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LATE DEAL: September: £300/week or £60/night. Minimum 3 nights (2-4 guests) - LE BATISON



Updated: 21-Aug-2016
Child-friendly Accomodation In Peaceful Location Ideal For Visiting The Many Sites Of Normandy or just to Rest + Relax in the Garden. Contact us for LATE DEALS

Recently-built, Normandy-style gites providing comfortable, homely accommodation for up to 10 people. Extremely child-friendly: Spacious mezzanine bedroom/playroom and a fully-equipped play area outside in an enclosed garden. Lots of baby/toddlers' equipment + plenty of toys, books, DVDs + games. 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. Several local chateaux (4 within a 20-minute drive) one with an 18-hole golf course. For sport-lovers: cycling, canoeing, kayaking, wind-surfing, fishing, golf, tennis, horse-riding and swimming. Or just relax in the garden or down at the sandy, lakeside beach in Brionne. Stroll in the local shops, mingle with the population, and even practise your French! Walk in the countryside, grab a bargain at a Brocante (Street Fair), play French boules with the locals, or just sip a glass of wine on a terrace café as you watch the world go by.

Details for holiday home LE BATISON , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Le Batison Sleeps 4-6 (2 Bedrooms) On the ground floor: Dining seating for 6 in a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker etc. Super-King-size bed in main bedroom next to bathroom with a large walk-in shower, washbasin, towel drier, washing machine + hair drier and separate toilet. Lounge seating for five, with comfortable sofa + armchairs, TV and DVD player, leading out onto the patio which has a table, chairs, and barbecue for al fresco dining, sunbeds and sun shade. Upstairs on the spacious mezzanine there's a double bed, 2 singles and a cot (2nd cot available), plenty of toys and space to play with a view of green fields and your neighbours - some sheep!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 !

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

- "The house and garden are beautiful and so well-equipped for us all. The girls loved all the toys and Sophie has learnt to swing on her own ! The area has so much to do and the children especially loved the Butterfly House in Honfleur." Mark, Helen Sophie + Lizzie. April 2015.

- "A very relaxing Joyeux Noël. The best equipped gite we have stayed at." Rob, Debs & Evin. Dec. 2014.

- "Our stay was most comfortable and enjoyable. Gite ideal for our requirements. Very clean + well equipped. Many thanks." Paul & David. October 2014.

- "What a fantastic week ! Lovely house - we had everything we could have wished for. Beautiful location + garden. The children really appreciated the toys. See you next July." Suzanne, Paul, Kirsty + Amos. July 2013.

- "I think we have visited all the places suggested (well nearly) in Maddie's list and can recommend them all. Cerza is particularly good for children and we loved Honfleur. We had excellent days at Disney and in Paris - who'd have thought it would be free to park in Paris in August? - Top tip Bruno! Thanks for being so welcoming and for all your useful hints + tips which made our holiday that much better". July 2011. Adam, Alison, Megan & Zach.

- "Fantastic base to explore Normandy - Honfleur was a real find and we loved exploring Rouen. Grace really enjoyed making friends with the chickens - the garden is toddler-heaven! Highly recommended for young families - everything is catered for, including toys!" June 2011. Clare, David & Grace Essex.
Mar 2012
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely, comfortable home from home

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, warm gîte, very clean and all basics provided. A fabulous new shower unit has recently been fitted which was a nice surprise! Freshly laid eggs from the hens at the end of the garden made the welcome pack just perfect. It was relatively easy to find but is close to main road networks making visiting areas of interest very straight forward. We would definitely recommend it as a holiday home & look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Wonderful stay, excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late, followed the detailed description of the hosts.Our hosts prepared all the essentials and more. The cottage is beautiful, clean and very well equipped. Nice quiet village in an area worth exploring. Hiking, biking, fishing, lovely villages, shopping and good restaurants at a close distance.All very clearly described in material prepared by the hosts. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amos, we are pleased that Ruth and you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next month.
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Just enjoyed a good stay at Le Batison

  • 4 of 5

A friend and I have just spent a long weekend at Le Batison. The property is situated in a nice village, is clean and well equipped and provides for a very comfortable stay. A short drive ( c 2 miles ) takes you into Brionne where you will find the usual shops including a Carrefour supermarket. We travelled to Normandy for a cycling break and found the neighboring countryside very enjoyable cycling territory.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your cycling holiday, David, it's true this is a very pleasant area and you were lucky with the weather :-)
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This holiday house is a perfect place for a getaway with small (5 and 7 years old girls) children. The house is fully equipped with all the things you need when going for a holiday with children (incl. toys, playhouse in the garden, sandpit, swings, games

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, Lonneke, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had in both le Batison and la Maisment - plenty of room with our family of four (a 7 and a 9 year old) in one property and granny and grandad right next door in the other. The outdoor area is lovely, we dined al fresco every day of our stay. The children had plenty to play with and the pet goat down next door was a huge hit with our animal loving daughter.

Maddie and Bruno are super hosts, always on hand if needed and so friendly and helpful. We had a super week and wholeheartedly recommend staying in the village of Aclou (very quickly re-named by our children to "Give us a..."). There are lots of interesting things to do and see in Normandy. Our children still talk about the butterfly house in Honfleur - one of the best! It is also a not-too-long-a drive from Calais, which is great when travelling with kids.

The cottages are both spotless and very well equipped and with a bottle of local cider waiting in the fridge when you arrive, what more could you ask for!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Nic, it was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family.
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holiday perfection

  • 5 of 5

We really want to keep this one a secret but thats selfish. We stayed at Maddie and Brunos lovely La Maisment property. It was clean, well equipped, comfortable and more importantly was set up for the kids enjoyment. Everything they needed was on hand and for the first time we didnt want to budge from the gite. Such welcoming hosts. We have booked for next year. Super location. Easy access to towns and cities nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Maisment and look forward to welcoming you back next summer.
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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 just up the road should you need any help during your stay but we respect our guests' privacy at all times.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris Beauvais or Deauville at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Brionne at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Le Havre at 44 Miles Nearest Golf : Champ de Bataille at 11 Miles Nearest Train : Bernay at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : A28 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brionne at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Brionne at 2 Miles Car: recommended


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.


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.


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)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Summer
30 Jul 2016 - 30 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
31 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 9
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
- A Booking Form (including payment details) and our Terms & Conditions will be sent to you on request.

- A £150 deposit will be required to book the property, either by GB cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is 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.

Unit 1 (LE BATISON) : Prices shown are for 4 people. Reduced rates available for 2 people sharing ground floor bedroom. Please check with us for 5-6 guests.

Unit 2 (LA MAISMENT) : Prices shown are for up to 4 people. Please contact us for rates for 5-6 guests.

We have two cots available and babies (under 18months) come free of charge.

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Updated: 21-Aug-2016
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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 great 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 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


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


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


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


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


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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 "Welcome Starter 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 another lawn in front of La Maisment. There's a shared play area for children with a play house, swing set and toys and games. French boules for adults : You can also join the locals for a game in front of the village hall most evenings in the summer. Both houses have private patios (one south facing, the other west facing) with barbecues, tables, chairs, sunloungers + sunshades. Next to the secure 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...

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