Normandy cottage rental St Philbert sur Orne

8.4/10
Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne (4.80km from Pont-d'Ouilly), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO000243 Advertiser since: 10 August 2000
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Stone Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Cottage, Old Cider Press in Lovely Suisse Normandy. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

St Philbert-sur-Orne is peaceful hamlet with stunning views. Caen (and port) only 50 mins. Pont-d'Ouilly 3 miles (basic shops and restaurant by river), Falaise 7 miles (hypermarket, banks etc). Weekly markets at Falaise and Conde-sur-Noireau. The Suisse Normande offers wonderful scenery, and is a good centre from which to explore (Bayeux, the Normandy beaches, Honfleur).
 
Activities
Canoeing, fishing, riding, bicycle hire, swimming, rock climbing, velo-rail. Many marked walks from doorstep. 
The cottage (built 1790 as communal cider press) is almost the last house in the hamlet, and adjacent to magnificent countryside. It offers accommodation on one level, is homely (i.e, not particularly elegant!) and well equipped. Cosy in winter (electric central heating).
Living room (11 x 17) view of valley, log fire. Dining table. Radio, cds, videos, books.
Double bedroom (off living room). Twin bedroom (window in photo) overlooks enclosed garden.
Narrow shower room (with cubicle), basin and/wc .
Kitchen (microwave, fridge-freezer, elec/gas cooker) and breakfast table.
Garage (logs, garden furniture, bbq). Quiet garden.
5% discount for 2 week bookings.
Comfortable and homely....i.e. well-equipped and and tidy.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Table in lounge and a smaller one in kitchen. Fridge with small freezer compartment. Microwave, elec oven with gas/electric hobs. Iron.
Electric radiators.

Living rooms

Dining table. Open fireplace, 3 armchairs and one sofa. Two side cupboards containing books, videos, cds, games, radio, cd player, also video player. double aspect windows. Electric radiators.

Bedrooms

One with double bed....hairdryer. The other (garden room) with twin beds. One electric underblanket. Electric radiators.

Bathrooms

One narrow shower room. Basin, wc, shower cubicle, electric radiator.

Heating

Electric radiators in all rooms. Open fireplace in lounge. Logs supplied.

Entertainment

Radio, cd, tapes, vhs cassettes. No satellite tv.

Garden and outside

Enclosed lawn (part sun, part shade) garden furniture and small bbq.

Parking and garages

One space by main door, also in garage and in the lane.

Visitor suitability

Six steps up to main door (garden side). There are handrails.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 8 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Pont de Vers
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Clecy
Distance: 9 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Baronnerie
Distance: 7 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Nearest Restaurant

Roche d'Oetre.

7 Reviews
8.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 8.9
  • Comfort: 8.3
  • Condition: 7.9
  • Facilities: 7.6
  • Local Amenities: 7.4
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9
8.1 / 10 Trevorh 14 December, 2012

Beautiful little cottage in a lovely quiet hilly village.
Highly recommended

10 / 10 BS, Epsom 28 October, 2012

Well described on website.

Wonderfully quiet country location.
Great area for walking and cycling, with plenty of other activities available close by.

Accommodation is suitable for all ages at any time of the year.
Bright and cheery, whilst being cosy in winter.

Easy drive from ferry at Caen.

8.4 / 10 K. Neaves 28 October, 2012

Tha property was accurately described, clean, well maintained and well prepared for our arrival.

The owner provided good customer service and advice and I would recommend this property to friends and relatives

Attractive walks and tours were well advertised and signposted and we really enjoyed the varied countryside.

Having a car with us enabled us to visit Bayeux, Le Mans and the sites of the Normandy Landings and the American Cemetery.

8.9 / 10 DANNY & JEAN 21 October, 2012

The location of this cottage is quite remote and in a small village in a lovely and scenic area which is what we wanted. The highlight of the cottage is the large open log fire and on cold nights this is just perfect! The cottage is fully equipped and clean and there are dozens of leaflets and maps of the surrounding area to get the best out of the holiday. A secure garage is a bonus. If there were any problems a local man who lives near the cottage is on hand. It is also a good location to visit the Normandy beaches, Caen and Bayeux which we visited. We would recommend this cottage to a friend or relative.