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Charming Colombage House In Neuville Sur Touques on Calvados/Orne border

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Colombage House in Neuville sur Touques, Orne, Normandy - Peaceful Rural Location Giving An Ideal Central Base For Exploring All Normandy Has To Offer

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.


Owner
Kevin Reardon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

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

Amenities

Neuville-sur-Touques House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed with ensuite Bedroom 2: Double bed with ensuite (Ground floor) Bedroom 3: Double bed Bedroom 4: Twin with 2 singles (Ground floor) 2 travel cots also available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: With an open plan kitchen diner it means that cooks and diners alike can be part of the conversation and entertainment, leaving no one left out of the fun. The bedrooms are well spaced out around the house and each upstairs bedroom has it's own staircase, allowing everyone some privacy if needed, whilst also keeping a cosy family feel to it. Outside: The house is set in 2500m2 of secluded and secure lawned garden with various trees, many of which are fruit, with views over the countryside and the grazing cattle. There is an enclosed bark floor childrens play area with a wooden slide & swing set, childrens picnic bench and separate baby swing. Also in the grounds is a 10ft trampoline, a garden swing chair, tree hammocks, Sun loungers and 2 patio areas with garden furniture and parasols. Various outdoor garden games and a paddling pool are available. It has a long illuminated driveway with secure gates offering ample safe parking. A large woodpile can be found at the rear of the house for those colder autumn/winter nights Utility Room: Second fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, oil fired central heating boiler, iron and board, clothes airer, hoover, cleaning equipment, first aid box, fire extinguisher, wine rack, cloakroom and back door leading to garden and woodpile Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be clean upon your arrival and we request that you leave it as you find it. Cleaning equipment is provided. If you do not wish to do any cleaning an extra charge of £60 will be required. Bed Linen and tea towels included in the price Other: A shed where you can find a BBQ, outdoor games, a paddling pool, tree hammocks, Mountain bikes and two children's high chairs.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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Lovely property in the heart of Normandy

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week away with family at this charming and very well equipped property in the heart of Normandy. The accommodation was spacious, with lovely bedrooms and plentiful bathrooms. It was great having a downstairs bedroom with an en suite for the senior members of our party. We received great information prior to our stay from the owners and a very warm welcome from Eva on our arrival. Unfortunately some of the information in the booklet provided was incorrect regarding local markets, which was unfortunate, as we didn't double check on the internet. Also would have been really useful to have towels included in the rental. Thank you for a really enjoyable holiday and we would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review regarding your stay at La Petite Maison, it is very much appreciated and helps us make sure we listen to our guests suggestions and comments and act where we can. With regards to the Market days, it can be very difficult to keep up to date with changes that may happen and going forward we will add to our "Welcome pack" the need for checking the internet before leaving, to go to these markets, so thank you for that helpful suggestion. With regards to the supply of towels, we do actually advise in the "Welcome Pack" that towels are not supplied (other than hand towels), just so that guests are aware they are required to bring their own. The reason we do this is due to the fact that previous guests had a preference to bring their own towels based on the personnel use of the towels and many people prefer this. We may in future offer this as an option to include towels as part of the cleaning charge, so again many thanks for the suggestion Once again, many thanks for choosing La Petite Maison, we wish you well for the future and hope that you may return again one day for another holiday Sarah & Kevin
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5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful French cottage with everything you could need. Also bedroom/ensuite downstairs ideal for disabled , had a great stay. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the tranquility and the family feel , lovely house with everything you need situated in a beautiful location. Big garden, very well kept - perfect for family activites. If you love peace and quiet in a central location for seeing the the sites of Normandy, this is the spot. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with all you could ask for . Located within reach of some charming villages .

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely quiet well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

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 !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday at La Petite Maison, Neuville sur Touques, August 2017.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $262.33

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.