Gite to rent Calvados, self catering holiday

9.7/10
Mandeville-en-Bessin (7km from Bayeux), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004010 Advertiser since: 12 November 2014
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Gite Renoir Self Catering Saturday 2 6 2 Sofa bed in lounge

About this property

Boutique Hotel meets French rural charm. This cottage/gite is in a coastal 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! Gîte Renoir is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom gite that is light and airy with patio doors overlooking the lawned garden where there is plenty of communal space to socialise or separate areas if you prefer to be alone. It is furnished cleanly and sympathetically with oak floors, some exposed stone walls and classic French style beds and bed linen. 
This open plan gîte has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, plenty of crockery and glasses, and a dining area with a large table and 4 chairs. The table can be extended and two additonal chairs are available if you need them. 
Gîte Renoir is ideal for couples and families alike, the lounge area has 2 sofas, one of which is a sofa-bed and a 32 inch plasma screen and free wi-fi. Plus there is a small downstairs toilet. A baby chair, changing table and cot are available if needed and a laundry room is also available to use if you wish.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, coffee-maker, crockery and glasses.
Dining table with 4 chairs, table can be extended and additional chairs are available.

Living rooms

Lounge area with 2 sofas, one of which is a sofabed and a 32 inch plasma screen, free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels.
Patio doors open onto lawned area.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 is light and bright and has a classic French blue and cream tapestry bed with its traditional curved end. The antique bed matches the old French armoire (wardrobe) that has been lovingly brought up to date with a fresh, new French creamy-white facelift. There is a 32inch plasma screen and chair. En suite bathroom.

The second bedroom is slightly smaller but is still a double and also has a classic French tapestry bed in soft creams and pinks. Beds don't get more French than this so you'll feel right at home in this cosy room with its peaceful ambience. It also has an en suite shower room and toilet.

Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 - En suite bathroom with basin, toilet, bath with shower and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2 - En suite bathroom with basin, toilet, shower and heated towel rail.

Heating

Gas central heating.

Entertainment

Bikes available to borrow.
Free wi-fi and UK free to air tv channels.
Boardgames.

Garden and outside

Lawned area directly outside with rattan furniture.

Parking and garages

Parking on site.

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: 5 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

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

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Trévières

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Bayeux

Historic Bayeux is a 10 minute drive with many chic boutiques, cafés, restaurants, fantastic Saturday market and the Bayeux Tapestry. There is also a selection of museums and cathedrals for you to visit.

Cabourg

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.

D-day Landing Beaches

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.

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.

Things to do near us

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. Nearby there is horse riding, golf, fishing, sailing, sand yachting, bungee jumping. Plan in advance and make the most of your stay and maybe one stay won't be enough!

Trévières

Our local village, Trévières is 3km away, it has 2 bakery's, 2 butchers, 2 bars, post office, pharmacy, small supermarket, 2 hairdressers, florists and a thriving Friday Market with fresh local produce.

9 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
8.6 / 10 Sharratt 26 September, 2016

Shu and Rob bent over backwards to ensure that we had a comfortable and relaxing holiday. As more of their properties are completed we are sure they will continue to attract a regular customer base. Good luck to them.

9.7 / 10 Baldwin Family 30 August, 2016

Beautiful Gites in a wonderful setting. Many different things to do in the area from beaches to museums. The local town just about has everything you need from excellent butchers to great patisseries. The owners recommendations for local restaurants were really useful. We took our 2 Labs and Shu the owner booked the appointment at the vet for us even accompanying my husband. They are in the process of nearly finishing a pool which will be great, as the weather in Normandie can get quite hot in the Summer. Came home feeling like we really had had a holiday.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are so pleased you had such a good time and enjoyed plenty of wonderful local food in our nearby restaurants.
It was a pleasure to go to the vets with Iain so Louis and Albert had all the correct tablets for their return to the UK after their Normandy holiday.

10 / 10 Chris & Lilian 28 August, 2016

A spacious Gite of very high standard. There are three fires in the same very large barn conversion.
Easy to find and very practical for the Normandy coast.
Both hosts are a fund of knowledge and very friendly.

Would highly recommend this Gite to anyone staying.

Owner response

Wow, 10 out of 10 for everything!
Thank you so much, we are thrilled you had a good time in Normandie and at Le Pressoir - you sure did fit in a massive amount of activities and sight seeing while you were with us.

Also, we took a trip to Cité de la Mer at Cherbourg after your glowing report of it. We had an amazing day and you were right - it was so worth going, the super impressive submarine was really fascinating, we loved all the sea life in the aquarium and had a delicious 3 course lunch in their restaurant. Thank you for encouraging us to try it - we will certainly be recommending it to other guests.

10 / 10 aanderson 25 July, 2016

This was a wonderful gite.
The owners were very friendly and helpful. The standard of accomodation was superb
We will definitely be back

Owner response

Wow, 10 out of 10 - it really doesn't get any better than that! Thank you so much.

You were really super guests and we loved meeting you and getting to know you both.
We're thrilled you were happy here, had some hot and sunny weather and were able to have a few barbeques outside your gite.

We would love you to come back and stay anytime.

Thank you once again for the kind words and fantastic 10/10