Farmhouses in Bagnoles de-l'Orne, Normandy, France

Country Farmhouse Gite With Pool Near Bagnoles De L'orne On Normandy Mayenne Border

A Delightful Rural Retreat In The Heart Of The French Countryside Yet Close To All Amenities

4 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom Farmhouses

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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:7 (4 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pool
    • Pets accepted
    • Internet access

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    Property description

    Le Cerisier is part of an original farmhouse and barn built in the early 1800s in rolling French countryside. Set in 3.5 acres, there is a large garden with terrace, patio furniture and barbecue for you to enjoy. It is located midway between Bagnoles de l'Orne and Lassay-les-Chateaux, both about 8 miles away. Bagnoles is a well known French spa town famous for its waters and healing properties and there is an excellent selection of restaurants in the town. Lassay is known for its chateaux and also has a delightful rose garden. The picturesque medieval town of Domfront with its chateau and church of St. Julien is 17 miles away. Though all amenities are nearby, our location is very tranquil and you can feel the peace and quiet envelop you. The village of Madré is 2km from Le Cerisier and has a butcher's shop, post office and small bar. There are excellent restaurants in the villages nearby which serve fixed price lunches including cider and wine.

    Accommodation description

    Le Cerisier Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms)

    Le Cerisier is a light and spacious cottage with all the amenities that you will require for a comfortable holiday.
    The front door opens into the open living room with dining area and separate kitchen located off the living room area.
    The living room has comfortable seating, log burning stove, English satellite TV along with DVD. There are patio doors leading to the terrace with BBQ.
    The dining area has large dining table, chairs and all required cutlery and crockery.
    The well equipped kitchen includes gas cooker, separate fridge and freezer, coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave, toaster, iron and washing machine.
    Stairs lead up to the landing from which there are:
    Master bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, drawers etc. There is plenty of space for a cot if required (please enquire for details).
    Two further twin bedrooms.
    One single bedroom.
    The bathroom is located off the landing and has WC, wash handbasin and shower.
    WiFi available.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms: 1

    Living Rooms: 1

    Property Type: Cottage


    Accessibility
    There are steps into each of the gites and stairs to the bedrooms so the gites may not be suitable for those of limited mobility.

    Outside
    The garden outside the gites is just under an acre so there is plenty of room to spread yourselves out. Garden and patio furniture along with barbecues are available.
    There are a further 2.5 acres beyond the garden which is given over to a playing field - ideal for energetic youngsters - and a newly planted orchard which we are developing. You are more than welcome to sample the apples, pears and plums when in season.
    The swimming pool is around 1 metre deep and close to the terraces so you can keep an eye on your children while enjoying a glass of wine, cooking the barbecue or just relaxing.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Wood for the log fires is provided but if additional wood is required, it is charged at 5€ per basket.
    Fixed convector heaters are located in the bathrooms and bedrooms.
    A cot is available if required and will be placed in the double bedroom though you will have to provide bedclothes for the cot.
    If you will be arriving late and require a meal to heat up in your gite, let us know and we can send sample menus and prices.

    Location Type: Rural, Village.

    Rates

    Le Cerisier Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    30 August 2014 - 30 May 2015 £ 80.00 3
    30 August 2014 - 18 July 2015 £ 380.00 7
    18 July 2015 - 5 September 2015 £ 595.00 7
    5 September 2015 - 28 May 2016 £ 80.00 3
    5 September 2015 - 16 July 2016 £ 380.00 7
    16 July 2016 - 3 September 2016 £ 595.00 7

    Notes on prices
    The low season prices for Le Cerisier and Le Pommier are for the gite with up to 4 people. For each additional person that you wish to include, add £35 to the price. Maximum 3 additional people for Le Cerisier (total 7). Maximum 2 additional people for Le Pommier (total 6). High season price for Le Cerisier includes maximum of 7 people. High season price for Le Pommier includes maximum of 6 people.

    Changeover day
    Changeover day is on a Saturday though we can be flexible away from the peak summer season. Arrival should be 4.00pm or later. Departure should be 10.00am or earlier.

    Booking notes
    Booking is secured on payment of the £100 booking fee. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. You will also need to include the £100 returnable security deposit.
    Payment can be either by internet banking or cheque.
    All linen and towels are included in the price.
    Terms and conditions are available on our website.

    Location

    Farmhouses in Bagnoles de-l'Orne, Normandy, France

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    There is a lakeside beach at La Ferté-Macé which is just under 12 miles away and takes around 25 minutes to get there.
    Further afield to the north there are the Normandy landings beaches which are around 1 hour 45 minutes.
    Alternatively you can go west and visit Le Mont St. Michel which is just over 60 miles away and explore the coast towards Granville, well known for its oysters.

    Golf
    The Andaine Golf Club at Bagnoles de l'Orne is 8 miles from the gite. This is a 9 hole golf course with a river running through it. Rates are around 20€ for weekdays and 48€ at weekends.

    Special Interest Holidays
    If you decide that you want to stay in and not cook, contact us directly and we will be delighted to offer you dinner in our house. Menus and prices by arrangement.
    We can also provide ready meals for your arrival to heat up and enjoy in your gite as we understand you may be tired and not want to go shopping. Contact us directly for details and prices.

    How to get there
    By ferry:
    Portsmouth to Caen (Ouistreham) to La Maison Neuve 77 miles - around 1.5 hours.
    Newhaven to Dieppe to La Maison Neuve 162 miles - around 3 hours.
    Dover to Calais to La Maison Neuve 259 miles - around 4.5 hours.
    By air:
    Dinard airport to La Maison Neuve - 94 miles - around 2.1 hours.
    Rennes airport to La Maison Neuve - 87 miles - around 1.8 hours.
    Nantes airport to La Maison Neuve - 125 miles - around 3.5 hours.
    We would suggest a car is essential if staying in our gites.

    Distances
    Our local village of Madré is 1.5 miles - easy walking (or cycling) distance.
    Bagnoles de l'Orne is 8 miles as is Lassay-les-Châteaux.
    The lake at La Ferté-Macé is 10 miles away.
    Great lunchtime restaurant at St. Aignan-de-Couptrain is 5 miles. Ideal for a good walk or cycle.
    Alençon (birthplace of St. Theresa) is 25 miles.
    Le Mans (great day out) is 48 miles.
    Le Mont St. Michel is 62 miles.
    Lisieux (where St. Theresa was a Carmelite nun) 68 miles.
    Bayeux (of tapestry fame) 68 miles.

    Further Details
    All major supermarkets are close by. Leclerc at La Ferté-Macé, Super U at Bagnoles and Intermarché at Lassay. There is also a Hyper U at Mayenne.
    Bagnoles also has a selection of fashionable shops as well as pleasant walks. There are also banks and chemists.
    We have a list of all local markets which covers just about every day of the week.
    The area is a mecca for really good restaurants from the fixed price menus aimed at local French working people to a Michelin Starred restaurant near Bagnoles - everything to suit the occasion and your budget.
    Nearby forests and cycle paths are wonderful for exploring and we can help you plan your day out.
    We are close to the edge of the Andaine Forest which is again great for walking and cycling. It is teeming with wildlife including birds, deer, red squirrels and even the occasional wild boar. Smaller animals such as weasels, hares, foxes and badgers also live there but are less visible. You may see the occasional "ragondin" or coypu in the river at the bottom of our hill. Originally from South America they were introduced into Europe and have become a pest.

    Guest reviews

    Le Cerisier Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms)
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    Guest
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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Fin, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 24 June 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "Great"

    We were greeted by the delightful owners who showed us around and made us feel so welcome. We also met the 'boss' - Hugo a quite naughty Labrador pup who took every opportunity to play with anybody! The setting is delightful, surrounded by fields with the village about a mile away, a very comfortable walk to a pleasant bar (Don's) run by a Scotsman who really knows how to cook a full English breakfast, as well a other dishes. The nearest bakery is a 10 minute drive away and is excellent. There are various supermarkets within easy reach for supplies and lots of places to eat for when the cook goes on strike! The gite itself is well provided, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Having the owners on site means that they are available to help if necessary - eating strawberries straight from the garden is definitely recommended. There is enough garden for the most energetic, and plenty of sun loungers to watch the energy being expended. We all agreed that we will certainly return to Le Cerisier at the earliest opportunity for a great relaxing holiday. Thank you George and Yvette.

    Response to review:
    Many thanks for such a great review and really pleased that you all enjoyed your holiday here. Hugo is of course not normally allowed in the garden when we have holidaymakers here but as you are all such dog lovers, it seemed a bit mean to deprive you of him so we were happy to make an exception. We do hope that you come back as it was lovely meeting you all and thanks again for the review.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, girls getaway, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Not specified, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 12 May 2014

    Date of stay: April 2014

    "First Class Gite and Lovely Owners"

    Owners George and Yvette are surely the friendliest people you will meet. And their gites (all three of them as there were 14 of us and our Cocker Spaniel) are perfect for us. We have been twice. They are well equipped with a superb garden for the grandchildren (and big kids) as well as the dog to run around in. This is a rural but charming part of France with some lovely local towns and chateaux for those who are interested, while some of the major sights are not far away. Local walking is wonderful while Bagnoles is an inland resort with charm (and lovely restaurants) galore. George was also kind enough to accompany me to the vet for our pre-travel visit back to the UK which I was eternally grateful for.

    Response to review:
    Many thanks for a lovely review. We understand it can be a little difficult if you don't speak the language very well so happy to help with anything like a vet visit. Great to see you all again for the second time and hope to see you sometime in the future.

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

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: chillihaha, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 15 September 2013

    Date of stay: July 2013

    "When can we go back ?"

    We couldn't have asked for anywhere nicer to spend our holiday. The gite is lovely - spacious and well equipped and the garden is beautiful. The summer planters look gorgeous and the scent of honeysuckle filled our room each evening. Our 6 year old daughter adored the swimming pool. It's all so beautifully kept - congratulations to George & Yvette - thank you. Exploring this beautiful part of France has been most enjoyable - plenty to keep us occupied, particularly enjoyed the horse show at La Michaudiere and Bagnoles de l'Orne is a treat. The chateau at Carrouges is also a great visit. We have greatly enjoyed your recommendations for places to eat - especially the "ouvriers" lunches - I think we tried all of them! Our favourites were Le Cheval Blanc and the Bar at St. Aignan de Couptrain. Hope to return with more family on another occasion. Gems like this should deinitely be shared.

    Response to review:
    Many thanks for such a wonderful review! Be great to see you back here with or without more family just so long as you come back with Alexa as she is such a little ray of sunshine!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: sam, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 31 August 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013

    "Le Cerisier- An Amazing family holiday"

    We arrived on a sunday early evening, the gites were beautiful and contained everything we could possibly need and more, a real home from home to the extent that George and Yvette had even done a little shopping for us to see us through the first night until we could go shopping the next day, the children headed straight out into the most beautiful garden to run off the stored energy they had from the long travel which was a god send as it allowed me to unpack and settle in without needing to entertain them. As a single mum I didn't really expect to be able to relax on holiday but as the garden was so large and safe and the garden toys endless to occupy the children along with the pool, I managed to completely relax and even read 2 books!! Aswell as the amazing accommodation and hospitality of George and Yvette, the local towns provide ample sightseeing, cafe's and lakes to enable you to get a real feel for the French countryside without needing to travel for miles in the car with little children so days out were even stress-free. Thank you so much George and Yvette (and Hugo the dog) for allowing us into your little piece of heaven, we appreciated it so much and look forward to visiting you again in the future.

    Response to review:
    Sam, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and took the time to write about it. It was lovely to see you all enjoying yourselves, especially the children in the garden and swimming pool. Best wishes to you and your family.

    Recommended for: Pet friendly, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Badger831, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 26 August 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013

    "Le Pommier (& area about)"

    What a beautiful and tranquil setting this gite is situated in! We arrived late on the Saturday and was immediately taken with the rustic charm of this house and the huge dog friendly and safe gardens which surround it. We didn't realise the shops would have closed by the time we arrived however, the owners George & Yvette were on hand to offer us essential supplies to get us through our first night and we were able to reimburse the next day. The house offers a very comfortable setting and served our families needs well. We enjoyed terrific weather and were able to utilise the BBQ most nights! George and Yvette were on hand to offer advice on the area and assist us in translations at the vets, the local area and when the mother-in-law left her handbag at McDonalds!! A beautiful week in a fabulous location and with so much to see in the surrounding area. To make it even better the dog was completely safe in the large garden and able to explore. We also found that most places we visited were dog friendly and so she was able to be part of our French Holiday Experience. Thank you George and Yvette for looking after us so well and we look forward to returning in the future.

    Response to review:
    Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in France and further afield. Good that your mother-in-law got her handbag back safely and happy to help phoning McDonalds to make sure it was there. Thanks for a great review and very much look forward to seeing you again sometime.

    Recommended for: Pet friendly, sightseeing and families with teenagers

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    Guest comments

    "We were so glad we chose Le Pommier" - Karen J. and family, Aug 2011.
    "Like a home away from home" - Karen S. and family, Aug 2011.
    "More expensive hotels do not come close to the quality here" Andy and Christina G. Sept 2011.
    "We loved this area and can't wait to return" Kath & Dave E. Aug 2011.
    "We found an extremely warm welcome from George & Yvette who were extremely good hosts throughout our holidays" Tony B. and family, Aug 2011.
    "Thanks George & Yvette for a fantastic holiday" Ian and Jean C. Nov 2011.
    We have more comments which you can see on our website.

    About the Owner

    We, George and Yvette, fell in love with France many years ago and spent most of our summer holidays here with our children. Since they are now grown up, we took the opportunity to move here permanently. We live in wonderful rural surroundings but are still close enough to England for our children to visit us and for us to visit them. Our house is next to the gites and if there is anything you need while you are here, we are more than happy to help. If you look at our guest reviews, that should help to convince you that we will make your holiday special.

    Year property purchased: 2011

    Why this location?

    We fell in love with our property because it is in the heart of the countryside and is very peaceful and quiet. The roads are ideal for walking or cycling and we enjoy few things more than cycling to one of our favourite village restaurants and having a fixed price menu (10.50) including cider and wine and then gently cycling home again, often meeting up with friends in the restaurant. Though in the heart of the countryside, there are all amenities close by. Bagnoles de l'Orne is a great tourist attraction and there are always activities being held there during the summer. Not only that but there is a great selection of restaurants and beautiful walks in the town and through the forests.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Though our house was originally built in the early 1800s it has been sympathetically modernised and has all the amenities that you will need for a comfortable holiday. One thing you will enjoy is the feeling of space outside in the garden and the fields beyond. There are 3.5 acres for you to enjoy as well as the swimming pool and you are welcome to help yourself to fruit such as apples, pears and plums when in season. Not only this but you are more than likely to be offered excess produce from Yvette's ever expanding vegetable plot!

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    Farmhouses in Bagnoles de-l'Orne, Normandy, France

    Contact Name: George Canty

    (FRANCE) +33 243043570

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    Languages spoken: English, French.


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