|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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The apartment is situated at the top of our Belle Epoque (beautiful era) house with a private entrance and has commanding views over the pretty square and the Normandy Church dating back to 1819. Lighting at night enhances this picture postcard vista. The square is meticulously maintained by the local council and flowers, plants and trees are in bloom throughout the year. Just over the road from the house is the absolutely wonderful Pattisserie and the smell of freshly baked bread (particularly in the morning!) is mouthwatering. Home made croissants, cakes, ice cream (try the local maccarons, you'll be hooked) are irresistible. The Pattisserie is a hive of industry. There is a quiet bar next door to the house and restaurants and more bars behind the Church. The local 'Viveco' is just across the road and is a general store selling all the basic foods and necessities needed. There is a Doctor's surgery in the square, just in case, and Dr Flipo speaks rather good English too! Within 100 metres is a bus stop where you can catch a SNCF bus that will take you to the train station and from there you could easily get to Paris in a couple of hours. If you just want to take a day off from touring the many different attractions why not relax in the large, mature garden with a glass of the local cider (pronounced cidre!)
Please note Check-in time is after 3.00pm and Check-out time is 10.00am, however suitcases etc can be left at the house at an agreed time.
My husband Mike and I moved to France 10 years ago. We love the place, the culture, the people, and you betcha, the wine! The local community welcomed us which is why we feel so at home here. Many of our neighbours take full advantage of the opportunity to practice their English on. Great fun!
Lyn Brannan purchased this apartment in 2004
Bought the house about 10 years ago and spent 3 years renovating it. After it was finished (is it ever finished!) the local Mayor thanked us for the renovation work and improving the square.
We love the fact that the house is 'in the community' and we feel that we are a part of it. We were a bit of a novelty at first but that soon passed. The locals all know us and we spend a good deal of time shouting "Bonjour" out of the car window.
Being so close to the forest is wonderful and we often take a hike down one of the forest paths. The solitude is breathtaking.
Being able to walk to local shops, restaurants and bars is a bonus, especially if we've run out of milk.
Living opposite the Church is great as we get to see weddings (and funerals!) and at night when it's lit up it's just beauti
The free bus passes our front door which takes you around the town and is a great way of meeting and interacting with the locals.
Literally 100 yards from the house is a bus stop and from there you can go anywhere in the world as there's a SNCF bus which takes you to the train station and then off to Paris.
Although the apartment is completely self-contained we are usually about if you have any questions or problems.
You will, if you want, get to know local French residents very quickly, and they love to talk to you (sometimes in English) about family and where you live.
If you need a doctor there's a surgery 50 yards from the house...Dr he speaks English!
Really enjoyed our two weeks in Le Grande Chalet. The apartment is bright and welcoming and absolutely charming. The surrounding area is beautiful and although we have visited Normandy many times before, we found, with the help and local knowledge of Mike and Lyn, some really stunning places we might otherwise have missed. It was a great base for us as we like to travel and visit other areas too. We were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived and nothing was too much trouble for our lovely hosts. The boulongerie is a must, at your peril, your waistline will suffer!!
The town has some lovely bars and restaurants, for a special meal we particularly liked Café de Paris run by Bruno who is extremely helpful if French isn't your first language.
We will definitely go back.
Ideally situated and very comfortable, well-equipped apartment with plenty of space. The owners made us welcome and were helpful with advice on local things to see and do. Quiet and with very comfortable beds. Sadly, our time was too short and we hope to return to Bagnoles in the not too distant future. Thank you!
We stopped in the attached apartment to the house. The apartment is as described and beautifully furnished and more than enough home comforts to make your holiday even more enjoyable. 11year old daughter enjoyed full use of the garden, including a selection of bicycles and we enjoyed barbecue facilities in the garden. The house is situated right in the heart of the square with local amenities. We cannot recommend high enough stopping with Mike and Lyn, who are available to help enjoy your holiday stay with as much, or little, support as you require.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
|Stay tax||£1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
A £100 security deposit is also required with the balance, which will be fully refunded within 7 days of departure date subject to terms and conditions.
Arrival and departure times are always flexible and we will try our very best to accommodate you throughout your stay. It is expected that guests leave the apartment in the same condition as they found it.
Notes on prices:
The prices shown are for 2 people. For more than 2 people there will be a supplement of £10 per night per extra person.