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“Fantastic Retreat in the countryside of Normandie!”
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Le Pressoir Part of Courtyard
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Very good
15 reviews
Cottage / maison
Le Pressoir
Part of Courtyard
Valley panorama
Early morning mist
Fireplace, salon
Salon / Lounge
Bedroom
Bedroom window
Part of gardens
Typical bedroom
B&B room
B&B room
Twin bedded room
Double Master bedroom
Double room
Cosy Calvados Cottage bedroom
Twin bedded room
Dining Room
Dining Room
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Livarot, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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nevine b
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Worked out well in the end”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

After getting off to a rocky start, we were made to pay 40 eur for the glass of a picture frame which one of us knocked off the wall by accident while she crashed out on a dangerous step on the upper floor, luckily she was unhurt, the rest of the stay proved pleasant.   Peter lent us his gps which was invaluable on the small country lanes.  We drove a lot as the gite  is off the beaten track.  He redeemed himself in my eyes.   Anna's cooking is at treat , the two meals we had, served in her dining room, were  delicious with a varied menu sourced from her own garden and local markets.  Anja is a terrific hostess, very warm and helpful.  The house was charmingly decorated and the electric heaters in three rooms was useful, the fourth bedroom had a heavy quilt which did the trick.   The wifi advertised is available in the garden next to Peters house only,  not convenient  as the weather doesn't often cooperate.  Also there were only two bathrooms, not three as advertised :  in the upstairs one the hand held shower didn't work so bath only, and in the ground floor one, the shower stall door was fixed with tape .  If these little issues are addressed I would highly recommend the gites as a gem, as it is you get what you pay for, still good value for the money.

Nevine

Travelling group: Friends
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JennSteel...
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Retreat in the countryside of Normandie!”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Absolutely wonderful spot, and fantastic hosts! I stayed here in early June 2014 for the D-Day Anniversary nearby on the coast. It wasn't ideal for the travel for the events there, but otherwise fantastic! I wish I had had more time to just hang out and relax and enjoy the location! it was idyllic!
I would take a printed out map of directions with you, even if you had a GPS in your vehicle, I found it a bit hard to find the first night, as I was arriving late.
Merci Beaucoup Anja et Peter!!!

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Liked best: Relaxing property!
Liked least: Lack of wifi access, but it was a very minute issue.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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0_Paddy_0
London
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely stay in great guesthouse with lovely owners.”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Stayed here for one week with the family, it was a last minute decision and we are all glad we did as it is in a fantastic location with beautiful scenery my son loved all the different types of wildlife and was besotted with all the wild cats and kittens.

Anja and Peter are also great hosts and Anja has a wealth of information on the area and the best places to explore.

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Liked best: Hosts and Location.
Liked least: Track down to property.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Brittain2...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great base to explore Normandy”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Stayed in Le Pressoir for a week in August with husband and four children. The cottage is steeped in history and very pretty and the area is like going back in time with nice views across the valley. Its a great base for exploring Normandy but a car is a must as very rural location. Peter and Anja are wonderful owners and made us feel very welcome and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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EH1212
Stockholm
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice stay!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed with Anja and Peter at their beautiful farm in Normandy for three nights. The area is very pretty, and our kids loved to run around the farm, playing with the cats. The rooms are charming and nicely decorated. The beaches to the north is only 45 min away and lots of interesting sights in the area ( cheese factory in Livarot, the castle in Falais, village markets etc) that they gave us tips about. I can highly recommend a stay here.

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NickdL
Muntinlupa, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Off the beaten track, but a truly memorable stay”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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My family of 8 flew in to Paris from Asia and my goal was to let my children (their first trip to Europe) appreciate France for its beauty and culture outside of the traditional visit to paris, versailles, etc which we were going to do anyway.

It was perfect! beautiful countryside, cows in the meadows, galloping horses on the hills, small quaint towns along the way, lovely views. We spent one day visiting Bayeux to see the tapestry and war museums as well as the nearby beaches, and we took a more relaxed second day visiting the cheese factory in Livarot and the Saturday food market and great chateau in Falaise.

Anja and Peter were great hosts and the house was lovely! We enjoyed making a fire after a simple dinner at home, and managed a couple of walks despite the not so great weather during our visit. the kids enjoyed the cats, saw a fox, and met a couple of friendly horses next door.

Great memories!

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Liked best: homey, wonderful countryside
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rick1238
Muskegon MI
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This B&B was perfect for my wife and me. After three weeks of touring Paris, Spain & Portugal, we needed a laid back, quiet, home like atmosphere. La Bousaie fit the bill perfectly. Anja was a delightful host, and provided a wonderful breakfast each morning. The view from our cottage was spectacular, and we enjoyed sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine as nightfall approached. Conveniently located close to Livarot, it was easy to shop at a local market and purchase food for a home cooked meal. The kitchen was well-appointed, with all of the basics provided, plus a number of extras that were unexpected. The bed was very comfortable, and the entire cottage was clean and very homey. We loved the massive fireplace, and had a fire each evening of our stay. The bathroom was large and super clean. We stayed at 4 and 5 star hotels during our tour, and preferred La Boursaie to those places.
It is convenient to the Normandy Beaches.

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Liked best: The home like atmosphere, and the host, Anja.
Liked least: It wasn't the easiest place to find, but once we found it, we were thrilled.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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