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

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Sue Smart
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's been a wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely house.very well set up for large groups and very well equipped.The pool is first rate and has been much enjoyed by us as all.being previous pool owners ourselves we recognise good kit when we see it! We discovered a lovely spot near Percy on the 999 ,called mount Robin. Beautiful views , simple play area , picnic table, and good space to run around under trees. Very peaceful and atmospheric. Restaurants - we stuck to your very good suggestions. Everyone loved the Abbaye restaurant. Many thanks for a special holiday house and hope to return
Aug 2016
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Hambye Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Enchanting stone farmhouse with private, heated pool, gardens & WiFi sleeps 2-14
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing visit to France

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a beautiful area , we had a lovely week here as a family ! Plenty big enough for the 9 of us. We had the fire going every night , playing cards and board games.

I can’t thank Sue enough for helping me with restaurant bookings and help in general, 10 out of 10 for customer service.

We are hoping to return in the summer time to try out the heated pool !

Thanks again for an amazing break.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Felicity for your very kind review for Le Mesnil Gonfroy. I'm so glad that you all had such a good time and we hope very much to welcome you and your family again soon. Sue
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Prachtig vrij gelegen, keurig verzorgd landhuis met heel veel ruimte

  • 5 of 5

We waren met 8 volwassenen en 2 kinderen. Voor ons was het een heel ruime woning, met verschillende badkamers en kamers. Dat geeft heel veel ruimte. Uitgebreid keukenassortiment. Fijne BBQ. De sport- en spelmogelijkheden waren voor ons ideaal: tafeltennis (binnen, bij goed weer: overdekt), volleybal en zwemmen (veilig verwarmd zwembad). Mooie grasveldjes voor badminton, kegelen, jeux de boules.

Alle keurig onderhouden. Fijn contact met eigenaar. Vrije ligging. 30 minuten van strand; ruim een uur van invasiestranden; bijna een uur van Mont St. Michel. Dorpje Hambye op 3 km afstand met uitstekende bakker (ook: supermarkt, slager, geldautomaat en tankstation). Tip: we hebben Wifi versterkt met een zelf meegebrachte router. Daardoor prima verbinding.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.62

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.
Linen is available to hire at £18 per person- which includes all bedlinen, 2 towels per person, bath mats, tea towels etc. Alternatively you are welcome to take your own linen, duvets and pillows are supplied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.