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FARMHOUSE LA DEMEURE: 6 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 14

Robin McGrother

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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FARMHOUSE LA DEMEURE: 6 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 14

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday farmhouse 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 farmhouse La Demeure, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 5 Bathrooms

LA DEMEURE This magnificent farm house which forms the centre piece of the farm has now been equipped as a self-catering gite to accommodate up to 14 people and has central heating throughout. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms, a large dining kitchen and a salon in the style of the 18th century. The entrance hall leads to an open stone staircase. The ground floor is paved throughout in Caen Stone. The fully equipped kitchen/ dining room, which can seat 14 at the large kitchen table, has a wood burning fire in the original fireplace. The salon also has a wood burning fire in its carved stone fireplace. Access is via the French windows to private garden & patio.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

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 farmhouse 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.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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La Demeure
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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La Demeure
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=22682
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
5

AN IDEAL PLACE TO SPEND A HOLIDAY WITH FRIENDS.

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I have just returned from a most enjoyable week's break at La Hamberie. We were meeting up with old friends from our college days some 50 years ago. Our friends came from Australia. the UK and France. Our common link was singing! La Demeure was an ideal base for our group of 10, made up of five married couples in five en-suite bedrooms. The large dining area was also perfect, not only for eating purposes, but also for singing! We could then relocate in the sizeable living room and happily continue. Despite some inclement weather at the beginning of the week, things gradually improved until we could have a great BBQ in the back garden. The poor weather didn't stop our getting out and about to the various places of interest nearby. Falaise itself has much to commend it. Owner, Robin, could not have been more obliging and friendly. Any problem was dealt with instantly. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending this property to one and all.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words.

There was a wonderful ambiance about the whole place during your stay and we are certainly richer for meeting you and your lovely friends.
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La Demeure
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=22682
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
5

PLACE, PEOPLE, PERFECT

  • 5 out of 5
Ten oldies gathering from around the world to relive happy times singing together almost 50 years ago proved a challenging venue search but this place proved ideal. The 5 en suites were utilised to the full (it's an age thing!) and reached the cleanliness standards expected by some seasoned world-wide travellers - as did the rest of the property.
The area provided many excellent excursion options of course but it was the ambiance of la Hamberderie than most impressed. The kitchen especially had the French feel we sought and the friendliness and helpfulness of Robin and family added to the sense of it being a 'home' for a while.
Surprisingly perhaps the play barn was used too - we all seemed to remember being top table-tennis players in our time - but the boules were more our pace now.
We would recommend the property to anyone, certainly not just oldies. As an aside: There is a super little shop a few hundred yards away in the village with an excellent home bakery section - do not miss this!
Thanks again Robin, well done for making the place and our time there such a success.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words.

It's a pleasure to have such lovely guests staying with us and enjoying themselves whatever the weather.
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La Demeure
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=22682
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 out of 5
we arrived late afternoon on monday feeling very tired but the moment we got there our sprits were lifted with how beautiful the place was and how relaxing it felt..we had our 85 year old disabled mum with us and our accomodation was ideal for her with nice wide doors to get the wheelchair through .this carried on throughout the guite .for all her comforts .robin and his family were lovley the pets are a lovley addition to the holiday as well (we wanted to bring the dogs home with us )the whole holiday was perfect THANKYOU
  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a great time hosting Marilyn and her family, who arrived after a long journey but still in good spirits. They seemed determined to make the most of their holiday with us and I'm certain their positive attitude and kind nature is what made their holiday enjoyable, as much as the accommodation.

We hope to meet again soon, and I know the animals will be delighted to see this family again.

A great start to our season with some lovely customers is the perfect way to enter the busy summer period.
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La Demeure
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=22682
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
5

A FANTASTIC PROPERTY IN NORMANDY

  • 5 out of 5
This is the second time we have stayed in this lovely large farmhouse. We returned there after two years because we were so impressed the first time. Yet again, we were not disappointed. It was clean and well appointed, with a lovely typical french feel to it. Robin (the owner) had added a 2nd fridge freezer and a hostess trolley to the kitchen, which made our cooking arrangements even better!! There is plenty of room for everyone (we were 11 adults and 1 teenager), and we all benefitted from an ensuite in each room. That's a real plus when you holiday as a group, as we've found out. Robin and his wife were extremely helpful every time we had a query. He even presented us with some wine to sample. Our group has holidayed together for 17 years, and as the organiser of these jaunts, I can honestly say that this is the best property we have stayed at. Never before this one, have we ever returned to the same one twice. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thanks robin and family. You may see us again!!! From the welsh/English/German friends.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again it was a pleasure to host this lovely group of international travellers. Our dogs and cats have never been so spoiled.
Keep safe and we hope to meet again.

Robin and Family
business
La Demeure
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=22682
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
5

IDYLLIC SETTING FOR A RELAXING HOLIDAY!

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic week's holiday in very beautiful surroundings. Domaine de la Hamberie is the perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing break.

Robin and his family made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. They have created a wonderful and friendly location which suits a wide range of holiday needs and will certainly appeal to all ages.

Our gite was well equipped and very comfortable; ideal for our family of four. Although there were a full compliment of guests staying at the time of our visit; it felt in no way busy and there was plenty of privacy and space to relax.

Our teenage boys made the most of the heated pool, table tennis and basketball hoop and also had room to set up an impromptu cricket square. Definitely more than enough to keep them occupied whilst we were able relax with our books taking in the idyllic surroundings.

There is also much to explore in the local area; Falaise is only a short drive and being the birthplace of William the Conqueror, has lots of history on offer. It also has some lovely shops and great restaurants.

The D Day beaches are fairly close by, as is the beautiful town of Bayeux.

An absolutely wonderful holiday- we will definitely be returning to Domaine de la Hamberie!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Demeure
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2110?uni_id=22682
+33 0231903461
Falaise Caen area
5

GREAT WEEK IN GITE DEMURE

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time here, nice house, great facilities and ideal for those with a young family (Ours are 6 and 3). Its 4 hours from Calais but less than an an hour from Caen, the beaches, zoo, small fishing towns and great countryside. The pool is a real bonus as it's solar-heated and you can easily get out of the midday sun and spend a couple of hours reading whilst keeping one eye on the kids playing in the play barn. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Falaise, Caen area

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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
7 night minimum stay
£2,140
for 7 nights
£2,140
 
 
Late Summer
6 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
From
£280
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,470
 
 
Post Summer
20 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£770
 
 
Early Autumn
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£292
for 2 nights
From
£146
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£670
 
 
Autumn Half Term
18 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£980
 
 
Late Autumn
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£292
for 2 nights
From
£146
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£670
 
 
Christmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
£980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £50 + Tax
Notes We only accept 7 day reservations during July and August.-

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La Demeurein Falaise in Caen area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The two bedrooms on the second floor are en-suite with bathrooms containing baths and showers. The three bathrooms on the first floor are en-suite with shower rooms and WC
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , family suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , family suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
  • 2 double bed rooms en-suite, one with shower and one with bath & shower, 2 twin rooms, each en-suite , 2 one with shower and one with bath & shower, 2 family bedrooms, both with twin beds and room in one for a third bed and sharing an en-suite bathroom 1 sleeping gallery, 2 cots
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal 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:
First Floor - Double bed room (en-suite WC & shower). Twin bed room (en-suite WC & shower) with room for 3rd bed. Family Suite of two twin bed rooms with room for 3rd bed in the larger one. En-suite WC & shower between the two rooms. Second floor (all original oak beams exposed) Lounge area. Double bed room (en-suite WC and bath with shower). Twin bed room (en-suite WC and bath with shower). Equipment - Kitchen: fridge freezer, dishwasher, large gas cooker, microwave, toaster, iron, kettle, coffee maker, crockery, tableware, cooking utensils, glassware, cutlery. Oil fired central heating. 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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