Holiday let for 2 with hot tub near Camembert

9.9/10
Les Champeaux (5km from Camembert), Orne, Normandy Reference: NO004898 Advertiser since: 4 July 2016
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Les Bouleaux Self Catering 1 2 1 Additional single bed can be put up

About this property

Stunning Cottage With Wood Burning Hot Tub. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Bouleaux is set in a peaceful location in two acres of pretty, informal gardens with mature fruit trees and flower borders.

It has recently been renovated to a high standard and has a large open plan living space. It has a sitting area with comfortable suite, wood burning stove and UK tv (freesat) with double doors leading to a large terraced area with a table and chairs; loungers and a wood burning hot tub together with a bbq and picnic table together with outstanding views. It has a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen area. Free wi-fi is available. The living area leads to a stunning bedroom with en suite facilities.

All linens are provided and included in the cost of the rental. All rooms in the cottage have a lovely aspect onto the garden and surrounding views.


Get away from all the hustle and bustle at Les Bouleaux you will savour the beautiful scenery, the stunning wildlife and the peace and quiet yet only 2 hours from Paris and one hour west of Honfleur, Deauville and Treauville.
Sit in the two acre garden at any one of a number of relaxing seating areas or relax in the wood burning hot tub with a glass of wine. On a truly hot summers day the hot tub is also a plunge pool. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside of Normandy. Deer can be seen strolling through the garden in the early morning and late evening. Sample fine local produce, rediscover the simple pleasures of life. With the famous Camembert as our nearest neighbour and within walking distance, you can visit the museum and sample the famous cheese. There is so much to see and do and yet you can remain within the gardens and imagine you are totally alone.
 
Meals provided if required, menu and costs available on site.
Welcome basket available if required, request details when booking.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Newly refurbished and fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, grill, microwave, and associated pots and pans. All appliances, pots pans, cutlery are new for 2016.

Lovely dining area with dining table. Meals available on request, menu and costs located in guestbook located in the cottage.

Living rooms

Lovely sitting room with luxurious feel, free sat tv up to date movies downloaded upon request, list of available movies located in guestbook. Patio doors leading to the decked terrace and wood burning hot tub. NEW for 2017 a wood burning stove for this chilly autumn evenings.

Bedrooms

Good sized room with king sized bed with luxurious bedding and a memory foam mattress all new for 2016.

Bathrooms

Brand new bathroom, with shower, large sink with storage, toilet, and heated towel rail.

Heating

Heated towel rail in bathroom, radiators in bedroom and dining area and wood burning stove in the lounge area.

Entertainment

Free sat with flat screen television, downloaded up to date movies with a list of films available located on site. ipod docking station, books and games. wood burning hot tub. Hiking, cycling, horse riding, walking, tourist spots such as Deauville, Treauville, Honfleur, Cabourg, Omaha available on a day trip and so much more

Garden and outside

Two acres of garden, with a variety of seating areas including a decked terrace all with stunning views. Additionally an allotment with organic fruit and vegetables available to guests when in season. Bbq with picnic table, additionally dining areas around the garden and on the terrace.

Parking and garages

A private parking space is provided.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples, couples with baby (must bring own travel cot), couples with one child (we have a single bed we can put up).

Information about any additional facilities

Wood burning hot tub can also be used as a plunge pool.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Pierre sur Dive
Distance: 25 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 60 km

Cycling

Family activities

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Petit Cob
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Samantha Gore

Andy and I are in our early 50's and have lived in Normandy for just over a year. I am originally from the North East of England and Andy is from Lancashire. I love to cook and try out new recipes, Andy is a keen gardener which is just as well as we have over 2 acres of garden. We also have our two springer spaniels, Pippa will chase sticks all day so be warned if you throw it once she is your shadow for life and Bailey just wants cuddles.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? We love Normandy and the location was central to so many stunning places and it was only 3km from Camembert, cheese on tap !!
Unique benefits of property The whole property was fully refurbished in 2016 and now includes a decked area and a wood burning hot tub, it has the most amazing views, and it is not unheard of to see badgers and deer roaming around the garden in the early morning and evening. Central location with so many places within driving distance yet in the heart of the country with birdsong and stunning views.

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3 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Sharon W 16 September, 2017

A very well presented bolthole for two with stunning views across a fabulous garden to a valley and hillside beyond. And a very relaxing hot tub also with the views! Hosts Sam and Andy live on site but respect your privacy although they emphasise they are there to help in any way if needed and supply a comprehensive folder of tourist information in the property. Les Bouleaux is immaculately clean with high quality bed linen and towels (and plenty of those). The nearby town of Vermoutiers has a very good range of independent shops selling delicious food as well as supermarkets. Try lunchtime three course plat de jour menu for 12 euros at L'Equerre in the town cenre. Excellent value and quality and packed with locals which says it all. Plenty of local apple and pear cider producers. And Calvados. You can try the horse racing nearby, take in the culture at Bayeaux a little further afield and visit the Normandy landing beaches to discover what happened in Operation Overlord. So much to see and do from a property very well situated to reach such a lot and be a quiet haven at the end of a busy day. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.

Owner response

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are both delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and our gite. It was nice to meet you and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the not to distant future.

Sam and Andy

10 / 10 Gill Tatlock 24 August, 2017

Absolutely beautiful gite in a stunning location. The log burning hot tub is wonderful with amazing views over the valley. The gite has everything you could ask for to make it a perfect home from home. The owners went out of their way to make sure we had a great holiday, nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack on arrival and the vase of fresh flowers was lovely to arrive to after a long journey. There's are some great walks around the area but if you want to go further afield a car is needed.

We can highly recommend the roast lamb dinner it was absolutely delicious.

We will definitely be back.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind commmts. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again.

9.7 / 10 The Royles 12 September, 2016

A spacious and comfortable gite in a beautiful setting. Owners most kind and helpful. Plenty of excursions. Would fully recommend.