Rural Farmhouse for 4 to let, Orne, Normandy - NO006776

5km from Domfront, Orne, Normandy Reference: NO006776 Advertiser since: 10 January 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Bas Chenay Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Le Bas Chenay Is A Delightful Detached Old Farmhouse. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Bas is an ideal base to explore all that the region has to offer or you can relax in the garden taking in the beautiful surroundings. Situated just outside the Historical Medieval town of Domfront, sits Le Bas Chesnay a pretty detached old farmhouse which was converted into a gite, the gite is set in 2.5 acres of very peaceful countryside surrounded by working farmland, with sheep and cows aplenty. Although once here you feel you are in the middle of nowhere, we are in fact only 2 minutes and 5 minutes’ drive from a supermarket and Domfront. The gite is full of character, with many exposed old beams and has been renovated to offer a very comfortable place to stay.

There is something for everyone, especially for travellers who have not ventured abroad before, or for the hardened tourers whether it is on two or four wheels, Normandy is a great place to visit. We offer a great stop over en-route to other destinations as well as for those travellers who want to spend some more time discovering Normandy.

For the two-wheeler tourers we have plenty of undercover/secure parking for your bikes / motorbikes as well as a workshop to carry out basic maintenance or to wash down your bike. Although our driveway is gravel it is firm enough for motorbikes.

As a motorcyclist of over 30 years and having ridden several thousand miles through Europe over the past 20 years, I can certainly recommend a visit to France for its great roads and countryside.

The local area has a variety of recreational activities, forest walks, cycle routes, mountain bike routes, excellent for road and off-road biking, golf, tennis, kayaking, swimming, spa town or an ideal base for house hunting. Equally if you just want to get away from your busy life and relax this is the ideal place, to kick back, read books, listen to music or just the bird song in beautiful surroundings and in one of the most peaceful settings we have ever experienced.

The gite sleeps 4 and has 2 bedrooms (1 double and two single beds) and 2 bathrooms upstairs (1 ensuite), with a spacious living room and well equipped kitchen /diner on the ground floor.

The farmhouse has a private garden with its own garden furniture . Parking is outside the front door.

1 well behaved pet can stay, however there will be charge of 5 Euros per night.

We provide all linen and towels within the rental price.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There is a spacious living room and well equipped kitchen/diner on the ground floor.

The kitchen/diner includes a gas cooker (gas bottle) fridge, tassimo, microwave and washing machine and dishwasher with a table that seats 4.

Living rooms

In the lounge area there are plenty of comfortable chairs, tv with UK satellite and French channels, and a dvd player with a selection of dvd's. Books, magazines and games are also available.

Wi-fi is also available .

Bedrooms

The farmhouse sleeps 4 and has 2 bedrooms (1 double and 2 single beds) and 2 bathrooms upstairs (1 en suite).

The bedrooms do have sloping ceilings as they are built into the roof of the gite.

Bathrooms

Double room has an en suite bathroom, with toilet, sink and bath. There are shower attachments to the bath taps.

The second bedroom has its own bathroom, with toilet, sink and bath, it is not en suite. There are shower attachments to the bath taps.

Please note that the bathrooms are built in the roof of the Gite. Therefore, there are sloping ceilings to both of the bathrooms.

Heating

The farmhouse is heated by electric thermostatically controlled wall heaters in the lounge and both bedrooms.

Entertainment

Tv with UK satellite and French channels. There is a dvd player with a selection of dvd's. Books, magazines and games are also available. We have a couple of outside games that are available to guests on request.

Garden and outside

The farmhouse has a private garden with its own garden furniture. It has a dining area and a seating area, and is an ideal place to sit, relax and listen to the birdsong. You also have access to a lawned area which is to the back and side of the gite.

Parking and garages

Parking is available outside the front of the Gite for 1 vehicle, however, there is a carport opposite which has room for another vehicle. The carport has height restrictions, so large vans will not be able to park in that area.

Visitor suitability

We welcome children from the age of 5 as we do not have the facilities within the gite for younger children.

The farmhouse is surrounded by working open farmland. The grounds are partially fenced off from the farmland.

We have a lovely pond, however in places this is 4ft deep, plus the height from the grass area is over 6 ft. Therefore children must be supervised near this area at all times.

There are 3 stone steps leading up to the front door of the property and all bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Clinique vétérinaire Vefromance - Animal Hospital - 11 Rue de Saint-Front, 61700, Domfront, Telephone number: 0233370041 Cabinet Vétérinaire du Mont - 2 Rue du Mont Margantin, 61700, Domfront, Telephone number: 0233300740

Activities

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Bagnoles
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Levernieux Thierry
Distance: 3 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Domfront

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jean Benjamin

We moved to France permanently in November 2018 after falling in love with the farmhouse and our home a converted barn. We have two border collies and one cat. We pinch ourselves everyday, because we are so lucky to live in this part of France.<br/><br/>We advertise on other platforms (airbnb and gite.eu) we have plenty of reviews on those sites if you want to check us out. We are also on facebook and instagram. #lebaschenay

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Domfront falls in the western part of the Regional Natural Parc of Normandy-Maine, with quiet unspoiled landscape of rolling hills, forests and streams. We are situated just outside the Historical Medieval town of Domfront.
Unique benefits of property Le Bas Chesnay is a pretty detached old farmhouse which was converted into a gite. The gite is full of character, with many exposed old beams and has been renovated to offer a very comfortable place to stay, it is set in 2.5 acres of very peaceful countryside surrounded by working farmland, with sheep and cows aplenty. Although once here you feel you are in the middle of nowhere, we are in fact only 2 minutes and 5 minutes’ drive from a supermarket and Domfront.

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Places to visit and activities to do

The local area has a variety of recreational activities, forest walks, cycle routes, mountain bike routes, excellent for road and off-road biking, golf, tennis, kayaking, swimming, spa town or an ideal base for house hunting. Equally if you just want to get away from your busy life and relax this is the ideal place, to kick back, read books, listen to music or just the bird song in beautiful surroundings and in one of the most peaceful settings we have ever experienced.

Veloscenic cycle route Paris to Mont – St – Michel.
From Domfront, you can join the cycle route to Mont-St-Michel, this section follows a greenway along a disused railway line going through the typical quiet countryside of the Bocage Normand.

Chateau de Lassay - a 15th century castle. They have Guided tours every Sunday in English.

Lonlay -l'Abbaye and Biscuiterie l'Abbaye, it has a beautiful abbey and town square and is surrounded by walks and scenery, including the local Fosse Arthur.

Bagnoles de l Orne - The biggest spa town in western France, a charming town set around a large lake, overlooked by the casino.

Le Ferte - Mace - Extensive leisure park of 28 hectares, fully equipped to offer Swimming, windsurfing, pedal boats, horseback riding, canoeing, mini-golf as well as having its own beach.

Lassay les Chateaux - unusual chateau with round towers.

Pear Cider and Calvados - We are lucky to have local producers of pommeau and poiré, a refreshing, sparkling pear cider that is Ornes speciality signature .

Normandy is blessed with three world class attractions:
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
The Landing Beaches.
Bayeux Tapestry

There is also
Le Mans
National stud Le Haras du Pin
Cities of Caen & Alencon

If it is beaches you prefer you have a multitude to choose from - Carolles, Deauville, Trouville and Ouistreham, Cancal

For the more active (or adventurous), there is bungy jumping at Clècy, canoeing at Torchamp or Thury Harcourt.