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This beautiful ancient stone farmhouse is peacefully set in an acre of mature gardens with lawns running down to a magnificent 10 x 5m private heated swimming pool. The surrounding countryside is Normandy at its best, rolling fields, apple orchards, spotty brown and white cows, and yet all less than 30 minutes away from superb sandy beaches that never seem to get crowded. Sailing, fishing, golf available locally.
We fell in love with this house as soon as we saw it. Previously belonging to the village doctor, it oozes character with tiled floors, exposed beams, and mellow stonework. It is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Full central heating.
First floor. Five bedrooms - Two double, 2 twin and one with 4 single beds.
Outside. Private heated pool, gas barbecue, garden furniture.
Close to town of Hambye and easy reach of Mont St Michel, Bayeux and landing beaches.
Peaceful unspoilt beaches only 30 minutes drive. Out of season discounts for small parties. Well-behaved dogs welcome. House and pool are both wheelchair accessible. Additional facilities available for disabled guests.
Please note all prices are for 1 week inclusive of gas, electricity, water, logs, wi-fi and free calls to European landlines. Duvets and pillows are supplied, but linen which includes duvet and pillow cases, sheets, 2 towels per person and tea-towels and bath mats are available to hire priced at £18 per person.
Spacious well equipped kitchen with attractive breakfast room. Hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave oven.
Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumbledryer.
Attractive beamed dining room with antique sideboard and magnificent old oak table seating 14.
Spacious well furnished living room with old beams and enormous Normandy fireplace.
Six bedrooms: One king size en suite, 1 double, 3 twins (one en suite) and one triple which is enormous and can easily take an extra bed.
Main bathroom with bath and separate shower and wc. Two further en suite bathrooms and a shower room on the ground floor.
Table tennis, boules, badminton, tv and dvd player. Private heated swimming pool. Wi-fi connection.
Beautiful one acre gardens with apple orchards and magnolia trees leading to lower lawn and magnificent private heated pool. Terrace for al fresco dining.
Family holidays, couples, special celebrations, reunions and holidays for disabled people.
"We would happily recommend a day at Les Salines - miles of unspoilt sand and never very crowded."
"Lovely little town with amazing cathedral, shops and restaurant and beautiful floodlit gardens in summer. Good market on Thursday."
"Le Cle des Temps is a fascinating warehouse on the edge of Coutances selling second hand furniture and bric-a-brac. Prices are reduced every 4 weeks so look out for some bargains. Vide Greniers- Literally 'Clear the Attics' - equivalent to our car boot sales. Hundreds of stalls lining the village streets and there is one nearly every Sunday. Lots of bargains."
"Busy little market town with various restaurants, excellent butchers, boulangerie and other shops. Each Wednesday morning lively calf market with piglets, chickens, ducklings and the smell of delicious sausages cooking over the grill. Pannier market on Saturday."
"There is a small 9-hole course at St Martin-de-Brehal (by Les Salines)."
"Interesting old town on the coast. Excellent shops and seafood restaurant near the harbour."
Lovely house, lovely week lots of fun in the pool and lots of relaxing in front of the fire. Beautiful house, great location and there are great places to see and walk.
What a lovely place to stay. Simple, clean well-stocked house perfect for holiday. Countryside based – perfect for us, with walnuts, chanterelle mushrooms and a medlar tree in the garden. Although the weather was great, we lit the fire on wet days and lots of space, table tennis and games available. Locals in Hambye very friendly and helpful. Perfect for cycle rides, bikes in shed. Nearby Hambye abbey beautiful and good for picnics. Bayeaux worth a visit – especially the tapestry. We ran out of time to enjoy everything so I hope that means we return.
We’ve had a fine stay, checked out all the local villages and had an excellent dinner at the Auberge de L’Abbaye. We really look forward to our week next summer with the children and grandchildren – we now know we will all have a splendid time.
"Excellent restaurant with lovely ambience and interesting menus. Near beautiful ruined Benedictine Abbey and River Sienne."
"This is a good restaurant with views of the estuary. Excellent seafood, gallettes etc. Outside terrace in the summer."
"Beautiful local village with speciality shops selling delicious local produce including the chitterling sausage which they make. There is also a mini crazy golf course in the botanic gardens which has a good creperie or bar - fun for all ages."
"Lovely little restaurant serving delicious local specialities. Free aperitif for guests."
"Probably our favourite seafood restaurant (serves meat too). Overlooking the salt marshes on the coast near Brehal."
"A bistro style restaurant in a lovely village with meat and fish cooked over an open fire in front of you."
"Hambye-Tuesday and Friday, small village market Gavray-Wednesday, calf market and a few stalls. Saturday - Pannier market Villedieu-Tuesday, quite a big street market Cerences-Thursday, small village market Coutances-Thursday, street market in roads below Cathedral."
"Famous Abbey surrounded by water at high tide. Lots of little restaurants."
"This area is famous for its seafood centre for the growing of mussels and oysters. At low tide it is fascinating to watch dozens of tractors tending their harvest miles away from the beach."
"There is a sailing school just by the golf course at St Martin-de-Brehal. Do sailing courses in summer months."
"The courts are situated in Hambye"
"Are within easy reach with interesting museums at Arromanches and Caen."
"Famous for its copper and its world renowned bell factory. Lively street market on Tuesday mornings."