An former 17th century farmhouse transformed into a gite
fifteen kilometres south of Deauville

Bonnebosq, Calvados Basse-Normandie FR
Holiday accommodation, Basse-Normandie

Property owners’ take the floor

Why did you settle in this region, in this place and not elsewhere ?

We are originally from Normandy and although we have worked in France and abroad, we never really left Normandy. When we bought it, this little Pays d'Auge farm was in ruin, without water, without electricity and without a garden. We bought it for the surrounding environment - it was both calm and close to the village, with no neighbours and three hectares of land. This is still the case today.

What can you offer people staying with you ?

Above all a calm environment while also being close to Deauville and the beaches of the Côte fleurie, and a central location which allows guests to discover the most beautiful sites in the region. Comfort has not been forgotten, the house was designed as a guest house, a well equipped second home without the pain of maintaining it!

What specific architectural features does your building have ?

It was originally a small agricultural building with a pretty oak structure and half-timbering, but it was never inhabited. We have restored it with respect for the rules enacted in the region. We added as many openings as possible to provide views of the surrounding landscape throughout the house.

Places you would personally recommend

Many open roads, farms, half-timbered mansions, orchards and horse farms are waiting be explored around our cottage, along with the villages of Beaumont-en-Auge, Cambremer and Beuvron-en-Auge. We are in the heart of a veritable land of milk and honey that produces famous cheeses: pont l'évêque, camembert and livarot. For ciders and Calvados, Domaine Dupont in Victot-Pontfol is one of the best in the region. For refined palettes, we recommend Les Jardins du Pays d’Auge in Cambremer, with beautiful private gardens to discover nearby and a delicious creperie in July and August; the Café des Arts in Beaumont, a pretty little bistro with a terrace in a protected village; the Forges café in Beuvron-en-Auge, one of the most beautiful villages in France; the Pavé d'Auge in Beuvron-en-Auge, a Michelin starred restaurant; and the Augustine Pavilion on the coast in Trouville.

What is its history ?

There is no known history. It is a small farm outbuilding from the 17th century that was used as a barn for horses or chickens.

Our opinion

In the middle of pastures surrounded by hedgerows and hidden under a long slate roof, this former agricultural outbuilding does not reveal itself all at once. One needs to step closer to appreciate the half-timberings weathered by time and its typically Norman appearance. But the biggest surprise comes from within - spacious, bathed in light and overlooking the countryside, the house exudes an atmosphere of softness and irresistible comfort. Visions of happy stays ensue.

Prices

between 1000 € and 2300 € / week
between 600 € and 1000 € / week-end

Ref 946723

Open from 1st January to 31st December

Accommodation capacity

6 3 2 2 2

With plenty of light, the cathedral living room opens onto the garden, the terraces, the jacuzzi, and the surrounding meadows where donkeys Basil and Chocolate (father and son) and Zyanthi the horse play. It is equipped with two sofas and three armchairs, a wood stove, a large flat screen TV with satellite reception and three hundred and fifty national and international channels, a DVD library, an Ipod/iphone Bose dock and free wifi access. The dining adjoins the kitchen, living room and terrace, and has six seats. Two of the three bedrooms, (all of which are equipped with en-suite bathrooms with a walk-in shower), are on the ground floor and the third, reserved for children or guests passing through, is upstairs. The cottage has a private south-west facing garden that has been designed in the spirit of a priest's garden mixing white flowers, boxwood and various grasses. It has a full view of the meadow and the surrounding countryside, it is very quiet and without eye sores or noise pollution. It has two terraces: one in wood equipped with a Softub Jacuzzi, a teak table and two chairs. The other is in gravel and equipped with four chairs for sunbathing and a table for lunch or dinner outdoors. Barbecue facilities, a terrace fireplace, parasols and lounge chairs are available depending on the season. The private parking has secure access to the property through a remote controlled electric gate with automatic lighting.

Facilities and amenities
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Baby bed
  • Satellite television
  • microwave oven
  • fireplace
  • heating
  • Weekly cleaning service
  • spa bath
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • DVD player
  • barbecue

Languages spoken

English

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