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TASTEFUL BARN CONVERSION COMBINING RURAL CHARM WITH MODERN FACILITIES

Karolyn THUNNISSEN

Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English, French, Dutch
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TASTEFUL BARN CONVERSION COMBINING RURAL CHARM WITH MODERN FACILITIES

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Pont-l'Eveque - Laiterie

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms (1 with wheelchair access), sleeps 9

Set in the orchards of a fifteenth century manor house, the 'Laiterie' boasts fine views along the wooded valley of the River Touques in the beautiful Pays d'Auge area of Normandy. This architect-designed conversion of a former dairy incorporates traditional features and building materials in light and spacious rooms. The 'Laiterie' has a large garden of its own and a split-level terrace designed to catch the sun from early morning to late evening. It is an ideal place to relax and is also perfectly located to enjoy the beaches of the Côte Fleurie (Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur, etc.) and the attractive countryside and villages of the Pays d'Auge. Just a couple of miles from the market town of Pont L'Evêque, the property is also within easy reach of the historical cities of Caen and Rouen.

Babies and toddlers: We can provide (free of charge) 2 baby cots and 2 high chairs. All bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate one baby cot. Babies and toddlers (if sleeping in a cot) do not count towards the maximum of 9 people in the house.

Home assistance and nursing services: A home assistance service provider operates in our area: it offers assistance in daily self-care tasks, such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, getting in and out of bed, etc. We can enquire about the cost of the service (about £25/hour) and book it for you should you wish.

Home nursing care can also be arranged for you. The cost is variable according to the medical care provided by the nurse (the cost should be reimbursed by the NHS when using a doctor’s prescription).

House cleaning services are available at a cost of €25 per hour.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Karolyn THUNNISSEN (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English, French, Dutch

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
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Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p53656
+44 -02072261427
Pont-l'Eveque Lisieux area
5

Enchanting September......

  • 5 out of 5
The weather was beautiful - and our stay at Le Laiterie was memorable. Karo &
Simon have created a haven of beauty, comfort, and luxury. It is a perfect base from which to explore lovely Normandy. We all said we would return - what more can be said? It is a place for all ages....
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p53656
+44 -02072261427
Pont-l'Eveque Lisieux area
5

Fantastic house, wonderful holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
We are just back from a wonderful week at La Laiterie. The house is lovely and spacious, exceptionally clean and stylishly furnished.

Karolyn had provided everything needed for our 2 young children (3yrs & 18mths) - high chair, cot, stair gate and safety monitors! They were also well catered for with Lego toys, slide, swing and trampoline, all in excellent condition.

The house is extremely well equipped and even has a washing machine and tumble dryer! Everything has been thought of to provide the guest with a hassle free stay. The outside seating area is fabulous, with comfortable reclining seats, there is also an eating area with table, chairs and BBQ. We very much enjoyed being outside, we even made friends with the cows who would stop and chat from beyond their fence.

Location wise it is a perfect base for visiting the beautiful harbour town of Honfleur (definitely a must!). Deauville for a great sandy beach and a little touch of Parisian glamour. We also had a lovely day in Caen which was recommended by a friendly local, with a son obsessed with castles it was perfect (excellent shops too!). Lastly, I must mention Pont-l'Eveque, such a pretty town, only a 2 minute drive to the centre (or a 30 minute walk) where you can sit outside at the many cafes, enjoy traditional French food in the restaurants and sample the delicacies in the Patisseries - must try the many Macarons available, they are exquisite! There are good small shops including a fantastic Equestrian shop. The Intermarche has everything you need to stock up on should you need a supermarket; we enjoyed the big trays of Pain au Chocolats for breakfast.

We would definitely recommend La Laiterie, it caters for all, you would have a fantastic holiday and certainly not be disappointed!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p53656
+44 -02072261427
Pont-l'Eveque Lisieux area
5

By far, the best ever that we have rented!

  • 5 out of 5
What a great place. Even better than the description Exceptionally well equipped, even a lemon squeezer at the back of the cupboard, which I did not expect to find! Very good bed linen and a pile of fluffy towels in each room.

Everywhere was spotlessly clean. There was nothing we could fault.

The garden is well laid out and tended. Excellent garden furniture enabled us to relax in the sun and eat outside. The cows and trains entertained us. (We had wondered whether the trains would be noisy and disturb us, but quite the opposite, they were no problem at all).

La Laiterie is ideally situated, in a rural setting but close to Pont l'Eveque with all the shops we needed. Only 20 minutes to Deauville and its lovely beach, ideal for the children. There are also some lovely villages close by which are well worth visiting.

Simon and Karolyn were most welcoming and were close by to help us if necessary. They have put a lot of thought into this property and have provided a holiday let which is great value for money. Well done!

Our family group ranged in age from 6 months to 60 years. We unanimously agreed that we couldn't have chosen better...yes, even the baby!!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p53656
+44 -02072261427
Pont-l'Eveque Lisieux area
5

Very highly recommended - thank you

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic time in this property. There are many attentions paid to details not found easily in a vacation property. The owners are very organized, everything is very clean and more than the basics are provided. For example, our children loved a big trampolin that is set up outside the house, we loved a big collection of books and DVDs and of course, we all enjoyed a nice barbeque outside in big tables and nice chairs. Our little ones also enjoyed a lot of cows and rabbits that were roaming safely in an adjacent fenced property and the apple orchards. The place is very well situated, 15 to 20 minutes from very busy and touristic places, yet very secluded to enjoy your vacation. We would highly recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p53656
+44 -02072261427
Pont-l'Eveque Lisieux area
North Carolina
5

Peaceful, Idyllic Location in Normandy

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I stayed here for a week in June 2011. There were 8 people in total, 6 adults and two young children (ages 1 and 3). There was plenty of room for everyone and it would even be suitable for a larger group. The house is absolutely great and far exceeds what the pictures even can show. Very clean and well-maintained. It is a great balance of the historic half-timber style, but fully renovated with modern conveniences. The dishwasher and washer/dryer were especially helpful for eight people. The location is very peaceful, being in the countryside, right by an apple orchard and grazing cows. There are several other old homes nearby, dating to the 15th century. The porch area is great for relaxing and you can even watch the local trains go by throughout the day. In terms of proximity, it is very accessible to any of the main towns in the area - Pont l'Eveque is minutes away, Lisieux is about 15 minutes, and other places (such as the coast) are easily within 30 minutes. We even went to Mont St. Michel one day and it is only about 90 minutes away (but get there early, as it gets very crowded on the narrow main street). There is also so much to see and do right in the local area too - many restaurants, markets, calvados and cider tasting, and interesting shops. Though not pictured, there is a giant trampoline and play set on the property, which was great for the kids. The kitchen and outside grill were great for preparing meals and the house is very spacious in the dining and living room area. We even had a local chef (who speaks both English and French) come to prepare a French meal for us one night (Karolyn has his contact information) and it was a very memorable experience. Karolyn and Simon are great hosts and very helpful with any needs or questions that you may have both before and during your stay.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Tasteful barn conversion combining rural charm with modern facilities
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p53656
+44 -02072261427
Pont-l'Eveque Lisieux area
St Albans England
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first trip to Normandy and La Laiterie, which we would have no hesitation in recommending.

The House is everything that you could wish for in self catering accommodation - immaculately presented; spacious; peaceful with wonderful views; and exceptionally well furnished/equipped. The hosts were charming and on hand for anything we needed though in truth we couldn't think of anything to ask for !.

The House is located in spacious grounds - great for the kids (in our case 9 and 11 year old boys with boundless energy) to run off steam in; ours making full use of the trampoline well beyond the point when it was so dark that we couldn't see anything in the garden.

Visiting in October and despite very good weather for the time of year, we were not able to make full use of the charming patio area which must be delightful on a summer's evening, but the real fire and copious supply of wood more than made up for that !.

We visited the usual local destinations - Bayeux (the Town and tapestry are well worth seeing, though by all accounts we were fortunate to be visiting out of peak season); Deauville/Trouville (excellent beaches but quite developed); the Normandy landings beaches and memorials (historically very interesting; but also a sobering reminder of the sacrifices made); Pegasus Bridge; Pont L'Eveque (a lovely small town very close by with a wide range of small shops and services) and our personal favourite; not to be missed; Honfleur. A lovely place even just to walk around, but if you do visit Honfleur try Les Marmottes - 26 Rue de la Ville for an excellent, inexpensive lunch with extremely attentive and friendly service in an alpine setting (someone is clearly very fond of skiing !). We liked it so much, we went back 3 times.

Only French strikes and the possibility of not being able to refuel stopped us from going further afield; but that aside, I am sure that there is enough in the area to keep any family amused for at least a couple of weeks and probably much longer.

In all, a holiday difficult, if not impossible, to fault. We hope to return soon !
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Deauville - St Gatien
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pont l'Eveque
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Caen - Ouistreham
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Saint Julien/Calonne
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Pont L'Evêque
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A13 (Paris-Caen)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pont l'Eveque
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Deauville
Car: necessary

Tha Laiterie lies in a large orchard with open views across the fields and the Touques vallee. The bustling and attractive market town of Pont L'Evêque with all necessary services (supermarket, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, banks, cafés and restaurants) is only 5 minutes away while the larger centre of Lisieux is 15 minutes away.

Only 16 minutes from the beach, chic shops and racecourse of Deauville and 19 minutes from the historic fishing port of Honfleur with its many seafood restaurants and art galleries.

Day trips to the Normandy Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Rouen and the Suisse Normande.

Ideal location for walking the many ancient paths and bridleways criss-crossing the valleys, hills and woods of the Pays d'Auge.

Other Activities: forest adventures (aerial ropeways for children and adults), test drive 4x4, sports cars & quads on nearby circuits

Golf: Saint Julien/Calonne has its own golf course, one of the two Golf Barriere (the other one being in Deauville, at about 15km away) which are considered amongts the most beautiful in France. Both the golf course in our own village and that in Deauville offer an 18 hole (total length of 6 035 meter, PAR 72) and a 9 hole (total length 2 275 meters, PAR 33). Each course features a range of technical challenges to help you improve your play. The golf course in Deauville offers fast greens and difficult roughs (on the 18 hole) and a wooded course featuring real competition holes (on the 9 hole). Both courses are set on beautiful grounds, the golf course in Deauville on the slopes of Mount Canisy, overlooking the plains of the Pays d'Auge and the golf course in St Julien spreading over 90 hectares of listed grounds.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Pont-l'Eveque, Lisieux area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter
20 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€900
for 7 nights
€900
 
 
Christmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 
 
winter 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
for 7 nights
€900
 
 
Spring 2015
14 Mar 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
for 7 nights
€1,150
 
 
Summer 2015
13 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 
 
Late summer
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
for 7 nights
€1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €600
Notes The rental rates are all inclusive (local tourist tax, water, electricity, etc.) and bedding and towels are provided. Beds are made up when you arrive.

Cancellation Policy

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pont-l'Eveque in Lisieux area

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 168 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Downstairs en suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped for wheelchair access
    Family en suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs large bathroom - Bath with Shower
    Downstairs - Toilet
    Upstairs - Toilet
  • The spacious downstairs bathroom is designed to be wheelchair accessible; grip handles are mounted on the shower walls, around the basin and toilets. A shower chair for handicapped people is also available. Upstairs are a large bathroom with bath and basin, a cloakroom and an en-suite shower room to the family room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Downstairs - 2 Single Bed , either 2 singles or one large double
    Family - 3 Single Bed , 3 singles or one single and one extra large double
    Blue room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Beige room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The downstairs bedroom (wheelchair accessible) has 2 single beds or one large double bed (Queen size). It has an en-suite shower room. Upstairs 2 bedrooms with large double beds (Queen size) share a bathroom. The family room can be made up of either 3 single beds or 1 single bed and one extra large double (King size) bed. The family room has an en-suite shower room. Each of the 4 bedrooms is sufficiently spacious to accommodate a crib/cot (two baby cots can be provided by the owner upon request at no extra charge). All bedrooms are spacious and luminous; they have double glazing and electric heating.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Laiterie is classified as a four star accommodation: its rooms are spacious and well furnished, the kitchen is equipped with all modern conveniences. The sitting and dining areas can easily cater for 12 people. The downstairs (twin or double) bedroom with adjoining (large) shower room is designed to be wheelchair accessible. The spacious upstairs bathroom is shared by two double bedrooms. The family room (3 beds or one single and one extra large double) has its own shower room, including toilets. The modern under floor heating system downstairs and radiators in bedrooms and bathrooms guarantees comfort even in winter. Double-glazing throughout ensures perfect quiteness. Firewood is provided for the traditional Normandy fireplace (grill provided for cooking). The large landscaped garden is set in 32 acres of pastures and orchards belonging to the owners. Pathways and terraces are wheelchair accessible.
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