Beautiful gite in rural Calvados, Normandy

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Le Pin (22km from Pont-l'Eveque), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC003499 Advertiser since: 13 March 2014
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Bergerie de La Moutonnière Self Catering 1 2 1 Children cot (2) available

About this property

Comfort and Peace in Your Own Secluded Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Comfort and peace in your own Bergerie. Stylish and spacious gite accommodation in the Normandy countryside, with beautiful rooms, modern bathroom, serene grounds, cuckoo sounds and grazing sheep.
Morning concert from the birds, delicious breakfast on the terrace......

A spacious suite, super-comfortable bed with crisp white sheets.
Find warm gentle colours and traditional colombage walls.
Kitchen on the terrace and bbq on request.
There's a wood burning stove in the suite and a heater on the covered terrace.
After a day out return to the beautiful, peaceful gardens of the Bergerie to
have diner under the stars.
A magical place - guests love it, and children and dogs are very welcome too.
Shortly we did built a special suite for children with a bunk bed.

Short breaks also available and arrival day flexible.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Dining facilities; there's an antique gate leg in the suite or outside on the covered terrace the robust antique garden furniture.
You are free to get your salad and fresh herbs from the greenhouse when available.

The covered terrace features an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue on gas.
Nespresso coffee machine, take your own favourite coffee with you.

We can do your shopping before you arrive, just ask.

Dinner can be served on 24 hrs notice.

Living rooms


Bedrooms

There are comfortable 'super king' double beds.
Large wardrobe.
Because the suite of the Bergerie is spacious we can put one or
two extra beds for children.
For little children we have high chairs, baby cot available.
DVD player

Bathrooms

Spacious bathroom with strong hot shower, washbasin and enough space to store your personal toiletries.

Heating

Wood burning stove and convector in the suite.
Electric convector in the bathroom.
Heater on the terrace.

Entertainment

For children we have a trampoline, swings and in the summer a children splash pool.
Also the big red tractor is very loved by children.

Garden and outside

Comfortable wooden sun loungers and parasol.

Take a stroll through the garden and watch the hard-working bees.
Visit the chickens coop and the rose garden.

There's a small children playroom in a little barn on the grounds.
Also for children there is a swing, trampoline and a fantastic red tractor.

Parking and garages

Free and safe parking on the grounds

Information about any additional facilities

You can prepare your breakfast yourself or we can serve it in the morning at the Bergerie.

Our organic apple juice, croissants, baguette, homemade confiture, yoghurt, fresh fruit and eggs from our own lady's etc etc etc

10 € pppd

extra bed 15 €

Nespresso cups 4 € (10)

Dinner can be served at the Bergerie on 24 hrs notice.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Veterinaire Joel Beeken in Cormeilles (0033) 8 99 03 91 99. We can make the appointment for you.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: On weekends
Distance: 20 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Saint-Julien
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route du Cidre

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: several trails, we have them all printed out

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Hetty Walthaus

Hello, my name is Hetty and my husband's Ruud.<br/>We love our beautiful estate in Calvados/Normandy with a huge garden.<br/>Languages: English, French, German and Dutch.<br/><br/><br/><br/>

Year property purchased 1999
Why this location? The silence, tranquility .....
but very near Deauville, Trouville, Caen, Rouen and Honfleur.
Unique benefits of property After a day sight seeing the area, most of our guests love to sit outside in the evening on the covered terrace with heater for colder evenings.
Visiting one of the French markets..... you be able to cook in the Bergerie
and when available...take some fresh salad and herbs out of the greenhouse.
Having dinner under the stars.

The Owner Recommends

Trouville and Deauville

Trouville has the authenticity of the early days of the Belle Epoque with a picturesque fishing port. The renovated covered fish market on the quayside is a historic monument where you can eat the freshest seafood you've ever tasted.
Deauville, every morning the lively market with a diversity of local produce et à la française a coffee on one of the terraces. Deauville also means shopping and a visit to the Hippodrome for a horse race or Polo match. Walk the famous boardwalk on the beach "les Planches" and visit the home of CoCo Chanel.

Honfleur

Romantic and picturesque Honfleur, a magnet for artists.
Monet, Courbet, Dubourg, Boudin........
Wander around a maze of tiny streets crowded around the old port. Visit the wooden Church of Ste.-Catherine and the 14th-century Church of St.-Etienne.
At the gateway to the Seine, the renovated 16th-century residence called the "Lieutenancy" sits atop what remains of the town's fortified ramparts.
Make a boat trip with views of the Pont de Noemandie bridge - one of the world's longest cable stayed bridges - spanning the milky Seine.


Calvados - Pommeau - Cider

Calvados, pommeau and cider.
Consider a pilgrimage along the "Route du Cidre" for tasting the
Crus de Calvados.

Local Markets' and sleepy villages

There is a 'marché traditionnel' every day in the neighbourhood to buy the freshest French delicacies to have a wonderful diner on the terrace of the Bergerie.
Discover sleepy villages in stunning locations, try Beaumont-en-Auge or le Bec-Hellouin with a visit to the Abbey. Visit Beuvron-en-Auge or admire the truly amazing Bayeux tapestry.
There's a beautiful Zoo just 10 minutes from the Bergerie.

Monet's Garden and Rouen

Visit on a sunny day Giverny with the house and gardens of Claude Monet.
Rouen; only one hour from the Bergerie. The town of Jeanne d'Arc and the restored Cathedral de Notre-Dame which is one of the best known cathedrals in France.
There's a fantastic light show in the evening.

must see....

There are many must see locations in Normandie, such as the landing beaches and a range of historical sites from the Second World War.

Paris or sun beds.....

From the Bergerie to the Eiffel Tower is only 160km....or relax and unwind on the sun beds in the garden of the Bergerie.
We want to ensure you have a wonderful time with us, so please contact us with any questions you may have.

3 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Stephen and Anita 18 August, 2017

brilliant

10 / 10 Chris & Lucy Durman 8 July, 2017

We stayed 7 nights at the Bergerie, our only regret was having to leave. Situated in rural Normandy where the only sounds you will hear is the birdsong & livestock in the neighbouring fields. There are 2 small towns a few minutes drive from the Bergerie with the obligatory Boulangerie & good Restaurants, etc.

The accommodation is very spacious. A tasteful large bedroom/suite with vaulted ceiling, dining table and very comfortable sofa. The shower/toilet situated downstairs is a good size clean and modern. Also downstairs is the cooking/dining area. The Dining area is open on one side providing lovely views of extensive grounds of the house. The Bergerie is in very good condition, clean with everything functioning and reflects the good taste of the owners.

Hetty & Ruud are superb hosts keen to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, happy to share tips on places to visit in the area . I would recommend the breakfast - lot of the ingredients are produced on the property.

We loved coming back to the peace & tranquility of the Bergerie after a days sightseeing. On a couple of occasions we preferred to spend the morning stretched out on the sunbeds reading our books and relaxing.

The Bergerie is very dog friendly, we bought our dog with us, she loved her walks around the grounds and the surrounding countryside.

We have no hesitation in recommending a stay at the Bergerie as a base when visiting Normandy. We will definitely be returning to the Bergerie.

Owner response

Dear Christopher and Lucy
Thank you soo very much for this beautiful review.
We hope you did have a good journey back to England
and hope that your returning is a promise.
Hugs for Rose.

10 / 10 mcook77 7 July, 2015

I couldn't praise this accommodation more highly. The setting is beautiful, the surrounding area abundant with all things traditionally French.
You can arrive here, unpack and allow yourself to absorb immediately into the rich culture of your surroundings. The delightful Bergerie has everything that you could possibly wish for. It's tastefully decorated with period pieces of furniture wich so suit the surroundings but also boasts modern and up to date fixtures and fittings such as an excellent shower and an outdoor kitchen area wich is a delight to use in the better weather. The chickens roam the grounds in the day time and when relaxing outside, the only sound to regularly break the peaceful silence is that of the sheep in the neighbouring field.

Making the stay all the more pleasant are your hosts, Hetty and Ruud.
They will welcome you with a drink after your journey, regularly check you have all that you need and are full of suggestions on how to fill your days in beautiful Normandy.

So at the risk of La Bergerie being unavailable next time I wish to book, I urge you to visit - you can't fail to enjoy!

Owner response

Thank you so very much for this wonderful review Matthew....and left me to say that you and Leanne were wonderful guests and we really hope you will come back to explore the rest of Normandy.