Rural gite to let in Calvados, Normandy - NC006637

10/10
Le Reculey (9km from Vire), Calvados, Normandy Reference: NC006637 Advertiser since: 16 October 2018
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NormanD Holiday Home Self Catering Flexible 1 4 2 Double sofa bed in lounge included in total of 4

About this property

Relaxing, Rural, Recently Refurbished, Large Garden. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Attached to our home, our gite was converted from the original animal barn that had been constructed around 150 years ago.

Through the front door on the ground floor there is a large kitchen/dining room, the kitchen is fully equipped with; washing machine, gas cooker and oven, microwave oven, Nespresso coffee-maker, toaster and SMEG fridge. Also on the ground floor are a toilet room and separate utility room.

Up a short staircase to the rear door and then via stairs to a large double aspect lounge/sitting room, that has excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Equipped with freeview television and tea/coffee making facilities, there is also a large, comfortable double sofa bed in this lounge.

A further staircase leads to a large modern shower room with luxury shower that has; rainfall function, body jets and radio, there is an additional toilet here as well, there is no bath. The bedroom is alongside, with a comfortable double bed, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

A table and chairs are provided to enjoy a glass of something whilst relaxing in the garden, or if you prefer, there are 2 garden loungers for you to use.

You can also have a log fire in the garden (pack of kindling/logs/fire starters available for a small charge).

Our house and gite are set in an acre and a half of garden with cherry, apple and pear trees. Guests may access the garden with an area set aside for them to enjoy privacy when needed. We have chickens and a cockerel that have free range of the garden.

Guests have use of an outdoor table tennis table, darts and charcoal bbq (we can provide charcoal and firelighters for a small charge if you do not bring some with you).

Tea, coffee, milk and sugar are provided. For stays of four days or more, we will provide a complementary welcome basket. We can provide evening meals, bbqs and picnics on request, let us cook for you while you relax.

Please note that our competitive price per night includes tourist taxes and cleaning fees etc., no hidden surprises on checkout!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The large kitchen/dining room is on the ground floor.

The kitchen is fully equipped.

Living rooms

The lounge is set on the first floor and has double aspect windows opening onto the garden with views over fields to the rear.

Bedrooms

The double bedroom is set on the second floor.

Bathrooms

There is a bathroom with luxury rainfall shower, toilet and washbasin on the second floor adjacent to the bedroom. There is no bath.

Heating

'inverter' paraffin heater provided.

Entertainment

There is a television with freeview channels in the lounge, along with a dvd player and a music centre with radio and cd functions.

Garden and outside

Large garden, one and a half acres of grass and fruit trees, guests may access the garden and have a private area reserved just for them with table and chairs. An additional area of raised patio with gravel floor, large table and bench seating with a sun parasol is also provided.

Parking and garages

Parking in open fronted hangar on site.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for people who cannot climb stairs, or for children under 2 years.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vire
Distance: 9 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Dathe
Distance: 12 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac Dathe Golf Club
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 9 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voire Verte

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Philip Mullan

An English couple enjoying the rural French lifestyle.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Proximity to the UK and remaining family there, beauty of local area with extensive wildlife, style and aesthetics of the property we live in and the gite we rent.
Unique benefits of property A gite that has been recently refurbished to a high standard, having been converted from the cowshed that existed there previously.

The Owner Recommends

Relaxation

Our gite is set in one and a half acres of garden where you can eat al fresco, sunbathe, have a barbeque, have a log fire in the evenings or just simply do nothing and relax.

Normandy Landing Beaches

We are ideally situated for trips to explore the Normandy Landing Beaches and the extensive history surrounding this area. The beaches of Omaha, Juno, Gold, Sword, Utah and Oklahoma are an easy 40 minute drive. The museum of Caen is a similar distance and hosts magnificent displays commemorating this period of history.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 OwenD 28 July, 2019

The property was exactly as described, clean, comfortable and well presented. The setting is centrally located making it a great base for visiting many attractions such as the landing beaches and Mont St Michel. Lovely walks and delightful small villages to explore locally as well. Although there are no shops or restaurants within walking distance the town of Vire is a short 10 minute drive away and offers an abundance of choice.
Phil and Nicky were fantastic hosts who made us very welcome supplying us with local facts and knowledge without ever over intruding.
We would not hesitate to recommend this fantastic property to anyone.

Owner response

It was a pleasure to host Owen and Trish and we are delighted that they had a great holiday. We would welcome them back any time and recommend them to all hosts. They left our gite in excellent condition and brought the sunshine with them. Thank you both for choosing our gite.