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7 En-suite Bedroom House & Gardens - Historic Normandy Gite 15 Adults + Children

People15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
15
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
7
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in La Forêt-Auvray - L'Orangerie Historic Lge Gite

7 Bedrooms (6 En-suite Bathrooms + 2 additional) Normandy Self Catering Rental

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.

MEALS - We can organise extremely reasonably priced fully catered (and cleared) 4 course evening meals - all with a local flavour, You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

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 early 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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Jeanette & Andrew Heydn
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About Jeanette & Andrew Heydn

Andrew and I are in our mid 50s. We both had hectic and successful City careers, working in an international business environment, but decided that after 30 years we would abandon all the commuting and meetings, to develop our property in the Suisse Normande, and do something completely different. Many of our guest comment that we really are living the dream.

We have a passion for doing things very well, and truly are happy to read the wonderful guest feedback, telling us that we are getting it right. We strive to continue to improve what we do, always seeking and listening to guest feedback. Our biggest gratification is when guests return themselves, and when they recommend us to family and friends.

It sounds like a cliché, but a large group in 2012, celebrating a 50th birthday with friends here, said that they were surprised and relieved that we delivered on all the things we said we would prior to their arrival. It seemed obvious to us, but apparently for some, it has not always been their experience. We believe that guests put a lot of trust in us delivering on all the things we promise, and we really do strive to do everything we say, and more wherever possible. Providing the background for a special family celebration, or a large group holiday is a big responsibility, which we fully recognise.

Jeanette & Andrew Heydn purchased this house in 2004

Why Jeanette & Andrew Heydn chose Orne

We chose La Forêt Auvray as we know the region and what it has to offer very well. We have had another house locally - just 5 kilometres away for more than 20 years. When we decided to purchase something larger, we looked all over France, but came back to the Suisse Normande.

We know there is plenty to do - something for everyone, of all ages and tastes. We ourselves still discover new things all the time. Normandy is a truly diverse region.

Some visitors say it is like stepping back in time - there is a more relaxed pace of life for sure, and the completely unspoilt surroundings allow wildlife to flourish. In 2010 this region (The Suisse Normande) was declared to be a 'Site Naturel' by the French Government - effectively recognising and preserving its character, wildlife and wonderful hedgerows, rolling fields and forests.

Closeby, we have a wealth of pretty small villages to visit - sitting by the river Orne at Pont d'Ouilly on a Sunday afternoon in the summer, listening to the music from the local 'Tea-Dance' known as a Guingette, is a simple but delightful pleasure.

Slightly further away (about 14 kilometres) is the lovely town of Falaise - birthplace of William The Conquerer. The chateau has been fully restored, and is a greatly impressive historic visit.

All around you will see monuments to those who lost their lives in WW2, particularly during the D-Day Landings. All nationalities are remembered with great respect.

What makes this house unique

The Orangerie firstly appealed to us firstly because it is situated in a fabulous position, with truly magnificent views. Sometimes we almost have to pinch ourselves to realise that we really do wake up here of a morning. It is such a pleasure for us.

Secondly it is a building that is hugely spacious and private. We looked at many large letting complexes, but this was the only one we saw that was big enough to have a large group all sit together INSIDE for meals and evening chats. This is not usually the case for smaller groups of properties. Even the best of friends and family may become tense if squashed together for long enough, so our large bedrooms, private bathrooms, and a total of 100sq metres of lounge area are really different from other properties.

Atmosphere is also important. As we spent time in the property, we quickly understood that it has a really good, welcoming feel about the building - I call it 'happy bricks' but Andrew says that I am a bit whacky like that.

Owning an historic property is a responsibility and a great joy. Planning permission from the Historic Monuments Board to undertake the conversion work was a challenge, but well worth it. Upstairs in the West bedroom, you can see gothic carvings in the window sills - from where they built the property using bits of the old 8th century priory next door. The exposed roof beams tell the story of the building's new roof design, added over 150 years ago when the house was a Nunnery.

What we love the most is the wildlife - watching the birds in the garden is fantastic - at ground level there are the blue tits, yellow tits, great tits, nuthatches, woodpeckers etc. Look up in the sky and you will always see a kestrel, red kite, or buzzard making the most of the thermals from the hillside. The red squirrels and pine martens have quickly discovered the peanut supply, and the night chorus from the owls is what I miss the most when we are elsewhere.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveller reviews)

7 En-suite Bedroom House & Gardens - Historic Normandy Gite 15 Adults + Children
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews
5

The property was excellent and met all our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

It was clean, spacious and had all the facilities and more as described internally and externally for us to have an excellent holiday. Badminton area in the beautiful grounds was used by our younger members whilst grandparents watched on the sun beds in the quiet tranquil valley. We had many trips out to Normandy landing museums and sites but always looked forward to returning in the evenings to this tranquil property. We also visited Arramanches beach and many of the local villages and experienced the tea dance by the river. Our party ranged from 6 years to 70 years and one week was not enough for us to explore all the areas we would have liked to visit. We were very well looked after for the week with helpful advice and information and would certainly recommend this to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased to read this review. It is always gratifying to see that our guests have had a great holiday. We work had to try and get everything right, so that on arrival and during their stay, guests feel well supported, and are very happy with the decision to spend their holiday at our property. These kind words from our latest guests are greatly appreciated, and we hope to be able to welcome them again in the future.
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5

Perfect place for a holiday with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to L'Orangerie as a group of 14. It is a wonderful, peaceful and beautiful place and the description does not do it justice. Plenty of space, wonderful hospitality from our very generous hosts, Andrew and Jeanette for whom nothing is too much trouble. Comfortable and very clean with a fantastically well equipped kitchen for those of us who love to cook. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome this super group back to l'Orangerie. It is always a compliment to have return guests and to read that they are again planning to come back and stay is very gratifying.
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5

L'Orangerie did not disappoint us in any way at all!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, together with our friends (three other couples), spent a great week at l'Orangerie in June 2016. We have been making a similar trip to Normandy for several of the past 10 years, staying in hotels or most recently hiring a large house and catering for ourselves. We all agreed that i'Orangerie was the best house we had ever rented, not just because it was the biggest ( although having a choice of en-suite bedrooms was a bonus), but we found that everything promised in the property description was there. Plus some unexpected little extras which made us feel very welcome.

All the rooms in the house are very spacious, especially the huge lounge with a wood burning stove, which we made good use of on the couple of wet days that we had. The owners, Andrew and Jeanette, are very welcoming and took care to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. It happened to be my 70th birthday while we were there and the owners arranged and served an excellent celebratory dinner for us which definitely made my birthday one to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot say how pleased we are with this review. These lovely guests had the wettest week in June in our memory of 25 years in Normandy (it was the same in England) and we are so happy that the house, gardens, and our birthday meal made their holiday a thoroughly enjoyable one. One of the ladies commented to us that it was the first time that the property had lived up to the pictures and the description, and it is reassuring for us and our guests to read this. Again, one of the advantages of L'Orangerie is the internal space for everyone to be together, and I recall a few bbqs under cover in the gardens. After 10 years of letting, we strive hard and invest each year to maintain our high standards of proving excellent facilities and a high standard of cleanliness - it is gratifying to have it reflected in this and our other reviews. We are really do appreciate the time these kind guests have spent to write this glowing review, and we very much hope we will be on their short-list for future celebration holidays together. Best wishes and many thanks from Jeanette & Andrew. X
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5

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (a group of nine adults, three children and a toddler) have just returned from a really super holiday in L'Orangerie. Andrew and Jeanette could not have been more welcoming, and the house and gardens are superb. The meal Jeanette cooked was delicious and a wonderful way to start the holiday and Andrew put on a treasure hunt around the garden for the children, who absolutely loved it! The house was very comfortable, clean and spacious, and the kitchen was incredibly well equipped (it really had EVERYTHING), and very child-friendly (two cots and stair gates!). The garden had plenty of bikes for everyone, as well as games and toys, and a playroom for the children! The area was beautiful with plenty to do (although you could easily entertain yourselves in the house and gardens), and there is a large supermarket a short drive away. We had a fantastic lunch in a nearby restaurant, L'Auberge Auvraysienne (it was so good we wished we'd gone more!) In conclusion, the house and the hosts were faultless and we are already planning a return trip next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so gratifying to receive such a glowing review from our first guests of 2016. We loved meeting them all, and are so very pleased they had a fantastic holiday. We work hard to maintain our high standards and it is so good to read that it has been appreciated and that our guests find all they need in the house and gardens. We very much look forward to welcoming this lovely family back to l'Orangerie in 2017. We would like to thank them for taking the time to write this review - we are really very grateful, and we count ourselves lucky that we have such great guests staying at L'Orangerie.
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5

Superb secluded large property

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and well equipped property with lovely garden and good facilities. Ideal for our group of 12 60+ adults. Remote and very quiet. Friendly welcome from owners who were very helpful. Lovely area with lots to do if countryside/nature are your thing. Excellent weather helped!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to read that this group of guests had such a good time at L'Orangerie, and we thank them for taking the time to share their experience of the house and the Suisse Normande. We are indeed very lucky to be in such a stunning location (particularly now as the autumnal colours arrive), and these guests certainly were extremely lucky with the weather - often good in early Autumn, it was positively sunny and warm - even late into the evenings, so they really could enjoy full days and nights. Many thanks again - we were very happy you chose L'Orangerie.
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5

Perfect stay for a large family group

  • 5 of 5

Our large family group (including 9 children) had a really great stay at l'Orangerie. The house was ideal for us with lots of space and masses of beds and bedrooms allowing all the kids to sleep in their preferred groups.

The garden is very pretty but also large and enclosed making it super for toddlers, and the football pitch was much used by the bigger kids.

There is lots to do locally and we'd especially recommend the Go Ape style parcourt site just five minutes up the road and also a cafe and boating on the river at Clecy. There's also a really good market at Pierre sur Dives.

Finally the kids loved the brilliant treasure hunt laid on by Andrew and Jeanette, the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Caen Carpiquet
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Foret Auvray
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ouistream
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Clecy
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Briouze
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A13 - Caen exit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Foret Auvray
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Ouistream
Car: necessary

We are in the SUISSE NORMANDE - famous for its pretty woods, rolling verdant landscapes, mature trees and varied abundant wildlife. Badgers; red-kites; kestrels; buzzards; pine martens; red squirrels; owls all visit our gardens.

Many pretty walks are possible from our property - if you don't want to see a car for hours, we can point you in the right direction, behind the chateau along the riverside, and then wind your way gently up the forest behind us, coming back via another pretty forest path. As an alternative, you could go up to La Foret Auvray, via 'Spooky Alley' - a tree lined old road, that is not only open to vehicles in one direction (there is now a new road that meanders up to the village).

For spectacular views, an informative visitor centre, more stunning walking routes, and also a 'Go Ape' high wire activity centre in the pine trees, the Roches d'Oetre is less than 2 kilometres away (go by complimentary bike from L'Orangerie).

Visit nearby Falaise Castle, birthplace of William The Conquerer; Bayeux and the tapestry and all the World War 2 D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches and museums. Stroll along Gold, Omaha, Sword, Juno and Utah beaches, Point du Hoc, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Pegasus Bridge, Monet's Gardens, Le Mont St. Michel. There are so many visitor destinations and historic trails to follow all around this area. Paris is easily accessible for the day - even Disneyland.

Alternatively we intersect the Grand Randonnee GR 36 famous rambers footpath. Follow our detailed walking maps - have a guided walk with Andrew - take out one of our many bikes.

Other Activities: Canoeing; Velo-Rail; rock-climbing; Spa treatments

Golf: There are a number of Golf courses in the region. In particular, our guests like to play at the course at Clecy, which is about 15 kilometres away from L'Orangerie, but is hilly. Bagnoles de l'Orne and Flers are also reasonably local. Caen Sequeville is 30 kilometres (but a fast direct route, so accessible in 30 minutes).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Forêt-Auvray, Orne

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£320
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer School Hols
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Sterling or Euro equivalent. We also take credit card payments via the HomeAway on-line payment facility. A 25% deposit per week to book, and at the time of paying the balance (by not later than 60 days prior to arrival) , we also request a separate £250 cheque by way of damage deposit. £25 per day extra for oil heating May to September (no charge Oct to April inc).

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Forêt-Auvray in Lower Normandy

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Ground Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First Floor separate room (spacious and ideal for kids)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Ground Floor cloakroom
  • The bathrooms at L'Orangery are all spacious (some indeed are huge). We supply bath mats and shower mats, plus a supply of shower towels for all bathrooms. All bathrooms have an electric heated towel rail, a supply of hand wash for the sink and at least one toilet roll. All rooms have a stand for accessories etc. and a mirror. The thing our guests comment is that they really value the privacy of having so many en-suite facilities - giving them the feel of having a private hotel room, in a gite, which is not easy to find. There is a potty and a plastic baby bath available in the children's bathroom. Shower and hand towels are included in the price.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , 1st Floor & En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Cot , First Floor & En-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , First Floor & En-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor & En-suite
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , First Floor & Dedicated Separate Bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor & En-suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor & En-suite
  • We have a total of 8 double beds, 4 singles & 4 z-beds - 24 possible sleeping combinations. Spacious en-suites, except for the triple single bedroom, which is set up targeting younger children, although they are a standard adult sized single bed - this room has a large separate dedicated bathroom (we were told children and water alone at night sometimes is not wise). Each room has a radiator - either electric or oil, depending on upstairs or downstairs. All bedding is immaculate, mattresses and pillows are protected. We supply all the top quality Dorma linen for the beds. Each of the very large rooms has bedside cabinets and reading lights, wardrobes, chest of drawers and a mirror. Some have ottomans. We have a double sofa bed in the main sitting room downstairs. The cot is upstairs on the landing and is easily located to any room (they are all plenty big enough to take a cot - or indeed several if you bring travel cots with you as a large group with several babies)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Large groups need a lot of space. All rooms at L'Orangery are big and airy, with comfortable seating for all. The kitchen has everything you need for a large group - big pots and pans, plenty of cooking space, with two large fridge/freezers. We have 2 high chairs, plates and cups for very young children, and for all, a good selection of games and toys for indoors and out. Our guests' children love to play on the complimentary bikes, or in the CLUBHOUSE - a small building at the end of the garden, parents know their children are safe in the enclosed garden - their own special place. Our adjacent field is perfect for ball games. We have 2 large BBQs and ample garden seating. We have a large library of books and some DVDs for all ages. Electric; water; gas;towels and wood for the log burner are included in the price - no nasty additional bill shocks at the end of your stay. The oil heating is run as necessary between October and April (£25 per day charge outside this period).

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