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Traditional stone farmhouse set in 12 acres of land - ideal for rest, relaxation

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Renovated 4 Bed, 2 Bathroom, playroom/gym, views over surrounding countryside

18th Century renovated traditional Normandy Longere set in 12 acres of land comprising of 3 Double & 1 Twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a gym/playroom, large kitchen/diner and lounge all with exposed beams and original features. Everything has been designed to make your holiday as relaxing as possible and to keep the housework to a minimum, with linen and bedding included within the price. To help prepare those tasty french recipes, the fully equipped kitchen has been designed with ease of use in mind (yes, including a dishwasher!). And, to allow you to forget about those chores the house is professionally cleaned before and after your stay and your bed is made so all you have to do is relax and enjoy!

There is also a few ouessant sheep grazing in the field at the back of the house, they enjoy a few pieces of stale bread every now and then.

There is also WIFI!!!

The house is within walking distance of the local village of Sainte Scolasse sur Sarthe, with typical French bar,butcher/charcuterie(traiteur service available), baker,grocery store,post office and doctor's surgery.

The house is 30 min drive from the Haras du Pin, the world famous stud farm where you can enjoy the museum and the stables. Joan of Arc,the famous film from Luc Besson was filmed in the beautiful town of Sées (cathedral, plenty of restaurants, architecture...) at about 20 min drive. There is also the lake in Le Mêle sur Sarthe where you can swim, sunbath or rent a canoe at about 10min drive. And for the rainy days, the swimming pool in Mortagne au perche ( the black pudding capital) has a fast river, water jets and a spa ( sauna and jacuzzi)at about 15 min drive. Alençon is also famous for its lace, it has plenty of restaurants, an ice rink, swimming pool, a beautiful park, shops...

If you fancy the odd evening out without the kids, a list of trained babysitters is available.

More Details

Aurélie and Stewart
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bures in Orne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The towels and bath mats are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 3 double bedrooms ( 1 with cot/toddler bed 70x120 and 1 with cot suitable for baby up to 6 month old). 1 bedroom with bunk beds. Futon (sofa bed) available in the playroom. All the linen is provided ( cots provided with fitted sheet and bumpers, no blankets or sleeping bag).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming


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Traditional stone farmhouse set in 12 acres of land - ideal for rest, relaxation
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely farmhouse in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Great, well equipped property with secure garden that is ideal for children. We had a fantastic time visiting many local Chateaux, lakes, forests and pretty villages. The sheep are great characters! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful, comfortable old house with every modern convenience.

  • 4 of 5

This lovely home was spacious and spotlessly clean with four bedrooms so we could have one each. The boys loved the fridge/freezer with its cool water/ice dispenser. The surrounding garden gave them space to run free and they loved feeding the sheep with leftover bread, they even gave them names!!!! Loads of crockery and cutlery so we were able to run the dishwasher full, unusual in holiday cottages. We had glorious weather and discovered a lake nearby where the boys could swim, use the peddaloes and canoes. There was also a small train and cafes etc. Our grandsons also enjoyed a wood where they were fitted with safety harnesses and could climb trees and whiz down the wires, walk along tightropes holding onto a steadying wire above. There are pretty and interesting towns and villages nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Belle propriété très bien équipée dans un environnement rural au calme.

Les plus : propreté, équipement, espace, linge fourni...

Les moins : nécessité de prendre la voiture pour tout déplacement dans une région où nombre d'activités sont accessibles uniquement en saison.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Idéal pour de bons moments en famille ou entre amis à la campagne

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent week end ensoleillé au gîte de La Haie.

Le gîte est spacieux, très bien équipé et parfaitement conforme aux descriptions disponibles sur le site.

Le grand jardin clos est parfait pour les jeux d’extérieur avec enfants.

Idéal pour de bons moments en famille ou entre amis.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très agréable maison

  • 5 of 5

Semaine de vacances des plus dépaysantes en plein Perche, au milieu des moutons et des chevaux.

La maison est grande, très agréable et fonctionnelle. La cuisine est celle que l'on voudrait chez soi.

En plus de lits bébés, une pièce de jeux/sports très utile et une cheminée trés conviviale en font un endroit parfait, notamment pour des enfants.

Propreté irréprochable.

Centre équestre à 2 km, marché à L'Aigle très sympa et parc animalier d'Ecouves parfait pour les enfants.

Merci Aurélie pour tout et bonne continuation.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour ces super commentaires. Nous sommes heureux que la maison vous ait plu:-)) À bientôt j'espère !!! Aurélie
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Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ste Scolaase Sur Sarthe
Nearest Ferry
104 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
127 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Set in rural Normandy, within 10 minutes walk of the local village of Ste Scolasse sur Sarthe, with typical French bar, butcher/charcuterie, baker, grocery store, post office and doctor's surgery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Bures, Lower Normandy

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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