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Sue Smart

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Enchanting stone farmhouse with private, heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-14

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Coutances - Saint Lo area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, sleeps 14 set in 1 acre of lawned gardens near the village of Hambye

Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a very special farmhouse set in rural Normandy 20 minutes from beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches. Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches, Hambye Abbey and the pretty medieval town of Bayeaux are all within easy reach.

The house is really beautifully furnished and in addition to the six bedrooms there is a well-equipped kitchen with arch through to a spacious breakfast room, a large, beamed drawing room with enormous Normandy stone fireplace, dining room with beautiful old oak table seating 14 and a games room with table tennis table. Our guests say it definately has the wow factor!

French doors make the beautiful gardens accessible from every ground floor room. The magnificent, private heated 10m x 5m swimming pool, is set on the lower lawn away from the house and is security fenced. It has sun loungers, a large garden table and chairs, and gas BBQ.

Nearby the pretty village of Hambye offers bars, restaurants and a market in addition to other small shops where fresh food can be purchased including croissants and French loaves for breakfast.

The spacious, centrally heated farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard and the house and pool are both wheelchair accessible. Until recently it was the home of the village doctor and oozes character with beamed ceilings, huge stone walls and tiled floors throughout.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sue Smart (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely place to stay. Simple, clean, well-stocked house perfect for our holiday. Countryside based and locals in Hambye very friendly and helpful and nearby abbey beautiful and good for picnics. We ran out of time to enjoy everything so I hope that means we return.
Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Hambye
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Villedieu les Poeles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Tessy sur Vire
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Restaurant de L'Abbee Hambye
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Les Salines
Car: necessary

This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt. The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish.

The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide watch the local farmers with their tractors tend the acres of oyster and mussel beds - fascinating.

Within easy reach of the house are the world famous Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux with its ancient tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings.

To the North East are the historic D Day beaches of the Normandy landings of World War II - Gold, Omaha, Sword and Utah and the fascinating war museums at Arromanches, Caen etc.

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Rates & Availability

Hambye Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Was £1285
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,277
 
 
Was £1080
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,277
 
 
Was £1015
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,277
 
 
Was £980
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,211
 
 
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Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,519
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,723
 
 
New Year
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,723
 
 
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Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,506
 
 
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Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,512
 
 
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Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,128
 
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,807
 
 
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Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,512
 
 
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Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,899
 
 
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May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,043
 
 
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May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,121
 
 
Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,262
 
 
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Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,520
 
 
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Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,913
 
 
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Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,234
 
 
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Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,660
 
 
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,784
 
 
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Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,406
 
 
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Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,779
 
 
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Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,008
 
 
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Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,484
 
 
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Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,187
 
 
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Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,787
 
 
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Sep 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,656
 
 
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Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,597
 
 
Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,997
 
 
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Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,597
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,998
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,998
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and use of private heated swimming pool (May - end of Oct only). Free WiFi and telephone calls to land lines in Europe.
We offer 20% discount on Brittany Ferries crossings.

Please note our September and October discounted prices!

We take payment through our secure website www.normandyfarmhouses.co.uk. A third of the total is required as deposit to secure your booking (or payment in full if your holiday date is within 6 weeks of the booking).

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Amenities

Coutances - Saint Lo area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , very spacious bathroom with bath and walkin/wheel-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • The spacious ground floor twin bedroom is suitable for a wheelchair user or someone less able. The en-suite bathroom has a lower level bath, raised height toilet and a huge walk in /wheel in shower with hand holds. There is a shower chair available.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , suitable for wheelchair users. En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , fourth bed pulls out
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , En suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Cots and high chairs are available on request. Bed linen and towels can be supplied at £18 per person per week. This includes all bedlinen, two towels per person, bath mats, tea towels and can include swimming towels in season if required.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a very special farmhouse with so much space and beautifully furnished and equipped. It is ideal for family reunions, special celebrations or a relaxing place for a holiday for all ages.The beautiful grounds of 1 acre offer lots of varied places for guests to relax.There is an shady apple orchard, lawn for games such badminton, lawns and huge patio area in front of the house with spring flowers, magnolia bushes and a pretty flowering cherry tree. The swimming pool on the lower lawn is really private and sheltered and the terrace with sun loungers a real sun trap. It is security fenced and accessed via steps or path for wheelchair or prams. The huge ground floor twin bedroom is suitable for a wheelchair user or someone less able and the en suite bathroom has a large wheel in shower. The house is fully wheelchair accessible with wide doorways and tiled floors with French doors leading to the gardens from all rooms.Hoist, pool hoist and shower chair are available

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