|La Herpiniere||Self Catering||Friday||2||4||1|
Sympathetically restored 2 bedroom 18th century farmhouse with retained period features yet installed with modern facilities for all family requirements.
Set in 5 acres of stunning gardens including a large pond, incorporating landscaped and natural features, with exquisite south-facing views over the countryside. Ideal base for exploring Normandy including the coast. 5 minutes drive to the nearest town of Sourdeval, and 10 minutes to historic Mortain.
Various activities and things to do nearby including golf, fishing, riding, cycling and walking. Local sight seeing places include Mont Saint Michel, Granville, Bayeux and Normandy beaches.
Comfortably sleeps 4 people, with one double and one twin bedroom. Spacious shower room/wc and fully fitted kitchen/dining room. Patio area with barbecue, table, chairs, parasol and sun-loungers. Free wi-fi and English tv. All utilities, bed linen and towels included. Restaurants within 5 mins drive and local artisan pizza takeaway offering free delivery service.
Open all year.
No smoking inside the property.
Weekly and short breaks offered.
Arrival dates are flexible.
Fully fitted kitchen, including fridge, washing machine, gas cooker, dish washer, microwave, kettle, toaster and all cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. Dining room table with four sets, plus high chair.
Comfortable three piece suite, open stone fireplace with log burner.
Bedroom 1. Double cast iron bed with wardrobes, chest of drawers. Hair dryer provided. The room has exposed authentic oak beams and natural wooden floors.
Bedroom 2. Twin single beds with wardrobe and chest of drawers. The room has exposed authentic oak beams and natural wooden floors.
Bed linen provided.
Ground floor shower room with toilet and sink. Heated with wall mounted electric radiator.
Wood burner in living room, supplemented throughout with electric radiators in all rooms including shower room.
Digital LED tv with UK satellite reception and radio. Dvd player. Free wi-fi.
A selection of dvds and books are provided.
Bbq and sun loungers are provided.
The Gite is set in over 5 acres of beautifully maintained and landscaped gardens including a large pond with decking area.
There are orchards, woodland paths and a large grassed area to explore and enjoy.
There is ample parking within the grounds, but no garage facility.
Suitable for families and couples and friends.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate wheelchair access on site.
World heritage site within 1.5 hours drive
Mortain within 10 minutes drive. Arromanches D Day museum and beaches 1.5 hours drive
Lovely gite in very relaxing location. Debbie and Robin are lovely hosts. An extremely enjoyable and restful week exploring Normandy.
Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you all.
We had a lovely stay here in the Normandy countryside.
The gite is a small cottage with a lovely traditional feel set in beautiful grounds. It has fantastic period features such as log burner and wooden beams, but all the modern conveniences you would expect from a holiday home.
The property is well maintained and has everything we needed for our stay. Everything was very clean and tidy. Nice big bathroom with lovely shower. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment and the cottage is well provided for.
The owners are absolutely lovely and made us feel very welcome our entire stay from their helpful advice before we arrived and their warm welcome and hospitality during our stay.
It is not overlooked at all, so it is perfect for peace, privacy and tranquility, but the owners are nearby if you need anything. They were extremely helpful and happy to share advice and tips on trips and local amenities.
The grounds are gorgeous - beautiful flowers and trees, birds singing, attractive setting for a relaxing break. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the table and chairs outside and admiring the scenery in the sunshine.
Location wise it is deep within the Normandy countryside, but a short drive from various villages and towns, so easy to get supplies. Perfect as a base for day trips to places like Mont St Michel, D Day beaches, St Malo, Bayeaux etc.
If you are looking for a restful break in a beautiful peaceful setting, look no further!
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great to meet you both and good luck for the future!
We enjoyed a wonderful week staying at the beautiful La Herpiniere and seeing lots of the Normandy countryside.
The gite, with its stone walls and beamed ceilings, is very comfortable, peaceful and well equipped with everything you need from kitchen appliances to outdoor games equipment. Debbie and Robin were wonderful hosts, answering all our questions ahead of our stay, calling to see if we were OK when we got lost on the way and giving us a guided tour of the extensive grounds and their fruit and veg garden - our daughter loved feeding the fish in the pond and keeping an eye out for the bunnies roaming the grassy acres around the cottage in the mornings.
There is plenty to see and do in the area - we regularly visited the heated swimming pool in nearby Mortain before enjoying great value lunches at Hotel de la Poste and L'Abbaye Hotel.
The excellent weather meant we spent a few afternoons on the sandy beach at Jullouville and visited Mont-Saint-Michel, as well as joining the locals at the horse races at nearby Vire.
All in all our week at La Herpiniere was very relaxing and we would love to return.
Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you all again soon.
If you ever have the opportunity to get to know Robin & Debbie Howard, you will be able to appreciate their humour and generosity.
Their Gite is in one of the most beautiful areas of Normandy, La Herpiniere is situated in acres of manicured gardens with views over the grounds and hills in the distance. The Gite is top quality too, open beams in the bedrooms and lounge which has an enormous fire place, the kitchen is modern, as is the bathroom, and has every appliance you would need? I was lucky enough to spend the week there, It's so tranquil and quite but there is also plenty to do if you wish. You can simply enjoy a BBQ in the beautiful surroundings or fine dine at the local gastronomic restaurant (I highly recommend the €55 a la carte menu as it is an outstanding dining experience). Ia Herpiniere is also a great location for cycling around the country side and the local village of Sourdeval.
If you're looking for a slower change of pace, a bit of piece and quite or even laughter over a glass (well, bottle!) of wine with Rob & Deb, then drop them a line and book! You won't be disappointed, wether you stop a night during your journey or stay longer.
Thank you Michael. We look forward to seeing you again!