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Walt Disney's ancestral home, Le Chateau de Monfreville - Pond Cottage

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Pond Cottage

Sleeps 8

2 double rooms

2 twin rooms


About the property

Outstanding Holiday Cottages

The cottages are situated within the grounds of Le Chateau de Monfreville, the ancestral home to Walt Disney's family dating back a 1000 years ago. The cottages are spacious & tastfully decorated. The cottages have their own private gardens & patio area. The chateau overlooks a national park which has superb wild life and walks. Within the grounds of the chateau, there is a natural swimming pond, a hot tub, a ping pong table, table football and an honesty shop with the essentials. In the summer months, The Bread Fairy is out & about delivering pastries & French bread to your door every morning.

Monfreville is a 4km drive to Isigny sur Mer where you will find a delightful port with supermarkets, restaurants, markets & cafes. The Chateau was commissioned almost a thousand years ago by William the Conqueror & was once home to Walt Disney’s family & then later occupied by German soldiers during WW2. The Chateau is steeped with history & central to the D Day Landing Beach of Omaha & The American Cemetery and Utah Beach, close to the villages of Sainte Mere Eglise & Sainte Marie du Mont. The medieval town of Bayeux is home to The British Cemetery & the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Mont St Michel, Monet’s Gardens, Honfleur & Paris are all great for a day’s adventure & for fun times there are miles & miles of golden sandy beaches making this a superb vacation for all ages. Normandy is known as the bread basket of France and you won't be disappointed. Isigny sur Mer is home to world class butter, cream and cheese. There is also a caramel factory producing all things gorgeous! Fish markets are open every morning and there is always a market on each day of the week. Chateau de Monfreville is a special retreat for all those that visit. There are plenty of cider farms in the area where you can go and taste the delights of Cider, Pommeau and Calvados.

More Details

Owner
zoe mckinley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2017

About zoe mckinley

.We have lived in the chateau since 2006. We bought the chateau from Zoe's mother who bought the house back in 1989. We have 2 children who have had a lovely childhood and who are now bilingual.

zoe mckinley purchased this cottage in 2006

Why zoe mckinley chose Bayeux area

The Chateau has a unique charm. Its a wonderful property to be around & the grounds are beautiful. It is tranquility at its best. There is buckets of history to be had in the area and the chateau itself, which dates back to William the Conqueror & was home to Walt Disney's family.

What makes this cottage unique

.We live here all year round & are here to help in any way we can. Amazing bakery delights are delivered to your door every morning and probably a visit from Hector the labrador too!!

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
A booking is made on receipt of a booking form together with a signed copy of ‘Terms & Conditions’ and a deposit payment of half the balance per week.

For bookings made within 6 weeks of the start date, full payment is required.

The balance is to be paid 6 weeks before commencement of hire.

Changeover Day:
Rose Cottage Change over day is Sunday
Pond Cottage Change over day is Saturday
Arrival is 4pm & departure 10am.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Pond Cottagein Monfréville in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One double room has an en-suite bathroom which consists of a large shower, loo & basin. The other bathroom is a large room with full size bath and shower, loo and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: Pond Cottage has its own private garden with a covered patio area. A webber BBQ and tools, a dining table and chairs plus outdoor furniture. Bikes are free to use. A shared natural swimming pond is situated in the gardens of the chateau along with a hot tub. Ping pong, table football are all free to use. The bread fairy works her magic every morning delivering pastries & bread. Moules Frites is cooked by Paul & Zoe every Thursday evening in peak season and is an evening of fun & laughter.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Beyond excellent

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Pond Cottage on 9 separate occasions over the last 6 years and always loved every minute of it. The cottage, location and hospitality of Paul and Zoe is just fantastic. We have stayed in the summer holidays with our children and taken Grandma and Grandad and then had Christmas and New Year and it has been the best.

Pond Cottage has all the comforts you need and it just feels like home from home. Paul and Zoe are there if you need anything (never obtrusive) and give advice and guidance on where to go, if required - they are great hosts.

Chateau Monfreville is perfect for exploring D Day beaches and museums, Bayeux and getting further afield. Isigny, the local town is great with all the amenities and a few bars and restaurants and Bar Central is a favourite with consistently excellent and reasonable food.

We cannot recommend Chateau Monfreville highly enough - it has been a place where we have made many happy memories of family holidays that our children and parents will always remember.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words and we look forward to many more happy years here at Chateau Monfreville
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New Orleans, LA
5

Normandy oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family undertook an ambitious European vacation with our teenaged children. We truly enjoyed it, but we were desperate for some down time and needed a vacation from our vacation! We found an absolutely perfect respite at Chateau Monfreville. Zoe and Paul could not have been more hospitable. Rose Cottage was a perfect gem of a cottage with two beautifully appointed bedrooms upstairs and a very cozy living area and kitchen downstairs. The Chateau is stunning with flowers, gardens, acreage, animals, and nice open spaces. The cottage provides a perfect launching pad for touring Normandy: the D-Day beaches, Mont St. Michel, Bayeux, etc. I immediately began considering how I could possibly plan a return trip. Two nights were not nearly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marlborough
5

Our perfect week.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! It's homely and generously sized with lovely spacious gardens. Great to meet Paul & Zoe, superb local knowledge and recommendations for eating. Remote enough to be peaceful yet very handy for the Normandy Beaches and such. Negatives? Our (double) bed was on the small side. Wouldn't stop us going back though!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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