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Christmas and New Year available



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Farmhouse near Neufchatel en Bray - Seine Maritime, Normandy, France - Enjoy this peaceful rural retreat.

The BIG House. The accommodation offered serves as either an idyllic retreat or a ‘’Celebration’’ house or both!

• ‘’Home from Home.’’

• Enjoy this rural retreat but the good size nearby town of Neufchatel-en-Bray is just 6 kilometers away.

• Great for children. Ideal for multi-generational family gatherings.

Or two families or a group of friends.

• Private garden

• The Avenue Verte cycle path is within 6 km. Take a picnic! It’s flat ! You could even cycle to Paris or to the charming port of Dieppe.

• Easy access to motorways to visit Caen and the Normandy landing beaches. Bayeux and its tapestry. Rouen and its cathedral. Giverny - home of Claude Monet with its beautiful gardens and amazing collection of Japanese prints.

• Car essential unless keen cyclists.

• Wheelchair access – suitable for people with restricted mobility.

• Pets welcome

• Log fire

• 7 bedrooms – 6 bathrooms. (3 en-suite) .

• 4 dining areas. Gazebo. Patio, Conservatory and Kitchen/dining room.

• Furnished with Indonesian furniture/artefacts and textiles

• Internet access

• Wonderful vistas and views of rural French countryside

• Ample garden furniture. 2 pub tables. 2 Loungers. Hammock.

• Gazebo and patio for outdoor dining.

Paris and Calais are two hours drive.

Nearest beach Dieppe 35 kilometers away

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I lived in Jakarta Indonesia for 25 years and bought this ruin as a 'project' which we worked on during our vacations. We enjoyed the rural retreat as a stark contrast to Jakarta's teeming millions. The house has been host to many family and friends and some wonderful memories.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


A family holiday in France

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for one week for a family holiday of 10 people, ranging from an 18 month year old toddler to a 94 year old. We needed 7 bedrooms in total and found that this house worked well - in particular the disabled room on the ground floor for the 94 year old. The large garden kept the children happy and the gazebo was a popular feature. It was even hot enough for the children to go in the paddling pool! The large dining table in the conservatory was perfect for long lunches and the kitchen table perfect for late night games of scrabble.

The area is rural and we really liked how peaceful and relaxing the setting was - however it is still close to supermarkets and local A routes allowing easy access to pretty villages and the coast.

The variety of things to do in Normandy really impressed us and we would definitely come again to see/do things we weren't able to do this week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful, well equipped, comfortable, wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Arrived a little (15 minutes early) and the greeter (serin) was there 5 minutes after us. The house was lovely and clean, superbly equipped and nice and comfortable. It is situated down a quiet lane and one day during our stay a pair of horses and a racing gig came down the lane, driven by the friendliest gentlemen who encouraged us onto the gig and to pet the beautiful horses.

We had some wonderful days out, a glass museum in Blagny, a chateaux with the most amazing sculptures in the garden, I think it was called Vascoil, a chateau stuffed full of the most fascinating examples of traditional furniture and home wares, I think that was one was at Martainville, some of our large party went to the beach and when not exploring we made great use of the covered outside seating area. We had two or three barbecues and also ate out sometimes.

A lovely holiday.

I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

A really nice area of France.

However, the holiday was affected quite significantly by the exceptionally poor weather in France in that week.

The property helped a great deal in that respect. The rooms were warm and airy and there was good light when required.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful farmhouse to relax with friends and family

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here New Year 2016 with my family and some close friends. The farmhouse is wonderfully spacious - set around an open plan living area with very toasty log fire. The weather wasn't great so we didn't sit outside that much but I imagine the garden is delightful in the summer. Table tennis was a welcome addition to keep us entertained (and keep the children off their iPads). The kitchen was well enough equipped to cook some fabulous feasts. I recommend this house to anyone who wants to relax in a comfortable home, and who enjoys the quiet of the countryside with the benefit of a good local town for shopping six kilometres away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy haven in rural France

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful farmhouse set in the French countryside. It has a lovely blend of a traditional cottage feel with a modern twist. We were 9 adults and 3 children and had plenty of space. The bedrooms are roomy, virtually each one with their own bathroom. We loved exploring the area in the day, and warming up by the log fire in the evenings with wine and cheese! The kitchen had all the mod cons you need and the spice drawer/baking cupboard was a great find! Thank you also for providing the delicious welcome pack, it was well received!! We visited Rouen and Dieppe both within easy reach, and we also went to Disneyland for a day, which took about 2.5 hours with traffic. Although it was October, it was still warm enough to sit out in the sunshine in the garden, taking in the lovely view. The children loved the stream nearby and meeting the neighbouring animals, a brown horse was a particular favourite!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been delighted with the positive feedback from all my renters so far. All that effort is finally paying back! We have now purchased a fire pit for the outside patio. Cue : BarBQ - Mulled wine and sausages around the bonfire under the stars ! Magical !
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The big house

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house that has been restored beautifully. It is extremely well equipped and maintained and our large party of 11 adults, one small child and three babies spent a very comfortable week there. The little house at the end is quite separate and so can be useful for two families or grandparents. The setting is amazing, looking over fields towards the village with the church tower in the distance. We were able to barbeque every evening and there was enough space for us all to eat in the conservatory. There is plenty of parking and a huge garden for the children to run around in. An outside covered area with a padded swing, tables and chairs and lights was a perfect place to relax in the late evening sun.

We managed some cycling to the local villages though it is quite hilly for general cycling. The cycle path is lovely and flat though and a definite must for walking or cycling around the town of Neufchatel.

The house has been decorated with lots of hearts, ( like the shape of the local cheese) and we had fun discovering them all. Even the ice cubes are heart shaped!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

If you discount the Channel :-) The houses are in effect incredibly close to England! Just 25 miles to the port of Dieppe. You could cycle there along the flat Avenue Verte cycle path. The ferry leaves from the port of Newhaven (10 miles from Brighton) and takes 4 hours to Dieppe - or take the ferry from Dover to Calais (90 minutes and then it's a two hour drive.) It serves as either a Celebration House or a retreat.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rouen at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Neufchatel en Bray at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dieppe at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rouen at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A29 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saint Saire railways station at 4.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Dieppe at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Arrangements can be made for : Activity weekends. Learning whilst holidaying.

Thai cooking weekends

Cake and desert making

Wine appreciation

Chocolate making.

Yoga and Meditation

French lessons

Whisky tastings

And even Belly dancing workshops!


Dieppe – is a must see Day Trip – The beach and the sea!

The Castle- the town and harbour is very picturesque.

The outdoor and indoor excellent swimming pool. The Saturday morning market is well worth getting out of bed for and Moule et Frites for lunch is a wise choice. Il Va Bien being a good place for lunch. The owner speaks English.


Neufchatel-en-Bray is just 25 miles from the port of Dieppe ( the ferry takes 4 hours to Newhaven – which is 10 miles from Brighton.)

The house is situated 2 hours from Paris, and also 2 hours from Calais by motorway. Dover to Calais takes 1 hour by ferry.

Folkestone to Calais ferry takes 35 minutes.

The use of a car is essential unless keen cyclists.

I have now purchased an outdoor table tennis table.


Nearest beach – Dieppe 25 miles

Lots of information and leaflets/information as to where to go or what you can do are available.

Nearest amenities 6 km in the town of Neufchatel-en-Bray

Nearest travel links.

Nearest airport Charles de Galle Paris.

Nearest railway Rouen 40km

Nearest port – Dieppe – 25 km or Calais (120 km) 2 hours by motorway. Le Havre (ferry to Portsmouth)

Further Details:

Neufchatel-en-Bray – Shops, Bars, Restaurant, Tourist office, Swimming pool. Quad bikes hire.

+ Turkish kebab restaurant, coffee shops, patisserie bakers, butchers, delicatessens and Micro boutique ‘computer needs’ shop.

Le Clerc supermarket. Lidl and Aldi all in same road + the ubiquitous Mac Donalds.

Wednesday – Fish market

Saturday – town market – poultry for sale and Farmers market.

Anyone who wants to go lake fishing in Normandy to catch Carp, Bream, Tench, Perch & Catfish www.thesourcenormandy.com


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Meet & Greet fee £60
Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning /change over £140

Booking Notes:
Security deposit is required of £250 payable before arrival and will be refunded after a full inventory has been taken within 7 days.

Full terms and conditions will be sent along with the booking form.

Changeover Day:
Generally the changeover day will be Saturday. Check out by 10am.
Check in after 4pm (to give time for full cleaning.)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The Big House ! There are in fact two houses side by side under one roof in that ''long house'') suitable for expats who are on 'home leave.' A time where you want and need to see 'everybody' - i.e. friends and family but it is physically exhausting to 'make the rounds'. This way the family can all group together and share wonderful French memories at an affordable price.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


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


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor - large ensuite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with large walk in shower + shower seat. 2 Upstairs Bathrooms (with bath) adjacent to double bedrooms. 3 ensuite shower rooms (WC, sink and shower) 1 separate WC, sink and shower downstairs


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 7 bedrooms - sleeps 12 - 16 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double bed + single Bedroom 2 Double bed + single Bedroom 3 Double bed Bedroom 4 2 single beds Bedroom 5 Small room - 2 bunk beds The ''Other End House'' - Double bed + 1 single Double bed with bunk above it.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: ‘’On the road to Rouen’’ is situated in typically picturesque Normandy’s lush green, undulating countryside. 1787 is etched in the lintel above the front door. It was purchased as a complete ruin – no gas, mains water, no electricity, phone nor bathrooms now it has been transformed into 2 (side by side) stunning houses. The ancient and the modern. The magnificent exposed beams have been lovingly restored and now revealed in all their glory. There are 6 double bedrooms and a small study room with 2 bunks. The houses are light, bright, airy and warm ! Conservatory, kitchen diner and lounge make it truly spacious. It is suitable for the elderly and has wheelchair access. The kitchen is fitted out with two dishwashers and two fridge freezers. The house serves as either a Retreat or a Celebration house. The house is not like most gites. We like to provide almost everything that you could need for a self catering holiday. There is even a bread maker. Outside: Large (football field size) lawn /orchard area. Gazebo. Secluded and wind sheltered patio which seats 16 outside the conservatory. ''The Other End'' house has a raised decking patio with pub table.) Bedding is provided and a fee is charged for laundry/cleaning and changeover. A fee of £60 is charged for our caretaker to Meet and Greet and explain how things work. They will also be there for key hand over/change over when you leave

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