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Luxury self catering accomodation in a beautiful rural landscape - The Barn

Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Your home from home in beautiful Normandy - near Barenton, Manche - Peaceful Location Nestling In Private Grounds, Surrounded By Farmland Within 2 Km Of Local Shop

This beautifully renovated property is a home away from home and offers guests a high level of comfort and style with plenty of attractions in the local area. Each of the three buildings has been created with its own decor and feel. The buildings are set around a rectangular grassed courtyard with an open sided building for all to share for alfresco eating. The large gardens and peaceful setting makes it idea for families. The property sits in a two acre garden with an apple orchard at the front with a croquet lawn. The private rear garden is well-planted with shrubs and trees and has a pond. The charming stone Farmhouse with its turret and four poster bed sleeps 10 in three double rooms and two twin bedrooms. The Barn sleeps eight in two double en suite bedrooms and two twins. The Cider Press is a studio with a mezzanine bedroom ideal for couples wanting peace and privacy. A traditional Norman bake house completes the square and is where we keep the bikes for all to use.

Please see our Tripadviser reviews:

The Farmhouse - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107827-The_Farmhouse-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

The Barn - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107826-The_Barn-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

The Cider Press - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107828-The_Cider_Press-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

More Details

Details for holiday barn The Barn, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The charming Barn is half timbered with Norman colombarge and is a true example of a great conversion, with free-flowing reception space. The handmade Shaker style furniture was designed by the owners especially for the building and the attention to detail is evident. All bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes and drawers. Two bedrooms have double beds and en suite shower rooms, the third and fouth bedroom have twin beds and share a family bathroom (with shower over bath).

The dining room has a large dining table which can seat 14 and is open plan to the well equipped kitchen (fridge, half sized dishwasher, double oven). A utility room has a washer/dryer through which is reached the store room where there is a second large fridge/freezer, wine racks, welly boots, garden furniture, BBQ and outdoor games.

The reception has two large ultra comfortable sofas, an open fire, desk, card table with chairs, satelite TV, i-pod docking station, games and jigsaws.

There is also broadband.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peaceful New Year retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fairly last minute decision to spend New Year with friends in 'a cosy cottage somehwere in the countryside' was the plan. How lucky did we get? The Barn at Boudet was the most welcoming place, complete with Christmas Tree (decorated) and a lovely open fire with wood ready to go!

The Barn is beautifully restored and superbly equipped, a great place for chilling out, with enough space for our two families to not be on top of one another too.

The surrounding countryside is great for exploring on foot, on bike or by car, we did all three and honestly can't wait to go back for some more!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pure Magic

  • 5 of 5

This was without a doubt the loveliest holiday rental ever, in fact even nicer than hoped for.

The Barn is pure magic - so tastefully done up, very homely and cosy with it's enormous and very beautiful fireplace - and at the same time wonderfully spacious.

The middle hall with the beautiful stone floor, fitted the tallest Christmas tree we've ever had, almost 4 m tall.

The place is equipped with everything you need - large kitchen for cooking enthusiasts, - laundry rooms, fridge/freezer, showers etc - all working.

The place was clean and nicely warmed up when we arrived. And it's snug and warm even in winter.

The views are beautiful and the place breathes peace and contentment.

Our only problem was that we had to leave again.

It's friendly and welcoming even if you're alone (spent a few hours alone before the rest arrived) - but perfect for many more.

Would recommend this to anyone seeking space, peace, cosiness and beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rennes (is the most useful but there are others) at 119 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Barenton at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, Ouistreham at 111 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bagnoles-de-l'Orne at 33.8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fleurs at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Carolles-Plage, Carolles (nicest not nearest) at 70 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our property is a great base for keen cyclists to stay at whilst exploring Normandy. We are moments from the Flers-Domfront veloroute or Voie Verte (a disused railway line cycle track) which forms part of an extensive network. This offers an excellent and safe opportunity to get about and explore the area - you can even cycle to Mont St Michel.

Do bring your own bikes. We have some on site but they are better used for short local trips!

Coast/Beach:

Mount St Michel is about 50 minutes from Boudet. Carolles is the nearest beach 70 km away and the charming fishing town Cancale is 107 km from the property. Other recommended beaches are Deauville, Houlgate and Trouville-sur-Mer. Base de Loisirs La Ferte Mace is a 65 hectare leisure base centred around La Ferte Mace large lake which is a great alternative to a beach. It has lifeguards in July and August, a play area, volley ball, peddocs, mini golf etc.

Travel:

Cars are essential. Caen - Ouistreham port 14km north east of Caen is 1.15 hrs away, served by Britanny Ferries from Portsmouth. St Malo with its ferry port is 1.5 hrs away and Cherbourg is 2 hrs. Calais and the Euro Tunnel are approximately a 5 hour drive.

Airports within 2 hrs are Rennes, Deauville (Ryanair from Stansted), Dinard (Ryanair flights from Bristol, Birmingham, London Stansted and East Midlands) and Cherbourg (Flybe from Southampton).

Distances:

Nearest village with supermarket is 1km away. Local amenities:

Local supermarket, bakeries, pharmacy, hairdresser, English grocer, post office, tabac and cafes in Barenton. Further shopping can be found at Mortain and Domfront (10km) and St Hilaire du Harcouet (15 km).

Further Details:

The local area is famed for its cider, poire and calvados – the apple and pear orchards are lovely in Spring. The charming castle of Carrouges and Chateau D’O are close by and well worth visiting. Le Haras du Pin, the national stud, is a great day out and very popular with children. St Fraimbault, a village fleuries is about 20 minutes from the property as is Ambrieres-les-Valées, where there is an outside swimming pool, archery, mini golf and canoeing. Aqualand at Avranches is fun and Claude Monet’s house and Grounds at Giverney are about 80km away. The ‘Suisse Normande’, a pleasant river valley with some crags and rolling hills and a lovely area for picnics and the opportunity to watch the multitude of paragliders is an easy day trip. Walking, cycling and even canoeing from Pont d'Ouilly are other options. For those with younger children visit the Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine north of Mortain. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.

Open air swimming pool at Mortain (15 min drive), horse riding near Barenton. Golf at Clecy, Granville and Dol de Bretagne. Bungee jumping near Clecy.

We provide Christmas trees and decorations for the properties for people staying over Christmas and New Year.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Spring half-term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Summer half term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday. Our English caretakers live 15 minutes away and can help with any emergencies.

We can be flexible for shorter stays - please contact the owner for short breaks. We welcome enquiries for longer lets especially over the Winter.

Please ask to see more pictures as we plenty amd can email them to you.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, however we can be flexible so please enquire. We like to know your anticipated time of arrival. All linen and towels are provided.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All buildings are fully central heated with the Barn and Farmhouse also having delightful open fireplaces (we supply logs free of charge). Each property has been designed to a high standard and are very well maintained by our caretaker who lives 15 minutes away. The properties can be rented separately or together. We take great care that our holiday homes are to a very high standard and ensure kitchens are well stocked with crockery, cutlery, serving dishes, pot and pans as dining together is a key part of people's holidays. Each property has a BBQ. The property is surrounded by a large garden which is for all to enjoy. The rear garden has a pond and plenty of space for children to run around in. The more formal apple orchard at the front of the Barn and Cider Press has space for a croquet lawn (mallets are stored in the Barn). The open sided building is an outside dining area for all to use. All linen and towels are provided. Outside: There is a shared garden to the front and rear of the property. At the rear is a small pond as well as in the front of the Barn. There is also an outdoor eating area in an open sided building where there is garden furniture and bicycles are provided for all guests to share (stored in the Bakehouse). Parking is in a dedicated parking area adjacent to the property. BBQs and garden furniture are provided. We also provide a few bicycles which are kept in the bakehouse. It's a good idea to bring bikes if you enjoy cycling as Boudet is moments from a disused railway line which has now been converted into a cycle route. Please see the note on cycling.

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