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BEAUTIFUL THATCHED COTTAGE IN QUIET LOCATION

Mr Nigel Barratt

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Mr Nigel Barratt

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BEAUTIFUL THATCHED COTTAGE IN QUIET LOCATION

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Vire - La Terrierre

4 bedrooms sleeps 8 in Central Normandy, secure garden

La Terrièrre is a Normandy Thatched Cottage originally built in 1802. It is set in its own secure grounds in a quiet location (in the heart of the Calvados ‘bocage’ countryside) and is reached by a private lane. The Cottage sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 separate double bedrooms. One of which is on the ground floor with en suite facilities - wheelchair accessible.

Garden area of 1500m2 with lawned area and small orchard.

The cottage is South facing, set in its own secure grounds with parking for for more than four vehicles. Being centrally located, it is ideal for exploring Normandy, enjoying renowned French cuisine and a relaxed way of life. For the more energetic Golf, Sailing, Fishing, Swimming and even bungee jumping are available nearby. Bayeux, Mont St Michel, D Day beaches etc. are all within easy driving distance. Take the ferry to visit Jersey or Guernsey. It has excellent road connections with the toll free motorway only 3 miles away. The village of Campeaux is 2 miles east and the large town of Vire is 7 miles south.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mr Nigel Barratt (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks English

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Thatched Cottage in quiet location
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
business
Beautiful Thatched Cottage in quiet location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p727986
-+0044 01482841294
Vire Vire area
3

Pleasant garden,secluded cottage

  • 3 out of 5
The garden is pleasant and suitable for small children and has a good barbecue too..The house is small but we 4 people weren't too cramped as we spent lots of time outside.The kitchen is small with little storage.Cooker is good,so is small dishwasher.We needed to do some cleaning on arrival,mainly dusting and sweeping but also the fridge.The outside bedroom might be a problem on wet days.It is suitable for disabled provided its location is acceptable.It is very basic and suitable only for one person.t has its own en-suite but no window or ventilation so it needed the electric fire on in the evening to dry out,the leave the door open for ventilation.There are two double bedrooms upstairs,besides the childrens 2 single that is reached through one of the doubles.The childrens room smelt very musty,probably because it had been shut up for some time.The stairs are quite challenging for less mobile people being steep and of open wood construction.One double has two awkward steps from the landing.It is definitely best for elderly or disabled people to use the downstairs outside bedroom.There are no bathing or shower facilities upstairs only a toilet and hand basin..The other toilet and shower facility is accessed through the kitchen!.Overall, good weather is a must for full enjoyment of this property.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review.
The cottage is over two hundred years old and has been adapted over the centuries and therefore has a quirky layout. Most people think this adds to the charm of the cottage. It is certainly not a modern built box !
To say the cottage is only suitable for 4 is mystifying as groups of 8 people have stayed with no difficulties. There are four reasonably sized bedrooms, 3 with double beds and one with two single beds. Its size is 120m2 and has most facilities guests need.
The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and sufficient wheelchair access to the en suite (which is ventilated) so is certainly suitable for a couple.
The landing bedroom is built over one of the cottage's massive original oak beams and is accessed via an oak step not ideal for the elderly admittedly. Surely either the downstairs bedroom or one of the others would be more suited ?
If the house was not fully cleaned and musty we must apologise for the inattention of the French caretaker.
business
Beautiful Thatched Cottage in quiet location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p727986
-+0044 01482841294
Vire Vire area
5

Peace

  • 5 out of 5
When we arrived we were struck by the peace and tranquility of the place. We did however find the cottage a little difficult to find, but with the help of the caretaker we eventually got there.

The cottage was well equiped, warm and cosy and the beds very comfortable.

If you are "married to your mobile or i pad" this is not the place for you as there is very little if at all signal strength, but if you want a real "get away from it all holiday",with no constant ring of phones, l cannot think of a better place to be.
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Many thanks to Denise and Nigel for the use of their lovely cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Geoff,
thank you for the review. Thanks for the feedback re 'difficult to find' - have revised the maps supplied, added some photos and also a Google reference.
business
Beautiful Thatched Cottage in quiet location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p727986
-+0044 01482841294
Vire Vire area
Sheffield
5

Stunning cottage, our perfect holiday

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment of booking I knew this was going to be a great holiday. Denise was lovely on the phone and the joining instructions were simple and easly to follow.

It is very easy to get to from the motorway and the village is fairly close by for "pain" in a morning!

The cottage has a stunning log fire which was great on an evening and added a little bit of magic. I love the beamed bedrooms and having a dishwasher and washing machine just made life so much easier.

This countryside location is really quiet and given how easy it is to get from the UK I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful little cottage.

Fantastic location for visiting the Bayeux Taperstry and all the D-day beaches. It's a lot cheaper staying in land and driving out to the coast and you get the mix of both. This cottage was really really well priced given that we stayed in Peak season.

My husband and I will be back next year and taking the whole family as it is a very large property.

Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Thatched Cottage in quiet location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p727986
-+0044 01482841294
Vire Vire area
Market Rasen
3

Peace and quiet!

  • 3 out of 5
If you want a secluded and quiet base for your holiday you have found it here. No traffic noise, no aircraft and only the odd tractor. You’ll find the roads are in a very good state of repair and generally clear in this region which is a plus factor.

The cottage is full of character and we found it quite comfortable.

We chose this property because it has three toilets, one upstairs and two downstairs. My partner’s father who is 85 went with us and he doesn’t manage stairs well so we felt that he could have the downstairs en suite bedroom and all would be well.

To access the downstairs bedroom it is necessary to go out of the property from the lounge and walk two or three yards to another door, which gives access to the downstairs bedroom. My partner’s father didn’t like this arrangement very much as he rises early and it was late September and the mornings ‘cool.’ He chose to use an upstairs bedroom, which was not ideal.

Whilst we were there, we needed the help of the cottage’s handyman. He responded quickly and he’s English, so don’t worry about communication!

Although it was late in the season, we were still able to eat our evening meal outside on two or three nights. We did enjoy the fact that the garden is not overlooked and has a set of outdoor furniture to seat the biggest family. As the one who does the cooking, I was just a little disappointed that the kitchen was not as well equipped as I would have wished.

The log-burning stove in the lounge is very efficient and easy to get along with. We felt that the cottage was well placed as we wanted to visit the D Day beaches and Mont St Michel and this was easily achievable from this base.

Another plus point was that there are hardly any charges for parking in the area! Even Bayeaux, which was heaving with tourists, had free car parking. All in all an enjoyable holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Campeaux
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Caen
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Dathee
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Vire
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A84
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Vire
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
D Day beaches
Car: necessary

Centrally located, it is ideal for exploring Normandy, Bayeux, Mont St Michel, D Day beaches etc. are all within easy driving distance. Nearby Golf, Sailing, Fishing, Swimming,Hot Air Ballooning and Adventure Park (inc Bungee Jumping)are available. Located adjacently to the Vire Valley there are some lovely walks starting from Bures Les Monts.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Vire, Vire 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
 
Low Season
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£171
for 4 nights
£300
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes Normal rental period is from 1600 Saturday to 1000 the following Saturday.

Flexible breaks available in low season.

Linen available for an additional charge. Refundable Deposit is required for breakages etc

Generous discounts for fortnight or 3 week rentals.

Cancellation Policy

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

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vire in Vire area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Both Shower rooms are on the ground floor, one being the en suite facilities of the downstairs bedroom. There is also a seperate wc upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double Bedroom on ground floor has en suite facilities. Two other Double bedrooms are upstairs with original oak beamed ceilings. Twin bedroom accessed through master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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