Nigel & Paula Colman welcome you to Normandy and their three delightful holiday cottages at Le Haut Fresnay: La Fermette and La Fresnaie, each sleeping six, and Le Fournil, which sleeps four. A cot can be added to any of the cottages to accommodate a baby.
La Fermette and Le Fournil are converted farm buildings and date from around 1840. La Fresnaie is a modern detached house, built in a traditional half-timbered "colombage" style typically found in Normandy. All three properties form part of Le Haut Fresnay, which is situated just over half a mile away from the village of Loré. The small market town of Céaucé is about 2 miles away and the mediaeval town of Domfront is 8 miles away.
We hope our cottages offer you just what you’ll need to relax and unwind from the stresses and strains of busy working lives. The peace and tranquillity of the local countryside are what most people notice on arrival and are one of their most enduring memories when they leave.
Traditional stone cottage Sleeps 4 plus baby 2 bedrooms Log-burning stove Electric convector heating UK satellite TV & DVD player Wi-fi internet connection
Le Fournil is built from local granite with a slate roof and adjoins the large barn which is now our home. The cottage accommodates up to four people plus a baby and is furnished and equipped to a high standard.
Surrounded by five acres of Le Haut Fresnay’s grounds and meadowland, the cottage is set in an acre of private lawns and gardens. In addition, a stream, which runs through the garden, and two ponds attract a variety of wildlife.
Le Fournil has an open plan living/dining room with a separate though visible kitchen.
The living area, arranged around the original bread oven, which is lit inside, has a sofa, armchairs and coffee tables.
The room is well lit by overhead, standard and table lamps.
The dining area has a table, 4 chairs and a welsh dresser. The kitchen, with fitted oak units, has an electric oven with ceramic hob, a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, electric kettle, toaster, and a 2 door fridge/freezer.
Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin. Each has a wardrobe and bedside tables with lamps.
The double bedroom has a dressing table, with drawers, a mirror and a lamp, and the twin bedroom has a chest of drawers.
The small landing has a stair-gate.
The bathroom has a shower, hand basin and WC.
A cot is available on request.
Le Fournil has its own private patio with garden furniture, a parasol and a barbecue. The patio is not overlooked and it catches the afternoon and evening sunshine – a delightful place to relax with a full glass in your hand and a steak on the barbecue!
The cottages can be booked only from Saturday to Saturday. The following conditions apply: a provisional booking will be held for 7 days. 25% deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure a booking. The balance is to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the date of occupancy. Bookings made within 8 weeks of occupancy must be paid in full at the time of booking. A security deposit of 120 Euros (£100 Sterling if preferred), in cash, is payable on arrival, and returnable on the day of departure.
Changeover day is Saturday, arriving between 4pm and 8pm, and leaving before 10am. Later times may be possible but only by prior arrnagement.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Our prices for "Le Fournil" are for the cottage per week, for up to 4 people.
Our prices for "La Fermette" and "La Fresnaie" are for the cottage per week for up to 4 persons. For each additional person add a supplement of £50 per week. Pay a 25% deposit to book. Pay online in sterling through BACS, by bank to bank transfer, through PayPal, or by cheque (in sterling). Discounts available for bookings of 2, or more, weeks at certain times of the year. Please ask us for details.
Property Ref: 4766 - Charming holiday cottages to rent in southern Normandy, near Domfront - Le Fournil
The local village, Lore, with its small supermarket, is within walking distance. Ceauce, a small market town with a full range of shops, banks and a small market, is a couple of miles away. 8 miles to the north is Domfront, a mediaeval market town with a fine church and a castle. Also nearby, you will find Lassay les Chateaux, with its picturesque castle, lake and rose garden. Bagnoles de l'Orne, about 15 miles away, is a spa resort set around a lake with a casino, many restaurants and smart shops.