Comfortable Holiday Homes In A Small, Quiet Village In The Heart of Normandy
Child-friendly Accomodation Set In Peaceful Location Ideal For Visiting The Many Sites Of Normandy
Two 2-Bedroomed Gites to Accomodate up to 10 pers
Recently-built, Normandy-style gites providing comfortable homely accommodation for up to 12 people. Extremely child-friendly: Spacious mezzanine bedroom/playroom and a fully-equipped play area outside in an enclosed garden. Lots of baby/toddlers' equipment + plenty of toys, books, DVDs + games. There are 2 swimming pools, both a 15-minute drive. Ideal for sightseeing: Honfleur + Deauville on the coast 1-hour away, the D-day beaches slightly further. Several local chateaux (4 within a 20-minute drive) one with an 18-hole golf course. For sport-lovers: canoeing, wind-surfing, fishing, golf, tennis, horse-riding or swimming. Or just relax in the garden or down at the sandy, lakeside beach in Brionne. Stroll in the local shops, mingle with the population, and even practise your French! Walk in the countryside, grab a bargain at a Brocante (Street Fair), play French boules with the locals, or just sip a glass of wine on a terrace café as you watch the world go by.
Le Batison Sleeps 4-6 (2 Bedrooms) On the ground floor: Dining seating for 6 in a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker etc. Super-King-size bed in main bedroom next to separate toilet and bathroom with a large walk-in shower, washbasin, towel drier, washing machine + hair drier. Lounge seating for four, with comfortable sofa + armchair, TV and DVD player, leading out onto the patio which has a table, chairs, and barbecue for al fresco dining, sunbeds and sun shade. Upstairs on the spacious mezzanine there's a double bed, 2 singles and a cot, plenty of toys and space to play with a view of green fields and your neighbours - some sheep!
Property Type: House
Both holiday homes have a ground floor double room. However there are 2 steps into La Maisment whereas Le Batison has none. The shower is not specially equipped with a seat, but we do provide a plastic chair for use in the shower. The WC is slightly higher than standard and there's a wall handle to help you get up. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or special requests.
The enclosed garden has two parts: a large lawn in front of Le Batison with a fenced pond and another lawn in front of La Maisment. There's a shared play area for children with a play house, swing set and toys and games. French boules for adults : You can also join the locals for a game in front of the village hall most evenings in the summer. Both houses have private patios (one south facing, the other west facing) with barbecues, tables, chairs, sunloungers + sunshades. Next to the secure car park is the hen run and feeding them proves to be a big hit with children. Just down the road there's a field with Caramella, our pygmy goat, who loves a bit of dry bread, too. Help yourselves to fruit (raspberries, peaches, apples, kiwis) and we'll provide you with tomatoes + cucumber in season, and fresh eggs when our hens oblige.
Important notes on accommodation
We have tried to make our holiday homes just what you would like to find when you go away. All bed linen is provided and beds will be made up for your arrival. You'll also find a "Welcome Starter Pack" including your first breakfast : tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens, bread, butter + homemade jam, toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-up liquid, dish-washer + washing machine tablets, charcoal for the barbecue etc. There's lots to do in the area and both holiday homes have plenty of brochures, or you can collect some from the local tourist office in Brionne where there's also free wi-fi. We live just up the road so are on hand if you need any help and we often call at the holiday homes especially in the summer season to water the garden and feed the hens, but we respect our guests' privacy at all times.
Location Type: Lake, Rural.
Le Batison prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|11 April 2015 - 22 May 2015||£ 275.00||7|
|23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015||£ 350.00||7|
|30 May 2015 - 26 June 2015||£ 300.00||7|
|27 June 2015 - 10 July 2015||£ 375.00||4|
|11 July 2015 - 28 August 2015||£ 595.00||7|
|29 August 2015 - 11 September 2015||£ 340.00||4|
|12 September 2015 - 30 October 2015||£ 320.00||4|
|31 October 2015 - 18 December 2015||£ 220.00||7|
|19 December 2015 - 8 January 2016||£ 400.00||7|
|9 January 2016 - 5 February 2016||£ 220.00||7|
Notes on prices
Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Unit 1 (LE BATISON) : Prices shown are for 4 people. Reduced rates available for 2 people sharing ground floor bedroom. Please check with us for 5-6 guests. Unit 2 (LA MAISMENT) : Prices shown are for up to 4 people. Please contact us for rates for 5-6 guests. We have two cots available and babies (under 18months) come free of charge.
Saturday is changeover day but can be flexible. Prices shown are from 4pm on your day of arrival to 10am on your day of departure. If you wish to arrive earlier or depart later this may be possible depending on our other bookings. Please check with us.
- A Booking Form (including payment details) and our Terms & Conditions will be sent to you on request.
- A £150 deposit will be required to book the property, either by GB cheque or bank transfer.
Holiday Homes in Aclou, near. Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
About the area
5-minute drive to sandy lakeside beach in Brionne with a play area for children, swimming area, water sports, miniature golf, café, WC + showers.
1-hour drive to the seaside resorts of Deauville, Trouville and Cabourg with their long sandy beaches.
1½ hour drive to the landing beaches and D-Day museums.
There's an 18-hole golf course set in the grounds of the "Chateau de Champs de Bataille", about a 15-minute drive. And a 9-hole "Natural" Golf Course in Bernay "La Charentonne", a 10-minute-drive.
How to get there
The cheapest and quickest way to get here is via the Dover-Calais Ferry: It's almost all motorway - just a 2½ hours drive after a 75-minute crossing.
The nearest is via the Portsmouth-Le Havre or Caen Ferry: Just a 1 hour drive (but a longer, more expensive ferry crossing).
Or Newhaven-Dieppe: A 1½ hour drive with a 4h crossing.
Flights into Paris or Beauvais (Ryan air) + a 1½ hour drive. Or Deauville (City Jet) + a 1 hour drive.
Brionne 2 miles. Chateau d'Harcourt 6 miles. Le Bec Hellouin 6 miles. Bernay 8 miles. Le Neubourg 12 miles. Chateau Champ de Bataille 15 miles. Chateau de Beaumesnil 17 miles. Lisieux 22 miles. Cerza Wildlife Park 24 miles. Rouen 32 miles. Honfleur 37 miles. Deauville + Trouville 40 miles. Giverny (Monet's garden) 56 miles. Festyland 58 miles. The Bayeux Tapestry 77 miles. D-Day sites + Landing beaches approx: 80 miles. Versailles Palace 84 miles. Paris 86 miles. Le Mont Saint Michel 130 miles
Within walking distance : Water mill and 15th century Tithe Barn in the village and Castle + Gardens in the next village.
Brionne (2 miles. Population 5000) : has a twice-weekly colourful market (Sundays + Thursdays). Here you can choose some local cheeses, fresh fish + seafood or buy a chicken roasted on the spit with a French stick still warm from the oven. There's a leisure and sports area idyllically set by a lake where you can swim, fish, play tennis, crazy golf, hire a peddle boat or a canoe, cook your own food in the barbecue area or just relax under the trees. Several restaurants, supermarkets, banks, chemists, and terrace cafés. The local tourist office is open daily (even on Sundays and Bank Holidays) and they have plenty of information about local events + free wifi.
Bernay (8 miles. Population 11,000) : Typical Norman architecture including an 11th century minster and several old timbered houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries which now house shops and terrace cafés in the main street. Market town (Saturday mornings) with many local products on offer, many made by small family businesses - Cheeses : Camembert, Pont L'Eveque, Livarot. Drinks : Cider, Calvados + Pommeau. Two parks with play areas for children, one in the Museum grounds. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool (depending on the season) with a paddling pool.
During the summer months almost every Sunday you can visit a Brocante / Foire à Tout (Local Street Fair / Flea Market) and get some amazing bargains for just a few euros.(Check with Maddie - she knows all the local haunts)
House swap considered.
Reviewed by: David F., United Kingdom
Reviewed: 16 October 2014
Date of stay: October 2014
"Just enjoyed a good stay at Le Batison"
A friend and I have just spent a long weekend at Le Batison. The property is situated in a nice village, is clean and well equipped and provides for a very comfortable stay. A short drive ( c 2 miles ) takes you into Brionne where you will find the usual shops including a Carrefour supermarket. We travelled to Normandy for a cycling break and found the neighboring countryside very enjoyable cycling territory.
Reviewed by: Lonneke, Netherlands
Reviewed: 12 June 2014
Date of stay: June 2014
This holiday house is a perfect place for a getaway with small (5 and 7 years old girls) children. The house is fully equipped with all the things you need when going for a holiday with children (incl. toys, playhouse in the garden, sandpit, swings, games
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing and families with young children
Reviewed by: Nic, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 24 October 2013
Date of stay: June 2013
"Great family getaway"
What a lovely time we had in both le Batison and la Maisment - plenty of room with our family of four (a 7 and a 9 year old) in one property and granny and grandad right next door in the other. The outdoor area is lovely, we dined al fresco every day of our stay. The children had plenty to play with and the pet goat down next door was a huge hit with our animal loving daughter. Maddie and Bruno are super hosts, always on hand if needed and so friendly and helpful. We had a super week and wholeheartedly recommend staying in the village of Aclou (very quickly re-named by our children to "Give us a..."). There are lots of interesting things to do and see in Normandy. Our children still talk about the butterfly house in Honfleur - one of the best! It is also a not-too-long-a drive from Calais, which is great when travelling with kids. The cottages are both spotless and very well equipped and with a bottle of local cider waiting in the fridge when you arrive, what more could you ask for!
Reviewed by: suzanne, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 20 August 2013
Date of stay: July 2013
We really want to keep this one a secret but thats selfish. We stayed at Maddie and Brunos lovely La Maisment property. It was clean, well equipped, comfortable and more importantly was set up for the kids enjoyment. Everything they needed was on hand and for the first time we didnt want to budge from the gite. Such welcoming hosts. We have booked for next year. Super location. Easy access to towns and cities nearby.
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway
- "The house and garden are beautiful and so well-equipped for us all. The girls loved all the toys and Sophie has learnt to swing on her own ! The area has so much to do and the children especially loved the Butterfly House in Honfleur." Mark, Helen Sophie + Lizzie. April 2015.
- "A very relaxing Joyeux Noël. The best equipped gite we have stayed at." Rob, Debs & Evin. Dec. 2014.
- "Our stay was most comfortable and enjoyable. Gite ideal for our requirements. Very clean + well equipped. Many thanks." Paul & David. October 2014.
- "What a fantastic week ! Lovely house - we had everything we could have wished for. Beautiful location + garden. The children really appreciated the toys. See you next July." Suzanne, Paul, Kirsty + Amos. July 2013.
- "I think we have visited all the places suggested (well nearly) in Maddie's list and can recommend them all. Cerza is particularly good for children and we loved Honfleur. We had excellent days at Disney and in Paris - who'd have thought it would be free to park in Paris in August? - Top tip Bruno! Thanks for being so welcoming and for all your useful hints + tips which made our holiday that much better". July 2011. Adam, Alison, Megan & Zach.
- "Fantastic base to explore Normandy - Honfleur was a real find and we loved exploring Rouen. Grace really enjoyed making friends with the chickens - the garden is toddler-heaven! Highly recommended for young families - everything is catered for, including toys!" June 2011. Clare, David & Grace Essex.
About the Owner
Year property purchased: 2008
Why this location?
I have lived in the Brionne area for over 30 years since I left the UK and just love the laid back way of life here in Normandy. There's so much space, too, with fields and forests all around, and the people are very friendly, on the whole. When I met and married Bruno over 20 years ago I knew I'd made my mind up to stay here for good. We bought our own house then went on to build the holiday homes, hoping to provide comfortable, clean places to stay - just what we like to find when we travel with our two children. We've equipped them with cots, high chairs, stair gates, etc and many toys and games inside and out (sand pit, swings + playhouse). We live just up the road should you need any help during your stay but we respect our guests' privacy at all times.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Here in the village, it's very quiet and peaceful, but a five-minute drive takes you into Brionne where there are 2 supermarkets, lots of small shops, a twice-weekly market and several bars and restaurants. Not to mention the great lake with its sandy beach, children's play area, barbecues, peddle boats, canoes and crazy golf course. Honfleur + Deauville are just an hour's drive as is Monet's Garden and Cerza - a great wildlife park. There are several chateaux within a 20-minute drive, one with an 18-hole golf course. Tha landing beaches are about a one and a half hour-drive as is Paris, or just one hour by train. However you'll find plenty of interesting towns and villages a lot closer to home.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref FR12034
(FRANCE) +33 232461315
Alternate Contact Details:
(FRANCE) +33 663829571
Languages spoken: English, French.
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