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Stunning country house with totally private heated pool.

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 bed, 4 baths, UK TV, Playstation, Broadband/Wifi, 10x5 Heated Pool.

Country Farmhouse large garden, a climate control swimming pool, terraces for BBQ.

House is full of antiques and luxury furnishings.

Broadband Internet with Wifi connection for laptop . Playstation , English Freeview TV.

Close to lovely village with restaurants, bars and a weekly livestock & market.

Large sitting room with log burner and beautiful fireplace.

Large dining room with antique oak trestle dining table and high back chairs. Baby grand Piano.

Fully fitted kitchen with additional dining area with Aga, Gas hob and electric oven.

Utility room with washer and tumble dryer.

Swimming Pool is on heat during, May to September but is dependant on the weather.

Golf, fishing, go karting, adventure activities close by .

Within 1 hour of Caen port and 1.25 hours of Dinard Airport. Many options of ferries.

15 mins to Bowling, sports centres, paint ball, laser quest, and extensive recreational facilities.

Beaches within an hour, river activities/ forests/ spa resort within 50min

Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course within 15 minutes that allows day green fees. Exceptional value at 25 Euros.

There is a clubhouse bar and restaurant facilities.

Golf hire and caddy hire also available. Although we have ample storage at the house for your own clubs etc.

Watersports at Lake Dachee: Windsurfing/canoes etc. are available to hire at this centre also within 15 minutes of house

New Bowling, squash, gym with Sauna etc. now in Vire at 15 mins

River rafting Paragliding: Many outdoor activities are locally available. If any sport is needed, relevant information can be sent by email before booking to enable some knowledgeable research in preparation of your stay.

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More Details

Owner
Yvonne COPP
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Yvonne COPP

We brought up our children at the House and lived there for 7 years.

This is our four in the photo!

We have a business in the UK an Animal Center, in West Sussex. So we are around and available 24/7 unless we are away ourselves.

Yvonne COPP purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Yvonne COPP chose Avranches area

It is just beautiful. There are good links to so many sea ports and airports. Good Schools, tennis club, library and Music school in the Village. Thats when we lived there,,,, but now we know it and love it as quiet, great walking, fresh air and fabulous food.

Amazing the stars that we can see from the garden, absolutely minimum light pollution.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Space, and more space. The size of the rooms and garden are just perfect for us.

Pool is so private and secured by garden border on three sides..

Locals know us as M et Mme Copp!

All our guests get our welcome.

We have a great team who care for the property and our visitors.

This link shows the care service that they can also provide to elderly or disabled visitors.

http://www.property-guardians.com

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Yvonne.



Back now from Sourdeval I thought I would just drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed staying in your house last week.



Everything about it was just right for the sort of family holiday that we wanted (and in some cases needed!).



The heated swimming pool was probably the highlight, and not just for our grandchildren.



The weather also helped considerably, and the inconspicuous support from Dan and Fran was very welcome.



Now we are back to a dull and drizzly British Monday, but feeling the benefit of a superb week in Normandy.



Thank you and best regards,



George
May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sourdeval
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Caen
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Vire
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Vire
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Jct 42 of A84
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sourdeval
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Carrolles
Car: necessary

Outstanding private rural location with local walking, and fishing. Extensive recreational facilities nearby. Local waterfalls and walking clubs, canoeing, outdoor sports.

Major towns such as Caen, St Malo, St Lo with Falaise, Bayeux, Honfluer and Northern Brittanny available for day trips.

Normandy landing beaches easily accessible.

Suisse Normand and Spa towns 35 minutes drive.

Choices of Golf Clubs with open availability for non members.

Large French Mobile home site within 50 minutes for all resort facilities...pedaloes, canoe, football, fishing, pools with slides, snooker , entertainment.

Sports centre with pool and slides, Go Karting and board park less than 15 minutes.

Local Village with many bars restaurants and shops Weekly Market including Livestock.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sourdeval in Manche

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is an individual septic tank….NO …BABY WIPES, FACE WIPES, SANITARY PRODUCTS they block the system ALL bathrooms unusable Costs will be charged
  • The pool will be on automatic filter with timing and heating, please do not meddle with this, as it will affect the house electrics if it gets moved.
  • DO NOT DELAY YOUR DEPARTURE put THINGS BACK to their original place when you move things around, especially in the kitchen and garden. TRULY Thanks
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In the garden gite
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 3/4 French bed en suite shower/toilet, Gite in garden.
  • 5 large bedrooms set over the two floors 3 en suite and a further family shower room. Downstairs cloakroom with coat rack, toilet and hand basin. Sleeps a very comfortable 10 adults, with more possible by using separate Gite in garden, but only recommended in summer months or outrageous teenagers in winter ! This seperate studio/gite in the garden that can be requested to be set as a 3/4 French style bedroom with it's own shower room and toilet. The top floor Twin can be set as triple or quad for children only.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is full of good quality furnishings yet very suitable and easy to arrange for families. There are NO COTS / HIGHCHAIRS facilities are geared to children above 5 years. INC PLAYSTATION 2/ PC There is a baby grand piano many antiques and pictures. The swimming pool is climate controlled 10 x 5 m, central depth to 2m sloping to a 1m ledge right around to Roman flat steps giving just inches to step down into. It has an alarm and a wall to two sides, but is accessible from the garden and we would NOT ACCEPT TODDLERS for this reason. The alarm is loud but the pool is away from the house and speed may not be enough. Dogs can be allowed but not in any upstairs rooms as we also use the house and our daughter suffers from Asthma and Eczema we try to keep the house as allergen free as possible. There is a kennel in the garden, centrally heated cat house + heated beds. Please contact us for further details NO SMOKING is permitted in the house and security deposit will be lost.

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Stunning country house with totally private heated pool.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 27 reviews
5

Family holiday in France

  • 5 of 5

We returned from our "special family holiday" on June 17th 09 having had a wonderful time. It was my wifes birthday and we wanted somewhere special to celebrate with all the family. There was 10 of us altogether including 2 children aged 9 and 11 and a 1 year old. We wanted enough room to have our own space and this house certainly came up to expectations. The owners were very attentative before the holiday and even contacted us whilst there to make sure things were ok. Fran who looks after the house met us and showed us around and was there if we needed anything. The house was clean and tidy throughout and all the rooms were well furnished.We had enough cutlery and utensils for all our party. The gardens are stunning and very private and the swimming pool first class.We would thoroughly recommend this property and would not hesitate to use it again if in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clive and Shirley..Thank you so very much for taking time to write a review about our French Home. I know that I was as excited as you guys by the time you got there ! It was a real pleasure knowing that it was a good choice for you and that everyone had a great time. Thanks again. see you next birthday !?
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5

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very helpful owner

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for finding time to send in a review. We are always delighted when our guests have a great time.Also so kind when I know it wasn't a perfect week for you guys. Hopefully see you again next year.
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5

Fantastic holiday in Sourdeval, France

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house, very well equipped, clean and very spacious, with a lovely garden and pool. Short distance away to get our fresh bread and croissants daily from the local Boulangerie. Lots of interesting places to visit, within reasonable distance whichever way we went although the children would have enjoyed just staying at the house and playing in the garden, swimming pool or the play room all day long! Would recommend this to anyone who wants a holiday in France. A big thank you to Fran and Dan who were at hand if we needed them. We had a wonderful holiday, thank you for letting us stay there. The Pearce family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely recommendation, thank you. I think you had the most blue of skies all of your week. Thank you for looking after the plants too. I'm glad that you had a great time and for sending us your sincere thanks to the team. Kind regards and see you next year!
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5

Beautiful House in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Large and very well equipped house situated in beautiful well maintained gardens with a private swimming pool. We were a family group of 8 adults 1 child and a dog and there was loads of room and bathrooms for everybody. Two of the party were keen cyclists and were so impressed with the smooth quiet roads. There are also plenty of walking routes with lots of information from the tourist information office in Sourdeval. The senior Mum enjoyed preparing meals in the Aga! The rest enjoyed lazing around the gardens and pool and enjoying the good weather we were blessed with. We all would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us this fabulous review. We are so chuffed when our guests have a great time. The house is a beautiful old beauty, so when families enjoy the area and house its lovely. Thank you for leaving the house nice and tidy. Kind regards Yvonne and the Morandiere ten!!
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5

Stunning character property in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family who regularly holiday together. We always seek a period home with lots of space so everyone has some 'me time' should they need it. After searching on various websites we found La Morandiere and made enquiries. The owner, Yvonne was prompt and friendly in her response and we booked a weeks break.

Before arrival Yvonne informed us of places to visit, restauarants, train stations etc and directions to the house. We were also given a couple of other numbers should we encounter problems. I have to say her communication is the best I have experienced from a home owner and we felt more like guests than simply tourists.

Upon arrival the house has the 'wow' factor. It is simply beautiful. The children loved the pool and play area with toys and play station. The adults enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table with a beer and chatting away. All rooms were comfortable and the whole place had a charming ambience.

The location is very pretty and yet convenient too. An hour either way took us to Mont St Michel and Bayeux. There are lots of things to do and we took day trips to a theme park and a zoo. As far as food goes, it's France. Loads of places and all the ones we visited were friendly. A supermarket a couple of miles away in the centre of the village allowed us to fill up the fridge for evenings in.

I cannot recommend this place high enough. From dealing with the owners to their assistants in France we had a wonderful holiday. I do not write positive reviews without justification.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review..I know that together we worked hard to fit a week into this summer for you! Therefore,,, so very pleased that you had a great stay.....even with some poor weather! We are rewarded when you have a good holiday and truly appreciate your time to give us recommendation. Thank you for caring for our holiday home and appreciating her beauty. Thank you...back to work now !! Kind regards Yvonne, Fran and Team Morandiere x
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5

FAMILY HOLIDAY IN A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN NORMANDY

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 ,my husband , myself ,our son and daughter and their spouses and 4 grandaughters, ages 16,13 and 7 year old twins and Poppy ,our black Labrador, . We found the house large enough to all have our own space, the twins had their dream bedroom on the top floor and enjoyed watching a video, from the vast collection, before bedtime. The twins also learned to swim without armbands and were diving in and swimming underwater by the end of the week. We all enjoyed the pool and relaxing and playing garden games in the beautiful garden. It was fantastic to have a piano there as well, as we are very musical family. There were lovely walks for Poppy and whoever wanted to go with her. Thanks again for a lovely place to stay. Fran and Fred were very friendly and approachable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for finding time to send us a review...and a great one at that. Sounds like you had a fabulous week. We are always so delighted when it all goes well especially for an extended family holiday. They are the best, so well remembered by all. Glad we were the right property for you. Thank you for caring for our French home, regards Yvonne, Fran, Fred and and the team!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sourdeval, Manche

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
 
EARLY SUMMER
12 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
SUMMER
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
LATE SEASON
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
CLOSED
4 Nov 2018 - 11 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE SENDING DEPOSIT IF YOU PLAN CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD.

PAY NOW PRICE INCLUDES £400 SECURITY DEPOSIT. TO AVOID THIS YOU CAN CONTACT ME DIRECT TO ARRANGE PAYMENTS AND THEN USE A CREDIT CARD AS A HOTEL TYPE SECURITY DEPOSIT.

Arrival is after 4.00 pm and departure is before 11.00 am.

Rental includes towels, bedding and pool towels.
These will be made on beds and in rooms necessary for arrival.
Property must be left clean on day of departure to the standard as on day of arrival.
Linen to be stripped off beds and left with all used towels in Utility room.
Fire, Aga and cookers must be left clean, rubbish recycling clear

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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