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La Maison Noble - Large Family Gite in the heart of Calvados, Beaufour-Druval

Weekly Rental:From GBP 750 to GBP 1250

Property

Cottages / Gites

Sleeps

8

Single/Double

4 / 2

Bathrooms

3

Pets

Allowed

Pool

No

Welcome to La Maison Noble, a well-appointed large family gîte situated in the heart of Calvados, in Beaufour-Druval near Dozulé and the famous town of Lisieux. This charming property has been thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind. The house feels spacious and very inviting, to make your stay restful and enjoyable. With excellent accommodation and facilities, the gîte also boasts a large lawned half-acre garden and mature trees to enjoy.
La Maison Noble is almost the last house along a meandering lane that leads into a green lane for walkers, riders and cyclists.

Set in beautiful Normandy countryside, La Maison Noble is a haven of tranquillity. Set in a peaceful location, you will feel like you’re in your home from home, enjoying views over the surrounding fields of grazing horses.

Beaufour-Druval is a small village set in open farmland. Its individual homes seem to have grown organically alongside country lanes and the ‘main’ street where the bistro can be found. The other community meeting place is the 13th century church of Notre-Dame-de-Druval. Most fields are laid to pasture. For horse lovers there’s a mix of thoroughbreds through to Shetland ponies as well as other animals such as donkeys and sheep. Look out for the friendly tethered Shetland pony who grazes the grass verges in summer!

Dozulé is the nearest small town with facilities to meet your everyday needs. It boasts a Super U supermarket and petrol station, a bank and cashpoint, 2 bakers, butchers, delicatessen, greengrocers, several bars/bistros/eating places, newsagents, estate agents for those looking for a second home, a church and all the shops you would expect in a small French town.

For dog owners, there’s Vet Algia where the staff are very friendly and helpful. The vets enjoy practising their English so you might not get much chance to practise your French.  For high maintenance dogs, there is an excellent and reasonably priced dog grooming parlour.


THE ACCOMMODATION:

Whatever the weather, the large open plan lounge and dining area is a lovely place to relax and feel at home.

There is a wood-burning stove (initial supply of logs provided free of charge then readily available from local supermarkets), 40-inch Sony TV with FreeSat for all UK Freeview TV and radio stations, DVD player and iPod dock.
There is a selection of DVDs and books to choose from. Wi-Fi is included for our guests.
The fitted kitchen has an electric oven, hob, dishwasher and microwave with toaster, Tassimo coffeemaker, pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and crockery all provided. In the utility room you will find a washing machine, fridge-freezer and clothes airer. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.

A further room with a sofa bed, bedside tables and chest of drawers. This can be an extra guest bedroom or snug.
There is a safety gate available for the bottom of the staircase to the first floor if you have young children with you.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge. There is also a travel cot and high-chair and stargate available. Master bedroom: king size bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe, and en-suite shower room.

The master bedroom also has a balcony with views over the neighbouring garden and fields.

Bedroom 2: bunk beds, wardrobe and bedside table.

Bedroom 3:  twin beds, bedside tables and wardrobe.

Bedroom 4: double bed, bedside tables, and fitted wardrobe. It also has a balcony with views over a neighbouring field.

Family bathroom: Bath with shower attachment over and double washbasin, separate toilet.

The lawned garden is mainly flat and slopes down to a line of mature trees. The flower border is full of colour in the spring and summer and attracts bees and butterflies.

Enjoy fresh croissants and coffee in the mornings listening to the birdsong, or have an apéro before supper watching the sun set. There are sun loungers, table and chairs, a BBQ and a canopy over the large patio.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Log Fire TV Satellite DVD Player Internet Access

External Features

Private Garden BBQ Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

Wood-burning stove
40-inch Sony TV with FreeSat for all UK Freeview TV and radio stations
DVD player
Selection of DVDs and books to choose from
Wi-Fi is included for our guests

Local Attractions

La Maison Noble is on Normandy’s Cider Route which offers a choice of cider tastings and locally produced pear and apple ciders along its 40km length. Some 20 producers open their doors to visitors and offer tastings/dégustations.

Beuvron-en-Auge (10m) Enjoy strolling through the lanes of colombage (half-timbered) houses and visit the shops packed with local produce, or call into the many craft workshops and see local artisans at work. The 16th Century Vieux Manoir and the 18th Century former inn the Auberge de la Boule d’Or are worth seeing. If you visit in the Autumn, you can see the wonderful Fête du Cidre and watch the great apple pressing take place in the village square.

Honfleur (30m) welcomes you with historic tall houses overlooking classic boats in the Vieux Bassin, and be beguiled by the exquisite chocolate shops, cafés and restaurants. Honfleur’s Saturday market is one of the best for local produce and there is also a weekly organic market. Look out for signs for marché bio.

Deauville (23m) & Trouville (26m) Deauville has long attracted a glamorous clientele, with grand hotels and elegant Belle Époque buildings along the glorious wide sandy beach. It oozes style and hosts prestigious polo matches and horse races. Trouville is also fashionable with a wide boardwalk along the seafront and a vibrant fishing port with restaurants along the front selling freshly landed seafood. Away from the stunning wide sandy beach are quiet winding lanes with art galleries and crêperies.

Pegasus Bridge (30m) is just a 30-minute drive away and from here you can visit the D-Day Landing Beaches and war graves. The strategic bridge over the canal at Bénouville was recaptured by the British 5th Parachute Brigade on 5th June 1944. Their emblem was Pegasus and so the bridge over the canal was renamed in their honour. This part of Normandy has a wealth of sights, memorials and museums to discover about the decisive WWII battles fought and won here.

Lisieux (22m) is full of colombage buildings. The town has Roman origins and in medieval times became an important Catholic seat for bishops. Since the 19th Century, many pilgrims have visited the town in homage to inspirational Saint Thérèse who from a young age wrote about her spiritual experiences.

Mont St Michel (1h 40m) is not to be missed! This breath-taking medieval isle is topped by a glittering statue of Archangel Michael as though hovering over the gravity-defying 11th century Benedictine abbey. Wander the narrow streets, have a world-famous omelette at Madame Poulard’s and enjoy the views over the sea to Brittany and Normandy.

Villedieu-les-Poêles (1h 15m) is home to traditional copper making with fine cooking utensils and decorative wares in the pretty shops. You can take a day course in copper-smithing and visit the bell foundry where some of the world’s biggest church bells have been made.

Le Haras du Pin (1h 10m) This spectacular stud farm is unlike anything you’ve seen! Housed in a palace built for the Sun King Louis XVI it’s no wonder it is known as the Equestrian Versailles. There are regular events and a Discovery Trail, horse races and craftsmen at work. There are regular guided tours which are well worth going on for the extra info, such as seeing the stunning Arab bred by the wife of Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts. Some tours are conducted in English but if you miss them you can tag along with the French group and use the Engliah information sheet for what you don’t understand. Every Thursday at 3.30, you can see the entertaining hour-long Equestrian Spectacle. Highly recommended for the whole family!

Giverny (1h 30m) Visit the home of Monet at the end of the 19th Century, and see the specially created lily pond that inspired so many of this impressionist’s paintings. Visit the Monet museum and explore the beautiful village on the banks of the River Seine.

Bayeux (50m) To see the entire length of the Bayeux Tapestry is a sight you will never forget. Up close the intricate, painstaking needlework depicts the 1066 Battle of Hastings and makes William the Conqueror and King Harold come alive.

Rental Rates for this Property

Rental Period Starting Date Ending Date Minimum Stay Rate Per Month Rate Per Week Rate Per Week Day Rate Per W/End Day
Winter Jan 6, 2024 Mar 23, 2024 7 GBP 750.00
Early Spring Mar 23, 2024 May 25, 2024 7 GBP 800.00
Late Spring May 25, 2024 Jun 29, 2024 7 GBP 850.00
Early Summer Jun 29, 2024 Jul 13, 2024 7 GBP 950.00
Summer Jul 13, 2024 Aug 24, 2024 7 GBP 1250.00
Early Autumn Aug 24, 2024 Sep 28, 2024 7 GBP 850.00
Autumn/Winter Sep 28, 2024 Dec 21, 2024 7 GBP 800.00
christmas/new year Dec 21, 2024 Jan 4, 2025 7 GBP 1250.00

Special Rental Conditions

NB We accept credit card payment via Paypal.

La Maison Noble is available from Saturdays for weekly and longer bookings throughout the year with prices from £750 to £1250 per week.

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Property Exterior

Private Garden:
Yes
Near a Beach:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

La Maison Noble is on Normandy’s Cider Route which offers a choice of cider tastings and locally produced pear and apple ciders along its 40km length. Some 20 producers open their doors to visitors and offer tastings/dégustations.

Beuvron-en-Auge (10m) Enjoy strolling through the lanes of colombage (half-timbered) houses and visit the shops packed with local produce, or call into the many craft workshops and see local artisans at work. The 16th Century Vieux Manoir and the 18th Century former inn the Auberge de la Boule d’Or are worth seeing. If you visit in the Autumn, you can see the wonderful Fête du Cidre and watch the great apple pressing take place in the village square.

Honfleur (30m) welcomes you with historic tall houses overlooking classic boats in the Vieux Bassin, and be beguiled by the exquisite chocolate shops, cafés and restaurants. Honfleur’s Saturday market is one of the best for local produce and there is also a weekly organic market. Look out for signs for marché bio.

Deauville (23m) & Trouville (26m) Deauville has long attracted a glamorous clientele, with grand hotels and elegant Belle Époque buildings along the glorious wide sandy beach. It oozes style and hosts prestigious polo matches and horse races. Trouville is also fashionable with a wide boardwalk along the seafront and a vibrant fishing port with restaurants along the front selling freshly landed seafood. Away from the stunning wide sandy beach are quiet winding lanes with art galleries and crêperies.

Pegasus Bridge (30m) is just a 30-minute drive away and from here you can visit the D-Day Landing Beaches and war graves. The strategic bridge over the canal at Bénouville was recaptured by the British 5th Parachute Brigade on 5th June 1944. Their emblem was Pegasus and so the bridge over the canal was renamed in their honour. This part of Normandy has a wealth of sights, memorials and museums to discover about the decisive WWII battles fought and won here.

Lisieux (22m) is full of colombage buildings. The town has Roman origins and in medieval times became an important Catholic seat for bishops. Since the 19th Century, many pilgrims have visited the town in homage to inspirational Saint Thérèse who from a young age wrote about her spiritual experiences.

Mont St Michel (1h 40m) is not to be missed! This breath-taking medieval isle is topped by a glittering statue of Archangel Michael as though hovering over the gravity-defying 11th century Benedictine abbey. Wander the narrow streets, have a world-famous omelette at Madame Poulard’s and enjoy the views over the sea to Brittany and Normandy.

Villedieu-les-Poêles (1h 15m) is home to traditional copper making with fine cooking utensils and decorative wares in the pretty shops. You can take a day course in copper-smithing and visit the bell foundry where some of the world’s biggest church bells have been made.

Le Haras du Pin (1h 10m) This spectacular stud farm is unlike anything you’ve seen! Housed in a palace built for the Sun King Louis XVI it’s no wonder it is known as the Equestrian Versailles. There are regular events and a Discovery Trail, horse races and craftsmen at work. There are regular guided tours which are well worth going on for the extra info, such as seeing the stunning Arab bred by the wife of Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts. Some tours are conducted in English but if you miss them you can tag along with the French group and use the Engliah information sheet for what you don’t understand. Every Thursday at 3.30, you can see the entertaining hour-long Equestrian Spectacle. Highly recommended for the whole family!

Giverny (1h 30m) Visit the home of Monet at the end of the 19th Century, and see the specially created lily pond that inspired so many of this impressionist’s paintings. Visit the Monet museum and explore the beautiful village on the banks of the River Seine.

Bayeux (50m) To see the entire length of the Bayeux Tapestry is a sight you will never forget. Up close the intricate, painstaking needlework depicts the 1066 Battle of Hastings and makes William the Conqueror and King Harold come alive.

In the area

This Property is situated in Calvados, Normandy-Lower

Nearest Airport:

Nearest Station: Lisieux

Nearest Ferry: Caen/Ouisterham: 35 mins, Le Havre: 1 hour, Dieppe: 1.5 hours, Calais: 3 hours

Nearest Beach: 20 minutes

Nearest Ski Resort:

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Contact Person: Jane Noble Knight

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