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Manoir de la Baudriere

Sleeps

Sleeps
13

Bathrooms

Bathrooms
5

Bedrooms

Bedrooms
6

Description

This is a stunning 15th century manor house, providing the perfect escape for a group of up to 13 guests. Set in acres of private grounds, it's an idyllic space for children to enjoy, topped off with a fresh spring water lake. For families with children, a selection of indoor and outdoor games are provided for your enjoyment.

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.

 


Amenities

Property Type

Villa

Bedrooms

6

Bathrooms

5

Sleeps

13

Amenities

Satellite TV

DVD Player

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Iron and Ironing Board

Hair Dryer

Microwave

Fridge

Car Parking

Terrace

Internet Access

Dishwasher

Central Heating

Fire Place

Cot and High Chair

Toaster and Kettle

Toaster and Kettle

Freezer

Garden

Suitability

Children Welcome

Pets Welcome

Activities

Beach

Hiking/Walking

Horseriding

Places of Interest

Lake

Region

France

Rental rates

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 1,650 275 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.

Reviews

The Weeden family

Unique and beautiful...

Unlike anywhere we have stayed previously. A very unique, beautiful and charming house and local area. We loved it and was a most memorable place for our family get together.. and the fireplace, well!!!!
Apr 2017
Marie
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Magique!

Nous avons passé un super week end prolongé dans le manoir. Nous étions 4 familles et avons particulièrement apprécié que chaque chambre ait sa propre salle de bain Le manoir est très confortable, aussi bien les chambres que les pièces communes. Nous n avons pas eu beau temps mais le salon est tellement agréable que ça n a pas été grave L environnement est exceptionnel: vu sur la campagne sans aucun vis à vis. Allez y les yeux fermés!
May 2017

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