La Valaiserie - Calvados - Sleeps 2

Lovely Normandy cottage in the heart of the bocage. 

  • La Valaiserie exterior
  • La Valaiserie exterior
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lounge
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Nearby Attraction
  • Nearby Activity
La Valaiserie in Calvados, a gite in Normandy: La Valaiserie exterior

Sympathetically restored Norman "fermette" in rural location

La Valaiserie is a lovingly restored traditional Normandy farmhouse dating back to the 1600's and the cottage was in fact an extension to the original building and is dated 1736.

It is situated in a peaceful (but not isolated) location surrounded by working farms and beautiful countryside ideal for walkers, cyclists, bikers and touring alike.

The gite is attached to the owners accommodation and we are available to offer as much or as little advice as you require.

Nicely proportioned and well furnished the property has an open plan lounge, kitchen/diner with a woodburning stove. The well equipped kitchen has cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a downstairs WC and on request access is available to the owners washing machine and tumble dryer if required.

On the first floor there is a spacious double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with WC, wash hand basin , double ended bath and shower.

Free welcome pack provided together with a bottle of wine.

La Valaiserie is a typical "fermette". South facing it was originally built on a single level using an oak "cruck" frame (parts of which still survive) with local granite infill which is almost a metre thick in places! Originally the roof would have been thatched or covered with turf. The focal point was the huge fire place at one end around which family life revolved with the remainder given over to animals.

A building like this together with a hectare of land would have supplied food and shelter for a typical French family. Close your eyes and think back to a time when daily life was governed by the seasons and everything was done by hand? Long summer days for harvesting and haymaking and cold winter ones during which the animals still needed to be fed and watered. A time when there was no electricity, water came from the well and meals were cooked in a "chaudron" over an open fire.

Easily reached from the ferry ports of Caen (53 miles) and Cherbourg (85 miles) we are centrally located for a host of attractions. The roads are superb and for those who have never driven abroad before this will be an ideal introduction.

Please note: On the day of departure the Gite must be vacated by 10.00 am and must be left clean. Please report any breakages or spillages immediately in order to allow time for replacement or repair.

This property has been listed with Chez Nous for 10 years

La Valaiserie Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 1 Double Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Toilet

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games

Leisure Equipment
  • Patio Furniture

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Theatre
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
7 night(s) · 01 May 2020
Key Property Details
Property Name La Valaiserie
Reference 211661
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Reviews 1 Add a Review
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La Valaiserie in Calvados

Nearest TownVire - 5 miles (approx)
Nearest AirportDinard - More than 30 miles (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortCaen - More than 30 miles (approx)

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