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Property Description

L'Auvergne (House)

Home: 50051    
Sleeps up to: 10   (4 bedrooms)
Nearest beach: Portbail: 10 Notes: Families/Couples preferred
Home description
L’Auvergne looks across a gently-sloping valley, dotted with oak coppices and meadows of beautiful cream and brown Normandy cows - les vaches Normandes. L’Auvergne is home to Toulouse geese, Muscovy ducks and often ducklings and nests of eggs - hatching in spring and early summer. Two dairy and beef suckler herd farms lie on either side of the meadow with outdoor calving. The self-contained holiday accommodation, with enclosed private garden area and terrace, adjoins the owners' 18th century stone farm cottage. Spectacular night skies (no light pollution) and deserted lanes, beginning with a bridle path only accessible on foot or by bicycle – in spring and summer carpeted with foxgloves, primroses, wild orchids and honeysuckle. The valley boasts barn owls, tawny owls, buzzards and sparrow hawks, not to mention pine martens, weasels, stoats, hares and wild boar - snuffling along the chemins at night, digging up acorns. Excellent local markets Mon-Sat. We are on hand if needed.
Besneville Barneville area
Cherbourg, Valognes, Coutances, the World War Two invasion beaches, Mont St Michel, lots of lovely sandy,clean beaches.
How to get there
 Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Caen 150
Railway: Valognes 20
Ferry: Cherbourg 35km

Best route would be to come by car with either `Irish Ferries or Celtic Link from Rosslare to Cherbourg. We are only a 40 minute drive from the port of Cherbourg.

Activities near Besneville
Great for:
Walking holidays
Cycling holidays
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Sports:
Watersports nearby
There is a golf course within 30 mins drive
There are tennis courts nearby
Horse riding nearby
Fishing nearby
Facilities
Luxuries:DVD Player, Internet access
General:TV, CD player
Standard:Iron, Hair dryer, Toaster, Kettle
Utilities:Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, Microwave, Dish washer
Rooms:Bedrooms (4), Ensuite (1), Shower rooms (2), WCs (3)
Furniture:Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10, Sleeps maximum of 10
Other:Highchair available
Outdoors:Balcony / Terrace, Barbeque, Parking space, Private garden
Access:
Further details indoors:
L'Auvergne is virtually traffic free. We are situated at the end of a long lane serving one farm and our property at the far end. No through traffic except the occasional tractor. Children are able to explore the bridle path that continues from l'Auvergne and enjoy space to run without having to watch out for vehicles. Electric heating in all rooms. Stair gates available on request. Stable door in living room doubles as stair gate to steps to private garden area. Parking for 3 cars.

Lovely playroom adjacent to kitchen with table tennis, which may double as extra bedroom.

L'Auvergne is intended to be as eco-friendly as possible. All cleaning products are bio-degradable and certified as such. The cottage is well-insulated and designed with an upstairs living area to give maximum naturally convected warmth and natural light. We offer a bicycle collection/hire service so that guests can choose to give their cars a holiday too. We are able to reserve local donkey rides/half day/day treks. free-range poultry and eggs available. Organic meat available from local farm shop.

Accessibility
The kitchen/dining-room/living room is on the first floor, reached via one flight of standard sized stairs, a stable door leads to small flight of wooden steps leading down from the living area to a private garden area.

The sunny evening terrace - lovely for apéritifs - leads from bedroom 3 with large comfortable feather sofa/afternoon sitting room through south-facing double doors.

One bathroom and the WC ensuite to bedroom 4 have hand rails fitted.

Outside
Private garden area (guests' use only) with garden chairs/table, loungers and a barbecue. Flanked by sheep meadow and hedges of blackthorn, hazel and oak - wonderful views over valley. Excellent walks along old chemins (bridlepaths).

South-facing terrace leading from bedroom 3 / second sitting-room has seating and drinks table.

Further details outdoors:
Further details
Owners live in cottage adjoining the holiday house, but we are separated by very thick stone walls, so no worries about noise! In fact we welcome families with children here. We are on hand for any help with booking outings such as donkey/horse rides, canoeing, restaurants etc.
Guestbook
'This Normandy cottage is perfect, set in a quiet rural hamlet but only 10 minutes drive from the ocean, shopping and great restaurants. The cottage is comfortable and so well appointed that we felt we would be happy to live there. We highly recommend a stay at L'auvergne!'
Lynda Bergsma and Richard Rohrdanz.

'We had such a lovely time in your gorgeous gite - it is so comfortable and well equipped and in such a wonderful location (we really enjoyed the tranquility and absence of traffic noise!)' Liz F, Bromley, Kent.

'We heard a French resident nearby refer to the valley of l'Auvergne as a 'coin du paradis'. We agree.' Mr and Mrs J, Marlborough, UK.

'Wonderful walks and extremely comfortable accommodation. A truly restful holiday.' Miss S and Mr N.
Property Tariffs
Prices listed are per property per week
Quoted in Approx equivalent Approx equivalent Approx equivalent
Euro € British £ American $ Australian $
April to May 650 573 800 1023
June 750 661 923 1181
July/August 980 863 1206 1543
September 750 661 923 1181
October 650 573 800 1023

Note: Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.


Short breaks available outside July/August, please enquire for tariff

Property Availability
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The Normandy region


Distances
Besneville village is around 2km from l'Auvergne with a butcher, a baker and small general store/bar. On Sundays in summer months the butcher has a wood-fired rotisserie. St Sauveur le Vicomte and Portbail are equidistant from Besneville, both having much character and a range of small epiceries or larger supermarkets. There is a market to be found locally every day of the week except Sunday. Besneville is only approximately 3kms from the forest at St Sauveur le Vicomte with an arboretum.

Further details
There is an excellent organic farm shop within a 10 min drive (open Friday evenings and Sat mornings) selling dairy produce, meat, charcuterie, vegetables, cereals, general grocery, wines. Local free range poultry and eggs available plus excellent local oysters and fruits de mer (seafood) - platters can be ordered ready for the table at the local poissonerie. There is a good choice of local restaurants to suit all tastes. The nearest post offices and banks are in Portbail or St Sauveur le Vicomte as well as excellent tourist offices.
Birdwatching: Le marais is a natural park and protected as such. Boat trips offer spectacular views of the marshland and a variety of waterfowl and the habitat of bankside mammals. It is also possible to plan a day's cycling in and around Le Marais. Canoeing: Canoes can be hired in nearby St Sauveur le Vicomte. Adventure Trail: Tree-top rope trails and forest adventure paths at St Sauveur le Vicomte.
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