Our gites are located in a converted barn adjacent to our home; with a large lawned area to the front and a fully-enclosed garden to the rear there is plenty of room to relax in the Normandy sunshine. Le Bleuet gite comfortably accommodates up to six guests in three bedrooms, whilst Le Coquelicot (HomeAway reference 1783565) gite can sleep up to five guests in two bedrooms. Our gites can be booked together for larger parties.
Le Bleuet was reappointed in 2015. Upstairs, bedroom one has a comfortable king-size bed, with a good-sized wardrobe and a chest of drawers; bedroom two is similarly furnished but has a double bed; bedroom three is a twin bedded room with a small chest of drawers, a shelving unit and a hanging rail for clothes. this room is best suited for children. All three rooms are bright and airy, and have small electric radiators for those chllier nights. Bedrooms one and two are located at the front of the property and bedroom three at the rear. There is a spacious shower room on this floor with ample storage for all your toiletries.
Downstairs is a large l-shaped open plan living-area with two sofas and a comfy armchair, a dining table seating six, and a well-appointed kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing-machine, a full size cooker, and an under-counter fridge with a small freezer compartment. There is a tv in the lounge area with the full-range of UK and French channels and a dvd player (we are more than happy for guests to browse through our dvd collection if they wish), as well as well-stocked bookcases with a good variety of novels to suit most tastes and a selection of games.
At the rear of the property is a large garden; each gite having its own patio area with a garden table and chairs, and a barbecue. Judicious planting helps to screen the two patios for added privacy. The remainder of the garden is shared by each gite, and has a swing set for the under 12s, a large grassy area for outdoor games, and our popular above-ground pool with its own seating area. The pool is unheated, and whilst not large, it does provide an opportunity for a cooling dip in the summer months. The pool is available from June through to August and outside of those times at the owners' discretion. Use of the pool is strictly limited to those guests staying in our gites. The rear garden is fully enclosed, and whilst we request that all children are supervised in the pool and the pool area at all times, the garden itself is secure.
In the unconverted section of the barn is an upstairs games room with table tennis, table football, darts and a variety of outdoor games. This room is used by guests from both gites.
At the front of the property is a parking area used by all our guests and a further garden area. This is mainly laid to lawn but has a number of seating areas (a hammock, garden swing, and picnic benches). The lawn is ideal for badminton or even croquet, but this is a lovely spot in which to simply sit and while away the hours! Each gite has a small table and chairs outside the front door with potted plants; and ideal spot to catch the late evening sun.
The gites sit well back from the road, which is mostly used by the local farmers, making La Maison Sans Souci a peaceful place to stay.
Please note that guests aged over 18 are required to pay a local visitors tax (taxe de sejour) which is currently set at 44 cents per person per night. This payable on arrival direct to the owner.