Charming Normandy Holiday cottage to let - NE005453

9.6/10
Marais-Vernier (25km from Honfleur), Eure, Normandy Reference: NE005453 Advertiser since: 20 April 2017
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Forget-Me-Not Chaumiere Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Clic-clac converts to a double bed

About this property

A Traditional Normandie Thatched Cottage Sleeps 4/6. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Forget-Me-Not Chaumiere is a traditional Normandy thatched cottage situated in the village of Marais Vernier near Honfleur.
There are electric radiators in every room providing a warm cosy atmosphere for winter lets.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, coffee machine, toaster etc plus utensils, cutlery, china & glasses.
There is also a circular dining table & chairs .

Living rooms

The lounge has comfy armchairs & a clic-clac couch which can convert to an extra double bed. The flat screen tv provides Uk tv satellite channels in English.
There is unlimited wi-fi.
A dvd player with dvds & a selection of books & games are also provided.
French windows lead out to the enclosed garden.

Bedrooms

Upstairs there is a carpeted double bedroom with original beams.
Downstairs is a bedroom with 2 single beds.
A cot is available in the double bedroom upon request.
Sheets & bedding are provided included in the price.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is upstairs. It contains a shower, wash basin & wc.
There is a heated towel rail.
All towels & bath mats are included in the price.

Heating

There are electric wall mounted radiators in each room which guests are free to control as they wish.

Entertainment

English tv is provided. A dvd player with a selection of dvds are available as well as a selection of adult and children's books plus some games.

Garden and outside

The garden is laid to lawn with some flower borders. There is a covered terrace area which is great for sitting out in the evening as there is electric lighting there also plus a garden table & chairs. The bbq is a brick built.
A side gate provides another way through to the parking place along side the house.

Parking and garages

There is an off road private parking space along side the house.

Visitor suitability

Pets & children are welcome.
The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen, towels & electricity are all included in the price.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Vetinaires de la Risle, 6 Quay Felix Faure, Pont Audemer

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Depot Vente Pont Audemer
Distance: 11 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Risle
Distance: 10 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Pont Audemer
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine de Milieu
Distance: 2 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Sentier de Devouvert du Marais Vernier - Randonee 2813

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Alain Daligaux Cider Producer St Opportune la Mare
Distance: 6 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Marianne Long

Forget-me-not Chaumiere is owned by sisters Marianne & Jenny who live about a half hour from the cottage. They like to meet & greet guests on their arrival and hand over the keys personally.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? Marais Vernier is quaint Normandie village situated in the Natural Park of the Boucles de la Seine (the meanders of the Seine). The village has an restaurant/ bar - Auberge de l'Etampage - only a 5 minute walk from the cottage & a Post Office. Bicycle hire is available further down the road from the cottage.
Pont Audemer known as the Venice of Normandie is only 10km away with its twice weekly markets, lots of individual shops - boulangeries, charcuteries etc plus 2 major hyper markets.
Honfleur is nearby with its lovely Vieux Bassin (old quay) & quaint cobbled streets. It also boasts a lovely sandy beach.
The cottage is also convenient for visiting Deauville home of the American Film Festival every September, Pont l'Eveque with its famous cheese, Rouen, Lisieux home of St. Theresa as well as many cider & Calvados producers in the area.
Monet's Garden at Giverny is a beautiful place to visit. The D-day beaches starting from Pegasus Bridge are really interesting.
Unique benefits of property Forget-me-not Chaumiere is a traditional Normandie thatched cottage around 300 years old. It has been fully renovated while retaining its original beams.
Dogs are welcome at the cottage & there are lots of lovely walkies around the area.
The cottage is on the Route des Chaumieres (Thatched cottage Route).
The area is great for walkers, bikers & those interested in birds & nature. A bit further down the road from the cottage is an area called the Grand Mare with a viewing platform for watching the wildlife of the marais, plus picnic tables.

The Owner Recommends

Auberge de l'Etampage

The auberge in Marais Vernier village is lovely for a drink or for a full meal. The food is traditional Normandie style & has been recommended by many of our visitors.

3 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
8.8 / 10 Nana 30 May, 2018

A charming cottage in a beautiful area.
Well equipped & homely interior.
The garden & outside bbq area do need some maintenance/attention.
Lovely walks in the area

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review. We were sorry the garden was not at its best - the long wet spring & late frosts have meant we could not put in any bedding plants till we were sure of no more frost. There is a new metal grill for the brick bbq which as you saw was still in its wrapper waiting to be used. The previous client was there for almost 3 months working shifts nearby, he only left the day before you arrived as I said so we had not been able to give the walls round the terrace area their annual spring cleaning - apologies for that.

10 / 10 John and Pip 21 July, 2017

We had a lovely week at Forget me not Chaumiere.
The owners, Marianne and Jenny were very pleasant to deal with and very helpful, even texting us to let us know of an open air concert taking place for Bastille Day celebrations.
Forget me not is a gorgeous little cottage in a very quiet small hamlet and perfect for getting back to nature with a couple of really nice walks around the area.
It is also only a short drive to some beautiful beaches and old fishing ports, with Honfleur and Etretat both worthy of a visit.
We loved the small welcome pack with homemade jams, and the fact that the little bread van called every morning with fresh bread and croissants for breakfast.
The nearest town, Pont Audemer, is only 8 km away and has all the facilities one could need, including supermarket, a twice weekly market, cafes and restaurants, and a vet if you're holidaying with your furry friend.
We would not hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle for a week or two.

Owner response

Many thanks for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you had a good holiday. We would be pleased to welcome you again anytime.

9.8 / 10 Tricia 6 June, 2017

A charming chaumiere set in a peaceful location in this beautiful part of Normandy.
Well presented and with every comfort provided the property is ideal for a relaxing holiday. A garden and bbq area are a pleasant way to enjoy the evenings after a day's activity.
The Marais Vernier region, in which it is situated is ideal for walking and discovering the wildlife typical of the area. Just a short drive away is Pont Audemer, with its twice weekly market, shops and restuarants, a delight to explore on foot. There are also many well marked walks in the area.
The traditional cuisine of Normandy is not to be missed and their are numerous facilities in the area where it can be enjoyed. The meanders of the River Seine also provide an opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery and a number of Abbeys along their route.
Further afield but within easy reach by car are the Nomandy D Day beaches with numerous museums as well as the coastal areas of Deauville and Trouville. Also the delightful town of Honfleur with so much to see and do.
A good supply of maps and guides are available at the property for use and the owners go out of their way to help with any queries that may arise. I would happily recommend the property to friends and family alike, both adults and children.

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