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Normandy Luxury Character Gite Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Set off a quiet country lane in the Orne district of Normandy, ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity, this romantic, delightful detached 18th century colombage retreat has been renovated to provide all amenities. Rich in original features, the property offers Louis Philippe décor, wooden floors and beautiful panelled rooms with wonderful high ceilings providing light and space. Large French windows lead out onto the terrace and surrounding private garden. The pretty town of Vimoutiers is only 3.5 kms, with its lively market, restaurants and Camembert museum.

Within easy driving distance are Lisieux with St Theresa Basilica Cathedral, and St Pierre sur Dives, giving the opportunity to browse around the antique markets or visit the 11th-century Benedictine abbey. • The sandy beaches at Deauville and Trouville are less than an hour's drive. • No smoking

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie

Set off a quiet country lane in the Orne district of Normandy, ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity, this romantic, delightful detached 18th century colombage retreat has been renovated to provide all amenities. Rich in original features, the property offers Louis Philippe décor, wooden floors and beautiful panelled rooms with wonderful high ceilings providing light and space. Large French windows lead out onto the terrace and surrounding private garden. The pretty town of Vimoutiers is only 3.5 kms, with its lively market, restaurants and Camembert museum.

Within easy driving distance are Lisieux with St Theresa Basilica Cathedral, and St Pierre sur Dives, giving the opportunity to browse around the antique markets or visit the 11th-century Benedictine abbey. • The sandy beaches at Deauville and Trouville are less than an hour's drive. • No smoking

Location description from owner

The Basse-Normandie region

The pretty town of Vimoutiers is only 3.5 kms, with its lively market, restaurants and Camembert museum. Camembert itself is only about 3 km away. Within easy driving distance are Lisieux with St Theresa Basilica Cathedral, and St Pierre sur Dives, giving the opportunity to browse around the antique markets or visit the 11th-century Benedictine abbey. It is under an hour's drive to the sandy Normandy beaches, including the popular holiday resorts of of Deauville and Trouville. Rouen is about an hour's drive. The renowned Cerza Zoo is about half an hour's drive.The weather is similar to that of the south-west of England,maybe a degree or two warmer. In summer temperatures can reach in excess of 30 degrees C.

Vimoutiers

Jewel of the Pays d'Auge, the town of Vimoutiers was founded over one thousand years ago and now has approximately 5000 inhabitants.In the northeast of the Orne départment, Vimoutiers is located in a wide valley, at the bottom of which the small La Vie river peacefully flows. The ground is clay but ferruginous, and is ideal pastureland. Apple trees fill the fields and the hillsides around the town. Vimoutiers is located on the D979 road, 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of Lisieux and 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Argentan. It is the capital of its canton, a local administrative division.The inhabitants are called the ‘vimonastériens’. The name Vimoutiers appears to come from the old French moustier or monstier, from the Latin monasterium (which means monastery), combined with the name of the small river flowing through the town - the Vie. In old manuscripts, the name is spelled in various ways: Vimoustier, Viefmoustier, Viemoutier, Vieilmoutier, and Vimoutier. Even older parchments mention Vimonasterium, Viæ Monasterium, Vetus Monasterium, Vita Monasterium, and Vimosterium. By the treaty of Saint-Clair sur Epte, signed in 911 AD, the French King Charles III gave all of Normandy to Rollo, the (Viking) Duke of Normandy. All the lands were thus gathered into the Duchy of Normandy. During the Middle Ages, one characteristic of the region was the presence of many monasteries. In 994, Vimoutiers belonged to the Abbey of Jumièges. In the Year of Our Lord 1024, Richard III (‘The Good’) confirmed the possession of all these lands and gave the monks of Jumièges the fortified manor that the Dukes had kept for themselves. After the Hundred Years' War (1337 - 1453), Vimoutiers became a prosperous town. Cheeses, such as Camembert, and other dairy and farm products ensured the town's fame. In the XVIIth century, Vimoutiers became even more well known thanks to the reputation of the Cretonne cloth (‘toile cretonne’), also called Vimoutiers cloth (‘toile de Vimoutiers’), invented in around 1640 by one Paul Creton, who was born in the town. The textile industry became so large that in 1867 a census showed about 5000 weavers in the region.Until the Second World War (1939-1945), Vimoutiers had a strong economy and remained a prosperous municipality. Its output - mainly cheeses and ciders - contributed in large part to the worldwide renown of Norman gastronomy. Unfortunately, on June 14, 1944, a bombing killed over 200 townspeople and destroyed 90% of the town. A rich and irreplaceable heritage was lost. Reconstructed rapidly, Vimoutiers is today still a commercial centre, facing the same challenges that all middle-sized rural towns have to deal with at the end of this century.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Claire P
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
02 Aug 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Oct 2012. Located in Vimoutiers, the average weekly rate varies from £428 to £684.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Aug 2016.

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