CHARMING AND FULLY EQUIPPED RURAL GITE WITH HEATED POOL FREE WIFI

Mr Alan Wilkins

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHARMING AND FULLY EQUIPPED RURAL GITE WITH HEATED POOL FREE WIFI

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1 family bedroom cottage + pool, sleeps 5,or couple, in Normandy countryside

Recently converted (2003) and fully equipped centrally heated, large (6 x 6 metres) one bedroom gite sleeping 2 adults and 3 children. Large garden shared with gite 2, inc child swing, table tennis, badminton and football goals Private terrace with fixed charcoal BBQ and use of owners heated pool 10m x 5m and 1.8m deep. The pool can accommodate 5 or 6 adults children easily Situated in small village 10 miles from Mortagne au Perche, in quiet surroundings. Big Super U supermarket 10 mins away. Owned by a British resident family - plenty of bird watching, without moving from your terrace, families of buzzards, and red squirrels in the garden, fishing stocked lakes and rivers, and cycling and forest walks. Le Mans 24hr course 1 hour away. Equestrian centre 5 miles, go kart track for kids and big boys 6 miles away. Laserquest and Paintball in nearby Alencon. Flexible changeover day - to take advantage of cheaper midweek ferry fares. See also our other 2 bedroom gite The Cottage at same location reference 730812. Free WiFi is available on site plus free hotspots in nearby Mortagne or Alencon

The gite is typical norman style - with exposed beams downstairs and upstairs, and pierre apparent (exposed stone) walls upstairs, tastefully converted in 2003 from old stable. It is fully centrally heated so is fine for winter lets. We offer complimentary coffee, tea, milk and sugar (along with a bottle of local cider on arrival for all bookings of 1 week or more) . Downstairs: Fully equipped kitchen with washing mc, gas cooker, fridgefreezer microwave and dishwasher, plus kettle toaster and coffee machine with all utensils. CD radio player. Dining area with seating for 6. Gas central heating and hot water. Separate shower room with washbasin and wc. Upstairs: A large 6 x 6 m bedroom, sleeping family or friends 2 + 3 - with double bed and childrens bunk beds and a spare bed (adult or child) Seating area with DVD player and screen.

Outside: Private patio to rear with table and 6 chairs and parasol, with brick built barbecue and tools.

Large garden area with child swing set, table tennis, football area and goal, plus badminton volleyball net

Private parking, plenty of lawn, (children can camp on request)

Swimming pool (20 metres from gite) Tenants have use of owners private heated 10 metre pool open early May - end Sept equipped with sun loungers and parasols. The gite is in a small village of about 30 houses and 12 farms. Nearest towns Laleu with bar restaurant and shop at 1.2 miles and Ste Scolasse sur Sarthe with bar, grocers shop, post office, bakers, charcuterie and hair dresser (about 1.5 miles away). Largest town nearby Le Mele sur Sarthe (5 miles) with garage, pharmacy, hotels, banks, bars restaurants main post office and hotels plus many shops (inc english newspaper shop) and supermarket with petrol/diesel lpg.

To find us enter BURES 61170 or BURES ORNE in GPS sat nav. This will take you to centre of our village by the church and we are just 5 metres from the church (dont worry - the bells dont ring out) facing the Mairie (town hall). If you are coming down the A28 autoroute from Rouen (Calais Boulogne) DO NOT exit at the Gace junction, which the GPS SAT NAV always indicates but continue to the Sees junction, and follow signs for Mortagne au Perche or Bazoches It is faster and easier. From the autoroute motorway at Sees it is only 11 or 12 miles, and since Feb 2011 a new connecting road bypasses Sees making it even easier- although not always on the GPS

Please note: If you arrive at Beauvais airport and use GPS it may try to take you through Paris as it calculates it to be 2 minutes faster. Dont believe it - come via Rouen and the A28 autoroute

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Mr Alan Wilkins

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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4.9
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Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
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Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730811
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

CHARMING GITE IN A LOVELY RURAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I with our 18month old daughter stayed at the gite for two weeks and had a fabulous time, it was a great place to base ourselves from to go and explore the Normandy region. Plenty to see around and about within 30mins drive, further affield are the Normandy beaches.

The terrace at the back was lovely to relax in and enjoy the evening after a busy day exploring, the pool was ideal for a morning swim or for an afternoon siesta, quite a liitle sun trap.

Alan and Heather were great hosts and a mine of local information on whats what.

We really enjoyed our stay and felt well rested from the hustle and bustle of busy UK life. Definately recommended for anyone looking for a relaxing break.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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business
Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730811
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
Belgium
5

FABULOUS CHOICE FOR A RELAXING HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We can highly recommend this gite - we stayed in the 2-bedroom 'cottage' (August 2012).

Very comfortable (including the beds), well-equipped and Alan & Heather are the perfect hosts. Our 12-year old rated the pool as the 'best ever'!

We greatly enjoyed the area - lakes with pedaloes, canoes & even sand (!) nearby plus lots of pleasant small towns within easy reach (20 minutes or so) giving a wide selection of markets, restaurants, shops ..
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730811
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
5

3 AUSSIES IN FRANCE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here when our son competed in Essay in the U18 Go karting World Championships in August 2011. We loved everything about our accommodation. From the moment we arrived Alan and Heather made us more than welcome. We loved all the little surrounding towns that Alan told us about and also ate at many of the restaurants that he recommended. Heather also did a great job in translating our menu. (my french is very bad) Our gite was well stocked, when we arrived there was complimentary wine and local apple cider. We loved the accommodation in the old stable, Alan and Heather have done a great job in restoring it. We had a huge thunder storm one night and felt warm, cosy and comfortable while the storm raged outside.
The only down side to our stay was that it was not long enough. There was so much more that we would have liked to have seen around this amazing part of France.
We will return again one day.
Thanks again Alan and Heather for going the extra mile and making our stay great.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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business
Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730811
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
Newton, MA
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY WITH KIDS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for three days at this cozy guest house in a tiny village. The house was perfect for a family, with a great kitchen, sunny and airy bedrooms, and entertainment options of plenty of good books and movies. We made use of the pool and outdoor bbq.

The location was a good base to explore the countryside, being just a few miles from some larger villages with shopping and dining. The village where the house is located is just a church and a few houses, so it's quiet and a great antidote to the rush of city life.

The owners were very helpful with orienting us to the local sights and attractions. Also they helped us when our luggage was lost by the airline, Alan literally gave me the shirt off his back!

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730811
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

GREAT RURAL RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Well, what a beautiful gite in a perfect setting. It has everything you could ever need and is very well equipped. We loved to buy local produce from the many markets in the area, so having the BBQ on the patio was just delightful. Then there's the heated pool to dive into after a long day's sightseeing which is a perfect addition to the gite.
The village of Bures is lovely for a walk around after a meal to let tea settle - a stunning and lush rural location.
The local town of Alencon boasts some fabulous patisseries, while – if you're travelling form Calais – St Omer is well worth a visit to break up the journey with its beautiful cathedral. Honfleur is also a great place to visit for a stroll around the marina and to soak up the atmosphere.
The gite's owners Alan and Heather couldn't do enough for us to help us settle in and enjoy our stay.
We look forward to returning again someday and have recommended this fantastic gite to many friends and family already.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming and fully equipped rural gite with heated pool free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730811
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
Chandlers Ford
5

BURES

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from our second stay at this gite. This gite is the best we have ever stayed in in France and our second stay did not disappoint. The hospitality we received from Alan and Heather was fantastic. Well recommended. We wouldnt hesitate to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Paris CDG ORY
Nearest Ferry
72 Miles
Caen Ouistreham
Nearest Train
18 Miles
L'Aigle
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Sees
Nearest Beach
72 Miles
Ouistreham
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Laleu
Nearest Ski
700 Kilometres
Alps
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Belleme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Laleu
Car: recommended

Lakes with leisure facilities open summer - 5 and 10 miles away. Horse riding and full tuition at farm equestre centre 6 miles. Forest walks and birdwatching - large buzzards a regular sight overhead, harriers and hoopoes also seen along with red squirrels and other natural fauna and flora. Easy to visit the D Day beaches about 1.5 hours (Sword) or 2 hrs (Omaha Utah)drive away. Plenty of local markets available everyday of the week (more like UK farmers markets but with a french flair) Swimming pools with flumes etc 10 and 15 miles. Go kart track rally cross course (suitable children as well as bigger boys) Essay 5 miles.

Le Mans 24 hr course and museum 50 miles.

Golf courses 20 25 and 30 miles. Mont St Michel about 2 hrs away. Bayeux Tapestry 2hrs Tennis courts in Le Mele s Sarthe. Mortagne au Perche, a walled medieval town 9 miles is the centre of the Boudin Noir (black pudding) festival Mid march. Le Mele sur Sarthe Percheron horse festival pony fair first weekend December

Other Activities: Professional go kart track adults and children

Golf: Belleme golf course - has been highly recommended by golfers we know

Hara du Pin - the national stud and equestrian centre home of the World Equestrian Championships in Aug/Sept 2014 is just 20 minutes away

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Bures Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€540
 
 
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
€400
 
 
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€260
 

Notes

  • Normal high season change over any day  arrival 1600, depart 1000 or by prior agreement with owners.
    other days or (long)weekends by agreement with owners. The weekly rate includes a cleaning fee, however guests are expected to leave it in a reasonable condition (ie as found).

    A deposit of 25% rental (or full amount if for a long weekend etc) is payable in advance. When making a booking the property will be held on option for 7 days, upon receipt of the booking and relevant money confirmation of a booking will be made.

    Balance rental is then due 6 weeks before occupancy date. Can pay with Euro cheque drawn on French bank or by electronic bank transfer or by mandat postal. Euro cheques on non French account will be accepted on payment of the 13 euro handling fee charged by our bank
  • There is an additional charge for bed linen and towels if required of 10 euros per person per stay.

    If booking for a second consecutive week the weekly rate for second week (May - September) is 50 euros less. Low season by agreement with owner.

    Low season and other times special rates may apply for couples only, or inclusive of towels and linen.
  • There is a returnable security/breakage deposit of 150 euros or 150GBP cash or a UK cheque for 150 GBP payable on arrival

Amenities

Bures Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Paper Towels
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Alarm Clock
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family
  • One double bed and one single bed suitable for adults plus bunk beds suitable children up to 14/16yrs
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • water parks
  • museums
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
Notes:
No smoking inside the building - outside or on patio fine (ashtrays provided) Mini football goal and net (plus football) suitable for the young and not so young. We got challenged last year to play England v France, and had to explain my wife is Scottish and didnt like the England label! Swing set for small children under 9's and plenty of space to run around, and badminton net and table tennis table for kids WiFi is available on site, or Mortagne au Perche has free wifi hot spot in centre of town