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La Pepiniere nr Domfront, Orne in Lower Normandy

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Rural but not isolated this traditional cottage has many attractions within easy travelling distance
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Rural but not isolated this traditional cottage has many attractions within easy travelling distance
This old plough wheel is just one old artefact adorning the outside of the cottage.
The open log fire, exposed stonework and original oak beams create a relaxing, cosy atmosphere.
The dining end of the 6m lounge showing the door leading to the shower room through a utility area.
Free Wifi, English Freesat TV, DVD and CD/MP3/iPod player are all provided for your enjoyment.
The country style kitchen has an 8 burner range with slide out, swing out sorage for your comfort.
Large fridge freezer,washer,microwave,food processor, toaster,coffee machine and more are provided.
The double room above the Lounge has co-ordinated bedding and furnishings.& plenty of storage sp
The twin area is partitioned from the double area by a sumptuous curtain for privacy.
The view from the twin area to the double bed area above the Lounge. All rooms have ample headroom .
The Wedgewood double room above the kitchen has french toile co-ordinated bedding and furnishings.
Another view of the comfortable Wedgewood double bedroom.
The view from the Wedgewood bedroom window showing the huge garden and the neighbouring cottage
Secure motorbike(4), cycle(6) facility with tools, drying hangers, electric light and washing bucket
Birdsong, sunshine, a bottle of wine, good food and great company. What more could you desire?
Normandy cows, typical of the region, produce milk needed for the butter and Camembert made here.
Fantastic fields of golden sunflowers begin just over the nearby border into the Loire Valley
Elegant spa town of Bagnoles de L'Orne with its lake, casino and pavement cafes is 15 mins away
The 12thC Manoir de la Saucerie, now under restoration,  is 15 mins by car and is free to view.
The moated Château D'O is part of the châteaux tour in the detailed guide book at the cottage.
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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Domfront, Orne, Basse-Normandie, Normandy
This cosy 300yr old colombage cottage is situated in the verdant green countryside of Lower Normandy almost at the border with the Loire Valley, just 65 miles (1.5 hours) from the port of Oustreham/Caen. Located within the Parc Naturel Regionale de Normandie Maine, it is one of only four cottages in the tiny hamlet of La Pépinière, yet still has a shop for daily provisions within a short walk of less than 1 km. All other amenities can be found just 5 mile away in Domfront with its weekly market and medieval centre.

Oozing with character, the cottage has a huge open log fire, exposed stonework, and huge oak beams . The internal decoration is sympathetic to the ambience of the property, with a well equipped country style kitchen with range cooker and a multi-function shower and double handbasin in the shower room. Free WiFi and English...
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About the Owner, Susan C
Languages spoken: English, French
Calendar Updated: 11 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £50 / stay - Deposit
  • End of stay cleaning: £45 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include the cost of electricity, gas, logs and linen.

End of stay cleaning can be arranged at a cost of £45.00 but even with this facility the property must be left tidy with dishes done.
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About the neighbourhood
La Pépinière is the name of a tiny hamlet of four houses with the small village of La Baroche sous Luce within 1 km. There are other small villages in the area with the small town of Domfront just 5miles (9km) away. Domfront has supermarkets, garage facilities, restaurants, post office, cafes and other small shops, together with a ruined chateau, a medieval town centre and church with magnificent views from the old town walls.
The narrow roads near the cottage are ideal for cycling and exploring the local countryside.
Bagnoles de L'Orne is 15 mins away by car and is an elegant, picturesque spa town with markets, casino, tea dances, lake and pedaloes, velo rail , pavement cafes, swimming pool, and a small tourist train which does tours of the vcicinity.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Rennes: 100.0 km
Railway: Flers: 25.0 km
Ferry: Oustreham: 90.0 km
By sea, the cottage is most easily reached from the ports of St Malo. Cherbourg, Caen or Le Havre. Caen (Ouistreham) is the closest port.

The cottage owner will provide a code for 10% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR FERRY COSTS which can be used with Brittany Ferries on any crossing.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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