Tucked away on the outskirts of the little sleepy village of Neuville Sur Touques, on the Calavdos/Orne border in Normandy, just 8km south of Vimoutiers is "La Petite Maison". A typical totally detached Normandy colombage house with the oldest part being over 200 years old, with lots of characteristic wooden beams throughout. It sleeps 8 comfortably with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and has all the amenities you could need, including wi-fi and all other modern comforts. Set in 2500m2 of secluded lawn garden, that contains many fruit trees, an enclosed children’s play area, a 10ft trampoline and a long private gated driveway. It has beautiful views over farmland and countryside, with local woods all around...the perfect way to relax in what is a peaceful and tranquil environment. A pretty house with lots of character and plenty of space for a large family or a group of friends to chill out and relax in, and is available to rent all year round. Supermarkets, bakers, butchers etc are only 10 mins away.
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Colombage House in Neuville sur Touques, Orne, Normandy - Peaceful Rural Location Giving An Ideal Central Base For Exploring All Normandy Has To Offer
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About Kevin Reardon
After more than 20 years of holidaying in Normandy and staying in other peoples gites along the way, we have finally taken the plunge and bought our own. Having spent so many years doing this, we feel that we know exactly what people expect, not just with the Gite itself but also from the experience of a Gite holiday. Our aim in time is to live here permentantly ourselves, but untill we do, we want to share our home with others, not only so you can enjoy the same experiences we have had ourselves over the years, but to also get to explore the real France and enjoy the many things it has to offer. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.
Kevin Reardon purchased this House in 2013
Why Kevin Reardon chose Neuville-sur-Touques
Location is key to a good Gite holiday and we feel where we are, it could not be better placed to explore all that Normandy has to offer. Close enough to get to from most of the ferry ports and centrally located to be within travelling distance of the many points of interest Normandy has to offer. The house itself is perfectly located in a beautiful rural location, giving peace and quiet when you want it, but having enough going on around you so you dont feel isolated. Ideal for both familiy holidays, or just chilling with a group of friends, where you can do as much, or as little as you please. Children have their own safe play area where they can tire themselves out whilst you relax and enjoy your holiday.......possibly with your feet up and a glass of wine on the go !
What makes this House unique
The house is very easy to find, and to get to, and within 10 minutes of 2 towns with all the ammenities you could possibly need. It has everything you would need for a family holiday, for adults and kids alike, which is important to us. There is a safe kids play area that will keep the young ones entertained, and a 10 ft trampoline should they still have some energy left to use up. With all the bedrooms well spread out over the house each person will get their privacy if required, but it also has commiunial areas where everybody can be together for family fun
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Wonderful property with all you could ask for . Located within reach of some charming villages .
Lovely quiet well equipped house
Lovely area you could visit many attractions or just relax in the beautiful house and gardens plenty to keep the children occupied so much so had difficulty at times getting them out !!!
Family Holiday at La Petite Maison, Neuville sur Touques, August 2017.
Property was well maintained, well equipped and comfortable. The original house was old with character, but had been tastefully modernised and extended to provide modern amenities including Wi-Fi connection, Sky TV, DVD player and wide selection of DVD's, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, two refrigerators, freezer and other kitchen appliances. Equipment for garden games and amusement, including a trampoline. My wife particularly enjoyed seeing the cows in the adjoining field coming close to the house.
Car(s) necessary in view of the rural location of the property.
Information provided by the owners was extremely good and was appreciated.
A beautiful house in stunning location
La Petite Maison is a stunning house in a beautiful and tranquil location. Our family had a perfect two week stay. I have no criticism to make. The house has everything you could possibly need. The owners are incredibly professional and have been a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend it.
We loved the property. Beautiful exterior, beautiful interior, everything working as expected, amazing garden and stuffed with things to do. We visited with 4 adults and 2 young kids (< 3 years old). With a trampoline, playground, garden, air-inflated swimming pool, games, books, barbeque, dvds it was very comfortable staying at this property. Even during some of the hot days there was an air-blower to keep the sleeping rooms a bit cool. It really feels like the owners go all the way to give you a great experience and we are very thankful we were allowed to stay here.
The property is well-situated in the center of Normandy which means a lot of interesting places to visit are within reach. However, none of these places are really close, expect to travel at least 45 min for the more interesting places (Falaise, Caen, Rouen, D-day memorials, or children activities like the zoo or Festyland). We knew this was the case so didn't mind, and the driving is pretty easy in the area.
The nearby town of Vimoutiers has everything you need (bakery, butcher, superstores, gas stations and a lovely center) and is about 10 min drive away.
One thing we struggled with was finding nice areas for extended hiking / walking. Although there are some natural areas pretty close we couldn't find a lot of information online or in leaflets. We did find a really nice place for walking though in the end which is La Roche D'oetre but that was about 1 hr drive away.
All in all the place itself was really amazing, you are guaranteed to have a great time if you decide to stay at this property
We enjoyed two weeks with our four young children in this delightful gite with beautiful views over the surrounding Normandy countryside. It is very well appointed inside (lots of useful bits and pieces), comfortably furnished and plenty of interesting character. The large, well-maintained garden, provided ample space for the children to expend energy and make as much noise as they liked, and there was plenty of garden furniture for the adults to relax on. The separate play area with swings etc was enjoyed by our youngest (3 and 6y) and there was an Aladdin's cave of outdoor entertainment in the garden shed enjoyed by adults and children alike. The trampoline was another winner!
We found plenty to do on our days out within an hour or so's drive - chateau, cheese factory, zoo, beach, castle.
We've stayed in alot of gites over the years and would happily return to this one.
Coast/Beach: The nearest beaches to visit are about an hours drive away along the northern coast between Ouistreham and Honfleur Travel: Caen ferry port 45 miles (1 hr 5 mins) Le Havre ferry port 63 miles (1 hr 20 mins) Dieppe ferry port 110 miles (1 hr 40 mins) Cherbourg ferry port 121 miles (2 hrs 15 mins) St Malo ferry port 145 miles (2 hrs 40 mins) Eurotunnel near Calais 215 miles (3 hrs 10 mins) Distances: Vimoutiers: 8km about 10 minutes, town with lots of shops, supermarkets, petrol, tourist office, banks, bars and places to eat Gace: 10km 15 mins, also a town with lots of shops, Supermarkets, petrol, banks, bars and places to eat Le Sap: 8km 10mins, a large pretty listed village with two bakers, a butcher and small convenience stores Further Details: Normandy has a wide variety of places to visit and things to do, for all ages, interests and walks of life, including beaches, Chateaux, historical towns, museums, local produce with the cider and cheese routes, markets, animals, gardens, and in particular lots of historical sites surrounding WWII. Chateaux - all within 45 minutes to an hours drive away including Vendeuvre, de Sassy, Beaumesnil, Carrouges, and de Canon Honfleur: 1hr, an old fishing port that is like a living museum, tall houses surrounding the port lots of cafés and restaurants, speciality Moules Fritte, numerous antique/art galleries and a tropical butterfly house Camembert: 20 mins, a tiny village famous for it's delicious cheese with 2 main attractions, the President farm museum giving the history of the cheese and it's inventor Marie Harel, and the House of Camembert museum. Rouen: 1hr 10 mins, historical capital city of Normandy on the River Seine. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe and where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake Deauville: 1hr 5 mins, with it's long sandy beach, is the Cannes of the north with it's yearly film festival. A Casino, designer boutiques and antiques shops Monets Garden at Giverny: 1hr 50mins, a beautiful place to visit, Giverny is a delightful little town but Monets garden is of course the main attraction, one of the most visited places in the whole of France Bayeux: 1hr 20 mins, famous for the Bayeaux Tapestry, the town filled with beautiful half-timbered buildings that escaped the bombings of WW2 Mont Saint-Michel: 2hrs 15mins, a UNESCO world heritage site, a long trip but worth the visit Falaise: 45mins, the Birthplace of William the Conqueror. The Castle perched high above the town with its recent renovations including a glass floor Lisieux: 35 mins, world-famous thanks to Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus. with it's Basilica built in her honour Le Zoo de Cerza – Hermival les Vaux: 45 mins, a conservation zoo nor
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking (non refundable within 8 weeks of arrival date), balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date both payable by cheque or bank transfer We operate an optional cleaning charge of £60 if you wish the house to be cleaned after you have departed, however if the house is left in the condition it is found then there is no charge. This charge is payable with the final balance of the holiday A £200 security deposit is also required with the balance, which will be fully refunded within 7 days of departure date subject to terms and conditions. Changeover Day: Changeover days are Saturdays (can be flexible for short stays and during low season) Departure time 10.00 a.m Arrival times from 4.00 p.m, earlier may be possible but cannot be advised until nearer the time of arrival Notes on prices: 10% discount on advertised rates for returning clients. 10% discount on advertised rates for 2 week stays. Please note there will be an additional fuel surcharge of £35 per week on bookings from the beginning of October untill the end of March to cover extra fuel for Central Heating & for extra Firewood usage.