|Le Pressoir||Self Catering||1||2||2||Sofabed on mezzanine for 2 extra adults|
Clean and comfortable gîte designed to offer a roomy holiday home for 2 people, with the possibility of sleeping up to 2 additional adults making use of the mezzanine sofa bed (please ask owners for details).
Double french doors lead into the open plan lounge/diner/kitchen area and, together with the partly vaulted ceiling, makes this space particularly light and cheery.
The modern fitted shower room is also located on the ground floor.
For out of season getaways, this gite is ideal. With underfloor heating, a very efficient Wood Burner, and double glazing throughout, a warm welcome awaits you whatever the weather.
An ornate spiral staircase leads up to the double bedroom, mezzanine and upstairs toilet.
Adjoining the owners property, and completely self-contained with its own entrance, parking, patio and garden, with bbq, picnic table and parasol.
Owners Karen and Andy will be delighted to greet you on arrival, and will happily be on hand during your stay to give friendly advice and help if required, without being intrusive.
This property is nestled in a small rural hamlet of half a dozen houses, including two working farms. The hamlet is surrounded by farmland and quiet roads, making it a good base for walks or cycling in the summer months. Or drive in any direction, either to visit some of the many popular tourist attractions in the area or just to admire the beautiful scenery. And of course you can just relax in the gite or the garden, soak up the sun and enjoy a bbq in the summer, or in winter stay cosy in the lounge, and snuggle up in front of the woodburner with a good book or a movie – ideal for a winter get away break!
The charming yet practical kitchen area has gas oven/hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. It is also well stocked with crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots, pans and utensils, and two wall cabinets for food storage.
Open plan lounge/diner/kitchen area.
A light and spacious feel, with comfortable sofa and chair, looking out to the garden through the french doors.
This is also a practical space, with a french buffet providing plenty of storage space, and a porte-manteau by the door to keep coats on hand.
Wi-fi is provided, as well as a LAN point for broadband connection.
There is also a tv with satellite (Freesat) English tv channels, French terrestrial tv channels, and a dvd player (please bring your own dvds).
The dining table is conveniently placed near the kitchen area, and also overlooks the garden through a second set of french doors.
Also in this area stands the elegant spiral staircase, always a favourite with our visitors!
The double aspect bedroom has a dormer window overlooking the garden, and a Velux overlooking the country lane behind the house. There is a double French bed and plenty of storage space (2 built-in cupboards in the eaves, 2 bedside cabinets, and a hanging rail).
The mezzanine has a comfy double sofa bed, cabinet and hanging rail, and is fully curtained for privacy.
All the upper floor (bedroom, mezzanine and upstairs wc) has hardwood flooring, and the vaulted ceilings make for a spacious feel.
Modern ground floor shower room with spacious shower cubicle, wc, washbasin with overhead light and power-point, heated towel radiator, and storage space in the built-in cupboard.
Upstairs there is a second wc with washbasin and storage cupboard.
Underfloor heating is available in the winter months, and the wood burner can be used any time of the year.
The underfloor heating and all wood for the burner is included in the rental rate.
The gîte enjoys a south facing aspect, with its own separate entrance, bbq, seating and small lawn.
Ample private parking for 2 cars.
This is ideal for couples looking for a rural getaway.
We regret that the gîte is not suitable for young children.
An iron and board is provided downstairs.
There is one hair dryer in the bedroom, and another in the shower room.
Access to owner's washing machine is available in the utility room.
We are Andy and Karen Williams, and we lived and worked in Norfolk, England until moving to France in 2012.<br/>The search for our dream home in France eventually led us to a property that fitted the bill perfectly in terms of location, potential for Andy as a complete restoration project, and our modest budget. For the next 5 years we spent our holidays working on the property, until 2012 when we followed our hearts and moved in to our home in France.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||We love the beauty and tranquillity of the Basse-Normandie countryside, the French way of life, the people, and the quiet roads that present stunning scenery turn after turn. The house and gite is situated in a small hamlet of six houses, including two working farms. Despite the rural nature of the area, there is plenty to do as well as see, and you don't have to drive far to reach a bustling town if that's your scene. In fact we believe there is something here to suit everyone. It is an easy drive from most ferry ports and Dinard airport, and the roads are generally a pleasure to drive so your holiday really starts as soon as you land on French soil. Restoring the house has been an amazing journey for us, a real labour of love, sometimes daunting but always rewarding.We have lots more information about Le Pressoir and the local area on our website http://www.unwindcouplefrance.co.uk/|
|Unique benefits of property||While the gite is well placed to explore the many tourist attractions of Basse Normandie, it's rural location also makes it ideal as a pleasant retreat, and so we feel it offers the best of both worlds.|
Drive through the Andaine forest to the impressive town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, set around a central lake in picturesque gardens. Here you will find everything from golf course to racecourse, thermal springs to casino, restaurants and shops.
Within an hour's drive, coastal delights include Mont Saint Michel (approx 45 mins drive) with its surrounding bay, and the D Day Landing Beaches (approx 1 1/2 hour drive), as well as pretty coastal towns.
In the 19th century Ger was home to a thriving pottery industry employing 700 workers. The Regional Pottery Museum, with its working kiln and demonstrations, makes for an interesting visit.
The pretty village of Lonlay, with its ancient Abbey and famous biscuit factory, is only 5 miles from the gîte.
Weekday markets all year round, and weekend car boot sales from around April to October, offer the opportunity to explore some of the many local towns and villages, as well as seeking out a bargain or two to take back home!
Steeped in history with much to explore. Boasting two waterfalls, and an outdoor heated swimming pool in summer. Not to be missed is the Petite Chapelle and Hill 314 (strategic WWII post), with a superb viewing point of the area across to the coast, and from where you can see Mont Saint Michel on a clear day.
We have lots more information about the area on our website http://www.unwindcouplefrance.co.uk/
We went to France for the first time and found a little 'gem' . The gite very peaceful and relaxing, Karen & Andy provided everything you could possibly want. The communication after the first enquiry was first class, Karen always kept us informed and responded very quickly to our queries which was a great help. The gite was perfect comfortable, beautiful,everything thought of ,lots of information regarding shopping,markets etc., lovely and clean,warm and very homely. We loved every minute and will return. They have done a superb job and it shows they care about making the holiday experience the best you can have. They were there if we needed. Thank you to you both for a great experience we will return. P.S. your chicken eggs are beautiful. I would recommend this gite to couples wanting a relaxing holiday. Thank you.
Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first visit to France and Le Pressoir. Our hens' eggs are always a big hit with our guests; we're glad you liked them! We look forward to welcoming you back here again in the future.
This stunning gite set in a beautifully peaceful idyllic area, quiet and relaxing. The gite is finished to a very high standard and VERY comfortable, equip with everything you could possibly need - perfect for our 8 day stay!
The delightful hosts Karen and Andrew were charming and very knowledgeable of the area where they live, giving us great suggestions on where to visit etc but were never intrusive on our time.
Flers, Sourdeval, Bayeux, Mont St Michel, Bagnoles-de-l'Ornes, Vire and the Normandy Beaches are only a short journey away. Many, many sights to see which even kept our 16 year old daughter happy - not an easy task at times!!
There are also the most delightful car boot sales available on set days to browse through and take in the immediate French culture that surrounds you.
A very good choice of local shops, petrol stations and patisseries are available in the local area.
We could not of asked for more, an incredible gite at a VERY reasonable rate and the hosts were just as wonderful. We will be certainly recommending to all our friends and family and be returning back ourselves as soon as possible.
We are thrilled that you made the most of your time in the area, and it is lovely to hear that you were so happy with the gite! Thank you for very kind comments, and we look forward to your return!
Our second visit to this fantastic barn conversion. Just as impressive as the first visit. Lovely and warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Beautiful linen and soft towels.Karen continues to add
little features using her artistic skills. Karen and Andy are charming hosts without being intrusive and so knowledgeable about the area. This is a lovely rural setting, suitable for all seasons within easy reach
of the channel port of Caen (90 minutes) and major towns and attractions. A lovely Welcome pack greets you on arrival. ideal for couples looking to 'get away' from the hustle and stress of life or, a Romantic Break.
Peter & Debbie Wise.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your second visit as much as the first! Thank you for your lovely comments, and we look forward to seeing you here again.
This was our second visit to ‘Le Pressoir and we found it as enchanting on the second visit, as we did on the first. We had a warm welcome from Karen and Andy who are excellent hosts who have put a lot of thought into equipping their Gite, everything you need for a comfortable stay a real home from home.
We had a lovely break and recharged our batteries in this rural and tranquil setting. which is ideally situated to explore the beautiful Normandy countryside. There are a lot of interesting places to visit without having to go too far.
If you enjoy walking we would recommend the ‘Goblin’ trail around Mortain a visit to La Fosse Arthour and the Andaine Forest.
There is plenty of local information in the Gite and Andy and Karen are on hand if you need any further information, they have a lot of local knowledge.
Having more than 20 years’ experience of renting properties across Europe this is definitely one of the best and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in this area. I We will certainly be returning at some time in the future.
We are delighted you enjoyed your second stay in our gîte, and that you found even more treasures to explore here this year! Thank you for you lovely review, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.