|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The charming Barn is half timbered with Norman colombarge and is a true example of a great conversion, with free-flowing reception space. The handmade Shaker style furniture was designed by the owners especially for the building and the attention to detail is evident. All bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes and drawers. Two bedrooms have double beds and en suite shower rooms, the third and fouth bedroom have twin beds and share a family bathroom (with shower over bath).
The dining room has a large dining table which can seat 14 and is open plan to the well equipped kitchen (fridge, half sized dishwasher, double oven). A utility room has a washer/dryer through which is reached the store room where there is a second large fridge/freezer, wine racks, welly boots, garden furniture, BBQ and outdoor games.
The reception has two large ultra comfortable sofas, an open fire, desk, card table with chairs, satelite TV, i-pod docking station, games and jigsaws.
There is also broadband.
This beautifully renovated property is a home away from home and offers guests a high level of comfort and style with plenty of attractions in the local area. Each of the three buildings has been created with its own decor and feel. The buildings are set around a rectangular grassed courtyard with an open sided building for all to share for alfresco eating. The large gardens and peaceful setting makes it idea for families. The property sits in a two acre garden with an apple orchard at the front with a croquet lawn. The private rear garden is well-planted with shrubs and trees and has a pond. The charming stone Farmhouse with its turret and four poster bed sleeps 10 in three double rooms and two twin bedrooms. The Barn sleeps eight in two double en suite bedrooms and two twins. The Cider Press is a studio with a mezzanine bedroom ideal for couples wanting peace and privacy. A traditional Norman bake house completes the square and is where we keep the bikes for all to use.
Please see our Tripadviser reviews:
The Farmhouse - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107827-The_Farmhouse-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html
The Barn - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107826-The_Barn-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html
The Cider Press - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1953782-d2107828-The_Cider_Press-Barenton_Manche_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html
A fairly last minute decision to spend New Year with friends in 'a cosy cottage somehwere in the countryside' was the plan. How lucky did we get? The Barn at Boudet was the most welcoming place, complete with Christmas Tree (decorated) and a lovely open fire with wood ready to go!
The Barn is beautifully restored and superbly equipped, a great place for chilling out, with enough space for our two families to not be on top of one another too.
The surrounding countryside is great for exploring on foot, on bike or by car, we did all three and honestly can't wait to go back for some more!
This was without a doubt the loveliest holiday rental ever, in fact even nicer than hoped for.
The Barn is pure magic - so tastefully done up, very homely and cosy with it's enormous and very beautiful fireplace - and at the same time wonderfully spacious.
The middle hall with the beautiful stone floor, fitted the tallest Christmas tree we've ever had, almost 4 m tall.
The place is equipped with everything you need - large kitchen for cooking enthusiasts, - laundry rooms, fridge/freezer, showers etc - all working.
The place was clean and nicely warmed up when we arrived. And it's snug and warm even in winter.
The views are beautiful and the place breathes peace and contentment.
Our only problem was that we had to leave again.
It's friendly and welcoming even if you're alone (spent a few hours alone before the rest arrived) - but perfect for many more.
Would recommend this to anyone seeking space, peace, cosiness and beauty.
Special interest holidays:
Our property is a great base for keen cyclists to stay at whilst exploring Normandy. We are moments from the Flers-Domfront veloroute or Voie Verte (a disused railway line cycle track) which forms part of an extensive network. This offers an excellent and safe opportunity to get about and explore the area - you can even cycle to Mont St Michel.
Do bring your own bikes. We have some on site but they are better used for short local trips!
Mount St Michel is about 50 minutes from Boudet. Carolles is the nearest beach 70 km away and the charming fishing town Cancale is 107 km from the property. Other recommended beaches are Deauville, Houlgate and Trouville-sur-Mer. Base de Loisirs La Ferte Mace is a 65 hectare leisure base centred around La Ferte Mace large lake which is a great alternative to a beach. It has lifeguards in July and August, a play area, volley ball, peddocs, mini golf etc.
Cars are essential. Caen - Ouistreham port 14km north east of Caen is 1.15 hrs away, served by Britanny Ferries from Portsmouth. St Malo with its ferry port is 1.5 hrs away and Cherbourg is 2 hrs. Calais and the Euro Tunnel are approximately a 5 hour drive.
Airports within 2 hrs are Rennes, Deauville (Ryanair from Stansted), Dinard (Ryanair flights from Bristol, Birmingham, London Stansted and East Midlands) and Cherbourg (Flybe from Southampton).
Nearest village with supermarket is 1km away. Local amenities:
Local supermarket, bakeries, pharmacy, hairdresser, English grocer, post office, tabac and cafes in Barenton. Further shopping can be found at Mortain and Domfront (10km) and St Hilaire du Harcouet (15 km).
The local area is famed for its cider, poire and calvados – the apple and pear orchards are lovely in Spring. The charming castle of Carrouges and Chateau D’O are close by and well worth visiting. Le Haras du Pin, the national stud, is a great day out and very popular with children. St Fraimbault, a village fleuries is about 20 minutes from the property as is Ambrieres-les-Valées, where there is an outside swimming pool, archery, mini golf and canoeing. Aqualand at Avranches is fun and Claude Monet’s house and Grounds at Giverney are about 80km away. The ‘Suisse Normande’, a pleasant river valley with some crags and rolling hills and a lovely area for picnics and the opportunity to watch the multitude of paragliders is an easy day trip. Walking, cycling and even canoeing from Pont d'Ouilly are other options. For those with younger children visit the Enchanted Village at Bellefontaine north of Mortain. Situated in a large parkland it offers a variety of traditional attractions including a miniature railway, electric cars and a quaint fantasy land.
Open air swimming pool at Mortain (15 min drive), horse riding near Barenton. Golf at Clecy, Granville and Dol de Bretagne. Bungee jumping near Clecy.
We provide Christmas trees and decorations for the properties for people staying over Christmas and New Year.