B&B in Suisse Normande close to Conde sur Noireau

Character Bed And Breakfast In Old Watermill

Peaceful Location In Suisse Normande 15 Mins Drive From Two Large Towns

Bed And Breakfast With Two Guestrooms

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  • Property type:Guesthouse
  • Sleeps:7 (2 bedrooms)
  • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet access

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Property description

Our 18th century converted watermill is situated in a quiet valley in Suisse Normande where the sound of the river and birdsong are usually the only sounds you will hear in our two acres of garden and orchard.

Beautiful walks can be taken directly from the house as footpaths and quiet lanes lead in all directions. There are many nearby attractions, including the riverside town of Clecy, where cycling, kayaking, pedalos and climbing can be enjoyed. Clecy also has a superb golf course.

If you are a keen cyclist, the surrounding area is fantastic - as an ex-professional cyclist (Australian team) I find the roads and lanes are the best I have ever ridden, with little traffic and well-kept surfaces, it is sheer pleasure!

The valley is a wildlife haven with wild roe deer, red squirrels, pine marten and wonderful bird watching. There are historic gardens, castles, museums, art galleries and Second World War sites within easy driving distance.

We are ideal for an overnight stop on your way south or for a longer break in this lovely region.

Accommodation description

Le Moulin Maison (2 Guestrooms)

Le Moulin Maison is a character Bed and Breakfast situated in the fabulous region of Suisse Normande. Very comfortable bedrooms with en-suite facilities in converted watermill. We can supply a cot and highchair if required, at no extra charge. Well behaved dogs are also very welcome for which there is no charge.

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Living Rooms: 1

Property Type: Guesthouse


Outside
After a long drive or a great day out, enjoy relaxing in the garden at one of the many tables and benches by the riverside. The whole two acres are there for you to enjoy anytime during your stay. Why not enjoy a game of boules or badminton on the lawn, or just relax with a glass of wine.

Important notes on accommodation

Both guest bedrooms were part of the old watermill but are now very comfortable with heating, tea making facilities, showers and lovely décor. Both have tv/dvd/radio and free WiFi. We have a selection of books, games and puzzles and a comfortable and characterful sitting room with log fire during the winter/spring/autumn. You may choose to dine in our farmhouse kitchen where we prepare evening meals using as much local produce as possible - if you have a special diet or allergy, we can consult with you beforehand. We offer a selection of good French wines or non-alcoholic drinks to accompany your meal.

Location Type: River, Rural.

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Le Moulin Maison (2 Guestrooms) prices

Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
1 March 2014 - 31 October 2014 58.00 1

Notes on prices
58 euros per night for a double en suite room including breakfast. Children 5 to 12 years 10 euros, 13 years and upwards 20 euros per night - no charge for under fives. No charge for dogs. OCTOBER HALF TERM PACKAGE - 3 night's accommodation for two adults and up to two children, including an evening meal on arrival day for an inclusive price of only 199 euros (normally 274 euros plus) Please enquire if you would like an evening meal on arrival.

Changeover day
Please contact owner.

Booking notes
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Location

B&B in Suisse Normande close to Conde sur Noireau

About the area

Coast/Beach
D-Day and family beaches are around fifty minutes' drive. All the coast is sandy and the facilities are excellent. Children are well catered for and the seafood restaurants are superb.

Golf
Clecy is fifteen minutes drive and Vire is 25 minutes.

How to get there
Caen ferry port is one hour's drive, Cherbourg is 2.5 hours, Le Havre 2 hours and Dieppe 3 hours. The Channel Tunnel and Calais are approximately four hours. Paris is about 3.5 hours by train or car. The nearest major train station is at Fler.

Distances
Conde sur Noireau (six miles) for restaurants, banks, supermarket, weekly outdoor market (Thursday). Aunay sur Odon (ten miles) also has restaurants, shops and banks. Several villages within 3 to 5 miles. Vire (large town with excellent shopping and Friday market) is 15 miles.

Guest reviews

Le Moulin Maison (2 Guestrooms)
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Guest
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5/5

Reviewed by: Rachel and John uk, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 25 July 2014

Date of stay: July 2014

"Superb "

A big thank you Terri and Bill for the fantastic couple of nights we had staying with you, fantastic meal and great company, you have a beautiful home and fantastic garden Toffee was most upset to have to leave think she had made herself quite at home!! We will definitely be back (next time on the right day I promise!!) take care and thank you again Rachel, John and Toffee the dog xxx

Response to review:
The pleasure was all ours Rachel and John - it was lovely having you to stay and we especially enjoyed your company over dinner on that beautiful evening by the river. We fell in love with Toffee, she's really special! Thank you for your comments, they are very much appreciated. We'd love to see you again.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with teenagers and romantic getaway

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Reviewed by: Rob and Holly, Australia

Reviewed: 16 May 2014

Date of stay: April 2014

"Wonderful!"

Thankyou Terri and Bill for making us feel so comfortable in you lovely B&B. The meal on our first night was a thoughtful touch, the rooms are very nice with very comfortable beds. A yummy breakfast in the morning and very kind, helpful hosts who lent us maps and even did our washing! The mill is set in a pretty valley and central to lots of attractions. We would love to visit again!

Response to review:
Thank you Rob, Holly and Elizabeth, you were great guests and it was a pleasure meeting you - we very much hope that you do visit again.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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Reviewed by: Teresa, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 20 April 2014

Date of stay: April 2014

"A Little Piece of Heaven"

We had a wonderful stay here. Teresa and Bill were so welcoming and went out of their way to look after us. We arrived late in the evening and were thankful we'd ordered an evening meal which was absolutely delicious. The house is set in such a beautiful, scenic area and we loved the peace and tranquillity of it and the fact that it was within easy reach of lots of interesting places to visit. We wished we'd had longer! The room was lovely and clean, and very spacious and comfortable and we are still missing the wonderful breakfasts. A really relaxed and homely place to stay..I couldn't recommend this place highly enough.

Response to review:
Thank you very much for the review Teresa, it was a pleasure to have you and Tim stay with us, we really enjoyed meeting you and are pleased that you had such a good break in this lovely area.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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Reviewed by: wally, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 16 April 2014

Date of stay: April 2014

"le moulin maison"

we had visited this part of france before as we only planned a short break of three days le Moulin maison sounded just what we were looking for we drove from Calais and knew we would arrive about 4 pm so we asked for a evening meal which was superb cooked by terri we wanted to travel no more than one and a half to two hours from the mill this turned out to be prefect visits to st malo honfleur caen all with in this time the mill was a pleasant surprise and more than lived up to our expectations BILL and TERRI were the most prefect hosts and nothing was to much trouble for them our only regret with our stay was it was far to short

Response to review:
Thank you Hilary and Wally, you were the perfect guests - we really enjoyed having you to stay and as you say, the time went all too quickly. We both hope that we meet you again some day - if we are in your part of the country, the Military Vehicle Heritage Museum will be top of our list of sights to see! Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, adventure seekers, sightseeing and families with young children

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Reviewed by: Jacqui, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 21 August 2013

Date of stay: August 2013

"Wonderful tranquil stay"

We arrived with our two boys and dog much later than expected after a long drive.We were greeted with a fantastic welcome by Theresa & Bill and were delighted that we had booked an evening meal which was lovely. We booked two rooms, which were quaint and had everything we could possibly need,. It's hard to describe what an idillic , picturesque and delightful stay this is. We would definitely recommend and hope to be back again soon.

Response to review:
Jacqui, Will, their two boys and gorgeous dog, were a delight to have stay with us. They are a lovely family and have inspired us to take a trip to Liverpool (not that we needed inspiring!). They will be more than welcome at our old mill any time they are in Normandy and we thank Jacqui very much for her kind words - it was pleasure to have you and your lovely family.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, adventure seekers, families with teenagers and families with young children

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Guest comments

We've had the most wonderful 3 nights in your lovely home. The garden's fantastic, our daughter [7yr old] loves exploring. We especially enjoyed playing badminton. Thank you for being so friendly and welcoming to all of us. Your local knowledge is impressive - we would never have known about the park with the ruined chateau. We loved our room with the large en suite bathroom, the bath being perfect for our daughter and the shower perfect for us. Thanks for a great stay! Anna & Matt (UK)

After the long flight from Australia, arriving at your gorgeous house was like paradise. You made us feel so welcome and "at home". The meal was delicious - 3 nights was not enough so I hope we return one day. Thank you so much. Lily & Denise (Perth, Australia)

Thanks for one of the best holidays ever - being a single traveller can be daunting but I felt so at home at your beautiful old watermill. Thanks for all the tips on local places & Battle of Normandy. My room was lovely. Jenny (London)

About the Owner

Having spent many wonderful holidays in France, we decided to live here permanently. We knew this part of Normandy very well and had always been enchanted by the beautiful scenery and friendly people. Having run an award-winning tearoom in England for some years, we felt that offering bed and breakfast in our own home in France would be a great way to meet people from around the world. We indulge our love of walking and cycling and are very interested in the wildlife of the area. We enjoy hosting meals for our guests and hearing about their travels and the places they live.

Year property purchased: 2010

Why this location?

It's so peaceful and unhurried; the roads are quiet, the wildlife is amazing, the people are lovely and welcoming. Although we live in a rural location, we can drive to many towns with excellent shopping and dining facilities in a very short time. Walking or cycling the lanes with few cars is a wonderful experience in any season.

What are the unique benefits of the property?

Guests love the peace and natural surroundings, but with the convenience of being central to so many of the well known (and lesser known) attractions of this part of France. Being on such a lovely river as the Druance adds to the charm of the setting, and although we are situated in a valley, the site is very open with sunshine all day long. The garden is delightful and sitting on a seat by the river just listening to the sound of the water and the birds you feel a million miles away from the frantic life happening "somewhere out there".

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B&B in Suisse Normande close to Conde sur Noireau

Contact Name: Mrs Teresa Maggs

(FRANCE) +33 231670881

Languages spoken: English.


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