Large, traditional-style, but moder Norman house in the wooded valley of Le Bec Hellouin. Only 5 minutes walk from the centre of one of the most beautiful villages in France with a choice of restaurants. With 4 large bedrooms and capable of sleeping up to 10 people, our home from home offers the ideal opportunity for a relaxing holiday in the Norman countryside. The large, enclosed garden provides a safe environment for children to play in.
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 nights
Norman House in Le Bec Hellouin, Peaceful Location In Wooded Valley, Only 5 Mins Walk From The Village Centre And Restaurants
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- 17 Nov 2018
Great location but accommodation disappointing
The property did not appear to be clean. My wife spilt some water on the floor and the kitchen towel was filthy when she'd finished wiping it up. There was a terrible smell of damp emanating from the bathroom downstairs. The paper was peeling off the wall in there. The kitchen cupboards were shoddy and work surfaces old fashioned. Having said that upstairs was fine and the view from the patio across the valley was superb. Some beautiful sunsets. The owner contacted us to check everything was ok and told us the bathroom was their next project and if the kitchen was done as well my review may have been more positive. The area was a good one to explore, lots of walks in the area and interesting places to visit. Particularly recommend Restaurant de la Tour in the village.
Hello Chris - thanks for your review. We are pleased you found the location so enjoyable.
We are sorry you found the accommodation to be less that you expected. I can confirm that in November the downstairs bathroom will be completely refurbished. Once the work has been completed we will add new photos to our listing.
We will discuss the cleanliness of the floors with our cleaners.
I hope we will be able to welcome you back in the future, so that you can see what we have achieved with our investment.
Lovely house in beautiful village
Very enjoyable . The house is lovely and well stocked with everything we needed . Has a lovely open fire and plenty of room for the 4 of us . The village has some gorgeous buildings and beautiful cafes .
Thanks for the review. I look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon.
Nice property with everything we could need in a lovely area
Whole party of mixed ages had a very enjoyable holiday
Thanks for your kind comments. We hope you will come back Normandy Gite.
Helen and David Piper
A beautifully located house and great for kids
What a charming location this house is set in and the house it's self was far bigger than we needed, but gave the children plenty of hiding places when playing hide & seek.
The house had everything you need for a stay and there were numerous leaflets on things to do and places to go. The lack of TV was a bonus and every evening we played games as a whole family (it amazes me how I managed to fit in the smallest of hiding places). The Internet was good so that you could plan your day out.
The garden is completely enclosed and once the main gate was shut the 2 year old roamed free and practically lived in the garden.
The village is only 5 minute walk and one of the most picturesque places I have ever been. The food in the village was amazing. For €22 you can have a home cooked 5 course meal.
If you like geocaching this is the place for you. There are liturally hundreds of them, especially along the old railway track.
The house had that authentic country feel about it.
Thanks so much for your kind review, it is great to know you enjoyed your stay at our home in Le Bec. I hope you will come back and stay again soon.
Perfect for a quiet holiday or as a base for trips
Le Bec Hellouin is a beautiful village set in a great part of Normandy. Brionne is less than 10 minutes away and is great for bars/food shopping/market. Three of us stayed at the house for a biking trip and Honfleur and Liseux were easily accessible on great roads. We ate at the house every night and the facilities for cooking are great. Outdoor areas fantastic. Main bathroom top notch. Lounge very comfortable. The bedrooms are a little dated but I know that the owner is planning on updating these. Our stay will be a great memory and I would definitely go back. Would be better with more people which the house could easily accommodate. Sorry for the late review.....a bit busy!
Hi Simon we very much appreciate you taking time in posting a review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable time in our home in Le Bec Hellouin and hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future.
The house is set in one of the most beautiful villages in France and the hoose complements the village. If you are looking for a restful break in the perfect holiday home that has everything you need for a peaceful break then look no further. Our party consisted of two couple in their 50's and 60's and 2 children, one a teenager and one just 20 and we were concerned that the "youngsters" might miss the TV or radio as the house is devoid of these distractions, but they were not missed at all. Access to beauty spots is very easy with most being within 1 hours drive but for a slightly longer time on the road it is werth visiting the D Day beaches, allow yourself a full day, and Bayeux. We also spent a day in Paris, using the efficient and cheap French railways.
Overall a fantastic holiday returning home with batteries fully charged and a yearning to return as soon as funds allow.
Thanks for the great review. We are delighted you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Honfleur is about 40 minutes by car. The D-Day beaches make an interesting day out from the property. There is a large open air water sports centre in Brionne (10 minutes by car). Canoeing is available on the River Risle.
Le Havre 40 miles (1.0 hour). Calais 160 miles (2.5 hours). Use of car essential.
Brionne 4.5 miles (10 minutes). Bernay 14 miles. Champs de Bataille (chateau, gardens and golf) 11 miles. Rouen 23 miles. Honfleur 35 miles. D-Day Beaches 65 miles. Paris 100 miles (also by train from Bernay).
Restaurants and small village shop in Le Bec Hellouin. Other shopping in Pont Authou (10 minutes walk). Carrefour, Intermarche in Brionne (4.5 miles). Large supermarket in Bernay (14 miles).
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Owners will complete a booking form for you or you can download a booking form from our website. Details of availability can be found on our website. 25% deposit payable on booking. Minimum charge 3 night stay. Balance and £150 damage deposit payable 8 weeks before arrival. Full amount payable immediately for bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival. Changeover Day: Normal changeover day is Saturday other days by arrangement with the owners. Departure time 10am. Arrival time 4pm.