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Alison Gee

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1

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La Foret Auvray House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom village house with private courtyard and covered BBQ area. A quiet village overlooking the Orne valley. The nearest towns are Falaise and Flers. Bar and restaurant in the village and the next nearest village, St Honorine La Guillaume, has a small supermarket, while Putanges with its many traditional shops is only about 10-15 minutes away. There are many well sign-posted walks, a delight for ramblers, and water sports and rock climbing are also nearby.

L'Hirondellier is an attractive self-contained house. Furnished with antiques and original paintings, is in the centre of the village. It has a private courtyard and covered barbeque area as well as all the usual mod cons. There is a bar and restaurant in La Foret Auvray (which sells bread in the morning) and the nearest village, St Honorine La Guillaume, has a small supermarket, while Putanges with its many traditional shops is only about 10-15 minutes away. There are many well sign-posted walks, a delight for ramblers, and water sports and rock climbing are also nearby. The history of the D-Day Invasion can be followed by car and you are not far from Bayeux, with the world famous tapestry, and the castle in Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror.

Alison Gee (Owner)
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Further details for this vacation rental

Note:

The central heating is oil-fired and is included in the rental cost throughout the year, as is wood for the wood-burner for autumn and winter breaks.

Further Details:

The supermarket chains Leclerc, Carrefour and Intermarche are to be found in Flers; Leclerc and Carrefour are in Falaise. Market day in Flers is Wednesday and in Falaise is Saturday. A visit to the market at St Pierre sur Dives on Monday is a must, if only to see the oak-beamed interior of the ancient market hall.

Our village restaurant is l'Auberge Auvraysienne, where chef Mark offers a Normandy menu de terroir , but with an occasional British influence!

A special place for a celebratory meal is the Auberge des Veilles Pierres in Flers.

There are chateaux to visit, at Carrouges and Caen for example. The Haras du Pin at Argentan is the national stud and has displays of driving and horsemanship on Thursdays in the summer.

The local delicacies tend to be apple or pear based - the aperitif Pommeau, and Calvados, (apple brandy) as well as cider and poiré of course. There are many chances to taste before buying. We can advise! There is also a English brewery at Joué du Bois producing a range of Real Ales to try. The other speciality of Normandy is cheese. Think of Camembert, Livarot, Pont l'Eveque, Neufchatel.

Regional dishes are based around chicken and pork, often with rich cream sauces, and shellfish. So much to taste and try, a week is not enough! Mont St Michel is the second most-visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower and is a magical if crowded experience. It is possible to walk across the sands of the Bay, but a guide is obligatory as the tides are fierce and fast.

Booking Notes:

A provisional booking may be made by phone or e-mail, and will be held pending payment of a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the letting fee. Full payment must be made 8 weeks before the arrival date and there is a security deposit of £100 (payable on a separate cheque). If we cannot amend/change a booking for you cancellation charges will apply: 50% of the total 29 days to 8 weeks prior to arrival, 70% of the total 8 days to 28 days prior to arrival ,100% 1-7 days prior to arrival.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Tranquillity And Comfort For Discerning Couples
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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La Foret Auvray Orne
United Kingdom
5

"THE BEST YET"

"THE BEST YET"
  • 5 of 5
Four of us arrived with great expectations - we were not disappointed. What a beautiful place - sitting in the courtyard for evening drinks listening and watching the nesting swallows, martins and swifts was a delight. The village must be one of the best kept for mikes - the flower beds and window boxes made our evening stroll all the more enjoyable. The surrounding area offered history culture markets food drinks - infact every taste and interest was accommodated for - a trip to the National Stud - taking a picnic was a perfect day out and less than an hours drive away - the D Day beaches about an hour and a half drive and well worth the trip - excellent restaurants to be found all along the coast road. The restaurant in the village was wonderful - food excellent. The weather was better than we dare hope for make picnics all the more enjoyable. Of course a review would not be complete with out a mention of Alison and Edward - the perfect neighbours - and thank you Edward for running out the car for us to take photos.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.We really appreciate that our guests enjoy our cottage and it was great having you four staying just across the courtyard! You certainly packed a lot into your week, but I think we could still find more for you to see on another visit. Edward is always happy to show off his Ford Model A, another time perhaps we could offer an outing in it...just to tempt you to make a return trip.
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5

BRILLIANT

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic Easter break at L'Hirondellier. The house is well appointed and in very good order. Historic too. Everything you need is provided and the owners, Alison and Ed are on hand (but not in your face) for the advice and help if required. We were there when snow was still falling and temperatures plummeted at night, but a combination of central heating and the log burner kept the place cosy. The site description is very accurate with regard to cleanliness, equipment and facilities.
We would, without hesitation, highly recommend this property for anybody, any age group, who want peace and quiet, with access to a very friendly and picturesque part of Normandy.
The small but busy restaurant opposite, English run with Swiss chef, is well worth a booking and the steak is superb.
Thank you Alison and Ed.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, we have always tried to make the house somewhere WE would like to stay ourselves, comfortable and well-equipped. But hopefully with no snow for future Easter breaks! We would rather you were able to enjoy all the Spring flowers along the lanes. Better luck another time.
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5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
3 of us stayed at l'Hirondellier, though the cottage can accommodate up to 4 people (one bedroom with a double bed, and another with twin beds.)
We have absolutely nothing negative to say about the accommodation or the location. The evidence for this is that we wish to go back there again as soon as the opportunity presents itself. We are all over 60, but the cottage would also be suitable for younger adults, if they are looking for a quiet place to stay, with facilities for simply relaxing in the garden with a good book and eating outside if the weather permits, or else using the cottage as a base for exploring the region. There is plenty to see close to the location, for example the castle at Falaise is well worth a visit. We also ventured further afield, to Lisieux and Deauville, on the same day taking in the large market at St Pierre sur Dives, and another day we visited Le Mont St Michel and Villedieu-les Poeles. We also spent a day, first in Bayeux and then on to the Normandy landing beaches.
The cottage is clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped, so we didn't need to take much with us. What was really good was having Alison and Edward Gee there on the spot. They were able to give advice when required and also were very pleasant to chat to. They made us feel very welcome.
As regards eating out, there is a restaurant seconds away in the village, but we chose to eat at Le Gars de Falaise in the square in Falaise. They have a good value set menu which seems to change every day.
All in all we would have no hesitation in recommending l'Hirondellier to anyone who is looking for a quiet location within reach of many of the attractions of Normandy.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin for that lovely review. Nothing for us to add really, and it's nice to know we are 'getting it right' for our guests. We are certainly looking forward to seeing you over here again.
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Swindon
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L'Hirondellier

L'Hirondellier
  • 4 of 5
Thoughtfully presented property in a quiet village. Has everything renters need and very helpful owners next door.
I recommend this to all.
We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

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La Foret Auvray House Rental Rates

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Prices
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
0 night minimum stay
£360
 
 
Prices
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
0 night minimum stay
£260
 
 
Prices
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
0 night minimum stay
£300
 
 
Prices
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
0 night minimum stay
£350
 

Notes

  • Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 10% discount is offered for bookings of two or more weeks

Amenities

Amenities

La Foret Auvray House Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1st floor bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin and WC.There is also a hairdryer Ground floor shower room with wash basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Outside:
  • Barbecue

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