Close to the lovely town of Honfleur, this an attractive location. The house is deceivingly formal on the outside. The interior is very convivial with a beautifully organised spacious kitchen in which you can dine comfortably. The views are charming.
This beautifully renovated farmhouse dates back to the late 18th century and is located on the edge of a small village. The closest selection of shops is in Honfleur (11km), the oldest recorded town in France, with its beautiful picturesque harbour, sandy beach and Satie and Boudin (the father of Impressionism) museums. There is a bakery (grocer's/bar with fresh bread daily) just 1km away at Le Theil and many markets nearby including a daily market a short drive away. The closest supermarket is at 3km.
The property is one hour from Caen and 20 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches at Deauville and Trouville (14km). There is a range of good restaurants close by, and a great choice of sports and activities: sailing (school at Trouville), horse riding, Thalassotherapie and casino in Deauville, many golf courses with the closest 18 hole course 5 minutes' away by car, free access to a tennis court within walking distance, and bicycle hire at Honfleur.
Cider tasting can be enjoyed down the road, and Calvados tasting a short drive from the house at the 17th century Château de Breuil. Calvados is steeped in history, with over 800 listed historic monuments, and its architecture of half-timbered barns and 1920s villas and casinos is well worth discovering. Both the Bayeux tapestries and Monet's gardens at Giverny are 1.5hrs away, and Rouen and the spectacular basilica at Lisieux are within half an hour's drive. The landing beaches are an hour away. Cherbourg's underwater exploration centre with its impressive aquarium is a must for children.
Main House: Living room, dining room/kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and wc, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room with wc, 1 separate wc, 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom with additional single pull-out mattress, 1 bedroom with 1 set of bunk beds
Studio: Living room/kitchen/double bed, 1 shower room with wc
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, bed linen/bathroom towels included (weekly change included), cot (linen supplied), highchair, cleaning 2 hours 5 days weekly included, baby-sitting and cook (subject to availability), telephone, TV (Freeview), video, DVD, CD, barbecue, table tennis, climbing frame with swings, trampoline, paddling pool, bikes