Stewert and Sarah Matthews
About Stewert and Sarah Matthews
We are an English couple that have moved to France to renovate a cottage barn for rental. We are from the Midlands, and a=were both working in Sales and decided to take the plunge to make a different life for ourselves.
Stewert and Sarah Matthews purchased this Barn in 2013
Why Stewert and Sarah Matthews chose Lonlay-l'Abbaye
The is a beautifully renovated French Barn set in a small hamlet in the picturesque countryside of Lower Normandy on the edge of the National Forest. The converted Barn offer tranquillity, amazing views, interesting walks and cycle routes. There is also a famous Pilgrimage Trail named Sentier du Mont Saint-Michel that meanders through the hamlet, it begins in Paris and trails 250kms (155 miles) through to Le Mont Saint-Michel. The Charming village of Lonlay l'Abbaye with its beautiful historical Abbey is within cycling or walking distance. The Medieval town of Domfront with its Famous Normal Chateau ruins and beautiful gardens, with panoramic views of the surrounding forests and countryside nestles on a hill top only 6 kms away. Domfront also has two large supermarkets, plenty of Tabacs and Restaurants, also a local produce market on a Friday and is home to an assortment of shops.
What makes this Barn unique
Peace and quiet, you can sit in the half acre garden and listen to the birds, the owners are on hand to offer a guide to the local area, and offer advice as to interesting places to visit.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
One Small Dog allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The most delightful place set in an idyllic spot and very well equipped. The only thing you can hear is birdsong.
Sarah & Stewart our hosts were delightful.
Well worth a visit you will not be disappointed.
Lovely, Lovely place!
La Bouscaudiere and the Stewerts were gems! The location was great for us and our many D-Day activities all around the area. Would definitely come back!
Thank you very much for your kind review, we would love to welcome you back to La Bouscaudiere again.
A gite with a personal touch
I spent 3 weeks here to discover what life in Normandy was like out of season, with a view to purchasing my own gite in Normandy. I have been staying in gites in France for over 30 years and this beautiful and bespoke gite is a very far cry from the very basic one I stayed in 30 years ago. Sarah and Stew have worked very hard to create this cosy home from home. I was welcomed with a splendid starter hamper which provided me with everything I needed on my first night and saving me a trip to the supermarket. The gite is very modern, but at the same time has bags of character. It is about 2 miles from the lovely village of Lonlay l'abbaye and about 5 miles to the lovely town of Domfront. Highly recommended!
Thank you Gordon for a lovely review, it was a pleasure having you stay with us in our Gite, it makes our job a pleasure with our guests are so respectful so thank you, look forward to seeing you again some time, best wishes Sarah and Stew
NOT MUCH TO SAY WE COULD NOT FAULT THE PROPERTY
THERE WAS PLENTY OF INTERESTING PLACES TO GO TO WITHIN EASY REACH
OUR DOG LOVED THE LOCAL WALKS AND THE GARDEN.ALTHOUGH SARAH AND STUART LIVE IN THE AJOINING COTTAGE YOU DON,T EVEN KNOW THEY ARE THERE AND AS I HAVE ALREADY SAID WE COULD NOT FAULT THE BARN
Thank you both so much for your wonderful review, this really makes running a Gite a pleasurable experience, you are of course welcome back anytime! Xx
Lovely Converted Barn with exceptionally friendly owners
We have just returned from a lovely stay in Lonlay-L'Abbaye. The barn conversion is beautiful. Sarah and Stewert have taken great care in providing a comfortable and welcoming house. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and having a chilled bottle on arrival was a real pleasure. The converted barn is located in a quiet area close to Lonlay- L'Abbaye and Domfront. These are two beautiful little towns where you can get any groceries you may need.
The converted barn has its own private garden which is great for relaxing in. Sarah and Stewert have thought about everything you might need and I feel sure if there was something you needed extra they would be willing to help. Sarah and Stewert are clearly passionate about their home and the area. They are keen to offer tips to make your trip enjoyable.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Bouscaudiere, we love to hear that people enjoy their time hear and we always try to offer that little extra, The most important thing for us is that our guests have a lovely holiday with lasting memories. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and thank you for respecting our Gite and leaving it as you found it! Best wishes Stewert and Sarah
Calme et nature apaisante et ressourçante.
Très jolie maison, confortable et acceuillante.
La vue sur le jardin et les petits oiseaux sont un délice !
Couple charmant et sympathique, sans oublier le chat Sindbad.
Cathy et Yves
Merci Cathy et Yves, c'était un plaisir de vous avoir, merci de quitter le gigiteux, soyez les bienvenus à tout moment, meilleurs vœux Sarah, Stewert, Bella et simba