Luxury Gite to let in Normandy countryside

9.4/10
Mandeville-en-Bessin (6km from Bayeux), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC003870 Advertiser since: 12 November 2014
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Gite Moliere Self Catering Saturday 1 4 1 Sofabed

About this property

Charming luxury Gite, close to the landing beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in the rolling Normandy countryside, Le Pressoir gives you a delightful feeling of living in a world free of mayhem and complication but also has that essential dash of style and luxury. You may be on holiday but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it!

Gite Molière is spectacularly spacious, flooded with lots of natural light and furnished cleanly and simply, with solid oak floors and classic French style bed linen. Patio doors open on to a lawned area where you can sit at the contemporary rattan furniture, have breakfast of local croissants and fresh coffee, read a book, dine al fresco or have a leisurely glass of wine in the evening. The choice is yours! Ideal for couples, there is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee-maker, crockery and a dining area with large table and 6 chairs.
There are 2 sofas, one of which is a sofabed and a 42 inch plasma screen, and for you tv addicts there is Apple tv, Wii, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels. Plus there is a small downstairs toilet. A laundry room is also available to use if you wish. 
You know you’re going to get a good night’s sleep the moment you walk through the door of this enormous bedroom and see the stunningly ornate super king size bed with its crisp white bedding and generous pillows. This room certainly has the wow factor! We've been told by one guest that sleeping in this bed was “like sleeping on a fluffy cloud”.
So if you love to have a leisurely lie-in in the morning you'll be in holiday heaven. There is a comfy chair and also a chaise longue for you to stretch out and relax on if you want to sit and read a good book, and for you gadget lovers there is a 50 inch plasma screen with dvd player and an iPod/iPhone dock.
A baby cot is available if required. 
The en suite bathroom is equipped with a limestone basin, toilet, bath with waterfall tap and walk-in shower so you can either have a long relaxing soak in the bath or a quick invigorating shower and you’ll also be provided with plump towels to wrap yourself in. 
British owners on site. No smoking.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee-maker, crockery and glasses.

Living rooms

Lounge area with 2 sofas, one of which is a sofabed and a 42 inch plasma screen, Wii, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels.

Bedrooms

The enormous bedroom has a stunningly ornate super king size bed with crisp white bedding and generous pillows.
There is a comfy chair and also a chaise longue, a 50 inch plasma screen with dvd player, Apple tv and an iPod/iPhone dock. A baby cot is available if required.

Bathrooms

The en suite bathroom is equipped with a limestone basin, wc, bath with waterfall tap and walk-in shower.

There is also a small downstairs wc.

Heating

Gas central heating.

Entertainment

Bikes available to borrow. Wii, Apple tv, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels. Boardgames.

Close to landing beaches and 5 minutes from Bayeux with its tapestry, cathedral and museums. Nearby horse riding, golf, fishing, sailing, sand yachting, bungee jumping.

Garden and outside

Lawned area directly outside with rattan furniture.

Parking and garages

Parking on site.

Visitor suitability

Stairs to bedroom are relatively steep. Not suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

We can arrange a reflexology or massage session for you either on site or at the reflexologists nearby studio. We will supply towels.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Clinique vétérinaire de Bayeux 02 31 92 00 60

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bayeux
Distance: 7 km

Beauty treatments

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 40 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Etangs de Planquery
Distance: 15 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Omaha beach
Distance: 15 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Trévières
Distance: 3 km

Sports

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Deauville

Live the high life - drive to Deauville and stroll the promenade, have lunch at one of the many exquisite restaurants or shop till you drop at Gucci, Channel and Louis Vuitton to name a few.

Night Trotting at Cabourg and More

Take in a show or have a flutter at the beautiful casino and on some Fridays in the summer you can dine in style as you watch the Night Trotting at Cabourg, a very special evening indeed. Trotting is very popular in Normandy and you can often see the horses being exercised along Omaha beach. Plan in advance and make the most of your stay, and maybe one stay won't be enough!

Normandy Landing Beaches and Bayeux Tapestry

You’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do in Normandy. The most famous “must see” things are the many poignant WWII landing beaches and the world famous Bayeux Tapestry that tells the story of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. The landing beaches stretch from the British beaches and Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches to our nearest beach, Omaha beach and on towards Cherbourg. Omaha beach is a 5 minute drive from Le Pressoir and on the hill behind the beach is the very impressive American Cemetery, museum, the gardens there are a tranquil place to remember those that lost their lives on the beaches below.

12 Reviews
9.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 8.7
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 JK 6 September, 2016

I've stayed here a number of times and have always had a lovely time.

The hosts, Shu and Rob, are charming and friendly and can't do enough for their guests.

I recommend this completely.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your fabulous 10 of 10 ratings, that has made our day.

We're thrilled that you had such a good time here, we're always delighted to welcome you to Le Pressoir and we hope to see you both again very soon.

Thank you for being really super guests

Best Wishes
Shu & Rob

9.3 / 10 Kate & Marc 18 July, 2016

The gite was light and spacious. The bed was large and very comfortable. We like cook and had everything we needed there, including a dishwasher. Shu and Rob are friendly, attentive and helpful hosts.

The situation of the gites and surrounding area make it easy to get around and see beautiful towns, villages, historical and war sites and landing beaches. So many things to do - Bayeux and its' tapestry, Caen for market, shops and abbeys, Honfleur for boats and lunch and so on. The gite is surrounded by pretty country lanes that are great to run or walk in.

We hope to go back & would definitely recommend this accommodation. It is one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Your comment "It is one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in" has made our day

You certainly did pack a lot of things in to your stay - I was exhausted just hearing all about them all.

We were so happy that the weather was so good while you were with us and we were able to throw one of our Guest BBQs with Rob's homemade burgers and were able to sit outside until late into the evening having wonderful conversations - and the fact our Owl did a fly by made it extra special.

Shu & Rob

9.7 / 10 Wrinklies 27 June, 2016

Hosts welcoming,nothing was too much trouble.Would recommend to anybody.
Great position to visit the Normandy beaches.
The property described in the advertising was exactly what you get,plus some lovely touches from the owners.

Owner response

Thank You so much for your wonderful reviews, so many 10 out of 10s :-)
Hopefully when our pool is finished we can increase that 9 up to a 10!

We loved meeting you and we're glad the rugby was the best result for you.

9 / 10 Regular 1 June, 2016

This was our second holiday there and are planning to go again!

Owner response

Thank you so much, we're so pleased to hear that you want to come back for a 3rd time - we must be doing something right!!
Rob and I look forward to welcoming you again.