On site cabin with heated pool in Normandy

9.6/10
Vire, Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004352 Advertiser since: 19 October 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
The Cabin Self Catering Sunday 3 6 1 1 double bed, 4 single beds

About this property

Cosy Cabin On Small, Family Site With Heated Pool. This chalet is in a rural setting.

Scenic cabin, on a small friendly site, with heated pool (01/05 -15/09), crazy golf, boules and climbing frame/slide.
 
Adjacent to an 18 hole golf course (green fees discount available with this property) and lake with pedalos, sailing, kayaks, fishing and a 7km circular lake walk/bike circuit.
 
Easy access from the tunnel, Cherbourg (about 1 hour 40 mins), Roscoff (about 3 hours) or Rennes (about 1 hour 40 mins), Caen (about 50 mins) or Dinard (about 1 hour 40 mins) airports.
 
2.5 hours train to Paris.  Choice of beaches near Granville (about 45 minutes). 
 
Ideal base for exploring the Normandy/Brittany region, with Bayeaux tapestry, Mont St Michel, D-Day landing beaches, zoos/wildlife parks, butter biscuits and salted caramel regional specialities.
 
Bed linen and bath towels provided, energy charges included, car essential, fairly steeply sloped site - not ideal for limited mobility.

Type

Chalet

Kitchen and dining

Fridge, hob, extractor, kettle, small oven, dining seats 6 comfortably.
Please note: No dishwasher

Living rooms

Large Freeview flat screen tv,2 & 3 seater sofas, books and board games available for guests.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom with antique 4' cast iron double bed and French door onto decking.
Twin bedroom x 2 (beds can be pushed together in one room if required).

White, 100% cotton bedlinens and towels for the shower provided.

Bathrooms

Good sized shower room with power shower and separate wc.
White, 100% cotton towels provided for the shower.
Please bring your own towels for the pool.

Heating

Electric heating throughout.

Entertainment

Freeview flat screen tv.
Some board games and books provided for guests to use during their stay. Please leave them for the next guests to enjoy.

Garden and outside

Shared heated indoor/outdoor pool and 2 gym machines - open from 1 May to 15 September, children's play area, crazy golf, boules area.
Covered decking overlooking the lake at the front of the cabin, but more planting to be done at back of cabin.

Parking and garages

1 parking space adjacent to the cabin.
Extra visitor parking available at the park entrance.

Visitor suitability

Car essential.
Steep site, so not ideal for limited mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

Shared heated indoor/outdoor pool, 2 gym machines, open 1 May to 15 September, children's play area, crazy golf, boules area.

Green fees discount available at the adjacent 18 hole golf course with this rental.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Dathee
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Vire
Distance: 1 km

Gym/spa

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lac Dathee

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Charlotte Mary

We are based in Ireland, but have some family based in France and like to holiday there when we can

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Beautiful landscape, mild climate, rich history, gastronomy and culture, yet easily accessible from the UK and Ireland
Unique benefits of property Glamping with a view!<br/>Family site with a beautiful pool, and walking, cycling, pedalos, markets all on the doorstep.

The Owner Recommends

Roc D'or, Granville

Aquarium, insect library and shell gallery at Granville

Normandy Luge

Dry bob sleigh run for ages 3+ with brakes! Great value and great fun.

Mortain

Waterfalls, sheer rock faces and wooded paths. Very pretty.

Falaise

William the conquerors castle is impressive with iPad visualisation of rooms as they would have been in his time.

3 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
9.4 / 10 KAD 21 September, 2016

The booking & payment was very straightforward with clear instructions on how to get to the property & the entry process. We travelled from Newhaven to Dieppe & we decided to take the toll road route to get down to the property. This route took longer than on the way back when we didn't use the toll roads!

When we arrived at the cabin we had easy parking outside & the views were amazing overlooking the lake. We spent every night on the verander enjoying the views with the nice long & warm evenings.
I had forgotten some milk & it was a little late to get some from the town so the caretaker of the site very kindly brought us some the next day.
The site had a nice atmosphere & although fairly busy it was very quiet.
The cabin was very comfortable & spacious with all the mod cons.

The pool was lovely especially with the very hot weather we had. We played crazy golf & boules every evening with the equipment supplied.
The lake was very easy to get to & we had a sail on the lake which was great & easy to hire a hobby cat & quite reasonably priced. We also managed a walk around the lake. You can also fish on the lake but unfortunately not swim in it! (Officially!)

The seaside at Granville was about an hour away & they have a seawater tidal swimming pool which was nice as the tide went along way out.
We also had a trip to Mont San Michelle which is well worth a visit if you've never been.

We would definitely like to come back for another relaxing break.




Owner response

Thanks so much for sharing loads of useful information re the route etc.
I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin, and some hot weather! Thanks for leaving everything in order. Hope to welcome you back on another occasion in the future.

9.7 / 10 Arc en ciel 14 21 September, 2016

The Cabin was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our short holiday. It was easy to find and the setting and views are beautiful. The swimming pool provided great entertainment and the Cabin is well situated for exploring Normandy and Brittany. We would recommend the Normandie Luge and enjoyed visiting William the Conqueror's castle in Caen. The owner communicated quickly and was extremely helpful and friendly and I would certainly recommend the Cabin anyone I knew looking for holiday accommodation in Normandy . Many thanks for a fantastic service.

Owner response

So glad that you enjoyed the cabin and had a lovely holiday! Thank you so much for leaving everything in brilliant order. Hope that you may be able to visit again at some point in the future.

9.7 / 10 Keith Griffiths 9 August, 2016

The Cabin is a fantastic holiday retreat that myself and my family thoroughly enjoyed. The cabin has everything that you could need for a relaxing stay. If you don't want to venture too far, you could easily spend a week sitting on the veranda taking in the beautiful view of the valley and lake below (probably best enjoyed with a glass of red in one hand!!). If you want an active holiday then the surrounding area is packed with activities with a golf course close at hand, a lake with sailing and no end of walks in beautiful surroundings. Vire is only a few minutes drive away and has all the shops, bars and restaurants that you could need. The region is packed with things to do you will not have a spare minute. I have already recommended the cabin to everyone I have spoken to about it and look forward to our next visit!!

Owner response

So glad you enjoyed your trip, thank you for your wonderful, informative review! We look forward to welcoming you back to the cabin, next time.