Barn Conversion in Normandy Countryside

8.9/10
Asnieres (14km from Lisieux), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC003428 Advertiser since: 12 November 2013
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The Barn at Le Clos Bellanger Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Travel cot and toddler bed

About this property

Spacious Barn Conversion Set in Gorgeous Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This large detached home, is a recently converted barn in the 10 hectare grounds of a 17th century traditional Normandy house and retains much of its original exposed brickwork and oak beams. 
 
“The Barn” has been renovated to a high standard to include ample windows, giving plenty of natural light and views across the garden and the surrounding countryside.
 
The property benefits from a large open plan living and sunroom with logburner and frenchdoors opening to the garden, a large well equipped kitchen with modern appliances and oversized oak dining table. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with wc and shower. Internal stairs to the carpeted first floor which includes a large double bedroom, 2 twin bedded rooms and a bathroom with wc, bath and separate shower.
 
It is ideally situated with easy access to beaches of Deauville and Honfleur (and many others!), ports, airports and the many local attractions of the area, including one of France’s finest Safari parks (Cerza), trout fishing, Calvados tours, go-karting, boutique shopping, walking and cycling routes, chateaus and other historical points of interest.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large well equipped kitchen with ceramic hob, electric fan oven, microwave, fridge (freezer drawer), dishwasher, toaster, kettle etc. Large oak dining table. Double doors to the living room. Door to the garden, views over the garden and countryside.

Living rooms

Large triple aspect room with frenchdoors opening to the garden. Comfortably furnished with logburner, sofa, 2 large armchairs, 2 further armchairs, table, side tables and reading lights. Lcd tv with English Freeview channels. Dvd, cd and iPod player.

Bedrooms

Three good sized carpeted bedrooms.

Large master bedroom with comfortable queen size bed, drawers and hanging space, windows to the front and rear giving open views over the countryside and the grounds of the property. Space for travel cot and/or toddler bed. Bedroom 2 - Two single beds, drawers and views over the grounds. Space for travel cot or toddler bed.

Bedroom 3 - Two single beds, drawers and stunning sunrise views over the garden & countryside. Space for travel cot or toddler bed.

Bathrooms

Large ground floor bathroom with wc, handbasin, large corner shower and electric towel rail. This room also houses the washing machine and tumbledryer.

Upstairs bathroom with wc, handbasin, bath, separate shower and electric towel rail.

Heating

Modern electric radiators and logburner.

Entertainment

Large lcd tv, dvd player and satellite tv with English free-to-air channels, cd and iPod players. Some toys and games for younger children.

Garden and outside

Ten hectares of enclosed grounds including children's climbing frame with swings and slide and a "tree house" and a perfect area directly in front of the property for playing football etc.

Barbecue and outside seating for dining outside.

Parking and garages

Gated gravel driveway with plenty of space for parking.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for wheelchair access and all bedrooms are on the first floor.

The stairs to the first floor are open treads and care should be taken with young children.

Information about any additional facilities

Wi-fi available throughout the property.

Highchair, stair gate, travel cot and child cot bed available on request.

Children's plates, bowls and cutlery provided.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: There are many antique and brocante markets held in the area through the year. Your hosts can help identify the best to visit during your stay.
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Trout fishing farm
Distance: 6 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Several golf courses in the area.
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: There are several stables to be found in the area offering lessons and some trekking.
Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are marked walks right on the doorstep. Details available in the property.

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Coast/Beaches

The property is approx 30km (30mins) to the long wide sandy beaches of Deauville and Trouville with their many shops, restaurants and weekday/weekend markets. It is approx 40km (40mins) to the smaller beaches and resort towns of Villers-sur-Mer and Blonville-sur-Mer, also with beautiful boutique shops, restaurants and markets. Honfleur’s beautiful port with many restaurants, shops, galleries and historical interests is also 30km. There are also many more beaches to explore slightly further afield including the D-day beaches. Details of all these can be found in the property and your hosts are always happy to recommend attractions and restaurants.

Cycling

The area is perfect for those wanting to explore on 2 wheels. The local roads are perfectly safe for younger riders and there are a number of marked routes recommended by the tourist board. Bikes can also be hired through the tourist board in Cormeilles.

For the kids

If the children can tear themselves away from the grounds, there is plenty to do in the area. Top of the list is Cerza, one of France's finest safari parks, just 5km away and the many beaches, go-karting, water sports and theme parks can all be found within reasonable distances. Details of attractions can all be found in the property and your hosts are always willing to help you find places of interest.

On Your Doorstep

The Barn is set in a small hamlet with 2 lovely villages close by. Moyaux with its picturesque square and crooked church spire is an easy bicycle ride away to collect the croissants and pain au chocolat from one of the 2 bakeries. It also has 2 restaurants and a tabac for drinks and papers.(English spoken) Cormeilles is larger and holds a general market every Friday morning. There is a Carrefour supermarket for everyday needs, a variety of shops and restaurants also. There is an ATM at Moyaux Post Office and at the Credit Lyonais in Cormeilles. Lisieux is the nearest large town and has a beautiful Basillica dedicated to St Theresa along with a lot of shops and a large Saturday market.

1 Review
8.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
8.9 / 10 Geoff & Helen Room 5 June, 2015

We went with our two daughters and one grandson. The barn was in the setting of a large garden of a larger house. Really beautiful setting. The barn was a renovated Norman barn with all mod cons. Ideal for our needs. The nearby (10 mins in car) village of Asnieres had shops and restaurants.
Coast about half an hour away. A nearby zoo was a definite for young and old alike. Normandy beaches also not too far away.
Really enjoyed our time here. Thanks for the welcome by owners friends and welcome pack provided. Would recommend this Gite.