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Luxury self catering accomodation in a beautiful rural landscape - The Cider Press

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Updated: 29-Dec-2016
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The Cider Press

The Cider Press is a unique and charming building designed for a couple. The original apple press has been incorporated into the design and is the inspiration for the decor, which includes designer Bisque radiators. The building is open plan with a mezzanine bedroom with double bed, sofa, hanging rail, drawers and desk above the open plan reception/kitchen.

The ground floor has a seating area, kitchen with breakfast bar and separate shower room. A lovely stable door allows natural light to filter in.

The kitchen has a gas hob, microwave and small fridge - designed for people who shop daily and are likely to want to go out and enjoy the local restuarants. A BBQ is also provided for guests use along with outdoor furniture.

The Cider Press also has broadband and an i-pod docking station.

It is such a charming and romantic building we get a number of repeat visitors every year.

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About the property


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

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About the Owner

Sophie Curtis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 December, 2016

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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.

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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!


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.


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).


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.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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