holiday rental in Calvados near Lac Dathee - NC004875

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Saint-Germain-de-Tallevende (6km from Vire), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC004875 Advertiser since: 16 June 2016
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Walnut House Self Catering Friday 3 6 1 Cot

About this property

Peaceful & Relaxing Holiday Rental . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The house stands in five acres of land with picnic areas for outside dining, the large paddock next to the house has a well equipped childrens play area, an above ground heated splash pool (available June to September) an orchard, varied wildlife and beautiful views and sunsets.

The farmhouse will sleep up to six people, it has an open plan living and dining area with high ceilings, beams and a lovely staircase.The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, gas stove, microwave, toaster etc. On the first floor is a bathroom and separate WC and three bedrooms. Two double rooms and a further bedroom with three single beds, a children's play room with a TV, a Wii.

A five minute drive will take you into the Centre of Vire where there are plenty of restaurants, bars and sporting activities, including Aquavire, bowling, boat hire off road cycle paths, beautiful walks, lakes, rivers, extensive forests and local markets.

Vire has an 18 hole Municipal Golf Course that is very well maintained and overlooks Lac de la Dathee, here you can take part in water sports, go fishing or stroll around the 5km perimeter and enjoy the peace and quiet at one of the many picnic areas. The lake is bordered in parts by forest and also has a weir and a small waterfall.

The location is ideally situated to visit the unique Abby on Mont Saint Michel, an amazing Benedictine abbey built on a granite peak out to sea.The Mont provides a breathtaking spectacle that can be reached by a causeway that links it to the mainland.

Bayeaux and Arromanches. See the Bayeaux Tapestry dating back to the 11th Century telling the story of William the Conqueror's quest of England. Bayeaux also has the largest British Commonwealth World War 2 Cemetery. Visit Arromanches where you can see the remains of the huge "Mulberry Harbour" off the D-day gold beach used to land thousands of men during the Battle of Normandy. See the 360 degree cinema which tells the D-day story.

D-Day Landing Beaches 1944. Visit Omaha and Utah beaches, Pointe du Hoc and the US Pparachute forces landin sites. Saint Mere Eglise where a parachutist is hanging by his canopy from the church tower! Museums and memorials tell the story.

There are several lovely wide sandy beaches less than an hours drive where you can collect shrimps, cockles and crabs, or just build a sand castle and have a picnic!

In Granville, you can go for a swim even at low tide in the retention pool. There are pristine sandy beaches and many delicious seafood restaurants on the port and you can also take a stroll along the Plat Gousset which overlooks the beach then walk up the stairs to the Christian Dior garden, from there the view of the Chausey Islands is breathtaking.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has just been renovated and is fully equipped with all the appliances and utensils you will need to prepare meals.

We do live on site so we are readily available with advice or assistance if needed. Whilst the cottage can be self-catering for private holidays, we also offer a continental breakfast or a cooked breakfast either in the cottage or at one of the outside seating areas. Dinner is also available on request.

We grow our own seasonal vegetables and herbs which guests are more than welcome to sample.

Living rooms

The cottage has an L shape living/dining room with high ceilings, beams and a lovely staircase. Comfortable leather sofas and a dining table to seat up to six people, flat screen English and French TV, dvd and a stone fire place.

Bedrooms

Two double bedrooms, with Queen beds and further L shaped bedroom with two twin beds and a play room.

Bathrooms

Black and white tiled bathroom with a vanity unit, shower with body jets and wc there is also a separate wc.

Heating

Electric radiators and an open stone fire place.

Entertainment

Flat screen French and English TV, dvd player and a selection of dvds.
Free WiFI

Garden and outside

The house stands in 5 acres of Farmland, with an orchard, varied wildlife, including wild deer, beautiful views and three huge walnut trees.
There is a children's play area in the paddock with swings, climbing frames and a slide and a solar heated splash pool which is available June - September.

Parking and garages

On site parking.
Secure parking for motorcycles.

Visitor suitability

Due to stairs and first floor bedrooms the property is not suited to people with mobility difficulties

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen and towels for inside the property are provided, beach towels are not provided.

The property is a non-smoking environment, if you do need to smoke please do so outside and dispose of your cigarettes afterwards.

If you are coming for a special occasion or there is anything we can do to make your holiday more enjoyable please do not hesitate to email us

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Weekly Markets in Vire and Souderval - details of Brocantes and Vide-Greniers available
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Concours de peche
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake Dathee and Saint Germain de Tallevende
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Vire 18 Hole Golf Course
Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Charte du Promeneur

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Nigel Cook

We would like to welcome you to Walnut House and Walnut Cottage situated in the prettiest Calvados region, near the spectacular Vire Gorges, Lake Dathee and Vire's superb 18 Hole Golf Course. Whether you want to get away from it all, enjoy the beautiful landscapes, relax on golden sandy beaches, visit the many historical sites and towns in the area, or you would like to have a full activity holiday, our homes are the ideal base.<br/>

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The farmhouse and cottage are situated between the pretty market towns of Sourdaval and Vire, close to the beautiful lake Dathee, Vire Gorges and Saint Sever Forest.The properties sit in five acres of grounds including an a cider orchard and a cider press wheel that has been retained as an outside table with stone chairs. A five minute drive will take you into the Center of Vire where there are plenty of restaurants, bars and sporting activities, including Aquavire, boat hire off road cycle paths, beautiful walks, rivers, extensive forests and local markets. Vire also has an 18 hole Municipal Golf Course that is very well maintained and overlooks Lac de la Dathee, here you can take part in water sports, go fishing or stroll around the 5km perimeter and enjoy the peace and quiet at one one the many picnic areas. The lake is bordered in parts by forest and also has a weir and a small waterfall. The location is ideally situated to visit Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux Tapestry & Granville
Unique benefits of property Everyone's expectations are unique whether you are a couple, a family with children, a family with a child or children with special needs or travelling motorcyclists we will do our best to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

The Owner Recommends

Mont Saint Michel

A Wonder of the Western World Mont Saint Michel forms a tower in the heart of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe.

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry relates the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, from 1064 to the outcome of the Battle of Hastings. The Bayeux Tapestry is listed "Memory of the World"

D-Day Landing Beaches 1944.

Visit Omaha and Utah beaches, Pointe du Hoc and the US Pparachute forces landin sites. Saint Mere Eglise where the parachutist is hanging by his canopy from the church tower!Museums and memorials tell the story. You cannot help but be moved

Parc d'Attractions Ange Michel

Fun Park, near the villiage of Saint Martin de Landelles this is a great place for children of all ages.

The area is great for walking or cycling

Many marked trails. Normandy's Greenway Cycle Route which stretches from Cherbourg to Mont Saint Michel (143 miles) is just 5 minutes away from the property.

Vire

A five minute drive will take you into the Centre of Vire where there are plenty of restaurants, bars and sporting activities, including Aquavire, bowling, boat hire off road cycle paths, beautiful walks, rivers, extensive forests and local markets.

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10 / 10 Wonderful Holiday 14 April, 2018

We absolutely loved this place so much that we hardly left it for the duration of our stay. Julie and Nige were so welcoming and our two children were instantly in love with the place.Julie took the children to feed the chickens which they where delighted with. We arrived on the Thursday and decided to pre order our evening meals for the Friday and Saturday and WOW!!! the food was fantastic and really reasonably priced too! One of our daughters has multiple food allergies and they where so helpful and catered for her better than any restaurant has ever done. We had fresh eggs from the chickens every morning and we really can't say enough about how great Julie and Nigel were. Nigel made a fire for us every day and we came away from there feeling so happy and relaxed. Thank you Julie and Nige, we will definitely be back soon xx