Manoir de la Baudriere
The manor house has been carefully and lovingly restored by its owners and is set in over 60 acres of woodland and fields for you to enjoy. The property is steeped in history. The oldest part of the manoir dates from 1450 but it was extended in 1650 and was an integral part of the farming community in the area until the Second World War when it fell into ruin. The new owners fell in love with it at first sight and spent years painstakingly restoring the building and putting in the necessary creature comforts!
Please note that this is not a perfect property... the interior reflects its age. You will find winding stairways that may be rather uneven and rooms that have retained original features rather than been given a 21st century treatment. But we think this gives the property it's charm and appeal.
Inside the property boasts a spacious kitchen, equipped with aga. There is also a dining room with large table seating up to 12 guests as well as a 40 foot long living area with original inglenook fireplace. There is SKY TV as well as WIFI for those who like to ensure they remain connected during their holiday.
Up a flight of stairs, there are 3 double bedrooms as well as a room with 3 single beds, ideal for children. The double bedrooms all enjoy ensuite bathrooms whilst the children in the triple bedroom have a bathroom at the other end of the hallway. A second flight of stairs leads to the attic where there are two further bedrooms which share a wet room style bathroom. There is a large area in between these rooms which can be used as a play area for children.
Outside, there are a number of outbuildings, all providing perfect snapshots of French rural history. Some of these barns have not been restored and should not be entered as they have not been made safe. One of the barns still houses the original apple press used for the production of local cidre and calvados. And certainly, the manoir lies within the boundaries of the Appellation Calvados Controlee. Whilst the press at the property may not be used any more, there are plenty of small calvados producers within a short drive of the manoir providing tastings. For those with an interest in food and drink, it's also worth visiting the cheese factories at nearby Camembert and Livarot too.
There are outdoor games for you to enjoy, whilst for those preferring a slower pace of life, there are plenty of outside chairs available stored in the pressoire and a table and chairs in the covered lavoir for hot afternoons looking out over the pond.
The property is easy to reach, just a 3 hour drive from Calais, and so can even be a great option for those looking for a long weekend. It's also only 40 minutes from the beautiful town of Honfleur and an hour from the sandy beaches of Cabourg, Villers sur Mer and Deauville. For those with a passion for horses, the French national stud of Haras du Pin is only 20 minutes away, whilst for those with more of a historical interest, the museum and memorial at Mont-Ormel is also nearby. This overlooks the valley where the Battle of Normandy took place in 1944.
Iron and Ironing Board
Cot and High Chair
Toaster and Kettle
Toaster and Kettle
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|Start Date||End Date||Weekly Rate (£)||Nightly Rate (£)||Minimum Stay|
|01 Jan 2017||31 Dec 2017||1,650||275||3+ nights|
|01 Jan 2018||31 Dec 2018||1,695||275||7+ nights|
Rates include linen and towels. If guests would like a housekeeping service during their stay, this can be arranged for an additional cost. Please ask for more details.