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A LITTLE GEM OF A HOUSE, JUST 10 MIN FROM HONFLEUR

Robert Sanders

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A LITTLE GEM OF A HOUSE, JUST 10 MIN FROM HONFLEUR

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Honfleur - A little Gem of a house

2 bedroom detached character farmhouse, with garden, sleeping 4-5 flexibly

This attractive old beamed Normandy farmhouse, offers home from home comfort in beautiful countryside a short drive from Honfleur. The house stands in a large enclosed garden, down a quiet lane. It is away from it all, but still only a 20 min drive from Deauville and Trouville. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, each with twin beds, or super king-size if preferred. There is a family bathroom between the bedrooms. The ground floor is a large open area, with comfortable living room, ( Sat TV, and a futon offering an optional further sleeping arrangement) and behind exposed beams, a dining room. To the rear downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen, a washing room with washer and tumble dryer, a shower room with basin, and separate WC.

The owners of this property are Rob & Francoise Sanders, who live in their old pressoir within the grounds. The couple ran successful restaurants in London over many years, and Francoise's considerable chef skills are available by prior arrangement.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Robert Sanders

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Rob and Francoise Sanders fell in love with the property upon first sight in 2007. The current farmhouse was their own home, whilst they completely rebuilt and converted the old apple press barn (pressoir) that is also located in the grounds. They moved into their pressoir in 2011, and now offer their original home for rent to holidaymakers.

Robert Sanders purchased this farmhouse in 2007

The pretty Normandy countryside always held an attraction for Rob and Francoise, but this particular property simply sold itself. So pretty, with beautiful trees and plantings, a certain winner.

The views from any window are picture postcard, the garden is welcoming, AND, as a holiday home, just about everything is provided.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p819845
+44 07779101706
Honfleur Lisieux area
5

Wonderful week in a home away from home

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment we were greeted by Rob and Francoise to the emotional au revoir, we had a truly wonderful time. The cottage is full of character and charm, and equipped with everything one could need during their stay. There was even a welcome pack in the fridge which went over and above what could reasonably be expected. Rob and Francoise were excellent hosts, and got the balance right between being there and allowing the guests time to themselves. The surrounding area has such variety, with so many things to see and do and places to visit, although in such a relaxing environment, we also made sure we spent plenty of time around the cottage. There is also a lovely little bar and epicerie in the adjoining village, with a charming owner, Benoit, which we enjoyed visiting. Overall, a fantastic holiday, and a place we look forward to returning to.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly do hope to see you again.

Please do stay in touch.

Thank you for your words.

Rob & Francoise
business
A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p819845
+44 07779101706
Honfleur Lisieux area
5

Fantastic house

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic week in this lovely house which contained everything you need for a pleasant holiday. A better emcees than Robert and Francoise you can not get. They were very friendly and very nice to talk to. We highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to have vacation in Normandy.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think that WE are very lucky with the guests that we have staying in our house. Always nice people.

Thank you so much.

Rob & Francoise
business
A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p819845
+44 07779101706
Honfleur Lisieux area
5

Well appointed, comfortable, charming.

  • 5 out of 5
This is a long overdue review prompted by looking back at summer holiday photos during a wet autumn weekend.
We had a wonderful ten day in July in This lovely cottage. We completely agree that Robert and Francoise are wonderful hosts. We felt completely at home and really enjoyed conversations about everything and anything! We had a superb meal cooked by Francoise and would highly recommend that guests take-up this opportunity. The location is excellent for visiting many of Normandy's historical sites. A lovely cottage, excellent hosts = recipe for great holiday. Valerie, Bryan and Steph.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review.

We seem to be repeating ourselves a little, but, without genuinely nice guests, our own situation would be all the poorer. We can only hope for more guests like yourselves, and we hope maybe to meet you again in the future.

Best wishes Rob & Francoise
business
A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p819845
+44 07779101706
Honfleur Lisieux area
5

A perfect stay in Normandy

  • 5 out of 5
We spent a week at Rob & Francoise's delightful farmhouse in Normandy. It was spotless, charming, and comfortable and the only house we rented in France that was completely stocked without extra charges, such as linens, cooking basics, and even a refrigerator stocked upon arrival with enough to make a simple meal. The owners have thought of everything - all you have to do is arrive and enjoy!

The farmhouse is located on a quiet country lane so that you feel as though you are away from it all; yet, by car, it is 5 min away from surrounding villages, and just a short drive to Honfleur. Rob & Francoise were the perfect, friendly hosts, who were interested in our comfort and gave us great advice on places to see in the area. We really enjoyed our conversations with them over a glass of wine, and our memories of our time here are some of the best in all of our years of travel. We would not hesitate in the least to recommend a stay here to our friends and relatives - it was just fantastic. Merci beaucoup, Rob & Francoise, from Richard, Carol & Cheryl from California
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We seem to write similar responses each time our guests are kind enough to post a review, but its true to say that we are so lucky with our guests. They arrive as strangers, and generally leave as friends.
Thank you our "Californian Friends"

Rob & Francoise
business
A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p819845
+44 07779101706
Honfleur Lisieux area
5

Family paradise

  • 5 out of 5
We (2 adults, 2 children) enjoyed our stay very much. The house provides all things to make your holiday comfortable. Robert and Francoise are so thoughtful and friendly hosts, we felt really welcome and at home.
The house and the garden are so beautiful and well-equipped that we could stay in the cottage the whole day without the children (4 & 6 years) getting bored. The surroundings are quiet and peacefull. Still you have all shops and restaurants in the near surrounding and lovely places to go for sightseeing.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to welcome our guests, and to make their stay with us as enjoyable as we can, but we are also lucky to receive guests like yourselves.

Thank you for your kind words.

Robert & Francoise
business
A little Gem of a house, just 10 min from Honfleur
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p819845
+44 07779101706
Honfleur Lisieux area
Poole, Dorset
5

"The Little Gem" of Fourneville

"The Little Gem" of Fourneville
  • 5 out of 5
Irene and David Jackson (MCSSI): Poole, Dorset:
Just spent 5 gloriously peaceful days with Robert and Francoise in their beautiful self-catering farmhouse in the countryside of Fourneville, Northern France, aptly named The Little Gem and offering us every amenity to make our stay such a comfort and joy. And we took up the offer of Francoise' whose food and culinary skills, when not wishing to cater for ourselves, was first class and a delight to experience.
We received a BIG WELCOME on arrival and BIG HOSPITALITY through our holiday and will DEFINITELY be returning next year for some more FIRST CLASS PAMPERING.
The location is ideal for touring the Normandy countryside, historic sites and cities and after each day of doing so we enjoyed the peaceful ambience of our accommodation and the beautiful garden and countryside surrounding us.
The perfect holiday. THANK YOU SO MUCH..
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't hope for a nicer review. Thank you so much, and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Robert & Francoise
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
215 Kilometres
Paris. Charles de Gaulle. OR Paris. Orly
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Deauville
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A29
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Honfleur
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Le Theil en Auge
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
St Gatien des Bois
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Le Theil en Auge
Car: necessary

Fourneville, in Calvados, is a peaceful rural village just 10 min drive inland (9 km) from picturesque Honfleur, with its Marina, and buzzing pavement cafes and restaurants.

The surrounding countryside is green and pretty, and offers both good walking and cycling. By car, the attractions of Deauville and Trouville, with beaches, casinos, and horse-racing, are only 20 minutes away, and Caen, the D-Day beaches, and Bayeux are within easy reach.

Award winning cider and Calvados is produced by a neighbouring farm, less than half a kilometre away, and Golf at St Gatien is a 5 min drive.

Fourneville lies just 30 km from the car ferry port at Le Havre, and is just south of the spectacular Pont de Normandy, a journey of less than half an hour by car. Calais is 215 km, and a 3 h drive.

Quite simply, this is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions and historical sites of this beautiful area of Normandy, or for simply relaxing with nature.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Honfleur, Lisieux area

Rental Basis:
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2014 Season
5 Apr 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Notes The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pounds), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.

A non refundable deposit of 25% is payable on reservation. Balance of the rent is due 6 weeks before arrival.

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Honfleur in Lisieux area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New in 2010
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Wash basin, mirror, etc
  • The upstairs family bathroom was fitted out in 2010, and has a large bath, with shower unit and screen at one end, and a toilet. There is a bathroom cabinet, wash basin with mirror, and an electric radiator. The downstairs shower room has a shower cubicle, and a wash basin with shelving and mirror. There is also a separate WC, adjacent to the shower room. Towels are included in the rental price, and a hair dryer is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Super king-size is possible
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Space for cot
  • The bedrooms are newly decorated, and the beds were new in 2010. The rooms are light and bright, with windows to both the front and rear of the house, and there are attractive views from all windows. Both rooms have two spacious single divan beds, but either room easily converts to an extra large Super king-size bed, if preferred. Bedroom one has a chest of drawers, old pine cupboard with shelf, and a clothes horse for hanging. There is also a vanity unit and mirror with chair, and bedside reading lights. Bedroom two has a dressing table with drawers, and a fitted wardrobe with hanging space. There are also two small bedside tables, with reading lights. Both bedrooms are of a size that would accommodate a children's cot if necessary. In the event of the need for more sleeping space, the futon in the ground floor living room converts to a medium size double bed. Bed linen and blankets are included in the rental price.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This property is offered on a self catering basis, but on those evenings that you simply don't wish to cook, or use a nearby restaurant, Francoise will be happy to prepare good food, by prior arrangement at an agreed price. Her skills are considerable in the kitchen, and anything is possible, just ask. The owners will try to do everything to make your stay pleasant. When they are away, with your own key to both the property and the electric gates, there should be nothing to distract from a very enjoyable visit.
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