Bagnoles de l'Orne House Rental Photos and Description
Four bedroomed country house with large garden
Set in the depths of the countryside and surrounded by beautiful gardens, trees and fields, la Guiltiere is the perfect place for a really relaxing holiday. Give a carrot to the horses, throw some corn to the chickens, wander about the garden or just go for a walk in the quiet country lanes, la Guiltiere is the perfect place to 'get away from it all'.
A four bedroom, (three double, one twin), fully centrally heated house. Three bathrooms and downstairs toilet/cloakroom, TV, and internet.
New modern easy to use and well equipped kitchen opening on to dinning room with open fire.
The first floor has two double bedrooms each with its own bath/shower and dressing room.
The second floor has two bedrooms and shared bathroom and although each bedroom has high ceilings, watch out for the low doors and mind your head.
The house sits in three acres of beautiful gardens and is surrounded by rolling countryside. The front garden is enclosed.
La Guiltière is a fabulous four bedroom 'Maison de Maître' deep in the heart of the Normandy countryside. Although recently redecorated and modernised, we have tried as far as possible, to retain its original and traditional style.
The kitchen is well organised and equipped with electric range cooker with 5 gas burner hob, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and all you would expect in a proper usable kitchen. Cutlery and crockery is of a good standard but not irreplaceable should accidents happen.
The dining room, with open fire, is connected to the kitchen by a large opening giving the impression of being open plan. This is a great space and even for the larger party means that the poor old cook isn't left slogging over a hot stove alone.
The hallway has a fabulous oak staircase leading to the upper floors.
The sitting room also has an open fire TV, DVD, internet, comfy sofas and original hand stencilled walls!
Downstairs loo and cloakroom. Back kitchen for washing wellies, washing machine and tumble drier.
Outside terrace with barbecue table and chairs.
The first floor has two double bedrooms each with its own sitting room/dressing room. Bedroom one has a bathroom, bedroom two has a big shower.
The second floor has one twin bedroom and one double bedroom. There is a shared bathroom with great views over the countryside.
- smoking allowed
- pets considered
- children welcome
About The Owner
Originally from Buckinghamshire, We moved to France in 1990. The kids were 6 and 9 back then. They were dispatched to the local school and became Frenchyfied in no time. It took me a little longer.
In '92 number 3 arrived, new house new baby. That was a long time ago and the kids have left home now.
I suppose it was the empty nest that made me move into the little house next door and let the house for holidays. (that and the enormous heating bills) the thought of moving away was not a question.
I love living here. I quite like being the token foreigner. It makes life easier in many ways. If anyone comes looking for me and askes for directions they will be told, 'Ah oui, l'anglaise avec les chevaux, La Guiltiere, par la'.
Sometimes I feel a real need for shops and crowds and noise and I'm very lucky to have a grown up son living and working in Paris. The call goes out, 'mother needs retail therapy, will be arriving in Paris this weekend'. The funny thing is that I can only manage 2 days now. And when I get home, I wonder why I would ever want to be anywhere else.
The Owner purchased this house in 1990
Why The Owner chose Bagnoles de l'Orne
When we first saw La Guiltiere we knew we were destined to live there. The fact that it was the only property we were shown that had a roof, bathroom and central heating (kind of) helped. Looking at old photos now I think we must have been mad but it was really the neigbours who clinched the deal. Maurice and Marcelle were wonderful then and are even more wonderful now.
We didn't realize at the time but the house has a fascinating history. We are only the second family to own the house since it was built at the turn of the century. We still have visits from people who want to see the hand stencilled walls or just see inside. Madame Messiere( the last owner), had a reputation for being a little strict and few got further than the kitchen door in her day.
It's a fabulous house and I forget how lucky I am. It's so peaceful but when you need a bit of life we have a little gem just 10 mins away, Bagnoles deL'Orne. It's not to everyones taste, very old Parisienne and Poodle, but it's great for people watching and a lot closer than Paris.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Merci infiniment pour ce séjour bucolique et plein de charmes.
C'est un ilot de calme, de simplicité, de beauté où que les yeux se posent ;
l'agencement des allées, les fleurs, les arbres, les chevaux, l'âne, les lapins, les poules, les chiens, les chats, l'harmonie de tout et tous...
La maison confortable, décorée avec tant de goût et de personnalité,
c'est un petit coin de paradis et par les temps qui courent c'est bon d'en connaître un qui ne soit pas sous les tropiques.
Merci de tout coeur,
vivement qu'on y revienne,