Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 7
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Le Lodge at Les Trois Maries||Self Catering||Flexible||3||7||2||Cot|
Set in 7 acres beside the Manoir with its own enclosed garden.
Windows on all sides.
Eat in kitchen with wood burner as well as electric hob and oven.
South facing living room, hall with log burner and sofa.
Three bedrooms, one with double or twin and four poster.
Upstairs spacious shower room with loo, and downstairs cloakroom and laundry room with shower.
Wood burners and electric heaters.
Swings, barbecue and large garden.
Parking by the roses leading to the door.
Suitable for all ages put u up available for anyone unable to mount the stairs.
Guide books and novels galore.
We fell in love with this house about 28 years ago and watched it fall into decay then miraculously it was ours and the unseen lodge; two for one! The lodge had been totally overgrown with ivy, submerged in blackberry and briar..
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||We have lived in the area for over 28 years, it has become home.|
|Unique benefits of property||A spot with a history and rooms on both houses with wonderful aspects. Grounds mainly wild with a touch of formality. A great area for museums beaches on two coasts, the outdoors all around. Paris and much else accessible in a day.|
The Bayeux Tapestry is not to the missed, nor the Memorial Museum in Caen along with the Art gallery and Abbeys there. Falaise castle is well restored and wonderfully presented. The wild landing beaches and remains of Mulberry Harbour are unforgettable see also the American war cemetry and museums. Mort St Michel and Giverney are day trips.
A lovely house in a beautiful setting. It has got all you need and is very spacious with a beautiful garden to sit and eat in in the evenings. We came as a family group with four children (12,11,11,9)
It is a short drive to the town which has supermarkets, petrol station and other shops, and there are loads of things to do nearby.
The Bayeux Tapestry is a must on a visit to this region and is amazing, a really good museum prepared for children with their own audio tour which kept them interested and was educational.
The Caen Memorial can get quite busy at certain times which makes it quite hard going, especially in the first exhibition but there is lots to do there.
Mont St Michel is beautiful, well worth a visit. We parked and walked over and got the free shuttle bus back as it was so hot. There are lots of steps and narrow places (probably difficult with a push chair) but a beautiful place to visit.
Bayeux Adventure is well worth a visit with children - high ropes wires of varying ability, inflatables, zorbing, pony rides, supertubing, paintball (extra cost incurred for balls) and more, all included in the entry price. Definitely worth a visit if you have kids of any age.
The hosts were very helpful, providing good communication before and during the trip and informing us of local things to see and do such as a memorial to a resistance plane in the forest near the house that we had an explore to and found.
Great house in a lovely place, fully recommended
If you are looking for an amazing family cottage in an idyllic enclave of Normandy than Le Lodge is for you.
We stayed there as a family with young children and it was the perfect holiday cottage. Plenty of space to spread out inside, and a huge garden with a climbing frame for the children to play on. And the best stocked kitchen I have come across in a holiday rental cottage. Come to think of it the whole cottage is stocked beautifully with linen, books, games etc. You can tell this is a well-loved and well-maintained traditional French cottage, and felt more like a home than a holiday lodge. Elizabeth and Andrew as owners were wonderful and accommodating and friendly.
It depends what you want to focus on, but we felt the location was perfectly placed in being able to see all the highlights of Normandy and Brittany, including Mont St Michel, D-Day sites and Bayeaux, without it being too much of a drive. With there being so much to visit, and the Lodge itself being so beautiful, we decided to extend our holiday mid-stay. Elizabeth and Andrew were absolutely fine with the change of plan and made life so easy for us.
I honestly give this Normandy holiday cottage full marks for not only being a beautiful place to stay, but in also being homely, close to the big attractions and with easy-going owners.
We will definitely be returning to the area for another family holiday, and I look forward to returning to probably one of the best holiday cottages in Normandy.
Fabulous stay, great house and hosts. All facilities needed plus the fabulous Normandy countryside. Stayed with children 2-6 years and all went very smoothly. Highly recommended.