4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms (1 with wheelchair access), sleeps 9
- English, French, Dutch
No pets in the house due to allergies.
Children welcome: toys & outdoor equipment availab
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Cozy Country Home
We truly enjoyed our stay at La Laiterie. It is a very cozy home with beautiful views over apple orchards and farm fields. The home is perfectly situated to visit many beautiful Normandy towns and sights.
During our 6 night stay we visited Mont St Michel, Honfleur, Juno Beach, Beny Sur Mer Cemetary and, of course, the neighboring town of Pont L'Eveque.
The fireplace at the house was a bonus. Especially since the weather was quite rainy during our stay.
A couple of suggestions I would make to the property owner are as follows:
1. Re-write the directions to get to the house in point form. The house is located in a rural area and a little hard to find. I programmed the location into my GPS using google maps as my guide. This lead us directly to the property but I failed to realize that further instructions were needed to access the property. The directions provided by the property owner included this information but since it was written in paragraph form, it was late at night when we arrived and I was suffering from travel fatigue I failed to see it. I realize this is not the property owners fault but I do think instructions written in point form would be easier to read and very helpful.
2. Add bug screens to the windows so windows can be left open at night without allowing bugs in. The house is not air conditioned and the bedrooms were rather warm. There were fans provided but it would have been nice to be able to leave the windows open at night. We tried to leave them open the first night but quickly closed them when several large wasp type bugs entered.
Overall we truly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the property.
What can we say that hasn’t already been said? The Laiterie is very well appointed and caters for everyone’s needs. We loved the spacious garden with its two seating areas and the views are spectacular. This is a rare find and it is so well placed for visiting the many attractions of Normandy. There is a large supermarket nearby and the lovely town of Pont-l'Évêque is on its doorstep.
We would very much like to make a return visit, as there is so much more to discover. We have found a base that we adore, the owners are lovely, on site whilst we were there but unobtrusive. This is by far the best holiday home that we have rented, we would happily recommend it to anyone who is thinking of staying in the area.
We enjoyed our time at the Laiterie which was well appointed ( it had enough of everything to cater for between 2 and 9 of us) and well positioned for Pont L'Eveque the surrounding towns and the beaches. While it did not spoil our enjoyment one of the bedrooms was a little warm ( perhaps the hot water cylinder could be lagged) and the noise from the nearby roads was a little intrusive in the garden (although not in the house)
Great Rural Getaway
Le Laiterie is a beautiful gite situated in a lovely part of Normandy. It is very comfortable, well equipped and spacious enough for large family groups. The countryside around the property is beautiful and the garden is large and well maintained. The owner is easily contactable and does everything possible to ensure that you enjoy your stay there. An added bonus is the charming town of Pont L'Eveque just on its doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Le Laiterie and would recommend this property without hesitation.
Wonderful house with everything you could need and want.
Beautifully presented and provided for within easy reach of beaches and amenities. Lovely big garden suitable for all ages with good play equipment for children and loungers, BBQ and huge table for all. Good size bedrooms. Helpful friendly hosts nearby but unobtrusive and we had all the privacy we wanted. Beautiful; highly recommended .
A magnificent property in an idyllic setting!
We were very sorry to leave this wonderful property! It is located in several acres of private fenced garden surrounded by extensive views of fields, complete with a herd of Charolais cows who entertained us by walking down to a stream to drink and cool off several times a day! The property is definitely the best we have ever booked, and is beautifully appointed. The downstairs bedroom with ensuite wet room was perfect for my needs, and the rest of the family praised the upstairs facilities. It was wonderful to be able to choose where to sit and eat, inside or out, according to the heat of the day! The canopies and large outside table umbrella assisted us with that. Grandson Michael (3) was delighted with the paddling pool, trampoline and slide and also thoroughly enjoyed running around the large garden. The kitchen is well-appointed and equipped with all the crockery and cooking utensils you could possible need. A nearby Intermarche meant we could re-stock the fridge with food and liquid refreshment on a regular basis! We recommend this holiday property unreservedly.
The Laiterie lies in a large orchard with open views across the fields and the Touques valley. The bustling and attractive market town of Pont L'Evêque with all necessary services (supermarket, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, banks, cafés and restaurants) is only 5 minutes away.
The house is located only 16 minutes from the beach, chic shops and racecourse of Deauville and 19 minutes from the historic fishing port of Honfleur with its many seafood restaurants and art galleries. Lisieux, with its famous Basilica is only 15 minutes away.
Day trips can easily be made to the Normandy Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Rouen and the Suisse Normande.
Sporting activities that can be undertaken nearby (within 10 minutes driving) include: walking and cycling, swimming, tennis, fishing, horse riding, forest adventures (aerial ropeways for children and adults), test drive 4x4, sports cars & quads on nearby circuits, golf.
Other activities include of course spending time at the beach (or at the nearby lake in Pont l’Eveque), visiting the Cerza zoological zoo (some 1000 animals are spread over a 60 hectare park – certainly worth a visit!), visiting Honfleur (a must!), the landing beaches, Bayeux, Rouen and Caen with their museums (notably the Musée des Beaux Arts in Le Havre, the musée du Débarquement in Caen) or the closer museums in Honfleur (the butterfly museum is always a success with the little ones as is the Erik Satie museum for all ages). There are many chateaux that can be visited in the area, whether you are looking to retrace the steps of William the Conqueror (his birth home is in Falaise where the remnants of his castle are well worth a visit) or try one of the thematic museums (dolls and miniature furniture in the chateau de Vendeuvre, hot air balloons in the Chateau de Balleroy, the paleospace in Villers-sur-mer for the little ones to discover fossils,…).
The Laiterie is an ideal location for walking the many ancient paths and bridleways criss-crossing the valleys, hills and woods of the Pays d'Auge. It is also an ideal place for golf: Saint Julien/Calonne has its own golf course, one of the two Golf Barriere (the other one being in Deauville, at about 15km away) which are considered amongst the most beautiful in France. Both the golf course in our own village and that in Deauville offer an 18 hole (total length of 6 035 meter, PAR 72) and a 9 hole (total length 2 275 meters, PAR 33). Each course features a range of technical challenges to help you improve your play. The golf course in Deauville offers fast greens and difficult roughs (on the 18 hole) and a wooded course featuring real competition holes (on the 9 hole). Both courses are set on beautiful grounds, the golf course in Deauville on the slopes of Mount Canisy, overlooking the plains of the Pays d'Auge and the golf course in St Julien spreading over 90 hectares of listed grounds.