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Les Hirondelles Gite 1

Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Les Cresnays, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
'Les Hirondelles' is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Cuves, a farming community in the Seé Valley, Lower Normandy offering lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Easy access from at least 3 ports (Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo - but also Le Havre, Dieppe and even Calais). Set in attractive grounds, the property offers a pleasant situation for a relaxing holiday in the countryside.

Gite 1 accommodation comprises a living room with corner kitchen and, on the first floor, large bedroom with king-size bed (twins available on request) and small ensuite shower room.

Unwind in the garden, relax by the pool or explore the many interesting and historic places nearby. The D-Day Landing beaches; Bayeux' Tapestry, Cathedral and Military Cemetery; Caen and Falaise and the Châteaux of William the Conquero...
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Listing #HL224452
About the Owner
Helen C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
We live on site and will show you around on arrival. We will be happy to deal with any queries which may arise during your stay..
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Thanks so much for your kindness and hospitality! We had a terrific stay. The gite was very clean and totally functional. Great outdoor space.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank AJ D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The location is ideal for chilling out or as a base for day trips. a short drive away are Mont Saint Michel, Cherbourg Bayeux and Caen. Helen and Dave are great hosts and will tell you the best spots to visit and where the local...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank valbilpil
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Date of stay: April 2017
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The Gite is well-furnished with comfortable seating, dining table and chairs, small but well-equipped kitchen area with gas oven and microwave and fridge; tv and dvd player (English freeview channels), wood-burner, very comfortable beds (twin or King-size), wardrobe and chest of drawers.

All gites are non-smoking.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 9:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 King
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include all utilities,(inc initial supply of logs in winter) good quality bedding and towels, beach towels, tea towels

We may make an additional charge for logs during the winter.

There is a local tourism tax to pay -Taxe de Sejour - payable from 1 May 2012 - this is just 0.22€ per person per night and so amounts to around 3/4€ for a week's stay for 2 people. It is payable in cash at the end of your stay. The purpose is to promote Normandy through the Tourist Board.

We ask for a 20% deposit in sterling when you make your reservation. We then convert the balance to euros which is payable before arrival.

Discounts are available for booking 2 or 3 Gites together and there is a 10% Loyalty Discount for returning visitors.
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About the neighbourhood
Brécey is our nearest town - just a small market town but with everything you need for a holiday. There are two supermarkets (stocking an excellent range of wine and local cider), a Pizzeria, several bars and small shops and on Friday there is a small market with lots of stalls selling fresh produce, fish and seafood.

Le Moulin de Jean is an excellent and very well-patronised gourmet Restaurant, situated just a 5 minute drive from Les Hirondelles.

Just outside of Brécey is the communal campsite and leisure space which has a fishing lake (nice for a walk), tennis courts and an Equestrian Centre, where you can take riding lessons.

There are lots of marked walking trails in the area - the Forest of Saint Sever has several of different lengths and around Mortain there are disused train l...
Getting around
Car needed
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Rennes/Caen: 112.0 km
Railway: Avranches: 22.0 km
Ferry: Caen: 115.0 km
From the South Coast of England, there are ferry crossings from Poole (Cherbourg),Portsmouth (Caen, Saint Malo, Le Havre), Plymouth (Roscoff), Newhaven (Dieppe) and Dover (Calais).

Caen is the nearest Port to 'Les Hirondelles' - an easy 1 hour 15 minute drive
Saint Malo is a similar distance
Cherbourg takes 2 hours in the car
Le Havre about 2 hours 30 minutes
Calais is about 4 hours 30 minutes

The nearest airports are Caen and Rennes - both just over an hour away

Euro Tunnel is also a popular choice
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 37.0 km.
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