Tranquil holiday gite for 4 in Normandy - NM006414

10/10
7km from La Haye-du-Puits, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM006414 Advertiser since: 30 May 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Landelle Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Rural Tranquility In The Heart Of Normandy. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gite La Landelle is a dog friendly gite located in the pretty hamlet of Varenguebec. It faces fields with countryside all around.

The Gite is joined to the owners house but is totally independent with its own bbq area, outside seating and fenced rear garden.

The inside has been newly refurbished this spring and offers high quality accommodation throughout including free wi-fi and heating in the cooler months.

Unique to some gites, we have opted for an additional shower room downstairs to ensure that two couples of families have this convenience.

A wellcome pack with essentials will be available on arrival to help you at the start of the holiday.

Well-behaved dog/s are welcome at no extra charge.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is newly installed and modern providing an oven, induction hob, microwave, washing machine, dish washer, large fridge freezer, toaster and kettle.

The crockery has been selected to reflect the owners desire to keep all designs "chicken" and supplies are plentiful for 4 people.

Dining is in the lounge area of the Gite, as well as an outside table and chairs.

Living rooms

The lounge has been tastefully fitted with solid wood furnishings with a round dining table that can be extended.

The settee can be converted to a bed settee if required (extra to the 4 beds).

There is a new TV/dvd which receives French, German, Dutch and English. Some dvds are available to borrow from the owner.

There are double doors which open to the outside seating area.

Bedrooms

Carpeted stairs lead to bedroom 1 which has an en suite shower room (spacious) to the side. The room has a velux window, king size hand made pine bed, wardrobe and drawers for storage.

Bedroom 2 is off the kitchen and has a front facing window. There are two single beds each hand made from pine.

There is a wardrobe and drawers, bedside tables and a vanity mirror.

Bed linen and curtains are matching. All bedlinen and bathroom towels and tea towels are provided free of charge and changed weekly.

Bathrooms

The downstairs bathroom houses a large shower, wc and basin. There is ample guest storage in the bathroom. There is a heated towel rail.

The upstairs bathroom is large and houses a single large shower unit, wc, basin and bidet. There is also a heated towel rail.

Heating

Heating is not included in the summer months of July, August, however should a cold snap prevail the owners will supply at a cost of 5 euros a day.

The heating is a combi-boiler which also controls the hot water.

Entertainment

There are a variety of board games available at the Gite along with books and maps.

Dvds can be hired from the owner free of charge but with a deposit of 10 euros for the week, refundable on departure.

Wi-fi is available in the Gite free of charge.

Garden and outside

The side area which is a sun trap, houses a table, chairs, sun umbrella and bbq. Sun beds are also available.

Up a few steps is a large lawned area, with a small nature friendly pond (appx 6" deep).

The side area and garden have been made secure for dogs.

Parking and garages

There is a parking area to the front and the side.

Visitor suitability

The Gite will appeal to families, couples and in particularly walkers and cyclists. There is a high chair and travel cot for babies.

Please note that there are 3 steps to the downstairs toilet so it is not suitable for wheelchair users.


Information about any additional facilities

The owner offers pre-prepared picnic baskets or a menu for dining in letting the host cook from a selection of menus for either the first or last night.

There is a hair dryer and ironing facilities with a clothes horse and pegs.

A comprehensive set of tourist information is available and the owner will be please to assist with any enquiries.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

* Vet details: Beuve Oliver, 4 Rue des hauts vents. La Haye du Puits, 02 33 46 06 07

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Jean la Brocante
Distance: 7 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Many
Name of nearest fishing location: Varenguebec
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Cote des Isles - Barneville
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries de Patt
Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Le Voie verte

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Julie Barnsdall

My name is Julie and I have just come to live in France with my husband and 2 dachshund dogs. La Landelle is our newly refurbished Gite, after owning a static caravan in nearby Portbail for 10 years. I love meeting people, planning and designing the interior of my Gite has given me great pleasure and I hope we have managed to go the extra mile to make this a lovely holiday place to enjoy thie delights of the Cotentin peninsula.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? A beautiful rural location benefitting from being in the heary of a small community but allowing peace and tranquility at the same time. We are close to the picturesque resort of Portbail and many other beaches on the west side and on the east we are close to the D-Day landing beaches and the vast history here.
Unique benefits of property We are located in a quiet, tranquil rural location within easy reach of the D-Day landing beaches and the beautiful Tourist beach of Portbail. The gite offers a high standard of rural living right in the heart of the country. Modern facilities including international TV and wi-fi are features to ensure you can keep in touch. Well behaved dog/s are welcome
The Gite is self contained and fully doggy friendly.
There are numerous restaurants near by ranging from very inexpensive with "Menu du Jour" to more sophisticated for those special occasions. The property has easy access to artisan markets which run weekly and are well worth a visit.
Walking, cycling and nature reserves are common pastimes of the local area with scenic boat rides accross the marais available daily and very reasonably priced.
The aera boasts many Cider manufacturers alongside local producers of Calvados which can be sampled at many of the sellers.

The Owner Recommends

Eating on a budget

Here in France the "routiers" are very popular not only with haulage drivers but the locals and visitors alike. The usual menus change daily and often have 5/6 choices. A buffet style starter can have meats, seafood and salads and you help yourself. A main is generally offered with a choice of potatoes, chips or green beans.Sweets are all made on site and can be several different Normandy cakes or ice cream. Cheese boards are plentiful and varied. Usually offered as a package with red wine or cider and sometime half a litre of rose. Coming in a 12-14 euros is a meal not to be missed.

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Nick, Lee, Irene & Benedict Leeds West Yorkshire 17 September, 2018

Had a great week in Julie and Martin’s Gite

They were great hosts and the Gite itself was well worth the money. Ideal location to visit Normandy especially the WWII Beaches and the museums.

Julie and Martin couldn’t do enough and were always on hand if we needed anything

Benedict our Caverlier King Charles loved the garden and was welcomed by Julie and Martin.

My mother who struggles with the stairs found the downstairs bedroom and shower room ideal

We will be returning

Thanks for everything

Owner response

Hi there

Thank you for the lovely review. It was great toi have you stay at Gite La Landelle and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
Thank you for leaving the Gite so tidy, we are moving in ourselves today.
It would be great to see you back one day with Benedict ofcourse!

Julie and Martin

10 / 10 Carol & Dave 26 July, 2018

We had a fantastic holiday at La Landelle. The Gite, attached to the owners property, is located in a small village in rural Normandy. The owners, Julie & Martin have provided everything you need including a very well equipped kitchen, they were great hosts and very welcoming and helpful, with local knowledge e.g good places to eat.
We found the setting just right for us, very relaxing and peaceful, so much so we can't wait to go back.

Owner response

Dear Carol and Dave

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having your stay at Gite La Landelle and we have valued your feedback to us. It was good to hear you enjoyed a great meal at La Commerce and we will visit it ourselves to sample the cuisine.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Julie and Martin