Varengeville sur Mer
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing peaceful retreat
No hesitation in recommending a stay here! It's a stunning location, and so incredibly peaceful.
Sitting out on the balcony for meals and just soaking in the surroundings was one of our favourite parts of our stay. We loved that there is a kid-sized picnic table! The house is great - sensibly equipped, and good for small kids (no worries about breakables everywhere!). The living space with its sliding doors is wonderful - it allows in so much light. The washer/dryer are good quality. No DVD player, but the TV box works fine, and we were able to use our Fire TV stick. The rooms are a good size, and there's plenty of wardrobe storage space. There's plates and cutlery for small children. The grounds are HUGE and just beautiful, and very private/secluded. It's not clear from the listing photos, but the garden actually includes both a baby and normal swing, and a large A frame climbing frame. It's entirely fenced off, so no need to worry about kids disappearing into the woods.
We stayed in Les Craquelins (the top floor), but can easily see how the entire villa (plus the small chalet) would accommodate a large or extended family stay very comfortably
There are several lovely trails through the woods, all easily reached from the house without the need for a car. Beaches are a short drive away. We loved Varengeville beach, which had loads of rockpools for wading and exploring, and wasn't really busy at any point. You do need to check tide times before visiting (it's completely covered at high tide) and it wouldn't be suitable for those with mobility problems or pushchairs, as there are some very steep steps down to the beach. However, there are some other lovely beaches further along the coast which are easier to access. The surrounding villages and countryside are stunningly picturesque, and bigger outings to Rouen/Honfleur can be done in a day.
If you're looking for a beautiful, peaceful retreat, this is definitely the spot for you. We felt completely removed from the everyday hustle and bustle and definitely hope to return! Thank you Caroline :-)
Nous sommes désormais des habitués de ce lieu que nous apprécions beaucoup. Que cela soit aux Craquelins ou au chalet d’ailly. Et nous reviendrons en famille. Tout y est. Merci de votre accueil et de nous laisser l’accès à ce lieu : nature, calme, mer.
Excellent séjour !
C'était notre troisième séjour à la "Villa d'Ailly", c'est dire que nous apprécions cet endroit, nous nous y sentons un peu comme "à la maison" ! Le cadre est fantastique, la maison très agréable à vivre et même si cette fois-ci nous avons manqué de chance avec la météo, nous avons malgré tout apprécié les balades le long de la mer dans le vent et les parties de Scrabble au salon ! La relation avec Caroline est très sympathique, nul doute que nous reviendrons !
You will find many hike paths, Moutiers floral park, Vasterival, Shamrock national hydrangea collection, Saint Valéry church, with its Georges Braque stained glazing and its marine cemetery.