Are you ready for your perfect holiday? Escape to our 300 year old farmhouse that has every modern comfort you need but keeps all the French farmhouse character.
A fully equipped kitchen has dining space for 6-8 as well as direct french door access to the lake
self catering 3 bed stone cottage in the heart of Sainte Mere Eglise sleep 6 Right in the heart of the world famous Ste Mere Eglise this 300 year old stone built cottage is a hidden gem as a base to explore the WW2 Invasion beaches and the surrounding beauty this
2 minutes from a great bakery and pancake house and not far from some beautiful beaches.
Our only complaint would be that the backdoor is really hard to lock, so we didn't use the outside space which… More
This property, the original cider press, has been most sympathetically and imaginatively converted to provide charming accommodation for two.
The ground floor is open plan and features an original cider press, a galley-style kitchen with fridge, hob, microwave oven
“very well clean and tidy and a nice welcome pack”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2018
the cider press and the area around is very quiet very nice and interest resting villages to explore .we arrived early and the couple that looks after the property were there at the time .they were v… More
The pretty Cottage is a fantastic property in the grounds of the Chateau and has access to all the external facilities and the 5 acres of grounds and heated pool shared with the Chateau. It is cosy and rustic with many exposed beams and has been lovingly renovated
We had just the best time at The Cottage at Chateau de la Vallee, wish we had found this place years ago when the children were little, although they had a fab time now at 16 and 23! The pool and grou… More
“Just not good enough”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2017
The chateau looks amazing and probably is but that's more than I can say for the cottage.
It's damp and smells damp too. The furniture and other items for use in the cottage are low budget at best. Th… More
I am so sad that none of these issues were raised with me during this guest's stay, rendering me powerless to deal with any of it. We pride ourselves on excellent guest service and are committed to our best endeavors solve problems as quickly as possible. I'll refrain from giving my personal opinion about the motives behind this bemusing serial negativity, but will gladly address the concrete issues one by one, hopefully putting any future guests worries to rest:
The Cottage is definitively NOT damp. It does not smell of damp. It is very efficiently heated as the reviewer pointed out with electric wall radiators in each room. It's usually unnecessary to use them in the summer months, but they are there if a guest needs them.
It's impossible to buy mattresses to suit everyone's individual sleeping preference. We have decent quality mattresses on all of the beds. It's a gross exaggeration to describe a creaking bed as something that would wake up the whole house. Yes it's a wonderful traditional antique bed frame, but creaking that would wake the neighborhood - no.
I'm happy to note that when this guest was unable to work out how the cottage door locked that someone was available to help him solve his problem. It's definitely not a "strong arm" job. That would be ridiculous.
If glasses are chipped they should be discarded of course. We make every effort to replace anything cracked or chipped but sometimes guests crack or chip things and don't want to tell us for fear of losing their deposit - we don't charge for incidental damages like this. Any broken or chipped glasses or crockery brought to our attention would be immediately replaced - we keep a stock of extras. It's a pity we weren't given the opportunity to do this with this guest.
Yes many find that having a twin room on the ground floor is very useful for children who need to go to bed earlier than their parents.
Yes the bunk bedded room is very specifically described as being for children. I, however, have slept in that bed on several occasions as well as some of our adult guests who have requested that adults use that room. The mattresses on the bunk beds are regular single size, so an adult can sleep in there quite comfortably, as I did. It's true that there's not a massive amount of headroom between the two bunks, but unless you are planning to sit up and read in bed, this isn't an issue.
Yes of course the pool is fine and heated beautifully. It is also attended to every day.
I take huge exception to the allegation that the grounds are not as big as described - they are absolutely as described - this reviewer himself said he felt it was "hardly worth going" through the locked gates over the river to the larger part of the grounds. There are 5 acres in total. If you can't be bothered to explore them, then please don't accuse me of misrepresenting their size. The locks are essential for the safety of young children as there is a river running through the property as well as a large duck pond so the gates are purely a safety measure to protect our little guests. I'm sad that this reviewer doesn't appreciate the value of this.
Yes it's a farming and rural area but to complain about the noise of chainsaws is ridiculous! You may hear the donkey braying or chickens clucking and if a neighbor decides to chainsaw a tree down randomly one day then or course you may hear it, but that would be so rare. To say "there is nothing in the town itself and nothing within a 20 minute drive" is frankly ludicrous. The village has a beautiful and historic church, gorgeous houses and a well stocked shop as well as a sometimes-open bar on the main street. Within two minutes drive is the beautiful forest of Eu, with picnic tables, walking paths and miles and miles of pretty cycling trails through the wonderful lush forest. Ten minutes away is the bustling market town of Blangy sur Bresle with an interesting decorative glass factory that is well worth a visit, as well as its fantastic local market on Sunday mornings where local produce abounds. There are two supermarkets there, a beautiful historic church, an amazing pizzeria and plenty of traditional bars. Ten minutes in the other direction is Londinieres with fabulous restaurants and picturesque houses. Just outside Londinineres is a quad biking track. Further along is horse riding at Bellengreville. 15 minutes drive away is a huge water sports centre on a beautiful lake near Gamaches where you can hire pedalos, bikes, kayaking and windsurfing equipment. The area is absolutely set up for tourism, but not in a tacky way - no egg and bacon joints for breakfast or English pubs - it's very traditional and authentic. You just have to open your eyes and see it - or read the information file left for guests detailing these and many other great things to do for adults and kids in the local area.
It's very unusual for our neighbors to have a party - I'm sure you would have been most welcome. The village has many tourists passing through and lots of tourist accommodation - it's just not in-your-face tacky tourism. People visiting here usually want an authentic taste of French life - and that's what you get.
Re your day trip to the "Parc du Marquenterre", I'd suggest that less than 35 euros for a day out for a family of 4 is excellent value! Thanks for this tip!
If the ironing board was broken and it was reported it would have been replaced straight away. It is one of my biggest bugbears when guests fail to mention something that isn't right during their stay until after they have left when it is too late for us to rectify the problem.
Our television system has now been upgraded to Apple TV - so guests have an array of choice and can now bring with them their Netflix accounts and watch whatever they like to their heart's content. We now also provide great wifi/bluetooth speakers so you can bring your own music and play from your device.
We provide bed linens and towels as well as provide a gift pack with champagne for everyone on our regular package. Some choose to strip this out and save some money by having our Economy Package and bring their own towels and dressing gowns and save money - but after comments like this we are now seriously considering no longer allowing the Economy Package.
We provide a starter toilet roll in each toilet. This is, after all, a self-catering holiday rental, not a hotel, but we do like to provide some extras to help our guests on their way to a hassle-free stay.
I'm glad this guest had a wonderful week in spite of all of these niggles. I hope that whatever it was that was really causing the negativity is now fixed and the guest is able to appreciate all the great things in life. I'm grateful for the opportunity to host anyone and am especially grateful for the opportunity to reply to this review, which is, in my humble opinion, grossly unfair and unwarranted. Namaste - love to you all!
Former stables renovated cottage that formerly housed the horses from the nearby Tuileries. Centrally located in the English Channel near the landing beaches (Utah Beach 20km), ideal for visiting the historic sites, and Normandy (1:00 Du Mont St Michel, Caen and Cherbou
David and Lynda invite you to stay at their second home.
Smart accommodation, lovingly furnished. Located on the prestiguous 'Pierres et Vacances' development this luxuriously furnished home is privately owned, giving you exceptionally high standard accommodation as w
“Beautiful Location, with easy access to WWII sites and beaches”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2014
We stayed at 115 for a week in May half term with our 10 and 8 year old sons. Lovely house, the owners have equipped it extremely well. The site is beautiful, the lounge French doors open onto a huge… More
Many thanks for your kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your break. We hope to see you again - and tell your friends about us!
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“Excellent stay in Quality Accomodation - Highly recommended”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
We enjoyed a lovely week in David and Lynda's 2 bedroom accomodation, which is superbly equipped and set in beautiful grounds. Ideal to use as a base from which to explore Normandy, the beautiful town… More
Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you had a good time and hope to see you again.
“Fabulous property with great attention to detail; perfect location; ideal for family with children.”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We took our children aged 6 & 11 years for a short break at the end of the Easter holidays. We used the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry which is a steal at this time of year. Our son, Ben, is studying WW2 … More
Many thanks for your review and we are always happy to assist in educating the children of our guests about WW2 too - however indirectly! hope to see you again. Lynda
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Les Greniers is a converted stable and apple press, with an abundance of exposed beams, in the heart of rural Normandy. With a welcoming log fire, large well appointed kitchen, and double French doors opening on to a large patio, it offers a rural retreat with comfort a
Description of the Villa OMAHA house rental new Gîtes de France 3 stars up to 12 people.
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The East Wing of the Chateau de la Vallee is half of the fabulous property which is idyllically set on the edge of a village by rolling countryside near the beautiful Forest of Eu. It sleeps up to 10 people in four bedrooms and also has four bathrooms and two reception
We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country… More
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This house has everything you would need for a short or long stay, perfectly equipped, clean and tidy. Garden is lovely and a real sun trap. Parking space was definitely a bonus. Within easy reach … More
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
House was perfectly located and had everything we could possibly need. Sally has thought of everything and made our stay 5*. Driving through town an experience but once parked in the secure parking go… More
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
My wife, her adult daughter, and I spent a week here. It was absolutely perfect. Unfortunately the weather wasn't. But we still had a wonderful visit. After arriving in Paris on an early morning fligh… More
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“Beautiful French Manor House”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
We stayed for Christmas in 2012 for 5 nights with 2 other families and loved the place. The property is huge with 3 bedrooms on the first floor and a further 3 on the top floor. Downstairs the lounge/… More
“Exceeded our (high) expectations!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2012
Our family group of seven (six adults, one child) stayed at Les Hortensias for a week in July and we wished it had been longer. The house is beautiful, very grand and sympathetically furnished, yet c… More
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Small semi-detached villa on the seafront, the feet in the water on the coast is of Cotentin - in the immediate vicinity of the golf of Fontenay-sur-mer.
Ideal for long walk on the beach, in a very quiet location.
Near the beaches of the d-day allies in 44.
We thought the house was in a good location but when we arrived it exceeded expectations. The house is as nice as it looks on the photos and has everything you need for a lovely stay and we never bor… More
Reviewed 24 Jun 2016
We have had a fantastic holiday, the location of the property could not be any better, on the beach, our two dogs have really enjoyed their time here. The weather was not brilliant but it didn't manag… More
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This was our second stay at Hameau de la Ville, the first being back in 2006. We had a warm welcome from Tom & Anthony with a bottle of wine, and the heating had been put on through the house. The hou… More
Thanks for the comments. Just to be clear - the 'hole in the floor' is a vent which allows warm air to rise from the wood-burning stove into the room above. It has a trapdoor over it and bars across it so you can't actually fall through it - or even put a hand through it. You can look through it but that is all.
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Discover the famous region of Normandy and experience genuine, rural France in stylish, self catering holiday apartments on this historic country estate So French and so easily accessable: only 45 minutes from English channel port of Caen or less than 3hrs from Paris
We had a wonderful time staying at Haras Du Gazon! The atmosphere was amazingly beautiful. Gite was modern and comfortable. In the kitchen there was the essentials for cooking, serving and eating, whi… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
Stayed for 2 weeks from 25th July and it was fab!. We have stayed in France on many occasions but this time had our friends and their children with us for their first stay. We chose Haras du Gazon as … More
“Great rural holiday”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2015
We stayed at Haras du Gazon with my 3 children under 5 and our parents. All of us really enjoyed the location, fantastic welcome and beautiful accommodation. The hosts are incredibly helpful and alway… More
L'Ecurie is part of La Vieille Ferme, an old dairy farm that has been tastefully converted into a small group of holiday cottages. It is situated in beautiful countryside in a small hamlet called 'La Gouitiere' just outside the village of Donnay and is in the heart of S
We spent a lovely week in our cottage. Peta and Jason were great hosts, and the cottage was spotlessly clean, and had all the necessaries. It was great after a full day driving around this beautiful… More
“Super little gite in a great location”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
This gite was just as described and a perfect location for our short break. Very helpful owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.… More
Large modern villa very bright with stunning sea views. Large landscaped garden of 6500 m2 with direct and private access to the beach. Light, large teak terrace with sea view and garden, large master suite with sea view balcony. Dunes, Beach, Sea, ... a peaceful atmosp
Magnificent 2 design rooms 100 meters from the beach and the town center, enjoy this red ambiance passion time for a break or holiday in Dieppe. Perfect for good times by the sea or visit the many tourist scenery of the city, you will be spoiled for choice on the evenin
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