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Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Space 1,808 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms (1 with wheelchair access), sleeps 9

Set in the orchards of a fifteenth century manor house, the 'Laiterie' boasts fine views along the wooded valley of the River Touques in the beautiful Pays d'Auge area of Normandy. This architect-designed conversion of a former dairy incorporates traditional features and building materials in light and spacious rooms. The 'Laiterie' has a large garden of its own and a split-level terrace designed to catch the sun from early morning to late evening. It is an ideal place to relax and is also perfectly located to enjoy the beaches of the Côte Fleurie (Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur, etc.) and the attractive countryside and villages of the Pays d'Auge. Just a couple of miles from the market town of Pont L'Evêque, the property is also within easy reach of the historical cities of Caen and Rouen.

Babies and toddlers: We can provide (free of charge) 2 baby cots and 2 high chairs. All bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate one baby cot. Babies and toddlers (if sleeping in a cot) do not count towards the maximum of 10 people in the house.

Home assistance and nursing services: A home assistance service provider operates in our area: it offers assistance in daily self-care tasks, such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, getting in and out of bed, etc. We can enquire about the cost of the service (about £25/hour) and book it for you should you wish.

Home nursing care can also be arranged for you. The cost is variable according to the medical care provided by the nurse (the cost should be reimbursed by the NHS when using a doctor’s prescription).

House cleaning services are available at a cost of €25 per hour.

More Details

Owner
Karolyn THUNNISSEN
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“French perfection ..we found something very special: La Laiterie, a beautifully converted, half-timbered dairy in the grounds of the Manoir de Petagny. (…) We were sorry to leave this enchanting place and recommend it to those seeking a holiday off the beaten track in France” (Sydney Morning Herald, July 15/16, 2006).

“The downstairs room equipped for the disabled has been well thought out and is really excellent in all respects. It is the ‘best’ room we have found for a person using a wheelchair in ten years.” (May 2006)

“This house has been designed with a flare for taste and style and is one of the best we’ve stayed in over the years.” (Aug. 2006).

“We were amazed with the cleanliness and facilities of the house and its surroundings; the views are beautiful” (Sept. 2006)

“What a wonderful house, fantastic facilities with breathtaking views! La Laiterie has to be one of the best properties we’ve stayed at – for comfort, location, and gentle hospitality of the owners” (Jan.2007)
Nov 2007
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Deauville - St Gatien
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pont l'Eveque
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Caen - Ouistreham
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Saint Julien/Calonne
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Pont L'Evêque
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A13 (Paris-Caen)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pont l'Eveque
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Deauville
Car: necessary

The Laiterie lies in a large orchard with open views across the fields and the Touques valley. The bustling and attractive market town of Pont L'Evêque with all necessary services (supermarket, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, banks, cafés and restaurants) is only 5 minutes away.

The house is located only 16 minutes from the beach, chic shops and racecourse of Deauville and 19 minutes from the historic fishing port of Honfleur with its many seafood restaurants and art galleries. Lisieux, with its famous Basilica is only 15 minutes away.

Day trips can easily be made to the Normandy Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Rouen and the Suisse Normande.

Sporting activities that can be undertaken nearby (within 10 minutes driving) include: walking and cycling, swimming, tennis, fishing, horse riding, forest adventures (aerial ropeways for children and adults), test drive 4x4, sports cars & quads on nearby circuits, golf.

Other activities include of course spending time at the beach (or at the nearby lake in Pont l’Eveque), visiting the Cerza zoological zoo (some 1000 animals are spread over a 60 hectare park – certainly worth a visit!), visiting Honfleur (a must!), the landing beaches, Bayeux, Rouen and Caen with their museums (notably the Musée des Beaux Arts in Le Havre, the musée du Débarquement in Caen) or the closer museums in Honfleur (the butterfly museum is always a success with the little ones as is the Erik Satie museum for all ages). There are many chateaux that can be visited in the area, whether you are looking to retrace the steps of William the Conqueror (his birth home is in Falaise where the remnants of his castle are well worth a visit) or try one of the thematic museums (dolls and miniature furniture in the chateau de Vendeuvre, hot air balloons in the Chateau de Balleroy, the paleospace in Villers-sur-mer for the little ones to discover fossils,…).

The Laiterie is an ideal location for walking the many ancient paths and bridleways criss-crossing the valleys, hills and woods of the Pays d'Auge. It is also an ideal place for golf: Saint Julien/Calonne has its own golf course, one of the two Golf Barriere (the other one being in Deauville, at about 15km away) which are considered amongst the most beautiful in France. Both the golf course in our own village and that in Deauville offer an 18 hole (total length of 6 035 meter, PAR 72) and a 9 hole (total length 2 275 meters, PAR 33). Each course features a range of technical challenges to help you improve your play. The golf course in Deauville offers fast greens and difficult roughs (on the 18 hole) and a wooded course featuring real competition holes (on the 9 hole). Both courses are set on beautiful grounds, the golf course in Deauville on the slopes of Mount Canisy, overlooking the plains of the Pays d'Auge and the golf course in St Julien spreading over 90 hectares of listed grounds.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Manneville-la-Pipard in Calvados

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1808 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Downstairs en suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped for wheelchair access
    Family en suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs large bathroom - Bath with Shower
    Downstairs - Toilet
    Upstairs - Toilet
  • The spacious downstairs bathroom is designed to be wheelchair accessible; grip handles are mounted on the shower walls, around the basin and toilets. A shower chair for handicapped people is also available. Upstairs are a large bathroom with bath and basin, a cloakroom and an en-suite shower room to the family room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Downstairs - 2 Single Bed , either 2 singles or one large double
    Family - 3 Single Bed , 3 singles or one single and one extra large double
    Blue room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Beige room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The downstairs bedroom (wheelchair accessible) has 2 single beds or one large double bed (Queen size). It has an en-suite shower room. Upstairs 2 bedrooms with large double beds (Queen size) share a bathroom. The family room can be made up of either 3 single beds or 1 single bed and one extra large double (King size) bed. The family room has an en-suite shower room. Each of the 4 bedrooms is sufficiently spacious to accommodate a crib/cot (two baby cots can be provided by the owner upon request at no extra charge). All bedrooms are spacious and luminous; they have double glazing and electric heating.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Laiterie is classified as a four star accommodation: its rooms are spacious and well furnished, the kitchen is equipped with all modern conveniences. The sitting and dining areas can easily cater for 12 people. The downstairs (twin or double) bedroom with adjoining (large) shower room is designed to be wheelchair accessible. The spacious upstairs bathroom is shared by two double bedrooms. The family room (3 beds or one single and one extra large double) has its own shower room, including toilets. The modern under floor heating system downstairs and radiators in bedrooms and bathrooms guarantees comfort even in winter. Double-glazing throughout ensures perfect quiteness. Firewood is provided for the traditional Normandy fireplace (grill provided for cooking). The large landscaped garden is set in 32 acres of pastures and orchards belonging to the owners. Pathways and terraces are wheelchair accessible.

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Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
5

Exceptional place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This large house couldn't have been more perfect for us, an extended family of four kids and five adults. The huge grounds were absolutely ideal for the kids to run around, play football, ogle the nearby cows and play on the swings, slide and trampoline. The house itself was more than big enough for us all, and the more mature couple amongst us appreciated the ground floor bedroom and walk in shower, avoiding the need to hobble up the stairs.

We had everything we need, kitchen wise, towel and bedding wise and there were plenty of board games and toys for everyone to enjoy. I loved sitting at the huge dining table looking out to the stunning view, and we enjoyed many alfresco meals outside on the patio.

The location itself is absolutely wonderful - you are in the middle of the countryside with stunning views and serenity as far as the eyes can see, but only a two minute drive from town - Pont l-eveque which is a gorgeous little place, thoroughly worth a wander (and a huge Intermarche supermarket even closer). Within only 30 mins you have the beautiful Honfleur and Treauville to the north, lovely castles and countryside to the south, a beautiful lake next door, and easy access to Bayeaux and other places off the nearby motorway. It's perfectly positioned and having travelled a lot, we think it's got to be the best part of Normandy to stay in.

An absolutely brilliant week!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Excellent Normandy style house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Laiterie 20 - 27 June 2015 with 8 adults and 3 small children. The house is excellent for a family of this size. Space, facilities, the fantastic garden, hospitality and the weather all exceeded our expectations. The environment offers many things to do and see, but our high lights were the games in the garden and the long evenings around the BBQ and fire pit. A top location to spend a week together! The Van Ede family, Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from the 4th. April 2015 until the 11th. April 2015, there were 5 of us in our party and we all had a fantastic time. The house itself was beautiful and also the large garden with seating areas in which it stood, to catch the sun was outstanding. The house was wonderfully furnished and equipped, there was nothing at all that we needed that wasn't available. The house itself was lovely and warm with the underfloor heating and log burning fireplace. Very cosy.The laundry facilities were exceptional in the utility room.

From my personal point of view as a partially disabled person, the ground floor suite which was equipped for disabled persons afforded first class facilities and made showering very easy and safe.

You even managed,as a bonus, to provide a week of lovely weather in April.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent in all respects and exactly as described on the website. Very well equipped. Great location with easy access to numerous tourist sites.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Oxfordshire, England
5

Laiterie continues to impress

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit and still as appealing as before. House and Karolyn make us feel very welcome - everything surgically clean and functional. We may have lit the first fire of autumn on a chilly evening - made the house come alive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Enchanting September......

  • 5 of 5

The weather was beautiful - and our stay at Le Laiterie was memorable. Karo &

Simon have created a haven of beauty, comfort, and luxury. It is a perfect base from which to explore lovely Normandy. We all said we would return - what more can be said? It is a place for all ages....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Manneville-la-Pipard, Calvados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£567
for 3 nights
From
£144
£1,036
 
 
Autumn break
28 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,171
for 7 nights
£1,171
 
 
Winter 2017
6 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
From
£126
£1,216
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,351
 
 
Winter 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£567
for 3 nights
From
£144
£1,036
 
 
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£662
for 3 nights
From
£176
£1,306
 
 
Summer 2018
12 May 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,486
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £135.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £540.29

The rental rates are all inclusive (local tourist tax, water, electricity, etc.) and bedding and towels are provided. Beds are made up when you arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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