BEAUTIFUL NORMANDY FARMHOUSE, PRIVATE GROUNDS, HEATED POOL, NEWLY REFURBISHED

Moira & Chris Sanders

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL NORMANDY FARMHOUSE, PRIVATE GROUNDS, HEATED POOL, NEWLY REFURBISHED

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200yr old stone house set in 2 1/2 acres with glorious views, sleeps 9 + cot

When looking for a holiday home, in lower Normandy we came upon La Joliere ‘the pretty place’ an area set high in the rolling hills, on a scenic route, where the air is clean and fresh. We immediately fell in love with the 360 degree views over the glorious surrounding countryside and the large, old stone farmhouse that enjoys sole residency in this magical spot. With a wood close by that is ribboned by little streams, it is a haven for wildlife and several unusual species of birds. If you mention La Joliere to the locals, they will respond ‘Ah, La Joliere, tranquille!’ And tranquil it is with your nearest neighbours 1/2 kilometre away. However, 2 miles in either direction will bring you to 2 well-appointed villages. We are just 6 miles to the bustling town of Vire with its wealth of restaurants, shops, theatre, cinema, weekly market etc. and direct train line to Paris. We have WiFi and an indoor games room with pool, table tennis & darts. Outside - boules, badminton and heated swimming pool.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Moira and Chris



I hope this mail finds you both well?



I wanted to drop you a note to say thank you!



We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Joliere. There are too many things to compliment you on re the lovely farmhouse however a selected few are the fabulous, well stocked kitchen with the warming log fire; the great bedrooms which have all been tastefully decorated and furnished with comfortable beds and bed linen; the very entertaining games room which kept us all occupied for hours on end during our stay; the warm welcoming hamper which you kindly left for us; the La Joliere folder on things to do was very informative – indeed everything that we could and would want was available, even down to the adapters which was a really nice homely touch.



We all continue to speak of our great experience and are even talking about when and not if we will come next time



Hope we cleaned up well enough to your expected standards and thanks once again



We will defintely be coming back



Kind regards



Chetan



PS – Chris …the star gazing is out of this world…thanks for the tip
Oct 2012
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Moira & Chris Sanders

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417250
+33 231686204
Sourdeval Avranches area
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
We've already booked La Jolière for 2015 - for the sixth year running. That in itself tells you how much we and the family love it. It really has everything - great facilities for the children, plenty of space for the grownups and peace and quiet for us oldies. It's beautiful, it's scenic, it's comfortable, it's conveniently situated. Above all, it has Moira and Chris. We've never encountered owners who put more thought into making their guests comfortable and happy - from the generous welcome pack of groceries to the high quality of linen and kitchen equipment to the helpful and prompt response to any request, the attention to detail is obvious. All you have to do is sit back, pour another glass of wine and feel as carefree as the innumerable songbirds.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417250
+33 231686204
Sourdeval Avranches area
5

PERFECT! A DELIGHTFUL RETREAT.

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful stone farmhouse in its lovely peaceful countryside was the perfect place for a break from our busy lives. The website photos gave us high expectations but the property is even better than we expected. The pool at 27C was pleasant for swimming and the boules court gave us all some heated competitions! The outside eating area is delightful and it has to be said that Chris and Moira have thought of everything right down to the BBQ fuel. But if you feel like venturing out we can recommend the Mont Saint Michel, it's stunning and only about a 45 min easy drive. Chris and Moira were great hosts, indeed they even returned the shirts we left in the wardrobe!! A lovely time was had by all.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417250
+33 231686204
Sourdeval Avranches area
5

LA JOLIERE IS LUXURIOUS & PEACEFUL..........

La Joliere is Luxurious & Peaceful..........
  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at La Joliere. This was our first visit and we were thoroughly delighted with this lovely house. La Joliere exceeded our expectations - it is even better than the website suggests. Luxury and space combined with a very quiet and peaceful location were the key factors for us that made our stay so enjoyable.

The facilities were great for a large family group - in particular we enjoyed the space of the superbly well equipped and well planned kitchen which has a fabulously large table at its centrepiece. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the plumbing excellent - this is something we have struggled with before with previous villa rentals in Europe. The standard was high - everything worked as it should. We enjoyed the games room and outdoor facilities - in particular we loved playing petanque in the specially prepared area - very French. We barbequed our meat and seafood outside every night.............

The away from it all rural situation suited us perfectly - that said croissants and bread were only 5 minutes away at Gathemo or Saint Germain. We visited several local markets helpfully listed in the extensive information folder - we would recommend St Hilaire Du Harcouet as a really authentic and vibrant market.

Chris and Moira were very helpful without being intrusive - the perfect balance. We definitely recommend La Joliere - thanks for a wonderful week!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417250
+33 231686204
Sourdeval Avranches area
5

YOU WILL FIND IT HARD TO BEAT LA JOLIERE

  • 5 of 5
La Joliere…….. 30th March – 6th April 2012 - Firstly I have to say, you won’t meet two nicer people than the owners, Moira & Chris, (& Archie their dog), they facilitated us, because of boat sailing dates, with a Friday to Friday rental, (normally it is Saturday to Saturday), They couldn’t be more helpful with any questions we had, and offered advice on places to go and see.
The “selfish” me would love to leave a very bad review of La Joliere, that way, It won’t be booked out when we book again next year, (something we will be doing as soon as we can confirm dates)…
On our arrival, when we drove in the gates, it was so impressive,and as we turned in around the back, the sight of the Pool, BBQ, & terrace we knew this place was going to be super. The kitchen is very big, with a large 10 seat table in the middle, all the mod-con’s you need, including Dishwasher and washing machine, and a wood burning stove in the middle of a huge granite fireplace. The kids spent the evenings in the huge sitting room watching TV, (there is a sky box there with all the required English channels you could want), very comfortable seating, there is a door on the other side of the room, on the other side of the door is a stairs up to a very big “Play Room”, Pool, Table Tennis, Table Football, Darts, (bring your own darts), with a large terrace out through a patio door.
Just before the stairs up to the first floor, there is a toilet and wash hand basin, then when you go up the stairs, you will find 2 large bedrooms, (One with twin single beds, the other with a double), both of these rooms have a Shower and Hand basin in them, there is a Toilet out on the landing, (shared by both bedrooms), behind another door on the landing, you will find another stairs up to the Attic, (2nd Floor), there you will find a bedroom with a double bed, and another bedroom with a double bed, and a small single bed in it, there is also a shower room, wash hand basin, and toilet on this floor, this was ideal for us, (we were 2 small families), so we took a floor per family, and had our own privacy from each other.
but the bottom line is, If you are a group of up to 9 people, and you want a relaxing holiday, You will find it hard to beat La Joliere, If you are looking for a Base to go sightseeing, again, La Joliere is the place for you, Likewise, (and I’m not advocating this), if you wanted to sit by the pool with Music Booming, You could do it here, because there is nothing or no one around.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417250
+33 231686204
Sourdeval Avranches area
Espoo, Finland
5

LA JOLIÈRE, AN EXCELLENT FARMHOUSE FOR HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Our goal was to find a house for Eastern holiday in Normandy both to have a base for excursions on the French countryside, see the historical places as Omaha Beach and relax in the garden. In La Jolière all these wishes were fulfilled. The house was ideal for 6 persons (grandparents, parents and tho children, 14 and 11 years old). Good possibilities for many kind of hobbies as petanque and badminton outside and table tennis and snooker inside. The swimming pool was really good after daily tours by car.

A positive fact was that everything responded totally with the information given in net. There were no unexpected surprises with the house or surrounding. We Finns appreciate very much the quiet nature and when nearest neighbors were the cows on the field the silence was perfect.

Moira and Chris were very helpful and all questions were answered fast both before the trip and during our stay. Driving instructions were good, but when arriving at midnight in total darkness the navigator was a big help.

It was nice to do BBQ and eat outside in the garden but there are also nice and cosy restaurants inside 15 minutes driving.

The Vire Golf Course is near and there were no problems to book tee off times with a short notice. The course is hilly and gives a good exercise with beautiful views to the lake.

We warmly recommend La Jolière for all who prefer to spend holiday in a beautiful and silent country surrounding. The house is really well equipped and garden is big and good for hobbies.

Our team: Juhani, Leila, Maarita, Jari, Pauli and Viivi. Espoo Finland
  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful normandy farmhouse, private grounds, heated pool, newly refurbished
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417250
+33 231686204
Sourdeval Avranches area
Auchterhouse Dundee
5

FANTASTIC !!!!

  • 5 of 5
We booked our summer family holiday at La Joliere in July 2010 for one week. What we loved about it was it was a fantastic house a real home from home, very spacious and the pool was a great bonus. We are private people who like our own space and thats what made this holiday so great. We were close to amenities but very much surrounded with peace and quiet. Thats why we have booked again for 2 weeks next year. Moira and Chris were great and made us feel so welcome. Thanks
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Ouistram (Caen)
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Vire
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A 84
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
west coast
Car: necessary

La Joliere is centrally placed to visit a host of interesting places that are easily accessible by car. Le Mont. St. Michel, rising from its island in the sea is 50 minutes, the west coast with its lovely beaches 40 minutes, Bayeux and the Normandy landing beaches 1 hour. Swiss Normandy and the castle of William the conqueror can also be reached in an hour, we have a folder at La Joliere with suggested routes for full and half-day trips out.

Other Activities: Lovely walks may be enjoyed from the foot of your drive.

Take a look at our own web site www.la-joliere.co.uk

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Availability & Rates

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Sourdeval House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 

Notes

  • The mid and low season rates are for up to 6 persons with any additional guests costing £50 per person per week extra.

    Easter, Christmas and New Year will be charged at £1000 per week for up to 9 persons.
  • The price of La Joliere is all inclusive. We have, ourselves, in the past received shockingly high bills at the end of holidays which we had neither considered nor budgeted for. Cot & highchair are provided as is bed linen (except for cot), towels, gas, water, electricity and logs at no extra cost + cool box, swimming towels and beach mats for your seaside picnics.

    If you desire a two week stay at La Joliere may we suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment.
  • WE DON’T
    Charge you for Bed linen
    Towels
    Electricity
    Gas
    Logs
    There are no hidden charges to unexpectedly increase the cost of your holiday

    We don’t just chuck a handful of chemicals into the pool – it is monitored and tested twice a week.
    We don’t ignore your comments, we positively encourage input

    WE DO
    provide you with
    WiFi internet access
    • Comfortable beds
    • A dishwasher to relieve your chores
    • A telephone to receive and make local calls
    • Satellite television which receives all British channels
    • Beach towels, beach mats & cool box for seaside picnics
    • A generous welcome hamper

Amenities

Sourdeval House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • The 2 en-suites and separate bathroom enjoy handbasin set in vanity units with mirror above as do the 2 separate toilets (one on the ground floor, one on the first floor)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a covered outdoor dining area next to the barbecue and close to the heated pool. We have an indoor games room with a pool table, table tennis table, table football and darts. Outdoors a boules pitch and badminton may be enjoyed on the front lawn.

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