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High Quality Barn Conversion. Great village location. Super fast WIFI.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn in Vengeons, Avranches, Manche, Normandy, France - Quiet Village Location In Rolling Countryside

A stunning high quality barn conversion featuring solid oak floors throughout, open plan ground floor living, and all modern facilities, including broadband. It is 'Tardis' like with the interior more spacious than the exterior appears. The master bedroom features en-suite shower room, French windows and electric Velux windows. It is an ideal base to visit beaches and the tourist sites of rural Normandy. The ground floor has a kitchen/diner at one end seating upto 6-8 and the lounge at the other with sofas for upto 6 adults. Fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, TV (satellite for British channels), DVD, broadband and all you would expect of a new conversion. There is a rear patio for morning sun, while the front patio catches the evening sun. Use the scenic heated open air swimming pool in Mortain 15 minutes drive away, or make for the Normandy coast in about 45 minutes for a half or full day by the sea. The barn is 1 hour from the port of Caen and 2 hours from Le Havre.

Folding table tennis table for use on the patio. New sun loungers for 2017. Use of 2 bicycles available.

More Details

Owner
david winstone
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About david winstone

I am a health professional and bought this property in 2005. It became a labour of love in designing and renovating the property between 2010 and 2012. It has been converted to a very high standard with solid oak flooring and staircase, underfloor heating, and electric velux windows and blinds in the master bedroom.

david winstone purchased this barn in 2005

Why david winstone chose Vengeons

It was a perfect balance of being easy to access from the ports, and also well positoned for both trips to the beaches of the west coast and also exploration into unspoilt rural Normandy. It is in a peaceful village, but not too quiet and remote - there are other houses around but no shops in the village. However the shops of Sourdeval are just a 5 minute drive away. I also enjoy the open air heated swimming pool in nearby Mortain. For a larger town Vire is just a 10 minute drive. One day I intend to cycle in a day on the dedicated cycle track to the Mont de Michel.

What makes this barn unique

I wanted a holiday home which had a taste of luxury, spaciousness and calm. I enjoy the quality fittings and modern conveniences like broadband which keep me in touch with the world. Equally, I can turn it all off and enjoy quiet reflective walks with no noise nor reminders of modern life. It is a friendly village, generally quiet, free from traffic but not isolated. Overall, a perfect combination.

Excellent garden for children, which extends down into woods. Or the gate down to the larger garden can be closed allowing a smaller area for small children to be supervised (or dogs too for that matter - fences are dog proofed with mesh).

Foldable TABLE TENNIS table is easily set up on the patio for games for all.

2 bicycles are also available for use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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'Just wanted to say what a lovely time we had in La Maison Calme. Its a fantastic property in a great location and Martin did an excellent job of making us feel welcome. The property has everything you need and has been renovated beautifully, The village is lovely and peaceful...

I will defintely be recommending your property to friends and family if they wish to visit the Normandy area.' (Pam, May 2013)



'totally wow'd by your gorgeous barn..& will be back as it is perfect for exploring, relaxing & taking in the French countryside, it has everything we could need & want,.. Your wi-if is lovely & fast!..

Many thanks ' (Nikola, May 2013)



As an architect I am often critical of poor conversions but Maison de Calme is the exact opposite...well laid out...beautifully crafted spaces..feels so much more spacious than i expected...the electric Velux windows allowing perfect ventilation and the views are wonderful... a perfect break...so accessable(J)
Aug 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Vengeons in Manche

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite with basin, shower and wc. The family bathroom has a bath with shower, basin and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and luxury en suite shower and toilet, bedroom 2 with double bed and single bed, bedroom 3 is a small mezzanine-attic bedroom with 2 single bed bases and especially enjoyed by children. There ia also a sofabed in the lounge area.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Exceptionally high quality finish with solid oak floors, skirting boards and staircase. The mattresses in bedrooms 1 and 2 are high quality pocket sprung. This is a holiday house to be enjoyed in its own right - you may not want to go out ! Outside: The front patio has a rustic outside wooden table to enjoy a meal in the evening sun. The larger rear patio has a folding wooden table with 5 wooden outdoor chairs and a parasol allowing either breakfast or lunch in the sun. The table can be folded away to allow the large patio to be used for play or lounging. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included. Towels also included. The property is professionally cleaned between each letting.

Reviews

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High Quality Barn Conversion. Great village location. Super fast WIFI.
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5

Great location and property- friendly sheep!

  • 5 of 5

We had a couple of nights in the village on the way down to Brittany. The house is well equipped and in good order with plenty of room for four adults. Good size bedrooms and comfortable beds. Good to have two bathrooms both with showers. Although there are no shops in the village, Sourdeval is only 5 minutes down the road by car. It has everything you want from a couple of small supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, boulangeries and so on. In the other direction you can be in the larger town of Vire within about 10 minutes. It's a great location to explore Normandy and provides peace and quiet after a days travelling. Martin the local caretaker provided a wealth of information and made sure we had everything we wanted. Even the neighbours sheep were friendly and would come by to get a stroke! Only snag at time was the dishwasher wasn't working but David the owner had let us know beforehand so no complaints there- meant my daughter learned what 'washing up' means. Great time and weather perfect as a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Old barnhouse in a quite village. Very well restored and very good host.

  • 5 of 5

Simply perfect. Ideal location, good quality and cosy atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very homely and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Easter with our two dogs and had a great time. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. It was very quiet due to the remoteness of Vengeons but very easy road access to get to local towns and places of interest - D-day beaches, Mont Saint Michel etc.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A deceptively large holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at La Maison Came. We love the open plan living area downstairs - perfect for family stays plus we got to bring our family dog too! On the first floor is a lovely ensuite bedroom, really comfy bed and the second bedroom has the second bathroom opposite. On the second floor via a steep staircase is a lovely attic bedroom with a couple of beds. This is a quality and well equipped holiday home with dishwasher, washing machine and a good heating system - we stayed in January 2018. In better weather we have used the table tennis table on the back patio and it is a really peaceful place to relax.

A really good base for visiting lots of interesting places in the area. We visited Honfleur, Vire, a nearby forest, Avranches and cycled the amazing trail situated just down the road from the house. You can actually cycle to Mont St Michel from here!

I would recommend this holiday house situated in the sleepy village of Vengeons to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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home from home

  • 5 of 5

The accomodation has everthing you could wish for and is ideally situated to visit the sites ie:the Beaches, Mont st.Michel and much more. Worth the travel....

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again sometime David
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5

Lovely comfortable house in a beautiful quiet countryside.

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful built and was extremely comfortable for our 3 generation family of six. Location is good for visiting Mont Saint Michel and D Day beaches and just hanging out. The runners reported excellent running opportunities. Wonderful base for a relaxing country vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you for kind review. I'm glad the runners enjoyed it, and we hope to see you again sometime, regards David
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Location

Coast/Beach:

A 45 minute drive to the beaches at Genets. A similar drive to other west coast beaches. 1 hour to Normandy Landing beaches. The property is also ideal to explore rural Normandy, Calvados and Swiss Normandy. There is a lovely public outdoor swimming pool in the nearby town of Mortain (12 minute drive).

Travel:

1 hour drive from the Port of Caen (Brittany Ferries),

2 hours from Port of Le Havre (LD Lines),

1.5 hours from Port of Cherbourg (Brittany Ferries)

1.5 hours from Port St Malo.

4.5 hours from Calais. (Eurotunnel or LD Lines)

Tip: Google 'LD Lines' for inexpensive ferries.

AIRPORT: Dinard. 1.5 hour drive

Ryanair : London Stanstead-Dinard (daily)

Leeds Bradford-Dinard (tues/sat)

East Midlands- Dinard (tues/fri/sun)

Train: Vire-Paris. 2.5 hours

Distances:

2 miles drive to the small local town of Sourdeval.

8 miles to the larger town of Vire for more shops and a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool.

And 8 miles to MORTAIN for the HEATED OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, shops, bars/restaurants and the 'Petite Chapelle' with its stunning views to the distant MONT ST MICHEL.

About 50 minutes drive to the beaches at Genets.

JERSEY: 1 hour to Granville, then a 1 hour 10 minute ferry.

VIRE-PARIS: 2.5 hours by train for a day or night in Paris!

Further Details:

This part of Normandy is known as 'The Bocage Area' and is renowned for it's rolling hills and stunning countryside. It has a famous walk way and cycle path called the VOIE VERTE, 'The Green Way' which is a disused railway track that runs from Normandy into Brittany. You can join this walk way from the back road to Sourdeval and make your way to Sourdeval or Mortain (where there is a heated open air swimming pool and stunning views) or even Avranches or Vire.

Vire is very attractive with fantastic shops and numerous restaurants. It's weekly market is every Friday. It has an indoor swimming pool and a Hippodrome where you can enjoy a days 'trotting' or flat racing.

St Sever holds it's farmer market on Saturday. it has a huge Depot Vente which sells 2nd hand furniture, ornaments etc and it boast a large open air swimming pool and many bars. Villedieu les Poeles is a listed village d'etape and is famous for it's brass. Lac De La Dathee is about 10 minutes drive where you can enjoy a game of golf on it's championship 18 hole course or just enjoy a walk around it (6km round).

Other pastimes to enjoy here are canoeing, pedalos, kayaks, sailing and windsurfing. Fishing is also very popular and a weekend permit can be bought for 10 euros. The River See is renowned for being one of the best salmon and brown trout rivers in France. For those daredevils there is the opportunity to bungee jump from the Viaduc de la Souleuvre at La Ferriere Harang and designed by Gustave Eiffel.

Further afield is Le Mont St Michel which was named by the Guardian newspaper as one of the top 10 romantic places to go in the world. Granville is about 45 minutes drive and is a cosmopolitan town with many chic boutiques and some delicious fish restaurants by the harbour. From Granville you can catch the ferry to Iles Chausey (the flora and fauna is stunning here) or a ferry to Jersey in 1 hour 10 minutes.

Even go to Paris for a day or night ! The train is 2.5 hours Vire-Paris

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact owner for booking and payment details.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but this is flexible.
Email owner for different start days.
SHORT BREAKS OF 2-4 DAYS AVAILABLE.

Notes on prices:
Email owner for pricing for 2-4 day short breaks or multiple week stays

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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