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Enchanting stone farmhouse with private, heated pool, gardens close to beach

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, sleeps 2-14, beautiful gardens, private heated pool, close beaches

Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a very special farmhouse set in rural Normandy 20 minutes from beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches. Mont St Michel, the D-Day beaches, Hambye Abbey and the pretty medieval town of Bayeaux are all within easy reach.

The house is really beautifully furnished and in addition to the six bedrooms there is a well-equipped kitchen with arch through to a spacious breakfast room, a large, beamed drawing room with enormous Normandy stone fireplace, dining room with beautiful old oak table seating 14 and a games room with table tennis table. Our guests say it definately has the wow factor!

French doors make the beautiful gardens accessible from every ground floor room. The magnificent, private heated 10m x 5m swimming pool, is set on the lower lawn away from the house and is security fenced. It has sun loungers, a large garden table and chairs, and gas BBQ.

The farmhouse is fully wheelchair accessible with a spacious ground floor bedroom with two single beds, ensuite bathroom with huge wheel-in shower, raised height wc, tiled floors throughout and wide door ways. Even the pool is fully accessible and we have a pool hoist if required. Other aids are available on request and specialist equipment can be hired from the nearby pharmacy.

Nearby the pretty village of Hambye offers bars, restaurants and a market in addition to other small shops including an artisan boulangerie where you can buy warm croissants and French loaves for breakfast, delicious cakes and gateaux.

The spacious, centrally heated farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard and the house and pool are both wheelchair accessible. Until recently it was the home of the village doctor and oozes character with beamed ceilings, huge stone walls and tiled floors throughout.

More Details

Owner
Sue Smart
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Sue Smart

We are farmers in the beautiful Dorset countryside in Southern England. We have three children and three grandchildren. We love France and in particular Normandy. It is so easy to get to Cherbourg from Poole and it is less then a 90 minute drive to the house. We therefore go for lots of short holidays and love it there.

Why Sue Smart chose Hambye

We love this very unspoilt part of Normandy with its spotty cows, pretty villages and beautiful coast. We fell in love with Le Mesnil Gonfroy from the moment we saw it. Owned by the local doctor and his family it oozes character and is a traditional french farmhouse with beautiful gardens and apple orchards surrounding it.

It is very spacious with a magnificent Normandy fireplace and beams in the huge lounge, dining room with a handmade oak table seating 14 and a large well equipped kitchen/breakfast room.

It has 6 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite and 2 shower rooms.

On the separate lower lawn we have added a beautiful private 10 metre heated pool with south facing sun terraces.

We also realised that the house, with a few minor alterations could be made suitable for disabled guests too.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a really beautiful spacious house set in stunning gardens of one acre.

The house is perfect for family holidays or celebrations with family and friends.

The stunning gardens surround the house with lawns (perfect for badminton and games), magnolia trees and an apple orchard.

The lower lawn which is security fenced has a magnificent private heated pool with sun terraces, changing chalet and is shallow at one end for children. It is kept at 28 degrees in the summer months.

The house is a short cycle or car ride to the pretty town of Hambye with its weekly markets, shops, cafes, supermarket and amazing artisan boulangerie.

It is a short easy drive to the beautiful coast with so many unspoilt quiet beaches perfect for all ages.

We are surrounded by amazing restaurants including brilliant seafood restaurants for which the area is renowned.

Le Mont St Michel, D Day beaches and interesting old towns such as Villedieu-les-Poeles , Granville and Countances are all a short drive away.

If you are travelling from the UK we offer discounts on all Brittany Ferries crossings of 20% for all passengers and cars.

Le Mesnil Gonfroy has many Disabled-friendly Features also such as the spacious ground floor bedroom with twin beds, a

large ensuite bathroom with huge wheel-in shower with grab rails, shower chair, raised level toilet with grab rails and a

lower level bath. The wide doorways, throughout tiled ground floor and French doors leading to sun terrace make it all very disabled friendly.

The private heated pool has gentle steps and an ‎Oxford Dipper hoist with spreader bar or chair which are available on request. Specialist equipment can be hired from the nearby pharmacy also.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's been a wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely house.very well set up for large groups and very well equipped.The pool is first rate and has been much enjoyed by us as all.being previous pool owners ourselves we recognise good kit when we see it! We discovered a lovely spot near Percy on the 999 ,called mount Robin. Beautiful views , simple play area , picnic table, and good space to run around under trees. Very peaceful and atmospheric. Restaurants - we stuck to your very good suggestions. Everyone loved the Abbaye restaurant. Many thanks for a special holiday house and hope to return
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Hambye in Manche

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , very spacious bathroom with bath and walkin/wheel-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The spacious ground floor twin bedroom is suitable for a wheelchair user or someone less able. The en-suite bathroom has a lower level bath, raised height toilet and a huge walk in /wheel in shower with hand holds. There is a shower chair available.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , suitable for wheelchair users. En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , fourth bed pulls out
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cots and high chairs are available on request. Bed linen and towels can be supplied at £18 per person per week. This includes all bedlinen, two towels per person, bath mats, tea towels and can include swimming towels in season if required.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a very special farmhouse with so much space and beautifully furnished and equipped. It is ideal for family reunions, special celebrations or a relaxing place for a holiday for all ages.The beautiful grounds of 1 acre offer lots of varied places for guests to relax.There is an shady apple orchard, lawn for games such badminton, lawns and huge patio area in front of the house with spring flowers, magnolia bushes and a pretty flowering cherry tree. The swimming pool on the lower lawn is really private and sheltered and the terrace with sun loungers a real sun trap. It is security fenced and accessed via steps or path for wheelchair or prams. The huge ground floor twin bedroom is suitable for a wheelchair user or someone less able and the en suite bathroom has a large wheel in shower. The house is fully wheelchair accessible with wide doorways and tiled floors with French doors leading to the gardens from all rooms.Hoist, pool hoist and shower chair are available

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Enchanting stone farmhouse with private, heated pool, gardens close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Amazing visit to France

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a beautiful area , we had a lovely week here as a family ! Plenty big enough for the 9 of us. We had the fire going every night , playing cards and board games.

I can’t thank Sue enough for helping me with restaurant bookings and help in general, 10 out of 10 for customer service.

We are hoping to return in the summer time to try out the heated pool !

Thanks again for an amazing break.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Felicity for your very kind review for Le Mesnil Gonfroy. I'm so glad that you all had such a good time and we hope very much to welcome you and your family again soon. Sue
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Prachtig vrij gelegen, keurig verzorgd landhuis met heel veel ruimte

  • 5 of 5

We waren met 8 volwassenen en 2 kinderen. Voor ons was het een heel ruime woning, met verschillende badkamers en kamers. Dat geeft heel veel ruimte. Uitgebreid keukenassortiment. Fijne BBQ. De sport- en spelmogelijkheden waren voor ons ideaal: tafeltennis (binnen, bij goed weer: overdekt), volleybal en zwemmen (veilig verwarmd zwembad). Mooie grasveldjes voor badminton, kegelen, jeux de boules.

Alle keurig onderhouden. Fijn contact met eigenaar. Vrije ligging. 30 minuten van strand; ruim een uur van invasiestranden; bijna een uur van Mont St. Michel. Dorpje Hambye op 3 km afstand met uitstekende bakker (ook: supermarkt, slager, geldautomaat en tankstation). Tip: we hebben Wifi versterkt met een zelf meegebrachte router. Daardoor prima verbinding.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Hambye
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Villedieu les Poeles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Tessy sur Vire
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Restaurant de L'Abbee Hambye
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Les Salines
Car: necessary

This very beautiful part of Normandy is so easy to reach from England via Cherbourg or Caen yet remains completely unspoilt. The countryside is real Normandy with brown and white spotty cows, cider orchards and small family farms. The area is renowned for its delicious food; cheese, cider, pommeau and calvados and especially for its fish and shellfish.

The wide, safe, sandy beaches on the nearby coast never seem to get busy and the warm shallow sea is lovely for swimming. At low tide watch the local farmers with their tractors tend the acres of oyster and mussel beds - fascinating.

Within easy reach of the house are the world famous Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux with its ancient tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings.

To the North East are the historic D Day beaches of the Normandy landings of World War II - Gold, Omaha, Sword and Utah and the fascinating war museums at Arromanches, Caen etc.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Hambye, Manche

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2018
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
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£900
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2018
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
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£1,500
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2018
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
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2018
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
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£750
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2018
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
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£1,500
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£1,685
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
2018
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
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£1,925
 
 
2018
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
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2018
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
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£1,650
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2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,595
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£2,595
 
 
2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,695
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£2,695
 
 
2018
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,070
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£3,070
 
 
2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
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£2,900
 
 
2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
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£3,250
 
 
2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,355
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£3,355
 
 
2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
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£1,995
 
 
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8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
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2018
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
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2018
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
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£1,200
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£1,320
 
 
2018
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
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2018
6 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
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£900
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2018
13 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
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£900
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Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,665
for 7 nights
£1,665
 
 
2018
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
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£900
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Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
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£700
£2,240
 
 
NY 2018/19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
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£700
£2,240
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Rates include heating, hot water, logs, washing machine, tumble drier and use of private heated swimming pool (May - end of Oct only). Free WiFi and telephone calls to land lines in Europe.
We offer 20% discount on Brittany Ferries crossings.
Linen is available to hire at £18 per person- which includes all bedlinen, 2 towels per person, bath mats, tea towels etc. Alternatively you are welcome to take your own linen, duvets and pillows are supplied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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