Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 9.1/10
|La Chatouillette||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
La Chatouillette sits amongst the forests and lush National park in the Manche area of lower Normandy.
A mature well-stocked carp lake provides exclusive fishing for our guests. Set in 7 acre grounds of adjoining woodlands and fields, edged by the River Rouerie which flows through its borders. The Coach house is an excellent base for touring the local area within easy reach of the Orne, Calvados and Manche departments. There are many historical sites and places of interest in Normandy.
It is ideally situated a short 1hr 33 minutes from Caen, between Ger and Barenton.
The self catering gite offers a spacious open plan living room, kitchen and dining area and 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), a bathroom and separate toilet. Outside seating area, balcony with views of the lake and surrounding countryside.
La Chatouillette invites anglers, photographers, walkers, astronomers, birdwatchers, artists, environmentalists, or those who just enjoy the adventures of the outdoors. It is the perfect celebration of what you love most.
Situated in the heart of the Calvados brewing area, La Chatouillette, literally translated, means ‘the little tickle in the throat’, which is experienced after sipping Calvados, the famous, delicious beverage, distilled from local apples or pears.
Fridge-freezer, full size electric fancooker, microwave, toaster, slow-cooker, dining table that seats 4, cutlery, crockery, bed linen, tea towels. Eco cleaning products provided for the kitchen and bathroom.
An open plan area leads out on to a balcony and seating area which overlooks the lake. Tv and dvd player with a selection of dvd's. There is a fireplace with an electric fire, 2 comfortable sofas and an armchair. There is also a selection of boardgames, books and magazines.
Bedroom one has a king size bed.The room has French doors with a Juliet balcony. The room has exposed beams. The bright large twin bedroom again has exposed beams. Both bedrooms have good storage, side-tables and lamps. Bed linen is provided.
There is a separate toilet and a bathroom which includes a shower cubical that you can walk into and handbasin. Towels are provided.
Electric wall heaters in all rooms and an electric fan fire also in the sitting room
Tv with English channels, a small library, dvds, games, chess and a selection box, novels, magazines and folders of attractions, information and guides. Downstairs there is a gamesroom with a pool table, table football, table tennis and boules.
The grounds are 7 acres consisting of the one acre lake, the woodland, river, wild grasses and lawns. Plenty of outside seating is available and guests are free to wander. There is an ongoing creation of the woodland streams and an organic vegetable garden.
The gite has parking facilities for 2 cars. Bikes, fishing tackle and bait can be stored within the gamesroom.
The gite is situated on the upper floor of the coach house, above the gamesroom therefore unsuitable for wheelchair users. It is accessed by stairs.
The gite guests have exclusive use of the lake for carp fishing.
Pets are allowed for an extra £18 per week. Please ask for details.
Please bring your own cots. Both bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a cot.
Allan is a graduate in marketing and was a magazine and book publisher for most of his working life in Zimbabwe. His many years in Africa offer a deep reverence for writing,music,nature and community. He has an eye for antiques and enjoys exploring brocantes. <br/>I'm a graduate in Design Crafts and Ceramics. I teach Pottery and do crafts with primary school children.The house and garden are places where we both can be creative. We have immersed ourselves into the lifestyle we once dreamed of.
|Year property purchased||2011|
|Why this location?||Our explorations lead us to the rural southern Manche region of Normandy. We are surrounded by beauty forests,maize and wheat fields, apple/pear orchards and rivers.Our central location is ideal for visiting historical and medieval towns,attractions and yet within easy distance of the beaches.The region also is a wonderful attraction for nature lovers,clear skies for star gazing and open footpaths to walk.|
|Unique benefits of property||Guests feel that the environment is relaxing, safe and peaceful and that the facilities guarantee a memorable holiday|
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Lovey gite, lovely people and fantastic fishing.
Hosts Were very helpful and welcoming, Beautiful walks and villages.
Well situated for visiting attractions. Definitely one of our best holidays and would recommend.
Really had an enjoyable stay, Josie and Allan were a lovely couple made us feel very welcome. They gave us advice on wher best to shop, where to get fuel and best prices. Josie even gave us some homegrown griots vert which were delicious. As I'm a bit of a gardener it was nice to see the gardens and Josie also let me have some seed pods of a plant I liked. We were left alone to fish as I enjoy reading while my bite alarms are on it was really peaceful. The fishing was good with my husband catching the biggest of course at 19lb 5oz. Beautiful grounds, beautiful lake, and gardens what more could we ave hoped for. Many thanks
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