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Beautifully converted detached Coach House in Normandy village

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Sleeps 7: 4 bedrooms (2 doubles; 1 twin; 1 single), 2 shower rooms/WC

St Aubin is situated at the crossroads of Calvados, the Orne and the Eure and offers easy access to all the region’s tourists activities. The local town of Orbec with its restaurants, bars and shopping facilities is within seven minutes drive. A further 10 minutes will bring you to the delightful river town of Bernay - famous for its Farmers' Market, Antique Shops and a wide selection of Bars and Restaurants.

For lovers of street markets - antique flea markets and food - the immediate region provides countless opportunities on a daily basis during the season (April to October) The owners have an antique business and a regular presence in the local markets. They are always on hand to advise guests on the location of the markets (brocantes) and what to look out for.

St Aubin is also within a 45 minutes drive of the delightful and historic coastal towns of Deauville. Trouville and Honfleur and magnificent white sandy beaches of the region. Plus a world class golf course and horse racing venue in Deauville.

For guests wanting to spend the day in Paris, travel is easy - only 1 hour 15 minutes by fast train from Bernay

The owner of the Coach House is a keen Fly Fisherman and can arrange Fly Fishing on a 3km private stretch of the Risle, Normandy's premiere chalk stream for trout.

More Details

Property Manager
Arkadi de Rakoff
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Arkadi de Rakoff

We (Kim and Kadi) have lived here for 20 years - the Coach House is situated on a land (3 acres) and separated from our own main house. As the name implies, our holiday rental cottage is the original's coach man's house of our 1820's property.

Kim has an antique's business and have a regular presence in the region's markets as well as selling in England. They are always on hand during rental periods to help and advise clients who want to visits the markets.

Kadi has a fishing destination company and has access to all the region's best fishing

Arkadi de Rakoff purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Arkadi de Rakoff chose Orne

I'm a keen fly fisherman and I was looking for a lovely property that would offer me good access to region's wonderful trout rivers and one that would suit my wife's requirements of peace and tranquility and enough land for animals; That's how we ended up living in an 1820's with a outbuildings and a Coach House.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is extremely well maintained and furnished and is ideally situated to take advantage of all the region's best tourist activities. Or or for relaxing and chilling out in a peaceful environment.

The owners are always hand to help and advise if required and home animals are delight for children

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Kim and Kadi,



We arrived home last night having had a really fantastic holiday!



As you can imagine, the kids are still totally wired from Disney - they couldn't believe we took them there. We had them fooled right up to ten minutes before we arrived, as I told them we were going to Versailles Palace!!!



We wanted to thank you both for your wonderful hospitality, as our stay at the Coach house was incredibly relaxing and fun. We really couldn't have stayed at a more idyllic spot! The kids loved every minute and are still talking about Derek and Thelly and Fifi! It was lovely meeting you both a little more on our last night - it was very kind of you to have us all over.



Hope you both have a fantastic Summer (it's totally cloudy here today....) and we all hope to see you again!



Best wishes



Tilly, Mike, Mimi, Nico, Austin, Bella and Danny
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Avernes-Saint-Gourgon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms 1 and 4 have views over Church. Bedroom 1 also has lovely cathedral ceiling; Bedrooms 2 and 3 have views over open country.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
The Coach House faces a beautifully restored, listed 13th Century Church which lies at the heart of this intimate and friendly community and offers a particularly safe and attractive environment for children. It also ideal for lovers of flyfishing f - Normandy's chalk streams are famous for trout and grayling. Ground Floor: Large open Living Room (double sofa bed in living room for additional sleeping arrangements); Dedicated Dining Area, double doors to a garden and Dinning Terrace; Fully fitted kitchen separated by Kitchen Bar: electric cooker, microwave, Fridge freezer, washing machine; Shower Room with WC. First Floor: Bedroom 1: 1 double bed (cathedral ceiling); Bedroom 2: 1 double bed; Bedroom 3: 2 single beds; Bedroom 4: 1 single; Shower Room with WC. The property is heated by wall mounted electric radiators throughout. The rental includes bed linen. Excludes electricity - charged at the metered rate of 10 cents per metered unit. Towels can also be hired at €5 person guest

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautifully converted detached Coach House in Normandy village
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews
5

Absolutely perfect !

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely perfect for our needs, great layout and good location, Orbec being 10 minutes drive away for all local conveniences.

The owners were lovely and more than accommodating during our stay. We had a child's 15th birthday during and Kim was very kind and helpful in liaising with a Boulangerie in Orbec who didn't speak any English, to organise a birthday cake.

I will miss waking up and walking into the garden with a coffee to have a chat with Derek the donkey in the adjacent field.

Lovely stay, very nice owners, already planning a return trip, what more can I say !!

Thank you Kim and Kadi

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay, it was a genuine pleasure to have you here. Derek sends his best and says come back soon :-) Our best wishes Kim and Kadi
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Comfortable & welcoming

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned after having a wonderful family holiday (seven of us at one point!) in the Coach House. The house is comfortably appointed with adequate parking space, large garden which was wonderful for the kids where they played, kept company with and fed carrots to Thellie the pony and Derek the donkey in the next field.

St Aubin is quiet and small, but not too far from the local towns of Orbec and Le Sap for supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Do not forget to visit the excellent market at St Pierre-Sur-Dive open on Mondays. Also Mont Ormel, Bernay, Pegasus bridge and Camembert are all definitely worthy of a visit. The surrounding countryside is pretty and you are not to far from the seaside resorts of Cabourg, Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur.

Finally our thanks to our hosts Kim and Kadi for their wonderful hospitality, entertaining and looking after us. We hope one day to return to the Coach House.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim and I so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday - it was a pleasure to have such a lovely family come stay with us. We loved to see you all again - so until the next time Many best wishes Kim and Kadi .
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4

very homely, comfortable clean, peaceful,

  • 4 of 5

a lovely clean property in very peaceful surroundings . very relaxing and enjoyable the owners were very helpful and freindly would recommed a stay here at anytime. quaint little village neighbours very freindly and so were the animals. good value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David It was a pleasure having met you and yours. For the record, you're the most adventurous family we've ever had staying here - true British pioneering spirit :-)) Al the very best Kadi and Kim
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5

Perfect 5 Star Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay at the Coach House for an extended family holiday. The Coach House was a perfect place to stay - peaceful, tranquil and comfortable. The area downstairs was lovely and roomy - plenty of space for us all to hang out in. And we loved the outside area too - again, lots of room for us and the little ones to run around! The highlight for the kids were Derek and Thelly (the donkey and Shetland pony), who were incredibly sweet and just a little bit fond of carrots!

The location of the Coach House is great. We spent all week visiting local towns and villages, and had lots of fun at the local markets which owners Kadi and Kim had recommended. The local countryside is really pretty and one of our favourite afternoons was spent splashing in a stream only 10 minutes away

We would definitely recommend staying here, and hope to return another time soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great week in lower Normandy

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Normandy. The main purpose of our trip was to fly fish some of the rivers in Lower Normandy, visit the historic Normandy beaches and to relax. We had a terrific time doing all three. The Normandy invasion beaches are about an hour and a half away, so we visited them prior to arriving at the Coach House. The Coach House was exactly what we expected. A terrific personal lodging in a quaint, quiet village. We felt that it was our own Normandy home for the week. Our host, Kadi, whose house is right next to the Coach House saw that we had everything we needed for our stay, including fresh eggs and a bottle of wine upon our arrival. The Coach House has a nice yard behind it, with a patio; very conducive to a late dinner, a bottle of wine and star gazing at night. The location is close to local fishing, beautiful Normandy villages, beautiful countryside and fun local markets. Kadi had arranged for us to fish with Jacky, the president of a local fly fishing club. He was one of the most personable, knowledgeable guides we have met. He even went so far as to invite us to his house for a barbecue one evening. We felt very much at home the entire week and it passed much too quickly. We would definitely recommend this locale and rental for a relaxing get away, whether you are interested in fishing, or just disconnecting from the world for a while.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris and Ira It was a pleasure to meet you both in person after such a long period of email communication. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and that you felt able to pass on your on your positive experience to others. I related your comments to Jacky and he in return sends you his best regards. Maybe we'll meet again some other time. Very best wishes Kadi
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4

Excellent Normandy Coach house

  • 4 of 5

Excellent accommodation, large and comfortable coach house. The owners live next door and were very friendly and helpful. Situated in a very peaceful and relaxed hamlet, well positioned to explore Normandy. The four of us spent a very pleasant week here. Would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Dieppe/Caen
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Benay
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A28
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

St Aubin is situated at the crossroads of Calvados, the Orne and the Eure and offers easy access to all the region’s tourists activities. The local town of Orbec with its restaurants, bars and shopping facilities is within seven minutes drive. A further 10 minutes will bring you to the delightful river town of Bernay - famous for its Farmers' Market, Antique Shops and a wide selection of Bars and Restaurants.

St Aubin is also within a 45 minutes drive of the delightful and historic coastal towns of Deauville. Trouville and Honfleur and magnificent white sandy beaches of the region. Plus a world class golf course and horse racing venue in Deauville.

For guests wanting to spend the day in Paris, travel is easy - only 1 hour 15 minutes by fast train from Bernay

The owner of the Coach House is a keen Fly Fisherman and can arrange Fly Fishing on a 3km private stretch of the Risle, Normandy's premiere chalk stream for trout.

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Rates & Availability

Avernes-Saint-Gourgon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LOW SEASON
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
MID
Mar 6 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$687
 
 
HIGH
May 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$781
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

HIRE CONDITIONS: Please read carefully-these are mandatory for booking confirmation
Bed linen included in rental price
Towels not included
Electricity consumption charged at 10 cents per metered unit – payable in local currency at end of stay.
€45 end of stay cleaning, payable in local currency at end of stay
Non smoking interior (exterior only)
£150 cheque to be deposited with owners on arrival? - (returnable in full at end of stay - subject to damages)
Well behaved (clean) pets very welcome
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE:
In our opinion it is always advisable to have cancellation insurance in place to protect against any unfortunate, unforeseen circumstance that could result in holiday cancellation and subsequent loss of deposit and balance payments already made

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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