Traditional Colombage Cottage
Situated in Small Hamlet in Quiet Countryside
Sleeps 2 to 8 (3 Bedrooms)
Les Greniers is a converted stable and apple press, with an abundance of exposed beams, in the heart of rural Normandy. With a welcoming log fire, large well appointed kitchen, and double French doors opening on to a large patio, it offers a rural retreat with comfort and style. The large enclosed garden is well stocked with trees, and the quiet road has only occasional vehicles, and the odd passing tractor. The local village which is 2 miles away has all amenities including an excellent baker, butcher, grocer and two small cafes. There are several local restaurants, and the town of L'Aigle 25 mins away has one of the largest weekly open air markets in France. The quiet country roads are ideal for walking and cycling, and horse riding is available locally at the equestrian centre. An opportunity to experience traditional rural France...
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|31 March 2012 - 26 May 2012||£375||7|
|2 June 2012 - 25 August 2012||£450||7|
|1 September 2012 - 27 October 2012||£375||7|
Notes on prices
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Changeover day: Saturday. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am.
|Bedrooms:||Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Small bedroom with two bunk beds suitable for adults or children - adjacent to master bedroom.
Mezzanine with double sofa bed.
|Bathrooms:||En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath, wc.
Downstairs bathroom with bath and shower. Separate adjoining wc.
|Kitchen:||Large kitchen with breakfast area seating 6-8. Hob, oven, microwave oven. Fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee maker.|
|Utility Room:||Washing machine. Vacuum cleaner. Iron/ ironing board.|
|Living Rooms:||Large living room with tiled marble floor, exposed beams, log fire. Dining area. Double French doors opening on to patio.
TV with French equivalent of Free view. DVD player - compatible with UK DVD. Selection of books, CDs, DVDs. Radio/CD player.
|Other:||Mezzanine with sofa - converts to double bed.|
|Cleaning is included at the end of your stay. Towels and linen are provided.|
hob/stove oven fridge microwave dishwasher washing machine iron/ironing board
tv central heating cot
Notes on accommodation
The garden is enclosed and is suitable for children - stair gates and a travel cot/ playpen are available.
Owing to the presence of low beams, the property is not suitable for disabled guests.
Large enclosed garden with a variety of trees. Large patio with lighting. Patio furniture, barbecue and utensils provided.
Within reach of coast and Normandy landings - 2 hours by car.
How to get there
5 hours by car from Calais. 1.5 hours from Caen. Approximately 3 hours from Paris. Rural property hence car advisable.
The village of La Ferte Frenel is 2 miles away, the larger town of L'Aigle 10 miles.
The local village of La Ferte Frenel has an excellent baker, butcher, grocer, chemist, newsagent, hotel, two cafes and a bank with an ATM. The shops close on Mondays. Nearby are the historic remains of a 13th Century Abbey, and a chateau. Horse riding is available in the equestrian school, and there are local tennis courts within easy reach. L'Aigle has supermarkets, restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, and a wide variety of shops. The weekly open air market is one of the largest in the country, offering a wide variety of fresh local produce including shellfish, poultry, meat, and cheeses in addition to a variety of other goods.
Camembert cheese originates from the region, and a museum dedicated to the nun who created it can be visited in the village of Camembert. There is a VTT site for mountain biking in nearby Gace, and further afield the Foret Domaniale des Andaines above Bagnoles de LíOrne, and the Foret Domaniale Des Ecouves above Alencon offer a variety of marked routes. There is a centre for kayaking and canoeing in the area. Paris can be reached for a day trip by either train or car. Other possible day trips include Claude Monetís garden at Giverny; the Bayeux tapestries, the impressive chateau at Beaumesnil; the picturesque coastal town of Honfleur, the National Stud and equestrian centre at Haras Du Pin, (the Versailles for horses), and even the Mont Saint Michel.
Please contact us by email to request a booking. A deposit of £75 will secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to rental. A cancellation fee may be levied, and appropriate travel insurance is advised. Minimum rental is for one week.
"Wanted to say what a lovely week we had in your French home. It is a wonderful place - so quiet and tranquil but very well equipped and close enough to nearby amenities. I don't think photos can do it justice. We followed your example and most of our cycling was around the local roads exploring the other villages and buying our daily bread!" Deidre McLean
"A wonderful haven and provided a greatly needed break from our busy family/ work routines of every day life! Before going the pictures and photographs of the cottage looked very welcoming but I still wasn't prepared for just how lovely your cottage was. The private gardens were fantastic for sitting, relaxing and enjoying meal times. I soaked up the views from the upper windows across trees and fields. It was great to be able to use the bikes to explore the local lanes and visit the ruined abbey." David Lewis
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