Family holiday gite on Calvados/Orne border

Neuville-sur-Touques (10km from Vimoutiers), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO004407 Advertiser since: 23 November 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Petite Maison Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 Travel Cots

About this property

Charming Colombage Gite on Calvados/Orne Border. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Tucked away on the outskirts of the little sleepy village of Neuville Sur Touques, on the Calavdos/Orne border in Normandy, just 8km South of Vimoutiers is the detached property of "La Petite Maison".
A typical totally detached Normandy colombage gite with the oldest part being over 200 years old, with lots of characteristic wooden beams throughout. It sleeps 8 comfortably with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 ensuite) and has all the amenities you could possibly require, including wi-fi and all other modern comforts.
Set in its own secluded grounds covering 2500m2 of lawn garden, that contains many fruit trees, an enclosed children’s bark floor play area, a 10ft trampoline and a long private, gated and illuminated driveway.
 
It has beautiful views over farmland and countryside, with local woods all around...the perfect way to relax in what is a peaceful and tranquil environment. 

A pretty property with lots of character and charm, and with plenty of space for a large family or a group of friends to chill out and relax in, which is available to rent all year round.
Supermarkets, bakers, butchers etc are only 10 mins away.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped half open kitchen/diner with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and other electrical equipment. Dining table to seat 8, can extend to 12. (2 comfortable baby high chairs are also available) Woodburner, small tv, UK free sky, and iPod docking station.

Separate utility room with a second fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, oil fired central heating boiler, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, hoover, cleaning equipment, first aid box, fire extinguisher, wine rack, cloakroom and back door leading to garden and woodpile.

Living rooms

Comfortable family seating area, woodburner, large flat screen tv with UK free sky, dvd player, cd/iPod/radio player, wi-fi internet, selection of dvds, books and games.
French doors with views of the garden and long driveway lead to an outside patio area.

Bedrooms

4 comfortable fully furnished bedrooms, with beds all made and ready for your arrival.

Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed with en suite
Bedroom 2: Double bed with en suite (Ground floor)
Bedroom 3: Double bed
Bedroom 4: Twin with 2 singles (Ground floor)
2 travel cots also available on site.

Bathrooms

3 Shower rooms in total
Bathroom 1: En suite to Bedroom 1 with shower, basin & wc.
Bathroom 2: En suite to Bedroom 2 with shower, double basin & wc.
Bathroom 3: Family shower room with basin & wc.
Separate downstairs wc with basin.
Baby bath available.

Heating

Oil fired central heating to radiators throughout the house.
2 woodburners, 1 in living room and 1 in the kitchen/diner.
A large woodpile can be found at the rear of the house for those colder autumn/winter nights.

Entertainment

Satellite tv in living room and kitchen/diner, dvd player with large collection of dvds for all ages, cd/iPod/radio, variety of board games, book exchange library.

Garden and outside

The house is set in 2500m2 of secluded and secure lawned garden with various trees, many of which are fruit, with views over the countryside and the grazing cattle.
There is an enclosed bark floor childrens play area with a wooden slide & swing set, children's picnic bench and separate baby swing.
Also in the grounds is a 10ft trampoline, a garden swing chair, hammock, sun loungers and 2 patio areas with garden furniture and parasols.
There is a guest shed where you will find various outdoor garden games, a paddling pool, Mountain bikes and many other items to enjoy your time at La Petite Maison

Parking and garages

There is a long illuminated driveway with secure gates offering ample safe parking.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families of all ages, but especially for families with children, or groups of friends wanting to relax and enjoy their time together in France.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Surrounding Woods nearby

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Kevin Reardon

After more than 20 years of holidaying in Normandy and staying in other peoples gites along the way, we finally took the plunge in 2013 and bought our own. Having spent so many years doing this, we feel that we know exactly what people expect, not just with the Gite itself but also from the experience of a Gite holiday. Our aim in time is to live here permentantly ourselves, but untill we do, we want to share our home with others, so you can enjoy the same experiences we have had on our holidays

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Location is key to a good Gite holiday and we feel where we are, it could not be better placed to explore all that Normandy has to offer. Close enough to get to from most of the ferry ports and centrally located to be within travelling distance of the many points of interest Normandy has to offer.
The house itself is perfectly located in a beautiful rural location, giving peace and quiet when you want it, but having enough going on around you so you don't feel isolated. Ideal for both family holidays, or just chilling with a group of friends, where you can do as much, or as little as you please. Children have their own safe bark floored play area where they can tire themselves out whilst you relax and enjoy your holiday possibly with your feet up and a glass of wine on the go!
Unique benefits of property La Petite Maison is a property that when you step inside seems to go on and on. There are 4 large bedrooms all in areas of the house that give you some "alone" time but also has the communal areas where you can enjoy good family fun. There is a double bedroom downstairs with an en-suite bathroom for anybody with restricted access and who cannot manage stairs.
The huge garden is gated and secluded and has it's own safe fenced in play park and so many games you wont believe it, so you can let the little ones run themselves ragged without the stress of worrying about them.
We have put so much thought into how the house feels to our guests and hope you will enjoy your stay

The Owner Recommends

"Tiger Tank" at Vimoutiers

The Vimoutiers Tiger tank is a World War II German Tiger tank on outside display on the outskirts of Vimoutiers. The tank is a Tiger I Sd.Kfz. 181 Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E. The tank, numbered 231 belonged to the 2nd Company of the 102nd SS Heavy Panzer Battalion. On August 21, 1944, along with several other tanks (Panthers, Panzer III & IVs and other Tigers) plus assorted vehicles, it was heading out of the Falaise pocket to a fuel dump at the Chateau de l'Horloge in Ticheville during the last days of the Battle of Normandy. It is thought the tank ran out of fuel on RN 179 between Lisieux and Alençon just before entering Vimoutiers. The tank's crew abandoned the tank after setting 2 explosive charges which immobilized the turret and damaged the engine decking

Bayeaux

1hr 25mins, famous for the Bayeaux Tapestry, is a town filled with beautiful half-timbered buildings that escaped the bombings of WW2. Also the British and American War cemeteries are very close to Bayeaux and well worth a visit

Camembert

Camembert is a 10 minute drive from us. It is a very small village but worth the visit. There are 2 museums, the president farm museum which takes you through the history of the cheese and the inventor of the cheese Marie Harel and the Camembert museum where you can taste the cheese. Camembert is no longer made here

Chateaux

There are many Chateaux, all within an hours drive away including Vendeuvre, de Sassy, Beaumesnil, Carrouges, and de Canon

Cider Producers

Cider has been made locally since the middle ages. We have 3 cider farms 10 minutes drive away, one of which is an organic farm. You can go along to taste their cider, poire (pear cider), pommeau (an aperitif), Calvados and apple juice!

Coast/Beaches

The nearest beaches to visit are about an hours drive away along the northern coast between Ouistreham and Deauville. Deauville with it's long sandy beach, is the Cannes of the north with it's yearly film festival. A Casino, Horse Racing, designer boutiques and antiques shops

D-Day Beaches

The Memorial at Caen, Pegasus Bridge and the moving landing beaches are all within easy driving distance from us. Visit the British Cemetery at Bayeux. The museum at Arromanche is a must to see how the Mulberry Harbour was constructed. Futher along the coast are Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery

Falaise

Falaise Castle is where William the Conqueror was born. The tour which is through head phones gives you a great insight into the history of William the Conqueror and the Dukes of Normandy. The castle stands high above the town and has great views. There is a large grassed area around the castle where you can picnic before your visit

Haras du Pin

The Haras du Pin situated in the village of Pin-au-Haras is a 20 minute drive. It is a symbol of French excellence in horse breeding, and is the most ancient and prestigious of the national studs. The haras is open daily and every Thursday there is a 45 minute presentation of stallions and carriages to music. This is well worth a visit and very professional

Honfleur

Honfleur: 1hr, an old fishing port that is like a living museum, tall houses surrounding the port, lots of cafes and restaurants, local speciality Moules Fritte, numerous antique/art galleries and a tropical butterfly house

Le Zoo de Cerza

Hermival les Vaux: 35 mins, a conservation zoo with many species from all over the world. Well worth a visit, and good value for money, that will keep the family entertained all day

Lisieux

35 mins, world-famous thanks to Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus. with it's Basilica built in her honour

Livarot

Livarot is a 20 minute drive and the museum is well worth a visit. It is the only independent company which produces Pont-Leveque, Livarot and Camembert cheese. The free visit includes a tour of the factory where you see the cheese being produced

Monet's Garden at Giverny

1hr 50mins, a beautiful place to visit, Giverny is a delightful little town but Monets garden is of course the main attraction, one of the most visited places in the whole of France

Mont Saint-Michel

2hrs 10mins, a UNESCO world heritage site, that is well worth a visit

Montormel Memorial

Montormel Memorial is a 10 minute drive from us. It is where the battle of Normandy ended. Overlooking the valley known as the Falaise gap. There are films and exhibitions, a very moving experience

Rouen

1hr, historical capital city of Normandy on the River Seine. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe and where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake

Suisse Normand

Suisse Normand is a beautiful area just an hour away. Visit Clecy for rock climbing, water activities and a miniature railway. Roche d’Oetre is an area of outstanding beauty. There is a visitor’s centre, woodland trails and an acrobatic park in the wood. There are different runs from nursery to the black run, not for the faint hearted!