We can get you up to 10% discount on your ferry crossing vehicle cost, either one-way or return, on every vehicle in your group, any time of the year.
Your group has entire house,pool and property to yourselves. New mattresses and further restoration, Jan 2011. It is ideal for multi-family holidays. Pool is hexagonal, approx 5mx5m, above-ground type. Wi-fi internet. Sunny walled courtyard with 2 solid teak tables for outdoor eating for 16. Cider+Calvados orchard, tasting and sales room 10 mins walk.. Electricity + firewood is free in summer (is extra £100 a week for winter rents). Linen is included in rent, you arrive to beds all made-up. A free 'Welcome Pack' in both fridges: chilled wine+ cider, cheese, biscuits, milk and teabags. Accommodation is 4 Dbl bedrooms, 2 Twins, 1 children' room of 4 singles. (House facilities continue below)
There are 2 dinning tables indoors, 3 bathrooms (i.e. 2 showers+ 1 shower over bath, 3 toilets). 2 kitchens; dishwasher, 2 gas ovens+hobs (free gas), 2 fridges, 1 washing machine, 1 tumble dryer. multi-channel Free-Sat UK TV (42 inch screen by LG, new in 2011), a Video, 2 DVD players, a Hi-fi, loads of DVDs and Videos, most of them for children.
The house is within the village of Cerisy-Belle-Etoile, a traditional village. There is a bar/cafe up on top of Mont Cerisy, the hill behind the village, 5 mins drive or 25 mins walk to top. There is a traditional bakery in the village, it doubles as a Post Office too. Nearest supermarket is in town of Flers, 7km away. Walk/drive up to Mont Cerisy and the cafe, notable for its summer gardens and flower festival. Mont Cerisy's facilities include a childrens' adventure playground, the local boules pitch, tennis courts, ping-pong tables, castle ruins and viewing tower, plenty of space for bike riding (you have several bikes in the backyard of the house, they're free, you don't need to hire them), and forest walking/running tracks.
Across the road is a Cider/Calvados orchard with it's own Tasting and Sales room 10 mins walk down the same road.
Paris and day-trip sightseeing:
Paris is best reached by train from Flers, your closest town 7km away. 2.5 hr trip to inner city Paris station (Gare Montparnasse). Your local English-speaking taxi driver (see ph number on kitchen wall) will drop off/pick up in his people-carrier.
The Normandy beaches and coast line and D-Day museums/cemeteries and Monet's famous gardens are both within comfortable driving day-trips. The ciyt of Caen is approx 1 hour drive from the house.
''Fabulous week had by all. Visited Calvados (tasting) place twice. Enjoyed the pool, excellent wirlpool opportunities. Produce from bakery well sampled, and excellent.
You do not share this property, we rent it to one group at a time. Only your group will be there, you have the entire house and pool and property to yourselves. This large house (it has 2 kitchens, 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges) is the middle of a classic French village, Cerisy-Belle-Etoile, sitting at the foot of Mont Cerisy, the highest point in this part of Normandy. The village has a bakery and a Post Office. The bakery is excellent for morning croissants and daily bread. There is a bar and cafe in the village & up on the hill on Mont Cerisy, where there is also a huge play area for children with table tennis, swings, boules sand pitch, mini golf.
The house is about 1.5 hrs drive south of Caen ferry port. The closest town is Flers. If driving from Calais ferry port it is about 4 hrs drive. If from Le Harve ferry port it is about 2 hrs drive. Good train service to Paris, 2 hrs+ from Gare Montpanasse to Flers on the Paris-Granville line
Other Activities: Walk/drive to Mt Cerisy; adventure playground, Boules pitch, tennis
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Jun 7 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pound) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.