|Rose Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||3||8||2||Also single bed in double room Sofa bed|
A lovely circa 300 year old timber frame Norman cottage set in the hamlet of Lamberville, a pleasant 10 minute walk to the village of Bacqueville en Caux with every type of shop, lovely boulangerie for fresh bread and croissants daily and a supermarket for all your requirements.
Set in around an acre of of its own grounds the cottage retains all its original charm with a few added modern features such as Freesat tv and radio stations with UK channels and broadband. Opposite within walking distance is a self catch fishery where you can rent a space for a half or full day and keep what you land, and you can barbecue your catch back at the cottage, so don't forget your fishing rods.
The cottage is set in a very quiet location with cows to one side and a neighbours horse the other.
The property has two log burning stoves which supply heat in the winter and also an immersion heater for hot water in the summer months.
Just 20 minutes from the major town of Dieppe it is ideally suited for the daily return ferry from Newhaven.
Alternatively the Channel tunnel train or ferry to Calais is around 2 hours drive.
A real French farmhouse kitchen with a large table and chairs for six people with tile flooring.
Wood burning stove set into fireplace, cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, Freesat tv and radio, cd player.
Plentiful supply of glasses, crockery and utensils.
The kitchen is usually used for eating most meals, but for lovely lunches or special evening meals please use the separate stylish shabby chic style dining room area.
The lovely downstairs living area has a large wood burning stove set into the large fireplace.
Original brick flooring.
Two comfortable sofas and chair.
Relax and listen to the music system for cds and mp3 compatible.
The relaxing upstairs living area has Freesat tv and radio.
Two sofas (1 can convert to sofa bed).
Upstairs bedroom 1.
Lots of original beam features
Comfortable king size bed.
Freesat tv and radio.
Upstairs bedroom 2.
Lots of original beam character.
One single bed
Downstairs bedroom 3.
Large bedroom with double bed.
Traventine tile flooring.
Separate en suite with wc and shower.
Lots of original beams.
Upstairs family bathroom, containing bath, wc, shower, sink and tiled floor.
Two wood burning stoves.
A great number of extra electric heaters are around the house in case they are needed.
A number of televisions are around the house most with Freesat, radio and dvd players.
Several cd music systems are around the house.
A selection of cds and dvds, (please do not remove from house).
A number of board games are available in the drawer in the dining area.
The house is set in its own grounds of approximately an acre of grassland which is especially useful if you have a dogs or children to wear out.
We have a patio outside of the house with an outside table and chairs to seat 6.
A barbecue for those lovely outside lunches or dinners.
Once inside the gate of the property there is plenty of space for parking cars or larger vehicles.
The enclosed fenced garden is very suitable for children and dogs.
Although the property is not by any means wheelchair or disabled compatible, the downstairs bedroom with its own en suite does make it suitable with anybody who find stairs a problem.
A major golf course is 20 minutes away just outside of Dieppe.
The D-day beaches and the Bayeaux tapestry are within driving distance.
Rouen and visit Joan of Arc memorial and lovely art galleries, and Dieppe are musts to visit as well as Monets house at Giverney, the beautiful resort and glorious sands of Deauville with its International film festival.
We were met upon arrival by Brian & Celia who immediately made us feel welcome & gave us a tour of their beautiful cottage which was situated in a large private garden area surrounded by trees and countryside & where we found ourselves becoming avid bird watchers as the week progressed.
The cottage is immaculate yet extremely homely & contains wonderful objets d’art. Every day we found something new to look at & admire. Brian and Celia have exquisite taste and have successfully mixed the old & the new in perfect harmony.
The main bedroom has its own terrace area & its a lovely treat to sit out & enjoy a coffee in the morning listening to the birds singing. There are a further 2 bedrooms which are comfortable & spotless.
The kitchen is stocked full of crockery, cutlery and glassware & there is a BBQ outside on the main patio & a table & chairs for 6 which overlooks the beautiful garden area.
The nearby village of Bacqueville en Caux is charming, the locals are extremely friendly & displayed endless patience with my schoolgirl French! The pretty port of Dieppe is approximately 30 mins away & there are small hamlets & towns dotted all around the area. We'd planned to sightsee a lot more than we actually got around but were so comfortable and relaxed at the cottage it was hard to leave! Maybe next time we will venture further.
We'd highly recommend a stay here and would love to return
For now, back at work in the noisy city, Rose Cottage remains a beautiful memory.
Having 2 children aged 5 and 10 we wanted somewhere with a homely base, lots of things to do and explore in Normandy. We chose Rose Cottage as it looked so charming and within easy reach of beach and towns. We were so glad we did. We couldn't believe the short easy journey from the ferry port to the cottage. as we pulled into the large driiveway we discovered the most beautiful French cottage. On entering the children hastily wandered around discovering rooms and choosing their beds (next to the T.V area so they could relax in the evenings after a busy day at the beach). I made a beeline for the kitchen and the kettle discovering that it was kitted out with absolutely everything you could need.
We decided to go and explore the area and find the beach. According to the sat nav there was one not far away. We found it after a 15 min drive through beautiful French countryside, parked up and took the short walk down the steps to the sea. It was stunning! Miles of sandy beach with large rocks and rock pools for the kids to climb on and look for crabs and other rock pool creatures! During the holiday the beach was the firm favourite, however, I adored the local towns with markets, boutique shops, restaurants and of course the all important boulangerie and patisserie!
The cottage was ideal for us and very spacious. The beds were incredibly comfortable and everyone slept really well. In fact it was difficult to get up!
One evening we decided to light 1 of the wood burning stoves after coming in from being outside having our BBQ. Everything was there that we needed down to the paper and firelighters. We couldn't believe the heat!
We are actually considering booking the cottage in the winter for a break with friends and kids. We may even take our dog Buster! I would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a holiday. The owners were delightful to deal with and it was so well equipped. Although you would need a car or bikes to get around on unless you were a walker. Finally, directions were easy to follow and everything about the cottage was exactly as it says on the tin!! Happy booking!