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Family Friendly Barn Conversion In Gorgeous French Countryside, Close to Beaches



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
House in Asnieres, Calvados, Normandy, France - Bright, Modern Accommodation Providing Home From Home Comfort In A Beautiful Countryside Setting.

This large detached home, a recently converted barn in the grounds of a 17th century traditional Normandy house retains much of its original exposed brickwork and oak beams. “The Barn” has been renovated to a high standard to include ample windows giving plenty of natural light and views across the garden and the surrounding countryside. The property benefits from a large open plan living and sun room with log burner and French doors opening to the garden, a large well equipped kitchen with modern appliances and oversized oak dining table. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with WC and shower. Internal stairs to the carpeted first floor which includes a large double bedroom, two twin bedded rooms and a bathroom with WC, bath and separate shower.It is ideally situated with easy access to beaches of Deauville and Honfleur (and many others!), ports, airports and the many local attractions of the area.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

August 2013 - "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We loved your beautiful house and garden and had everything we needed for a great holiday. We would recommend Honfleur, Deauville and the brilliant "La Florida" restaurant in Cormeilles..."

July 2013 - "A great week had by all! Gite, surroundings and weather all fantastic. Bakery in the square at Moyaux does fabulous croissants for a wake-up treat each morning. David and Tricia did a great job of settling us in and providing some local "colour". Thanks again..."
Feb 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Truly magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home! We so enjoyed our week in this stunning barn in beautiful, tree-lined grounds, which provided welcome areas of shade, - we were so lucky with the weather.The barn was light, spacious and extremely well equipped - lovely open kitchen, - fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier - two bathrooms, with showers and three bedrooms. Relaxing evenings with outdoor seating and BBQ, and plenty of extra garden chairs. Loved the open layout and the rural location. Local village was 5 kilometres away for fresh croissants and baguettes - recommend the pain au Suisse! The children loved playing in the grounds, using the swings and playhouse, with lots of toys for them to use and seeing the donkeys. Close to Villiers-sur-Mer - great beach and lovely restaurant right in centre of ville, our five year old ordered Moules and was able to swim in the sea - and the picturesque Honfleur - fabulous Saturday market, shops and restaurants right on the harbour. Tricia and David were a delight, so helpful, especially getting our car started and the battery replaced, and extremely knowledgable about the area, both fluent in French - (great too if you needed medical help whilst away) - and the chilled wine awaiting our arrival was very welcome! A fabulous week! Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday escape.

  • 5 of 5

The barn is beautiful and very well equipped, myself and my husband stayed there with our 2yr old and it was great for her with a stair gate, high chair, cot and loads of toys.

Tricia and David were great and nothing was to much trouble we was warmly welcomed and given all the information we needed and if we wanted to know anything else we could call them.

Honfleur, Deauville/Trouville are a must to go to, very pretty, and Naturospace which is butterfly house in Honfleur was amazing. We also went to Cerza zoo in Lisieux which has to be one of the best zoo's we've been to, if you go make sure you leave a whole day free for it and wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking.

All in all we had a fab holiday there and will definitely go back, hopefully the weather will be kinder to us next time but even on rainy days we still had loads to keep us entertained at the barn.

Thanks again Tricia and David .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A fantastically converted barn to a very high spec

  • 5 of 5

3 of us used the barn as a base for a 5 day cycling trip. the kitchen had everything and more that we needed. Bathrooms were great and the barn has very reliable wifi and a good stereo. The weather was good not great which meant we were able to make the most of the wood burner on 3 of the evenings. A lot of space for the 3 of us and the lounge areas were great to relax in. The area is very peaceful and was ideal for our biking. Best place we have stayed at in 9 years of trips all over France. Tricia and David were very helpful and friendly. I am sure we will be back, plus families. Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Perfect house - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house does what it says on the box.

Beautiful house in quite location but near to town with all that is required.

Nearby beaches and towns, but wonderful gardens for quiet times.

House had all that is required for a comfortable holiday with all amenities.

David and Tricia perfect hosts, and the eggs were out of this world, ask!!

A wonderful Christmas break that we hope to repeat this year, exceeded our expectations and hopes.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Immaculate House

  • 5 of 5

Barn conversion has been completed to a very high standard. Clean and good quality throughout. Everything is exactly as described

Provided you accept the remote location, it is a perfect family holiday house

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Activity and Interests


Approx 30km (30mins) to the long wide sandy beaches of Deauville/Trouville with many shops, restaurants and weekday/weekend markets.

Approx 40km (40mins) to the smaller beaches and resort towns of Villers-sur-mer and Blonville-sur-mer, also with beautiful boutique shops, restaurants and markets.

Honfleur’s beautiful port with many restaurants, shops, galleries and historical interests is also 30km.

There are also many more beaches to explore slightly further afield including the D-day beaches


Nearest port is Le Havre (30miles/50km) from which LDlines operate their Portsmouth ferry

Dieppe is 90miles/145km (ferries to Newhaven)

Calais for the Eurotunnel and ferry to Folkestone is 185miles/300km.

Ouistreham/Caen is 40miles/70km where you can get Brittany Ferries to Poole and Portsmouth

CityJet operate a spring/summer flight between London City and St-Gatien-des-Bois (Deauville) airport which is less than 20miles/30km and cars can be hired from the airport.


Moyaux is less than 4km (a nice walk or cycle ride) - restaurants, bar/cafe, bakeries, butchers, delicatessen and general supplies store.

Cormeilles is 8km and can also be reached cross country - large supermarket, bakeries, a fishmongers, butchers, gourmet food and wine stores, restaurants and beautiful antique shops. Friday morning market.

Lisieux is the nearest city featuring the Basilica of St Therese with many more shops and restaurants.

Further Details:

The Barn is set in a small hamlet with two lovely villages close by.

MOYAUX with its picturesque square and crooked church spire is an easy bicycle ride away to collect the croissants and pain au chocolat from one of the two bakeries. It also has two restaurants and a tabac for drinks and papers.(english spoken)

CORMEILLES is larger and holds a general market every Friday morning. There is a Carrefour supermarket for everyday needs, a variety of shops and restaurants also.

There is an ATM at Moyaux Post Office and at the Credit Lyonais in Cormeilles.

Lisieux is the nearest large town and has a beautiful Basillica dedicated to St Theresa along with a lot of shops and a large Saturday market.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rental is per week, can be paid is Euro's or Pounds sterling at current exchange rate.
Shorter stays can be discussed - Please call us on +33231631309.
Reduced Rates available for bookings of less than 6 people using one or two bedrooms.
25% deposit payable on booking. Full payment due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Cancellations made 6 weeks prior to arrival will receive a full refund.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day but this can be flexible.
Arrival is normally from 4pm, departure at 10am, but please ask when enquiring if an earlier arrival or later departure would suit you. We are happy to accommodate these whenever possible.

Notes on prices:
Reduced rates available for parties of fewer than 6 occupying one or two bedrooms only.
Out of season short stays and "last minute" booking offers available.
Please enquire.
Rental is per week, this can be paid is Euro's or Pounds sterling at current exchange rate. French and UK bank options available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • walking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 – Spacious ground floor shower room with corner shower, WC and wash basin, electric towel rail. Washing machine and tumble dryer Bathroom 2 – Spacious first floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin, electric towel rail


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms (reduction for less than 6) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed, drawers & hanging space, views over the garden & countryside Bedroom 2 – Twin beds, drawers, views over the garden Bedroom 3 – Twin beds, drawers, stunning sunrise views over the garden & countryside


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The property is accessed through large gates and a gravel driveway with ample space for parking. Guests have access to the large grounds where there are outside table/chairs a BBQ and children’s play area with swings, tree house and slide. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. End of stay cleaning included but we do expect the place to be left generally clean and tidy. Towels and linen changed on Saturdays for multi-week stays. Other: Study housing electric central heating controls and wi-fi access. Highchair, stair gate, travel cot and child cot bed available on request. Children's plates, bowls and cutlery provided.

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