CHARMING LONGERE GITE, FULLY EQUIPPED, 2 EN SUITE BEDROOMS + HEATED POOL WIFI

Mr Alan Wilkins

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Mr Alan Wilkins

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CHARMING LONGERE GITE, FULLY EQUIPPED, 2 EN SUITE BEDROOMS + HEATED POOL WIFI

Bures Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4 (or 6 clic-clac) in heart of Normandy countryside at Bures 61170

Converted in 2006 and fully equipped centrally heated, 2 bedroom gite sleeping 4 adults or children, plus clic clac for additional 2 persons. Free Wifi. Exposed beams downstairs and pierre apparent walls with an enclosed fireplace for cosy evenings in winter (some wood provided) Private BBQ area and use of owners heated swimming pool 10 x 5 m and 1.8m deep - takes 5 or 6 adults children easily. Large garden shered with gite 1 with football area, childs swing table tennis and badminton. 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 front door, (lots of buzzards and even hoopoo) red squirrels, deer, fishing stocked lakes and rivers, and cycling (see Voie verte, cycle route Alencon - Mortagne) and forest walks. Also golf course (Belleme) within 15 miles, alencon 20 miles. Flexible change over day to take advantage of cheaper midweek ferry fares, Ideal for winter lets as fully centrally heated and also wood burning fireplace in lounge gives cosy appeal. See also our other gite at this location 730811. Off road car parking is on site next to gite - for ease of loading unloading.

The gite is typical norman style - with exposed beams downstairs and pierre apparent (exposed stone) walls upstairs and downstairs, tastefully converted in 2006 from part of our old longere (farmhouse). We offer complimentary coffee, tea, milk and sugar along with a bottle of local cider on arrival. Downstairs; Fully equipped kitchen/diner with washing mc, gas cooker, fridgefreezer microwave and dishwasher, plus kettle toaster and coffee machine with all utensils, plus dining table for 6. Lounge with seating and clic clac, TV DVD CD radio player. Open (glass fronted) fireplace chimney with some wood supplied

Full Gas central heating and hot water. Upstairs. Double bedroom with 140cm bed seat and full ensuite shower, wc, washbasin. Shuttered window. Twin bedroom with twin beds suitable adult or children and ensuite shower and washbasin. Off landing area wc room. Outside; Private bbq area to front with table and 6 chairs and parasol, with barbecue and tools.

Private parking, plenty of lawn, swing set, table tennis, volleyball and badminton net ( childs camping on request). Swimming pool (30 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 town is Laleu with Bar restaurant Epicierie - a 20 minute stroll, and they even do take away meals. Also 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), supermarket and petrol.

To find us enter Bures 61170 or Bures ORNE in the SAT NAV

On arrival in the village there are no road names but will bring you to the centre next to the church - and our entry gates are just 5 metres across the road from the church.

If you are travelling on the A28 from Calais or A88/A28 from Caen Falaise take the Sees exit. There is a new Sees bypass which will take you to the roundabout next to Auno sur Orne on the Mortagne road. DO NOT exit at the Gace junction which many GPS will try to make you do - it isnt easier believe us!

If you arrive at Beauvais Airport come via Rouen and A28 or it will take you to Paris and then to us (it calculates it to be 2 minutes faster but don't believe it)

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

Mr Alan Wilkins

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
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Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730812
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

DELIGHTFUL!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing two week stay at this beautiful gite. It is in a rural area of Normandy within easy reach of lots of lovely villages, the locals were very friendly and patient especially when my rusty school french was called into action! The information folder and Alan & Heather's knowledge about the local area was invaluable ensuring we got to lots of local markets and a beautiful Chateau with a moat.
The pool was fantastic keeping 3 'kids' (20, 16 & 13) entertained. What we wanted was a relaxing, refreshing, calming holiday and that is exactly what we got. We would recommend this gite without hesitation and hope to return ourselves in the near future.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730812
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

A LOVELY STAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had ten days at this lovely Gite. It was very relaxing and we had great weather too. The pool was welcome after days exploring the lovely lower Normandy area. Highly recommended and it was great to visit the nearby bar at Lalieu village with Heather and Alan. Advice where to visit was helpful and we explored a variety of things, culture, art, chateau, small towns, footpaths, local produce and market days. Our host provided a bottle of their cider on arrival and we were made very welcome for the whole of our stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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business
Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730812
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

CHARMING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We had a last minute 3 day trip to Alan and Heather's delightful little cottage, on our way to the Loire. It was a perfect solution for us and our 2 small boys, who enjoyed having their ' own' pool and own bedroom! It is so peaceful there, the boys didn't wake up til 9am which was bliss!
The cottage was very clean, and everything had been carefully thought about. A lovely bottle of cider to greet us too!
Would definitely go back and explore more with more time.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730812
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We are a family with 2 teenagers and a four year old. This is a lovely cottage in a very beautiful location. Heather & Alan were wonderful hosts and we had a very relaxed stay.

The cottage is comfortable, was spotlessly clean and well-maintained. Our boys loved the freedom to play football in the large garden and use the swings.

On our last evening we went out for a drive and were fortunate to see a buzzard swoop down in front of our car and a deer to walk across our path. All surrounded by wild-flower meadows and poppy fields - just stunning.

We visited the D-Day beaches, as well as museums at Caen and Montormel.

We can recommend the bar/restaurant Oletano about 1 mile away. We had both the set lunch menu at 9 euro/ head and the main evening menu. Lovely food in relaxed friendly setting.

We would highly recommend this cottage.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730812
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
5

ANOTHER GREAT WEEK IN BURES

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to the gites at Bures and we had another very enjoyable week, this time with a toddler. We were able to relax straight away in the very quiet and picturesque setting. There was plenty to do with a small child, the gardens are lovely and the pool is well set up for a family holiday.
Heather and Alan are excellent hosts and are very knowledgable about the area. The gites (we've stayed in both) are exactly as described and are clean and well-maintained. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Charming longere gite, fully equipped, 2 en suite bedrooms + heated pool WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p730812
+33 (0)2 33310895
Bures Orne
Essex
5

BACK FOR A SECOND VISIT!

  • 5 of 5
We so loved our week with Alan and Heather last year, we booked a fortnight there this year and were not disappointed. The weather was a bit inclement at times but we managed our quota in the pool and got out to see the local towns - Sees, Alencon, Mortagne and Bagnolles.

The annual Fete de la Chasse was being held during our stay and we had a wonderful day out there, amazing hunting dogs, horses and demonstrations of drag hunting. Also hundreds of fascinating stalls and food/drink to try. We bought a whole salami made from wild boar!

The local swimming lakes were beautiful to visit but unfortunately the weather was against us so didn't venture into the water this year. Also the green cyling route along the old railway line was a great way to see the lovely countryside.

As before, Alan and Heather were the perfect hosts, the gite was clean and very comfortable and we picked loads of tiny Mirabelle plums from the front garden. Heather's garden produce was also gratefully received! And it was super to catch up with their French friends and children who came for the BBQ celebrations.

It was a shame that the Olatano brasserie in Laleu was closed for their holidays but we had some really superb meals at the Hotel de la Poste in Le Mele, 3 courses with bonnes bouches included for only 22€50, really beautiful cooking and presentation.

Don't hesitate to book this gite - you will not be disappointed either!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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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
70 Miles
Ouistreham
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Laleu
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Belleme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Laleu

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) 5 miles. Haras du Pin - host to the 2014 World Equestrian Championships in Aug / Sep 2014 is 20 minutes away

Le Mans 24 hr course and museum 50 miles. Golf courses 20 25 and 30 miles. Mont St Michel about 2.5 hrs away. 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: Go karting for adults and kids Essay circuit.

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Availability & Rates

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Bures Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 3
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
Changeover Day: Wednesday
2 night minimum stay
€460
 
 
Rate 4
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
€620
 
 
Rate 5
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
€460
 
 
Rate 6
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Wednesday
2 night minimum stay
€300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150.00
Deposit payable at time of booking. On completion of booking form the dates will be held for 7 days to enable deposit to be paid.
Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date. (or by agreement with owner).
Notes Change over any day by prior agreement with owners to allow cheaper midweek travel. Also short term lets/long weekends by agreement.
The weekly rate includes a cleaning fee, however guests are expected to leave it in a reasonable condition (ie as found).
Deposit payment at time of booking 50% of rent, balance payable 8 weeks prior - or negotiable with owner.
Returning clients offered discount
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Amenities

Bures Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Firewood
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • main bedroom with full ensuite twin bedroom with shower room and wash basin separate wc room off landing area Hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One double bedroom ensuite, and one twin bedroom ensuite (single beds suitable adults/children) plus settee (clic clac) bed in lounge for additional 2 persons. Ample space in garden nearby to pitch a tent.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • forests
  • autumn foliage
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
Notes:
Wifi is available on site - or lacal town of Mortagne au Perche has free wifi hotspot in centre of town
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