Idyllic holiday cottage in Normandy to let - NO004117

9.9/10
Torchamp (7km from Domfront), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO004117 Advertiser since: 24 April 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Cottage Normand Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2

About this property

Stunning, Traditional Normandy Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Cottage Normand is a beautiful, traditional Normandy Colombage farmhouse. It is believed to date back to the late 17th century with later additions made in the 18th Century.
 
The property has been sympathetically restored to a high standard by the current owners who believe that guests will love it as much as they do. The combination of traditional Normandy charm and the convenience of 21st century living make this a fantastic place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of modern living.
 
The ground floor comprises a spacious lounge, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, toilet and utility room which includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet. The original goat barn has been converted into a snug that is accessed from the lounge and ideal for even quieter moments!
 
The first floor is accessed from the lounge and has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a bath and en suite wc and washbasin. There is a separate shower room and 2 further bedrooms.
 
Le Cottage Normand is ideal for families who seek peace and quiet in a calm, rural setting or perhaps even a romantic location for a honeymoon couple!
 
It is ‘far from the madding crowd’ but provides an excellent base to visit the many attractions of the region. The village of Torchamp is 8 minutes away where there is a small shop and bar and restaurant. In the opposite direction, the beautiful medieval town of Domfront is a 7 minute drive. Here you will find supermarkets, chemists, restaurants and hairdressers but the real joy is the history. The castle (with dungeons!) is linked to William the Conqueror and the 100-year war and the square in the centre of town is simply beautiful, with cobbled streets and timber houses everywhere. The view from the castle is spectacular.

A short walk through the castle grounds takes you to a house built into the side of the cliff where you will find a plaque that commemorates the hiding of airmen, by the French resistance, during WWII.
 
Twenty minutes from Domfront, you find the ‘belle epoque’ spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne and 1 hour in the other direction sees you at the Normandy coast.

A £200 security Bond is applicable returnable after departure.

Flexible arrival times are available, please make an enquiry to us about this.

Please note: check-in time is after 3.00pm & check-out time is before 10.00am.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large 'country style' kitchen. Lots of cupboards and worktops. Double sink,
oven, hob, extractor fan, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, crockery, pans, cutlery etc. Loads of table linen, dishcloths, tea towels etc.

Living rooms

Lounge - Comfy seating for 8 people. Flat screen tv. dvd, vcr, traditional Normandy furniture.

Large farmhouse dining room/kitchen - Oak table with 8 chairs. Wine-rack, small barrel/bar.

Snug - 3 armchairs, Henry 2nd desk.

Tables, lamps, soft furnishings.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom - Double bed (140cm wide). Fabulous panoramic window. Ball and claw bath, en suite wc with hand basin.
Room 2 - Double bed (150cm wide).
Room 3 - Double bed (140cm wide). 2 single beds (90cm wide). Tiled washstand with basin.

Bathrooms

Shower room with modern cubicle shower, antique style toilet and washbasin.
Ball and claw bath.

Heating

Electric central heating throughout.

Entertainment

Tv, Internet.

Garden and outside

Good sized, lawn with patio and picnic table. There is an open barn opposite the house (next to the bbq) that is ideal for outdoor dining on rainy days or just to sit in the shade with a glass or two of the local cider perhaps!
An area at the rear of the house is private and perfect for sunbathing.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for several cars.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le Bon Coin
Distance: 3 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 8 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Torchamp
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Bagnoles de l'Orne
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bonvouloir
Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Domfront

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Bagnoles de l'Orne

Just 18km away is the pretty and vibrant spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne. Here you will find restaurants spilling onto the pavements, a lake with pedalos, a casino, bars and shops. http://www.bagnolesdelorne.com/voir-faire/sites-de-visite

Domfront

The beautiful medieval town of Domfront is an absolute must see. History abounds in this Castled town. visit https://www.google.fr/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=domfront

Kayaking

Kayaking and canoe hire is available at Centre De Pleine Nature http://www.pleinenature-normandie.com/ Tél. 02 33 38 70 41 on the lovely La Varenne river.

La Ferté-Macé

About 30 mins away is the man made lake of La Ferté-Macé. Swimming is safe and patrolled. Lovely beach, bikes, kayaks and canoes to hire. Lovely day out.

Le Mont St Michel

Simply breathtaking! view this link to see why.....http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com/en/accueil.htm

Normandy Landing Beaches

The Normandy landing beaches are approximately 2 hours away and most certainly worth a visit.

St Malo

Situated on the coast about 90 mins away and well worth a visit is the port of St Malo. Turquoise sea, beautiful views, sandy beaches, restaurants and bistros galore. visit http://www.saint-malo-tourisme.co.uk/

8 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 The Robinsons 12 September, 2019

We would highly recommend this beautiful holiday property.

Great care has been taken during the renovation of this traditional property, with much attention to detail. It has the feel of a traditional rural residence, whilst providing all the creature comforts! Outside is as pretty as a picture (passing cyclists stopped to take photos!) and the inside is equally beautiful. The master bedroom is stunning, with an amazing picture window looking across fields.

The owners gave us a warm welcome and careful introduction to how things worked. They also left us cider and samples from a local patisserie! Delicious. The house was very clean and well maintained, with everything provided that we might need.

The rural setting was peaceful, but just minutes away from Domfront. This small town has pretty streets, boulangerie, patisserie, cafes, restaurants, a castle with stunning views, and a convenient supermarket. We found plenty to do in the surrounding area, to keep our older children entertained.

10 / 10 ANNE & ROGER 28 June, 2019

We could not fault this property for comfort, appeal or provision of every detail.
The quiet country setting was a welcome break from the 'hustle and bustle' and there was plenty of equipment provided for activities/entertainment. The owners were very helpful; the only difficulty was finding the property as we had been re-routed on our way and did not have detailed directions for a different direction of approach.
We will most certainly be recommending Le Fiaudiere to friends and family.

10 / 10 AussieBevan 14 May, 2019

What a great place to spend a week!!! Everything we needed was available, the place was clean and comfortable. The hosts Mike and Lynda were friendly and made us welcome on arrival - and they included some pear cider to help us start our holiday. Great spot nestled amongst the cows and lovely open green fuelds - just what we needed to clean out the city cobwebs. Situated in easy travelling distance to dine great villages and amusements, we had no trouble filling our week with fun and delightful adventures. Highly recommended

10 / 10 HollandFamily 31 October, 2018

Le Cottage is everything you could wish for in a Normandy retrea. A warm welcome from the owners and a beautifully clean and comfortable home from home.
The area is perfect for a peaceful break away, with plenty to do for those wishing to explore the area.

Looking forward to a return visit. Would recommend this lovely place to anyone.

Owner response

It is such a pleasure to host guests as lovely and respectful as Sara and her family. As soon as we met them we knew that 'Le Cottage' was in safe hands!

Unfortunately we didn't get to meet them again as they left very early in the morning. When we arrived it had been left in a lovely condition.

Thank you all.

Welcome back anytime.

Mike& Lyn