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L'Orangerie - 7 Bedroom 8 Bathroom Magnificent Suisse Normande Large House and Gardens, Normandy

Weekly Rental:From GBP 1195 to GBP 1750

Property

Houses

Sleeps

18

Single/Double

4 / 8

Bathrooms

7

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

No

L'Orangerie is a large 7 bedroom rental gite, with 8 bathrooms (6 en suite). It is a perfect location from which a large family or group of friends can explore everything Normandy has to offer, or just to relax and take in the extraordinarily beautiful surroundings of the Suisse Normande. 
 
The house is over 300 years old, and was part of the historically important Chateau de La Foret Auvray, from which it was separated over 100 years ago.  It has 2 private gardens for use by guests, one within the walled garden of the house - for entertainment and leisure, and one outside with full sized goals for ball games.
 
Inside you will find the property to be very spacious, clean, and extremely well equipped. We understand that large groups need plenty of room to fully enjoy their stay. We have used top quality furnishings and linen, with some unusual items to make your stay interesting. For the cooler months, the logburner provides a great focal point for everyone to get together all in the same place. 
 
The dining room will comfortably seat 20 people, and the kitchen is very well equipped to meet all your catering needs, with 2 fridge-freezers and many cooking facilities, plus ample crockery and cutlery.
 
Six of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms/shower rooms. The 7th has its own separate dedicated shower room adjacent to the room. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, making access easier for those preferring not to use the stairs.

The property comprises:

The kitchen has everything a large group will need-ample sized saucepans, serving dishes, crockery and cutlery. There are 2 fridge-freezers, a dishwasher, washing machine, tumbledryer, coffee-makers, 5 ring gas oven (large), separate grill and microwave, toasters and lots of work space to serve. The breakfast table seats 12 - most people use the adjacent large main dining room.

L'Orangerie has 2 sitting rooms. The main room is more than 80sq metres with a 5 metre high ceiling. The focal point is the huge fireplace housing the log burning stove. Plenty of good quality comfortable seating for all.

The separate sitting room has a dvd player, book collection and 2 further sofas, making it another great place for people to find some private space, share a special moment together, or watch a video/dvd. This room houses a large collection of games and books for all ages.

Bedrooms
All bedrooms in L'Orangerie are very spacious. The furniture is good quality, and the bed linen is all by Dorma or Sanderson. The bedroom layout is as follows:

Downstairs: One double bed bedroom and en suite bathroom 

One double bed bedroom and en suite shower room

Upstairs there are :

One double bed bedroom and en suite 

Two x 2 double bed bedrooms and en suite shower rooms

One bedroom with double and single bed and en suite shower room

One bedroom with 3 single beds and separate shower room

An additional 2 quality z-beds are available for flexible sleeping

One wooden cot and one travel cot is also available

All of the bedrooms have heating available, either from the main oil heating downstairs, or by separate electric heaters upstairs.

L'Orangerie has 7 bathrooms plus one cloakroom, giving guests access to 8 toilets. Six of the bedrooms have en suite facilties and the 7th bedroom has a dedicated shower room, separate to the bedroom - this is mainly used by children. 

All the bathrooms have an electric heated towel rail. Handwash is provided in all the bathrooms, together with a supply of shower towels included in the price.
L'Orangerie is heated by 3 separate sources. For the colder months between October and April, the heat pump provides heating for the radiators and is operational as necessary - included in the price. Outside of these months it is £25 pd extra to run. The electric radiators and wood burning stove are available for use throughout the year, as necessary.

Entertainment
L'Orangerie has a well stocked library and games area, with dvd and video players available. The wi-fi is complimentary for use by guests.

Garden and outside
There are 2 gardens at L'Orangerie. The main garden looks down from the house - you can just about see the neighbouring chateau and the River Orne. There are plenty of outside chairs and tables, and there are 2 bbqs (an open one and a Webber kettle one). The garden is a haven for seeing wildlife. Look up and you will always see kestrels, kites and buzzards in the skies. Of a night, the owls hoot away like crazy (particularly in Spring). The feeders are a magnet for blue tits, great tits, woodpeckers, nuthatches, redstarts, robins, chaffinches, goldfinches and so many more. Red squirrels, hares, badgers, and the occasional pine marten can also be seen by most groups. The main garden is always planted to give a display of colour. We have boule, skittles, croquet and badminton sets for use in this area.

Parking and Garages
There is plenty of space within the main walled garden to park many cars, or for those who prefer not to look at vehicles, they can park next to the owner's car just outside the main garden (still within the private Orangerie property).

Visitor Suitability
The property is suitable for large groups of multi-generation families (we often have special birthday or anniversary family gatherings), it is also popular with friends who wish to explore Normandy, walking groups, cyclists, specialist car groups, motorcycle groups and fishing groups. 

The 2 downstairs en suite bedrooms are suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Things to do and places to visit: 

Of major significance to this area are the close ties with William the Conquerer, plus the D-Day Normandy Landings during WW2.

There are a number of tourist routes to follow - the DD Landings routes; the cheese routes; the cidre routes; the granite routes. All of these pick up themes pertinent to the history and traditions in this area. Visit important Chateaux, Cathedrals and Historic Ports.

Closeby is the Roches d'Oetre - a geological site that has been developed to include a tourist centre and starting point for many fabulous walking and cycling routes (we are close to the GR 36); mountain biking; horse riding, fishing and kayaking. The region was declared a 'site-naturel' by the French Government in 2011. This exclusive status recognises that the surrounding countryside contains an important and rare mix of wildlife and plantlife, which is now protected by law from any development that may threaten its character.

We have a mixture of great local restaurants and bistros. Local markets are definitely worth a visit. After years in the area, we still find something new to do and explore all the time. The house has a wealth of tourist information and brochures about the various activities available in the region, and we are always happy to work with you before or during your stay, to help you maximise your time in Normandy.

Further afield is Paris and Disneyland, Honfleur, Versailles, Monet's Gardens at Giverney, the Mont St. Michel and the Loire Valley.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

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

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Log Fire DVD Player CD Player Internet Access

External Features

Private Garden Mountain Views BBQ Sun Loungers : 4 Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

Internet
Washer and dryer
2 fridge freezers
Heater
Fireplace
Heating
Wood stove
Iron and board
Babygate
Dishwasher
Games room
VCR
Radio
Stereo
2 CD players and an IPOD charging facility
CD Player
Audio Tape Player
DVD Player
Books
Books for Adults
Books for Kids
Games
Games for Kids
Toys
Video Library

Local Attractions

Arromanches les Bains - The Mulberry Harbours
If you only visit one museum and see one site relating to the Normandy D-day landings, then this is the one we recommend. Hugely atmospheric, you can touch the history on the beaches, and learn about it in the small museum - all housed in a pretty little seaside town with a lovely sandy bay and great coastline walks. Just 15 minutes down the road from Bayeux.

Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral
This world heritage site is really a must to visit if you are staying. Housing the original tapestry and lots of interesting information, it makes a great visit to combine maybe with the cathedral, the pretty town, and the World War II museums and cemetaries.

Caen Memorial Museum
Allocate a whole day to this museum - take a lunch or eat there. It is advertised as a peace museum as they have tried to understand the dynamic of what brought about the World War conflicts. It has ever changing displays, and never fails to leave an impression.

Chateaux de Vendeuvre and Pontecoulant
There are many chateau visiting opportunities. Vendeuvre is home to the national 'miniature museum' in its Orangerie - a fascinating visit, and also has a hugely impressive elaborate and ornate 'animal bed' collection - including one of Marie Antoinette's. We have information on many more interesting Chateaux to visit in the region.

Falaise Castle - Birthplace of William the Conqueror
Falaise town has the superbly restored chateau where William the Conqueror was born. It also has 3 impressive churches, an art gallery, theatre, and also the National Automata Museum, full of clockwork exhibitions. The shops and restaurants are always welcoming.

Grande Randonnee
L'Orangerie is in the middle of the Suisse Normande. We can recommend hundreds of local walks, for varying levels of fitness (even wheelchair friendly ones). Wildlife and scenery is spectacular.

Honfleur
This pretty fishing village has some of the very best seafood restaurants around. It is about an hour drive away, but goes through the prettiest of scenery - stop off en-route and see the Lisieux cathedral - go down the coastline to Deauville and Trouville with the wonderful coastal houses - so reminiscent of the Victorian seaside days, and the marvellous Norman authors who frequented the shores (Maupassant, Flaubert, Zola).

Museum of Mont Ormel and Camembert Museum
Start the day with a visit to Mont Ormel - otherwise known as The Falaise Gap. It is a significant D-day trip, as it signified a real turning point for the allied landings. Have lunch in the little local bar (we recommend it) and then move on to an afternoon visit to Camembert, where cheese lovers can have a Normandy Degustation and taste 4 very different versions of the ever popular Camembert.

Ouistream Rive Bella
It is not just a port for the ferry, it has wonderful beaches, nice restaurants, and lots for everyone to do. Stroll for miles along the promenade, or soak up the sun on the sandy beaches. I prefer to start with a brisk walk, then while away the afternoon with a leisurely lunch.

Pont d'Ouilly
Visit this pretty little river town. In summer, there are Sunday afternoon tea dances (Guinguettes) by the banks of the Orne, and evening free open air musical nights. The bars and restaurants are very welcoming and it is a pretty place to visit. It is the centre for the National Kayak water polo team, so usually something interesting to watch, and is the start of a popular kayak trail down the river to Clecy.

Roches d'Oetre
This is a famous geological site with spectacular views. Less than 2 kilometres from the house. There are 10 major signposted walking trails, a restaurant, gift shop. Roches d'Oetre is a site classe, noted for its spectacular beauty. Close by is a 10th century Norman Church (a world heritage site).

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
2024-2025 May 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2025 2 EUR 9000.00 EUR 3000.00 EUR 450.00 EUR 500.00

Special Rental Conditions

Pricing is for group up to 14. Each additional guest is £10 per night (excluding babies)

Price includes linen, utilities and wood all year round, and oil heating between 1/10 & 30/04

Guests must not enter the neighbouring chateau - it is privately owned.

Football and other ball games must be played in our designated field next to the house (with large goals), this is to avoid destruction of the plants

All garden games, bikes and garden cushions to always be put away at night, or during the day if it rains.

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Property Exterior

Private Garden:
Yes
Mountain Views:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Arromanches les Bains - The Mulberry Harbours
If you only visit one museum and see one site relating to the Normandy D-day landings, then this is the one we recommend. Hugely atmospheric, you can touch the history on the beaches, and learn about it in the small museum - all housed in a pretty little seaside town with a lovely sandy bay and great coastline walks. Just 15 minutes down the road from Bayeux.

Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral
This world heritage site is really a must to visit if you are staying. Housing the original tapestry and lots of interesting information, it makes a great visit to combine maybe with the cathedral, the pretty town, and the World War II museums and cemetaries.

Caen Memorial Museum
Allocate a whole day to this museum - take a lunch or eat there. It is advertised as a peace museum as they have tried to understand the dynamic of what brought about the World War conflicts. It has ever changing displays, and never fails to leave an impression.

Chateaux de Vendeuvre and Pontecoulant
There are many chateau visiting opportunities. Vendeuvre is home to the national 'miniature museum' in its Orangerie - a fascinating visit, and also has a hugely impressive elaborate and ornate 'animal bed' collection - including one of Marie Antoinette's. We have information on many more interesting Chateaux to visit in the region.

Falaise Castle - Birthplace of William the Conqueror
Falaise town has the superbly restored chateau where William the Conqueror was born. It also has 3 impressive churches, an art gallery, theatre, and also the National Automata Museum, full of clockwork exhibitions. The shops and restaurants are always welcoming.

Grande Randonnee
L'Orangerie is in the middle of the Suisse Normande. We can recommend hundreds of local walks, for varying levels of fitness (even wheelchair friendly ones). Wildlife and scenery is spectacular.

Honfleur
This pretty fishing village has some of the very best seafood restaurants around. It is about an hour drive away, but goes through the prettiest of scenery - stop off en-route and see the Lisieux cathedral - go down the coastline to Deauville and Trouville with the wonderful coastal houses - so reminiscent of the Victorian seaside days, and the marvellous Norman authors who frequented the shores (Maupassant, Flaubert, Zola).

Museum of Mont Ormel and Camembert Museum
Start the day with a visit to Mont Ormel - otherwise known as The Falaise Gap. It is a significant D-day trip, as it signified a real turning point for the allied landings. Have lunch in the little local bar (we recommend it) and then move on to an afternoon visit to Camembert, where cheese lovers can have a Normandy Degustation and taste 4 very different versions of the ever popular Camembert.

Ouistream Rive Bella
It is not just a port for the ferry, it has wonderful beaches, nice restaurants, and lots for everyone to do. Stroll for miles along the promenade, or soak up the sun on the sandy beaches. I prefer to start with a brisk walk, then while away the afternoon with a leisurely lunch.

Pont d'Ouilly
Visit this pretty little river town. In summer, there are Sunday afternoon tea dances (Guinguettes) by the banks of the Orne, and evening free open air musical nights. The bars and restaurants are very welcoming and it is a pretty place to visit. It is the centre for the National Kayak water polo team, so usually something interesting to watch, and is the start of a popular kayak trail down the river to Clecy.

Roches d'Oetre
This is a famous geological site with spectacular views. Less than 2 kilometres from the house. There are 10 major signposted walking trails, a restaurant, gift shop. Roches d'Oetre is a site classe, noted for its spectacular beauty. Close by is a 10th century Norman Church (a world heritage site).

In the area

This Property is situated in Orne, Normandy-Lower

Nearest Airport: Caen Carpiquet

Nearest Station: Briouze

Nearest Ferry: Caen Ouistream

Nearest Beach: Caen Ouistream

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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