L'Orangerie was built in 1703, originally part of the local historically important chateau and 8th Century Priory. It is a stunning base from which to experience the best that Normandy and the Suisse Normande has to offer.
The house is over 350sq metres of living space. The huge 80sq metre+ sitting room, and separate sitting room make it possible for everyone to sit together, or apart and have personal space. The dining room has ample space for everyone to eat together in the same room. The 7 large bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (6 en-suite) give you the privacy of a hotel room, with the advantage of your own house and gardens.
The formal garden is always colourful, with a large adjacent garden for ball games.
Visit William The Conquerer's birthplace and the Bayeux Tapestry; Operation Overlord and the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches & museums. Take one of the many local walks, or relax and make the most of the extremely well equipped house, its gardens and enjoy a leisurely evening meal at L'Orangerie or a local restaurant
ACCOMMODATION - You have exclusive use of our impressive (historically important) large, quality furnished, house and gardens. Downstairs the ceiling height is 5 metres, and upstairs, the spacious bedrooms and corridor have been designed to show the original beams, dating back to 1703. Six of the seven bedrooms have been equpped with en-suite facilities : 5 upstairs and 2 ground floor bedrooms. The seventh bedroom (with 3 single beds) has its own dedicated separate bathroom.
We have tried to provide everything you could possibly need during your stay. There is ample crockery, cutlery and glassware, plus plenty of big cooking pans, and serving dishes - we understand what is needed for a large group. We have two large fridge/freezers - so plenty of room for all your food and drinks.
Why choose us and L'Orangerie for your holiday? We go out of our way to make your holiday memorable for all the right reasons. We have many guests who have made repeat bookings, and recommended us to friends and family. Our very positive feedback is highly gratifying, and guests always tell us that the pictures do not fully convey the size and the impressiveness of the house and location (I keep trying).
We have a background of working at senior levels in large multi-national organisations, including working in France, Belgium and The Netherlands. We are widely travelled, and we understand the importance of delivering a top quality product and service, for a good value price. We always seek to exceed your expectations in all we do, because we want you to leave happy that you chose us and L'Orangerie for your holiday (we know it is a big decision).
We are in our late 50s, and we live in an adjacent 3 bedroom cottage - if you need anything we are available at any time, but we also understand you will want privacy to enjoy the property and its pretty gardens.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS : Of major significance to this area are the close ties with William the Conquerer, plus the D-Day Normandy Landings during WW2.
There are a number of tourist routes to follow - the DD Landings routes; the cheese routes; the cidre routes; the granite routes. All of these pick up themes pertinent to the history and traditions in this area. Visit important Chateaux, Cathedrals and Historic Ports.
Closeby is the Roches d'Oetre - a geological site that has been developed to include a tourist centre and starting point for many fabulous walking and cycling routes (we are close to the GR 36); mountain biking; horse riding, fishing and kayaking. The region was declared a 'site-naturel' by the French Government in 2011. This exclusive status recognises that the surrounding countryside contains an important and rare mix of wildlife and plantlife, which is now protected by law from any development that may threaten its character.
We have a mixture of great local restaurants and bistros. Local markets are definitely worth a visit. After more than 25 years in the area, we still find something new to do and explore all the time. The house has a wealth of tourist information and brochures about the various activities available in the region, and we are always happy to work with you before or during your stay, to help you maximise your time in Normandy.
Further afield is Paris and Disneyland, Honfleur, Versailles, Monet's Gardens at Giverney, the Mont St. Michel and the Loire Valley.