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We had a wonderful time in this superb, very beautiful and comfortable holiday home.
The hosts were of outstanding generosity and friendliness: on arrival they had put - on top of the usual culinary survival items - numerous gorgeous local specialities into the kitchen for us.
We loved the atmosphere in the house. We felt immediately at home there because throughout the house all the furniture and decoration had the feel of having been lovingly put together over time. There is a clever mix of elegant and homely, with modern international items, antiques, and local furniture with a distinctly French flair. We also loved the unusual paintings and artefacts, and the little extras which were dotted all over the place: flowers, candles, serviettes, bread-guillotine, etc.
We made full use of the kitchen, which is furnished to perfection. Apart from the spacious family salon/dining-room, we could also spread out in the upstairs sitting room, exploring the attractive English/French book collection, and using the chess table and computer desk in comfort. The beds are very comfortable, the whole house was spotlessly clean, and the sanitary facilities were flawless in quantity and quality. The private car entrance and parking facilities were a big plus, and we particularly enjoyed the use of the loggia and garden.
We could not resist the culinary local facilities: the bakery - literally next-door! - the delicatessen shop, the cider café, and the restaurant.
We enjoyed very much the quiet of the location, being surrounded by a nice feel of French village life, hearing only owls by night, and seeing woodpeckers and swallows by day. We visited the superb local arboretum, the picturesque Le Bec-Hellouin, and multi-faceted Rouen: all very much worth a visit! Had we had more time, we would have visited more of the various coastal resorts and castles of the region.
All in all, a superb experience to be repeated and highly recommendable!