to a cozy sitting/dining room. (One of the small single bedrooms does not have its own window but has ventilation from the window in the hallway). Fans are provided for all rooms. Beamed ceilings, modern bath/shower room, satellite TV, WiFi, dishwasher, washing machine, wood burning stove. The guest cottage is one of the five outbuildings on an historic property, the cider press dating to the 18th century and the manor house to the 17th C. Complimentary bottle of cider and Normandy cookies on arrival. Perfect for a small family or those seeking complete peace and quiet in a pastoral, bucolic environment.
We prefer non-smokers and no animals, only because we have 1 dogs, 3 cats,and horses.
Further details indoors
A large completely furnished country kitchen with all amenities. Cosy sitting room with wood burning stove adjacent to open plan kitchen. On the ground floor, a substantial modern shower/bathroom with WC. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Also, wifi is now available. Upstairs, a charming antique filled master bedroom and two small single bedrooms with standard one-person beds.. There is a WC in one of the single bedrooms upstairs.
Further details outdoors
Private access to the gite. Parking. Large private garden with terrace and table with four chairs, etc. Private access to swimming pool situated next to gite. The pool is used only by the guests.The pool is contained within a wall with doors that can be closed securely for those with small children. The garden contains two old large trees, a large lawn with several flower beds, a terrace with table and chairs for dining or lounging, plus a barbeque. charcoal and accessories are provided.
The Basse-Normandie region
Normandy is famous for its D-Day beaches, of course. Also, butter, cream, and the cheeses: Camembert, Livarot and Pont L'Eveque.
Springtime in Normandy offers vistas of extraordinary flowering apple trees, elderflowers, cowslips and many other flora and fauna. The summer in Normandy is one of the most beautiful, for the most part hot, but not humid. The days seem endless with the sun setting as late as 10:30pm. The autumn is a gentle change, not too cold, walks are a delight picking wild blackberries along the way. Xmas is lovely, less commercial than other parts of the world, the weather is usually mild and crisp, the little hamlets are decorated with lights, the churches with creches (scenes of Jesus in the manger) St. Pierre sur Dives has a live creche with real farm animals every year.
The small hamlets boast beautiful churches, usually a castle or manor, and certainly a charming creperie in which to taste the local speciality: Pommeau (apple cider with Calvados). The tea, however, leaves a lot to be desired, esp. for the British!
Restaurants abound from the small brasserie where one can have a full meal for 10-15€ per person to establishments for the more sophisticated palette. Deauville/Trouville, 45 mins away have an endless assortment of restaurants, the most popular being Le Central and Les Vapeurs for scrumptious seafood such as moules (mussels) and frites (chips).
A walk on the beach after or before dinner is a treat, the houses along the coast mostly dating to the 19th century, villas of great beauty.
St. Julien le Faucon is an adorable, small hamlet with a creperie, tabac and newspaper shop, a general food store, a pharmacy. It is two minutes away from the superb listed Manoir de Coupesarte and Chateau Grandchamp.
Ten minutes away is St. Pierre sur Dives, which, on Monday mornings holds one of the oldest and most famous market in Normandy. St. Pierre has a superb abbey dating back to the 12th century, even astrological symbols are carved into the church floor! The first Sunday in every month is an antique lovers paradise in St. Pierre sur Dives, with the hall and surrounding area chock a block with old furniture, linens, paintings, silver, etc.
St. Pierre has excellent restaurants, banks, supermarkets, newspaper shop selling English language papers, tennis courts, etc. 10 minutes in the other direction is the magnificent Chateau de Canon famous for its park and dramatic gardens. Endless walks, drives and bike rides are possible, with manor houses, historic sites, churches, all along the way
- Suitable for children over 5
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Single Bed
Bedroom 3: Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Climbing frame
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 05 Nov 2016
- Years listed:
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Gite has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Aug 2009. Located in St Julien le Faucon, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £650.
The Owner has a response rate of 65% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Nov 2016.
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– based on 10 reviews
- Very Good
“Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!”
This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weather was bad with low temperatures and a lot of rain, we used the salt water pool and did a lot of barbequeing... The host Lisa was very kind and helped us with everything we needed, we do hope to come back one day. This is a little hidden paradise on earth, or at least Nomandy ;-)
“Lovely cottage, quiet surroundings, very hospitable owners”
We had a very comfy stay. Cottage very well equipped. Lisa was extremely helpful and made us very welcome. We loved the pool and gardens. A beautiful area to sit out and eat. You do need a car as it is pretty out of the way.
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