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Robin McGrother

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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COTTAGE GOULET: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Falaise - Domaine de la Hamberie

Five properties - 2 bedroomed accessible gite to 6 bedroomed farmhouse

Five beautifully renovated self-catering gites on a 17th Century Normandy farm, Ferme de la Hamberie, in the fertile lower Calvados region including three wheelchair accessible cottages. .

'LA DEMEURE' is a magnificent 17th century farmhouse with 6 en-suite bedrooms and is ideal for family celebrations.

Gite 'LE FOURNIL'(the old bakery) is fully accessible for guests in wheelchairs as is gite 'MARTIN', a farm building and part of the old stable block and probably the oldest building on the farm. Each of these gites has 4 bedrooms.

Gite 'LAROSE' (accessible for disabled people) and gite 'GOULET', each with two bedrooms, share a large old farmhouse.

The gites face a central green in the heart of the farm and each is provided with its own patio, parking area and private garden.

Guests have access to the outdoor solar heated swimming pool which is securely fenced for safety. A renovated 30 metre barn contains an indoor games area, library and many children's games.

Beautiful Calvados: The region abounds in ancient market towns, fetes and festivals, cider and Camembert. There are many places to visit. Arromanches, Omaha beach, and Monet's garden, the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel, the Memoriale to Peace in Caen, the National Stud, Horse racing in Deauville, the painters in Honfleur, all are favourites among our guests. The countryside is soft and lush leading to the wooded hills and river valleys of the 'Suise Normandie' with its delightful little riverside towns, ideal for a picnic. Falaise itself is the birth place of William the Conqueror with the castle open to the public.

The Road to la Hamberie: The nearest ferry port is Caen (Ouistreham) a 45 minute drive from the farm. It is served by Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth with three arrivals daily and a fast boat from time to time. Le Havre and Cherbourg are approximately 90 minutes and 2 hours drive away. A fast boat runs from Dover to Boulogne leaving a 3 and a half hour drive to the farm. The Dover ferries to Calais and the Channel Tunnel will leave you a 4 hour drive.

Discount fares are available for our customers, please ask for details.

In addition to all the normal provisions, Gite Larose, Gite le Fournil and Gite Martin are accessible for people in wheelchairs and were designed for this purpose. If you have special requirements, including for such things as monkey poles, hoists, electric beds or wheelchairs, we can arrange for these to be hired.

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Details for holiday cottage Goulet, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Gite Goulet occupies the first floor of a fully renovated stone farmhouse and is entered by means of an outside staircase from the private garden. It is a light and spacious apartment which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. The gite overlooks the green in the heart of the farm and the pastures at the rear.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Robin McGrother

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2001
Speaks English, French
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We are the McGrother family and we live here at Domaine de la Hamberie. I am Robin and am Married to a lovely French girl called Melanie. We live here with Titouan, Zoe and the newest recruit is Ben. As this a small family business, both sides of our family help out in any way they can. Pictured above is my Mother-in-law, Joel, who often comes to stay and help. My mother, Caroline, joins us for the summer months to look after us and make sure we keep working hard.

Robin McGrother purchased this cottage in 1989

My parents bought this property with their partners in 1989 when it was a working farm with lots of cows. They saw the potential in the property and hoped to created a family holiday destination that would provide a safe environment for young families, large groups and guests with disabilities, of which this area of France had very few at that time.

Over many years and tremendous hard work, as well as cajoling countless friends and family members to lend a hand. Some came willingly, others had to be persuaded, but they all enjoyed some unique times here.

Now the site offers a huge playbarn for the children, a solar heated pool, and wheelchair accessible accommodation, with enough room to host large groups of more than 50 people.

The farm is a unique place. It has a rich history from the 14th century which includes it's use as a field hospital during the second world war,

The ancient cider press helps form part of our wall garden is beautiful, now home to several goldfish.

The pool and playbarn are great facilities that help to make a stay here special.

Our local village, Fresne-la-Mere has a bakery and general store that is only a 10 minute walk away. Freshly baked bread in the morning is a great way to start the day.

but another aspect is that as we live on site we are here to help make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. We have great experience of things to do in the area from World War 2 memorial sites to Soft play areas for the children.

We also offer a sense of security for our guests as my French wife is able to help with any cultural issue that arise, and we always on hand to lend a hand, make a call and if necessary help with medical emergencies.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Reviews

Goulet
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Goulet
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=17111
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
London
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FAMILY PARTY 2009

  • 5 out of 5
In August 2009 I organized a family party to celebrate the 70th birthday of our aunt.
Our large family party of 36 booked all five gites for the week. Domaine de la Hamberie proved to be an ideal venue for a family celebration of this kind and everyone had a great time.
The facilities on the site are excellent. The pool is very clean and very well maintained. There are also a huge barn with games for if the weather is not so good. The whole environment feels very safe and secure.
We had a barbecue for the entire family which entailed us moving all the garden furniture and barbecues onto the green in the front of the house. This caused no problems at all for the owners who were more than happy to help with anything we needed.
Gite Goulet was clean and very well equipped.
I would certainly recommend Domaine de la Hamberie to anyone planning this kind of event.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Argentan
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Fresne la Mere
Nearest Golf
31 Kilometres
Garcelles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Falaise
Car: necessary

Each self-catering gite faces the central green of the farm with access to the heated pool and play barn.

La Hamberie is an ancient farm near to Falaise, the historic birthplace of William the Conqueror whose castle dominates the old town. There is a wealth of attractions in the area including local chateaux, Roman & Celtic archeology, Festyland for the children (a mini Alton Towers), the national Stud at Haras du Pin, bungy jumping, tree walking, canoeing, go-karts, golf, swimming, walking, cycling, horse racing and pony treking. During World War 2 Falaise and the region around the farm were the centre of the final battle of Normandy in 1944.

We often host veterans of these battles from the USA, Britain and Canada who come to visit the beaches. The picturesque Suisse Normandie and miles of fine sandy beaches are within 40 minutes drive. Deauville, Honfleur, Bayeux and Mont St Michel are within easy reach. The area is also a shopper's haven especially Trouville and Deauville

Other Activities: canoeing, Chateau, WW2 battlefields, markets.

Golf: Within easy reach of la Hamberie there are at least six good or excellent golf courses. These include Garcelles, Clecy, Omaha Beach and Deauville. Many groups of golfers have combined their stay at la Hamberie with a number of rounds of golf and all have very much enjoyed their stay.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Falaise, Caen area

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Summer
19 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£708
for 4 nights
From
£177
From
£190
Fri,Sat
£890
 
 
Late Summer
6 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£268
for 2 nights
From
£134
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£590
 
 
Post Summer
20 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£206
for 2 nights
From
£103
From
£115
Fri,Sat
£370
 
 
Early Autumn
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£174
for 2 nights
From
£87
From
£95
Fri,Sat
£260
 
 
Autumn Half Term
18 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£232
for 2 nights
From
£116
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£460
 
 
Late Autumn
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£174
for 2 nights
From
£87
From
£95
Fri,Sat
£260
 
 
Christmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£116
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£460
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £50
Notes The gite is available from 16:00 on the first day of rental and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.
Pillows and duvets are provided in each gite.
For those traveling by air, towels can be hired at £5 per person per week if required.
Cots and highchairs are available free of charge - just let us know your requirements

Equipment to support handicapped guests is available for hir

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Gouletin Falaise in Caen area

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower room with wash basin and a separate toilet room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , room for 3rd bed
  • Gite Goulet has 1 twin, and a further twin room with room for a third bed. There is a cot also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Pit
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • playground
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • pond
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • golf
Notes:
Gite Goulet has one twin bedded room and another with 2 single beds and space for a put-me-up bed. There is space in both rooms for a cot. A double futon in the lounge is also available. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, hob & oven and the like. All rooms are equipped with wall mounted electric convection/fan heaters. Bed linen is provided free of charge for June-August bookings, and is available to hire at 10€ per person out of high season.

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