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The Perfect Normandy holiday rental

People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A beautifully restored 4 bedroom Normandy house situated in a rural village between Thury - Harcourt and Aunay Sur Odon. The house is surrounded by 1/2 acre of mature garden with a large sun terrace There are 2 double bedrooms on the 1st floor and two bedrooms in the beamed attic. on the ground floor there is a hall, sitting room, kitchen, fully equipped, and showroom/toilet ( next to the kitchen). Satelite TV recorder


Owner
Tom Bertram
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

What makes this house unique

Peaceful location, ideal to unwind from your day to day activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited Normandy in late July/Early August. There were seven of us, four adults and three children. " La Source" at Le Valgoude was the perfect gite in a perfect location. This is a spacious stone building with extensive lawns to side and rear. The whole place has a real flavour of Normandy, which is what we had hoped for. Impressive fireplace, large rooms and fully stocked with bedding, towels, crockery, cleaning materials. Outside furniture for meals on the large patio, plus equipment to play boules and badminton. We had two large cars and there was plenty of room for these and more.

The owner kept in touch with us before arrival to ensure our needs were met. He couldn't have been more helpful.

The location suited our itinerary which went like clockwork with easy journeys and no time wasted.

There isn't a shop in the hamlet but no shortage in nearby towns plus supermarkets dotted along the routes we took

We highly recommend the gite, the area and places

A real taste of Normandy
Jul 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hamars in Calvados

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The preferred number of people is 6, however please contact us if 8 is essential for the holiday.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Up Steep stairs to the attic
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Up steep stairs to the attic
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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The Perfect Normandy holiday rental
average rating of 4.285714 based on 10 reviews
5

Great property in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from an amazing week at this property. We were a family of 8 (6 adults and 2 children aged 7 & 9). The house was plenty big enough and we never felt like we were on top of each other. The best part is the huge garden! We played badminton, boules and had quite a few barbecues in it. There is so much to do in the area. We visited the D Day beaches, Mont St Michel and many of the local villages. We also went canoeing on the river Orne at Thruy Harcourt. The communication with the owner was excellent and the property had many home comforts like hairdryer, washing machine, DVD player and english TV channels. I would recommend this property to any families who are looking for both sightseeing and relaxation holidays and hope to return there soon ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a vote of confidence. It is always rewarding to find people who appreciate and fall in love with the house and area as we did when we first arrived here. There is, as you rightly say, so much to do in the Calvados area. Whether walking, biking, hang-gliding, canoeing, tennis etc, sightseeing with Bayeux about 30 minutes away and the Swiss Normand on your doorstep.
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5

The Perfect Normandy Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at La Source. Although it could have been easier to find.

There was plenty of room, the weather was marvellous and there was the wonderful garden for the visiting children to play in.

We had barbeques, lunches, suppers and teas. It was really perfect for us, the best house we've ever rented.

A revisit is definitely required by all.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a vote of confidence. With regards to finding the house in the village we will update our instructions to include all the ways in and out of the village. We look forward to welcoming you all again.
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House in a good location for sightseeing

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Normandy over Easter. This house is well located for seeing all the sights and definitely good if you want to get away and be in the middle of nowhere. The garden is a good size and gets lots of sun. The house is quite tired inside décor wize but is well equipped and there was a good stock of firewood. As the overview states the shower room is on the ground floor (next to the kitchen) which is not an ideal location. This means that we all ended up using the one family bathroom. The double rooms on the 1st floor were great but the attic rooms were a bit dusty and had a few cobwebs in when we arrived. If you stay here I would definitely recommend asking the owner to make sure someone comes in and airs the house - we had to air the whole place over the first couple of days as it was quite musty as I don't think anyone had been in for a while - especially a problem in the attic. The garden was overgrown when we arrived but the owner rectified this and the lawn was cut a couple of days later.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lawn was cut on Monday 3rd April, they arrived on Saturday the 8th afternoon. the lawn was cut again as usual on Monday10th Yes the downstairs shower- room does lead off the kitchen, this is perfectly normal in French houses. As we supply bed linen our housekeeper was there making up the beds on the Thursday and she confirmed that she always opens all the windows to air the place. We like to keep the place well equipped a real home from home.
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5

Beautiful property situated in a lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house itself is beautiful, and situated in a peaceful rural location. A very well equipped house with all the facilities you need. Ideal for families. Within short driving distance of a number of towns e.g. Aunay-sur-Odon, Villiers Bocage, Thury Harcourt. Ideal as a touring base for the Normandy region. E,g, the D-Day beaches, Honfleur, Bayeaux, Caen are all within easy driving distance via motorway. Highly recommended.

The Moloney Family, August 2016.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael. Thank you very much for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed the house as much as we do. We like constantly improving it and look forward to re welcoming you in the future. Kindest Regards Tom
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Tranquil house with lovely garden

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 1 week in August 2016 6 adults 1 teenager 1 baby. Lovely house, well equipped. Garden good for games. Nice large sunny patio for bbqs with plenty of outdoor furniture. Top floor bedrooms suitable for just children really as low ceilings. As noted in property details stairs are steep.

Remote setting, car needed to get anywhere. We found even in August local villages very quiet/some shops and restaurants closed for summer holidays.

Enjoyed bike track on old railway line at Thury Harcourt. Did day trip to coast but as weather was good mainly enjoyed garden at house and eating/drinking!

Owner Tom very good - thanks

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen Thank you very much for the review, very much appreciated. I didn't pick it up until after I sent you a request to review, so please ignore my e mail. I have taken on board your comments over the mobile and will definitely be buying another wheeley bin. Wishing you all the very best for the rest of the year Kind Regards Tom
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5

Beautyful house and garden in very quiet sorroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely big beautyful house with very nice rooms. Good beds and two bathrooms, one of them very big. Extremely well equipped kitchen and barbecue in the garden.

The garden is beatyfully kept.

We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to get back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Carpiquet Caen
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
St Honorine Du Fay
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A13 Rouen - Paris
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Arromanches
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hamars, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£634
for 7 nights
£634
 
 
High
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£729
for 7 nights
£729
 
 
High
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£909
for 7 nights
£909
 
 
high
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£809
for 7 nights
£809
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£609
for 7 nights
£609
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175
Linen Hire per person £9

There is a charge for linen based on £9.00 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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