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La Chardiniere

20 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our cosy cottage is nestled on the grounds of a traditional French farmhouse with landscaped gardens, ponds, waterfall and apple orchard. Your own private terrace overlooks the picturesque Norman countryside, but you are also welcome to wander around our extensive gardens. Whether you´re looking to experience the history and culture of Normandy, shopping or simply unwind, our cosy cottage offers the best of all worlds. From nearby Mont St. Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry, to the majestic Fougeres chateau, Normandy landing beaches, and fine dining in French restaurants, to a round of golf, water sports, hiking in nearby forests or o the Grand Randonnée, (one guest even used our gite as a quiet retreat to complete his thesis!) - the choices are almost endless. Whether you´re looking for a sig...Our cosy cottage is nestled on the grounds of a traditional French farmhouse with landscaped gardens, ponds, waterfall and apple orchard. Your own private terrace overlooks the picturesque Norman countryside, but you are also welcome to wander around our extensive gardens. Whether you´re looking to experience the history and culture of Normandy, shopping or simply unwind, our cosy cottage offers the best of all worlds. From nearby Mont St. Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry, to the majestic Fougeres chateau, Normandy landing beaches, and fine dining in French restaurants, to a round of golf, water sports, hiking in nearby forests or o the Grand Randonnée, (one guest even used our gite as a quiet retreat to complete his thesis!) - the choices are almost endless. Whether you´re looking for a sightseeing holiday, visiting historic sights or summer beaches, from casinos to restful reflection you can find it all from your base here with us. Small fee of 25.00 for a third guest. Our local bar and French shop offering wine, beer, cider, baguettes, French pastries, and basic supplies are just a five minute walk from our gates. Well-being and relaxation including massage tuition are available on site by qualified practitioners. Reduced rates negotiable for last minute or longer bookings. More
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About the Owner
Karen M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2012
Interaction with guests
We often enjoy a drink with guests in our gazebo, depending on mutual availability and interest, but respect their privacy. We offer croissants delivered to your door the first morning, as well as neck and shoulder and foot massages on site by a qualified practitioner for a nominal amount. We strive for a personalised holiday tailored as much as possible to your unique wishes. Earlybird special Book early (before April 1) for 2018 and enjoy a discount of 45 pounds per week.
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We are proof that regardless of the weather there is still loads to do around La Chardiniere . Our Hosts Made us welcome from the start making sure we we warm enough and comfortable .The Gite had everything we required and is well equipped and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Fiona H
Management response:Responded 30 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and were pleased you managed to have a good holiday, rain or shine! We really hope to see you again, and provide an even higher sunshine ratio next time! Many thanks to you both.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

We booked La Chardiniere based on the previous reviews and we weren't disappointed. The Gite was just perfect for us, situated on the fringe of a very small village, yet close enough to hit most of the major site seeing missions of Normandy in around...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Flyerboy01
Management response:Responded 18 August 2016

It was such a delight hosting Noel and Kathy, from their boundless warmth to their wonderful sense of humour, we enjoyed every minute of their visit and were sad to see them go. They also left the gite in immaculate condition. Merci bien, Noel and...More

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
Management response:Responded 20 August 2015

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
Management response:Responded 20 August 2015

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

The gite was absolutely wonderful full of character and spotless. Karen and Rob were so welcoming. We wanted to experience French countryside and this was the perfect way. The gite had everything we could possibly need. My only regret is we didn't stay longer.

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Judy F
Management response:Responded 3 November 2014

We really enjoyed your visit, and really hope you can make it back again in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
Our detached guesthouse is ideal both for a romantic getaway for couples, a small family of three or for friends or siblings. It has been renovated in authentic Norman style with modern conveniences. There is a floor to ceiling sculptured chimney and woodburner in the lounge, a mezzanine overlooking it from the first floor bedroom. The kitchen which overlooks both the private terrace at the back and the drive at the front, is equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, microwave and washing machine. The bathroom has a large walkin shower.
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About the neighbourhood
The quaint village shop, and French bar are just 300 meters from your cottage and areopen until 8 pm most days, except Wednesdays Sundayafternoons. Guests can pre-order morning croissants, baguettes and other pastries, and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, wine and cider and other supermarket products just a short walk away. There is also a Michelin star restaurant in the next village, Mont St Michel is just an hour away, Pegasus Bridge, the Bayeux Tapestry, DDay Landing Beaches, just over an hour away, as are water sports, hiking, rock climbing, amusement parks. Walkers can begin from the cottage to find nearby trails, with endless possibilities, visitors often find they need to come back again to finish exploring the area.
Getting around
As we are nestled behind a small French village, visitors do need a vehicle to get around. For travellers coming by air, there are plenty of reliable car rental agencies both at the airport, and at a nearby supermarket.
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