CHARMING HALF TIMBERED NORMANDY HOUSE SET IN SECLUDED ORCHARD

Ian & Sue Kellitt

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING HALF TIMBERED NORMANDY HOUSE SET IN SECLUDED ORCHARD

Fontaine l'Abbe House Rental Photos and Description

Large 3 bedroom (2 en-suite) house to sleep 6, in Normandy village with WiFi

Loving conversion of traditional Normandy style building which originally housed a cider press.

The ground floor has a sitting room (pictured), a large dining area with wood burning fire which leads into the spacious well equipped kitchen with modern appliances. The three bedrooms are all upstairs (two en suite).

The house has lots of character with its half timbered walls, oak beamed ceilings, open staircases and original tile and wooden floors. All rooms are very different and each has its own features.

Large terrace and very large secluded orchard garden - a wonderful place for barbecues and relaxing (hammock and large number of chairs/sun loungers provided).Also swings for the young at heart

A wide variety of fruits are grown and you can help yourself if you are lucky enough to be there when they are in season.Many birds are to be found in the garden and horses graze in the adjacent field .

How to find us:-

Fontaine l'abbe is situated just off the D133. If approaching from Bernay then proceed along the D133 for about 7km-the village is signposted to the right.If approaching from Beaumont-le-Roger/Serquigny then follow the D133 for 2km after Serquigny and we are signposted on the left hand side. Take the turnoff and after about 1km you will come to a STOP sign and crossroads-turn right and our entrance gate is 50 metres away on your right hand side opposite the village school.

Ample on site parking is provided for up to 3 cars.There is a converted barn approx 20 metres from the house which is retained by the owners for their occasional personal use. The barn has its own garden area which is completely secluded from the main house.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed

Ian & Sue Kellitt

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Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Charming half timbered Normandy house set in secluded orchard
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5

A wonderful family holiday in Normandy

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this stunning property - the house is full of character and has been beautifully renovated, and the orchard garden was just perfect for our 2 little boys to run around in. Ian and Sue welcomed us so warmly and we were touched by the generosity and thoughtfulness of the provisions and supplies available to us in the house. There was an interesting collection of books, CDs and DVDs at our disposal for when the weather wasn't quite so good. Mostly we had wonderful weather and were able to make trips to Bayeux, the Normandy beaches, Caen, and Giverny (Monet house and garden), as well as more local places, and even the local town of Bernay is interesting with a museum and historic abbey. We also had a few quieter days just enjoying the house and garden - the children also enjoyed the swings, the horses and cows in the adjoining field and the hammock.
There is a choice of supermarkets in local areas. A car is essential, although cycling in the local area would be lovely (our children are currently still too young for this).
This was a really wonderful holiday, and meeting Ian and Sue was a highlight. Many thanks indeed.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Charming half timbered Normandy house set in secluded orchard
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Des vacances normandes inoubliables

  • 5 of 5
Le Pressoir est une très jolie propriété à colombage normande soigneusement rénovée, présentant tous les avantages du confort moderne et le charme de l'ancien. Elle est entourée d'un jardin magnifique. Nous avons eu la chance d'y passer deux semaines de grand été avec presque chaque soir un barbecue sur la terrasse au calme, entourés de verdure et de chants d'oiseaux.
Après 800 km de route, Sue et Ian nous ont accueillis très cordialement, nous donnant toutes les informations nécessaires dans les meilleurs délais, mettant à notre disposition une cuisine de rêve et une quantité surprenante de provisions.
Nous avons pu profiter pendant deux semaines de cette très belle propriété, de son confort et de son calme, avons fait nos courses à l'Intermarché de Bernay, avec de très bons produits du terroir, sommes allés à Deauville, à Etretat, à Rouen, à Lisieux et avons eu beaucoup de peine à quitter Le Pressoir, que nous ne sommes pas près d'oublier.
Très à recommander pour des vacances à la campagne, en famille ou en amoureux.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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'Le Pressoir' revisited - and we;d come again!

'Le Pressoir' revisited - and we;d come again!
  • 5 of 5
When friends, who had never enjoyed the delights of Normandy, expressed an interest in joining us there for a holiday, we had no hesitation in suggesting 'Le Pressoir' as the perfect location from which to explore the region. We had stayed here before, with other friends, when we’d had a wonderful time and we have little more to add to our review written in July 2010!

On our arrival we were greeted by the owners, Ian & Sue, more like family than customers. As before, we had been provided with some basic provisions although we had taken the opportunity before our arrival, to visit Le Clerc's in Bernay. (Their opening hours are much improved!). As expected, here were all the necessary facilities to make us feel at home, with the added bonus of a fire-pit on the terrace around which to sit and sip wine in the cool night air.

To us, Le Pressoir' epitomises the unique flavour of Normandy with just a little hint of quirkiness which adds to its charm!! We love it, our friends loved it too, and we have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy this lovely part of France.

PS. The excellent boulangerie in Servigny is still there!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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A marvelous spring week in Normandy

  • 5 of 5
Le Pressoir was a perfect base for a group of four to take in the sights of Normandy. Sue and Ian made sure we were well-equipped with information about the region (which roads to take, driving times, etc.) and tips on restaurants and attractions. The house is very comfortable, and its tranquil location makes for great sleeping. The gardens were lush and green in May, with flowers in bloom. The only drawback is that you'll never want to leave!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Charming half timbered Normandy house set in secluded orchard
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Fontaine l'Abbe Eure
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Wonderful Holiday at this stunning Normandy house

  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely week at the wonderful home of Sue and Ian, we could not have asked for a more beautiful and comfortable home to stay in for our week in Normandy. Not only is this stunning house set in wonderful grounds, the inside is lovingly decorated in a sympatheticly traditional style. Sue and Ian have equiped the house so it feels like a home from home, there is everything you need such as a wonderfully equiped kitchen, lots of information/ travels guides to find all the main atttractions in the local are and some hidden gems for when the weather is warm and sunny and enough films,books and games for when it is not so pleasent.

The local area has many amenities which include a nice little Patisserie in Serquigny, which is only a few minutes drive from the house. In Bernay there are many lovely shops and on the outskirts a very large supermarket, which has everything you need including reasonablly priced petrol/ diesel.

Sue and Ian were very welcoming oweners who made every effort both before our arrival and during our stay to ensure that we had the best holiday possible, always on hand with the local information that is always missing in the guide books.

Everything added up to make a wonderful week in a wonderful house, and all being well somewhere where we will go again next year.

Thank you Sue and Ian for your hospitality and forsharing your lovely home with us.

Neil, Anna, Heather, Oliver and Emily.

Hope to see you next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Charming half timbered Normandy house set in secluded orchard
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Fontaine l'Abbe Eure
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Definitely a home away

  • 5 of 5
Just back from two weeks at this lovely home. Le Pressoir was all that we hoped it would be - full of character and set in beautiful, private, secure ground.The house had excellent facililties and was spotlessly clean; the kitchen had every utensil you could possibly need!

Ian and Sue were excellent hosts and were able to provide us with all the info we could possibly need about the area including tourist guides and maps which came in useful.

The house and gardens were also perfect for our 3 year old daughter, offering her plenty of safe and secure exploring space, as well as swings and a hammock.

A car is recommended as the house is set in a small hamlet so nearest shops are 5-10 minutes away; however this is a great location from which to see a number of attractions including one of France's largest national studs, Monet's house and gardens at Giverny, the port of Honfleur, a number of historic buildings including the Basilica at Lisieux; the beautiful old town of Bernay, and we were even able to take a trip to Disneyland Paris, about 2.5 hours away by car.

le Pressoir was definitely a 'home away' which we would highly recommend. My daughter is also delighted with her new 'Aunty Sue' in France! Our thanks to you both for your kind hospitality and a holiday in Normandy which will be fondly remembered.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: Many thanks Deborah & Martin. Would just add that it is also a great base for cycling--we do provide 2 bikes and bike rental is also available in Bernay( 7 km away).
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Deauville St Gatien
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Le Havre or Ouistreham
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Bernay/Serquigny
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Bernay
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Deauville (also casinos)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Serquigny
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Deauville
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Beaumont-le-Roger
Car: necessary

The house is in the centre of Fontaine-l'Abbe opposite the school.

It is situated in a wooded valley on the Charentonne cycle route with several well known walking trails nearby. It is10 minutes drive from the market towns of Bernay & Beaumont-le-Roger. Bernay's Saturday morning market is a must for wonderful fish, fruit, vegetables and much more. There are also several large supermarkets in Bernay as well as a wide variety of shops . The railway station in Bernay provides fast services to Paris, Rouen & Caen

The beautiful site of the abbey at Le Bec-Hellouin and the Chateaux of Beaumesnil and Harcourt are nearby.

The Normandy coast is less than one hour away. As well as beaches there are many attractions in Deauville and vicinity including the picturesque port of Honfleur where you will find many restaurants, shops and wonderful photo opportunities.

Talking of restaurants there are two recommended ones in Beaumont-le-Roger serving excellent French cuisine at very reasonable prices

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Availability & Rates

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Fontaine l'Abbe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES OF LESS THAN FIVE
For 2 people using only 1 bedroom we offer a discount of 15% on the quoted rate.
For 4 people using only 2 bedrooms we offer a 10% discount.
Bedding and towels supplied.
Gas and electricity cost included in rental rate. Logs supplied for fire if needed.
WI-FI throughout.
No cleaning fee.
Refrigerator stocked with Normandy essentials
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Amenities

Amenities

Fontaine l'Abbe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Ensuite in bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite in bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathrooms 1 & 2 are en suite. Bathroom 3 is on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite with bath & wc
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are three full size bedrooms upstairs with very comfortable beds. The master bedroom has a bath & toilet en suite, the second bedroom has a shower en suite and the third bedroom is across the landing from a toilet with washbasin. In addition to these facilities there is a separate large bathroom downstairs. The third bedroom.can be changed from a double bed to two single beds on request. A cot can be provided on request. The fourth bedroom (a single) is locked as retained by owner.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Large garden/orchard area of approx 1 acre provides lots of room for children and/or pets. Large terrace area with tables/chairs/sun umbrella perfect for open air dining throughout the summer.A hammock is provided as well as french boules for the more energetic!
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