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Comfortable, Family-Friendly House In Peaceful Village - LE BATISON

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Child-friendly Gite In Quiet Setting. Ideal For Visiting The Many Sites Of Normandy or just to Rest + Relax in the Garden.

Normandy-style gite providing comfortable, clean, homely accommodation for up to 6 guests. We have tried to make Le Batison as child-friendly as possible, thinking of all the things you will need for your baby/toddler when on holiday : 2 cots, 2 high chairs, baby's bath, stairgate, bed rails, a potty, children's plates, dishes + cutlery, lots of books, toys and games inside and out. Plenty to keep them busy while you enjoy a drink on the patio. The ground floor bedroom has a comfortable king-size bed (150X200) and a cot, the bathroom is next to it with a large shower with body sprays, radio and lights, washing machine and towel dryer. Separate WC. Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, micro-wave oven, electric oven with vitro-ceramic hob, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and seating for 6. The living area has a comfortable 3-seater sofa and 2 armchairs, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There's a spacious mezzanine bedroom/playroom with a double bed, 2 singles and a cot. Outside on the patio there's a barbecue, table, chairs + sunshade and sun loungers and a play area for children with swings, slide and playhouse. Not forgetting our ever-hungry hens which children love feeding and eating their eggs.There are 2 swimming pools, both a 15-minute drive. Ideal for sightseeing: Honfleur + Deauville on the coast 1-hour away, the D-day beaches slightly further. Monet's house + gardens about a 1-hout drive, Cerza Wildlife Park a 45-minute drive, and several local chateaux (4 within a 20-minute drive) one with an 18-hole golf course. For sport-lovers there's the "Base de Loisirs" (lakeside sandy beach) 5 minutes away in Brionne for canoeing, kayaking, mini-golf, tennis and swimming, or just relaxing on the sandy beach. No entrance fee, just 3€ parking. Stroll in the local shops, mingle with the population, and even practise your French! Walk in the countryside, grab a bargain at a Brocante or Foire à Tout (Street Fair), play French boules with the locals, or just enjoy a glass of wine on a terrace café as you watch the world go by.

About the Owner

Maddie
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Maddie

I fell in love with France as a teenager on a school trip to Dordogne. The following year I came to Normandy on a school exchange trip (my penfriend lived near Brionne) and when I left school I just came over here to improve my French and enjoy life. Over 35 years later I'm still here !

Maddie purchased this house in 2008

Why Maddie chose Eure

I have lived in the Brionne area for over 35 years since I left the UK and just love the laid back way of life here in Normandy. There's so much space, too, with fields and forests all around, and the people are very friendly, on the whole.

When I met and married Bruno over 20 years ago I knew I'd made my mind up to stay here for good. We bought our own house then went on to build the holiday homes, hoping to provide comfortable, clean places to stay - just what we like to find when we travel with our two children. We've equipped them with cots, high chairs, stair gates, etc and many toys and games inside and out (swings + playhouse).

We live in the village should you need any advice/help during your stay but we respect our guests' privacy at all times.

What makes this house unique

Here in the village, it's very quiet and peaceful, but a five-minute drive takes you into Brionne where there are 2 supermarkets, lots of small shops, a twice-weekly market and several bars and restaurants. Not to mention the Outdoor Leisure Centre at thet lake with its sandy beach, children's play area, barbecues, peddle boats, canoes and mini-golf course.

Honfleur + Deauville are just an hour's drive as is Monet's Garden and Cerza - a great wildlife park. There are several chateaux (Harcourt, Champs de Bataille, Beaumesnil) within a 20-minute drive, one with an 18-hole golf course. Tha landing beaches are about a one and a half hour-drive as is Paris, or just one hour by train. However you'll find plenty of interesting towns and villages a lot closer to home.

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Location

From the Owner

I have lived in the Brionne area for over 35 years since I left the UK and just love the laid back way of life here in Normandy. There's so much space, too, with fields and forests all around, and the people are very friendly, on the whole. When I met and married Bruno over 20 years ago I knew I'd made my mind up to stay here for good. We bought our own house then went on to build the holiday homes, hoping to provide comfortable, clean places to stay - just what we like to find when we travel with our two children. We've equipped them with cots, high chairs, stair gates, etc and many toys and games inside and out (swings + playhouse). We live in the village should you need any advice/help during your stay but we respect our guests' privacy at all times.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris Beauvais or Deauville (36 miles) at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Brionne at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Le Havre or Dieppe (67 miles) (Calais 165 miles) at 44 Miles Nearest Golf : Champ de Bataille at 11 Miles Nearest Train : Brionne or (Bernay 9 miles) at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : A28 (or A13 19 miles) at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brionne (La Rivière Thibouville 2 miles) at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Brionne or Deauville (36 miles) at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

5-minute drive to sandy lakeside beach in Brionne with a play area for children, swimming area, water sports, miniature golf, café, WC + showers.

1-hour drive to the seaside resorts of Deauville, Trouville and Cabourg with their long sandy beaches.

1½ hour drive to the landing beaches and D-Day museums.

Travel:

The cheapest and quickest way to get here is via the Dover-Calais Ferry: It's almost all motorway - just a 2½ hours drive after a 75-minute crossing.

The nearest is via the Portsmouth-Le Havre or Caen Ferry: Just a 1 hour drive (but a longer, more expensive ferry crossing).

Or Newhaven-Dieppe: A 1½ hour drive with a 4h crossing.

Flights into Paris or Beauvais (Ryan air) + a 1½ hour drive. Or Deauville (City Jet) + a 1 hour drive.

Distances:

Brionne 2 miles. Chateau d'Harcourt 6 miles. Le Bec Hellouin 6 miles. Bernay 8 miles. Le Neubourg 12 miles. Chateau Champ de Bataille 15 miles. Chateau de Beaumesnil 17 miles. Lisieux 22 miles. Cerza Wildlife Park 24 miles. Rouen 32 miles. Honfleur 37 miles. Deauville + Trouville 40 miles. Giverny (Monet's garden) 56 miles. Festyland 58 miles. The Bayeux Tapestry 77 miles. D-Day sites + Landing beaches approx: 80 miles. Versailles Palace 84 miles. Paris 86 miles. Le Mont Saint Michel 130 miles

Further Details:

Within walking distance : Water mill and 15th century Tithe Barn in the village and Castle + Gardens in the next village.

Brionne (2 miles. Population 5000) : has a twice-weekly colourful market (Sundays + Thursdays). Here you can choose some local cheeses, fresh fish + seafood or buy a chicken roasted on the spit with a French stick still warm from the oven. There's an outdoor leisure centre idyllically set by a lake where you can swim, fish, play tennis, crazy golf, hire a peddle boat, canoe or kayak, cook your own food in the barbecue area or just relax under the trees. Several restaurants, supermarkets, banks, chemists, and terrace cafés. The local tourist office is nearby with free wifi and plenty of information about local events.

Bernay (8 miles. Population 11,000) : Typical Norman architecture including an 11th century minster and several old timbered houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries which now house shops and terrace cafés in the main street. Market town (Saturday mornings) with many local products on offer, many made by small family businesses - Cheeses : Camembert, Pont L'Eveque, Livarot. Drinks : Cider, Calvados + Pommeau. Two parks with play areas for children, one in the Museum grounds. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool (depending on the season) with a paddling pool.

During the summer months almost every Sunday you can visit a Brocante / Foire à Tout (Local Street Fair / Flea Market) and get some amazing bargains for just a few euros.(Check with Maddie - she knows all the local haunts)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£164
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£63
Fri,Sat
£295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
From
£67
Fri,Sat
£337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
.
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
.
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£164
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£63
Fri,Sat
£295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
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30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£164
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£63
Fri,Sat,Sun
£253
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
.
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£164
for 4 nights
From
£38
From
£51
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£253
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£253
for 4 nights
From
£63
From
£72
Fri,Sat,Sun
£337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
.
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
From
£42
From
£51
Fri,Sat
£253
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£152
for 3 nights
From
£51
From
£63
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126.33

Booking Notes:
- A Booking Form including our Terms & Conditions will be sent to you on request, or once you have completed your booking via the website.

- A 200€ deposit will be required to book the property

- Changeover Day:
Saturday is usually our changeover day but can be flexible. Prices shown are from 4pm on your day of arrival to 10am on your day of departure. If you wish to arrive earlier or depart later this may be possible depending on our other bookings. Please check with us.

Notes on prices:
Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

We have two cots available and babies (under 12 months) come free of charge.

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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Facilities

From the Owner

Here in the village, it's very quiet and peaceful, but a five-minute drive takes you into Brionne where there are 2 supermarkets, lots of small shops, a twice-weekly market and several bars and restaurants. Not to mention the Outdoor Leisure Centre at thet lake with its sandy beach, children's play area, barbecues, peddle boats, canoes and mini-golf course. Honfleur + Deauville are just an hour's drive as is Monet's Garden and Cerza - a great wildlife park. There are several chateaux (Harcourt, Champs de Bataille, Beaumesnil) within a 20-minute drive, one with an 18-hole golf course. Tha landing beaches are about a one and a half hour-drive as is Paris, or just one hour by train. However you'll find plenty of interesting towns and villages a lot closer to home.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, With towel drier, washing machine and hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Cot available
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Cot available

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We have tried to make our holiday homes just what you would like to find when you go away. All bed linen is provided and beds will be made up for your arrival. You'll also find a "Starter Welcome Pack" including your first breakfast : tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice, eggs from our hens, bread, butter + homemade jam, toilet paper, salt, pepper, kitchen towels, soap, washing-up liquid, dish-washer + washing machine tablets, charcoal for the barbecue etc. There's lots to do in the area and both holiday homes have plenty of brochures, or you can collect some from the local tourist office in Brionne where there's also free wi-fi. We live just up the road so are on hand if you need any help and we often call at the holiday homes especially in the summer season to water the garden and feed the hens, but we respect our guests' privacy AT ALL TIMES. Outside: The enclosed garden has two parts: a large lawn in front of Le Batison with a fenced pond and play area for children with a play house, swing set and toys and games. French boules or croquet for adults. Private patio facing west (sun afternoon + evening) with a barbecue, a table + chairs, sun loungers + a sunshade. Next to the car park is the hen run and feeding them proves to be a big hit with children. Help yourselves to fruit (raspberries, peaches, apples, kiwis) and we'll provide you with tomatoes + cucumber in season, and fresh eggs when our hens oblige.