IDYLLIC, MODERNIZED THATCHED COTTAGE 2 BED, SLEEP 4, BOTH EN SUITE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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IDYLLIC, MODERNIZED THATCHED COTTAGE 2 BED, SLEEP 4, BOTH EN SUITE

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Set In 3 Acres, Very Quiet & Peaceful Near Lake Dathee And Golf

Superbly furnished and modernised, situated in the prettiest calvados region and near the spectacular vire gorges. Lake dathee features boating and fishing. Superb 18 hole golf course overlooking the lake. Market town, vire (5km), offers shopping, dining and all facilities inc. Internet cafe. Easy driving to granville and sandy beaches, le mont st. Michel, bayeux and the normandy landing beaches.

Fully fitted new (2010) dining kitchen with dishwasher, full oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, more crockery & utensils than you need.

Satellite english freeview tv/dvd/video/cd stereo, log burner in lounge, central heating and double glazing, garden furniture and bbq. Not overlooked and set in 3 acres with ample parking. Near bakery/bar (1-2km).

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Two bedroom, sleep 4, both en suite with bath & shower

Lake/golf 2km .

Quiet 3 acres down 50m drive.

South facing views across tranquil countryside.

Cot inc mattress(no bedding), baby bath/high chair

How to get there: 1. Ferries are the most popular way of getting there. There is a choice of le havre, ouistreham (caen), cherbourg or st-malo, all of which have regular crossings from the uk and leave about 1 to 11/2 hours drive. Crossings to boulogne or calais by ferry or channel tunnel would leave a 4-5 hour drive on quiet motorways or scenic drives through quiet countryside.

Things to do in the area: there should be lots of information at the cottages but the following are a few “must do’s” when in the area all within about 1 hour travelling and you may be able to research more online depending what you like doing:- 1. Bayeux tapestry and town. 2. The normandy landing beaches are about 1 ¼ hours away with lots to see 3. Mont st. Michel and granville on the coast to the west 4. Villedieu les poeles (gods town of frying pans!!) 40 mins west on tuesdays(check) and is renowned for copper and brass and bell foundries. 5. Swiss normandy is an area of normandy including the orne and calvados districts, south of the river seine. Its name comes from the river orne that flows across the area, making deep gorges/cliffs and creating spectacular rocky landscapes. The main towns in suisse normandy are thury-harcourt, clecy and pont d'ouilly. Nearby, falaise, birthplace of william the conqueror. 6. Vire market is friday. There is a tourist information centre, internet cafe & free parking.

More things to do in the area: 7. Vire market again from memory is friday and there is a tourist information centre and internet café near the main car park (free!!!) just off the centre. 8. Also nearby is a railway track converted to a footpath/bridleway if you fancy a day walking 9. Further south on the west coast are the submarine pens from wwii at st nazaire 10. If you like walking try the vire gorges, or the st. Sever forest which is very close. 11. Nearby is lake dathee and is a nice gentle circular walk around the lake with picnic areas. Above the lake is a great 18 hole golf course and the views are brilliant. 12. The bar in st. Manvieu bocage near la clartiere also has a few provisions and bread and is “very local” –worth a visit for the experience and the “plat du jour”. Also a “fish & chip” van run by an english family visits on a wednesday(check it is running) and you can eat them in the bar which is normally packed so get there early from 6pm.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Just got home yesterday after our trip to Normandy and Bruges. La Clartiere was perfect in every way and we had a wonderful stay in the area, it is set in a lovely area and we explored a lot but it was always good to return to the cottage to relax; you seemed to have thought about everything and it was very well presented for us by Liz - we did our best to leave it as we found it

We will certainly hope to stay at your cottage if we make a return trip to the area

Many thanks for the use of your lovely cottage

Hinks family, Lincolnshire, England. September 2012
Sep 2012
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After 10 years together we eventually married on New Years Eve 2003. As we had sold our schools equipment mail order business we travelled the world on many different types of holiday. Eventually, in 2007, we arrived in the Calvados Region of Normandy near a delightful market town of Vire. We were so struck by the area that we bought the cottage, La Clartiere that we were renting. It has been completely renovated to a very high standard to highlight the original wood and stone features whilst ensuring that it benefited from all modern fixtures, furnishing and comforts demanded by todays travellers. We hope you like it. Stephen & Eileen Plummer, Ashby, Leicestershire, England

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2007

On our first visit to the area we were struck by the quiet, unhurried and calm atmosphere and were overwhelmed by the friendly welcome we got from the French. This area was badly affected in World War 2 and there is still a deep affection for the Allied forces for the liberation and the sacrifices they made. The region boasts a wealth of fine restaurants, mostly family run, where the food is prepared from first principles at very reasonable prices. If you want to leave behind the stresses of modern day living for a quiet and peaceful location then this is the place for you. Within 5 miles, the market town of Vire offers all facilities with every shop you could possibly need and a bustling market each week. For more local involvement the village of St Manvieux Bocage is only 2 miles from the cottage and there you can have a drink at the local bar. This is why we chose the property!

The location is ideally placed(1 miles) near a lake(fishing)and a superb 18 hole golf course.The countryside is ideal for walking. The Housekeeper lives nearby and is English so language is not a problem and she is happy to answer any queries you may have.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Caen
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Caen, or Le Havre or Cherbourg
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Vire
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Granville west and Normandy Landing Beaches north
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Manvieu Bocage
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Du Dathee
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Vire

Very quiet rural location down 50m drive. 1km to Lake Dathee (boating, fishing, gentle circular walk and picnic areas) and superb 18 hole golf course. Local bar & provisions(2km). 6km from Vire (historic market town, all facilities and supermarkets). 1 hour north Bayeux tapestry and the Normandy landing beaches. 1 hour west to Mont St. Michel and Granville on the coast. Villedieu les Poeles (Gods town of frying pans!!) 40 min west has a great market on Tuesdays and is renowned for copper, brass and bell foundries. Swiss Normandy includes Orne and Calvados districts, south of the River Seine. Its name comes from the River Orne that flows across the area, making deep gorges and cliffs creating spectacular rocky landscapes. The main towns in Suisse Normandy are Thury-Harcourt, Clecy and Pont d'Ouilly. Nearby, Falaise, birthplace of William the Conqueror, makes for an interesting visit too. For walking try the Vire Gorges or the St. Sever forest nearby or 1km to the flat old railway line trail.

Golf: Vire Golf Club is an excellent 18 hole course open to visitors with a beautiful setting and views overlooking Lake Dathee. It is only 2km from the cottage -La Clartiere.

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Vire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
€925
 
 
Autumn 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€745
 
 
Late Autumn 2014
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Winter 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
€115
€540
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2014
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
€130
€745
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bed linen/towels person 15
Refundable damage deposit 250
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Amenities

Vire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Both bedrooms have this ensuite facility
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs facility
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs cloakroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , ensuite with bath, shower and toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite with private bath & shower
  • Both are Ensuite with private bath & shower
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Very quiet location down 50 metre drive from very quiet country road and set in 3 acre fields
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