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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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COUNTRY HOUSE AND GARDEN

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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.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2012
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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,

ANNE
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Bagnoles de l'Orne Orne
5

Un pur moment de bonheur

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé 5 jours entre amis et en famille dans cette superbe maison, pleine de charme et de cachet.

Les pièces à vivre sont volumineuses et bien décorées, la propriétaire a su garder le mobilier d'antan et trouver les objets atypiques qui subliment le caractère de la maison. Les chambres et la literie sont également bien entretenus et le fait que chaque chambre ait sa salle de bain est un vrai plus.

Jennifer, la propriétaire est adorable, discrète et disponible à la fois. Son jardin, qu'elle entretient avec beaucoup d'amour est à couper le souffle.

Un super souvenir de ce week end champêtre en pleine nature ;)
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Highlight of trip

  • 5 of 5
We were two adults and four children. The home both inside and out is fully appointed with everything you could need or want. The property and the gardens are stunning. All the rooms in the home are big,comfortable and beautifully decorated. It is close to many things to see and do, both active and passive. You could easily stay a week and not be close to bored. The children did not want to leave.
It is an easy 2 1/2 hour drive from Paris, but a world away. It is convenient to casual, local or fine dining.
We made breakfast every day, then ate out in a different village every afternoon then enjoyed wine and cheese et al at home.
You can't go wrong, we shall return.
Thank You Jen!

Harry
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Very good!

  • 5 of 5
Dans une charmante maison de style années 20, avec une décoration très soignée, nous avons été accueillis par une charmante hôtesse anglaise, qui a su nous mettre à l'aise dès le départ.
La maison est grande, bien chauffée, et confortable. Elle dispose en plus d'un grand jardin, extrêmement bien entretenu (c'est la passion de la maîtresse des lieux !) où l'on se promène comme dans un parc. On peut même y rencontrer poules, chats et chiens !
Si vous avez des animaux domestiques, vous pouvez les emmener sur place, ils seront ravis !
Le lieu invite au repos et à la détente. Pas un bruit de circulation, mais plutôt le bruit du vent dans les arbres, les oiseaux qui chantent et...du silence !
Nous venions chercher du repos, nous avons trouvé notre bonheur !
Deux gros points positifs : la maison bien chauffée et les draps et serviettes fournis à notre arrivée ! Du bonheur !
Un endroit que je vous recommande chaudement, notamment aux amoureux de la campagne et de la nature !
Merci Jennifer !
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review.

I'm delighted you had a good time and seeing people enjoy the garden makes the weeding worthwhile.

Next time you need a break from the hustle bustle of Paris, give me a call, a great big fat ´bienvenué' will be waiting here for you.
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LESNEVEN
5

La Guiltière - petit paradis vert

  • 5 of 5
Belle maison, ayant beaucoup de cachet.
De très belles pièces, confortables avec un atout supplémentaire: les 3 salles de bains.
Très très joli jardin, entretenu par une propriétaire passionnée.
De plus c'est une hôtesse charmante et discrète.
Un endroit idéal pour se reposer.

Nous avons apprécié de pouvoir amener nos deux chiens avec nous.
Sinon, voiture indispensable.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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LESNEVEN
5

La Guiltière - petit paradis vert

  • 5 of 5
Belle maison, ayant beaucoup de cachet.
De très belles pièces, confortables avec un atout supplémentaire: les 3 salles de bains.
Très très joli jardin, entretenu par une propriétaire passionnée.
De plus c'est une hôtesse charmante et discrète.
Un endroit idéal pour se reposer.

Nous avons apprécié de pouvoir amener nos deux chiens avec nous.
Sinon, voiture indispensable.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

LA GUILTIERE

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour.
La maison est très bien entrenue, agréable, grande, spatieuse avec tout le confort nécessaire; 4 belles chambres, 3 belles salle de bain très grand salon belle cuisine et j'en passe ...
Nous sommes tellement satisfaits qu'on y retourne cet été!!
La propriétaire est tres accueillante et disponible.
Cette location est idéale pour se ressourcer en pleine campagne.
La voiture est indispensable. Si vous recherchez un grand espace et du calme alors c'est l'endroit parfait!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Ouistreham/Cean
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Bagnoles de L'Orne (3 hrs Paris)
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Alencon
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Jouleville/Grandville
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Lassay Les Chateaux
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Bagnoles de L'Orne
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Lassay les Chateaux

La Guiltiere is a real rural retreat and the house is set in 8 acres of its own gardens and fields. We have chickens and rabbits, cats and dogs, horses and last but not least Cerise the donkey. Our cut flower garden is wonderful in the summer and all the children are facinated by all the butterflies, bugs and bees.

The Gypsy caravan was a great hit last year and provided hours of fun with all its dressing up clothes and treasure.

Whats best of all here is the space. Simple things like feeding the animals, playing badmington, or just swinging about in the hamac chairs. For me these things are our biggest attractions.

The lanes around the house are very quiet so great for cycling, walking and jogging seems very popular with more energetic guests.

Most of all this is a place to relax in and let the children play?

So when you're chilled out enough, here's are a few suggestions of othere things in the area you may like to go and see.

Lassay les Châteaux (7kms south) has its own fortified castle dating back to medieval times and is steeped in history.

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Bagnoles de L'Orne (11kms north) is set in the 4120 hectares of the Forest d'Andaine. A wonderful old 'Belle Epoque' spa town where you can enjoy mud treatments and mineral waters, golf, tennis,swimming and tree climbing, Roll a dice in the casino, as well listen to the many concerts and other entertainments which run throughout the summer months.

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Domfront (19kms) Market town with ruined castle and loads of funny little medieval streets.

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Harras du Pin (88kms) Part of the National stud and must for any horse lover.

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Mont St Michel.(110kms) Well worth a day out just to taste the incredible mussels and oysters.

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Bayeux Tapastry and the Normandy Landing beaches are approximately 140 kms away.

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You can find a market in one of our nearby towns practically everyday of the week selling local produce from Camambert to Calvados and for the collector of the unusual, on most Sundays you can find a brocante or antique /car boot sale in the vicinity. So whether your passion is food or antiques, if you're a bit of a history boff or a nut for animals and nature, or maybe you just want to chill out in the garden with a good book and a glass of wine, La Guiltiere is the place for you.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bagnoles de l'Orne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
autumn
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
€85
 
 
toutsaint
Oct 26 - Nov 15
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
winter
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€70
 
 
christmas and new year
Dec 21 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
easter 2014
Mar 22 - Apr 4
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
summer 2014
Jun 28 - Aug 29
7 night minimum stay
€952
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€70
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €60
Notes Contractual booking deposit of 50% to secure booking and the remainder to be paid on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bagnoles de l'Orne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared
  • The en suite bathroom for bedroom one has bath with overhead shower. Lovely light, bright room with great views over the fields and a chandelier. (well, just a small one) Bedroom two has a big shower and although a smaller room is well laid out and has plenty of room. The shared bathroom on the second floor has a corner bath with shower attachment. This is a big room and has great views over the countryside. (safety lock on window as its quite high up) The is also a downstairs loo/ cloakroom. Everyone’s favourite place in the winter as it houses the central heating boiler!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
La Guiltiere is a big old house and larger parties could be possible. However cooking and seating facilities are organised for accommodating 8 people. Please get in touch if you are more than 8 and we can discuss possibilities.
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