Holiday let in rural Normandy, Calvados - NC004800

Martigny-sur-l'Ante (10km from Falaise), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004800 Advertiser since: 4 May 2016
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Le Buisson Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 Two cots provided, z-bed

About this property

Beautiful Three Bedroom House In The Countryside . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A lovely peaceful three bedroom house, located on the edge of a small village, Martigny sur l'Ante, where you will find a well established wine and champagne merchant.
45 minutes away from Ouistreham port, in the heart of the countryside in Calvados, Normandie, 5 minutes away from the touristic town of Falaise with its historic William the Conqueror's castle, great choice of restaurants, lovely french boulangeries, shops and leisure centre including swimming pool. 
Overlooking open fields, with a fully fenced garden to keep your pets safe, electric gate and a large underground garage.
Inside, a spacious open plan dining and living room area, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen (fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière coffee), wood burner, tv and English free sat, wi-fi available.
Two double bedrooms and a third bedroom containing one single bed, one foldable bed, two cots available and high chair. Large bathroom and separate toilet.
A utility room situated downstairs includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and another cooking area with a gas cooker. 



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, hob, oven,microwave, dishwasher, dishes and utensils, pantry items (1.5 litre of bottled water, coffee, tea, sugar and milk), cafetière, toaster.
Dining room table seating 6.

Living rooms

Two large comfortable sofas, tv, satellite, dvd player, books.
Fireplace (small amount of wood provided).


Three bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 : double bed, large built in wardrobe and dressing table.
Bedroom 2 : double bed, free standing wardrobe, dressing table
Bedroom 3 : single bed, large wardrobe, folding bed, two cots available, high chair.
Electric wall mounted heaters in all three bedrooms plus electric shutters.


Bath with shower, large vanity unit plus mirror, stem extraction system.
Electric towel radiator.


Three large remote control electric radiators.
Small wall mounted electric heaters in every bedroom.


Tv, satellite (freesat), dvd player, internet, games ( jigsaw puzzles ), small selection of toys, books, one bicycle.

Garden and outside

Barbecue, terrace, garden table, 6 chairs and parasol.
1,796 metre square fully fenced garden.

Parking and garages

Large parking area, large garage with remote control door.

Visitor suitability

Children of all ages welcome.
Non smoking indoors, permitted outside but no cigarettes debris left in patio area or garden.
All pets welcome.
Mainly wheelchair friendly. However, three steps on outside path plus small step to enter house.

Information about any additional facilities

Linens and towels provided, washing machine, clothes horse, hair dryer, iron and iron board.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Clinique Vétérinaire Expansia ZA Expansia - rue des sentes 14700 FALAISE Tel: 02 31 90 09 40 Fax 02 31 90 32 29



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Pont d'Ouilly
Distance: 12 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Caen - Garcelles
Distance: 31 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre équestre de la Rotourelle, Sainte croix sur Orne
Distance: 17 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 26 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Le Mesnil Villement 21 Km


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cidrerie Distillerie Chapron
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Ray

Born and raised in France and moved to the UK in 1997, wanting to further my knowledge in english and experience a new culture and way of life. <br/>Now married and living in Northamptonshire with my two dogs, 10 year old labrador Willow and 2 year old cocker spaniel, Ella. <br/>I am fluent in French and English, have good basics in Spanish and Italian, love languages and passionate on my charity runs.<br/>Aside of my job, I am studying in animal care to pursue a career in the animal welfare industry.<br/>

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Normandie offers a wealth of historical information. Famous for its beaches, some of which were involved in the D-Day landings during World War 2.
Seafood is of Normandy's speciality, from shellfish to lobster, clams, whelks, scallops, mussels and oysters from the Manche and Calvados and an impressive cheese board, with its famous Camembert , Pont L'évèque and Livarot.
The scenery is breathtaking, characterised by apple orchards, rolling green landscapes and dramatic seaside cliffs. The suisse Normande is one of Normandie's best playgrounds for nature sports enthusiasts: hiking, paragliding, climbing.
So so much to do and visit. From the tapestry of Bayeux and its stunning cathedral , to William the conqueror's castle, The mussel and clam beach, the french markets, camembert farm, Duke's castle in caen, the Jurques Zoo, Pont D' ouilly offers, among other activities the possibly to paddle down the Orne aboard a canoe or kayak : a great day out with family and friends.
Unique benefits of property The property is situated in the countryside, in quiet and stunning surroundings. Fully fenced, secured and with a large garden, we welcome all your furry friends with open arms.
Equipped with everything you need, we will make sure you can travel light.
We have toys, jigsaw puzzles, books and we also store a cot, high chair and baby friendly utensils, so we can accommodate children of ALL ages too.
The huge underground garage will provide shelter for your vehicles.
You will also have access to free wifi and a satellite TV, offering you many channels. The fireplace will guarantee you a warm and cosy night indoors on a chilly evening.
We want nothing more for you than to feel exactly at home.

The Owner Recommends

Having Fun in Normandie

For fresh bread, baguettes and delicious patisseries, make sure you pay a visit to the awarded shop "La Boulangerie Serais" in Falaise, 5 Place du Dr H Cailloué,14700. You will not be disappointed. Leclerc in Falaise, 2 Rue Louis Rochet, 14700, is a fab supermarket for all your essentials, food, litterature, wine, cheeses, etc.... There is also a cafe, chemist, florist and toilets inside the compound. Make sure to have a nice stroll at the market in Falaise every Saturday from 8 am till 1 pm, situated in the city centre. Lots of lovely stalls ( food, drinks, cheeses, patisserie, clothes....) The castle of William the Conqueror will be a fantastic and fun day out for all the family . Full of history, come and discover his story through guided visits and animations. Place Guillaume le Conquérant, 14 700 Falaise tel :02 31 41 61 44 Fax : 02 31 41 66 87

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Hill 10 November, 2018

The property was fantastic and equipped with everything you could need. The owner was lovely to deal with very attentive. I would certainly recommend this property.

Owner response

Thank you so very much for your kind words and wonderful review Diane.
So pleased you had a lovely time.

10 / 10 Rossfiona1 1 May, 2018

The owner was easy to deal with from start to finish and was always available for any assistance required. The property is as described and more in the advert it is impossible to fault anything about the property it was excellent and the surrounding area was just what we wanted for a relaxing holiday. As we had 2 small dogs travelling with us we did decide to rent this property as it was described as dog friendly. This is absolutely true a big completely enclosed garden which our dogs loved, they had freedom to run about in a very safe environment which is exactly what we wanted.
We would recommend this property to everyone it is a high quality property, value for money and an excellent place to explore Normandy and the local area around Falaise.
In Falaise itself there was plenty to do excellent cafes restaurants local shops and supermarkets and interesting places to visit.
So in conclusion you can surmise this is the best property we have stayed in on our regular visits to Normandy and we will be back.

9.8 / 10 Bob, Rita & Dougal 17 May, 2017

We have been renting in France for many years and have stayed in over 80 gites and cottages this one we rate in our top 10. The only reason we did not rate the setting or local amenities as a 10 is you need drive to Falaise (10 mins approx)for the shops/supermarkets. Within 1 hours drive you get to the D-Day beaches and lots of other places of interest, do not miss out on a visit to the Castle and museum in Falaise. The owner is very helpful and we kept in touch during our stay via the internet (wifi in the house) we would stay in the house again should we return to this part of France. The house is as discribed their is not much more that I can say other than hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did. Sorry forgot nearly to say great place for the dog as completly enclosed garden with remote control gates and garage door.