About the property
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- Mininum Stay5 nights
7 beds /6 bathroom Farmhouse near Neufchatel en Bray Normandy, France - Enjoy this peaceful rural retreat
The BIG House. The accommodation offered serves as either an idyllic retreat or a ‘’Celebration’’ house or both!
• ‘’Home from Home.’’
• Enjoy this rural retreat but the good size nearby town of Neufchatel-en-Bray is just 6 kilometers away.
• Great for children. Ideal for multi-generational family gatherings.
Or two families or a group of friends.
• Private garden
• The Avenue Verte cycle path is within 6 km. Take a picnic! It’s flat ! You could even cycle to Paris or to the charming port of Dieppe.
• Easy access to motorways to visit Caen and the Normandy landing beaches. Bayeux and its tapestry. Rouen and its cathedral. Giverny - home of Claude Monet with its beautiful gardens and amazing collection of Japanese prints.
• Car essential unless keen cyclists.
• Wheelchair access – suitable for people with restricted mobility.
• Pets welcome
• Log fire
• 7 bedrooms – 6 bathrooms. (3 en-suite) .
• 4 dining areas. Gazebo. Patio, Conservatory and Kitchen/dining room.
• Furnished with Indonesian furniture/artefacts and textiles
• Internet access
• Wonderful vistas and views of rural French countryside
• Ample garden furniture. 2 pub tables. 2 Loungers. Hammock.
• Gazebo and patio for outdoor dining.
Paris and Calais are two hours drive.
Nearest beach Dieppe 35 kilometers away
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, Indonesian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 21, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely, cosy, rustic New Year break
We had a fantastic few days over New Year 2017/2018 in these charming country cottages. The big house is welcoming, spacious, comfortable and full of rustic charm. I especially liked the owner's furniture and the many heart-shaped items throughout the house.
There were 13 of us (3 families ranging from 9 to 76 years old) and the two houses were very well equipped for us all. Plenty bathrooms, crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans etc. There were 2 fridge/freezers and 2 dishwashers in the big house alone as well as plenty seating for us all.
The house has a very cosy feel in the winter. We were all very grateful for the huge log burner in the lounge with the weather being pretty wet (plenty logs/kindling) . The location is stunning and very peaceful - just a shame we could not make more use of the outside facilities.
The owner Anita was very helpful in providing information about both the house and the area and was keen that we all had a lovely time in her house - which we did. Serin was very helpful when we arrived and is very kindly returning items we left behind to us, for which we are very grateful.
A very enjoyable few days for us all - thank you!
Perfect house for large families
We had a wonderful fortnight here in this beautiful part of France with family and friends. It has all the comforts of home and the kitchen benefits from two fridge freezers and two dishwashers which is very unusual.
The owner was easily contacted and any problems or queries were answered promptly. The beds were very comfortable and we all had our own shower and loo. We can highly recommend it.
A group of 12 bikers stayed here and the house worked very well for us all. The bedrooms are lovely and enough bathrooms/shower rooms for one per couple which was brilliant. The kitchen is stocked with more gadgets and equipment than we could possibly use, 3 fridges, 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens. There's even a drawer full of herbs and spices!!
Both the owner and property manager are lovely people and really couldn't do enough to help.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the nearest town is only 6km away and sells everything you could need.
All in all a fantastic property and a brilliant holiday.
A fabulous place for a big group holiday
Our four families celebrated New Years 2017 at The Big House Normandy - it was great. The house coped well with our requirements, was in a beautiful location and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.
The only slight issue was the power - as it was very cold when we were there we had to use all the electric heaters available which, while using other normal appliances too, kept forcing the main electricity switch to cut out. Not a problem once we found out what was going on and I wouldn't have thought this would be a issue unless the outside temperature is -3 degrees all day (which it was while we were there).
Overall - thoroughly recommended especially for larger family groups.
A house of hearts
We stayed with a family of 11 and had a wonderful time. The house is very well equipped and nothing is missing.And what is even more important, really everything works! Nothing out of order. Nice and quiet location with large garden. A house of hearts.
A family holiday in France
We rented the house for one week for a family holiday of 10 people, ranging from an 18 month year old toddler to a 94 year old. We needed 7 bedrooms in total and found that this house worked well - in particular the disabled room on the ground floor for the 94 year old. The large garden kept the children happy and the gazebo was a popular feature. It was even hot enough for the children to go in the paddling pool! The large dining table in the conservatory was perfect for long lunches and the kitchen table perfect for late night games of scrabble.
The area is rural and we really liked how peaceful and relaxing the setting was - however it is still close to supermarkets and local A routes allowing easy access to pretty villages and the coast.
The variety of things to do in Normandy really impressed us and we would definitely come again to see/do things we weren't able to do this week.
Special interest holidays: Arrangements can be made for : Activity weekends. Learning whilst holidaying. Thai cooking weekends Cake and desert making Wine appreciation Chocolate making. Yoga and Meditation (marque available for yoga in the garden classes.) French lessons Whisky tastings And even Belly dancing workshops! Coast/Beach: Dieppe – is a must see Day Trip – The beach and the sea! The Castle- the town and harbour is very picturesque. The outdoor and indoor excellent swimming pool. The Saturday morning market is well worth getting out of bed for and Moule et Frites for lunch is a wise choice. Il Va Bien being a good place for lunch. The owner speaks English. Travel: Neufchatel-en-Bray is just 25 miles from the port of Dieppe ( the ferry takes 4 hours to Newhaven – which is 10 miles from Brighton.) The house is situated 2 hours from Paris, and also 2 hours from Calais by motorway. Dover to Calais takes 1 hour by ferry. Folkestone to Calais ferry takes 35 minutes. The use of a car is essential unless keen cyclists. I have now purchased an outdoor table tennis table. Distances: Nearest beach – Dieppe 25 miles Lots of information and leaflets/information as to where to go or what you can do are available. Nearest amenities 6 km in the town of Neufchatel-en-Bray Nearest travel links. Nearest airport Charles de Galle Paris. Nearest railway Rouen 40km Nearest port – Dieppe – 25 km or Calais (120 km) 2 hours by motorway. Le Havre (ferry to Portsmouth) Further Details: Neufchatel-en-Bray – Shops, Bars, Restaurant, Tourist office, Swimming pool. Quad bikes hire. + Turkish kebab restaurant, coffee shops, patisserie bakers, butchers, delicatessens and Micro boutique ‘computer needs’ shop. Le Clerc supermarket. Lidl and Aldi all in same road + the ubiquitous Mac Donalds. Wednesday – Fish market Saturday – town market – poultry for sale and Farmers market. Anyone who wants to go lake fishing in Normandy to catch Carp, Bream, Tench, Perch & Catfish www.thesourcenormandy.com