Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 9.9/10
|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, a fresh fish shop and a supermarket for all your requirements.
Set in around an acre of of its own secure grounds the cottage retains all its original charm with 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, so you can barbecue your catch when you return at the cottage, so don't forget your fishing rods.
The property has two log burning stoves and electric heating together with a separate hot water heater
The cottage is set in a very quiet location with cows inn adjacent fields
Because this is our own home which we let out for holiday rentals, it is furnished with that in mind. We have enjoyed buying beautiful treasures from local brocante and vide greniers over the years and have collected an abundance of wonderful pieces which are displayed around the house giving it a stylish, homely and eclectic look.
Just 20 minutes from the major town of Dieppe it is ideally suited for the daily return ferry from Newhaven.
The house is superbly located to enable day trips to many famous places, including Mont St Michael, Paris, Rouen, Giverney, Versailles, Bayeaux
Alternatively the Channel tunnel train or ferry to Calais is around 2 hours drive.
A traditional French farmhouse kitchen retaining original features whilst ensuring high quality electrical appliances and facilities
Wood burning stove set into fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, toaster, Freesat tv and radio, cd player.
Plentiful supply of beautiful glasses, tableware and more utensils than you will ever require!
The kitchen is lovely for casual and cosy eating, with a large table and six chairs in the centre of the room in front of the log burner.
The striking downstairs living area has a large wood burning stove set into the large open brick fireplace.
Original brick flooring.
Two comfortable sofas and armchair
Relax and listen to the music system for cds and mp3 compatible.
The relaxing upstairs living area has Freesat tv and radio.
Cosy sofa and chairs
Upstairs bedroom 1.
Lots of original beam features
Luxurious superking v-spring bed.
Freesat tv and radio.
Door opening onto adjacent large balcony with views across the countrside
Upstairs bedroom 2.
Lots of original beam character.
One single bed
Double doors onto adjacent large balcony with views across adjoining fields where cows graze in the summer
Downstairs bedroom 3.
Adjacent to the kitchen
Large bedroom with double bed.
Comfortable seating area with lovely sofa
Traventine tile flooring.
Separate en suite with wc, wash basin and shower.
Lots of original beams.
Cupboard which houses Bosch washing machine and large fridge freezer
Recently refurbished in 'Chinoise' style with 'marble' tiling
Double wash basins set in sparkling silver/black and white mosaic
Extra large super powered glass shower
Roll top bath
Downstairs shower room (en suite to downstairs bedroom)
Glass shower cubicle
Two wood burning stoves in downstairs lounge and kitchen
Electric wall heaters which can be independently controlled.
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 secure grounds of approximately an acre of gardens enabling dogs and children freedom to run around with no fear of getting escaping/getting lost
A newly created large terrace with covered gazebo for sheltered dining with a large table and six chairs under a beautiful chandelier light!
Multiple seating areas around the ground and terrace to enjoying the sunshine during different times of the day
A barbecue for those lovely outside lunches or dinners.
Large parking space for multiple cars/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 for anybody who finds stairs difficult
Celia and I have had a love affair with France for the last 30 years, enjoying everything about it - the food, countryside, people and lifestyle. We love going to the local vide grenier's and finding lots of treasures for our Brittany home
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!
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